Entry #2 : DO WE LIKE JAZZ FUNK ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1y8v252fJE Vyacheslav Preobrazhensky - Lullaby Of A Sea From Vyacheslav Preobrazhensky - Only Yesterday... Released on Melodia, USSR, 1991 When one shares music on the Internet, one makes the assumption that it can appeal to at least a few people. With this one I'm not so sure, and writing about it might be a way…Lire la suite Entry #2 : DO WE LIKE JAZZ FUNK ?

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

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

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

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