Oleksandr Demianenko - In Memory Of... (Enmossed)
Though recorded before the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February of 2022, Oleksandr Demianenko’s In Memory Of...
cassette very much serves as a meditation on the importance of preserving art, culture and roots at a time when war threatens to erase all of them. Dedicated to the memory of the late Olga Fedoseevna Sergeeva (1922-2002), a folk artist whose voice is featured in legendary director Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1983 film Nostalghia
, Demianenko immerses tape-looped snippets of Sergeeva’s singing - culled from field recordings made in her village - in layers of synthesizers and pedals.
V.A. - Pause for the Cause: London Rave Adverts 1991-1996, Vol. 1 (Death Is Not The End)
London based Death Is Not The End imprint presents the first volume of a unique kind of compilation: a rough selection of London rave adverts recorded between 1991 and 1996.
V.A. - Pierre Barouh and the Saravah Sound (Wewantsounds)
Wewantsounds presents the first retrospective on vinyl of Saravah Records, one of the most influential French labels founded in Paris by singer, songwriter and producer Pierre Barouh in 1966. Featuring Brigitte Fontaine, Jacques Higelin, Alfred Panou, and many rare tracks reissued on vinyl for the first time, the set gives a glimpse of the free-form, groovy sound of the label between 1965 and 1976.
Ruca y El Quinde de Barbacoas - ¡Dale Duro al Bombo! (Discos Pacífico)
Dale Duro al Bombo
is the first album of the master Ruca and her group El Quinde de Barbacoas. Ruth Elena Cabezas 'La Ruca' has been a leader in the Colombian Pacific folklore for the last 20 years, composing first for the group Los Alegres del Telembí and then founding the group El Quinde. Professor Ruca's goal is to enhance the music of the Telembí area and to show the world the great creativity of her compositions. With the rhythm of jugas, tambarrias, currulaos, rumbas, bundes and carambas, we can get closer to the heart and soul of this songwriter and singer.
V.A. - Silberland - Kosmische Musik Vol 1 (1972-1986) (Bureau B)
With this new compilation, German imprint Bureau B invites the audience on an expedition to Silberland, a singular span of spacetime created by Germany’s sonic futurists of the 70s and 80s. Embracing the early electronics and tape experiments of the 60s’ avant-garde, these artists aimed to boldly go, eschewing small steps for giant leaps into a nebulous and novel sound.
V.A. - Spirit of France (Spiritmuse Records)
For those unaware of the obscure, rare spiritual jazz, deep folk and psychedelia sounds from the French ‘70s - ‘80s underground, Spirit of France
is an excellent anthology celebrating the French artists whose total desire not to belong to a particular trend expanded their horizon by pushing the boundaries of creative music. Recording in caves during the full moon, or in the open air in Ibiza to celebrate the sun - with flutes, cromorne (French woodwind reed), darbouka and hurdy-gurdy, or with unusual, artist-build instruments, with sounds heavily influenced from Indian, African, Arabic, Eastern and Malagasy cultures, this is what makes this compilation so unique.