At last, a space-age African hybrid that rivals or even supercedes Adrian Sherwood’s 1980s productions.
Peter Kearns introduces the newly refabricated Juju Jukebox, in which he laments the tiny percentage of good stuff on the current scene, and gives his surprise endorsement to some classic Aussie rockers.
Gary Steel reviews a sophisticated slice of well-marketed world music product that will probably background many barbecues this summer.
It’s not so much Róisín Murphy’s singing or songwriting that distinguishes her latest, writes Gary Steel, but the sophisticated noir-electronica backing.
Frank Zappa’s final album arrives a mere 22 years after the composer’s untimely death. Gary Steel reckons he must have been on drugs.
Gary Steel reckons there’s loads of wit and irony to chuckle at, and heaps of imagination on the smart collaboration between Sparks and Franz Ferdinand.
Kody Nielson’s new project to release new album as delicious vinyl art object.
A regular column in which freaky Peter Kearns casts a spell on a bunch of new album releases! You’ll wake up screaming!