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"The Following Mountain"

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"The Deep Set"

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"Nacer Blanco"

André Brasseur

"Lost Gems From The 70's"

René Costy

"Expectancy"

The Feelies

"In Between"

Greenberger Jones Corsano

"An Idea In Everything"

Ignatz

"The Drain"

Mendelson

"Sciences Politiques"

Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band

"Wede Harer Guzo"

Mdou Moctar

"Afelan"

Moon Duo

"Occult Architecture Vol. 1 & 2"

Thurston Moore

"Rock N Roll Consciousness"

Janko Nilovic

"Chorus" & "Funky Tramway" & "Pop Impressions"

Orso Jesenska

"Effacer la mer" & "Les variations d'ombre"

Piano Magic

"Closure"

Benoît Pioulard

"The Benoît Pioulard Listening Matter"

Fatou Seidi Ghali & Alamnou Akrouni

"Les Filles de Illighadad"

Sleaford Mods

"English Tapas"

Sun Ra

"The Magic City" & "Other Planes Of There"

Tinariwen

"Elwan"

Various Artists

"The Hired Hands - A Tribute To Bruce Langhorne"

Various Artists

"Funky Chimes - Belgian Grooves From The 70's - Part 1 & 2"

Richard Youngs

"Inside The Future" & "The Rest Is Scenery"

01-07-2000

Doug Hoekstra - Make Me Believe

Doug Hoekstra

"Make Me Believe"

One of the great benefits to being on mailing lists for alt country, Americana and roots music etc is that you discover some great music. This happened with Doug Hoekstra on the English webzine Flyin' Shoes where Doug is one of a number of contributors. Doug isn't new to this musical scene, since he raged in Bucket Number Six ( a group influenced by Johnny Cash, Hank Williams) which preceeded two solo albums. But for the first time his albums have been released in Europe courtesy of English label Round Tower. Doug cites his main influences as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison and The Kinks and on listening to his work, you can hear this. The adopted Nashvillian has taken the influences of the songs and rhythms of folk/country/pop and the results, while remaining loyal to the musical main line are very strong, personal creations; the songs which lean on Doug's sweet and delicate voice (helped by the folky and feminine backing vocals of K.K. Falkner) whisper the ordinary stories of everyday life.

 
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