A compilation of Soundscape-appropriate (and otherwise) music featuring instruments and sources of sound which vibrationally manipulate the air directly, as opposed to through the use of an intermediary medium, such as a string or speaker cone. AKA the flute show. Except their are also some clarinets, which don’t really count. As well as at least […]
Probably one of the most prolific ethnomusicologists and field-recording collectors of the African continent: when you see Hugh Tracey credited on a release, you can be assured of good recording quality and detailed footnotes. Tracey was one of the first in his field who wanted to bring music from (mainly) south and middle Africa to […]
The second release on Bahjaphone by Fannan Mohamed, and livelier than the first. Again, not much to go on here other than the music itself – rhythmic, well-orchestrated Arabic folk verging on raï from (judging by the cover) late 1960s Morocco.
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Other than the odd copy of one of Fannan Mohamed‘s 7″s for sale on eBay or Groove Collector, there is precious little information about this musician around. Even less about Bahjaphone, the French imprint which released this EP. Upbeat, well-recorded raï leaning towards Arabic folk from late 1960s Morocco (?), it is a shame he […]
The cover of this 10″ from 1965 pretty well sums up the material within – elegant, mechanical, capricious, modern. The mobiles of Tinguely brought to aural life. The good people at Continuo have done the legwork for me, so for a bit of history on Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet (as well as more releases) you can […]