• Liminal Seminals: the best new old things from 2011

    Dickie Landry – Fifteen Saxophones (Unseen Worlds)  These days Dickie Landry spends much of his time gigging with a Southern swamp rock/boogie combo in his native Louisiana, but when these recordings were made in the mid-seventies, he was a key participant in New York’s new music scene and a member of the Philip Glass Ensemble.

  • The Liminal Albums of the Year 2011

    I’m hugely sceptical of critical consensus. This year, more than any other, it feels like many “albums of the year” lists are dominated by the same names, as if many so-called critics are too busy listening to each other rather than listening – really listening – to music. What galls most is the way these

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