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Album Review: Manzanita y su Conjunto – Trujillo, Perú 1971 – 1974 [Analog Africa; July 2021]
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Album Review: Manzanita y su Conjunto – Trujillo, Perú 1971 – 1974 [Analog Africa; July 2021]

Savour, swing, rhythm and joy distinguish the magic guitar of Manzanita, spanning around the golden age of Peruvian Cumbia. Trujillo, Perú 1971 – 1974 comprises the personal style developed by the self-taught guitarist Berardo Hernández (1943-2007). Along with his Conjunto: Antonio Medina (bongos), Héctor Mattos (congas), Ricardo Valles (timbales), Enrique Ibérico...
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...
Your Ticket to… 2020 (in 20+1 Albums)

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...