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Τετάρτη, 29 Ιουνίου 2016

Matt Elliott - The Calm Before




Νέος δίσκος από τον αγαπημένο Matt Elliott
και καλή παρουσίαση από τον συμπαθή Φώντα Τρούσα



Τρίτη, 28 Ιουνίου 2016

Paul Roland - Pavane 2004








Paul Roland (born 6 September 1959 in Kent, England), is a singer-songwriter, author, journalist and paranormal researcher.

Since the release of his first (shared) single Oscar Automobile in 1979 Roland has been spinning his tales against a backdrop of gothic rock, psych-pop, folk and, occasionally, baroque strings. His character creations include a Regency magistrate, various 19th Century murderers, a retired executioner, an opium addict, and an entire court of medieval grotesques.

Paul has been called 'the male Kate Bush' by one-time label mate Robyn Hitchcock, and 'The Lord Byron of Rock' by influential French music magazine Les Inrockuptibles.

“Paul Roland has remained a cherished figure on the gothic rock and Psych pop periphery for 30 years…a treasury of detail and eloquence…Roland's impeccable narratives (and) formal, baroque instrumentation…creates the antiquated yet timeless ambience his songs deserve" (Marco Rossi, Record Collector, May 2010).

Joshua Pfeiffer (of Vernian Process) is quoted as saying "As for Paul Roland, if anyone deserves credit for spearheading steampunkmusic, it is him. He was one of the inspirations I had in starting my project. He was writing songs about the first attempt at manned flight, and an Edwardian airship raid in the mid-80s long before almost anyone else…."

“Paul Roland writes nice melodies and has a very particular personality but he is too intellectual for me!" (Frank Zappa, 1988).


Tracklist:

Dark Carnival
Dice With The Devil
Easter 1916
Hymn
Lucifer's Servant
Musette
Pavane
Phantoms
Prelude, Mr. Nyman's Garden
Reprise, Mr. Nyman's Music Room
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Κυριακή, 26 Ιουνίου 2016

COUPLA PROG - Death Is A Great Gambler (1972) (re-up)







COUPLA PROG from Baden-Baden/Germany is known for a melange of Kraut and Heavy Bluesrock, full of suspense, theatrical in parts, with a derivative sense of professionality. The band existed for nearly seven years and reached the peak from 1970 to 1972 for sure being homogenous with its style and without any commercial approach. The forerunner named "Wilde Reiter GmbH" played simple Soul/Rock covers and split in 1969. To compose something radically new COUPLA PROG was founded by four members: Hubert Donauer (drums), Reiner Niketta (bass, piano, vocals), Rolf Peters (guitar, vocals), Wolfgang Schindhelm (organ, guitar, trumpet, vocals). The new band name results from a shortened version of "A Couple Of Progs".

The band's complete material is live played, pure, without reworking and overdubbing, the result of four sessions recorded at studio U1 of Radio Südwestfunk between 1970 and 1972. The first release by the german Long Hair Music label is the album "SPRITE" with early recordings from February 1970 and April 1971, strongly influenced by the new experimental post-beat phase. COUPLA PROG's centerpiece comes up with the Prog opera "EDMUNDO LOPEZ". Vocal-oriented because telling the story about a young man who lives in South America and gets between the enemy lines of a civil war. This 60 minute opus, finally released in 2000, contains 11 songs which are blending into each other. Thematically a gripping story with Hammond drenched parts remembering at Vanilla Fudge or Procul Harum but also containing symphonic and freakish psychedelic Kraut moments.

Some line-up changes occured later on. Peters, the creative brain, responsible for the concept of "EDMUNDO LOPEZ", sadly died at the age of 21 because of an overdose of alcohol and drugs in July 1971 and was substituted by Walter Kümmich. And then drummer Hubert Donauer left COUPLA PROG at the beginning of 1972. With two new members the band managed to record some new songs with the highlight "DEATH IS A GREAT GAMBLER, BUT IF I WIN, FINALLY I CAN DIE", written in memorial of Rolf Peters whose death had been a heavy loss for the band. So the last SWF session release by Long Hair contains a mix of songs recorded with but also without Peters including a very free interpretation of Donovan's "Season of the Witch".

COUPLA PROG tried to move on for some years but stagnation and differences about the musical direction occured, members changed to other regions and finally missing motivations forced the creeeping disbanding until the end. The band's story was closed early 1976.

Recommended to fans of the authentic early german progressive phase with the typical intersection of Kraut and Heavy Rock.


COUPLA PROG

Line-up / Musicians:

- Hubert Donauer / drums
- Rolf Peters / guitar, vocals
- Reiner Niketta / bass, organ, piano, vocals
- Wolfgang Schindhelm / organ, piano, vocals
- Reinhold Hirt / drums
- Walter Kümmich / guitar

COUPLA PROG - DEATH IS A GREAT GAMBLER... (1972)


Songs / Tracks Listing:

1. Chandra (6.30)
2. That's The Way It Goes (4.12)
3. Tochter Im Delirium - Daughter's Delirium (9.15)
4. Death Is A Great Gambler But If I Win, Finally I Can Die (18.34)
5. Your Time Has Come (4.25)
6. Season Of The Witch (13.47)


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Πέμπτη, 23 Ιουνίου 2016

Irish Coffee - II (2004)


Irish Coffee are a hard rock band from Aalst, East Flanders, Belgium, that officially started playing in 1970. They are best remembered for their single "Masterpiece" which made it to the Belgian charts. The band's music was a combination of hard rockand blues rock, with searing lead guitar parts and strong vocals. The band broke up in 1975 but reformed in 2002 with a neworganist and bassist.


01 Coloured land
02 Brand new day
03 Apocalypse
04 Bright lights
05 Ain't takin' no more
06 Lovely
07 Your love
08 Dark clouds
09 I'm lost


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Τετάρτη, 22 Ιουνίου 2016

Γράφοντας ανόητα στιχάκια!



Τεμπέλης δήθεν ποιητής
σκοτώνει ανάσες
γράφοντας ανόητα στιχάκια!

Εργασιομανής βουλευτής
εκπορνεύει τη χώρα
προσκυνώντας χρωματιστά χαρτάκια!

ποίηση γαι την ποίηση
δουλειά για την δουλεία!



                            


 Θάνου Μικρούτσικου- Μανώλη Αναγνωστάκη. Ερμηνεία: Μαρία Δημητριάδη.


Κι ήθελε ακόμη πολύ φως να ξημερώσει
όμως εγώ δεν παραδέχτηκα την ήττα.
Έβλεπα τώρα πόσα κρυμμένα τιμαλφή έπρεπε να σώσω,
πόσες φωλιές νερού να συντηρήσω μέσα στις φλόγες.

Μιλάτε,δείχνετε πληγές αλλόφρονες στους δρόμους,
τον πανικό που στραγγαλίζει την καρδιά σας σαν σημαία.
Καρφώσατε σ' εξώστες, με σπουδή φορτώσατε το εμπόρευμα.
Η πρόγνωσίς σας ασφαλής. Θα πέσει η πόλις


Yγ.Το τραγούδι έτσι το έβαλα γιατί μ' αρέσει, δεν υπάρχει καμιά σύνδεση με το παραπάνω μου πόνημα, αυτό θα λείπε άλλωστε!

Τρίτη, 21 Ιουνίου 2016

Oresund Space Collective - Inside your head (2008)






The Øresund Space Collective was formed in April 2004. The collective is a group of Danish, Swedish and American musicians that get together as often as possible for free form improvised space rock music. The flavour of the music is different with each session. The jams can often combine complex interplay between guitar and synthesizer as well intense drumming and bass playing. We enter into the genre of funk, jazz, reggae and space and stoner rock as we improvise our way along.
 The jam sessions alternate between Malmö and København across the Øresund bridge! The core of the collective features current and former members of the Danish bands Mantric Muse and Gas Giant as well as the Swedish bands Bland Bladen, Derango, and the Carpet Knights. Occasionally other musicians join as well from other Swedish and Danish bands like the Sgt Sunshine, Siena Root, Drahk von Trip, Sumo Sun, The Univerzals, and Kaabel. Recently, has also been joined by Sula Bassana from Germany and most recently Claus Bøhling from Secret Oyster and Hurdy Gurdy fame.

Tracklist:

01 Substantia nigra
02 Optic chiasm
03 Fornix
04 Aqueduct of Sylvius
05 Vermis

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Σάββατο, 18 Ιουνίου 2016

Kadavar -2012





                                          




Kadavar are a rock band from Berlin, Germany, founded in 2010. Their retro sound, incorporating psychedelic rock and stoner rock, has been compared to bands of the 1970s hard rock/heavy metal era such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Kadavar currently consists of three members: guitarist and lead vocalist Christoph "Lupus" Lindemann, drummer Christoph "Tiger" Bartelt and bassist Simon "Dragon" Bouteloup.


1. "All Our Thoughts" 4:35
2. "Black Sun" 6:12
3. "Forgotten Past" 5:38
4. "Goddess of Dawn" 4:13
5. "Creature of the Demon" 4:48
6. "Purple Sage" 8:06
7. "Living in Your Head"




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Παρασκευή, 17 Ιουνίου 2016

Leuven Grand Chess Tour Rapid Day 1




Ο πρώτος γύρος του Grand Chess Tour στο Βέλγιο είναι rapid δηλαδή 25 λεπτά σκέψης  και θα ακολουθήσουν άλλη δυο γύροι αύριο και μεθαύριο όπου θα παίζουν blitz δηλαδή ο χρόνο σκέψης θα είναι 5 λεπτά!

Οι παίχτες που θα συμμετέχουν είναι οι εξής:


 Carlsen
 Nakamura
 So
 Vachier-Lagrave
 Kramnik
 Giri
 Aronian
 Anand

Topalov
Caruana

Πέμπτη, 16 Ιουνίου 2016

Rage Against The Machine-The Battle of Los Angeles






The Battle of Los Angeles is the third studio album by American rap metal band Rage Against the Machine. It was released on November 2, 1999, over three years after their second studio album, Evil Empire. Between Evil Empire and Los Angeles, the band released a live album, titled Live & Rare. This album is Rage Against the Machine's most recent album consisting of original material.The Battle of Los Angeles was nominated for the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Rock Album.




1. "Testify" 3:30
2. "Guerrilla Radio" 3:26
3. "Calm Like a Bomb" 4:58
4. "Mic Check" 3:33
5. "Sleep Now in the Fire" 3:25
6. "Born of a Broken Man" 4:40
7. "Born as Ghosts" 3:22
8. "Maria" 3:48
9. "Voice of the Voiceless" 2:31
10. "New Millennium Homes" 3:44
11. "Ashes in the Fall" 4:37
12. "War Within a Breath" 3:36



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Τρίτη, 14 Ιουνίου 2016

AC-DC - Rare, Rarer, Rarities (1991)


                          

AC/DC (stylised as AC⚡️DC) are an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young.[1] A hard rock/blues rock band,They were also pioneers of heavy metal,although they have always dubbed their music simply "rock and roll".


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Σάββατο, 11 Ιουνίου 2016

Santana - 1974 - Borboletta






Borboletta is the sixth studio album by Santana. It is one of his jazz-funk-fusion oriented albums, along with Caravanserai (1972),Welcome (1973), Love Devotion Surrender (1973) with John McLaughlin and Illuminations (1974) with Alice Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette and Jules Broussard. The guitarist leaves a lot of room to percussion, saxophone and keyboards to set moods ("Spring Manifestations"), as well as lengthy solos by himself ("Promise of a Fisherman") and vocals ("Give and Take", a funky guitar-led song). The record was released in a shiny blue sleeve displaying a butterfly, an allusion to the album Butterfly Dreams (1973) by Brazilian musician Flora Purim and her husband Airto Moreira, whose contributions deeply influenced the sound of Borboletta. In Portuguese, borboleta means "butterfly".

Original bassist David Brown returned to replaced Doug Rauch and vocalist/keyboardist Leon Patillo joined. After the album's completion, drummer Michael Shrieve left, to be replaced by Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, who had guested on parts of the album.



1. Spring Manifestations (1:05)
2. Canto De Los Flores (3:39)
3. Life is Anew (4:22)
4. Give and Take (5:44)
5. One With the Sun (4:22)
6. Aspirations (5:10)
7. Practice What You Preach (4:31)
8. Mirage (4:43)
9. Here and Now (3:01)
10. Flor De Canela (2:09)
11. Promise of a Fisherman (8:18)
12. Borboletta (2:47)

Total time 49:51


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Παρασκευή, 10 Ιουνίου 2016

Καπιταλιστική Οικονομική Κρίση - Ντοκιμαντέρ του ΚΚΕ


Χωρίς εσένα γρανάζι δε γυρνά, εργάτη μπορείς χωρίς αφεντικά!

Τετάρτη, 8 Ιουνίου 2016

Tommy Bolin - Private Eyes (1976)



Thomas Richard "Tommy" Bolin (August 1, 1951 – December 4, 1976) was an American-born guitarist who played with Zephyr(from 1969 to 1971), The James Gang (from 1973 through 1974), and Deep Purple (from 1975 to 1976); in addition to maintaining a notable solo career.


Private Eyes was recorded six months before Bolin's unexpected death, while Tommy's short ride replacing Ritchie Blackmore in the legendary Deep Purple was on the outs. The flagship cut from Private Eyes effort is the storming "Post Toastee", a bold nine-minute track which stands out as an AOR masterpiece from the wild life '70's. 

Other noteworthy numbers from the eight song disc include the thumping "Bustin' Out For Rosey", the cool strut of "Shake The Devil" and the smooth album closer, "You Told Me That You Loved Me". Unlike Teaser, Private Eyes was laid down with the official Tommy Bolin Band, which at that time included Norma Jean Bell, Reggie McBride, Mark Stein, and Bobby Berge. In the end Private Eyes is not quite as diverse as the Teaser LP, however the album is comprised by an exceptional set of songs, from a truly great musician.

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1 Bustin' Out for Rosey 4:24
2 Sweet Burgundy 4:13
3 Post Toastee 9:03
4 Shake the Devil 3:47
5 Gypsy Soul 4:05
6 Someday, We'll Bring Our Love Home 3:05
7 Hello, Again 3:39
8 You Told Me That You Loved 5:15


                 

Πέμπτη, 2 Ιουνίου 2016

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Trilogy- 1972






Emerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer. They were one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands in the 1970s with a musical sound including adaptations of classical music with jazz and symphonic rock elements, dominated by Emerson's flamboyant use of the Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer, and piano (although Lake wrote several acoustic songs for the group).[3]

After forming in early 1970, the band came to prominence following their performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in August 1970. In their first year, the group signed with Atlantic Records and released Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970) and Tarkus (1971), both of which reached the UK top five. The band's success continued with Pictures at an Exhibition (1971), Trilogy (1972), and Brain Salad Surgery (1973). After a three-year break, Emerson, Lake & Palmer released Works Volume 1 (1977) and Works Volume 2 (1977) which began their decline in popularity. After Love Beach (1978), the group disbanded in 1979.

The band reformed partially in the 1980s with Emerson, Lake & Powell featuring Cozy Powell in place of Palmer, and, with Robert Berry in place of Lake. In 1991, the original trio reformed and released two more albums, Black Moon (1992) and In the Hot Seat(1994), and toured at various times between 1992 and 1998. Their final performance took place in 2010 at the High Voltage Festivalin London to commemorate the band's fortieth anniversary, before Emerson's death in 2016 marked the end of the group.


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