Monday, May 24, 2010

Up, up to the sky





I still remember the day when I discovered this record that became my most admired library record for years. I was listening my way through a huge stack of libraries at my favourite record shop for hours. Among them a bunch of these UBM LPs that I never really saw before. I think there were about 10 of them and it was "hard work" as most of these were not at all my cup of tea. Skip, skip, skip. This one record here raised my interest because I read Manfred Schoof's name on the back as well as Rainer Brüninghaus whom I knew and admired for his keyboard work on some of Volker Kriegel's LPs. When the needle hit the groove the frustration (due to hours of only little listening pleasure) was gone immediately. Very nice! First track "Skyracer"- discoish jazz with a spatial feel... cool. "Neon" - yes, better than okay. And then the sweet "XY Patrol" totally hit me. I have a soft spot for that kind of drumming and my eyes really got wet from listening. Slightly ashamed I looked up to see if the shop-owner was aware of my intense feelings....phew! I think I heard it on repeat (1:45 is not enough) for a couple of times before I got into "Spaceflight". Man- This is it! Six and a half minutes of fantastic Spacedisco-jazz with emotional guitar solos and all that. I've never heard that kind of music on a library record before..... Months later at home I listened to the B-Side for the first time and really liked that too. No disco but beautiful melodies and a blissful spanish guitar. Enough words - have fun with this one! (link follows)
Cheers, Basso

17 comments:

KiDG said...

Now you got me excited. Can't wait for the link to appear... ;-)

basso said...

it's here:
Earforce_Band_-_Skyracer__1982_UBM_tgb.zip

BCR said...

excited to hear this too!
now, that link..it's to where?
;)

Reza said...

and the file host is ...

basso said...

oh sorry guys!, twas early and my eyes still had some sleep...
http://rapidshare.com/files/390994108/Earforce_Band_-_Skyracer__1982_UBM_tgb.zip

STEFAN M— said...

Pop fizz clink!

Stefan M—
http://friendsound.wordpress.com

basso said...

Hey Stefan,
I totally forgot to set a link to your lovely place. Did it right now!
Best, Basso

litlgrey said...

I've never heard of any of this... including the label!

Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

thank you!

...looking for this:
http://www.discogs.com/Uwe-Buschk%C3%B6tter-Computer-Energy/release/1875033

Alexey said...

thanks, basso!

steve_krypton said...

Hey Basso, I didn't listen to it already but thanks a lot.
Your blog is the best! So much nice shares you do.

Reza said...

Played it last night , lovely album pleasantly surprised how good , great rip thank you :)

Horatio Hufnagel said...

Another diamond!

great music, thanks for this!

Zeroy said...

Catching up with my downloads. This hit the spot. I can imagine your pleasure at hearing this for the first time after wading through nadas. This is a beautiful beast . . .

Anonymous said...

@Gianni
please leave email where I can contact you for the 'Computer Energy' file

DARKLORD said...

Fantastic!

I've got the "Wide World" by Ralph Haldenby (UBM #2), but never even heard of this one! Absolutely killer material here...

Thanks for posting, as always.

will said...

sonic superstar ;)