Archive | novembre, 2019

The Cassette Tapes That Changed My Life Vol 3 : Pascal Comelade ‎– Slow Musics (by Eurock in 1981)

17 Nov

The Cassette Tapes That Changed My Life Vol 2 : Liam Hayes ‎– Mirage Garage (by Decorated Pear in 2018)

17 Nov
My last album « Slurrup » was supposed to be a new beginning, but it turned out to be an ending both personally and professionally. Between business problems, getting laid-up sick after an exhausting European junket, and my beloved dog of eighteen years dying amidst it all….. I was devastated.  I decided to leave the freezing tundra of the Midwest to come out to sunny L.A. to try and catch a wave.  I had a notion to move forward with some new songs; to do something different with some new musicians and to get a feel for the city.  After riding L.A.’s buses and attempting to be a pedestrian, I ended up getting chased down the middle of the street by an unhinged drifter.  This led me to buying a used, oil-burning SUV, which came with a great stereo, a surprise manufacturer’s recall, and a diagnostic code that was nothing less than a death sentence.  It had everything but directions to the scrap yard.  Bewildered, I retreated to Luther Russell’s little 4-track cassette garage studio in Pasadena and started laying down some of this new music merely for the fun of it.  To my delight, what I heard played back didn’t sound like some « lo-fi » exercise.  Luther and I both realized that we weren’t just cutting demos; there was a « real » record there.  I named it « Mirage Garage ».  For me, the experience of making it felt like a respite from the grind of everything I had been going through (not to mention the oppressive nature of technology these days).  Maybe listening to this record will offer you a respite too.
P.S. Since we made it on cassette, we figured we’d put it out on cassette.  For now….
LIAM HAYES

The Cassette Tapes That Changed My Life Vol 1 : Daniel Johnston – Don’t Be Scared (Stress Records in 1986)

17 Nov

LA POLITIQUE DES SONGWRITER VOL 96 : LAIKA (une série de compilation en K7 audio

17 Nov
De 1990 à 2000 j’ai enregistré pour mes amis et girlfriend et moi même une série de compilation en k7 audio (que des artistes de cœur de mr persévérance) la série s’appelle « la politique des songwriter » (c’est un clin d’œil à la politique des auteurs des cahiers du cinéma) j’ai créé exactement 500 volumes puis je me suis arrêté. j’ai toujours essayé à ma bien modeste échelle d’être un passeur , il y a peu lors d’un dégât des eaux dans le garage de mes parents je suis retombé sur une partie des k7 .Cette série de compilation est une ode au support physique K7 et aux artistes qui constituent la colonne vertébrale de ma culture musicale. Le vol 96 est consacré à LAIKA. La ligne éditoriale de cette série compilation est éclectique et ne souhaite se conformer à aucun style de musique en particulier. En mars 2019 j’ai décidé de reprendre cette série de compilation qui s’achèvera définitivement au volume 1000.Cela intéresse t’il encore quelqu’un en 2019 ? si OUI , c’est avec plaisir et Gratuitement que je vous enverrai par la poste une copie de la précieuse K7 (voici mon mail perso hanslucas12@gmx.fr) 

VINYL RECORD OF MY LIFE 86 : Thirteen Moons ‎– Origins (Wire Records in 1987)

10 Nov

LA POLITIQUE DES SONGWRITER VOL 95 : Dean Wareham (une série de compilation en K7 audio

10 Nov
De 1990 à 2000 j’ai enregistré pour mes amis et girlfriend et moi même une série de compilation en k7 audio (que des artistes de cœur de mr persévérance) la série s’appelle « la politique des songwriter » (c’est un clin d’œil à la politique des auteurs des cahiers du cinéma) j’ai créé exactement 500 volumes puis je me suis arrêté. j’ai toujours essayé à ma bien modeste échelle d’être un passeur , il y a peu lors d’un dégât des eaux dans le garage de mes parents je suis retombé sur une partie des k7 .Cette série de compilation est une ode au support physique K7 et aux artistes qui constituent la colonne vertébrale de ma culture musicale. Le vol 95 est consacré à DEAN WAREHAM. La ligne éditoriale de cette série compilation est éclectique et ne souhaite se conformer à aucun style de musique en particulier. En mars 2019 j’ai décidé de reprendre cette série de compilation qui s’achèvera définitivement au volume 1000.Cela intéresse t’il encore quelqu’un en 2019 ? si OUI , c’est avec plaisir et Gratuitement que je vous enverrai par la poste une copie de la précieuse K7 (voici mon mail perso hanslucas12@gmx.fr) 


Issam Hajali : Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard by Habibi Funk Records (A Paraître le 22 novembre 2019)

6 Nov
The completely unknown debut album of Issam Hajali (Ferkat Al Ard) fuses jazz and folk with Arabic and Iranian influences into unique beauty. Originally released in a limited run of 75 cassette tape copies. 
Issam Hajali might be most known for being the singer and main composer of the Lebanese band Ferkat Al Ard. While they recorded 3 albums only their classic „Oghneya“ release saw a vinyl release and is probably the most in demand record in the Lebanese record collector scene (A copy changed hands in Beirut this year for 5000$). Before the band came together Issam recorded a debut album called « Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard » in 1977 in Paris, most likely in May or June. Issam Hajali had to leave Lebanon after the Syrian intervention for political reasons and spent one year in exile in France. At this time he could only afford one studio day to record the whole project together with a band compromised of some musicians from France, one from Algeria, one from Iran and a friend from Beirut called Roger Fahr, whom had left Lebanon around the same time. While you can hear the musical roots of what later became Ferkat Al Ard in « Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard », the album also differs from Issam’s later recordings. « It’s more of just me, whereas the sound of the band was more of a group effort », he recalls. Melancholic stripped-down, guitar-based folk is followed by jazz-fused breaks and every here and there that unique sound of the santour glistening through. While the music is very accessible, some song structures are rather atypical neglecting the common patterns of verse, hook, verse, hook. The lyrics mostly trace back to the poetic work of Palestinian author Samih El Kasem with one song also written by Issam, who composed the music for all of them. In late 1977 Issam could return to Beirut and took the not yet released album back with him. He could only afford to spend a short time in the studio, just to add little bits and pieces like percussion to finish an album that still felt unfinished to him. Even back in Beirut his economic situation was complicated, and it was impossible to find a label which was still operating under the circumstances of war. So, he started dubbing the tapes himself and producing black and white copies at the corner store. Most of the copies of the album were sold or given to friends. One record shop had them on the shelves on a commission basis. But as the shop owner was no fan of the music, she did little to sell them, hiding the tapes behind other releases. Eventually one of those tapes fell into the hands of Ziad Rahbani, Fairuz’s son and a Lebanese musical institution in his own right. Ziad liked the music a lot and used to play on most of Ferkat Al Ard’s releases. And Issam also played on some of Ziad’s recordings and sessions. Nevertheless, the album was never known outside a very small scene of like-minded individuals and musicians of late 1970s Beirut. Issam is fairly certain that less than 100 copies of the tape were made back then in total and he only managed to hang onto one copy himself, from which this recording was made. (habibi funk)

BE-2 : Minimum Unit Of Human Existence by Ottagono Design Of Music in 2019

5 Nov
Zen Oikawa with his project Space Mandala since the 70’s in Japan is considered a true Kraut Kosmik Rock Pioneer .He has been music director for projects involved in Anime Studios a few such as Kitty Records as for the Most important Japanese Studio of Animation ,Studio Ghibli , giving an important contribution for Kurenai no Butta ( Porco Rosso ) and Omohide Poro Poro (Only Yesterday ). 
During the early 80’s Oikawa sensei teaming up with his girlfriend Psycho giving the birth to the mysterious project Be-2 , the duo since the 83′ made lot of live appearances in the whole japanese country . Be-2 music till today saw the light only over a few promotional live 7 inch Flexi- discs and tapes on Oikawa’s Inner Space Records , making also a rare appearance on the famous and nostalgic Telegraph Records, becoming a true hard to find . 
BE-2 « Minimum In Survivable Human Race Unit » was composed between 1982-1984 … It will be available on Vinyl for first time over more than 30 years , featuring trax never released till today which BE-2 sound is still considered a few from most rare and abstract music on the market for the lovers of Nippon Ongaku (Japanese Music) as Avant-Garde Oto (sound). The idea of the sound comes directly from the duo and still today is considered from themselves a mixture of techno , noise ambient crystal music as well … If you love Krautrock , Ambient ,Experimental stuff, Manuel Gottsching , Ashra Temple , Klaus Schulze , Tangerine Dream, Innovative communication kind of music ….You can not miss this pearl