It’s not everyday you come across Afghan experimental music recorded in the Arizona heat. Myrrors vocalist/guitarist N.R. Safi had composed these tracks as mere impressions (expect a Volume 2 to be released shortly), but the quality of these pieces stand out. These could hold their own with the best of 1980’s cassette culture. A brilliant debut, though Safi is planning to do a properly recorded album sometime soon, adding to his psychedelic CV.
It’s not often that I run into some charming music out of Afghanistan. Sahar Sahra is one of the country’s biggest stars currently.
Dutch psychedelic band Q65 were a band I discovered reading magazines like Record Collector, who hyped them up as a band with a monstrous reputation. They were, and to my ears, are, among the best bands of the late 1960s.
All due credit and respect goes to my dear brother Paolo Merolla, who pointed me to this article from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Afghanistan has a magnificent music tradition, and though the place is still a hotbed of Satanic Taliban butchery, people have decided to revive their culture piece by piece.