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, as I was when I had first heard New Order a few months previous.
Thanks to Post-Punk.com for the trip down memory lane.
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 Hollywood Reporter has more on the end of an era here.
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.
Up until today, I knew nothing about NichelOdeon. It seems that the name is a monicker for Italian composer Claudio Milano, who is based in Fragagnano, Italy.
After going through a few tracks (this one being my favorite), I’m looking forward to seeing this project develop!
Perhaps the finest avant-punk band to ever come from Cleveland, Pere Ubu is in fine form with a track from their 2014 release, Carnival of Souls.
Pianist Bernhard Wambach deftly interprets this 1984 composition by Karlheinz Stockhausen.