Here's a look back at sounds of summers past, with a review of EMI's series of Balearic compilations
, and for a bit more mystery and diversity, mixes that focus and include Balearic styles from Test Pressing
. If the whole "Balearic" thing is confusing, Boiler Room TV has a nice write-up
with photos from the period to set the mood, where the music was a mix of mixture of soul, reggae, rock, pop, and Latin, mixed with chill out, lounge and dance music. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Sep 6, 2014 -
Anglo-Finnish artist Sanna Annukka
's vibrant, flat design work (especially her Icons
series) got me curious about her, well, iconography.
She mentioned The Kalevala previously
, the Finnish national epic poem (in Finnish here
), a tale of creation and heroism that arguably spurred the Finns to independence from the Russians.
Like so much else epic and awesome, it spawned a '70s prog band, with three albums
posted by klangklangston
on Feb 25, 2008 -