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Review of PAN Project

PAN Project

PAN Project

Neuma Records

Rating: ★★★★

Taking their name from the Korean music-storytelling tradition pansori – meaning ‘to gather’ or ‘come together’ – PAN Project is a...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Doroja

Doroja

Santiago Córdoba & The Bauls of Bengal

Earthly Measures

Rating: ★★★

One of the most striking things about Baul music – a form of folk music from Bengal, South Asia – is its...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Tango Macondo

Tango Macondo

Paolo Fresu

Tuk Music

Rating: ★★★★

Despite its name, Tango Macondo is not a tango record. It’s a soundscape of real and imaginary lands, born out...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Magma

Magma

Black Flower

Sdban Records

Rating: ★★★★

Taking inspiration from Mulatu Astatke and Fela Kuti, as well as traditional Western and Oriental music, this fourth album from...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Reclusive Rituals

Reclusive Rituals

Shay Hazan

Batov Records

Rating: ★★★★

In his first album for Batov Records, Tel Aviv-based jazz bassist Shay Hazan takes his sound in a different direction....

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Yellow Spaceship

Yellow Spaceship

Jacob Gurevitsch

Music for Dreams

Rating: ★★★

Jacob Gurevitsch is a flamenco guitarist from Denmark. His third album, Yellow Spaceship, sails through a seductive soundscape of flamenco,...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of The Lost Tapes

The Lost Tapes

Owiny Sigoma Band

Top of the World

Brownswood Recordings

Rating: ★★★★★

The Lost Tapes is the fourth album from the Owiny Sigoma Band and sadly it celebrates the end of the...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Our Island

Our Island

Small Island Big Song

Top of the World

Small Island Big Song

Rating: ★★★★

When the debut Small Island Big Song album was released in 2018, it was rightly hailed as a mini masterpiece....

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Wood & Steel

Wood & Steel

Joce Mienniel & Aram Lee

Buda Musique

Rating: ★★★★

This is a simple, but fascinating meeting of French jazz flautist Joce Mienniel playing a Western Boehm-system classical flute and...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Kila Mara

Kila Mara

Alai K

On the Corner

Rating: ★★★★

Alai K’s debut album is a potent mix of percussive practice from his native Kenya melded with the driving dance...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

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