We are fans of the late Muslimgauze, although his music is not easy listening and is not for everyone. So, when we hear of an album that is a tribute to him, we’re going to check it out.
This Album IS A Tribute To The Sounds Of Muslimgauze.
Ravana Presents The Various Sounds Of Old Delhi Charm As They See It And Hear It. These Songs Or Sounds Are Predominantly Influenced By The Mighty Beats Of The Eastern World And The Ever Present Bass Mythology.
There’s not a lot of clear info about Ravana online..his WordPress “about” page says this: DJ?Producer?SamplingAgent?Ranter?Blogger?Poet?Actor?
His Facebook description says this: Creation Is Not In My Hands
It’s Got To Do With The Soul Of The Solar System
Ravana’s Bandcamp page has a stack of other music to check out too…get downloading!
Here is Secret Archives of the Vatican Podcast 130. We started this podcast as a way to showcase our own releases as well as to share some of the great music we like. We also wish to introduce our listeners to the idea that not all music comes from the USA and Europe, and that there are other rhythms, sounds, tuning systems, languages and viewpoints that deserve to be heard. So, we mix the genres up a bit (who only listens to one kind of music anyway?) and we like to tell you a little about the artists when we can.
You can listen from here:
You can listen on MixCloud
You can download from iTunes
- Letters From Istanbul (Orkidz RMX)
My Pet Monster
- White Istanbul (Original Mix)
- In Eastern Lands
Secret Archives of the Vatican
- YYY (Tribone Remix)
Echo and Tito
- Flying Swords
- Enter the House of Wisdom
Thousand Yard Prayer
- The Last Sacrifice
- Sema Yaka (Hibernation Remix)
Kaya Project featuring Randolph Matthews
I suppose for me as an artist it wasn’t always just about expressing my work; I really wanted, more than anything else, to contribute in some way to the culture that I was living in. It just seemed like a challenge to move it a little bit towards the way I thought it might be interesting to go.
- Turquoise of Nishapur
Secret Archives of the Vatican
- 21st Century Fear Culture
- Sand Mafia
Oudjat and Fill Spectre
- Arabian Ney with Trance
- Fleeting Glance Into the Mirror of Rangda
- War Party
- Spice and Thyme
“I love the scents of winter! For me, it’s all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce.”
Here’s a tune from Secret Archives of the Vatican‘s December 2015 release, Damascene. This has a kind of prog-rock feel in places, 90s King Crimson-ish, although there was no plan to achieve this. Perhaps the 11/8 time signature helped create that feel.
We’ve been planning a collaborations album for some time but started having some major computer problems in the studio that persisted throughout 2015. Well, that project is about to be restarted for 2016 and hopefully technical issues won’t slow things down too much.
In the meantime, however, we’ve just released a new five track download album for your delight and delectation.
It’s called Damascene. As ever, we don’t stick to 4/4 time signatures, standard structural paradigms or Western tuning systems – although sometimes we do! There are repeated rhythmic and melodic motifs, there is a hint of King Crimson-esque prog sensibility, there is a subtle crate-digger influence and we ask the question: What would Bill Laswell do? All of this within a breakbeat, dub and dubstep framework, straight outta the Cronx. We’ve also included some track-specific artwork.
The release is available as a free download from Bandcamp, or you can choose to pay. We believe music has value and any payment you offer helps us to continue to make music.