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Sun Araw | Ancient Romans
The hypnotic fifth LP by Sun Araw — the five-year-old solo project of Angelino Cameron Stallones — is a double-vinyl spiral through deep zones of neo-primitive psych-drone noise.
Sun Ark/Drag City (2011)
| August 19, 2011
Days of future past
Science-fiction films have been with us since Edison’s 1910 version of Frankenstein , but they bloomed in the ’Nam era, nourished by a volatile cocktail of cultural ingredients.
'SF-1970' at the Harvard Film Archive
| June 18, 2010
Election attracting urine stains
For those who have felt that the entertainment value of Our Little Towne’s mayoral elections has been in serious decline since the Bud-I’s extended stay in New Jersey, look no further than the RIFuture blog.
Drama queens and vampire squids
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| April 23, 2010
Joe Cuba | El Alcalde Del Barrio
Fania kicks off 2010 with what is sure to end up being one of the year's most important archival releases of Latin music.
| March 12, 2010
The Souljazz Orchestra | Rising Sun
We're living in the middle of a veritable renaissance of "Spiritual Jazz."
| February 26, 2010
Bob Blank | The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975 - 1985
These days, Bob Blank spends his time in his Connecticut studio, producing profitable music for ads and ringtones for the likes of Susan Boyle.
| January 15, 2010
“America’s Pre-eminent Music Writer Dead at 52” was the headline on Robert Palmer’s obituary in Rolling Stone after his liver failed in 1997.
The erudition of Robert Palmer
| November 06, 2009
Jeremy Udden | Plainville
Saxophonist and composer Udden (formerly of NEC and the Either/Orchestra) here dives deeper into the jazz-pop connections he began to explore in his 2006 debut as a leader, Torchsongs .
Fresh Sound New Talent (2009)
| July 31, 2009
Various artists | Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal, and Deep Jazz from the Underground, 1968-1977
Apple-pie Mormon missionaries the Millers travel through Iran to spread the gospel of Joseph Smith among Muslims and Zoroastrians, and their kid discovers the glorious sound of the santur.
| April 24, 2009
Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber | Making Love to the Dark Ages
Listening to Burnt Sugar audio isn't unlike watching TV minus the picture — you get most of what's going on, but you know something's missing.
| March 17, 2009
By the time guitarist Garrison Fewell made his first record as a leader, in the early '90s, he was nearly 40 years old, and the sound he displayed on his debut, A Blue Deeper Than Blue , was ripe.
Garrison's Fewell's journey out
| February 03, 2009
Remembering a Rhode Island icon
There was never anyone remotely like Jeff Thomas.
Jefferson Thomas was in the vanguard of the Providence underground
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| July 30, 2008
Boston music news: October 19, 2007
Club D'Elf, the local electronic-music collective helmed by bassist Mike Rivard, have two new albums in the works.
Notes on Club D'Elf, Bang Camaro, Gang Green, and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones
| October 15, 2007
A longtime friend of mine married a man who is mentally ill, violent, and dangerous.
| July 18, 2007
For every high-gloss record label driven primarily by commercial concerns, there are any number of smaller-scale labels putting beautiful sounds out into the ether.
Providence label Secret Eye thinks globally, acts locally
| July 10, 2007
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