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- (World Circuit)Orchestra Baobab have enjoyed an extraordinary career. In the 1970s they shook up the music scene in Senegal with their unique, lilting blend of traditional African influences and Afro-Cuban dance styles. Then they broke up for 16 years, before returning in 2001 to be hailed as cult heroes. This is only the third new studio album they have released since then, and their first in a decade, following a series of personnel changes. Guitarist Barthélemy Attisso has left to conc
- Twenty years after a Britpop-obsessed music press drove them out of town, the re-formed band’s sound can be heard in the music of everyone from Tame Impala to the 1975. Not that their kids are impressedRachel Goswell can’t pinpoint the exact moment the music press turned on Slowdive. But she knows it was sometime between 1991, when Melody Maker described an early EP as “impossible, immaculate and serene”, and 1993, when a writer from the same publication said he would &ld
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- We go on set with Tom and Serge and their alter egos Noel Fielding and Stephen Graham...
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- Theatre Royal, GlasgowKaren Cargill is a ravishingly vulnerable Judith to Robert Hayward’s subtle Bluebeard, but a newly devised prequel, The 8th Door, feels aimless and triteWhat to do with Bluebeard’s Castle? Bartók’s single-act opera is so devastatingly complete, so ravaging in musical and emotional impact, that it needs nothing more or less than what unfolds within its own beautiful, horrifying arch. But opera companies like a double-bill. There are prosaic reasons,
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- With his third album of covers, Dylan is a dependable connoisseur, whose choices illuminate his own compositions
(Columbia)With his third album of covers in a row – this one a 30-song extravaganza of old favourites such as Sentimental Journey, As Time Goes By and Stormy Weather – the casual observer might assume that Bob Dylan is subjecting his long-suffering fans’ forbearance to its most stringent test since 2009’s Christmas album. But on Triplicate – as it was wit
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(Signum)Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues pay tribute to JS Bach, but are they parodies? Sometimes they sound it. Peter Donohoe doesn’t think so. Even where Shostakovich’s music is often mined for sarcasm or coded messages, Donohoe treats these piano miniatures with utmost sincerity. His new recording of the complete set isn’t introspective or showy; it isn’t overly reverent or sensationalist. Above all his playing is frank, sometimes to the point
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- La Nuova Musica/Bates/Crowe/Mead(Harmonia Mundi)I was excited about this recording because it features two of my favourite baroque voices of the moment – countertenor Tim Mead and soprano Lucy Crowe, but it turns out the instrumental playing is just as enticing. La Nuova Musica, under David Bates, sound lush and languid in two of Bach’s alto cantatas (BWV 54 & 170). They let phrases sigh and breathe and supply a decent amount of bass under properly expressive melodic lines. In Pe
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The LA band are a good proposition live, especially dynamic drummer Stella Mozgawa. Though they sound decorative, it’s not twee or wispySometimes success is a puzzle: why should one band triumph, rather than another, similar sounding one? Warpaint make very pleasant dreampop records, but so do plenty of bands. Yet the California quartet are way out in front, and it’s hard to hear why. Until you see them live. Then it starts to make sense.
As a band, they’re a
- Multi-Story Orchestra/Stark etc(NMC) Kate Whitley co-founded the Multi-Story Orchestra in a car park in Peckham, London, with several intentions, chief among them getting an audience closer to the music they were hearing and away from ingrained listening habits of the concert hall. A similar drive seems to underpin the unpretentious, appealingly vigorous and visceral music she writes.Related: Orchestral manoeuvres in the car parkContinue reading...
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Goldfrapp: Silver Eye review – a decent but unsurprising return to synthpop | Alexis Petridis's album of the weekTheir first few years saw a series of radical transformations, but as the duo return to synthpop, another big shift – and adventure – is overdueGoldfrapp’s seventh album seems fascinated by the subject of transformation. A song inspired by a documentary about transgender children – “become the one you know you are,” urges its chorus – rubs shoulders with a song in which a man turns into a tiger. It’s not entirely clear whether this second change is
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(Capriccio) There could be the dramatic skeleton of an opera lurking beneath the cantata veneer of The Spectre’s Bride, Dvořák’s choral work which was commissioned for the 1885 Birmingham festival but first tried out in the Bohemian city of Pilsen a few months earlier. Based on a poem by Karel Jaromír Erben, about a young girl who is abducted by a ghost she believes to be the spirit
- Josh Tillman says he has given himself permission to self-destruct again. He talks about turning his latest album, Pure Comedy, into an ‘insane’ musical – and why Trump’s victory was like the Gen-X humour he was weaned on ‘having a cruel orgasm’ in his mindOne wintry evening in London, Josh Tillman, the American singer-songwriter better known as Father John Misty, is sitting on a hotel balcony and talking about Leaving LA, the intensely personal 13-minute-long
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- A reader waxes lyrical in taking us through a playlist from your suggestions. BB King, Frank Sinatra and New Radicals all featureHere is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from your suggestions after last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series works at the end of the piece.Confucius aside, and having lived with them for a few days poring over your nominations for this playlist, I find the proverb typically English: conservativ
- No genre of music is better suited to soundtracking the growing pains of teenagers and – as Riverdale proves – it’s still being wrung for every last noteIn the US, Riverdale returns on Thursday to bring us closer to solving the ultimate prime-time mystery: who among us truly cares about Archie Andrews’ music career? Not that Archie’s music-centric storyline is entirely Riverdale’s fault. Sure, he performed in a shirt and tie at his high school’s variety
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- The New York apartment where Bowie lived in the 90s is on the market – and his piano’s included in the priceIf you’re still mourning David Bowie, and want something to remember him by, then there’s one unique piece of Bowie memorabilia you might be interested in. The only drawback? It will cost you the thick end of $6.5m.The item in question is David Bowie’s old three-bedroom apartment in New York, in which he lived from 1992 to 2002 with his second wife, Iman. It i
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- We caught up with the Finnish singer songwriter to find out a little bit more about her and her music...
- With Afrobeats fever currently in full swing, with the likes of Wizkid and Burna Boy flying the flag internationally, UK Afrobeats kingpin Afro B announces his curated compilation album ‘MOVES’.
- Following her previous two stellar releases ‘Back To My Love’ and ‘Warm’, British singing and songwriting wonder-girl Becky Hill returns with her brand new track ‘Rude Love’ and she certainly doesn’t disappoint.
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- The singer was buried near his mother’s grave in a small, private funeral serviceGeorge Michael’s funeral took place in London on Wednesday, when he was buried near his mother, Lesley, in Highgate cemetery in north London.Michael’s spokesperson released a statement confirming the funeral had taken place: “Family and close friends gathered for the small, private ceremony to say goodbye to their beloved son, brother and friend. Continue reading...
- Pop superstar joins Solange, Barry Gibb, the xx, Biffy Clyro, Stormzy and the Jacksons down on Worthy FarmGlastonbury has announced its first swath of artists for this year’s festival at Worthy Farm from 21-25 June, with 83 acts confirmed in addition to the three headliners, Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran.Joining the headliners are a selection of pop and indie royalty – Katy Perry makes her Glastonbury debut, and Barry Gibb is taking the Sunday teatime “legend” sl
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