Eyes and Ears

Welcome to this April’s edition of Eyes and Ears. Today we have a pretty unique selection of tracks and one very nice book. Let me first start by the book, that I’m currently reading in its french translation. It’s written by the brilliant and famous scholar Elif Shafak and the title (in English) is the Forty Rules of Love. Don’t get distracted by the title or think I’m into romantic and frilly novels. This book is about love in many ways, but also about a major tradition in Islam called Sufism. It is a fascinating read.

Let’s now move on to the Ears part of the post, and kick it of with the latest mix of a rather discrete artist, John Beltram.

  • Toni Simonen has brought up this very nice Spring mix of the Café del Mar; he’s been releasing two official Café del Mar albums now and the level of these compilations he is definitely bringing up the famous label release quality. Listen to this new mix, it’s definitely worth it.

Café del Mar Spring 2014 Mix by Toni Simonen by Café Del Mar Music (Official) on Mixcloud

  • Some recently discovered artist, Collioure, is producing a rather diverse set of tracks. I’ve picked this one today as this is a rather fine one, although he tends to be more known for his deep house mixes.

  • Last but not least, a free album download by Transient, “Waveform” e.p. I recommend the netlabel Laverna for its continuing support of free software, open content and the great quality of the artists’s works it publishes regularly since several years now.

That’s all for today folks, may your eyes and your ears enjoy words and sounds the same way mine have this past week. Until then… have a great first week of May!

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