Last Bandcamp Friday of 2022! Eliza Rickman, Mdou Moctar, Asian Dub Foundation

It’s the last Bandcamp Friday of the year, which means Bandcamp forgoes its cut and artists get the entire price (minus some processing fees). Not sure what to get? Check these out!

Access Denied by Asian Dub Foundation

The band describes this album thusly: “Access Denied is an avalanche of wildstyle jungle punk, orchestral drum’n’bass, Indo-ragga dub and militant-lyrical soundclashing confronting themes surrounding Brexit, hostile border policies and the climate crisis.” Sounds about right.

Crystal Disc by Sleeping Pandora

Instrumental album, very chill in a guitar-heavy way. Kind of Pink Floyd’s “Echoes” meets trance or something. Great to work to.

“I Put A Spell On You” by Eliza Rickman

Single track from one of my favorites, Eliza Rickman. Cover of “I Put A Spell On You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, with Rickman’s unique voice. How can you go wrong there? You can’t. Go grab it.

Niger EP Vol. 1 & 2 by Mdou Moctar

Two fantastic “mixtapes” of “field recordings” of Mdou Moctar playing live all over the place, house concerts, weddings, rehearsals. Sounds like something a band might put out on a “deluxe edition” to pad it out, but it’s all 100% worth listening to, start to finish. Oddly, Vol. 1 doesn’t have a share/embed link, but you can still check out it out online. Recommend both EPs, and the entire catalog.

Need more ideas? Check out my collection and wishlist.

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