Tuesday, December 22, 2009

ZA! -- Macumba o Muerte

Holy shit. I don't know what else to say about this one. Holy fucking shit. Imagine some fluid combination of Masada, Oneida, Fela Kuti, Zu, Rudolph Grey, Fanfare Ciocărlia, Crash Worship, Tuvan throat singing, Einstürzende Neubauten, etc. (I could probably go on if I tried). If that sounds over the top, well...it is. But it works. I haven't been this floored by a new album in a long time. The album is a bit uneven, but the highlights are unlike anything else you've ever heard. I can't stop smiling.

VBR 192+ kbps

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Alamaailman Vasarat -- Käärmelautakunta

Finnish klezmer music from 2003. Go buy their more recent albums, starting with this year's Huuro Kolkko or 2007's Maahan. Fuckers just did a gig last month in Mexico and didn't even bother to swing by the U.S. Not cool.

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V.E.G.A. -- Cocaine

Oh hai. Haven't seen you in a while. Here's some strange music from Italy.

320 kbps