Tag Archive for Instrumental
Ayatollah* – Coonskin
Shlohmo – Places
Rob Viktum* – 4/17/1975
Boyoyo Boys* – Son Op
I have been listening to a lot of Paul Simon recently. Specifically Graceland and The Rhythm of The Saints, two albums which feature world music heavily.
In reading about the origins of the album I came across Boyoyo Boys, who are from a township in South Africa. It is said that Paul Simon got the inspriation for Graceland (which features South African music heavily) while listening to one of their records. I can see why – this is great.
Anchorsong* – Darkrum
This is rather fun and funky. It is taken from Anchorsong’s 2011 Album Chapters.
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Freedom From Want And Fear
This is taken from Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s 2011 album The Miner’s Hymns. Just like The Cause Of Labour Is The Hope Of The World which I posted and fell in love with a couple of years ago this is full of gravity and power.
Hailu Mergia and the Walias* – Tizita | (NAT)
My world music kick continues. This time the band hails from Ethiopia, although it seems that Hailu Mergia is now a taxi driver in Washington D.C.
I really like the languid feel here. I am not often drawn to instrumental tracks but really enjoyed this and it has a great video to match.
Oddisee – Skipping Rocks
Another track from Washington Rapper/Producer Oddisee’s excellent 2011 album Rock Creek Park.