Album Reviews

Vancouver based, Alvaro Rojas’ new album, “Gran Kasa” (released June 2020) features an all-star cast of Canadian jazz and improv musicians, as well as vocals by Grammy award winning Peruvian singer, Susana Baca. Straightaway, Rojas sets the bar high on ‘Little Bell’, a blazing hot jazz-salsa composition featuring Meredith Bates and Peggy Lee on strings. […]

Greg Fox’s “Contact” for RVNG INTL is a rhythmic flurry, harkening back to the epic outros of Rock n Roll classics, the complex and quirky patterns of Matmos, the insanely fast tempos of Black Metal, and the overdubbed chaotic-grooves of Miles Davis’s “Live-Evil.” “Contact” sees Fox using any and all percussive instruments, from crashing trash […]

For several years now, Beliefs member Jesse Crowe has performed solo as Praises. It is an outlet for their more personal statements in music. Lucky for all of us. ‘EP THREE’ finds Crowe bold and confident, as they create dark, atmospheric spaces into which we are invited. Our acceptance is hesitant because these spaces are […]

All things Cold War may now be cool, but the lads at OKGB definitely have their tongue in cheek in using Soviet-era propaganda as the motif for their latest album. There’s nothing here at all that references communism or the USSR. Instead we have a delightful collection of quirky garage pop tunes, delivered in artsy, […]


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