Album Reviews

Alsarah & The Nubatones - Manara (Wonderwheel Recordings)

Yours truly got to know Sudanese-American Sarah Mohamed Abunama-Elgadi aka Alsarah in 2013 thanks to 'Aljawal', a...


Suga Roy & & The Fireball Crew + Conrad Crystal & Zareb - Honoring The Kings Of Reggae (Fire Ball Records/Dibyz)

For 'Honoring The Kings Of Reggae' Suga Roy and Conrad Crystal, joined for the occasion by Zareb, rehash the idea...


The Klezmatics - Apikorsim/Heretics (World Village/Harmonia Mundi)

For 'Apikorsim/Heretics' The Klezmatics got back to basics. Stronger even, this is the New York based band's first...


Çiğdem Aslan - A Thousand Cranes (Asphalt Tango Records)

For the successor of 2013's acclaimed 'Mortissa', Çiğdem Aslan slightly shifts the focus from Turkey to...


Various Artists - Derrick Harriott Reggae Funk & Soul 1969-1975 (Dub Store Records)

Dub Store Records continues to deliver excellent compilations as if they were hot cakes. With 'Derrick Harriott...


Pablo Moses - The Revolutionary Years 1975-83 (Grounded Music/Socadisc)

In recent years 'Revolutionary Dream', 'A Song', 'Pave The Way' and 'In The Future', the four albums that still form...


Koro Fyah - Rough Diamond EP (Bebble Rock Music)

Bebble Rock Music already introduced us to Kabaka Pyramid on a previous occasion and is now presenting this 'Rough...


Flavia Coelho - Sonho Real (Le Label/Pias/World Village)

For those who in these grey autumn months are still is looking for a ray of sunshine, 'Sonho Real' ("real dream"),...


Yellam - The Musical Train (Irie Ites Records)

Yellam's 'The Musical Train' was already announced last year with the 'Get On Board' EP, but is now finally ready to...


Volodia - Un Pied Sur Terre (Baco Records)

Paul Le Maire aka Volodia made a name for himself as a member of French reggae/hip-hop trio Phases Cachées,...


Acid Arab - Musique De France (Crammed Discs)

If you're a fan of Omar Souleyman's version of Syrian dabke music, you should definitely check out 'Musique De...


Terrakota - Oxalá (Self-published/Zephyrus Records)

Six years after 'World Massala' and a serious change in lineup (after the departure of vocalist Romi, the band...


Various Artists - Kenya Special Volume Two: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & ' 80s (Soundway Records)

Three years after the release of 'Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s',...


Danakil - La Rue Raisonne (Baco Records)

Two years after 'Entre Les Lignes' French reggae pride Danakil return with a new long player. The fact France has...


Mawyd - Plant The Seed (Khanti Records/Harmonia Mundi)

With 'Plant The Seed' Mawyd, a five-piece band from Bordeaux, presents a successor for their 2012 debut 'Look At The...


Jah9 - 9 (VP Records)

Fans of numerology can indulge to this '9', the new long player by Janine Cunningham aka Jah9, because where this...


Clinton Fearon - This Morning (Chapter Two Records/Wagram)

Recently we received some worrying messages about Clinton Fearon's health (don't panic he has recovered and is about...


AMJ Collective meets RSD - Sky Blue Love (Astar)

For 'Sky Blue Love' AMJ Collective and RSD joined forces. AMJ are Andy Clarke (drums), Mark Spence (bass) and John...


Various Artists - Merritone Rock Steady 1 & 2 (Dub Store Records)

If you want to know where The Frightnrs got the inspiration for 'Nothing More To Say', we can highly recommend these...


Dub Inc. - So What (Diversité)

With 'So What' Dub Inc. reacts to the series of tragic events that have been hitting France for quite a while now....