Monday, September 12, 2011
Simon Reynolds's recent piece on Ariel Pink has sent me in search of 80s and 90s Ethiopian pop videos, one of the many pieces in the Ariel Pink sonic puzzle. Totally fascinating article, which directed me among other places to DireTube, Ethiopia's version of Youtube. Treat yourself and spend some time perusing the "Ethiopian Oldies" section. Pretty much every video is great, but here are some of my faves.
Speaking of Ariel Pink: I was thinking that Requiem-era Arthur Brown and basically everything on Martin Newell's Songs for a Fallow Land would round out an Ariel Pink pre-history mixtape really well. Brown's "Falling Up" sounds like it is straight out of Before Today. Sleazy and poppy!