My friends, associates and those whose companies I am either a fan of or enjoy promoting…
It was a very good year for quite a few of us. I can say, with much happiness, that I was able to reconnect personally with some of the fine folks I met with in Bulgaria, as well as some of the local labels, distributors and record shops I happen to visit on a frequent basis.
I am appealing to you to send any press releases for shows, events and product discounts. I plan to be even more active with the blog in trying to promote the best (and most tasteful) music on Earth, and this is why you’re being sent this letter. I do this as a labor of love, and enjoy doing so. If there is a way I can help you, by all means, let me know, and I’ll get the word out.
May all of you have a wonderful celebration this evening, and may we get started on a very good and busy 2016!
Owner, AMOT… and CLCX Recordings.
Tunisian musician Dhafer Youssef blends his oud perfectly into the jazz medium. I’m surprised how much this gives me a feeling reminiscent of hearing Mike Oldfield perform Tubular Bells live.
A Miscellany Of Tasteful Music, December 28, 2015 by Rudy Carrera on Mixcloud
It’s been a while since I did one of these, so please enjoy! The track listing is as follows:
1. Noite e Día – Tiramakossa
From: Akwaaba Sem Transporte 2015
2. Ef – Misinform the Uninformed
From: Give Me Beauty… Or Give Me Death! (Remixed) 2013
3. Vytis – Dark Matter
From: Edge Of Universe 2015
4. Fromuz – The Orgy
From: Sodom & Gomorrah 2013
5. The Texas Tornadoes – Soy De San Luis
From: Best Of 1994
6. The Ukrainians – Koroleva Ne Pomerla (The Queen Is Dead)
From: Vorony 1993
7. ui – Aye
From: oa 2015
8. Santiago Fradejas Trio – Spawn Monsters
From: Chamber Works Vol. 1 – The Lower Sky 2014
9. The Dunes – Going Under
From: Going Under (Single) 2011
10. Zedan Ibrahim – Ma Uslou Reedeh (I Wanted Her From the Beginning)
From: The Lost 45s of Sudan (ShellacHead Annual 2015)
Some errata to report. It seems that when I transitioned from Ef to Vytas, I forgot that Ef were not Irish, but Swedish (though I did mention that before the song started). Also, the band ui may possibly be from Mexico, and not Venezuela, though there seems to be a band with the same name hailing from there.
If you find any other flubs, just let me know.
It was bound to happen sooner or later. Lemmy, mate, you should never have switched from Scotch to vodka. May you make noise in peace. A special thanks to Pitchfork, who put up his greatest hits in this post.
Mark O’Leary has a new album on TiB Productions, and this track makes for perfect cold-day listening.
A full album by Turkmenistan’s greatest contribution to fusion, progressive rock and space rock, Gunesh.
A Merry Christmas to our Gregorian-Calendar friends. Here’s a gift from the Vocal School Choir of the Novodevichy Convent!
The last post of the day, provided by The Basiani Ensemble. A peaceful and quiet Christmas to all.
A new-wave Christmas from Josef K singer Paul Haig!
There’s nothing conventional about mixing Tuxedomoon and Christmas together. But it’s here for you to enjoy!