Many of you will know australian DJ, RecordCollector and Graphics Designer Steele Bonus' mixes from places like Italians do it better, Noise in my head, Noncollective and Future Classic. So you will happily join him and come on over into the shade for a one and a half hour all vinyl mix made of deep and heavyweight tunes from the psychedelic side of chilled out funky stuff... massive mix of "neverheardbefore's"!
Being released privately by the group and Josef Alterbaum (who recorded and mixed it) and pressed in limited quantities makes it almost impossible to find on original vinyl. The wonderful person I got my copy from bought it directly from the group when they were touring Germany in 1978.
The music is somewhere between Krautrock and proper Jazzrock (with Jazzrock being the stronger part in the mix)) and I guess it will appeal to Jazzheads as to Kraut-Fans. Partially very funky and then there's that Ethno vibe in some of the tracks that we love a lot. Supposingly Gert Lueken is responsible for these vibes. He wrote, arranged and played synths, piano, percussion and clarinet on Tri Atma records some years later! In 1975 he played live with the Krautjazzers Thirsty Moon (highly recommended too and a lot easier to find... reissues!!!)
Over at Green Brain and Friends they say that the guys were also responsible for the Malcom Locks LP but I couldn't find any more information on that, so I dare to call it a rumour. If you know more, please TELL US! Cheers!
Get some info here
and the link from the comments.
Finally spring is here! And we celebrate it with a gorgeous mix by my friend Sasha Grishin from Moscow. Sasha is part of the Shiny Boots crew - check out their edits! He regularly plays Moscow's nicest clubs and bars and he loves birds. Me too. As well as I love Sasha's eclectic mixes : )
The Achterbahn Band's self released Richmond Road Riot LP seems to be the only record the group from Delmenhorst in northern Germany released. Now that is a damn shame, because in my little world Richmond Road Riot is a wonderful and timeless crown jewel...
But it always gives me a hard time when trying to talk/write about it. It's not easy to describe their very eclectic style of music - not really Progrock, not 100% Pop, Jazz? yes maybe..... Dammit I hate this category stuff! Maybe it's just incredibly good pop music with hints of progressive rock and easy latin á la High Llamas. And whatever it may be, it doesn't sound like "1979" to my ears. More like "sometime between 1969 and 2009".
Please get an impression and tell me what you think about it!
Here's the first in a row of older posts that I 'll rework & reup in the next weeks / months - Büdi and Gumbl's Hmm... LP released 1983 on the excellent Biber label.
The amazing cover art exploded when I pulled the lp out from some shelf in my favourite record store. At that time I had only 3 records on Biber (Dadadogs, Lenny MacDowell, Ralf Illenberger's Circle) and was on the hunt for more, because these 3 are GREAT! I don't have to tell how pleasing it was to see the Biber logo and all those NAMES on the back cover.... Was ist die Zeit (transl. what is time) has been my fave on the LP for ages and you probably don't want to know but this track (and Dadadogs' Big Piece, Big Peace) are included in my Autumn Air mix for Chee's Musicwise series (last copies still available).
But please let me tell you that the whole record is a bust! If you like humorous Ethno Jazz and you missed it the first time around check it out now......
the joy of cooking #25 - the joy of warming up the year's faves
#25 is made from tracks that I used in mixes throughout 2012. Be it shows of the joy of cooking or mixes i made for other websites, shops, people .... PLUS some tracks that i ALWAYS wanted to use but never managed to.....
John Elder - Ma (Lost In The Supermarket)
Touch - Gethsemane (always wanted to have this in a mix since end of 2010)
Gigi Masin - Almanac (Lost In The Supermarket)
Queerbeet - Hypnos (Shopping at LNCC, The joy of shopping before cooking #22)
James Morisson - Pinnacles (The joy of cooking #?)
Tullio De Piscopo - Silva Mala (Morning Flight To Belgrade)
Country Joe McDonald - Breakfast For Two (Shopping at LNCC)
Dennis Lather - Modest Girl (The joy of roasting apples over the campfire #21)
Santiago - Don't Worry (always tried to find a decent place for this : )
Hiroshi Sato - Kalimba Night (The joy of cooking #?)
Kalimba 6 - Still On My Mind (The joy of shopping before cooking #22)
Metropolitans - All Our Stars (Lost In The Supermarket)
Tony Etoria - I Can Prove It (Shopping at LNCC)
Aragon - Horridula (the joy of enjoying japanese cuisine #19)
Small Pop Group - Love By Night (personal holy grail)
Dan Dare - Skyride (The joy of cooking #?)
Green Cosmos - Über dem Berg (The joy of cooking #16)
John Elder - And I Come Here (Morning Flight To Belgrade)
Bevan Manson - Metaphysical Rhumba (The Latest Fashion)
WTF? Give it a listen and see if you don't agree. In the late 70s the French label, Divox, approached Philippe Besombes about releasing an album of his music. Most of the tracks presented were experimental tracks for ballet, different films, etc. Divox wanted a "hit". Being the late 70s a hit would necessarily be in the disco vein as disco was pretty much ruling the airwaves and clubs. What Besombes delivered was Princess Lolita. Not exactly hit material, but fun none the less. The male vocals are slowed way down and the female vocals are sped up to the point of sounding like a cartoon. Cesi est Cela featured 4 tracks from Besombes' archives and the 'hit'. The album was reissued 35 years later on CD with 6 bonus tracks and Princess Lolita was included as the first track but was given the number 0. Very confusing to most CD players, so the track is pretty much skipped. That's probably the way Philippe Besombes intended it to be.
Time for another guest mix! This time we proudly present Seekmagic's Nick Cubley from Newcastle upon Tyne /UK. He began the lovely seekmagic blog back in 2009 as a means of putting his mixes out on the internet after friends told him they were worthy of a wider audience (AND OH YES, THEY ARE!) "Treasure of secrets" is a true reflection of the music Nick plays at the Seekmagic nights. He hosts these together with his friends Dave Lovenbury and Danny Potts. Check them guys out on the last saturday of every month, at their spiritual home in the city, The Tanners Arms. But first listen to his wonderful laid back mix ....
Yas-Kaz is a Japanese percussionist. His works are often filed under ambient, experimental, new age and classical. This record released in 1986 is more in the jazz vein. There are tracks on this record that would fit the experimental tag, and a couple could be heard as leaning towards the cosmic side of sounds. Weather Reporter, Wayne Shorter is featured on soprano sax on the title track. Sounds of flute, violin, guitar, guitar synthesizer, keyboards, and off course, lots of percussion fill out the mix.
that day I found it I put the B-Side on first, sat down and listened to the free jazz for a minute or two. Then turned it around and sat there for ten minutes, got up, lifted my arm went back and sat there for ten minutes, got up, lifted my arm went back and sat there for ten minutes, got up, lifted my arm went back and sat there for ten minutes, got up, lifted my arm went back and sat there for ten minutes, .....
I'm happy to announce that we have a deep and soulful mix by switzerland's First Lady on the decks - DJ Sassy J. It's the third part of her Kaleidoscopes series and just as beautiful as the firsttwo. When Sassy Judith isn't designing awesome and one of a kind clothing she cares for running the Patchwork clubnight in Bern where she hosts the who's who in Deep House, Hip Hop, Disco & Jazz. Check out her website there but first listen HERE
Judy and her band have some amazing records out there. This one here is their first and my favourite. Starts with the amazing Never Was Love and more of those lovely tunes follow. The whole album has a sound similar to Lonnie Liston Smith and The Cosmic Echoes' mid seventies LPs - unfortunately these didn't have Judy Robert's lovely voice...
our first guest mix this year comes from Athens based musician, DJ and collector Antony Kein. It's a wonderful blissed out trip full of ambient beauties and balearic jazz and I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do.
Happy new year! Been a while, so just thought I'd post something on this fine blog. Here are two fine flutey albums by Paul Horn. Jupiter 8 has been on rotation for years at Ptrond's. Check out the nice vid below the links, and enjoy! Love the Roland sweater.
Another private release, this time on Methylunna Music. Lauri Paisley was a solo artist and as far as I can find, this is her only release. Lauri plays grand piano, 12-String guitar, electronic percussion, and "massive quantities of synthesizers". Some of the tracks have a classical feel while others, particularly on the b side, border on synthpop, The album was released in 1987.
Here is another set of tracks from 1979 performed primarily on synthesizers. There is also a grand piano in the mix which works to great effect on a couple tracks. This is literally space music. The work was commissioned for the Alexander Brest Planetarium in Jacksonville, Florida. The music was composed and performed by Jack Tamul, and Joe Deihl. This was a private release on Tsunami Records and apparently it was the only release on the label.
I'm very happy to announce that we have another great mix from my friend Chee at the growing bin. In this mix he plays favourite discoveries from his last digging trip to the mediterranean. So be prepared for some excellent balearic fusion, MPB, portugese Pearls, italian Disco Pop, sundried ambient and a lot more... Thanks a lot for this Chee!
Toshifumi Hinata released a couple of LPs - all I've heard are amazing. Not easy to categorize, but I think "ambient minimal Pop with a classical touch" would give you an idea of it?? Sarah's Crime is his first as far as I know and my favourite Toshi LP. That's why I share it here. Cheers, Basso
This recording is a redo of Torgue's first lp. The og was released in 1976 and in 1979 Henry Torgue decided to rerecord the the whole record in a different studio with a different producer. Another album, Compartiment Fuchsia, was released in 1979, as well. That one featured a trio setting where the others were solo recordings. Depending on the response to this one I may offer you that one, as well. Torgue is playing a variety of keyboards here and as usual the jams are intoxicating.
i started the joy of cooking I wanted to have a show dedicated to the
world's #1 cuisine - bella italia. I gathered quite a few tracks
so that it was getting more and more difficult to chose the "right
ones". 2 weeks ago i stopped looking for the perfect tracks and
just made part one. more parts will follow in the future... For part
one I decided to leave out some usual suspects as well as ignore the
so called "Italo Disco". Instead I focussed almost only on
songs that I discovered in record shops (except from 2 or 3 tracks)
and I hope you'll enjoy it nevertheless....
you like it a little more experimental "growing bin style"
check out the show before.
#23 and it's called "lentil soup and heavy rain" I recorded it
on a day that was the fourth day of heavy and constant rain in a row and it went well
with the lentil soup that i was cooking afterwards....
YMO - You Got To Help Yourself Bernoff and Allen – Interlude Haruomi Hosono – Down to earth Carlos Peron – Frigorex Din A Testbild – Tight Pants Duet Emmo – ANC Lask – Sucht Klangräume – Swirl Robin Taylor – Den Bla Salon Bo Stief – Hidden Frontiers K2 – The Body Tam Tam – Tam Tam 02 Brunnmaier – Bell Mondo Alu – Scheiss DDR Mas and Alvim – Garvitude Miroslav Vitous – Tiger in the rain Akira Ito - ?? Slice of Oranges Edit Tony Palkovic – Decisions Quatermass – Punting Glenn – Zeit Dare – Skyride Duo Duett – Sushi Motor
Jazz? Maybe . . . Gnawa? Could be. Techno? Hmmm. Ethno-jazz-hop? Whatever it is, it works. This head scratcher was released in 2009 in Portland, Oregon. Very limited release, very scarce, very good. This duo outing with guests goes by Sesqui and Tahrei. The release is called Setenta Y Dos. We get lots of ethnic percussion, keyboards and jazzy horns and a bit of chanting on a couple tracks. This pair could produce a very entertaining live show.
a new guestmix!!!
the growing bin proudly presents Kiev's Pavel Plastikk. Pavel played his records all over Europe from Lowlife & Aficionado to Soju and is running the highly acclaimed LOW parties at home in the Ukraine's lovely capital. Pavel's mixes have been featured over at Noncollective, Finger Mag and Testpressing. and now at the bin too : )
no apples and snakes in Pavels Paradise - simple and plain: lovely tunes worshipping the lust for music. wonderful ambient meets westcoast beauties meeting balearic pop - plus the one tune that will always remind me of my first heartbreak in 1987's summer camp..... !
More Torgue. This one is a bit unusual in that it was commissioned to coincide with the release of a graphic novel with artwork by Christian Lejalé and Philippe Caza. Henry Torgue composed the music and performed on synthesizers and piano with accompaniment from Orchestre De La Ville De Rennes. Memoire is a long time favorite. Hope you enjoy it.
sorry for the pic - I couldn't resist! Men can be just the same!!
actually it should have been a picture of a vegetables market like this
a while ago I had another show on deepfrequency.com called the joy of shopping before cooking.
of course it's dedicated to those wonderful moments of strolling over a food market, getting together the ingredients for tonight's dinner. and of course i'm bringing in the record thing again. For this show i only used songs from records I currently had for sale over at growingbinrecords.com - some still left ....
As far as I know there are 5 "interesting" libraries on UBM. Two of them posted here already and off we go with a third. Icarus by David Rosenstein. Mr Rosenstein is just another Ralph Haldenby, I suppose. Nobody else but Uwe Buschkötter and his crew... most of the tracks were written by famous german jazzman Manfred Schoof. And so the record is in fact a little jazzy. First track - Weather Report, if that doesn't give a direction? Well actually they're going many directions again on this one. Excellent Jazz Funk and Fusion is one of them, of course. But also some cosmic electronics and to my personal pleasure some ambient tunes as well. Check out Nucleus on the B-Side. Doesn't the synth sound exactly like on Skyracer? And don't you think that Icarus might be a sequel of Skyracer, thematically?
Nuff talk - time for a listen. Link in the comments.
Norwegian cult weatherman, Vidar Theisen, passed away last month, so I figured it was time to give this battered 7" a spin to his memory. Behind the production is synthpopper, Espen Beranek Holm, who topped the Norwegian charts in '88 with this oddity. It's strange stuff if you don't understand Norwegian, I guess, but even stranger when you do. RIP Vidar Theisen.
something incredibly beautful is happening these days.
we are finally reaching the Land of Light!
Jonny Nash and Kyle Martin are leading us the way to realms so peaceful I want to shed tears of joy.
Thanks a lot guys and big up to Andrew the ferryman!
Hi folks, we're having another guest mix at the bin and it's one for the summer! My man Klas from Sweden had sent this over 2 weeks ago and it has been enjoyed a lot over here so I asked him if it would be okay to share it on the bin. It is!
Here's what Klas says about it: The mix is inspired partly by the beach scenes in the movie Fletch, partly by heavy beach bums like José Padilla, DJ Harvey and Coyote, obviously some tracks in the mix are more or less "borrowed" from mixes of theirs. The background is that I started to think about guys who like ski bums looking for the best uncharted slope would go from island to island, looking for the perfect unknown beach. This mix takes place on such a place with such a crowd of beach bums, hanging out, fishing and bathing in the sun.
Sounds like fun, huh? It is! Here's the tracklist:
1. Rod McKuen - Beach Town
2. Larry Carlton - Wavin And Smilin
3. Graham Nash - Out On The Island
4. Ned Doheny - Labor Of Love (With Paul Horn playing flute and Haida singing in the background)
5. Claude Larson - Wave Sequences
6. Dave Mason - Sweet Music
7. Gilberto Gil - Maracatu Atomico
8. Richard Schneider Jr - Hello Beach Girls
9. W. Gogolewski - Piano Underlay
10. Buju Banton - Inter Lingua (with blackbird singing in background)
11. Fleetwood Mac - Sara
12. Laurie Anderson - My Eyes
13. Tanita Tikaram - Hot Stones
14. Brenda Ray & Prince Far I - Sweet Sweet Wine
15. The Beach Boys - All I Wanna Do
16. Tangerine Dream - Beach Theme
17. Rod McKuen - Beach Town (with PJ Harvey's seagulls singing in the background)
18. The Lovin' Spoonful - Darling Be Home Soon
I have been a BIG fan of Suzi Lane's Ohh La La for years and do regard this as one of the finest things Giorgio Moroder ever produced. So I was more than happy to find a version on this obscure and notoriously rare danish disco compilation "Stay For The night". After doubting Moroder's originality for a milisecond I blamed Käfer for theft and I'm very happy he did. Check the 2 versions below....
Habirigum was a group of well educated musicians from Hamburg, Germany. According to the little info to be found in the web they were playing the famous Onkel Pö regularly between 1975 and 1985. On their one and only hard to find release called "1" they play excellent Jazz-Funk / Jazz-Rock with a strong focus on reeds and horns (see the cover ; ) It was recorded in 1982 at Volksparkstudio in Hamburg and released in 1983 as a private pressing. Here's the musicians involved: