January 13, 2010

Kllk In Twenty-Ten.

2009 saw much new music - some good, some bad, some benign to even the most passionate of critics - and 2010, by extension, will undoubtedly see more of the same. Despite this site's dedication to a slightly less focused niche of the indie music market, my musical tastes are urging a shift in content. Having poured over the Brazilian Tropicália, Samba and Bossanova movements of the late sixties and early seventies, the onset of the Blues scene in Chicago with Muddy Waters and Slim Harpo's rocking swamp blues, as well as just as much Krautrock, jazz and experimental variations, it seems a natural progression, and one that will surely benefit the reader and the author in various ways, to move the site's coverage and content into these areas of musical expression.

In the weeks to come, we'll begin exploring the history and culture of militant Brazil at the onset of the Tropicália movement in the mid-to-late sixties through the artists and musicians that inspired and propagated it. Beginning with the most notorious - Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Os Mutantes - and working through to Brazil's psychedelic underground, our quest will ultimately bring enlightenment and respect for Brazil's artistic, musical and other cultural creations to the reader. As much of this content will be building upon itself, be sure to subscribe to the site RSS feed in order to catch the latest updates as they arrive.

Happy listening in 2010!
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