Sardinian Rock through the Ages

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Who built the nuraghes? Probably ancient humans using anti-gravity. Or dinosaurs.

The mystical Mediterranean island of Sardinia is covered with over 7000 megalithic rock sites that date back at least 3000 years. If the magical people who made these structures had electric guitars and distortion pedals, I bet this is the kind of slow and heavy music they would have played in those temples…

It’s a metal stereotype to be associated with pre-Christian paganism, but somehow it just feels right. Like a protest against the single-minded pursuit of forward progress, time dissolves in a musical trance. May the earth-shaking riffs wake the ancient wizards!

Hear Sardinian rock amidst many other local and global sounds as we visit the secret music scene of a singular giant isle:

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Beavers at the End of the World

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Tierra del Fuego has a rodent problem. This mythical world of islands and penguins and forests is being taken over by Canadian beavers, and the plan is to kill 100,000 of them over the next 10 years. Beaver clubbing will become the new national sport of Argentina and Chile. It’s a very strange situation, and as a Canadian I’m not quite sure if I should be apologetic or upset.

Anyways, the music of the region is fantastic. We explore a wealth of classy rock music, and the last of the native Selk’nam singers. And yes, there is even a song about beavers.

Castle Musique Concrète

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Currently on the market for 5.5 million Euros, this castle is virtually seige-proof.

Sonically frolic in a land of castles and Europe’s tallest mountain peaks. The Savoy Region, now shared between France, Switzerland and Italy, was home to one of Europe’s most prosperous states for hundreds of years. The House of Savoy even founded the modern republic of Italy. But let’s not worry much about duchys and dukes… Here comes a musical feast of ancient and futurist inclinations:

And if you like the scene, perhaps consider buying a castle in the area. You can shout insults at the commoners below and invade neighbouring castles to expand your empire. Just like the good ol’ days.