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The Grammys' Failure To Recognize 2018's Greatest Rock Records

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If an average music fan was asked to judge the quality of rock music in 2018 based only on the Grammys, they would conclude that rock must not be producing quality records although nothing could be further from the truth. On February 10, 2019, the Grammys awarded From The Fires the coveted title of best rock ...

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Matador: Ducon

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Uruguayan guitarist and composer Santiago Bogacz, who goes by the stage name Matador, has already proven his virtuosity and adventurous spirit on a number of eponymous solo EPs, each with gorgeous abstract art work as a distinguishing feature. Ducón is his second duet release after the poetic Cabala (Self Produced, 2018). This time he has teamed ...

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Car Seat Headrest: Twin Fantasy

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Car Seat Headrest's Twin Fantasy is an inspiring, emotional, thrillingly composed and powerfully performed indie rock masterwork. After singer/songwriter Will Toledo independently recorded and released five albums under the Car Seat Headrest name, he released the original Twin Fantasy (Self Produced, 2011). This Bandcamp classic overflowed with visceral performances and ambitious songwriting, but the raw vocals ...

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Matador: Matador 4

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On his fourth release, Montevideo based guitarist Santiago Bogacz AKA Matador explores various tonalities and harmonies both vocally and instrumentally. He has overdubbed himself performing multiple guitars and singing various lines to create compelling soundscapes of haunting poetry.

The short and dynamic opener “20" sets the mood for the rest of the album. The intertwined ...

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Matador: Matador 3

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Uruguayan guitarist and vocalist Santiago Bogacz, stage name Matador, blends various musical influences into a unique sound with a jazz influenced spontaneity. After two intriguing EPs he has put out his first full-length album. All three are untitled as each is labeled with original art work that sets it apart from the others.

On ...

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Matador: Matador

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Guitarist and singer Santiago Bogacz's, stage name Matador, second eponymous EP can easily serve as a score for an independent, art house, film. As with his first release Bogacz continues to explore and fuse Americana and Latin motifs but the current disc is thematically more cohesive and has a definite dramatic atmosphere.

On “Sin ...

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Matador: Matador

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Matador is the stage name of Uruguayan guitarist, composer and songwriter Santiago Bogacz who is an eclectic, up and coming artist with immense talent and dynamic creativity. His versatile eponymous EP is self-released and contains four of his own songs that reflect his various sources of inspiration and his superb musicianship.

The classically trained Bogacz ...

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Matmos: Matmos: The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast

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Matmos The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast Matador (2006) Valutazione: 4,5 stelle Una serie di ritratti, straordinaria ricognizione di sensi e significati attraverso il corpo e la cultura, lo scorrere spesso doloroso della vita attraverso i suoni, i rumori, le parole e i segni, ricomposizione lessicale che spesso scardina i significati e li ricompone all'interno di una nuova prospettiva. ...

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Turning Point: Matador

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Turning Point is a small group with a big sound. By throwing in a little funk, a little salsa, and lots of sizzle on Matador, this quartet, assisted by two guest musicians, blends a variety of cultures in creating its own brand of rock-jazz.

One of the nice things about a group like this is that ...

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Turning Point: Matador

Read "Matador" reviewed by John Kelman

While smooth jazz has evolved into a kind of horrifying “S word for a lot of jazz fans, it grew out of a kind of contemporary post-fusion sensibility that, at least in its earliest days, still valued strong playing and enough diversity to keep things interesting. Matador--Phoenix-based Turning Point's sixth release and first for the Native ...