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News: Bandcamp Your Friday (Friday, 2nd April 2021)

New Bandcamp Friday and new shopping tips… As we often do on the first Friday of each month, when Bandcamp lifts its fees redistributing all sales profits to artists and their labels, also today we give you some suggestions on how to spend your money on music effectively supporting musicians....


Interview: Urban Village – The Documentary (March 2021)

We can’t welcome enough every opportunity we are presented to reach and write about Urban Village. Not only because we never made it a secret that we are fans of the music of the Soweto-based quartet, but also because their cultural relevance and topical drive- when it comes to narrating...


Interview: Q&A w/ Guedra Guedra – A Contemporary African Reader

On the 12th of March, On the Corner Records released an album which has already “booked” its place in our ‘end of the year’ list. Vexillology, by Moroccan musician, producer, sound archiver, field recording and sound artist Guedra Guedra, goes far beyond the phonographic boundaries. The debut LP of the...


Album Review: Altin Gün – Yol [Glitterbeat Records; February 2021]
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Album Review: Altin Gün – Yol [Glitterbeat Records; February 2021]

Altın Gün cruise new avenues on Yol, their 80s synth-pop influenced third album. As the opening track of Altın Gün’s highly-anticipated third album Yol segues into the second-track ‘Ordunun Dereleri’, we hear the sound of traffic speeding along highways towards unknown destinations. Indeed the album documents a journey for the...




News: Bandcamp Your Friday (Friday, 5th February 2021)

We are glad about the fact that the music lovers at Bandcamp haven’t lost their good habits and also in 2021, they will keep on supporting musicians and labels through their Bandcamp Fridays. As it happened on the first Friday of each month throughout 2020, also this year Bandcamp will...


Interview: Q&A w/ Mystically – Upbeats for Your Soul

You can hardly start a new year in a better and more optimistic way than listening to some soulful and heartfelt reggae. Mystically, the duo formed by Marie-Lou Fauconnet and Adeline Aurokio, and their brand-new album Iration perfectly fits the bill.  The singers and songwriters, based in Besançon, were inspired...

Your Ticket to… 2020 (in 20+1 Albums)

Hard to believe that such a dire and dramatic year could inspire such an abundance of remarkable albums. Or maybe, on the contrary, the multitude of emotions sparked by the pandemic and our new life’s circumstances might have been the main reasons why musicians were able to write, record and...

Album Review: Oumou Sangaré – Acoustic [No Format!; June 2020]
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Album Review: Oumou Sangaré – Acoustic [No Format!; June 2020]

Acoustic is a rootsy reimagining of Malian superstar Oumou Sangaré’s 2017 album Mogoya, but where Mogoya used a palette of beats and synths, Acoustic says more with less.  Opening with ‘Kamelemba’, a song of counsel warning women away from sweet talkers and playboys, Oumou’s majestic voice converses with the jittery...


Album Review: Bab L’Bluz – Nayda! [Real World Records; July 2020]
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Album Review: Bab L’Bluz – Nayda! [Real World Records; July 2020]

This is a very exciting debut album by French-Moroccan band Bab L’Bluz. Lead singer Yousra Mansour and multi-instrumentalist Brice Bottin recently learned the awashi and guembri (sintir/bass lute) while exploring their love of Gnawa music and ended up in a four-piece psychedelic blues rock band. It really is much more...


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