By Richard Gehr, eMusic ContributorThe humble and formerly ubiquitous cassette tape turned 50 years old in August 2013. But every day is Cassette Store Day for Brian Shimkovitz, whose Awesome Tapes From Africa blog and record label have been… more »
Would you know my name, if it was Bear in Heaven?
By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-ChiefWell, here we are. Another Tuesday, another batch of records. Let's not waste any more time, shall we? strong>Lotus Plaza, Spooky Action at a Distance: More eerie, filmy, jangly pop music from Deerhunter's Lockett Pundt. I… more »
By Richard Gehr, eMusic ContributorGhanaian kologo player Bola Anafo has a single mighty sound he sticks to throughout this release on Brian Shimkowitz's intrepid Awesome Tapes from Africa label. The kologo is a traditional two-stringed lute with a calabash… more »