song of the week

I’ve recently been trying to listen to alot of non-english speaking music after re-watching Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar acceptance speech. It’s got something to do with if one can get over the small barrier of subtitles you’d open yourself up to many more amazing movies. Which is parallel to music and a continent which has always overlooked musically is Africa. Zam-rock and Botswana’s metal scene are prominent African musical phenomena but not only is Mdou Moctar the first african guitar-based act which has little western influence I’ve heard, it’s also the first thing I’ve ever found from Niger. Hopefully one day I’ll get to go to a Mdou Moctar gig.

album of the week

I love the bizarre and confusing nature of jazz fusion. Bill Laswell and Tony Williams are joined by legendary guitar enigma Buckethead. It definetely isn’t the best jazz fusion album I’ve ever heard but it is suprisingly good. Featuring elements of thrash and prog, this is one not to be ignored.

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