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This Month's Soundtrack, June 2009

June 1, 2009
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These releases range from jazz to indie rock to world-music-influenced electronica, and represent a range of production methods.


JOHN SCOFIELD:
PIETY STREET (EMARCY) BACKED BY A KILLER BAND THAT INCLUDES JOHN CLEARY, GEORGE PORTER JR. (OF METERS FAME), RICKY FATAAR, JOHN BOUTTé, AND SHANNON POWEL, SCOFIELD DISHES UP NEW ORLEANS-TINGED GOSPEL AND BLUES WITH A JAZZY FLOURISH.



MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND:
SOY SAUCE (NACIONAL)

Camilio Lara is the Mexican Institute of Sound, and here he teams up with producer Holger Beier to once again blend electronica and hip-hop with traditional Mexican music.



SHOUT OUT OUT OUT OUT:
REINTEGRATION TIME (NORMALS WELCOME)

The six-piece Canadian electronic/dance/rock outfit features two drummers and multiple bassists, and uses all analog synths.



AKRON FAMILY:
SET 'EM WILD SET 'EM FREE (DEAD OCEANS)

Imaginatively produced, deeply textured rock with folk, psychedelic, and numerous other influences. The more you listen, the more you like.



OMER KLEIN:
HEART BEATS (SMALLS)

The Isreali pianist, who now resides in New York City, offers up a tasty set of solo jazz pieces that incorporate Middle Eastern melodic influences.

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