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 […]
Balafon music by Guinean musician Balla Doumbia. Closer to the folksong of traditional Griot music than Highlife, it still has great upbeat vocal accompaniment common in the latter. Popularized by Salif Keita and the Super Rail Band de Bamako, this album lacks much of the genre’s later Western trappings (drum kits, electric guitars etc.), and […]
Tonight on Soundscape – a selection of love songs better used for purposes other than serenading your loved one(s).
1) Ralph Steadman – “Sweetest Love” – Miniatures – England, 1980
A great one-off by an artist better known for his cartoons and caricatures. Reminiscent of Ivor Cutler.
2) Niobe – “Idly Lovely” – Voodooluba – Germany, 2004
It never […]
[ 6 July , 2012; 20:00 to 23:59. ]
Master Musicians of Bukkake
with guests Basketball and Trail of Broken Treaties
and DJ Josh Stevenson and Daniel Presnell
Friday, July 6th, 2012, doors at 8:00pm
Tickets $12.00 at lu, Red Cat, Highlife, Audiopile and Scratch
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 […]