How much magic can be buried in one chord? What is it with some music that simply paralyzes our bodies and souls? What does it take to create such sounds? I certainly don’t know the answer to these questions. At least not proper, rational answers. But one thing I do know: musicians who manage to […]Read more "A Spell from Brazil"
Hello dear Zavodovskians! The Monks have been sailing the musical seas for quite a while now. Album reviews have been our main focus, but to reach those who really live music is something we ought to achieve. Hence, Monk Berkemeier went out the Island to meet, even if virtually, Michalis Kontaxakis, one of the best […]Read more "INTERVIEW: Michalis Kontaxakis"
Finding your very own funeral music is as much creepy as it is beautiful. Truth to be told, that was the exact first thought that flow into my mind when I first heard Barlande, by the superb duo Pedro Soler and Gaspar Claus. La Blogothèque’s Take Away Show on them is a must see. Who […]Read more "My Acoustic Funeral"
After three solid albums, Ireland’s And So I Watch You From Afar’s new album HEIRS has finally been confirmed to be released on the 4th of May through Sargent House with a European Tour announced throughout May. Here’s the recently released album art: For those who aren’t already familiar with the band, And So I […]Read more "Heirs"
Sibylle Baier is a mysterious figure – the German once-singer-songwriter-actress had a boom in popularity in 2006 after the reel-to-reel tape recordings she had made in the beginning of the 70s were released as Colour Green through Orange Twin, a label to which J Mascis, of Dinosaur Jr fame, passed them along after having received […]Read more "Krummes Holz gibt auch gerades Feuer"
When you think about African music, many things may pop up. You may think of profound drums, vehement vocals, spirit-filling choirs and all sorts of unimaginable string instruments such as the ramkie, ngoni and oud. However, in all the wide range of harmonies that you encounter in the plains of Africa, we’re always expecting some […]Read more "The Princess of Wassoulou"