one of my absolute fav ecm releases, gary& eberhard's playing is aublime.
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Thursday, August 10, 2023
Friday, March 17, 2023
i've been listening to enno velthuys for a decade or so now after discovering him on the silver clouded comp featuring robert turman. a totally under sung dutch artist from the 80's, this is some really special ambient music. if anyone has vol III in this series please drop a link in the comments.
ps not my rip, so thank you to whoever uploaded these to slsk. i've heard rumblings of a reissue series, let's hope it comes to light.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Thursday, March 9, 2023
Friday, February 17, 2023
after the dissolution of generation x, two of the members linked up with simon bernal from mlr to form empire. a fantastic mix of post punk, power pop & new wave, unfortunately the label folded right after their only lp came out. fortunately for us, copies of the album made its way over the atlantic to dc & was a large inspiration for the revolution summer sound.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
i've started to call this nordstrom jazz, or mall jazz, because when i was a kid in the early to mid 90's inside of nordstroms they always had some cat playing piano or some jazz lite. perfect for the mpcs.
ps posting this on mediafire since mega has been super buggy.
Friday, October 8, 2021
In Brazil we have an expression called comer pelas beiradas, literally "eating around the edges", which has been my approach to Joyce's ouevre. Dubliness, Chamber Music, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (superb), essays, letters, etc, basically everything but Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. Maybe someday I'll build the confidence to read them, maybe not, but until then the mystic around those two works is quite enough to entice me.
That's the case with this record, a "jazz cantata" composed and conducted by Andre Hodeir, based on Joyce's final and most challenging work. Unfortunately the quality's not that great (ripped by yours truly), and to be perfectly honest the sung part can get a bit tiresome at times. That said, it still can be an interesting listen, a jazzy audiobook excerpt.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
During the infamous Japanese occupation in South Korea, among many graver violations, the government prohibited Koreans from distilling traditional homebrewed spirits, which contributed to the dominance of the sweet, commercial-grade soju as we know today. This tidbit came to mind when I was gathering info for this post's artist, Kim So-Hee (김소희), as it seems that almost every South Korean name search will return a K-artist as the primary result -- yeah, I'm aware of the restrictions in Korean names.
Thursday, July 29, 2021
when the sage owl was running holy warbles, during the summer he would post a lot of reggae albums to go with the weather. to keep a great idea running, i'll be posting more of my favorite 80's boogie albums. this is such a gem with amazingly lush production. don't sleep on this one.
ps stay hydrated & stay safe everyone during this insane heat wave we're going through!
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021
who knew i needed koto shredding in my life? fans of late eighties era ryuichi sakamoto, mtume & ppu should check this one out.
ps if any of y'all are flipping samples from the records i've been posting i would love to hear them! or if yr just a musician & wanna share yr jams, drop links in the comments section.
pps including this video, this shit goes.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
The image of a blind Bhutanese musician playing an erhu-like bowed instrument is forever engraved in my mind. A couple of years before this dreadful pandemic, I was lucky enough to enter the Kingdom of Bhutan, and while I had no idea what to expect, I almost went nuts. Probably the most fascinating place I've ever been, in every aspect. On the musical side, it naturally shares many similarities with Nepalese music, because, Buddhism, but keeping their own thing as well.