L’AMOUR CHOCOLAT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdvVr2VXVNw&feature=youtu.be Cécilia - Chocolat From Cécilia - Si Me Olvidas Released on Saravah, 1983, France The way how some records reach a cult statut amongst a specific local digging scene is a complex processus, responsible for a lot of the excitement surrounding the hunt for records. We guess that, in every countries, if not every cities…Lire la suite L’AMOUR CHOCOLAT

EVERYTHING IS GOD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mASWI9iChQw&t=1s Edwige - Tout Est Dieu From Edwige - Energie, Lumière, Amour Released on Reprise Records, 1976, France A religious record ? Well, the lyrics of many songs on this album are very evocative, and especially the lyrics of Tout Est Dieu (Everything Is God), but Energie, Lumière, Amour is not your common Christian private press…Lire la suite EVERYTHING IS GOD

AASHID DUB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8wDsgAMKzc Afrikan Dreamland - Unwasted Time (Dub) From Afrikan Dreamland - Blu-Reggae Released on Ayo, 1983, US Last November, we wrote about a very surprising album, by Nashville's master of reggae (if not one of the only reggae musicians from Nashville), Kosmik Gypsy by Aashid Himons. This record, Himons' only solo album, blew our minds…Lire la suite AASHID DUB

SHIZEN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV2be_9V4Jg Masayuki Sakamoto - Psy'chy From 風雅 Shizen Collection '87 Released on Shizen, 1987, Japan A few months ago we mentioned a record by Japanese bassist Motohiko Hamase, released on Shizen. However we did not discovered him through the record we wrote about but through a compilation released on the label in 1986 and simply called…Lire la suite SHIZEN

THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InNdk61pvXM Mohamed Mounir - Batib Aleki From Mohamed Mounir - S/T Released on Monsun, 1989, Germany Though pretty unknown in Europe, Mohamed Mounir is a huge star in Egypt, as suggests the nickname given to him by his fans: El Malek, the King. This lack of popularity in Europe can be explained by the fact that…Lire la suite THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO

HAMSTER RECORDS AND TAPES PART 1/4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj66RtAQMbM Lydia Tomkiw & Terry Burrows - Pressed In An Atlas From Obscure Independent Classics Volume 5 Released on Hamster Records And Tapes, 1988, UK "I started the label when I was about 19 and a student. I’d sent some Jung Analysts demos to the Cherry Red label, which was cultishly popular at the time,…Lire la suite HAMSTER RECORDS AND TAPES PART 1/4

ANCORA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEJObaa39z0&t=131s Paul Esslinger - Ancora From Paul Esslinger - Ancora Self-released, 1983, Germany Paul Esslinger moved to Berlin in 1975, where he connected with the local underground "neo-folk" scene, resulting in Esslinger's first musical effort with the band Teller Bunte Knete. The two albums released with Teller Bunte Knete showcased Esslinger's talent both as a multi-instrumentalist and as…Lire la suite ANCORA