Sounds from the Iranian Ultraverse compiles “underbelly” music, supports Afghan people

People are starving; now is the time when dismantling imperialism and supporting family is vital. So let’s turn our ears again to the poignant sounds of the Iranian “underbelly” – and enter the ultraverse.

Music from Ukraine, music benefiting Ukraine – keep feeding yourself with music

Music matters; music keeps us connected to our emotions and one another. So don’t give up on it. Here’s music for this moment, with an emphasis on Ukrainian voices. But I hope we also acknowledge that musical livelihood is on the edge everywhere, too. And wherever you are, I hope this gives you even a little peace.

Peter Kirn - March 4, 2022

20 years on, FAX, Murcof, and Static Discos are fresher than ever

2002, Tijuana, twenty years ago this week: Murcof and FAX released their first albums and launched the label Static Discos. Sounds come in cycles, and they can easily sound new all over again – doubly so with a beautiful new remix compilation to celebrate. Let’s listen.

Peter Kirn - February 16, 2022

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