Upside Down Mountain

Israeli Acoustic Bass Guitarist Yosef-Gutman Levitt Releases Atmospheric First Trio Recording
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Life with all its ups and downs is a beautiful experience nonetheless and all things considered, we couldn't have one without the other. At the tail end of yet another busy week, as we slowly pack up our things and prepare to head home for the weekend, we look forward to having some time to unwind and enjoy some downtime on our own or with our loved ones. And with that in mind, we would like to share the brand-new album by Jerusalem-based acoustic bass [...]

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Saath Saath

Sitar Virtuoso Purbayan Chatterjee And Flautist Rakesh Chaurasia Share Seven Innovative Ragas
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Just a few days after sharing Weltbeat host and selector Jean Trouillet's special Globalwize tribute show to the great Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan via Greedio, we remain in spiritual territory behind the meditative sounds of Indian sitar player and composer Purbayan Chatterjee and his lifelong friend and flautist Rakesh Chaurasia. "Saath Saath" is the title of Chatterjee's latest album, performed alongside Chaurasia on flute, Ojas Adhiya and Satyajit [...]

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Translucence

Siberian Multi-Instrumentalist Misha Sultan Readies Lucid Esoteric Two-Sider On Patience
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Rarely do we review the same artist in such a short period of time, but in this case we simply could not resist. Currently based in Kaş, Turkey, Siberian artist Misha Sultan released his versatile eight-tracker "Roots" on Hive Mind Records back in May and now returns to Patience with a "twin set of deeply mystic shapeshifters." His current outing is entitled "Translucence" and is nothing short of visionary.

On the A-side we find "Not Every Lake Dreams Of Being [...]

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Took A Second

Tel Aviv Afro-Fusion Conglomerate Liquid Saloon Unveils Sophomore Album On Raw Tapes
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With the holidays in full effect here at Greedy headquarters, we admittedly withdrew for a short breather over the past few weeks to recharge our batteries and re-up on some much needed vitamin D. That being said, it 'took a second' for us to find our stride and come up with new musical content to bestow upon you. Lucky for us, Tel Aviv's kaleidoscopic conglomerate Liquid Saloon unveiled its sophomore longplayer back in June, an album that has been a welcome [...]

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Up And Away

Greek Singer-Songwriter Σtella Shares Vintagey New Pop-Folk Album Produced By Redinho
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Love is a mysterious thing, wonderful, captivating, volatile, hot, cold, indefinite. It generally arrives unannounced and is equally capable of moving on without further notice. Such is the basic storyline of Athens-based singer-songwriter Σtella's June-released 30-minute longplayer on Seattle's Sub Pop imprint. "Up and Way" is both "an old-school pop paean to the pangs and raptures of love" as well as a fresh start, which sees the multi-talented painter, [...]

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Small Small

Ghana's Isaac Birituro And The Rail Abandon Return To Wah Wah 45s With Album Number Two
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Almost exactly three years ago, we did a short write-up on "Kalba", the debut collaborative album by Ghanaian xylophone master Isaac Birituro and British singer/songwriter/producer Sonny Johns, and were thus pleasantly surprised to hear about their recent return to London-based imprint Wah Wah 45s for album number two. "Small Small" is the name of their inspirational sophomore effort, which sees them continue their pursuit to "hear the usual done unusually" [...]

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Balkan Express

Experimental Composer/Performer Tasos Stamou Embarks On A Six-Track, Synth-Led Retro-Balkan Journey
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This is an express post to express our profound appreciation for London-based experimental music composer and performer, alternative electronic music instrument maker, tutor and sound technologist Tasos Stamou's current six-track album "Balkan Express", released last month on French imprint Akuphone. "Exploring the gap between ancient and contemporary transcendental music, using both traditional and advanced media," Stamou has been "developing a unique style of [...]

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Djine Bora

Bamako’s Singular BKO Quintet Releases Riveting Third Album Via Bongo Joe Records
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Five years ago, we reviewed the feverish sophomore album "Mali Foli Coura" ('new music from Mali') by the singular Malian five-piece BKO, inviting listeners to explore the heart of modern-day Mali, while combining the traditional music of the griots with the ancient, mystical rituals of animist hunters. This combination of distinct musical traditions is indeed unparalleled though highly representative of the country's heritage. Last Friday, BKO unveiled their [...]

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Sounds Of Lecak

Singaporean Imprint Kribo Records Releases 20-Track Comp Of Soulful Psych & Funk From The Malay Archipelago
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Hop aboard a musical flight to Southeast Asia behind the "Sounds of Lecak Vol.1", a recently released compilation, featuring a lush 20-track selection of "contemporary artists from the Singaporean underground." This record was pieced together by the enigmatic musician and producer Haqim Maggot (or simply Maggot) in his very own studio, "sitting atop a bean curd shop on grungy Geylang Road in Singapore." Which also happens to be the home of his independent label [...]

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Rhythm Revolution

Acid Jazz Records Re-Release Raw 1970s Garage-Funk Album By Beninese Musical Visionary Ferry Djimmy
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Fuzzing through our stereo come the sounds of freedom inherent to the funk and rock 'n' roll movement of the 1960s and 1970s, music in its rawest and most genuine form, as a means of political expression. This is the first we are hearing of "Beninese musical visionary" Ferry Djimmy and his "Rhythm Revolution", an album "originally recorded in the mid-1970s in support of Benin’s revolutionary leader Mathieu Kérékou," but that doesn't lessen its impact. [...]

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Tartit

Berlin's Onom Agemo Team Up With Mali's Ahmed Ag Kaedy On Desert Blues-Inspired New Album
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This is not the first time that Berlin five-piece Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers and Malian Tuareg singer, guitarist and songwriter Ahmed Ag Kaedy (Amanar de Kidal) embark on a unique musical exploration of Saharan blues rock fused with layered, jazzy psychedelic krautfunk. In fact, their first collaboration resulted in the 2018-released two-track single "Onin Okalan" (transl. 'realization'), revealing an unusual musical chemistry and a foundation to build on. [...]

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Bi Cinnete Bakar

Istanbul Underground Outfit Lalalar Release Their Fiercely Innovative Debut Full-Length On Bongo Joe
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Quite frankly, we're having a bit of a hard time keeping up with all the fascinating releases currently hitting the streets. This debut full-length by Istanbul's almighty Lalalar, however, is an absolute show-stopper and entirely in a league of its own. The bold and fiercely innovative three-piece is currently at the forefront of contemporary Turkish psychedelic rock and dark wave as well as a fixture on the megalopolis' tight-knit underground circuit.

"Bi [...]

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