[Music] Various Artists – Will You Still Love Them Tomorrow? Courtships and Confessions of the Early Girl Groups and Pop Divas

I’ve been in a bit of an oldies mood, so I went through a stash of old links, and I came across this gem of girl-groups, many of whom you know intimately.  Such names as Etta James, The Marvelettes and Mary Wells are featured. A great deal of praise should be showered upon Fidelity Masters for […]

[Music] Lauri-Dag Tüür – Polar Night Jet

Lauri-Dag Tüür is a composer from Estonia, a country whom I have a deep love for and who have given presented two equally fine composers whom I admire (Arvo Pärt and Erkki-Sven Tüür). Lauri-Dag’s work compares favorably to these legends, as Polar Night Jet reminds me of works by a more freeform Popol Vuh, Paul […]

[Music] DUKE ELLINGTON, CHARLIE MINGUS, MAX ROACH-MONEY JUNGLE. — dereksmusicblog

Duke Ellington, Charlie Mingus, Max Roach-Money Jungle. Label: Blue Note Records. On Monday, September the ‘17th’ 1962, bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Max Roach made their way to Sound Makers Studio, in New York. The two friends were en route to a session where they would record an album with one of the giants of […] […]

[Music] Gacha Bakradze – Quick Dreams

This has to be one of the most poorly tagged albums I have ever encountered on Bandcamp, and I’m happy for it.  I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I first played Quick Dreams, a release by Georgian composer Gacha Bakradze, but I knew about 20 second into it that it wasn’t going to […]

[Music] Ataşehir – AVM

Ambient as a cool breeze meeting a calming shopping experience.  Oxymoronic, I know, but humor me a bit. This description fits this release from Ataşehir (an alias of the ever-wonderful project and friend to this blog, Sumatran Black).  AVM in a Turkish acronym for alışveriş merkezi, which translates into supermarket or shopping mall, though I […]

[Music] This Is Wreckage – I Don’t Live, I Exist

I’ve quite enjoyed releases from Forbidden Place Records, as I’ve come to enjoy stoner rock and more advanced and interesting forms of metal, a genre I couldn’t stand some years ago.  This Is Wreckage offer a rather brutal, bass-driven album which would remind a listener of groups like Pailhead (the collaboration between Ministry and Fugazi/Minor […]

[Music] RRUFF – Impresiones

RRUFF are a band based in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.  Though they are tagged as “dungeon-synth,” there is a dark, rather pleasant, atmospheric, air about this two-track album.  The work seems to come from a performance-oriented project focused on the ideas of Joan Fontcuberta regarding the state of photography and image. From the band’s Bandcamp page: Today […]