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Single link blah blah. Any description I tried to come up with was stupid. I love the album art and the stories of where the guy finds these recordings.
posted by roll truck roll at 10:46 PM on May 15, 2007


Why the fuck are you apologizing for a single link as wonderful as this? Jesus. This is great. Thanks.
posted by mediareport at 11:12 PM on May 15, 2007


Great link. I'm gonna be spending some time there.

Here's kinda the same thing, but all about Brazilian music - previously disussed here.
posted by wsg at 11:13 PM on May 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


F'in awesome!
posted by vronsky at 11:14 PM on May 15, 2007


This is exactly what I have been looking for. You win.
posted by Jimbob at 11:17 PM on May 15, 2007


Awesome. Awesome.
posted by mediareport at 11:19 PM on May 15, 2007


Please don't cry, these are amazing. I only hope that I can get them onto the computer before the whole thing goes under. Thanks for posting this.
posted by sleepy pete at 11:20 PM on May 15, 2007


Awesome indeed. Thanks.
posted by tellurian at 11:27 PM on May 15, 2007


mediareport, I can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not, cuz your first link goes to what I would consider to be NOT the best tune I've heard on the site, and your second link goes to a song that's quite interesting, musically.
posted by wsg at 11:28 PM on May 15, 2007


[NOT SARCASTIST]

Seriously, check the rapping in the 2nd half of that first tune, and the fun vocal snippets throughout. It's great. And the 2nd tune is just plain amazing - a strangely tight, angular but laid-back groove. I loved 'em both.
posted by mediareport at 11:33 PM on May 15, 2007


Old school hiplife - Wonderful. Another thursdayborn blog.
posted by tellurian at 11:44 PM on May 15, 2007


So much great stuff here- thanks!
posted by maryh at 12:15 AM on May 16, 2007


Wooohoooo!
posted by Abiezer at 12:21 AM on May 16, 2007


Yeah! Great post! I likey I likey! The truck is rolling! Thanks a heap!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:27 AM on May 16, 2007


I am so going to lose countless hours sifting through all this. Awesome find, roll truck roll.
posted by myopicman at 12:38 AM on May 16, 2007


nice one.
posted by dydecker at 1:17 AM on May 16, 2007


Blogspot is down :-(
posted by phrontist at 1:54 AM on May 16, 2007


Thanks.
posted by acro at 2:17 AM on May 16, 2007


Sweet sassy molassy this is great. And this guy has been at it for more than a year! Amazing.
posted by samh23 at 2:19 AM on May 16, 2007


Super!
posted by jack_mo at 2:38 AM on May 16, 2007


blogspot has been uncommonly farty lately... wonder what's going on.

this is a fantastic find!
posted by phylum sinter at 2:40 AM on May 16, 2007


The sidebar links are worth exploring, too - I had no idea there was a little scene of cassette preservers mining Dalston charity shops or posting demos and home recordings.
posted by jack_mo at 2:46 AM on May 16, 2007


Just stopped in, RTR, to thank you again for this post. This is a goldmine!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:49 AM on May 16, 2007


And seconding what jack_mo said about those sidebar links. One goldmine leads to another!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:01 AM on May 16, 2007


Ahhhh, perfect.
posted by algreer at 5:11 AM on May 16, 2007


Wow. Thanks for this.

Anyone into this sort of stuff should should keep an eye on buda records.

Also, keep an ear out for Charlie Gillert's "World of Music" on the BBC World Service. It's a bit more "worldy" (there was an a amazing myspace based episode a few weeks back) but the urban African stuff he reguarly features is often amazing.
posted by davehat at 5:25 AM on May 16, 2007


Sweet stuff!
posted by klangklangston at 7:02 AM on May 16, 2007


Ça déchire--merci!
posted by everichon at 8:00 AM on May 16, 2007


Hello,

I'm the guy (parrot) in charge of Loronix, the Brazilian music website you have been discussing here. Thanks for feedback and do not hesitate to get in touch anytime.

Regards, zecalouro

PS.: do not miss Find It, which is a search tool for Loronix discography
posted by zecalouro at 8:03 AM on May 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Great link, thanks for bringing this to Metafilter.
posted by anthill at 8:12 AM on May 16, 2007


Thanks, I would like to make a post at Metafilter about Loronix, but for some reason I'm not allowed to. Regards, zeca
posted by zecalouro at 8:30 AM on May 16, 2007




Thanks, I would like to make a post at Metafilter about Loronix, but for some reason I'm not allowed to. Regards, zeca

Hey, interesting blog zecalouro, missed it before. A quick and important note to you though. You cannot post now because there's a grace period before you can make one. Once this period is up, you would, theoretically, be able to post your own site, BUT, it would contravene the "no self link" guidelines, the post would be deleted and you would be banned from the site immediately.

Even if it didn't, as roll truck roll points out above, its been posted before and double posts are deleted too.
posted by davehat at 8:59 AM on May 16, 2007


Hey, it is now clear, I made my homework reading About Section and everything associated with posting rules, etc. You are right, the self link guideline is really necessary to keep things great here as usual. zeca
posted by zecalouro at 9:09 AM on May 16, 2007


!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by oog at 10:27 AM on May 16, 2007


Wonderful, many thanks!
posted by carter at 11:06 AM on May 16, 2007


Sorry ifI sounded like a jerk, zecalouro. What davehat said. Your blog is cool.
posted by roll truck roll at 12:17 PM on May 16, 2007


Hey Roll Truck Roll, English is not my mother language and sometimes I make terrible things. But I did not see any kind of issue with what you said before. Anyway, I'm glad that people from Metafilter are having fun @ Loronix. cheers, zeca
posted by zecalouro at 9:42 PM on May 16, 2007


I'm a black guy (on the inside as well as OUTER SKIN--LOL) so I'm really loving this little foray roll truck. Thanx.
posted by Roger Davis at 9:59 PM on May 16, 2007


Thank you Thank you Thank you.
posted by michswiss at 5:19 AM on May 17, 2007


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