Monthly Archives: August 2009

Change Remains

Electro pop in the vain of Architecture in Helsinki, or like The Faint-light.  Some catchy sounds here…but I would not consider them to be very sophisticated.  Band is from Oklahoma.  FCC Clean Play 4…cool horn accompaniment,  5, 8. Advertisements

Change Remains

Electro pop in the vain of Architecture in Helsinki, or like The Faint-light.  Some catchy sounds here…but I would not consider them to be very sophisticated.  Band is from Oklahoma.  FCC Clean Play 4…cool horn accompaniment,  5, 8.

Percussion & Songs from Mali

Amazing authentic music from West Africa, based on traditional Mandinka forms and using traditional instruments (mostly drums). This is not Afro-pop – it’s the real deal. Enjoy!

Ruby

Billed as classical Egyptian bellydance, here are 10 wonderful new songs by Egypt’s premiere percussionist (Ramsy) & his long-time collaborator (El Hendy), featuring an expansive Arabic orchestral sound.

Mano Suave

Critically acclaimed & award-winning CD by this passionate vocalist and expert in Arab and Israeli folk music, as well as the Ladino music of the Sephardic Jews who fled Spain in 1492. She has three CDs out in Europe, but this is the first she has released in the USA.

Yatra (Nomadic Souls)

Wildly popular in India as a Bollywood singer and TV host on “Indian Idol”, this is Kher’s first international release. It features typical Indian pop music…

Yatra (Nomadic Souls)

Wildly popular in India as a Bollywood singer and TV host on “Indian Idol”, this is Kher’s first international release. It features typical Indian pop music…

Voices of South Africa Vol. 2

Newly composed as well as traditional a cappella songs drawn from the townships in Zimbabwe. Richly sung in the “Mbube” style that originated with the Zulu & became the royal music of Zulu Kings.

Traditional Gypsy Flamenco

Traditional flamenco in an assortment of styles, well played with no gimmicks.

Traditional Gypsy Flamenco

Traditional flamenco in an assortment of styles, well played with no gimmicks.

Folklore de Bolivia

Traditional Andean music played on traditional instruments. Features a variety of musical styles and good liner notes.

Folklore de Bolivia

Traditional Andean music played on traditional instruments. Features a variety of musical styles and good liner notes.

Festival in the Desert

Live recordings from a two-day concert in the African Sahara in 2003, featuring a who’s-who of notable African musicians. This came out a few years ago but just became available at the station.

God Is I

Merauder– “God Is I” released August 26th, 2009 on Regain Records Merauder’s sound is described as “hardcore meets metal ferocity” and they have toured with the likes of Sick Of It All, Motorhead and Morbid Angel among others. “Until” gets the ball rolling with a good mix of crunchy guitars, thundering bass and drums that […]

Dead Harvest

This Ending – “Dead Harvest” Released March 2, 2009 on Metal Blade This Ending was initially formed as A Canorous Quintet back in 1991 in Stockholm, part of the initial wave of Swedish melodic death metal bands. Though they came nowhere close to achieving the same fame as other members of the scene like In […]

Medicate

AFI-“Crash Love” single release date September 29th, 2009 on DGC Records This is a new single by AFI from their upcoming album Crash Love. The song starts out with a classic AFI feel to it and continues with tight drums, guitar and bass. About halfway into the song, it slows down, maintaining the same feel […]

Laughin’ & Cryin’

Reverend Horton Heat– “Laughin’ & Cryin’ ” released September 1st, 2009 on Yep Roc Records The Reverend Horton Heat returns with their first new album since 2004. Described as a mixture of rock, country and punkabilly but the very mention of punkabilly is enough for me to check it out. “Drinkin’ And Smokin’ Cigarettes” starts […]

Laughin’ & Cryin’

Reverend Horton Heat– “Laughin’ & Cryin’ ” released September 1st, 2009 on Yep Roc Records The Reverend Horton Heat returns with their first new album since 2004. Described as a mixture of rock, country and punkabilly but the very mention of punkabilly is enough for me to check it out. “Drinkin’ And Smokin’ Cigarettes” starts […]

Heart Of Darkness

Burnt By The Sun – “Heart Of Darkness” released August 18, 2009 on Relapse This is certainly the year for classic “metalcore” bands to resurface with new material. Coalesce and Brutal Truth both released excellent new material this year (and also on Relapse, no less), and the much-anticipated third album from this NJ quartet is no exception. […]

In The Constellation of The Black Widow

Anaal Nathrakh – “In The Constellation of The Black Widow” released July 14, 2009 on Candlelight Dredging grim melodies from a cold, dense din is a charge for the brave. The British duo is more than up to the task on their fifth album, their first for Candlelight Records. In certain respects, they remind me […]

Masterful Mystery Tour

Beatallica – “Masterful Mystery Tour” released August 4, 2009 on Oglio Entertainment At last the world gets what it’s wanted for years, but has always been afraid to ask: a mashup band that blends the worlds of Metallica and The Beatles (actually, they formed eight years ago and this is their second LP, but that’s beside the […]

Pray For Villains

DevilDriver – “Pray For Villains” released July 14, 2009 on Roadrunner If there’s one thing this band has going for them, it’s ramping up the heaviness with each album, playing faster and tighter without sacrificing the hooks that still make them accessible. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Logan Mader (ex-Machine Head, ex-Soulfly)–who also worked on […]

Monoliths & Dimensions

sunn O))) – “Monoliths & Dimensions” released July 7, 2009 on Southern Lord Everything the Anderson-O’Malley duo has created leads to this point in their evolution, the seventh studio effort in a decade-long career. In addition to frequent collaborators Oren Ambarchi and vocalist Attila Csihar (Mayhem), there is a breadth of guest musicians throughout the […]

What Horrors Await

Jungle Rot – “What Horrors Await” released May 19, 2009 on Napalm Metal, like all music, evolves over time, but there are always stalwarts who adhere to the past. Jungle Rot is a good example of no-frills, old-school American death metal in the vein of Obituary, Deicide, and Six Feet Under. However, this band has built their career almost […]

What Horrors Await

Jungle Rot – “What Horrors Await” released May 19, 2009 on Napalm Metal, like all music, evolves over time, but there are always stalwarts who adhere to the past. Jungle Rot is a good example of no-frills, old-school American death metal in the vein of Obituary, Deicide, and Six Feet Under. However, this band has built their career almost […]