Saturday, September 29, 2007

C.P. Lee & Albertos Y Lost Trios Paranoias "Radio Sweat" {England} [1996] (Comedy)

Radio Sweat was the final release by the Albertos, almost 20 years after they were real well known.

Taking the spoof of an "English Local Radio Station" the songs are introduced as if they are the playlist of the DJ on said station. The Phone-Ins are very much like the local radio we get here.

All too quickly the Radio Sweat idea gives way to some Live Tracks (which I like better anyway) and after that we get some Bonus tracks which sound like demos.

I have to admit that I am posting this to make the previous post of Albertos Y Lost Trios Paranoias truly "Complete". Unless there are any real nice bootlegs of them LIVE in the 70's (when they were absolutely excellent), there is as far as I know very little else of recorded output from them.

Life is strange, I have had 4 deaths around my circle of people recently aged from 71 to 21, with a 24 year old in that group too. Whereas, the events do allow you to feel some respect for the life we have - As a person who has had 'Out of body experiences - which I would call Near Death' I can testify that the next life is far far more interesting than this life.

I know that Christian Faith holds power as I have been involved with it and have woken to the heralds of Angels singing by me. However, what the Christian Dogma does not include is the idea of Re-Incarnation. And that I cannot accept.

Oh yes. Back to the album. If you liked the previous post - Then you may well like this too. (At least 1 person did.) If you didn't like then forget this. It's only for C.P.Lee fans.

Sweat Land:
01 Shot By Both Sides (4:00)
02 Trouble With A 'G' (3:58)
03 Birthday Surprise (4:27)
04 My Feets Go Soul (3:32)
05 Gabble Natter Chatter (6:41)
06 Bite The Bullet Ivan (4:35)
Live Trax:
07 You Made A Hostage Of My Heart (3:58)
08 Contact Lense (4:06)
09 Telephone (3:35)
10 Put The Funkin' Kettle On (4:01)
11 Saluting Sgt. Bilko (9:17)
Bonus Trax:
12 Ou Est Madeline? (4:13)
13 Table Love (2:17)
14 The Ballad Of Robin Hood (3:16)
15 Alcoholotta Trouble (2:57)

Friday, September 28, 2007

Abraxis - "Abraxis" {Belgium} [1976]

Abraxis is a jazz/fusion band from Belgium with well implementation of some classical music elements. Althought the songs not related to each other, a tiny sugestion for full satisfaction would be to listen the album from begining to end at once. line-up: Dirk Bogaert (flute, vocal) Paur Elias (guitar) Jean-Paul Musette (bass) Charles Loos (keyboards)Jack Mauer (drums) Tony Malisan (drums). Any infos for the band is welcome.

Valse de la Mort..

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias "Complete"{Manchester England}[1973-96](Parody Space Rock Psych Punk Folk Rock Blues Pop Progressive and all the rest)

Mandrax Sunset Variations: That is the cover to the right. It consists of the 4 albums released by "Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias".

1976 - Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias
1977 - Italians From Outer Space
1978 - Skite

They also released this album:
1996 - Radio Sweat

Also included are the 2 EPs release during the Punk Era:
1977 - Snuff Rock
1978 - Heads Down No Nonsense Mindless Boogie.

The first album's tracklist is as follows:
01 Torture You
02 Pavlov
03 I Like Gurls
04 Dread Jaws
05 Follow The Guru
06 Dead Meat
07 Anadin
08 6.45
09 Jesus Wept
10 Mandrax Sunset Variations Parts 1, 2 & 3

From the first track with the amazingly sensuous lyric "I don't wanna talk to you. I just wanna t t t t torture you" played as a parody of Dr Hook (I think) through the Reggae "Dread Jaws" , the Psychy "Follow The Guru", rocker "Dead Meat" to the Lou Reed soundalike "Anadin" eventually ending with the Hawkwind parody "Mandrax Sunset Variations" "This is your captain speaking - Your captain is knackered". We loved it back then. I admit the sounds have a sort of 'dated' feel about them now, but, I still like them.

The Band:
Bass - Tony Bowers
Drums - Bruce Mitchell
Guitar - Bob Harding , Jimmy Hibbert
Guitar [Pedal Steel] - Simon White (2)
Vocals - Les Pryor*
Written - By, Vocals, Guitar - C.P.Lee

1977 saw the release of "Italians From Outer Space" and by this time I had seen them live doing a parody Rock Festival which was really a great live act and extremely funny. They did tracks from both these albums and it was well worth the psychedelic substances we had digested prior to entering the night club in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Wonder if Tab has any left???
01 Old Trust
02 Brrr!
03 I'll Come If You Let Me
04 Invocation Of The Fundamental Orifice Of St. Agnes
05 No Change
06 Peon In The Neck
07 Happy To Be On (An Island Away From) Demis Roussos
08 Teenager In Schtuck
09 Italians From Outer Space: (A) The Ballad Of Colonel Callan
10 Italians From Outer Space: (B) A Fistful Of Spaghetti
11 Mandrax Sunset Variations Part VI
12 Neville
13 Breakfast
14 Wholefood Love
15 Holiday Frog
16 Teenage Paradise
17 Willie Baxter's Blues
18 It Never Rains In El Paso
19 Whispering Grass
20 Death Of Rock And Roll

This album mixed country sounds (Comically) with the previously Rock, Psych and Space Rock still appearing and also Pop elements. However, there are bits of Zappa, The Firesign Theatre, Dylan and a lovely Beefheart parody "No Change - Peon In The Neck". Some pokes at punk start to appear (nothing so wonderful yet as the Snuff Rock EP). It all ends with a Joe Walsh / Steve Miller style rocker "Death Of Rock And Roll".

The remaining tracks on this album make up the "Skite" album. Some Dub Reggae, a "Doo Wap" version of the Sex Pistols "Anarchy In The UK", Skite had its moments but did not have the highs of the first 2 albums - It did however, parody the mood of '78, in a way. XTC etcetera.

Also included in this post are the 2 EP's. The absolute excellent "Snuff Rock" EP and the almost forgetful (Chart Success) of the Status Quo Headbanger parody).

Oh yes. SNUFF ROCK. Well, this has to be one of the better Punk recordings. Taking the proverbial out of the Damned, John Lydon himself and all. If you take it all too seriously - then you'd end up like Syd. There are 1 or 2 surprises in the Punk section of this post - Oh well. They are part of it and I attend to the possibilty of posting RADIO SWEAT, if you good decent folk want me to. *Smiles*
There are a couple of real good examples of this period of Albertos y Lost Trios Paranoias from this period available on YOU TUBE. So look if you DARE!

You Tube Sweetness Version 1


Oh. By the way. That "Complete" at the top should read "Almost" as well. Heads DOWN!
Place in line 502. Looks good for 2020.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

John Holm "Sordin" {Sweden} [1972] (FolkRock,Singer-Song ,Progressive)

This album is for me one of the top 3 albums from Sweden (the other 2 are Kebnekaise's first and Thommie Fransson's solo album, he did later played with John on his other 2 albums from the 70's). This man did 3 really good albums back in the 70's. And he was really near a big breakthrough with his second. He also did some albums in the 80's and 90's. John was a member of the progressive underground group "Underground Failure" that made a really rare album that sounds like Bob Dylan or Velvet Underground with some slight psych influence. But then in 1972 he released his first solo album and what an album great rock songs like "Svarte Kungen" and fragile songs like "Ett enskilt rum på Sabbatsberg". On this album you can found musicans like Kenny Håkansson from Kebnekasie on guitar Thomas Jutterström from Splash, Roffe Wickström the famoused blues guitar man and Ola Brunkert on drums. It wouldn't be an exaggeration claiming that the lineup on this record consisted of the swedish elite in progressive music at the time being. He got a very special voice that really makes the music sounds really personal. If you like swedish music and haven't heard this one get it now. Otherwise you cant say that you have heard SWEDEN!

Den öde stranden
Min skuld till dig
Om den blå himlen
Långt bort härifrån
Är det så det ska va
Får man leva för det
Svarte kungen
Ett enskilt rum på Sabbatsberg

Svarte Kungen (The black king) is a song about Jimi Hendrix if you wonder...

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Best wishes from Sweden

Thursday, September 20, 2007

If 6 Was 9 A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix - [1995] [316k VBR]

If 6 Was 9 A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix - [1995] [316k VBR]

Not much info on this record either.

Some nice bands on this Hendrix tribute from Imaginary Records.
Best quality rip...

Imaginary Records was an independent record label based in Heywood, Lancashire, England, which specialised mainly in indie rock and post-punk.

Their discography included releases by Cud, the Chameleons, The Reegs and the Mock Turtles, who went on to have a major UK hit with "Can You Dig It?".

The label also released a number of artist tribute albums, on which contemporary acts recorded cover versions of influential artists.
Contributors to this series of albums included Sonic Youth, The Membranes, Nirvana, Echo and the Bunnymen, Ride, Screaming Trees and Buffalo Tom.

VA - If 6 Was 9: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix

Artist...............: Various Artists
Album................: If 6 Was 9: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix
Genre................: Rock
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Omega - "10000 Lépés" {Hungary} [1969] (Prog Psych/Space Rock) (@256)

The most successful Hungarian rock band in history, OMEGA is one of the rare bands to have been known outside in his country. The legend has it that as albums were released in other countries it became necessary to brake the language barrier. Their music is a combination of Eastern European prog with a bit of symphonic and a bit of psyche prog. The result is a dark orchestrated sound combined with extended improvisation. Their discography actually starts in the early 60's, and goes in till today in a more modern register. Several albums were released in Hungarian as well as English. I'd prefer the "accented" English version of the albums. The more so, the music remains the same...

1968 to 1975: OMEGA issued their first Hungarian "Trombitás Frédi és a Rettenetes Emberek" (1968) that became their first golden album. The band sealed their success with two subsequent LPS: "10 000 Lépés" and "Omega 3" / "Éjszakai Országút". Their first releases, such as "Omega 3" / "Éjszakai Országút", "Élö Omega" and "Omega 5" were basically pop rock some very good songs. "200 Years After The Last War" is a brilliant album, solid rock and roll with beautiful ballads.

1976 to 1981: From 1976 to 1981, they released four albums of Progressive Spacey Rock with great arrangements: echoes of PINK FLOYD and ELOY elements. "Time Robber" / "Idõrabló", their best work work, is the most commercial with various electronic "space sounds", though "Skrover" / "Csillagok Útján" is probably the most musically diverse. More albums in the similar style followed: "Gammapolis" / "Gammapolisz" and "Working" / "Az Arc".

1981 to today: Afterwards, the band kept the electronic and pop rock genre with bits of Progressive elements. However, the band's 1980s began to show the obvious signs of creative stagnation. Soon after it 13th album, OMEGA disbanded. After 7 years of long silence, the musicians went on to produce a new album in 1995, "Transcendent" / "Trans and Dance". This release is a good album with nice keyboards playing. Also check out their equally superb album .... their latest "Egy Eletre Szol" (1998). Well..., after nearly 40 years OMEGA is still together, they are LEGENDS !

Track Listings
01. Petróleum lámpa (Oil Lamp) (3:14)
02. Gyöngyhajú lány (Girl With Pearls In Her Hair) (5:49)
03. Tuzvihar (Stormy Fire) (3:09)
04. Udvari bolond kenyere (Court Jester's Bread) (3:32)
05. Kérgeskezq favágók (The Woodcutter With Rough Hands) (8:15)
06. Tékozló fiúk (Wasteful Boys) (4:34)
07. Tízezer lépés (10000 Steps) (6:13)
08. 1958-as boogie-woogie klubban (In The 1958 Boogie-Woogie-Club) (2:14)
09. Spanyolgitár legenda (Spain Guitar Legend) (3:24)
10. Félbeszakadt koncert (The Broken Off Concert) (4:00)

- Laszlo Benkö / keyboards, trumpet, backing vocals
- Jánós Kobor / lead vocals
- Jószef Laux / drums
- Tamas Mihály / bass
- György Molnár / guitar
- Gábor Presser / keyboards, backing vocals

05. Kérgeskezq favágók ...
07. Tízezer lépés ....

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Fikret Kizilok - "Gün Ola Devran Döne" {Turkey} [1996] (1968-70 Early Works) (@320)

"Collection of singles by Turkish protest singer much-beloved by young musicians in the underground scene in Turkey, but virtually unknown anywhere else; Fikret started his career playing electric guitar for Cahit Oben Dörtlüsü, which led to appearances in the Golden Microphone song contests that also spotlighted the talents of Erkin Koray, Mogollar and the brothers Hür El; Kizilok frequently collaborated with Bülent Ortaçgil (whose own Benimle Oynar Misin album is a lovely artefact of the Turkish scene), and no surprise -- it was Fikret's involvement with prominent folk poets as a result of their shared interest in traditional Anatolian folk music which was the foundation of his storied solo career; the fifteen tracks included here (all from 1970-1974) sport some heavy grooves ('Leylim, Leylim,' 'Gözlerinden Bellidir,' 'Gün Ola Devran Döne,' and the fuzz-guitar heavy 'Koyverdin Gittin Beni'), but also tantalizes with moody, introspective musings in an Eastern vein ('Akyin Vari, Akyin,' 'Haberin Var Mi' and the sitar-laced 'Köroglu Daglary.' Booklet has notes about the Altin Microphon contests, lyrics, and photos."

01 - Leylim, Leylim (3:55)
02 - Koroglu Daglari (4:08)
03 - Anadoluyum (2:38)
04 - Gün Ola Devran Döne (2:58)
05 - Gozlerinden Bellidir (3:51)
06 - Akin Var, Akin (5:44)
07 - Soyle Sazim (2:37)
08 - Yagmur Olsam (2:26)
09 - Yumma Gozun Kor Gibi (2:52)
10 - Haberin Var Mi (4:31)
11 - Vurulmusum (3:11)
12 - Guzel Ne Guzel Olmussun (2:16)
13 - Haberin Var Mi (Enstrumantal) (4:48)

Haberin Var Mi ...
Gün Ola Devran Döne ...

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Synkopy - "Xantipa" {Czech Republic} [1973] (Prog Symph Rock)

Synkopy (a.k.a. Synkopy 61) is a Czechoslovakian five-piece (2 keys, guitar, bass, drums, vocals) whose leader and primary songwriter, Oldrich Vesely, was once a member of another great Czech band: Modry Efekt. Many comparisons can be drawn between Synkopy and Modry Efekt, not the least of which is a penchant for experimentation and bringing other styles (hard rock, blues, powerful rock vocals) into the sound and giving them their own progressive twist. Of course, Synkopy, with two keyboard players (Vesely and Pavel Pokorny), are more keyboard driven than Modry Efekt. Slunecni Hodiny burns with powerful melodic vigor, but does suffer from a somewhat substandard production. Kridelini and Flying Time are Czech and English vocal versions of the same album, an outstanding one, maybe even their best: It's one of the few cases where a foreign band sings in English lyrics and really pulls the feat off without sounding shallow. Zrcadla is also a strong one, but far more direct than the others.
Synkopy 61 emerged from Brno in the late 1960s and over the years produced a string of singles, EPs and two mini-albums, just never a full-length long play. Their music is described as beat music with a few progressive touches, and the 10" songs as Uriah Heep-influenced heavy rock. I have not heard any of this early material, but apparently most of it can be found on the Valka je vul (Best of) CD compilation.
After the band broke up, its keyboard player and primary composer Oldrich Veselý joined Modrý Efekt for their two classic albums, Svitanie and Svet Hledacu. It was Svet Hledacu's combination of twin keyboards, heavy guitars, drums and no bass guitar that he used as the blueprint when he set out to re-form his old band, now known simply as Synkopy. Slunecní Hodiny's (CD Bonton BON 493163 2) powerful sound maintains Modrý Efekt's brawny mixture of spacey, symphonic and plain hard-rocking styles, but with inflated melodic splendour and keyboard arrangements. The album forms one unbroken suite with four vocal sections in the middle of synthesizer, guitar, organ and (occasionally) violin blowtorching minor-dominant riffs and melodies across slabs and slabs of metallic string synthesizer chords, while the drummer, subscribing to the Alan White/Jurgen Rosenthal philosophy of hit hard-hit often-hit everywhere, provides most of the impetus with minor help from the clanging Clavinet or the buzzing Micromoog which cover for the absent bass guitar. The music can be majestic but the bombast also veers dangerously close to ponderous and overwrought at times, especially when Veselý's distinctive voice, high-pitched and rough-hewn without being shrill or gruff, is belting out the solemn melodies with a thick wall of harmonies fattening the tone. However, the music has enough variation and energy to avoid slipping into the abyss, and the calmer instrumental sections, such as "Intermezzo", a neatly elegiac cello/violin duet that emerges out of the ashen synthesizer murk, and "Vodopád", a funkish fusion tune with scat vocals, provide well-timed diversion. Sometimes the instrumental sections will remind of Solaris' Marsbéli Kronikák, but with the relative absence of metallic power-chord guitar Slune ní Hodiny is not as heavy as that album (and, frankly, not as good either), though both share the same kind of dark high-tech mood, a technical but not too complex instrumental approach, and a clear grounding in blues-based that gives the symphonic sound a muscular edge. Slunecní Hodiny is rough, tough and on a par with most Modrý Efekt albums (also seems to take some inspiration from the works of the Czech artist Jirí Kolár).

Krídlení is another album-length work with a unifying lyrical theme (just don't ask me what it is), but has a slightly more up-to-date sound than its predecessor, especially on the drums and guitars. It also isn't as cohesive or well-written, winging its way through almost straight-ahead hard-rock ("Kyvadlo"), bluesy rock with cigarette-smoky vocals ("Blues O Výcepu"), or a matter-of-fact unaccompanied guitar solo ("Kytarové Extempore") which are increasingly removed from the symphonic centre of the band's sound. The playing is still energetic and the more dynamic sound allows for more grit and glitter to come through, but the mundane moments proliferate in writing, and what the band could get away with in the acetylene-lit darkness of Slunecní Hodiny tends to sound more conventional and pompous in Krídlení's brighter colours.

Krídlení still has fine musical moments, especially on side two, but overall it sounds like another victim of the same malaise that West European progressive groups had started succumbing to five years earlier: recycling their old glories with more pomp, pop and polish in trying to cope with lack of new ideas and changed musical expectations.

An import version of the album with English vocals overdubbed on the original backing tracks was produced two years later as Flying Time. The new lyrics and vocals are actually pretty successful (the lyrics were written out phonetically for the musicians to get the pronunciation), you just can't hear them very clearly, as they are somewhat smudged by the mix. The CD re-release of Krídlení includes all these vocal tracks as a bonus, slightly edited to account for the missing instrumental tracks and segues. -- Kai Karmanheimo

Track Listing
01 - Xantipa (2:40)
02 - Zelený Lucištník (4:10)
03 - Brouk (2:57)
04 - Bílý Vrány (Easy Livin - Uriah Heep) (2:27)
05 - Balón (4:17)
06 - Ptací Sonáta (3:40)
07 - Hrej Se Mnou Fair (Look At Yourself - Uriah Heep) (4:40)

- Petr Smeja / guitar
- Jirí Rybár / drums
- Pavel Pokorný / violin, guitar, vocals
- Jan Carvaš / double bass, bass, vocals
- Michal Polák / vocals
- Oldrich Veselý / keyboards, vocals

- Xantipa (73, Mini-album)
- Formule 1 (75, Mini-album)
- Slunecní Hodiny (81)
- Kridelni (83)
- Flying Time (85)
- Zrcadla (86)

02 - Zelený Lucištník ...
03 - Brouk ...

Thanks to Corvus CZ


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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Some of my requests & Some albums

Hello friends, In this post i sent some of my wishlist and albums that may be hard to find. Well during 4 years i dive deep to east european & asian psych/progressive bands/artists. Maybe one of the best source at internet are the vinyl shop listings to learn names of different albums/bands, and i am collecting samples/artcovers from these shops for many years. I had an earthquake a few years before on my economy, and i left buying LPs. Umm psychologists say collecting is a kind of obsessive compulsive illness, but some harmless obsessions add taste to this life :) moreover, as much as we Listen the albums instead of Having them, maybe we are doing great to open our mind & heart to life.

Well for some of the albums, even i wanted to listen them, i had no luck to find them. and the prices are high for me to buy. i am posting coverarts,sample songs and album names of the bands, If you have any of them, sending the links to comments or email will make me happy thanks :)

Bayan Mongol Variety Group/Self-titled (Mongolia) (1981)

I saw this post at one of my fav site waxidermy. Sample song is really nice. Something like where mongolian folk meets with rock.
I listened the later album of this band. In their late albums, you may notice its a blend of Khoomei with some traditional instruments. My personal opinion for their late albums: i think you may try other folk albums from the mongolian scene first. What makes this album special for me is maybe its the first attempt that mongolian folk meets with rock. and the sample song is really promising. I saw a site is selling cassette of this album as cheap as 10dollar, however site requests my credit card number without any verification model. So i fear to buy the album directly from there. Please pass me the link in comments or email, if you have this album.
Bayan Mongol - Sample Song..

Dos-Mukasan - Self titled (Kazakhstan) (19XX)

They were called the kazakh beats in time, in a near time group come together after many years later. Well its common thing a group starts with rock, and after being popular, producing more popular works. As far as i know, still a popular band in kazakhstan, however this lp is one of the rarity across Russia Federation, and it goes well with reasonable prices in ebay time to time. I found 2 sample songs from the album. Female voice and the performance is really nice. Pity couldnt find, to listen whole album.

Dos-Mukasan - Sample Song1..
Dos-Mukasan - Sample Song2..

Kola Beldy - Unknown Album (Russia) (196X)

I have 2 albums from Kola Beldy, the rythms and singing style i like a lot. Thanks to Lisa, she found one of Kola Beldy albums for me some months ago. Didnt check the link but i guess it should still work. Well unfortunately i dont know the album name, the sample song i have, not in that 2 albums that i already have. Well there is a story behind, here is some copy paste: Kola Beldy, the first professional folk song singer of the North nations, was Nanai. The history of this people was dramatic and full of secrets. Archaeologists would have to answer many questions about history of Gold empire and Bohai kingdom in the Far East, where Nanai ancestors Jurchin lived. They made metals and cultivated and soil, they were travellers, sellers and soldiers, had schools and towns. Academician A.Okladnikov, the historian and archaeologist expressed a high opinion of culture of the native nations and compared it with ancient Greek and Roman culture. About 780 yers ago Mongolian soldiers destroyed Jurchin state in older to begin war against Russia. Those who stayed alive, hid near rivers and lakes, in taiga and mountains of the Far East. They called themselves Nanai, Udeghei, Orochi... But traditional songs, legends and musical..more here

if you have the album that songs belong to, please send to me.

Kola Beldy - LP sample..

Orlan - Orlan Ensemble (Russia) (1989) (Bashkir folk jazz)

Jazz band "Orlan" founded by Oleg in 1985 became noticeable phenomenon of Russian jazz scene. Having been fascinated by Bashkir folklore he was the first in Russia who started to practice ethno-approach in jazz. In close relations with folk singers he mastered guttural singing technique, introduced such folk instruments as "kurai" (Bashkir wind instrument) and "kubyz" (Jew's-harp) into his band, went into folk music arrangements and adaptation. In 1989 record company "Melodia" issued "Bashkir legends" LP. "Orlan" had been touring actively all around the country and abroad. World music movement was spreading widely around the globe therefore "Orlan" was accepted with enthusiasm everywhere. for more samples & information you may have a look to offical site.

Orlan - Bashkir Country Blues..

Those were my requests, Now its time to share some albums. Well i know the albums below, i cant say they are great for everybody. Some will enjoy them more and for some, they are just ok albums., maybe these are the one for passionete hearts, anyway i like them as much as all the posts here.

Gunesh - (first album) (Turkmenistan) (19XX)

Lets start with Gunesh from Turkmenistan. They blend some folk with a nice way of fusion. I wondered this vinyl in time a lot. Well this is split with Abba, so there is only 4 songs in the album, and opposingly to their late albums this is psych folk/beat album. If you never listened gunesh before, downloading that album may make you think they are a psych folk band. well they are not. Gunesh is my one of favorite band from Asia. For the guyz who wonder their first album, its here now :)

Gunesh - Devushka..
Gunesh - Devushka 2..

TRT Ara Müzikleri Volume 1 & 2 (Turkey) (1970s)

...They released 2 volumes of very enjoyable and highly pleasant "easy listening" Turkish music (a bit more at vol 1, as Turkish folk with orchestrations) with a few times odd combinations of styles and some nice and great a-go-go (a bit more at vol 2), and folk crossover styles, including some more light Anatolian crossover Poprock. It's not completely progressive music except for some tracks on vol 2 (like a fantastic Okay Temiz track, but with also additions by Cahit Oben, Zafer Dilek, Timur Selcuk, Onder Bali.), making it's surely interesting to trace... more info here

Timur Selçuk - Panayır Günü..
(şeker bi gıcıklığı, yada gıcık eden bi şekerliği var bu parçanın ;) )

Charivni Gitary - Self titled (Russia) (196X) (EP)

Correct me if i am wrong, This is one of their very first albums. If you never listened Charivni Gitary before i can say the mood in the albums funky prog, enjoyable smooth solos & vocals. I couldnt find a good information. So any information welcome.

Charivni Gitary - Dobry Dodzdik..

Yiannis Dimitras and Maria Katira - Erana (Greece) (197X)

First time i saw this album, one of Pokora's collector dream series (i dont remember which one). This is a super high price vinyl, and maybe thats why we couldn't see this album here and there when we searched for it. Unfortunately i have no information for the band. Some nice folk with traditional elements waits you in the album. Duets and the voices i like. Any information very welcome.

Gemise O Ypnos Moy Poylia..

Farkasok - Rock-Fantázia (Hungary) (1983) (electro symph prog)

New hungarian scene has some awesome artists/bands that enjoy. Some of them Townscream, Cathapilla Project, Korai Örom, Masfel...Back to 70s we have also many colorful bands from the scene, and one of them is Farkasok. Farkasok is a musical performed in theaters and recorded live, has some zeuhlish elements, a good mixture of electronics & prog..Any informations welcome. One of my fav.

Farkasok - Marakodás..

Emil Dimitrov - Emil (Bulgaria) (1974)

Another nice scene especially for the power of women choirs (sharing success with Poland for powerful women choirs) and the use of percussions. i like new age prog bands like Om art ensemble, Ishia from new scene. From wiki; "Emil Dimitrov was a popular Bulgarian singer. He made his debut in 1960 and recorded about 30 albums altogether. In the 60s Lili Ivanova and Emil Dimitrov were the most popular singers of modern songs. During the last years of his life he exhibited a talent for drawing as well." Emil Dimitrovs fist albums has some nice prog psych touches, Easy going smooth songs with some good light psych mood.
Emil Dimitrov..

it becomes a big post, thanks to my friends J.Flower,Opa-Loka,Tahotahir to make some of the vinyls available for us. We begin from Mongolia, Let's put an end at Tuva with one song of Gen-Dos

prog khoomei ? :)

GenDos - Shizo..

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

VA - Through The Looking Glass 1965 - [1992] [319k VBR] and VA - Through The Looking Glass 1966 - [1990] [319k VBR]

VA - Through The Looking Glass 1965 - [1992] [319k VBR]


VA - Through The Looking Glass 1966 - [1990] [319k VBR]

Not much info on these compilation albums. Booklets only gives info on the bands doing cover songs of classic rock from 1965 and 1966.

Some cool versions of these old classic songs, though.

If anyone can dig up more info than in the booklets, I'll post them here of course. Imaginary records have track listings.

Imaginary Records - From Wikipedia

Imaginary Records was an independent record label based in Heywood, Lancashire, England, which specialised mainly in indie rock and post-punk.

Their discography included releases by Cud, the Chameleons, The Reegs and the Mock Turtles, who went on to have a major UK hit with "Can You Dig It?".

The label also released a number of artist tribute albums, on which contemporary acts recorded cover versions of influential artists.
Contributors to this series of albums included Sonic Youth, The Membranes, Nirvana, Echo and the Bunnymen, Ride, Screaming Trees and Buffalo Tom.

VA - Through The Looking Glass - 1965

Artist...............: Various Artists
Album................: Through The Looking Glass - 1965
Genre................: Rock Alternative
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Year.................: 1992
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1965 - Through The Looking Glass is a compilation album released by
Imaginary Records in 1992.(UK release)

1. The Playthings - "Get Off My Cloud" (5:54) (Keith Richards , Mick Jagger)
2. Chapterhouse - "It Won't Be Wrong" (1:55) (Harvey Gerst , Roger
3. Angel Corpus Christi - "Eve Of Destruction" (3:46) (Phil Sloane)
4. The Mind Robbers - "Shot In The Dark" (2:29) (Henry Mancini)
5. The Walking Seeds - "Couldn't Get High" (4:14) (The Fugs
6. H.P. Zinker - "Norwegian Wood" (2:07) (John Lennon , Paul McCartney)
7. Torn Memory - "That Means a Lot" (2:56) (John Lennon , Paul
8. 11th Dream Day - "College Psychology On Love" (2:52) (The Churchmice)
9. The Thunderbyrds - "We Gotta Get Outta This Place" (3:19) (Mann/Weil)
10. The Stairs - "Moonchild" (2:33) (David A. Gates)
11. Swirl - "Ticket to Ride" (5:52) (John Lennon , Paul McCartney)
12. The Bluebirds - "Catch the Wind" (3:56) (Donovan)

Playing Time.........: 00:41:58
Total Size...........: 96,92 MB

NFO generated on.....: 11-09-2007 01:36:07

VA - Through The Looking Glass 1966

Artist...............: Various Artists
Album................: Through The Looking Glass 1966
Genre................: Alternative
Source...............: CD
Year.................: 1990
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1. (00:03:34) - (VBR 320 kbit/s) Monks Of Doom - Who Are The Brain Police?
2. (00:03:00) - (VBR 320 kbit/s) Beef - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
3. (00:04:56) - (VBR 320 kbit/s) A Witness - Tomorrow Never Knows
4. (00:03:47) - (VBR 320 kbit/s) No Prisoners - Paint It Black
5. (00:03:45) - (VBR 320 kbit/s) Spiral Jetty - Montague Terrace
6. (00:03:12) - (VBR 320 kbit/s) Ride - Eight Miles High
7. (00:03:10) - (VBR 320 kbit/s) Luddi Hill Death Squad - Monday Monday
8. (00:03:24) - (VBR 319 kbit/s) Barbel - Call Me
9. (00:03:15) - (VBR 320 kbit/s) Creature Comfort - I'm Losing You
10. (00:02:56) - (VBR 320 kbit/s) Foster, Joe & The Devil - Psychodaisies
11. (00:03:19) - (VBR 320 kbit/s) Family Cat - Bus Stop
12. (00:02:36) - (VBR 320 kbit/s) Levellers 5 - Eleanor Rigby
13. (00:05:14) - (VBR 318 kbit/s) Barbel - Winchester Cathedral

Playing Time.........: 00:46:08
Total Size...........: 106,50 MB

NFO generated on.....: 11-09-2007 01:45:29

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Pogonophobia "Contra Trast" {Sweden} [2007] (Psychadelic, Space)

Well would can I say they have done it again! This one is more heavy and not so ambient, a perfect mix of space and heavy guitar work and dreamy long synthesizer loop like Tangerine Dream once did it. You will even found some influnces of indian music the improvisation its great specielly on track noumber 2. And I have to say that it sounds like early Ash Ra Tempel at their best moments with dreamy long tracks but the difference is that Pogonophobia its more heavy. So if you like their first one get this one now!
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track 2

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Edgar Brought Band - "Live Hits Harder" {UK} [1976] (Hard Prog Psych) (@256) (kindly submitted by ZenBa)

Eclectic Discs are pleased to announce the release of this classic album by the legendary and infamous Edgar Broughton Band. Live Hits Harder was recorded on the bands "farewell" tour of 1976 and secured a limited release in Switzerland in 1979. This atmospheric album makes its debut on CD with the Eclectic Discs release and features superb live renditions of such classic tracks as Love in the Rain, Hotel Room, Evening Over Rooftops and Side by Side.

The Edgar Broughton Band had been described as proto-punk, heavy rock and underground throughout their career. They were recently (and aptly) described simply as "a bloody good rock band". These Eclectic Discs re-masters will be followed by the release of the remaining two albums in the Broughton catalogue, Parlez Vous English and Superchip in February 2006 and the first UK and European concerts by the original line up of The Edgar Broughton Band for over ten years.

Live album recorded during the band's "farewell" tour of 1976, which was only ever released previously in Switzerland, on vinyl, in 1979, for a limited period only.

Track Listing
01 - Side By Side (7:47)
02 - Love in the Rain (6:33)
03 - One to Seven (3:42)
04 - Hotel Room (4:04)
05 - Evening Over Rooftops (6:31)
06 - Freedom (3:53)
07 - Poppy (0:49)
08 - Signal Injector (5:11)
09 - Smokestack Lightning (5:57)

- Robert "Edgar" Broughton / vocals, guitar
- Steve Broughton / drums
- Arthur Grant / bass
- Terry Cottam / guitar

04 - Hotel Room ....

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Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Dukes Of Stratosphear - [1987] - Chips From The Chocolate Fireball

The Dukes Of Stratosphear - [1987] - Chips From The Chocolate Fireball

Maybe one of my top favourite 5 albums of all time. Made a full quality 320 rip, with full size art work.
Enjoy, if you don't like it, shame on you, he he

XTC created the Dukes of Stratosphear almost on a lark, as an excuse to play the kind of music they grew up listening to and playing.

The invention of the pseudonym gave them the opportunity to wear on their sleeves the influences they had only hinted at as XTC.

The Dukes released two records between 1985 and 1987 and they are both compiled in their entirety on Chips from the Chocolate Fireball.

Listening to Chips is like sifting through a '60s psychedelia bin at a good used record store. The only thing missing are the pops and crackles as you drop the needle onto the neglected vinyl.

The best of the era is recreated here with reverence and an amazing attention to detail:

Syd Barrett's childlike lyrics, the Blue Cheer fuzz-guitar frenzy, dissonant Sgt. Pepper strings and horns, and good old Brian Wilson-style indulgences. The record opens with "25 O'Clock," which instantly recalls the Electric Prunes' "I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night." From there the references become more obscure: the Count Five's "Psychotic Reaction" is invoked by the bombastic guitar sludge of Sir John Johns (Andy Partridge) and Lord Cornelius Plum (Dave Gregory) on "My Love Explodes," while "Bike Ride to the Moon" is demented enough to have appeared on Pink Floyd's Piper at the Gates of Dawn. Other high points include the Hollies-inspired "Vanishing Girl" and the Beatles-style piano stomp "You're a Good Man Albert Brown." The record closes with the priceless "Pale and Precious." With its dead-on Wilson brothers harmonies and faux theremin, the song plays like an undiscovered gem from the Beach Boys' Smile sessions. --Paul Ducey

The Dukes of Stratosphear - Chips from the Chocolate Fireball

Artist...............: The Dukes of Stratosphear
Album................: Chips from the Chocolate Fireball
Genre................: Rock
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01. (00:05:03) - The Dukes of Stratosphear - 25 O'Clock
02. (00:02:23) - The Dukes of Stratosphear - Bike Ride To The Moon
03. (00:03:49) - The Dukes of Stratosphear - My Love Explodes
04. (00:05:01) - The Dukes of Stratosphear - What In The World??...
05. (00:04:42) - The Dukes of Stratosphear - Your Gold Dress
06. (00:05:49) - The Dukes of Stratosphear - The Mole From The Ministry
07. (00:03:00) - The Dukes of Stratosphear - Vanishing Girl
08. (00:03:21) - The Dukes of Stratosphear - Have You Seen Jackie?
09. (00:04:31) - The Dukes of Stratosphear - Little Lighthouse
10. (00:03:39) - The Dukes of Stratosphear - You're A Good Man Albert Brown (Curse You Red Barrel)
11. (00:03:22) - The Dukes of Stratosphear - Collideascope
12. (00:03:19) - The Dukes of Stratosphear - You're My Drug
13. (00:03:17) - The Dukes of Stratosphear - Shiny Cage
14. (00:03:59) - The Dukes of Stratosphear - Brainiac's Daughter
15. (00:02:31) - The Dukes of Stratosphear - The Affiliated
16. (00:04:56) - The Dukes of Stratosphear - Pale And Precious

Playing Time.........: 01:02:42
Total Size...........: 144,08 MB

NFO generated on.....: 08-09-2007 00:19:34

Friday, September 07, 2007

Nairu "Progg i Pocketformat" {Sweden} [200?] (Acid Folk, Progressive)

Here we go again another splended album from Nairu. This one its more darker then the other one and I think it sounds a little bit like Wyrd Visions special the last track "Natt och rop om förr". The album contains slow acoustic fragile sounds mixed with som faster songs we all love it. If you liked the other album here on the blog you would not be disappointed. if you're into beutiful folk music get this one!

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Best wishes from Sweden.

Monday, September 03, 2007

December's Children "December's Children" {USA} [1969](Psych)

There is not very much information on this band on the net but they did manage to create a decent Psych album.

The band would appear to be:
Craig Balzer, Bruce Balzer, Bill Petti, Ron Papaled and Alice Popovic. Although I did find a statement by Gary Lorig that he was in the band.

I think I am correct in stating that both Gary Lorig and Bill Petti were in a rockabilly band from the early 60's Jonny And The Vicounts

I am certain that both Bill Petti and Gary Lorig were in that band. I also know that Craig and Bruce Balzer joined the Cleveland Ohio band Circus soon after leaving December's Children, raising the said band from a Bar Room thing to an outfit that would produce some singles that many collectors seek after. Also, the Brothers Balzer formed themselves into a late 70's, early 80's US band American Noise which I would love to hear.

Craig and Bruce left the music business to go into advertising and I do not know much else, but I certainly like the sounds on this album. Nowhere is the guitar playing inadequate - it is always interesting. The lyrical content is more than competant and even though one would feel an attraction to draw similarities to other USA male / female combines vocal groups as Jefferson Airplane they have a very different sound.

Track 01 - Trilogy: i. 2:30 Casino, ii. In Between A Dream, iii. Lady Of The Garden Starts off more Beatlesque if you ask me - slowly and cleverly building to a faster sound for part 2. "Gonna Take A Ride On A Good Ship - Sing Along a Melody!" with nice guitar, then slowing after another minute to the final part of this trilogy. "I am at peace with myself". This is good stuff - very good considering when it was recorded.

Track 02 - Sweet Talkin' Woman is sort of Allman Brothers style and not particularly exciting (as I think the Allman Bros are anyway). That said it is a competant song and fits as a track 02 on an album of this era.

Track 03 - Jane's Song (The Slow One) reminds me of some of the UK folk that was around at this time, and is really good. "We will always be. (Have always been). Will always be (Deep Within our Winter's Sleep)" This is a really good acoustic section reminiscent of CSNY if not better. (I love this song).

Track 04 - Hide The Water sounds similar to CCR and I can almost imaging John Fogerty joining these people in this song - It does have the nice guitar riffs that are generally missing from CCR stuff, if only I didn't have to draw similarities to another band I would love this.

Track 05 - Afternoon starts as an almost country sound but, swiftly gathers a competant Psych feel with it's intelligent lyrical approach and the Guitar Sound. I wonder is that sound Craig or Bruce Balzer. Any info on this band in the commments will be gratefully received.

Track 06 - Slow It Down does not actually slow down the album progression. It seems to Kick in something. A Blues Rock number that also has good lyrical conten along with excellent guitar work. I wonder whether this was rehearsed for a long time or whether the musicians are simply competant at what they are doing. For sure this is simple music - But It Sounds GREAT.

Track 07 - Too Early To Be Late is a sturdy enough composition (all tracks are attributed to Balzer, Balzer & Petti - "It's getting early to be late - Another surfer on a date" Also a Blues influenced song that sounds great to me.

Track 08 - Last Monday Night if it were more melodical 'could' be a Mamas n Papas type song but it has a Brashness and a great guitar riff. Just imagine the M n P's with some rel Funky guitar riffs at the front of the mix.

Track 09 - Back Road Rider certainly allows the woman singer to impress with (YET AGAIN some Great Guitar). I get Janis Joplin a lot from the singing but love the guitar - as it reminds me of my fave guitar man "Deke Leonard" from Man.

Track 10 - Livin' (Way Too Fast) saves the best till last. It has a nice beat, great vocal and could have been an excellent single. Also relating to the Blues, the Psych side is expressed through the Guitar which erupts into a wah wah style lick that attracts. Again this has the female vocals that are real good at creating a Funky - Blues feel. I reckon that other than the Folky song "Jane's Song" this is the best song.

Weighing in at around 43MB for the 192 samples it is quite small. Peronally I enjoyed this one and hope some out there do too.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Spot "ST " {Switzerland} [1971] (Heavy Rock, Blues Rock)

Interesting how small countries can create great bands like Krokodil and Country Lane. This band sounds like a cross between Orangu-Tang and Deep Purple. Spot was an early seventies Swiss offering that showcases some fine heavy rock with a tinge of blues and some excellent guitar playing. Includes versions of Donovan's "Jersey Thursday" and a particularly manic "Sabre Dance". Classic rock. The best of blues rock in Deep Purple-Taste-Led Zeppelin style.The classic 4-piece outfit shows the english strength of heavy blues-rock in fusion with the psychedelic influences of other swiss bands like Krokodil or Country Lane.
Produced by Pacific Sound producer St. Sulke and originally released on swiss folk label Evasion.

Pavlo Pendaki (vocal,keyboards)
John Woolloff (lead guitar,vocals)
Andre Jungo (bass)
Philippe Dubugnon (drums )

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