Monday, 28 July 2014

Virginia Astley

Hope In A Darkened Heart (1986) ...

Virginia Astley's third album, produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto and featuring David Sylvian... This is one of those great 'lost' albums which really should be available to everyone ...

Some Small Hope ... Duet with David Sylvian





Charm ...



Darkness Has Reached Its End ...

First six tracks arranged by Ryuichi Sakamoto, and the rest by Virginia's brother Jon Astley ...From a musical family, their father was Edwin Astley (TV composer of the 1960s) ...

Tree Top Club ... 



virginiaastley.com ...

A.K. Klosowski & Pyrolator

Home Taping Is Killing Music (1984) ...

Early sampler based NDW (German New Wave) ...Pyrolator, Karl Dahlke was a member of Der Plan but had already recorded two acclaimed solo LPs, before joining with tape looper Klosowski for this groundbreaking experimental album ...

ZV9 ...





What Made You So No Good ...

""Home-Taping is Killing Music" is the first and only LP by Pyrolator (Ata Tak label operative and member of Der Plan) and tape loop tinkerer Arnd Kai Klosowski. The result: whimsical, raw sound experiments from the early days of sampling technology. True, the Emulator 1 already existed and was used extensively, but the tape machine which Klosowski designed and constructed could play considerably longer loops and samples than the E-MU Systems product. And so it was that Salsa trumpets and Gregorian chants were heard side by side, railway noises aligned with Cambodian music and Gospel met Bavarian yodelling. At no time did technology become an end in itself: it always served the melody, the beat, the element of surprise. In short, it was in the service of listening pleasure!" (label info) originally released on Ata Tak in 1985... a-musik.com

                                             HiFidelity ... 

Österreich ... 


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Acid Mothers Temple

La Novia (2000) ...

La Novia is a folk song in the Occitan language, which was taken by psychedelic japanese musicians Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso UFO, and turned into an epic LP length workout ...






echoesanddust.com ...

and the original on Boha (bagpipes) ...

La nòvia a nau brilhants suu cap
La nòvia a nau brilhants suu cap
Nau brilhants suu cap
L'anèth au dit
Nau brilhants suu cap
L'anèth au dit...


mudcat.org ... 



Tabu Ley & M'bilia Bel

La Beaute d'une Femme (1985) ...

Tabu Ley Rochereau, Congolese band leader and composer, discovered M'bilia Bel and they formed an instant hit partnership through the mid 1980s ... Classic soukous sounds ...

Tabu Ley - Ma Fille  ...















Meat Puppets

Up On The Sun (1985) ...

 Sunburned psychedelia from ex-punks, Meat Puppets' third album...
Up on the Sun revealed the Puppets had learned one very valuable lesson from punk, and that was to get to the point. The album has an air of carefree drift, but it doesn't meander, and the performances are remarkably tight, full of energy and purpose even when the songs are redolent of goofing off. The title cut churns as Curt Kirkwood's precise but languid guitar figures dance with his brother Cris' insistent basslines and the percussive color of Derrick Bostrom's drumming. "Maiden's Milk" is playful as the abstract jangle of the opening section gives way to a tie-dyed jig, complete with whistling. The swirly phase-shifting and circular melody on "Swimming Ground" sounds as comfortable as a cool dip on a hot day. And the speedy attack of "Buckethead" and "Enchanted Forest" testifies to how strikingly well this band had learned to work as a unit... allmusic.com ...
Maiden's Milk (with whistling) ...




Swimming Ground ...

The Meat Puppets are an American rock band formed in January 1980, in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The group's classic lineup was Curt Kirkwood (guitar/vocals), his brother Cris Kirkwood (bass guitar), and Derrick Bostrom (drums). One of the more notable groups on the roster of SST Records (who released most of their early albums), the Meat Puppets could be broadly classified as punk rock, but like most of their SST peers, the Meat Puppets established their own unique style, blending punk with country and psychedelic rock, and featuring Curt's warbling vocals... discogs.com


Away ...
                          Two Rivers ...
                                                           Too Real ... 


Up On The Sun 2011 ... 

In The Nursery

Koda (1988) ...

In The Nursery produce instrumental filmic themed albums... Koda was their third album on Sweatbox, which followed on from Stormhorse...  They used the new art of orchestral samples to create neo-classical electronica (the samples were of their time and now sound a bit dated, but the overall effect is the same).  Formed by twin brothers Klive and Nigel Humberstone in Sheffield, 1981, they grew out of the industrial music style, and at times here sound like a cinematic Young Gods, or a more upbeat Laibach  ...

Compulsion ...



 


 

inthenursery.com ...

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Orbital

The Middle of Nowhere (1999) ...

Orbital are brothers Phil and Paul Hartnoll ...cool melodic electronica, always uplifting, sometimes dark edged, but usually musically very inventive...  This is probably their most successful album overall ...
Spare Parts Express ...samples John Baker's New Worlds...










Way Out ...