51 albums, loads of listening, and underappreciated music to fuel your playlists from 2021

Sometimes the way out of darkness is hitting play – to reach deeper feelings in a way only music can. The challenge can be just getting the track queued. All due respect to algorithms, half the joy of doing that is finding someone you trust.

From Hong Kong, broadcasts of expansive experimental and underground music

It’s another winter of tough commercial pressures and pandemic limits on gathering. But Hong Kong Community Radio – and now CFK Radio – provide some shining examples of how to create new spaces for far-out sounds.

Peter Kirn - December 6, 2021

Fire, voltage, metal, and thumping groove as Rojin Shafari tears through ‘It Made You Blind’ live

Definitely don’t miss the latest live performance off her new album – and watch to the end, as more abstract gestures collide with insistent syncopated groove.

Peter Kirn - November 15, 2021

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