[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] glič – Propr Gangst – The Remixes

I wasn’t quite sure what to make of glič, a DJ out of Manchester, England.  Within a moment, any concerns were immediately allayed with his really funky groove.  His music and the music of the artists he’s remixing covers R&B, electro and delves a bit into dubstep. glič reaches back to Manchester’s venerable tradition of electronic […]

[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] Redefining Russian Techno

From the Bandcamp article, which can be found here: Russian techno is stylistically varied—from ultra industrial to sleazy disco, hazy cassette labels to crisp and urbane house. But often there’s a moodiness, an underlying bleakness to the sound that feels like it’s channeling a harsher Soviet past. Certainly, experimentation is rife, and “live”-ness is important—musicians […]

[Music] Bettina feat​. ​Márk Szöke and Thomas Gerendás ​-​ Clinical Feelings EP

Imagine a Japanese Tina Turner clone singing on top of a muffled, claustrophobia-inducing drum & bass track upholding a 60s soul groove. This is the glorious mess Thomas Gerendás and his collaborators have made.