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Album Review: David Karsten Daniels’ Fear of Flying

David Karsten Daniels Fear of Flying (Fat Cat) During the months of writing and recording Fear of Flying, I imagine that there was a copy of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' On Death and Dying, and a Bible, complete with ink-smudged family tree frontispiece, sitting on David Karsten Daniels' bedside table. Daniels' fifth album, home recorded like all …

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Album Reviews: Barzin’s My Life in Rooms and Unwed Sailor’s The White Ox

Barzin My Life in Rooms (Montreme Records) Even though Canadian songwriter Barzin Hosseini has been writing sleepy, introspective music for over a decade, making another record of slow-tempoed, country-tinged rock remains a risky proposition simply because so many artists—Low, Ida, and Mazzy Star to name a few—have trod this ground before. Barzin, however, seems aware …

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New Music Survey: New Flesh

Artist: New Flesh Album: Universally Dirty Label: Stones Throw Release Date: Summer 2006 Attempts at Comparison: Buju Banton, The Roots, Dizzee Rascal, Early Nas, Royksopp, Sage Francis, Crystal Method Adjectives: Original, Hard-hitting, Gravely, Justifiably dirty, Artfully strained, diverse Nouns: Dancehall, British Grime, Dub, Delay, Attention to Detail, Four-on-the-floor, Night, Coughing Notable Musicians: Juice Aleem, Toastie …

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