[Music] Various Artists – Palenque Palenque: Champeta Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1975 – 91

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, […]

[Music] Donnacha Costello – Together

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 […]

[Music] Bill Seaman ~ The Topologies of Blue — a closer listen

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 […]

[Music] Yvette Johansson with The Pearly Shells and the Belmar Hummingbirds – Uranium / Jesus hits like an Atomic Bomb

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.