Souleymane Faye - Teylulen

Souleymane Faye is a Senegalese musician, formerly of the internationally successful group Xalam (named after the west African stringed instrument). Xalam actually supported Crosby, Stills & Nash on a European tour... Faye's solo music seems to be a little more low-key. This tune reminds me of something Neway Debebe may have sung. While the whole song is great, I do find myself getting stuck and repeating the 0:19 mark - the initial vocal wail is one of the most stunning intonations I've heard in a long while.

Label: Talla Diagne
Year: 1991
Genre: Pop

The Fore Thoughts - Shahbaz Qalander

First came across this tune on Sublime Frequencies' compilation Pakistan: Folk & Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976. That such series of compilations (Folk & Pop Instrumentals), of which there have been a few, are particularly interesting because they seamlessly draw together the popular (capital P) and more traditional sounds from the chosen country. This track, probably from the early-70s, comes on the back of Beatlemania and rock 'n' roll's globalising effect. Other tunes on the compilation give more explicit nods to British rock - one band is called The Mods. 'Shahbaz Qalander' was written by film composer Sohail Rana.

Label: Columbia Pakistan / Sublime Frequencies (reissue)
Year: 196?/7? / 2011
Genre: Folk, Rock 'n' Roll

Resonance EXTRA 26/4/16

For this week's Resonance Extra show I sought to reflect upon the situation of local sounds within a network of globalisation, neoliberalism and hyperactive information sharing. Well, kinda. Interspersed with the sounds of slot machines, police sirens and dating infomercials, the show places transnational music in an overwhelming world system. Music included: a J-pop/Chicago blues/bubblegum track, hiplife (highlife + hip hop), Icelandic rap, and bible-belt bedroom pop. Other tracks came from the African nations of Zambia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Senegal, while I also span a really spooky French-Canadian tune from Quebec. Towards the end I threw in a bit of Julia Wolfe and Debussy for good measure, before closing with the mind-melting and spastic sound of World's End Girlfriend.

Dig That Treasure EXTRA (26/4/16)
Souleymane Faye - Teylulen
三毛猫ホームレス x happy machine - ペパーミント脱走計画
Lipgloss Twins - Doodle
GKR - Hello
Charles - Call The Cops On Me
??? - Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence Techno Ondo
Mosaic.wav - Falsie the Pseudo-Science Girl
easyFun - Infinity Glisten
Awalom Gebremariam - Desdes
Audrey - Sliding Doors
Tatsuro Yamashita - Touch Me Lightly
Sachiko Nishida - Chin Chin Chidori
5 Revolutions - I Had A Dream
Aldous RH - Sick & Tired
Drew Price's Bermuda Triangle - I Never Have Those (Electric Crash)
Drew Price's Bermuda Triangle - Tropical Hospital
Drew Price's Bermuda Triangle - Bright Castle
Karl Blau - Pain Runnin'
Buk Bak - U 4 Know
Buk Bak - I'm Going 2 Come
Suzanne Jacob - Abitibi
Momus - The Criminal
The Bran Flakes - I Have A Friend
Julia Wolfe - Characteristics
Gablé - Ella
Kenedi Mengesha & Yeshimebet Dubale - Liyish
Isao Tomita - Clair de Lune
World's End Girlfriend - Les Enfants du Paradis