Many thanks to Mike at Avant Music News who is a wealth of amazing information. Source: Billboard. A half century into an odyssey that’s seen him work with musical prime movers such as Terry Riley and Brian Eno while pioneering his own distinct lane of so-called fourth world music, composer-trumpeter Jon Hassell is still active… Read More [Music] Jon Hassell at 81 — Avant Music News
A bit of gypsy jazz to warm your night a bit courtesy of Opa Tsupa (only in French, I’m afraid), a quintet out of France who specialize in Manouche Jazz.
Stray Theories, the monicker for Micah Templeton-Wolfe, resides in New Zealand, though he was born in Australia. n5md Records found a cinematic post-rock masterpiece in this release.
Disques Debs International Volume 1. Label: Strut. Release Date: ‘29th’ July 2018. Compilation Of The Week. Nowadays, Disques Debs International which was founded by Henri Debs in Guadeloupe, in the late-fifties, is regarded by many connoisseurs as the one of the best, if not greatest of all French Caribbean labels. That is high praise, given […]… Read More [Music] Disques DEBS International Volume 1. — dereksmusicblog
If you feel a bit down, take a listen to Anna Makirere, a singer from the Cook Islands whom Little Axe Records just reissued. Your doldrums will be destroyed.
No, bodiless powers cannot be destroyed, but never mind the theology lesson for now. This release featuring Industrial music icons Coil, Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond and John Gosling (Zos Kia himself). It’s something akin to a holy grail for experimental music fans, and Cold Spring should be lauded for releasing this gem.
This comes as a pleasant surprise to Prince fans everywhere! The Prince Estate, in partnership with Warner Bros. Records, has announced the release of the Piano & A Microphone 1983 album on September 21. The nine track, 35-minute album features a previously unreleased home studio cassette recording of Prince at his piano, captured in 1983. The album is available to pre-order now in CD,… Read More [Music] The Prince Estate To Release “Piano & A Microphone 1983”
Thanks to my good friend Christopher Morley who turned me on to John Cameron’s easy listening cut off the KPM record label from around 1973.
Agb’oju L’ogun was the dance floor hit sensation of 1979. Nigerian composer Shina Williams managed to gather the finest musicians working in Lagos, and this boogie beast is what they came up with.
There are so many good neo-krautrock and neo-psychedelic bands that it’s almost impossible to keep up with them. It seems a new one comes out every day, and the quality is consistently great. Take Expo ’70, a band out of Kansas. They tie together Krautrock with a minimalist aesthetic that balances out very well.