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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Δευτέρα, 17 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

Virgin Steele - Age of Consent (1988)






Age of Consent is the fourth full-length album by US heavy metal band Virgin Steele. The album took eight months to complete, a change from Noble Savage which was recorded in only a few weeks, and was finally released in October 1988. It received scarce promotion and distribution by their small label, resulting in very low sales. The songs of this album follow in style and content the music of the previous album Noble Savage, adding a more polished sound and production.[5] At the time of release, the band faced legal and financial setbacks that brought to the unofficial disbandment of Virgin Steele.[6] Joe O'Reilly, although credited for playing bass on the album, was ill at the time of recording and was ghosted by DeFeis and Pursino.[6]

The album was reissued on CD in 1997 by Noise Records, with a new song listing, a new cover and many bonus tracks. In November 2011 Age of Consent was once again reissued by Steamhammer Records, a subsidiary of SPV, with the same track list as the 1997 release, but with an added bonus CD (named Under the Graveyard Moon) containing 7 additional tracks

1997 Noise Records CD reissue
No.TitleMusicLength
1."The Burning of Rome (Cry for Pompeii)"DeFeis, Pursino6:39
2."Let It Roar"DeFeis, Pursino4:49
3."Prelude to Evening"DeFeis1:10
4."Lion in Winter"DeFeis5:32
5."Stranger at the Gate"DeFeis1:28
6."Perfect Mansions (Mountains of the Sun)"DeFeis, Pursino8:32
7."Coils of the Serpent"DeFeis1:24
8."Serpent's Kiss"DeFeis8:15
9."On the Wings of the Night"DeFeis4:41
10."Seventeen"DeFeis, Pursino4:19
11."Tragedy"DeFeis, Pursino4:21
12."Stay on Top" (Uriah Heep cover)Jackson3:37
13."Chains of Fire"DeFeis, Pursino3:35
14."Desert Plains" (Judas Priest cover)Glenn Tipton, Rob Halford, K.K. Downing4:52
15."Cry Forever"DeFeis4:32
16."We Are Eternal"DeFeis, Pursino4:10


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Τρίτη, 11 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

Snowy Dunes - Atlantis (2017)




Snowy Dunes is a rather young Swedish band whose debut came out in 2015 and was already a good Psychedelic/Blues Rock album which showed that these guys have talent and a potential to be great. I also got the chance to see them live at Freak Valley Festival 2016, and live is where they impress, they played tight and the singer got good stage presence and a voice that reminds me of the range Janis Joplin had. So their sophomore album, “Atlantis“, has come upon us and I was curious to hear if they had evolved and refined their sound.

Tracklist

A1 Atlantis, Part II (Prelude) 7:18
A2 Atlantis, Part II (Where the Reaper Sows) 3:35
A3 Testify 8:40
B1 The Trident & The Moon 9:31
B2 Ritual of Voices 7:17
B3 Atlantis, Part III 6:02


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Παρασκευή, 7 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - (1968) ST




The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson (drums). The band incorporated elements of Southern rock, blues, jazz, and country music, and their live shows featured jam band-style improvisation and instrumentals.
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Οι Allman Brothers Band ήταν αμερικάνικο ροκ συγκρότημα από το Τζάκσονβιλ της Φλόριντα. Γνώρισαν μεγάλη επιτυχία το 1971 με το ζωντανά ηχογραφημένο άλμπουμ "At Fillmore East", το οποίο θεωρείται ένας από τους σπουδαιότερους ζωντανούς δίσκους όλων των εποχών.[εκκρεμεί παραπομπή] Διαλύθηκαν το 1976 για δύο χρόνια και ξανά στις αρχές της δεκαετίας του '80, ενώ από το 1989 και έπειτα συνεχίζουν να κυκλοφορούν σποραδικά άλμπουμ και να περιοδεύουν, κυρίως στη Βόρεια Αμερική. Το περιοδικό Rolling Stoneτους κατέταξε 53ους στη λίστα με τους εκατό σπουδαιότερους καλλιτέχνες όλων των εποχών



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Τρίτη, 4 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

Arryan Path - Ira Imperium - 2011




The band was formed by Nicholas Leptos and Clement Fung in the United States. Leptos has since moved back to Cyprus. Since the release of the first album Arryan Path has been seen as more of a side project of Nicholas Leptos next to Diphtheria and Prodigal Earth.

Genre:Epic Power Metal
Lyrical themes:Mythology, Mystic

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Σάββατο, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

Empyrium - A Wintersunset- 1996





Empyrium is a German symphonic folk/doom metal and (later) neofolk/dark folk band.

Band's history


Empyrium was founded in 1994 by Markus Stock (mostly using the pseudonym Ulf Theodor Schwadorf) and Andreas Bach, but later many other participated.

The band draws inspiration from nature as some of the album titles reveal. Consequently, Empyrium are often referred to as a dark folk or apocalyptic folk band, expressing in their music (most conspicuously in the last two albums) sentiments akin to those expressed by some other 'legislators' of the genre, as Forseti, Orplid, and Ulver (Kveldssanger). Connoisseurs of dark folk will mention that many of Empyrium's compositions are true representatives of the genre, as, for instance, Dying Brokenhearted, The Shepherd and the Maiden Ghost ("Where At Night..."), Heimwärts, Waldpoesie, Die Schwäne im Schilf ("Weiland"). Intricately woven and always impregnated with an exquisite wistfulness or profound, remorseful sadness (Dying Brokenhearted), these compositions may be regarded as a manifesto of the dark-folkloristic gloomy and pantheistic Weltanschauung. The lyrics are mostly in English, though in Weiland only German is performed. Like the Norwegian black metal band Burzum, Empyrium also used Theodor Kittelsen's drawing on one of their album covers (Where at Night the Wood Grouse Plays).


Tracklist

1-moonromanticism
2-under dreamskies
3-the franconian woods in winters silence
4-the yearning
5-autumn grey views
6-ordaind to thee
7-gentle grieving farewell kiss

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