Quote: rrr 969 @ 11th January 2020, 9:36 AM
Up to now Spotify is not working in Ukraine, so many recommendations on twitter an so on are simply blocked. Can you believe it?
All in all I use hi res from Ru sharing platforms and social media is only for info, Human recommendations are everything, automatic recommendations are usually garbage
I'm not sure if this means you have access to You Tube? I would be interested to hear if you have any recommendations of pop/rock/folk/jazz/trad from Ukraine in 2019. Possibly the most notable Ukraine related release of the year was in the classical music field - a recording on Chandos by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra no less of the nicely dramatic Symphony No 3 by Boris Lyatoshinsky: https://iclassical.co.uk/top-recommendation-for-lyatoshynskys-symphony-no-3/.
The Final Chapter - Numbers 141 -150
Along the way, I've cheekily stuck in a few classical music discs and this section in part adds to those, beginning with my favourite lost British woman composer who at one time, when alive, lived just across the trees from me. Finally, people are recording her work and in September Somm Records brought us a rendition of her Piano Concerto by Murray McLachlan:
Best of 2019 - Volume 15:
Murray McLachlan - Ruth Gipps : Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op 34:
Ezra Collective - You Can't Steal My Joy : from the debut CD of 2019 and live at Glastonbury:
The Lost Words - Blessing from "Spell Songs":
Joost Maglev featuring (the legendary) ANNIE HASLAM and Arjen Lucassen - Ever After:
Prefab Sprout - I Trawl The Megahertz : Re-released and remastered disc originally attributed to Paddy McAloon:
Jah Wobble and Bill Laswell - Uncoiling:
Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal and Jesse Paris Smith - Lotus Born, No Need to Fear:
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Allah Ho Allah Ho from new disc of live performance at Womad in the UK in 1985:
Ed "Ozric" Wynne - Shim, released in January 2019:
The Comet Is Coming - Summon The Fire, from acclaimed CD and another live performance at Glastonbury:
So that's it. Well just about - I also liked this one : 151!
Gruff Rhys - Pang:
(Thanggs very much........have a safe journey home on the Clapham omnibus)