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Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Anne Müller’s “Heliopause”

After a great many collaborations, Anne Müller’s first solo album is radically solo. In writing, recording, a...

By Willie McDonagh | December 08, 2019
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Willie Reviews Cate Le Bon and Bradford Cox’s “Myths 004”

  Cate Le Bon and Bradford Cox’s collaborative EP Myths 004 drags them both away from the ideal of a polished...

By Willie McDonagh | November 11, 2019
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Willie Reviews Meara O’Reilly’s “Hockets for Two Voices”

  Composer Meara O’Reilly’s Hockets for Two Voices bets it all on a single compositional technique, and...

By Willie McDonagh | November 07, 2019
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Willie Reviews Mary Halvorson and John Dieterich’s “A Tangle of Stars”

  Guitarists Mary Halvorson of Code Girl and John Dieterich of Deerhoof come together on a series of endearingly st...

By Willie McDonagh | October 28, 2019
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Willie Reviews Bill Orcutt’s “Odds Against Tomorrow”

  On guitarist Bill Orcutt’s second solo electric album, Odds Against Tomorrow, he plays blues that go nowher...

By Willie McDonagh | October 24, 2019
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Willie Reviews Richard Dawson’s “2020”

  Trusted bard Richard Dawson has the courage to see into the present-future and pull out its most incongruous, uns...

By Willie McDonagh | October 21, 2019
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Willie Reviews Kim Gordon’s “No Home Record”

  You could pursue meditation and seek a clear mind, or else you could just do what the rest of us do and let Kim G...

By Willie McDonagh | October 18, 2019
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Willie Reviews Wilco’s “Ode to Joy”

  In Chicago’s Lincoln Park, a statue stands of Friedrich Schiller, author of “Ode to Joy.” Chica...

By Willie McDonagh | October 10, 2019
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Willie Reviews Boris’ “LφVE & EVφL”

  Boris is not going anywhere! The Japanese rock trio has stayed together to make another record for us called L&ph...

By Willie McDonagh | October 09, 2019
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Willie Reviews Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, and Jesse Paris Smith’s “Songs from the Bardo”

  Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, Jesse Paris Smith come together on Songs from the Bardo not to guide a dead sou...

By Willie McDonagh | October 06, 2019
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Willie Reviews Michael Vincent Waller’s “Moments”

  Moments collects composer Michael Vincent Waller’s compositions for piano (performed by R. Andrew Lee) and ...

By Willie McDonagh | October 04, 2019
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Willie Reviews Nahawa Doumbia’s “La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 1”

  Awesome Tapes From Africa’s reissue of Wassoulou singer Nahawa Doumbia’s first recording reintroduces...

By Willie McDonagh | October 03, 2019