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Month: March 2015
[Video] I Baci – Cerco Lei
Sometimes, it’s very pleasant to hear a bit of 70’s schmaltz. When it’s done by Italians, it’s so much better!
There is no information readily available about I Baci (The Kisses), but the grooves here are perfectly in keeping with the richly over-produced…
[Video] Ghazal – You Are My Moon
Ghazal are an Iranian-Indian supergroup of sorts comprised of Kayhan Kalhor from Kurdish Iran on kamencheh, sitarist Shujaat Khan and tabla player Swapan Chaudhuri, who both hail from India.
[Video] Firyuza – Firyuza (1979)
Firyuza were a prog-jazz-funk band from Turkmenistan. The album is a classic in the Soviet Rock world.
[Video] Roses Never Fade – Fade To Black
Focused, raw Apocalyptic Folk from Roses Never Fade, a band who carries the spirit of acts like American Neofolk legends such as Changes and good British psychedelic folk music like Comus.
[Video] Lubomyr Melnik – Requiem (Fragment)
Lubomyr Melnik has been featured on these pages previously. Expect to see a lot more of his work as the years roll by.
[Video] Valgeir Sigurðsson – Between Monuments/Guardian at the Door
Good heavens, this is an absolutely schizophrenic piece of music. It ranges from a sumptuous minimalist to an edgy post-rock before sliding into something more appropriate in an electroacoustic work.
Valgeir Sigurðsson hails from Iceland. Why is this not surprising? Yet another composer/musician from there to watch out for. To hear the whole of Architecture of Loss, the album this track is on, go to Valgeir’s Bandcamp site.
[Sample] Asalt0 Al Parque Zoológico – APZOO EP
A real tragedy. Asalt0 Al Parque Zoológico are a shoegazer band out of Buenos Aires, Argentina who bring to mind such acts as My Bloody Valentine and Lush, and are certainly worth a listen.
Unfortunately, I came across them too late, as it seems drummer Gabo Malmus and her boyfriend, Sebastian, were killed yesterday in a tragic plane crash over the Alps.
May they rest in peace, and may APZOO recover.
[Video] Milton Banana – O Ritmo e o Som da Bossa Nova (1963)
Bossa Nova was smoking hot during the early 60s. Artists like Milton Banana broke hard into the American market, and after hearing this album you’ll dig why.
[Video] Laibach – Life Is Life [Opus Dei]
28 years ago today, Laibach foisted this cover of the cheesy Opus hit, “Live is Life,” and most certainly made it their own.