The Culling III – Beneath the Beyond

June 15, 2008

It’s been about a month now since I’ve started the big record listening/purge project. I’m coming to a milestone – I’ve almost finished the top row. I’m in the “international” section. It was rough going at first – no one should have to listen to so many German cowboy songs, yodeling records or filthy English rugby songs in one sitting.

label from Sempre Roma by Udo Jürgens and the German national football team (for the 1990 World Cup in Italy)

Paradoxically, I cheered up when I got to eastern Europe. East German new wave, a Hungarian rock opera, late Soviet-era rock music, even Zamfir’s early folkloric panflute music have put me in a much better mood. Africa is next followed by Asia and the South Seas.

Box Score – Keepers: 283 Discards: 128

the rejects


2 Responses to “The Culling III – Beneath the Beyond”

  1. Swapatorium Says:

    You must have had it rough if Zamfir was an improvement!

  2. swankola Says:

    I’m talking early Zamfir when he played mostly traditional Romanian folk music, not the later stuff that was hawked endlessly on television. If you’ve never heard the early stuff it’s well worth investigating.

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