[Music Podcast] Xmas Mizzztape by Debbie Wayne

Thanks very much to Debbie Wayne for posting one of the coolest Christmas podcasts I’ve heard in years! Here’s the track list: Things Fall Apart – Cristina Xmas With Simon – The Fall Motel Christmas (excerpt) – James Ferraro Ding Dong – X-Ray Pop La bataille de neige – Dominique Dumont Doux Christmas, Noël Soft […]

[Music] ʻĀina – Lead Me To The Garden

Aloha Got Soul’s latest release is a reissue of a rare psychedelic Christian folk record by a Hawaiian project called ʻĀina, which, according to their Bandcamp album site, “means land or earth in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian language.” It’s definitely a product of the 1970s, full of hippy vibes, a naïve sense of idealism, and […]

[Music] Bandcamp Weekly December 11, 2018

It’s been a while since I posted, thanks to a heavy work schedule ending in a small vacation for me, so I return with this week’s Bandcamp Weekly, featuring Joseph Malik, who went from suffering debilitating mental illness to making a slew of brilliant albums and having a fire inside him to make much more. […]

[Music] Le Mellotron: Paloma Colombe – Radio Amazigh #11 Hommage à Rachid Taha

The legendary Rock & Raï singer Rachid Taha passed away a few days ago at the age of 59 from a heart attack.  Many writers and commentators have eulogized him in his passing, but the best the most fitting tribute comes from Radio Amazigh DJ Paloma Colombe. Her program is mandatory listening for anyone into out-there music, […]

[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] Rachid Taha – Rock The Casbah

Very unpleasant news to report today, as Algerian-French singer Rachid Taha passed away today from a heart attack.  He was one of the first and most important artists to fuse Raï and rock together in a way that gained him fame all over the world.  Here he is taking on The Clash’s cult classic.

[Music] Abd al-Rahman al-Khamissi – عبد الرحمن الخميسي – Music from the Soundtrack “Respectable Families”

Welcome to the world of easy (cheesy) listening out of… Cairo?!  Yes!!  According to the bio over at his Bandcamp page, “Abd al-Rahman El Khamissi (bio in Arabic only) is an Egyptian poet, writer, journalist, dramatist, radio producer, film director, composer and talent scout for famous Egyptian actors such as Soad Hosni.  He has been seen […]