Archive for June, 2018

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

A delightful, hypnotic video clip of Saharan keyboardist Mamman Sani Abdoulaye has surfaced via Sahel Sounds’ YouTube Channel. An extract from a 2016 DVD, Sani presides over his double-decker setup with a zen-like cool, backlit in soft red light and sporting a smart, white goatee under his Kufi. In this take of “Kok Kok Kok,” […]

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

And we’re back. Welcome to the June edition of the Aquarium Drunkard Transmissions podcast, our monthly series of features, interviews, and audio esoterica. This month, we have two in-depth conversations. Up first, Jim James of My Morning Jacket and singer/songwriter Cornelia Murr. They’ve both got new records at the ready. On June 29, James releases […]

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Get here, now. Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can now be heard every Wednesday at 7pm PST with an encore broadcasts on-demand via the SIRIUS/XM app. SIRIUS 527: Jean-Michel Bernard – Genérique Stéphane ++ Dr. Alimantado – Can’t Conquer Natty Dreadlocks ++ MonoMono – Give A Beggar A Chance ++ Milton Henry […]

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

These days, when Charles Mingus is remembered, it’s primarily for records like Mingus Ah Um, Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus or The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady. All great records, but Mingus kept recording and playing for another decade-plus — indeed, he was recording almost up until his death from ALS in 1979. Live in […]

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Last year witnessed the opening of the hallowed digital vaults of the ECM label. Long a holdout from digital platforms, the Berlin based ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) was founded in 1969 by Manfred Eicher in Munich, blurring the lines between contemporary jazz, classical and the avant-garde. Stay tuned for our own chap book dedicated […]

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Given the chance, the sound of any instrument can conjure up the sensation of drifting. But few tools seem as equipped for the job as the pedal steel guitar. On Barry Walker Jr.’s marvelous new album Diaspora Urkontinent, the Corvallis, Oregon-based musician builds compositions around the subtly warping sound of his “tectonic pedal steel guitar,” […]

Monday, June 25th, 2018

The return of Country Soul Sisters, part V. The girls are back and this time accompanied by current beaus, used-to-be’s, short-term disasters and life-time partners. All of which produced some of the finest duets in country music. Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Country Soul Sisters V – A Mixtape