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[Music] Olan Mill – Orient

A dream-touched record, Orient‘s music continues to linger long after the Eastern-flavored tones have faded. An unexpected confusion of static opens the record, but a flowing drone soon straightens everything out, ebbing and flowing with its mystical practices and ancient atmospheres. Orient both trembles and echoes. The dreamy notes are always falling, like a loose …

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[Music] Collection Petites Planètes – Kangë e Defa – Female Rhapsody in Kosova

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A very pleasant surprise from our friend and colleague, Vincent Moon, who churns out stream of startlingly beautiful compilations from places off the beaten path (Ossetia, Chechnya, etc). His label, Collection Petites Planètes, presents a compilation done with the assistance of Fatime Kosumi, a Kosovar singer of Albanian heritage, covering folk tunes for female choir. …

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[Music] Various Artists – Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978​-​1992

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Brazil, the land of gorgeous women, sensuous music, favelas, beaches, crime and jungles, was also the home to a very healthy experimental music scene during the late 70s and early 80s. The Dutch record label Music From Memory is responsible for publishing this amazing comp.

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[Music] Nyege Nyege Tapes Spotlight Uganda’s Burgeoning Electronic Music Scene

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Uganda isn’t the first place one thinks about regarding electronic music, but thanks to the Internet, boundless curiosity and many visits by those promoting the genre (such as C-Drik of Syrphe Records), the scene is growing into something rather healthy and strong. More on the scene courtesy of Bandcamp.

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[Literature] Miguel Ángel Asturias’s weird novel Mulata (Book acquired, 14 April 2017)

I admit that I picked up Miguel Ángel Asturias’s 1963 novel Mulata de Tal because of the cover and blurb alone. This 1982 translation is by Gregory Rabassa, and part of a series of Latin American authors that Avon/Bard put out in really cool attractive mass market paperbacks in the 1980s. The titles can be …

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