Friday, 21 November 2014

Guruh Gipsy

Guruh Gipsy (1976) ...

Indonesian prog rock with gamelan influences ...

Guruh Gipsy complete ...



1) Indonesia Maharddhika (0:00)
2) Chopin Larung (15:36)
3) Barong Gundah (22:49)
4) Janger 1897 Saka (29:49)
5) Geger Gelgel (38:37)
6) Smaradhana (50:36)
7) Sekar Ginotan (bonus) 


 While Gipsy was basically a music group which its members are Nasution brothers: Gaury, Keenan, Odink, and Deby. It was previously established in 1966 under the name of Sabda Nada with members: Ponco Sutowo, Gaury Nasution, Joe-Am, Eddy, Edit, Roland and Keenan Nasution. They were very familiar with Balinese music and they ever did a gig at Bank Indonesia combining western with Balinese music with gamelan group led by Wayan Suparta Wijaya. In 1969 the band renamed themselves as Gipsy and the new line-up was established: Onan, Chrisye, Gaury, Tammy, dan Atut Harahap. They did cover for 70s groups like Procol Harum, King Crimson, ELP, Genesis and Blood, Sweat & Tears. In 1971 the line-up changed again: Keenan, Chrisye, Gaury, Rully Djohan, Aji Bandi, and Lulu. With this line-up the band played a gig in New York, USA... progarchives.com ...

Chopin Larung ...

  • Backing Vocals [Female Backing Vocals, Guest Player] – Hutauruk
  • Bass – Chrisye
  • Drums – Keenan Nasution
  • Gamelan [Balinese Gamelan, Guest Player] – I Gusti Kompiang Raka
  • Gamelan, Lyrics By – Guruh Soekarno Putra
  • Guitar – Odink Nasution
  • Guitar [Guest Player] – Gauri Nasution
  • Piano [Guest Player] – Trisuci Kamal
  • Piano, Organ – Ronny Harahap
  • Synthesizer [Mini-moog] – Abadi Soesman
Jenger 1897 Saka ...  


 

indoprogressive...

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Carla Bley/Nick Mason/Robert Wyatt

Nick Mason's Ficticious Sports (1981) ...

Carla Bley Band LP released under Nick Mason's name due to Pink Floyd's current popularity at the time ...a poppy effort from Carla Bley who wrote and performed on all songs.  Vocals by Robert Wyatt ...this is rather fab, as long as you don't expect a Pink Floyd album ...or a Carla Bley album...

Can't Get My Motor To Start ...


Columbia, apparently attempting to cash in on Pink Floyd's explosion in popularity, released this album in 1981 under Nick Mason's name when in reality he's simply the drummer in this incarnation of Carla Bley's ensemble; Ms. Bley composed all the music and lyrics for this project. It's possibly her most overtly pop-oriented album, with all eight songs featuring vocals by Soft Machine alumnus Robert Wyatt. The music, by Bley's standards, is fairly pedestrian if occasionally catchy, though the lyrics are often wryly amusing... allmusic.com ...

I'm A Mineralist (great Philip Glass parody) ...  


Robert Wyatt vocals; Nick Mason drums; Carla Bley keyboards; Chris Spedding guitars; Steve Swallow bass guitar, Michael Mantler trumpet; Gary Windo tenor/bass clarinet, flute, additional vocals; Gary Valente trombones, additional vocals; Howard Johnson tuba

Hot River (Pink Floyd pastische) ... 

Siam ...



"Hot Water"(Hot River) is something of an "odd song out" on the album, in that it actually *does* come fairly close to the mainstream of 1970s progressive music. Chris Spedding's guitar lines are remarkably Floydian, and the concluding solo is too close to Gilmour's style to be coincidental. Wyatt sings the number in a more "progressive" manner as well, as might be expected (although some might claim that he sounds a bit too much like an Alan Parsons Project vocalist in this context). The song, however, is marred by (i) the fact that Karen Kraft's duet vocals don't fit the style of music very well, and (ii) the fact that the entire "song" section of the track seems underwritten. Still, this is only a few notches away from a four-star rating, and is a good way to end the first side... tranglos.com review ...



Boo To You Too ... 

I Was Wrong ... 

Vocalist Karen Kraft was invited to join the project when Spedding brought Bley to hear her play in an R&B band in New York City. "Nick and Carla informed me that they didn't want me to sing in my natural voice, but wanted me to sing like I looked," Kraft explains in an exclusive interview with "Floydian Slip".

"I was then and still am a very petite blueish-eyed blonde with a very big, deep, booming quasi-black singing voice," she says. "Nick and Carla were into the dichotomy of it all.

"They were looking for a 'burbling gospel sound' for 'Hot River,' which is a Pink Floyd takeoff. I volunteered that I could sing and gargle at the same time, so I have the 'gargle solo' on the record.

"We performed live a few times and had a blast. Nick Mason is a lovely man. It was a mighty strange trip for a girl from Bryan, Texas," says Kraft, who's now in Los Angeles, Calif., and records with SoulSkin for Askew Records.

"Fictitious Sports" was produced at Grog Kill Studio in Willow, N.Y., in October 1979. It was released in 1981, and rose to number 170 in the United States.
.. floydianslip.com ...



Do Ya ...


Wervin ... 

Monday, 17 November 2014

23 Skidoo

Seven Songs (1982) ...

Debut album from industrial edged punk-funk group 23 Skidoo ... Paranoid, droning, with slappy bass and scratching guitar ...

Seven Songs ... 



A more descriptive title would have been "Seven Panic Attacks," but even a bland title isn't able to prevent the undeniably savage, pungent impact of Seven Songs, a half-hour long album that plays out like a soundtrack to being bounty hunted in an expansive jungle. Following "Kundalini," a hectoring brain shake that hardly resembles the dormant energy it's named after, "Vegas el Bandito" enters and doesn't imply the James Brown of "Cold Sweat" so much as the panic of night sweats, churning out a taut groove of slap-happy bass, pattering drums, horn trills, and a scratchy-scratch guitar line that chases its tail. An echoing trumpet carries through the end of the song and drifts right on into "Mary's Operation," an anemic drone of even creepier horns and tape loops. "New Testament" is an industrial death lurch of rusted metallic sheets, giving way to "IY," a cluster of conga acrobatics with needling saxophones and frenetic chants thrown on top. "Porno Base," the real knockout, contains little more than a series of abysmal bass pluckings placed just far enough apart to induce chronic paranoia, sounding less like a smut-film score than "Welcome to the Terror Drone." The finale, "Quiet Pillage," despite its exotica reference, could only be played in the ruins of a lounge post-carpet bombing. This is post-punk at its most invigorating and terrifying... allmusic.com ...




Sunday, 16 November 2014

Popol Vuh

Nosferatu (1992) ...

Eleventh album by Popol Vuh parts of which form the soundtrack for Werner Herzog's Nosferatu: The Vampire ... The CD issued in 1992 comprises both albums previously titled as Nosferatu soundtrack music, Brüder Des Schattens - Söhne Des Lichts, and On The Way To a Little Way ...both full Popol Vuh albums in their own right ...

Through Pain To Heaven (On the Way To A Little Way)... 









Bad Religion

Into The Unknown (1983) ...

Second album from Los Angeles hardcore punk band is untypical of their usual format, with slower tempo songs leaning towards hard rock and even progressive sounds.  The use of keyboards was particularly alienating to their early fans...

Into the Unknown complete ... 



On its own it stands as an interesting experiment (the original band members had experience in progressive music) and predates Husker Du's move towards longer more complex songs...


Time and Disregard ...


badreligion.com ...


Saturday, 15 November 2014

Suns of Arqa

Revenge of the Mozabites (2001) ...

Suns of Arqa debut album ...Michael Wadada and Adrian Sherwood ...

Revenge of the Mozabites ... 

In 1979 Suns of Arqa creator and mentor Michael Wadada set about recording the ground breaking Suns of Arqa album 'Revenge of the Mozabites' with his friend Adrian Sherwood. Together they formed the ‘4D Rhythm’ label – the world was not ready! Wadada retreated to the Pennine mountain range in Lancashire, Adrian Sherwood went on to create the formidable ‘On-U Sound’ label. Three years went by before a a very curious Peter Gabriel came across a rare copy of that first Suns of Arqa album; he was putting together the very first World of Music and Dance festival (WOMAD), and asked Suns of Arqa to come and perform....


 

Pierre Henry

Fragments Pour Artaud (1970) ...

Electronic pioneer Pierre Henry's spooky suite for treated voice and cello with electronics ...

Fragments pour Artaud complete ... 

 
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