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One Voice, Nine Personalities-- Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a Show Review

One Voice, Nine Personalities– Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a Show Review

Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a 9-piece traditional South African choir, who perform in the Isicathamiya style, that has attained legendary status at this point. The all male ensemble has been performing for 57 years now with a rotating roster of members, predominantly from the Shabalala family. Ladysmith was catapulted to international fame in 1986, when...
An Interview with Full of Hell

An Interview with Full of Hell

  Full of Hell is an experimental hardcore band that lies somewhere in the realms of powerviolence, sludge metal, and grindcore. Their sound is hard to classify into a distinct genre category, which is a refreshing feat in the hardcore scene. When it comes down to it, Full of Hell’s experimental and collaborative nature sets...
"Process" by Sampha -- An Album Review

“Process” by Sampha — An Album Review

Sampha’s solo debut, Process, is dynamic and meditative, and showcases Sampha’s ability as a solo musician, as he successfully transitions from his role as a backup singer and “featured” vocalist into the front man. Sampha was featured on some of the most critically and commercially successful releases of 2016, providing vocals for Kanye West, Frank...
For dead friends and heroes -- an interview with William Basinski

For dead friends and heroes — an interview with William Basinski

William Basinski’s newest work, “A Shadow in Time”, is for dead friends and heroes. The first track, “For David Robert Jones”, is an ambient eulogy for David Bowie that utilizes a rethought aesthetic for Basinski, and “A Shadow in Time” is a droning work that celebrates the life of friends that Basinski has lost. I...
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