Essential New Music: Marisa Anderson's "Still, Here"

Essential New Music: Marisa Anderson’s “Still, Here”

Marisa Anderson has spent most of the last four years angling away from the solo music she made during the
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Essential New Music: Dredd Foole & The Din's "Songs In Heat"

Essential New Music: Dredd Foole & The Din’s “Songs In Heat”

“On any given night, it’s a different band that’s the greatest rock ’n’ roll band in the world,” Keith Richards
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Essential New Music: Elkhorn's "Distances"

Essential New Music: Elkhorn’s “Distances”

More is more on the latest longplayer by these East Coast guitar spellcasters. Elkhorn’s core combo of Drew Gardner (six-string
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Essential New Music: Bitchin Bajas' "Bajascillators"

Essential New Music: Bitchin Bajas’ “Bajascillators”

Musicians are just like you and me, see? What did you do with your pandemic? If you were lucky, you
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Essential New Music: Hans Reichel's "Bonobo Beach"

Essential New Music: Hans Reichel’s “Bonobo Beach”

Hans Reichel was a one-of-a-kind guy. Born in Germany four years after the end of World War II, he showed
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Essential New Music: Grassy Sound's "The Sounds Of Grassy Sound"

Essential New Music: Grassy Sound’s “The Sounds Of Grassy Sound”

“The past isn’t dead. It’s not even past.” When William Faulkner wrote those words in Requiem For A Nun, he
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Essential New Music: Joan Shelley's "The Spur"

Essential New Music: Joan Shelley’s “The Spur”

The last couple years have been undeniably awful for a lot of people, but Joan Shelley’s experience was more complicated.
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Essential New Music: Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet's "Ultraman Vs. Alien Metron"

Essential New Music: Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet’s “Ultraman Vs. Alien Metron”

While musicians moved in and out of the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet throughout its existence, the ensemble’s 14-year run can
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Essential New Music: Double Wig's "Double Wig"

Essential New Music: Double Wig’s “Double Wig”

The compulsion to create is often linked to self-expression. But as anyone who has spent some time listening to classic
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Essential New Music: Joys Union Group's "Boredom Euphoria"

Essential New Music: Joys Union Group’s “Boredom Euphoria”

The impatient may read the name of this LP and ask, “Well, which will it be?” How does one reconcile
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Essential New Music: Simon Joyner's "Songs From A Stolen Guitar"

Essential New Music: Simon Joyner’s “Songs From A Stolen Guitar”

Songs From A Stolen Guitar is a series of reckonings. Across 10 songs, Simon Joyner sings about about things that
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Essential New Music: Karen Dalton's "Shuckin' Sugar"

Essential New Music: Karen Dalton’s “Shuckin’ Sugar”

Karen Dalton was one of the great interpretive singers of the American folk revival, but when she died in 1993,
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Essential New Music: Terry Riley/John Tilbury's "Keyboard Studies"

Essential New Music: Terry Riley/John Tilbury’s “Keyboard Studies”

Unless you happen to be an extraordinary musician, John Tilbury has forgotten more about making more good music than you’ll
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Essential New Music: Reinier van Houdt's "Drift Nowhere Past/The Adventure Of Sleep"

Essential New Music: Reinier van Houdt’s “Drift Nowhere Past/The Adventure Of Sleep”

Reinier van Houdt is best known as an interpreter of new piano music, in which capacity he has performed compositions
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Essential New Music: Steven R. Smith's "Spring"

Essential New Music: Steven R. Smith’s “Spring”

The title Spring evokes images of rebirth and new life. But if you’re already acquainted with the work of Los
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