Greedio X September '22

05/10/2022Listen To Our Latest Monthly Selection Of 20 Extraordinary Tracks From Planet Earth

Good-bye sweet summer. By now, you will have come to terms with the fact that it is autumn, but with September in the books, we have assembled another best-of selection to keep you nourished, musically speaking. 

Our "Greedio X September '22" playlist is now live on Spotify to be streamed at your convenience and presents 20 of our favourite new releases and musical discoveries of the past month.

Kicking things off is Siberian multi-instrumentalist Misha Sultan with an 18-minute offering off his lucid esoteric two-sider released on Patience (read more here). After that it's "Try Sunshine", a tune by afro-futurist duo Nyati Mayi & The Astral Synth Transmitters off their recent six-tracker on Bongo Joe Records. Remaining in a spiritual realm, we then turn to sitar virtuoso Purbayan Chatterjee and flautist Rakesh Chaurasia partnering on seven innovative ragas, while finding new and innovative ways to approach Indian classical music (read more here). This goes well with Beirut native Rabih Abou-Khalil and a track off his oud-led 1988-released album "Nafas", followed by an equally introspective composition by Israeli acoustic bass guitarist Yosef Gutman-Levitt, taken from his recently released trio recording "Upside Down Mountain" (read more here). 

Next up is Ghanaian highlife legend and saxophonist Gyedu-Blay Ambolley with a new single on Agogo Records, heralding his forthcoming 35th album. Another highlight release of the past weeks is the new "Get It Right" compilation of afro dub funk and punk dating back to the early '80s, a retrospective of Bristol's short-lived Recreational Records to be found on Emotional Rescue, as we hear the Ivory Coasters with "Mungaka Makossa". Toubab Dialao and his Wau Wau Collectif from Senegal also have a new longplayer in the making that is set for release in November and includes the promising first single "Xale". From there, we head to the psychedelic folk sounds of Paris-based Venezuelan outfit Insólito UniVerso on "Ese puerte existe" and then marvel at the international jazz vocabulary of the NYC-based seven-piece Slavo Rican Assembly, combining Latin and Slavic traditions.

The notorious Turkish/German Ferdy Klein Orchester is next with "Mevlana", which sets the tone for two tunes from the former GDR, the first by Holger Biege, as found on the recently released "hallo 22" compilation from the Amiga vaults, and the second by Hungarian vocalist Gjon Delhusa. Next, we hear new material by the one-and-only Israeli producer Kutiman, taken from his forthcoming album "Open", and then an original new single by Tel Aviv's Sababa 5 on Batov Records.

As we approach the last part of our selection, we hear the brilliant track "Mendoza" by Brussels-based volcanic post-rock power trio Under The Reefs Orchestra, taken from their recently released longplayer"Sakurajima". Then it's London-based artist Y Bülbül collaborating with Istanbul percussionist Yumurta on a free-form new album of cosmic grooves and harmonies. Taking it from there is the late-night ambience of Brisbane's cinematic outfit Picture Music on "Ivory Coast" and then L.A.-based The Kimba Unit, sharing distinct lo-fi and spiritual jazz-inspired sounds to see us off. But before we let you go, we share one of our personal favourite tracks by the late and great Pharaoh Sanders, being "Astral Traveling". Rest in music...

You can now stream the full 20-track serving below and watch the album teaser by New York's Slavo Rican Assembly. Do leave us a heart if you enjoy. Bless up!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom