Tom Moon http://krvs.org en First Listen: Cloud Boat, 'Model Of You' http://krvs.org/post/first-listen-cloud-boat-model-you "The madness runs in cycles," Tom Clarke sings forebodingly in "The Glow," one of the highlights of the U.K. duo <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/305887117/cloud-boat-carmine">Cloud Boat</a>'s second album. The music rushes along, propelled by the high-efficiency tick of a drum loop, but there's no trace of madness or even anxiety in his voice. Instead, Clarke radiates priestly calm as he gives listeners a set of vague, odd instructions: "Take some of these candles," he intones darkly, as if calling from some Middle Ages theater. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:03:00 +0000 Tom Moon 50389 at http://krvs.org First Listen: Cloud Boat, 'Model Of You' Album Review: 'Ultraviolence' http://krvs.org/post/album-review-ultraviolence Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Hollywood sadcore is a term singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey came up with to describe her dark, moody pop songs. They're also full of old movie references. The 27-year-old returns this week with a follow-up to her 2012 breakthrough, "Born To Die." That album sold more than a million copies in the U.S. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:22:00 +0000 Tom Moon 49671 at http://krvs.org Album Review: 'While You Were Sleeping' http://krvs.org/post/album-review-while-you-were-sleeping Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, BYLINE: A jazz singer for the hip-hop generation - that's how Jose James was described after he released his first album last year for the famed Blue Note record label. James has now released a follow-up. It's called, While You Were Sleeping. And reviewer Tom Moon says the 35-year-old shows phenomenal growth.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING")<p>JOSE JAMES: (Singing) Shadows long upon my face. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Tom Moon 49605 at http://krvs.org Take 75: Great Solos In Blue Note Records History http://krvs.org/post/take-75-great-solos-blue-note-records-history Blue Note Records has been many things over the course of its 75 years: a label responsible for blinding jazz innovations, a home for the titans of hard bop and soul jazz, a place for smart, sly, jazz-inflected pop creations.<p>One constant running throughout its history is improvisation. Its records have showcased jazz soloing in every possible mood and temperament. Thu, 29 May 2014 00:58:00 +0000 Tom Moon & Patrick Jarenwattananon 48379 at http://krvs.org Take 75: Great Solos In Blue Note Records History Is The 'Xscape' Deluxe Version Worth It? 3 Words: Michael Jackson Demos http://krvs.org/post/xscape-deluxe-version-worth-it-three-words-michael-jackson-demos When he died in June 2009, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16782748/michael-jackson">Michael Jackson</a> left behind a trove of unfinished recordings — some were released on the 2010 album <em>Michael</em>, while many more were left behind because they were in rough demo form. Tue, 13 May 2014 19:10:00 +0000 Tom Moon 47365 at http://krvs.org Is The 'Xscape' Deluxe Version Worth It? 3 Words: Michael Jackson Demos