South American roots in a bluegrass state
Mountains are the common link between the six members of Appalatin, who each took a different path to arrive in Louisville before the turn of the aughts.
Yani Vozos, Kentucky-born, picked up Spanish while living in Honduras on a Peace Corps trip. His lingual education wasn’t far off from Marlon Obando’s upbringing in Nicaragua. On this common ground, they wrote songs containing both Spanish and English lyrics.
Fernando Moya was already engrossed in performance with the traditional Andean group Andes Manta before extending his skills on wooden flutes and charango in Appalatin.
Steve Sizemore perhaps described it best when he said, “It just entered my soul,” about his experience living in South America from ’99-01. Now he bangs out on the bongos, conga and cajón drums, which are a heavy hip-shaking enticer of their African percussion selection.
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Curated by Nathan Rich, fookcast returns with an exclusive series of mixtapes and podcasts for Huevos. Themed episodes will feature audio journeys in a myriad of styles, interviews with independent artists who are fully embracing the death of yesterday’s music industry, and additional commentary from “fook” regarding timeless albums essential to any collection.
This installment is your introduction to the many incarnations of experimental noise rock, including the Vietnam stupor of U.S. Maple, Jesu’s astral sludge, masculine drug abuse courtesy of Holy Smokes, and other surprises along the way. As noted in the opening segment, this is one to penetrate your skull; don’t skimp on the volume.
English for Durcheinander
U.S. Maple: Bumps and Guys
Holy Smokes: Do the Death
Bastro: I Come from a Long Line of Shipbuilders
Girth: Fucking the Temple of Fame
Devin Townsend: Devlab
Jesu: Friends Are Evil
The Smashing Pumpkins: STP
Sithu Aye: Baryogenesis
Cloudkicker: Our Crazy Night
The Nakatomi Towers: Waking the Dead
Gastr del Sol: The Japanese Room at La Pagode
The voodoo masters of Benin jammed out on the final day of Forecastle Festival X.
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