Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Maricha - Illumination

woohoo! another guest mix  - and not just another guest mix. This lovely one comes from Maritina aka fantastic DJ Maricha from Thessaloniki, Greece. She is running a great place called HIGHER LOVE, that you have to visit immediately!

But make sure to download and listen to this before you leave

Jan Akkerman & Kaz Lux - Fairy Tale
Giorgio Moroder - Irena's Theme
Kulpowicz - Ananda
Gal Costa - Minha Estrela E Do Oriente
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives
Alan Sorrenti - Casablanca
Caldera - Exaltation
Roland Bocquet - Djerba
Bo Hannson - Flight To The Ford
Jean-Luc Ponty - In Spiritual Love
Synthesizers Unlimited - Funky Dromedary
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - From The Beginning
Miki Petkovski - Iluminacija

χίλια ευχαριστώ Maricha!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Postcards from the Underground

Moving on into 1976 with Sensations' Fix. This time the recordings were made in a studio with professional equipment. Some say this is the best album, though for me that's a tough call. I have a fondness for the first two. Finest Finger features more vocal tracks with some great lyrics. Falsini has a unique way with words. The group is now a quartet with the addition of Steve Head on keyboards. Falsini is still contributing keys to the sound, as well, so lots of synth sounds on this one.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

never add wieners to your scrambled eggs

damn right - never never never add wieners to your scrambled eggs!
Not even organic wieners..... something told me it might be tasty with the wieners chopped up in thinnest slices but it fucked up my breakfast this morning.

I just wish I had some african stew instead!!
By the way -  it seems like i forgot to post Part II of that mix I made earlier this year.
It might suit the sunny days we are experiencing over here so here it is:

African Stew, Part II

Here's the tracklist:

Bopol - Bonjour Le Soleil (DAMN RIGHT!!)
Elvis Kemayo - Ainsi Va La Vie
Them Mushrooms - Mateso
Eddie Quansah - Track B4
Afro National - Gowa
Kapingbdi - You Go Go You Go Come
Homowo - Black Light (Not crackly ; )
African Brothers Band - Me Poma
Jabula - Our Fathers
Dele Abiodun - Adawa Super Dub
Super Biton De Segou - Niénema Miné
A. B. Crentsil - Jealousy

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Library Curiosities

Another production library record? Sure, why not . . . I'm not sure what Ralph Haldenby contributed to this very fine slice of library vinyl other than his name. The songs were composed by Uwe Buschkötter. There is no Haldenby listed in the credits, either. Side A of the record is titled Action and features uptempo tracks with lots of bass and synth driven melodies. The B side is titled Lyrical and is slower and more laid back. Electronic instruments are still featured but the sound is much mellower. Something for everyone on this one. Thanks to Basso for giving me the heads up on this record. Just shared this one with a friend and since it's ripped and uploaded, may as well share it with the world, eh?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Fine Fix

Portable Madness is the third triplet in the set Falsini and crew recorded in the early 70s. First was a self-titled promo-only set followed closely by Fragments of Light. All three were recorded in their studio on a farm near Florence, probably on the same Teac 4-track used to record and mix this album. All three were released in 1974. The records have similarities, being siblings from the same parent, but also display distinct personalities. This set is all instrumental where Fragments had a few vocal tracks. If you enjoyed Fragments you'll probably be happy with this one, as well.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Latter Lasry

Back to Amazonia was one of Teddy Lasry's last full lps. It was released in 1987 on the Sonimage label. The tracks are the usual eclectic mix of jazz, ambient and cosmic sounds. Lasry had help from Jean-Michel Hervé and Jean-Philippe Rykiel with the synthesizers. Guy Cassuto plays trumpet on a few tracks. Multi-instrumentalist Lasry takes care of the rest (reeds, keys, percussion, and strings).