Author Archives: stommager

Let’s get physical: why CD is better than file

According to most forecasts from ten years ago, physical music media such as CDs and vinyls should be a relict of the past by now. Yet, despite the whole digital revolution, they are doing remarkably well in my opinion. That’s … Continue reading

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Wrupk Urei – Kõik Saab Korda

Welcome back after this longer-than-usual brake. I’ve spent this time taking a major turn in my professional career. Luckily that didn’t impact my music research, unfortunately it did impact my other activities, blogging included. Now that the storm is over, … Continue reading

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Pienza Ethnorkestra – Indiens d’Europe

Let’s start with hurdy gurdy. It’s a medieval music instrument that is basically made of a lyre, a crank and some buttons. You might occasionally find it in museums and even less frequently used by quaint artists. I have learned … Continue reading

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Don’t buy pig in a poke!

When my boss gets angry he often says “Stop giving me excuses, give me solutions!”. I was about to write another post about piracy in music, but I decided to give it an unexpected form. I’d like to share with … Continue reading

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AltrOck’s finest: Ske – 1000 Autunni

Great timing, isn’t it? Spring has just started and here I am writing review about an album entitled ‘1000 Autumns’. Well, you know how it is, when inspiration comes you just go with the flow. My mood today is cloudy … Continue reading

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Unit Wail

I don’t know what’s going on with these French bands, I just can’t get them of my mind. My last year’s in-depth study of Soleil Zeuhl catalogue has given me so much material that even though I’ve moved on to … Continue reading

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Sésame, ouvre-toi!

“Will Mankind be able to find the way to cure itself?” That I don’t know, but one thing is certain: with each new release from Setna and Xing Sa, our chances are getting better.

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