The Slip bridges the bounds between jazz and pop aesthetics, with results that are occasionally abstruse yet often sublime. This release, a 2005 Jammy Award nominee for Live Album of the Year, presents the band in fine fettle at Lupo's in its native Rhode Island. Tracks such as the 20-minute "Nellie Jean" demonstrate that while the trio maintains an affinity for abstraction, it never neglects the sweet spots.
By Richard Gehr on 04.22.11 in Reviews
With a name that references psychedelic philosopher Terence McKenna's experiences with the otherworldly entheogen DMT, bassist Mark Rivard's Club d'Elf delivers nearly as much alien rapture as that moniker wo...
By Amelia Raitt on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Basing a record on a recurring dream is a chancey proposition, but when the dream features an emaciated woman rising out of a lake and when the person having the dream is a former drummer for Nine Inch Nails, the risks g...
By Hua Hsu on 04.22.11 in Reviews
This 63-piece orchestra from Los Angeles answers the age-old question: What would the songs of Gang Starr and the Roots sound like with strings, woodwinds and French horns?
By Louis Pattison on 02.26.15 in Features
The metal legends talk about their history through the prism of eight songs.