As I spent Chinese New Year’s Eve in the company of a friend and watched in amazement as to how empty my part of town was, I decided to call it a night and spent a bit of time enjoying some music. This was the first result of a healthy list of music I indulged […]
Think of a track with the horns of a 60’s Burt Bacharach hit with a 70’s aesthetic recorded on modern equipment, but produced with a touch of nostalgia. Giorgio Tuma manages to balance these all rather well, and he lets singer Lena Karlsson’s voice fly effortlessly through these tracks.
Remedios Varo was the queen of Spanish surrealist painters. She is depicted in her studio in the year 1957. The photographer was Duncan Mitchell. h/t: underseadevotee
It’s a very happy occasion when I get to review a new album by Santiago Fradejas! Our friend, guitarist and composer now based in Barcelona, Spain, comes at us with another disc full of soundscapes which sit well between the more mellow compositions of John McLaughlin, the usual powerful post-Industrial soundscapes, and maybe because I […]
I implore you, my friends… Make time to catch the best World Music podcast in the world. Mundofonías‘ Juan Antonio Vázquez & Araceli Tzigane have spent years introducing an international audience to world music with their themed podcasts, and this one is no exception. To hear this week’s episode, click here or on the image. […]
A traditional song from the region of Cantabria, Spain, courtesy of a project by José Ignacio H. Toquero (also see his Google+ page), who plays Spanish guitar for this band.
Spain’s greatest beat group, Los Bravos scored a huge hit in the United States with this tune in 1966. Unfortunately, by 1967, the group began to disintegrate after the suicide of organist Manuel Fernández, who had just lost his bride to an auto accident.