Πέμπτη, 21 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

The Thing Live In Athens!

Οι The Thing, η θρυλική avant jazz/punk μπάντα των Mats Gustafsson, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten και Paal Nilssen-Love επισκέπτονται την Αθήνα για πρώτη φορά, για μια μοναδική ζωντανή εμφάνιση στο ΙΛΙΟΝ plus, την Κυριακή 26 Νοεμβρίου 2017, καλεσμένοι του Underflow Record Store & Art Gallery.

Η πώληση των εισιτηρίων έχει ξεκινήσει και γίνεται αποκλειστικά στο χώρο του Underflow Record Store & Art Gallery, Καλλιρόης 39, Σταθμός Μετρό Συγγρού-Φιξ. Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες και κρατήσεις, επικοινωνήστε μαζί μας τηλεφωνικά (2114039926) ή μέσω email (info@underflow.gr).

Τιμή εισιτηρίου: 30 ευρώ

 The Thing - Have Love Will Travel

Τρίτη, 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

Mistral - Starship 109 1978 (CNR)

Label : CNR

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After Galaxy-Lin Robbie van Leeuwen en Rick van der Linden started another project named Mistral. They used a variety of uncredited featuring vocalists for their recordings. Their first hit "Jamie", in 1977, featured Sylvia van Asten of Funny Face. Next year it was succeeded by "Starship 109", featuring Marjan Schatteleyn and their last hit "Neon City" featured Mariska Veres (the voice of Robbie's earlier band Shocking Blue). In 1980 three more singles followed. "You're my hero" features Sheen Milholland (who already had recorded "(You're) my hero" as Sheen in early 1976). Their last single "I feel it" by the end of 1980, featured Cheyenne-vocalist Julia Loko. Those last three singles no longer were hits. This only mentions the vocalists that got known.

Taste :

Mistral - Starship 109

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By Electric Looser

Πέμπτη, 14 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

Little Barrie ‎– Death Express 2017 (Non-Delux)

Label : Non-Delux

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Virgil Howe, the drummer in Little Barrie and the son of Yes guitarist Steve Howe, has died at the age of 42.

Over the course of a decade and a half and four albums, Little Barrie have proven themselves to be masters of the power trio. They throw the blues, hard rock, psychedelia, and good-old album rock in a blender and end up with a brew that's both familiar and sounds sparklingly new.
Their fifth album, Death Express, is the first that Little Barrie produced themselves, and it's their most immediate and atmospheric yet. Recording at their own pace in their practice space, the bandmembers were able to spend time honing their songs and sound to a fine point. When they emerged, it was with a batch of songs that bludgeon the listener with heavy riffs and thunderous drums, the moody tunes creeping in the shadows while sporting a menacing snarl. Guitarist Barrie Cadogan pulls out every trick he's learned along the way, but never plays an excess note. Everything he does is in service to the song or the mood, not to show off his formidable skills. Drummer Virgil Howe and bassist Lewis Wharton are also unselfish sorts, and provide a rock-solid rhythm section that also has plenty of flash when called upon to step to the front. The album is long at 20 songs, but to the trio's credit, the energy never flags.
Like a mighty boulder gathering speed as it rolls down a mountain, the album alternates between window-rattling rockers ("You Won't Stop Us" and the super hooky "Love or Love"), nasty laid-back workouts ("I.5.C.A."), scathing prog funk jams ("Vulture Swarm"), and strutting songs that sound like blueprints for a (really good) Black Crowes comeback album (the title track and "Mind Mountain," which is built out of their killer riff that serves as the theme to Better Call Saul). The trio never falters or hits a bum note throughout the album, and if -- like in the past -- the focus is more on atmosphere than songcraft, that's OK, because the atmosphere they create is so thick and fuzzy, like a favorite old album from the early '70s lovingly cleaned up but still a little scruffy. It's hard to rate Little Barrie albums, since they are so close in sound and structure, but this might be their tightest, toughest, and most impressive work to date. 

Taste :

Little Barrie - I.5.C.A

Little Barrie - You Won't Stop Us

Little Barrie - Death Express(@ Hostess Club Weekender

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By Electric Looser

Τρίτη, 5 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

Πέμπτη, 10 Αυγούστου 2017

Shades Of Joy ‎– The Music Of El Topo 1970 (Douglas)

Label : Douglas - Columbia

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The mysterious Shades of Joy recorded the wholly instrumental album The Music of El Topo in San Francisco, the LP finding release on the Douglas label in 1970. Co-produced by Alan Douglas (famous for his controversial posthumous work on some Jimi Hendrix material), it's an odd but listenable mix of early jazz-rock fusion, psychedelia, funk, and the kind of meditatively somber and pretty music you might expect to hear on the soundtrack to a period drama.

And in fact most of the compositions are credited to film director Alejandro Jodorowsky, who was responsible for the early-'70s cult film El Topo. Fifteen musicians are credited with playing on the album, the most noted of them being occasional Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia sideman Howard Wales (on electric keyboards), though there are also numerous percussionists, brassmen, and flutists; in fact, there are three combination flutist/tenor saxophonists alone. (Jodorowsky himself does not play any of the music, however.) Martin Fierro (who played flute, tenor sax, alto sax, and cowbells, as well as being credited as a "scratcher") seems to have been the musician most involved with the project, also doing the orchestration and horn arrangements. The Music of El Topo, incidentally, is an entirely different album than the Apple-issued El Topo soundtrack, for which Jodorowsky got composing credit for all of the music.By Allmusic

Recorded in San Francisco in 1970 on the Douglas label, this LP is commonly associated with the visionary Western-on-acid epic film "El Topo." It's an intriguing piece of urban jazz funk fusion.

And a somewhat confusing record. First, there are two versions – the film score on Apple (which I hear is to be avoided) and this bay area jazzfunk jam “inspired by the film” by the Shades of Joy on Douglas.
Alejandro Jodorowsky – the movie’s director is credited here with writing all the music (which sounds improvised), yet appears to play no instrument or take part in the session at all. But, of the people who do actually play on this record, most noteable is funky keyboard legend Howard Wales! The sound here ranges from all out funky get-downs, to trippy, moody electric Miles Davis-esque excursions. Very highly recommended.By Wax

Listen here to an exerpt from one of the more groovin’ tracks.

Taste :

Shades of Joy  - The Desert Is A Circle

Shades of Joy  - Flute In A Quarry

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By Electric Looser

Σάββατο, 5 Αυγούστου 2017

Κώστας Τουρνάς ‎- Αστρόνειρα 1973 (Polydor)

Label : Polydor

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Το 1973 ο Κώστας Τουρνάς ηχογραφεί το δεύτερο προσωπικό του album με τον τίτλο “Αστρόνειρα”. Οι επιρροές του απο το “Ziggy Stardust” του David Bowie ήταν αρκετά εμφανείς  από το εξώφυλλο του δίσκου μέχρι και το περιεχόμενο του. Η θεματολογία του παρέπεμπε σε αστρικές αναφορές και μελλοντικές προφητείες γύρο απ την τύχη του πλανήτη ενώ το κομμάτι “Η Μηχανή του Χρόνου” μέσα απ αυτό επιλέχθηκε για να αποτελέσει το παρθενικό του σόλο single. Το “Αστρόνειρα” αλλά και το πρώτο προσωπικό του album με τον τίτλο “Απέραντα Χωράφια” θεωρούνται φωτεινά ορόσημα για το εγχώριο ροκ και απαραίτητα για κάθε σοβαρή δισκοθήκη.  


Κώστας Τουρνάς ‎- Ο Άρχων Νους

Κώστας Τουρνάς ‎- Ο Πιο Καλός Τραγουδιστής

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By Electric Looser

Παρασκευή, 28 Ιουλίου 2017

The Ventures ‎- Surfing

Label : Dolton

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The Ventures were not a surf band. Well-established before surf music's brief heyday in the mid-'60s, they have nonetheless been easily lumped in with the likes Dick Dale and the Challengers due mostly to the Ventures' theme for Hawaii Five-0 and a penchant for Hawaiian shirts late in their career. However, their Surfing album is not hindered by a lack of authentication. Perhaps because they were older, or were more professional musicians, Surfing sounds less like an actual surfer's attempt at re-creating the feeling on their boards and more like a cloudy, early-morning walk on the beach, evoked by languid, almost atmospheric numbers like "Changing Tides" and "The Lonely Sea." Lead guitarist Nokie Edwards wrote perhaps the best-known song from the album, "Surf Rider," made famous by its inclusion in the movie Pulp Fiction. Other Ventures originals showcase the band's capabilities with the lightning-quick guitar work and pounding drums that went on to define the genre. The album also contains a helpful glossary for the landlocked.

Taste :

The Ventures ‎- Windy And Warm

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By Electric Looser