[Music] Faran Ensemble – Dune

The Faran Ensemble are a rather spectacular World Music group out of Israel, taking elements of the music of their neighbors. They are a band to watch out for in the coming years.

[Music] Usnija Redžepova – Kazuj krčmo džerimo

The Macedonian Gypsy singer Usnija Redžepova passed away today at the age of 69. I cannot say if she is related to her fellow Gypsy countrywoman, Esma, but when Usnija was young, she looked like Monica Belluci fronting a Roma band. RIP.

[Music] Kazik – Bourbon mnie wypełnia

After a considerable absence thanks to attending the Without Borders World Music Festival in Varna, Bulgaria, I return to posting a treat a day. Our latest comes from the band Kazik (Kazik Staszewski), who do wonders to the Tom Waits classic, Jockey Full of Bourbon.

[Music] Vassilis Tsabropoulos, Anja Lechner & U.T. Gandhi – Melos

Vassilis Tsabropoulos and Anja Lechner represent the cream of the crop for ECM Records. U.T. Gandhi is a new name for me, and his percussion adds a fullness to this recording.

[Music] Werkbund – Haithabu

Many thanks to my good friend Miodrag Cheza Stojanovic, who posts some of the most amazing experimental videos. Werkbund (alias of Uli Rehberg) were a German experimental/post-Industrial project who made some stunning cassettes and CDs in the 90s.

[Music] Ferdi Tayfur – Batan Güneş

I wish to thank my Google+ friend and colleague, Mehmet Hanedar, for always providing me with a glimpse into Turkish, Turkic and Central Asia music.

Today’s artist, Ferdi Tayfur, hails from Turkey and was seen as a leading light in Arabesque Music in the 1970s.

[Music] Andrea Parker – Nobody’s Perfect Vol. 3

Andrea Parker produces something I hate calling trip-hop, as it seems so limiting. She’s on another plane in the world of electronica.

Track Listing:

1. 0:00 peripheral vision
2. 3:07 avocado drive
3. 6:16 control freak
4. 10:13 crash mat
5. 15:45 vector mode
6. 19:24 nuva beat
7. 24:20 troublesome
8. 26:00 digital domain
9. 32:05 allegorical
10. 38:58 giant massmantix
11. 42:28 27th ave
12. 45:54 barhomet
13. 48:53 overpass
14. 51:00 ramsek
15. 53:08 smash up
16. 56:31 coron data