Album Reviews

Jahneration - Jahneration (Ovastand/Kuroneko)

This self-titled album is the long player debut of Jahneration, two young lions from Paris. Thanks to YouTube and...


Tao Ravao & Thomas Laurent - Au Bout Du Petit Matin ... (Buda Musique)

For this new long player Malagasy multi-instrumentalist Tao Ravao - Ravao debuted on the mandolin, then switched to...


Ras Midas - Rastaman In Exile (JML Records)

More than thirty years after its original release, Ras Midas is finally presenting a reissue of his iconic 'Rastaman...


Various Artists - Macondo Revisitado (Vampisoul/Munster Records)

As subtitle 'The Roots Of Subtropical Music In Uruguay 1975-1979' already implies, for 'Macondo Revisitado',...


Shiny Roots - Sabor A Libertad EP (Self-published)

If you're one of the thousands of annual tourists spending their summer holidays at the Costa Blanca, you can now...


Jstar - Stand To Order (Jstar Records/Self-published)

The music addicts among you will undoubtedly already be familiar with John Ayers aka Jstar, as in the recent years...


Nilamayé - Las Flores Del Sol + Pixvae - Pixvae (Buda Musique)

'Las Flores Del Sol' immediately evokes memories of the work of the queen of Afro-Colombian music: Toto La Momposina,...


Shishani & The Namibian Tales - Itaala (Mundus Production)

With 'Itaala' Belgian-Namibian Shishani Vranckx attempts to put the musical traditions of her motherland - Shishani...


Black Omolo - Roots N Dub EP (Self-published)

Black Omolo was born in Kenya but has been living in Rotterdam in The Netherlands since the age of six. After 'Love...


Nilza Costa - Roots (FonoFabrique)

For the successor of her 2014 effort 'Revolution, Rivoluzione, Revolução', Nilza Costa focused on her...


Kottarashky - Cats, Dogs And Ghosts (Asphalt Tango Records)

With 'Cats, Dogs And Ghosts' Kottarashky takes us to the imaginary Sofia district in New York, where the soundtrack a...


Gaye Su Akyol - Hologram Imparatorluğu (Glitterbeat Records)

'Hologram Imparatorluğu' is the second album by Turkish singer-songwriter Gaye Su Akyol (daughter of painter...


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"),...