World Music Wednesday: Child of the Rainbow

07 Jan, 2019

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Few albums of the past decade resist simple categorization as Gurrumul’s 2018 release Djarimirri: Child of the Rainbow does. Gurrumul hailed from Australia’s Elcho Island as a member of the indigenous Yolngu people. Born totally blind, he never learned braille or used a guide dog and was intensely shy. A […]

Scene and Heard: Good Time and “The Pure and the Damned

21 Dec, 2018

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      Connie, the protagonist of the Safdie brothers’ grimy, propulsive crime thriller Good Time (2017), is not a good person. After a botched bank robbery results in the incarceration of his brother Nick (who served as Connie’s accomplice), Connie hurdles through a night of increasingly poor choices as […]

Way Back Then: “Hi Scores” by Boards of Canada

05 Mar, 2016

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[March 5, 2016] By Spencer VH With a career spanning over twenty-five years, Edinburgh, Scotland’s Boards of Canada just might be one of the single most influential electronic music artists of all time. That being said, they still might also be one of the most underrated.  With compositions in mainstream […]