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Σάββατο, 29 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Happy new Year My Friends!!






Δευτέρα, 24 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Κάλαντα




Χρόνια Πολλά και αγωνιστικά!



Σάββατο, 22 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Patti Smith - Horses




Tracklist

01.- Patti Smith - Gloria
02.- Patti Smith - Redondo Beach
03.- Patti Smith - Birdland
04.- Patti Smith - Free Money
05.- Patti Smith - Kimberly
06.- Patti Smith - Break it Up
07.- Patti Smith - Landhorsesland of a thousand dancesla mer(de)
08.- Patti Smith - Elegie
09.- Patti Smith - My Generation

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Σάββατο, 15 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Master Musicians Of Bukakke - Totem One[2009]




Seattle-based avant-garde/worldbeat collective Master Musicians of Bukkake formed in 2003 around the talents of a host of eclectic Pacific Northwest artists. The group's signature blend of Far East instrumentation, fuzzed-out psychedelia, and irreverent and occasionally wicked humor first appeared in 2005 on Visible Sign of the Invisible Order, a global free-for-all that relied heavily on the group's penchant for ritualistic free improvisation. The outfit continued to carve itself a niche in the "outsider music" community, with 2009's Totem One the first in a proposed trilogy of gamelan, percussion, and electric guitar-infused ceremonial mayhem; Totem 2 appeared in 2010.
Tracklist

01 Bardo Chikkhai
02 A Mist Of Illnesses
03 In The Light Of The Sonaran
04 People Of The Drifting Houses
05 Schism Prism-Adamantos
06 Cascade Cathedral
07 Eaglewolf

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Τετάρτη, 12 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Θάνος Μικρούτσικος - Εμπάργκο (1982) - Συγγνώμη για την Άμυνα (1992)










Βιογραφία

Γεννήθηκε στις 13 Απριλίου 1947 στην Πάτρα. Είναι μεγαλύτερος αδελφός του μουσικού και τηλεπαρουσιαστή Ανδρέα Μικρούτσικου. Ο Θάνος Μικρούτσικος ξεκίνησε τις μουσικές σπουδές του σε μικρή ηλικία στη Φιλαρμονική Εταιρεία Πατρών και στο Ελληνικό Ωδείο (πιάνο, θεωρία, αρμονία). Ακολούθησαν οι σπουδές και η αποφοίτησή του από το μαθηματικό τμήμα του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών, ενώ παράλληλα μελέτησε αρμονία, αντίστιξη, φούγκα και σύνθεση με τον καθηγητή-συνθέτη Γ.Α. Παπαϊωάννου.

Άρχισε να συνθέτει στα τέλη της δεκαετίας του 1960, αλλά επίσημα εμφανίστηκε το 1975, με το δίσκο «Πολιτικά τραγούδια». Συνέχισε την πορεία του ως στρατευμένος δημιουργός μελοποιώντας Γιάννη Ρίτσο, Βλαντίμιρ Μαγιακόφσκι, Μάνο Ελευθερίου, Μπέρτολτ Μπρεχτ και άλλους. Οι δίσκοι του «Καντάτα για τη Μακρόνησο», «Φουέντε Οβεχούνα», «Τροπάρια για Φονιάδες», «Μουσική πράξη στον Μπρεχτ», είναι χαρακτηριστικοί του ριζοσπαστικού κλίματος των πρώτων μεταπολιτευτικών χρόνων. Ειδικά η «Καντάτα για τη Μακρόνησο», έργο πρωτοποριακό για την εποχή του, όπου ο συνθέτης πειραματίζεται πάνω στην ατονική μουσική, γνώρισε διακρίσεις σε διεθνή φεστιβάλ και συνοδεύτηκε από την ερμηνεία της Μαρίας Δημητριάδη.

Στη συνέχεια, με τον δίσκο «Σταυρός Του Νότου», σε ποίηση Νίκου Καββαδία, ανοίχτηκε σε ευρύτερη τραγουδιστική θεματική, υπηρετώντας παράλληλα το θέατρο, καθώς και την ηλεκτρονική και ατονική μουσική. Με την ίδια αγάπη πάντα για τον έμμετρο λόγο συνεχίζει να μελοποιεί Γιάννη Ρίτσο, Άλκη Αλκαίο, Κώστα Τριπολίτη, Φρανσουά Βιγιόν, Κωνσταντίνο Καβάφη και άλλους. Ακόμα, έχει παρουσιάσει την όπερα «Ελένη» και έχει μελοποιήσει παραμύθια.

Συνεργάστηκε με κορυφαίες ερμηνεύτριες όπως η Μαρία Δημητριάδη, η Χάρις Αλεξίου και η Ιταλίδα Μίλβα, αλλά και μεγάλους ερμηνευτές όπως ο Μανώλης Μητσιάς, Δημήτρης Μητροπάνος, Βασίλης Παπακωνσταντίνου, Χρήστος Θηβαίος, Γιάννης Κούτρας και πολλούς ακόμα.

Tracklist

Εμπάργκο 1

01. EISAGWGH
02. TO_KAKOH8ES_MELANOMA
03. MES_STO_XHMEIO_
04. ERWTIKO
05. TAPEINO_REQUIEM
06. GRAMMAGRAFIA
07. SKANTZA
08. PRWINH__H_VRADY
09. WDH_SENAN_DROME
10. XAROUMENO_TRAGOYDI
11. METAMESONYXTIO
12. YSTEROGRAFO

Συγγνώμη για την Άμυνα  2

01-Anemoloyio
02-Haire Phtohia
03-Sygnomi Yia Tin Amyna
04-Monaxia...Hiliades Fylla
05-Prospectus
06-Veelzevoul
07-Misos
08-Ena Kai To Afto
09-Paliria
10-1-0
11-Kai Ohi Mono

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Κυριακή, 9 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Nightnoise - [1988 IRE] - At The End Of The Evening





Nightnoise was a music ensemble active from 1984 to 1997. Their original blend of Irish traditional music, Celtic music, jazz, and classical chamber music inspired a generation of Irish musicians. They released seven albums on the Windham Hill label.


Track listing

"Windell" by Billy Oskay and Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (3:47)
"Of a Summer Morn" by Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (3:21)
"Hugh" by Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (3:39)
"Jaunting" by Brian Dunning (3:35)
"The Courtyard" by Billy Oskay (2:48)
"'Bring Me Back A Song.'" by Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (4:50)
"Snow on High Ground" by Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (3:43)
"At the Races" by Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (3:06)
"Forgotten Carnival" by Brian Dunning (3:30)
"The Cuillin Hills" by Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (2:47)
"Her Kansas Sun" by Billy Oskay (3:35)
"End of the Evening" by Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (5:06)
"The Swan" by Mícheál Ó Domhnaill (3:17


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Παρασκευή, 7 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Ωχρά σπειροχαίτη - δεύτερος δίσκος 2002





Σύντομη ιστορία του συγκροτήματος

Το συγκρότημα δημιουργήθηκε το 1987 και διαλύθηκε το Μάρτιο του 2011. Έγραφε δικά του τραγούδια αλλά μελοποίησε και αρκετά ποιήματα. Το συγκρότημα κινήθηκε πάνω σε έναν αντιεμπορικό άξονα, αφού ποτέ δεν αποδέχθηκε προβολή από κανένα ΜΜΕ. Παράλληλα, δεν πούλησε ποτέ κάποιο από τα CD, αλλά τα διένεμε δωρεάν, πιστεύοντας σε μια κοινωνία χωρίς χρηματικά ανταλλάγματα. Το συγκρότημα διαλύθηκε τον Μάρτιο του 2011, με μία ανακοίνωση που εξηγούσε τους λόγους του τέλους του συγκροτήματος.

Μέλη

Τα μέλη της μπάντας ήταν οι:
Βλάσης (κιθάρα και ακορντεόν),
Κώστας (φωνή και κιθάρα),
Μανώλης (τύμπανα),
Παναγιώτης (βιολί),
Χάρης (μπάσο).
Συναυλίες

Το συγκρότημα, όλα τα χρόνια δράσης του, συμμετείχε σε πολλές συναυλίες, κυρίως σε αυτόνομους χώρους και καταλήψεις, όπως η Υφανέτ, αλλά και σε αρκετά πανεπιστήμια, χωρίς ποτέ να έχει εισιτήριο, για καθαρά ιδεολογικούς λόγους. Μέσα από την μουσική του, προσπάθησε να στείλει μηνύματα αλληλεγγύης και ειρήνης στον κόσμο και να δείξει τον δρόμο σε μια πιο ανθρώπινη κοινωνία, χωρίς ρατσισμό και διακρίσεις. Χαρακτηριστικό είναι και το λεξικό όρων το οποίο έχει γράψει, με έντονο ανθρωπιστικό αλλά και επαναστατικό χαρακτήρα.
Tracklist

Φωνές από άχυρο
Να γαληνεύεις
Κάποιος
Το τραγούδι της Μαρίας Νεφέλης
Ναγκασάκι
Το τραγούδι των κανονιών
Θεραπευτική αγωγή
Οι κούφιοι άνθρωποι
Με λες επίθεση
Μόνο σε σένα

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Δευτέρα, 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Good Whiskey Blues 01

Παρασκευή, 30 Νοεμβρίου 2018

Spirit - Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus





Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus is the fourth album by the American psychedelic rock group Spirit. It was produced by David Briggs, who is best known for his work with Neil Young. The original LP was released in 1970 by Epic. The band's lowest charting album to that point, it peaked at #63 on the Billboard 200 in February 1971, spending only fourteen weeks on the chart. However, it sold well as a catalog item and became the band's only album to ultimately attain a RIAA gold certification in the U.S., achieving that status in 1976.[3]On the Canadian RPM Magazine Top 100 charts, the album reached #49 and was in the top 100 for 10 weeks.[4]

"Nature's Way" became one of Spirit's signature songs, but was not a big hit at the time, peaking at #111 on the Billboard pop charts in 1971. To capitalize on the album's enduring appeal, "Mr. Skin" (the B-side of "Nature's Way") was released as an A-side in 1973 and also charted, peaking at #92.

The album was re-issued on CD in 1996 by Sony in remastered form, with bonus tracks.

Track listing


All songs written by Randy California except noted:
Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1. "Prelude – Nothin' to Hide" 3:41
2. "Nature's Way" 2:30
3. "Animal Zoo" Ferguson 3:20
4. "Love Has Found a Way" California, Locke 2:42
5. "Why Can't I Be Free?" 1:03
6. "Mr. Skin" Ferguson 3:50

Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
7. "Space Child" Locke 3:26
8. "When I Touch You" Ferguson 5:35
9. "Street Worm" Ferguson 3:40
10. "Life Has Just Begun" 3:22
11. "Morning Will Come" 2:58
12. "Soldier" 2:43
Total length: 38:58

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Τρίτη, 27 Νοεμβρίου 2018

VA - Dark Country - 2012




Tracklist

01. Blues Saraceno - Evil Ways (Justice Mix)
02. Robin Loxley & Jay Hawke - Crop Won't Ever Come
03. Blues Saraceno - Judgement Day
04. Blues Saraceno - Run On
05. Tombstone Three - Symmetry of the Cemetery
06. Nick Nolan - Hang 'Em High
07. Nik Ammar - Guilty Man
08. Robin Loxley - Rain Down
09. Nick Nolan - Gunnin' for You
10. Nik Ammar - Diggin' My Own Grave
11. Robin Loxley - The Fear
12. Tombstone Three - Blackest Hour
13. Nik Ammar - The Burnin'
14. Robin Loxley & Jay Hawke - God Will Cut You Down


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Σάββατο, 24 Νοεμβρίου 2018

Quidam - Alone Together (2007)


Quidam is a Polish Progressive rock band, evolving from the hard rock/blues trio Deep River, a band formed by Maciek Meller, Radek Scholl and Rafał Jermakow.[1] When Zbyszek Florek and Ewa Smarzyńska joined the band, the original Quidam line up was complete. In this line-up the debut album Quidam was recorded between September 1995 and March 1996.[2] The album was produced with guest appearances of three Collage members: Wojtek Szadkowski, Mirek Gil and Krzysiek Palczewski

Influenced by MARILLION and CAMEL, this band elegantly blends harmonies, refined arrangements and diversity of orchestrations (keyboards, cello, flute, oboe, strings).

The neo prog style guitar playing is interlaced with haunting flute, cello that evokes depth, female vocals and keyboards that give an orchestral fullness to the music. Their style is a melodic, text-based (female vocals) symphonic rock. The rhythms intensify, the symphonic keyboard textures thicken and the electric guitar plays long melancholic notes. QUIDAM is certainly the main and most appreciated act to have emerged from this field, with ABRAXAS and COLLAGE.


Tracklist

01 - Different
02 - Kinds Of Solitude At Night
03 - Depicting Colours Of Emotions
04 - They Are There To Remind Us
05 - Of Illusions
06 - We Lost
07 - One Day We Find
08 - We Are Alone Together
09 - But Strong Together


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Πέμπτη, 22 Νοεμβρίου 2018

Fraction - Moon Blood (1971)






"This 1971 release on the Angelus label (Angelus 571) was limited to only 200 copies
so originals are worth a small fortune. Fraction, with vocalist Jim Beach bearing an uncanny vocal
resemblance to Jim Morrision (although he was singing on Sunset Strip long before Morrison took to the stage) were often compared favourably with the Doors, although their quasi-religious message would probably not have found favour with the recently-departed Morrison. Indeed, this rather fine album was once famously described as the album the Doors probably wished they had made! Underpinned by guitarist Don Swanson's superb
Ritchie Blackmorestyle guitar work, this is an album full of beautiful psychedelia, acid and hard rock
at once emblematic of the era but not dated by its association. The five original compositions are all
of the highest quality and the contribution of Beach's Morrison-esque vocals place a stamp of originality on the recording that endures from beginning to end."


Tracklist

01 - Sanc-Divided
02 - Come Out Of Her
03 - Eye Of The Hurricane
04 - Sons Come To Birth
05 - This Bird
06 - Sky High

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Τρίτη, 20 Νοεμβρίου 2018

The Sisters of Mercy - Floodland (1987)






The Sisters of Mercy are an English rock band, formed in 1980 in Leeds.[4] After achieving early underground fame there, the band had their commercial breakthrough in the mid-1980s and sustained it until the early 1990s, when they stopped releasing new recorded output in protest against their record company WEA. Currently, the band is a touring outfit only.

The group has released three original studio albums, the last of which was released in 1990. Each album was recorded by a different line-up; singer-songwriter Andrew Eldritch and the drum machine called Doktor Avalanche are the only points of continuity throughout. Eldritch and Avalanche were also involved in the Sisterhood, a side-project connected with Eldritch's dispute with former members.

The group ceased recording activity in 1993, when they went on strike against Time Warner, which they accused of incompetence and withholding royalties. Although Time Warner released them from their contract in 1997, they have not signed to another label, despite showcasing numerous new songs in their live sets.

Since 1985, and the departure of the other original members, the Sisters of Mercy has become uniquely Eldritch's artistic vehicle. Former members of the group established the bands Ghost Dance and the Mission.


Track listing

All tracks written by Andrew Eldritch.
Side one
No.TitleLength
1. "Dominion/Mother Russia" 7:00
2. "Flood I" 6:22
3. "Lucretia My Reflection" 4:57
4. "1959" 4:09
Total length: 22:30

Side two
No.TitleLength
1. "This Corrosion" 9:16
2. "Flood II" 6:19
3. "Driven Like the Snow" 4:39
4. "Never Land (a fragment)" 2:46
Total length: 22:57

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Σάββατο, 17 Νοεμβρίου 2018

Simo - Let Love Show The Way (2016)



The first album ever recorded at Macon, Ga.’s Big House—the communal home of the Allman Brothers Band during their late ‘60s/early ‘70s heyday—Let Love Show the Way finds SIMO not just reveling in the hallowed space’s unique mojo and history, but taking it to a fresh and inspired place. As a musical unit, Simo, his longtime drummer Adam Abrashoff and bassist Elad Shapiro have an undeniable chemistry, taken to even greater heights with JD playing Duane Allman’s 1957 gold-top Les Paul for every track on the record. This is the same six-string heard on the first two Allman Brothers LPs, the same storied guitar that delivered the unforgettable riff on Derek & the Dominoes’ “Layla.” JD is now part of an elite group of artists—including Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and Wilco’s Nels Cline—who share the rare honor of having wielded this talismanic instrument. “There’s definitely a magical element to the recording,” Simo says of Let Love Show the Way. “The vibe of the Big House, using Duane’s guitar, plus all the touring we’d done leading up to it, all the refinement of the material on the road—it was a perfect storm.”
TracklistHide Credits

A1 Stranger's Blues
Written-By – Elmore James, Marshall E. Sehorn
A2 Two Timin' Woman
A3 Can't Say Her Name
A4 I Lied
A5 Please
A6 Long May You Sail
B1 I'll Always Be Around
B2 Becky's Last Occupation
B3 I'd Rather Die in Vain
B4 Today I'm Here

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Τρίτη, 13 Νοεμβρίου 2018

Βαγγέλης Παπάζογλου-συλλογή (collection)





Ο Βαγγέλης Παπάζογλου, γνωστός και ως Αγγούρης (Ντουρμπαλί Σμύρνης, 1896 - Κοκκινιά, 27 Ιουνίου 1943) ήταν Έλληναςδιακεκριμένος λαϊκός μουσικός και τραγουδοποιός, από τους κορυφαίους προπολεμικούς ρεμπέτες.

Βιογραφία

Γεννήθηκε το 1896 στο Ντουρμπαλί, ένα μικρό χωριό λίγο πιο έξω από την Σμύρνη. Πήγε μόνο μέχρι την τρίτη δημοτικού στο ελληνικό σχολείο, αφού ακολουθούσε στη δουλειά τον πατέρα του, που ήταν σιδηροδρομικός και αναγκαζόταν να μετακινείται στις περιοχές της Σμύρνης.

Υπήρξε αυτοδίδακτος μουσικός. Από παιδάκι έπαιζε μαντολίνο και αργότερα έμαθε κιθάρα, βιολί και μπάντζο. Συμμετείχε στην περίφημη Εστουδιαντίνα «Τα Πολιτάκια» ως δεύτερο μαντολίνο (με πρώτο τον Σπύρο Περιστέρη και τον Παναγιώτη Τούντα). Εκεί γνωρίστηκε με τους άλλους μεγάλους Σμυρνιούς μουσικούς Σπύρο Περιστέρη, Παναγιώτη Τούντα, τους Ογδοντάκηδες, το Δημήτρη Σέμση ή Σαλονικιό που γύρω στο 1920 ήταν στη Σμύρνη παίζοντας βιολί κ.ά. Αν και αυτοδίδακτος, κατόρθωσε με τη βοήθεια του μαέστρου Σπύρου Περιστέρη να μάθει τη μουσική σημειογραφία. Έτσι πάρα πολλές παρτιτούρες των τραγουδιών του διασώθηκαν μέχρι σήμερα.

Με την απελευθέρωση της Σμύρνης το 1919, κατατάσσεται ως εθελοντής στον Ελληνικό Στρατό που βρέθηκε στην Ιωνία, συμμετέχει στη Μικρασιατική εκστρατεία, αφού κατάφερε προηγουμένος το 1913, να αποφύγει τον τουρκικό στρατό, χρησιμοποιώντας τα έγγραφα ενός πρώτου ξαδέρφου του που είχε πεθάνει πολύ νέος. Μετά την καταστροφή της Σμύρνης, έρχεται ως πρόσφυγας στην Ελλάδα και εγκαθίσταται στην Κοκκινιά του Πειραιά.

Στην Ελλάδα έπιασε κατευθείαν δουλειά ως μουσικός. Το πρώτο μαγαζί στο οποίο δούλεψε επίσημα ήταν αυτό του «Θεοφράστου» στις Τζιτζιφιές, το 1923. Εκεί γνώρισε τη τραγουδίστρια και κόρη του σημαντικού μουσικού δάσκαλου της Σμύρνης Δημήτρη Μαρωνίτη, Αγγελική Μαρωνίτη, με την οποία παντρεύτηκαν το 1927. Στα 1929 η Αγγέλα τυφλώνεται και στα 1936 αποσύρεται οριστικά από τα πάλκα αφού της το απαγορεύει ο Βαγγέλης. Κατοικώντας μαζί πλέον στην Κοκκινιά, δεν αποκτούν παιδιά και έτσι όμως, αποφασίζουν και υιοθετούν τον ανηψιό της Αγγέλας, Γιώργη Παπάζογλου.

Στη δισκογραφία πρωτοεμφανίζεται το 1933 με τρία τραγούδια του: «Αν ήμουν άντρας», «Αργιλέ μου» και «Ο Νικοκλάκιας». Έχει έντονη παρουσία μέχρι το 1937, οπότε έρχεται σε ρήξη με τη Μεταξική λογοκρισία, αρνούμενος δημόσια να λογοκριθούν τα τραγούδια του από «αμόρφωτους ανθρώπους», με αποτέλεσμα την εξαφάνισή του από τη δισκογραφία. Έτσι από το 1937 και μετά, μόνο ένα τραγούδι από τα δεκάδες που είχε, φωνογραφήθηκε στο όνομά του: «Να μη λες το μυστικό σου» με τον Κώστα Ρούκουνα στα τέλη το 1938. Συνεχίζει όμως να παίζει σε κέντρα, γάμους και πανηγύρια ανά την Ελλάδα, αλλά και να γράφει τραγούδια. Πολλά από αυτά τα χάρισε σε άλλους συνθέτες και τραγουδιστές.


Όταν στα 1941 μπήκανε οι Γερμανοί στην Αθήνα, παρ' όλο που υπήρχε προσφορά εργασίας, ο Βαγγέλης Παπάζογλου ήγειρε ηθικό θέμα και μη θέλοντας να παίζει και να χορεύουνε οι «φχαριστημένοι και οι μαυραγορίτες» όπως είπε χαρακτηριστικά, παράτησε την κιθάρα και το τραγούδι και για να μπορέσουν να ζήσουν, έριξε ένα τσουβάλι στον ώμο και έγινε παλιατζής. Τότε προσβλήθηκε από φυματίωση κι έκανε συχνές αιμοπτύσεις και κατόπιν, η Αγγέλα πούλησε σχεδόν τα πάντα από το σπίτι για να έχουν λίγο φαγητό. Ο Βαγγέλης Παπάζογλου, απεβίωσε τελικά από την φυματίωση στις 27 Ιουνίου 1943.

Σήμερα, η οδός στην Κοκκινιά όπου και βρίσκεται η οικία που κατοικούσε, έχει μετανομαστεί από Κίμωνος σε Βαγγέλη Παπάζογλου και επίσης με προσπάθειες της οικογένειας του έχει διατηρηθεί η οικία του.

01_I_lahanides_(Stellakis_Perpiniadis)
02_I_mpampessa
03_Vale_me_stin_agkalia_sou
04_O_xemagkas
05_San_foumaro_tsigarliki
06_Zourlopenemenis_genna
07_Tis_to_vgalane
08_O_argiles
09_O_Nikoklakias
10_I_Voliotissa
11_Agiothodoritissa
12_Stri'_re_koutsavaki
13_O_papatzis
14_To_pedi_tou_dromou
15_Marika_hasiklou
16_Kalogria
17_O_lathremporas
18_I_foni_tou_argile




Δευτέρα, 12 Νοεμβρίου 2018

John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band (1970)





John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is the debut solo album by English musician John Lennon. It was released in 1970, after Lennon had issued three experimental albums with Yoko Ono and Live Peace in Toronto 1969, a live performance in Toronto credited to the Plastic Ono Band. The album was recorded simultaneously with Ono's debut avant-garde solo album, Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band, at Ascot Sound Studios and Abbey Road Studios using the same musicians and production team and nearly identical cover artwork.

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band is generally considered one of Lennon's finest solo albums, documenting with honesty and artistic integrity his emotional and mental state at that point in his career. In 1987, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it fourth in its list "The 100 Best Albums of the Last Twenty Years" and in 2012, ranked it number 23 in "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


Track listing

All songs written by John Lennon, except where noted.

Side one
"Mother" – 5:34
"Hold On" – 1:52
"I Found Out" – 3:37
"Working Class Hero" – 3:48
"Isolation" – 2:51

Side two
"Remember" – 4:33
"Love" – 3:21
"Well Well Well" – 5:59
"Look at Me" – 2:53
"God" – 4:09
"My Mummy's Dead" – 0:49

2000 reissue bonus tracks
"Power to the People" – 3:22
"Do the Oz" – 3:07 (Lennon/Ono)






Παρασκευή, 9 Νοεμβρίου 2018

Broselmaschine - Bröselmaschine - [1971]





Quite possibly the pinnacle of Krautfolk, Broselmaschine is certainly tops in the folk subgenre and is recommended to those interested in the lighter side of Krautrock. Broselmaschine combines the highly talented acoustic guitar playing of Peter Bursch (a master of the instrument who has published many instructional books on the subject), romantic vocals, and a mild Eastern influence highlighted by the use of sitar and flute. The album begins with 'Gedanken', a peaceful track with a slight renaissance-era feel, featuring acoustic and electric guitar, flute and romantic lyrics. Next the group performs the Scottish traditional 'Lassie' with multi-tracked vocal harmonies. Next, 'Guitarrenstuck', is a beautiful piece played with folk guitar and a soothing female vocal. 'The Old Man's Song' seems slightly out of place due to its use of wah-wah peddle, but this gives way to some rather ominous sounding Duul-ish acoustic guitar and folk percussion. 'Schmetterling' introduces an Eastern flavor to the album and is most notable for its sitar which reminds me a little bit of mid-period Popol Vuh. Bursch's guitar playing on this track is simply masterful and the track is given an extra boost from some atmospheric mellotron. 'Nossa Bova' stands out as a folk masterpiece with its incredible guitar work, folk percussion, and female vocals. This track has a peaceful quality similar to Paradieswarts Duul, the only difference being the musical ability of Broselmaschine's members. The album was produced by Rolf Ulrich Kaiser and engineered by Dieter Dierks and was first issued on Pilz in 1971.

Tracks:

1. Gedanken 5.06
2. Lassie 5.06
3. Gittarrenstuck 2.03
4. The Old Man's Song 5.26
5. Schmetterling 9.31
6. Nossa Bova 8.06
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Musicians:

Lutz Ringer - Bass, Mellotron
Peter Bursch - Guitar, Vocals, Sitar, Flute
Jenni Schucker - Flute, Vocals
Willi Kissmer - Vocals, Guitar
Mike Hellbach - Congas, Tablas, Mellotron


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Τετάρτη, 7 Νοεμβρίου 2018

Haggard - Awaking The Centuries (2000) & Eppur Si Muove (2004)





Haggard (/ˈhæɡərd/) is a German symphonic metal musical group founded in 1989.[2] The group combines classical music and early music with death doom metal.


Awaking the Centuries is the second full-length album by German symphonic metal band Haggard. It was released on February 7, 2000 by Drakkar Entertainment.The album is based on Michel De Nostredame (Nostradamus) and his experience during The Black Plague in Medieval Europe. The album features several compositions based on Sergei Rachmaninoff's music.




Eppur Si Muove is the third full-length album by the German symphonic metal band Haggard. It was released on April 26, 2004 by Drakkar Entertainment.

The album is based on the life of the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564 –1642), who, according to legend, muttered the phrase eppur si muove, meaning "And yet it does move", after being forced to recant, in front of the Inquisition, his belief that the earth moved around the sun.

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Τρίτη, 6 Νοεμβρίου 2018

Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973)







spectrum is the debut solo album by jazz fusion drummer Billy Cobham. The album was heavily influenced by the music of Miles Davis, with whom Cobham had previously collaborated extensively, and Cobham's previous band Mahavishnu Orchestra.

The song "Stratus" appears in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV of the radio station "Fusion FM", as well as being the main sample in the Massive Attack hit "Safe from Harm".


Recording

Ken Scott, engineer of Spectrum, recounted: "Bill Cobham's drums were treated in exactly the same way as I recorded every other drummer. I just used more mics: Neumann U67s on toms, D20s or RE20s (at Electric Lady) on the bass drums, Neumann KM54 or 56 on snare, and either STC 4038s or Beyer M160 ribbon mics for the overheads. One other thing: in order to dampen the snare, Bill just laid his wallet on the top head."

Leland Sklar, bassist on four of the songs, remarked, "Spectrum is such a benchmark for so many people. There was a sort of fire in it. It was new ground and it wasn't very analytical. It was more flying by the seat of your pants. That's where great accidents happen, which seems impossible these days. We never did more than a couple of takes on any of it. It was more or less a two-day record. It went by so fast."

Tommy Bolin, who joined the hard rock band Deep Purple two years later, plays lead guitar on four songs. Cobham had met Bolin years before, when he was a member of Zephyr.

"To the Women in My Life" is unusual in that Cobham himself does not play on it, though he did produce the track. It is an unaccompanied piano piece performed by Jan Hammer.


Tracklist

All songs written and composed by Billy Cobham.

"Quadrant 4" – 4:20
"Searching for the Right Door" – 1:19 / "Spectrum" – 5:07
"Anxiety" – 1:41 / "Taurian Matador" – 3:03
"Stratus" – 9:48
"To the Women in My Life" – 0:51 / "Le Lis" – 3:20
"Snoopy's Search" – 1:02 / "Red Baron" – 6:37

Though tracks 2, 3, 5, and 6 are designated as medleys, all of the component songs have clean breaks between them.




         


Σάββατο, 3 Νοεμβρίου 2018

Tank - Honour & Blood (1984)




Tank is a British heavy metal band, formed in 1980 by Algy Ward, a former member of The Damned. The band is known as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Tank was often compared to Motörhead as both bands, trios fronted by singing bassists, played a loose, almost punk-styled metal music with often colourful lyrics

Honour & Blood is the fourth album by the British heavy metal band Tank, released in 1984. By the time of this album Algy Ward was the last original member of the group remaining, as the Brabbs brothers had been replaced by Cliff Evans on guitar and Graeme Crallanon drums (reuniting Crallan with his former bandmate in White Spirit, Mick Tucker). The album follows much the same format as the band's previous album This Means War, with seven songs, several quite lengthy, of melodic heavy metal primarily about the topic of war. However, the band explores some different subject matter on side two, as "W.M.L.A." and "Too Tired to Wait for Love", express frustration in love, while "Chain of Fools" is a cover of the 1967 hit by Aretha Franklin

Tracklist

01 - The War Drags Ever On
02 - When All Hell Freezes Over
03 - Honour And Blood
04 - Chain Of Fools
05 - W.M.L.A
06 - Too Tired To Wait For Love
07 - Kill
08 - The Man That Never Was


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Τετάρτη, 31 Οκτωβρίου 2018

Sula Bassana- Dark Days (2012)




Sula Bassana biography
Dave Schmidt - Born 1968-01-27


SULA BASSANA is the alias for a talented musician named Dave Schmidt. Being master of several instruments he's able to retrospect to a lot of collaborations composing and performing his music. Experiences on stage making spacy, trippy and Krautrock inspired music initiated in 1986 as a keyboard player of the electronic duo Solaris. With the project Twilight Network he gave the last electronic concert in 1991 at the Zeiss Grossplanetarium in Berlin. Some years later he met Hans-Peter Ringholz to form the band Liquid Visions, now playing the bass guitar and producing space rock music similar to Hawkwind. The band had several releases over the years and is currently existing but SULA BASSANA left in 2003.

In the meanwhile in 1997 Zone Six was founded together with Ringholz and Claus Bühler. Five official albums and a lot of live-CD-Rs full of improvised space and Kraut music followed and the band is still alive. SULA BASSANA additionally formed the studio project Weltraumstaunen in 1998 to record some freak outs and filled the drummers seat of the space rock band Growing Seeds. Further collaborations were Psychedelic Monsterjam with Mani Neumeier and Ax Genrich (Guru Guru) with two live albums as the result. They also had a successful gig at the Burg Herzberg Festival 2006. Another collaboration happened with the krautrock band Electric Orange.

The first SULA BASSANA solo album 'Dreamer' sounds like a freaky psychedelic trip - composed, played and produced by himself in 2002. References to Pink Floyd are to examine but also ambient and chillout emphasized parts. 'Sula Bassana And The Nasoni Pop Art Experimental Band Vol. 1' from 2006 is the current release supported by some friends from various bands - an ambitious and mellow work with variety. Located in Austria now Dave Schmidt still works on some new projects.



Songs / Tracks Listing


1. Underground (9:35)
2. Departure (6:04)
3. Surrealistic Journey (20:17)
4: Dark Days (9:05)
5. Bright Nights (9:42)
6. Arriving Nowhere (16:47)

Total Time: 71:30


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Δευτέρα, 29 Οκτωβρίου 2018

Mourn - Mourn (1995)




From their self-titled album released on Rise Above Records in 1995. Brilliant but short-lived Doom Rock from London, UK. Mourn were Caroline Wilson - Vocals, William Palmer - Guitar, Ali Reza Hakimi Ghazvini - Guitar, Steve Drasey - Bass & Mark Cronin - Drums.
Tracklist

01 Awakening
02 Iron Sky
03 Children of the Circle
04 Drowning
05 Through These Eyes
06 Dreamless Sleep
07 After All
08 Forever More


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Πέμπτη, 25 Οκτωβρίου 2018

Electric Hoodoo - Electric Hoodoo (2015)



★ Retro Blues Rock Band from Dresden, s/t Album (2015)
Tracklist

01 Station Blues
02 The Phoenix
03 Wade in the Water
04 What's Going On
05 Guiding Light

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Τρίτη, 23 Οκτωβρίου 2018

Ozric Tentacles - Eternal Wheel (The Best Of) (2004)







Ozric Tentacles (also known as The Ozrics) are an English instrumental rock band, whose music incorporates elements from a diverse range of genres, including psychedelic rock, progressive rock, space rock, jazz fusion, electronic music, dub music, world music, and ambient music. Formed in Somerset in 1983, the band has released over 30 albums selling over a million copies worldwide despite never having signed to a major recording label. Throughout many line-up changes over the years, co-founder and guitarist Ed Wynne has remained the only original member of the band. The band is now credited as one of the major influences of the UK festival scene's re-emergence, becoming particularly associated with the Glastonbury Festival and their handmade series of cassette releases, mostly sold at gigs and through a fan club.





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Δευτέρα, 22 Οκτωβρίου 2018

Blues Pills - Lady in Gold (2016)

Tracklist

01 - Lady in gold
02 - Little boy preacher
03 - Burned out
04 - I felt a change
05 - Gone so long
06 - Bad talkers
07 - You gotta try
08 - Won t go back
09 - Rejection
10 - Elements and things

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Τετάρτη, 17 Οκτωβρίου 2018

Uriah Heep - Salisbury (1971) - Firefly (1977)





Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969. It has had the same lineup since 2013: lead and rhythm guitarist Mick Box, keyboardist Phil Lanzon, lead vocalist Bernie Shaw, drummer Russell Gilbrook and bassist Davey Rimmer. Of the current lineup, Box is the only remaining original member. Throughout many lineup changes, the band have included many notable musicians, such as vocalists David Byron, John Lawton, John Sloman, Peter Goalby and Steff Fontaine, bassists Gary Thain, Trevor Bolder, John Wetton, Bob Daisley and John Jowitt, drummers Nigel Olsson, Lee Kerslake and Chris Slade, and keyboardists Ken Hensley and John Sinclair.

Over the course of their 49-year career, Uriah Heep have released twenty-five studio albums, two albums composed of re-recorded material, eighteen live albums and thirty-nine compilation albums. Twelve of the band's studio albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975) while of the fifteen Billboard 200 Uriah Heep albums Demons and Wizards was the most successful (#23, 1972). In the late 1970s the band had massive success in Germany, where the "Lady in Black" single was a big hit.

Uriah Heep's audience declined by the 1980s, to the point where they became essentially a cult band in the United Kingdom and United States. The band maintains a significant following and performs at arena-sized venues in the Balkans, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia and Scandinavia. They have sold over 40 million albums worldwide with over 4 million sales in the U.S, where its best-known songs include "Easy Livin'", "The Wizard", "Sweet Lorraine", and "Stealin'".





Salisbury (1971)


1."Bird of Prey"Box, Byron, Hensley, Newton 4:13
2."The Park"Hensley 5:41
3."Time to Live"Box, Byron, Hensley 4:01
4."Lady in Black"Hensley 4:44
5."High Priestess"Hensley 3:42
6."Salisbury"Box, Byron, Hensley 

Firefly (1977)
1. "The Hanging Tree" Hensley, Jack Williams  3:40
2. "Been Away Too Long"    5:03
3. "Who Needs Me" Lee Kerslake 3:39
4. "Wise Man"  4:40
5. "Do You Know"  3:12
6. "Rollin' On"  6:21
7. "Sympathy"  4:44
8. "Firefly"  6:21


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Παρασκευή, 12 Οκτωβρίου 2018

Tricks of the Sun



A1.Ra
A2.The Dream
B1.Flatter of a Butterfly
B2.Tricks of the Sun
B3.Epilogue

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Τρίτη, 9 Οκτωβρίου 2018

Oresund Space Collective - Visions of (2016)


Øresund Space Collective biography
Founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2004

It all started with some loose jam sessions in the rehearsal rooms of the bands Bland Bladen and Mantric Muse. Founded by Scott Heller aka Dr. Space (synth, management) in 2004 ØRESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE (OSC) are a multinational crew which get together as often as possible to play free form improvised space rock music. The band name derives from the Øresund Bridge, connecting Denmark and Sweden since the year 2000. The purpose is to offer another flavour with every new session. This is guaranteed by everlasting line-up changes.

The whole OSC family comprises more than 30 members in the meanwhile, temporarily entrusted by nearly every existing Nordic psych/space band. They have toured all over in Europe whilst collaborating with Sula Bassana and others. The musical trademark is provided by a grooving backbone in general. This is decorated by playful multiple guitars and a proper proportion of synthesizer and organ input. The interplay is somnambulistic due to a special spirit. All in all their music blends elements of psychedelic, space, dub, jazz and krautrock. Nearly every studio session or live gig has been recorded - the best-of excerpts got a place on several studio albums, starting with the eponymous debut in 2006.

Additionally the band offer several recordings for free via their official website respectively other legal download platforms, for example Internet Archives. The Black Tornado Studios in Copenhagen must be beneficial for the band's spirit - with the result of several highlights. Released on Transubstans 'It's All About Delay' (2006) and 'Black Tomato' (2007) are critically acclaimed albums coming from jam sessions in early 2006. Two years later a different line-up recorded new high quality material at the same place. 'Slip Into The Vortex' and 'Dead Man In Space' have been already released in 2010, a third album is announced.

Tracklist

01. Visions of ...
02. Above the Corner
03. Piece of Seven
04. Around the Corner

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Σάββατο, 6 Οκτωβρίου 2018

The Obsessed (collection)






The Obsessed is a heavy metal band from Maryland led by Scott "Wino" Weinrich which combines elements of doom metal, stoner rock and punk rock.[1] Formed in 1980, they recorded a few demos and played a handful of live shows until they first split up in 1986 when Weinrich joined as lead vocalist for Saint Vitus, but reformed four years later. After releasing three albums (including the one that was originally recorded in 1985), The Obsessed broke up for a second time in 1995. After briefly reuniting for some shows in 2012 and 2013, The Obsessed announced their third reunion in March 2016.





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The Obsessed (Hellhound Records, 1990)
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Τρίτη, 2 Οκτωβρίου 2018

Costis Christodoulou - A Meeting (2013)




Leonidas Sarantopoulos, flute, alto flute, bansuri; Costis Christodoulou, piano; Nikos Sidirokastritis, drums. Recorded on 22nd of March 2012 by Dimitris Karpouzas, at Lizard Sound Studios, Athens, GR. [cover: photo ("A Meeting") by John Prassas]

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Costis Christodoulou - A Meeting - 01 Part I
Costis Christodoulou - A Meeting - 02 Part II
Costis Christodoulou - A Meeting - 03 Part III
Costis Christodoulou - A Meeting - 04 Part IV
Costis Christodoulou - A Meeting - 05 Part V

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Πέμπτη, 27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

Blues Magoos - Basic Blues Magoos 1967






The Blues Magoos are an American rock group from The Bronx, New York, United States. They were at the forefront of the psychedelic music trend, beginning in 1966. They are best known for the hit song "(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet".

The band was formed in 1964 as "The Trenchcoats". The original members were Emil "Peppy" Thielhelm aka "Peppy" Castro (vocals and guitar), Dennis LePore (lead guitar), Ralph Scala (organand vocals), Ron Gilbert (bass) and Jon Finnegan (drums). The band made a name for itself invarious clubs in Greenwich Village. The band changed its name first to the Bloos Magoos and by1966 to the Blues Magoos. Mike Esposito joined as lead guitarist and Geoff Daking as drummer.





Σάββατο, 22 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

Bob Theil - So Far [1982]




Bob Theil is a Scottish born singer-songwriter and guitarist, steeped in the tradition of the great acoustic troubadours from the UK scene circa 1965 and onwards. His songs and music recall what for many is considered a halcyon period when the likes of Roy Harper, Bert Jansch, Michael Chapman, Richard Thompson and Al Stewart to name a few, were plying their trade in the UK clubs and college circuit. His voice, writing and guitar playing are an eclectic mix of folk and rock influences.

Other obvious influences at the time were Bob Dylan, Sandy Denny, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake as well as a mix of artists such as Jethro Tull, Rory Gallagher, Led Zeppelin, Genesis.

The use of mainly 12 string acoustic/electric guitar in his unique picking (finger and plectrum) style lends itself perfectly to songs that are an evocative mixture of Celtic atmosphere on the one hand, to at other times an acoustic rock sound that has been likened to Pink Floyd. In a way, this comparison is understandable given the Gilmouresque electric leads featured on a few tracks on his debut LP "So Far" (1982).

This LP has become a collector's item of some value. The August 2004 issue of Record Collector contains an excellent review of the album, which has now been made available on CD by Recordplex Productions in Canada .

In 1993 Bob Theil also had the CD "Bridging the Silence" released on Koch International under the pseudonym Lawrence Woolfe. This CD however is no longer available, although many of the songs may re-emerge in stripped down form as part of a number of unreleased projects.

More recently in the summer of 2003, a new collection of songs was released in the form of an limited edition LP "Playing it all for laughs" aimed mainly at the collectors' market. A CD issue is also in the pipeline.



Tracklist

Yesterdays 5:53
Lady 3:35
One Day, Today Or Tomorrow 3:50
Moments Lost 2:48
So Far 5:50
Westway 0:55
Reflections 3:25
Wind In The Wires 4:00
Who Are We Now 5:20
December 1918 8:28
Another Flight
Post Mortem Blues 3:32
Moments Lost (EP Version) 2:58
Reflections (EP Version) 3:27
Another Flight 4:21
Westway (EP Version) 1:04

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Τετάρτη, 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

Antimatter - The Judas Table (2015)





Antimatter, a UK melancholic rock band, is the project of longtime member Mick Moss. The project was formed in 1997 by Duncan Patterson (former bassist/songwriter of Anathema) and Moss.[3] The pair released three albums together – Saviour, Lights Out and Planetary Confinement. Shortly after the completion of Planetary Confinement, Patterson left to start another band called Íon. Moss continued and released the project's fourth album, Leaving Eden, following with 2009's 'Live@An Club', (released on his own label Music in Stone), 2010's Alternative Matter and 2012's Fear of a Unique Identity. Most recently Moss has released the 6th Antimatter album, The Judas Table, in 2015.[4]

The earlier Antimatter albums, Saviour and Lights Out, focused on melodic vocal lines (often by guest female vocalists), dark electronica and balanced on the borderline between gothic and trip hop. Planetary Confinement marked the start of a shift towards more of an acoustic based melancholic rock sound. Leaving Eden, with Mick Moss as the only songwriter and singer, continues in this direction and also gives electric guitars a more prominent role. The result is a heavier sounding album, with little trace of the ambient sound of early Antimatter. The album Fear of a Unique Identity presents a more layered, energetic picture, mixing all of Antimatter's past textures with a New Wave feel

Track listing

All songs written by Mick Moss
No.TitleLength
1. "Black Eyed Man" 6:24
2. "Killer" 5:13
3. "Comrades" 4:58
4. "Stillborn Empires" 7:20
5. "Little Piggy" 6:44
6. "Hole" 5:03
7. "Can Of Worms" 5:37
8. "Integrity" 6:06
9. "The Judas Table" 6:37
10. "Goodbye" 2:44

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