Midori Takada-Through The Looking Glass

Midori Takada-Through The Looking Glass (1983, RCA//2017 reissue, WRWTFWW and Palto Flats) I first found Through The Looking Glass, a cult favorite release by criminally underrated Japanese experimental composer Midori Takada, while (surprise, surprise) looking at a Pitchfork list. I feel like a consistent, slightly embarrassing theme has arisen when talking about how I find … Continue reading Midori Takada-Through The Looking Glass

Daily Discovery-Massa Dembele-Djembe

Today's find comes to us from Massa Dembele, a singer/songwriter from Burkina Faso, off his new album Alumaye (which translates to "Have you heard?") Dembele's weapon of choice is the kamele n'goni ("young man's harp"), a stringed instrument that sounds a little bit like a cross between a banjo and a sitar. On "Djembe," the … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Massa Dembele-Djembe