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the imagined savior is far easier to paint

Amrbose Akinmusire
(Blue Note)

Usually, referring to a jazz artist’s “stretching out” implies improvisation. Trumpeter Akinmusire’s new release shows him stretching compositionally as well.

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Home

Beacons

Local electronic music is scarce, but Beacons seems eager to change that.

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Die Forever

CROSS
SOPHOMORE LOUNGE
Ma Turner and R Clint Colburn immediately stepped into the touring lifestyle shortly after becoming a band. Later, Louisvillian Peter Townsend joined.
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Doghouse Flowers

Jon Ashley
DEPARTURE

Jon Ashley’s Doghouse Flowers is an earnest collection of depressed country songs that tell tales of pretty much every woman who has done him wrong.

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Way Out Weather

Steve Gunn

Assuming the vernacular here, vis-a-vis “way out” as a righteous analog, then there is definitely truth in advertising: This is definitely sunny, breezy weather music.

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Side A / Side B

Nemo Achida

Released as two separate EPs, Nemo Achida’s run of consistently good, if not great, hip-hop continues. Side A is produced by Jet Taylor, B by Pinky Liberachi, with one self-produced cut.

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The Cowboys Prayer

Mutual Benefit

Touring in support of the rerelease of the eminently listenable “The Cowboy’s Prayer” EP, Boston indie outfit Mutual Benefit are playing in Louisville October 28 at Zanzabar.

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Into the Sixes

Connections
(Anyway Records)

 There is something about Ohio that serves consistently strong lo-fi indie rock. Perhaps it is the willing retreat into the life of the Midwest.

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Dirty Gold

Angel Haze
REPUBLIC/ISLAND

Not everything that comes in a shiny package does so to hide a lack of depth, but this is not the album the hard-hitting emcee’s earlier work led us to expect.

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You a Thousand Times

Kyle James Hauser
SONABLAST!

Our capacity to imagine a perfect love, which escapes us in reality, forms the basis of much internal (as well as interpersonal) conflict.