[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 Northern California.  A worthy purchase.

[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.  This is mellow, has a wonderful 70’s vibe and makes for a nice way indulge in headphone listening.

[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.

[Music] Pahat Kengät – Tanssimusiikkia

I wish to thank my friend Neea for introducing me to one of the most enjoyable pieces of work I’ve heard in some time, allowing me to get lost in my work. Fans of minimalist composers like Steve Reich and the early Berlin Electronic School of Music will enjoy this. Pahat Kengät sit comfortably between Krautrock, contemporary classical music, New Age and a mellow form of techno.