M.B. JONES – R.O.K. SPY (DRAMA1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Tq1q0TCiQ&t=1s M.B. Jones - Pusan Perimeter From M.B. Jones - R.O.K. Spy Released on drama, September 2018, France Recently I have been busy working out a way to get music recorded by former US special agent M.B. Jones when he was working in South-Korea (R.O.K.) released. I teamed up with Zaltan from Antinote to create…Lire la suite M.B. JONES – R.O.K. SPY (DRAMA1)

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

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

THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InNdk61pvXM Mohamed Mounir - Batib Aleki From Mohamed Mounir - S/T Released on Monsun, 1989, Germany Though pretty unknown in Europe, Mohamed Mounir is a huge star in Egypt, as suggests the nickname given to him by his fans: El Malek, the King. This lack of popularity in Europe can be explained by the fact that…Lire la suite THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO

MAGIC ALL AROUND US

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4y8JNT7wzk Southern Contemporary Rock Assembly - (Hear The) Falling Dew From Southern Contemporary Rock Assembly - SCRA Released on M7, 1972, Australia We're back after a Christmas break with this peaceful piece of perfectly orchestrated pop from Australia. Hidden in the middle of a quite generic album of jazz-rock, (Hear The) Falling Dew is a soothing…Lire la suite MAGIC ALL AROUND US

AS BEAUTIFUL AS A GREEN PEA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kTTrMbG7gI Beautiful Pea Green Boat - In Succession  From The Beautiful Pea Green Boat - Change / In Succession / Passed Into Greening Released on Boathouse, 1984, UK Why are we fascinated by the music produced by young musicians in the 1980's-1990's ? Maybe it's because we can hear, when listening to their music, the fragile confidence…Lire la suite AS BEAUTIFUL AS A GREEN PEA

‘LECTRIC LIGHTS, ‘LECTRIC CITY

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS6Aw682asE Shohjo-Tai & Red Bus St Project - Electric City From Shohjo-Tai & Red Bus St Project - Escape Released on Broadway, Japan, 1985 Shohjo-Tai is a Japanese female idol group formed in the 1980's. At the time, there was a big female Idol movement all over Japan and this band made 8 LP's (!!). Many…Lire la suite ‘LECTRIC LIGHTS, ‘LECTRIC CITY

EXPERIMENTS IN POP VOL.2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njdmH6fu2Vk Steve Beresford - Comfortable Gestures From Steve Beresford & Anne Marie Beretta ‎- Dancing The Line Released on Nato, 1986, France A few months ago, in a post called Experiments In Pop, we dealt with a great avant-pop record released on French label Nato, Flying Fortress by Tony Hymas. Well, it looks like Flying Fortress is not the only good album…Lire la suite EXPERIMENTS IN POP VOL.2

ALIVE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSb-00SXfCs Ichiko Hashimoto - D.P. From Ichiko Hashimoto - Vivant Released on Polydor, 1986, Japan This beautiful lady is not your average good-looking J-pop singer, Ichiko Hashimoto is instead one of the most emblematic figures from the Japanese  experimental New Wave scene, releasing, alongside Atsuo Fujimoto, one of the most famous albums on Better Days, Colored…Lire la suite ALIVE