Something rhythmic, reminding me of old post-Industrial cassette culture, touched with This Heat, courtesy of Raymond M.
It’s always wonderful to discover a composer or artist you missed out on. Chou Wen-Chung is a Chinese American composer who studied under Edgard Varèse and Otto Leuning, and his work is truly affected by Chinese culture, rather than a weak blending of Chinese and Western music. Many thanks to Naoyoshi Kitamura, who originally posted …
Sōzu is a project from Italy run by Paolo Mascolini. He’s become a favorite on my Soundcloud feed. This particular piece, about 15 minutes in length, goes into cosmic territory, mixing a Floyd-ish dreamscape with early ambient and Krautrock/Kosmische Musik flourishes.
Titi Winterstein was the undisputed king of Sinti Swing. What’s that? Well, the Sinti are a group of gypsies related to the Manouche, who gave the world another rather fine musician – Django Reinhardt. This is a great example of Gypsy jazz.
Most of the time, you will find some tasteful rarities here. Today, a couple of giants are gracing these pages: Miles Davis and John Coltrane, playing live and tearing things up. Miles was already beginning to peak (and didn’t stop until near his death), and John was just beginning to make a name for himself. …
St Hildegard of Bingen, Roman Catholic saint and Doctor of the Church, is given a wonderful treatment by Swedish folk band Garmara.
After a long, tiring day at work, I spend my evenings with wonderful Brazilian company. This song, a masterpiece by Vinicius Cantuária, is dedicated to that company, who makes the days pass easily. Obrigado, fofi!
I didn’t expect to find this charming bit of Finnish folk in my inbox today, but here is Köyhät Ritarit with some soothing new music.
Yann Tiersen at his minimalist, near-heartbreaking best.
Pekka Pohjola first gained fame as bassist for the legendary Finnish prog rock band Wigwam, and then did some work recording for Mike Oldfield. His solo work brought together his love of jazz and fusion in a prog rock setting.