CD Reviews

Review: Jamie Lidell — Jamie Lidell

Review: Jamie Lidell — Jamie Lidell

There was a compilation of electronic music the record label Warp released many years ago, and on the cover was a robot reclining in a chair listening to music through his headphones. That image describes many of Warp’s bands: stationary, subtle, head music. Not so for Jamie

Alex Hall

February 21st, 2013

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Review: Jamie Lidell — <i>Jamie Lidell</i>

Review: Jamie Lidell — Jamie Lidell

There was a compilation of electronic music the record label Warp released many years ago, and on the cover was a robot reclining in a chair listening to music through his headphones. That image describes many of Warp’s bands: stationary, subtle, head music. Not so for Jamie

Alex Hall

February 21st, 2013

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Review: Ian Pooley — What I Do

Review: Ian Pooley — What I Do

Ian Pooley is a very hard-working producer and DJ. Not only has he released 11 albums since 1993, he has recorded dozens of singles under his name or at least 13 other alter egos. German-born, Pooley takes many cues from other countries, especially Brazil, and on his new ...

Alex Hall

February 15th, 2013

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Review: Ian Pooley — <i>What I Do</i>

Review: Ian Pooley — What I Do

Ian Pooley is a very hard-working producer and DJ. Not only has he released 11 albums since 1993, he has recorded dozens of singles under his name or at least 13 other alter egos. German-born, Pooley takes many cues from other countries, especially Brazil, and on his new ...

Alex Hall

February 15th, 2013

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Review: Beach Fossils — <i>Clash the Truth</i>

Review: Beach Fossils — Clash the Truth

As long as recording equipment is relatively cheap, we will always have kids who learn three chords and then record an album in their bedroom. It’s not a bad thing at all, but it does increase the volume of CDs we get considerably. So it’s nice when one of those bands, Beach

Alex Hall

February 15th, 2013

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Review: Beach Fossils — Clash the Truth

Review: Beach Fossils — Clash the Truth

As long as recording equipment is relatively cheap, we will always have kids who learn three chords and then record an album in their bedroom. It’s not a bad thing at all, but it does increase the volume of CDs we get considerably. So it’s nice when one of those bands, Beach

Alex Hall

February 15th, 2013

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Review: Ty Segall — Twins

Review: Ty Segall — Twins

If you weren’t able to catch Ty Segall’s performance at the GNU Gallery last week, you’re in luck, because the next best thing dropped Tuesday, Segall’s sixth LP “Twins.” I canvassed the station to find an appropriate title for theCaliforniarocker; the two most accurate I ...

Alex Hall

October 12th, 2012

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Review: Ty Segall — <i>Twins</i>

Review: Ty Segall — Twins

If you weren’t able to catch Ty Segall’s performance at the GNU Gallery last week, you’re in luck, because the next best thing dropped Tuesday, Segall’s sixth LP “Twins.” I canvassed the station to find an appropriate title for theCaliforniarocker; the two most accurate I ...

Alex Hall

October 12th, 2012

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Daphni — <i>JIAOLONG</i>

Daphni — JIAOLONG

Caribou is from Ontario. So is Manitoba. Now, Daphni is too. They are all pet bands headed by Dan Snaith, a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and doctor of mathematics who toured with Radiohead this year. Caribou isn’t really the thing you’d play in a discotheque, but ...

Alex Hall

October 12th, 2012

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Daphni — JIAOLONG

Daphni — JIAOLONG

Caribou is from Ontario. So is Manitoba. Now, Daphni is too. They are all pet bands headed by Dan Snaith, a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and doctor of mathematics who toured with Radiohead this year. Caribou isn’t really the thing you’d play in a discotheque, but ...

Alex Hall

October 12th, 2012

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