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Reviews of releases for 2003

Cold Fairyland & Lin Di - Ten Days in Magic Land, Bride in Legend, 2005 Live & Seeds on the Ground

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One of the first musical things I discovered after moving to Beijing was this band from Shanghai. Their Chinese name (Lengku Xianjing) is taken from the Chinese title of a book by Japanese writer...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2008-01-01)

Phideaux - Fiendish, Ghost Story, Chupacabras, 313, & The Great Leap

Cover art Even if you've never heard of Phideaux, you already know one thing about them. They are a busy little band – though sometimes I wonder if "band" is the right word. It's almost a solo project of...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

The Fiery Furnaces - Gallowsbird's Bark, Blueberry Boat, Rehearsing My Choir, EP, & Bitter Tea

Cover art A circus medley of distinct musical apparitions like a non-nasal Holy Modal Rounders of the twenty-first century with equal parts Jonathan Richman, The Velvet Underground, and Grease! Hey,...  » Read more
(Posted by Cesar Montesano 2007-03-01)

Bruce Palmer - The Cycle Is Complete

Cover art Bruce Palmer is part of one of rock's most famous stories. He and Neil Young, fresh out of the Mynah Birds, drove a hearse to Los Angeles looking for Stephen Stills to found Buffalo Springfield....  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2007-03-01)

Hazerfan - Lost Nowhere

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S.F. Bay Area-based Hazerfan have been around since 1998 though this is their only album to date. The group gigs relentlessly, steadily building an audience for their fusion of eastern and western...

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(Posted by Paul Hightower 2007-03-01)

Bijou - El Profeta

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Bijou is a Spanish instrumental symphonic prog quintet featuring your standard rhythm section, keyboards, and dual guitars, and while their sound is expansive, melodic, and respectfully bombastic...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Ossi Duri - X & L'Ultimo dei Miei Cani

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Ten years after his death – that’s what this “X” marks – one sees little decline in the interest in and dedication towards the music of Frank Zappa. The...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2007-03-01)

Hector Zazou - Sonora Portraits 2: Strong Currents

Cover art Zazou has been a prominent producer and instigator of musical projects for many years, having worked with a wide variety of artists. On this collection, we get collaborations with various female...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2006-05-01)

Ray Weston - This Is My Halo

Cover art Ray Weston is best known as the long time voice of Echolyn. After the band broke up Weston took some time to gather his wits about him, work out his musical demons, and prepare himself for the next...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Gregg Bendian - Jeff Gauthier - Steuart Liebig - G.E. Stinson - Bone Structure

Cover art Superstar improv jams can be inspired by many attributes including astute listening, profound musicianship and abandoned release. Varying doses of each of these ingredients is found in these twelve...  » Read more
(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)
 

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