Apart Stuart's brothers, Louis Philippe is giving here a hand.
Jan 31, 2009
Apart Stuart's brothers, Louis Philippe is giving here a hand.
Jan 29, 2009
Covers of Arthur Brown's "Fire" and Honeycombs's 60`s hit "Have I The Right?"... a tribute song to Black Sabbath ("Black Roots")... and finally some poetry recitation into a noir-industrial atmosphere ("Short Term Agreement").
Jan 28, 2009
His official site is at:
...and one of his finest works, "CHE BANDONEON" (Label Bleu) is here:
(11 tracks, approx. time 52min)
Played by JUAN JOSE MOSALINI (bandoneon) & ANTONIO AGRI (violin)
Jan 27, 2009
Michel Portal, who played clarinets and saxophones, assisted here by great musicians like Ralph Towner (guitar), Paolo Fresu (trumpet), Juan Jose Mosalini (bandoneon), Richard Galliano (accordion), Nguyen Le (synth, guitar), N`Diaye Rose Doudou (percussion, tambourine) and others.
This compilation released in 1995 from LABEL BLEU.
Jan 25, 2009
Τhe fourth LP of HNW, this time with participation of senegalese hand drummers Aliounne Faye & Yakar Rhythms. Listen to it here.
Other HNW works at this blog are: "Psycho-Semitic" and " Kabalogy"
Στο τέταρτο LP τους, οι HNW συμπορεύονται με το σενεγαλέζικο σχήμα Aliounne Faye & Yakar Rhythms, και παρόλο που η "σύντηξη" των δυο πλευρών δεν αποφέρει ενα αρκετά ομογενοποιημένο και συμπαγές αποτέλεσμα, το άκουσμα ειναι ενδιαφέρον, οι γνωστές αβάν-τζαζ-φανκ-κλεζμερ διευρύνσεις εμπλουτίζονται πολυρυθμικά και αποκτούν χαρακτήρα διαφυλετικό.
Οι "περιπέτειες της αφρο-σημιτικής διασποράς" (έτσι υποτιτλοφορείται το CD) υλοποιούνται με αίσθημα πλήρους παροντικότητας, ελεύθερα, φαντασιακά... Δρομολογούν προοπτικές παρά ξεσκονίζουν μνήμες γιατί χειριζονται την παράδοση ριζοσπαστικά.
Jan 22, 2009
The post-modern art stimulated by the "fused worlds" that irrationally visit us in our dreams.
Secret Of Bwlch
Jan 21, 2009
-"4 Karos..." announced Dr Freudenthal.
He displayed his cards triumphantly on the green baize. A beautiful run of diamonds.
-"How lucky you are" said Lucy. "You won for the whole evening...there must be some trick!!!"
-"There is a trick!"
He took a small machine out of his pocket...hit some keys...a funy assembly of DNA-like modules appeared on the liquid display...they were connected one to another, as if they were made to measure...
-"So, that`s the automatic Karo-Machine...!"said Wolfgang.
-"I am sure there is a little man inside..." whispered Lucy.
They all laughed... until Dr Freudenthal begun in a deep voice:
-"The traveller goes from the direction of Mount Original, to see the sea... He meets a primitive tribe, the KAROS. They transform the light of the sun into music... They speak the lingua cosmica... out of 1 Karo they produce 4 Karos, 36 Karos..."
They were all staring at him, bemused.
-"Was the traveller a Celt?" he continued, "or a Tunisian? Whatever...He decided he would code their secret into one single object...he then would hide this treasure, and bury it in the sands, at low low tide..."
''But the sea is vast and quick; so quick that it pursues the traveller. Can he reach the white cliffs in time?"
-Excuse me, Doctor, but this is very important: can you play this mini-rosetta stone on your radio...?"
-I guess not, Wolfgang...we get so much noise from saturn, these days...3,2 (1)...*, 2 (6)... .*1,2 (5)/$%+.88.... ...zzzzzzzzzyykkrrrrr....
They were listening with rapt attention: was this an intelligent message?
-"You can be sure of one thing: these people have no reason to waste their energy through the windows..."
-"If windows they have..."
PIERRE NARCISSE - percussion
CLAUDINE STEENACKERS - cello
JEAN-LUC PLOUVIER - keyboards, shortwaves
DIRK DESCHEEMAEKER - clerinet
TRAN THI THU VAN & JEANNOT GILLIS - violins
cover painting "SYLVIE" by Angel Vergara Santiago,
text reproduced from the back cover of vinyl edition)
IF WINDOWS THEY HAVE
a vinyl rip by LFDJ (256kb/s)
A collection of pieces that STEVEN BROWN wrote for theatre and cinema. Includes the music for the film "Jean Gina B." (by Jean Pol Ferbus), a cover version of a "Chinatown" theme (originally composed by Jerry Goldsmith) plus music commissioned for the film "La Valise De Flora", pieces for theatre acts ("La vie est Belle" & "Modern Times") and finally a track recorded for Belgian TV. Luc Van Lieshout played harnonica on "The Harbour", the rest music performed by the composer.
Another fine LE DISQUES DU CREPUSCULE release arrived at La Folie thanks to generous sharer RAINIER.
Jan 19, 2009
The girls here are six (!), there are more wind instruments (saxophones, trombone) but the musical attitude remains more or less the same.
Free or theatrical improvisations, experimental new wave, humour, memories from retrojazz and french folk, innovative ideas and imaginative use of instruments show the subversive spirit under the influence of which these ladies make uncompromised music.
Until the end... when all those mellow moments that were crossing fragmentally the body of "RAVIR", release fully their emotional power through the sounds of "trois baleines blanches sur chinoise mer".
JOANE HETU alto sax, voice
DIANE LABROSSE synth, voice
HELENE BEDARD trombone
GINETTE BERGERON tenor & baritone sax, voice
JUDITH GRUBER-STITZER bass, guitar, violin, voice
"ANOTHER REASON TO FAST" was their second album released one year after their debut "HEAVEN ON A POPSICLE STICK".
Line up: BENJAMIN-singing, BRIAN HALLORAN-cello, BILL TAFT-cornet & banjo, TIM CAMPION -drums, COLEMAN LEWIS-guitar.
Jan 16, 2009
This post brings you some music from the earliest and most interesting period of Japanese band JACK OR JIVE. Female singer CHAKO does gifted vocals of many aspects and disguises, while MAKOTO HATTURI (her partner also in life since 1992), as the less "visible" figure of the band, deals mainly with music treatments which in their bigger part are electronic. Duo`s music derives from 80`s minimal, dark ambient, ethereal and cinematic sounds, it is also rooted to traditional japanese music and sometimes it just shows its lyrical nostalgia for the simple, unaffected pop and the childhood age.
"PRAYER" was the debut CD album of the band. The very first though JACK OR JIVE `s release was the limited cassette "Expatriation" (1990), a slightly damaged digital copy of which you can also listen here...
Jan 15, 2009
DIFONDO`s music is an invitation to a journey near ("microcosmo") and there ("himalaya") where a lot of things depend on the opening of imagination of each listener, a journey that in my opinion is getting more interesting when echoes of a collective memory are caught in their atmospheric net. Considered that DIFONDO is a new band, HIMALAYA creates serious expectations for higher steps.
The music of this post is provided by DIFONDO. The file includes artwork and italian/english enlightening text about band`s music vision.
Jan 12, 2009
Apart from his own works, Bettencourt published, with the same superior handmade printing quality, works of HENRI MICHAUX, JEAN PAULHAN, MARCEL BEALU, JEAN FERRY, ANTONIN ARTAUD, JEAN DUBUFFET, ANDRE GIDE, FRANCIS PONGE... all in very limited number of copies (less than 300). His work as a printer has been acclaimed as "talking typography".
As a visual artist he created (among other works) large mosaics made of natural materials: eggshells, butterfly wings, dry seeds, coffee or corn beans...
Mean sea-painters represent tempests and shipwrecks.
Sometimes we ask from them to draw us the distant seas
where the strangers came from.
But only poets with all-pure hand, with gentle motions, are those
they draw the lines of streams we travel.
(from LOU-KIANG-TUE. OMBRES CHINOISES, 1959 )
Jan 8, 2009
Jan 7, 2009
This 1993 RED FLAME compilation collects recordings from his 80`s less acclaimed, commercially unsuccessful, unknown and more difficult to find today works. Tracks though like "smile", "drifting towards violence", "domestication", "working hu-mans casino", "my perfect world" (from DRIFTING TOWARDS VIOLENCE)... or other magnificent songs like "volcano" show clearly (and sadly) how unfair the world is with PATRIK FITZGERALD.
Jan 5, 2009
Fans of LOUIS PHILIPPE can listen here to his early songwriting, released under moniker THE ARCADIANS. This material, originated from his "Crepuscule" years circa 1985-86, includes the "Mad Mad World " LP plus some extras (b-sides, demo versions, etc). Newcomers better start from "Appointment with Venus" or "Yuri Gagarin" LPs,both posted at our blog.
The "Let`s Pretend" compilation released in 1995 by London`s Humbug Records
Jan 3, 2009
Cassette, (rec.1981-82), Pleasantly Surprized, 1985
They were shorted lived though, they released only a single ("Anonymity", 1980) and an EP (CHAPTER II, 1981)...while a cassette tape "WHEN THE SPIRIT MOVES THEM" with 1981-82 recordings appeared later through Pleasantly Surprised (a fine, by the way, label of the era, specialized in good cassette releases).
Dance Chapter were: Cyrous Brouton (vocals), Steve Hatfield (guitar), John Turner (drums), Stuart Dunbar (bass).