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Brandon Seabrook's 'Die Trommel Fatale'

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

If you ever want to get thrown for a loop, make something large and then take something away, some ingredient that adds a little bit of flash and go without it. Use something similar to it, beef up the other flavors. See what the rest of the ingredients can do to make up for the replacement. Test your skills. For his latest album on New Atlantis Records, guitarist Brandon Seabrook spent a year writing complex, propulsive, psychedelic jazz music with two drummers but switched the pepper up from using cymbals to that ever inventive, catchall "percussion".

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The Line-Up for 16 June 2017

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

I'm super psyched about Brandon Seabrook's Die Trommel Fatale, which I'll have a review up this week, but that and the general extemporaneous feel of this week is the driving force for this Line-Up.

The Line-Up for 16 June 2017

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Psychic Temple - "Turn Off the Lights" (Video)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

Next month, guitarist/bandleader/cult leader Chris Schlarb and his group, Psychic Temple, are releasing IV, the group's fifth album (if you're counting Psychic Temple Plays Music for Airports, which released shortly after III). More and more, the multi-genre music, so hard to nail down but so beautifully lush, expressive, and designed, particularly as Schlarb steps out more as a vocalist in his work, makes for what seem to be event albums to look forward to, and always fascinating calls for press attention. This studio video of the Psychic Temple playing "Turn Off the Lights" as part of that press cycle is among it. Check it out after the jump and hop on pre-ordering Psychic Temple IV before it drops July 14th on Joyful Noise.

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The Line-Up for 9 June 2017

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

I had a good deal of running around to do on Friday, dealing with family and a funeral weekend, but I still found the time to make a new, live Line-Up.

The Line-Up for 9 June 2017

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - "The Walk" feat. Sarah Elizabeth Charles (Stream)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

The publicity cycle is starting up again for Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah as he prepares to release the second album of his Centennial Trilogy this year, Diaspora, on June 23rd on Ropeadope Records. In fact, he just dropped the hypnotic new single, "The Walk", featuring Sarah Elizabeth Charles' vocals playing the repetitive mantra role again, Elena Pinderhughes' flute floating away, Lawrence Fields' piano looping like he's embodying a frightening John Carpenter Score, and our many CSaA constructing the whole thing and bringing it home. The closer to Diaspora is a dope track you should totally check out after the jump, and then work on pre-ordering the album just a bit further down from there.