Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Best of Miriam Makeba & The Skylarks.  Her first group, recorded in the late 50's.  Guaranteed to put you in a good frame of mind.

 

518QBKjuFGL._SX425_.jpg

 

 

Edited by audiofeline
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 2.8k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

So due to popular demand (or at least two "likes" to the idea), I'm starting a thread dedicated to the weird, wonderful world of erm, "World Music".  Here we can enjoy the folk/rock/fusion/gumbo that

Here are some terrific collaborations/improvisations from musicians from Turkey through to India.   Persian Night Silence Desert - Mohammed Reza Shajrian & Kayhan Kalhor   Persian/Turkish.  

The hour of separation is my fave. He can be a bit relentlessly virtuosic on his own and benefits from being reined in as part of a larger group of big talents. Joseph Tawadros (Oud) John Abercro



A 2020 release from Leveret called Variations Live. Leveret are a UK trio comprising Andy Cutting on diatonic button accordion and melodeon, Sam Sweeney on fiddle and violin, and Rob Harbron on English concertina. While that combination may not excite everybody, I really like the way these guys interact and blend together seamlessly. When I'm in the right mood, I find their music tends to draw me in to 'the zone', so to speak.

 

This is a double live CD mainly recorded at two different venues in February 2020, with the final track recorded at a different venue in June 2020. Most of the tracks have previously been released on their earlier albums (which were all recorded live in the studio, I believe), with a few tracks previously unrecorded.

 

This release is limited to 1000 copies. I ordered mine through their website on 26th December 2020, and it arrived from the UK today, 13th January 2021. Not too bad, all things considered. My copy is numbered 811 / 1000, so there may still be a few left!

 

I think this is a very good release, easily up to the standard of their previous 4 albums (which I also have).

 

a0880793256_10.jpg

 

Full album sleeve notes for this and all their other albums can be found on their website here, in pdf format.

https://leveretband.com/music-shop

 

The following clips are of two previously unrecorded tracks (ie: not on any of their previous albums).

 

This is the last track on CD2, 'Snow on the Tracks'.

 

 

And 'Elegy for Jacques / Jacques Covemaeker'. I'm not sure if this is from the same concert as the album though. The story of Jacques Covemaeker is briefly described in the liner notes for this album.

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites


I came across this clip just now by Louis Mhlanga on the playingforchange website while I was searching for some more of his albums (which I didn't find there). I played 'Musik Ye Afrika' last night, which is a terrific album (might post about it later). For those who may not know, Louis Mhlanga is a guitarist born in Zimbabwe but living in South Africa. He is self taught, and is very well regarded. I really like his lively style of rhythmic electric guitar playing, but have not heard him play acoustic guitar before. This shows a much softer side to his playing, which I like as well.

 

https://playingforchange.com/videos/zvinoshamisa-live-outside/

 

 

I also read that his guitars were stolen in 2019  when his house in Johannesburg was burgled and his children were traumatised after being held hostage by the robbers. Apparently he was devastated when he arrived home to find that. That really sucks.

 

https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/sundayworld/news/2019-05-14-louis-mhlanga-loses-prized-guitars/

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Marc pinned and unpinned this topic

I was in the Adelaide CBD yesterday, down the east end of Rundle St, so took the opportunity to pop in to Streetlight Music for a browse.  Tucked away down Vaughan Place,  they sell books, CDs, DVDs and vinyl. A good place for a browse, although I don't get to do that very often. Ended up buying a couple of titles, including this one.

 

Eric Bibb - Global Griot (2018)

 

Played this last night, and have to say I am very impressed. There are 24 tracks, spread across 2 CDs, labelled as ACT ONE and ACT TWO on the cover. Its a collaboration with a fairly diverse group of musicians, recorded in 12 different studios in France, Sweden,  UK, USA, Canada, Jamaica and Ghana. I know Eric Bibb is usually thought of as a blues musician, but this release is much more than just blues, and easily belongs in the 'World Music' category.

 

The music is quite varied, with blues, jazz, gospel, country, reggae and African influences all showing through on different tracks. A really great thing about this album is that each track seamlessly leads into the next one, even as the musical styles change. In fact, I think the changes in style are part of its strength.

 

I started off playing this a bit late in the evening, but it really drew me in, and I just had to listen to both discs from start to finish. Was well after midnight when I finished. I was not disappointed.

 

At the beginning, I started to think that Eric Bibb's vocals maybe seemed a bit low key and subdued, but I completely changed my opinion about that as I played through it. I think it is his vocal delivery along with his tasteful guitar playing that helps to give this album its continuity. He doesn't completely dominate the recordings, and allows the other musicians space to contribute their parts, which they do beautifully.

 

 

91IcQ0cTFWL._AC_SL1500_.jpg

 

 

It is rather hard to pick a couple of representative tracks, due to the diversity of styles, but I will try. It is fair to say there is not a dud track on this album.

 

We Don't Care

 

 

Needed Time. The last track on CD2. Some nice kora playing from Solo Cissokho (from Senegal, I believe).

 

 

 

Edited by emesbee
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Some time after I posted that clip of 'Needed Time'  by Eric Bibb, I couldn't help feeling the song was familiar, and knew I must have heard it before but just couldn't quite place it. The credits say it is traditional, arranged by E. Bibb and S. Cissokho, so that is entirely possible.

 

Well, it just came to me, this is it.

 

Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch, Fats Kaplin - I Can't Wait, from the album Lost John Dean (2006).

Different lyrics, but same tune. Credited to Kieran Kane, Sean Locke and Claudia Scott on this album.

 

Another excellent album by the way, well worth getting if you can find a copy at a sensible price!

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Reviewed in latest Songlines

 

Rustem Quilyev: Azerbaijani Gitare

 

https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/rustem-quliyev-azerbaijani-gitara-interview

 

< blazing, psychedelic guitar music sprang from one of the most tumultuous and transformative periods in Azerbaijan’s history, capturing both the spirit and the contradictions of its time. In the years since, Quliyev has become the emblem of Azerbaijan’s gitara music—a unique subculture that developed around the electric guitar. And while his life was cut short by lung cancer in 2005, his legacy endures. “He was really special,” says Vasif Javadli, Quliyev’s nephew. “Many people try and follow Rüstəm’s way, but no one can replace him. And no one can play like him.” >

 

https://rustemquliyev.bandcamp.com/album/azerbaijani-gitara

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites


Some atmospheric moments here , lots of diverse sounds , heaps of percussion and some very manicured recordings . Not too challenging but sounds great and provides a good ambience with some deft musicianship , sound effects  , & trippy passages here and there ..

 

https://janschulte-musicfordreams.bandcamp.com/album/tropical-drums-of-deutschland

a1408661986_10.jpg

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

A 2018 release from Anda Union, Heemor- Windhorse Reprise.

 

The track listing on this album is almost the same as for their debut 2011 release The Wind Horse, there are only 2 new tracks added. At first I wasn't sure if this was just a repackaging of their first album, or new recordings of those songs. I held off ordering it for a while, but in the end figured I might as well take a chance.

 

It arrived yesterday and I played it last night. The notes on the inside cover confirm that these are new recordings of those songs but with different arrangements, some new instruments and two new band members. It was recorded in Beijing with producer / sound engineer Richard King, and mastered in Montreal (as was their previous 2016 album Homeland).

 

It is a good album, well played, recorded and mixed, although I think I prefer the original versions of some of these songs (especially Galloping Horses). Their debut album just seems to have a bit more energy and enthusiasm to it, it appears they are playing some of these songs at a slower pace on this recording than on the original. I am probably a bit biased though, as I have had that album for a number of years, and have also seen them perform live at Womadelaide. Nothing wrong with this album though, well worth getting if you are curious about Mongolian music in any way. (Still readily available, prices of their previous two albums have gone a bit stupid though, unfortunately. Seems to be a common story these days on amazon.)

 

R-14994048-1585241346-5042.jpeg.jpg

 

A couple of tracks.

 

 

This is one of the new tracks.

 

 

 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites


Anda Union - Homeland

 

After recently playing Anda Union's Heemor CD, decided to give their previous release, Homeland, another spin last night.

A very enjoyable album, a completely different selection of songs/tunes to their first (and third) albums. Probably my favourite of the three they have done so far.

 

R-10101109-1529141247-2318.jpeg.jpg

 

 

A couple of songs from the album, with official videos.

 

Mother Song. The video was filmed in Inner Mongolia. The notes say this is composed from two 'long songs', and is about the tradition of young Mongolians moving away from their families when they marry, so I suppose you could call this a lament. (I think the term 'long song' really means that the syllables are extended in length, although the songs themselves can be quite long. This song is almost 8 minutes long.)

 

 

 

The Herdsman. Looks like they made this video while they were in the USA. Good to see them having fun!

 

 

 

Just thought I'd add one more video, Buriat Song. which features vocals by Tsetsegmaa. I really like this.

 

 

Edited by emesbee
added video for Buriat
  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, emesbee said:

Anda Union - Homeland

 

After recently playing Anda Union's Heemor CD, decided to give their previous release, Homeland, another spin last night.

A very enjoyable album, a completely different selection of songs/tunes to their first (and third) albums. Probably my favourite of the three they have done so far.

 

R-10101109-1529141247-2318.jpeg.jpg

 

 

A couple of songs from the album, with official videos.

 

Mother Song. The video was filmed in Inner Mongolia. The notes say this is composed from two 'long songs', and is about the tradition of young Mongolians moving away from their families when they marry, so I suppose you could call this a lament. (I think the term 'long song' really means that the syllables are extended in length, although the songs themselves can be quite long. This song is almost 8 minutes long.)

 

 

 

The Herdsman. Looks like they made this video while they were in the USA. Good to see them having fun!

 

 

 

Just thought I'd add one more video, Buriat Song. which features vocals by Tsetsegmaa. I really like this.

 

 

 

 

  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, mrbuzzardstubble said:

 

 

 

Thanks for posting that clip by Batzorig Vaanchig, quite impressive, wasn't aware of him before. Just searching around and found these clips of him with his children. Seems like a great guy.

 

First with his daughter.

 

 

 

And with his son.

 

 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Takeshi Onodera & Los Onoderas,  Latin Rock a-Go Go.  Stereocolor ‎ YS 5008 Aust. Stereo.

This is pretty classy, tight rhythms, can't find much about it though.

Latin Rock a-Go Go (Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo) album cover

R-13602349-1557380928-7963.jpeg.jpg

R-13602349-1557380925-9601.jpeg.jpg

Edited by jazzdog@groovemasters
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Took a drive to Semaphore this afternoon and popped into Mr V for a browse. Picked up a CD by British folk singer Jackie Oates called Hyperboreans (2009). Have to admit I'm not familiar with her, but after having a quick look at the liner notes figured it was worth taking a chance. Have just had a listen, and I am definitely not disappointed, its a pretty good album.

 

Jackie Oates has quite a good voice, and also plays a number of instruments including viola, violin, shruti and cello. There are quite a few supporting musicians (none of whom I am familiar with), including The Stringbeans Quartet (curious name). They are all fine musicians though, and the musical arrangements are very tastefully done.

 

To my ears, Jackie Oates singing style is somewhat reminiscent of Kate Rusby's earlier recordings, although she definitely has her own style. (I note that Kate Rusby's brother Joe mastered this recording.) The songs are a mix of traditional and non traditional, but they are all well chosen and fit together quite nicely. They are all good, but I actually think that the non traditional songs are the stand outs. Will definitely be checking out some of her other recordings.

 

Past Caring. An Australian connection here. This is a poem written by Henry Lawson that was set to music for a show about his life and times called 'Down The Lawson Track'. Its about a woman at the end of her tether.

 

 

 

Birthday. A song originally by Icelandic band The Sugarcubes from their first album. The string quartet feature in this arrangement.

 

 

 

May The Kindness. The closing track, written by singer Dave Wood (who I'm also not familiar with). Probably the track that best highlights the qualities of Jackie Oates' voice, and also quite a nice way to close the album.

 

 

Edited by emesbee
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, emesbee said:

Took a drive to Semaphore this afternoon and popped into Mr V for a browse. Picked up a CD by British folk singer Jackie Oates called Hyperboreans (2009). Have to admit I'm not familiar with her, but after having a quick look at the liner notes figured it was worth taking a chance. Have just had a listen, and I am definitely not disappointed, its a pretty good album.

 

Jackie Oates has quite a good voice, and also plays a number of instruments including viola, violin, shruti and cello. There are quite a few supporting musicians (none of whom I am familiar with), including The Stringbeans Quartet (curious name). They are all fine musicians though, and the musical arrangements are very tastefully done.

 

To my ears, Jackie Oates singing style is somewhat reminiscent of Kate Rusby's earlier recordings, although she definitely has her own style. (I note that Kate Rusby's brother Joe mastered this recording.) The songs are a mix of traditional and non traditional, but they are all well chosen and fit together quite nicely. They are all good, but I actually think that the non traditional songs are the stand outs. Will definitely be checking out some of her other recordings.

 

Past Caring. An Australian connection here. This is a poem written by Henry Lawson that was set to music for a show about his life and times called 'Down The Lawson Track'. Its about a woman at the end of her tether.

 

 

 

Birthday. A song originally by Icelandic band The Sugarcubes from their first album. The string quartet feature in this arrangement.

 

 

 

May The Kindness. The closing track, written by singer Dave Wood (who I'm also not familiar with). Probably the track that best highlights the qualities of Jackie Oates' voice, and also quite a nice way to close the album.

 

 

Hi emesbee. She's a fine singer.

Here's something I came across a few months ago and forgot to mention here. If you liked the Lost Words: Spell Songs, you'll be pleased to know that Spell Songs II is in the works. Due to be released mid-year, I think it will feature more of the beautiful packaging/artwork of the first album. Some details below.

https://www.thelostwords.org/volume2/

 

Edited by mrbuzzardstubble
Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, mrbuzzardstubble said:

Hi emesbee. She's a fine singer.

Here's something I came across a few months ago and forgot to mention here. If you liked the Lost Words: Spell Songs, you'll be pleased to know that Spell Songs II is in the works. Due to be released mid-year, I think it will feature more of the beautiful packaging/artwork of the first album. Some details below.

https://www.thelostwords.org/volume2/

 

 

Indeed she is, I put an order in for a few more of her recordings this morning. And thanks for the heads up about Spell Songs II, will keep an eye out for that.

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Found in amongst some Japanese pressings I purchased is this. I have no idea who or what it is, neither does Shazam, suffice to say that it appears to be Russian folk music with some very impressive mandolin playing. It's pretty cool actually.

 

 

1614678844400937281681024834708.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
33 minutes ago, t_mike said:

Found in amongst some Japanese pressings I purchased is this. I have no idea who or what it is, neither does Shazam, suffice to say that it appears to be Russian folk music with some very impressive mandolin playing. It's pretty cool actually.

 

 

1614678844400937281681024834708.jpg

Not sure about the second word, but I think the first is 'ensemble'

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By candyflip
      Item Condition: As described below Shipping Options: Shipping is available at agreed cost. Suburb or Town: BULLEEN State: VIC Payment Method: Paypal, EFT Reason for selling: spare copy  
      John Martyn - Bless The Weather
      Europe 2017 repressing
      (602557071177)
      M/M SEALED and Brand New.
      I wasn't expecting much from this repress to be honest, but it's the best SQ I've heard ALL week!
      Terrific music in a gorgeous package.
      Pink rimmed labels (in case you're wondering!).
      Spare copy - I'm keeping mine.
       

       
      ______________________________________________________________________________________________
       
      Delivery Methods:  NO PICKUPS SORRY - mail only.
      Bank transfers, or PayPal (Friends & Family only, no notes) are both welcome.
       
      STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW:
              Once sold, a donation to SNA of 5% of items total will follow.
              Any title here gets a brand new inner and/or outer quality Blake sleeve as needed before shipping.
              I try and ship 3-4 days a week.

      THE SMALL PRINT:
             I fully guarantee everything I offer  - if you don't like any item for whatever reason, return it at my expense for a full refund, no questions asked (verified 30 day+ active Forum members only thanks)..
             Original contents are stored inside the cover.
      I try to ship all records themselves outside the cover, so any postal damage is minimised.
             I use mostly s/hand pre-made cardboard mailers for all orders, and these virtually guarantee safe arrival of your record (they are also MUCH faster to pack).
             Combined postage to anywhere in Australia at cost (or close enough) and is EXTRA (ie. not included in prices). 
            ABSOLUTELY NO LOCAL PICKUPS - don't ask - it's not going to happen.
      Complain to me loudly if anything goes wrong (although it barely ever does) - and it'll be fixed, in your favour.
       
       
       
       
    • By Hi Fi Delirium
      Item:  50 x CD BULK LOT. JAZZ & more - used
      Location:  Brisbane
      Price: $200 the lot incl. courier to east coast cities. Possible surcharge elsewhere. 
      Item Condition: Most discs and inserts EX/NM condition. Jewel cases have reasonable wear & some with cracks.  All discs clean.
      Reason for selling: Downsizing CD collection.
      Payment Method: Paypal, Pickup - Cash
      Extra Info: Mostly jazz, a couple of blues and the odd bit of folk. Quite a few interesting titles. Includes a Chet Baker 4 x CD Comp, a Verve Box and a few from the Gitanes ‘Jazz in Paris’ series.  Brian Eno’s Ambient made it’s way in there too.
       
      50 x CD’s in all. The list shows 47 so there’ll be 3 unlisted mystery ones too.
       
      See the list here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9h4wpeb6cs13nby/Stereonet JAZZ CD List 18.06.17.xlsx?dl=0
       
      Pictures:
       
       
       
       

    • Guest Y B
      By Guest Y B
      Item: 10x Alternative Rock/Folk Rock/Indie Rock Vinyl
      Location: Redfern
      Price: $160 SOLD
      Item Condition: New & Used
      Reason for selling: NR
      Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal +3%, COD Only
      Extra Info: 
       
      Used NM-  $20 each
      All sound good and quiet, even the 3 coloured vinyl, but expect some minor surface noise. While they are not audiophile sq, none of these sound shitty for this type of music like many others. In fact, the sq is quite exceptional for FFS, both coloured Son Lux.
       
      Cian Ciaran – Outside In UK 2012
      FFS – FFS EU 2015
      Motopony – Motopony US 2013
      Son Lux – We Are Rising US 2011 Transparent Blue
      Son Lux – Bones US 2015 Clear Opaque Marbled 
      The Leisure Society – Alone Aboard The Ark EU 2013
      The Phoenix Foundation – Buffalo UK 2010
      The Phoenix Foundation – Give Up Your Dreams UK 2015 Gold
      The Shouting Matches – Grownass Man US 2013 
      The Wilderness Of Manitoba – When You Left The Fire US 2011
       
      ***Priority to all 10x vinyl @ $160. Will split after a week if no buyer takes the lot.
       
      *Will post at buyer's cost.
      *Packed in double box. Size: 34x37x9 cm. 4-4.5kg.
      *Check your postage fee with AusPos calculator from postcode 2000.
      *Please add Signature on Delivery +$2.95 and/or insurance cover. It is the buyer's responsibility for damage or lost.
       
      Pictures:
       

    • By Soundscape
      I have been enjoying some kinda weird folk like objects recently. While I have been listening consistently to Mat Sweet aka Boduf Songs casting Wiccan spells for a number of years now, I have picked up on a few other similar artists of late. I accidentally stumbled upon Gareth Dicksons dreamy ambient folk at Experimedia and a friend @@ericd recently high-lighted a strange and somewhat perverted individual by the name of David Thomas Broughton. Bunch of friggin weirdos, all, but I like 'em for some strange reason. Does anyone have suggestions along similar lines?
       
      Cheers, big ears
       

       

       




×
×
  • Create New...