Παρασκευή, 30 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

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Δευτέρα, 26 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

Moe Koffman ‎– Moe's Curried Soul 1970 (Kama Sutra)


Label : Kama Sutra

Value :

Moe Koffman was a Canadian jazz musician who played not only the flute but also rocked the sax and clarinet (just like our very own Trampy). Having established his reputation as a talented flautist in the late 1950s and 1960s, Moe's Curried Soul saw Koffman move from straight-up jazz into the world of fusion. Released in 1969 on Karma Sutra records, Curried Soul is a funk/soul/jazz explosion. The title track is the winner here, funky and jazzy in equal measure. If you can tolerate jazz flute you'll surely find a lot to like – great guitar, nice horn section and (presumably to justify the "curried" part of the title) just a tickle of sitar ... all of which builds to a satisfyingly cosmic finale. The rest of the album has a definite 1970s Sesame Street vibe going on (particularly the cover of You Are My Sunshine which jars somewhat as it immediately follows Curried Soul) but Koffman's covers of High Heel Sneakers and Cantelope Island are worth a listen.By Trampy and the Tramp

Taste :

Moe Koffman - High Heel Sneakers

Moe Koffman - Cantelope Island


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By Electric Looser

Τρίτη, 20 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

Gary Burton - Good Vibes 1971 (Atlantic)

Label : Atlantic

Value  :

Gary Burton hits a sweet electric funky sound here – a great groove that really makes the album stand out from most of his other work! The support Burton gets is a big reason for the greatness of the date – as he's working in a group that includes Eric Gale on guitar, Richard Tee on piano and organ, Chuck Rainey on bass, and Bernard Purdie on drums. The album's got a bit of trippiness to it – kind of in the style of some of Herbie Mann's funky production work for the Vortex label – and a few cuts have producer Joel Dorn working with Arif Mardin on the cuts, giving them a more expansive sound that pushes Burton's playing nicely.

Taste :

Gary Burton - Vibrafinger

Gary Burton - Las Vegas Tango


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By Electric Looser
 

Δευτέρα, 19 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

Electric Looser Favorites from 2016

 1.compilation: Ahmed Malek - Musique Originale De Films (Habibi Funk) - Check


 2.compilation: Sun Ra - The Saturn Singles Vol.1 & Vol.2 (Jeanne Dielman) ‎- Check


3. Gordian - Madeka (Anazitisi Records) - Check


4. re: Dadisi Komolafe - Hassan's Walk (PMG) - Check


 5.re: William Antonini E La Sua Orchestra - St (Sonor) - Check


 6. Kutiman - 6am (Siyal) - Check


 7.re: Chris McGregor & The Castle Lager Big Band -  The African Sounds (Jazzman) - Check


8.re: Pierro Umiliani - La Ragazza Dalla Pelle Di Luna (Schema) - Check


 9. Afrodyssey Orchestra - In The Land Of Aou Tila (Alter.cat Records) - Check



10. 11.re: Puccio Roelens - Rock Satellite (Fifth Dimension) - Check


10. Miles Davis & Robert Glasper ‎– Everything's Beautiful (Columbia, Blue Note, Legacy) - Check


12. Michael Kiwanuka ‎– Love & Hate (Polydor) - Check



 13. V.a Follow Me To The Popcorn (Jazzman) - Check


14. Alex Puddu - The Golden Age Of Danich Pornography  vol.3 (Schema) - Check


15. My And My Friends - Hide Your Way (Soundway Records) - Check


16.re: Boco - Running The Mardi Gras (7'') ( Big Crown Records) - Check



17.  Magdy El Hossainy - Music De Carnaval (7'') (Pepite) - Check



18.  V.a ‎Aloha Got Soul (Strut) - Check



19.  Armando Trovajoli - Chiamate 22-22 Tenente Sheridan (Four Flies Records) - Check



20.compilation : Jou Cogra ‎– Hammond Explosion! (Wah Wah Records) - Check




Τετάρτη, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

Narassa ‎– Viaggio Pop N. 1 & 2 2015 (Cinedelic)

Label : Cinedelic

Value :

This double LP by Sandro Brugnolini under the pseudonym of Narassa, is a mix of funk and progressive rock with drums, electric guitar, organ and flute lead the way. Recorded in early 70’s there are clear references to those who at the time was the international rock and prog standard, but clearly all reread and interpreted in the Italian style that distinguished us.

Taste :

Narassa - Accavallatrice


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By Electric Looser

Δευτέρα, 5 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

Gabor Szabo ‎– In Budapest 2008 (Moiras)

Label : Moiras

Value :

The Hungarian-born jazz guitar legend was at the peak of his career in 1974, when he first visited his abandoned homeland after 18 years of absence. He was invited by the Hungarian Television to record a few tracks with session musicians of his choice. The project came to life in September 1974, when six artists gathered in a studio of the Hungarian Radio and gave an hour-long, live concert. The program was compiled mostly of material from Szabo’s albums published in the West, as well, as arrangements of Hungarian and international pop hits. The sessions’ television broadcast was quite a success that in fact officially introduced this great artist to his homeland’s audience. The recordings have remained unreleased to this day.By Moiras Rec.

Taste :

Gabor Szabo Budapest (Michael H. Bo Favorites)


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By Electric Looser

Τρίτη, 29 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Piero Umiliani with Gato Barbieri - Una Bella Grinta 1968 (Cam)

Label : Cam/Cinedelic

Value :

An amazing set of modern jazz – penned by Italian film composer Piero Umiliani, but also played by a very hip group headed by a young Gato Barbieri! Although Gato's probably best known for his late 60s appearances on the American scene, and his 70s dates for Impulse and Flying Dutchman – his earlier work in Italy is all pretty darn great, and this set shows the budding modernist to be in very strong company with a lineup that includes Enrico Rava on trumpet and Franco D'Andrea on piano, plus bass and drums. Side one of the record features full orchestrations by Umiliani – still plenty jazzy, with some great horn passages and cool use of vibes. Then side two features Umiliani's music played by the small group with Gato in the lead – a really great mix of modes that make the soundtrack a real standout, both in the Italian jazz and film scenes of the 60s.

Taste :

Piero Umiliani with Gato Barbieri - Una Bella Grinta


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By Electric Looser

Πέμπτη, 24 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Orchestra Cometa - Daydream 1973 (Cometa Edizioni Musicali)


Label : Cometa Edizioni Musicali

Value :

Mad Italian very rare (original press.) Library all the way.Music by Mirot, Stepchild, Lash, pseudonimus of the great Jazz Musicians of Roma.Check the crazy Jazz Funk anthem 'obstinacy', killer! 

Taste :

Orchestra Cometa - Obstinacy


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By Electric Looser

Σάββατο, 19 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Sharon Jones May 4, 1956 – November 18, 2016


Όλα ξεκίνησαν το 98 φοιτητής στην Θεσσαλονίκη όταν μετά από βόλτα πέρασα μια από γνωστό δισκάδικο. Το “Spike s Choice” ήταν κάτι εντελώς διαφορετικό στο άκουσμα. Πρωτόγνωρος ήχος για μένα και τόσο ακατέργαστος ….Τα” Damn it’s Hot “ “Hook and Sling Meets the Funky Superfly” “You Better Thing Twice” “I Got the Feeling (διασκευή στον James Brown)” ήταν πάντα στα dj set μου. 
 
2002-03 δεν θα ξεχάσω,τα βράδια που μαζί με τον κολλητό μου και κουμπάρο μου αργότερα Θεμιστοκλής Κυριαζής παίζαμε Soul ,Funk και Hammond Jazz μουσικές στο Στρεφταρι. Πράγματα πρωτάκουστα για το κοινό του Βόλου. H Ms. Jones ήταν παντα μέσα.Και όλο και κάποιος/α θα ρωτούσε : Πως λέγετε το τραγούδι που παίζει??! 
 

Το 2005 έρχεται το δεύτερο lp της “Naturally” παρέα με τους Dap Kings. Η διασκευή στο “This Land Is Your Land” του Woody Guthrie την απογειώνει. Ο κόσμος μαθαίνει τι είναι soul τι είναι funk.Τα ραδιόφωνα αρχίζουν να παίζουν απ το πρωί ως το βράδυ “This Land Is Your Land” και μαζί με την Ms.Jones και άλλους καλλιτέχνες και μπάντες όπως, τους The Soul Providers τους Sugarman Three , Lee Fields , Spanky Wilson. Χαμός…..
Για μένα η Ms. Jones, αν και παλιά καραβάνα, έπαιξε σημαντικό ρόλο στην αναβίωση της soul funk σκηνής των 00’s.
Καλό ταξίδι MISS JONES και σε ευχαριστώ.

Υ.Γ Απο κάτω μια ταινία που δυστυχώς στην Ελλάδα δεν ήρθε ποτέ. Καιρός να την ανακαλύψουμε.


Queen City Trailer


By Electric Looser

Season Party

Παρασκευή, 18 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Gerhard Heinz - Sex Fever 2014 (Vinyl Of Austria Group Vienna)

Value :

Label :Vinyl Of Austria Group Vienna

Right in time for the midsummer comes the balearic porn disco soundtrack sex feverreleased by vinyl of austria group – vienna distributed by private records (berlin), . The original 1978 movie takes place on a tropical island and features german (bravo) teen idols bea fiedler and olivia pascal as main actors in a typical revealing sex & crime story.The score was written and composed by austrian producer gerhard heinz from vienna. This production is one of the most homogenous and multifaceted albums of heinz in existance. Strangely the score got never released and existed only as rumor in the soundtrack collector scene because of some smashing moroderish disco and disco earwigs which pop up several times during the movie. But also the psychedelic ambient long versions tempel, lokal and the afro track eingeborenen tanz are scoring.

Taste :

Gerhard Heinz - Titel Tanz



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For the movie click here

By Electric Looser

Τετάρτη, 9 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Richard Moore - Sensations 1976 (United Artists)


Label : United Artists (France)

Value :



To 1975 στο φεστιβάλ Καννών προβάλετε το πορνογράφημα του Lasse Braun (κανονικό του όνομα Alberto Ferro) με τίτλο "Sensation".Το φιλμ προκάλεσε έντονες αντιδράσεις. Λογικό, αφού η ιστορία έχει να κάνει με δυο Αγγλιδουλες οι οποίες ταξιδεύουν ως το Άμστερνταμ αναζητώντας την απόλυτη σεξουαλική εμπειρία δίχως όρια και ενδοιασμούς. Προσπερνώντας το στορρυ και παρατηρώντας τα πλάνα τη φωτογραφία (Falcon Stuart συνεργάστηκε με Peter Blake και Robert Altman) την παράγωγη και την αισθητική βλέπουμε ένα αποτέλεσμα που όμοιο του δεν υπάρχει. Ακόμα και η μουσική είναι γραμμένη εξ ολοκλήρου γι αυτό το φιλμ απο κάποιον Richard Moore. Ένα mix απο prograssive rock,pop και funk! Δεν ξέρω ποιος κρύβεται πίσω απ το όνομα Richard Moore. Ξέρω όμως ότι στο μπάσο ήταν ο Adrian Shaw (The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown και Hawkwind) και στη παράγωγη του δίσκου ξανά βλέπω τον Falcon Stuart ο οποίος ήταν μάνατζερ και μουσικός παραγωγός αργότερα των X-Ray Spex,Adam and the Ants και της Danielle Dax. Τέλος το Sensation είναι η πρώτη πορνογραφική ταινία που κυκλοφόρησε επίσημα στις ΗΠΑ.


Sensations is a 1975 hard core pornographic film written by Veronique Monet and directed by Alberto Ferro. It stars the writer and Brigitte Maier and features an appearance by Tuppy Owens. It was exhibited at the Cannes Film Festival and became the first European pornographic film to be distributed in the USA.
The music is a mix of prog rock , funk, and strange French 70s pop, with a small funk group backing.

Taste :

Richard Moore feat. Penelope Peanuts - Turn me on


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By Electric Looser

Τρίτη, 1 Νοεμβρίου 2016

Sahib Shihab ‎– Summer Dawn 1964 (Argo)


Label : Argo

Value :

A fantastic early record by Sahib Shihab – a motherlode of modal jazz grooves, cut during the early days of the Clarke-Boland Big Band! The record features a core group of players from that ensemble – including Shihab on alto, baritone, and flute, plus Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, Ake Persson on trombone, Francy Boland on piano, Joe Harris on bongos, and Kenny Clarke on drums – all coming together here with a groove that's really groundbreaking – a style that's sweet and soulful, but rhythmically revolutionary too! The tracks are all long and grooving – with the kind of dancing jazz tone that you'd expect from the Saba/MPS label during the mid 60s – a big change from the Argo label that originally issued the record. But that's no surprise, either, as the session was actually recorded in Europe by Gigi Campi – the man behind the CBBB albums on MPS – with a feel that's quite similar to other Shihab classics, like Companionship or Seeds. By Dusty

Taste :

Sahib Shihab - Please Don't Leave Me


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By Electric Looser



Τρίτη, 25 Οκτωβρίου 2016

Nara Leao ‎– Nara 1964 (Elenco)


Label : Elenco

Value :

Incredible early bossa material from one of Brazil's greatest singers! The record is lively, yet sophisticated – with strong arrangements by Gaya and Moacir Santos, and a vocal approach by Nana that really moves past the sweeter sound of other bossa singers – into a mode that's rich with feeling, without sounding too overwrought or overemotional – in sharp contrast to the style of Brazilian divas from a few years before.

Taste :

Nara Leao - Nara (full album)


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By Electric Looser

Τετάρτη, 19 Οκτωβρίου 2016

Terry Callier - What Color Is Love 1972 (Cadet)


Label : Cadet

Value :

Possibly the greatest album ever by the legendary Chicago soul singer Terry Callier! Terry's rich mellow voice is mixed with superb arrangements from the Cadet studio team, with Charles Stepney at the head, and the result is completely sublime. The songs are longer than on earlier albums – and spun out with a complex groove that mixes equal parts of jazz, folk, and soul with the soaring spiritual vibe that was running through the Chicago scene at the time. The first side alone is the stuff that legends are made of – with classic tracks like "Dancing Girl", "What Color is Love", and "You Goin' Miss Your Candyman" all in a row, sewn together in a wash of love, soul, and emotion that you'd be hard pressed to find on any other album from the time.By Dusty.

Taste:

Terry Callier - Dancing Girl


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By Electric Looser

Τετάρτη, 12 Οκτωβρίου 2016

Γιάννης Μαρκόπουλος ‎- Ο Θάνατος Του Αλέξανδρου 1966 (Philips)

Label : Philips

Value : Holy Grail

«Ο Γιάννης Μαρκόπουλος θαυμάσια κατάλαβε το μοντέρνο στυλ της ταινίας και η μουσική του μας ξεκούρασε από τα ατέλειωτα εκείνα μπουζούκια και τις κιθάρες και τα ‘λαϊκά’ μοτίβα που είχαμε υποστή όλον τον τελευταίο καιρό, αναπόφευκτη πλέον συνοδεία και των καλυτέρων ταινιών μας. Και πολύ όμορφα κοροϊδεύει στην παρωδία από τα… ‘πράσινα’ φανάρια, και αυτή δίνει τον τόνο της τελικής ‘κηδείας’ και τον ρυθμό της ζωής που ξαναρχίζει»  Καθημερινη 29/9/1966
απ το οπισθόφυλλο του δισκου.

«Η μουσική στον Αλέξανδρο δεν είναι ένα τυπικό σχήμα που χρησιμεύει σαν υπογράμμιση ή σαν υπόκρουση. Προσπάθησα να συνθέσω ένα έργο αυτοδύναμο και ανεξάρτητο, που στις προεκτάσεις του να συναντά τις θέσεις και το ύφος της ταινίας» Γιάννης Μαρκόπουλος απ το οπισθόφυλλο του δισκου.

Taste :

Γιαννης Μαρκοπουλος - Απόκριες

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By Electric Looser



Τρίτη, 11 Οκτωβρίου 2016

I Fenomeni ‎- Un Vuoto Appeso 2013 (Psych-Out Records)


Label : Psych-Out Records (re: Merlins Nose Records 2016)

Value :

Here we go and check some rather fresh band : I FENOMENI, formed in 2010 in Italy with the intention to create the dirtiest and most fuzzed out garage beat ever. Dirty guitar sounds and cheesy Farfisa organ lines on a solid and straightly pushing rhythmical substraction with some melodic vocals sung in Italian language are the ingredients of a joy – and colorful record that feels like a lost gem from not later than 1967. Nobody could tell this was first released in 2013 and reissued right now. Sound, interplay, melodies and spirit speak of smoky clubs with swirls of colors ornamenting the walls and acid drenched drinks being served by topless waitresses in short skirts.
You find yourself back in the mid sixties when it all began and the music here brings to mind tons of popular acts from that era. Starting with the early BYRDS, moving along to the US underground heroes such as THE SEEDS, THE STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK, THE THIRD BARDO or the later ANIMALS and psyched out JEFFERSON AIRPLANE stuff. If you look for innovations, please stop reading and grab some modern progressive rock for your own joy but if you want to be swallowed into a tunnel of sounds and colors where you can trip easy and free, this is yours. Despite the rather short length of these acid garage beat tunes you will leave what people call reality for a while. Everything here just grabs my soul and melts it away. Memorable melodies, moody riffs and those simmering fuzzed out lead guitars get me lose my senses.
This is definitely addictive stuff. If you are a fan of current acid rock like BABY WOODROSE you will not only dig but definitely worship I FENOMENI. The language is rather not important in this context as the voice alone is commanding and you understand the message without understanding the language. Beautiful and haunting. A must have for all psyche and garage freaks. By Merlins Nose Records

 
Taste :

I Fenomeni - Ti aspetto ancora

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By Electric Looser

ZacF Vs Χρηστάκης - Έμαθα πως είσαι μάγκας (Retromaniax Mix)

Zac F - They say that you are a tough guy in Dub ZacF Vs Χρηστάκης - Έμαθα πως είσαι μάγκας (Retromaniax Mix)

Δευτέρα, 3 Οκτωβρίου 2016

John Keating ‎– Space Experience 1972 (Studio 2 Stereo)


Label : Studio 2 Stereo

Value :

John "Johnny" Keating (10 September 1927 – 28 May 2015) was a Scottish musician, songwriter and arranger.

Keating arranged and conducted a series of albums for London Records' Phase 4 series, notable for its use of synthesiser technology such as the Moog synthesizer and the EMS VCS 3. The records were often used as demonstration discs in the 1970s in Hi-Fi stores because of their quality. Much of his work was rereleased following the Lounge music revival of the mid 1990s and its use as breakbeats.

Taste :

John Keating - The Unknown Planet


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By Electric Looser

Κυριακή, 2 Οκτωβρίου 2016

Space : 1999 The Future Is Fantastic! 1976 (Power Records)

Label : Power Records

Value :

«Διάστημα 1999» (αγγλ. “Space 1999”) είναι αγγλική τηλεοπτική σειρά επιστημονικής φαντασίας, που προβλήθηκε σε 48 συνολικά επεισόδια κατά τη διάρκεια των ετών 1975-1978 στο βρετανικό τηλεοπτικό κανάλι ITV και αποτελεί την επιτυχή εξέλιξη των παλαιότερων παραγωγών του καναλιού BBC της δεκαετίας του ‘60, οι οποίες ήταν γυρισμένες σε στούντιο. Δημιουργοί της είναι οι Τζέρι και Σίλβια Άντερσον, που έγιναν διάσημοι χάρη στην παραγωγή των σειρών «Thunderbirds», «Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons», «Fireball XL5» και «UFO».

Label : Power Records

Value :

Στις 13 Σεπτεμβρίου του μελλοντικού έτους 1999, στην κατοικημένη από γήινους Σελήνη, μια πυρηνική έκρηξη που σημειώνεται εκτρέπει το δορυφόρο από την τροχιά του με αποτέλεσμα οι 311 κάτοικοι της «Σεληνόβασης Άλφα» να περιπλανώνται αβοήθητοι στο αχανές σύμπαν.



Οι βασικοί πρωταγωνιστές του σίριαλ ήταν οι Αμερικανοί ηθοποιοί Μάρτιν Λαντάου (στο ρόλο του Διοικητή Τζον Κόνιγκ) και Μπάρμπαρα Μπέιν (στο ρόλο της Δρ. Έλενα Ράσελ), οι οποίοι την εποχή που γυρίστηκε η σειρά ήταν σύζυγοι και είχαν προηγουμένως μια επιτυχή εμφάνιση στη σειρά «Mission: Impossible». Η επιλογή του συγκεκριμένου ζεύγους που έγινε από τον παραγωγό Λιου Γκρέιντ (κόντρα στην επιθυμία της Σίλβια Άντερσον, που επέμενε για Βρετανούς ηθοποιούς) έχει να κάνει με την προσπάθεια να προσελκυσθεί το ενδιαφέρον του Αμερικανικού τηλεοπτικού κοινού, με πιθανό στόχο η σειρά να πωληθεί σε κάποιο από τα μεγάλα τηλεοπτικά δίκτυα των ΗΠΑ.

Σαν τακτικά μέλη του καστ εμφανίσθηκαν επίσης ο Μπάρι Μορς (υποδυόμενος τον καθηγητή Βίκτορ Μπέργκμαν την πρώτη χρονιά), η Κάθριν Σελ (που ενσάρκωσε το ρόλο της εξωγήινης καλλονής Μάγια, τη δεύτερη σεζόν), η Ζίνια Μέρτον (σαν Σάντρα Μπινς), οι Άντον Φίλιπς (σαν Δρ. Ματίας), Πρέντις Χάνκοκ (Πολ Μόρο), Κλίφτον Τζόουνς (Ντέιβιντ Κέινο), Τόνυ Άνχολτ (Τόνυ Βερντέσι), Άντι Ντέμσι, Σάρα Μπούλεν, Τόνυ Άλιν και Κουέντιν Πιερ .
Επίσης, χάρις στο σίριαλ έγινε ευρύτερα γνωστός ο Αυστραλός ηθοποιός Νικ Τέιτ (σαν Άλαν Κάρτερ).
Έκτακτες εμφανίσεις πραγματοποίησαν οι Κρίστοφερ Λη, Τζόαν Κόλινς, Πέτερ Κούσινγκ, Τζούντυ Γκίσον, Ίαν Μακσέιν, Λέο Μακέρν, Μπίλυ Γουάιτλο, Πάτρικ Θρότον, Σάρα Ντάγκλας, Στιούαρτ Ντέιμον, Ρόι Ντότρις (σαν Επίτροπος Σίμοντς) και Μπράιαν Μπλέσντ.By Wiki

* Το original soundtrack ανηκει στον Ennio Morricone*

Taste :

Space: 1999 - TV intro (season 1)


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By Electric Looser

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


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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


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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



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By Electric Looser