Posts tagged David Byrne

Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I Wake Up Screaming

STRUT055CD Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I Wake Up Screaming

The Kid is back! Older, wiser but just as cool as he ever was even if he’s lost his Clark Gable pencil moustache!

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African Soul Rebels 2011 – Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 / Donso

It might have been the last night of the tour but as the Afrobeat message beats loud again, this was one not to be missed, as Gilles Peterson said earlier this year, “If you ever get the chance to see Seun Kuti live, you’ve got to go!”

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Darkstarr – They Live By The Night (Compiled by Ashley Beedle & Cosmo)

One thing you can say about Ashley Beedle (actually, there lots of things but without contradiction), he is possibly the most polymath of musicians around today and he never lets us down; bring on the Darkstarr!

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Forro In The Dark – Light A Candle

The well informed will know that the literal translation of ‘forro’ is ‘party’ where like minded folks get together to have a good time and dance; so can Forro In The Dark light a candle to past masters?

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Luaka 21 – Twenty First Century, Twenty First Year

Luaka Bop started life as the pet record label of David Byrne as an outlet for his Brasilian musical discoveries but it wasn’t long before it developed into one of the finest independent record labels on the planet, defying pigeon holes, albeit with a fondness for all things Brasilian, to become a home for interesting music rather than any particular genre.

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Memory Tapes – Bicycle

Yep, it’s that time of the year when summery summer sonics often have a Tour de France reference. And this is the best of this years’ bunch from the Memory Tapes is ‘Bicycle’.

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Peret (La Linea) – Barbican, 2009 (Live Review)

Abraham the Gypsy had two sons, to Flamenco he said, ‘guard the purity of your sound, it will see you through some bad shit’ and to his other son Rumba Catalana he said ‘mix it up, add a little from here, leave a bit of your sound over there, let’s see how it works out.’ His descendant Peret is the undisputed king of the Rumba shakedown.

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David Byrne & Brian Eno – Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

Two great musical heroes and World music fans get together for the first time in years on this album that was released last year as Byrne takes to the stage in the UK.

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V/A – Sci-Fi-Lo-Fi Vol. 3 (Shoegazing 1985 – 2007)

Not sure what shoegazing is? Well let Radio 1′s expert Rob da Bank guide you through the best of 1985 – 2007 on the latest Sci-Fi-Lo-Fi compilation from Soma.

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Roxy Music – ‘Remix #1-3′

In the very distant past, early Roxy Music was a really great band. Thirty years on, they’ve been remixed in a 2007 way by some of our favourite knob twiddlers

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Marisa Monte – Universo au meu Redor

Despite a career spanning more than 15 years, Marisa Monte has yet to put a foot wrong. A string of perfectly-formed albums have brought both critical acclaim and international success, establishing her as the foremost MPB artist of her generation

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Sandoz – Live In The Earth: Sandoz in Dub Chapter 2

You may know Sandoz better as Richard H. Kirk who was once a third of post-punk electro dance band Cabaret Voltaire.

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Domenico+2 – Sincerely Hot

It is a good time for Luaku Bop to re-release this CD as we seem to be ready for some Brazilian showmanship.

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Susana Baca – Eco de sombras

Luaka Bop continue their series of re-releases with Susana Baca’s second album, Eco de sombras. Baca’s star has been in the ascendant since the album was released in 2000, with acclaim for subsequent releases, a nomination for BBC Radio 3′s Awards for World Music and a growing international public eager to hear her music.

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Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical

At the end of the eighties, David Byrne came out of the closet with his love of Brazilian music. A series of compilations followed, covering Samba, Pagode and Forro but first off was this celebration of Tropicalismo or MPB.

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