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« Reply #27960 on: April 06, 2021, 07:18:52 AM »
Cohen: Death Of A Ladies’ Man


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« Reply #27961 on: April 06, 2021, 11:53:04 AM »
An Introduction to Asia





This one has a very varied palette and features both instrumental and vocal music from as far afield as Yemen to Sri Lanka and practically everywhere in between. It is a mix of traditional and modern music. The instruments used are also interesting.
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« Reply #27962 on: April 06, 2021, 02:49:10 PM »
Grinding early sludge music of the following band

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I wonder if I am the only person on GmG that his aware of this music long defunct band, but show skills I happen to have two more album The Reign, and another later one.

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« Reply #27963 on: April 07, 2021, 04:50:42 AM »
Ravi Shankar: Homage to Mahatma Gandhi & Baba Allauddin





The technical skill ability of Shankar as a musician is unquestionable but what I find when relistening to the opening track of this album [his homage to Mahatma Gandhi] is a depth of emotion that I have not sensed before. There is an interesting progression, via the introduction of rhythm throughout Side A, towards lively and very exciting displays instrumentally. This is a display of technical brilliance on a very difficult instrument to play. I would repeat the same sentiments when considering Side B, Shankar’s homage to Baba Allauddin who was Shankar’s guru. Yes, there are wonderful technical skills on display throughout this album but there is also a deeply felt sense of spirituality. It is all very pleasant on my ear.
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« Reply #27964 on: April 07, 2021, 05:56:44 AM »
This recent 4XLP purchase


has prompted me to re-explore an unfrequented section of my vinyl collection.


Kohachiro Miyata: Shakuhachi





I start with this offering which is certainly very visceral and is definitely thought provoking. The performance is wonderful in its delivery of both the music and the emotion inferred.

Glad you like the album ! (Somehow the pic of album doesn't show up on my iPad. Maybe it's only me).


Paco Pena: Flamenco





Yes, wonderful music and wonderful, exciting and engaging playing.

I don't know about him. I will look for the recording.

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« Reply #27965 on: April 07, 2021, 08:35:23 AM »
Wakeman: The Six Wives of Henry VIII





This album is still a perennial favourite with me.
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« Reply #27966 on: April 07, 2021, 08:38:55 AM »



I don't know about him. I will look for the recording.

You must be young, and I mean that as a compliment , :) because back in the day he made endless recordings. He would be well known to old timers like me. You should have no trouble finding something of his out there.
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« Reply #27967 on: April 07, 2021, 09:42:21 AM »
NP: John Zorn - Gnosis: The Inner Light

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« Reply #27968 on: April 08, 2021, 02:00:03 AM »
José Greco and company: Danzas flamencas





This is a presentation of very authentic sounding flamenco dancing and singing. The vocals are heartfelt and the accompanied sound from the guitar, dancing feet and castanets are all very atmospheric.
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« Reply #27969 on: April 08, 2021, 05:14:42 AM »
Dade Krama: Ancestral Music of Africa





This one is interesting for the rhythmic patterns and the percussion instruments used. The various instrumentation used is primitive but very effective and interesting and always enhances the sense of the primordial. The vocal elements, never overbearing, also enhance the relevant atmosphere considerably.
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« Reply #27970 on: April 08, 2021, 05:24:17 AM »
Prince - "Welcome 2 America," the title track from an album he recorded in 2010, which will be released in July. Link in the article below, from The Guardian. Based on this single, I suspect most fans will be ecstatic.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/apr/08/lost-prince-album-welcome-2-america-to-be-released-in-july

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« Reply #27971 on: April 09, 2021, 04:27:22 AM »
Ó’Riada Sa Gaiety





Seán Ó’Riada is a well known Irish composer. His roots were very much firmly based in the traditional music and culture of Ireland. So much so, that he took the time to create, participate in and perform with an ensemble of traditional Irish musicians. He was an inspirational figure in many ways on the Irish musical scene both during and after his lifetime. This album is a record of a renowned performance.
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« Reply #27972 on: April 09, 2021, 05:25:15 AM »
Air Supply - Love and other Bruises

Last December I discovered this Australian soft/yacht rock band and to my surprise realized I really like their music. :o I practically spent January and February to get as many of their albums on CD as possible. Their first 4 albums (1976-79) are really difficult to get, but the third one named "Love and other Bruises" with 10 track is a "best of compilation" of the first two. This one I managed to buy on ebay is another compilation named "Love and other Bruises" with 12 tracks (6 tracks each from the first two albums). Confusing? Yes. It took me a while to sort all of this out for myself...
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« Reply #27973 on: April 09, 2021, 01:17:11 PM »
Dembo Konte & Kausu Kuyateh: Simbomba





I like this one. It makes for easy listening yet it is still very atmospheric. The vocal couplings and harmonies are very interesting as is the sound world of the instruments used.
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« Reply #27974 on: April 10, 2021, 03:44:04 AM »
Dembo Konte & Kausu Kuyateh: Tanante





This is another offering from this duo which makes for easy listening. The ground bass in the musical accompaniment is almost mesmeric and it just transports you to another place.
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« Reply #27975 on: April 10, 2021, 10:07:48 AM »



An album I like, but the standout song for me always, was also by far the simplest, "4 + 20". Time just seemed to stop when that track started.

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« Reply #27976 on: April 10, 2021, 11:38:37 AM »
Robbert & Anja Van Lint: Hemel En Aarde Kunnen Vergaan, Vrolijke Musici Blijven Bestaan





Apparently I have been listening to some Dutch Medieval Folk Music. Perhaps someone can enlighten me. Either way, it is all good fun.
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« Reply #27977 on: April 10, 2021, 11:39:13 AM »
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« Reply #27978 on: April 10, 2021, 12:09:17 PM »

An album I like, but the standout song for me always, was also by far the simplest, "4 + 20". Time just seemed to stop when that track started.

A hard-hitting track with great storytelling too.
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« Reply #27979 on: April 10, 2021, 02:39:52 PM »
A Classic album.
Love that album!  :)

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