Saturday, November 28, 2009

MAMMA NON PIANGERE - N.1 (Musica bestiame e benessere) (1979, LP, Italy) Re-up!

Songs: 1. Armonia E Gelosia (3:32) 2. Il Bambino Luigino (4:09) 3. Lasciati Baciare (4:00) 4. Catarro Cosmico (9:59) 5. Osvaldo (7:00) 6. L'Aperta Verita (4:14) 7. Mamma Non Piangere (9:17) 8. Ballatelo Questo Ritmo (1:57)
Musicians: Lorenzo Leddi (Guitars, mandolin, violin, vocals), Maurizio Bezzi (Saxophone), Sonia Milan (Vocals, guitar, bass, glockenspiel, mandolin), Nicola Scarano (Drums, percussion, guitar, bass). original post

MAMMA NON PIANGERE - N.2 (Sempre avanti a testa bassa) (1980, LP, Italy) Re-up!

 
Songs: My Sharona (1:06) 2. Un cactus nel bidè (5:37) 3. Gemini tre (6:11) 4. L'ora esatta (3:52) 5. Gloria (gloria al signore) (3:13) 6. La fuga al polo (6:31) 7. E' utile la gelosia (6:30) 8. Il valzer del buon umore (2:43) 9. La ruota su di sè (2:28).
Musicians: Lorenzo Leddi (Guitars, mandolin, violin, keyboards, vocals), Giorgia Marzano (Vocals, sax), Roberto Meroni (Sax, clarinet), Luca Perreca (Bass, cello), Giorgio Battaglia (Drums, percussion).original post

Monday, November 23, 2009

MAGMA "Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré" (2009, France)


Tracklist: 1. Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré I (6:53) 2. Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré II (22:25) 3. Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré III (13:06)4. Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré IV (3:54) 5. Funëhrarïum Kahnt (4:19) 6. Sêhë (0:27).


Saturday, November 14, 2009

EIDER STELLAIRE - Eider Stellaire (1981, LP, France)

Eider Stellaire was founded in 1980 by drummer Michel Le Bars which played in Offering. The group had a previous incarnation under the name of Astarte, in which were 3 members of Eider's lineup - Michel Le Bars (drums), Patrick Sinergy (bass) and Jean-Claude Delachat (guitar). This lineup existed for 3 years. They separated in the beginning of 1980 and reformed at the end of that year as Eider Stellaire with several new members. Pierre-Gerard Hirne (piano, organ) was able to perform on piano the new musical ideas they wanted to develop. Veronique Perrault joined in as a vocalist. This line up along with Marrie-Anne Boda (flute, vocals) and Michel Moindre (saxophone) as guests, recorded their first and excellent self titled album. This album had the sound they were after but several more lineup changes occurred. Pierre Minvielle entered as the keyboards player, Ann Stewart (Shub Niggurath) became the vocalist, Frank Coulaud joined forces with Le Bars as percussionist and finally Marie-Anne Le Bars played the flute. This lineup recorded the second album released in 1986 and also named Eider Stellaire (therefore it is referred to as Eider II). Though perceived as more accessible than the first one, those two albums define the unique sound of Elder Stellaire: The Zeuhl influence from Magma (prominent bass and drums parts) spiced up with fierceness, only not as theatrical and somewhat similar to Eskaton's approach, and with a generous amount of jazz-rock. They recorded their third and last album called Eider III in 1987. Their albums have not yet been released on CD and the vinyl records are hard to come by and expensive. The first two albums are highly recommended for Zeuhl fans, especially those into Eskaton. (progarchives) Tracklist: 1. Onde (8:35) 2. Arctis 6 Ephemeride (7:07) 3. Legende (5:48) 4. Tetra (6:34) 5. Nihil (7:35) Line-up/ Musicians: Patrick Singery (bass), Jean Clude Delachat (guitar), Pierre Gerard-Hirne (piano, organ), Michel LeBards (drums), Veronique Perrault (vocals), Marie-Anne Boda (flute, vocals), Michel Moindre (saxophone track 4). Link removed by request

EIDER STELLAIRE - II (1986, LP, France)

Tracklist: 1. Ring (5:08) 2. Aretis (6:15) 3. Knowa riviere de lune (0:34) 4. Fferlyit (7:14) 5. Célébration de l'eau (5:07) 6. Retour des champs (3:28) Line-up/ Musicians: Michel Le Bars (drums), Patrick Sinergy (bass), Jean-Claude Delachat (guitars), Frank Coulaud (percussion), Pierre Minevielle (synthesizer), Ann Stewart (vocals), Marie-Anne Le Bars (flute). Link removed by request

EIDER STELLAIRE - III (1987, LP, France)

Tracklist: 1. Nihil (10:23) 2. L'encre des litanies (10:23) 3. Sans repose (9:42) Line-up/ Musicians: Isabelle Nuffer (piano), Franck Coulard (electric piano), Michel Le Bars (drums), Jean-Claude Delachat (guitar), Patrick Singery (bass). Link removed by request

EIDER STELLAIRE - IV (1988, Unreleased album)

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

KAIPA - THE DECCA YEARS 1975-1978

Boxset released in 2005, 5 CD included the 3 Decca albums and 2 CDs with unreleased Material/ Limited Edition 3000 copies.

CD1: "Kaipa"
1. Musiken är ljuset (7:04) 2. Saker har två sidor (4:34) 3. Ankaret (8:40) 4. Skogspromenad (3:40) 5. Allting har en början (3:12) 6. Se var morgon gry (8:53) 7. Förlorad i Istanbul (2:24) 8. Oceaner föder liv (9:28) Bonus tracks: 9. Från det ena till det andra (2:49) 10. Karavan (2:54)
Line-up:
Ingemar Bergman / drums, percussion, vocal- Tomas Eriksson / bass, vocal- Hans Lundin / Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Grand piano, Yamaha SY1 Synthesizer, Harpsichord, Logan String-machine, Glockenspiel, lead vocal- Roine Stolt / electric and acoustic guitars, vocal.
1. Skenet bedrar (21:41) a) Uppvaknandet 2:43 b) Bitterheten 3:10 c) Hoppfullheten 4:44 d) Överheten 8:12 e) Vilseledd 2:52 2. Ömsom sken (3:17) 3. Korståg (5:19) 4. Stengrodornas parad (0:56) 5. Dagens port (2:34) 6. Inget nytt under solen (6:10) Bonus tracks: 7. Awakening/Bitterness (6:10) 8. How might I say out clearly (3:38) 9. The gate of day (2:26) 10. Blow hard all tradewinds (6:18)
Line-up:
Ingemar Bergman / drums, temple blocks, rattle & vocals- Tomas Eriksson / bass, synth-bass & voice of the Almighty- Hans Lundin / Hammond organ, Grand piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Mellotron, Yamaha & Korg synthesizers, Logan string machine, Hohner Clavinet, vibes, marimba, prepared piano & lead vocal- Roine Stolt / electric guitar, 6 and 12-string acoustic guitar and rattle- Lars Hoflund / lead vocal on tracks 7, 9 & 10.
CD3: "Solo"
1. Den skrattande grevinnan (4:46) 2. Sen repris (3:22) 3. Flytet (2:46) 4. Anar dig (4:05) 5. Frog funk (3:35) 6. Visan i sommaren (3:35) 7. Tajgan (3:25) 8. Respektera min värld (6:16) 9. En igelkotts död (3:40) 10. Total förvirring (7:25)11. Sist på plan (7:38)
Line-up:
Ingemar Bergman / drums, percussion, laughing- Mats Lindberg / bass, Moog Taurus pedals, percussion- Hans Lundin / Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes electric piano, grand piano, Mellotron, Mini and polymoog synths, Korg String 2000, Hohner Clavinet, vocal - Mats Löfgren / lead vocal, percussionRoine Stolt: 6 and 12-string electric guitars, acoustic guitars, guitar-synthesizer, percussion, vocal.
CD 4: "Kaipa live"
1. Total förvirring (8:42) 2. Skenet bedrar (16:29) 3. Visan i sommaren (3:23) 4. En igelkotts död/Ömsom sken (4:35) 5. Inget nytt under solen (8:02) 6. Copenhagen House-jam (5:48) 7. Flytet (2:54) 8. Musiken är ljuset (7:30) 9. Se var morgon gry (9:13) 10. Noice-village-stone-frog (5:49) 11. Oceaner föder liv (End part) (7:05)
Track 1-7 recorded at "Huset" Copenhagen Denmark 78.05.25Track 8-9 recorded at "Östanåskolan" Eksjö Sweden 76.03.02 Track 10 recorded at "Bullerbyn" Stockholm Sweden 77.04.07 Track 11 recorded at "Stenungsundsgymnasiet" Stenungsund Sweden 77.04.27
Line-up:
Track 1-7 recorded at "Huset" Copenhagen Denmark 78.05.25- Ingemar Bergman / drums- Mats Lindberg / bass, 12-string electric guitar, Moog Taurus pedals- Hans Lundin / Fender Rhodes, Minimoog, Crumar organ, Korg String 2000, vocal- Mats Löfgren / vocal, electric guitar, percussion, glockenspiel- Roine Stolt / electric guitar
Track 8-9 recorded at "Östanåskolan" Eksjö Sweden 76.03.02 Track 10 recorded at "Bullerbyn" Stockholm Sweden 77.04.07 Track 11 recorded at "Stenungsundsgymnasiet" Stenungsund Sweden 77.04.27 - Ingemar Bergman / drums, vocal- Tomas Eriksson / bass, vocal- Hans Lundin / Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes, Yamaha SY synthesizer, Logan string-machine, vocal- Roine Stolt / electric guitar, Talk-box.
1. Saker har två sidor (6:44) 2. Under stora gröna träd (3:01) 3. På färd (12:32) 4. Taktus (3:47) 5. Folke 2 (1:38) 6. Allting har sin början genom solen (5:07) 7. Cirrus (1:07) 8. Akrobaternas flykt (5:50) 9. Akrobaternas dans (2:31) (Homage to Samla Mammas Manna) 10. Nattens affär (4:06) 11. Karavan (2:51)
Line-up:
Ingemar Bergman / drums & vocal- Tomas Eriksson / bass & vocal- Hans Lundin / Hammond organ, Wurlitzer electric piano, Davoli synthesizer & vocal- Roine Stolt / electric guitar & vocal.