À bientôt j'espère

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Group Inerane–Guitars From Agadez (Music of Niger)

Saw this post on SFRP and had to post it. Thanks for the original up.

Group Inerane is the now sound of the Tuareg Guitar Revolution sweeping across the Sahara Desert and inspired by the rebel musicians that started this music as a political weapon used to communicate from the Libyan Refugee camps in the 1980s and 1990s. Spearheaded by the enigmatic guitar hero Bibi Ahmed, Group Inerane has been together for several years and carries the rich tradition of Tamachek guitar songs for another generation. These ten tracks are a combination of amplified roots rock, blues, and folk in the local Tuareg styles at times entering into full-on electric guitar psychedelia. This music is performed with two electric guitars, a drum kit and a chorus of vocalists. The recordings were captured live in the city of Agadez in the Republic of Niger.

1 Kuni Majagani
2 Awal September
3 Ano Nagarus
4 Tenerte
5 Nadan Al Kazawnin
6 Telilite
7 Tenere Etran
8 Ikab Kabau
9 Ashal Wali Tigeli
10 Kamu Talyat


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Tappa Zukie - From The Archives

Of all the Jamaican DJs tearing up the sound systems during the mid-'70s, Tappa Zukie seemed the least likely contender for international stardom. Although he released a stream of singles, only a handful caught on across the island, and his hit quotient was much lower than most of his contemporaries. But in Britain, it was another story entirely. There his debut album, Man Ah Warrior, was selling up a storm; it wasn't even released in Jamaica. Zukie cut a string of singles during 1975, then began work the following year on his self-produced sophomore album, MPLA. If Warrior had blown though through the U.K.'s underground like a hurricane, MPLA was the equivalent of a nuclear bomb, exploding across sound systems and punk clubs throughout the land. And that set forms the backbone of From the Archives, bundling up eight of MPLA's tracks, tossing in Zukie's biggest Jamaican hit, "Oh Lord," and rounding up a few other period numbers as well. Much of the DJ's success came down to the phenomenal rhythms he was toasting over. They weren't his own; he had sweet-talked a number of the island's top producers -- Bunny Lee, JoJo Hookim, Yabby You, and Ossie Hibbert, into parting with a clutch of rhythms, and with those he built his album and his reputation. With the Revolutionaries laying down the sizzling rockers accompaniment, Horace Andy, Johnny Clarke, the Melodians' Tony Brevitt, and Junior Ross providing vocal assistance, and his own stellar production skills, Zukie recorded some of the most militant-sounding music around. As for his toasting -- well, by 1976 people were demanding more from the DJs than he was capable of, at least in Jamaica. Abroad, his animated delivery, obvious enthusiasm, and anthemic toasts turned him into an icon. Britons cared little about his cultural credentials and couldn't care less that "MPLA" isn't actually a tribute to freedom fighters, "Marcus" has more to do with rice and peas than the great prophet Garvey, "Chalis to Chalis" is lifted wholesale from U-Roy, and "Oh Lord" is not a devotional prayer but an ode to girls in shorts. They were too busy lapping up the rhythms and skanking away to the DJ's breezy toasts. This is where it all began, and even if Zukie's toasting fails to thrill, this collection is still hot enough to melt the most discerning listener.

Pick Up The Rocker
Peace And Love
Don't Get Crazy
Go Deh Natty, Go Deh
Ital Pot
Chalis To Chalis
Tappa Roots
Oh Lord
The Bum


Dr. Alimantado - Best Dressed Chicken In Town

Alimantado was born James Winston Thompson in Kingston, 1952. His talent was in deejaying and he listened and learnt from the master and originator of the art, the great U Roy.

While working for many different producers at the beginning of his career, he constantly changed his alias, including the names Winston Prince, Winston Cool and Ital Winston. Despite the fact that none of these records had sold very well, he decided to start his own label and produce by himself. He founded his label Vital Food in 1973, and Dr. Alimantado was born the same year with the release of "Just The Other Day".

"Best Dressed Chicken In Town" is a compilation of the best of the Doc's music from 1973-76, and the title track is the most outstanding track of all on this album. It was recorded by Lee Perry in 1974 in the then new Black Ark Studio. Perry and the Doc used the rhythm track of Horace Andy's "Ain't No Sunshine" and created three minutes of musical madness. The song was put in the meat chopper, echoes and heavy basses were added, and tapes were speeded up and down until the whole thing became a whirlpool of sound.

All of the songs on this album are dub-inflected tracks and prove a potent combination, but this still is an underrated roots masterpiece. The highlights, beside the title track, are "I Killed The Barber", "Poison Flour" and "Gimme Mi Gun". "Best Dressed Chicken In Town" is must for reggae enthusiasts.

1.Best Dressed Chicken In Town
2.Just The Other Day
3.Poison Flour
4.Gimmie Mi Gun
5.I Killed The Barber
6.Ital Galore
7.I Am The Greatest Says Muhammed Ali
8.Johnny Was A Baker
9.Tribute To The Duke
10.Unitone Skank
11.Can't Conquer Natty Dreadlocks
12.Ride On
13.Plead I Cause
14.I Shall Fear No Evil


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

O-Zone DiscO-Zone

This could make many of you terribly, terribly ill, especially since the band was somehow related to Happy Meals in Eastern Europe, but here in the US "Dragostea din tei" wasn't the HUGE hit it was elsewhere. The song is unbelievably infectious, pure contemporary pop, it is nostalgia without the comfort of the past...it is the art of the present! If you have a soft spot for hyper disposable techno grab it!

"Fiesta de la noche" – 4:02
"De ce plâng chitarele" – 4:10
"Dragostea din tei" – 3:33
"Printre nori" – 3:43
"Oriunde ai fi" – 4:27
"Numai tu" – 4:01
"Dar, unde eşti" – 4:02
"Despre tine" – 3:47
"Sărbătoarea nopţilor de vară" – 3:51
"Nu mă las de limba noastră..." – 3:50
"Crede-mă" – 4:46
"Ma Ya Hi" (Valentin Remix Radio Edit) – 3:34


Sunday, February 25, 2007

Guelewar - Sama Yaye Demna N'darr

'70s Gambian psych/traditional, for Witch fans. Thanks to zimb

1 yaye boul ma bayi
2 sama yaye demna n'darr
3 sunu maakaan
4 president diawara
5 bamba bo jang
6 njarama Guelewar


Chris & Cosey - Heartbeat (1981)

1. Put yourself in Los Angeles
2. This is me
3. Voodoo
4. Moorby
5. Radio Void
6. Just like you
7. Bust stop
8. Useless information
9. Moving still
10. Manic Melody
11. Heartbeat


Thursday, November 30, 2006

The Grim – Getting Revenge in 'merica

These are quite easily the greatest 8 hardcore songs ever. No CD release, grab it while you can. Cannot say enough about this band so I won't say anymore.

01 Walls of Hope
02 Sunday School
03 Old Enough
04 Old Towne Mall
05 No Respect
06 Saipan Death March
07 Parents
08 Suicide


Monday, November 27, 2006

Mystic Sampler #2

01 Agression - Rich kids
02 G.R.I.M Saipan Death March
03 Rat Pack - Tell Me How
04 Ill Repute - Party Animal
05 Slaughterhouse 5 - Kill The Dead
06 Flower Leperds - Preacher's Confession
07 Party Doll - Sunshine Of Your Love
08 Doggy Style - Rookie Cop
09 Dr. Know - The Intruder
10 Membranes - Hollywood Girl
11 RKL - Evil In You
12 Corpus Delecti - Child Child
13 Subterfuge - Darling


Sunday, November 26, 2006

Mystic Sampler #1

Your Friendly Local Police-S.V.D.B
Not No Fun-Sin 34
Book And Its Cover-Ill Repute
Party With Me Punker-Minutemen
Let's Die-Kommunity FK
In The Dark-Manifest Destiny
We Suck-Even Worse
I Saw Your Mommy-Suicidal Tendencies
I Am Woman-Acidhead
She Had No Shadow-Noise God
Production-Vox Pop
Get Up And Die-Mentors
Have A Nice Day-Powertrip


Saturday, November 25, 2006

Sin 34 Do You Feel Safe

Do You Feel Safe
After You
War At Home
Barbie and Ken
Say We Suck
Live or Die
New Wave Slut
Left Waiting
Forgive and Forget
Two Words
Join the Race
Turn On-Tune In-Drop Out
Nothin Makes Sense
Uncontrollable Urge


Sunday, November 12, 2006

Sin 34–Die Laughing + Demo

America America
Children Shall Not Be Heard
The Uniform
12 Hour Trip
Join the Race
Who Needs Em
Only Love
34 Sins
Nuclear War
Forced Education


Saturday, September 02, 2006

Serge Daney Perseverance 2

Deuxieme partie des entretiens de Perseverance.


Sunday, August 20, 2006

Afrique 50 René Vautier

This is the master of cinema militant René Vautier's commissioned anti-colonialist film, which ended up being banned and finding its author in prison. In French with no subtitles (will try to make some and repost at some point in the future).

WARNING: This is a large file, approx. 122MB, download might be slow.


Saturday, August 19, 2006

Las Grecas – Por Siempre Grecas (Disc 2)

The Munoz sisters plod on with this more disco-laden collection. HIGHLY RECOMENDED.
Will try to get some Los Chunguitos and Los Chichos tracks up as well for some more Flamenco-pop.

Nadie Te Quiere Ya_Arbex
Tic Tac
Mentira Y Nada Mas
Se Que Lloraras
Al Pasar La Barca
Dame Veneno
Soy La Que Sufre Por Tu Amor_Leonor
No Me Arrepiento


Reposting: Straub-Huillet Interviews

Interviews in French with Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet conducted by Thierry Jousse.


Lettre à Freddy Buache (Godard, 1981).avi

Don't know if this has shown up on youtube or not, but here it is anyway with English subs. Enjoy!


Disco Dancer OST

Thanks to SW for pointing this movie out to me. The film itself is relatively easy to come by, on the other hand the soundtrack is oddly rare. A friend in Bombay managed to find this one for me, and she admitted that to do so took a few back and forths, plus phone calls and bribes. The movie is worth picking up, and the score is entirely infectious, with Goron Ki Na Kalon Ki getting the highest rating.


1. I Am A Disco Dancer 7:49 Vijay Benedict
2. Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja 3:04 Parvati Khan
3. Auva Auva Koi Yahan Nache 5:28 Usha Uthup & others
4. Yaad Aa Raha Hai 6:22 Bappi lahiri
5. Krishna Dharti Pe Aaja Too 5:25 Nandubhende
6. Ae Oh Aa Zara Mudke 5:58 Kishore
7. Goron Ki Na Kalon Ki 2:46 Suresh Wadkar


Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Serge Daney Perseverance

Part 1 of the interviews that make up the book Perseverance. mp3
Premiere partie des entretiens de Perseverance. mp3


Monday, August 14, 2006

801 Live

ALLMUSIC SAYS: 801 provided Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera with one of his most intriguing side projects. Although the band only played three gigs in August and September 1976, this album captures a night when everything fell right into place musically. That should only be expected with names like Eno and Simon Phillips in the lineup. (Still, the lesser-known players -- bassist Bill McCormick, keyboardist Francis Monkman, and slide guitarist Lloyd Watson -- are in exemplary form, too.) The repertoire is boldly diverse, opening with "Lagrima," a crunchy solo guitar piece from Manzanera. Then the band undertakes a spacy but smoldering version of "Tomorrow Never Knows"; it's definitely among the cleverest of Beatles covers. Then it's on to crisp jazz-rock ("East of Asteroid"), atmospheric psych-pop ("Rongwrong"), and Eno's tape manipulation showcase, "Sombre Reptiles." And that's only the first five songs. The rest of the gig is no less audacious, with no less than three Eno songs -- including a frenetic "Baby's on Fire," "Third Uncle," and "Miss Shapiro"'s dense, syllable-packed verbal gymnastics. There's another unlikely cover of the Kinks' "You Really Got Me," while Manzanera turns in another typically gusty instrumental performance on "Diamond Head." This album marks probably one of the last times that Eno rocked out in such an unself-consciously fun fashion, but that's not the only reason to buy it: 801 Live is a cohesive document of an unlikely crew who had fun and took chances. Listeners will never know what else they might have done if their schedules had been less crowded, but this album's a good reminder.
Please leave comments.

Tracks (m4a):
T.N.K. (Tomorrow Never Knows)
East Of Asteroid
Sombre Reptiles
Baby's On Fire
Diamond Head
Miss Shapiro
You Really Got Me
Third Uncle


Sunday, August 13, 2006

Edip Akbayram Disc 1

Turkish psych, well worth your time.
Please leave comments.

1. Ince Ince Bir Kar Yagar
2. Deniz Üstü Kopürür
3. Gam Üstüne Gam Yapilir
4. Degmen Benim Gamli Yasli Gönlüme
5. Anam Aglar Bas Ucumda Oturur
6. Bosu Bosuna
7. Garip
8. Yakar Inceden Inceden
9. Daglar Dagladi Beni
10. Dumanli Dumanli Oy Bizim Eller


Monday, August 07, 2006

Roy Harper Folkjokeopus

This album has taken a beating from critics who tend to prefer the Flat Baroque... outing. The first two tracks alone mark this album as a must, and will return a verdict of 'misguided' to those naysayers who would rather steer you down other paths.

Sgt. Sunshine
She's The One
In The Time Of Water
Composer Of Life
One For All
Exercising Some Control
Mc Goohan's Blues


Friday, August 04, 2006

Por Siempre Las Grecas (Disc 1)

Ripping Flamenco-Rock from Spain. Known primarily for their hit 'Te Estoy Amando Locamente' the sisters who made up Las Grecas mixed psych, flamenco, 70's hard rock and disco to create an immensely original sound that has managed to escape the hands and ears of the amateur archeologists of the anglophone world of pop. I have no higher recomendation!

Te Estoy Amando Locamente
Amma Immi
La Zarzamora
Ya No Quiero Pensar
Asi Asi_El Garrotin
Bella Kali
Negros Son Tus Ojos
Laula Ulah
Que Bonito Aquella Noche
Mas Que Eso
No, Nanay


San Ul Lim Dragon Records Compilation

Solid double LP compilation from Korean psych-rock faves.

Apologies for the large file.

01 It was probably late summer
02 Narrow alleys
03 My soul lies on silk
04 A flower has bloomed
05 The day the white flower bloom
06 When I don't say anything
07 There is nobody there at night
08 Such a joy (Demo version)
09 You are already me
10 Jingle bells
11 An island without a name
12 Can't forget
13 Red ballooon
14 T.V. ending
15 There San Ul Lim
16 Afternoon (unreleased)


Amon Düül 2 Yeti

Allmusic: The second album by Amon Düül II, 1970's Yeti, is their first masterpiece, one of the defining early albums of Krautrock. Yeti consists of a set of structured songs and a second disc of improvisations. It's testament to the group's fluidity and improvisational grace that the two albums don't actually sound that different from each other, and that the improvisational disc may actually be even better than the composed disc. The first disc opens with "Soap Shop Rock," a 12-minute suite that recalls King Crimson's early work in the way it switches easily between lyrical, contemplative passages and a more violent, charging sound, and continues through a series of six more songs in the two- to six-minute range, from the ominous, threatening "Archangels Thunderbird" (featuring a great doomy vocal by mono-named female singer Renate) to the delicate, almost folky acoustic tune "Cerberus." The improvisational disc contains only three tracks, closing with a nine-minute stunner called "Sandoz in the Rain" that's considered by many to be the birth of the entire space rock subgenre. A delicate, almost ambient wash of sound featuring delicately strummed phased acoustic guitars and a meandering flute, it's possibly the high point of Amon Düül II's entire career.

1. Soap Shop Rock:
a) Burning Sister (3:41)
b) Halluzination Guillotine (3:05)
c) Gulp A Sonata (0:45)
d) Flesh-Coloured Anti-Aircraft Alarm (5:53)
2. She Came through the Chimney (3:56)
3. Archangels Thunderbird (3:30)
4. Cerberus (4:18)
5. The Return of Ruebezahl (1:35)
6. Eye-Shaking King (6:37)
7. Pale Gallery (2:11)
8. Yeti (Improvisation) (18:00)
9. Yeti Talks to Yogi (Improvisation) (6:06)
10. Sandoz in the Rain (Improvisation) (8:55)


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Colin Blunstone Ennismore

Amazing follow-up to the first Blunstone solo effort. A must.

1. I Don't Believe in Miracles
2. Quartet: Exclusively for Me
3. Quartet: A Sign from Me to You
4. Quartet: Every Sound I Heard
5. Quartet: How Wrong Can One Man Be
6. I Want Some More
7. Pay Me Later
8. Andorra
9. I've Always Had You
10. Time's Running Out
11. How Could We Dare to Be Wrong


Monday, July 31, 2006

Captain Sensible The Power of Love

Simply stunning pop. Can't quite wrap my brain around allmusic's sad attribution of 2 miserable grey little stars to both this record and the equally delectable Women and Captains First.

1. I'm a Spider
2. I Love Her
3. Stop the World
4. Sir Donald's Song
5. It's Hard to Believe I'm Not
6. Thanks for the Night
7. Glad It's All Over
8. Royal Rave Up
9. Secrets
10. It Would Be So Nice
11. The Power of Love
12. I Love You

The Power

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Pearl Sisters

Fantastic Korean folk pop.

01 Hate it
02 My dear
03 A cup of coffee
04 Must you leave
05 I'll wait
06 Poor lover
07 The first love
08 Song of adoration
09 Rose and candlelight
10 Pupil
11 Shadows of the two
12 Oh, my angel


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

New Hope for the Wretched

Seem to remember thinking these guys were just a crappy metal band trying to get rich off of looking punk and doing R rated Gallagher stunts. Must have had a more discerning sensibility at the age of 12, because today, barring the antics, some of the tracks on this record are sounding pretty tough.

Tight Black Pants
Monkey Suit
Living Dead
Test Tube Babies
Won't You
Concrete Shoes
Squirm [Live]
Want You Baby
Dream Lover
Sometimes I
Butcher Baby


Monday, July 24, 2006

Royal Band and Dieuf Dieul: Meanwhile In Thies...

1. Am Am-Royal Band
2. Votul Sassaye-Royal Band
3. Sidi Ndiaye-Dieuf Dieul
4. Nguirona-Royal Band
5. Ngoyane-Royal Band
6. Sibaye-Dieur Dieul
7. Samba Cor Dior-Royal Band
8. Riga-Riga-Royal Band

Meanwhile In Thies...

Les Ecrans Sonores de Jean-Luc Godard

1. Le son chez proust.mp3
2. La voix, l'objet sonore.mp3
3. Musiques d' 'Histoire Du Cinema'.mp3
4. Stravinsky, Herrmann, Delerue, Misraki, Duhamel.mp3
5. Cinema.mp3
6. Musique-fiction.mp3
7. La situation d'ecoute.mp3
8. Manfred Eicher.mp3
9. Le droit d'auteur.mp3
10. La place de la musique dans l'image.mp3
11. Le son numerique.mp3
12. Psychanalyse.mp3
13. Filmer la musique.mp3

JLG Les Ecrans Sonores

Smash Your Head Against the Wall

1. My Size
2. Pick Me Up (Big Chicken)
3. What Are We Doing Here?
4. What Kind Of People Are They?
5. Heaven And Hell
6. Ted End
7. You’re Mine
8. No. 29 (Eternal Youth)
9. I Believe In Everything
10. Cinnamon Girl (Previously released out-take)

Smash Your Head

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Giorgio Moroder Einzelgänger

01 - Einzelgänger
02 - Aus (the end)
03 - Warum (Why)
04 - Percussiv
05 - Good Old Germany
06 - Basslich
07 - Untergang (Ruin)
08 - Liebes Arie (Love Song)
09 - Einzelgänger

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Real Time "Bubbles of Water"

Bubbles of Water

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Jeanette 20 Exitos

20 Éxitos - jeanette - 01 - intro
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 02 - frente a frente
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 03 - el muchacho de los ojos tristes
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 04 - porqué te vas
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 05 - ojos en el sol
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 06 - viva el pasodoble español
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 07 - con que derecho
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 08 - un día es un día
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 09 - corazón de poeta
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 10 - cuando estoy con Él
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 11 - comienzame a vivir
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 12 - si tu te vas
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 13 - toda la noche oliendo a ti
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 14 - acabaré llorando
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 15 - re luz
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 16 - gracias a ti
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 17 - costa blanca
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 18 - sol de verano
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 19 - soy rebelde
20 Éxitos - jeanette - 20 - amiga mía

20 Éxitos - jeanette

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Chris Marker SLON ISKRA

An essay on Chris Marker and the SLON films.


Serge Daney Perseverance Interviews

Here is one part of the three taped interviews that make up the book Perseverance. Unfortunately this is the third installment. I will try to dig up parts one and two.


Entretiens Straub Huillet Jousse

Interviews in French with Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet conducted by Thierry Jousse.
Part 1: http://www.badongo.com/file/1053683
Part 2: http://www.badongo.com/file/1053836

Tuesday, July 11, 2006