Tag Archives: instrumental

RADIUS FUNK – Cinematic

April 15, 2019

Radius Funk 2016 Liberal Bay Area band unfold picturesque vistas to let the listener’s imagination fly on. Volatility might be this collective’s other name – only their colors never shift for the worse, at least when the group step out … Continue reading

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HASTING’S STREET OPERA – Slippery When Wet

April 8, 2019

Wynwood 1969 / Out-Sider 2019 Fifty years on, Montclair, NJ ensemble regain their teenage poise in the field of psych improv. There’s a fragile balance between all things precarious and pretentious, bordering on hilarious, on this LP whose creators hid … Continue reading

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KEVIN KASTNING – Piano I

March 19, 2019

Greydisc 2019 Renown guitarist reveals there are more strings to his bow than meets the eye – or ear. Kevin Kastning’s records are very forgiving towards the inattentive listener, because this artist is targeting impression rather than focus on details, … Continue reading

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APE SHIFTER – II

March 11, 2019

Brainstorm 2019 Second sonic transmogrification of German group whose idea of conformism lies in finding the right rules to bend. The best way to elicit a blank stare from six-stringer Jeff Aug and his colleagues would be to tell them … Continue reading

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STEPHAN THELEN – Fractal Guitar

February 8, 2019

MoonJune 2019 Refracting sonic wonders through the prism of temporal space, Swiss artist harnesses ultimate elusiveness. Happening that takes place over time may feel like an oxymoron yet that’s what this album is all about: it’s seizing a shift from … Continue reading

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