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Ola Kvernberg: Steamdome

Read "Steamdome" reviewed by Chris May

Steamdome is one of those albums that defies categorisation. It is part future-jazz, part avant-rock, part deep-house, part electronica, part contemporary-classical. It is the follow-up to Norwegian violinist and film composer Ola Kvernberg's whirlwind The Mechanical Fair (Olsen, 2016). That album was memorably pitched as heralding a “mutton western" genre, and the description also fits Steamdome, ...

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Jimmy Carl Black Mothers of Invention Drummer Dead at 70

Jimmy Carl Black Mothers of Invention Drummer  Dead at 70

Jimmy Carl Black, the original drummer for Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, passed away this past weekend after a bout with lung cancer. He was 70.

Black, the self-proclaimed Indian of the group, served with the Mothers from their acclaimed 1966 debut Freak Out! until Zappas 1970 album Weasels Ripped My Flesh. Black is ...