Dusted Magazine Features and Reviews http://www.dustedmagazine.com Independant Music Reviews And Features en Copyright 2008 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:52:57 PST Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Functional Arrhythmias http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7776 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7776 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Jason Bivins
Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Respiratory Flow Steve Coleman's last two Five Elements records featured one of his most vibrant ensembles yet, which is saying something considering his exploratory career of three decades. It also represented his most elaborate synthesis of his... Read More
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Steve Gunn - Time Off http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7778 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7778 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Patrick Wall
Steve Gunn - Water Wheel While a few of Steve Gunn's former collaborators Magik Markers, Kurt Vile were sweating it out in packed rock clubs at this year's Hopscotch festival, the guitarist performed in the rose garden of the Raleigh Little Theatre at North Carolina State... Read More
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Richard Youngs - Regions of the Old School http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7779 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7779 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Joseph Burnett
Even by Richard Youngs' unpredictable standard, Regions of the Old School bursts out of the traps in the boldest fashion with Insomniac Takeover', perhaps his most extreme track in ages, one that even puts the material on the recent Amaranthine into the safe box. As the title... Read More
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Mostly Other People Do the Killing - Red Hot http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7772 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7772 Mon, 07 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Jason Bivins
It's funny to think that Mostly Other People Do the Killing is now an established, veteran quartet, given how thoroughly invested they are in tweaking (indeed, sometimes skewering) all things established. Yet they've always made their mischief respectful, if not reverent, with a firm love... Read More
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Lee Ranaldo and The Dust - Last Day on Earth http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7773 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7773 Mon, 07 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Jennifer Kelly
Lee Ranaldo & The Dust - Lecce, Leaving Lee Ranaldo was always the Mr. Inside of Sonic Youth, as much an architect of the band's blinding, sheets of feedback guitar sound as Thurston Moore, as much a visual arts synthesiac as Kim Gordon, as offhandedly knowledgeable about pop and... Read More
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Sidi Toure - Alafia http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7774 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7774 Mon, 07 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Bill Meyer
Sidi Tour hails from Gao, a city in the northwestern sector of Mali, which has changed hands three times since March 2012. First Tuareg rebels booted out the Malian government; then Ansar Dine, the Islamist Tuareg movement, ejected the MNLA, a less ideologically unified confederation of... Read More
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Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7768 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7768 Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Adam Strohm
Daniel Lopatin's work as Oneohtrix Point Never initially made waves for its unabashed embrace of the softer sounds of new age and what was formerly considered cheesy synth schmaltz. Whether it was a musician staying true to the unhip sounds that inspired him, or an astute move made a few... Read More
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Kelley Stoltz - Double Exposure http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7769 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7769 Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Jennifer Kelly
Poor Kelley Stoltz. For seven full-lengths and about 15 years, he has been the ultimate songwriter's songwriter, a perennial touchstone, godfather and sometime producer for SF's lo-fi scene who still makes a living tending bar and selling records. He works in an endless cycle of melancholy... Read More
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Polvo - Siberia http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7770 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7770 Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Doug Mosurock
Some five years into a restarted career, Chapel Hill's Polvo introduces a much-needed corrective to the weak spot in its catalog, their initial swan song Shapes . The classic-rock muscle proffered on that stalled effort spelled out the message of a band that had gotten tired of... Read More
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The Dirtbombs - Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7771 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/7771 Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Nate Knaebel
Thanks to his time in The Gories more than 20 years back, Mick Collins will never fully shake his designation as a garage-punk elder statesman, but it takes the quickest of glances at his discography to understand that he is a considerably more diverse artist than what that cul de sac of a... Read More
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Listed: Stephan Mathieu http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1080 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1080 Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Dusted Magazine
Stephan Mathieu is a drummer who was seduced into the digital arts by the apparently limitless potential for transformation and control that was promised by computers. So while his work often has a voltage-activated radiance about it, it also celebrates the physical existence of antique things... Read More

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Listed: Ken Vandermark http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1079 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1079 Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Dusted Magazine
Ken Vandermark , stalwart of the Chicago improv scene and MacArthur Genius Grant-recipient, has been immersed in music since an early age. His father was a well-known jazz critic, and Vandermark's been performing since he started taking saxophone lessons at the age of 16 -- he also plays the... Read More

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Listed: Tony Molina http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1078 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1078 Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Dusted Magazine
For much of the past decade, San Francisco's Tony Molina has explored the boundaries of hyperbole in music. As an active member of the Bay Area punk scene, the 28-year-old has produced anything from thuggish, absurdly brief hardcore in Caged Animal, to Bach-inspired punk-pop in Ovens. On his... Read More

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Still Single: Vol. 9, No. 1 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1077 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1077 Thu, 02 May 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Dusted Magazine
Still Single Submission Guidelines Send vinyl (and only vinyl) with information about your pressing (quantity pressed, color vinyl, etc.) to: Doug Mosurock PO Box 3087 New York, NY 10185-3087 Hello, and welcome to this long-belated Dusted issue of Still Single . Truth be told, I... Read More

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R.I.P. George Jones http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1076 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1076 Sat, 27 Apr 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Ben Tausig
It is tempting to wax nostalgic about George Jones as a symbol of country music's erstwhile golden years. But he is an artist worth remembering in his own right, a musician who transcended the Nashville scene he so influenced. Molested until death by particularly insidious demons, Jones spent a... Read More

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Listed: Ellen Allien + Black Pus http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1075 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1075 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Dusted Magazine
Ellen Allien Ellen Allien is one of the most adventurous women in electronic music. The Berlin DJ has been spinning records for more than 20 years and releasing music on her own Bpitch Control (pronounced bitch control ) since the late 1990s. Over the years, her own electronic compositions... Read More

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Listed: Clint Mansell + Dawn McCarthy http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1074 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1074 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Dusted Magazine
Clint Mansell It's not often that a composer's soundtrack work runs rampant through popular culture, but that's what Clint Mansell's Lux terna did upon the release of Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream in 2000. The Kronos Quartet's dramatic interpretation became a staple on movie... Read More

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Listed: Cornershop + Widowspeak http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1073 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1073 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Dusted Magazine
Cornershop Tjinder Singh and Ben Ayres are probably sick of hearing this, but together they wrote one of the all-time great singles in Brimful of Asha. The rest of that album, When I Was Born for the 7th Time , is historically awesome as well. But that was 15 years ago now, and Singh/Ayres... Read More

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Listed: Matthew Friedberger + FaltyDL http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1072 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1072 Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:00:00 PST
by Dusted Magazine
Matthew Friedberger Matthew Friedberger is one-half of Fiery Furnaces, the sibling rock duo that perplexed indie fans for a good portion of the 2000s. Along with his sister, Eleanor, he constructed a playful, proggy pop that many feel peaked on the 2004 LP Blueberry Boat (others disagree)... Read More

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2012: Otis Hart http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1071 http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/1071 Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:00:00 PST
by Otis Hart
Attention spans are getting shorter and shorter these days. We're practically to the point where anyone who adds context to year-end lists is just wasting witticisms better strutted on Twitter. I'm not quite there yet (though I am saving some great material for @spotieotis ), so in the hopes of... Read More

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