Monday again, and another weird and wonderful world of worms to explore. I hope they get your week off to a good start, and please don’t forget to send top-ups to the wormbank at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Eva Cassidy – People Get Ready – goneforeign: Another of my favourite singers with a great song. Written by Curtis Mayfield and recorded initially by the Impressions in the ’60’s.
Anayampatti S Dhandapani – Vathapi – Ravi Raman: This is a Carnatic standard tune, but the musician came up in the news recently and I thought interesting share for The ‘Spill. He is the foremost exponent of the Jalatharangam, mention of which is found as early as in Vātsyāyana’s Kamasutra. It is basically a set of bowls, metal or ceramic, filled with different levels of water. Complicated but he pulls it off.
ComixXx – Broken Connection (feat. Pete Josef) (Mooryc Remix) (Sonar Kollektiv) – glsshalfempty: I know next to nothing of the world inhabited by Sonar Kollektiv’s Pete Joseph – a world of lo-fi house, D&B, remixes, and … bagpipes. But I love this, and await enlightenment from the hipper ‘Spillers amongst us.
Marianne Sveen – Hvil Meg – severin: Her only solo single, so far as I know and it’s rather lovely. Available on Itunes. All proceeds go to the Norwegian Refugee Council.
Massive Attack (feat. Tricky) -Take It There – abahachi: I must admit I more or less parted company from Massive Attack in about 2003, although they were a key group for me back in the 1990s – they seemed to become rather one-dimensional, shedding most of the dubby elements I loved. The new EP isn’t quite a return to the glory days, but with an interesting selection of guest vocalists (Roots Manuva, Young Fathers) it’s definitely more worth a listen as far as I’m concerned than their last album …
Monkey3 – Icarus – AliM: Another gem recommended by Spotify – Monkey3 is a space-rock band from Switzerland. What’s not to love? And … I’ve got a ticket to see Hawkwind later this year!
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