[Music] Various Artists – 1​+​1​=​X

A hearty congratulations to Erased Tapes who turn 10 years old this year. This compilation features 20 exclusive tracks from their mighty roster, and not one is a disappointment. 1. Qasim Naqvi – Brutal Moderna 04:18 2. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Long May It Sustain 04:20 3. Rival Consoles – Ritual Song […]

[Music] Awesome Tapes From Africa: An Interview with Brian Shimkovitz

Awesome Tapes From Africa is lucky to have an owner who has a deep passion for the music he puts out. PopMatters.com lets Awesome head honcho Brian Shimkovitz hold court. It’s worth checking out Brian’s blog which started his interest in African music.

[Music] “Tax Scam Records”: Artist Discovers Albums Of His Songs Were Released By Shadowy Companies in 1977

Many thanks to my friend, Al Clark, for originally posting this article from Dangerous Minds. Here’s a taster of what to expect from the article: “Tax Scam Records” is a phrase that was coined by collectors to identify albums that are believed to have been manufactured for the sole purpose of—get this—losing money. From around […]

[Music] Ashberry ~ In Music We Are Still Together (Art Edition) — a closer listen

https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F251073943&visual=true&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false Atay Ilgun (Ashberry) calls this edition “the most precious collection of music ever released from Wounded Wolf Press,” and having seen the hard copy in person, we have to agree. In Music We Are Still Together is a generous offering that includes three discs, a handmade, hardbound case, a short book of poetry and […]

[Music Sample] Cuneiform Turns 30: The Albums of 2014

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1493984546/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/ Washington D.C.-based Cuneiform Records has been publishing influential avant-prog rock music for three decades now. Steve Feigenbaum, the label’s owner, should be commended for bringing such groups like Univers Zero, Daniel Denis, Richard Pinhas and Happy Family to American consumers. This compilation covers 30 years of great releases, and is available as a ‘name-your-price’ […]