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    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2009
    MS, I was wondering when you were going to jump in :D I always love your music.
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2009 edited
    This thread is like a great radio station to paint to. exactly what I needed, and i'm not even all the way through it yet.
    @all, isntrumentals/postrock more than welcome.

    Enjoyed The scandinavians, including garmarna, hoven droven, sofia karlson, gula gula, Jane berkins etc.
    Gåte i really enjoyed, esp since i accidently had it playing simultaneously with dungen's panda for a bit. made for interesting combo

    rachid taha's tekitoi, Valkyrien Allstars' I want you (hanged), sinfonye, all great.

    Loved all of icelandbob's contributions. And i would have though Jonsi from sigur ros would've been your best known gay man.

    @cbakelry: none of your links are working. just paste youtube link into the box that pops up when you press the 'video/mp3' button

    @cat vincient: Nusrat is our national hero, man. if you like his stuff, you'll like this:

    this is Shafqat Amanat Ali, Nusrat's nephew.
    same song for the coke studio sessions:
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009
    Yeah I know you said no "Rap" (that definition of Hip-Hop music makes me cringe every time I hear it - it's almost analagous to referring to punk music as "screaming" as well as being a bit dismissive of a thirty year old cultural movement , but anyway, i digress), but as there's no actual rapping included I thought I might get away with dropping Polish Beatboxers Al-Fatnujah:

    they also do a fine beatbox version of the Prodigy's "Smack my bitch up"

    • CommentAuthorAdeBrown
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009 edited
    I mentioned elsewhere I've been listening to a chunk of Gorky's Zygotic Mynci who sing some in Welsh :)
    But in keeping with sneak046's post, and the request for fusions I was going to suggest some Balkan Beatbox although much of their stuff is not in foreign.

    I have the same vibe of listening to music and not having to focus on the words.
    Thus a lot of south american music comes my way, Lila Downs & Mexican Institute of Sound ( have some v.nice bilingual music.

    Just started branching into the Orient courtesy of the Gorillaz "Monkey's Journey to the West", Jah Wobble's excellent Chinese Dub Orchestra (much instrumental), and Dengue Fever presents Sleepwalking through the Mekong

    I just buy Songlines for the world music CD and buy what they tell me to.
    They told me to check out Grupo Socavon and they weren't wrong.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009
    These guys are Leningrad, a ska Punk band from St. Petersburg. Lovely and mental stuff...

    Leningrad - Gelendzhik

    Leningrad - Paganini
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2009
    Finally manages to make it to first post on this page:

    Quick notes:

    freddie wadling... wow.

    that peter fox video is cool

    @jesus is a friend of mine...

    Thank you. magicsword, for ZAZEN BOYS
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2009
    Let's see... I guess I'll start with Spanish

    Some more flamenco as you say you liked it. This record is, depending who you ask, either one of the best flamenco albums of all time or a sacrilege.

    And this guy is one of the greatest flamenco artists in history, if not the best.

    Then... let's see. These guys have done everything from pop to industrial to thrash metal, and in fact they are the backing band of the first video I posted...

    This is an indie band which doesn't suck, and that's not easy to find in Spain:

    And this is another:

    Some hardcore from the late 80's and early 90's:

    And some current hardcore. I didn't find it in youtube, so myspace links:
    Enter the Nightmare
    Concentration Summer Camps

    Also some hip-hop, I know you said you didn't like it but maybe someone will:

    Now non-Spanish:

    This is probably the best Czech hip-hop band (lyrics are some kind of Czech surreal poems):

    French band who made poppy stuff in the 80's, now they're more dark but still OK (this is an old one):

    Slovenian hardcore (it is a whole 7" EP):

    Maybe this is already here, music for moving your ass to from Portugal:

    And this is probably my favourite French band as of now:
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2009 edited
    [I have to say it again, the Zazen boys are excellent]
    Going through the spanish now
    holy shit @ Morente & Lagartija nick

    the second L.nick post reminded me of this:
    This is EP, a progmetalish megaband whose sound lies somewhere between Tool, Linkin Park and Pakistani soap opera live act.
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2009 edited
    to offset the rock i just posted, i give you Zeb and Haniya. Jazzy, bluesy, and hot couple in the video.
    Also really enjoyable live.
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2009 edited
    @ harris-ejaz & others- Glad you like them! This next one is very different though, pop music (and indie rock I guess) from Shiina Ringo in her various incarnations.

    EDIT - To apologise, that second video is in English, I completely forgot that it's the English version of that song not the Japanese one. Well, there is a Japanese version but that video's better so I'm leaving it here, even though this is the non-English thread. So there.
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    Jeebus, great stuff on this thread.

    Mathieu Chedid

    How you've probably heard him before; Triplets of Belleville.

    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2009 edited
    Polio cripples that live near a Zoo in the Congo and recruit street kids into their band from the seats of customized tricycles! The older paraplegics are awesome guitarists and they also feature a kid on a one string instrument!


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    Just listen to 'em play.

    Chove en Santiago

    O Son do Ar
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    I love this thread! Lot of artists I know and love, a bunch of new and fun ones.
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2009
    soryy people. i had lost the net for a bit
    will catch up on all i've missed at first opportunity
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2009
    Only just jumping into this thread (I know, I know) but I've been listening to Ismael Lo all evening and really wanted to share.


    Youtube 1
    Youtube 2
    • CommentAuthorhuskiii
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2009
    Seconded on the Staff Benda Bilili

    There's a great album called "The Garifuna Women's Project" by Umalali which I can't stop listening to

    Os Mutantes never get old...

    For more modern sounding beats, I've done a mix of upbeat tracks from around the world
    it can be found here -->

    Great thread btw