“Like all unfamiliar forms of music, making discoveries is 99% percent of the journey.”
These words by Gordon Skene, host of the Past Daily blog, encapsulate what my music collecting is about, and particularly what goes into my compilations. When I start, perhaps with just one word in mind, I usually have no idea what the end result will be. And that’s half the fun.
Today’s compilation chose itself because my criterium was simple: select tracks whose titles are incomprehensible to me, nor, bar a couple, can I even pronounce them. But that’s of no matter: with or without vocals, the tracks intrigue and capture my listening mode.
You’ll note, I hope, that they have sorted themselves automatically in alphabet order. I like their seeming randomness, of not having to group them according to subject matter, genre, mood or instrumentation. So it’s a lucky dip, partly inspired by Orang Lucky whose compilations have a spirit of the eclectic and esoteric. Thanks pal.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Rahim Khushnawaz – Ai Leili Leili lâleh-ye sarâ
‘Arctic’: Wimme – Geagganeatnu
Brittany: Alan Stivell – Plinn-Slogan
Cameroon: Francois-Marie Ngoa Group (Beti) – Obama Ondoua Ebini
Catalonia: Canimas – El desig d’entrar m’ofega
China: Guan Pinghu (maybe) – Zuiweng changwan
Indonesia: Ensemble Empat Serangkai – Tjerlélé
Inuit: Tanya Tagaq – Tulugak
Ireland: Scartaglen – Chuaigh Me ‘Na Rosann
Japan: Shoukichi Kina – Basha-gua Suncha
Kazakhstan 1: Smagul Umbetbaev (The Master) – Qambar batyr
Kazakhstan 2: Saian Aqmolda (The Disciple) – Ajrauqtyn aschy kui
Ladakh: Tashi Palkit & Twewang Namgyal – Sung ya nyi lza niska
Portugal: Maria Teresa – Nao e Desgraca Ser Pobre
Roumania: Dona Dumitru Siminică – Afare e Intuneric
Sami: Mari Boine – Gula Gula (Chilluminati Mix)
South Korea: 김진희 – Ek for Jc
Spain: Efrén López – اسب سنگ
Turkey: Fairuz Derin Bulut & Ceza – Zerk-I Ziyan