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Dead Can Dance: Dionysus

Read "Dionysus" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

In Greek mythology, Dionysus represents the god of the grape harvest, winemaking, and wine, of fertility, ritual madness, religious ecstasy, and theatre. In ancient times, he was worshipped fondly by his followers with cultural festivities, wine-induced ritualistic dances, intense and violent orgies, and secretive various depictions of drunken revelry (the Dionysian Mysteries). What he embodied was ...

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Delgres: Mo Jodi

Read "Mo Jodi" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

The France-based trio Delgres have successfully created one of the year's strongest all round albums. Sung mostly in Creole, the project's heartfelt social statements come through clearly in global terms nonetheless.

The band is named after Louis Delgres, an infantry officer who died in the rebellion after Napoleon's 19th century campaign to reintroduce slavery ...

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New and Notable Releases

Read "New and Notable Releases" reviewed by Phil Barnes

Sometimes in summertime the living isn't quite so easy and life contrives to get in the way of finding and celebrating the great music that is out there waiting for us. This article is an attempt to distill personal favourites from the many releases that have crossed my path in the last few months--had time been ...

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New, Notable and Nearly Missed

Read "New, Notable and Nearly Missed" reviewed by Phil Barnes

One of the great pleasures of the holiday season is taking stock of the last 12 months, comparing notes with friends, investigating their recommendations and catching up with some of those releases that you never quite got round to. The falling cost of an independent release has meant that it is easier than ever for a ...

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Bohren & der Club of Gore: Piano Nights

Read "Piano Nights" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Of the many hard-to-define sub-genres of jazz, “dark jazz" may be the most challenging to classify. Exemplifying the category is Bohren & der Club of Gore's Piano Nights . The German quartet, whose members have a variety of doom metal origins, has morphed their earlier inclinations into a hybrid that has little to suggest the player's ...