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Alex Cline/Kaoru/Miya Masaoka/G.E. Stinson: Cloud Plate

Read "Cloud Plate" reviewed by Peter Aaron

While Wilco guitarist Nels Cline may now be a household name to the indie rock world, his twin brother, drummer Alex Cline, like Nels, has been a respected player on the LA new music scene since the late '70s. But as long as Alex maintains the same high standard of innovation that's all over this terrific ...

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Alex Cline/Kaoru/Miya Masaoka/G.E. Stinson: Cloud Plate

Read "Cloud Plate" reviewed by John Kelman

Sometimes it's all about context. A week after his previous studio effort, The Constant Flame, was recorded, percussionist Alex Cline was reconvened with guitarist G.E. Stinson and vocalist Kaoru from that session, also adding koto player Miya Masaoka, for a day of purely unstructured improvisation. The resulting album, Cloud Plate, is, to a large extent, in ...