Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Electric Circus - Hello (1988)
excellent album by UK canadian duo - Pier Rubesa and Shauna. Very sensual, moody songs with melancholic vocals. If you like experimental, new wave and classical music you'll find this rewarding and enjoyable.
All titles Composed and Produced by Pier Rubesa and Shauna.
Recorded and Mixed at Electronic Circus Studio, Toronto.
|A2||Clouds Sail By|
|A3||Rhythm And Rhyme|
Electric Circus - Hello
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
|Kuruki was almost a solo project, by Ghent-based musician Gerry D'Haeyer. The single "Crocodile tears", printed in 1981, was fun and interesting, a one hit wonder. Then followed three 12" ('Such a Liar', 'Action' and 'Souvenir / Souvenir'), this 7" single "Just a cat" in 1983, which was recorded with Alan Gevaert & Chris Whitley of Noh Rodeo, and a full-lenght in 1984, 'Tv Scape'. Gerry D'Haeyer later went on to play drums with bluesmusician Roland Van Campenhout.|
Kuruki - Crocodile Tears 7''
Saturday, June 6, 2009
A compilation of 13 tracks by Autumn / Linear Movement... GREAT, AMAZING, AWESOME AND MANY OTHER ADJECTIVES.....BELGIUM RULES! ;)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
SS-Say - Fusion (1985)
SS-Say made their live debut at the William Burroughs visit "Last Chance" in Copenhagen in the autumn of 1983, at the time featuring Lena Walsh on vocals. Being replaced by Inge Shannon in 1984, the group recorded the 'Fusion' 12" single later that year. The record was originally planned to be an album, but two unfinished recordings were left out during the process (one untitled track and the later MH recording "Deep Inside Me" featured on his 1986 double-album 'Cutting Through').
Inge Shannon had worked with MH in the cult project Pesteg Dred back in 1981 (the third member of this band being Per Hendrichsen of Under For). During this period the group recorded 'Years Of Struggle Against The Lies, The Stupidity And The Cowardice', an album that never got released as an LP, but became available as an MC many years later with Atlas Magazine no. 1 (1985).
SS-Say - Fusion (1985)
Saturday, April 11, 2009
One of my favourite records ever. A perfect marriage of the late 70's and early 80's sounds. The song "Love Canal" beats everything.
Games were a synthpop band from Wirral, Merseyside, formed in 1980 by Brendan Coyle (synthesizer), Colin Hughes and Steve Knott (vocals, guitar). The group were influenced by electronic bands of the time, like Roxy Music, Japan and Human League
"Their first disc was a single, First Law of Games, released in 1980. During 1981, their later material appeared in two compilations, Street To Street - Volume Two, which featured the songs "Unrest In The Real World" and "The Song", both recorded that year; and The Bogus Compendium, released only in cassette, in March 1981.
In early 1982, Chris "Teepee" Shaw (synthesizer), formerly of Dalek I Love You, joined as fourth member, and, alongside him, the band recorded and released their last single Dance This Way, in February 1982, before disbanding the end of the year.
Knott reunited the band in 1983, but for one only gig at Pickwick's. That time, the band comprised also then Dead Or Alive guitarist Wayne Hussey (later The Mission singer) on guitar, Bran Jones on drums and David Hughes (formerly in Dalek I Love You and Godot) on synthesizer.
1. dance this way
2. love canal
Games - Dance This Way 7''
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Chandra - Transportation
Go Go Records 1980
"Chandra Oppenheim is a young female vocalist (12 years old when this was recorded) and is backed by The Dance with production from Euginie Diserio on this 4 track EP released on Go Go records in 1980."
The Chandra EP has been reissued and the package includes 4 unreleased tracks recorded with the Chandra Dimension as well as a 32-page booklet. Purchase it here
"In honor of the memory of the New York City MTA Strike of '05. Chandra's 1980 EP Transportation (On/Gogo) featured 10-year old lead singer Chandra Oppenheim, daughter of sculptor/visual artist Dennis Oppenheim. In '79 via her dad she met the band Model Citizens, and upon their breakup they decided to back her up and call the group Chandra. They met with fairly good response: Warhol interviewed them for his mag, they got good paying gigs at all the NYC hotspots, and apparently appeared performing on Captain Kangaroo. Fred Maher, drummer of many Lou Reed sessions, was in this band as well."
|Organ [Dissonant] - Chandra (4)|
|Melodica - Chandra (4)|
Chandra - Transportation - 1980
Monday, April 6, 2009
Some time ago my friend recommended me this band as he owned their album in the 80s and used to play it all the time. So I bought it and I wasn't disappointed. Laughing Academy sounds pretty nice, especially tracks like Suspicion, Belonging (great synth line) or Brief Encounter that sounds a like very soft version of All That I Wanted by Belfegore...
The Laughing Academy are: Paul Blyth, John Ayr, Doug McMillan
B.R.A.W. Records/UK 1985
YOUTH IS THE NIGGER
The Laughing Academy - Suspicion
Sunday, April 5, 2009
November Group is a new-wave rock/pop band from Boston founded in the early 1980s by Kearney Kirby and Ann Prim.
"November group was one of the most interesting of the synth-based, dance-oriented bands. Unlike most of their peers in the early '80s, November Group was austere and harsh, bereft of joy, more influenced by some of the early "dark dance" groups like A Certain Ratio or New Order. They maintained a militant sound, and the vocals (provided by two women, who headed the band) moved from harsh monotone to emotive cries."
|A2||Work That Dream (3:50)|
|A3||Put Your Back To It (3:40)|
|B1||The Promise (5:00)|
|B2||Arrows Up To Heaven (4:15)|
|B3||Careful (A Life Is A Fragile Thing) (3:48)|
November Group - Work That Dream
Sunday, February 8, 2009
"The name CARMODY belong from a book of the science fiction author Robert Sheckley where mr.carmody is lost in the deep space and he find very difficult to back home... The title is DIMENSION OF MIRACLES."
Soon available from Anna Logue!
Carmody myspace page:
If you like the music, don't hesitate and buy the album.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Blood And Roses - enough is never enough
"Blood and Roses were one of the most caustic UK gothic deathrock bands ever to be overlooked. They had strong guitar hooks and vocals that drip with seductive morbidity. Extremely dynamic, they were one of the best goth punk bands. Their guitarist was extremely talented, and they often had keyboards added into the mix. The songs could be slow and brooding, or fast and aggressive.
Blood and Roses covered songs from John Carpenter's soundtrack work, some of the most modernly creepy soundscapes to be included in horror/sci-fi movies in the eighties, that make for perfect deathrock instrumentals.
Guitarist Bob Short and Dave Roberts (Sex Gang Children) grew up in the Kill Your Pet Puppy collective (an anarchist/anti-vivisection group) in the 70s. Lisa Kirby, the singer, also did the album artwork for most of the Blood & Roses records, including the illustration for "(Some) Like it Hot".
|A1||Enough Is Never Enough|
|A2||(Some) Like It Hot|
|A3||Your Sin Is Your Salvation|
|B1||Assault On Precinct 13|
|B2||The Tower Falls|
|B4||Living For Today|
|B6||Spit Upon Your Grave|
Blood and Roses - Enough Is Never Enough