sexta-feira, 27 de maio de 2016

MGMT - Climbing To New Lows

MGMT - Climbing To New Lows - 2005

Climbing to New Lows was a demo album that inadvertently became the first full album release of MGMT, at the time known as "The Management". It was their last release as The Management. In 2004, the group had changed their name to MGMT and signed with Cantora Records for their first official release, the Time to Pretend EP on August 30, 2005. Climbing to New Lows was intended only as a demo album that leaked on to the Internet in 2005 It featured some tracks from their self-released We (Don't) Care EP in 2004, like "We Care", "We Don't Care", "Grutu (Just Becuz)" and "Kids".

01. Intro (Come On Christmas)
02. We Care
03. Money to Burn
04. Hot Love Drama
05. The Kids Quartet
06. Kids (Afterschool Dance Megamix)
07. Honey Bunny
08. Greyhoundredux
09. Grutu (Just Becuz)
10. We Don't Care


segunda-feira, 23 de maio de 2016

The Incubators - Must Hatch

The Incubators - Must Hatch - 2012
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Fronted by singer-songwriters Katie Freeman (vocals) & Chris Chappell (vocals, guitar), and supported by bassist Max Ramey (Davis Ramey), The Incubators debut release Must Hatch is an eclectic mix of groove-based roots rock. Based out of Petaluma, CA, home of the Must Hatch Incubator Company, The Incubators are a nest collective of talented players and writers. Drawing upon the abundance of top-notch musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area, Must Hatch is packed throughout with performances by established Bay Area talents such as organists Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), and Mike Emerson (Carlene Carter, Blues Broads), guitarists Scott Law (Darol Anger, Brokedown In Bakersfield), Chris Haugen (Poor Man's Whiskey), Chris Rossbach (Zigaboo Modeliste, Bobby Vega), Matt Silva (John Cippolina), Ian Lamson (Elvin Bishop), drummers T Moran (Starship, Coldblood) and Dale Fanning (Materialized), and vocalist April Grisman. The music is song based, in the Rondo form, and relies on the vocal blend of Freeman and Chappell, yet shows off the musicianship of the talented players. Mixed by Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, Bill Laswell) the album was recorded first onto analog tape and employs vintage instrumentation true to its rootsy yet eclectic orientation.

01. Down The Road
02. Drift
03. Viola Lee Blues
04. Trustin' You
05. Russian Roulette
06. Bring Your Self To Me
07. Dead River Blues
08. Artifice Cake
09. One True Baby
10. Soul Ride

+@ 320

quarta-feira, 18 de maio de 2016

William Souffreau & The Moonlovers - William Souffreau & The Moonlovers

William Souffreau & The Moonlovers  - William Souffreau & The Moonlovers  - 2008

William Souffreau is one of Belgium's great rock pioneers. He has been playing music for more than five decades now. 

William was born on the 14th of April 1946, in Erembodegem, under a Belgian moon. He jumped into the music scene in the early sixties with the rock 'n' roll band The Blue Jets. At that time William wrote his first song, 'Feel so Lonely', which was later recorded on the album ‘Shake It’ (2002) by Blink It. Around 1963 William played with The Mings. His first recordings date from 1966, with The Four Rockets. Near the end of the 60s The Four Rockets became the more psychedelic rockband Dementia Praecox.

In 1970 William was elected number one rock singer of Belgium. Earlier that year he had founded the band The Voodoo, which soon became Irish Coffee. This rock band was a large success in many countries. Irish Coffee recorded one album and four singles (including the hit single 'Masterpiece'), all collector's items now. The band played many concerts and did numerous TV and radio shows. Irish Coffee was a support act for Uriah Heep, Chicken Shack and Golden Earring, among others. In 1974 the Irish Coffee story came to an end.

Two years later William established Joystick, with a funky horn section and great musicians such as Tony Boast. They were support act for Motörhead among others. They never made an album, but a few of the Joystick songs were recorded on the Irish Coffee reunion album (2004).  

01. Stick To Your Music
02. Where Have You Been Last Night
03. Everybody Says
04. Doesn't Bother Me
05. Almost
06. I Want Your Love Right Here
07. Under A Moonlit Sky
08. For You
09. Summerplace
10. You Have Made Me Feel So Happy Again
11. Keep Your Head Cool
12. Dancing On His Tomb
13. Music Maker
14. Like Kerouac

William Souffreau - Vocals, Guitars
Jan Blieck - Lead Guitar
Dieter De Mits - Bass
Gino Campenaerts - Drums
+ Guest 
Kloot Per W - Guitar
Jan Oelbrandt - Dobro, Pedal Steel
Bas Bulteel - Piano



domingo, 15 de maio de 2016

TribalJazz - TriballJazz - 2006

TribalJazz - TriballJazz - 2006

Tribaljazz is a world beat jazz engine, fuel injected with the percussion of power of several African Maser drummers. Tribaljazz brings a provocative and energetic new voice to the jazz and jamband world. Tribaljazz is an experience-it's a seductive groove, with driving rhythms, that draws a wide eclectic audience - from jazz aficionados and Classic rockers, to cutting edge jamband followers without age or cultural limits. Among this band's many unique features is the distinction of being led by one of the music industry's most respected and accomplished musicians John Densmore, the legendary drummer and former member of the world famous rock group The Doors. John and his talented Tribaljazz team have embarked on a course that takes music to new and wonderful places. Their deft combination of jazz genres and world rhythms is sure to open more than a few eyes, and minds.

01. Skytrails
02. Blues For Bali
03. La Tormenta
04. Vegetable Wizard
05. Orange Midnight
06. The First Time (I Heard Coltrane)
07. Piano Interlude
08. Lyria
09. Violet Love
10. Riders On The Storm
11. Violet Love
12. Violet Love Remix
13. Violet Love Remix - Hidden Track

John Densmore - Drums
Osama Afifi - Bass
Cassio Duarte, Miguel Rivera (6) - Congas
Art Elli - Flute, Saxophone
Cristina Berio - Maracas, Caxixi, Percussion [Fx]
Aziz Faye - Percussion
Quinn Johnson - Piano
Marcel Adjibi - Talking Drum
Alfre Woodard, Audra Cunningham, Fanny Franklin - Vocals
Jim Morrison - Whisper Vocal



quarta-feira, 11 de maio de 2016

Shawn Phillips - Infinity

Shawn Phillips - Infinity - 2014

Shawn Phillips is one of most fascinating and enigmatic musicians to come out of the early '70s singer-songwriter boom. In addition to recording more than 20 solo albums, he has worked with Donovan, Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bernie Taupin, The Beatles and many others. Shawn has been described as "The best kept secret in the music business,” by the late rock impresario Bill Graham.

Infinity was recorded in 1989 using the “Infinity Device”. It was an innovative experiment, but remained unreleased until now. The “Infinity Device,” was a collection of pre MIDI Analog Synthesizers and drum modules modified to allow Shawn to perform alone yet sound like an entire band. Tracks 1-4 and 8 were done live by Shawn with no overdubbing. Tracks 2-3-5 and 7 were performed live by Shawn with additional parts played simultaneously by Elmo Peeler. Each track was recorded in one take. The Entire Album was recorded and mixed in two days at Cherokee Studios. This is the only studio recording of Shawn performing with the Infinity Device.

01. For The Lost And Lonely
02. Crown Of Love
03. I'm A Little Bit Older
04. Early In The Night
05. Everybody Gets Out Alive
06. I Will Never Leave
07. Money Dance
08. Infinity (Instrumental)


sexta-feira, 6 de maio de 2016

The Campbell Stokes Sunshine Recorder - Makes Your Ears Smile

The Campbell Stokes Sunshine Recorder - Makes Your Ears Smile - 2009

Besides being a major contributor to a) the greatest music magazine Shindig! b) the greatest reissue label Rev-Ola, Andy Morten is also making pop music under the name The Campbell Stokes Sunshine Recorder. Unlike Shindig! and Rev-Ola, The Campbell Stokes Sunshine Recorder might not be one of the greatest things in the world, but it’s truly enjoyable pop music nevertheless. Andy Morten used to be in a great british psychedelic power pop group Bronco Bullfrog that released some fine albums before breaking up some years ago. He wrote a major share of their great songs so he has proved himself as a great pop tunesmith even before The Campbell Stokes Sunshine Recorder.

Makes Your Ears Smile does what the title promises. It’s a really good uplifting pop record that contains melodic pop treats that somehow keep the sun up even though your calendar states that sunset should have happened an hour ago. Only minor flaw for me is that there a couple of lyrics that I don’t like at all. Especially the opening track entitled Track One tries to be a bit too witty and it manages to spoil that otherwise good song for me. But mostly Makes Your Ears Smile contains really good pop music with traces of psychedelia here and there.  Songs like Olivia’s Plaything and She Looks Good In The Sun are marvellous, but I must say that my favourite The Campbell Stokes Sunshine Recorder so far is that psychedelic pop jewel Elliot Sunshine from the Shindig! compilation. If that song is from the upcoming up second album, the sun is indeed shining for Andy Morten and things look really promising.

01. Track One
02. She Looks Good In The Sun
03. Tony Hazzard
04. Bye Bye Mrs Bumble
05. Everybody Loves The Good Times
06. Feel The Sunshine
07. Olivia's Plaything
08. Tv Jingle Man
09. You Can Make Me Smile
10. No Name #7


terça-feira, 3 de maio de 2016

21ST Century Schizoid Band - Live in West Hollywood

21ST Century Schizoid Band - Live in West Hollywood - 2004

21st Century Schizoid Band were a King Crimson alumnus group formed in 2002. The name derives from the famous song "21st Century Schizoid Man" from the first King Crimson album, In the Court of the Crimson King. The initial band featured Mel Collins on saxophones, flute and keyboards, Michael Giles on drums, Peter Giles on bass, Ian McDonald on alto saxophone, flute and keyboards, and Jakko Jakszyk on guitar and vocals. All but Jakszyk had previously been members of King Crimson in its early years. Ian Wallace, another former Crimson member from that same period, replaced Mike Giles in early 2003 after the band's Japanese tour. Further international touring followed in 2003/04.

The band played live with sets concentrating on compositions from King Crimson's first four albums and other works from the band members' back catalogues, including McDonald and Giles. They have released four albums, mostly of live work but including newer and/or recent compositions, such as Ian McDonald's "Let There Be Light" (from his solo album Driver's Eyes) and "Catley's Ashes," a Jakszyk instrumental which later appeared on his solo album The Bruised Romantic Glee Club (2006).

The band has been inactive since 2004; with members based in different countries, touring proved to be logistically and financially difficult. The possibility of performing again in 2005 was considered following offers from festivals, possibly with Guy Evans (of Van der Graaf Generator) on drums to replace Wallace who had other commitments, but the idea was abandoned. Wallace's death in February 2007 would seem to have closed the lid on the band for good.

Jakszyk and Collins went on to record as a trio with founding Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp (and with rhythmic support from fellow members Tony Levin and Gavin Harrison) on the Scarcity of Miracles album in 2011. This was followed in 2013 by the announcement of a new King Crimson formation including all five, plus two additional members.
01.A Man, a City
02.Cat Food 
03.Let there be Light
05.Cadence and Cascade
06.The Court of the Crimson King
07.Ladies of the Road
08.Catley's Ashes
09.Formentera Lady
10.Sailor's Tale
11.I Talk to the Wind / Band Introduction
13.21st Century Schizoid Man

Ian McDonald - Alto Sax, Flute, Keys, Vocal and Percussion
Peter Giles - Bass And Vocal
Mel Collins - Baritone, Tenor and Alto Sax, Flute, Keys and Vocal
Ian Wallace - Drums and Vocal
Jakko Jakszyk - Vocal, Guitar, Flute and Keys