APRIL 2015 PLAYLISTS

Here are the 100 tracks among those featured on the blog this month AND simultaneously found on youtube. You would be surprised how many great songs can’t be found on youtube (yet).

Playlist One
Missing: Michael Henning & Philip Ringler, Chris Weisman, Vialka & Senyawa

Playlist Two
Missing: Flavien Berger (represented with La Fête Noire instead), Débruit, Samantha Glass (represented with Seasonal Seduction instead), Kammerflimmer Kollektief (represented with Lichterloh instead), Keita Sano (represented with Knock Flat instead), Saul Williams

Posts categorized as HIGHLIGHTS:

Amadou & Mariam – Djagnèba
Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy – Parola
Ava Luna – Steve Polyester
BICIKL – Intro (Live at Rex, Belgrade, 14/11/2011)
Chris Weisman – Backpack People
Débruit – Separated Together
Hands – Black To Comm
João Donato – A Rã
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Sundry
Kammerflimmer Kollektief – Zurück zum Beton
Karen Gafurdjanov – Yor Uzga
Machinedrum: Movin’ Forward – A Tribute To DJ Rashad (Album)
Magnifico – Tivoli
Octo Octa – Fever Dream
Paul de Jong – Auction Block
Ptaki – Krystyna
Saul Williams ft. Emily Kokal – Burundi
Underground Resistance – Hardlife (Aaron Carl remix)

Okkyung Lee – The Crow Flew After Yi Sang

Okkyung Lee is an experimental cellist. She began her career in traditional Korean spheres but quickly got taken in the wonderfulness that is experimental and improvisational music. Read a very informative interview with her on The Quietus.

“her sound is as tense and strained as it is free and easy. It moves effortlessly from the stretching, pulling and straining of strings to ethereal sounds rising and fading like smoke wisps, a sound that resonates from the gap between two discourses, resisting both ‘traditional’ musical territories and the idiom of ‘free improvisation’. This unique approach, explored via tireless collaborations with the likes of Chris Corsano, Evan Parker, Peter Evans, Christian Marclay, Lisa Ullén, Lasse Marhaug, and C. Spencer Yeh, and solo efforts, including Nihm (2005), I Saw The Ghost Of An Unknown Soul And It Said (2008), Noisy Love Songs (2010) and Ghil, has proven Lee as one of the most exciting and challenging figures in contemporary improvisation and performance. “

Kasai Allstars – Beware The Fetish

Kasai Allstars is a collective of Congolese musicians who all originate from a large region of Democratic Republic of the Congo called Kasai (It is divided into two administrative provinces, called Kasai-Occidental and Kasai-Oriental).

Beware The Fetish comes from their 2014 album of the same name, released by a Belgian label Crammed Discs.

The albums of the supergroup have featured members of Konono No1, Deerhoof, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Matt Mehlan from Skeletons, and Juana Molina.