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/ January 16, 2018 / Comments Off on Re Niliu: Caravi (1988)

Re Niliu: Caravi (1988)

Tradition is such a double-edge sword. In the hands of the orthodoxy, tradition can be used as a bludgeon, meant to remind you of a lineage, as a means to keep you rooted in the past. In the hands of the inspired, tradition is used as a source to actually build for the future, a […]

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/ August 23, 2017 / Comments Off on Paolo Modugno: Le Bala Et La Mouche (1994)

Paolo Modugno: Le Bala Et La Mouche (1994)

Man, what a world to we live in. Just this year Italy’s Archeo Recordings reissued Paolo Modugno’s intriguing debut Brise D’Automne. Once a member of Italian multi-media performance group O.A.S.I., what turned as a love for Middle Eastern and African music transformed into the exploration of new ways to interconnect the electronic with the acoustic […]

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/ January 25, 2017 / Comments Off on Matia Bazar: Tango (1983)

Matia Bazar: Tango (1983)

ot every album reveals itself instantly. It took me a while to recognize how fascinating Tango by Matia Bazar really was. Imagine, for a second, that ABBA didn’t break up after The Visitors. Imagine that they found a way to continue on after that fan demarcation line, and boldly go wherever that new point of inspiration they had, […]

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/ September 27, 2014 / Comments Off on Franco Battiato: Sequenze e Frequenze (1973)

Franco Battiato: Sequenze e Frequenze (1973)

I’m heading into the island of Milo, Sicily for a tiny bit. Back to catch what Franco Battiato was doing around this time. What a surprise it is to see him wrap up all his first stabs at mixing the electronic with the serene into one way too far ahead for its time musical statement. […]

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/ May 16, 2014 / Comments Off on Track of the Day: May 16, 2014

Track of the Day: May 16, 2014

If, one thing Italy has going for itself, its this: its home to some of the most forward thinking musicians/releases you’ll ever hear. I don’t want to entirely divulge all of its secrets just yet, but here’s just a taste. My pick of the day is Sensation’s Fix “Fragments of Light”, off the highly recommended […]

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