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TOP OF THEWORLD

On your free CD – the editor’s selection of the top ten new releases reviewed in this issue

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02 Antti Paalanen ‘Elä’ 03 Siti Muharam ‘Pakistan’ 04 Bonny Light Horseman ‘The Roving’

05 Tamikrest ‘Awnafin’ 06 Sunny Jain ‘Baaghi’ 07 Leela Gilday ‘Rolling Thunder’ 08 Sam Sweeney ‘Highway to Warrington’

09 Danyèl Waro ‘N’in Zour’ 10 Akbaba İkilisi ‘Darıldım Darıldım’

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PLUS 5 tracks chosen by David Rothenberg

11 Ana Tijoux ‘1977’ 12 Billy Bragg & the Young Coppers

‘Hard Times of Old England Retold’ 13 Thomas de Hartmann ‘Prayer and Despair’

14 Sinikka Langeland ‘What is Tomorrow’

15 Teapacks ‘Push the Button’

Exclusively with the May 2020 issue of Songlines. STWCD133. This compilation & © 2020 MA Music, Leisure & Travel Ltd

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STWCD133 This compilation & © 2020 MA Music, Leisure & Travel Ltd info@songlines.co.uk, www.songlines.co.uk Executive producer Paul Geoghegan. Compiled and sequenced by Alexandra Petropoulos. Design by Paulina Stopka. Mastering by Good Imprint. CD pressing by Software Logistics Ltd. The producers of this CD have paid the composers and publishers for the use of their music.

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15 Teapacks ‘ Push the Button’ (3:06) Push the Butto n (Anana Records) & © 2007 Anana Ltd. Courtesy of Anana Records

14 Sini kka L angeland ‘ What is Tomorrow ’ (4:54) The Land That is Not ( ECM Records) & © 2011 ECM Records. Courtesy of ECM Records

13 Th omas de Har tmann ‘ Prayer and Despair ’ (4:35) The Music of Gurdjieff /D e Har tmann (G-H Records) 1989 G-H Records & © 1989 Lida Gurdjieff Page for the heirs of GI Gurdjieff, Thomas Daly for the Gurdjieff Foundation of Canada. Courtesy of G-H Records

TOP OF THE WORLD PLAYLIST TRACKS

12 Bi l ly Bragg & the Young Coppers ‘Hard Times of Old England Retold’ (5:44) The Ima gined Vi lla ge ( Real World Records) 2007 Real World Records Ltd & © 2012 Real World Records Ltd. Courtesy of Real World Records

06 Sunny Jain ‘ Baaghi’ (4:25) Wi ld Wi ld East (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings) & © 2020 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 07 Leela Gi lday ‘ Rolling Thunder ’ (4:39) No r th Star Calling ( Diva Sound Records) & © 2019 Diva Sound Records. Courtesy of Diva Sound Records 08 S am Sweeney ‘ Highway to Warrington’ (4:58) Unear th Re peat ( Hudson Records) 2020 Sam Sweeney & © 2020 Hudson Records. Courtesy of Hudson Records 09 Danyèl Waro ‘ N’ in Zour ’ (3:30) Tinn Tout (Cobalt) & © 2020 Cobalt. Courtesy of Cobalt/Buda Musique 10 Akbaba İki lisi ‘ Darı ldım Darı ldım’ (5:17) Uzelli Elektro Saz 1 9 7 6 - 1 9 8 4 (Uzelli) & © 2019 Uzelli. Courtesy of Uzelli

04 Bonny Light Horseman ‘ The Roving ’ (4:24) Bo nny Light Ho rs e man (37d03d) & © 2020 37d03d. Courtesy of 37d03d 05 Tami kres t ‘Awnafin’ (4:10) Tam otaït (Glitterbeat Records) & © 2020 Glitterbeat Records. Courtesy of Glitterbeat Records

03 Siti Muharam ‘ Pakistan’ (6:41) Siti of Unguja (OnTh eCorner) & © 2020 OnTheCorner Records. Courtesy of OnTheCorner

02 Antti Paalanen ‘ Elä’ (4:41) Rujo Rockadi llo Records) & © 2019 Rockadillo Records. Courtesy of Rockadillo

01 Džambo Aguševi Orchestra ‘Crazy Horse’ From Brasses forthe Masses on Asphalt Tango The potent urgency and exemplary skill of classic Romani brass band culture writ large, bountifully infused with styles ranging from Delta blues to ska. See p48

11 Ana Tijoux ‘1977’ (3:29) 1977 ( Nacional Records) & © 2010 Canciones Nacionales/Nacional Records Courtesy of Nacional Records

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01 Džambo Aguševi Orches tra ‘Crazy Horse’ (3:10) Brass es fo r the Mass es (Asphalt Tango) & © 2020 Asphalt Tango Records GmbH. Courtesy of Asphalt Tango

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10 tracks from this issue’s best new albums + 5 bonus tracks exclusively with the May 2020 issue of Songlines

06 Sunny Jain ‘Baaghi’ From Wild Wild East on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings One of the leading figures in North America’s burgeoning Asian music scene offers galloping spaghetti western grooves and Punjabi folk drums. Bhangra meets psych rock. See p61

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02 Antti Paalanen ‘Elä’ From Rujo on Rockadillo Records Irresistibly thrilling wild-child accordion from Finland, topped with Paalanen’s fiery, near-feral growl. Earthy and urgent sounds, recommended to devotees of Kimmo Pohjonen. See p51

03 Siti Muharam ‘Pakistan’ From Siti of Unguja on OnTheCorner Muharam’s voice brims with power and grace. Together with her group she takes the great Zanzibari taarab legacy to another level, imbuing traditional tropes with subtle electronics. See p42 04 Bonny Light Horseman ‘The Roving’ From BonnyLight Horseman on 37d03d From a set of British ballads transmogrified into American traditions comes this jewel of unrequited love, sung with a surefire case of the feels by Anaïs Mitchell. See p58

07 Leela Gilday ‘Rolling Thunder’ From North StarCalling on Diva Sound Records The Canadian Dené singer-songwriter has the ability to instantly transport the listener to a vast land of powerful rivers, magnetic minerality and abundant stars reflected upon infinite lakes. See p47

08 Sam Sweeney ‘Highway to Warrington’ From Unearth Repeat on Hudson Records England’s premiere folk fiddler takes a trip to Cheshire as part of a peppy and perfectly formed collection of traditional and original tunes partly inspired by country walks and car journeys. See p52

09 Danyèl Waro ‘N’in Zour’ From Tinn Tout on Cobalt The international ambassador of maloya, Danyèl Waro possesses one of the outstanding voices in African music today. He has a way of hitting the ear that directly touches the soul. See p44

05 Tamikrest ‘Awnafin’ From Tamotaït on Glitterbeat Records These Touareg guitar titans venture far out beyond the confines of earthly dunes, setting their controls for more cosmic climes and delivering a desert prog-rock. A Saharan Pink F loyd? See p43

10 Akbaba İkilisi ‘Darıldım Darıldım’ From Uzelli Elektro Saz 1976-1984 on Uzelli Raw-as-sushi retro folk-fusion sourced directly from the expansive archives of Turkey’s Uzelli label. Akbaba İkilisi offer a slinky and sultry sizzler, with oodles of bounce and groove. See p57

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