Posts By Andy Beta

Kamasi Washington: The Choice

On a bonus album originally hidden inside gatefold copies of his opus Heaven and Earth, the saxophonist explores his mellower side without breaking any significantly new ground.

Bjørn Torske: Byen

After abandoning leftfield disco for a more eclectic brand of weirdness a decade ago, the producer revisits the space disco sounds that made him one of Norway’s original house innovators.

Alan Braufman: Valley of Search

A 1974 recording from a largely forgotten downtown artist loft space captures some fierce players putting their talents toward a questing, incandescent strain of jazz.

Pablo’s Eye: Bardo for Pablo

On the second part of a planned trilogy of archival anthologies, a long-forgotten Belgian group from the early 1990s emerges as standard-bearers of globe-trotting ambient and psychedelic techno.

Angélique Kidjo: Remain in Light

Inspired by its Afrobeat underpinnings, the Beninese singer tackles an album-length cover of the Talking Heads’ 1980 landmark, in the process unearthing hidden rhythmic and emotional nuances.

Angélique Kidjo: Remain in Light

Inspired by its Afrobeat underpinnings, the Beninese singer tackles an album-length cover of the Talking Heads’ 1980 landmark, in the process unearthing hidden rhythmic and emotional nuances.

Ben Vince: Assimilation

Fresh off a thrilling collaboration with Joy Orbison, the British saxophonist teams with Mica Levi, Rupert Clervaux, and others on an audacious solo album that feels like another team effort.

Joanne Forman: Cave Vaults of the Moon

The Taos composer’s 1987 accompaniment to a sculpture exhibition with a sci-fi bent makes for a synth-heavy adventure in new age that’s by turns eerie and playful.