Articles by Ljubinko Zivkovic
Deciding whether you want to pick up Dancehall and their The Band depends on what you feel at the moment and whether you want to pick up an energy drink or this album, or, preferably, whether you need to irritate your neighbours, at least for half an hour.
Serpentwithfeet just made sure I open my best of the year list a bit earlier this time around.
Dobrowolski has come up with a set of beautiful music that transcends the terms as modern classical, ambient or ‘video games music, for that matter.
Portico Quartet comes up with a set of musical sketches that stand on their own merit.
Will from The Goats comes up with a short, sharp and weird one.
Taking the paths already taken works well for Sydney, Australia quintet Turtle Skull.
With Malkmus, it was always everything in between but done with style and aplomb, making it sound like that was exactly the way it should.
Norway’s Emmerhof & The Melancholy Babies show that you can change styles on an album and still maintain the quality of the music.
The Sea and Cake, the best jazz/pop band around are back with a new album after a six-year absence.
One of the more impressive psych Americana albums of the year so far.
Tame Impala and Pond member Jay Watson proves himself on his own with his fourth album as GUM.
If you are under the impression that Patrick Grant’s name doesn’t sound too familiar, you are probably wrong, as certainly I was that he had only two (most recent albums. Grant was and still is all over the musical scale, having played or having musical associations with the list of names that range from Robert Fripp and John Cage on one end of the spectrum to Billy Joel and Quincy Jones on the other.
Okkervil River goes pop and still comes up with the goods.
Keith Kenniff, also known as Goldmund comes up with yet another intriguing minimalist ambient album.
Albuquerque New Mexico travels to nether regions of The Balkans and wins.
You can label the new Kim Richey album as any form of country Americana, but it is actually all of them and more.
Frenchman Norman Would does his Mark Lanegan and Howe Gelb influences proud.
An interesting experimental variation on the theme “we’re all equal under the sun”, with very listenable results.
Antwerp’s Flying Horsemen come up with an album you can always play before you go to bed when you wish to get rid of any possible nightmares.
Shama shows on “Truth BeTold” what true genre fusion should sound like, live or in studio.
Cloud’s new album “Plays With Fire” is a perfect cross between Jonathan Richman and Galaxie 500 with an assertive personal touch