This is perhaps the most enlightening article I’ve ever read relating to reggae which doesn’t immediately start with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry or Bob Marley, both of whom did wonders introducing both reggae and dub to the broader world. Chinese immigrants played a massive role in recording, promoting and playing reggae of an exceptional quality, and all respect is due to Jared Proudfoot of Bandcamp for his engaging history lesson, complete with music samples.
Read the article here. It’s worth your time.
Marianne Faithful’s Decca Years. By March 1964, it was apparent that pop music wasn’t just a passing fad. The Beatles were a global phenomenon, and the British Invasion of the American charts had just begun. Britain was a musical powerhouse, that the world envied. Despite this, many labels weren’t resting on their laurels. Record companies […]
via MARIANNE FAITHFUL’S DECCA YEARS. — dereksmusicblog
I came across these guys thanks to a fine poster over at Reddit. Very solid post-rock out of France, not too derivative of other bands like Immanu El and the like.
Much respect to captainfreakout at A Closer Listen to this great review of Laibach’s new album.
By now, you probably know this album’s story: avant-garde collective Laibach go to North Korea in 2015 and become the first Western band to play there ever since the country split in two. What they play is a variation on their regular praxis: The Sound of Music, the soundtrack of a movie which is apparently […]
via Laibach ~ The Sound of Music — a closer listen
I don’t know if today is Flashback Day, but the last three posts have brought some very, very good memories of the period in my life between 1988-1992, when I was absolutely immersed in Electronic Body Music (as well as the alternative music scene of my youth).
Introspect Void are not a band from the late 1980s, but you get the feeling they sat at the feet of the masters, added a cleaner, more crisply-recorded music, but retaining that dark, foreboding vibe that made Frontline Assembly, Front 242, and bands of this stripe so much fun to listen to.
I wish to thank my friend Prsemyl, who is my contact for Indies Records in the Czech Republic, for introducing me to this band.
Mydy Rabycad are an indie band based out of Prague who remind me of some of the earlier ‘Madchester’ acts like the Happy Mondays, mixed with a style that would remind me of modern swing. Funky isn’t a word one would normally associate with Czech music, but this release changes my opinion.
For samples of their music, go here.