Music Discoveries December 2023 #29

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One of my favorite discoveries was an 80s Eurodisco song called Shame by Stefany. Cute woman, addictive reprise, slow and funky base. Imagine my surprise and delight to find that singer’s full name is Stephany Falasconi, and indeed she did a video podcast interview a few months ago. She’s been a TV personality for a long time and her musical adventure was brief, but again, it’s a humdinger of song!

Articles and Interviews

I’ve been really loving this rock album Fear of a Blank Planet by long-running British progrock band Porcupine Tree. Performing since the early 1990s, with about a dozen studio albums. Notably, some of their songs are very long (in the 10-15 minute range).

Emusic Purchases

  1. In the Aeroplace over the sea by Neutral Milk Hotel. Rare pop hit album on emusic.
  2. Carried in Sound by Smoke Fairies.
  3. More albums by Clavvs: halfblood
  4. Gezuar 2022 Promedia. Compilation several hours long.
  5. Hotel Costes 5. (Mix-set by Stéphane Pompougnac). All his mixes are great; this one had One Night in Rio mentioned below).
  6. Ascension by Enana White. Spanish pop band with rock elements.
  7. Me Toca a mi by Maria Aguado. Spanish pop singer
  8. Head of Pomegranate by Flamingods.
  9. Albums by Group Doueh: Zayna Jumma, Moroccan/Sahara Guitar Jams.
  10. Foreglow by Degiheugi. French Polynesian lounge electronic rap. I fell in love with it immediately.
  11. Bidad by Mohammad-Reza Shajarian. Traditional Persian music with male vocals.
  12. s/t by Guano Padano. Quirky Italian jazz guitarist who also sings? This album is fun and hard to define.
  13. Gach Sgeul by Julie Fowlis. Another great studio album by Scottish folk singer (who has several albums on emusic).
  14. s/t by Ko Shin Moon.

Bandcamp Purchases

All of these are Name Your Price (NYP)

  1. Heart by Dratz
  2. 2 by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Super Poly 64 and Polygondwanaland
  3. Suburban Summer by Raised Ranch.
  4. 2 by I’m waiting: Thoughts and words.
  5. Taste of South African Psychedelics by Nano Records
  6. Glitz & Glamour by Goodbye Charlemagne. Neo-disco.

Youtubey Things

One Night in Rio — a fun groovy talky song by Austrian Louis Austen. (t’s described as Airport Transit Lounge). I normally hate songs with lots of talking, but this one had so many musical flourishes and funny lines too.

The two other Andrews Sisters sing a crazy song for a TV show.

I really can sucked in by multipart music biographies on Youtube. Here are two shows about my favorite singers: Story of the Andrews Sisters and The Carpenters.

Freegal and Library CDs

  1. Various songs by 1970s popstar Donovan.
  2. Emil Dimitrov. Bulgarian song writer and singer. His compilation album is Zvuchi v mene muzika which contains most of his great songs.
  3. Eydie Gorme.

Reviews (Rateyourmusic/Personal Reviews, etc)

See also my rateyourmusic profile and my review Google Docs.

Podcasty Things







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