Nov 30, 2008
Nov 29, 2008
02.lady sunshine (Laugh china doll, 1984)
03.the char char (Eyes china doll, 1985)
04.the infinity waltz (Chyekk china doll, 1986)
05.Lisa`s christening (Chyekk china doll, 1986)
06.nuts in May (AaΔzhyd china doll, 1987)
07.the Qa`Spell (AaΔzhyd china doll, 1987)
08.and the lord said "rise" (For your ears only, compilation)
09.our lady in Madras (Khataclimici china doll, 1988)
10.the bakersman (Tanith & the lion tree, 1991)
11.memoires of Dr. Bliss (the scriptures of illumina, 1995)
12.scarlet cross (The blue room, 1998)
13.seeing red (Red letters, 2000)
Nov 27, 2008
02.THICK PIGEON - subway
03.JEZ & VINI - sleep will come
04.THE DURUTTI COLUMN - weakness and fever
05.DREAM MAKERS - helen`s song
06.STEVEN BROWN - waltz
07.ANTENA - camino del sol
08.PAUL HAIG - running away
09.THE FRENCH IMPRESSIONISTS - pick up the rhythm
10.MIKADO - par hazard
11.DEVINE & STATTON - bizare love triangle
12.NAMES - life by the sea
13.WINSTON TONG - like the others
14.TUXEDOMOON - ninotchka
15.MICHAEL NYMAN - a walk though H
16.BLAINE REININGER - mystery & confusion
17.SWAMP CHILDREN - flesh
18.ISOLATION WARD - lamina christus
19.REPETITION - a still reflex
20.RHINE RIVER III - an end remains
21.323 - affectionate silence
22.IKE YARD - night after night
23.PETER GORDON - the fruit of the original sin
24.BILL NELSON - dada guitar
25.HAROLD BUDD - children on the hill
26. RICHARD JOBSON - autumn
"...paysages de la route de la vie plutot que de la surface de la Terre..."
Nov 26, 2008
After first LP, "Wild Spells", which we posted some months ago, here it is the second LP of SHINY GNOMES. Mainman Stefan Lienemann is also known from other projects: FIT & LIMO (psych-folk), DISCOLOR (space-drone-psych), PURE LUEGE (the pre-SHINY phase), GOD BOX a.o. Alike the first LP, "Some Funny Nightmares" is a very good neo-psychedelic, garagy album. "Lazing at desert inn" & "Dr Moustache", two of the more known Shiny Gnomes tracks are included here.
provided & created by Koroviov
Nov 25, 2008
Nov 23, 2008
Karl Biscuit came to electronic underground scene from the world of modern ballet and after few mid-eighties releases in Crammed Disc (SECRET LOVE EP, REGRETS ETERNEL EP, FATAL REVERIE LP, AKTUALISMUS LP) he returned to it.
Nov 21, 2008
Alternative alchemies of noise, eclectisism, strong pop instinct and significant male/female/voodoo vocals. A mixture of fresh, daring ideas, imagination and innocence that found its peak in BOA`s first two LPs: "Philister" (1985) and "Aristocracie" (1986).
See also previous LFDJ post about BOA`s compilation "Thirty years of blank expression".
Nov 20, 2008
Sing or Die, 1989 (60mb)
The Temptation to Exist, 1986, (73mb), 320kb
From the haunted "hopes & fears" to the droning backgrounded auras of "air du temps"... from ingeniously covered "Bang Bang (my baby shot me down)" to holocaustic"Sing or Die" declarations... both albums have plenty of songs equally able to build their chilling echo inside you, for ever.
Nov 19, 2008
Home of the resurrected 17 PYGMIES, which reappeared in 2006 after 16 years absence, TRAKWERX is a contemporary californian indie label, run by veteran "pygmy" Jackson Del Rey (a.k.a. Phillip Drucker) and newcomer "pygmy" Meg Maryatt. Apart from 17 PYGMIES and DEL REY`S works, TRAKWERX has already released other interesting albums by new artists like english duo CULT WITH NO NAME, SMOLDERING ASHES...
Jackson Del Rey writes also music for silent era films (Nosferatu, Battleship Potemkin) under moniker DEL REY & THE SUN KINGS. Their 2005 album "I am the light" was the debut release of the label.
Meg Maryatt (guitar, vocals, accordion, keyboards),
Bob Mora (bass),
Dirk Doucette (ex WHITE GLOVE TEST, drums)
THE 17TH PYGMY- ballade of tristram`s last harping, 2008
selected tracks: 1. paint me / 2. last train
SMOLDERING ASHES - Nervous constellations, 2008
selected tracks:1. kite / 2. a comedy of arrows
Listen these 4 selected tracks HERE (16mb)
More about TRAKWERX at:
Here it is accompanied by "Absent Friends", the b-side of that 7`` release.
Nov 17, 2008
02.kommt [GOTTFRIED BENN]
03.the wheel [W.B. YEATS]
04.an upbraiding [THOMAS HARDY]
05.men with coats thrashing [MALCOLM LOWRY]
06.response [BOB KAUFMAN]
07.what is to be given [DELMORE SCHWARTZ]
08.ravenna 1 [HERMANN HESSE]
09.hotels [GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE]
10.mandorla [PAUL CELAN]
11.plis [PAUL ELUARD]
12.in the green morning, now ,once more [DELMORE SCHWARTZ]
13.little birds sit on your shoulders [KENNETH PATCHEN]
when god was famous (42mb)
Nov 16, 2008
The first LP from one of the finest 80`s german psychedelic revival bands. Both electroacoustic and garagy.
There are also two more LPs "Sundome city exit"(1987) , "Ranchero!"(1989), the selftitled debut 12``(1984) and the EPs "Teen sex transfusion"(1986), " 2000 light years fromhome"(1987).
Line up: Michael Doering (bass), Pete Barany (vocals), Martin Heimes (drums), Detlev Bizer (organ), Heinz Werner Maleike (guitar).
Nov 15, 2008
Before he started writing songs, the talented Mr LOUIS PHILIPPE (born 1959 in France as Philippe Auclair) was a university teacher, documentary director, writer... His first music attempts (with "THE BORDER BOYS" and "THE ARCADIANS") released from Brussels based label Le Disques Du Crepuscule circa 1984-85.
That time, MIKE ALWAY had just founded el records (el-Benelux) which first releases supported by Le Disques Du Crepuscule. So Louis Philippe joined el records and after the 12``single "Red roses and red noses" , he released "Appointment with Venus".
"Ivory Tower" and "Yuri Gagarin" were the other two LPs, this romantic "latin-englishman" made for el before the demise of label.
Nov 14, 2008
"LEARNING TO BE SILENT" (1986, Leisure time records, Cordelia records) & "WHEN HEAVEN COMES TO TOWN" (1988, Recommended rec) are two albums that represent his acoustic, melodic side. Recorded at home with simple means and instruments (guitar, piano, sparse electronics, ambient sounds...) are a kind of meditative lo-fi new age landscape paintings, darkened by melacholic moments, invaded here and there by narrations and environmental samples.
Both albums reissued together on one cd, titled "SILENT HEAVEN" (1996, Cuneiform).
This post gives for listening the "LEARNING TO BE SILENT " LP. Tracks though, are taken from the cd reissue which is one track poorer than the original issue.
LEARNING TO BE SILENT (46mb), 192kb
Nov 12, 2008
Searching, i found out that Charles Bullen (THIS HEAT) and Martin Frederix (FAMILY FODDER, ON-U-SOUND label) were involved with this short lived project, PEOPLE IN CONTROL.
Apart this 3 track EP, i haven`t listened to (or known) anything else from this band.
Nov 10, 2008
Founded in 1984 along with their own label MOTIV COMMUNICATIONS, FOURWAYCROSS was, next to SAVAGE REPUBLIC, a nearly equally important and influential chapter of the mid-eighties californian blend of post punk, local psych folk and british influence. They released an 8-track self titled cassette (1985) and two wonderful LPs: "FILL THE SKY" and "HOME" (1986). Following up output was much less interesting and an LP they made in 1989("ON THE OTHER HAND") was a darkwave, goth-pop orientated disappointing thing.
Other Fourwaycross/Motiv Communications related bands were: STEAMING COILS, BLISSED OUT FATALISTS, DOUBTING THOMAS (Tom Dolan`s band)...
Nov 9, 2008
PROMETHEE is the first solo work of bassist, cellist and founding member of ART ZOYD, THIERRY ZABOITZEFF. It`s the music he wrote for the interpretation of the ancient greek tragedy "Aeschylus`Prometheus" by "Le Collectif Theatral Du Hainaut". Zaboitzeff plays nearly all the instruments and uses a lot of electronics. Album consists of two 20 min (approx.) parts, one per side. A top,very recommendable work easily placed among the finest releases of ART ZOYD family.
Zaboitzeff left ART ZOYD in 1997 and continued as a solo artist writing music for modern dance, theatre, avant garde performances, happenings etc.
Nov 8, 2008
07. MARDEN HILL-oh constance
10. LOUIS PHILIPPE-anna s`en va
12. SHOCK HEADED PETERS-ideal
14. THE CAVALIERS-robinson moxon
Nov 6, 2008
Nov 4, 2008
Nov 3, 2008
(check also previous posts of LFDJ about MINIMAL MAN)
This third solo LP is a luminous, colourful, and surrealistic work. Pyrolator mixes computer sounds with natural, "exotic" noises and the result is an emphasized artificial world, whimsical but friendly, a parody of paradise perhaps, a wonderland balanced more on playfulness and dreams and less on an ideal reality.
Nov 2, 2008
John Baumgartner (keyboards)
Stan Demeski (percussion, drums)
Bill Million (percussion)
Glenn Mercer (guitar,voc, percussion)
Brenda Sauter (bass, voc)
Marc Francia (guitar, voc)
Tony Paruta (voc, wooden winds)
1.(from the) morning glories
2.love you to
3. music for neighbors
THE EXPLORERS HOLD (23mb)
album under reissue - link removed
Under moniker ALWAYS is Kevin Wright (aka Mr Wright). "THAMES VALLEY..." is the LP he released through el in 1988. Mainly influenced by Lloyd Cole, it has, in general, some really good pop ideas. One of the most "straight" and "ambitious" releases of the label.