[Music] Saulius Petreikis – Negirdėta Lietuva

Saulius Petreikis is the lynchpin of the Lithuanian ethno-folk music scene.  This is a good survey of ethnic music preserved and reinterpreted from the villages of the country.  For Saulius’ Bandcamp site: Unheard Lithuania – is a collection of musical sounds that were heard long before we were born and will exist long after we […]

[Music] Tijana Stanković – Freezer

Tijana Stanković is a composer from Serbia who offers a work played on a prepared violin and vocals.  From her Bandcamp site on LOM Records out of Slovakia: Freezer is an album of raw and emotive improvisations by Serbian violinist-vocalist Tijana Stanković. Her chosen theme, the proverbial ‘freezer’, makes for a stark setting, serving as […]

[Music] Hrdza – Neskroteny

Slovakia is producing wonderful music, but has almost no exposure in the world stage, which is maddening. Quality musicianship in genres as disparate as World Music, experimental and classical has been frankly astounding. The folk scene is especially healthy, given the energetic, bouncy and rhythmic performances given by Hrdza. There is a fire under these […]

[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] Various Artists – Music From Yemen Arabia

Sub Rosa Records issues a magnificent collection of recordings done in Sanaa and Aden, Yemen’s first and second cities. The album was recorded in 1973 by Ragnar Johnson and Jessica Mayer, who did a stellar job making the original recordings sound so warm.