Has it really been that long? I’ll be turning 45 in a couple of months, and reading this story reminds me of how much time has zipped by. I still remember hearing this at around 13 years old, thanks to an uncle who was into New Wave music at the time. I was instantly mesmerized, […]
From the island which gave the world Cesaria Evora comes another wonderful, husky voice in Carmen Souza, accompanied by bassist, composer and producer Theo Pas’cal, who is a hell of an arranger.
A trailer and a scene from Viy, a Russian film based on the horror story penned by Nikolai Gogol.
Shimmery and lo-fi are words that normally shouldn’t go well together. In the hands of New Zealand guitarist Roy Montgomery and members of the Philadelphia-based Bardo Pond, the description fits perfectly. You can read more about Hash Jar Tempo here via Wikipedia.
Frank Bretschneider is one of the few composers who can make a glitchy racket actually sound like it makes sense. Beautifully recorded and composed.
Anyone who grew up in a Spanish-speaking household will be very familiar with Sábado Gigante, and its ringleader, Don Francisco. It was the be-all and end-all of Latin American variety shows, and it spawned countless cheesy imitators. The king has given up his throne. 53 years of fun and silliness will always be appreciated. The […]
Phạm Mộng Hải is yet another new name to me. Vietnam seems rich in musical talent, but there simply isn’t enough information on artists from the country available in a language I can decipher. Still, many thanks to Glitterbeat Records for enlightening the world with this release.