Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Como el Filo del Machete: Songs of the struggle for Puerto Rican Independence, Sung by Andrés Jiménez (Paredon Records, 1978)
Oye, Boricua, yo te canto esta canción: Viva la Patria, Viva la Revolución!
"...sung by Andrés Jiménez, widely recognized as the foremost singers [of the Independence Movement in Puerto Rico] and the only in his generation to use "jibaro" or traditional mountain music style. These songs delineate the hard life of the peasant, the patriotism and love of their fellow countrymen in the hearts of every Puero Rican, the contrast between rich and poor on the island, and the rebellious spirit of a people too long held in colonial bondage by U.S. imperialism."
I've included images of the illustrated booklet containing complete translations, biography, political notes, and a list of publication, books, and other resources.
Amigos this is my first vinyl rip and I'm pretty damn proud of myself. I just want to say, if you haven't done this yourself, please consider giving a muchas gracias whoever you pull musica from here on the webs...this stuff is time consuming to say the least. Much respect to those of you who offer up quality ish on such a frequent basis, you know who you are. Please give me any feedback on the rip.
Back to the music, this is the first time I've come across the Paredon Records catalog. Needless to say, I'm definitely on the hunt for more from these guys. "Songs, music, poetry, speeches, documents of class struggle, natioanl liberation, women's emancipation and democratic rights" - Paredon.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Was Bryn Jone human? A quick look at his resume and one ponders the question; the guy has over 200 releases credited to his name. I think I remember reading Shackleton dubiously claiming he hadn't heard Muslimgauze prior to his work with Skull Disco.
Anyways, this LP was my introduction to Jone's pan-Allah flavored electronica and still ranks among my favorites of the few dozens of albums I've heard of his.
edition of approx. 3277
- Bazoft Rope (5.52)
- Muezzin Farsi (6.28)
- Ishmael Tongue (5.33)
- Jawani Zindabad (5.42)
- Tuareg (6.10)
- Miyazawa (7.12)
- Zion Poison (7.17)
- Satyajit Eye (4.11)
- Ishmael Tongue (5.17)
- Bazoft Rope (5.51)
- Muezzin Farsi (4.34)
- Jawani Zindabad (4.34)
all tracks written/played/recorded by Muslimgauze in Manchester
engineered & mixed by John Delf
re-mixed by Muslimgauze
re-mixed by Muslimgauze
Dedicated to the freedom of Palestine.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
योऽसौ ध्वनिविशेषस्तु स्वरवर्णविभूषितः ।
- रञ्जको जनचित्तानां स च राग उदाहृतः ।।
- "That which is a special dhwani (tune), is bedecked with swara (notes) and varna and is colorful and delightful to the minds of the people, is said to be rāga" - Matanga in the Brihaddeshi.
- Long before my first trip to the subcontinent, I acquired a couple of these beautiful volumes of Inidan ragas on cassette--from the free pile at the dump. Probably my first introduction to music outside of the western sphere o' influence; I was transfixed with what sounded so alien to these young ears who only a few years prior had just discovered dad's floyd and zep records. Almost a decade and a half later these tapes are among some of my most cherished items from childhood.
- There are ragas for many occasions...time of day, time of year, the mood of the weather...think monsoons... The Music Today label first released these as a multi-volume set including "Morning Ragas", "Afternoon Ragas", "Evening Ragas", and here we have "Night Ragas".
- Save this set for after the glorious sun, once again, has passed us for an evening.
1. Raga Shuddh Nat -29:40 / Mallikarjun Mansur - vocal
2. Raga Kedar - 15:15 / Padma Talwalkar - vocal
3. Raga Jhinjhoti - 14:40 / Hariprasad Chaurasia - flute
1. Raga Hamir - 15:05 / Padma Talwalkar - vocal
2. Raga Tilak Kamod - 15:00 / Shahid Parvez - sitar
3. Raga Bageshwari - 30:20 / Pandit Jasraj - vocal
1. Raga Maru Bihag - 14:45 / Shruti Sadolikar - vocal
2. Raga Jaijaiwanti - 14:45 / Rajan and Sajan Mishra - vocal
3. Raga Malkauns - 29:50 / Hariprasad Chaurasia - flute
1. Raga Nayiki Kanhara - 29:45 / Shruti Sadolikar - vocal
2. Raga Des - 15:05 / Pandit Jasraj - vocal
3. Raga Darbari - 13:45 / Amjad Ali Khan - sarod
Monday, April 23, 2012
Recorded by David Parsons in Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen, Pakistan, Indonesia, Iran and Qatar, this collection provides a superb sampling of music from various locales of the Islamic world.
vol. 01 al qahirah music of cairo
vol. 02 south sinai bedouins (egypt)
vol. 03 nubians, aswân, egypt
vol. 04 arab peninsula, doha, qatar
vol. 05 'aîssâoua sûfî ceremonia
vol. 06 al-maghrib gnawa music
vol. 07 al andalus and morocco
vol. 08 folkloric music of tunisia
vol. 09 mawlawiyah music
vol. 10 qur'ân recitation, istanbul, turkey
vol. 11 yemen, sanana
vol. 12 iran, karaj
vol. 13 pakistan, lahore
vol. 14 mystic music
vol. 15 indonesia aceh west sumatra
First post.....from San Francisco, الله أكبر