HURDY-GURDY MAN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhfbaCaPTuk 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

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TEENAGE DREAMS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_w1bDRKCx8 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHpO5jsS8T4 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…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQgIRBptxPA 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmMnw16UOrg 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvkMyrKmw8o&feature=youtu.be 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

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