[Music] Nu Guinea – Nuova Napoli


Nu Guinea are a couple of lads from a city which has given me a lot of pleasure and a fair amount of both headaches and heartaches, Naples.  Massimo Di Lena and Lucio Aquilina will be releasing their latest album, an homage of sorts to their hometown, on April 7th.

The one track they have offered as a sample of what’s to come is a very funky affair reminiscent of the work of Tony Allen.  You hear disco, funk and Afrobeat rolled into a rather amazing package.

[Music] Maurice Pozor – 2056

My friend Maurice Pozor has released an intriguing album.  Though in the Bandcamp tags the album is listed as a noise or experimental album, this has to be some of the most gentle ‘noise’ I’ve heard in some time.  It’s a rather floaty piece, somewhat in keeping with good electronic music from the 1970s and early 1980s, but with a far crisper, cleaner sound.

[Music] Subact – The Dubsquad EP

I have to thank my friend Yasen Kazandjiev for quite a few upcoming reviews of some of the most intriguing music I’ve heard in some time, starting with this EP by Dresden-based band Subact.

There are elements of bands like Ozric Tentacles and other psychedelic prog groups as well as sample work reminiscent of Front 242 and other Electronic Body Music bands from Belgium and Canada which I grew up listening to. This music is thoroughly modern, but it also hearkens back to an era when sampling technology was new. Martin Grellmann and company have done stunning work balancing past and present with this release.

[Music] O Yuki Conjugate European Tour

Friends and colleagues, if you are able to help out with setting up performances in Belgium, France or Poland, please contact Till Kniola of Auf Abwegen.  His letter of request is printed below:

dear drone list,

sorry for the intrusion but maybe some of you can help/spread the word….

aufabwegen is bringing british experimental ambient group O YUKI CONJUGATE for their first ever proper tour to europe in december.

so far concerts are planned in germany, the netherlands and switzerland.

the tour will happen together with german artist KONRAD KRAFT.

we would love to do further concerts in belgium, france and poland. if any of you on the drone list is an organizer or knows of someone who might be interested in setting up a show, please contact me off-list at <zipo@aufabwegen.com> zipo@aufabwegen.com

the tour period is december 11-19th 2017.

thank you all!

kind regards,

till

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[Music] Julian Borrego – Xeriscape

What a pleasant slice of pop-psych, updated for the 2010s!

Julian Borrego is a multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, California (the scribe’s home town). Though you can hear hints of Antônio Carlos Jobim and funk-era Stevie Wonder in his music, there’s also a touch of garage psych which makes the tune much more than palatable to my taste.