zondag 2 maart 2014

[JM-107] Black Star - Canal D'Julinha

Found this record quite some time ago at a flea market in the north of Rotterdam. The sleeve looked promising; 4 funky guys in front of the Euromast, this has to be good!
The record ranges from Calypso, reggae, soul and afrobeat . Couldn't find any info on this band..If anyone has any info please let me know! Enjoy!!!

zaterdag 14 september 2013

Karel Messemaker - Please Stay [TBL 4436]

This Dutch private press (KaMessMusic) release came to my attention because of the gear list on the back of the sleeve. Polyphone & Monophone synths and Yamaha Rhythm RX drums. Sounds promising :) Google search didn't deliver any information on this album... Here are the 3 standout instrumental pieces.  Enjoy

vrijdag 14 september 2012

[WEAL 18393] Cliché – Blue Bird

 Great Belgian disco 7" I found a couple a weeks ago at a second hand store in my old hometown. The A side doesn't do it for me, but the B side "Sexy Girl" is sexy indeed and super catchy too! Re-edit by Loud-E in 2007. Enjoy the original here.Discogs

woensdag 22 augustus 2012

[MFP records/Doglau Records] Pop Jawa

Found a bunch of Surinam Jawa pop records at a second hand shop here in Rotterdam. Usually this shop only has stacks of James Last records, tons of classical music and even more Schlager compilations. So i was quite happy to find these. Didn't really know what to expect but the titles seemed Indonesian and since my girlfriend is really into Krontjong music I didn't have to think twice about picking these up. And am quite happy about that. Some of them I didn't enjoy that much (I've listed them on ebay now). But the ones I posted here are really nice. It's mainly soul with a krontjong vibe and even has some funky synth bits! If anyone has more information about these artists or labels please let me know.
More info:
MFP records

vrijdag 17 augustus 2012

[Novoton IST 103] Carissima - Bubu

Synth record I found some time ago. By Reinhold Sobotta of the German Krautrock band Birth Control 
The record includes what for me personaly is best described as 80s sitcom/tv show library music.. So if you ever feel the need to get that kind of vibe in your home while cooking, cleaning, doing dishes or whatever, here's your chance. Enjoy / Buy

maandag 6 augustus 2012

[FAC Records - FLP 011] Quicksilver - Calypso King Of Aruba

Because Iam re uploading and sorting out the rest of the blog I found this rip i did some time ago and apparently forgot to post.. It's a great calypso record. By Quicksilver who calls himself the Calypso King so it has to be good. Enjoy!!  Discogs

Prem Bissumbhar ‎– For You From Me For Always

Here's a record I bought at a local fleemarket a few weeks ago. Mainly picked it up because of the sleeve as usual ;) On the sleeve it says "This record is played by only professional musicians" so my expectations were high...But I'am not so sure what to think of the music. It has some nice arpeggio synth parts but overall it's a bit cartoony imho. But still worth a listen..I guess..The guy who sold it to me had some other great records (mainly reggae, soca, calypso) of which i will share some in the future.
Can't find much information about this record or Prem Bissumbhar except for this discogs link.

zondag 5 augustus 2012

Ebay + Blog Update

Selling some spare records on ebay at the moment. Including some stuff I blogged about (like the great Galaxia 2000)
Check it out here.
Will add some new stuff to the blog in the near future. and i will also replace all dead links.
More sooooon.

Update: I just reuploaded: Călin Ioachimescu / Şerban Nichifor - Oratio II / Magic Spell / Miss Christina (Excerpts)

maandag 23 april 2012

[VR 0131089] Mario Mathy – Dreamscape

Found this album in a second hand shop in Belgium and mainly bought it because it has a dude sitting inbetween a bunch of Casio gear on the cover and on the back it says that the whole album is made only with Casio gear. The album itself is 80s electronic music a gogo from ballads to italo disco-ish, new beat-ish tracks.It doesnt get more Euro sounding than this. I never heard the name Mario Mathy before but it seems he has quite alot of followers online there's even a Mario Mathy Revival Society on facebook and a hyves fanpage. It seems he did some comeback shows in his own snackbar a couple of years ago. I also read on one of the fanpages that his music still gets used as background music on several pirate radio stations.

vrijdag 4 november 2011

[FAC 034] Al Wilsin & Hendro Cat Rickett - Mellow soca

Nice soca 12" i found at the local buy & sell record shop.
Side A is a bit standard soca tune (nice though). The B-side "Mellow Dub" is my favourite. It's basicly the same as the A side only less vocals and some popcorn-ish synth on top which makes it a keeper for me :) enjoy!


woensdag 13 juli 2011

[SRC 900606] Savitri Ali With Rising Stars -Dance Time Vol. 6

Mainly track 1 on this album is considered a treasure to me, but sharing the whole thing anyway.. Enjoy!

woensdag 6 juli 2011

[BAN 14755] Israeli Disco Fever

Another classic case of "with a cover like that i just have to buy it!".
The label of the record says: "You don't have to be Jewish to love Israeli Disco" and that says enough ;) Enjoy!

dinsdag 28 juni 2011

[TUH 15] Professor Rhythm – Professor 3

The Professor is back again, to make you move and groove thru '91!! Great African house record. More info about this record at the great Afro-Synth Blog. Enjoy

woensdag 22 juni 2011

Naya Zamana - Naya Nazrana - Music Of The Year 1987 - Volume 1

I found this record yesterday at a local secondhand shop and just had to share it with you!
The record got my attention cause it had a really diy design, the notes on the sleeve are almost all handtyped and mainly consist out of advertisements of local video & music shops, video rentals and traveling agencies. When i got home and listened to the record i got even more enthousiast cause this drumcomputer driven 8 tracker is quite funky and has some awesome synth parts on it! Enjoy!!

dinsdag 2 maart 2010

[PB-7691] Natura / Carlos Attias - Supersonic Man / On My Way

Found this 7" a couple of months ago on a market in Barcelona. Mainly bought it because of the nice sleeve. I never heard of this movie nor did i ever hear this track but after hearing the A side (don't like the B side that much) and seeing the trailer i need to get my hands on a VHS of this film. The track is amazing and will stick in your head for days !

maandag 1 maart 2010

[APR 49] Izzanelli - Samy Wathson - April Orchestra Vol. 49

Absolutely amazing record in the cbs library series April orchestra. Imo no dull track !! Made by (ex) members of the band Space . Roland Romanelli also worked on the By The Savers - Help Me 7" wich i posted earlier on this blog.


zondag 14 februari 2010

[2392 357] Various - Disco Hungama

Was planning to rip & post this some time ago but somehow forgot to ..
Great Bollywood disco compilation, some of the tracks are really amazing, a real treasure imo
discogs ebay


zaterdag 13 februari 2010

[TBM 4431] Gem- Djiena Sakegie/Tjhoekar

First i have to say sorry for not including this whole e.p, not sure if it's only my copy but it skipped alot eventhough the vinyl looked mint, so i guess it's a bad pressing.. wich is a shame!
Never heard of this band before but could you resist a record with bandmembers as

I guessed so ;)


maandag 7 december 2009

[R108] Unknown Artist - 250 Discojingles

Jingle collection from 1977 on the Jumbo records & tapes label. Like most jingle records it contains tons of annoying jingles and silly jokes ;) i didn't record these for you and only left the moogy, funky, breaky, orchestral, synthy stuff :) discogs


maandag 31 augustus 2009

[HDD 583] Les Aiglons - Le Disque des Vacances

I found this great record a few weeks ago and wanted to rip & share it with you, but after a google search i found this great blog had beat me to it.

Check it out it's worth it. [HDD 583] Les Aiglons - Le Disque des

[KR 5717] Kees Jagessar introducing Roy Jaggan

Surinam/Hindustan Record with great synth parts. Mainly bought this because of the picture of one of the musicians sitting behind a Roland Juno 60.

I was searching for some more info on this record but the only thing i could find was that Kees Jagessar is now the manager/singer of The Indian Orchestra


zondag 30 augustus 2009

[6005 269] Soulful Dynamics - Dying snowman.

Ok i know this isn't going to be the best post on my blog (especially since i havent posted anything for such a long time) but i couldn't resist buying/posting this. The cover is great and in combination with the lyrics it's even greater. Only shame is that the music isn't really doing it for me :P


donderdag 2 juli 2009

By The Savers - Help me [OM 36.454]

Found This 7" at a small recycleshop in my hometown, never heard of it but picked it up because in the notes i read that R. Romanelli worked(orchestration) on this record, Romanelli i knew from the space disco band Space.
discogs enjoy

donderdag 18 juni 2009

Puppet covers

I Have a thing for puppets ehm well covers with puppets on them. And last queensday (traditional dutch holiday where most streets turn into a giant fleamarket) i found some nice ones.
I guess they're Argentinian. This one is the "best" one it's called "Mis Canciones" the cover has a quite disturbing mouse on it the recording is as disturbing and sometimes even annoying, But it made me laugh a few times even though i couldn't understand a single word they were saying. If anyone has more info or even videos of this character please let me know :) enjoy?

Second one is less disturbing and to be honest i'am quite happy that someone else took the time to rip this, after about 25 minutes of "Mis Canciones" i think i had enough :P But if you're up for more get it here

Călin Ioachimescu / Şerban Nichifor - Oratio II / Magic Spell / Miss Christina (Excerpts) [ST-ECE 02108]

Experimental neo classical record from Romania on the Electrecord label.
Main reason for me buying this was the great cover artwork combined with the information on the back that there was an ARP synthesizer involved in the making of this record.
The Domnişoara Christina (Fragmente) track is just amazing. Quite a dark atmosphere (synth & traditional instruments) combined with a whispering female voice, a really beautiful piece.
The other 2 pieces are nice too more abstract classical music but less synthesizer in these two though.

A little bit more info on Discogs


zondag 7 juni 2009

Charles Hornemann - Scenic Flight [Coloursound Library CS77]


A1 White Wind Mills (3:46)
A2 Himalaya (4:56)
A3 Digital Canyon (4:12)
A4 Space Chopper (4:22)
A5 Art Expo (4:29)
B1 Master Of Time (5:00)
B2 Scenic Flight (3:41)
B3 Star Beams (3:46)
B4 Northern Lights (3:34)
B5 National Park (4:15)

Credits: Computer [Programmes] - Dave King
Engineer: Ulli Ullmann
Producer: Gunter Greffenius
Written-By: Charles Hornemann (tracks: A2 , A4 , B1) , John Tender (tracks: A1 , A3 , A5 , B2 to B5) , Rudy Redl (tracks: A2 , B1)


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)