Thursday, 19 December 2013
Yes, it's THAT time again ..
Scratchy record (be patient with Track A3, it gets better), but one sure to warm yer cockles.
A1 Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
A2 O Little Town Of Bethlehem
A3 While Shepherds Watched
A4 Good King Wenceslas
A5 Away In A Manger
A6 Silent Night
B1 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
B2 Once In Royal David's City
B3 O Come All Ye Faithful
B4 The Holly And The Ivy
B5 Christians Awake
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Joe Hisaishi [久石譲] - Nausicaa [風の谷のナウシカ ドラマ編 風の神さま] (Animage ANL 1901~2, 2LP, Japan, 1984)
A Kaze-no Tani-no Nausicaa
B Kaze-no Yousei
Monday, 2 September 2013
No info online about this one. Just a random find that I liked from my favourite Sydney bookshop with hidden vinyl trove.
It's classical/romantic/pastoral, atmospheric, and heavy on the birdsounds. In fact it would barely be worth playing if not for the birdsongs. Sounds like a soundtrack composition with four parts Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter, each of 10 mins. Not unlike a Miyazaki soundtrack.
Feel free to translate the liner notes (and poem). Who are the k. ochida / y. ochida referenced for the poetry?
Where does this fit into the Canyon discography too (which is a bit confusing to me)?
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
More on related band: Picnic Boys
Worth noting - Hyphen Smythe is/was Kevin Smith, star of Hercules and Xena, and who died a few years back in a tragic accident on set, making this LP more sought after even than it might be purely on the merits of its own understated greatness. Lots of moving tributes online, including this from NZ On Screen.
Hyphen-Ears - What Are Stars? The Stars Are What Separates Us From The Animals You Sonovabitch! (TV Eye Records HYPE 002, LP, NZ, 1984)
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Mrs Blucher likes:
A sampler of rare New Zealand abstract/experimental independent music.
Originally recorded 1979-1985.
Featuring tracks by Graham Sinclair, Coalition Broadcasting Corp., Steve Roach, The Bad Dexters', The Picnic Boys.
And more synth/oddities, more post-punk/DIY perhaps... from the same artists and including Rome
More info and tracklisting: