The month of September was rather spectacular for me. First, I was able to see my beloved friends in Skopje, Macedonia, where people are almost as close as my own blood relatives. The next little joy I experienced was going to the Without Borders World Music Consortium, where I had the pleasure to re-connect with …
French electroacoustic composer and experimental music pioneer Pierre Henry left the world on July 5, 2017. Thanks to the Olivier Lamm and Sarah Bastin from Red Bull Music Academy Daily for reporting the potentially tragic loss of Henry’s massive archive if funding isn’t found to preserve his home.
Today’s treasure comes from a release from 2016. Finland’s Eero Koivistoinen pairs with his UMO Jazz Orchestra for a mellow, occasionally hot, new work. Not quite as wild as his 70s material, but still quite impressive.
Folk Yourself is a blog out of Brazil dedicated to promoting rare folk releases. This one, from Galician band Cuarteto Caramuxo, is a treasure that slipped under my radar from 2015.
It comes as a very pleasant surprise to see that ECM Records has its very own blog now. Simple, beautifully designed, and a great repository for promoting their new releases and reissues, as well as highlighting the reviews given to said releases. Bravo!
Controlled Bleeding were among the greatest of the post-Industrial acts the United States ever produced. Bandcamp does a great job letting Paul Lemos speak of the band’s history, development, the loss of members Chris Moriarty and Joe Papa, and his future plans.
Awesome Tapes From Africa is lucky to have an owner who has a deep passion for the music he puts out. PopMatters.com lets Awesome head honcho Brian Shimkovitz hold court. It’s worth checking out Brian’s blog which started his interest in African music.
via lalgudi jayaraman and amjadh ali khan, jugalbandhi — The Hum Blog From Bandcamp: Often, when discussing my passion for Indian Classical music – attempting to offer entry into its remarkable traditions for others, I raise instrumentation. Particularly in my early explorations, this was a crucial vehicle for discovery. By far the most well know …
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 …
Vice’s Dangerous Minds proves to be the only credible thing worth viewing, especially when it comes to finding counter-culture music gems like this. Go here to listen to The Monks in rare form.