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Seun Kuti – cover story

Alarm Magazine #33, September 2008 [Copy as filed before edit] “Right now,” says Seun Kuti, “music is the only fuel that is backing the movement.” Adamant and engaged, the stance fairly sums up the disposition of the 25-year-old Nigerian singer and bandleader. Kuti brims with the urgency of mission, and now, on the heels of a major […]

Air: French mood setters still a band apart

Alarm Magazine, March 20, 2007 [Cover Story] AIR. It always was an ambitious name for a band, so brief and elemental. It posed from the start the question of substance, and when the French duo of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel turned up in 1998 with the, well, airy electronic sketches of Moon Safari, they achieved saturation in certain circles […]