Maracas, Tambourines & Other Hellish Things

Music With Soul's Alex Figueira Releases Spooky Short Film And Accompanying Soundtrack

With 'spooky fest' rapidly approaching, we decided it's due time we introduce you to Amsterdam-based multi-instrumentalist, DJ, record junkie and producer Alex Figueira's latest outing on his very own Music With Soul imprint. Also known as the "hardest working man in tropical music," Figueira recently dropped this original nine-track collection and "multi-layered kaleidoscopic musical ride" titled"Maracas, Tambourines and Other Hellish Things", a cinematic [...]

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Monsieur Doumani's Antonis Antoniou Presents His Full-Length Of 'Novel Psychsounds From Cyprus'

Big sounds coming from the island of Cyprus once again, produced by none other than the mastermind behind groundbreaking and award-winning outfits such as Monsieur Doumani and Trio Tekke, Antonis Antoniou. Hot on the heels of his critically acclaimed 2021-released debut solo album "Kkismettin", the extraordinarily skilled composer, sound artist, producer and unconventional collector of experiences returns to Ajabu! Records with another adventurous full-length, [...]

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Iconic French Producer GUTS Releases Brand-New Full-Length Tribute To Afro-Cuban Culture

Had it not been for the pandemic, the music currently streaming out of our speaker system would probably have a different spin to it. But that, of course, is somewhat speculative. Fact is, in 2020, French DJ, beatmaker and producer GUTS had a new album lined up to be entirely recorded on the island of Cuba. Due to strict travel regulations, however, the itinerary was altered accordingly and GUTS decided to set up camp on the West African coast instead of in the [...]

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Honey & Groat

Swiss-French Four-Piece KUMA Returns To Rocafort W/ A Shapeshifting, Jazz-Led Debut LP

You might say we were just waiting for their debut full-length to hit the shelves. Swiss-French four-piece KUMA ('bear' in Japanese) released its debut EP "Kumadé" on Barcelona's Rocafort Records imprint back in 2020, showing obvious flashes of brilliance, reconciling a classically trained foundation with hiphop culture and a freeform electronic undercurrent. KUMA are very much a contemporary jazz outfit blending whatever comes to mind and always eager to go [...]

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Home Recordings

Beirut-Based Multi-Instrumentalist And Visual Artist Yara Asmar Releases Evocative DIY Debut Album

Truth be told, we've had this tab open in our browser for quite some time now, sensing that this was a release we would at some point get around to reviewing because it is so out of the ordinary. It just so happens that today was the day that we would hit play and let the Beirut-based multi-instrumentalist, video artist and puppeteer Yara Asmar invite us into her wondrous world. Released last month on Brighton's Hive Mind Records, her "Home Recordings [...]

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Israeli-Persian Singer Liraz Returns To Glitterbeat Records With Her 'Fantastic' Third Album

With the ongoing women-led uprising in Iran calling for change, the timing couldn't be better for the return of the award-winning Israeli-Persian singer Liraz and her third album. Released today on Glitterbeat Records, "Roya" (meaning 'fantasy' in Farsi) brings us "an exhilarating blend of tradi-modern rhythms and retro-Persian sonics," reminiscent of the lively pre-revolution Iranian pop scene. The eleven new tracks were recorded in Istanbul alongside [...]

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Upside Down Mountain

Israeli Acoustic Bass Guitarist Yosef-Gutman Levitt Releases Atmospheric First Trio Recording

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

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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Siberian Multi-Instrumentalist Misha Sultan Readies Lucid Esoteric Two-Sider On Patience

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

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

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

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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