Which will be sitting in the hard drive til he gets some bloody blank cds. Bah. Anyway.
He's got plenty of obscure music so I hit on the idea if doing a few uploads for y'all, though to be honest my excitement has waned a bit as it's going to mean I'm going to start posting stuff I'm not really feeling that much.
Like this for instance, Diguena Voy Bogardé - Radiotone d'abdul·là (2001).
This is very Spanish.
It features some pretty graceless rock drum bass and guitar (for my ears), but it is redeemed by (convincing) infusions of folksiness - flamenco clapping, a flamenco-ish singer, some hand hit drums floating about in the mix, slightly unconventional song structures. Arabic / klezmer feel at times. Its a bit of a tabboo subject but I reckon 99% of Spanish people (at least round here) have Arabic blood which is why flamenco singing sounds so much like Arabic singing.
I live in Spain, as you may know, and blasting this off the balcony this afternoon - rather than, say, Albert Ayler - I felt at one with the surroundings. I don't think I'd really enjoy it very much at all if I was back in London or living in Vancouver like the recent commenter. It deserves a wider audience but be warned... It doesn't carry the full Wooodenelephant seal of approval.
Now a few words on the image. Its Tejas by Julian Calatrava (no relation to the famous Valencian architect).
At one of the companies I give English classes at, they hold exhibitions of new artists on the wall spaces. Watch out for Julian who has developed an arresting, graffiti-style stickman and tower block motif which he uses to portray everyday city and working life. I managed to bag a free pocket calendar of this series but there's precious little of his work to be found on 'Net.
But I may scan the calendar and put it up here. Watch this space.