Vincent Ahehehinnou was a member of the Beninese band Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou. This album appeared after he left his former project in 1978. Very pleasant for those into Afrobeat.
What a disheartening thought… Thanks to my Galician brother, Andres, for sending me this link from NPR.
AMOT… wish a hearty congratulations to Gretchen McCulloch for five years of collecting truly wonderful resources for linguistics geeks (like yours truly).
There isn’t a whole lot of information available on Tito Chicoma, but this impressive EP’s worth of boogaloo is a welcome treat, and we thank Peru’s Repsychled Records for reissuing this! Apparently, Tito Jr. is making quite a name for himself as well. Check this link out for more.
Shame on me for not knowing so much about the work of Robert Scott Thompson. I had the pleasure of hearing his work via samples over on Soundcloud, but it wasn’t until recently that I thought to properly explore one of his albums. There’s nothing quite like hearing these pieces in their proper context. It’s …
Santiago Fradejas’ album came as quite a surprise, not only to me, but to him. He’s a friend to this blog, and in my estimation, is among the most important young composers of the 21st Century, as well as being one hell of a fine guitarist. This new album came from an explosion of creativity …
Chris Cornell took his life by suicide on the 17th of this month. He was 53 years old, and left a wife and a couple of children. He was also a fellow member of the Eastern (Greek) Orthodox Church. We offer prayers for a good son who fought a good fight in this life. May …
Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis died on this day 37 years ago. Time flies.
Csarnogurszky István is a guitarist out of Hungary whose work simply leaves you in a state of floating mellowness. This release is a compilation of some of the projects he works on, under various guises.
One track of pure Afrobeat power from Nigeria’s Oghene Kologbo! Thanks to Paris DJs, who released this bumping track.