WE’RE ALL SOWETO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHnwfThfuiQ&feature=youtu.be NST Cophies - Segregation (Le Blues de l'An 2000) From NST Cophies - Segregation Not on label, 1985, France Did Ernest Koffi planed on making a hit when he wrote this groovy as hell anthem against racism ?  That is not so sure when you take into account the fact that he privately released…Lire la suite WE’RE ALL SOWETO

BANG THE DRUM #2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAYAL3sP2Uk&feature=youtu.be Slagerij Van Kampen - Wakarimasen From Slagerij Van Kampen - Out Of The Doldrums Released on Megadisc, 1987, Netherlands If there was a prize for the most radical shift in a band’s carreer, Slagerij Van Kampen could have been a strong nominate in this category… Following a quite generic Dutch pop album, Out of the…Lire la suite BANG THE DRUM #2

ACID PRAYERS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi1eMEZtsuU Aashid - The Gods And I From Aashid - Kosmik Gypsy Released on Ayo, 1982, USA Few know about Nashville's experimental Reggae micro-scene, but it provided the genre with some gems, produced by mystic mastermind Aashid Himons. By the time Aashid Himons' ground-breaking reggae band, Afrikan Dreamland released his first album, in 1981, Himons had…Lire la suite ACID PRAYERS

AN ELECTROACOUSTIC AFFAIR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkKByXCXUnQ&feature=youtu.be Juan Blanco - Cirkus Toccata From Juan Blanco - Música Electroacústica Released on Areito, 1986, Cuba It would be extremely wrong to think that dictatorial regimes prevent any form of musical creativity. Even Cuba's hard regime allowed some musicians a complete freedom of experimentation (as long as the music was not openly against the…Lire la suite AN ELECTROACOUSTIC AFFAIR

A QUOI TU PENSES …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBw4cqedOGE Pierre Eliane ‎- Isadora Duncan (A Quoi Tu Penses Quand Tu Danses) From Pierre Eliane ‎- Isadora Duncan Released on CBS, 1985, France This one is as sexy as a French groovy 12" can get ! Both the title and the subtitle ("What are you thinking about when you are dancing?" in English) cannot…Lire la suite A QUOI TU PENSES …

ELEPHANTS DANCING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2VJkocLhxo Imitation - Narcissa From Imitation - Muscle And Heat Released on Kitty Records, 1982, Japan Muscle And Heat is one of the three albums recorded by the short-lived band Imitation. Imitation's second album was released on cult Japanese label, Kitty Records, on which were released some of Japan's cultest early-1980's electro disco records (most notably Hiroshi Sato's…Lire la suite ELEPHANTS DANCING

WAR INSIDE MY HEAD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYf427Xfymk Kabbahri - Astronaut From Kabbahri - Ive Released on Roof Records, 1990, Germany Kabbahri is not really into casual music... In 1990, 3 years after its evocatively named first album, War Inside My Head, the German band released a second album called Ive. While the noisy experimentations on the first one were always backed by a…Lire la suite WAR INSIDE MY HEAD

IN THE LAND OF THE BOO – BAM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yt7U-Z1Zgg Moon On The Water - In The Land Of The Boo - Bam From Moon On The Water - Moon On The Water Released on Buscemi Record, 1985, Italy Like our galaxy, the galaxy of small European jazz labels which  released - either on purpose or  accidently - leftfield jams in the 1980's seems…Lire la suite IN THE LAND OF THE BOO – BAM

CONGOSSA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mehdz5R4HcM&feature=youtu.be Sweetmary - Congossa From Sweetmary - The Song Of Freedom  Released on Jengou Records, France In our opinion, listening to some quality classic Afro Boogie tunes from time to time won't hurt anybody... And laying hands on a tight Boogie 12" is always a nice feeling ! Congossa by Sweetmary is no more than…Lire la suite CONGOSSA

‘LECTRIC LIGHTS, ‘LECTRIC CITY

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS6Aw682asE Shohjo-Tai & Red Bus St Project - Electric City From Shohjo-Tai & Red Bus St Project - Escape Released on Broadway, Japan, 1985 Shohjo-Tai is a Japanese female idol group formed in the 1980's. At the time, there was a big female Idol movement all over Japan and this band made 8 LP's (!!). Many…Lire la suite ‘LECTRIC LIGHTS, ‘LECTRIC CITY