Behind The Mask

French Collective The Selenites Band Returns With Ethio-Delic Sophomore Album On Stereophonk
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Friday is always a good day, not just because it's the gateway to another weekend, but also because it's the day new releases hit the airwaves. Our pick of the day is the viciously groovy, brand new offering by French collective The Selenites Band on Stereophonk. Drawing heavy inspiration from 1950s-1970s Ethiojazz as they pay tribute to the Ethiopian giants of the 'Golden Age',  the group's musical influences also cover like-minded genres such as Krautrock, [...]

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African Woman Abroad

Don't Sleep On This Reissue Of All Female Band Mwanamke Mwafrika's Only Album From 1982
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We're not quite sure if there is a formula, saying the bigger the release, the less words necessary, but in the case of this brilliant reggae roots album by all female band Mwanamke Mwafrika, it seems to ring true. Originally released in 1982, the highly sought-after eight-track longplayer was reissued last year on London imprint Common Ground International and recently came to our attention, when a friend pulled the record with its bright yellow cover and [...]

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The Panturas

Otherworldly Indonesian Surf Rock Outfit Releases Sophomore Studio Album On La Munai Records
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Sounds from the sea, with no immediate access to a beach. Hailing from Jatinangor, a district located on the eastern outskirts of Bandung, smack in the middle of West Java, is the hypertalented  Indonesian surf rock outfit The Panturas. The phenomenal four-piece was formed back in 2016, featuring Abyan Nabilio on vocals and guitar, Rizal Taufik on guitar, Surya Fikri on drums and Bagus Gogon on bass, when it released its debut single "Fisherman's Slut" and [...]

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Beyond The Blue

Seasoned French Producer Brain Damage And Jamaican Legend Big Youth Collaborate On Versatile LP
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As we tuned in to Jean Trouillet's recently aired new instalment of his regular "Globalwize" format on Greedio, we chanced upon a noteworthy collaboration by seasoned French producer Martin Nathan, aka Brain Damage, and iconic Jamaican deejay Manley Augustus Buchanan, better known as Big Youth. Surprised that this LP had gone under our radar, we read up on the release notes that revealed another story, one that we didn't want to let go unmentioned. 

In March [...]

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Two Tribes, Volume Two

Tobi Kirsch And Ubbo Gronewold Continue Their Intercontinental Journey In Rhythm On Agogo Records
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The only thing we might complain about is that Tobi Kirsch and Ubbo Gronewold made us wait just a bit over two and half years to receive Volume Two of their "intercontinental journey in rhythm." Finally dropping two-day on Agogo Records is the highly anticipated follow-up to their 2019-released debut exploration of contemporary European artists incorporating African musical traditions in their work, building musical bridges instead of soundproof walls. "Two [...]

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Pissourin

Internationally Lauded Cypriot Trio Monsieur Doumani Release 'Nocturnal' Fourth Album On Glitterbeat
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It's been a bit over a year since we first mentioned the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus on Greedy and expressed our joy about discovering the electronically enhanced post-rembetiko compositions of a certain Trio Tekke on "Strovilos", their 'whirlwind' of a fourth album. Today, we bring you the fourth album and resounding return of another Cyprus-based three-piece, coincidentally also led by musical mastermind Antonis Antoniou, who released his first [...]

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Orayta X Shantel

Israeli Vocal Phenomenon Victoria Hanna Receives ‘Kabbalistic’ Remix Treatment By Acclaimed German Producer Stefan Hantel
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A slightly belated 'Shana Tova' and 'gut Shabbes' to everyone enjoying the first few days of the year 5782! We sincerely hope it will be a better one. To celebrate the occasion, we have a brand new track by Israeli vocalist Victoria Hanna or rather a bouncing 'Kabbalistic' remix of a track from her 2018-released, self-entitled debut album, readied by Frankfurt's very own Stefan Hantel, better known under his resounding moniker Shantel. 

Those who are familiar [...]

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SHIRAN

Batov Records Unveils Six Genre-Melting Remixes Of Traditional Yemeni Songs By The Yafo-Based Vocalist
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In the summer of 2020, amidst a global pandemic, Tel Aviv-based singer SHIRAN unveiled "Glsah Sanaanea", the highly anticipated follow-up to her 2018-released self-entitled debut album on Batov Records. "Reinterpreting traditional Yemeni songs for a contemporary audience" in Arabic and Hebrew, both albums point to her own Yemenite heritage, "inspired by the many stories and experiences of her cherished and much-loved Grandmother who left Yemen in 1949 for [...]

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Guruji

Multi-Talented Israeli Producer Kutiman Serves Up Psychotropic, Tabla-Led Two-Tracker On Siyal Music
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You may have heard the title track "Guruji" setting ears ablaze in our "Greedio X July '21" playlist on Spotify. If so, then you are well aware that the man himself, Kutiman, is back with another highly combustible two-tracker on Siyal Music . Adding to the mix is now the official B-side "Majan", taking a more "meditative" approach than its predecessor, yet equally resounding.

We last covered the prolific and infinitely versatile Israeli producer, aka Ophir [...]

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Furto

Self-Taught Rio-Based Sound Researcher Vasconcelos Sentimento Releases Prismatic Debut On Far Out Recordings
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Rio resident Vasconcelos Sentimento, aka Guilherme Esteves, is a "self-taught composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist" and self-proclaimed "amateur euphoric sound researcher," who just released his adventurous debut album on Far Out Recordings. "Furto" features "a mosaic of lo-fi breaks, cosmic ambient jazz and wonky chromatic funk," seemingly brought together in a beautiful whirl of DIY spontaneity and melodic curiosity. Though undoubtedly rooted in jazz, [...]

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Nella Misura In Cui

Four Flies Records Release Sultry 1979 Italian Golden Age Soundtrack By Augusto Martelli
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Disco, you either love it or can no longer stand it. In our case it's the first and upon hearing the latest 'reissue' or rather "the first complete release of Augusto Martelli's sultry" golden age soundtrack to Italian director Piero Vivarelli's 1979 "delicious erotic-exotic flick" entitled "Nella Misura In Cui", we felt obliged to do a short write-up.

Despite not having watched the movie, the choice to feature Martelli's undeniably groovy movie score was a [...]

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So La Ma La

North-Ghanaian Kologo-ologist Guy One Returns To Philophon Records With Frafra-Driven 7" Release
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Bolgatanga's one and only (no pun intended) Guy One returns to Max Weissenfeldt's Berlin-based Philophon imprint with an infectiously upbeat two-track 7" release and a brand new band. The award-winning Kologo authority leads the way with his two-stringed proto-banjo, accompanied by "Kumasi's finest young talents, plus Florence Adooni and Tenni Akagam as his choir voices." 

On the A-side, "So La Ma La" hits the ground running with "a straight-forward Highlife [...]

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