This week The Rope Factory explores the ‘The Sorrow of Derdui’ by Mac Talla Nan Creag – who said second albums were difficult? – and further takes in some German nu-disco, Sudanese rhythms and Greek paradise music.

1. Caetano Veloso – Um canto de afoxé para o Bloco do Ilê, Cores, Nomes (Philips, 1982)

2. Chip Wickham – Red Planet, La Sombra (Love Monk, 2017)

3. Mac-Talla Nan Creag – Love’s Promise, The Sorrow Of Derdriu (Firecracker Recordings, 2019)

4. Molly Linen – Outside, Outside (Lost Map Records, 2019)

5. Lower Dens – Tea Lights, Twin Hand Movement (Gnomonsong, 2010)

6. William Basinski – The Deluge (Denouement), The Deluge (Temporary Residence, 2015)

7. Muslimguaze – Poona Eunuch (Zealot Mix), Salaam Alekum, Bastard (Soleilmoon Recordings, 1995) Re-released 2020

8. Abu Obaida – ضوينا = Daweena, The Shaigiya Sound Of Sudan (Ostinato Records, 2018)

9. Von Spar -Extend The Song, Under Pressure (Bureau B, 2019)

10. Del Byzanteens – My Hands Are Yellow (From The Job That I Do), Girl’s Imagination (Don’t Fall Off The Mountain, 1982)

11. Mac-Talla Nan Creag – Leaving Dun Deardail, The Sorrow Of Derdriu (Firecracker Recordings, 2019)

12. Iasos – Lueena Coast, Inter-Dimensional Music (Unity Records, 1975) re released on Fact of Being 2020

13. Minnie Riperton – Les Fleur Come In To My Garden (GRT, 1971)