Shawn Wasabi is a 20 year old producer from Salinas, CA. His background in classical piano has helped him gain an enviable Internet reputation as one of the hottest young controllerists around. (read more)


Writing these posts for Oido Del Mundo is as much a journey of discovery for me as I hope it is for you guys. A song will piqué my interest and I’ll trawl the web for information on the artist, hoping to create an overview of their career. Sometimes though, finding enough information is impossible. […]

Susumu Hirasawa is a Japanese composer and singer with his own unique style of symphonic electro pop. Active since the 1970s, Hirasawa was the founder of the experimental rock band P-MODEL, and has since offered up solo work of astonishing weirdness and beauty, all recorded, since 2001, in a studio run on solar energy. Hirasawa […]

Dara Puspita (Flower Girls) were an all-girl rock group from Indonesia, whose career spanned from the mid 1960s to the early 1970s. Formed in Surabaya in East Java in 1964, the girls were heavily influenced by the sounds of the British Invasion, as well as American garage rock. When they relocated to Jakarta in 1965, […]

If You’re a Viper is a song from the ’30s, full of references to the jazz scene’s favourite herb.   I first came across the song in Nathaniel West’s 1939 novel, The Day of the Locust, a savagely surreal look at the bottom feeders of Depression-era Hollywood. One of the book’s main characters is Faye […]

Just when it seemed Quentin Tarantino was safe on his throne as king of the American soundtrack, along came Wes Anderson and his Euro-Art sensibilities and knocked him clean off. From B-sides to Bollywood, Bowie to Britten, Wes Anderson’s soundtracks are as exquisitely crafted as the films themselves. ABCKO Records are set to release a […]

Shirley Ellis (1929-2005) was a vocalist and composer from the Bronx. She’s sometimes described as a novelty singer, though she was so much more than that. Her songs have stood the test of time, sounding just as fresh today as they did in the ’60s. Here’s three of her best-loved singles, offering a brief overview […]