miércoles, 24 de agosto de 2016

Arthur Lyman - Taboo 2 (1959)

Most of Lyman's albums were recorded in the aluminum Kaiser geodesic dome auditorium on the grounds of the Kaiser Hawaiian Village Hotel on Waikiki in Honolulu. This space provided unique acoustics and a natural 3-second reverberation. His recordings also benefited from being recorded on a one-of-kind Ampex 3-track 1/2" tape recorder designed and built by engineer (and label owner) Richard Vaughn. All of Lyman's albums were recorded live, without overdubbing.
He recorded after midnight, to avoid the sounds of traffic and tourists, and occasionally you can hear the aluminum dome creaking as it settles in the cool night air.
The quality of these recordings became even more evident with the advent of CD reissues, when the digital mastering engineer found he didn't have to do anything to them but transfer the original 3-track stereo masters to digital.
This Taboo 2 (listen here♪♫) is a stellar collection of both classic and unfamiliar Exotica compositions, with slightly more of a "voodoo" sound than Lyman usually might go for. 

lunes, 22 de agosto de 2016

Arthur Lyman - Taboo (1958)

Arthur Lyman (February 2, 1932 – February 24, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphone and marimba player. His group popularized a style of faux-Polynesian music during the 1950s and 1960s which later became known as exotica. His albums became favorite stereo-effect demonstration discs during the early days of the stereophonic LP album for their elaborate and colorful percussion, deep bass and 3-dimensional recording soundstage. Lyman was known as "the King of Lounge music."

sábado, 20 de agosto de 2016

Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz - Free Education (1977)

Nico Mbarga (1 January 1950 – 24 June 1997),better known as Prince Nico Mbarga, was a highlife musician, born to a Nigerian mother and a Cameroonian father in Abakaliki, Nigeria. He is renowned for his hit song "Sweet Mother", recorded with his band Rocafil Jazz.
He played the xylophone, conga, drums, and electric guitar in school bands and he made his professional debut as a member of a hotel band, the Melody Orchestra, in 1970.
While he continued to appear with Rocafil Jazz, Mbarga also performed with London-based highlife band the Ivory Coasters and former Rocafil Jazz member, Cameroonian vocalist Louisiana Tilda. Despite launching his own Polydor-distributed record label, upon returning to Nigeria, Mbarga and the original members of Rocafil Jazz separated after some disagreements. Although he later formed the New Rocafil Jazz Band, Mbarga failed to match his early success. Leaving music, he turned his attention to managing the 4-star hotel that he owned, the Sweet Mother Hotel, located in the town of Ikom just minutes away from the Cameroon-Nigeria border.
Prince Nico Mbarga was killed in a motorcycle accident on June 24, 1997, leaving behind "Sweet Mother" as the most popular song amongst Nigerians. Sweet Mother is sometimes called Africa's anthem and has been voted Africa's favourite song by BBC readers and listeners.
This Free Education album (listen here♬♪), is African music with stunning guitarwork and great rhythm.

Devola - The Resuscitation EP (1998)

A little bit of Hardcore from New Paltz, New York, US. 
An E.P. (listen here♬♪) recorded and mixed on June 20th 1998 at Keap St. Studios in Brooklyn, NY.
Ripping hardcore with vicious high-pitched vocals.


jueves, 18 de agosto de 2016

Yoshiko Sai - Taiji No Yume (1977)

Yoshiko Sai (born June 22nd 1953) is a Japanese singer and songwriter. She started her career in 1975 and first stopped in 1979, but is active again since 2001. She worked a lot with the guitarist Jojo Hiroshige. She has also written a poetry book and made a large amount of artwork.
Hope you like this one, her third album. You can listen a track for her first work here.


martes, 16 de agosto de 2016

ZZ Top - Tres Hombres in Clarkston (1980) BOOTLEG

ZZ Top’s Expect No Quarter Tour in support of Deguello (released November 1979) ran from November 20, 1979 through January 3, 1981. This included the band’s first trip outside of North America taking them to Europe for the first time. This was also the first tour featuring Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill with their famous chest length beards. The previous Worldwide Texas Tour did have shows planned for Europe, Japan, and Australia but were all cancelled due to quarantine issues with livestock which were part of the stage set.

Godfather presents an excellent sounding soundboard from Pine Knob in Michigan. The recording (listen here♫♪). has all instruments clear in the mix with just enough of the audience in the background to give it a nice live atmosphere. Billy Gibbons’ guitar sounds nice and fat and crunchy. Some debate surrounding the date also places their show in Clarkston on August 20, 1980.


sábado, 13 de agosto de 2016

Sun Ra - The Antique Blacks (1978)

Sun Ra was an American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his experimental music, "cosmic philosophy", prolific output, and theatrical performances. He was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1979. For much of his career, Ra led "The Arkestra", an ensemble with an ever-changing name and flexible line-up.
His mainstream success was limited, Sun Ra was a prolific recording artist and frequent live performer, and remained both influential and controversial throughout his life for his music and persona.
He is now widely considered an innovator; among his distinctions are his pioneering work in free improvisation and modal jazz and his early use of electronic keyboards.
Over the course of his career, he recorded dozens of singles and over one hundred full-length albums, comprising well over 1000 songs, and making him one of the most prolific recording artists of the 20th century. Following Sun Ra's death in 1993, the Arkestra continues to perform.
On ‘Antique Blacks’ (listen a song here♪♫), Sun Ra blends elements of free jazz, key synth explorations, and experimental theatre into an other worldly concoction that doesn’t crop up anywhere else in the Arkestra’s massive discography.


miércoles, 10 de agosto de 2016

Diamanda Galas - Maska Rdeče Smrti - Živi V Ljubljani (1988)

Hope you enjoy this great Bootleg of Diamanda Galas, she is an American avant-garde composer, vocalist, pianist, organist, performance artist, and painter. All in one!
She has worked with many avant-garde composers, including Iannis Xenakis, Vinko Globokar and John Zorn, and also collaborated with jazz musician Bobby Bradford, and John Paul Jones, former bassist of Led Zeppelin.
This live recording have a great sound quality (listen here♪♫) , captured at Festivalna dvorana, Ljubljana, 7.10.1988 in the old Yugoslavia.


domingo, 7 de agosto de 2016

Piero Piccioni - Appassionata (1974)

Piero Piccioni was a pianist, organist, conductor and composer, he was also the prolific author of more than 300 film soundtracks.
He was deeply influenced in his use of jazz by 20th century classical composers and American cinematography. Amongst his favourites were Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, John Ford and Alex North. He began writing songs of his own and was soon able to get some of his works published by Carisch editions.
Appassionata (listen here♬♪) is a 1974 Italian erotic drama film and here is the soundtrack.

sábado, 6 de agosto de 2016

V.A. - Cover Girl (1985)

We have here a great "Various artists" album from Bruton Music, library label based in London and founded in 1977 by Robin Phillips. 
Jazz, Funk, Soul, Pop, Stage & Screen and some more beautiful styles. 
From Ron Aspery, british alto saxophonist (listen here♪♫ ), to Steve Gray, british pianist, composer, and arranger, Duncan Lamont, british saxophonist, composer and arranger, (listen here♫♪), and Alan Hawkshaw, pianist, composer and producer. 
Hope you enjoy it!



jueves, 4 de agosto de 2016

Supersister - Present from Nancy (1970)

Supersister ♪♫ had a sound very much in the Canterbury scene, and if I had to compare them to another band it would with no doubt be Caravan. They blend their own Dutch ideals and a touch of humor into a unique mixture of progressive rock.
The band started in 1967 as Sweet OK Sister as a school band with singer and songwriter Rob Douw, who soon thereafter left. The remaining members continued as a more serious musical quartet under the name Supersister. Their style was progressive rock in which Stips' keyboards played a dominant role.

Their debut was the 1970 album, Present from Nancy, with charting singles such as "She Was Naked", "A Girl Named You", and "Radio". In that year they also played on the main stage of the famous Kralingen Music Festival, "the Dutch Woodstock".

domingo, 31 de julio de 2016

Imperial Teen - Seasick (1996)

Seasick is the debut studio album by the American indie rock band Imperial Teen, released on May 7, 1996 by Slash Records. The album received generally positive reviews from critics.
Was recorded in one week's time after the band had been together for six months. 

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Jean-Luc Ponty - Electric Connection (1969)

Jean-Luc Ponty (born 29 September 1942) is a French virtuoso violinist and jazz composer.
Electric Connection is one of four American recordings Jean-Luc Ponty made in 1969. Its original release in 1969 was on Vinyl by World Pacific Jazz and reissued in 1993 as CD by One Way Records.
    Jean-Luc Ponty – violin
    Bud Shank – alto saxophone
    Richard Aplan – baritone saxophone
    Bob West – bass
    Paul Humphrey – drums
    Tony Ortega – flute
    Wilbert Longmire – guitar
    George Duke – piano
    Frank Strong, Thurman Green – trombone
    Mike Wimberly – bass trombone
    William Peterson, Tony Rusch, Larry McGuire, Paul Hubinon – trumpet

Hadez - Aquelarre (1993)

I'll try to be even more eclectic in this blog my friends, so hope enjoy this one. Peruvian Black/Death metal band. Classic sound and great performance!

sábado, 16 de julio de 2016

lunes, 27 de junio de 2016

Andres Lewin ‎- Space Electronics (1977)

A library album produced for film and television work.
Andrés Lewin-Richter is a Spanish composer who composed mainly electroacoustic works, but also music for theater, cinema, & video.  

domingo, 26 de junio de 2016

Audio Letters From An Army Doctor in Korea (1954)

I found this very interesting or at last the rarest audio I've heard.
What these tapes contain are audio letters from an Army doctor to his wife, while the doctor was stationed at the 121 Evacuation Hospital in Korea, at war in 1954. 
All that recorded in a reel to reel tape.
You'll found the other parts  at the user's YouTube channel.

viernes, 3 de junio de 2016

Ensemble De Organographia - Music of the Ancient Sumerians, Egyptians, and Greeks

Music from c. 1950 B.C. to 300 A.D. (Including the world's oldest notated music) performed on voice, lyres, kithara, pandoura, double reed pipes, flutes & other ancient instruments.
The value of this music is that you could understand internal world and spirituality of the ancient people.
Enjoy it!

sábado, 28 de mayo de 2016

King Sunny Ade & His African Beats - Aura (1984)

Born September 24, 1946 at Oshogbo, Osun State Nigeria.
King Sunny Ade came on the scene in 1966 and made his first record in 1967.He became an international star across Africa during the mid-1980s, touring and gaining a significant audience in the United States and Europe as well. He is known as "the Minister of Enjoyment" or "the King Of Juju Music" (Juju is the prime popular music of the yoruba people).

martes, 24 de mayo de 2016

Joe Byrd & The Field Hippies - The American Metaphysical Circus (1969)

 The American Metaphysical Circus is a 1969 psychedelic album by Joseph "Joe" Byrd. It was recorded after his departure from the band The United States of America, and featured some of the earliest recorded work in rock music extensively utilizing synthesizers and vocoder, along with an extended group of West Coast studio musicians Byrd named "The Field Hippies".
The extensive use of effects, delays, echoes, backwards vocals and other recording tricks and techniques are reminiscent of some of the experiments and work carried out by George Martin as well as Pink Floyd.

01. Kalyani — 3:52
02. You Can’t Ever Come Down — 3:02
03. Moonsong: Pelog — 3:47
04. Patriot’s Lullabye — 2:49
05. Nightmare Train — 3:20
06. Invisible Man — 3:33
07. Mister 4th Of July — 1:48
08. Gospel Music — 4:29
09. The Sing-Along Song — 4:05
10. The Elephant At The Door — 5:13
11. Leisure World — 2:36
12. The Sing-Along Song (Reprise) — 0:48

sábado, 21 de mayo de 2016

Horses - Horses (1969)

A really cool old Garage/Psych Rock band from the late 60's. Based in Los Angeles.
Enjoy it!
01. Freight Train — 3:00
02. Class Of ’69 — 2:34
03. Birdie In A Cage — 2:47
04. Nothing At All — 2:22
05. Cheyenne — 2:26
06. Run Rabbit Run — 3:36
07. Country Boy — 2:38
08. Overnight Bag — 2:31
09. Horseradish — 3:10
10. Asia Minor — 3:33
11. Wind — 1:40

Matt Kelly — vocals, guitar, harmonica
Don Johnson — vocals
Scott Quigley — guitar
Dave Torbert — bass
Chris Herold — drums

viernes, 25 de marzo de 2016

Henryk Górecki - Beatus Vir (1979)

Beatus Vir Opus 38, subtitled Psalm for baritone, large mixed chorus and grand orchestra, is a musical psalm setting written by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki in 1979 . The text is drawn from several psalms (143:1,6-10; 31:16; 88:2; 67:7; 34:9) and the title is from the last of these: "Blest is the man that trusteth in Him". The work was premiered on June 9, 1979 in Kraków, Poland with Baritone Jerzy Mechlinski and the Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by the composer.
Beginning in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Górecki began to compose larger scale works. At the same time, his music became both harmonically and melodically simpler in his writing than his previous serial compositions. Three primary musical influences also became apparent in his compositional style: Polish folksong, Catholic chant and the Polish music of the past, primarily the works of Karol Szymanowski. Out of these influences evolved two compositional kernels in Górecki's music: Górecki's "motto" motif (a rise of a minor third, usually on the first three pitches of the Aeolian or Dorian scales); and the "Skierkowski turn" (the Górecki motto followed by a descending half-step) named for the Polish folk music collector who influenced the music of Karol Szymanowski. Górecki's motto and turn are found throughout the Beatus Vir Psalm. Two examples are in the baritone in the Lento section beginning at measure 123 and in the final Molto Lento section in the upper instruments of the orchestra beginning in measure 541. The repetitive nature of the melodic writing throughout the Beatus Vir Psalm is a direct descendent of the chant-like responses sung in Catholic churches.