Die Haut were a German post-punk band who were active during the 1980s and 90s. They collaborated with such luminaries as Nick Cave and Blixa Bargeld, but go full-on swamp blues here with Lydia Lunch.
Omar Metioui is a Moroccan classical musician who was born in 1962. In this album, Metioui collaborates with Mohamed Mehdi Temsamani in their interpretation influenced by the Andalusian poet Al-Shustari.
I couldn’t find anything on Orchestre Rouge in English, but the French band were among the best post-punk groups France ever produced.
Senegalese band Orchestra Baobab were my first major introduction to Afrobeat and the wealth of music the African continent had during the 60s, 70s and 80s. They are again performing after a long absence, and are due to release new music shortly. The music itself is a real clash of rhumba, Son and glued together …
A perfectly sublime work by King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp to end the Easter festivities.
We celebrate the victory over death by Jesus Christ. Christ is Risen! Truly, He is Risen!
Les Grandes Voix Bulgares perform what is, to my ears, the perfect version of the refrain, “Lord Have Mercy” (Kyrie Eleison in Greek, Gospodi Pomilui in the Slavic tongues).
Johann Sebastian Bach was the master of his field in music, as Andrei Tarkovsky was a master in his chosen medium of film. Sit back and enjoy “St. Matthew Passion,” which is perfect for the nearing of the end of Holy Week.
Thanks to Sam at Projekt Records for advertising that Norwegian electronic music legend Erik Wøllo has a new track available.
I have absolutely no information at the moment on either Manolákis or Sidirokastrítis, but their song, Médousa, makes for perfectly mellow listening.