Origine du Groupe : France
Style : Blues Rock
Sortie : 2008
Par Philippe "marseillan" pour http://www.amazon.fr
Certes à premiere vue (la pochette du cd) on ne se précipite pas dessus...Et pourtant , grave erreur que de passer à côté de ce bijou bluesy-funk. D'accord question guitare, on est loin de feu SRV, mais question feeling et groove, ça balance severe. C'est carré, ça tourne, c'est péchu, bon enregistrement, bonne voix. Ca ne révolutionne pas le genre, mais ça fait longtemps qu'on n'a pas entendu ce style, point trop hard blues, ni trop blues mou. En résumé ils ont l'air de ne pas se prendre au sérieux et c'est tant mieux !!!
01. Good Time Charlie
02. I'd Rather Be Blind
03. I Believe to my Soul
04. Doggone Man
07. On the Game!!!
08. Out of Reach
09. We Play the Blues
10. Rainin' In Bordeaux
11. Nobody But You
12. Under Pressure
Origine du Groupe :
Style : Electro , Lounge , Abstract Electro
Sortie : 1995
Par Kepahim pour http://www.dmute.net
Retour presque dix ans en arrière, N.O.W. sort Smoker's delight et écrit une des pages de légende de la musique électronique. Virage assez radical après la bleep warpienne du premier album, ce deuxième album est le meilleur de George Evelyn (désolé de contredire le chroniqueur de Carboot Soul). "Il vaudra toujours 10000 compilations lounge" dixit Trax. Et bien plus encore, si la comparaison est permise... L'album débute en splendeur avec le célèbre Nights introlude. La suite, il suffit de se caler tranquillement (avec ou sans spliff) et de se laisser transporter par la magie (delight) de l'album. Tout est bon! Indispensable pour tout amateur de trip-hop, de soul, de Warp et d'ambances feutrées groovy...
01/ Nights Interlude
02/ Dredd Over Board
03/ Pipes Honour
04/ Me And You
06/ Wait A Minute/Prayin (For A JeepBeat)
07/ Groove St.
08/ Time (To Listen)
09/ Man (Tha Journey)
10/ Bless My Soul
11/ Cruise (Don't Stop)
12/ Mission Venice
13/ What I'm Feelin' (Good)
15/ Rise (Reprise)
16/ Gamia Via Vagator Beach
Origine du Groupe : Jamaica
Style : Dub , Reggae
Sortie : 1975
By Jasper from http://www.amazon.com
This release is full of absolutely amazing, gorgeous, hallucinatory dub. "The Legendary Skatalites In Dub" is one of the greatest dub albums of all time, and a true one-of-a-kind aural experience. These 1975 recordings feature King Tubby working with the re-formed Skatalites, and a number of others (Ras Michael, and Earl "Chinna" Smith, among them), to create some mysterious, beautiful sounds. The Skatalites had just reunited in 1975 and recorded the album "The Legendary Skatalites," to which this album is a dub counterpart. The music here is much slower, funkier and way further out than traditional Skatalites, with ska stylings replaced by a deep psychedelic-roots mood and pulsing Niyabinghi rhythms. Tubby does some spectacular work here, creating unearthly dub soundscapes so mesmerizing and unique that it's clear this project was a labor of pure love. Just imagine inspired Skatalites brass lines drifting in ghostly sheets of reverb over a landscape of Ras Michael's slow-grooving Niyabinghi drumming (there are eight Niyabinghi drummers on this disc) and Lloyd Brevett's impossibly deep ACOUSTIC bass. As if it couldn't get any better than that, the lion's share of rhythms come drenched in the swampy magic that only Lee Perry's Black Ark studios could provide. Lloyd Brevett (also the producer of this set) and Tommy McCook (leader, sax) actually built their melodies around improvised Niyabinghi drum sessions while jamming in the yard of Brevett's home. Tubby keeps this percussion nearly ever-present, and its trancelike power and richness ensure that even the most spare sections sound luscious and full. It is difficult for me to describe the mystic vibe which was created here...it's like some beautiful lucid dream; perfect for late, late night listening. There are also a couple of afro-funk, 70s style uptempo killers, which are perfect for giving context and perspective to the other tracks. Long story short, nearly every track here is a DUB MASTERPIECE which gets better and better with each consecutive listen.
"The Legendary Skatalites In Dub" is easily within my top-five favorite dub recordings, right up with Augustus Pablo's "King Tubby's Meets Rockers Uptown" and Tubby's "Freedom Sounds In Dub." The sound quality is flawless, as is the cd booklet essay, which includes full personnel. Running time is 56:30.
I should mention that an earlier incarnation of this disc, made before more tracks were discovered, contains a handful of *slightly* different mixes of tunes here, but Motion Records did not feel they were different enough to pack them onto this disc. That disc is called "Heroes Of Reggae In Dub," and contains nine tracks, but "The Legendary Skatalites In Dub" is considered the definitive release, and is definitely the one to get. The earlier release also had many tracks which were misnamed, and those errors have been corrected here. For people who become huge fans of "Legendary Skatalites In Dub," such as myself, it may be worth it to check out "Heroes Of Reggae In Dub" for the those few tracks with slightly different mixes. If you want to hear the original un-dubbed tracks (a couple of which are included here), check out Lloyd Brevett & The Skatalites' fantastic "African Roots," which has also gone by the LP title "The Legendary Skatalites." Why do I know all of this? Because I really, truly can't get enough of these sessions. What would REALLY be amazing would be for Motion Records to put out a two-disc set with all of the original instrumental LP tracks, and all of the dub mixes as well.
In any case, thank you, Motion Records, for this amazing release.
1. Starlight Version
2. Middle East Dub (Give Thanks)
3. Fugitive Dub [Herb Man Dub]
4. Whispering Dub
5. Kimble Dub
6. Roots Dub
7. Bottom Dub [747 Dub]
8. African Roots Dub [Zion I Dub]
9. Dumboo Dub
10. African Dub
11. Herb Dub-Collie Dub
12. Candlelight Dub
13. Starlight (Featuring Tony Brevett) [*]
14. Middle East (Dub of Love) [*]
15. Sealing Dub (Rhythm Recorded at Black Ark) [*]
Origine du Groupe : Germany
Style : Electro Folk , Post-Rock , Experimental
Sortie : 2009
By osenboz from http://lemonjohn.blogspot.com
fragments & foundations is the 3rd release from bogatzke,
a solo-musician from germany.
(all released on digitalkunstrasen... links below)
when i heard the first track of this release, i was not sure
what to think about it. electronic beats, a piano
and a guitar, mixed together in a nice interesting song.
then "the sound of one hand clapping" came, and this one was a bit
too "old-scool-disco-electronic" for me... but, i didn't stop
listening, because even if i didn't like it very much,
it was catchy enough to make me wanna hear more.
"ten years strong" brought this release back to where it came from -
spheric electronic sounds with decent beats and a leading
guitar-melody, all merged together to another great song.
"how to reanimate a ghost", the 4rd song from the ep
finally managed to enthuse me, and to fix the decision
to add this release to the blog.
at last "at the golden waterfalls"
(the reason why this album is tagged as "post-rock")
worthy ends this ep
concluding i want to say, that i think that "bogatzke" got talent.
you can hear the development within his 3 releases,
and i'm really looking forward to what's comming next.
01. Lights Will Guide You Home
02. The Sound Of One Hand Clapping
03. Ten Years Strong
04. How To Reanimate A Ghost
05. At The Golden Waterfalls
FREE DOWNLOAD FROM NETLABEL digitalkunstrasen.net
Origine du Groupe : U.K
Style : Reggae
Sortie : 2000 (1994-1999)
From Official Myspace :
The Man on His Music
Martin Campbell outlines his philosophy on the music that he arranges, produces and sometimes sings, “My main aim is to continue to build and provide Roots-Reggae rhythms with a certain ‘feel’ or character for artists to voice. I think that the pace of the World is moving too fast and sometimes it’s nice just to slow the tempo a little. There’s plenty of the usual styles of music around, but I’d like to try and preserve something that’s more lasting and more permanent. After all, why should everything sound the same? It just becomes boring and staid.”
1-Can Better Really Come
2-Wicked Still Conquering
3-I Love A City
4-The War Must Cease
7-Never Give Up
8-Talking's Taken Over
9-Train To Zion
10-Match To My Fire
14-Time Keeps Moving On
15-War & suffering