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    Tricky the Wanderer

    Chances are, if you ask anyone familiar with Tricky to name a song of his, they'll probably pull something from his much-adored 1995 debut, Maxinquaye — an album so genre-defying it (along with works by Portishead and Massive Attack) helped…
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    Music, Reviewed Tricky


    After the seething, explosive brilliance of Tricky's first two albums, 1995's Maxinquaye and 1996's Pre-Millennium Tension, inspiration is spreading thin. Later releases Angels with Dirty Faces, Juxtapose, and Blowback contained a recommended song or two, but as albums they were…
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    Tricky Pre-Millennium Tension (Island) Everything you need to know about Pre-Millennium Tension, proper album No. 2 from urban import Tricky, is on the album cover. It features an androgynous (but definitely feminine) nude torso bathed in soft darkness. Between open…
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    The Book of Lists

    James Sullivan's Best Music, 1995 1. Insurgent Country/Twangcore/Cowpunk: Two of my favorite records of the year -- the Geraldine Fibbers' Lost Somewhere Between the Earth and My Home and Tarnation's Gentle Creatures -- took white trashdom to new extremes. The…
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    The Sound vs. Fury

    Was 1995 terrible for music? In their annual roundups, a slew of critics have slammed the year as the pale successor to the glory days of 1994 (which, incidentally, met the same censure last year), when Courtney Love ruled with…
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    Food Sexy

    First, some facts. Cibo Matto (it means "crazy food" in Italian) is two Japanese girls who live in New York: Yuka Honda and Miho Hatori. Cibo Matto has released one single: "Birthday Cake," the A-side, is whiny and bratty, like…
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    Calendar, Night&Day


    wednesday september 27 Cum on Feel the Noize Five years ago, when the Orb combined whooshing waves with Minnie Ripperton's bird song on "A Huge Ever-Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From the Center of the Ultraworld," ambient club music seemed…
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    Dubbed Dialogue

    The times may not exactly be sour, as the Portishead song puts it, but much of the British pop currently being fashioned from American and Jamaican ingredients is far from good-time music. Dub's hollow beats and heavily echoed sound have…
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    Suffocated Love

    Sometimes love strangles you slowly. You can't get close enough, at first. You'd crawl under his skin, but you settle for wearing his shirt around the house. You don't shower after sex because you want to smell like her all…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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