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Album Review: Yonatan Gat – Universalists [tak:til; May 2018]
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Album Review: Yonatan Gat – Universalists [tak:til; May 2018]

Found sounds and field recordings have become prevalent throughout contemporary music. Anna Clyne’s Chicago Street Portraits, Henrique Eisenmann’s Jeneupti and even Fleet Foxes’ latest album Crack Up, all use rough and raw audio to create intriguing musical contrasts and comment on our relationship with culture and society. Yonatan Gat is...





Album Review: Sun Ra – Of Abstract Dreams [Strut Records; March 2018]
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Album Review: Sun Ra – Of Abstract Dreams [Strut Records; March 2018]

Sun Ra‘s Of Abstract Dreams is a previously unreleased album from jazz pianist and bandleader’s archives. This four-piece recording (released in March by Strut Records) was performed for WXPN-FM radio station between approximately 1974 and 1975. The compositions in the album are always surprising and contrasting, led by Sun Ra...







Preview: Hola! London 2018 @ O2 (London; Saturday 21st July 2018)

Latin music lovers get ready for a cultural feast! On the 21st July, the Hola! London “ritual” will repeat itself at the O2 in North Greenwich, bringing to London some of the most celebrated interpreters of the Latin American tradition. From midday till late, the complex and its surrounding outdoor...

Preview: Orchestre Les Mangelepa @ Rich Mix (London; Tuesday 24th July 2018)

Eastern African music wouldn’t be the same without Les Mangelepa. The ‘Orchestre’, which originated in East-Congo in the mid-1970s and moved to Nairobi afterwards, helped to shape and give a decisive boost to the Golden Age of Kenyan music, becoming a protagonist of the lingala scene. Their captivating and easily...





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