Thursday, 19 December 2013

Toreador Brass, The - Tijuana Christmas (Harmony Records SP 132, LP, 197-)

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)

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 風使いの娘
B 風の谷
C 風と人々
D 風の神様


Narumi Yasuda - Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind (Animage ANS2008, 7", Japan, 1984)

Narumi Yasuda - Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind (Animage ANS2008, 7'', Japan, 1984)

A Kaze-no Tani-no Nausicaa
B Kaze-no Yousei


Monday, 2 September 2013

Symphony of the Tiny Birds - s/t (Canyon C-1011, Japan, LP, 197?)

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)? 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Rare New Zealand abstract/experimental sampler, rec. 1979-1985

Mrs Blucher likes:
A sampler of rare New Zealand abstract/experimental independent music.
Originally recorded 1979-1985.

And more synth/oddities, more post-punk/DIY perhaps... from the same artists and including Rome

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Frank Herbert reads his Heretics of Dune (Caedmon TC 1742, LP, US, 1984)

Heretics of Dune is a 1984 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, fifth in a series of six novels. It was ranked as the #13 hardcover fiction best seller of 1984 by The New York Times.

Seems this might be available again ..
(though it doesn't look like the CD release happened .. ?)

Audio Collectors Items:

Would also like .. 
Dune - The Banquet Scene - TC 1555
Sandworms of Dune - TC 1565 
Battles of Dune -  TC 1601
The Truths of Dune: "Fear is the Mind Killer" - TC 1616


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

All Your Friends From The Magic Roundabout present Dougal and the Blue Cat [OST] [Serge Danot / Joss Baselli] (Axis Records 6099, LP, Australia, 1972)

"Blue is beautiful. Blue is best. I'm blue, I'm beautiful, I'm best"

"I'm watching these crazy mushrooms grow, like it's, ur very tiring.  Like.. like, exhausting."
"You know he's doing the Rabbit image no good at all .. "

Or watch it [79min]

Monday, 18 February 2013

Johnny Ukulele - Favourite Selections By (Capitol ST 1425, LP, US, 1965-)

Born John Ka'aihue, 8 November 1901, Kalani, Hawaii
Died November 1971, Hollywood, California

"Jungle Song" is the bird-shriek killer (in the exotica one-off hall of fame) and is the chief reason for treasuring this rare LP; otherwise it's good as Hawaiian-exotica and a standout in the very small field (no pun intended) of ukulele-led LPs"

A01 Ua Like No A Like
A02 Maui Chimes
A03 Hawaiian Wedding Song
A04 Jungle Song
A05 Blue Hawaii
A06 Tea For Two Cha Cha
B01 Hawaiian War Chant
B02 Wailana (Drowsy Waters)
B03 The Third Man Theme
B04 Kohala March
B05 Hawaiian Musical Box
B06 Black And White Rag

Download [link to come]

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Ofori Amponsah [Mr All 4 Real] - She Nika (Westide Entertainment, TC, Ghana, 2007)

The only thing bigger than Highlife in Ghana is Hiplife, and Afori "Mr All 4 Real" Amponsah was top of the pile back in 2008.  

Asked why he has released another album when songs on his award winning Otoolege are still enjoying massive airplay, he said “Trust me I can afford to release every six months by God's grace, mine is a God-given talent so there is no limit to what I can do.”

There's typos in the track listing, the order is different on the cover, and a strange extra track too.  Nothing unusual probably.  The typo in the warning also gives a vague sense the watermark claim may not be 'all 4 real'.  

But why pick holes..?  More importantly!

Sensational Ghanaian musician Ofori Amponsah aka All 4 Real, has said he is now a born-again, spirit-filled, tongue-speaking, heaven-bound Christian and has actually formed his own church, the Family of Faith and Love Ministries where he ministers every Sunday.