Κυριακή, 10 Ιανουαρίου 2010

cecil taylor 'nuits de la fondation maeght' 3LP box (shandar)



for trully loooooong i wasn't keen on cecil taylor's work. perhaps because i was (and still am) allergic to piano but some exceptions or rock tracks.
i only had the monstrous 'winged serpent' and 'conquistador' since early 90's in my collection till last year that did i chance upon the thread on the skafunkrastapunk forum and downloaded a couple of albums like the unit's 'akisalakila', 'nefertiti', etc and was totally blown by them! long story to cut it short here and explain why, etc.. the thing is his music, etc..

being nuts w/ his work started -as you can guess- downloading and then buying the ones i love the most.. such as this gem the 3ple lp box on shandar. no comments on it, i totally love it including once more a stellar line up such as

cecil taylor : piano, voice
sam rivers : tenor sax
jimmy lyons : alto sax
andrew cyrille : drums

rcorded live on 29 July 1969 at saint-paul-de-vence,paris.

it's only one simple track in 6 parts

second act of a


play f***in' loud!!!! (vinyl rip @ flac)

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Σάββατο, 9 Ιανουαρίου 2010

anna planeta 2cd (betley welcomes careful drivers)



betley welcomes careful drivers (a.k.a. the brainchild of phil todd alias 'ashtray navigations' and many other disguises such as dogliveroil, tea culture, etc) is one of my favest lo-fi noise labels. not only because of one of my favest projects ever, ashtray navigations but for many releases it brought to daylight.

anna planeta being one of them. recorded in an abandoned building by phil todd, andy jarvis, dan bird, harrased by the neighbours who called the police at some point thinking that a 'satanic mass' was taking place in the building is an intense lo-fi recording sometime thanks to its nature bringing in mind the work of projects like metgumbnerbone whose lp on a-mission was also recorded in the ruins of an abandoned industry at least to mention one.

was pretty funny too when a couple of years ago since the 2cd set's release i accidentallly chanced upon the project's name, being one of the female characters of dusan makavejev's cult 'sweet movie' film (you can download it here & you can check & donwnload (not sure but seems is 192kbps) infos on manos hadjidakis's incredible soundtrack here)

phil also has some very few remaining copies of the anna planeta 2cd set. you can ask him for price, availability, etc not only for the memorable anna planeta but also for various other remaining betleys but also for ashtray navigations and related ones!

so 'welcome to hell'... (mp3@320)

cd1

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cd2

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bela bartok 'the miraculous mandarin / music for strings, percussion and celeste' (decca lp 1964?)




i can't recall the blog where i tracked down first the 'music for instruments...' piece a couple of years ago but it was of those bartok pieces that i fell in love with upon first listening... i was also curious on the 'miraculous mandarin' piece too and it was a few months ago when during an accidental but usual ebay buy that i cahnced upon this lp.. classic things.. 1 euro auction ending.. 7 euros postage...

i like a lot this lp, to be honest in general i love a lot the 50's / 60's interpretations of contemporary / classical pieces (well some classical mostly contemporary) as were more liberal times they are or at least sound to me more open minded, etc... perhaps is my dillusion.

for the record though you can check the back cover... is georg stolti conducting the london symphony orchestra. 1964 on decca.

enjoy!!! (vinyl rip @ flac)

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Τρίτη, 5 Ιανουαρίου 2010

john cage 'live' (wergo LP)



i always had this love/hate relation to cage's works. i like a lot the ideas, etc but regarding his entire recorded opus must say that there are few recordings i fancy. besides 'variations', 'cartridge music' (especially the version w/ tudor of the split lp w/ wolf on time), roaratorio, hpchd (the lp version not the later emf) and guess a couple more like the cramps lps... 'live' (sometimes quoted also as 'empty words' too) on wergo is one of those exceptions too. a mesmerising piece!

vinyl rip @ flac

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Δευτέρα, 4 Ιανουαρίου 2010

henry cowell 'persian set' / lou harrison 'suite for violin, piano and small orchesra' CRI SD114



i must admit that i was never keen on both cowell's and harrison's musics. until a few years ago when during a trip to meet the duo of 'kalorifeur' i chanced upon this LP in their collection which they loved a lot. definitely is amazing especially in late night listening! for long was nuts with the cowell 'persian set' piece but upon transfering the vinyl to digital liked also harrison's piece as well.
hope you enjoy them too!

(flacs of vinyl rip)

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bozo and the big circus parade LP




hi happy new year / decade!
here's a record from my children's record collection that purchased recently at the flea market of piraeus. turned stellar! sooner or later i'll upload a few more of my collection too.
play loud!

bozo and the big circus parade