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Album Review – Talabarte – A Galician trio travels East. Well, as the westernmost point in Europe they can’t go further that way…
For me, there’s a stand-out track on this recording. When I heard it there was just something about it that grabbed me, and made me want to grab my fiddle to play along. But I’d rarely recommend just downloading one … Continue reading
OK so I can work out that it’s by Sokratis Malamas but the rest is in Greek script, all of it (except the words ‘analog synth’ in the musicians’ credits – more of which later) so it’s… all Greek to … Continue reading
I don’t often say ‘I’ve not heard anything like this before’. But when I put on Mixtolobo’s Frontera with a dodgy, cigarette-smoking, beat-up wolf on the cover, but little else to give away what’s coming, I start thinking ‘hmm, I … Continue reading
Sally Nyolo is a Cameroonian singer who used to sing with Zap Mama and has released several solo albums. I had heard her name but not her music so I put on this disk with curiosity, also because it has … Continue reading
The album starts with a fabulous bass groove. Then I open the CD sleeve notes and it mentions Cheikh Ndao’s “mastery of bass grooves”. So I’ve got that right at least. But the vocals on the first song are off-putting, … Continue reading
I like this album. Singer Jacob Bain gave it to me, a white guy from Seattle apprently into African music and connected to some great African artists. But the first impression is the indie band artwork and name. I was … Continue reading