Sakanaction "DocumentaLy"

Music / CD Reviews | LISTENINIG POST Oct 13, 2011

Sakanaction "DocumentaLy"

by Patrick ST. Michel

"DocumentaLy," rock outfit Sakanaction's fifth full-length, stands as the group's best effort to date and one of the biggest mainstream triumphs in Japanese music this year. The Tokyo-based band didn't accomplish this through a sudden change in sound or any other grandiose moves often ...

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Music / Concert Previews | LISTENINIG POST Nov 16, 2003

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by Jason Jenkins

No doubt about it -- Robert Randolph has seen the light. Twice, actually. First came light of "the Way and the Truth" variety in the House of God Pentecostal Church in Orange, N.J., where he accompanied his parents' sermons on a pedal-steel guitar. Then ...

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Music / Concert Previews | LISTENINIG POST Nov 9, 2003

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by Philip Brasor

Several years ago, the idea of nonjazz instrumentals entered a new realm with the emergence of something called "quiet music," which is played without a rhythm section on acoustic instruments and based on repetitive patterns. Most of it came out of Chicago, with the ...

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Music / Concert Previews | LISTENINIG POST Nov 2, 2003

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by Jeff Hammond

Considering the feats they are capable of, Echo & the Bunnymen must have been magicians of some sort in another life. Their latest trick is staying together long enough to mesmerize their dedicated Japanese fans at gigs celebrating their 25th birthday. Spearheading the wave of ...

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Music / CD Reviews | LISTENINIG POST Nov 2, 2003

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by Michael Pronko

Joe Henry Tiny Voices (Anti) Joe Henry's "Tiny Voices" continues to explore the dark interior spaces and disheveled soundscapes he visited on his last release, 2001's "Scar." Henry's jagged, blurry lyricism has intensified over the course of his nine releases since 1986. This time out, as on ...

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Music / Concert Previews | LISTENINIG POST Oct 19, 2003

Listening post: Live

by Michael Pronko

Strong, crisp phrasing and broad, contoured solos mark out Eric Alexander's hard bop style from the current pack of great New York saxophonists. But then throw in youth (he's in his 30s), consistency (more than 15 rock-solid releases in 10 years), and a prodigious ...

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Music / CD Reviews | LISTENINIG POST Oct 5, 2003

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Ima Robot Ima Robot (Virgin/Toshiba EMI) The British music press claim this new L.A. band revives the smart dance-rock of early Talking Heads, but Ima Robot's art pop goes straight from the disco sophistication of Roxy Music to the enervated electronica of Devo without giving the Heads ...

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Music / CD Reviews | LISTENINIG POST Sep 21, 2003

Listening post: Recorded

"Killing Joke" Killing Joke (Zuma) Dave Grohl, the most accommodating hard-rock drummer in the world, gives Killing Joke yet another reason to reunite, which is good news not only for the band's old fans, but for young 'uns who think nihilistic metal begins and ends with Korn. ...