Essential New Music: Horde Of Two's "I Knew I Was A Rebel Then"

Essential New Music: Horde Of Two’s “I Knew I Was A Rebel Then”

MAGNET readers probably know guitarist and visual artist David Lester from his weekly contribution to our virtual pages, which pairs
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Essential New Music: SAVAK's "Human Error/Human Delight"

Essential New Music: SAVAK’s “Human Error/Human Delight”

Part of the deal for rock ‘n’ roll fans is to be interested in, and often obsessed with, band minutiae.
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Essential New Music: The Trypes' "Music For Neighbors"

Essential New Music: The Trypes’ “Music For Neighbors”

Given a cursory look, the Trypes might’ve seemed like a just another hobby band. First formed in 1982, they were
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Essential New Music: Albert Ayler's "Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Foundation Maeght Recordings"

Essential New Music: Albert Ayler’s “Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Foundation Maeght Recordings”

There’s no mistaking jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler’s influence. The breadth and power of his tone on the tenor are unparalleled,
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Essential New Music: Dangerous Chairs' "Introducing Dangerous Chairs"

Essential New Music: Dangerous Chairs’ “Introducing Dangerous Chairs”

In 2005, with Guided By Voices freshly defunct, a group of Chicago musicians began playing shows as the Textbook Committee,
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Essential New Music: Oren Ambarchi/Johan Berthling/Andreas Werliin's "Ghosted"

Essential New Music: Oren Ambarchi/Johan Berthling/Andreas Werliin’s “Ghosted”

The title Ghosted is a bit of a red herring. It suggests absence, but the only time no one showed
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Essential New Music: Josef Van Wissem's "Behold! I Make All Things New"

Essential New Music: Josef Van Wissem’s “Behold! I Make All Things New”

We live in a time of plague, war and upheaval. If Jozef Van Wissem was in a talking mood, he
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Essential New Music: Colpitts' "Music From The Accident"

Essential New Music: Colpitts’ “Music From The Accident”

Pity whoever has to award the title Hardest Working Person In Show Business. How could you narrow it down to
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Essential New Music: Joseph Airport's "Vector 23"

Essential New Music: Joseph Airport’s “Vector 23”

Vector 23, the seventh LP from multi-city rockers Joseph Airport, is the song cycle about infamous airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper
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Essential New Music: Sonic Youth's "In/Out/In"

Essential New Music: Sonic Youth’s “In/Out/In”

In/Out/In is not a “new” Sonic Youth archival release. Everything on it has been released before. Two tracks were on
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Essential New Music: Roy Montgomery's "Audiotherapy"

Essential New Music: Roy Montgomery’s “Audiotherapy”

Forty-one years ago, Roy Montgomery and his colleagues in the Pin Group helped launch a specular run of independently made,
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Essential New Music: Robbie Lee & Lea Bertucci's "Winds Bells Falls"

Essential New Music: Robbie Lee & Lea Bertucci’s “Winds Bells Falls”

The Incredible String Band’s truckload of instruments and Yes’s multi-necked guitars did each band’s appeal no harm; novelty begets intrigue
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Essential New Music: Pan•American's "The Patience Fader"

Essential New Music: Pan•American’s “The Patience Fader”

One possible upside of being a solo performer in these times is that you’re equipped to carry on in isolation.
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Essential New Music: Luke Stewart’s Silt Trio's "The Bottom"

Essential New Music: Luke Stewart’s Silt Trio’s “The Bottom”

The Silt Trio’s name clues you in to its relationship with history. The group churns layers of accumulated knowledge, mixing
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