Saturday, August 19, 2017

Youtube channel

I decided to start posting stuff on Youtube. Will try to post regularly, i.e. (almost) every day, so if you liked what you found on this blog so far, you're gonna love the youtube channel as well. Feel free to subscribe etc. The rough plan is to use youtube for songs and this blog for albums. Here's the link to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPoLtly-iS2VK0ZfiAduT4Q

Friday, March 3, 2017

Best of 2016 part 3

10. Lajkó Félix - Most jöttem (Hungary / Serbia)
hungarian folk

9. Ukandanz - Awo (Ethiopia)
jazz-rock / ethio-jazz / math rock

8. Heimat - Heimat (France)
minimal wave / art pop

7. Jambinai - A Hermitage (South Korea)
post rock / atmospheric sludge metal

6. Alcest - Kodama (France)
blackgaze

5. Damir Imamović's Sevdah Takht - Dvojka (Bosnia)
sevdah

4. Wardruna - Runaljod – Ragnarok (Norway)
dark folk / nordic folk

3. Various Artists - Space Echo: The Mystery Behind the Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed! (Cabo Verde)
morna / funana

2. Özge Çam - İlk Nefes (Turkey)
turkish folk

1. Eluvium - False Readings On
ambient

Best song of the year - Wardruna - Odal (youtube)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Best of 2016 part 2

20. Dalek - Asphalt for Eden (USA) - no link
abstract hip hop

19. Kel Assouf - Tikounen (Belgium/Niger/Tunisia/France)
tishoumaren

18. Jakub Šimansky - Face to Face against American Primitivism in Eastern Europe vol. 1 (Czechia) 
american primitivism

17. Lakou Mizik - Wa Di Yo (Haiti) 
caribbean folk

16. Помни имя свое [Pomni Imya Svoyo] - Небо и Камень (Russia) 
dark folk
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15. Lost Salt Blood Purges - Only the Youngest Grave (Australia)
drone / neofolk 

14. Laurent Jenneau / Shi Tanding - Music of Xinjiang (China / France) 
uyghur folk

13. Matt Elliott - The Calm Before (UK) - no link
progressive folk / singer-songwriter

12. Forndom - Dauðra Dura (Sweden) 
ritual ambient / nordic folk / dark folk

11. Wöljager - Van't Liëwen Un Stiäwen (Germany) - no link
dark folk

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Best of 2016 part 1

32. Barcelona Gipsy Balkan Orchestra - Del Ebro al Danubio (Spain) - no link
romani folk / balkan folk

31. Esben and the Witch - Older Terrors  (UK)
post-rock / ethereal wave / shoegaze

30. Douglas Germano - Golpe de Vista  (Brazil)
samba

29. ГШ - ОЭЩ МАГЗИУ  (Russia)
post-punk / art punk / noise rock / avant-prog

28. Trna - Lose Yourself to Find Peace  (Russia)
blackgaze / post-rock

27. Faun Fables - Born of the Sun  (USA)
psych folk

26. Auktyon - На солнце  (Russia)
art rock / avant-folk

25. Shabaka and the Ancestors - Wisdom of Elders  (South Africa)
spiritual jazz / afro-jazz

24. Tamer Abu Ghazaleh - Thulth  (Egypt)
arabic music / avant-folk

23. Wolvserpent - Aporia:Kāla:Ananta (USA)
drone metal / dark ambient / atmospheric black metal

22. Myrkur - Mausoleum EP (Denmark) - no link
dark folk / nordic folk / choral

21. Cyro Baptista - Bluefly (Brazil)
samba-jazz 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Kazuki Tomokawa

Kazuki Tomokawa - Muzan no Bi / Beauty Without Mercy (1986, Japan)
folk / singer-songwriter














Kazuki Tomokawa - Nikusei (1976)
avant folk














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Probably my favourite singer-songwriter ever. Has been making consistently great music for 40+ years (!).

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Extra Life

Extra Life - Secular Works (USA, 2008)
math rock / experimental / medieval music
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Best album I've heard in ages. The medieval influence makes it really special and unique.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Ex & Brass Unbound

The Ex & Brass Unbound - Enormous Door (2013, The Netherlands)
post-punk / jazz-rock
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I'd normally consider The Ex to be too big to be featured in this blog, but this album is so fantastic and so vastly underrated I just had to post it. Beautiful fusion of (post) punk, jazz and Ethiopian music.