Zia – Helelyos

After Natasha Khan covered Helelyos under her new Sexwitch project, I became aware of the Pomegranades compilation of Persian psych and funk where the original song can be found. It is so much better than the 2015 cover!


Circuit des Yeux – Do The Dishes

I’ve been listening to Haley Fohr’s Circuit des Yeux project for a while, in particular her 2015 album In Plain Speech (via Thrill Jockey). The New York Times’ Ben Ratliff has described her as “a bit folk, a bit Nina Simone, a bit loud-minimalism.”

The instrumental of the first half of Do The Dishes sounds glaringly like Thai luk thung music. Love it!

Hiroshima – One Wish

Hiroshima is an Asian-American fusion band formed in 1974.

Their debut album from 1979, the self-titled Hiroshima, contained the single “Roomful of Mirrors,” which caught the ear of the “easy-listening” community.

Hiroshima became popular in the New Adult Contemporary community upon the release of the 1985 album Another Place, which spawned the crossover hit “One Wish.” Read more on Wikipedia.

Younger Brother – All I Want

Younger Brother is an English electronic duo. Their debut album A Flock of Bleeps was released in 2003, followed by The Last Days of Gravity in 2007 and Vaccine in 2011.
According to Wikipedia, after making a remix for a charity record, Simon Posford (Shpongle, Hallucinogen) and Benji Vaughan (Prometheus) decided to come together in the studio to create their own type of electronic music that has been described as “unclassifiable.”

All I Want is a 9-minute trip off their 2007 album The Last Days Of Gravity.

Vox Populi Field Works Vol. 1

Field Works Vol. 1 is a 4-track-EP featuring artists Baris K, Valentin Stip, Volkan Akin and Tim Karbon. The idea is to produce inimalistic grooves over organic soundscapes.
Preview the result here.

Vox Populi is an independent record label established in 2014 in Berlin, Germany.

Our mission is to explore electronic music without the restricted boundaries of genre. Founded by Frederic Scharf, a swiss-born Anthropologist whose intrigue in music was brought on by his recognition that music is the universal language. Vox Populi exists to deliver just that, the ‘voice of the people’, sharing our material with a broad audience and supporting the creativity of our talent. We believe in promoting our artists visions and helping to inspire new innovative ways to create electronic music. Our goal is to travel near and far to find hidden treasures and people who share our vision around the world.

Read more on their homepage.