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All Songs Considered
9:47 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Viking's Choice: Locrian Summons The 'Wrath Of Heaven'

Locrian.
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If the wrath of heaven sounds anything like Locrian, then archangel Michael has been digging into the prog-rock bin lately. The loosely Chicago-based trio has always had grand ambition, dissolving and rebuilding the darker sounds of ambient, noise and metal on its own and in several collaborations (Mammifer, Christoph Heeman and Horseback among them). Return to Annihilation continues in that vein, but is far more rhythmic, hypnotic and Popol Vuh-lic.

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The Record
7:03 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Five Musicians Who Make Borrowing Sound Original

Valerie June's first album, Pushin' Against A Stone, will be out in August.
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Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 9:35 am

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World Cafe
4:02 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Latin Roots: Canto Cardenche, The Sound Of Sorrow

Los Cardencheros De Sapioriz, a group that keeps the canto cardenche tradition alive.
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Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 4:59 pm

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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
1:47 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Kenny Barron And Dave Holland On JazzSet

Kenny Barron.
John Sann Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 3:00 pm

On June 9, 2013, Kenny Barron turned 70 — and he was celebrated in style. The pianist, composer and National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master has booked a week-long residency with his quartet at the Village Vanguard in New York and a live WBGO/NPR webcast on June 5.

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Alt.Latino
1:20 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

This Week On Alt.Latino: Fresh New Music From Colombia, Cuba And More

We can't get enough of Argentine singer Natalia Clavier's new album, Lumen.
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Originally published on Mon June 17, 2013 9:58 am

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