Δευτέρα, 23 Μαρτίου 2009

pete and royce 'suffering of tomorrow' LP







one of my beloved greek 'prog' lps together with aphrodite's child '666'. though i was never much in the greek 'rock' scene of the 70's. besides a couple of specific records (e.g. dionysis savvopoulos's 'bromiko psomi' & ballos', kostas tournas's 2nd lp)and specific tracks (e.g socrates's 'starvation'). and regarding the couple lps that were supposed to be 'prog' back then like plg's i found them rather tame. this is an exception. since early 90's that i listened to it thanks to spacefreak when one day we were working on some stuff for 'genital grinder' and he taped it for me. this one was issued in early 80's as a private release (not sure if 81 or 82). they did a 2nd lp too 'days of destruction' out of which only 2 tracks were in the style of their debut ('days of destruction' and another one). the rest of the lp was in a completely different mood. not sure how many copies were pressed of 'suffering of tomorrow' i have heard a rumour of some 200 but can't say for sure.
also don't freak upon seeing 8 titles on the sleeve and 7 tracks can't recall which tracks form a kind of 'trilogy' or something like that. think are the ones of side a... mp3 @ 320 as usual.

enjoy this unknown gemm!!!

last minutes news. musicbazz just reissued both 'suffering of tomorrow' & 'days of destruction' on 1 cd and this post was deleted after a kind request of the artists / labels. you can order your copy or get details here.

Δευτέρα, 16 Μαρτίου 2009

hermae LP






here's a gemm i didn't know of... came across accidentally last summer when i came across it at a friend's place, listened to it and totally liked it!
parts of it reminded me the optical musics 'volume 2' cd (therefore is uploaded with it) though this one is more electroacoustic, abstract at some parts too and me speaking sounds as one of the best greek experimental / electroacoustics recordings of the early 90's. at least as far as i'm concerned & regarding the ones that were issued back then or have come across here and there back / since then (& i believe i have listened to this day almost the greateest part of such musics being recorded back at that period).
regarding the group i don't know much, rumours i have heard but as i am not font of a myth construction (especially nowadays that every recording unearthed from the vaults turns to be a 'lost diamond of the history of music') let's leave it as is... a mindblowing & challenging piece of adventurous music...

hermae

side a : hymn to godess fortune
side b : acheron


http://www.divshare.com/download/6822365-da7

optiki mousiki 'tomos 2' (iamvos)




optiki mousiki's (optical musics) 'tomos 2'(volume 2) was their 2nd effort since their memorable debut lp in late 80s. whereas the lp was a more experimental effort the cd is - at least according to my ears - a more 'ambient' constructed result... back then costis drygiannakis (the mastermind behind the project) was descending more and more to the world of old non-european music traditions, and his interest is obvious not only in the selection of traditional soloists, but also in the the various odds & sods sampled from ethnological recordings. listening to it today might not get the feeling i got back then upon listening it for the first time, perhaps as it might sounds more 'light' to my ears at some points but still brings in mind lovely memories of those early days, cool sounds, even records that were discovered, discussed (still discovering thanks to costis) since then...


enjoy!


http://www.divshare.com/download/6828337-151

Κυριακή, 15 Μαρτίου 2009

all set to go



hi, while working the idea of absurd's & related blog 'all noises swell together in landscapes' thought that might be a cool idea to start another one to 'issue' new material online... don't know why but rejected the idea after a while. absurd's already into lots so why adding one more thing on my back? however sounded thought to keep it running uploading either recordings i like and are either hard to find or deleted releases (e.g. tapes, etc) and it won't be a lie to say that the idea of found sounds or field recordings of my everyday routine might be uploaded in the future... i'll see... i prefer having it like a free form diary / canvas and see what happens... like the sounds of violent onsen geisha's 'excrete music' cd from which the name was coined... enjoy!
nicolas