What Are You Listening to? 2023

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A New Year so last year is so last year innit.

So we put aside those so passe thing swe were listening to a few hours ago and go yuck, what were we thinking.
& then go wasn't that great music.

So what is now out is

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and what we are opening the new year with is
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finally got this, should have had it like ages ago.
Long instrumental psychedelic improvisations where several themes from earlier recordings turn up from time to time.
Messed up playing on first listen so hope it was just a matter of cleaning not me needing to return the disc.

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Edsel compilation of more country rock oriented 70s work by bluegrass banjoist and band largely comprising of his sons etc.
Pretty decent on first listen.
I stumbled on this lot when downloading videos from youtube for better perusal on my tv I was looking through what early Austin City Limits they had up and they had a pretty good edition on these up.
I was aware of Scruggs work with Lester Flatt but hadn't heard this later stuff. This is a decent compilation i think I may need to investigate individual lps further.

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pretty decent 2cd compilation of great jazz singer.
I'm getting more and more into female singers of quality so went out and bought this which I've seen on the racks for absolute yonks.
I think it is a pretty standard 2003 release which you can get in a lot of places. Probably only touches on her work which on the basis of this is something I should be far more familiar with. Great voice, but that shouldn't be a surprise. Should be something that people are aware of, hope it is to some extent but don't want that to fade into background noise.
may be a bit polite for some but quality etc should shine through.
I need to work out who else i need to know about. next point of focus may be Shirley Horn.

Stevolende, Sunday, 1 January 2023 14:13 (one month ago) link

I have that Jazz Sattelites and a few other Kevin Martin compiled sets from the time.
I think it may be where I came across Fat, Though may have been a review in Melody Maker.
https://catdogmouse.bandcamp.com/album/hit

Stevolende, Monday, 2 January 2023 13:07 (one month ago) link

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massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 3 January 2023 13:00 (one month ago) link

This morning:

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And now I'm listening to a bunch of 12" disco singles on the Westbound Records thread.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 5 January 2023 19:47 (one month ago) link

also thx stevolende for starting this year's thread!

massaman gai (front tea for two), Sunday, 8 January 2023 17:04 (four weeks ago) link

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Alper Maral + Mert Topel – Control Voltage Project - cover art makes it look like it should sound like david tudor, is actually knockabout john carpenter blues riffs & plangent spook with a radiophonic skew. a fun listen

massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 10 January 2023 09:23 (three weeks ago) link

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massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 12 January 2023 10:05 (three weeks ago) link

trying to drown out the renovation crew downstairs - no chance of me getting any exams marked today.
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massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 12 January 2023 15:06 (three weeks ago) link

yknow yesterday i was listening to archie shepp for ages waiting for something to happen, and ra is ALL happening

massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 12 January 2023 17:31 (three weeks ago) link

heliocentric worlds vol. 2 has always been a favourite of mine. a house of beauty!

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no lime tangier, Friday, 13 January 2023 05:32 (three weeks ago) link

There are 50th anniversary versions of several caetano veloso lps out at the moment. Not heard comparison to earlier versions but bought my brother the other s/t for Xmas.

Stevolende, Friday, 13 January 2023 05:35 (three weeks ago) link

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Nabozo, Friday, 13 January 2023 09:34 (three weeks ago) link

funny how the primitive '92 tech & clunky "dance rhythms" now sound like contempo recon anti-funk shoewave or summat. not vaporshoes, tho.

massaman gai (front tea for two), Friday, 13 January 2023 09:37 (three weeks ago) link

I had grandparents who played pop country in their bar...even they thought Mac Davis was boring. As boring as Perry Como. He had this utterly negligible sub-Three Dog Night thing called "Stop and Smell the Roses"...but on this album is a song against racism that DROPS THE N-BOMB! Imagine granny bringing it home thinking it's this lightweight from TV and hearing this.

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Picture of Chairman Mao (I M Losted), Friday, 13 January 2023 23:10 (three weeks ago) link

Seriously. More n-bombs than that Patti Smith song, and less equivocal. My northern urban liberal ears can't handle it, instinctually.

I guess a brother had to do what he had to do back then to get his point across....

Picture of Chairman Mao (I M Losted), Friday, 13 January 2023 23:13 (three weeks ago) link

Lucas Was A Redneck?

made entirely of styrofoam (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 14 January 2023 03:49 (three weeks ago) link

Yes...I'm playing some seventies country-pop like Charlie Rich and feeling nostalgic for trips down south...all of a sudden the "n-word" coming out of my stereo...multiple times. Just ... weird.

Picture of Chairman Mao (I M Losted), Saturday, 14 January 2023 05:47 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah, that was definitely a thing in the 70s and into the early 80s, you hear it on punk records of the time, too. Like I know you guys were trying to make a point but it did not age well at all.

made entirely of styrofoam (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 14 January 2023 10:14 (three weeks ago) link

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1974 lp recorded while singer was in rehab. I think mainly getting out for recording sessions. Pretty funky.
I am beginning to love James' material from this early 70s period, but I'm not overly familiar with her work in general . I had a Chess best of with the track All The Way Down on which I always meant to look more into what else was available in the style of. THis starts with a track vry reminiscent of that track and stays pretty good throughout. There are a couple fo lps before this one that I want to check out including an s/t that has the track All the Way Down on.
I think I have been semi awar eof her existence for decades, it's been about 20 years since I got taht Chess Best of. Think I'm picturing where i was when I first had it and taht would be 1st couple years of millennium. So should be more familiar, bit have had other things I've discovered since. Think I was picking a few tracks from Spotify to intersperse podcast listens with and finally got around to getting this ordered over Xmas. So will be looking into the other material.
contemporary clip or possibly a year after recording
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not a track on the lp though. I do think she is clean though, which I wondered about on first seeing. She does seem overwhelmed
Cover of lp slightly changed since this is a reissue of a reissue. Sound is pretty good though. Original had the image across teh full sleeve.

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all instrumental improvised set by stripped down version of the band live in 75.
INteresting stuff, I find the time to be pretty peak for the full sized band and this 4 piece stuff is pretty good I think.
Has each member playing several instruments so not getting enough of the Fred Frith giant ballbearing turning in deep space thing which I loved from Concerts. Have been meaning to put this on for a while and just got around to it. Only listened to first disc this time. So need to revisit for the 2nd one.

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Final lp put out by alternative icon while he was still alive, he died 3 days later.
I think its pretty good but I don't play it taht frequently. Put it on partially because it was his Birthday and partially just cos I had just found where I'd put it. Pretty rewarding.
Nice,melodic a bit melancholic. I could see how this could be a favourite lp by some though I think I would be more attached to much earlier lps by him. I don't really know the material from between the early 80s and this. Picked it up a few years ago, listened to it a few times and then its been sitting on a shelf not in any order a while back. I sorted through a few cds on the shelf and found it. It is pretty decent but I do have other things by him and others I'm probably more likely to play.
Good though.

Stevolende, Saturday, 14 January 2023 11:51 (three weeks ago) link

re: recent caetano reissues, are they the elemental ones? i got a few of them & they sound really good

listening to some late seventies/early eighties releases by mostly former tropicalistas... more veloso, gal costa, sivuca &
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no lime tangier, Sunday, 15 January 2023 02:50 (three weeks ago) link

xxxpost stevolende, the one Etta James LP I had, and played the hell out of, was her 1973 s/t. Starts with "All The Way Down," then even better with "God's Song, " later "You Can Leave Your Hat On," "Sail Away" (considering these three and "Let's Burn Down The Cornfield," she should have done a whole album of Randy Newman songs). Also, "Down So Low," "Yesterday's Music" (much better than David Clayton Thomas's original, as you might suspect). Should add that I smoked a lot of weed when listening, but think most of it would still sound now (with or without weed etc). Otherwise, I think her Chess recordings are usually considered the or a peak.

dow, Sunday, 15 January 2023 03:27 (three weeks ago) link

I sent the wrong link yesterday.
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definitely want the 2 lps before the one I did get at least. & Tell Mama too.

no lime tangier Not sure on label for Caetano Veloso stuff. Got the copy I bought mailorder from Mr Bongo cos it would get to London in time. So not seen it up close. 50th Anniversary seems to have been 2019. I don't remember hearing about it at the time. I got my copies of the cds something like 10 or 15 years back. But got a couple of pretty early 90s cds so was thinking I might get a better edition if I could.

Stevolende, Sunday, 15 January 2023 10:24 (three weeks ago) link

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Remaster of LA band's 2nd lp. This is more reflective, poetic touching on psychedelia. It was apparently recorded in a claustrophobic New York studio though it fills my head with more open swampland with damp fronds overhead.
The music is a melange of various influences, a garagey rock thing infused with blues, country and other roots music. Later material by the band more overtly takes up influence from New Thing Jazz thre is a great live version of a section of A love Supreme recorded live in Italy at the end of 1983 the year after this was released garage rock take on Coltrane. I think lead singer Jeffrey Lee Pierce had been introduced to that era of jazz by Phast Freddie at the turn of the decade though Jim Duckworth has claimed he introduced JLP to the music. I think I would go with the earlier introduction though. Pierce had also written on reggae and taken a trip to Jamaica to do further research. It has been said that the track Watermelon Man here may be based initially on a cover of teh Herbie Hancock track by the reggae group the Revolutionaries with Ward Dotson improvising a Link Wray inspired guitar part over it. It had been played live pretty heavily by this point and may have morphed further along the way. It winds up also sounding like a reference to Dr John who JLP was getting into at the time.
The credited covers on here are quite interesting too. A total rewrite of CCR's Run Through The Jungle with lyrics changed to quote a load of blues dervied lyrics where teh original seems to be about the Vietnam experience. There's also a version of Jody Reynold's Fire of Love which had given their debut lp its title. This seems to follow the form of teh song taht the MC5 had done in teh alte 60s. I'm not sure how widely head teh live versions of taht were at teh time this came out though, I think it is more widely available on a Total Energy release and an Easy Action box set now, though not sure if either is still in print. There's also a really good version of the traditional folk song John Hardy here in a style that starts out as rockabilly but the guitar is more jangly.
JLP's own songs are also pretty great. His lyricism is pretty poetic which also put me in mind of psychedelia, deeply spiritual stuff I guess.
This Blixa Sounds version has great sound, I think I am hearing elements IK haven't heard before. I've loved this lp since I first got it at the end of 1983 after seeing the next line up for the first time at the start of the month. The line up on this lp changed soon after which ties in with the actual bassist not turning up for the photo session and therefo9re being absent. He, Rob Ritter, was replaced by Patricia Morrison who is with the band until JLP retired them at the end of 1984. She was on teh wrong coast when teh recording session for Death Party opened up in NYC when a Tex & the Horseheads session ran short or was cancelled. So she was temporarily replaced on that.
This came with a 2nd cd of demoes for this lp and some later stuff but doesn't have a lot of details as to the material taht turns up[ on the later releases, if they were written earlier and therefore demoed with either of the Dotson line ups or what.
I think I need to get the other 2 pre retirement lps in the Blixa Sounds versions. I think they are moving on to the reformed band now, saw a cover image for Mother Juno on the Blixa Sounds website.

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2cd of material from a few live sets from 66 and 67. So featuring a couple of different lineups. But all based ona small jazz groups picking up folky themes and de/reconstructing them.
Most of this features European violinist Michel Samson who fits jn quite well. I thought there was more Call Cobbs on harpsichord on the vinyl version I had of some of this material, not seeing it. No longer have the double lp set I had .
THis is the Donald Ayler era and he has introduced the idea of using marches as the source material to work with. Albert had been using folk airs from various sources prior to that but the rhythms were more varied. I thought Beaver Harris was another free drummer like Sunny Murray and Milford Graves, I think I need to hear more of him in different contexts though.
Do enjoy this stuff and seriously hoping that the live video footage turns up in full somewhere I can access cos I would enjoy seeing a full set now I've seen clips. Shame the BBC footage was destroyed anyway.
I was looking for this at the time I read the book Holy Ghost by Richard Koloda over Xmas. Now found it on a pile elsewhere in the room.
Not sure to what extent this is an acquired taste it seems to be pretty much it sown thing at the time. The introduced elements of a self taught trumpeter and a classically trained violinist makes it even more different that Ayler's own idiosyncratic style. Very interesting to my ears anyway.

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2nd cd of the 3cd version of the set. Dead live around the time of Live Dead which partially comes from this run of dates as well as other locations at the time.
This starts with a couple of the more sedate tracks from Aoxomoxoa before going into a great version of the 3 song medley from Live Dead i.e. Dark Star, St Stephen and The Eleven. My cd glitches right when the 11 peaks unfortunately. It is just hitting exactly the right spot when it starts coming apart. May need a new copy. Got this when it came out, not sure how much of a coincidence this is that the scratch is right there . Blooming frustrating though.
Anyway, great period for the band . They are great in the summer of 68 and May 70 too. 69 has them discovering country more than they had done. Garcia had been a bluegrass banjoist prior to the band forming but I think they had been more blues orientated probably down to Pigpen.
But country songs came in and stayed an element of the sound from around this point. I do prefer the longer more open ended improvisations though.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:57 (two weeks ago) link

vanligt folk - "Jag Har Utvecklat Mig Till Både En Hund I En Katt" 2015: swedish EBM reminiscent of Der Plan, not quite as joyfully weird as their hafler-trio-does-crazy frog "allt e'nte" from 2020, but fun nonetheless
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massaman gai (front tea for two), Wednesday, 18 January 2023 10:16 (two weeks ago) link

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Saturnian icon and band featuring a load of regulars and some guests. A snippet of a much larger performance series, about 45 minutes of them playing from about 3 ho0urs per night for 6 nights. So not 100% sure why this is what they picked, particularly since this coupling of 2 different vinyl lps starts and ends with the same recording as the linernotes point out.
A lot of this is pretty abstract which is pretty cool. It's been a while since I listened to the recordings this is based on so yeah not sure what I would have picked. You can get a box set of teh full run though I think there was some trouble with duplication of performances in it. Did notice that RYM had this marked pretty low which I would argue with, but maybe its personal taste. I think I would tend to be looking for something along the lines of Strange Celestial Road or possibly Lanquidity which this isn't really, can't remember if there is a lot more of that dotted through the full set.
THis does really get me after repeated listens though, I'm really enjoying this. Picked it up as part of a £5 sale through Rermegacorp which is also true of teh other 2 titles here.
Artyard reissue so it does sound pretty good, Even got some good melody in the shape of a Rocket Number Nine.
But I think the main point of connection is Sun Ra's own keyboard textures nice and noisy.

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German band's 4th reunion lp. THis is also heavily about texture, it sounds like vast spaces made of corroding steel or something. INdustrial psychedelia. Like an abandoned Geigeresque spaceyard.
I haven't picked up any of the reunion era studio recordings til now as far as I can remember. I think I did get live sets but can't remember what they sound like. If other things are as good as this set I think I've been missing out. I do love the 70s stuff, though do wish there was live stuff from then around.
THis reminds me of a few things I did hear a fw years ago, Heitkotter's damaged garage jams, a French band somebody gave me a cd by 20 odd years ago that I can't remember the name of.
Really like this and pretty good coincidence taht I put this on with teh Sun Ra here I think. Kinda fits in a loose way.

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lp by spinoff of Slapp Happy/Henry Cow and big band of supporting players. Pretty surreal, jazzy, proggy stuff.
Another lp I heard about years ago and have somehow not actually heard until now. Surprised if I did and have forgotten it, it is a bit complex and in-jokey but I just think it's 'kin fine now I have it.
It has some pretty good guitar on it in places so I initially assumed Fred Frith was gusting, I take it that is Blegvad. Not really heard other material where I was aware it was him playing to compare it to.
Lyrics are obscure arty aphoristic things that seem to have been picked up from philosophical/zen texts. Booklet has a lot of them written out so they may be better understood than if I had just chanced on tracks as audiophiles, which I'm wondering if I ever did.
Anyway another great set That I will familiarise myself with over the coming years better than I have so far,

Arrival of package I ordered over xmas holidays has coincided with me being in bed with heavy cold/flu so have spent more time with these than I would have done on normal schedule.

Stevolende, Friday, 20 January 2023 12:08 (two weeks ago) link

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massaman gai (front tea for two), Saturday, 21 January 2023 14:01 (two weeks ago) link

plangent.
i wonder what pangent could mean. a smelly goat like gentleman, perhaps

massaman gai (front tea for two), Saturday, 21 January 2023 14:02 (two weeks ago) link

irl lol at a smelly goat like gentleman.

Not bothering to post covers, but most recently:

Chet Baker - Sings and Plays from the Film "Let's Get Lost"
Jimmy Scott - Dream
Mavis Staples - We'll Never Turn Back
Robert Ward - Fear No Evil
Miles Davis - Miles in Berlin
Lou Donaldson - Say It Loud!

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Monday, 23 January 2023 16:54 (two weeks ago) link

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massaman gai (front tea for two), Wednesday, 25 January 2023 10:22 (one week ago) link

JAZZ MEETS THE WORLD

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 25 January 2023 18:36 (one week ago) link

dabnaggit the new fever ray jam is a blast - looping it for an hour

massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 26 January 2023 18:44 (one week ago) link

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Hungarian band fuse local traditional folk, jazz, RIO and various styles together in pretty decent way. I've been aware of the bandname for decades without having a sound to go with it. Glad I grabbed this from the rermegacorp sale.
About 50 minutes of them live from one location plus about a quarter of an hour of b0onus from elsewhere.
I think I need to pick up some more.
Instrument\lly pretty great, I think these people can play pretty well. I think I had thought they were more punky possibly, thought I had heard about them fro an NME thing on international forms of punk (1984 hardcore edition?)but may find out it is more from 80s or 90s US fanzines. Now wish I'd put sound to name a lot earlier.

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80s post-punk stuff with hints of RIO possibly. Basically THis Heat minus a member but plus a long time associate come in permanently. Missing member is Charles Bullen and guitar is replaced by other instrumentation.I was thinking This Heat were basically Quiet Sun with a new guitarist but looks like linearity of link is less simple. Anyway do heavily enjoy this. So now regretting not getting it together to see them at the time cos I think I had the chance probably frequently.
I hear a melodic sensibility that seems to be more rooted in folk than I remember This Heat having. Wonder if other people hear echoes of that.
This is a compilation of 2 e.ps and an lp. Most of the material the band released at the time anyway. Great choice from the £5 sale.

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If you hear any noise its just Blount and teh Boys.
Eschewing the bourgeois maximalism of having such extraneous players as bassists and such like our Saturnian friend goes on an Italian tour with 2 horns, a drummer and a Crumar Mainman organ/keyboard and still comes out with a surprisingly phat sound.
THis is the Art Yard 2cd edition of what was originally a single lp. IT comes from the same tour as Disco 3000 though it may be less expansive. Pretty great anyway and again from the rermegacorp sale.
I do love Sun ra from this turn of the 70s into 80s era. My introduction to him was Strange Celestial Road and possibly also the Live AT Montreux set from the mid 70s. But it's teh deep space funk stuff I especially love. This does get reasonably out there. I think less so than Disco 3000 but still pretty great.

Stevolende, Friday, 27 January 2023 20:51 (one week ago) link

"This time" being one of my all-time favorite disco tracks.

Picture of Chairman Mao (I M Losted), Saturday, 28 January 2023 08:47 (one week ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/V283ztHRM2cIbJAXY1FE0OfgPX_1sJTRUNuXIK-MYrc/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:539/w:545/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTQ2MDA4/MS0xMTI3NTE1Nzg3/LmpwZWc.jpeg bailey / holland - that ECM LP. pointillistic scrabble. the smell of the cover is a beautiful woodsmokey damp concrete patchouli

massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 11:36 (six days ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/tnO9ap_bAw1KbIwruVKg9yNiA7C99FXmYEvuXsPpJC8/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:600/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTEyMDI5/NzgyLTE1MjY4ODUz/ODYtNjUxNC5qcGVn.jpeg TOC- "will never play these songs again" french gtr keys drums trio get kinda psychic paramount

massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 13:53 (six days ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/TBcEGghpwr7heLY9lA9uCD58vgv3Lcz-LBDMiNuKgXY/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:350/w:350/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTQ5NDMx/MS0xMzEzNDIxNDg4/LmpwZWc.jpeg8rolek-"umpomat" spastic digital abstraction from 2005. no silly breakbeats or sampling, mainly polymetric clicking & buzzing some understated tuneage

massaman gai (front tea for two), Wednesday, 1 February 2023 09:14 (five days ago) link

that's palmer, not palmaer

massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 2 February 2023 16:52 (four days ago) link

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Korean post-rock band I discovered through somebody on the bike course.
Epic texture with an underlying metallic influence.
Glad I discovered these, probably even more so that I did when I did cos I caught a sale from the record company so saved a few quid. I think the sale ended a couple of days after i did buy this. May pick up some other material by the band if I come across it.
Hadn't realised there was a post-rock scene in Korea before finding out about these and it looks like there are a few bands involved.
Vocals and some of the linernotes are in Korean so I'm not fully getting what is being sung about but it's done quite well.
Avant classical, local folk , and some bits of a more metal feel.

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Atmospheric 3rd lp by LA based psych band.
This appears to be seen as a lesser lp by the band but it was one of the first I heard so I really enjoy it. GOt given this by a friend a couple of months back along with another couple of their lps on cd. I think these were from the Original album series but came loose in a charity shop he picked them up in. Could do with linernotes for this.
Anyway, really enjoying this and should know Spirit better tahn I do.
Had this on vinyl as a 2fer with the first lp back in the late 80s but that disappeared a long time ago.
This has a couple of jazz instrumentals written by the keyboard player . & I think Give A Life Take A Life has popped up in my head for decades.
Could be heard as touching on the prog since it melanges jazz and something epic and a bit classical as well as the use of melody. Sombre feel to quite a bit of this too but it is a bit beautiful.

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Zanzibara series compilation by band from mid 70s. Slightly latin tinge to the Taraabs here.
THis is really growing on me. Pretty good guitar standing out among the melody etc.
Zanzibara is another series by the record label that brought us Ethiopiques and has some pretty great stuff in it.
I'd recommend this, just wish my 3player played it better. But seems to be distorted on some playbacks but seems intermittent.
Worth a listen though.

Stevolende, Thursday, 2 February 2023 20:30 (four days ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/jvxg6UX-XBJx6oKmUuRdl10O_OBtBaZ8RQHiY0Omw9Q/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:595/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTE2OTU3/NTYtMTQyNTIxNzUz/NS0yNTI4LmpwZWc.jpegGuitar Festival Summer 1999 - Dr. Eugene Chadbourne's Adventures At The Guitar Festival / Greetings Fellow Pickers

massaman gai (front tea for two), Sunday, 5 February 2023 10:15 (yesterday) link


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