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Psymon Spine, Milk (feat. Barrie)

With Milk, Psymon Spine and Barrie brought back with great skill a vibe that most would have considered engraved and forgotten at the dusk of the 2000s. Had Uffie released a great successor to the critically acclaimed Sex, Dreams and Denim Jeans, the result would probably have sounded like Milk.
That being said, this song’s influences are not to be mistaken with basic and desperate nostalgia. Borrowing the efficiency of New Wave drum patterns, the boldness of Todd Terje and the sexiness of Uffie’s voice, Milk is a title way overdue a few remixes three months after its initial release date.

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Album Review of Takuya Kuroda's Fly Moon Die Soon by Marc Louis-Boyard for Slow Culture Magazine

Takuya Kuroda, Fly Moon Die Soon – ALBUM REVIEW #28

Excellent news from (and for) the jazz microcosm: trumpeter and Berklee graduate Takuya Kuroda is back with Fly Moon Die Soon, his fifth album.  Piri Piri (from his album The Rising Son) was our first encounter with Takuya Kuroda’s musical expression. This was already six years ago. As his album...

Portrait of Daniel Hanson aka Fast Preacher

Fast Preacher (for Figure It Out, out now) – ITW #27

Glamorous enlightened people of all kinds, rejoice! Daniel Hanson and his Fast Preacher project just released Figure It Out, or in other words, what you dreamed of hearing after typing “alternative” on your favorite search engine. Remember TALsounds, Stuck and NIIKA? As demonstrated on Slow Culture more than once, Chicago...

Album Review of Cathlene Pineda's Rainbow Baby by Marc Louis-Boyard for Slow Culture

Cathlene Pineda, Rainbow Baby – ALBUM REVIEW #27

The first notes of Rainbow Baby instantly let us believe that keeping quiet about this album for long was an impossible mission. To be honest, at that time we didn’t know much about Cathlene Pineda despite her indisputable talent and extensive curriculum. We first heard Cathlene’s music the exact same way...

American blues by Evan Guilford-Blake, book review by Marc Louis-Boyard for Slow Culture

Evan Guilford-Blake, American Blues – BOOK REVIEW #12

In 2016, Holland House Books released Evan Guilford-Blake’s American Blues. Four years have passed since, but once we got invited to dive into it, the notion of time definitely disappeared. Time definitely flew by once we started reading the five stories forming the book. Seduced by the narrative and the...

Interview of drummer Dan Drohan by Marc Louis-Boyard for Slow Culture - Picture by Emile Bertherat

Dan Drohan (for You’re a Crusher / drocan! out on June 26) – ITW #26

On June 26, drummer Dan Drohan releases You’re a Crusher / drocan!, his not-so-solo project in the form of a double album. This forthcoming album is the kind of creative work made to be enjoyed from A to Z without interruption. Not because the tracks are inaccessible, but because tasting them...

Review of the album Remember Fun by Be Afraid, by Marc Louis-Boyard

Be Afraid, Remember Fun – ALBUM REVIEW #26

Coming from Vancouver and signed on Hidden Bay Records, the band Be Afraid released  Remember Fun on May 8th. For the record (no pun intended),  these six tracks were engineered through the summer of 2019, but not in any case does the music sound outdated. Remember Fun is a memorable party...

Leni Stern (‘4’ album, out June 19th) – ITW #25

Legendary guitarist Leni Stern releases her forthcoming album ‘4’  on June 19th. ‘4’ is an album recorded with three other musicians and featuring an appearance of her husband Mike Stern. As our readers know, we love jazz! Beyond our love for this genre, this album and this interview demonstrate once...

Intrerview of Sam Reese by Marc Louis-Boyard, picture by Alexandra Kingston-Reese

Sam Reese (author of Come The Tide) – ITW #24

Sam Reese and his book Come The Tide (Platypus Press) made an excellent impression on our sensibility a few weeks ago, and we couldn’t leave things at a stalemate. In this interview, guests Ornette Coleman and Silvia Plath enrich Sam’s thoughtful reflections and unusual takes on the pleasure of writing...

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Album review of NIIKA's Close But Not Too Close by Marc Louis-Boyard

NIIKA, Close But Not Too Close – ALBUM REVIEW #24

Albums like NIIKA’s Close But Not Too Close are the reviewer’s most disconcerting challenges. Listening to this album is like opening a treasure made of so many valuables that the whole sensorial experience is paradoxically unspeakable. That being said, let us not use this unspeakable reality as an excuse. Pleasures...

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Bamby Dubois is 3 raisons pour, but that’s not all. Bamby Dubois is not interested in glory, nor is she interested in showing off. She’s one of the few travel bloggers doing it for the right reasons. Never too high, never too low, she understood that cities, countries and continents...

Michel Legrand Tuesday Museday Marc Louis-Boyard

Michel Legrand – TUESDAY MUSEDAY

Michel Legrand (1932 – 2019) is one of the most respected composers in the history of modern music, alongside Igor Stravinsky, Frank Zappa and Quincy Jones. After having benefited from the tutelage of the famously severe Nadia Boulanger, Michel Legrand composed thousands of pieces and songs for various industries. His...