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

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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

CHAMBER MUSIC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jNlqjnOelo 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

BANG THE DRUM #2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAYAL3sP2Uk&feature=youtu.be Slagerij Van Kampen - Wakarimasen From Slagerij Van Kampen - Out Of The Doldrums Released on Megadisc, 1987, Netherlands If there was a prize for the most radical shift in a band’s carreer, Slagerij Van Kampen could have been a strong nominate in this category… Following a quite generic Dutch pop album, Out of the…Lire la suite BANG THE DRUM #2

ELEPHANTS DANCING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2VJkocLhxo Imitation - Narcissa From Imitation - Muscle And Heat Released on Kitty Records, 1982, Japan Muscle And Heat is one of the three albums recorded by the short-lived band Imitation. Imitation's second album was released on cult Japanese label, Kitty Records, on which were released some of Japan's cultest early-1980's electro disco records (most notably Hiroshi Sato's…Lire la suite ELEPHANTS DANCING

IN THE LAND OF THE BOO – BAM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yt7U-Z1Zgg 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