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/ April 7, 2017 / Comments Off on Michael Karoli & Polly Eltes: Deluge (1984)

Michael Karoli & Polly Eltes: Deluge (1984)

Even for me, what I’m going to write next seems something out of a fever dream. Polly Eltes, elite, English model/actress seen in the pages of Italian Vogue, and on the catwalks of Europe, teams up with CAN guitarist Michael Karoli to create a forward-thinking blast of Fourth World dub music. If I didn’t have […]

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/ October 11, 2014 / Comments Off on The Incredible String Band: A Very Cellular Song (1968)

The Incredible String Band: A Very Cellular Song (1968)

Mike and Robin from the Incredible String Band Now this is where we start hearing all those columns come together from the previous artists I’ve highlighted. The fantasy, ancient, modern, experimental, surreal, and spiritual all get combined into a solid vision of a neo-folk movement. The Incredible String Band’s “A Very Cellular Song” from 1968’s […]

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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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/ September 26, 2014 / Comments Off on Nino Ferrer: South (1973)

Nino Ferrer: South (1973)

Nino Ferrer To tell the story of the artist involved in creating the masterful track of the day, “South”, I have to start backwards from his death. On August 13th, 1998, two months after his mother’s death, Nino Ferrer took the hunting gun from his Creole Cottage-style farm in Quercy in the southwest of France […]

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/ September 25, 2014 / Comments Off on Bernard Lavilliers: San Salvador (1975)

Bernard Lavilliers: San Salvador (1975)

Bernard Lavilliers Now here’s a man that walked the walk and talked the talk. Today’s track of the day, the unique groove of “San Salvador” by Bernard Lavilliers introduces us to the sound of the Southern hemisphere via the offbeat French pop we all might not know nor love. There’s something about Bernard that informed […]

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/ September 23, 2014 / Comments Off on Ebenezer Obey: Fimi Lokan Bale (1974)

Ebenezer Obey: Fimi Lokan Bale (1974)

The Juju Kings: Ebenezer Obey and Sunny Ade I have a brief review for the day. Sometimes, when you’re feeling more than a bit under the weather, like I feel today, you need a track that carries your burden for a bit. Today’s track of the day “Fimi Lokan Bale” simply does it for me. […]

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/ September 22, 2014 / Comments Off on Fausto: Olha o Fado (1982)

Fausto: Olha o Fado (1982)

Fausto Bordalo Dias Now that I’ve shared the brilliance of Carlos Paredes and Zeca Afonso with y’all I have to tie the influence those two artists together had right? If ever there was a musical masterpiece that just screams with the unique sound and influence of Portugal its Vila Franca das Naves-native Fausto’s Por Este […]

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/ September 21, 2014 / Comments Off on Jose “Zeca” Afonso: Coro da Primavera (1971)

Jose “Zeca” Afonso: Coro da Primavera (1971)

Zeca – 1971 Today’s track of the day, “Coro da Primavera” (Springtime Chorus), comes from the supremely important Portuguese artist Jose “Zeca” Afonso. Born in 1929 in the port city of Aveiro, Portugal this fairly inconspicuous man would be the last person you’d think who would grown up and write such songs like “Grandola, Vila […]

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/ September 20, 2014 / Comments Off on Carlos Paredes: Canção (1971)

Carlos Paredes: Canção (1971)

Carlos Paredes – 1971 Imagine launching a revolution without even saying one word. That’s the revolution in sound and in history that Carlos Paredes from Coimbra, Portugal was able to achieve. Fado, the blues music of Portugal, has melodies and sentiment informed from hundreds of years of colonial rule. The further the naval empire stretched, […]

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/ September 19, 2014 / Comments Off on Arsen Dedić: Mirni Podstanar (1973)

Arsen Dedić: Mirni Podstanar (1973)

Arsen Dedić – 1973 Raise of hands, when was the last time you actually heard music from Croatia or Serbia? When was the last time you actually cared enough to look for some? If, you didn’t raise your hand, well today I’ve got something special for you. Hailing from the Dalmatia region from what was […]

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