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

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

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)

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...
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