Monday, 23 January 2017

CAN - MIDNIGHT

This months posts are dedicated to Jaki Liebezeit.





















01. Full Moon On the Highway
02. Vernal Equinox
03. Hunters and Collectors
04. Transcendental Express
05. Private Nocturnal
06. Midnight Men
07. Ibis


Opinions differ over the 1975 offering from Can; 'Landed' certainly feels like the first album that isn't flat out great. The band made a lot recordings in 1975 and this was an attempt to assemble an alternative album from that period.

'Full Moon on the Highway' and 'Hunters and Collectors' are from the original 'Landed' album.

'Transcendental Express' and 'Ibis' are from 'Unlimited Edition'.

'Private Nocturnal' and ' Midnight Men' are from 'The Lost Tapes'.

'Vernal Equinox' is a live recording from 'The Old Grey Whistle Test', broadcast on thee BBC, 1975.

MICHAEL ROTHER - FLAMMENDE HERZEN

This months posts are dedicated to Jaki Liebezeit.






















Sky Records 1977


01. Flammende Herzen
02. Zyklodrom
03. Karussell
04. Feuerland
05. Zeni


Michael Rother - Guitar, Electric Piano, Bass, Synthesizer, Organ.
Jaki Liebezeit - Drums.

Produced by Conny Plank.

HOLGER CZUKAY, JAH WOBBLE, JAKI LIEBEZEIT - FULL CIRCLE

This months posts are dedicated to Jaki Liebezeit.





















Virgin 1982

01. How Much Are They?
02. Where's The Money?
03. Full Circle R.P.S. (No. 7)
04. Mystery R.P.S. (No. 8)
05. Trench Warfare
06. Twilight World

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

THE FEED-BACK






















RCA Italiana 1970

01. The Feed-Back
02. Quasars
03. Kumalo


This record has to be my find of the year (cheer, Al). Almost a Library music supergroup; percussion by Egisto Macchi, an uncredited Ennio Morricone on trumpet, some amazing guitar playing by Bruno Battisti D'Amario and some of the greatest drums I've ever heard by Renzo Restuccia.

Avant garde happenings with supreme beats. Fantastic.

Note: there was a nice 2014 re-issue on Schema.

SPACEMEN 3 - TRANSPARENT RADIATION





















Glass Records 1987

01. Transparent Radiation
02. Ecstasy Symphony
03. Transparent Radiation (Flashback)
04. Things'll Never be the Same
05. Starship


The second 'single' release by Spacemen 3 was a forty minute E.P., a companion to the album 'The Perfect Prescription' and their most ambitious project yet.

Recorded between January and July 1987 at VHF Studios in Rugby. The versions of 'Transparent Radiation' and 'Ecstasy Symphony' are exclusive to this release.









VARIOUS ARTISTS - IN THE LOST QUEENS EYES VOL.5





















01. Hedgehog Pie - Fishing Song
02. Midwinter - Sanctuary Stone
03. Unknown - Vaseh Del Bala Shodi
04. Samba Des Vampires - Sleeping Beauty
05. Ithica - Dreams: Story of Our Time/Beneath This Sky
06. Spirogyra - Love Is a Funny Thing
07. Trader Horne - Morning Way
08. Mark Fry - Dreaming With Alice
09. Ramases - Earth People
10. Extradition - A Love Song
11. Bobby Brown - I Must Be Born
12. Unknown - Unknown
13. Frogmorton - Judas & Mary
14. Can Am Des Puig - Who Can be Muddy
15. Kaleidoscope - The Sky Children

The final installment of the pytch folk series 'In the Lost Queen's Eyes'.

Thank you, Creepy Powers.

Next month, a new series.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

SPACEMEN 3 - WALKIN' WITH JESUS





















Glass Records 1986

01. Walkin' with Jesus (Sound of Confusion)
02. Rollercoaster
03. Feel So Good


Okay, so the tracks here aren't rare. However, it's been a long time since the contemporaneous output of Spacemen 3 was presented in it's original form.

This is the debut single, released a few months after the first album.

'Walkin' with Jesus (Sound of Confusion)' was recorded for the debut album, but went unreleased. This is actually a remix of a demo recorded in Northampton the previous year. Other songs from that session make up the posthumous release 'Taking Drugs to Make Music to Take Drugs To'.

The two b-sides were recorded in that same studio, shortly after the recording of 'Sound of Confusion'. 'Rollercoaster' is a re-recording of that album track, with less overdubs but an extended length of over seventeen minutes. 'Feel So Good' was a new track, which would be re-recorded for 'The Perfect Prescription' the next year.