Turkey’s master percussionist Okay Temiz teams with the late South African bassist Johnny Dyani for a short, mindbending ethno-jazz excursion.
For my ears, Edward Artemiev’s Solaris soundtrack is absolutely perfect listening, especially this interpretation on the work of Johann Sebastian… Read more [Music] Edward Artemiev – Solaris Theme – Full Bach
Earlier this year, the Bigo & Twigetti label asked its artists to contribute a personal reflection of summer. This compilation… Read more [Music] Various Artists – Summer (from a closer listen blog)
Terrible news to report, with a hat tip to my friend Terje, who dropped the bombshell. One of Finland’s finest… Read more [Music] Einojuhani Rautavaara (R.I.P.) – Lost Landscapes
On December 9, Kirk Douglas becomes a centenarian. The UCLA Film & Television Archive will be doing a retrospective of… Read more [Film] As Kirk Douglas turns 100, a major UCLA retrospective looks at his amazing body of work
I’ve never quite heard Can covered in such an interesting way. Susheela Raman steals the show.
This, for me, is the Swans at the peak of their creative powers, though, to be honest, they have not… Read more [Music] Swans – Love Of Life (Long Version)
Bukhara Magazine is one of Iran’s literary treasure stores. The Los Angeles Review of Books interviews its editor, Ali Dehbashi.
A wild slab of Turkish psychedelia by a 16-year-old Grazia!
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