Saturday, December 27, 2014

Faust - So Far...


Well, I wandered around a bit, last three days and I must say that it was enough for me :) It's nice to wander, but you can't only do that in life. As a result, I'm not not even comply with my own blogging deadlines, what I will immediately try to rectify with this great and timeless album ...
So, turn up the amplifier, do not worry about the neighbors, Christmas time is gone, it is a time to again socialize with our loyal friend, Mr. Faust :)

Review
Year : 1972                                                                                               Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Revisited / Polydor
TT : 40:16
Lyrics

Enjoy :)


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chuck Prophet - Soap and Water


Chuck Prophet is engaged with commercial sound, there is no doubt. And it works very well. And given that a good song is imperative of any genre, and if we take as a criterion necessity for adaptation to today's sound, through production, this album stands as one of the pillars of popular music.
Unstable statement, you say, but check it yourself :)

Review
Year : 2007                                                                                            Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Yep Roc
TT : 50:35



Enjoy :)


Friday, December 12, 2014

Gong - Acid Motherhood


If by any chance, aesthetics was the most important criterion of this blog, I doubt that this album would have ended up here. If criteria is humor, it would have some chance .... And since the only criterion is the quality of the music, then I think there is no problems :)

Review
Year : 2004                                                                                               Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Mister E
TT : 48:52

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

John Lurie - African Swim and Manny & Lo


John Lurie, a strange guy, we could say, and also versatile artist. He dealt throughout his career with music, with acting and painting, always staying on the margins of the popular, yet leaving a strong impression on those who had the antenna to catch his signal.
And as for me, the signal was too strong to miss it. And what about your antenna? Does it work properly?  :)

Review
Year : 1999                                                                                             Ex - Yu version
Label : Strange & Beautiful Music
TT : 40:50

Enjoy :)


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Marianne Faithfull - Broken English


There are many things related to the name of Mrs. Marianne Faithfull, her love affairs with celebrities, her sinking into world of drugs, voice change, cabaret music, and, also, her return to the scene, early in 21st century,  marked with the cooperation with a many interesting musicians ...
And somewhere in the middle of the road, as a turning point and the basis for everything that is happening now, there was this great album, the witness of a time, and also, the music for dance :)

Review
Year : 1979                                                                                              Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Island
TT : 37:15
Lyrics

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Sofa Surfers - Encounters


This record, with its dark atmosphere and urban rhythms, permeated with the occasional hit songs, at the time of issue, and even today, satisfied my musical criteria. And why is that? Well, since my computer dying just now, you'll have to judge for yourself  :)

Review
Year : 2002                                                                                            Ex - Yu version
Label : Klein Records
TT : 60:09

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bohren & der Club of Gore - Black Earth


Fast food, fast fashion, fast movies, fast flow of information, rapidly maturing, fast courses, everything is fast and too fast ... And yet, if you want to make a break, a step further from the imposed rules, well, here is one of the possible solutions :)
Powerful, seductive and extremely slow solution :)

Review
Year : 2004                                                                                              Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Ipecac
TT : 70:55

Enjoy :)


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Various Artists - Sound of Siam, Vol. 2: Molam & Luk Thung 1970-1982


Military machine, despite all the negative, can sometimes have a positive effect. For example, the arrival of the US Army in Thailand, in the sixties, had a strong influence on local bands, and has mixed American genres like rock, soul, jazz with traditional Thai luk thung style. And the result is timeless music that, today, 50 years later, makes me very happy :)

Review
Year : 2014                                                                                                Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Soundway
TT : 67:10

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Don Cherry - Eternal Rhythm

 

Although not very oriented towards jazz, some of my favorite records belong, tentatively said, to this direction. How, you ask? The answer lies in the authors themselves, the individual musicians who understand music as something without a limitations. And Don Cherry, he is certainly one of them :)

Review
Year : 1968                                                                                                Ex - Yu verzija
Label : MPS Records
TT : 41:30

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Friday, October 31, 2014

John Cale - Slow Dazzle


I first heard for Cale long time ago. I had his collaboration with Terry Riley, otherwise brilliant album "Church of Anthrax", on tape and I believe it was one of my first encounter with a different form of music. Wonderful time, when my musical path was closely connected with some interesting and today distant people. Around that time, this album came to me and it was something I kept coming back for years, enjoying in authentic vision of one seemingly classic sound .....
Cale, authentic savage   :)

Review
Year : 1975                                                                                               Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Island
TT : 35:49
Lyrics

Enjoy :)



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bill Laswell - Sacred System: Nagual Site


I don't know if you've seen the movie "The Fly", but to perform fusion, well, i think that is very difficult to predict the result :) Unless, your name is Bill Laswell. In this case everything goes smoothly :) Modern meet old, on this great album, and the result is nothing less than brilliant ...
Anyway, judge yourself :)

Review
Year : 1998                                                                                              Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Wicklow Records / RCA
TT : 45:48

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Jarboe - Mahakali


If we take for truth the idea that people listen to the kind of music how they feel at that moment, the question is how  I feel  listening to this album? Certainly not a very calm :) Although, it's also true, that, after this i will listen, for example, Parliament, gently wiggling hips ... Now, that says more about my personality, stable in perpetual variations ... and this is precisely what can be said for Mahakali :)

Review
Year : 2008                                                                                               Ex - Yu verzija
Label : End Records
TT : 70:28

Enjoy :)


Monday, October 13, 2014

Bark Psychosis - Hex


The best music is that which is not defined, unencumbered by the rules of the game. Also, we can say that any definition steal part of our freedom and, somehow semi-consciously, I'm trying to get away from them.. And excellent collaborator in this escape, proved to be, are Bark Psychosis.
But, is this true, it depends on you  :)

Review
Year : 1994                                                                                             Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Caroline Distribution
TT : 51:11
Lyrics

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Boredoms - Seadrum/House of Sun


A long time have passed since their noisy trash firstborn, through the influence of the DJ culture in nineties. till, for now, last point in their discography. Here, they offering to us two great pieces, two sides of one repetitive vision ..
Anyway, any comment is redundant here, turn up volume and let the music carry itself :)

Review
Year : 2005                                                                                               Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Warner Music
TT : 43:06

Enjoy :)




Friday, October 3, 2014

Bar Kokhba - Lucifer: The Book of Angels, Vol. 10


Aesthetically, this album has a very high value. Obvious joy of playing, unencumbered by genres and appealing on first listen, it give a combination that can't fail.
One thing is for sure, if they exist at all, the people who first heard of Lucifer through this album, it will be very confused with stereotypes of the traditional understanding of the world and heaven :)

Review
Year : 2008                                                                                               Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Tzadik Records
TT : 54:40

Enjoy :)


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Chris Connelly - The Episodes


Some day, while I listened to this album, my mother began to talk about some TV show about Bowie ... And to my comment that it isn't he, let's say that I haven't managed to convince her :) Now, although the way of singing resembles the early phase of above-mentioned, i found it difficult to accept this kind of comparison with a little bit, at least for me, boring Ziggy Stardust, and it is even quite inappropriate to powerful and complex vision like this.
Anyway, try to listen Bowie's albums after 1974, and while accepting that they exists at all, maybe you can fill your time with this excellent album :)

Review
Year : 2007                                                                                                Ex - Yu verzija    
Label : Durtro Jnana
TT : 57:10

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Los Lobos - Good Morning Aztlán


If you are the average music consumer, you know about them through their eternal summer hit "La Bamba." If it happen that you are interested in a bit more, in front of you is one of the best mainstream rock bands ever.
And what about me? I'm, of course, interested :)

Review
Year : 2002                                                                                                   Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Mammoth
TT : 47:46
Lyrics

Enjoy :)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fred Frith - Allies


I have to say, my brain only works on half power ..I slept barely four hours, so, i'm little bit lost right now :) And somehow, this detachment from reality makes me very susceptible to this fine and imaginative soundtrack made by my old companion Fred Frith :)

Review
Year : 2005                                                                                              Ex - Yu verzija
Label : ReR
TT : 40:40

Enjoy :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station


To say that this album is R'n'R, perhaps is too mildly. This is unstoppable train which ran over my brain and left serious consequences :)

Also, this post is not only from me, it is also from miss K. Be grateful to her, please :)

Review
Year : 1980                                                                                               Ex - Yu verzija
Label : EMI
TT : 38:31
Lyrics

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

James Brown - The Payback


Knowing several live albums of James Brown, I realized that I mostly dissatisfied with them. While undoubtedly made of the great songs, I had objections, in the first place, with rarely changing repertoire, and for me never quite clear thing, completely ignoring songs from this fantastic album, which as a whole is definition of hypnotic funk ... You know, maybe the audience expected always the same hits, but I'm not interested in it at all. After all, there is the question of why anyone even record that huge amount of songs,  without giving them a chance to live ..
Basically, pandering to the audience, as for me, Is just tapping in one place and i have no motive to see artist on concert again. But, does that means you do not need to listen to this wild album? On the contrary, it should be consumed in large quantities :)

Review
Year : 1973                                                                                               Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Polydor
TT : 72:52

Enjoy :)


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band - Between My Head and the Sky


Typical album by Yoko Ono means atypical album for majority. Some people say that is very difficult to survive her records, and yet, for me, it seem somehow very attractive :) A long time ago, i found somewhere, otherwise excellent record "Double Fantasy," by Lennon and Yoko, and her songs are fascinated me, in a way I was deeply emotionally touched. Neither this album is no exception, very colorful in sound, when near the end sail into calmer waters, I do not know whether I want to return to the port :)

Review
Year : 2009                                                                                               Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Chimera Music
TT : 58:32

Enjoy :)


Friday, July 25, 2014

Bill Callahan - Apocalypse


Back at home after nearly twenty days trip, I realized that I rarely listened to music, perhaps for the first time in my life. You know what, this is possible :) And yet, in rare lonely moments, with a fervor, I threw myself on this album, losing myself in it, in the mysterious and not always understandable Callahan's mind, still, feeling very strong affiliation to this strange world ... .
And what about you? Maybe you also belong there? Here's a great opportunity to check it  :)

Review
Year : 2011                                                                                               Ex - Yu vezija
Label : Drag City
TT : 40:23
Lyrics

Enjoy :)


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Lucinda Williams - World Without Tears


Today's post fostered a classic sound. First reason for that is music itself. Quality of interpretation here is very high. Lucinda is at the very top of the U.S. country pop/rock production, her strong personality raised her high above the average. A second, essentially, i am alternative person. But, a long time ago, I realized one thing. If I, with my alternative thinking reject everything else, i'm then conservative idiot. Not to mention the sacrifice of various pleasures....
And precisely there is the key, in pleasures. Because, Lucinda wild and melancholy world makes me very happy  :)

Review
Year : 2003                                                                                               Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Lost Highway
TT : 59:49
Lyrics

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Helios Creed - Boxing the Clown


Here's an one unusual rock album that, perhaps, will refuse classic rockers with their psychedelic and experimental elements. What a shame, it could provide them much pleasure :)
So, do not think too much, just turn it out loud :)

Year : 1990                                                                                               Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Amphetamine Reptile Records
TT : 30:23

Enjoy :)


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Hugh Hopper & Lisa S. Klossner - Cryptids


Although seemingly very hermetic album, multiple listening give to it the timeless dimension of the river that flows constantly, keeping our eyes fixed on its endless variations ...
Of course, if you do not want to leave my claim unproven, you will need to check yourself  :)

Review
Year : 2000                                                                                               Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Blueprint / Floating World
TT : 56:37

Enjoy :)


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Keith & Julie Tippett - Couple in Spirit


A man and a woman, a piano and voice, these are the frames of this great album. Does it seem too general and potentially boring?
Believe me, precisely this reaction you will not have  :)

Review
Year : 1975                                                                                                  Ex - Yu verzija
Label : EG Records
TT : 37:08

Enjoy :)


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Kid Koala - 12 Bit Blues


Rock is, somehow, dead. Dead for many reasons, and among many, because crystal production. Although the dirty sound was the result of imperfect technology, I believe, that sharpness remained deeply etched in the subconscious of many people. Life itself does not "sound" so good, it could be said that it is growl, not caring much at all for us .... and if nothing else, sound of sixties and seventies was closer to this feeling...
But, it's not that black. Year is 2012, flowers is in sound everywhere, but, as opposed to the statement from the beginning, this wild torrent of sound come out of my speakers and it pleases me very, very much... :)

Review
Year : 2012                                                                                                Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Ninja Tune
TT : 41:15

Enjoy :)


Monday, May 26, 2014

Tomahawk - Anonymous


Patton's legacy is huge by now, almost can't remember the genre that didn't touched. Although, by itself, this doesn't mean anything, what means is a fact that there is no decline in quality. Patton's muse is endless and it's hard to even imagine where it will lead. Perhaps, you might say jokingly, he will try to play, for example, Indian folklore. Or something crazy like that. 
What you say? Already did that? Hm ...

Well, let's hear it .... :)


Year : 2007                                                                                               Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Ipecac
TT : 43:32
Lyrics

  Enjoy :)


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen... We Are Floating in Space


Both bands which Jason Pierce had, Spiritualized and Spacemen 3, are described as hypnotic and psychedelic, and it's hard to deny ... as well as their quality, after all. However, what's attracted me the most, was their, somewhat in the background, rock talent.
And like a proof of my submission is this great rock record  :)

Review
Year : 1997                                                                                               Ex - Yu verzija
label : Dedicated / SMG
TT : 1:09:54
Lyrics

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Friday, May 16, 2014

The Creatures - Boomerang


This kind of music always interested me, one that knows no boundaries, also very strange and rhythmic completely open. Indeed, according to the thin line between alternative and pop music and assuming that we want to do something like this, it would be very difficult to define the genre of this album :)
And above all, as the connective tissue, here is Siouxie, giving us himself, and that element is absolutely irreplaceable, if you please :)

Review
Year : 1989                                                                                               Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Geffen
TT : 56:26
Lyrics

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Miles Davis - On The Corner




If I really run out of inspiration, the tactic is this: I turn on Winamp and the choice falls on the first heavy classic that caught my eye. Very simple, isn't?
Does this tactic makes sense, judge for yourself :)

Review
Year : 1972                                                                                               Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Columbia
TT : 54:46

Enjoy :)


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Richard Horowitz & Sussan Deyhim - Majoun


Characteristics of oriental sound, and thing that causes my respect for it, is that strong element of psychedelia. After all, the early encounters of alternative music in early seventies, and before that jazz, with oriental music, spread their musical horizons over the limit and that was not accidental. Oriental sound was shining with a splendor of timeless, as well as landscapes from which she came. And timelessness in art is an imperative ...
And today's post, although production is very modern and orchestration is a classic, undoubtedly belong to the Mr. Orient.
Listen out loud :)

Review
Year : 1997                                                                                               Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Sony Classical
TT : 1:02:12

Enjoy :)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

DNA - A Taste of DNA EP


Is ten minutes a lot or a little? Well, it depends. Listen to this brilliant and little bit nervous EP five times in a row, you will most probably think that fifty minutes is a very very short period of time :)
Tme is relative. They say...

Review
Year : 1981                                                                                               Ex - Yu vezija
Label : Rough Trade
TT : 9:48


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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Jim O'Rourke - Eureka


I'm not so sure about this album's reputation today, somehow i lost connection with people with whom i listened this, nor have I run into it outside of my world a long time........but, i'm sitting here, day was fast, i'm pretty tired and last song is just finished. And you know what? Even through today's fog, it's status is very clear to me...
Beyond all categories and very seductive   :)

Review
Year : 1999                                                                                                 Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Drag City
TT : 42:08
Lyrics

Enjoy :)


Sunday, April 20, 2014

John Stevens Away - Mutual Benefit


Monotonous travelling, from point A to point B, for me is something totally different, possibility to research endless variations. And if we blend music into that moving (we all have mini computers with us ) things get really nadreal, and this momentaly soundtrack directly have impact on reality and when you get there where you are going, you ask yourself: " How did i arrive here? " :)
And one of my favorite "teleport" soundtrack last few years was this, John Stevens "Mutual Benefit"  :)

Review
Year : 1980                                                                                               Ex - Yu version
Label : Konnex
TT : 71:28

Enjoy :)

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Lijadu Sisters - Danger



When i was younger, i often listened to Fela Kuti, floating in his heavy and psychedelic kind of resistance, which moved me then and also years later, on different ways..
Later, unrelated to Kuti, i found a fantastic band, The Raincoats, and this was maybe the best all - girls band i ever heard. Their completely different four albums and fantastic imagination once again changed my already formed opinion what alternative music is.
And then, why today's post? What's connection between this two sisters with whole story? Well, with Kuti, they share same time and same geography - Nigeria. Also, i'm very interested in woman's perception of one obviously very "interesting" state like a NIgeria. And specifically, they deserved place here because, like i said before, best woman's band ever, have stolen a few things exactly from them  :)

Review
Year : 1976                                                                                                Ex - Yu version
Label : Knitting Factory Records
TT :  32:33

Enjoy :)


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Moondog - Moondog [Prestige]



Spring has arrived bringing with itself a host of impressions, new energy and a torrent of life ... Should we add something to all this? There is no need ...
But still, if the rain falls at least a half hour, or you are forced to spend that time in an enclosed space, you have enough time to listen to this great album, and at the same time, without disturbing rhythm of spring, you can continue collecting of impressions  :P

Review
Year : 1956                                                                                                Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Original Jazz Classics / Prestige Records
TT : 31:12

Enjoy :)


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Robert Plant & The Strange Sensation - Mighty ReArranger



Robert Plant, regardless of the demands of the time, the market and the development of production, during his long career managed something very difficult. The result of his work has always been authentic, and at the same time he respected all of the above requirements ....
Such an attitude toward work, at least for me, deserves a lot of respect in the first place, because those who have managed to achieve his whole career without any qualitative downs, there are very few. Most of losing at least a decade, failing to cope with the demands of time ... The only person I can think of, who did it successfully, is Martin Scorsese, although he's from the world of movies ...

After all, keeping in mind that Plant is sixty years old, just listen to how this album sounds. Modern, very adventurous and very strong :)

Review
Year : 2005                                                                                                 Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Sanctuary
TT : 54:14
Lyrics

Enjoy :)


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Holger Czukay - On the Way to the Peak of Normal


Two days ago was my birthday, so, all in all, it wasn't bad day :) Now, the concept of birthdays is inevitably tied to the end of one and for the start of a new life cycle. And somehow our civilized way of thinking imposed to us this new beginning, to try to rein us, to become better, and that "better" is in close connection with our alignment with standards that we are currently offering. Now, how is that consistent with ourselves, the question is ...
Therefore, taking into account the above, I found a suitable choice for today's post with its Holy Grail title "On the Way to the Peak of Normal". With title, as something that is required of us, and with the music, which with its peculiarities says : " Yes, yes, maybe next year ".   :P

Czukay, master of irony  :)

Review
Year : 1982                                                                                                Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Grönland Records
TT : 33:29

Ode To Parfume (YouTube)

Enjoy :)


Monday, March 24, 2014

Calexico - Carried to Dust


Joe Burns and John Convertino explores the possibilities of sound for nearly thirty years, and, i believe, they visited all of its fields. Also, it can be said that the quality of their work is no longer questionable...
So, the only thing we can discuss here is the relationship between the audience and their music. And if we explore relationship between this album and its consumers, and if we measure how many times a person can say, "Well, this is great" every time after  listen to it, the average score so far is infinite :) Now, you can say that i'm speaking nonsense, nothing is so good, but your argument in the present is totally negligible. So, contact me for a  twenty years approximately :)

If you did not understand, timeless music :)

Review
Year : 2008                                                                                                 Ex - Yu verzija
Label : Quarterstick
TT : 45:16
Lyrics

Enjoy :)