Wednesday, July 30, 2014

like herod.

this is absolutely fantastique... francesco de masi is straight killing it on this one, with alessandro alessandroni laying down some ridiculously siqq sitar parts. from 66, a fucking classique of soundtrack/library gems&jams. sorry for the ugly cover, it's the reissue, so this is a 320 rip of a cd i recently bought. enjoy amigos!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

waltz for aidan.

private press soundtrack to a british stage version of alice circa 1969. hype says it's a pastoral take on pink floyd's piper at the gates of dawn, which i kinda can see. nice psyche folk kinda stuff for a sunny lazy afternoon.

Monday, July 28, 2014

strange powers.

bought this earlier today & have been floating in it's warm embrace ever since. released in 88 on hearts of space (connie demby, michael stearns, kevin braheny, etc), this is perfect for summer with it's synth washes & angelic chorales & soft tribal dances. my dream owl is soaring through the night air with this as it's guiding light.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

thank you space expert.

pretty okay reissue of some gospel singers covering dylan in 69, produced by lou adler. not blowing my mind, but ya know, someone might want this out there.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

on the next full moon.

whimsical sixties pop heavily heavily heavily indebted to free design, the association, & that strain of band. the lyrics are pretty terrible, but the music is really nice. i'm sure someone will want this if yr into sunshine pop.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

gray wave city.

zeuhl proggy psych jazz fusion gem from 1980 with richard pinhas (!!!) laying down some fucking siqq synth lines on top.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


amazingly good french private press psych prog record from the seventies. they should have scored a rollin film.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Song for Charlie

Well well, World Cup's finally over. You must imagine the mess Brazil has been over the past month, and I must say I'll kinda miss it (mainly because of the holidays). Not the reason which finally led me to break my long absence, tho.

Last week, a good man named Charlie Haden passed away. While most recognizable for his association with Ornette Coleman, he played the bass in many excellent recordings (notably Liberation Music Orchestra), not restraining himself to American jazz.

This collaboration with the -- legendary  -- Portuguese Guitar player, Carlos Paredes, is one of them. Accompanying a Portuguese Guitar with teh bass doesn't seem an easy task, which Haden, however, transformed into a subtle, yet splendent amalgamation.

pw: spooked

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

music to wash dishes by.

as a follow up to yesterday's post, here is some ace funk & soul from t.l. barrett.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

if you see me.

gospel funk ranging from late sixties till mid eighties. my favorite is the first song by t.l. barrett, whose album i will be posting in the next coupla days.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

summer forever.
another summer record fershure. shigeru suzuki played in happy end & tin pan alley with harry hosono, which should be enough. power pop collides head on with yacht rock for total feel good sunny vibes.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

a gift.

so it's taken me a while to post this gem of the hidden temple for a myriad of reasons. mainly as to the confusion surrounding this guy on my part. there is very very little about him other than a couple of you/ethiotube videos, where they list him as wasse kassa, but on the cd & one other place (which is also a mention of this cd in some radio playlist) they have him listed as wase kasa. finally i decided to just keep it the same as the artwork. if you'd like to change it after you download it, i don't fucking care. just download this. yr going to thank me, you really will. more in line with the modern ethiopian sound of joyous casio keyboard lines on top of drum machine beats. he also has a beautiful voice, & the songs are instantly memorable. i'm 99.9% certain that you can't download this anywhere else in the wastelands, so enjoy amigos.

tl;dr jammin' ethiopian shit from the nineties that is rare rare rare.

ps not a shitty scan of cover on my part. that is just how the cover looks.

Friday, June 6, 2014

call me armageddon.

bought this recently, had to share. this is the only place you can get this absolute gem. hauntingly beautiful. not for the timid of ear my intrepid explorers.

ps sorry for brevity. heading out of town. expect another peradam soon.

Monday, May 19, 2014

What the duck

I miss playing in a band. Despite having been part of quite a few, rarely I felt 100% satisfied with any of them, whether technically, artistically, financially (lol) etc. Fact is, I've always been kind of a draconian band leader (not by choice) and a lazy band member. Despite that, I've quite never met the musical match to inspire me to make things working -- actually there is only one chap whose musicianship I truly admired, and as maybe he'll read this, please take my compliment for granted.

This band, for instance, looks like a great band to be part of, whether you're playing on it or not. It's like you're watching them jamming with affordable instruments in some basement while drinking cheap beer and eating doritos. Regardless, it sounds like real good and catchy music, yet not the kind that will make into Girls or some cool TV ad. Their second album is availabe at Bandcamp.

pw: spooked

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

a lonely day in selma, alabama.

the follow up to that pacific album i posted a while ago. i love this & anything hosono touches. not as immediate as pacific is, it'll definitely grow on you.

ps if you didn't already, download pacific now!!!!