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View Poll Results: Vote for a FAIR album before July 14
Lévon Minassian and Armand Amar 0 0%
Big Blood 0 0%
Gary Higgins 2 50.00%
Abyssinia Infinite 1 25.00%
Leo Kottke 0 0%
Tim Sparks 1 25.00%
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Vote for a FAIR album before July 14

Every two weeks the Folk And International Roots Album Club votes for an album that they will listen to and discuss in the coming weeks.
Anyone can vote in this poll, but if you vote, please follow through and be ready to discuss whichever album wins the poll.

This week we have six albums to choose from. Take a look at these ! :-


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On the international side this is a rather peaceful diversion from Armenia featuring the duduk (a traditional reed woodwind). Not particularly ground breaking but a kind of melancholy beauty.

Songs From a World Apart - Lévon Minassian and Armand Amar.

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Oh, I'll go ahead and nominate Dark Country Magic by Big Blood. It's an incredibly catchy, well-written psychedelic folk album with experimental tendencies.

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Red Hash by Gary Higgins (cd release date: 2005)


Gary Higgins "I Pick Notes From The Sky" 1973 - YouTube
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Zion Roots by Abyssinia Infinite (2003)



From the oozing sax of the opener, Bati Bati, to the gentle pulsing loop of the closer, Ethiopia, Gigi`s seductive voice leads us through some beautifully produced traditional East African music.

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Greenhouse by Leo Kottke (1972)



OK, it`s been around a long time - in fact it`s been around since before New Age and Americana were commonly used terms - but this is still my favourite LK album; seven tracks of sparkling, unadorned accoustic guitar and four vocal tracks
And here`s a last-minute nomination from Frownland that Janszoon has just squeezed onto the poll for us :-

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I'll nominate "Neshamah" by Tim Sparks. It's a nice solo acoustic guitar album that explores several different types of traditional Jewish music with some jazzy themes.


Many thanks to everyone who makes the effort to share their enthusiasm for FAIR music here.
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The Greenhouse album by Leo Kottke seems to be very difficult to find. If anyone has had better luck and has managed to located it, some help would be very welcome.
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Grooveshark has it available for streaming here:
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^ Thanks for the link, Geekoid. Last night, for the first time in years, I played the album from start to finish; thanks !

PS. I like your new avatar: is it a picture of something you created yourself ?
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Well, you're very welcome Lisnaholic.

I really wish I could say I created it myself, but it's actually a piece called "Merz Construction" by Kurt Schwitters, who is currently my favorite artist and design inspiration. I just love the "found art" aesthetic. Glad it's not an eyesore.
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Well, you're very welcome Lisnaholic.

I really wish I could say I created it myself, but it's actually a piece called "Merz Construction" by Kurt Schwitters, who is currently my favorite artist and design inspiration. I just love the "found art" aesthetic. Glad it's not an eyesore.


On the contrary, the colours are very attractive. I liked it enough to check out this page, where I was very surprised to see the source of Frownland`s avatar too :-

Images of kurt scwitters - Buscar con Google

Is there some kind of conspiracy going on between you guys ?

On topic, I realize that Greenhouse doesn`t sound remotely like New Age music. I was misled by my memory ; it`s just that Greenhouse was one of the albums I used to play repeatedly while I was waiting for New Age to be invented - and what a disappointment that turned out to be !

EDIT : Our poll winner this week is Red Hash by Gary Higgins. There`ll be a discussion thread opening up for this album on July 21, as well as our next poll - so it`d be nice to see some more nominations come in !
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