Die Haut were a German post-punk band who were active during the 1980s and 90s. They collaborated with such luminaries as Nick Cave and Blixa Bargeld, but go full-on swamp blues here with Lydia Lunch.
Month: April 2017
[Music] Omar Metioui & Mohamed Mehdi Temsamani – Ritual Sufi-Andalusi: Al-Shustari (1212-1269)
Omar Metioui is a Moroccan classical musician who was born in 1962. In this album, Metioui collaborates with Mohamed Mehdi Temsamani in their interpretation influenced by the Andalusian poet Al-Shustari.
[Music] Various Artists – Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978-1992
Brazil, the land of gorgeous women, sensuous music, favelas, beaches, crime and jungles, was also the home to a very healthy experimental music scene during the late 70s and early 80s.
The Dutch record label Music From Memory is responsible for publishing this amazing comp.
[Music] Nyege Nyege Tapes Spotlight Uganda’s Burgeoning Electronic Music Scene
Uganda isn’t the first place one thinks about regarding electronic music, but thanks to the Internet, boundless curiosity and many visits by those promoting the genre (such as C-Drik of Syrphe Records), the scene is growing into something rather healthy and strong.
More on the scene courtesy of Bandcamp.
[Music] Luboš Fišer – Valerie And Her Week Of Wonders (Valerie a týden divů)
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders was a Czech surrealist horror film directed by Jaromil Jireš in 1970. Finders Keepers Records thankfully reissued the soundtrack, scored by Luboš Fišer.
[Literature] Miguel Ángel Asturias’s weird novel Mulata (Book acquired, 14 April 2017)
I admit that I picked up Miguel Ángel Asturias’s 1963 novel Mulata de Tal because of the cover and blurb alone. This 1982 translation is by Gregory Rabassa, and part of a series of Latin American authors that Avon/Bard put out in really cool attractive mass market paperbacks in the 1980s. The titles can be hit or […]
via Miguel Ángel Asturias’s weird novel Mulata (Book acquired, 14 April 2017) — Biblioklept
[Literature] 12 Books To Browse Ahead Of TED2017
TED2017 begins on Monday in Vancouver, Canada, and will explore the theme “The Future You.” If the future you is anything like the future us, you are likely curled up in a big cushy chair right now, devouring the contents of a book that flips your thinking. Below, some reading suggestions from the speaker program. Read, enjoy and…
[Music] Libertad Jazzera #59 – Especial Allan Holdsworth – La Montaña Rusa Radio Jazz
My friends and colleagues from Spain’s finest jazz radio program, La Montaña Rusa, dedicate a program to the work of guitarist Allan Holdsworth, who passed away this week.
Click on Allan’s picture or here to listen to the podcast.
[Music/Culture] The Bard of the Caucasus: Armenian, Azeri, and Georgian Legacies of Sayat-Nova
It is truly a shame that such a treasure like Sayat-Nova, whose works were written in Armenian, Azeri, Georgian and Russia has been turned into a tool for nationalism.
Kamyar Jarahzadeh writes a wonderful article on the legendary band here for Ajam Media Collective.
[Music] Orchestre Rouge – Seconds Grate
I couldn’t find anything on Orchestre Rouge in English, but the French band were among the best post-punk groups France ever produced.