Welcome to Spannered’s music feature and review archive. What’s in here then? Well, since the site was launched in 2006, Spannered has run in-depth interviews with globetrotting tastemakers Kode9DJ Ripley and Maga Bo, tripped over to Barcelona's Sónar festival, fallen over at the first ever Bloc Weekend, toured New York's global music circuit and gotten tinnitus in Bristol and São Paulo.
 
Spannered's archive stretches all the way back to 2000, however. Have a dig about and you'll unearth interviews and features with Jeff Mills and Photek, write-ups of Cat Power and Caribou gigs, and album reviews spanning Aphex Twin to NoMeansNo.
 
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Martin Longley crams himself into New York's Knitting Factory venue for 2008's Winter Jazzfest.
After three decades of curmudgeonly scowling, has Mark E Smith finally earned the right to act like James Brown? Martin Longley treks to the UK's West Midlands to find out...
What do you do when a Lisbon-dwelling Cape Verdean makes her Brazilian debut? Send along a Brummie to cover it, of course...
Debashish Bhattacharya, slide guitar guru and preserver of the ancient Indian classical system, touches down in York with his arsenal of customised axes.
Via Funchal is one of São Paulo's leading large-scale venues, like unto Brixton Academy in its steadily sloping gradient and wide-angle...
Roger Waters and Dave Gilmour are now on 'friendly' terms, although they still aren't exactly sleeping together. Ties with Richard Wright have...
Does Eumir Deodato spend his year travelling the globe, hooking up with the biggest orchestras he can find? This man is known to most as the...
Right under the flight path of a troubled Conghonas Airport, and lurking behind the Valley Of The Kings-scaled Shopping Ibirapuera, lies the by Martin Longley
Most of us first heard Yann Tiersen's music when he assembled the soundtrack to Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amélie flick, plucking out...
The Teatro Cultura Artística is quite an old theatre, and relatively small for such orchestral purposes. The Banda Sinfônica Do...
Fleck is one of the leading figures in American roots music, with a vast load of albums stacked behind him, beginning with old-timey picking...
Martin Longley travels to the cobblestone streets of Gent, Belgium for a historical tour of jazz's journey from bebop to fusion.
Opportunities are rare enough to witness a fully jangling gamelan array (outside of Indonesia, of course), but to hear this ornate collection...
From Cuban nostalgia to avant rock weirdness, the peripheral jazz zones of Gent Jazz Festival give Martin Longley much to reflect on in his second round-up of 2008's event.
Martin Longley pulls together highlights from the recent NYC fest thrown by Lisbon's forward-looking jazz label, Clean Feed.
Meet the maker of Down Home Chrome, Semi Crazy and Guit With It, gangling, besuited and topped by a voluminous...
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