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

FRETLESS IN JAPAN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irjHNhTgJ2o&t=3s Motohiko Hamase - Plateau From Motohiko Hamase - Reminiscence Released on Shi Zen, 1986, Japan The idea that there are still some unsung Japanese heroes of ambient seems both very exciting and puzzling today as a lot of articles (some in mainstream magazines) and even reissues (like the recent reissue of Midori Takada's Through the Looking Glass) have…Lire la suite FRETLESS IN JAPAN

SUMATRA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-GsBkz_IUU&feature=youtu.be Nyssa Musique - Route de Sumatra From Nyssa Musique - Comme Au Moulin Self-released, 1985, France Released in 1985, for many of the musicians from Nyssa Musique, Comme Au Moulin was the first album they ever played on; therefore it can easily be seen as a manifesto for a new generation of French Jazz musicians, freshly…Lire la suite SUMATRA

A LETTER FROM HOME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5Z-Se_K6Ek&t=964s "Blue" Gene Tyranny - Out Of The Blue/ A Letter From Home About Sound And Consciousness From "Blue" Gene Tyranny - Out Of The Blue Released on Lovely Music Ltd., 1978, US By far the largest musical piece - as much by its duration and complexity than the themes it addresses - ever mentioned here,…Lire la suite A LETTER FROM HOME

ANOTHER BAMBOO SONG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1MDMAS2N3A BILL - Glassbamboo From BILL - Spielwiese Zwei Released on Klangbad, 2010, Germany It's hard to quantify the importance of Jaki Liebezeit over contemporary electronic music or even over modern drumming but no one can deny the fact that his hypnotically regular and highly characteristic  drumming influenced - in one way or another - the…Lire la suite ANOTHER BAMBOO SONG

BARRERAS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmzPHO_CKSk&feature=youtu.be Iury Lech - Here Comes Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes From Iury Lech - Victima Of Dunceing Released on Insolit, 2001, Spain   Many of you may have heard of Iury Lech's mind blowing computer-assisted second album, Musica Para El Fin de Los Cantos, featuring the ambient banger Barreras. However, the popularity of this record - which will…Lire la suite BARRERAS

SILENT TALKING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX8W1VriAo4&list=PLaLjSOz-rF-y7omcmnSuvGC6GOJzKQl3F&index=1 A.C. Marias - Just Talk From A.C. Marias - One Of Our Girls (Has Gone Missing) Released on Mute, 1989, UK Released in 1989, A.C. Marias' only album marked the end of a musical career (at least undr this name...) which had begun at the beginning of the decade with the release of a single,…Lire la suite SILENT TALKING