CITY OF QUARTZ A Produce - Owachamo A Produce - Pulse From A Produce - The Clearing Released on Trance Port, 1988, US Where do records go to sleep, waiting for someone to pick them up after living a short life as new and exciting records? That's a question I've often come up with and often found…Lire la suite CITY OF QUARTZ

SPRING MARIMBAS Tom Van Der Geld - March April Marimba From Tom Van Der Geld - Small Mountain - Music From Four Marimbas Released on Wergo, 1986, Germany Born in 1947 in Boston, Tom Van der Geld belongs to a generation of musicians who were in contact with a then very modern approach to music at…Lire la suite SPRING MARIMBAS

ON THE BEACH AT NIGHT ALONE Nurit Galron - Song In The Middle Of The Night From Nurit Galron - נתן זך Released on CBS, 1981, Israel When one is writing about music from a country, a culture or sung in a language he does not know, one must always keep in mind that what one takes for something exotic…Lire la suite ON THE BEACH AT NIGHT ALONE

NIGHT DRIVE Patrick Marcel - Bagnols From Patrick Marcel - Ostinato Self-released, 1985, France Some musicians are absolutely not defined by their preferred instrument (think about Brian Eno for example), others strongly are (Jaco Pastorius and his "bass of Doom"). Weirdly for someone who might only know Patrick Marcel from the music recorded on his only…Lire la suite NIGHT DRIVE

HURDY-GURDY MAN Remy Couvez - Rêve de Voyage From Rémy Couvez - Paysages Intérieurs Self-released, 1986, France We wrote about many records which blended oriental musical influences with "Western" musical culture, but never have we dealt before with the hurdy-gurdy and the ancestral traditions which surround this instrument. Alongside Valentin Clastrier (another renowned French hurdy-gurdy player)…Lire la suite HURDY-GURDY MAN

TEENAGE DREAMS Doris Laïze - For Ever From Doris Laïze - S/T Self-released, 1980, France There are days when it might be quite hard to figure out why some people spend so much time, money and energy driving around the countryside, desperately trying to locate places where there could possibly be a pile of vinyls waiting…Lire la suite TEENAGE DREAMS

BERBEL NOBODIUS : HAMSTER RECORDS AND TAPES PART 3/4 Berbel Nobodius - Then Emancipation From Berbel Nobodius - Wanton But Windblown Released on Hamster Records & Tapes, 1989, UK For the third instalment in the Hamster Records And Tapes series we had the mysterious Melvyn Z Pad, a.k.a. Berbel Nobodius telling us about his solo album, the beautifully desolate Wanton But Windblown from…Lire la suite BERBEL NOBODIUS : HAMSTER RECORDS AND TAPES PART 3/4

WE ARE LIKE THE DREAMER… Alan Purvey - Chased By Shadows From Alan Purvey - Living In A Dream Released on Curved Air Sound Recording, 1985, US Without surprise, this privately released LP is the only known recording from Illinois-based musician, Alan Purvey. And, as often with this type of records, the pieces of information and deductions we can…Lire la suite WE ARE LIKE THE DREAMER…

NOTHING’S WRONG IN PARADISE Sunstroke - Boat People From Sunstroke - Nothing's Wrong In Paradise  Released on Copperhead Records, 1985, Belgium I first heard music by Sunstroke via Nosedrip, who posted the title-track of Sunstroke's only album on his YouTube channel. The tune instantly bewitched me. By chance, I stumbled across the record a few days later in a…Lire la suite NOTHING’S WRONG IN PARADISE

IN DREAMS Elephant Château - Dreamings From Elephant Château - Dreamings Released on Halb Tanz Halb Schlaf, Switzerland Years ago, when I was still in high school, I stumbled across a CD-compilation called Swiss Wave in a record store. The name was very appealing as before that day I did not know anything nor did I even…Lire la suite IN DREAMS