Today’s treasure comes from a release from 2016. Finland’s Eero Koivistoinen pairs with his UMO Jazz Orchestra for a mellow, occasionally hot, new work. Not quite as wild as his 70s material, but still quite impressive.
Month: August 2017
[Music] Beyond Beyond is Beyond 2017 Summer Jam Sampler
Beyond Beyond is Beyond has begun to carve a place for themselves as the premier prog-psych record label in the United States. Their catalog features acts like Japan’s Kikagaku Moyo, Brooklyn’s Ancient Ocean and many others. This compilation is a great way to introduce yourselves to their racket.
[Music Podcast] Adam Kvasnica – Jazz To Dance
Another fine podcast by Slovakian vinyl hound Adam Kvasnica! The only problem here is that we’d really love a track listing. Otherwise, this is, hands down, the best podcast on Mixcloud!
[Music] Ivanov Down – Outch Putch
Ivanov Down is (or were, it’s hard to say for sure) a post-punk band out of Ukraine. Any information on them would be most welcome.
[Music] Folk Yourself Blog: Cuarteto Caramuxo – Arrieiros somos (Galicia/Spain 2015)
Folk Yourself is a blog out of Brazil dedicated to promoting rare folk releases. This one, from Galician band Cuarteto Caramuxo, is a treasure that slipped under my radar from 2015.
[Music] On Two Stunning Artifacts of the Italian Avant-Garde issued by Die Schachtel – Lino Capra Vaccina’s Echi Armonici da Antico Adagio and Claudio Rocchi’s Suoni di Frontiera
Bradford Bailey at The Hum, a great blog for experimental music, writes on two releases from Die Schachtel, a record label out of Milan, Italy.
[Music] Between Sound and Space: ECM Records and Beyond
It comes as a very pleasant surprise to see that ECM Records has its very own blog now. Simple, beautifully designed, and a great repository for promoting their new releases and reissues, as well as highlighting the reviews given to said releases. Bravo!
[Music] Tanbou Toujou Lou: Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz, & Electric Folklore from Haiti 1960 – 1981
It’s not often that I get to post on a release from Haiti, as I’ve never really had reliable contacts who could guide me to what treasures lie underneath that island which suffers so much. This release from Ostinato Records, a small label out of New York who are doing some incredible reissues from various parts of Africa (think Somalia and Cape Verde for starters), put together this remarkable collection of tracks recorded not only in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, but among the expatriate community residing in Brooklyn, New York.
[Literature] Book of the month: Jana Beňová
Thanks to londonchoirgirl for introducing Slovak writer Jana Beňová to the English-speaking (and reading) world.
Read more about Jana Beňová at A Year of Reading.
[Music] Experimental Groundbreakers Controlled Bleeding Straddle the Primal and Cerebral
Controlled Bleeding were among the greatest of the post-Industrial acts the United States ever produced. Bandcamp does a great job letting Paul Lemos speak of the band’s history, development, the loss of members Chris Moriarty and Joe Papa, and his future plans.