@@@ Sandoz: #9294 (Intone/Mute, 2016) I skipped an All Music notable release email in December and clicked it open today. This is a collection of techno from 1992-1994. This first tune is ultra rhythmic and stripped down at the same time with some clashy hi hats, classic electronic dance music snare rolls, simple vibe patterns. Let’s check out more. This compilation is a full 80 minute bomb and all the tunes are clocking in around 7-8 minutes so they take their time to open up and progress. I like this second tune Limbo as it has world music influences and tight energy. I like this third tune Ocean Reflection even more so I’m going to have to swing back on this collection when I have about 80 minutes to spare to listen. This guy is a pretty sophisticated arranger, he had it going on.
@@@ Jaakko Laitinen & Vaara Raha : Naennianen (Playground Music, 2016) A new add at WRIR. I’m going to have to do an interwebz search on this outfit as I hear Arabic/Balkan music but I see names from Scandinavia. These guys are Finnish and they play Balkan music and they do it well. This is a single with a remix and I like it — I don’t love the MC on the remix but that’s just me. I can’t find audio tidbits for my ardent listeners out there. I found this live clip from about a year ago but it’s not going to give a good sense of what these guys do. There are live clips on the GooglePimpTube if you feel inclined.
@@@ Delphine: Tender (Black Recordings, 2017) An electro world single I got to from the WRIR weekly email. I’m assuming it has world music influences as it’s on this email but I don’t hear them yet. It’s got a pretty standard club arrangement with some classic uno-sss and keyboard vamps. It is unique in that somebody is playing some piano over the top. Pretty standard club business to my ears.
YTD recordings listened to: 111
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 58
Not good music: 36
Honorable Mentions: 0
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