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Record review: Ashley Paul “Line the Clouds” (Boston Globe, 3.1.13)

March 7, 2013

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  At the center of the new experimental record from Boston-to-Brooklyn transplant Ashley Paul, a gentle arrangement of plucky guitar and low, breathy reeds hangs like beads around Paul’s ghostly vocals. “You and I can make the sky ours alone,” she sings in a floating falsetto on the title track of “Line the Clouds.” The […]

Unknown Mortal Orchestra in the Boston Globe (3.2.13)

March 7, 2013

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The inventive songwriter Ruban Nielson has said that he dug deep into the psychedelic records of the ’60s as a way to dive past punk toward the roots of counterculture. His music, manifested since 2010 as Unknown Mortal Orchestra, represents that dive in a straight-faced way. Within it you can hear Nielson reverse engineering the […]

Thalia Zedek Profile in The Boston Globe (3.1.13)

March 7, 2013

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The albums of gruff-voiced Boston balladeer Thalia Zedek tend to creep out into the light at a pace even slower than her lived-in songs. This unhurried time frame is no detriment; if anything, allowing the turmoil and rage that churns in her music to age a bit is likely the key to how rich and […]