@@@ Afrosideral: Olimpo De Los Orishas (Wonderwheel, 2019) I got this Afro electronic music record via a music publicist email. However, I never read the blurbs as they’re standard marketing crap so I don’t know the specifics on where in Africa this hails from. It’s not clear from the first tune. Let me Google Pimp this but the general vibe is laidback, polyrhythmic with plenty of vocal tracks. Also a slight New Age tint to the proceedings. Ah, the producer is Cuban but the two musics are related. Nice thick bass and a good marimba like solo. That first track is clipped below. The second tune picks the tempo up with a more active vocal part, a lot of hand percussion type sounds (these days you don’t know what’s a computer sound and what’s a person playing) all underpinned by a thick Latin style rhythmic bass part. I like it without loving it. I’m liking this third tune Filho da Mar best of all as it’s really uptempo with a thick wall of chanting vocals. I didn’t hear any sounds that really stood out and grabbed me but it’s solidly put together and good background music.
@@@ Satanique Samba Trio: Mais Bad (Rebel Up, 2019) I’m on the mailing list for this small electro/world label in the UK. I don’t see this record up on Apple Music so you will have to content yourself with this just shy of 2 minute bit of electronic/impro madness clipped below from GooglePimpTube accompanied by some fairly disturbing footage of the human mouth and shit associated with it. Personally I don’t need to see tongues, I know they’re there, but I do dig the spirit of the music which is medium raucous with a Captain Beefheart feel but done in a mostly electro style. I would listen to more of this but it may have been a vinyl release, I can’t remember what’s going on with it. If you’re intrigued by it the interwebz is there for you and info is available.
@@@ Susobrino – La Hoja de Eucalipto (Rebel Up, 2019) Off the same Rebel Up imprint. The record opens up with an extended keyboard solo with slight garnish but after about 90 seconds other instruments come in. It starts to build a groove, a clicky one with occasional digital outbursts. It gets detached from the groove and back into some extended Keyboard action which I find a bit less interesting. But the way this is going the record is gonna go wherever it pleases. The second tune moves away from the keyboard and brings on the nylon string guitars and ethereal singing. I dig the fourth tune most of what I heard as it does a really good job of building a groove and then glitching it just the right amount. If you interested in a free range, slightly chopped electronic world music record check this out.
YTD recordings listened to: 484
Good music, not list worthy: 294
Not good music: 162
Honorable Mentions: 0
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