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Derek Gripper’s Music from Mali...

We are told that DerekGripper is the only guitarist in the world who can do justice to the complex, unique music of...

Derek Gripper’s Music from Mali
posted on: Jun 7, 2012 | author: Chris

Spookpsalms, Piet Botha

Spookpsalms (2011) A weary effortlessness imbues Piet Botha’s first Afrikaans studio album for eight years. It’s...

Spookpsalms, Piet Botha
posted on: Apr 2, 2012 | author: Chris

Van Coke Kartel: Wie’s Bang

Only the very best bands can effortlessly blend the raw, angry veneer of powerful rock ’n roll with the complexity...

Van Coke Kartel: Wie’s Bang
posted on: Mar 23, 2012 | author: Chris

Mud Ensemble 1993 – 1999

Mud Ensemble hail from a time and mindspace when it was okay to take yourself seriously as a musician. Personnel...

Mud Ensemble 1993 – 1999
posted on: Jan 16, 2012 | author: Chris

Farryl Purkiss’ Fruitbats

The default comparison for Farryl Purkiss, much favoured by lazy music journalists, is Jack Johnson. This appears to...

Farryl Purkiss’ Fruitbats
posted on: Dec 7, 2011 | author: Chris

Six Winters of Laurie Levine

Oh Brother, the opening track on Six Winters, is a sad, naked declaration of a stymied present and a mooted intent....

Six Winters of Laurie Levine
posted on: Dec 7, 2011 | author: Chris

The Leopard

The less said about the food desert that is Johannesburg the better, and no, that’s not a spelling mistake. So I was...

The Leopard
posted on: Nov 24, 2011 | author: Chris

Mr Cat and The Jackal

Think Gogol Bordello meets The Tiger Lilies, with a touch of Beirut, and you have a fair potted reference for the...

Mr Cat and The Jackal
posted on: Jun 27, 2011 | author: Chris

Taxi Violence: Long Way From Home

Taxi Violence: Long Way from Home (Unplugged) There have been a few snide remarks about the wisdom of doing an ...

Taxi Violence: Long Way From Home
posted on: Jun 27, 2011 | author: Chris

Mooseknucklehead Music

Says it all, really. Mrs B The Milkshake Revolution “Your girlfriend is sweet/ your girlfriend likes to go down on...

Mooseknucklehead Music
posted on: May 27, 2011 | author: Chris

aKing’s Red-blooded years

Sometimes, listening to an aKing song, I can’t help imagining that the vocalist is singing off a...

aKing’s Red-blooded years
posted on: May 8, 2011 | author: Chris

Sombre beauty from Black Hotels

There are very few wasted moments on a Black Hotels album. Every word means something necessary to the song and every...

Sombre beauty from Black Hotels
posted on: May 7, 2011 | author: Chris

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