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Meanderthals: Desire Lines

Read "Desire Lines" reviewed by John Kelman

While music of the dance floor is often mistakenly considered as lacking in substance--great beats, but nothing more--electronica artists and even cross-pollinating jazzers like Nils Petter Molvær, Bugge Wesseltoft, and Eivind Aarset are proving that it's possible to make music equally engaging for the mind and body. Certainly Wesseltoft's New Conception of Jazz Box (Jazzland, 2009) makes a strong case for music as weighty as it is booty-shaking. London's Idjut Boys (Dan Tyler and Conrad McConnell) and Norway's Rune Lindbæk ...