Moving from their usual homes Subtext and Raster-Noton to the Chicago-based label Thrill Jockey, experimental electronic duo Emptyset chart new territory with their fifth album, Borders. Originally from Bristol, England, the duo of James Ginzburg (who has since relocated to Berlin, Germany) and Paul Purgas have received acclaim for their jarring, abrasive techno tracks as well as their ambitious projects involving recording inside a decommissioned...Read more
Oakland’s breakthrough R&B talent Kehlani Parrish’s follow up to the Grammy-nominated You Should Be Here mix-tape is a debut that grounds itself in the heyday of 90s R&B while asserting an intimate connection to the listener that few artists have the confidence or skill to match in 2017.
It’s a record that lives and breathes the air of nostalgia for 90s-00s R&B, pop and soul. After titular nods to TLC's CrazySexyCool, there’s...
“‘Cause everybody wants another chance”, sings Cameron Neal on “Another Youth”, the opener of Horse Thief’s second LP, Trials & Truths. Indeed, Horse Thief may not have wanted a second chance, but they needed one.
Their debut record, 2014’s Fear In Bliss, was a solid outing and showed potential, sure, but it wasn’t the sound of the band operating at full capacity or one who were entirely sonically focused. Trials & Truths,...
All good things must come to an end. The sort of cult band you’ve either taken for granted, or simply remained oblivious to throughout their lifespan, Piano Magic’s twelfth album will also be their final one, and what a way to bow out. The elegiac grace that coats this aptly-titled record has always clung limpet-like to Glen Johnson’s forever-in-flux collective, demonstrated most beautifully here by the soothing balm of strings on closer I Left...Read more
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