Bazile is a solo artist from Austin, TX who writes music that he calls “Space Folk.”
Originally from Mississippi, Bazile grew up listening to film scores, and that appreciation has greatly contributed to his style of songwriting. And although his songs are often cinematic, Bazile truly shines when it’s just his voice and guitar.
Bazile took two years to record his debut album, The Sojourn of Professor Narducci, and it was a long, deliberative process. The end result, however, is a captivating work that succeeds in balancing the music with his often melancholy lyrics. For a sample of the album, check out “Solder City” and the Sufjan Stevens-esque “Life of Particles” (MP3s). Bazile’s Poetic Memory is below.
Two CDs, 34 Tracks, 38 Years. From Crossroads to the Buena Vista Social Club and all points in between, Ry Cooder is legendary. Rolling Stone ranks him number 8 on their 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
The UFO Has Landed: The Ry Cooder Anthology collects Cooder’s most memorable cuts from his solo albums, including “Maria Elena,” “Jesus On The Mainline” (video above), “Boomer’s Story,” “I Got Mine” and “Available Space.” The latter, a Cooder original on his debut, got its name from the album’s producer Van Dyke Parks, who saw the words on an empty billboard on the way to the studio.