Tuesday 30 October 2012

yho39 - presentiment

The thirty-ninth edition of YHO features the results of a Mo’Wax listening project.  The idea was simply to take the ten greatest full-length sets the label put out, play the compact discs, and contemplate.    

The artists featured in this project are:
  • Money Mark
  • Andrea Parker
  • Major Force West
  • Blackalicious
  • Attica Blues
  • Divine Styler
  • As One
  • Urban Tribe
  • David Axelrod
  • Parsley Sound
The covers for this issue were beautifully put-together by Per-Christian Hille. 

Tuesday 2 October 2012

yho38 - longing ...

The thirty-eighth edition of YHO is an adventure story that starts with the extraordinary voice of Soledad Bravo.  It shows how history can be refreshed, what this can lead to, and how it fits in what we already know.  This is a tale of exile and explorers, one that takes us from Venezuela to Cuba to Chile to Argentina to France to Brazil to Spain. 
Among those featured are:
  • La Nueva Canción singers and revolutionary songs
  • Silvio Rodriguez and Pablo Milanés
  • Manduka and Los Jaivas
  • Naná Vasconcelos and Egberto Gismonti
  • Tomás Eloy Martínez, Elia Barceló, and Manuel Rivas
  • The Saravah and Le Chant du Monde record labels
  • Elisa Serna and Colette Magny
  • Charlie Haden and the Liberation Music Orchestra