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Recording Review: “Pink Noise Live” by Fork

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 12:00
Finland’s finest, Fork, put out an outstanding live album called “Pink Noise Live” in 2011. There is no end to my respect for the group and the sound team for Fork’s live show, who deserve some...

Out of the Blue - Still Point

Monday, February 20, 2012 - 04:00
Still Point has an Age of Aquairus/new age feel, both through the presentation of the album art and the more out-of-the-way song choices for a collegiate album. It may also be a polarizing album for...

7 Days - Applause

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 04:00
Applause is the latest album from 7 Days, a co-ed a cappella group from Minnesota. Although there are many nice sections to the album, many things about it rubbed me the wrong way. Some of these...

Recording Review: Centerville High School Forte's "2 The Wire"

Monday, February 13, 2012 - 17:33
  Do you remember what you were doing in high school? I’m sure a lot of you, like me, spent much of your time in the choir room singing Sondheim medleys in tight unison. Maybe you were...

Vocado - Northern Lights

Monday, February 13, 2012 - 04:00
Heavy on swingy jazz — some familiar standards, and some unique offerings — mixed with a few compelling shots of dissonant moody music, Northern Lights largely delights.

XIV Hours - there is no I in a cappella

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 04:00
It's so uplifting to hear great high school a cappella. Listening to young singers developing their talents and committing to their craft is a delight, and if these performers go on to be collegiate...

Recording Review: amarcord's "Coming Home for Christmas"

Monday, February 6, 2012 - 10:44
amarcord, of Leipzig, Germany was amalgamated in 1992 by former members of the St. Thomas Boys Choir.  They were between 9 and 15 years old when they met, singing in the prestigious choir once...

After Eight - Mint Condition

Monday, February 6, 2012 - 04:00
If good production meant good a cappella, everyone would be doing it.

John K. Brown - Unplugged

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 04:00
Rockapella's "other" supertenor, John K. Brown, cuts loose on Unplugged with ten tracks of soulful, danceable, riff-tastic R...

Six13 - Zmanim

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 04:00
Six13 has always delivered full, throaty Jewish rock with a heavy dose of electronic timbres. Zmanim ranges from heartfelt, to boy-bandish, to Weird Al-style parody, to grandma-approved schmaltz and...