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Cosa Brava: Ragged Atlas

Read "Ragged Atlas" reviewed by Nic Jones

There's a lot to a title as far as Ragged Atlas is concerned. The members of Cosa Brava have long been skilled in avoiding the obvious and their music incorporates influences from disparate sources. The range of their musical activities and affiliations in the past result in a coherence that is notable. When allied to the ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The 40th Anniversary Henry Cow Box Set

Read "The 40th Anniversary Henry Cow Box Set" reviewed by John Kelman

While modern recording technology and fast improving online distribution capability are making it easier to appreciate the full extent of today's artists' work, the same cannot be said about relatively short-lived groups from the 1970s. This is especially true of groups that, despite being in some cases remarkably influential, remain cult favorites with a relatively small ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Samla Mammas Manna: Kaka

Read "Kaka" reviewed by Michael Askounes

70's Swedish avant-garde jazz-ers Samla Mammas Manna may not be accessible enough to tickle everyone's fancy. Some folks might think that they're too bizarre and unstructured. Some folks may be turned off by the off-key chanting and yelling that peppers their releases. Some people won't like the heavy use of uncongenial instruments such as the marimba, ...