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REVIEW: “Wide Open Sky” by Pat Irwin + J. Walter Hawkes

By ELI JACE > Guitar & trombone pace between the aisles under a cloudless sky on the debut album from Pat Irwin & J. Walter Hawkes. Its title, Wide Open Sky, is appropriate imagery. The above plane is expansive and reaches out infinitely. The music here is in no hurry. Like wind where there is...

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Thom Yorke Anima – Vinyl Review

In a musical landscape full of ethereal textures, the master delivers his most fully realized dream soundtrack yet. Part of Radiohead‘s brilliance was their blending of heavy-hitting grunge-birthed rock with dreamy ambient textures. The trajectory of the band over their 35-year career has been to gradually pull back on the hard rock and push up...

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REVIEW: “Blood Year” by Russian Circles

By ELI JACE > The new album from Russian Circles, Blood Year, is the sound of Armageddon, of lost causes and cratering landscapes. The three-man group from Chicago continue their instrumental onslaught on your speakers with their seventh studio album. Russian Circles don’t need a singer because in the space between their instruments you can...

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AlBUM REVIEW: Jonesin’ by Uncle Brother

By ELI JACE > Uncle Brother’s debut album, Jonesin’, is a set of gorgeous songs in the traditional folk realm, but with a warm sheen that’ll make the body go numb. Uncle Brother is Patrick Maguire, songwriter and guitarist, with an assist from a few friends. Jonesin’ was recorded and self-released at the end of...

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Childish Gambino’s follow-up is as daring as ever, as ‘Because the Internet’ finally drops

Donald Glover is a strange man. An established comedian, writer on ‘30 Rock’ and star on cult US sitcom ‘Community’, he is a funny, funny man. But, it turns out music is his main passion, as he returns with his second official album release, ‘Because the Internet’, and his alter-ego Childish Gambino comes to the...

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