À bientôt j'espère

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.
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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