· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · August
· · · · 30 (3 entries)

Afro Celt Sound System · One of the nicest ways to find out about good new mu­sic is to hear it while you’re shop­ping in the record store. I picked up this one that af­ter­noon in San Fran be­cause they were play­ing it re­al loud in the Vir­gin store and I knew I had to have it. This record­ing by Afro Celt is called POD (Real World 7243 597526 0 0) and it’s a col­lec­tion of remix­es. Oc­ca­sion­al­ly they stum­ble in­to world-music clichés, and a cou­ple of the tracks are just son­ic wall­pa­per; but very pret­ty wall­pa­per. The fla­vor is more Afro than Celt and oc­ca­sion­al­ly the pipes or pen­ny whis­tle or what­ev­er don’t quite make it with the djem­bes, but usu­al­ly they do, and the sound is gen­er­al­ly glo­ri­ous. Plus it came with a DVD of the band per­form­ing, and they seem like some damn hot stuff, I’ll go see ’em if I get a chance.
Sun Gets Rollerized · Dave John­son, head Roller wran­gler, is com­ing to work for Sun. One of the re­mark­able things about Roller is that it’s all been built as an after-hours pro­jec­t. No longer.
Grass · When we were in Saskatchewan ear­li­er this mon­th, I didn’t (un­like last year) get many in­ter­est­ing Prairie snap­shot­s; a pity, be­cause it’s al­ways a feast for the eye­s. But I got two ...
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