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    Akiko Yano – To Ki Me Ki

    There is no better way to tell the story of this gorgeous and lovingly remastered release by Akiko Yano than to let our dear friends at Wewantsounds to explain it for themselves: “Wewantsounds is proud to continue its Akiko Yano reissue series with the release of the singer’s third studio album ‘To Ki Me Ki’, recorded in New York and originally issued in 1978 in Japan. It follows her cult “Iroha Ni Konpeitou” LP and retains a similar blend of Japanese pop and New York funk. “To Ki Me Ki” features such musicians as Rick Marotta, Will Lee and David…

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    Fairuz – Kifak Inta LP

    There is no doubt who the reigning queen of Arab music is.  Fairuz, once and always a beautiful songstress from Lebanon, has had this legendary cult album reissued by our dear friends at Wewantsounds, and it will be arriving on November 4, 2022.  Unfortunately, there may not be a digital release, but you vinyl hounds have your chance to order a gem.  From Wewantsounds Bandcamp site: Wewantsounds is delighted to reissue Fairuz’s classic album ‘Kifak Inta’ produced by her son Ziad Rahbani in the late 80’s and only released on cassette and CD in 1991. Composed and arranged by Rahbani,…

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    Happy 25th Birthday to Xango Music Distribution!

    Today is a happy day for is at MYNTH! Our friend Arnulf den Boesterd, owner of The Netherlands’ most important world music distributor, Xango Music, celebrates 25 years in business. From the man himself: Xango Music is celebrating 25 years of distributing local music from all over the world, since 1997! Xango Music is an independent distributor specialising in local music from all over the world and operating in the Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg) countries. Xango Music came forth out of the desire to make more music available. Labels and artists are having great difficulty getting their work…

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    [Press] Meticulous Midgets – Music You Need To Hear

    Today we were given the honor of being featured by the independent music radio, magazine and record label Meticulous Midgets, who were also kind enough to reference my old blog, A Miscellany of Tasteful Music, in the past.  Meticulous Midgets not only have a fine magazine, but publish some of the best new indie music coming out of Russia these days.

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    A Music You Need To Hear Playlist on Space Is The Place Radio This Thursday!

        View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Space Is The Place Radio Show (@spaceistheplaceradioshow) On Thursday, September 9th at 11 pm GMT, the venerable Space Is The Place Radio Show (see their Instagram page here) is playing a mini-mix of tracks I selected which influenced my taste.  This will be a live program, which you can hear by clicking on this link at the appointed time.  Our friends there let us know that it will be hosted on Mixcloud as a podcast afterwards, and we will be sharing the link, as well as a few…

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    Mitchell Manburg – Laplace Resonance

    I have to say that this is a pleasantly weird EP by Mitchell Manburg, reminding me in parts of King Crimson’s early 80s era or other progressive rock bands of the time period.  It doesn’t have the incredible guitar work of Fripp and Belew, but lyrically, it feels completely in pace with albums like Discipline or Beat in some odd, familiar way. If you want to check out this album go here.

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    [Announcement] Florian Arbenz / Tineke Postma – Free online gig at Porgy & Bess in Vienna

    We have an online gig announcement from a friend of the blog, Swiss percussionist and drummer Florian Arbenz: Hi – I hope you’re well! Whilst most musicians are still not quite back touring, we do keep playing and I’m excited to let you know that I’m broadcasting live (and FREE) from Vienna’s legendary Porgy & Bess Jazz Club this Thursday: 🎞️ https://porgy.at/events/10327/​ I’ll be joined by the brilliant Dutch saxophonist Tineke Postma and we’ll be performing much of the repertoire from my recent duo album with Greg Osby. If you’d like to join, we’ll be happy to have you there,…

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    [Promo] Sahel Sounds Label Sampler 3

    From Sahel Sounds: We are excited to share with you our latest Name Your Price sampler, Sahel Sounds Label Sampler 3. This year’s features a mix of tracks from recent releases by the likes of Wau Wau Collectif and Tidiane Thiam, some deep cuts from our Agrim Agadez and Balani Show Super Hits compilations, fan favorites from our back catalog, and a sneak peek at new material by Luka Productions. Our hope is that this sampler can serve as an introduction to those new to the Sahel Sounds discography, as well as a deeper dive for long-time fans. Enjoy! 1. Etran de L’Aïr – Etran Hymne from Etran de…