Author Archives: kliffklug

Nate Young – Regression “Blinding Confusion” (NNA Tapes)

Young’s NNA follow up to 2011’s “Stay Asleep: Regression Vol. 2”. Young is from Detroit, and his rustbelt-inspired, dark electronic arrangements evoke somber images of death, apocalyptic landscapes, the undead, creepy hospital wards.  Atonal studies, unrelenting dirge.  Young’s horrific zone is unique and calculated, minimal and spacious.  Album artwork by the artist himself.  

Ryan Power – Identity Picks (NNA Tapes)

RyPow’s NNA follow up to last year’s “I Don’t Want To Die”. “An eight track song cycle that dances through lush jazz pads, aquatic smooth jazz funk styles, and the sensitive side of progressive rock” (from NNA). “Eight long songs created to help give my life meaning” – says the artist. Power’s perspective is grounded, […]

Dieuf Dieul de Thiès – Aw Sa Yone Vol. 1 (Teranga Beat)

“Three singers Assane Camara, Bassirou Sarr, and Gora Mbaye together with their chef d’orchestre and guitar player Pape Seck compose traditional rhythms from all the regions of Senegal, with fuzz guitars, horn sections and hallucinatory percussion.” This group never had a proper release until now!  Recorded in 1982 in Thies, Senegal.  Enjoy the bootleg, psychedelic […]

Molam: Thai Country Groove from Isan (Sublime Frequencies)

This re-issued (from 2004) compilation was assembled from cassettes and rare vinyl from 1970’s & 80’s Thailand.  The tracks here fall under the umbrella of Molam – a music from northern Thailand which was characterized by a singer’s lead with reed or lute backing and assorted percussion.  This compilation highlights how electrified instrumentation and production […]

Orchestra Poly Rythmo de Cotonou Volume 3: The Skeletal Essences of Voodoo Funk (Analog Africa)

The third in a series of re-issues by Analog Africa of Orchestra Poly Rythmo of Benin:  a band active from 1969-1983.  These releases have continually showcased the versatility of this band, as they meld and groove through the musical lineages of their region with what they were picking up from abroad.  The raw, fuzzed recordings […]

ANTH: (Soundway) Batida/Konkoma Remixes

These remixes are all dance floor minded edits of material from Konkoma’s and Batida’s 2012 albums.  Chicomann, Auntie Flo, and Debruit all provide different interpretations of Konkoma’s sound– all under the umbrella of contemporary dance friendly afro-electronica.  The Batida remixes features the artist’s reworking of his debut LP’s “Alegria”- here strung out for the dancefloor.  […]

AfroQBen – Liquid Gold (Time Warp)

Second album from this genre fusing producer “inspired by the west coast electronic scene”. Electro funk, reggae, hip hop, and even ragga meld with afro latin flavors in an album produced for dance parties. Complete with energetic guest lyricists, some rapping, and melodic synth exploration.