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Baker's Dozen

Rediscovering Mystery: Neko Case's Baker's Dozen
Emma Madden , May 15th, 2018 10:23

With her ninth full-length album set for release at the beginning of next month, Neko Case takes Emma Madden on a trip from The Cramps to Joanna Newsom, as she calls at 13 ports of strangeness for her Baker's Dozen.

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Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou - Éthiopiques Vol. 21
I was looking through iTunes at some point and I loved those Éthiopiques jazz records that were coming out at the time, around '98 or something. There's 40 volumes or so and you didn't see a lot of women there but then I found Maryam, so I checked it out and it's just the most haunted, beautiful, meandering piano that's telling this story. The quality of the sound of her piano and her playing takes you to a totally different place and it's so beautiful. It's just the sound of an incredibly beautiful haunting.


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