NTS SHOWS – APRIL 2018 w/ PAM & Satoshi

"April is the cruellest month" once wrote the Poet. Yes? No? Featuring music from Steve Reich, Don Cherry, A Produce and Savant, here is April's mix for NTS radio. Tracklist : BERNARD BONNIER - SOLDIER BOY STEVE REICH - FOUR ORGANS DON CHERRY, ED BLACKWELL - VOICE OF THE SILENCE SHEILA CHANDRA - QUIET 4…Lire la suite NTS SHOWS – APRIL 2018 w/ PAM & Satoshi

MINÉRALITÉ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6YNy9LNyVk Lou Blic - Minéralité From Lou Blic -  miaou petit minou / Il y a moins de monde là-haut Released on Editions de la rue de l'ouest, 1991, France I tend to think of music and especially the search for records as a hobby, something that's slightly independent from the rest of my life,…Lire la suite MINÉRALITÉ

THE WITCHING HOUR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c-OStZ3NhY Mezzanotte - Midnight From Mezzanotte - S/T Released on Sneak Preview, 1984, France For us, writing about this record is basically an excuse to pay tribute to one of our favorite producers from Belgium, Frank Degryse. Don't expect us to go deeply into his discography as it is enormous and chock-full of mind-blowing tunes...…Lire la suite THE WITCHING HOUR

NIGHT DRIVE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y-89R95k_4 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

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

GHANAIAN STREET SOUL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C-B0WpRSPA&lc=z22kixip0licvzvwx04t1aokgswr4m0dlumrxk40fl5hbk0h00410 A.B.Crentsil's Ahenfo Band - Sika Be Ba From A.B.Crentsil's Ahenfo Band - Gyae Me Life Ma Me Released on Black M Sounds, 1992, Germany   We have already shared a couple of times (here and here) our fascination and love for the unique sound that Ghanaian musicians crafted and that is usually labeled under…Lire la suite GHANAIAN STREET SOUL

JUNG ANALYSTS : HAMSTER RECORDS AND TAPES PART 2/4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWc-LtkTMIc Jung Analysts - Here's Lucifer From Jung Analysts - The Wishing Balloon Released on Hamster Records and Tapes, 1984, UK After quite a long break, we're finally ready to continue our journey into Hamster Records And Tapes' catalogue. This time, we have Terry Burrows telling us about his debut in the musical industry as…Lire la suite JUNG ANALYSTS : HAMSTER RECORDS AND TAPES PART 2/4

UFO’S OVER NEW YORK

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR4STfeAhW0 Konstruktivits - New York From Konstruktivits - Glennascaul Released on Sterile Records, 1985, UK When you go through records, checking the back of the cover for familiar names, some are invitations to give those records a listen while a few almost urge you to buy them on sight. Needless to say that the name…Lire la suite UFO’S OVER NEW YORK

RESORT ISLAND

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_4BXfWRNPw&feature=youtu.be Shohjo-Tai - Flamingo Island From Shohjo-Tai - Forever 2001 Released on Broadway, Japan, 1986 Remember that heavy tune by a Japanese Idol band we posted a few months ago ? Well, the three girls from Shojo-Tai are back with another summer hit, casually called Flamingo Island. Once again, the production is flawless and it's no…Lire la suite RESORT ISLAND

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