Cigarettes – 烟 by Zhang Si’an (Djang San 张思安)

1. I have gum in my hair – 我的头发里面有口香糖 04:18 – some nice indie guitar strum.
2. Jesus was a buddhist -耶稣曾经是信佛的 03:38 – the slow track already – nice strings though.
3. Walking on the streets again - 又走路了 (第一部分) 01:33 – Tom Waits instrumental on a French street.
4. Jaguar driving – 捷豹 02:01 – this is a cool bouncy song similar to Unrest or Air Miami etc.
5. Time is the equation – 时间就是方程式 01:18  – movie soundtrack.
6. I have bread in my shoes - 我的鞋子里有面包 00:28 – the idea that didn’t go anywhere.
7. It’s a trap ! - 十面埋伏 (第一部分) 02:52 – enjoyable traditional folk tune – no trap.
8. She’s going to kill the kid -她要杀了这个孩子 03:17 – bad funk – bad, as in good.
9. Nowhere to go - 没地方去 03:35 – bad new wave – bad, as in bad.
10. Dreaming of silver clouds - 梦想着银云 04:44 – a blues dirge.

Score: 5

Worth listening further: Probably

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Harafin So – Bollywood Inspired Film Music from Hausa Nigeria

Track 1: Fati Niger – Girma Girma – horrible keyboard music!
Track 2: Mai Dawayya – Ololufemi – robotised vocals over more dodgy keyboard and drum machine
Track 3: Abubakar Sani – Harafin So – a cool rhythm with another robotised voice – interesting if that was a real voice but then….why!?
Track 4: Abubakar Sani & Fati Niger – Tofi – hard to tell if this is an instrument or a crappy Casio!
Track 5: Sani Danja – Muna Cikin Sanyi – sounds like a film clip (not surprisingly) thankfully normal voices!
Track 6: Karamin Lilisco – Fashion – nice rad beats kicking off here – this could be more like it!
Track 7: Muddassir Kassim – Kassim – some trad rhythms going on here
Track 8: Sani Danja – Baban Rigga – woop – some Bhundu Boys style going on here John Peel would agree
Track 9: Maryam Olomi – Aure – crazy synth again, sigh

Score: 3

Worth listening further: Maybe