Whirling Dervish Cocktail Mix















I don't think this has ever happened since I've started this blog, but I am posting for the second time today. The previous post was more of a re-up anyway, so here you go. As I was compiling this mix, I didn't realize that almost all of the artists were from a foreign country. I just happen to listen to a lot of international music and the flow of this mix went in that direction.

Here is the tracklist for the mix:

Whirling Dervish Cocktail

1) Tambu- Hear When De Duppy Ba- 1:50 (Jamaica)- Short bursts of melodic chanting and tribal drumming that make you feel like you are in the middle of a drum circle in the jungles of Africa
2) Tobacco feat Aesop Rock- Dirt- 4:03 (America)- Producer of Black Moth Super Rainbow recruits the master of verbal linguistics, Aesop Rock, to add hip-hop flavor to this distorted electro-rock music
3) Melt Banana- Like a White Bat in a Box, Dead Matters Go On- 3:34 (Japan)- hyper speed punk-pop excursion from this experimental band from Japan
4) Volcano the Bear- The Colour of My Find- 6:13 (England)- an intoxicating mix of ambient soundscapes, acoustic guitars and noise bubbling just below the surface from these purveyors of experimental noise
5) Al Maghrib Gnawa- Mmuna- 6:32 (Morocco)- like riding a camel through the desert at dawn while a spectrum of infinite light surrounds you. Absolutely mesmerizing
6) Edib Akbayram- Ince Ince Bir Kar Yagar- 3:33- (Turkey)- Turkish psychedelic rock with funky breakbeats and mind bending guitar solos that draw from traditional Turkish music as well as psychedelic rock like 13th Floor Elevators and
7) Melvin Jackson- Dance of the Dervish- 6:45 (America)- this is a nightmarish aural acid trip that mixes jazz with psych rock and comes up with something that resembles Eugene Mc Daniels at his trippiest
8) Bablicon- Anne on an Infibulus- 5:43 (America) - Jeremy Barnes from the Elephant 6 collective's famed Neutral Milk Hotel carves out a fascinating aural collage of free jazz, post rock, and electro-acoustic sound patterns on this track
9) Mustafa Kandirali- Pristina Oyun Havasi- 3:45 (Turkey) - classic Turkish clarinetist whose work was featured on the famous"How to Make Your Husband a Sultan" belly dance record comes crashing through the gates with cacophonous notes of fury that sounds like a mix between Fanfare Ciocarlia and John Coltrane
10) Arnaud Rodrigues- Som Do Paulinho- 3:41 (Brazil) The former member of the goofball tropicalia group Baiano & Os Novos Caetanos delivers a calm and breezy Tropicalia song with an eclectic mix of female vocals, whistling, fuzz guitar and a funky bassline.
11) Ton Steine Scherben- Schritt fur Schritt ins Paradies- 6:53 (Germany)- one of the catchiest songs in recent memory that actually reminds me of a German version of Lynyrd Skynrd's "Sweet Home Alabama". And, believe it or not, this is a good thing.
12) Wali and the Afro Caravan- Arcane Message- 7:52 (America) - percussion heavy afro jazz from Texas with mystical flutes and tribal rhythms
13) Plastic People of the Universe- P.F.- 5:01 (Czech Republic)- experimental improvisational rock from this Czech collective that seems to have inspired everyone from Pere Ubu to the Sun City Girls
14) The Thing- Awake Nu- 5:06 (Sweden) - This track assaults the listener from the get-go with a no-holds barred barrage of cacophonous saxophones coupled with a rhythm section that doesn't know the meaning of slow.
15) Ivo Papasov- Hristianova Kopanitsa- 3:29 (Bulgaria) Bulgarian wedding music that is so fast-paced, you don't even realize it has passed you by. Do not listen to this while driving or operating heavy machinery.
16) Mandinga and Tambu- Ya Ya Dempo- 2:04 (Jamaica)- another track from the Drums of Defiance compilation of Jamaican music to bookend this compilation of mostly international tracks. This one features hand drums and vocal chanting similar to the first track on this compilation.

Whirling Dervish Cocktail Part 1 and Part 2

Comments

lakecog said…
kevin,
another creative melange of styles. i can't understand why people aren't eating this up. i always look forward to these mixes.

cog.
ivan said…
Music that "opens" your mind.Keep posting and share the music with everybody!
FreeCT said…
thanks! cant wait to hear it
Peter said…
Very unusual, thanks a lot for this ear-opener!
deconstructo said…
looks like an intriguing mix. I had trouble with the zShare link, but badongo seemed to work fine. You might want to change your setup so that the link opens in a new tab instead of the same window--which takes readers away from your blog to the shares site.

also, none of these links seem to work with a download accelerator like DAP. Just a thought.
Kevin said…
Cog: Thanks! I'm glad that you look forward to these mixes, because I look forward to compiling them. I have some more lined up for the near future, so keep stopping by.

Ivan: I'm happy that you are digging the mixes, and for the time being I intend to share with everyone.

Peter: Ear-opener: ) I dig that phrase.

Freect: I hope you have listened to it by now. Let me know what you think about it.


Deconstructo: Thanks for your thoughts on the Z-share/Badongo. Unfortunately, I can't control the status of the file hosting sites like Sharebee or Massmirror. I check the current links every now and then to make sure that they are all active. As to why Badongo worked fine, but the Z-share link caused you problems, I really couldn't say. Also, I'm not sure why the links don't work with Download accelerators like DAP.

Do you know how to make the links open up in a new window? I would like to make that happen, because it is probably why people don't stay on the site after they download something. Let me know if you know how to do that.

Best wishes to all of you.

Kevin
Aaron said…
THANK you one million times. Aaron in pdx

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