Category Archives: Reviews

XAVIER REIJA – Dreamscape Room

January 14, 2021

Xavi Reija 2020 Catalan beat-shaping composer comes up with most sublime album of his career, Equally adept in coming up with imaginative rhythms and captivating tunes, Xavi Reija enjoys trying out different formats, ensemble-wise, for his works, and even though … Continue reading

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MATT SMITH’S CHOP SHOP – Live! At Strange Brew

January 12, 2021

6 String Ranch 2020 Texan six-stringer goes back to the future to uncover gems for all-time delight. “Chop Shop” might be the title of Matt Smith’s guitar instructional book – but it also was a name of one of his … Continue reading

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THE FOXHOLES – Foxholesque

January 10, 2021

The Foxholes 2020 Searching for fresh routes to the future, Barcelonian group reimagine the core of it all. Having taken stock of their oeuvre with the band’s first-ever , these Catalans seem to be moving on – away from their … Continue reading

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DUST IN THE GROOVE – Dust In The Groove

January 8, 2021

Hevhetia 2020 Czech experimentalists expand their chamber presence beyond the pale and welcome the world into their headspace. As a rule, too much dust in the groove would render a record unlistenable and has to be blown away, but this … Continue reading

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DUKE ROBILLARD & FRIENDS – Blues Bash!

January 6, 2021

Stony Plain 2020 Renowned American guitarist leads his coterie to the jamboree and engages the world in their mood. On the one hand, this record’s title can sound rather contradictory – if blues, by its very definition, should be woeful, … Continue reading

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