a wild, esoteric mix of psychedelic funk, afro-latin grooves, jazz and italian / french styled library sounds courtesy of cuasares, an enigmatic studio project created by pianist / arranger / visionary waldo belloso. acid fuzz guitar, cosmic synth splashes, distorted organ, flute, vibraphone, trippy studio effects. originally released in argentine in 1973 as a micro-edition, heres the first ever reissue. includes insert with photos and detailed liner notes by eduardo a. elizalde pietruczyk (a.k.a. bubbling minds) and mike wallace.
heres an anthology dedicated to the 70s period of dolores vargas, known as the earthquake due to her wild and frenzied dancing style. in these songs, released 1970-1975, youll hear killer sound and production mixing funk, rock and pop with the powerful vocal style of the earthquake. including real gipsy-funk bombs like a la pelota anana hip or la hawaiana along with her bizarre cover version of chirpy chirpy cheep cheep and much more.
more demented, brain-damaging turkish electro-saz & synth drums galore by the mighty derdiyoklar duo, originally released in 1984! anadolu pop doesn t get weirder than this! these two turkish guys armed with electro-saz, guitar, drums and synthetizers were hitting the turkish market in germany where they lived, playing their sets of traditional flavoured electro-folk in weddings and circumcision feasts for turkish emigrants in germany. that crazy is the story, that crazy is their sound!!!
exciting compilation featuring some of the best 45s, released 1974-77, by anadolu pop singer gulden karabocek. baglama and zurna mix with synthesizers, bubbling bass and wah-wah guitars. traditional folk melodies fold neatly into nippy prog-funk arrangements that owe a lot to pioneering bands like baris mancos kurtalan ekspres.
second proper studio album originally released in 1976 by the king of turkish psych/anatolian rock. recorded in belgium with help from session musicians related to placebo, janko nilovic and mad unity among others, nick the chopper features lyrics in english, huge orchestral sections, and re-arrangements of many of the melodies from his masterpiece 2023. barı,ş, spent his whole life trying to communicate to the wider world outside turkey. this was his last attempt at doing so with an album before turning to a travel television show to visit faraway places and talk to the young and old, one on one. every production trick of the glorious 1970s was deployed to push barı,ş, up the european charts, and now they can push him right into your brain instead.
exciting compilation featuring some of the best 45s, released 1974-77, by anadolu pop singer gulden karabocek. on these tracks, originally released 1972-77, youll find a mix of traditional anatolian melodies and instruments like bağ,,lama and zurna mixed with synthesizers, wah-wah guitars and psych-funk arrangements.
famous for their matching, colourful suits and always-happy smiles, beyaz kelebekler (white butterflies) were a mixed-gender turkish band very popular during the 70s. they released one album plus numerous 45s in turkey and other countries like holland and italy. in 1976 during the last day of their european tour, just after one gig in cologne, beyaz kelebekler visited a studio of a friend which was still in construction. they decided to record a few songs, just for fun and for testing the new studio equipment. it was a very basic, one take recording, using an 8-channel mixer, a few mics and a reel-to reel tape machine. the result was an amazing example of anatolian psych-funk, featuring wah-fuzz guitar, flute, heavy drums, joyous male / female vocals. unreleased until now, here is the first ever release of these surprising recordings, rescued from the only surviving cassette tape.
12 disco-rumba-flamenco-boogie bombs, a time machine to the spanish boites and discotheques of the late 70s . the disco music, philadelphia sound and salsoul fever were also present in the rumba-pop and flamenco-funk scene of spain in the late ‘70s / early ‘80s. producers, sound engineers and studio musicians collaborated closely with flamenco / rumba singers and bands. among others, the production / studio work that genius josep llobell did for the belter label in barcelona is highlighted
from the archives of the legendary belter and discophon labels, ps has selected 14 dance-friendly tracks taken from overlooked lps and 45s. gipsy–funk sound, full of screaming flamenco vocals, funk drums, electric guitars, wah–wah, organ, electric bass, exotic percussions, soulish horns, latin and even oriental touches
the apparition of spanish female duo las grecas with their gipsy-rock sound in the 70s created quite a boom in the spanish market at the time and paved the way for other similar gipsy-rock duos. morena y clara were one of them. launched by bizarre flamenco producer lauren postigo, they released a string of 45s and three lps (highly sought after now) for the discophon label. they mixed rumba, flamenco, psychedelic rock, funk and disco music featuring an amazing production (heavy drums, fuzz-wah-phaser electric guitars, moog, hammond) over the wild flamenco female vocals of the duo. featuring their psychotronic hits like no llores mas, deje de quererte, buscando alegria and more.