Numerous players with a plethora of instruments grace their most recent dozen track LP Your Sherpa Will Abandon You And Leave You For Dead (available on bandcamp).
The quietly measured soundtrack belies their distress at the social injustice and political posturing around the globe as the just under an hour and a quarter release threads through the room in an eclectic range of compositions.
By way of an introduction the second – Holy Mountain.
As regular readers know – there are some themes of thought I am likely to ask you to consider with your sandwiches and protest music is one such. First featured earlier in the year Rue Snider returns with the latest song to surface – One More American – in live performance.
The US protest-folk creator Nick DeFazio released the LP Part of Something earlier in the month.
An approaching twenty eight minutes, nine track album, (available on bandcamp) which encompasses various issues of social disquiet which is delivered in quiet contemplation as acoustic guitar and vocal envelop the listener in sorrowful and quizzical compositions.
My selection is the fourth piece – Look At What We Have Done.
The Lebanese protest folk group فرقة الراحل الكبي (The Great Departed) released the LP La Bombe earlier this month in vinyl format in Beirut.
فرقة الراحل الكبي (The Great Departed)
Their confrontational style towards both religious fundamentalism, particularly with songs mocking ISIS and much of the political structure in the Middle East – along with female members in the band has found them regularly receiving death-threats since their inception in 2013, though despite that, they retain both a presence along with a significant local following and their début album marks a significant chapter in their career.
From the nine track LP – قمت طلعت مع (Marched With The People).