[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] The Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble – The Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble

If you are patient, you will indeed run into a charmingly freaky (or freakishly charming) release on Bandcamp.  Today, I want to introduce you to The Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble.  They hail from North Korea, of all places, and they have a catalog of at least 85 CDs available.  This compilation, release by the Manchester-based Maybles […]

[Music] Abdel Karim Ensemble – Joyas de la Música Culta Árabe

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 […]

[Music] François N’Gwa / Ogooué / Into The Deep Treasury — Ban Ban Ton Ton

Ban Ban Ton Ton is an amazing blog worth following, and today’s subject material is fascinating: This quality compilation / retrospective – 180g, fine original artwork by Lea Morichon – comes care of new French label, Into The Deep Treasury. The reissue arm of Arthur Lastmann and Step Daw`s house / techno imprint, Into the […]

[Music] Ginger Baker Band (with Bill Laswell and Foday Musa Suso) – Kagaribi

The late Ginger Baker was one of the most powerful and innovative drummers to ever grace rock music, especially since he never truly considered himself a “rock” drummer, but rather a jazz drummer.  You can hear it in this release where he collaborates with legendary bassist Bill Laswell and Gambian griot Foday Musa Suso for […]

[Music] Theodosii Spassov & Milcho Leviev – Raga Todor

In 1995, I was approached by the owner of MA Recordings (a kind man whose name I have since forgotten) to sell some of his CDs on consignment.  Among the releases was an album performed by Bulgarian pianist Milcho Leviev.  He had several releases on this imprint because he was living in Los Angeles at […]