31 de gen. 2008

Sven Libaek - Solar Flares, 1974

This album is so beautiful. Can find some elements of easy listening and space age pop with a pretty funky grooves in some track: Destination Omega 3 or Quasars. The best of the album is the self named Solar Flares, space bossa nova with an electric guitar solo and synthesizer, amazing! Meteoric Rain and Conversations with Hal are great too. One day a friend of mine who discovered this composer via last.fm asked me - is this Air, the french band? and now I think he was not so far to defining its style. It's like a retro Moon Safari, without vocals.

1, Solar Flares
2, Stella Maris
3, Lift Off
4, Destination Omega 3
5, Conversations with Hal
6, No Flowers On Venus
7, Quasars
8, Meteoric Rain
9, Space Walk
10, Infinite Journey
11, In Nebular Orbit
12, ...and Beyond

Sun Safari!

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29 de gen. 2008

Best of : Marilyn Monroe

Today I release a new section I called Best Of. All of them collected by me.

I've always admired this woman. She was maybe a not so good actress or singer, but she has always been the most lightness shadow of Hollywood. A dirty and cracked diamond. Very few people knew who she really was, and maybe she was one of them too. Finally, she meet the death before the love, and that was her big tragedy.

Now we can hear her voice and reminds her with a sad smile.

Tracklist in comments.

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25 de gen. 2008

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds, 1966

(Original Recording Remastered, 2000)

One of the most important albums in history music. Simply a masterpiece produced by the genius Brian Wilson. Understand me, I had to post it.

I love my pet!

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23 de gen. 2008

Update #2

This days I've been updated some posts and links requested:

Nino Nardini & Roger Roger - Jungle Obsession
OST : Bedazzled (by Dudley Moore)
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
Meiko Kaji - Zenkyokusyu
Margo Guryan - Take a Picture
Les Baxter - Moog Rock
Ornella Vanoni - self-titled from 1961
Gershon Kingsley - Music to Moog By
OST : Un Homme et Une Femme (by Francis Lai)

18 de gen. 2008

VA : Rare & Bizarre 3

Compiled and designed by me.

Maybe you can think a third part could be too much. Well, I have to say you that it's not the last one. But you also must know that I made it with all my touch and care. Then, I believe it's better than the previous ones. In this volume I tried to put the songs most difficult to find, although, not for that reason, less good. Indeed, they're very good! Tell me but, when you hear Honkey Tonk, Tropicando, I Like it Cool or Dancing Drums. And finally, I put for once and for all my favourite song by Morricone: Metti Una Sera a Cena with the most precious hummer woman in the music history Edda Dell'orso (we love her). I hope you like it, too.

1, Lee Gagnon - Joie
2, Bill Doggett - Honkey Tonk
3, Eddie Warner - Come
4, Los Brasilios - No Te Esconde
5, Donald Byrd - Wee Tina
6, Riz Ortolani - Il Ricordo di Serena
7, Mia Farrow - Lullaby (Theme From Rosemary's Baby)
8, Stu Philips - Nazarae
9, Les Baxter - Tropicando (?)
10, Gary McFarland - And I Love Her
11, Bruno Nicolai - In Automobile
12, Joao Donato - Amazonas
13, Ray Coniff - Park Avenue Speak
14, Stu Philips - A Little Speak
15, Ennio Morricone e Edda Dell'orso - Metti Una Sera a Cena
16, Menehan Street Band - Make the Road by Walking
17, Sea Train - Flute Thing
18, The Georges Arvanitas Jazz Quartet - I Like It Cool
19, Wet Willie - The Beggar's Song (Cut)
20, Egg - Fugue In D minor
21, Lefties Soul Connection - Organ Donor
22, Ananda Shankar - Dancing Drums
23, Lord Sitar - The Sitar and The Rose
24, Johnny Hawksworth - Rhythm Maker
25, Les Baxter - Dunwich
26, Barry Gray - Theme From Space 1999 (Cut)
27, The Earthquakers - Lunar Module
28, Piero Piccioni e Edda Dell'orso - Lagoa Sketch
29, Maurice de Thou et son Orchestre Mid Tempo - Mist on the Pool
30, Claudio Marzo e Regina Duarte - Depois da Queda

Happy listening!

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11 de gen. 2008

♪: Some Best Tunes of 2007

Well, this is a retro blog, but I like some music of today and I would like to give a brief review. I think this has been a good year and brought us a lot of unforgettable moments in shape of song. Here are some of the best songs from some of the best albums -I like and I know- of this dead year we left behind ...in no particular order! Please, enjoy them. I hope to discover you something good you don't know.

Burial - Ghost Hardware (Untrue)
Burial - Unite (Box Of Dub: Dub Step & Future Dub, VVAA)

Blonde Redhead - Spring and By Summer Fall (23)
Blonde Redhead - 23 (23)

Radiohead - Nude (In Rainbows)
Radiohead - Bodysnatchers (In Rainbows)

Apparat - Useless Information (Walls)

Hot Chip - My Piano (DJ Kicks)

Maps - Elouise (We Can Create)

MGMT - Time to Pretend (Oracular Spectacular)
MGMT - Weekend Wars (Oracular Spectacular)

Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (†)

Spoon - You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb (Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga)

Shout Out Louds - Tonight I Have to Leave It (Our Ill Wills)

Black Kids - Hurricane Jane (Wizard Of Ahhhs, EP)
Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You (Wizard Of Ahhhs, EP)

Amy Winehouse - He Can Only Hold Her (Black to Black)

Oh Laura - Release Me (A Song Inside My Head, a Demon In My Bed)

Hard-Fi - Suburban Knights (Once Upon a Time In the West)

Klaxons - Totem on the Timeline (Myths of the Near Future)
Klaxons - Golden Skans (Myth of the Near Future)

The Ranconteurs - Steady as She Goes (Broken Boy Soldiers)

Arcade Fire - No Cars Go (Neon Bible)

Los Campesinos! - We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives (Sticking Fingers Into Sockets, EP)

Pantha Du Prince - Saturn Strobe (This Bliss)

Thurston Moore - Fri/end (Trees Outside the Academy)

The Field - Over the Ice (From Here We Go Sublime)

Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler (Attack Decay Sustain Release)

Ghosthustler - Parking Lot Night (Parking Lot Nights, EP)

The Apples In Stereo - Same Old Drag (New Magnetic Wonder)

The Fiery Furnaces - My Egyptian Grammar (Widow City)

California Snow Story - Suddenly Everything Happens (Close to the Ocean)

M.I.A. - Jimmy (Kala)
Original Bappi Lahiri & Parvati Khan - Jimmy Jimmy Aaja (Disco Dancer, 1982 OST)

Von Südenfed - Fledermaus Can't Get Enough (Tromatic Reflexxions)

The Good, The Bad & The Queen - History Song (The Good, The Bad & The Queen)

Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - When Your Mind's Made Up (Once, OST)
Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - If You Want Me (Once, OST)

Sally Shapiro - I Know (Disco Romance)
Sally Shapiro - He Keeps Me Alive (Disco Romance)

Feist - My Moon My Man (The Reminder)

Frog Pocket - Kelpy Staircase (Come On Primates Show Us Your Teeth!)

Glass Candy - Rolling Down the Hills (After Dark, VVAA)

Britney Spears - Gimme More (Blackout)

Coconut Records - West Coast (Nighttiming)

Axwell feat. Max'c - I Found U (I Found U, Single)

Robyn with Kleerup - With Every Heartbeat (Robyn)

Studio - Self Service (Short Version) (Yearbook 1)

Luke Vibert - ComfyCozy (Chicago, Detroit, Redruth)

That's all.
Happy, healthy and glorious New Year 2008!

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7 de gen. 2008

OST : Dracula

I've been always fascinated by Dracula, since I was a child. I like everything related to his figure ...except the blood. When I was a child I imagine myself living eternaly in a big castle in the top of a green hill with a lot of beautiful virgins around me...

Well, but today the most important thing is the music, like everyday, so...

In 1897 Bram Stoker published Dracula, a history of vampire inspired for a real emperator called Vlad 'Tepes' Draculea (The Impaler) who regned in Velaquia, Rumania since 1448 to 1476 and impaled more than 20.000 persons. Another book he readed 20 years before and also inspired to write his best-seller was Carmilla from Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu published in 1871.

OST : Dracula
composed by Philip Glass and performed by the Kronos Quartet in 1999

The Bela Lugosi's classic from 1931 directed by Tod Browning did not have any film score, the only music you can heard were Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and Wagner's Die Meistersinger. And who-know-why Philip Glass composed in 1999 a perfect minimal strings score for the film.

I'm Dracula!
tracks in comments

OST : Bram Stoker's Dracula
composed by Wojciech Kilar in 1992

Winona Ryder is gorgeous. Coppola's modern classic movie I love. The film score it's not bad.

I'm Dracula too!
tracks in comments

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