In this post rather than focusing on a specific country or continent, the sounds of the Saharan desert are explored. Much of what is sampled comes from the nomadic Tuareg people’s, playing Assouf music, or as it has come to be known in the west, desert blues. Tinariwen (Mali) Starting with the most well-known of […]Read more "Psychedelic sounds from the Sahara"
Recently I kidnly was asked to produce some mixtapes for the online radio site Microlandia, the first two of these are up and can be listened to below:Read more "World Psychedelia hits the airwaves"
Whilst there was a lot to draw from in previous posts covering Brazil and Peru, Chile has the most flourishing psychedelia scene in Latin America today, with a whole array of groups focused mainly in Santiago putting it on the map as one of the homes of the psych renaissance. As such most of the […]Read more "Chile"
Continuing the Latin theme from the previous post on Brazil, this post goes deep into the world of Peruvian psychedelia. There is an incredible amount of musical output to explore here, Peru has perhaps the richest tradition of psychedelic music of any country sampled in this blog so far, and as ever this post is […]Read more "Perú"
This blog had previously covered Latin American psychedelia, but as stated in that post it was only scratching the surface. Here we scratch a little further off the surface, looking at psychedelia from Brazil (with some crossover from the aforementioned Latin America post). Tropicalia, bossa nova, samba rock, Latin funk and garage rock all find […]Read more "Brazil"
Ravi Shankar No description necessary. Watch him introduce Western audiences to raga music at Monterrey Pop Festival, 1967, below. (Watch out for Hendrix in the audience). Atomic Fire From a review: “The mysterious bass player Keith Kanga, and an incarnation of the Atomic Forest ensemble he formed with vocalist Madhukar Chandra Das, lead guitarist Neil […]Read more "India"
Thailand The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band A contemporary band started by two DJs who specialised in obscure music from across the continents, their lineup appropritely includes a phin lute player, as well as a khaen (a large harmonica instrument constructed from bamboo) player. They are an absolute joy to behold, from review: “They are […]Read more "Thailand & Cambodia"