Music: on albums, the longest name

Album names are logically like group names. The shorter, the better. Except when mischievous spoilers choose extended appellations to baptize their works. To the point … Read more

Robbie Basho, dreamy mystic – Culture / Next

Unlike most musicians of his generation – he was born in 1940 – Robbie Basho was not very fond of psychedelic drugs. LSD, he had … Read more

Raúl Monsalve, the groove of the future

From Malembe, a preamble built from a recording by Vasallos del Sol, a Venezuelan collective that has been plowing folklore for ages, the stakes are … Read more

Adrianne Lenker, on the edge of melancholy

In March, the tour of the American indie rock group Big Thief was interrupted, like those of many other buskers forced to immobilize a time … Read more

Bessie Jones, memory in her voice

Between 1959 and 1966, the ethnomusicologist and cultural activist Alan Lomax recorded the traditional songs of Elizabeth “Bessie” Jones, folk and gospel singer who witnessed … Read more

Dumama + Kechou, a big heart grigri

Day after day, the health crisis only highlights the healing powers of music. Healing bodies and souls is the purpose of this record which, to … Read more