[Music] bastrd – An Anthology of 16th Century Azerbaijani Classical Works by Fuzûlî

I have a sneaking suspicion that the legendary Divan poet Fuzûlî didn’t dabble in modern hip-hop during the 1500s, though who am I to suggest that the young, enterprising souls in bastrd didn’t go back in time and ask him to sample a few grooves for him? Rather elegant jazzy lo-fi beat music out of […]

[Music] Alexandre Navarro – Imaginations

Checking out the tags at the bottom of his Bandcamp page, I noticed that Alexandre Navarro’s latest release, Imaginations, is listed as post-rock.  Absolutely, positively not! This has more of a feeling brought out in albums by classic artists like Harmonia, a touch of Popol Vuh and maybe even the Russian soundtrack composer Edward Artemiev.  […]

[Music] El Mahdy Jr. – Raï Dubs

El Mahdy Jr. is a composer and beatmaker originally from Alergia, but who is now hailing from Turkey.  His work is informed by VERY heavy dub (his dad, apparently, had quite an awesome collection) and sampling.  Very creative.

[Music] Sturqen / vÄäristymä – Atonia

Nervu is a Portuguese ambient music record label who debuted with this split release between their countrymen Sturqen and Finnish brothers Janne Liimatainen and Jarko Hedenius (who operate under the monicker vÄäristymä). This release reminds me of the gorgeous minimalism of Pan Sonic and their side project Ø.  Perfect headphone music.