Francisco López is perhaps Spain’s finest experimental music composer. I’ve had the pleasure of watching him perform in Los Angeles and Washington D.C., and would always enjoy the opportunity to see his events. Challenging, but worthwhile listening.
Here is some classical music featuring the koto, composed by Toshiko Yonekawa from Japan.
I’m perfectly pleased to have friends like composer Steve Layton. This is beautifully recorded, organized chaos. A perfect way to wade through this evening.
From John Ray, A Collection of English Proverbs (1678). ‘Disguised.’ ‘To have a piece of bread and cheese in your head.’ ‘He’s drunk more than he has bled.’ (ouch) ‘Been in the sun.’ ‘Had a jag.’ ‘Had a load.’ ‘To have got a dish.’ ‘To have had a cup too much.’ ‘To be one and […] […]
Indies Scope Records out of Prague publish another gem! The Odd Gifts are a Czech band who dedicate this album to the migrant situation occurring throughout Europe. While the view of the artists and this blog would be at loggerheads as to the causes and effects of the migrant situation, it is still a good […]
For a country which purportedly frowns on secular music, this is pretty joyful music with no muezzin to be heard anywhere. Mohammed Abdu cuts a cheerful track, though with a title like ‘Morning Breeze,’ one must be careful of what else he may have cut…
There isn’t a lot of information on wild psych music coming out of places like Tajikistan, but this isn’t a bad slice of Central Asian arabesque disco-prog, courtesy of Makhfirat Hamroqulova & Gulshan. Hamroqulova is not only a famous singer in the country, but an actress of note as well.