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Soused matches Walker's spellbinding compositions and voice with Sunn O)))'s metallic abyss. Like the album, Gisèle Vienne's short film is bewildering and fraught with terror that's unspoken.

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In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.

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Steven Ellison has built an impressive reputation among critics and fans in the know for mixing hip hop, jazz and electronica into something original. But even for the aforementioned followers, the new album from Ellison — better-known as Flying Lotus — is a surprise. It's all about death, not as something to be mourned but as a journey to be anticipated.

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The West Virginia natives, both widely respected in the world of string-band music, perform live.

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The rootsy folk-rock band formed after its singer heard a harpist through his apartment wall.

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