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Urban Graffiti Mix #2

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Transgressive, discursive, tracks concerned with the struggles of hard edged urban living, alternative lifestyles, deviant culture – presented in their most raw and unpretentious form: music, fiction, poetry, monologues. We are the stories we tell. Yet another avenue for risky, dangerous writing: off the page. For far too long, and far too often literary recitals have been a literary crap shoot, depending on the preparedness and the oratory skills of the reader. At last, the technology has reached the level where individual authors, poets, and fiction writers can produce their own audio works to promote their printed counterparts. As editor, I welcome any and all such audio works for inclusion in the ongoing series of Urban Graffiti Mixes.

Urban Graffiti Mix #1

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Transgressive, discursive, tracks concerned with the struggles of hard edged urban living, alternative lifestyles, deviant culture – presented in their most raw and unpretentious form: music, fiction, poetry, monologues. We are the stories we tell. Yet another avenue for risky, dangerous writing: off the page. For far too long, and far too often literary recitals have been a literary crap shoot, depending on the preparedness and the oratory skills of the reader. At last, the technology has reached the level where individual authors, poets, and fiction writers can produce their own audio works to promote their printed counterparts. As editor, I welcome any and all such audio works for inclusion in the ongoing series of Urban Graffiti Mixes.

The Music of Monique Ortiz — review by Mark McCawley

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The Music of Monique Ortiz

 

review by Mark McCawley

 

I first discovered the music of Monique Ortiz on Last.fm in 2005, through the music of the late Mark Sandman and his band, Morphine. At once, I was struck by the literary quality of Ortiz’ lyrics. Sandman, whose lyrics had an almost Beat quality to them, or the late Warren Zevon, whose lyrics also shared a dark, satirical, and sardonic literary terrain with those of Ortiz – is very much comparable with that of Jim Morrison, Nick Cave, and Patti Smith. Ortiz unique lyrical abilities, along with her deep, velvety contralto voice – combined with her near hypnotic percussive and sliding instrumental bass style creates a sound that is uniquely and individually her own.
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AltRock Label Releases — Review by Mark McCawley

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AltRock Label Releases

 

review by Mark McCawley

 

4 new AltrOck releases, February 2011.

4 new AltrOck releases, February 2011.

From the instant I first received the review CD Iridule by Yugen from the independent AltRock label from Milan, Italy I have been increasingly impressed by the exceptional quality of their releases. Indeed, the AltRock label appears to be increasingly the “go to label” for prog music lovers worldwide.
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