What a huge week for new dub! Starting out with the outrageous double-CD trip called Return from Planet Dub from Dubblestandart (with Lee Scratch Perry, Ari Up, and David Lynch). Then there was the excellent self-titled Ragana and the heavy self-titled Dubterror (both on Universal Egg). Rounding out the top of the new release list was the very cool Meditronica – the new project from Ashtech, Dub Gabriel, Paolo Polcari, and Eraldo Bernocchi.
today we had special guests, Colleen Bertsch, who talked about her film about traditional musicians in Transylvania. We also talked with Amirhossein Kiani, about the Dastan Ensemble, one of Iran’s premier traditional music ensembles.
In a bit of a departure, we featured exclusively country music from the ’70s and ’80s. It was also a real treat for me to be joined in studio by my mom Colleen, also brother Craig and his wife Sue-both visiting from Florida. We had a blast!
What a nice way to start the day…
Karen Tweed Timo Alakotila: Riverside Aby (May Monday; NorthSide)
Maria Kalaniemi and Aldargaz: Angskar / Säda (Live at Nordic Roots Festival 2001; KFAI field recording)
Karen Tweed Timo Alakotila: Melting (May Monday; NorthSide)