Songs on returning home to carry us over to a point where I can actually catch up on new music and give some air / text to the releases that have been kindly sent our way over the last couple months.
While the show was somewhat hastily assembled, I did find time to peruse Slashdot earlier […]
Somehow still incredibly rare, as Vincent Over The Sink seems to have developed a bit of a cult following, 22 Coloured Bull Terriers walks a fine line between pop and avantgarde, clarity and obscurity, composition and jam-session. I can’t offer much more on the group than already written by Shaun Prescott over at Cyclic Defrost, […]
One of the stranger releases posted here; not for the content (a straight-forward if well-recorded compilation of drumming styles from all over the African continent), but rather for the method of presentation. At a cursory listen, it appears a number of the tracks were recorded with the outdoor environmental ambiance of the recording event itself. […]
Though quite a bit different in instrumentation and style than the Griot music that I am more familiar with (along the lines of Alhaji Bai Konte and the kora, for example), this is nonetheless of its ilk – an oral tradition of story-telling, commentary and news dissemination played on the rebab by itinerant musicians Bilakabore […]
A rather haunting album of Maori folk music. I found this in a discount pile, expecting something hokey – like the records handed out by airlines to back in the 1970s. Instead, it is solely Rangi Te Kura Dewes, with a rather unassuming voice, singing mostly laments straight across both pieces of wax. While […]