Colombia is noted for its melange of European, Indigenous and African cultures which have produced gorgeous women, amazing cuisine and, of course, some of the wildest music in South America, giving the mighty Brazil a run for its money. From the Bandcamp website: Boasting twenty one pulsating tracks drawn from the northern coasts of Colombia, […]
Some sad news. No, no, not a passing! Donnacha Costello, the second-finest composer based in Dublin (sorry, folks – Daniel Figgis is still number one in these parts) is taking time off from recording music. In an act of magnanimous generosity, however, he is offering the whole of his digital back catalog for the more-than-fair price […]
The gold standard for post-rock blogs. https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F586010016&color=%238c947c&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true Bill Seaman‘s The Topologies of Blue is a little sweet and a little scary, like a Sour Patch Kids commercial in reverse. The album is inspired by Gestalt psychology and the treatment of blue conditions. The packaging ~ lovely in letterpress ~ includes disturbing imagery. To listen is […]
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archive review originally posted on the losing today site mid 00’s …… MERZBOW TAMAGO (Plan DX 17) Expensive and ultra limited to only 350 hand numbered copies, (my copy incidentally number 302) housed in an egg shaped hinged card sleeve and specially commissioned by Plan DX-17. ‘Tamago’ as though…
I would never have guessed that Yvette Johansson is a retro artist, as these recordings sound as authentic as anything I heard from the 50s. Good, bopping beat, great vocals, this single is a lot of fun. Belmar Records is the place to go to find similar swinging sounds.
It’s thrilling to see Michael Wadada, mastermind of world-dub fusionists Suns of Arqa, get his due. He was doing something along the lines of World Music far before many of his contemporaries, and he’s still going strong. Read about his projects here at Bandcamp Daily.
The loss of Scott Walker is about as monumental for many as was the loss of, say, David Bowie or Mark Hollis. Though I had known about his pop music (including the reinterpretation of Jacques Brel’s hit, Le Chanson de Jacky), this song was a revelation. It was so far removed from pop music that […]