Foreign music recommendations

Please post foreign music (altho depending on where you live anything can e foreign) that we would never hear about because of where we live or language barriers

4 Likes

heres a lo fi remixed filipino song I bumped into on soundcloud might not be what you might be looking for but I really enjoy this https://soundcloud.com/lv-ly/mahal-kita

1 Like

Thanks I actually kinda dig lofi so maybe I’ll like it. And I’m very interested because I’ve never heard Filipino music

old filipino music is a wierd emalgamation of spanish love music, american folk and country music, and rock. new fillipino music nowadays is trying to mimick american pop or kpop.

1 Like

LOOK here Egyptian music guide

1 Like

I’m very interested then, I love Mexican or Spanish ballads! I probably know the most about that music than anyone in the forum

i would recommend “Den Svenska Björnstamen”. Its a Swedish pop/folk band, and they have some well recorded bangers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI2EcRXR7RU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsKHlSmv2q8

I have listened to Greek music since I was a kid, as my Father is Greek. I highly recommend Stelios Kazantzidis…he is the equivalent of a Greek version of Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley wrapped into 1.

3 Likes

Stumbled over this Bulgarian choir session last month. personally, I find it’s multi-layered tonality and slightly odd time signature a beautiful orchestration. That’s to say I’m thoroughly intrigued.
@Jose: Great post BTW, love the idea of embracing music of different cultures.

2 Likes

Here’s some OG mexican music for when you’re drinking pretty hard.

3 Likes

Hahaha

Here’s another one for when you break up with someone

3 Likes

Thanks for this. I thought it would be a good idea because most people say current music is bad but they are limiting themselves to one language or don’t look deep enough. I believe that you are bound to find something great if you look without borders

1 Like

Agree, after all it is to be appreciated.

1 Like

Hellø frøm Nørway.

2 Likes

Musica Nuda - Live à FIP
A combination of Italian songs performed only with a double bass and amazing vocals, also there are a few of English covers of mainstream pieces
The cherry on top is the amazing recording quality, easily of the most well recorded albums in my collection

found this fantastically moving piece of arabic wind instrument music. It blew me away on my headphones!

5 Likes

I highly recommend Wednesday Campanella for anyone even slightly into EDM or J-Pop although I don’t think either of those catagories describe them well enough. They have a lot weird conceptual stuff and a lot beautifully produced stuff closer to traditional(?) EDM.

https://youtu.be/4qPSHOTzidw I think Melos is a really good intro to their stuff, but Ra, Genghis Khan, Aladdin, and Shakushain all slap. Their two most recent albums are the more experimental, less musical ones but I still find them enjoyable.

2 Likes

Another recommendation for Greek music is a modern artist, Notis Sfakianakis. Here is one of his most popular songs.

2 Likes

im gonna post some estonian music soon, but meanwhile here is a song about the Baltic Way

1 Like

Heilung describes their music as amplified history from early medieval northern Europe. I Love this live album, great quality. The female singer, Maria Franz, is just amazing.
10:50 for some tingles.

2 Likes