Sahel Sounds is at the vanguard of publishing modern music out of the Sahel and West Africa. There is so much gold waiting to be mined out there that I don’t think it will be possible to tire of this fine company. In their generosity, they offer a compilation of 16 tracks for free (or […]
The legendary chamber group the Kronos Quartet and Icelandic band múm are not exactly a pairing I would have expected to see work so well together. This track has a history. múm interpreted Smell Memory note for note, with Samuli Kosminen adding drums to the piece. Quite an interesting pairing!
30 tracks of pure post-Industrial brutality put together by Sobaki Tabaka; dark ambient and atmospheric soundscapes, and this one features friends like JOHN 3:16 and Philippe Petit. A sublime compilation.
This has to be one of the happiest, most swinging comps I’ve heard in a while. From the Born Bad Bandcamp site: Careful, “Let’s not get angry” suggests Spartaco Sax, the famed song accompanying French daily paper FRANCE-SOIR’s campaign against road violence: music isn’t that serious, often times really not. In any case, it is […]
https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=1208150462/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=2ebd35/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The THESIS PROJECT continues with another wonderful series, this one meant to accompany listeners while they travel. The length of the compositions ~ presented here by William Ryan Fritch, Drombeg, Hotel Neon and Marcus Fischer ~ invites immersion. Three pieces are over twenty minutes long, the fourth ten. As one can glean from the […]
Zeal Onyia-Trumpet King Zeal Onyia Returns. Label: BBE Music. It was none other than Louis Armstrong who upon hearing Zeal Onyia for the first time described him as: “the highlife hep cat of Nigerian jazz trumpet’. Like so many others before him, Louis Armstrong was captivated by the combination of Zeal Onyia’s unique tone, rhythm […] […]
Some albums bear emotional scars of the artist and the listener equally well. I cannot recommend Tindersticks highly enough if you are having a drink of vodka and lime and either reminiscing about a lost love or wondering how the hell you managed to land into the situation you’re currently in. We need albums for […]