by Gerry Mak in New Trends on Monday 8 June 2009

Record label Sublime Frequencies, which specializes in obscure recordings from Syria, Indonesia, Thailand, Mali, Nepal, and beyond, has been releasing solid discs such as one of my favorite albums, Cambodian Cassette Archives: Khmer Folk & Pop music Vol. 1, a collection of pre-Khmer Rouge pop. The label now has its first vinyl offering, a limited, 1000-copy pressing of an album by Group Doueh, Guitar Music from the Western Sahara. If you like this, also check out the CD by Group Bombino, a band that plays driving, rowdy, Tuareg blues.