Thursday, 30 July 2015

stories, rituals, mysteries | creating new reality

Their music cannot be classified into any particular category or trend. Unconventional use of acoustic instruments including zither, dulcimer, udu, kantele, but also stones, sticks, fragments of sheet metal from ships, voice, spiced up with a bit of electro - all this illustrates the world of extra-musical ideas - stories, rituals, mysteries. via Requiem Records

The video was created by Piotr Modliński. For more music of Pathman, please click here. Also make sure to check more of Requiem Records celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

on the search for female emcees

This summer could not have been better. My itinerary for the upcoming autumn has been updated and so has the concert calendar. Bliss. And gratefulness. Kudos to Akua Naru. KUDOS. I am listening.

And how much I wish to know the behind-the-scenes of the video and give credits to its creators as I usually do. For more about the song itself, please click here. The song was produced by JR & PH7.

this is for latifah, for lyte, for shante, bahamadia, lauryn hill, heather b, for jean grae, eve, nikki d, salt n pepa, even me, apani b, for missy, for kim & foxy...this is for, rah digga, rage, left eye, for yo yo, paula perry, nonchalant, da brat, for jane doe, rage, mystic, boss, sparky d, for those never seen, on the search for female emcees, the microphone fiends

Sunday, 26 July 2015

let the river | wash my soul

Cerys Matthews took as always good care of Sunday vibes and today doubled them by broadcasting live from Womad festival. Now, that's a line-up! All that reminded me that I need to update my concert plans for the upcoming weeks. For now I will let Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé, sisters from Ibeyi, haunt all my senses with this video. Let the river...

The video was directed by Ed Morris.
I will come to you river, wash my soul,
I will come to you river, wash my soul again.
Carry away my dead leaves (...)
Let the river take them, river drown them (...)

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

peekaboo | here's my hideout

Well, there's nothing more joyous than having a chat in a record store with its stuff and discovering some good sounds. From word to word, from artist to artist, from video to video. Here's Zagi teaming up with oly. Surreal. All those sketches in my head fall now into one piece with sounds becoming visual. All that in my hometown. My summer hideout.

The video was created by Joanna Goldman and Maciek Gradkowski. For more sounds from Zagi please click here.

Monday, 20 July 2015

and I will be a rainbow

Speaking a lot about rainbows today and listening to Robert Plant's old interviews.

Please meet the creators of the video Isabella and Lucien Spelman from Mushy Peas Production.

And I will be a rainbow
Oh, while your storm is gone
And I will bring the song for you
And I will carry on

Sunday, 19 July 2015

surrendering to rhythms

Dusting off old albums, tuning into old favourites radio channels. Couldn't be happier to have Małgorzata Sarbak's album added to my collection on top of that.

For more Lado ABC sounds click here.

In the booklet to her recently released 3CD-boxset of the composer's partitas, harking back to a famous quote by German poet and Bach-contemporary Christian Schubart, she refers to Bach as an 'original genius', describing his music as an exquisite riddle for the brain – in which everything has been expertly planned, organised and designed and to which our body "may give us clues by surrendering to rhythms". via

Saturday, 18 July 2015

sending a postcard from Gundagai

Hanging out in Gundagai. Retiree serves the soundtrack.

Please meet the director of the video Jack Peddey.

The air is cleaner off the highway
(...) And I can breathe a little better off the highway