album reviews

Album reviews: Gyða Valtýsdottir, Omni, Deerhoof and The Babe Rainbow

Album reviews: Gyða Valtýsdottir, Omni, Deerhoof and The Babe Rainbow

Gyða Valtýsdottir  Epicycle (figureight) A veteran of Iceland’s experimental Múm as well as the St. Petersburg Conservatory, multi-instrumentalist Gyða Valtýsdottir delivers an absorbing hybrid of those two worlds on Epicycle. The instrumentation hews to the traditional, but the sensibility and choice of material are adventurous, as Valtýsdottir interprets Crumb, Partch and Messiaen alongside Prokofiev, Schubert and […]

Album reviews: Judy Dyble/Andy Lewis, Väsen, Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, The Jerry Douglas Band and David Rawlings

Album reviews: Judy Dyble/Andy Lewis, Väsen, Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer, The Jerry Douglas Band and David Rawlings

Judy Dyble/Andy Lewis Summer Dancing (Acid Jazz) Summer Dancing is a triumphant turn for an undersung figure of seminal British psych-folk. Judy Dyble preceded Sandy Denny in Fairport Convention before working with Robert Fripp in his pre-King Crimson days—her range and tone are similar to Vashti Bunyan, though if Bunyan is the mysterious neighbor who […]