Happy Halloweekend! As has become a seasonal tradition on this radio show, here is a 2-hour episode of dark and experimental music spanning the globe.
Always a good time of year to reflect upon our mortality, eat junk food, and to push ourselves out of our comfort zones. I hope you enjoy the spooky tunes!
Your radio ghost,
The new music video by (my) freaky progressive Latin band MNGWA is an escape into the jungle of the mind. A psychedelic salsa groove sets the scene as our naive yet intrepid explorers hunt for the legendary mngwa of east-African folklore. Madness and a deluge of cats ensue !
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:
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.
Aqnazar Alovatov of the Badakhshan Ensemble
Come and explore music you’ve never even dreamed of. Badakhshan beckons only the most intrepid of sonic mountaineers!