This is one of those songs I’ve searched for on Youtube for years, having no luck in ever finding a copy of it. Today, after digging through my own personal archives, I found this gorgeous track, which is apparently a folk song of some note in Georgia, even appearing in films. To find this version, […]
The Cinematic Orchestra hail from London, and their sound matches their name splendidly. Rare is the band who can work comfortably in both electronica and something akin to soundtrack music. Some try, but they don’t quite pull it off as elegantly as these lads do.
Marc Myers at the Wall Street Journal writes on one of the most maligned genres, Easy Listening.
Something rather beautiful from English painter John Martin.
Nina Simone was always worth celebrating as a wonderful musician. She was also, unfortunately, a bit of a monster to her daughter. What Happened, Miss Simone?, will show a balanced view of her public and private persona.
I suppose some would call this The Swans’ ‘Joy Division’ phase. The album, The Burning World, showed a marked change in direction from a band who had previously sounded like the equivalent of a drunken brontosaurus stumbling into his cave after a healthy drinking binge (and yes, that’s a good thing). Since they reformed, their […]
Preludes and Fanfares by Marco Lucchi Beautiful dark ambient my Italian composer Marco Lucci.
Quite a monster of an album by Nigeria’s finest, Fela Kuti. The track listing for this album is: 01 “Alu Jon Jonki” – 12:41 02 “Jeun Ko Ku (Chop ‘n Quench)” – 7:14 03 “Eko Ile” – 6:41 04 “Je’nwi Temi (Don’t Gag Me)” – 13:15
I never quite agreed with Heldon (a.k.a. Richard Pinhas) being labeled as the French Robert Fripp. He’s his own man, and has come up with some rather amazing sounds on his own. Still, it’s quite something to hear Richard perform this paean to Frippertronics.
Those who know me well will know that I’ll crow on happily about my favorite writer, Jorge Luis Borges. The Paris Review’s Maria Bustillos pens an article on the erstwhile writer, his Argentine, friend and countryman, Surrealist painter Xul Solar, and their interest in the occult.