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Jonathan Karstadt reviews ‘4’ by Prague supergroup Eggnoise

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Since its formation in 1994, the Czech band Eggnoise has defied classification with its frenetic genre-hopping. With the ability to evoke Radiohead, Donald Byrd and Simon & Garfunkel over the course of a single record, the band’s first three albums What a World (2003), Albumen (2007) and Yolk (2010) are characterised by relentless musical experimentation…

Jonathan Karstadt | August 8, 2014
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Eugenia Ellanskaya reviews Ukraine’s DakhaBrakha at Rich Mix.

Dash Arts continue to delight their audiences with musical talents from Eastern Europe as part of their latest regional focus. Last week they hit some sensitive strings by bringing to London a musical quartet from the very heart of the European crisis. The Ukrainian band Dakha Brakha is an eclectic musical phenomenon that seeks to…

Eugenia Ellanskaya | August 6, 2014
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Eugenia Ellanskaya reviews Radik Tyulyush’s concert with Dash Art

Radik Tyulyush is a world-renowned throat singer. If the concept of throat singing sounds unfamiliar to you, then you are in for a great musical discovery, all the way from the depths of Inner Asia. Here, in the small Republic of Tuva near Mongolia,  every other person knows about the unusual skill. Last week the…

Eugenia Ellanskaya | July 20, 2014
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Jonathan Karstadt interviews Czech Jazz Group ‘Limbo’

One thing certain about Limbo is that the Czech band’s name is totally apt. Straddling the border between musical forms and inspirations, the group defies easy classification in terms of musical genre. “None of our music is written down,” explains bassist Taras Vološčuk, “It’s improvised music; at first we wanted to play more free jazz,…

Robin Ashenden | June 21, 2014
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Jonathan Karstadt interviews Hungarian jazz singer Claudia Campagnol

I am at the very chic 606 Club in Chelsea, where jazz singer Claudia Campagnol is due to perform as part of the club’s Musician XChange programme, whose aim is to expose top class acts from around the world to a British jazz audience. Originally from Hungary, Campagnol moved to Sweden with her family when…

Jonathan Karstadt | June 13, 2014
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Dreamscape. Songs and Trios by Andrzej & Roxanna Panufni

“New album released by Signum Classics as part of Panufnik Centenary 2014. : Original Release Date: 5 May 2014 Label: Signum Records A unique programme of works by father and daughter. Sir Andrzej Panufnik was a leading Polish composer of the 20th Century, and his daughter Roxanna has made a name for herself in her…

Robin Ashenden | May 2, 2014