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EAST AFRICA MIXTAPE

A selection of East African pop music (1960s-1990s), including rare Ethiopian electronica and urban azmariwotch on cassette, Somali dhaanto on VHS tapes of television broadcasts, and some great taarab records from Zanzibar/Tanzania and Kenya.

HAITIAN KOMPA GUITAR GEMS, 1969-2014

NIGHT MUSIC OF THE AMAZONIAN LOWLANDS

Catfish trumpets, chainsaws, bullroarers, haunting flute ensembles and voice distorters from the Río Negro, Orinoco, and Upper Xingu; Yanomami shamans snorting hallucinogenic snuff, shrieking and growling, sneezing and spitting, hocking up phlegm (lots of phlegm), and mumbling secret spirit languages into the night; a lush 1980s Italian experimental collage of Amazonian field recordings & electronic sounds, and more.

TO THE PEOPLE FAR AWAY, SO THEY WILL COME HOME SOON 

Retro Minangkabau folk & electronic pop music, Sundanese psychedelic pop & beat music, Malay pop & dangdut classics, and more!

ELECTRO-FOLK SOUNDS OF NORTH SUMATRA

Electro-folk sounds from North Sumatra. 

GOLHAYE RANG A RANG – OMID WALIZADEH

A deft and absorbing selection of original tracks and remixes of Persian pop music, including live synth by Sassoon Hairapetian; Tehran rapper Roody; and original remixes of pre-revolutionary Iranian and post-revolutionary Tehrangeles sounds.

JAIPONGAN: THE MUSIC OF JAVA’S RED-LIGHT DISTRICT (RIAFC087)

Madrotter, presents an enthralling romp through the sounds of Java’s underground nightlife focusing on the music and art of jaipongan.

ANIMIST RECORDS: SOUTHEAST ASIAN SOUNDSCAPES AND FOLK MUSIC (RIAFC088)

a collection of aNIMIST releases and never-before-broadcasted field recordings made throughout southeast Asia over the past 15 years. 

RARA! SOUNDS FROM THE HAITIAN COUNTRYSIDE

Rural street carnival music from Haiti. 

AMPHIBIAN LOVE SONGS AND SOUNDSCAPES (RIAFC090)

Field recordings of frogs from all over the world.

EAST AFRICAN FREQUENCIES (RIAFC091)

Radio transmissions and field recordings from East Africa.

MANTRA MACHINE - FRANCESCO FONASSI (RIAFC092)

A condensed sound imprint from a trip to India, featuring raw and remixed field recordings from the Western Ghats, Mapusa, and Mumbai.

THREE IS THE MAGIC NUMBER - RAFAEL ARAGON (RIAFC093)

A deft set of hypnotic, slow-burning global bass grooves inspired by regional folk genres, including Moroccan/West African gnawa, Tuareg guitar music, Malagasy-Reunionese maloya, Brazilian berimbau, Mexican guaracha, and more.

AGHDAM WEDDING – RƏMİŞ (RIAFC094)

A blistering set from Azerbaijani guitarist Remis at a wedding in the town of Aghdam in 1991.

SUNDANESE MIXTAPE - MADROTTER (RIAFC095)

A selection of Sudanese music from West Java.

ALBANIAN SYNTH - GROF FOLKLORE (RIAFC096)

A selection of contemporary Albanian folk and synth bangers.

BALKAN EXPRESS MIXTAPE - TASOS STAMOU (RIAFC097)

A mesmerizing mixtape from Greek musician Tasos Stamou. Bouncing back and forth between his recent retro Balkan folk-wave album for the Akuphone label and some of the styles and sounds that inspired it.

SOUND REPORTERS, 1985-2022 - FRED GALES (RIAFC098)

A compilation of Sound Reporters recordings curated by Fred Gales.

SUONDS FROM SOURYA - JAHMORINZ (RIAFC099)

An immersive and head-spinning collage of radio broadcasts and field recordings made on location in Syria in 2007 by Jahmorinz.