CHAMBER MUSIC Markus Stockhausen & Zoro Babel ‎– Snow Falling From Markus Stockhausen & Zoro Babel ‎– Beings Released on Fonit Cetra, 1987, Italy Being the son of one the biggest heroes of many electronic music heroes (Holger Czukay, Miles Davis, Kraftwerk...) might not be easy when you're releasing avant-garde electronic music yourself. That's exactly the case of…Lire la suite CHAMBER MUSIC

SOFTEST LANDS Thierfeldt - Madly, Sadly, Badly From Thierfeldt - Dilettantischer Sentimentalismus Released on MMR Records, 1986, Germany It's interesting to see that many of the posts we taged as "Floating" are related to music recorded around the years 1986-1987. What's the point of pointing this out, you may ask ?Well, it seems that, if you…Lire la suite SOFTEST LANDS

BARRACAS BARROCAS Fernando Falcão - Elas (À Girges Ristum) / 7º Cavaleiro From Fernando Falcão - Barracas Barrocas Released on Carmo, 1987, Brazil Fernando Falcão is a mystery : how is it posible that such a master of arrangements, who released, at least, two mindblowing records, is ungoogleable ? This is even stranger when taking into…Lire la suite BARRACAS BARROCAS

IN THE LAND OF THE BOO – BAM Moon On The Water - In The Land Of The Boo - Bam From Moon On The Water - Moon On The Water Released on Buscemi Record, 1985, Italy Like our galaxy, the galaxy of small European jazz labels which  released - either on purpose or  accidently - leftfield jams in the 1980's seems…Lire la suite IN THE LAND OF THE BOO – BAM

NATO NATO NATO Steve Beresford / David Toop / John Zorn / Tonie Marshall - Dumb Boxer / Lady Whirlwind / Shadow Boxer From Steve Beresford / David Toop / John Zorn / Tonie Marshall - Deadly Weapons Released on Nato, 1986, France Time for some statistics : this post is our second Steve Beresford-related post, and our third…Lire la suite NATO NATO NATO

A NATALE PRODUCTION #2 Edson Natale -Pequena Canção Para Uma Mulher Nua From Edson Natale - Nina Maika  Released on Natale Produções Artísticas, 1990, Brazil We first mentioned Edson Natale in a post about his band, Dharana, which provided some amazing acoustic Brazilian jazz in the late 1980's. Three years after Dharana's first album, Viajante, Edson Natale released what seems like…Lire la suite A NATALE PRODUCTION #2

IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE… Bertrand Richard - Kunuonadivi / Enaow From Bertrand Richard - Amandine Léopard Released on Transat, 1984, France French fusion records can be deceitful: often hidden in intriguing sleeves, with appealing names of synths on the back cover and a mysterious artwork, they can be really deceitful once they’re being played, especially for those of…Lire la suite IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE…

FOUR DRUMMERS DRUMMING Four Drummers Drumming - Running Man From Four Drummers Drumming - Electricity Released on Riff-Records, 1991, Germany For whoever is into percussions and rhythmical prowess, Four Drummers Drumming seems to be a band worth checking ! The "Four Drummers" are German percussionist Albrecht Riermeier, American vibraphone player David Friedman and jazz drummer Jerry Granelli, and…Lire la suite FOUR DRUMMERS DRUMMING

A NATALE PRODUCTION Dharana - Viajante From Dharana - Dharana Released on Natale Produções Artísticas, 1987, Brazil Though a very discreet musician, Edson Natale is nonetheless a true master of Brazilian jazz, forging a very organic and deep sound, exploring the acoustical possibilities of his fetish instrument, the guitar, thanks to very sophisticated means of recording, in…Lire la suite A NATALE PRODUCTION

LIGHT AS A FEATHER Nando Carneiro - Paranóia From Nando Carneiro ‎- Violão Released on Carmo, Brazil Nando Carneiro is an acclaimed guitarist who's been working with jazz icons such as  John McLaughlin, John Scofield or Trilok Gurtu ; however, not only is he a great musician, he is also a great composer who released amazing solo albums, including Violão.…Lire la suite LIGHT AS A FEATHER