Finders Keepers have released 100 of the most brilliant reissues imaginable. Spanning from weird African tapes to Jean Rollin horror soundtracks, the lads at FK seem unstoppable at the moment. Here’s to another 100 gems, at least!
Two gentlemen named Cyril (Cyril Yeterian: Banjo, Guitar, Organ, Vocals and Cyril Bondi: Percussions, Vocals) make a wonderful fusion between Western and Arabic/Maghrebi music. Thanks to Les Disques Bongo Joe, a Swiss label specializing in releasing such 7-inch titles.
A magnificent release from Nawa Recordings (introduced in the last post), Yazz Ahmed is a trumpeter who blends jazz, Arabic music, and a cinematic, film-noir style to her recordings. Think of an ECM record with the vibe of a hard-boiled soundtrack.
Much respect to Nawa Recordings, one of the only labels in the Arab world promoting radical new music. Bandcamp writes on the label here.
Byzantine Time Machine are a new discovery, thanks to a darling friend in Italy who hipped me to their mix of ethno-dub music a few months ago.
I’m not a fan at all of when labels throw mere snippets of an album simply to force you to buy vinyl (which is reasonably priced, but shipping is more than the disc itself, make it a horribly overpriced artifact). Still, I’m a fan of pretty much everything Habibi Funk has released. I’m sure this […]
Omar Metioui is a Moroccan classical musician who was born in 1962. In this album, Metioui collaborates with Mohamed Mehdi Temsamani in their interpretation influenced by the Andalusian poet Al-Shustari.