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because the weekly email that came today mentioned this John Hill's SIX MOONS OF JUPITER and it sounds amazing.

Finders Keepers presents a previously unreleased cosmic concept LP from 1971, from the Uber Legendary studio wizard and producer of Margo Guryan, Susan Christie and Pacific Gas And Electric.......................JOHN HILL.

Combining spiritual jazz featuring Gerry Mulligan, beat poetry from Susan Christie, proto space rock and analogue electronics prepared by Walter Sear.

jaxon, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 18:14 (fourteen years ago) link

It's not bad! But definitely more spotty than other recent FKeepers stuff. The Gerry Mulligan stuff in particular is v. nice, I'd say maybe 50-60% keepers.

The 'well hung' hungary comp is amazing, even though many tracks are familiar from other votel comps/FK releases (albeit sometimes in 30-sec chunks).

I was more excited about the upcoming all-around b-music comp and the vampire thing.

Bangelo, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 18:21 (fourteen years ago) link

yeah, downloaded the vampire thing. looking forward to listening to it

jaxon, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 18:42 (fourteen years ago) link

I grabbed the ERSEN cd recently and it's excellent, Turkish psych-funk-rock. a couple tracks have these amazing outer-space synths goin on

re: Six Moons, I've already got the Susan Christie reissue and a Pacific Gas LP from the thrift store, and neither really blew me away ....

dmr, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 19:09 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm quite liking the "Well Hung" comp. Great funk and prog mix.

tvdisko, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 19:28 (fourteen years ago) link

holy shit, apparently the dude behind the Yamasuki singers is Thomas Bangalter's dad?!

jaxon, Friday, 22 August 2008 22:44 (fourteen years ago) link

what is this "vampire thing"?

i like everything i've heard on this label. though i was a little put out having to pay over $20 for the galwad y mynydd thing (that's like a dollar+ a minute). but i'm cheap.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Saturday, 23 August 2008 02:26 (fourteen years ago) link


Finders Keepers presents this uber-rare soundtrack to a film that never existed, performed by an imaginery pop-group. Incredible Polanski-inspired German hip-hop psychsploitation beats from 1969....

oscar, Saturday, 23 August 2008 02:29 (fourteen years ago) link

cover is ridiculous

jaxon, Saturday, 23 August 2008 18:38 (fourteen years ago) link

Polanski-inspired German hip-hop psychsploitation beats from 1969

Gawd, I am SO over those...

inhibitionist, Sunday, 24 August 2008 02:30 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...

the new b-music comp (drive in, turn on, freak out) came in the mail the other day- basically same deal as first one--multi-contributor dj tag team. it's also really good, has the requisite handful of duplicate tracks that i recognized from somewhere else in the votel/Fkeepers stable.

the liner notes also tipped off two upcoming releases; one a pakistani film comp, other one from spain, not really any detail past that.

Bangelo, Wednesday, 15 October 2008 22:06 (fourteen years ago) link

So what happened to that Vampires of Dartmoore thing? It looked interesting, but I can't find any info about it at all.

Telephone thing, Thursday, 16 October 2008 03:21 (fourteen years ago) link

it's pretty great. my friend almost dropped $250 on it before it got reissued

jaxon, Thursday, 16 October 2008 04:45 (fourteen years ago) link

One of the best tracks on the Finders Keepers compilation was by them.

narlus spectre (gnarly sceptre), Thursday, 16 October 2008 10:14 (fourteen years ago) link

it's pretty great. my friend almost dropped $250 on it before it got reissued

Reissued by whom, though? Can't find it anywhere, and there's no mention of it on Finders Keepers, Delay 68, B-Music et al's websites...

Telephone thing, Thursday, 16 October 2008 13:54 (fourteen years ago) link

Telephone thing, check yr mail...

Mark G, Thursday, 16 October 2008 13:58 (fourteen years ago) link

Thanks! Downloading now...

Telephone thing, Thursday, 16 October 2008 15:10 (fourteen years ago) link

it's right on their homepage. coming soon, though

jaxon, Thursday, 16 October 2008 15:40 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Finders Keepers will put out a Massiera comp soon - CAN'T WAIT.

Marco Damiani, Friday, 5 December 2008 16:52 (fourteen years ago) link

...and the Vampires of Dartmoore will reissued in early 2009 too. Its going to be a good year.

Marco Damiani, Friday, 5 December 2008 16:55 (fourteen years ago) link

so stoked on the Massiera comp. heard a few clips this morn of the single, but it's earlier sounding stuff still pretty sweet.

chick korea (jaxon), Friday, 5 December 2008 20:12 (fourteen years ago) link

so that's like three massiera comps in three months. i guess that's cool, i hope there isn't a lot of crossover in their choice of songs.

pierre some sugar henry (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 6 December 2008 08:40 (fourteen years ago) link

"L'ivresse des profondeurs" is plain great.

I still have to investigate the other comps - now, if only someone put out again that Horrific Child lp...

Marco Damiani, Saturday, 6 December 2008 09:29 (fourteen years ago) link

what are the other comps?

chick korea (jaxon), Saturday, 6 December 2008 19:06 (fourteen years ago) link

oscar, Saturday, 6 December 2008 22:06 (fourteen years ago) link

The Jean Pierre Massiera Thread : French Producer Extrardoinaire

oscar, Saturday, 6 December 2008 22:07 (fourteen years ago) link

need more discussion on this guy. so much stuff out there, the mind boggles

oscar, Saturday, 6 December 2008 22:08 (fourteen years ago) link

five months pass...

Picked up the "Anagram Jam" record, which is Andy Votel (and also Dom Thomas) doing re-edits sourced from the typical B-music-esque genre material. Pretty great summer jam possibilities and the reedit angle is nice for extending some of the juicier bits that normally blast by on the Votel mixes.

Downloading a digital copy of the "Science Fiction Dance Corporation" album right now, which is apparently the same guys as the "Vampires of Dartmoore," though even the Finders Keepers site is ruthlessly short on actual information

Bangelo, Wednesday, 3 June 2009 17:56 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

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Shark Ridden Waters


Help! A song in the form of a large silver shark was discovered yesterday off the west coast of Wales.


A mysterious recording was made of it as it swam aggressively past a miked up dilapidated wooden fishing trawler, like some old boat off Jaws.


The recording, that you can listen to up there in bottled form, goes under the name Shark Ridden Waters and is believed to bear all the sonic hallmarks of producer Andy Votel."

teflon monkey, Monday, 18 October 2010 16:56 (twelve years ago) link

two months pass...

this sounds so ridiculously awesome


jaxon, Friday, 14 January 2011 18:26 (eleven years ago) link

Whoa they did the Jean Rollin soundtrack. Dammit! Want that poster.

Gay for Johnny Moped (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 15 January 2011 06:23 (eleven years ago) link

i've never seen any of his movies, but apparently he just died last month

jaxon, Saturday, 15 January 2011 06:39 (eleven years ago) link

They're pretty awesome if you like weird shit. The early ones, anyway, lots of inexplicable "vampire" things happening, without any real reference to trad-vampire things. "Le Vampire Nue" is a good one to start with.

Gay for Johnny Moped (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 15 January 2011 09:14 (eleven years ago) link

I didnt know Rollin died.
My favourite of his movies is probably Lèvres de sang/ Lips of Blood.
I have fond memories also of his first one (Le Viol du Vampire), if you like catatonic acting, beautiful cinematography and unintentionally comic '68 French pseudo-philosophy!

Marco Damiani, Saturday, 15 January 2011 11:55 (eleven years ago) link

The first song on that Thai Dai comp is a mad cover of Sabbath's Iron Man... Also, Dom Thomas's latest Brutal Music mix 'Synthetic Soul' is reliably excellent.

Cracker Flocka Flame (Doran), Saturday, 15 January 2011 12:48 (eleven years ago) link

six years pass...

can anyone ID the amazing opening track on this recent-ish Cherrystones psych, prog & garage mix?

André Ryu (Neil S), Monday, 21 August 2017 09:19 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

(sorry if this has been covered elsewhere - there are a lot of Votel threads)

Votel's hip hop project is really enjoyable:

giraffe, Thursday, 17 November 2022 16:29 (two weeks ago) link

thought this bump was going to be about the return of with bill interviewing andy !

and yeah, have heard a few bits off the HB label, not this album yet though.
tis fun stuff, especially when he drops in samples/loops from the finders keepers catalogue.

mark e, Thursday, 17 November 2022 17:05 (two weeks ago) link

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