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CD Review: Genetic druGs w. Short Wave “Worldradio” Sounds

Genetic drugsArtist: Genetic druGs
Title: Worldradio (short wave radio surfing 1984-1999)
Label: Pharma Tunes (Germany)
Genre: Worldmusic – Downtempo – Electronica – Original Soundtrack

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Review by Dawoud Kringle

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CD Review: THE CHRISTOPH IRNIGER TRIO (Switzerland) – Jazz from Another Perspective

The Christoph Irniger TrioArtist: CHRISTOPH IRNIGER TRIO
Title: Octopus
Label:  Intakt Records
Genre: jazz

Review by Dawoud Kringle

Zürich born bandleader and tenor saxophonist Christoph Irniger studied at the Musikhochschule Luzern with Christian Grab and Nat Su, Irniger founded the Christoph Irniger Quartet / Trio, the bands Pilgrim and Cowboys from Hell, and was sideman and co-leader of NoReduce, R.I.S.S. and the Lucerne Jazz Orchestra. The Christoph Irniger Trio has performed in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, and the US.

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CD Review: The Bombay Royale… a musical romp through the mythology of cinema music born of the blending of eastern and western subcultures

The Bombay RoyaleArtist: The Bombay Royale
Title: The Island of Dr. Electro
Label: HopeStreet Recordings
Genre: synthesizing Indian classical and folk music with Western styles such as surf, rock and disco/soundtrack

CD Review by Dawoud Kringle

Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2010 by musical director and saxophonist Andy Williamson, The Bombay Royale is an 11-piece Australian band fronted by singers Parvyn Kaur Singh and Shourov Bhattacharya. Taking soundtracks of 1960’s and 1970’s Bollywood movies as their main source of inspiration, their music synthesizes Indian classical and folk music with Western styles such as surf, rock and disco. In their beginning, they played covers of popular Hindi songs from the 60s and 70s. They have since composed and performed original music.

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CD Review: Kali Z. Fasteau’s “Piano Rapture”…new works on piano

Kali Z. Fasteau CDArtist: Kali Z. Fasteau
Title: Piano Rapture
Label: Flying Note Rec
Genre: jazz/improv

CD Review by Matt Cole

Kali Z. Fasteau is an accomplished composer and multi-instrumentalist, having traveled all over the world learning and playing various woodwind and string instruments and absorbing the music of the many places she has lived and created. On Piano Rapture, she returns to her first instrument, presenting nearly an hour of spontaneous compositions for both solo piano and small ensemble. Her collaborators on this project include reed players Kidd Jordan, L. Mixashawn Rozie, and J.D. Parran; and percussionist Ron McBee.

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