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Article: Album Review

Lucia Cadotsch: Speak Low II

Read "Speak Low II" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


On their sophomore effort, the multinational European trio around Swiss vocalist Lucia Cadotsch follows the band's initial instinct of organically dissecting and rearranging old favorites of the respective band members. This time around the trio is expanded by English keyboartdist Kit Downes' occasional organ embellishments and Lucy Railton's additions of odd melodic cello lines to conceptually ...

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KUU!: Sex gegen Essen

Read "Sex gegen Essen" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


KUU! is a new Berlin-based quartet comprised of actor- vocalist Jelena Kuljic and three acclaimed and experienced improvisers-- guitarist Frank Möbus, leader of the band Der Rote Bereich and frequent collaborator with Portuguese double player Carlos Bica, American drummer Jim Black, Finnish guitarist Kalle Kalima and drummer Christian Lillinger, leader of the GRUND group and member ...

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Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone

Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone

The Princes Noire by Nadine Cohodas, is an exhaustive but plodding biography that tries to pin down a musical artist surrounded by myth. Like her unprocessed voice and Bach-meets-barrelhouse piano style, Nina Simone's life story is peculiar, beautiful, sometimes off-key and off-color but deeply, disturbingly dramatic. In the 1960s, the “high priestess of soul" wrote and/or ...


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