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Astral Traveling #9 – Looking back at 2020, w/ Maxime L.

7 January 2021

Taking this first show of the new year to have a look back at 2020, a year filled with very bad news but astonishingly good music. This is not a best of or a ranking of any sort, as I played most of the tracks I loved this year in previous episodes already. It is more of an episode compiling the lost tracks of the year, the ones I haven’t discovered soon enough, the ones that for some reason didn’t fit in previous episodes or the ones that took some time to grow on me but that I can’t stop listening to since. Covering only tracks released in 2020, you’ll find – amongst else – a lot of tunes from South Africa which shows again how the country has been a powerhouse of great new music in the last year.

Due to technical issues, this show exceptionally doesn’t feature my voice and comments. Take this chance to focus entirely on the amazing music.

Artwork by Anne Fock

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Gideon Nxumalo - Early-Mart Part 1
Sisonke Xonti - The Migration Suite Part II
Bokani Dyer - Ke Nako
Ambiance - Devika
Tino Contreras - El Sacrificio
Tell No Lies - Zadina
Irreversible Entanglements - Bread Out of Stone
Roots Magic - Frankiphone Blues
Luise Volkmanns Été Large - O Di Ra Rock
Rob Mazurek - Galaxy 1000
Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl - Bigger Flames (feat. Robert Wyatt)
Heroes Are Gang Leaders - London Butterfield
James Brandon Lewis Quartet - Breaking Code
Dumama & Kechou - Uveni (feat. Angel Bat Dawid & Dylan Greene)
Randy Kerber & Jowee Omicil - GRENADIÉ
Nduduzo Makhathini - Emaphusheni

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