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  • Eclectic Vibes - September 2009

    by Andrew Frey

    Cheb I Sabbah

    Cheb I Sabbah

    Madison World Music Festival
    One of the summer events in Madison that I always look forward to is the World Music Festival! This year the festival (Sept 16 20) is highlighted by Basque performers Kepa Junkara, The Mystical Arts of Tibet, and the inspirational electronica of Cheb I Sabbah. I attempted to get an interview with Cheb I Sabbah, but time was too short to do a phone interview and he was heading off to Burning Man. He should certainly be on fire for his performance here. [chebisabbah.com]
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    MY DINNER WITH JIMI (DVD) (Infinity Entertainment Group)
    An award winning and uproarious retelling of one night in London 1967 when the newly arrived pop sensations The Turtles meet their rock heroes Brian Jones, Donovan, Gram Nash, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.  Told from the perspective of Turtles vocalist (and screenplay writer) Howard Kaylan, the movie manages to capture a magical moment in rock history with a whimsical touch and historically accurate thrust. Hilarious, stupefying and astonishing!


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    This Month's Rating Scale is from 1 Sprout to 10 Jungle

    3 Inches Of Blood - Here Waits Thy Doom

    3 Inches Of Blood - Here Waits Thy Doom

    3 Inches Of Blood

    Album title: Here Waits Thy Doom
    Record Label: Century Media
    Rating: 9

    Daredevil vocals riding on the unrelenting waves of an unabashed speed metal barrage. Vocalist Jamie Hooper notes of the album. “We are forging the steel that we’ll use to annihilate the heavy metal posers, and in every town we play, the streets will run red with their blood.” Nuff Said. Produced by Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison.

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    Jahdan Blakkamoore - Buzzrock Warrior

    Jahdan Blakkamoore - Buzzrock Warrior

    Jahdan Blakkamoore

    Album title: Buzzrock Warrior
    Record Label: Gold Dust
    Rating: 8

    A raw, innovative and intense blending of dancehall, roots, R&B, cumbia, hip hop and dub from this Guyana born but Brooklyn raised musical warrior. Teamed with fellow Dutty Artz members Matt Shadetek and DJ /rupture this release strikes hardest when Blakkamoore’s intense and diverse lyrics are melded to mighty dub and dancehall DJ beats.

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    Blue Olives - Marmalade

    Blue Olives - Marmalade

    Blue Olives

    Album title: Marmalade
    Record Label: Self Released
    Rating: 9

    Upbeat, slick and well juiced blues and blues rock backed with swingin’ sassy horns and a gutsy robust vocal blast. This Janesville powerhouse boasts a 15 year history, playing the area often and gigging weekly at Fin’s in Newville.

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    Dujalu - Dujalu

    Dujalu - Dujalu

    Dujalu

    Album title: Dujalu
    Record Label: Self Released
    Rating: 7

    Part English, part Australian and part Ecuadorian, this Wisconsin trio has corralled their various backgrounds to birth a raw and emotive musical force empowered by spirited female vocals in the context of a supercharged acoustic underbelly sprouted with unexpected rhythms and textures.

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    Kyle Hollingsworth - Then There’s Now

    Kyle Hollingsworth - Then There’s Now

    Kyle Hollingsworth

    Album title: Then There’s Now
    Record Label: Sci Fidelity Records
    Rating: 8

    This String Cheese Incident alumni has developed a finely designed array of catchy heartfelt melodies and immediately palatable rhythms. Compelling choruses and interspersed electronica electrify these creations with a broad and jam friendly resonance.

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    Horse Meat Disco - Horse Meat Disco

    Horse Meat Disco - Horse Meat Disco

    Horse Meat Disco

    Album title: Horse Meat Disco
    Record Label: Strut Records
    Rating: 8

    Get ready to move some bootay! This body bumpin’ double disc collection features London club founders James Hillard and Jim Stanton mixing up select disco era gems followed by a second disc of untouched disco ditties. Get to the dance floor already!

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    Andreas Kisser - Hubris I & II

    Andreas Kisser - Hubris I & II

    Andreas Kisser

    Album title: Hubris I & II
    Record Label: Mascot Records
    Rating: 10

    Sepultura’s lead guitarist and musical visionary brings us an opus broken into two discs, the first electric and second acoustic, exemplifying the songwriting skills and depth of this masterful artist who enmeshes his Brazilian rhythmic heritage into these diverse and gratifying contemporary compositions.

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    Nuke The Soup - Make Waves Not War

    Nuke The Soup - Make Waves Not War

    Nuke The Soup

    Album title: Make Waves Not War
    Record Label: Morada Music
    Rating: 5

    Mellow, polished and safe adult rock with a splash of jam topped with feel good, well worn backbeats and lead by Mark Davison (Cubic Feet). Parts of this album work for me and the other half falls off somewhere into some land of energetic negligence.

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    Portugal. The Man - The Satanic Satanist

    Portugal. The Man - The Satanic Satanist

    Portugal. The Man

    Album title: The Satanic Satanist
    Record Label: Equal Vision Records
    Rating: 10

    Ultra smooth and satisfying vocal croonings melt over the infectious and versatile throwback soul grooves stuffed with piquant electronica that ineffably flow to fulfillment.  As a bonus, the CD case is a multi-layered die cut blotter art casualty of rare vintage

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