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Strauss for the 99%

Strauss has found his perfect listener, a worthless, flaccid authoritarian whose grandiose and empty taste fits Strauss to a T.

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New Music From Alessandro Cortini

Alessandro Cortini’s “Volume Massimo” is out 27 September.

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Happy Birthday, Claude

Claude Debussy is, on this his birthday today in 2019, the last essential composer.

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Books

Good Books

All of the work by one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, a clear-eyed witness to fascism.

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Music

Fifty Years a’Brewing

Fifty years ago today, Miles Davis and one hell of a set of musicians—Joe Zawinul, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Bennie Maupin, Chick Corea, Larry Young, Lenny White, John McLaughlin, Don Alias, Harvey Brooks, Juma Santos (née Jim Riley), and producer Teo Macero—gathered in the recording studio and start recording music that would in a short […]

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Tangerine Dream – In Search Of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979

The deluxe box set era has finally caught up with Tangerine Dream: available June 21 in the US (June 14 in Europe): a 16 CD/2 DVD collection, with hardcover book—remastered original albums, some stereo and 5.1 remixes, unreleased and concert recordings, plus video. What that means is things like the complete soundtrack to Oedipus Tyrannus; […]

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The King in Crimson

King Crimson is a process, and their newest boxed set will reveal that in a new way.

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Written Elsewhere

Recent writing published elsewhere