Baba Commandment & The Mandingo Band —
Siri Ba Kele ... CD Sublime Frequencies, 2018. New Copy ...
Rootsy grooves and heavy rhythms from Baba Commandant – an album recorded in Burkina Faso, and done with a nice blend of guitar, bass, and drums – plus plenty of work on balafon and n'goni! The steel tones of the n'goni ring out nicely next to the warmer percussive melody of the ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Sujud ... LP Sublime Frequencies, 2018. New Copy ...
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A dark duo from the Indonesian scene – working here in a mode that's unlike anything you might expect! The pair mix deep, muddy vocalizations with noisy guitar and other fuzzy sounds – but also include some more organic melodic or percussive instrumentation from time to time – ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A second collection of great stuff from Syrian vocalist Omar Souleyman put together by Sublime Frequences – straight up amazing stuff that combines Omar's often bursting, gritty vocals with sputtering low fi electronics and rhythms! Most of the tunes are boisterous Dabke party tunes, a few ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible look at Syrian singer Omar Souleyman – an artist who's only been recording for a decade and a half, but who's managed to issue over 500 albums on his own! Souleyman's got a style that's almost spontaneous at times – fast rhythms served up at really tremendous speed, ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Another gorgeously ramshackle batch of tunes from Sumatra – percussion, tribal folk material filtered through some surprisingly diverse and modern trippy, funky influences! Many of the recordings were culled from rare cassette tapes, archiving material recorded between the 60s and the 80s. ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Field recordings from Madagascar – one of the most isolated nations on the planet, and one with a very unique musical culture as well! The sounds here are unlike anything else we can think of – usually spare, with a mixture of percussion, slight melody, and singing – but often ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album