Soprano Elīna Garanča has been known mostly for bel canto roles. With Revive, she seems to inaugurate a new direction in her career with a selection of dramatic, mezzo-soprano range pieces. Cynics might guess that the title refers to that new direction itself, or simply to the collection of rather obscure music that makes up most of the second half of the program.
From his studio in central Bobo-Dioulasso, photographer Sory Sanlé documented a nation's transformation from colonial foothold to cosmopolitan oasis. Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque in Upper Volta provides an intimate look into the landlocked nation's pop culture explosion of the 1970s.
Igra Staklenih Perli, the ultimate ex-Yugoslavian space/psychedelic rock band, was formed in 1976 in Belgrade, Serbia, having been named after the famous novel by Hermann Hesse - "Das Glasperlenspiel" (The Glass Beads Game). Igra Staklenih Perli labelled their music style as "stream of consciousness music". Their both studio albums, the first eponymous "Igra Staklenih Perli" from 1979 and the second "Vrt Svetlosti" from 1980, are pretty similar in sound and resemble the style from early Pink Floyd and Hawkwind psychedelia, to German kraut-rock (notably Can and Tangerine Dream), to Hillage-era Gong among many…
Space/psychedelic rock band from Belgrade, Serbia (ex Yugoslavia) formed in 1976, having been named after the famous novel by Hermann Hesse "Das Glasperlenspiel" (The Glass Beads Game). 'ISP' officially published only two albums: "Igra Staklenih Perli"('78) and "Garden of Light"('79) .
The group's last public concert was in 1985 in Sava Centar, Belgrade, Serbia. At the beginning of 1990s three albums of ISP old live material released for the German-based label Kalemegdan Disk.
Igra Staklenih Perli reunited in 2011, but after concerts in Belgrade, Zagreb, Novi Sad and Nis, the band split into two factions: "Igra Staklenih Perli (original)", consisting of Zoran Lakić (keyboards, vocals), Vojkan Joe Rakić (guitar), Slobodan "Boba" Trbojević (electric bass & synth) and Dragan Šoć (drums, percussion), and "ISP: The Next Generation", consisting of Draško "Drak" Nikodijević (bass guitar, vox), Predrag "Wolf" Vuković (percussion, vocals) and Ivan Stanković (guitar vocals).
Awesome instrumental prog from Russia from this band of seasoned veterans and their guests. This is a very eclectic album in that, as the title infers, each and every song incorporates a completely diverse style. It's like you mixed the Eastern European folk-filled good humour of Farm Market with the funky side of Vespero. Oft times one hears music themes that sound quite cinematic, with others riding the pulsating groove of a kind of Jamaican Krautrock ("Memories"), or a purer representative of the Kosmische Musik tradition ("Trip"), while others are flavored with the bounce of folk traditions ("Foolery" and "Me")…