The lyrics of this track by Dead Can Dance, off their 1988 album titled Aion, can be found in the words of the Spanish lyric poet, Luis de Góngora. Click here to read an article in Spanish on the poet’s influence on the band.
Alexander Herzen was once about as popular as Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, yet he drifted away into obscurity. Author Aileen M. Kelly attempts to rectify this with a biography of this muted Russian giant. Read more about the book here, courtesy of André van Loon, writing for The Berlin Review of Books.
Post-punk will never go away if bands like Ireland’s Girl Band have anything to say about it.
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.