VA – Musics In The Margin (2006)
MP3 320 Kbps | 87 MbPublisher: SUB ROSA | Genre: avant-garde, experimental…
Many of the artists on this strange compilation have been diagnosed with psychiatric problems, and many have actually recorded much of their music as a form of therapy. Of course the results are not always listenable, but more
often than not hearing this honesty in music is refreshing and exciting.
Outsider music has enjoyed something of a surge in popularity lately thanks to the cult status achieved by Daniel Johnston (who contributes two tracks to this compilation) who recently had a critically acclaimed documentary dedicated to him, and also notably thanks to wailing recluse Jandek, who has been appearing from the ether to play live shows recently.
Timely then that Sub Rosa should choose to release this epic collection now, and it works very well. When you’re dealing with this kind of music it’s easy to get it wrong, to become patronising and make a spectacle of
the performers rather than enjoying the music for what it is, ‘Musics in the Margin’ avoids this by presenting the
music in a way that you would expect of any other good quality compilation, varied and challenging in the best
A huge recommendation for any of you looking for something a little bit different this summer, and another winner from the on-form Sub Rosa.