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Mondo Times: June-July update
Colin Stetson & Brighde Chaimbeul, ODDISEE, Sunny War, Painting with John, Calibre, RIP Astrud Gilberto, Gerah DJ Set
Hello folks, bon vacance!
IN HEAVY ROTATION
Colin Stetson & Brighde Chaimbeul
Holy moly there are 2 albums out now, one is Brighde’s album with more than 5 features by bass sax giant Colin Stetson. The other is Colin Stetson’s new album When we were that wept for the sea.
Colin Stetson’s album has less euro folk and is generally revolving around his usual style, with this one very cinematic piece that differs, and Ms. Chaimbeul and also another collaborator Iarla Ó Lionáird adds the Celtic touch.
Brighde’s album on the other hand is totally Celtic with Mr. Stetson creating a drony ambiance, as far as I can understand. Both are amazing and both should be checked immediately, starting from the video below!
Freshest hip-hop I've listened to in the last couple of months: The new album by ODDISEE.
.Jazzy, soulful, good flow & lyrics.. The chorus of the track below is an earworm, beware! :) Live version on Youtube.
Meet me under the sunflower / Find me there in the golden hour X
Totally unexpected lo-fi house masterpiece on the new album from UK's Nabihah Iqbal.
Bluesy Americana is a genre I rarely delve in, but this amazing fingerpicking riff has been stuck in my head since a few weeks. Kudos!
More songs on the playlist this time as I’ve missed May completely! (I see you Primavera Sound!).
Last year’s Arovane & Taylor Deupree collab starts the show, glitchy and ambient and continues with ambient synths via a recommendation by Ay Palas.
New Bright & Findlay album changes direction to a more upbeat tone. We have a new Baxter Dury album and for me it’s the first time we’ve clicked.. More indie-ish stuff from UMO and LA Priest.
Next up, Japanese world fusion band TEKE::TEKE and an Undomondo regular Sven Wunder with a new cinematic piece.
Gabriels who totally stole the show in Primavera follows with cinematic gospel tinged R&B. Oddisee’s new album is 2023’s best jazzy & old school hip-hop album. We venture into soulful folk / accoustic guitar territory (hopefully without losing your attention) w/ Oracle Sisters, Sally Potter and a special artist personally Lisa/Liza from Maine, whom we’ve been in contact since the earliest days of Undomondo.
Midway, solo piano piece by a the singular Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou (the Ethiopean classical pianist & nun) whom we’ve lost in March.
Spanish indie pop nuggets from Jorge Drexler and Natalia Lafourcade whom I nicked from wifey, a little bit of dance with this Chico Mann remix of the debut album of tropical/world nu disco newcomer Tigerbalm, an old hit kids song from Chantal Goya (nicked from my daughter), Ghanaian gospel singer Linda Ayupuka and Oy and resetting with a Dungeon Synth piece by Ithildin (whom just released 4 albums on plants in LoTR lore).
The star of the playlist for me though is this forgotten private press from 1981 by Luellen Reese, compiled by Forager Records.
The last sequence features some ambience and home listening electronics/IDM/ techno. Martyna Basta, two new albums on PAN, by Upsammy and Tzusing, Avalon Emerson’s new home listening electronic band album, and slowing down with home recording cult artist R. Stevie Moore’s long drone and a piano piece by Shida Shahabi.
I wrote this in one take! Maybe I can actually do a live talking radio show one day.. :)
Enjoy and share!
♩Elton John at Glastonbury: [The New Statesman]
Dressed in a maximum-visibility monochrome suit (in the style of the Queen, or Hillary Clinton) of baggy gold blazer, gold trousers and gold trainers, he shone in the evening light.
♩AI used to create new and final Beatles song, says Paul McCartney. [The Guardian]
A new and final Beatles recording using artificial intelligence will be released later this year, Sir Paul McCartney has announced.
The musician said he had used new technology to “extricate” John Lennon’s voice from an old demo and complete a decades-old song.
The third season of Lounge Lizard John Lurie’s Painting with John is on HBO. Watch this animated video set to Small Car by his alt-char Marvin Pontiac.
♩Liquid DNB from master Calibre!
RIP Astrud Gilberto, one of my favourites of her, written by Dorival Caymmi in the 40s.
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