Oskar Schuster: Sneeuwland

Oskar Schuster- Sneeuwland (2014)

Acknowledging the distinct influence of Yann Tiersen, but also drawing inspiration from classical, pop and electronic music (Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, The Beatles, Beirut, Sigur Rós or Aphex Twin), Oskar Schuster is a German pianist and … [Read more]

Manu Chao: Clandestino

Manu Chao - Clandestino (1998)

Released in 1998 and followed up in 2000 by its “little sister” Próxima Estación: Esperanza, Manu Chao’s Clandestino turned the former front man of cult Latin rock band Mano Negra (1987/1995) into a global superstar. In total contrast with the … [Read more]

Dom la Nena: Ela

Dom la Nena - Ela (2013)

Instantly adding to the canon of poems and songs in Spanish dealing with exile and the constant dream for a return home, "Golondrina" (the swallow) is an original composition by the-then-24 year old Brazilian singer songwriter Dom la Nena. The title … [Read more]

Ergodos Musicians: Songs

Ergodos Musicians - Songs (2014)

Introduced as a “record about our love of the song, the most constant of musical forms”, Songs (2014) by Ergodos Musicians is a delightful project exploring the shared dynamics between music composition and improvisation, word and music settings, … [Read more]

Bombino: Nomad

Bombino - Nomad (2013)

Produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, Tuareg musician Bombino’s third solo album Nomad (2013) is a testament to the constant cross-pollination taking place between modern African and Western music.  Born in Niger in 1980, Omara “Bombino” Moctar … [Read more]