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Fela Kuti - Fela Kuti's London Scene

2009-03-14T13:19:10.084-07:00

Fela Kuti's London Scene



Miles Davis - Live @ Newport 1958

2008-02-07T22:40:12.041-08:00


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Live with John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderly!

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Rokia Traore - Bowmboi

2008-02-07T22:39:48.528-08:00

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Mali has a great music scene>> proof: 

Rokia Traore - Bowmboi 
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Cambodian Rocks volume 1

2008-02-06T19:14:57.811-08:00

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Great old recordings of Cambodian surf-rock music.. some classic covers --sung expressly in Cambodian, of course -- some originals from musicians such as Pan Ron, Sinn Sisamouth and Dengue Fever!

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The Double - Palm Fronds

2008-02-03T21:08:05.857-08:00

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nyc weird rock outfit.  

the Double - Palm Fronds
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Charles Ives - The Unanswered Question - Leonard Bernstein

2008-02-04T19:36:28.720-08:00

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Performed by the NY Philharmonic and Leonard Bernstein.  Charles Ives was probably the best classical composer ever to come out of America.  The Unanswered Question is a study in consonance and dissonance, tonality and atonality, some passages are startlingly beautiful, before giving way to a cacophany of instruments fighting for dominance over one another - a tremendously difficult momentum to sustain, and to perform... Great introduction to atonal music.  
Also features a piece by Elliot Carter - Ives's protege - called 'Central Park in the Dark'. 
 
Charles Ives - the Unanswered Question 
performed by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic




Terry Riley - In C

2008-02-03T20:04:21.131-08:00

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from the minimalist composer Terry Riley.  ultra ecstatic. This was recorded from a live performance in Montreal several years ago, and features a full orchestra, sitar, and vocals.  

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Black Ox Orkestar - Ver Tanzt?

2008-02-03T18:56:31.359-08:00

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the only Yiddish folk music I think I've ever heard.. 
From Constellation records [remember them??], one of their newer releases.  If you know Constellation, you'll know this music is darker than hell.  
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Cylob - Mood Bells

2008-02-03T18:57:35.999-08:00

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Reviews @ Amazon.com for this album are funny.  Some angry customers, expecting some
more mainstream electronic fare and were instead treated to this!  Very peaceful and minimal... using treated bells as a primary instrument, the album sways from melodic trickles, to atonal constructions of metallic sound that invoke the tones of a gamelan.  
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Cylob - Mood Bells
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Konntinent - All Lines Lead In

2008-02-03T18:30:07.638-08:00

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"'All lines lead in' is a wholly remarkable EP, particularly striking is Konntinent's ability to weave a story into his music - the EP conveys a very definite feeling of beginning, middle and end, visiting upon eerie and unsettling amalgams of strings and field recordings, to incredibly delicate melodies picked out on guitar. The tracks build out of static and lost radio frequencies into shimmering, hazy pieces of blissful music, hanging in the air like some delicate mist before disappearing on the next wave of hum and white noise... For repeated listens..."
- serein.co.uk

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Pas Chic Chic

2008-02-02T21:27:06.410-08:00

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What Roger Tellier Craig from Fly Pan Am and Godspeed You Black Emperor is up to.  
Similar , but lighter and poppier then his Et Sans project...
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Brian Eno - On Land

2008-01-31T01:27:17.055-08:00

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Brian Eno feat. Harold Budd - Ambient 2 - The Plateaux of Mirror

2008-01-31T01:08:19.855-08:00

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Brian Eno / Harold Budd - the Plateaux of Mirror - Ambient 2
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Radiohead - I am Citizen Insane

2008-01-31T00:44:02.093-08:00

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Nice instrumental track from their otherwise sucky and rare
Japanese import album Com Lag

Radiohead - I am Citizen Insane [3:33 / 256kbps]
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Jonny Greenwood - There Will Be Blood OST

2008-01-31T00:36:56.423-08:00

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Jonny Greenwood - There Will Be Blood - Original Score
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Pärt - Fratres

2008-01-31T01:12:18.604-08:00

(image) Arvo Pärt - Fratres - Festina lente - Summa
Tamas Benedek - Conductor

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Prefuse 73 - Preparations / Interregnums

2008-01-30T23:45:50.256-08:00

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Prefuse 73 - Preparations
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2008-01-30T23:23:20.621-08:00

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Edith Piaf - 9 Albums

2008-01-30T23:15:35.025-08:00

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This website has RS links to 9 Edith Piaf albums
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La Vie en Rose IMDB

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2008-01-30T23:16:12.131-08:00

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Toumani Diabate w/ Ballake Sissoko - New Ancient Strings

2008-01-30T23:46:59.056-08:00

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Legendary Mali-an Oud musician, in collaboration w/ Ballake Sissoko...
Diabate is currently on a massive world tour.. for dates visit his official Myspace page HERE



Angelo Badalamenti - the Straight Story OST

2008-01-30T22:52:54.538-08:00

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Angelo Badalamenti - the Straight Story OST
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We've come to expect a few things from composer Angelo Badalamenti's numerous collaborations with David Lynch. His scores for Twin Peaks, Wild at Heart, and Blue Velvet all took a smoky jazz-noir aesthetic into the orchestra pit. The results were memorable--and sometimes haunting--just like the films. For The Straight Story--the G-rated (yes, that's right) tale of an elderly man's epic journey on a John Deere lawnmower to see his sick brother--we get a different side to both the composer and the director once again. Here the orchestrations are atmospheric, but a subtle strain of folk music is evident throughout. "Rose's Theme" is filled with acoustic guitar finger-picking against a string section, "Alvin's Theme" has a fiddle mimicking a locomotive, and "Country Waltz" is just that. "Farmland Tour" is the Twin Peaks theme gone sentimental. A hint of nostalgia, a certain Midwestern innocence, and plenty of vast-sounding passages make this the perfect sonic backdrop for a film set in America's heartland. Just like that setting, it can seem a little repetitive at times, but--as a whole--it's another memorable effort from Badalamenti. --Jason Verlinde



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2008-01-30T22:16:24.193-08:00

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Pat Metheny - Rejoicing
w/ Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins
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"Metheny joins bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Billy Higgins, one of Ornette Coleman's finest rhythm pairings, for this 1983 recording. Rejoicing looks closely at Coleman's group dynamics and three of his tunes (though it's Horace Silver's "Lonely Woman," not Coleman's, that opens the album). The three mesh perfectly on Coleman's "Tears Inside," "Humpty Dumpty," and "Rejoicing," with Metheny generating long lines of melody over sprung rhythms. While the guitarist often shifts musical direction from CD to CD, his compositions on Rejoicing offer remarkable contrasts. He creates a rich overdub of electric and acoustic guitars for the ballad "Story from a Stranger," then generates an almost Albert Ayler-like sound for the intensely electric dirge "The Calling," the mood enhanced by Haden's bowed bass and animated by Higgins's free drumming."



Et Sans - Par Nousss touss les treus de vos vos cranes!

2008-01-30T22:11:10.141-08:00

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Et Sans - Par Nousss Touss les Treus de Vos Vos Cranes!
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Tweaker Montreal based band. Really overwhelming. Proceed w/ caution.