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ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Taz Modi: Submotion Orchestra is a unique blend

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Submotion Orchestra is a band from Leeds, UK, with a kaleidoscopic approach to making music. Since 2009, it has made music influenced by different strands of music, be it electronica, jazz, soul, pop or dub music. It's an interesting cocktail of sounds and influences that has yielded five albums to date with Kites (SMO Recordings, 2018) ...

Sting and Shaggy: 44/876

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Every summer needs its soundtrack, i.e.--a song or an album full of songs that will remind people that it's good to be alive. The summer is the time to feel good and it has to have its music that would reflect the fun and mischievous behavior that you would remember the summer by. And on this ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Naturally Born to Seek Diversity

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Japanese composer and New York resident Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a career unlike anyone else. For more than 40 restless years, since the days of Yellow Magic Orchestra, he has been a musician that many other musicians have followed closely and probably no other popular musician has had a broader or a deeper catalog. To experience ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vlatko Stefanovski's performance at the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra's Concert Hall 2018

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Vlatko Stefanovski
Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra's Hall
Skopje, Macedonia
17 March 2018

As a musician, guitarist Vlatko Stefanovski has always excelled in any format (and genre) known to people--from duos, trios, quartets to big bands and major world-class philharmonic orchestras, and his performance at the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra's Hall showed his ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Stephen Nomura Schible: I wanted to make an intimate portrait of Ryuichi Sakamoto

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Japanese composer, pianist, and producer Ryuichi Sakamoto has always resisted an easy definition or description. Taken into account his illustrious and vast output which has spanned over different decades and fashions, he has been at the center and outer fringes of shaping contemporary music. For many, he is one of the greatest exponents of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Kraftwerk's performance at Macedonia’s Boris Trajkovski Hall

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Kraftwerk
Boris Trajkovski Hall
Skopje, Macedonia
February 27, 2018

Definitely, we live in a world that was envisioned and shaped by the music and aesthetic created by the German band Kraftwerk. Ever since this enigmatic collective rose to popularity in the mid-'70s, it went to fashion a pure electronic aesthetic ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Fred Frith's solo performance at the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra's Concert Hall

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Fred Frith
The Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra's Concert Hall
Skopje, Macedonia
February 21, 2018

Nothing about guitarist Fred Frith's quiet demeanor as he walks on stage towards his guitar would give any indication of what will follow soon and where he will take the music and the audience with him. And during ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ryuichi Sakamoto: async Remodels

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There is a legend about the vigorous dance of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and creative renewal. This endless and vigorous dance is called “Tandava," and with it Shiva destroys the world. With each new cycle, out of the scattered elements, a new world is reconstructed. This dance and act is the source of the ...

Brad Mehldau: After Bach

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It seems that classical composer J.S. Bach has provided a surge of inspiration for some recent releases by artists on the Nonesuch label, starting with the Bach Trios led by an unusual yet explosive combination of musicians such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and bassist Edgar Meyer. Now we have another Bach-inspired release, this ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tigran Hamasyan: For Gyumri

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Even on this shorter album, Armenian pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan displays a tireless ambition with his compositions, performances and eclectic approach. Over the course of his career, this young artist has released a wildly diverse stylistic set of releases that portray his eclectic and sometimes contrasting music tastes. The muse knows no borders or limits ...