Adrian Janes assesses an expanded version of a 1997 career compilation of Bill Bruford’s jazz combo Earthworks, which covers both studio and live tracks.
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers examine albums from the past, Adrian Janes reflects on a new reissue of Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera’s 1975 first solo album 'Diamond Head', which mixes styles and star guests to often impressive effect.
Asian Dub Foundation
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back on albums from the past, Adrian Janes finds that Asian Dub Foundation's superb 1998 second album 'Rafi's Revenge;, which has now been reissued, criss-crosses genres to create truly multicultural music.
Adrian Janes reflects on the reissue of 'Codename; Dustsucker', the astonishing 2004 second and final album from British band Bark Psychosis, finding that, while its blend of musical moods and random sounds might be defined as post-rock, it in fact, however, transcends all categories.
Adrian Janes finds that this compilation of early recordings of experimental Essex band Disco Inferno, which were originally released in 1995, already show them taking rock music to new places
Singers And Players
In our 'Re;View' series, in which we look back at albums from the past, Adrian Janes examines the reissue of the strong 1981 debut album 'War on Words' from producer Adrian Sherwood’s dub-rooted collective Singers and Players, which draws on talents like Prince Far I, Bim Sherman and Keith Levene
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Adrian Janes reflects on Grce Jones's 1981 album 'Nightclubbbing', which has just been re-released in a double CD edition