[Music] La Maison Dieu – Earth

Only one track on this release, but it’s a winner!  La Maison Dieu are a band out of Istanbul, Turkey who combine elements of EDM, old-school lo-fi electronic music and a touch of cheese in the vein of Giorgio Moroder.  I’m digging this!

[Music] Various Artists – Anthology of Electroacoustic Lebanese Music

When he’s not working on his own music as Sonologyst, Raffaele Pezzella of Unexplained Sounds captures a lot of attention by releasing travelogue compilations covering the best of experimental and dark ambient music from various countries and regions. This one may well be his crowning effort. All of these, with the exception of Sharif Sehnaoui, […]

[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] Sean Khan, Hermeto Pascoal – Palmares Fantasy featuring Hermeto Pascoal

Many thanks to Andrew Jervis over at Bandcamp Weekly for not only sharing Sean Khan’s work but for a stellar interview with a young man who will be seen as one of the UK’s leading lights of new jazz.