Record label and magazine La Souterraine offer the best indie music coming out of France these days. Their latest release by Suzanne Belaubre is bound to be a cold wave masterpiece. The tracks are short and the production is excellent, if sparse. That sparseness works well with the music, and it gives the music an…
Various Artists – Mailbox Records: Music for Another Sky
This collection of ambient music is curated by British record label Mailbox Records. From their Bandcamp site: About this release: This compilation has been put together in order to raise awareness and/or raise money for the UK charity, Refuge. This means 100% of proceeds from all sales will go to them (after the standard deductions…
Gaye Su Akyol – Yort Savul: İSYAN MANİFESTOSU!
Gaye Su Akyol has an EP release out, and it’s punchy. Four powerful tracks of modern Andalou psychedelic rock and groove will be enough to whet your appetite for more. Turkey seems to really have it going on when it comes to psych music these days! The Grey Lady (or the Old Hag, depending on…
Seirios Savvaidis – Moly (μώλυ)
Seirios Savvaidis is a Greek singer and songwriter who brings a raw, ancient sound to his brand of folk music. One can hear not only his acoustic guitar, but also bagpipes, bouzouki, percussions, electric guitar, accordion, synths, and polyphonic ensembles. The music is dense, rich, and harkens back to a hazy, mystical era in Greek…
Various Artists: Canary Records: The Dull Hatchet: Late 1940s Lemko Instrumentals in Brooklyn NY
Canary Records is one of the best independent labels specializing in archival recordings. This batch comes from Lemko immigrants, who hail from the Carpathian Mountains, and it documents some of the tunes they brought with them to the United States.
Ebony Band Amsterdam diretta da Werner Herbers – Revueltas: Homenaje A Federico García Lorca
For my ears, Silvestre Revueltas‘ Homenaje A Federico García Lorca is the finest piece of classical music to come out of Mexico in the 20th Century.
Jeff Gburek – Three New Albums
We have the tremendous pleasure of announcing three new albums by composer Jeff Gburek. The first album is in collaboration with his partner Karolina Ossowska, who plays violin, ocarina and kalimba on this release. Gburek performs on zither, mandolin, miniature bandura and something called a blue-sky instrument, something new to me. The music is quiet,…
Hozan Yamamoto 銀界 – Silver World (1971) (Full Album)
Though long out-of-print, this album screams for a proper reissue. The album combines a fine jazz quartet with Yamamoto’s sublime shakuhachi playing. The personnel on this album were: Bass – Gary Peacock Drums – Hiroshi Murakami Piano – Masabumi Kikuchi Shakuhachi [Bamboo-Flute] – Hōzan Yamamoto
Coagulant – The Typhonian Experiments
Coagulant hail from Uruguay, a country not known for a deep experimental music scene. This release, however, should attract attention to those who enjoyed those ritualistic post-Industrial music cassettes of the 1980s. There’s a heavy B-movie soundtrack vibe to this release mixed with electroacoustic music. Quite enjoyable.
Lagas Turmales – §︴
Lagas Turmales is a producer out of Monterrey, Mexico who produce a quiet, droning, monochrome ambient music. It’s lack of dynamics is precisely how ambient music should sound to me, if we’re talking about a purist definition of the genre. This is warm, rippling ambient music worth relaxing to. One could say it would fit…