Autumns are quite short in Beijing, from what I understand. Winter is coming up here rather quickly, and this particular piece by the Durutti Column is making for a perfect soundtrack as I observe the grey skies from my apartment overlooking the Haidian area.
Originally posted on Matthew Wright:
I discovered the other day that it’s 81 years this month since The Hobbit was published. I’d missed the anniversary. Check out the battering. Is my copy of ‘The Hobbit’ much-loved, or what? The Hobbit is just about my favourite book of all time. The other, naturally, is its sequel.…
The legendary Rock & Raï singer Rachid Taha passed away a few days ago at the age of 59 from a heart attack. Many writers and commentators have eulogized him in his passing, but the best the most fitting tribute comes from Radio Amazigh DJ Paloma Colombe. Her program is mandatory listening for anyone into out-there music, […]
When he’s not working on his own music as Sonologyst, Raffaele Pezzella of Unexplained Sounds captures a lot of attention by releasing travelogue compilations covering the best of experimental and dark ambient music from various countries and regions. This one may well be his crowning effort. All of these, with the exception of Sharif Sehnaoui, […]
Hviledag is the moniker of Anton Friisgaard, who has an EP due for release on September 22. Listening to it, it seems Anton has captured the spirit of the best of 1970s Kosmich Musik out of Germany (think Cluster/Kluster and the solo releases by Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius [RIP], Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze during […]
Very unpleasant news to report today, as Algerian-French singer Rachid Taha passed away today from a heart attack. He was one of the first and most important artists to fuse Raï and rock together in a way that gained him fame all over the world. Here he is taking on The Clash’s cult classic.
Ataşehir is the side project of Sumatran Black, an expatriate residing in the Anatolian side of Turkey. The music roaring out of my speakers sounds, in part, like a black-ambient version of a 1950s B-Movie sci-fi soundtrack (trust me, this is a high compliment, considering my brother and I grew up as fans of the […]