Archive for May 29th, 2012

Spectrum Road – Spectrum Road (2012)

Spectrum Road – Spectrum Road (2012)

Fusion jazz is a music form where there’s been very little out there truly fresh and new for a long while. Spectrum Road changes that.

The Beach Boys – That’s Why God Made the Radio (2012)

Did we dare dream that the Beach Boys could cobble together something so brilliantly resonant, something that so perfectly mirrors their own dashed aspirations?

Half Notes: Fred Frith – To Sail, To Sail (2008)

It must be the time of year. It must be the heat. Or the humidity. Whatever the reason, I have a big hankering for some off-kilter music.

Chris Squire talks about collaborating with Steve Hackett: ‘We made good noise’

Chris Squire talks about collaborating with Steve Hackett: ‘We made good noise’

Chris Squire talks about a 2012 project with Steve Hackett, reuniting with Billy Sherwood, and the difficulties in finding time to make music outside of the familiar matrix of Yes.

On Second Thought: Paul and Linda McCartney – Ram (1971; 2012 reissue)

Four words can best sum up Paul and Linda McCartney’s 1971 album Ram: “Heart of the Country.”