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

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ON THE BEACH AT NIGHT ALONE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eMFoj31zWI 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

INTERNATIONAL LOVE #2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUKbRy5VWDs&t=4s Martha Bruining - I'll Love You Wherever You Are From Martha Bruining - Reflections Released on CB Records, 1986?, Netherlands We've already introduced the geopolitical history behind the Netherlands-Surinam connection in a previous article about Cynthia and Family. As one can easily guess, Cynthia and her parents' stories are only one of the few stories that intertwine…Lire la suite INTERNATIONAL LOVE #2

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

BIGGER THAN LIFE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3chMvgda-8Y&feature=youtu.be Joe Hisaishi - シーラカンスの夢 From Joe Hisaishi - シンデレラ迷宮 Released on Columbia 1984, Japan How can we possibly introduce Joe Hisaishi, without doubt one of the mot influential composers for the cinema from the last 30 years? Let's begin with some facts... By the end of the 1960's, Hisaishi has already graduated from the prestigious…Lire la suite BIGGER THAN LIFE