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The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

When projects attempt to be conceptual in both their style and purpose, there arises a sensitive area where criticism has difficulty retreating from the subjective to the objective. What we define as “quality” is premeditated b...
 
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Brooklyn’s Favorite Library

Continuing with the stream of CMJ-bound artists, The Library are a bit different from what many expect at a festival of CMJ’s often frenetic vein. Often popular for artists that tout theatrical art-rock, synth-pounding da...

 
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The Technology of Midnight Juggernauts

It would be nice if all New Yorkers were given next week off for the sake of new music. CMJ’s Music Marathon is already intimidating enough with hundreds of artists on the roster, so with classes and work getting in the w...
 
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Tim Williams’ Careful Love

On the heels of next week’s CMJ festival in NYC, Tim Williams is exemplary of the local favorites you are bound to find there. The Brooklyn-based songwriter caught one of his first breaks at CMJ in 2004, shortly after his...

 
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The First Impression of a Total Babe

The importance of a first impression is something that has been stressed since humanity’s inception, with philosophers as early as Socrates noting its role in developing biases. Subsequent eras such as the Tudor period, E...
 
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UltraChorus Goes Ultra-Def

We are producers. We make music for you. This is what UltraChorus convey on their web site, almost sounding like they cater to artists more than listeners in doing so. Such circumstances have the likelihood of create hazardous ...

 
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A Real Life Aficionado

To describe Aficionado as a sudden output of energy would probably the most accurate, as I doubt many bands possess the cumulative energy of this aspiring ten-piece from upstate New York. Ten members who play everything from ex...
 
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Obscure Sound: Best of September 2009

Thanks to all those that participated in last week’s survey. I am always looking for ways to improve the site and unbiased, constructive criticism is always welcome as a means to make this place better. Three opinions tha...

 
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Jesus H. Foxx Matter

Identifying the differences between concise indie-rock and avant-garde developments are more complex than analyzing track’s duration and selection of instrumentation. There are supremely talented musicians in each spectru...
 
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Come Sing These Crippled Tunes

The Cubical recorded their debut album during the humid Californian summer, complemented by the production skills of a veteran in Dave Sardy whose resume includes Johnny Cash and The Rolling Stones. A reputable producer, a stud...