Thursday, 11 September 2014

Peter Jefferies - Live, Empire Tavern, Dunedin, 24 Jun 1994

Live audience recording to shitty tape cassette; Dolby B on

Electricity era (opening track).  A lot of old TKP tracks in this set too.  This would have been a bustling Empire Tavern on a cold Dunedin night.  Peter Jefferies live was/is an intimate and convivial experience, and although sound aint A1 you still get that here.  Bill Direen played after (I can upload that later).

Hat's off to Superior Viaduct for the vision to see the Electricity album reissued.
Lingering Sound stocks a small selection of SV releases in NZ


Saturday, 30 August 2014

Ustadz Ismail Hashim - Bachaan Al-Quran Al-Karim (MOEP 210S, 7", Malaysia, 197-)

Legendary Qari of Malaysia emerged champions Al-Quran National and International Level in a row at one time.

This guy is a real master in the dramatic pause.

Who does not know by Ustaz Hj Ismail Hashim. Legendary Qari of Malaysia emerged champions Al-Quran National and International Level in a row at one time. I believe the course peminat2 ART SONG AL QURAN in Singapore should be familiar with him. Currently I'm reading a book called ART SONG QURAN IN MALAYSIA. Moved heart pulak want Blogged laying his reading of this when I saw my name in the list JOHAN Recital that national QURAN AND INTERNATIONAL LEVEL. I love listening to melodious recitation of the Quran recited by him ... especially Surah Al Baqarah!  Hadith - Aisha reported: Allah's Messenger said: People who know how to read the Qur'an will be with the noble. As for the weak and stuck-tacky when reading the Quran and he was eager to read the Quran, then he is entitled to a double reward. ~ ~ Hadith Sahih Muslim I pray that God shed His grace on her soul ... Amen.

I have a duplicate copy of this. USD10 + postage if interested.

Do see previous similar posts.  These were all found in Mr James Bong's store in Sarawak.  He has 5-10 of each of everything I've just posted here - all unplayed (but the same quality from storage you hear in the copies here).  Good luck getting him to look for anything for you.  These antique dealers are more interested in checking their stocks.

Hajjah Rahmah Abdul Rahman - Berzanji Vol. 4 [Rag] (Olympian MOEP 208, 7", Malaysia, 197-)

Hajjah Rahmah Abdul Rahman - Berzanji Vol. 2 [Lagu Shikar] (Olympian MOEP 206, 7", Malaysia, 197-)

Hajjah Rahmah Abdul Rahman - Berzanji Vol. 1 [Lagu Shikar] (Olympian MOEP 205, 7", Malaysia, 197-)

Assembly ends at the national level is a program of reciting the Qur'an which is held every year emigration in Malaysia . The winner will represent Malaysia at the assembly ends on International Level .

Assembly ends at the national level which was held on March 8 in 1960 equal to 20 Ramadan 1379 Hijri year. This historic event was inaugurated by the first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra . All 11 states in the Federation of Malaya send their representatives to the event.

Competition actually read the Quran and the event is an annual tradition for many states in Malaya. According to certain sources and notes, Quran reading competition began in the State of Orissa by Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra in 1951 . Then in 1959 he also initiated the organizing Quran reading competition between Johor and Kedah.

The purpose of the competition at the national level is to lay a strong foundation of faith and spiritual development of the people of Islam , guided by the Holy Quran qurani next generation. This practice also is consistent with the spirit embodied in the Constitution that made ​​Islam the official religion of the country.

See also


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

Thursday, 27 February 2014

VA - Voices [First Book / Record One] (Argo DA 91, LP, UK, 1970)

Just noticed my last post was a Xmas one, which makes me feel distinctly slack.  So here's another.

Picked up from a record fair at the (wonderful) Auricle Sound Art Gallery (NZ).  50c odd, thanks!


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And via folkcatalogue's blog ("stuff about the Argo record label"), this review in The Gramophone from January 1969:

“Briefly, Argo and Penguin Education have collaborated to produce a set of records to complement the latter’s threebook anthology of poetry and pictures entitled Voices. The anthology is edited by Geoffrey Summerfield, of the York University English and Education departments, costs 25s. 6d. for the three books and has been very well received. The books give the visual and literary side; each record deals with a special topic (heroes, winter, jealousy inter alia) and adds further dimensions through natural, musical and ‘prepared’ sounds. Bands of a disc enclose elements of the topic, so the inbuilt variety might give you some Kodaly, a Rumanian wedding dance, Hardy’s poem on a country fair, a folksong and a movement from Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music. On another side, a Balinese choir, sniffing hedgehogs, a John Clare poem and an Enigma variation will find common ground.

“Although there appears to be no financial package deal, I would think that many people will want to buy both discs and books as it is rather difficult to absorb the poems at first hearing. In any case, one angle that the discs add is musical settings of established poems—two excerpts from Britten’s Serenade appear in this context. The orchestral music, from existing first-class recordings, is programmatic, thus adding possibilities of mime and spontaneous drama to the inexaustible discussion-points of musical and poetic imagery. Mr Summerfield’s introduction, which usefully appears on all six record-leaflets is stimulating, particularly on creative music-making.”

Band 1
Noises – knives sharpening
Band 2
The Devil’s Nine Questions (trad) – Peggy Seeger (1)
The Devil’s Polka – Ilona Porma kantele (2)
Band 3
Jabberwocky (Herbert) – n. Mike Newby, Archbishop Holgate’s Grammar School children percussion
Child’s bouncing song (Connor) – Children of Heslington Primary School, York
Jane, Jane (trad) – Shirley Collins & Davy Graham (3)
Band 4
Old Man’s Song (Mellers) – Trinity School, Croydon choir, c. David Squibb
Toward The Grave – Kaarina Kuivalainen vocal, Onno Kuivalainen kantele (4)
Band 5
The Seafarer excerpt – n. Sidney Bradley, read in Anglo-Saxon
Man Cursing the Sea (Holub) – n. David King
Sea Interludes (Storm/Britten) – Royal Opera House (London) Orchestra, c. Benjamin Britten (5)

Band 1
Pastoral (trad) – Sicilian shepherd playing open pipe
Shepherds’ Fire (Clare) – n. Peter Orr
Aunt’s Tantrums (Barnes) – n. Freda Dowie
Turf Carrier on Aranmore (Hewitt) – n. Peter Orr
Derby Ram (trad) – Peggy & Mike Seeger unacc. (6)
Band 2
Church bells – sound of bells in Zurich, Switzerland in Bolby B
Bells of Rhymney (Seeger/Davies) – Terry Yarnell & The Critics Group
Band 3
What’s What (Reid) – n. Tony Church
Narnian Suite (Harrex) – staff & students of York University, primary school children spoken chorus
Band 4
Chant before battle – David King
Janos Hary excerpts (Kodaly) – LSO c. Istvan Kertesz (7)

(1) from The Long Harvest Vol 2, Argo ZDA 67, 1967
(2) from Music from the Far North – Argo ZDA 127, 1967
(3) from Folk Routes New Routes – Decca LK 4652, 1964
(4) from Music from the Far North – Argo ZRG 533, 1967
(5) from Decca SXL 2150-2, 1959
(6) from Peggy ‘n’ Mike – Argo ZDA 80, 1967
(7) from Hary Janos – Decca SXL 6136, 1965