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

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