Tuesday, April 30, 2013

stay another season.

some more mind melting iranian pop. again, same issue as with the tisheh o risheh. the liner notes are terrible, & the layout could be a lot better. but the musique is where it is at folks. swinging jams here fershure.

pt.1  //  pt.2

haunt me haunt me do it again.

i know this isn't terribly original in our download circles, but for again for those who don't have this, a classique burner of ghana funk for y'all.

a classique.

i'm sure everyone has this, but for those who don't, here it is in 320 for y'all.

Monday, April 29, 2013

the revolution will never be televised.

so ridiculously good. if yr a fan of that ahmad zahir i posted, or have copped either rangarang, zendooni, or khana khana, then you know what yr in store for. my only real complaint are the liner notes. who decided angela sawyer would be a good fit? why not reach out to some of the stars to get their story? or have them write a history of iranian pop's golden age. i would love to hear what they have to say about any of this. anyway, grumbles aside, this is some fucking fyre folks. grab it while you can!

ps i fixed the link for that brasil/mali record i posted a few days ago. sorry about that amigos!

history of my heart.

if you haven't copped this cat's new album, then yr life is sorely incomplete amigos.

ps does anyone have suggestions on converting cassettes into mp3s? are there any tape converters that y'all suggest? or is it some arcane method? i recently bought ciani's velocity of love & seven waves on cassette, & i would like to reup those files in gorgeous 320 for y'all, because really truly the sound is so vastly different. i also have more amazing gamelan cassettes & thai crooners & mariachi burners & some other aces hidden up my sleeve that i would like to convert. hit me up!

Friday, April 26, 2013

life under siege.

before i head out on my sojourn into the forest, i'm going to leave y'all with this beguiling set of beautiful & straight up jamming molam.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

i used to be a king.

two cats from brazil go to record an epic psych masterpiece in mali with toumani diabaté & his son just fucking melting faces with electric koras run through wah pedals. just get this, you won't be disappointed.

ps reupped the yma. & will be going on a three day trip with no technology starting tomorrow, so catch you on the flip amigos.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

war in a babylon.

what can i say about this guy? the neil diamond of the desert? arguably one of afghanistan's biggest pop stars? a voice that will melt yr icy western heart? ahmad zahir has been playing around these parts for the last two months now & i just had to share this gem with y'all. if you guise enjoy this, then i have some more of his stuff tucked away up my sleeve that i might share. also, will be reupping the yma sumac shortly since people still visit that post the most out of any others. any other requests? just let me know folks.

Monday, April 22, 2013


sad emotionally gripping songs touching upon murder, pain, loss, & all sorts of other unpleasant things. pretty darn good.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

week of wonders.

spoerri creates absolutely stunning soundtrack work with touches of soft jazz, light funk & electronic flourishes. essential for all the cats who love library music.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

the weight of culture.

first up in the reup category is vangelis' china. if you weren't able to grab it last time, here is another chance to grab this beauty in 320. i now have four vangelis cassettes, but this is still my favorite by far. enjoy y'all!

Saturday, April 13, 2013


i love how weird & demented this record is. joe meek is like phil spector of 2010 back in 1959 (both are amazingly gifted producers with a great ear for sonics, both were certifiably nuts, & both men killed a woman, only joe meek shot himself after... phil i'm looking at you buddy!). chipmunk choruses on top of off kilter shuffling dreamy skiffle recorded in the cosmos. just get it.

ps will be breaking my no reup policy for a few oldies but goodies. i know that the link for reyog ponorogo has been down for quite some time, so i'll get that back up.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

it's been a while now.

blown out mali blues until the last track which is a pure psychedelique mindfuck.