Lollywood film music is occasionally overshadowed by its biggest neighbour, Bollywood. However, straight out of Lollywood's Am Black Beauty' is the films' soundtrack that has been remastered and released on Finders Keepers' who have a habit of plucking quality soundtracks out of Asian films and making them even better. Nahid Akhtar's I Am Black Beauty is available on Vinyl LP.
Daniela Casa's Arte Moderna is a particularly fascinating and unusual set of sounds, even by the high standards set by 1970s Italian library music in general. A number of these pieces are proper cutting-edge electroacoustics, with an astonishing attention to detail and a craftsperson's approach to sound, fantastic stuff! Never commercially released before, this golden material is now available, via Cacophonic.
A genuine pioneer of experimental pop music, abstract electronics, Giallo jazz and even heavy drone rock jams, Rome born female synthesist Daniela Casa should be a household name.Her elusive and infectious music joins the dots and loopsbetween other Italian female electronic composers such as Giulia De Mutiis (later Giulia Alessandroni), Doris Norton and Suzanne Ciani while retaining one of the most individualistic and diverse composing styles.Mastered from the vaults of the sought-after Deneb/Flirt/Canopo library labels (home to some of the rarest records by Fabio Frizzi, Giuliano askovich' Sorgini, Gerardo Iacoucci,... + INFO
Epic, cosmic psych-rock from Dynastie Crisis' JACKY CHALARD. 'Je suis vivant, mais j'ai peur' (I Am Alive, I Am Afraid) sees Chalard's spaced-out progressive suites reverberate over and under the freakish fables of French radio storyteller GILBERT DEFLEZ.
Known by adoring fans and devotees, throughout South India, as Chinna Kuyil (Little Nightingale) on account of her expansive vocal range and crystaline sweet voice, the uplifting and surprising sound of K.S. Chithra is, for many, best exemplified by the early plugged-in-pop she made in the 1980s with the man/machine who first introduced her to the Tamil film industry, Maestro Ilaiyaraaja. There are few records you will hear this year that combine the sounds of a child's choir, a DX7 bass line, three types of drum machine, a mariachi trumpet cry, a resampled forty-piece orchestra and an electronic bass line that takes ... + INFO