At some point along the way, Jesse Malin stopped being a punk on the make and became a rock & roll troubadour. In the 21st century, old rock & rollers eventually wind their way toward Americana territory. Malin first got there in the early 2000s, spending time with Ryan Adams but eventually striking up a lasting friendship with Lucinda Williams. He wrote a song about her in 2007 and they found common ground in a shared love of Lou Reed and the Stones,...Read more
Should Common choose to radically change course with his 13th solo album, number 12, Let Love, could be considered the third part of a trilogy that started with Black America Again and continued with the rapper's self-titled album as part of August Greene. Like those LPs from 2016 and 2018, Let Love involves Karriem Riggins on production and drums, Samora Pinderhughes on keyboards and vocals, and Burniss Travis on bass. Pinderhughes and Travis are...Read more
Within Kasabian, there's an established dynamic. Serge writes the songs, Tom's the cocky mouthpiece; Serge is the musical one, Tom adds the vocal equivalent of a kilo of coke. 'The S.L.P' - Serge's first solo outing - then poses the odd question: what would Kasabian sound like without all the bombast that makes them Kasabian? The answer is somehow simultaneously everything and nothing like you'd expect. The 'nothing' is easier to explain; 'Meanwhile…...Read more
In her work as Pharmakon , she creates demonic, inhumane soundscapes that are likely to exist at the furthest edge of taste for many. This is not, however, a bad thing: in fact, Chardiet is unquestionably behind some of the most interesting and commanding pieces to be produced within the noise bracket for quite some time and you owe it to yourself to listen. To date, Chardiet has released three albums as part of the Pharmakon project. Beginning with...Read more
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