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Alone in This Together

Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs
LOCAL 638

The young woman stared back at me from the black-and-white photo on her website.

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Kora

William Ragland

I labor under the pretense that a good score is intrinsic to a solid film, a concept put to test with the release of “Kora,” a film by Louisville native Beau Kaelin.

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Primitive and Deadly

Earth
(Southern Lord)

The release of “Primitive and Deadly” sees the ambient metal titans Earth undergo another sea change, albeit one comparably less drastic than in the past.

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Manhattan Stories

Charles Lloyd
(Resonance Records)

Previously unreleased 1965 concerts by Charles Lloyd capture his energy and distinct tone, stretching out with Gábor Szabó, Ron Carter and Pete La Roca, not long before his “cla

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Auto Music

Brian Reitzell

Brian Reitzell comes with quite the resume.

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Auto Music

Brian Reitzell

Brian Reitzell comes with quite the resume.

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Satans On His Way and He Wants His Drugs

Touch AC x Filthy Rich
(Probable Cause Productions)

It’s easy to want to side-eye this album off its title alone. Only the quality of Filthy Rich’s past work clears this first hurdle.

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Mussolini EP

kogandumb

A quick and dirty short-player, the Bird Zoo alum’s “Mussolini” EP feels infinitely longer than its quarter of an hour.

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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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Beacons

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