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[Music] Various – Magnetband: Experimenteller Elektronik-Underground DDR 1984-1989 / Sammlung: Elektronische Kassettenmusik Düsseldorf 1982-1989

FREQ Magazine blogs on two very interesting experimental music releases showcasing 80’s German electronic music, one from the East, and one from the West.

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[Music] Various Artists – Sweet As Broken Dates: Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa

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No need to gush over this, as Ostinato Records’ Bandcamp site tells the story beautifully: In 1988, on the eve of a two decade civil war, Somalia’s authoritarian ruler Siad Barre launched punishing air strikes on the north of the country, known today as Somaliland, in response to agitations for independence. The bombing leveled the …

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[Music/Interview] Destruktionsanstalt – Ex Bello Volaptus (plus interview with Per Najbjerg Odderskov)

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Destruktionsanstalt is one of several monikers used by Danish composer Per Najbjerg Odderskov. Per is no stranger to this blog, as we had the pleasure of reviewing his previous release, Swedenborg, a master work of bleak ambient music. His latest release, Ex Bello Volaptus, builds on that foundation, at once creating something akin to SPK …

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[Music] Three Interesting Articles from Bandcamp

“Batsumi” Is A South African Gem Made In The Face of Oppression A classic jazz album from South Africa is highlighted. Ken Vandermark’s Indefatigable Drive and Avant-Garde Vision The leading light of American free jazz speaks. The New Wave of East African Sound A good primer on what new music is popping up in the …

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