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NIRVANA – Black Flower

September 4, 2018

Metromedia 1969 / Esoteric 2018 Semi-mythical album from original psychedelic duo who fractured under the weight of their cinematic vision. They may have devised a first rock-opera in “The Story Of Simon Simopath” in 1967 and had been blackened on-screen … Continue reading

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MMHMM – mmhmm

June 20, 2018

Mmhmm 2018 Duo of decidedly non-divas deliver their drop-dead droll debut and get away with its pop-country charms. The capital of Tennessee must be teeming with talented youngsters, yet not taking oneself seriously requires much more strengths than simple musical … Continue reading

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BILLIE JO SPEARS – We Just Came Apart At The Dreams

April 19, 2018

Premier 1984 / Angel Air 2018 Burstin’ a pop bubble, country belle crosses over to the other side to woo British audiences. Having come out of her mid-’70s stretch of chart action, Billie Jo Spears couldn’t be a purist in … Continue reading

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CHARLES XAVIER – Happy Note Records Sampler 2016

November 7, 2017

Happy Note 2016 The Xman’s experiments in oxymoron continuum of retrograde avant-garde. Berklee graduate Charles Xavier has been around for four decades now, playing in and out of jazz circles, but it wasn’t until he’d settled down in San Francisco … Continue reading

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DeMILLE – DeMille

October 20, 2017

DeMille 2017 From Seattle to Sacramento, young auteur of androgynous stripe walks a sunlit mile. It took this artist a great overhaul, after his 2013 debut didn’t make a splash, and Mick DeMille emerged where Forrest Heise used to be; … Continue reading

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