Latest reviews in brief: Tracks.
Hania Rani, Home, Gondwana Still bewitching in its ingénue minimalism even if not quite as compelling as the breathtaking Esja, the instrumental side of Rani is far more interesting than her vocals side and yet once hooked you'll be a prisoner. (3-star)
Nir Felder, Fire in August, Ropeadope Rock out to the tumbling momentum here. From the prick-your-ears-up to the news of it new trio album by jazz guitar genius Felder. (4-star)
Dinosaur, Absinthe, Edition Laura Jurd's quartet save the day on their patchy new album with this woozy cover of Billy Strayhorn's 'Absinthe.' (3-star)
Angel Bat Dawid, No Space Fo Us, International Anthem Cements her well earned bizarro reputation as the new Sun Ra but you certainly can't ignore Angel Bat Dawid and Ben LaMar Gay on location in Brazil in the company of some new pals. (3-star)