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NEWS: RECORDING

Sembeh Ma Fa Fe (Roots Volume) Released December 2013

Sembeh Ma Fa Fe (Roots Volume) Released December 2013

In this follow-up to their earlier Guinean compilation, Stronghold Sound releases Sembeh Ma Fa Fe: Roots Volume, a lively selection of home-grown soul, folk, salsa and traditional djembe percussion from this musically rich West-African country. After focusing on the Middle East in their most recent full length release, Khat Thaleth: Arab Hip Hop in the wake of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Christy Doran: Mesmerized

Read "Mesmerized" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Guitarist Christy Doran's New Bag has negotiated its share of rough waters during its sixteen-year journey. While the ship was severely rocked by the death of drummer Fabian Kuratli in 2008 and the departure of vocalist Bruno Amstad after 12 years in 2011, Doran has soldiered on. His compositions ultimately define New Bag's personality, rather than ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

OM: Willisau

Read "Willisau" reviewed by Nic Jones

The Swiss improvised music scene is often unfairly overlooked. Whilst the efforts of other musicians from western European countries--principally perhaps Germany and Holland--have long since staked a claim to international attention, the same isn't true of Switzerland, at least until now. This isn't to suggest that the music on OM's Willisau has any kind of nationalistic ...