Finnish Artist Ruttusound Fuses The Kantele With A Plethora Of Outernational Influences On Debut LP

Happy Kalevala Day everyone! Releasing today, on Finnish Culture Day, is this intriguing debut album by Finland's Sami Sammalkallio, who on this project goes by the stage name of Ruttusound. A singular project to say the least, this one absolutely blindsided us. A few weeks back, a colleague forwarded us a press info and download code via Finnish imprint Eclipse Music detailing this forthcoming release and we decided to give it a spin, not knowing what to [...]

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Belgrade’s Lenhart Tapes Weaves Another Dense Tape-stry Of Wonderfully Energising Ethno-Noise

Retracing our steps, we recently delved into the 2023 sophomore full-length by Belgrade-based project Lenhart Tapes. Released back in November on Glitterbeat Records, the hard-to-wrap-your-head-around aural patchwork of this multi-layered tour de force is nothing short of a revelation. Lenhart Tapes is a musical venture conducted by – excuse the platitude – mad scientist, tape lover and downright walkman virtuoso Vladimir Lenhart, who has been honing his [...]

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The Room

Brazilian Guitarist Fabiano Do Nascimento & American Saxophonist Sam Gendel Release Sublime Instrumental Album

One of a kind, is the sentiment that instantly runs trough our mind as we tune into the brand-new instrumental album by Brazilian guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento and American saxophonist Sam Gendel. And yes, besides the fact that American saxophonist Stan Getz and Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto had previously gathered worldwide acclaim for their 1964-released bossa nova connection, this modern-day pairing of two groundbreaking talents is nonetheless a [...]

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La Voz de las Cumbres

Bongo Joe Reissues Funeral Dirges And Popular Songs Recorded By The San Lucas Band Of Guatemala In 1974

Best file this under 'special interest' and yet, there is no doubt in our minds, that this latest release on the infamous Bongo Joe Records should appeal to a wide array of music aficionados. "La Voz de las Cumbres" ('the voice from the summits') by The San Lucas Band (of Guatemala) is the first-ever reissue of "cult 1974 recordings of a Mayan brass band playing funeral dirges and popular songs in its distinctive extended harmonic and rhythmic style." As hinted [...]

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Wagadu Grooves

Paris-Based Reissue Label Hot Mule Presents Phenomenal Compilation Of Productions By Soninke Producer Gaye Camara

This here release is, quite unpretentiously, the stuff of legend, actually several legends wrapped into one phenomenal release. Paris-based reissue label Hot Mule has just compiled a heavy collection of productions by Gaye Camara, "one of the great independent music producers of his generation, and a pillar of the Parisian Soninke diaspora." If you are not familiar with the Soninke, they were the founders of the ancient empire of Ghana dating back to the 3rd [...]

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Future Pasts

Zurich’s Konkolo Orchestra Releases Sizzling 'Afroheat' Debut On Rocafort Records

From Zurich, Switzerland, of all places comes a fresh batch of afroheat to help get us through the winter season – which is admittedly mild here in Berlin at the moment. We nonetheless acknowledge the intent of Barcelona/Lausanne-based Rocafort Records to keep us upbeat in these trying times. Enter the Konkolo Orchestra, a project initiated by multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Alexis Malefakis [also co-founder and drummer of The Anthronauts and, if [...]

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Sacred Love

Sicillian DJ/Producer Galathea Unveils Breathtakingly Expansive, Afro-Centric Second Full-Length On Space Echo

Classic late night vibes, we thought to ourselves, when we first hit the link to the sophomore album of Sicillian DJ/producer Massimo Napoli, aka Galathea. Not sure if this shoe would fit, there was something about the viscous yet ethereal groove kneading our souls like putty that urged us to keep listening. And oh, how that paid off! "Sacred Love" – the follow-up to Galathea's self-titled, 2019-released debut full-length – is an irresistible groover that [...]

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The Three Hands of Doom

Seasoned Producers Shackleton (UK) & Scotch Rolex (JP) Add Ugandan Drummer Omutaba To Their Afrofuturist Mix

One for the heads, would probably best describe this foolhardy rhythmic venture on Ugandan imprint Nyege Nyege Tapes, a label we most definitely respect for its dedication to "outsider music" yet one we haven't featured on Greedy quite simply because its releases are so hard to stomach and in most cases require a penchant for borderline masochistic listening tendencies. Let us be clear, we are not hating, just stating the obvious. And with that, we present you [...]

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Mawimbi, Vol. 2

Paris-Based Purveyors Of 'Afro Sounds' Mawimbi Records Celebrate 10th Anniversary W/ Sophomore Label Comp

As we continue to ease into the new year – and following our latest feature on the "Maloca, Vol. 2" various artists compilation – there's another label compilation that we've been wanting to share with you: Celebrating 10 years of hyperactivity in the afro sounds circuit, the 2013-established Paris-based imprint and DJ/producer collective Mawimbi Records recently decided it was due time to release its second-ever label sampler, featuring a heavyweight, [...]

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Maloca, Vol. 2

Brussels-Based Electronic Imprint Maloca Records Releases Sophomore Label Compilation To Round Off 2023

Oh, hey there! As we awake from our admittedly well-deserved holiday slumber, we decided to take another look back at 2023 and give Brussels-based electronic music imprint Maloca Records an honourable mention on our globally-minded platform. Established at the start of 2020 by versatile Belgian producer/film composer Le Motel "to capture the heady mix of global influences he distils into club-ready and contemporary forms" and "taking its name from the ancestral [...]

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Ndox Electrique

Ifriqiyya Electrique’s François R. Cambuzat & Gianna Greco Present New Project From The Westernmost Point Of Africa

At this point, claiming they are positively obsessed might not be that far-fetched. The latest collaborative project by France's François R. Cambuzat and Italy's Gianna Greco is somewhat of the next logical step in their ongoing study of ancient, adorcist rituals. What began in the Saharan Djerid desert of Tunisia several years ago, when the two began documenting the religious Banga ritual of Sidi Marzûq and subsequently reworking their findings into [...]

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Nigerian Yoruba Percussionist Wura Samba Joins Forces W/ Berlin's Gebrüder Teichmann On High-Octane Two-Tracker

Back in 2012/2013, Berlin's multitalented electronic DJ/producer duo Gebrüder Teichmann – aka brothers Andi and Hannes Teichmann – travelled to the Nigerian city of Lagos to take part in the TEN CITIES project, bringing together musicians/producers from five cities in Europe (Berlin, Bristol, Kiev, Lisbon and Naples) and five cities in Africa (Cairo, Johannesburg, Lagos, Luanda and Nairobi) and resulting in a collaborative V.A. compilation on Soundway [...]

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