• Groovemine Best of 2010 Lists (list 6)

    13 Jan 2011, 03:49 by Groovemine

    Check out what Groovemine's contributors have to say about the best music of 2010. There are links to corresponding Groovemine reviews where you can find even more info, commentary, and FREE MP3s to decide for yourself.

    Top Five Albums of 2010 by Lynn Sher

    1-Owen Pallett: Heartland
    Albums like this keep me optimistic of where music is and where it’s going. Owen Pallet blends exquisite orchestral landscapes with indie rock ingenuity, resulting in...
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    2-Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen: For The Ghosts Within
    Stephen’s string arrangements coupled with Wyatt’s angelic voice, and Atzmon’s middle eastern roots affect a beauty comparable to that of...
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    3-Typhoon: Hunger and Thirst
    Typhoon is, indeed, a force to be reckoned with. They use the many colors they have at hand, due to the..
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    4-Grasscut: 1 Inch/½ Mile
    The duo that makes up Grasscut, released an incredible first album this year. It’s full of nasty grooves, and dark tones, and has electronica roots that never...
  • Collaborative efforts bring out the ghost within classics and orginals

    4 Dec 2010, 04:42 by Groovemine

    Artist: Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen
    Album: The Ghosts Within
    Label: domino records


    The Ghosts Within is a collaborative effort, unlike any I’ve experienced. Veteran voice Robert Wyatt is joined with saxophonist/arranger/producer Gilad Atzmon and violinist/arranger Ros Stephen. They succeed in breathing a new life into a selection of silky jazz standards, reworking some of Wyatt’s past material, and presenting powerful new material—each variety intoxicating in its own way. There is an excellence throughout, executed with an accompanying humility, allowing you to receive the eclectic material with ease. Music traditions are stretched and molded without fully pulling them from their roots.

    The album opens with the classic “Laura” of Hitchcock notoriety and, indeed, seems to cast a spell of sorts. Ros Stephens haunting string arrangement coupled with...

    Entire review on Groovemine HERE, PLUS FREE MP3- "Laura"