More, please, Neea!
Many thanks to Neea for introducing me to some fine Finnish minimalist treasures. Sandlådan seems to be the persona of one J. Kupiainen and Otto Männistö who also performs solo under the name Pahat Kengät. Their talents deserve to be heard much farther than my blog site.
Sara Ayers is an electronic musician from England whose works deserve a heavy reappraisal, considering she’s almost forgotten out of England and maybe Germany.
Though the New Zealand blog documenting psych-pop may be slowing down, its discoveries are preserved in a series of essential collections.
via The Active Listener’s Compilations Showcase Psych From Around the World — Bandcamp Daily
Bp. Service were one of Hungary’s finest Industrial bands. I had the pleasure of working with the members many years ago.
Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery Choir is considered to be arguably Russia’s best choir. One can hear why on this folk song presented here.
There’s little in this track outside of atmospherics to suggest that Nurse With Wound contributed much to this particular track, but Stereolab gives a very nice Neu!-inspired groove to this track in homage of Krautrock.
Dada was the radical movement of art which would launch all kinds of future artistic madness, such as surrealism. The Cabaret Voltaire, based in Zürich, Switzerland, was the place where this action was crystallized.
I am off an on with techno, but if it’s cold and minimalistic, it’s going to have my attention. MTD and Tracy are two DJs working out of Verona, Italy, and are part of one of Italy’s finest minimal techno labels, Sonntag Morgen, one worth keeping an eye on as their releases have been so consistently good.
Arvo Pärt shows his love for Scotland.
John Fahey’s 1975 masterpiece Old Fashioned Love is in dire need of a remastering and re-release. It features some of his best and most innovative guitar work.