2015: Wouter Vanhaelemeesch

2015: Wouter Vanhaelemeesch

2015: Wouter Vanhaelemeesch

Publicerad: ons, 2015-12-16 20:04

Getting into this list; I just picked the records that spent a LOT of time on my turntable. And looking at the ever growing pile of CD's, LP's and tapes in front of me it's clear that so much of what excites me nowadays are great compilations, reissues and contemporary music from Africa, South-America and the Middle East. Feels like I just tipped my toe in the water here and I´m super eager to get to know more, more, more.

Looking forward to throw some new Urpf Lanze jams into the world in 2016 and gearing up for quite an exciting new batch of audioMER releases.

Best records:

Hieroglyphic Being & the J.I.T.U. Ahn Sahm Bul - We Are Not The First (RVNG Intl.)
Owiny Sigoma Band - Nyanza (Brownswood)
Nidia Minaj - Danger (Principe)
Alif – Aynama-Rtama (Nawa Recordings)
Senyawa - Menjabi (Morphine)
Áine O’Dwyer — Music For Church Cleaners I & II (MIE)
Folk Music of the Sahel 1: Niger (Sublime Frequencies)
Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa (Nonesuch)
Six Organs of Admittance - Hexadic (Drag City)
Aisha Devi - Of Matter And Spirit (Houndstooth)
Wolf Eyes - I Am A Problem: MInd In Pieces (Third Man Records)
Abba Gargando – Abba Gargando (Sahel Sounds)
Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band - Juguya (Sublime Frequencies)
Elysia Crampton - American Drift (Blueberry)
Sarah Davachi - Barons Court (Students of Decay)
Samba Touré - Gandadiko (Glitterbeat)
Gwenno - Y Dydd Olaf (Heavenly)
Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band (Strut Records)
Ryley Walker – Primrose Green (Dead Oceans)
Beatrice Dillon Face A/B 12 (Where To Now?)
EEK & Islam Chipsy - Kahraba (Nashazphone)
Raphael Rogiński - Plays John Coltrane and Langston Hughes African Mystic Music (Monotype Records)

Best reissues:

Ata Kak - Obaa Sima (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Nu Yorica! Culture Clash In New York City - Experiments In Latin Music 1970-77 (SoulJazz)
Next Stop Soweto Vol. 4 - Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco And Mbaqanga 1975-1985 (Strut)
George Theodorakis - The Rules Of The Game: Original Studio Recordings (1978 - 1996) (Into The Light Records)
Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966–1985 (Light In The Attic)
David Toop - Lost Shadows: In Defence of the Soul, Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 1978 (Sub Rosa)
Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds 1978 - 1982 (Favorite France)
Azimüth ‎- Azimüth (Far Out Recordings)
Gloria Ann Taylor - Love is a Hurtin’ Thing (Luv’N’Haight/Ubiquity)
Os Brazoes - Os Brazoes (Mr Bongo)
Jose Prates - Tam… Tam … Tam…! (Trunk)

Best live shows:

Most of what I saw this year was stuff I organized myself, so quite difficult to make choices here. But amongst many, many others, these are a couple of shows that really struck me:

Circuit des Yeux, Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society, Noura Mint Seymali, Michael Chapman, Xylouris White, Andrea Belfi, Calhau, Alsarah & the Nubatones, Pauwel De Buck
Oren Ambarchi , Tashi Dorji, Terry & Gyan Riley, Rodion G.A., Grouper, Criolo, Dean Blunt, Arnold Dreyblatt, Frederik Croene.

Youtube: Georges gitarr

Spellista: Don Cherrys 70-tal

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Youtube: TD live in Coventry