Sunday, 3 August 2014

Claude Larson - High-Tech: The Digital Sound Of (Intersound ISST 127, 1981)

I ripped this one in 2012 but for some reason chose never posted it (didn't quite offer everything I was expecting, perhaps).  This Larson post by Ma├»orov at just reminded me I should.  A small thank you for the wonderful collection he (and his 'suppliers') have made available over the years.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Jules Fioole & Orkes Simanalagi - Tjangkurileung / Bintang Ketjil (Irama NP 01, 7", 196-)

First track is a catchy rock'n'roll number from Jules Fioole which would be less interesting without the whole Calypso vibe to it (that's what it sounds like to my ears anyway).  Had to chop a few seconds in the middle unfortunately. for a stash of similar.

01 Tjangkurileung.mp3
02 Bintang Ketjil.mp3


Lilis Suryani & Ork. Seni Maya (Irama EP 143, 7", Malaysia, 196-)

Very difficult to make out the details of the release with the condition and choice of ink.

01 Baleuang Nu Geulis (Kosaman Djaja)
02 Barlina
03 Disendja Bersama Kekasih
04 Ingin Hidup Sendiri

Lilis Suryani appears to be a legendary singer of the day
The only tiny cottage in cyberspace are discussed in more detail than Wikipedia musical career of legendary artist Lilis Suryani , from 1963 to 1971, and so on ...


Koes Plus - Pop Melayu Vol. 1 (FMI FMLP 023, LP, Malaysia, 197-)

Not the cover from my rip (sourced from Henk/madrotter)

And the following are NOT the artwork for this release, but it was the closest match I could find when I was rummaging the old stock.  I hate to be responsible for splitting up an original package, but in this case the chances of them getting back together again were slim.  What was the alternative?  A lone cover would inevitably have been trashed.  How could you leave a lonely cover like this ...

Incidentally, anything you see on this blog is potentially available to purchase.  That's not the intention of posting here, but if you're interested, make an offer.  Otherwise .. 

01 Mari Berjoget
02 Janganlah Jangan
03 Jangan Iri Hati
04 Siapa Bilang
05 Kau Kembali
06 Indahnya Matahari
07 Mengapa
08 Jangan Kau Kira
09 Rindu
10 Oh Adikku
11 Tuhan
12 Rajawali

If you like this then Henk from madrotter-treasure-hunt is your source.  Many thanks to him.  Damn - he's already posted this album.   Too late - it's away.

Some scratchy Irama 7"s coming up that I don't believe are out there yet.

Related links

No Koes - Permisi Numpang Lewat (Segar SGRLP 2005, LP, Malaysia, 197-)

Picked up in Kuching, Sarawak/Malaysia.  A few more coming.


01 Permisi Numpang Lewat
02 Malam Yang Indah Sekali
03 Suara Guitar
04 Sepatu Baru
05 Zaman Edan
06 Melatiku
07 Manisku
08 Biarkanlan Daku
09 Tukang Bakso
10 Senang2 Bergembira
11 Bernaung
12 Siapa Gerangan
13 Sekarang Saja

Related links (search Koes Plus)
Cassette tape collection (vita) era of the seventies

If I locate the business card of the shop where I found the stash I'll post it here.  There's bound to be more.  Only so long you can sift dusty records in 40 degrees and 100% humidity.

This guy from the same place made it home too - if there's any ethno-archaeologists out there who can get me closer to understanding his history, I'd be very grateful.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Dark Matter - Live, Christchurch 2012-14

Three live (audience) recordings

Dark Matter - Live, Wunderbar, Christchurch, 23 Jun 2012
Dark Matter - Live, The Darkroom, Christchurch, 11 May 2013 (second half)
Dark Matter - Live, Wunderbar, Christchurch, 7 Feb 2014

Not much attempt to edit them - the 2014 show has 5 minutes preamble and tuning.

This post is to compliment the previous post, some small celebration of Dead C/Terminals playing this Friday.

Also a point worth making loudly: Siltbreeze have just released a Dark Matter LP

Listening to Broken on YouTube the most striking thing is background orchestration (horns/strings) in the recording adding more depth and seething melancholy to the proceedings.  A fine thing.

If at all possible I will communicate with the 'powers' behind, in which case you'll have the same LP available there for attractive local (=FREE) postage.  If you like the sound of that, say Hell Yeh (in the comments or via the usual social channel).

Label description:
Hold the tidings, reconnoiterers. This is a new set of songs from Stephen Cogle of Vacuum, The Victor Dimisich Band and The Terminals. Dark Matter stands with contemporaries The Renderers and The Puddle in exemplifying a “late” style of New Zealand post-punk—more concrete, more distilled.

Cogle’s vocal flourish stills reminds one of Roxy Music—a band that, recall, is only ten years older than Cogle’s earliest projects. The continued relevance of an ensemble like Dark Matter over Roxy Music can only be attributed to the richness of the musical moment that birthed it. Trusted names like Cogle, John Christoffels, John Billows, Joanne Billesdon, Nicole Moffat and Michael Daly continue into the 21st century in new combinations with new aspects to notice. But more than just an update on the Christchurch Sound, Dark Matter plays with punk nostalgia to craft an overwhelmingly romantic (with a lowercase r) pop record.

Too cat-like to be reflective, totally immersed in the garage rock impetus, their flat, gothic psychedelia is equal parts Chills, Television Personalities and Scientists, with the intimacy of Wreck Small Speakers on Expensive Stereos or Small World Experience. With a breadth of material fitting to the subject of “getting older,” Dark Matter is perhaps the most finessed document of Cogle’s vision yet.

The Dead C - Live, Super 8, Dunedin, 22 Jul 1994

As a precursor to this event
The Dead C and The Terminals

Here's an old Dead C set.

The Dead C - Live, Super 8, Dunedin, 22 Jul 1994

A lo-fi recording by yours truly of a lo-fi band on a totally shitty lo-er than lo-fi old tape. Managed to put it in my pocket the wrong way round after I flipped the tape for the last track, so you get a metronomic accompaniment of my artery with 'Angel'.  Perhaps seeking redemption, it's an updated digitization with Dolby-S - a raw version (yes, even shittier) from 10yrs+ ago with split 'tracks' is probably floating round in some collections.   Kim Pieters was recording the same night (a track turned up on the God Came Between Us compilation), and it's no doubt far better quality.  But this is what you get.

As this guy wrote:
The year is 1995 and The Dead C are playing at the Super 8 Arts Collective in the basement of a deconsecrated church in Dunedin, on New Zealand's South Island. After eight years together, they have fully developed their improvised free noise strategy: beginning without an end in mind, their 'songs' sometimes bear a vague resemblance to their records - then they lurch abruptly into unfamiliar areas -in a manner utterly alien to rock conventions.

Some Terminals related, here:
Dark Matter - Live, Christchurch 2012-14