Listen to "Cocoon" Listen to "R'n'B" Listen to "Joy" Grab it all. Ever since I stumbled onto this video for Dolphin's "Without Us": I've kept my eye out for the album it came from, imagining it was, at bare minimum, listenable. When I found a copy online late last year, I filed it away, waiting to give it a fair hearing. And promptly forgot about it. Maybe it was seeing a copy of Peter Hook's book on Joy Division in a bookstore I popped into on the way home after work this evening, but something nudged this album back into my consciousness. Once at home I searched for it in my computer; when I found it, I popped open a Six Point and spent the next hour letting the Dolphin wash its post-punk waves of tuna-safe Dolphin-y goodness over me. And realizing that you really, really had to hear it. Youth, or Yunost, is Dolphin's sixth studio album, released in 2007. I realize that you and I don't know each other all that well, but ... I think you're going to like it.
Soon after I moved to New York City in 1997 I began to notice that bodegas run by people from around the world sometimes stocked CDs and DVDs of music and film from the countries they had come from.
The music I've collected from these bodegas can almost never be found in the "World Music" sections of the few remaining places to buy CDs in the U.S.; nor, for that matter on iTunes (or cheapo MP3 sites like Soundike).
If you are an artist or publisher and do not want your music here, just let me know and I'll remove it.