Algeria, in the arid landscapes of the Aures Mountains, a little girl named Aya plowing a piece of land. A police car and two officers were to give a letter announcing the death of Belkacem, his older brother, who was in another city doing military service. As the family learns of the news, Mouloud, the father starts to collect the body of his son. Courageous and determined challenges various dangers. Although empathy and compassion for people who are located along the road, the journey is marked by loneliness and suffering.
Idris Muhammad's House of the Rising Sun is a legendary soul-jazz album, and for good reason. First there's the fact that, Grady Tate notwithstanding, Idris Muhammad is easily the greatest of all soul-jazz drummers. Next, it is revealed that label boss and producer Creed Taylor was at his most inspired here, and wasn't afraid to err on the rhythm and blues side of the jazz equation. The material is top-notch, and David Matthews, who orchestrated and arranged this date with the exception of one track – "Sudan" was written by Muhammad and Tom Harrell, and Harrell arranged it – was on fire. As a bandleader, Muhammad is shockingly effective. Not because one could ever doubt his ability, but because of his reputation as one of the great studio drummers in jazz.
Striving to preserve the kinds of songs that "teach us about what we know in our hearts," Natalie Merchant presents here 11 songs of traditional and contemporary folk music. Merchant's handpicked song choices run the gamut of the 20th century, with seven traditional tunes and four covers…
Automata I is the upcoming eighth studio album by the American progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me, to be released on March 9, 2018 through Sumerian Records, their first release with the label. It is the first part of a two-piece album—the second, Automata II, is scheduled to be released in summer 2018.