7/25/16: Changui Majadero, Mixed Culture, Fraudband, IJI

@@@ Changui Majadero: El Changuie Majadero (Self-released, 2016).  Some self-released Cuban changui and rumba music off the WRIR playlist email.  I love Cuban music!  These guys have it going on in this first tune — very sweet string playing, great conga playing and celebratory singing between a couple of gents and a woman. Oh this is happening for summertime people.  I’m on this third tune Vamos pa’l Guaso and it is bumping — brisk and super on rhythmically with some tight singing.  Imma gonna swing back on this record but folks should check this record out.  I can’t find much on the GoogleTube but the whole record is up on the streaming stores.

@@@ Mixed Culture: Movement in Dub (Jah Youth, 2015)  A new school take on dub music out of Peru.  This first tune is epic in vibe with full reggae band including synth (thumbs down) horn section and floor sweeping bass.  The second tune opens up with a big rock shred and modern production.  I like the dub delays they have going on here.  I think I prefer the old school stripped down dub but check this out for yourself.  If it were a bit tougher sounding I would be more drawn to it.

@@@ Fraudband: Losing It (Kasumuen, 2016)  A stoner/psych boulder I got to via an email from their Australian record.  I guess these guys have recorded 25 records and released them while I was listening to Miley Cyrus.  Dual guitar attack, bit rock tom attack, some shredding rising out of the stoney magma.  Things get more urgent and mathier as the tune unfolds, I think there’s plenty of coffee along side the big bag of weed.

You can stream it up over here.

@@@ IJI: Free Screening (Team Love, 2016).  Bubblegum hipster indie strongly influenced by ’80s sounds and softness.  I don’t like the guitar tones and I don’t like the singer and I like the rhythm section.  I got to this via a music publicist email.

YTD recordings listened to: 594
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 326
Not good music: 218

Honorable Mentions: 10
Buys: 9

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, MAKU Soundsystem, Zomby, Retox, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Bone Dance, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Alexander Hawkins, Toxic Holocaust, Equal Stones, Comeback Kid, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Dawn Richard, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Akitsa, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Destruction Unit, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Mystic Braves, Divanhana, Unrestrained, Moken, Systema Solar, Brian Eno, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, The Lickshots, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, Xenia Rubinos, Miramar, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Margo Price, Changui Majadero


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