Τρίτη, 27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016

Les Baxter ‎– Hell's Belles 1969 (Sidewalk)


Label : Sidewalk

Value :

Fantastic funkiness! Although Les Baxter's best known for his easy listening work in the late 50s/early 60's, this 1969 biker flick soundtrack is a motherlode of funky funky tracks, and a veritable cornucopia of breakbeats! Highlights include the classics "Hogin' Machine" and "Hot Wind", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Soul Groove" and "Scoobee Doo". The drums are nice and hard, and there's plenty of fuzzy fuzzy guitar to go around nicely! A few tracks have vocals, but the instrumentals more than make up for any weak spots. Essential.

Taste :

Les Baxter - Hogin' Machine


Download Lp

By Electric Looser

Yuji Ohno - Captain Future 2014 (Victory)


Label : Victory (Unofficial Release)

Value : From 40 to 60 euros

This isn't your everyday sci-fi animé score - Yuji Ohno's classy compositions for this 1970s TV series are more inspired by jazz and pop than the futuristic world inhabited by the characters. imagine a world of New York cops and private eyes, filtered through an eastern eye and transported to Japanese animation - that might get you in the direction of these masterful compositions. Easy as it is to make such claims, we feel this must have been an inspiration for a certain pair of French robots when they set about putting together their pop-tinged second album. Let it inspire you today, and step into the future.By Bleep

Taste :

Yuji Ohno - Shinobi Yoru Invader

Yuji Ohno - Ijimoto No Eden


Download Lp

By Electric Looser
 

Πέμπτη, 22 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016

Peter King ‎– Shango 2002 (Afro Strut)


Label : Afro Strut (Re: 2013 by Mr.Bongo records)

Value :

Composer and multi-instrumentalist is a seminal yet under-recognized artist on the Nigerian music scene of the 1970s. Though he recorded nine albums in Africa, the U.S., and U.K., Shango is the only one currently available. Recorded in 1974, Peter King's Shango is a mixture of hard African rhythms, James Brown-styled funk, jazzed-up horn arrangements, and political messages.
From the standpoint of the Lagos scene, the album is a classic of the period rivaling virtually anything that Fela or Tony Allen were putting across at the time. With King blowing deep-groove soul and out jazz saxophone solos above the chants, the music becomes a boiling pot of hip-shaking sexiness and rage. King being a formally trained musician outside of Nigeria (one of the schools he attended was the Berklee College of Music), his conception of harmony is revolutionary as he strides blues, R&B, soul, post-bop jazz, whole-tone variations, and counterpoint to edgily shift the focus of each tune on the set -- note the sweet soul blowing on "Prisoner of Law" that becomes a big band extrapolation of seven shades in the key of C.
The title track choogles along, burning underneath with a series of percussive contrapuntal moves that accent a bassline already fragmenting under the power of the groove, and "Freedom Dance" takes the Brown ethic of overdriven funked-up brass aesthetics into territory that reflects both Eastern repetitive chanting and the gospel shout and roll of Ray Charles. There isn't a weak second here, not a maudlin note. Everything here is so deeply blue it's the brightest black you've ever heard.

Taste :

Peter King - Now I'm a Man



Download Lp

By Electric Looser

Zuzka Lonská ‎– Bewitched 1970 (Supraphon)

Label : Supraphon

Value :

Born 13 December 1936 in Bratislava (former Czechoslovakia, presently Slovakia). Exiled to Sweden in 1968. Wife of Zdeněk Kratochvíl. Performing in hotels in Bratislava together with band Combo Gustáva Offermana, later with Bratislavské Combo.In 1966 appeared at 2nd International Jazz Festival in Prague with Pavel Polanský Quartet

Taste :

Zuzka Lonska - Willow Weep For Me


Download track

By Electric Looser

Δευτέρα, 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016

Jou Cogra - Jou Cogra 1971 (Spiral)


Label : Spiral

Value :

The best sort of Hammond Explosion you could hope for – a blast of rare funky 45s from Spanish organ maestro Jou Cogra – a player who's got the soul of American organists of the 60s, but who also easily grabs some of the wilder sounds used by British players during the psychedelic years! Imagine Jimmy McGriff on acid, and you'll get part of the vibe here – because the tunes groove nicely at the core, but often blow out the Leslie speakers with their rumbling basslines or mad keyboard flourishes – served up here on a set of 15 cuts from Jou's rare singles of the early 70s.By Dusty

Taste :

Jou Cogra - Persecucion

Download 3 tracks

By Electric Looser

Marie Rottrová And The Flamingo Group ‎– Rhythm & Romance 1978 (Supraphon)


Label  : Supraphon

Value :

Η Marie Rotrova (σήμερα θεωρείται κάτι σαν την δική μας Χάρις Αλεξίου) ήταν μόλις 21 ετών όταν αναδείχτηκε από ένα διαγωνισμό ταλέντων. Λίγο αργότερα εμφανίστηκε σε ένα τηλεοπτικό show στην Πράγα, το οποίο της έδωσε την ευκαιρία να τραγουδήσει στο κορυφαίο Night club του ξενοδοχείου Yalta. Όταν έγινε μέλος των Flamingo Group το 1969 είχε πλέον επιρροές από Aretha Franklin, Carla Thomas, Fontella Bass και άλλες ντίβες της Soul Blues μουσικής σκηνής.

Taste :

Marie Rottrova - Time Is A Rogue (Modré Oči Mládí)

Download track

By Electric Looser


The Hour of the Devil by Fernando Pessoa

Music Supervisor by Electric Looser

Taste :

Download