Mondo Times!

Est. 2005 Undomondo has been a musicblog, a radioshow, and occasional selector from Istanbul that supports and promotes good music regardless of genres, periods and geography.
Created 19 Dec 2020
  • Punk is not dead
    25 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Ahoy there! Summer is over, and what you’re hearing is a faint transmission from the time-starved lands of Undomondo. Once again there’s so many good music in the world and not enough time, but hopefu...
  • Best of 2021 So Far
    15 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    What can be better than swimming and drinking cocktails in the sweltering heat of July? Making a 10 hour playlist spanning tens of genres and hundreds of albums! The end of year playlist generally pos...
  • RIP Jon Hassell, creator of the Fourth World
    30 Jun 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    A pillar of ambient music, creator of the Fourth World, influential composer Mr. Jon Hassell has left this world, aged 84. I’ve made a Fourth World youtube Music playlist to commemorate his passing wi...
  • Falling out the Sky
    18 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to a new Mondo Times edition. This has been in the drafts for a bit too long, so, apologies if some news aren’t news to you anymore! New BBE Music Bowie covers compo is in heavy rotation, feat...
  • Memories in Flight
    25 May 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    “Hip hop’s foundation and evolution owe itself to jazz” says PBS Soundfields short-docu How Jazz and Hip-Hop Harmonize. It also harmonizes pretty well with City Pop, as per this EP which mashes up the...
  • Day by Day
    04 May 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    DRY CLEANING Over the last week I went through an acute Dry Cleaning phase. The UK indie/post-punk band led by Florence Shaw’s dry and monotone vocal delivery is a blessing among peers. Read about how...
  • Algérie mon amour
    29 Mar 2021 • 2 min read
    Last week, Drissi El-Abbassi’s reissue on Nashazphone sent me on a day long rabbit’s hole through Algeria’s Raï music. Raï is a form of Algerian folk music that dates back to the 1920s. Singers of Raï...
  • Tropical Convergence
    10 Mar 2021 • 2 min read
    Hi there, Let’s start with the fact that I’ve forgotten to mention that salsa pioneer Johnny Pacheco has passed away last month. This dust-to-digital segment with Celia Cruz, Tito Puente and Johnny Pa...
  • Tumbling towards a wall
    22 Feb 2021 • 2 min read
    Hi, Let’s start this week listening to Chick Corea whom we lost a fortnight ago, with the seminal debut of his Return to Forever band on ECM. The flute work by Joe Farrell here is insane. One of the m...
  • Heather Trost / Brigid Dawson
    05 Feb 2021 • < 1 min read
    Quite unlike her material from A Hawk and A Hacksaw, the husband/wife duo with Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeremy Barnes, which is a strange case of “World music” by Western artists which somehow hold a cand...
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