It seems like Muslimgauze will live forever (or for a very long period of time) thanks to the endless amounts of music Bryn Jones left in his studio, which continue to creep out every now and then.
In honor of Iceland actually defeating a team of substance, here’s a slab of Icelandic racket by Purrkur Pillnikk, one of the country’s first punk bands.
What angering news. I thank Praveer Cheeku of Yatra Arts for posting this earlier in the week, but thanks to tending to my ailing father and a fighting with a computer in dire need of service, I’ve had to wait to post this news until today.
Amjad Sabri, scion of the legendary Sabri Family who have produced some of the finest Qawwali singers ever, was murdered by the Taliban last Wednesday. He was 39 years old, and had continued a wonderful tradition of singing his father, Ghulam Farid and his uncle, Maqbool Ahmed.
May the Taliban be brutally crushed for the evil and misery they have caused to the nations of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Many Sufis grieve for good Amjad this weekend.
Behind only Laibach and Bijelo Dugme (White Button), Mizar were the most powerful name in the Balkan rock music scene, and crossed over into Darkwave with ease. This is a cover of The Eurhythmics’ classic hit, “Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This,” done with a heavy dose of Byzantine goth.
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band were an American psychedelic rock band out of Los Angeles, California, who made some of the best music of the era in my opinion.