The greatest alternative music band to ever come out of the Tuva region is Russia, Yat-Kha left a legacy of mixing throat music that worked very well in a rock context.
No need to comment on this group. Just let the music envelop you.
Post-Industrial experimental music from the Czech Republic, but not the same old thing. Vladimír Hirsch has the sensibility of a film soundtrack composer, separating him from the kids who turn on a vacuum, record it, and call garbage like that ‘art’.
Though I normally prefer listening to hymns during this time of the year, it’s time to break out some soul music as well, courtesy of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.
An appropriate piece for the Thanksgiving holiday. May you all have a wonderful one with family and friends by your side.
Family were a folk-prog band led by singer and guitarist Roger Chapman. This track features a touch of sitar and a gentle, hazy vibe to it.
Thanks to Tyler Chovski who posted this rather remarkable ensemble from France. Setna are heavily influenced by Magma and do a great job working in the zeuhl genre.
It’s a crying shame that Belarusian Rock-In-Opposition-influenced band Rational Diet is no more. For my taste, they had carried the torch first illumined by bands such as Art Zoyd, Univers Zero and Henry Cow.
Miguel Alzerreka is a vibraphonist from Mexico. I came across him thanks to a newsletter from Museo Tamayo, one of Mexico’s best centers for art, music and culture.
Miguel also has a Soundcloud page worth exploring.
I’m extremely pleased to announce the new release of Croatia’s best experimental bassist, Jurica Jelić! He hails from Knin, and produces a mélange of genres, mixing classical, post-punk, and Slavic paganism as his bass influences.