All credit goes to my friend Thomas for hipping me to Assa’d Khoury, the king of Syrian electronic belly dance groove music.
Big Star’s near perfect album, Third/Sister Lovers, is full of treasures, but this one is sublime, respectful of Christ, and perfect for the season.
Before Phil Spector lost his mind and murdered Lana Clarkson, he was terrorizing his stable of artists, include that of the group of his former wife, Ronnie, The Ronettes. Still, this is a happy Christmas ditty.
Покойся с миром, г-н Карлов.
Un Festin Sagital were one of the finest ritualistic ambient bands to ever come out of Chile. In fact, I can’t think of another, save the related band Thanatoloop.
Chris Veeneman is one of my favorite contemporary artists. This particular work is represented by Saatchi Art Gallery.
Dub and reggae are wonderfully adaptable. This compilation by NICE UP! Records is half-way through Advent, and there are six more freebies to come.