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Review of Welcome to New Hoyle

Welcome to New Hoyle

Brad Fielder

Brad Fielder

Rating: ★★★

New Hoyle is a figment of Brad Fielder’s musical imagination. Inspired by a tiny, no-longer-extant town in north-west Oklahoma where...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of IRE

IRE

Combo Chimbita

Top of the World

ANTI-

Rating: ★★★★

These four Colombians who met, and started making music together, in New York, have crafted their own slightly-rock, slightly-psych and...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of It’s a Good, Good Thing: The Latin Soul of Fania Records

It’s a Good, Good Thing: The Latin Soul of Fania Records

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Fania Records

Rating: ★★★

Fania Records was started by Dominican musician Johnny Pacheco in 1964 with the idea of getting Latin recordings made by...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Delta Estácio Blues

Delta Estácio Blues

Juçara Marçal

Mais Um Discos/QTV

Rating: ★★★★

Best known as Metá Metá’s vocalist, Marçal spent four years making this album, a lengthy process in which co-producer Kiko Dinucci...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Chinook Waltz

Chinook Waltz

Over the Moon

Borealis Records

Rating: ★★★

When you click the ‘Music’ tab on Over the Moon’s website, the introductory note says, ‘With this album, we tried...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Brave Land

Brave Land

Raine Hamilton

Raine Hamilton

Rating: ★★★

Winnipeg native Raine Hamilton’s third album is an enthusiastic fusion of chamber string music and fairly typical folk singer-songwriter structures....

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Frank Y Sus Inquietos

Frank Y Sus Inquietos

Frank Y Sus Inquietos

El Palmas Music

Rating: ★★★★

In the clubs of Caracas in the late 1960s, salsa was going off. Or more specifically, a sound that mixed...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Bixiga 70

Bixiga 70

Bixiga 70

Glitterbeat Records

Rating: ★★★★

It was an inspirational encounter with Tony Allen that gave Bixiga 70 the idea of putting a Brazilian spin on...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Canciones de Isaac

Canciones de Isaac

Isaac Sasson

Olindo Records

Rating: ★★★★

Breezes, birdsong, crickets, leaf-litter, the hum of Caracas by night, and the more serene sounds of daytime walks through Pyrenean...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

Review of Artybonito

Artybonito

Azueï

Azueï

Rating: ★★★★

The Azueï Movement is a collective of artists spanning the shared island of Hispaniola, home to Haïti and the Dominican...

Reviewed in issue March/2022

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