Victor Jara was a Chilean freedom fighter, activist and poet who became a hero throughout Latin America after his death in 1973, when he was tortured and killed in the Chile Stadium along with many others during the Chilean Coup. This is the CD reissue of a collection of songs that showcases his interest in a wide range of Latin American musical traditions. Incredibly moving and highly recommended.
Gorgeous textures and spacey, free arrangements from this jazz ensemble fronted by ex-Headhunters reed man Benny Maupin. Released on ECM, also featuring Herbie Hancock, Charles Sullivan, Buster Williams, Bill Summers, and Frederick Waits.
If there is no band more mythical than Faust, as Julian Cope has said concerning Krautrock, surely when it comes to Detroit Techno, there is none more mythical than Underground Resistance. Whether it was their habit to conceal their identities in front of the media or their cult following among righteous techno acolytes, Underground Resistance were a central pillar of Detroit Techno's second wave, and whose broad catalogue, especially these three releases, live on as Techno landmarks.VBR
Monumental experimental recordings-- clangorous, haunting, industrial soundscapes mixed with the austerity of modern classical compositions, by way of Mr. Tietchens' utterly unique approach to sonic sculpture. If Musique Concrète, or experimental music in general interests you, I highly recommend this.
Ethereal, haunting, delicate. These are all adjectives that can be used to describe this amazing and curious set of songs by the mysterious French group Deux Filles, allegedly fronted by Gemini Forque and Claudine Coule on vocals. CD reissue.
One of my all-time favorites. If the blues, fingerpicking, or the acoustic guitar interests you at all I highly recommend this album.
Deep and dark synthesizer work, originally composed by Edward Artemyev for Andrei Tarkovsky's film Solaris. This is taken from a bootleg issued by Toei Music (Don't fall for the more recent albums claiming to be Tarkovsky soundtracks, they're almost certainly mere re-interpretations of the real thing)
This amazing import collects various Nasery singles from the '60s and early '70s. Shem Tube and Justo Osala play acoustic guitars, Enos Okola is a percussionist who rubs the grooves on an empty Fanta bottle with a nail, and all three sing. The style is called omutibo and sounds like a mix of Hawaiian folk music, early Delta blues, and acoustic soukous.
Ripped by the man at Global Groove.