HOJE E O PRIMEIRO DIA DO RESTO DA SUA VIDA (180G LP)
12" Vinyl lp NL04.01.18
a tripped-out batch of hard jamming tracks from ex-mutante rita lee – recorded with assistance from all the members of the group at the time, but in a mode that’s quite different overall! lee is clearly the star of the show here – singing all lyrics with a much fiercer vocal approach than on her earlier solo album – pushing things hard to keep up with the jamming keyboards of arnaldo baptista and guitar of sergio dias – both of whom are working with the energy that would show up in the mutantes styles in the years after lee departed. one of the most compelling aspects of the record is the structure of the tunes – less conventionally rockish overall than the direction os mutantes were moving towards – and still with that strong dramatic flair that lee always provided when in the group. titles include -vamos tratar da saude-, -amor branco e preto-, -superficie do planeta-, -teimoisia-, -tapupukitipa-, -beija me amor-, and -frique como-.
a wild solo project from rita lee – done after the breakup of os mutantes, and offered up almost as some sort of commentary on mainstream rock in the 70s! there’s a much more straightforward approach to the music here – a sometimes-glammy sound that’s echoed by the band’s space-style costumes and makeup – but there’s also some weirdly old-style rock instrumentation too, almost like the way that an artist like gary glitter could fold the 50s and 70s together in his music, and come across making something very weird and new. here, the keyboards are almost stronger than the guitars – and rita herself plays moog, melotron, organ, and piano – on titles that include -tem uma cidade-, -menino bonito-, -mame natureza-, and -eclipse do cometa-.
entitled narita, the release is inspired by, and dedicated to, japan, and the tracks are a collage of all the experiences and emotions the producer has picked up there whilst on his travels. this release was also due to be the 44th on the label (which has now made it up to number 67) and so has clearly been cooking for a long time. once again it proves the man behind it to be focused on stripped back and hypnotic grooves, shadowy textures and subliminal synths that are abstract and truly heady. up first, sleepless is a spooky and hypnotic techno roller with icy pads and rubber drums that roll on like a haunted midnight train burrowning deep into your brain. ebisu is even more reserved, with just a light, skipping kick and tinkling, glassy keys suspending you in a wide open space of abstract atmospheric soun d. on th e flip side, mountain splitter is more urgent and immediate, with nervy pads this time racing alongside woodpecker precision and supple drums. it s heady stuff that really distracts you from the world before finally trance is a wash of grainy white noise and groaning synths that soundtrack a word deep down in the depths of the ocean. svreca is a master of getting deep inside both body and brain and does so in different but captivating ways with all four of these cuts.
wed like to introduce you to this giant of musical endeavour, the colossus of rio, as hes known. for eds sweetly agreed to be our point man on all matters smooth for this latest tstd collection, where we take a dive into an often overlooked side of brazilian music: brazilian soul, funk and aor. the 180 gram double vinyl is housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
lange hat uns der wiener elektronikmusiker klaus waldeck – zuletzt bekannt durch sein legendäres album »ballroom stories« (2007) – warten lassen. die vorfreude ist groß und waldeck hat auch gleich eine Überraschung für uns parat: sämtliche titel wurden auf italienisch eingesungen - und zwar von der fantastischen neuentdeckung, der wiener sängerin heidi moussa-benammar (»la heidi«).
waldeck selbst möchte gran paradiso als eine »spaghetti & western« produktion bezeichnet wissen: »gran paradiso, das ist einerseits hommage an den legendären sound des italo-westerns – andererseits spürt es auch den sentimentalen klängen des italienischen canzone nach - jedoch stets mit der nötigen ironischen distanz.« »italienisch... schon die sprache klingt nach musik«
der sound des albums trägt waldecks unverkennbare handschrift. gelegentliche einsprengsel von tango, dub und reggae runden dieses abwechslungsreiche sommeralbum ab.
alles in allem: ein entspanntes sommerliches album, das man auch gerne im herbst und winter hört, um sich daran zu erwärmen.
limitierte lp-version der beiden bisherigen eps des brooklyner soul-singer/songwriters nick hakim. geboren als sohn lateinamerikanischer eltern, wuchs hakim mit unterschiedlichen genres wie soul, hip hop, go-go und folk auf. zu seinen inspirationen zählen marvin gaye und harry nilsson. nick hakim verbindet das talent und die soulfulness eines john legend mit dem sanften indierock von beach house, versehen mit einem echo von frank ocean. die fachpresse ist voll des lobes für das junge genie.
jamaican sound system classics 1945-1960
hot on the heels of the release of 2lp vinyl collectors editions of both jumping the shuffle blues and jamaica selects jump blues strictly for you, comes fantastic voyages third compilation of us jump/shuffle blues recordings, as played on the early jamaican sound systems. jump blues jamaica way is available as both an 84-track 3cd selection and also a 28-track 2lp vinyl collector’s edition, and will be of equal interest to both jamaican music fans and connoisseurs of classic us rhythm & blues.
crossroads in cowtown explores a period in country music history when genres were being bent and boundaries smashed. focusing on western music, either produced in or influenced by californian studios and artists of the fifties, this compilation delves into the classic hillbilly sounds of the period and revels in the oddities created when disparate styles collide in the search for commercial success.
compiled by brighton-based dj shamblin sexton, crossroads in cowtown collects together a swinging selection of western pop tunes that brings on the hillbilly fever!
wed like to introduce you to this giant of musical endeavour, the colossus of rio, as hes known. for ed’s sweetly agreed to be our point man on all matters smooth for this latest tstd collection, where we take a dive into an often overlooked side of brazilian music: brazilian soul, funk and aor.