Daily Yinz – Kinetic – Another Day

Kinetic are an ensemble, led by pianist Joe Sheehan, whose pieces weave together traditional Ghanaian folk songs and original chamber music. For Kinetic's most recent release, Dances of Lake Volta, Sheehan reworked a number of pieces from the group's 2018 album, Songs of Lake Volta, and then added several new ones for good measure. One … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Kinetic – Another Day

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