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[Music] Kieslowski – Normandie

Kieslowski, a wonderful indie rock band out of Prague in the Czech Republic, have a new single out.  Our friends at Indies Scope have released another gem.

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[Art] Man Lying with Branch — Anselm Kiefer — Biblioklept

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[Music] Collin Walcott – Prancing

Collin Walcott was an American multi-instrumentalist who played with the band Oregon, as well as releasing some incredibly interesting solo material before his death in 1984 from an automobile accident while touring in East Germany.

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[Music] Album Review: The Distance (2016) by Michael Formanek & Ensemble Kolossus — JAZZ RIGHT NOW

The Distance – Michael Formanek and Ensemble Kolossus ECM (2016) Personnel: Loren Stillman (alto saxophone, flute) Oscar Noriega (alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet) Chris Speed (tenor saxophone, clarinet) Brian Settles (tenor saxophone, flute) Tim Berne (baritone saxophone) Dave Ballou (trumpet) Ralph Alessi (trumpet) Shane Endsley (trumpet) Kirk Knuffke (cornet) Alan Ferber (trombone) Jacob Garchik (trombone) […]

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[Music] Scotty Moore, Rock Pioneer and Elvis Presley’s Guitarist, Dies at 84 — Variety

Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock ‘n’ roll guitarist whose fluid picking propelled Elvis Presley’s first recordings for Sun Records, died Tuesday in Nashville, according to Memphis newspaper the Commercial Appeal. He was 84. Moore was a member of a local country combo in Memphis when he was drafted by Sun owner Sam Phillips to support……

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[Literature/Art] From ancient Persian poetry rises ‘Feathers of Fire,’ billed as largest shadow-theater play


This looks thoroughly fascinating. Shadow puppeteer Hamid Rahmanian has a new project called “Feathers of Fire,” which is based on the Persian epic, the Shahnameh.

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[Music] Soul Jazz Collects Experimental 70s Rock From Venezuela On New Compilaton


Many thanks to Vinyl Factory for this wonderful news.  I can’t wait to pick this release up!

Also, many thanks to Al Clark, who continues to post such great things.

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[Literature] Fantastic Planets #35 – Fantastic Planet/La Planete Sauvage (1973) — BookPeople’s Blog

This year, four science fiction-loving booksellers will delve into Fantastic Planets, Forbidden Zones, and Lost Continents: The 100 Greatest Science-Fiction Films, the new book by film historian Douglas Brode. They’ll watch the movies, read Brode’s take, and tell you – point blank – how they feel about all of it. #35 on Douglas Brode’s list of […]

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[Music] NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #95 ~ 06-25-16] — No Condition Is Permanent

Françoise Hardy in repose You can labor shoulder to shoulder with someone for days, weeks and years on end, share life’s joys and travails, get into and out of all manner of scrapes (these latter usually initiated by said comrade) and, ultimately, feel that a true rapport has been earned, that you really know who […]

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[Music] Piarevaracien – Spadčyna / Heritage

First, a debt of thanks to our friends at Heathen Harvest. Yes, we have some differences politically, religiously and socially, but Paddy has done a sterling job in bringing some amazing music to the forefront of the underground music scene. We wish them continued success.

HH recently reviewed a new release by Belarusian folk-metal band Piarevaracien. I had never heard anything from them until today, and though I normally don’t find much interest in the metal work, folk-metal is too intriguing for me to ignore. You find old Belarusian rhythms, including bagpipe music, mixed with a very thoughtful metal compositions.

There’s quite a lot of this sort of music floating around these days, and I’d say most of it is good. This one is particularly so.