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

ASIA DREAM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcBocJA9mV4 Mu Project - Asia Dream From Mu: Pradʒékt - Asia Dream Released on For Life Records, 1985, Japan When most people think about Asia, the first ideas that pop in their mind are high technology, something about a high-degree of sophistication in Asian people's everyday-life , myths filled with magical creatures and ghosts, etc. Well,…Lire la suite ASIA DREAM

EXPERIMENTS IN POP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj5XFeiFewI Tony Hymas – Pictures Of Departure From Tony Hymas – Flying Fortress Released on Nato, 1988, France One of the most rewarding feelings about looking after records may not be founding one of those "holy grails" in a 1€ bin (though we have to admit that it is a pretty cool feeling), but rather buying…Lire la suite EXPERIMENTS IN POP

DO THE SOUL TANGO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxC7iIK07R8 Tommy Mandel - Soul Tango From Tommy Mandel - Tommy Mandel Released on Songshop Records, 1981, US Tommy Mandel's name might seem familiar for some of you for the man has been playing keyboards for many rock superstars, including Bryan Adams and Dire Straits. However, who knew that he had released this crazy eponymous…Lire la suite DO THE SOUL TANGO