This is a plug for one of the best music download sites I’ve come across since I got broadband some four years ago. None of the generally instrumental albums was released less than 25 years ago and Jen Monroe, the curator, has impeccable taste. I say that because I’ve downloaded some which swelled a few folders.
This is a list of the instruments played on one album: accordion, adufe (Moorish tamborine), aulos (Greek flute), autoharp, bass, bombo (Argentine drum), cuatro, electric guitar, mandolin, sicu (Andean panpipes), sitar, slit drum, oud, sanfona (Argentine hurdy gurdy), darbouka (goblet drum), tar (North African drum), violin, cymbal, synthesizer.
Oh, and there’s nothing but wordless vocals on this exceptional album by Claire Hamill.
[The above image accompanies a stream of one of Jen’s radio broadcasts.]