zondag 22 maart 2009

Galaxia 2000 - Peso di sodade [Hernandez records 2432]

This synthy soca record i found yesterday at the recycle shop that opened around the corner of my home some time ago. It was the sleeve that made me instantly curious and was well suprised when i put the record on when arived home. (well with a name like galaxia 2000 you can't go wrong isn't it?) I couldnt find any information on this record (only an old ebay link) enjoy

zaterdag 21 maart 2009

Wonder Dog - Ruff Mix [FLIP 1 ]

Since it was Listentomerijn's birthday some time ago and he's crazy about animal records like Ronald & donald and the Electronica's so this post is sort of a birthday post for him. Wonderdog well you probably now what to expect after mentioning the previous acts.. again a singing dog on this blog. enjoy ( I know you will :)

vrijdag 6 maart 2009

Monroe - Polio for the people [SHOL2740]

Bought this 7" when i was about 12 years old in the local secondhand recordshop in Middelburg (portobello) . I bought it cause the sleeve and te title made me laugh. Later on i discovered this band was from the same area as where i grew up and saw their singer (Jaap Van Boven) play several times with his punk(cover)band Swindle. The copy i bought had already quite a few crackles back than and nowadays it sounds like it's recorded next to a campfire :P but still i think it's worthwhile to share especially the B side disco fever wich after all these years still is the A side for me. oh and Polio for the people skips once :S (damn) anyway... enjoy

"Legendary punk-rock cult-band from the Netherlands (Vlissingen, Zeeland), fronted by singer Jaap van Boven. They only released one single (Polio For The People / Disco Fever)in 1978. The single was very controversial. Around that time there was an outbreak of polio in the orthodox-protestant community in the province of Zeeland, because they refused vaccinations because of their belief. The picture sleeve showed the band around an open grave, with Jaap taking a crap on the coffin. “Is God your Shepherd, who commands… The Wheelchair dealer rubs his hands” is a classic line from the song’s lyrics. Jaap van Boven would later re-emerge in several other bands (such as Het Elektrisch Combo) and is still active in the local music scene." from http://www.last.fm/music/Monroe

Ken Freeman on Moog synthesizer - Infinity+One [OM 36.104]

Very nice moog 7" from 1973 by Ken Freeman. Iám still searching for a copy of his KPM library release "handplayed by robots". enjoy

"Ken Freeman (b. 1946) is one of the pioneers of electronic music. A band member in the 60s, he spent the early 70s building the Freeman String Machine, which can be heard in albums of the day from art rock (Pink Floyd) to soft pop (David Essex). A prolific session and touring musician, he has also worked with Francis Monkman, Mike Oldfield and the theatrical music composer George Fenton. His keyboard wizardry is also present on Jeff Wayne's 'The War Of The Worlds'. 'The Tripods' is probably his most important work of the 80s, but he contributed title music to several other programmes, most famously the enduring BBC drama series 'Casualty', and later 'Holby City" (from http://www.discogs.com/artist/Ken+Freeman)

donderdag 5 maart 2009

Jeff Newmann - Technospheres Underscores (Nature And Technology) [Sonoton 266]

"Light, descriptive Underscores in conjunction with the main versions of all compositions included in the album SON 265.
Recorded at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg on 3M 32-track DIGITAL MC and remixed to PCM 2-track."

Cosmic synth Library album tracks vary from dramatic spheres to bright electro-ish.


woensdag 4 maart 2009

Frank Perry - Temple of the stars [KPM 1356]

Found this record without a sleeve or inner sleeve it was just the record lying between a pile of other records (so yeah it has some crackles, but what would you expect for 50p :) enjoy

Tibetan Singing Bowls expert, originator of Spiritual Sound Healing, and pioneering, innovative, & improvising percussionist Frank Perry has given over 300 workshops on Sacred Sound since 1977. A musician since 1964, he began pioneering New Age music in Britain in 1968 and he remains at the very cutting edge of these developments worldwide. He began his solo career in 1971 and has given over 300 solo concerts of his own music and appeared on 100 album (LPs, MCs, CDs) releases. His Singing Bowl music is considered amongst the very finest in the world. (from http://www.frankperry.co.uk)

Unknown Artist - unknown [ L-10965-M ]

Ok i don't have any information about this record only the catalog#, don't even know where i got it from or when :) the music is some kinda weird atmospherical "noise" sounds really organic at some points. If anyone knows who made this/ released it please drop me a message. The record has some crackles and pops and also loops a few times. Listen to it here

dinsdag 3 maart 2009

Vicky - Tresch il cane col fresch [YEP records 00684]

Bought this 7" years ago on a small marketstand in Florence, Italy. The sleeve is quite ridiculous but made me laugh. I didn't know what to expect but when i arived back in Rotterdam and played it i was very happy the song is as silly as the cover! quite uptempo bombastic kids tune with one side human vocals and on the other side the doggy can do his thing. Enjoy! iám sure i did ;) Vicky

Arjune Popo - Dance with Arjune Popo [AP 2259]

My first post here is a rip of this great Arjune Popo album. Found it on the weekly second hand market in Rotterdam. When you see the sleeve and the titles you understand why i couldn't resist buying this treasure. When i came home and played the 1st track "Disco Baby" it was love at first hearing ! This tune is great and will stick in your head for years. The rest of the album is nice too but doesnt live up to the power of "Disco Baby" although the ballad "Oh Baby" is a beauty too! Can't find any information about Arjune and if he done more next to this record, if anyone has any info on him please let me know. The record is a private pressing i think the catalog # is AP 2259 and am guessing AP stands for Arjune Popo. There is an adress on the sleeve for Andre record center in Rotterdam but i guess there's not much information to get there anymore ;) Ok enough talking enjoy the record !! here