This is the end of Okonkole Y Trompa. I don’t think it comes as a surprise to anyone; nothing happened here for quite a while now, I did not even bother to repost the NTS show on the blog this year… My bad, I should have. Writing this is not that sad, really. All things…Lire la suite A LONG GOODBYE (2016-2022)
https://youtu.be/xwA3iH51SMI Nico Selves – EtcéteraFrom Nico Selves – La LibretáSelf-released, 2019, Uruguay Though I like to approach pop music history in a vertical way - and by "vertical" I mean genealogical (who influences who) - my musical knowledge tends to unfold in my brain in a horizontal way. It fills territories on a mental map that…Lire la suite Nico Selves – La Libretá (2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE0pJTtHs4g Delicate AWOL – Time And Motion Studies Deep UndergroundFrom Delicate AWOL – Time And Motion Studies Deep Underground EPReleased on Fire Records, 2003, UK It’s funny how many biographical details one can find about alternative and post-rock bands from the late 1990’s – early 2000’s on the internet. No matter how obscure the band is,…Lire la suite Delicate AWOL – Time And Motion Studies Deep Underground (2003)
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaLjSOz-rF-wLNbyMWbLsFqk4VNcAwYEo Tomoki Kanda - Landscape Of Smaller's Music (full LP) Released on Crue-L Records, 2000, Japan (The following text is more or less a translation of the article I wrote for Musique Journal) It is very likely that you already came across Brian Eno’s definition of ambient music; it has probably been as parsimoniously quoted…Lire la suite MICROCOSMOS : Tomoki Kanda – Landscape Of Smaller’s Music (2000)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfw00ZeTGKA DJ F16 Falcon - To The Comrades From DJ F16 Falcon - Dubz No label, France, 2020 No more drama, no more blabla, no more label bullshit: it’s 2020 ! We’ll find a new label name later. People in France have been striking hard, trying to get the attention of an arrogant government ;…Lire la suite DJ F16 FALCON – TO THE COMRADES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eMp7k6DysA Kerry Delius - Dear Christine From Kerry Delius - They Say It's Gonna Rain Released on Arrival Records, 1984, UK If you're used to reading this blog, you probably share with us the idea that "B-sides" can almost be considered as a subgenre of pop music; a musical territory where musicians let loose of…Lire la suite ENTRY #11: ANOTHER B-SIDE STORY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8oS2D9MOhI&t=75s Ouverture - Rencontre From Ouverture - Rencontre Self-released, 1985, France I read in a newspaper that, according to some recent studies, no matter what's the weather like, it's always French people's favourite topic of conversation - and global warming is probably making it even worse... What these studies are missing, in my opinion, is…Lire la suite ENTRY#7 : WHAT’S THE WEATHER REPORT LIKE?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PxIcxvX8aY Trio Romançal - Capoeira - Meia Noite & Kalimba - Matuque From Trio Romançal Brasileiro - S/T Not on label, Brazil, 1987 It's been quite a long while since I last wrote here. I've been enquired with many things (things I posted about on OYT, especially this new label, DRAMA), but I've not…Lire la suite ENTRY #3 : A LITTLE BIT OF FOLK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1y8v252fJE Vyacheslav Preobrazhensky - Lullaby Of A Sea From Vyacheslav Preobrazhensky - Only Yesterday... Released on Melodia, USSR, 1991 When one shares music on the Internet, one makes the assumption that it can appeal to at least a few people. With this one I'm not so sure, and writing about it might be a way…Lire la suite Entry #2 : DO WE LIKE JAZZ FUNK ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2pi999ja-c Céline Gillain - Fight or Flight From Céline Gillain - Bad Woman Out December 2018 on DRAMA, France “It’s not easy to be free, but it’s harder not to be”.These are the first words to Bad Woman, Céline Gillain’s debut LP on DRAMA. I've never had that many difficulties writing a text for a…Lire la suite CÉLINE GILLAIN – BAD WOMAN (DRAMA2)