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Valentina Goncharova: Recordings 1987​-​1991 Vol 2 review | Jennifer Lucy Allan's contemporary album of the month
With household objects, an electric violin and a tape recorder, the composer and her collaborators made this magnetically playful DIY music

Jennifer Lucy Allan

07, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Olivia Block: Innocent Passage in the Territorial Sea review | Jennifer Lucy Allan's contemporary album of the month
The composer explored psychedelics during lockdown, creating synth music evocative enough to conjure aural hallucinations even if you’re not under the influence

Jennifer Lucy Allan

19, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Come on this journey with me’: Elaine Mitchener, Britain’s boldest vocalist
Classically trained with a three-octave range, the genre-exploding performer dissolves her voice into astonishing gasps and stutters to confront the horror of colonial history

Jennifer Lucy Allan

20, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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10 songs that bring back great travel memories: Jennifer Lucy Allan’s playlist
The music writer and broadcaster’s musical memories take in road trips, brilliant record shops, carnival and falling in love

Jennifer Lucy Allan

17, Dec, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Spinn & Rashad, Unsound 2011: dancing through a crack in time
By playing their ultra-fast footwork style in a Soviet-era Kraków suburb, the Chicago DJs opened a portal to the future

Jennifer Lucy Allan

27, Aug, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Alice Coltrane: where to start in her back catalogue
In Listener’s Digest, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. In this instalment, how to navigate the wildly esoteric recordings of influential jazz pioneer Alice Coltrane

Jennifer Lucy Allan

26, Mar, 2020 @1:40 PM

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'A generation that decided to fight': making music amid chaos in Venezuela
As they endure a political crisis that has led millions to flee, Venezuela’s musicians are striving to make life worth living

Jennifer Lucy Allan

03, Mar, 2020 @1:04 PM

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Black, white, avant-garde, atheist – how did choirs become so cool?
From experimental sonic meditations to singing sessions for the homeless, there’s a new spirit of inclusiveness in choirs – and you don’t even need a good voice to join

Jennifer Lucy Allan

02, Jan, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Got any Horrific Child? Discover the list of the world's 291 weirdest bands
Industrial group Nurse With Wound included a list of ultra-obscure artists on their debut album – and inadvertently created a treasure hunt for record nerds

Jennifer Lucy Allan

24, Sep, 2019 @9:30 AM

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Mika Vainio's quiet influence on electronic music was deafening
Vainio, who has died aged 53, made his mark in the 1990s as one half of Pan Sonic, and went on to collaborate with everyone from Björk to Suicide’s Alan Vega. A tribute to a soft-spoken artist whose music spoke volumes

Jennifer Lucy Allan

18, Apr, 2017 @2:33 PM

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Wolf Eyes on Detroit: 'You can walk a block from our studio and see a war zone'
The group have assaulted eardrums with their DIY noise music for more than 15 years: they talk about life in the Motor City and how they pioneered fake news

Jennifer Lucy Allan

03, Apr, 2017 @5:15 PM

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Mothers of invention: the women who pioneered electronic music
A new festival celebrates Daphne Oram, Laurie Spiegel and other female synth wizards

Jennifer Lucy Allan

17, Jun, 2016 @12:00 PM

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