I cannot find this album literally anywhere.
However, general thread theme, post requests and shares.
Death Grips - Jenny Death
>Experimental Hip-Hop, Industrial, Noise
Shakey Graves - West of Calgary
>Country, Live, Solo
one of my personal favorite live albums, but i don't listen to a lot of live music so take that as you will. seems to have disappeared from Shakey's bandcamp and website, and it's not on the archive as far as i can see.
/r/ing Vic Mensa's Street Lights EP.
As far as dank links go, here's Waka Flocka Flame's Flockaveli for newfags who can't archive.
>hip hop, trap-influenced beats, fucking awesome
This is nowhere to be found and I would jizz buckets if someone could share.
The Soundcarriers - Celeste
Taylor Swift - 1989 (Deluxe)
of Montreal - False Preist
>indie pop, psychedelic
>The Microphones - the Glow pt. 2 (Other Songs & Destroyed Versions)
Would be very thankful :)
Requesting Swan's Greed album, which I'm sure most of you know.
Have Piñata Beats on both .flac and .mp3 if anyone wants it.
Pinkshinyultrablast - Everything Else Matters
>Shoegaze, Noise Pop
Ride - Going Blank Again
in the archive friend
THEESatisfaction - EarthEE
>R&B, Hip Hop, Funk, Psychedelic
it's better than the first album btw
Eazy-E - Eazy-Duz-It
>hip-hop, west-coast, gangsta rap
On the archive, man, always check there. go to rbt.asia/mu and type in whatever the name of the album you want is followed by "mega" or "zippy". For example, if you search "Danse Manatee mega" you'll find what you're looking for
Happy Jawbone Family Band - The Silk Pistol
>Lo-Fi Indie, Psychedelic Pop
One of my fifty favorite albums ever, The Silk Pistol is an emotionally manipulating experience that takes you on a rambunctious journey. It epitomizes the nostalgia of youth and the wisdom of the aged simultaneously, making it musically sporadic and subtly charismatic. I’m pleased with this being the album that I fell in love to.
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Darren Harper - Descend
If watching the ice from Antarctica crumble into the sea was a spiritual experience, it would be this album. Some of the fullest, deepest, most encapsulating drone I’ve ever found.
This is a long shot but here we go.
Someone posted in a thread a while ago about a Marzuki cd they had. It's Sufjan's original band with Shannon Stephens on vocals. My sister actually had a friend who played with them, but anyways. If you see this, will you please upload it?
Wade Hemsworth - Folk Songs of the Canadian North Woods
>Canadian Folk Music
28 minutes of simply plucked folk music from a Canadian Folk legend. For me, the album brings out strong feelings of tradition and heritage.
Roscoe Holcomb - Close to Home
Straight up, the rustiest banjo music I’ve ever heard. Warped, aged vocals along with powerful pickin’ makes this a gem of American folk.
Homegas - Homegas
This Takoma gem is amongst one of the finest culminations of blues and acoustic rock in existence. The only album released from this enigmatic group, Homegas brings a mixture of sophistication and strong, founded roots here.
Hong Chulki, Jin Sangtae & Kevin Parks - 音影
This album, which roughly translates to ‘Eum Young’ in English, idealizes the concept of ‘shades of sound’. Absolutely nails it.
Hoosier Hot Shots - Rural Rhythm 1935-1942
>Western Swing, Showtunes
“I don’t like your peaches, they are full of stones, but I like bananas because they have no bones” Goddamn, this compilation makes me nostalgic for being a young lad in the early ‘40s.
Huntsville - For the Middle Class
Hypnotic, meditative, and filled with tension. Like many albums shared before it, heavily focused on atmosphere. Deeply repetitive, and incomparable in sonic depth. One of my fifty favorite albums ever.
Hu Vibrational - Universal Mother
African percussion and afro-jazz will never sound the same to you again after you hear this gem of an album. It’s like running through a jungle, tiring out, and then being struck with a moment of appreciative beauty for your surroundings.
Ibliss - Supernova
Sublime Krautrock that has clearly defined jazz influences, and borders on space rock in the last couple tracks.
Teiji Ito - Tenno
>Japanese Folk Music, Electronic
One of the best releases from the Tzadik Composer Series, Teiji Ito’s Tenno is a revolutionary revision of a timeless electronic piece.
Kassel Jaeger - Fernweh
Deeply layered Dark Ambient takes beautiful nature samples and softly layers it with finely juxtaposed dark drones. One of a kind, one of the genres best.
Does anyone have Frisbee or Aqua Kitty by Heavy Vegetable? plz
Jasmine Star - Jasmine Star
This enigmatic Slowcore release is reminiscent of lonely early-morning travels in wintertime. Reflective, soft and gentle.
Philip Jeck - Stoke
>Turntable Music, Ambient
One of my fifty favorite albums ever. Stoke is an absolutely extravagant revolution in the world of Turntable Music, creating incomparable atmospheres out of highly-manipulated record samples, spawning from Hindustani Classical to old Gospel. Highly detailed and intricate.
Jüppala Kääpiö - Sporing Promenade
Sporing Promenade is a thickly layered collection of gorgeous found-sounds and ethereal ambient. Pure, beautiful music with complex sonic contrast. One of my fifty favorite albums.
The Karelian Folk Music Ensemble - Winds of the Past
>Finnish Folk Music
Varied Finnish Folk Music that simultaneously focuses on overwhelming vocal melodies, and simpler songs that are comparable to Sea Shanties.
Les Karrik - II
A French-Canadian twist on folk rock. Interesting and obscure, again displaying a strong element of Canadian culture throughout.
Le Kéné-Star de Sikasso - Lala
>Mande Music, Afro-Jazz
Mali Kunkan continuously proves itself as one of the best labels in human history. This Mande jam flaunts a heavy use of polyrhythmic structure and highly uplifting soul.
Robin Kenyatta - Girl From Martinique
Beautiful flutework highlights this strikingly unique Avant-Jazz album. Paints scenery with elegance, and is thoroughly engaging throughout. A highly recommended listen for anyone who wants to hear some truly unique jazz.
Surashri Kesarbai Kerkar - Kesarbai Kerkar
Khyal is the vocalized component of Classical music from Northern India. Kesarbai Kerkar has a haunting voice that will go every which way on this record, including backwards, with absolutely no forewarning. Entrancing, dark, and highly improvisational Indian vocal music.
K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas - K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas
Alahji K. Frimpong, a highlife specialist from Ghana, provides some uplifting music backed by fellow highlife orchestra Vis A Vis.
Mohammed Khaznadji - Algérie / Anthologie de la Arabo-Andalouse Vol.2
>Andalusian Classical Music
Andalusian Classical, a genre from the composers of Northern Africa, sounds like a fully-realized inspiration for many Hollywood/Africa movies of old. Mohammed Khaznadji remains one of the best examples of Andalusian Classical that I’ve found.
Carla Kihlstedt & Shahzad Ismaily - Flying Low
One of the most unique folk records I’ve ever heard, Flying Low has a variety of string-based solos and improvisations, alongside a fair mixture of deconstructive/reconstructive music, all-the-while sounding innately natural.
The Kill Devil Hills - Heathen Songs
This Australian Gothic Country group provide some great hooks and some bluntly sorrowful songs that make for an excellent depressive listen.
Killer Bug - Beyond the Valley of the Tapes
The superior side of Kazumoto Endo. Ear-destroying goodness.
Osamu Kitajima - Benzaiten
A melting pot of Japanese Folk Music and Psychedelic Rock, very few albums have executed the blend so seamlessly and so powerfully.
thnx for upping the quality of this initially shit thread, anon
>Khyal is the vocalized component of Classical music from Northern India
It's just a genre. Most genres of Indian Classical music feature vocalists, it's actually kind of weird that it's more well-known for its instrumentalists outside of India since within India even instrumental Classical music is mostly evaluated on how well it approximates vocals.
Req'ing Rasputina - Melora a la Basilica
>Frustration Plantation (Bonus Album) - Rasputina
>rare bonus cd that came with limited copies of frustration plantation. has an awesome mix of Secret Message and a reprise of Oh Injury
>gothic rock, cello
Kolinda - 1514
This Hungarian group integrates entrancing Balkan folk elements into the album that potentiate the experience.
Tomas Korber, eRikm, Toshimaru Nakamura & Otomo Yoshihide - Brackwater
A staggering variety of sounds, from noisy crunches to squeaky pipe sounds. Creative while decidedly dark.
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Yeah, I do understand that, but Khyal from my understanding has a heavier emphasis on vocals than instrumentation, where most Indian Classical has the vocals being led by the instrumentation, Khyal is the other way around, allowing vocal improvisations to guide the corresponding music, no?
If I'm wrong, do correct me so.
Kot Kot - кyнь
>Sound Collage, Ambient
A unique cassette gem that was only released in a quantity of fifty, Kot Kot has a vibrant sonic blend that is simultaneously stimulating and elating.
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Karin Krog - Joy
>Vocal Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz
Never have I heard vocal jazz get this noisy. Karin’s borderline-demented singing delivers Joy in a way that’s incomparable to any other albums of the kind. Karin’s Mode is a choice selection.
Martin Küchen - Hellstorm
As though free improvisation was made with a conch-shell.
Piotr Kurek - Edena
The electronics pour in from every angle at this album in a smooth and delightful way. Another truly excellent cassette release. Heavenly music.
Lasso - Lasso'd
A quirky, lo-fi mixture of Americana and Psych Rock that has an engaging concept of Westerns (as the name/title would denote). A strange find indeed.
Khyal does have a heavier emphasis on improvisation, but I wouldn't really characterise other genres as being led by the instrumentation. Vocalists always trump accompanists, even if they're singing more precisely-defined compositions.
Perry Leopold - Experiment in Metaphysics
This album, in my opinion, truly epitomizes the spirit of the Psych-Folk revival in the late 60s and 70s. Perry Leopold sings songs of homelessness, wandering, lost love, all with a stark lyrical contrast and powerful guitar playing.
Liquid Crystal - Chromatic II EP
The best Breakbeat Hardcore EP I’ve heard. Positive NRG bangs hard. Great old-school stuff.
Dale Lloyd - Aionios the Fundament
>Field Recordings, Drone
A RYM reviewer described this album as ‘an insect suffocating from claustrophobia in a lightless room’. I think that’s the most accurate one can describe this album.
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Lofty Pillars - Amsterdam
>Folk Rock, Americana
One of Piero’s favorites of last decade, Amsterdam is a subtly intelligent folk rock album that paces and times itself perfectly. Field of Honour is a favorite.
Loosers - Otha Goat Head
If Jackie-O Motherfucker did a live performance in the Amazon rainforest in the middle of the night, this album would be a better version of that.
John D. Loudermilk - The Open Mind of John D. Loudermilk
>Progressive Country, Psychedelic Folk
Best described as ‘Acid Country’, this politically-charged record is charismatic and insightful. A little on the blunt side, though, but I personally don’t mind at all.
Ted Lucas - Ted Lucas
Definitely music for depressed shut-ins, this album of psychedelic folk sounds like it’s bred from pure isolation and regret.
Julian Lynch - Terra
Julian Lynch’s brand of airy, lo-fi indie folk has stuck with me for years. Definitely a unique presence on the Underwater Peoples circuit.
Macha - See It Another Way
Inspired by Gamelan, Macha’s See It Another Way defines itself as a classic post-rock release. Though many of you may have heard it, I have yet to hear anything else that’s like it.
Kante Manfila - Kankan Blues
One of the Mande guitar greats, Kante Manfila sings very fragile, gentle songs that harmonize perfectly with his innocent voice.
Dumisani Maraire - The African Mbira: Music of the Shona People of Rhodesia
>Shona Mbira Music
This genre comes from the Shona people of Zimbabwe, using their main instrument, the Mbira. One of my fifty favourite albums of all time, this is a breathtaking example of natural music. I adore the detail and the residual relaxation it imparts. Highly recommended for studying, sleeping, and enjoying in nature. Probably the best release from the essential Nonesuch explorer series.
Marijata - This Is Marijata
One of the very first albums from Africa I ever heard, was only rated ~30 times on RYM upon my first experience. Over the past few years, it’s deservedly accrued a lot of attention for its powerful funky goodness, and its groovy charm. Still among my all-time favorite albums, This is Marijata is an essential listen for anyone interested in Afro-Funk.
John & Beverley Martyn - The Road to Ruin
>British Folk Rock
A wonderful example of British Folk Rock comes from two mainstays in the genre, a husband and wife duo on John and Beverley Martyn. Their love for each other is well-documented throughout this record, and juxtaposed with their eventual divorce some ten years later, is a striking reminder of the fragility of romance, with an eerily preeminent title.
Rob Mazurek Octet - Skull Sessions
One of my personal 2013 favorites, Rob Mazurek plays some of his best work ever on Skull Sessions. Skull Caves of Alderon bangs like very little other Avant-jazz I’ve heard.
Prince Nico Mbarga - Sweet Mother
One of my favorite Highlife releases, Sweet Mother has some graceful and lively moments, especially on the essential Aki Special.
MC Money & Gangsta Gold - Da Hard Ov Frayser
One of the thickest releases outta da Frayser, MC Money & Gangsta Gold go hard on this crushing cassette obscurity. Enough cop-hating violence for the whole family!
Donald McPherson - Bramble
Donald McPherson proves himself as one of the world’s most brilliant guitarists in this cold, dark collection of abstract string work. Densely emotional and profound in its incomparability, Bramble is the black side of ice.
Blind Willie McTell - Blind Willie McTell 1927-1933 The Early Years
Saying with old-time blues goes: ‘The blinder, the better’. Blind Willie McTell was pretty fucking blind, let me tell ya hwat.
Szilárd Mezei Ensemble - Nád / Reed
>Experimental Big Band
This one is an exceptional example of the coagulation of simultaneous deconstructionism and reconstructionism. This album has a ridiculous amount of music per square second, and Hep 2 remains one of my all-time favorite tracks.
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To the guy spam posting shares: Thanks for introducing me to Jasmine Star, Kante Manfila, K. Frimpong, The Soundcarriers, and Pinkshinyultrablast.
Keep it up, bruh.
SickFlip - The Ladakh Project EP
>atmospheric bass, experimental electronica
Music inspired by the remote Indian region of Ladakh, includes samples of Buddhist chanting and so on. Basically electronic music that sounds just like the cover looks.
I recommend seeing this guy live, he's great. He only offers this and some of his other stuff around "Shakey Graves Day" which is a day in Austin, TX where he is from. It was like a week or two ago.
Edin Bosnic Quartet - Gurbet
>Bosnian ethno-jazz at its best
A. Rodionov & B. Tikhomirov - Pulse 1
>classic Soviet synth / electro
Asean Records - The Introductory Sampler
>amazing compilation of Thai traditional music, really worth hearing even if that doesn't sound like your thing
Audio sports - era of glittering gas
>90s japanese hip hop
Its nowhere to be found, but cant say its
that obscure, since i found it from /mu/tant radio link on archive is ded too :-
Amira Medunjanin - LIVE
>superb Bosnian vocal jazz
Moises Torrealba - Bandola Solista
>god tier Bandola, get this one
Babia - Oriente-Occidente
>amazing jazzy world music, a bit like Oregon but with more emphasis on unusual instruments
Piffaro - Canzoni e Danze
>essential Renaissance non-classical instrumentals
Paul Bley - The Synthesizer Show
>one of the first jazz albums to feature analog synth, and a really original approach that hasn't really been copied much by anyone else. Highly recommended!
Charles Wuorinen - Lepton
>amazing modern classical with some electronic parts
Povel Ramel - De sista entusiasterna - På avigan
>two of the greatest albums by Sweden's greatest comic songwriter, this is some fucken out there stuff for its time, almost psychedelia at some points.
Joseph Pehrson - Complete mp3.com releases
>rare microtonal avant-garde classical
Jacques Dudon - Lumières Audibles
>microtonal improv / ambient, supposedly made using light refraction as a synthesis / processing device, dunno how much of it is real but it's a really original sound either way
Sågskära - (compilation)
>several albums by the greatest Swedish traditional vocal folk group, some really interesting instruments, great arrangements and includes some Christmas-related songs.
Mats Lindström & Sören Runolf - A Wonder of Beauty and Efficiency
>amazing electronic improv / noise, manages to be incredibly expressive yet very austere at the same time
Various - Bugg, Shake & Kramisar 1
>dance-friendly 70s pop covers, pretty much shit tier but what choice do you have?
Erland Dahlgren - Härlighetens morgon
>mediocre operatic christcore, you can pretty much skip this one
I don't suppose you could share any terrible Swedish church music, could you?
Various - Svensktoppar
>shitty covers of 70s dansband and pop hits no sane person would want to hear in the first place
Tjänarna med Tälje 4-an - Lyssna, kom
>pretty generic christcore, unfortunately not as funky as their other releases
Pingstkyrkan Mölndal - Vem kan lära mig att leva
>typical christcore "compilation" with various groups, pretty listenable and interesting for its genre though
Immanuel Brass - s/t
>generic brass band instrumentals, plus some vocals, pretty mediocre performance
Sångarbröderna 'Hasse' - Sjung halleluja
>country-gospel mixed with old school christcore, plus some piano improvs that sound strangely like Jan Johansson
Various - 19 Topphits
>funny 70s pop covers, including a horrible disco version of "The Wind Cries Mary"
It's not terrible.
Bertha Svensson - Önskesånger Volym 2
>Swedish country-gospel, definitely not her best release
Karlssons - 2
>yes, there is ANOTHER Karlssons album! Not quite as glorious as the first, but still pretty amazing. Essential listening!
Lage Wedin - s/t
>old school christcore with operatic baritone lead, really listenable if you're not into the genre
Schenkers musikalische Alpengrüsse
>typical Alpine folk with some nice zither playing, also some strangely inserted relatively "modern" sounding tracks
Rolf Björling - s/t
>god tier tenor operetta / popular songs, nice arrangements & production
Does that mean you like me?
Various - Qualiton Querschnitt
>compilation of vintage Hungarian pop singles, some surprisingly modern sounding stuff with serious grooves and some great arrangements
Various - German Grotto
>miscellaneous vintage German discs, mostly folk-oriented as usual
Kjell Sjöberg - Vision om världsevangelisation
>entry level Swedish sermon tape
Kristen Enhet - Månadens kassett 5-88
>some christian pop, then a Swedish preacher talking for the rest of the tape. Pitchfork rating: 8.9
And a nameless one from Lutherhjälpen:
Various - Samisk musik i förvandling
>god tier Saami joik in various settings, from a very interesting transitional period that's rarely heard from today
Ann Kristin Hedmark - Damernas dans
>folk-jazz-pop from the Swedish mistress of the genre, one of her best
Linda Hutchens - Föd mina lamm
>great funky gospel with soulful vocals, cool chord changes and almost Steely Dan-esque backing!
Arne Domnerus - Jazz i kyrkan
Nils-Börge Gårdh - Kärleken från Dej
>swedish soul-pop, awesome string arrangements, a bit Marvin Gaye-esque at times
Jubelkavalkaden Fläktar från Fyris - Visor och kupletter av Rickard Sjöholm
>swedish revue / musical, amateur cast but surprisingly good
Öjebokören - s/t
>swedish choral songs with lively accompaniement, good arrangements in a variety of styles
Jan Erixon - Jag tror
Anne Kihlström - Pröva mina vingar
>swedish country-pop with great production
Various - För Jesus
>selections from three christian rock musicals, some really listenable cuts here
Various - Kyrkoton Kollektion
>some of the weirdest Christian pop i've heard, some really hilarious stuff, some just plain groovy.
Andreas & Gittan - Glans
>unusual swedish folk with only keyboards and vocals, really laid back feel with smooth complex harmonies and Broadway-esque vocals
Unga Örnar - Barn för fred
>geopolitical child exploitation folk
Various - International Infestation
>miscellaneous singles and EPs in various languages, check out the sample
Various - Swedish Salvage
>miscellaneous odd Swedish records, including the shortest LP i've ever seen
Lasten Suosikij - 24 Telkkatuttua
>amazing Finnish children's songs, great use of analog synths and other weird elements of psychedelia
Urban Hansson - Non Stop 2, motionsgymnastik till musik
>weird groovy instrumentals with awesome keyboards
Alright, that's all for me this time, you can always reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Jeja & Stefan - Sidensammetrasalump
>swedish country/folk, not as good as their self titled but still pretty amazing at times
Requesting Sawako - Hum
All archive links are down. Please help.
Full Sleaford Mods Discography including rare first 4 albums without Andrew Fearn.
>Punk-Hop, Spoken Word, Minimalistic, electro.
Daoko - Dimension
>hip-hop, Japanese, cute, 2015
/r/ Steven Wilson - Hands. Cannot. Erase
Believe it or not, I have actually been looking for this. Got a cassette with a jazz drum technique course that features some of the same guys.
Would probably appreciate more of your posts if it wasn't what I was met by every time I went looking through dollarbins, being from Sweden and all. Thanks a lot though!
JJ Cale - Naturally
>Blues/Country Rock, Americana
Looking for any other Cale albums, Kristofferson's self-titled, or Lord Huron's Lonesome Dreams if anyone can help me out.
Thanks to both of you, this is great stuff.
Ill do whatever possible to share this once I finish this thing im playing,
I'm swedish and what do you even mean
Sorry to bother you guys, but does anyone have Kill the Child by Swans? The .cue from the rutracker discog doesn't seem to work.
Might drop you a share, although I don't have too much obscure stuff.
Sorry man, no Kill the Child, I think it may be a really tough find.Anyway,here's Swans discog, or at least a good bunch
You're welcome for the first three!
the full list of shares are here
Kassel Jaeger - Fernweh
Andy Ortmann - Nightmania
Olli Aarni - Yötaivas
Hands To - Circumscription
Steve Roden - Stars of Ice
I know I'm kind of late, but can anyone possibly get me an rar or zip of Gangway - Sitting In The Park?
Haven't been able to find a link. Thank you in advance
Requesting Harry Partch's Revelation. All archive links are dead.
Requesting Stilling.Still Dreaming by Tha Blue Herb, and all of their singles/EPs. This stuff is hard to find.
MFG - The Prophecy
Very little trance has ever truly interested me, but The Prophecy remains an exception. Probably the best example of the genre I’ve found.
Kohsuke Mine - Daguri
Excellent Free Jazz from Japan. Noisy saxophone goodness that can be compared to the more abstract parts of the Soft Machine.
Ooleya Mint Amartichitt - Praise Songs
A voice as powerful as her Moorish predecessor in this thread, Dimi Mint Abba. Similar to Moorish Music from Mauritania, and recommended for anyone wishing to look deeper into the genre.
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Monoshock - Walk to the Fire
My all-time favorite Noise Rock record has an impeccable opening 4 tracks, and many memorable moments after. Makes me nostalgic for speeding down a highway on cocaine during a police chase.
Alfredo Costa Monteiro, Ruth Barberán, Ferran Fages, 大蔵雅彦 [Masahiko Okura], Masafumi Ezaki & Taku Unami - Atami
Atami is a truly unique release from a collection of highly innovative improvisers, creating sound sculptures unlike anything else I’ve heard.
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Moss - Sub Templum
>Funeral Doom Metal
This is extremely slow, and extremely heavy doom metal. I’d listen to this record if I was being forcibly dragged to hell.
Geoff Mullen - Armory Radio
Best described as ‘harsh drone’, Armory Radio currently stands as my sixth favorite album ever. It’s the perfect mix of chaos and experimentation, making darkness truly explorable and beautiful.
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Günter Müller - Eight Landscapes
A sidewalk, apparently, does emit a pulse every now and then. The fascination directed towards mundane, everyday elements coagulates with a tender sense of the beyond in this careful, gentle work from Günter Müller.
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Mural - Live at the Rothko Chapel
>Free Improvisation, EAI
Continuing on the theme of dark albums, Live at the Rothko Chapel is an enveloping analysis of atmospheric manipulation. It shapes darkness with well-placed contrasting sounds, and suffocates with its impending density.
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© - Witch
Ethereal sounds, sensuous samples and strung-out grooves accent this elite trip-hop album. Recommended for fans of Massive Attack.
ብዙነሽ በቀለ [Bezunesh Bekele] - Yenat Weleta
Tizita, being Amharic for ‘nostalgia, memory and longing’, represents a kind of soulful melancholy music from Ethiopia and Eritrea. This album shows female Tizita with excellent hooks and a strong dose of passion. One of my favorites from Ethiopia’s ‘Golden Age of Music’ which mostly took place during the 1970s.
አስናቀች ወርቁ [Asnaqètch Wèrqu] - Éthiopiques 16: Asnaqètch Wèrqu - The Lady With the Krar
>African Folk Music
This Ethiopian singer uses the Krar (5 to 6 string bowl-shaped lyre) to compliment her unique voice in this collection of powerful spirituals. One of my favorites from the Éthiopiques series from Buda music, an essential compilation series that documents the broadest range of Ethiopian music on the planet.
ውብሸት ፍስሐ [Woubeshet Feseha] - Woubeshet Feseha
Spiritually challenging Tizita from one of the more obscure singers. A cassette release that was sourced from the influential website, Awesome Tapes from Africa.
ታፈሰ ተስፋዬ [Tafese Tesfaye] - Zemana Getem Derasi
>Begena Music, African Folk Music
An Ethiopian Orthodox monk makes extremely minimal folk music with a Begena (bass lyre). This is music to repent your sins to. Hypnotic and moving.
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ዓለማየሁ እሸቴ [Alèmayèhu Eshèté] - Éthiopiques 9: Alèmayèhu Eshèté (1969-1974)
This is Tizita that's on the soul side of things. Passionate and charismatic. Referred to as the ‘James Brown’ of Ethiopia, he sings as if his life depends on it.
100 Flowers - 100 Flowers
Noisy Post-Punk, one of the best I've heard from the genre. Fast-paced and exciting.
Abdou Salam et Les Tendistes - Bayun Maata
>African Folk Music
This one is from Niger. Obscure, uplifting, and compelling, much like most well-executed African music.
Idris Ackamoor - Music of Idris Ackamoor 1971-2004
>Spiritual Jazz, African Jazz
The legendary saxophone player's collected anthology with The Pyramids (famous for King of Kings) as well as selections from his solo discog. Truly a visionary of his art form.
Alio Die & Zeit - Raag Drone Theory
79 minutes of pure raag-drone bliss. Extremely tense and hypnotic. Great for meditating, studying, or doing drugs to.
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Alvaro the Chilean with the Singing Nose - Drinkin My Own Sperm
>Freak Folk, Psychedelic Folk
Listen to an album about a fabled religious masturbatory technique sung by a Chilean outsider who, at best, is pseudo-sane. A fine, zany selection from the famed Nurse With Wound list.
Anal Magic & Rev. Dwight Frizzell - Beyond the Black Crack
>Sound Collage, Free Improvisation
More dark outsider music from the Nurse With Wound list, this record plays into its personality with distinction.