Ora Iso, “can not” in Javanese dialect, is Indonesian-Australian, Kathleen Malay and New Yorker, Jason Kudo and Image Certifies is their 2nd full-length, released on Downwards in May of this year. The band describes the record as “A love letter to a society dying of […]
Back in my AudioStream days, I ran a feature most Mondays titled “Lovely Recordings“. The premise was simple—reader’s wrote about some albums they loved. While “Lovely Recordings” was limited to CD-quality or better downloads, Lovely Music is not. Downloads, CDs, LPs, cassettes, etc. Anything goes.
Slow, sultry, and spare go a long way toward keeping my listening genes happy. Devotion is the debut album from Tirzah released on Domino earlier this month and it keeps my Soul-O-Meter pegged at a constant 11.
The Queen of Soul has passed. Aretha Louise Franklin, March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018. May she rest in peace while we are blessed with her music forever.
I know many of you already know you have to have Ron Carter’s Where? but what you may not know is you really need to have the Bonus Track Version. Let me tell you why.
Einstürzende Neubauten released their 3rd full length album Halber Mensch (1/2 man) in 1985. They landed in Japan that same year on tour, hooked up with Japanese filmmaker Sogo Ishii in an abandoned warehouse, and together they made this perfect picture.
Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if an Indian Carnatic master of Konnakol, the art of performing percussion syllables, were to make music based on the Fibonacci Sequence? Me neither but I am very happy that B.C. Manjunath did just that.
Do you fall in love often? With music? I do and while it feels like a regular occurrence, I can fall for the wrong song. I fell in love with Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids’ An Angel Fell the very first time I listened through. […]
Concord Music, home to Stax and Rounder to name just two, announced last week they’ve purchased Fania Records from Código for an undisclosed sum.
I rarely look at Billboard’s Hot 100. There’s really no reason beyond curiosity about the Hot 100 itself seeing as my music choices rarely, if ever, make the cut.
Even though Smerz Have Fun has only been around since March of this year, I’ve listened to it 44,002 times (give or take).
I’m a fan of Tim Hecker dating back to 2011’s Ravedeath, 1972. His music can be spare and brooding which suits me just fine at the right times.
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world’s largest label by revenue, reporting €2,628 million for the first half of 2018, a +6.8% change year-on-year. UMG is home to Capitol Music Group, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Polydor, Verve, Republic Records, and more. The company announced their plans […]
What a great list! Bleep gathers up a nice, big, fat, and varied list of 100 soundtracks on vinyl to keep you inside on long hot summer days.
I had the good, no make that great, fortune of seeing Le Butcherettes live last year at Rough Trade in Brooklyn.