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26th April 2023: H. Hawkline beautifully bares his blood, bones and soul for latest offering – which was released last month (I’m a bit late to this one!)
31st March 2023:Dream by name, dreamy by nature! Orions Belte release new track and it’s a steel!
15th March 2023: Boston’s WRINKLER releases new album: “For You, Now” & I like what this DIY outfit have to offer!
24th June 2022: Wax Machine’s latest double A-side single includes a FINE rendition of Vinicius De Moraes and Baden Powell’s seminal 1966 “Canto De Iemanja” (24.6.22)
9th November 2021:Record Kicks presents “Origin of Forms” the vibrant debut album by Moscow funk band The Diasonics – due January 2022! (9.11.21)
8th July 2021: Savila releases MAYAHUEL as the follow-up to their self-titled debut LP and further explores the realms of cumbia, dream-pop, spirited vocals, hallucinatory riffing and driving percussion
1st June 2021: BBE Music issues instrumental versions from classic DJ Vadim album “The Soundcatcher” for the first time since its original release in 2007! (1.6.21)
17th Maruch 2021: SOARING SUNSHINE FOR THE EARS! Uplifting sounds look set to erupt from Fimber Bravo’s forthcoming album, “Lunar Tredd”! Due this week!!
26th February 2021: COSMIC CHAOS OF THE HEADY KIND!! The Writhing Squares forthcoming release looks set to be a blast!
29th January 2021: Sitka Sun’s sophomore release promises more cosmic escapism!
1st September 2020: Latest single from London’s Chelou is “Real” dreamy!
9th July 2020: Now-Again releases the third album for Brazilian guitarist, Fabiano do Nascimento
19th June 2020: Melbourne’s Midlife announces new album, “Automatic”, with first single, “Rare Air” being a rather lovely chunk of cosmic escapism!
30th May 2020: Kutiman releases the first single from his long awaited forthcoming album, “Wachaga” – Due for release on 19th July
25th May 2020: Liotia’s upcoming haunting new single “SILENCE” is announced – Due 2nd June!
15th May 2020: ATA releases/reissues “Early Works: Funk, Soul And Afro Rarities From The Archives”
4th May 2020: Orquesta Akokán’s latest single, “4 de Octubre”, is a lucumi fever dream of sublime mambo..out NOW on Daptone Records.
24th April 2020: Berlin’s Shika Shika records announces new album: “A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean”
17th April 2020: East London’s post punk purveyors share first track from upcoming EP
12th April 2020: LA’s finest, The Buttertones release new album: Jazzhound
31st March 2020: Michael Clark is to release haunting new single: “Winter Song”
- SONG OF THE DAY Charlie Musselwhite – Strange Land June 6, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Carlos Puebla – Hasta Siempre June 5, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Jo Jo Bennet – Leaving Rome June 4, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Arif Sag- Su Samsunun Evleri June 2, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Hoodna Orchestra – Ben Yehuda June 1, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Duy Quang & Thái Hiền – Mộng Về Quê May 31, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Squid – The Blades May 30, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Los Lazos – La Rola May 29, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Nathan Davis – Cecen Kizi May 28, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Patricia Conley & The Royal Robins – Mama What’ll I Do May 26, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Chewy She – Shine May 24, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Connie Kim – Lý Luận Tình Yêu May 23, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Claudio Villa – Claudio Villa A Mezza Coce (Stornelli amorosi – Parte II) May 22, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Chase Webster – Moody River May 21, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Tommy McCook – Harvest In The East May 20, 2023
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Category Archives: Exotica
SONG OF THE DAY Martin Denny – Similau
Similau is an alluring adventure into the world of Afro-Latin Jazz; though once Martin Denny weaved his magic into this, it was reshaped and crafted into a magical Exotica dream! Originally written by Arden Clar and Harry Coleman, Similau was … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Roger Roger and Nino Nardini – Malaysia
“There is no record quite like this one, and any fan of so-called lounge music or exotica should own this. For those fans of hep sounds and po-mo kitsch, you should have it too, but for those interested in the … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Monster Rally – Washed Ashore
I’ve been wondering if I’d prefer this tune minus the addition of those beats halfway in, but once you get the album, the old/new sound really works. The rhythm transports that soothing luxuriant beach dream feel into a slightly more … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY L’Exotighost – Kamongo
If I had to define ‘cool’ by a sound, I think I could pretty much encapsulate the essence of this word with just about any song by L’Exotighost!! Working my way through their latest release (and second full-length offering), I … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY De Evergreens – Es Lilin (Java Surf)
Back in 2019, Belgium’s Radio Martiko reissued a rather old and classic rarity which was originally released in 1968 on the Dutch label, Durlaphone. Backed with a crazy surf track called Gonzalez by the Les Jaguar’s de Casablanca, Es Lilin comes … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY The Manakooras – Howl of the Jaguar
Featuring members of the Aqualads, The Intoxicators, The Penetrators and more, The Mankooras are a southern super group who combine the sounds Exotica, Surf and Hawaiian music into their super-soft surf creations. Their intoxicating compositions are hypnotic, with strong hints … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Tak Shindo - Mombasa Love Song
Born in America in 1922, Takeshi “Tak” Shindo was a Japanese American musician, composer and arranger best known for his prominence in the world of exotica music. Active throughout the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, his main instruments were the … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Enrique Torres & Les Baxter – Cholita
Getting to the bottom of today’s musical mystery has left me spinning a bit today, so I’ll do my best in explaining what I can about the album from which this enchanting delight is taken. Joyas Musicales del Perú is … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Bill Plummer and the Cosmic Brotherhood – Journey to the East
I never like to rush my blog posts and make them too brief, but sometimes needs must…Tonight I’m on a tight schedule, but had to share this little delight as its been spinning round my orbit ever since I heard … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Les Baxter – Simba
The soothing dreaminess of Les Baxter never ceases to enchant me and, no matter where I am, this sound whisks me away from everything. It’s like my comfort magic carpet! Today’s ethereal offering, entitled Simba, is taken from his 1955 … Continue reading
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