2012 Archive

  • Cosmic Fragments #56 by Cosmic Fragments on Mixcloud Welcome back to Cosmic Fragments, the home of eclectic music radio on the internet. This week we have a magnificent new album...

    Cosmic Fragments #56

    Cosmic Fragments #56 by Cosmic Fragments on Mixcloud Welcome back to Cosmic Fragments, the home of eclectic music radio on the internet. This week we have a magnificent new album...

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  • Has anyone ever sounded as joyous as Jimmy Cliff when expressing such deep concern for the state of the world? Now aged 64, the reggae superstar sounds as socially engaged as ever...

    jimmy Cliff – Rebirth

    Has anyone ever sounded as joyous as Jimmy Cliff when expressing such deep concern for the state of the world? Now aged 64, the reggae superstar sounds as socially engaged as ever...

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  • Cosmic Fragments #55 by Cosmic Fragments on Mixcloud Welcome back to episode 55 of Cosmic Fragments, the home of eclectic music on the internet. This week we have our usual...

    Cosmic Fragments #55

    Cosmic Fragments #55 by Cosmic Fragments on Mixcloud Welcome back to episode 55 of Cosmic Fragments, the home of eclectic music on the internet. This week we have our usual...

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  • Lorn celebrates his switch from LA’s Brainfeeder label to its kindred UK spirit, Ninja Tune, with his follow-up to 2010’s Nothing Else, a landmark album of twisted electronics and cracked...

    Lorn – Ask the Dust

    Lorn celebrates his switch from LA’s Brainfeeder label to its kindred UK spirit, Ninja Tune, with his follow-up to 2010’s Nothing Else, a landmark album of twisted electronics and cracked...

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  • Cosmic Fragments #54 by Cosmic Fragments on Mixcloud Welcome back to a rather belated episode 54 of Cosmic Fragments, the home of eclectic music radio on Mixcloud. This week we...

    Cosmic Fragments #54

    Cosmic Fragments #54 by Cosmic Fragments on Mixcloud Welcome back to a rather belated episode 54 of Cosmic Fragments, the home of eclectic music radio on Mixcloud. This week we...

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  • It’s hard to place Alt-J. Originally from Leeds, they spend their time in a Cambridgeshire basement making their own brand of uniquely dubbed “folk-step”. However, the noises that An Awesome...

    Alt-J – An Awesome Wave

    It’s hard to place Alt-J. Originally from Leeds, they spend their time in a Cambridgeshire basement making their own brand of uniquely dubbed “folk-step”. However, the noises that An Awesome...

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  • On 2011’s Rome, singer Norah Jones, producer Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton, guitarist Jack White and film score composer Daniele Luppi paid homage to old Italo-Western movies with twinkling chimes, twangy guitar riffs, and notable vocal...

    Norah Jones – Little Broken Hearts

    On 2011’s Rome, singer Norah Jones, producer Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton, guitarist Jack White and film score composer Daniele Luppi paid homage to old Italo-Western movies with twinkling chimes, twangy guitar riffs, and notable vocal...

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  • Having recently divorced his wife of six years, it’s tempting to interpretJack White’s debut solo album as his very own version of Dylan’s breakup classic, Blood on the Tracks. After all, with its...

    Jack White – Blunderbuss

    Having recently divorced his wife of six years, it’s tempting to interpretJack White’s debut solo album as his very own version of Dylan’s breakup classic, Blood on the Tracks. After all, with its...

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  • After the breakthrough of 2010’s Chamber Music Society, the album which saw bassist-vocalist Esperanza Spalding grab a Best New Artist Grammy as Justin Bieber’s publicists wondered, “Who’s she?” comes the tricky business of, “What’s next?” Jazz...

    Esperanza Spalding – Radio Music Society

    After the breakthrough of 2010’s Chamber Music Society, the album which saw bassist-vocalist Esperanza Spalding grab a Best New Artist Grammy as Justin Bieber’s publicists wondered, “Who’s she?” comes the tricky business of, “What’s next?” Jazz...

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