[Music] A Good 2015, And On To A Better 2016

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!

Kind regards,

Rudy Carrera
Owner, AMOT… and CLCX Recordings.

[Music] Dhafer Youssef Quartet – Les Ondes Orientales

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.

    [Podcast] A Miscellany Of Tasteful Music, December 28, 2015


    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.