Thought I'd stick this weird drawly fuzz driven classic up for your listening pleasure. For anyone that's not heard this it's an absolute treat, and I would advise tracking down the album.
The entire album was later reworked by 101 Strings on 'Astro Sounds From Beyond 2000', from what I can tell it was essentially the same tracks with string overdubs - which adds another dimension altogether.
As is my understanding the same tracks appear on The Haircuts and the Impossibles - Call It Soul !. I'm not 100% sure of the correct chronological order for these 3 albums, but they are all worth your time.
Give it a listen. You'll be pleasantly surprised if you haven't heard it, and if you have heard it, you'll be pleasantly reminded.
Jack Arel & Jean-Claude Petit- De Paris A Liverpool
David Snell – International Flight
Pentangle – Light Flight
Experience – Snoopy Travel
Barry Forgie – Mediterranee
Keith Mansfield – Funky Flight
Heidi Bruehl – Berlin
Big Jim Sullivan – TransLove Airways (Fat Angel)
Amedeo Tommasi & H. Caiage – Riccione
Brigitte Bardot – St Tropez
Jean Bouchety - Girl From La Mancha
Les Mogol – Ilgaz
The Ebbinghouse Sound - Turkish Delight
Janko Nilovik & Dave Sucky – Face to the World
Budapest Radio Orchestra – Lights of Hong Kong
Nino Nardini & Roger Roger – Bali Girl
Piero Umiliani - Dove Và Il Mondo
Barbara Moore – Fly Paradise
This mix started life as a bigger project to circumnavigate the globe musically, which was more than likely too large a task. Eventually I got impatient with trying to piece it all together and so started to cull off a number of tracks.
What we have here is the finished article, a 30 minute travelogue and tribute to the novelty of air travel in the 70's.
Fasten your seatbelt and extinguish your cigarette, recline and enjoy your flight on September 70 airlines.
There's something compelling about this track. I was listening through one headphone, and since it's mostly stereo seperated the drums and electric piano sounded for a little bit like it was The Mice Parade or some similar Post-Rock ish band.
There are samples to be had from this one I suspect. Lovely break in the middle.
Miki Sugimoto - Ballad - Melon Woman After (Intro)
Sou Kaburagi – Sex Hunter Theme
Gen Kaburaki- Worms Onsen Geisha M-3
Masao Yagi - Horror Girls High School Woman Blackboard Jungle
Kaji Meiko - Silver Butterfly, Migratory Bird
Toshiaki Tsushima – M-13
Unknown Artist - Wide-Violent Bloody Kiwi M-14
Sou Kaburagi – Sex hunters PS-C
Toshiaki Tsushima - Hisano and Hirotani
Hirose Kenjiro - Kenka Timon Game Woman M-5
Toshiaki Tsushima – At the Yakuza Quarters
Miki Sugimoto - The Ballad of Zero - Melon woman After (Part 2)
Masao Yagi - Woman Banchou M-2
Unknown Artist - The World Of Sadao Nakajima Track 6
Sudo Rica - Cold Generation
Shunsuke Kikuchi - Red 0 Division Woman Handcuffed M-18
Sou Kaburagi - M-11 Bloody Conflict
Toshiaki Tsushima – The Confrontation / Prières
Nihon Boko Ankokushi Ijosha No Chi - Kill Theme (with song)
I don't know if you can tell but I had an immense amount of fun doing this mix. It seems to be a tribute to fuzz guitar and wah wah pedal as much as it's a tribute to Pinky Violence / Yakuza style soundtracks from the mid to late 60's to the early to mid 70's.
If you haven't explored the genre of Japanese Soundtracks I strongly suggest that you do, there is a wealth of interesting music - Toshiaki Tsushima being one of the masters, also Hajime (So or Sou) Kaburagi.
Information is difficult to come by, just as much as the music is since the original text is Japanese - most of these soundtracks have been re-issued via Ultra-Vybe (Solid Records, Hotwax) and a lot of the tracks are doubled up on the amazing 'Go! Cinemania' compilations.
If you wish to explore some of the music - including the non psyche/funky material Wildgrounds is a good place to start.
If you wish to download '19 Killing Shots That Rang Out Under a Blood Red Sun' you can do so here.
I've been listening to a lot of Piero Umiliani recently, and to be fair, there's a lot to listen to. Piero Umiliani was heavily prolific during the 60's and predominantly the 70's.
I've picked 'Nel Villaggio' not because it has any wonderful breakbeats, because it doesn't even have drums - just subtle percussion. I've picked it because it's just a lovely little gem of a track that, every time I listen to it, I can't shake the feeling that I've heard it somewhere recently.
If anyone knows if this has been sampled or is used on a soundtrack - please let me know.
Newest remix, and it's a bit more light hearted and up beat than the last two. It's all too easy to be complacent and derivative, so I've tried to avoid the same general feel. I'm not sure what I was thinking using so many different versions of 'Aquarius\Let the Sunshine In' - but it works to a certain extent, depending on what I hoped to achieve.
Baris Manco & Kaygisizlar - Karanlıklar İçinde / Trip (To A Fair) [Sayan - FS-180]
Barış Manço & Kaygisizlar - Trip (To A Fair) (1968, Turkey)
There are some songs that just grab you when you listen to them, and this is definitely one of them.
I think I've professed my love of Baris Manco before, and I'm sure you'll agree this is a corker of a song. It's very reminiscent of something else - I get the feeling that it's like a Turkish version of the The First Editions 'Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)'.
Absolutely fantastic mix by Vinyl Miners on mixcloud. There is no track listing, so for all you enthusiasts of library, early electronica, 60's & 70's obscuriosities and dusty outsider music you can have some fun trying to spot the tracks. I did.
Please give it a listen or visit http://vinylminers.tumblr.com/ for more of the same quality mixing. As with my minor tirade on the DJ Alfonso post, it's nice to be appreciated so please show some support for the people trying to keep this music alive.
Gary Walker & the Carnabeats - Cutie Morning Moon (Phillips FS 1041 - 1968)
Gary Walker & the Carnabeats - Cutie Morning Moon (Japan, 1968)
Strange Gary Walker and Carnabeats collaboration which was a Japan only released. Interestingly it was co written and produced by Scott. Apparently Scott played bass on this as well. Well worth a listen, nice tune with a little bit of psyche groove about it.
Did you ever wonder what was behind the door of that boarded up old house? A hollow shell of brick and timber where the sounds of laughter and life that once filled it’s walls with warmth and hope has now been replaced with the creaks and groans of unrest and despair.
When you pass, for a fleeting second, you think you see a face at the window. But that can’t be, can it? No one has lived there for years. It’s a home in disrepair, unoccupied and alone. It’s a house that has lost it’s very essence, a house that has lost a soul.
This time, for some unknown reason, you decide to try the door. To your surprise it opens easily under your touch. The first thing that hits you upon stepping into the building is the smell. It’s the smell of neglect, and under that is the sweet sickly odour of past decay. Maybe there’s a dead rat behind the walls? Yes, that’s got to be it.
With a growing sense of unease you walk slowly down the hall toward another closed door. A chill runs down your spine, your skin begins to feel prickly with gooseflesh and you can’t shake the sudden sense of foreboding. You’ve seen enough old 70’s horror movies to know that this wasn’t your best idea.You curse your all so human curiosity and put your fears to one side.
You can hear a hissing and crackling coming from the room ahead.It sounds very much like the pops of static. After what seems an eternity you reach the door. You push it open tentatively only to see an old record player sitting in the centre of an otherwise empty room. You lift the arm from the runoff and place the needle back at the beginning of the dusty record, sit on the bare floorboards and start to listen…..
1Intro – The Sound of Terror (Cannibal Ferox OST)
2Stefano Torossi - Pulsation De La Mort (Obsession Dramatique - Sonimage - SI 813 - 1973)
3Guiliano Sorgini – Edna (The Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue OST - 1974)
I found this very recently on the toys and techniques blogspot just surfing around looking for obscure/outsider music to listen to.
As far as I can gather from the little information on this it is the soundtrack to a Russian Sci-Fi series much in the same vein as 'The Tomorrow People'. On first listen I was immediately captivated, if anything demands a high recommendation, this certainly does.
There's something compelling about Roger Webb, he seemed to have a sound all of his own. I picked this track especially because of it's otherworldly baroque feel, plus it has a nice little break in it.
1. Prelude And Dawn - Basil Kirchin - Abstractions of the Industrial North
2. Tropical - Nino Nardini
3. Afro Waltz - John Cameron & Alan Parker - Afro Rock - KPM 1130
4. La Gabbia (Sequenza) - Gianni Ferrio - Tony Arzenta (Big Guns) OST - Easy Tempo
5. Hold Up - Franco Micalizzi - Hold Up OST - Carosello
6. La Girafe En Ballon - Jean-Claude Vannier - Le Manège Aux Images
7. Miste Me? - Tandy Love - Turk Jerk - Fat City
8. Theme From The Persuaders - John Barry – Self-titled 7-inch - CBS
9. Dynamique en Tension N° 1 - Piero Umiliani - Effets Spéciaux - St. Germain Des Pres
10. Bedtime Bongos - Unknown Artist - Deep Note, Music of 1970's Adult Cinema
11. L'umo Dagli Occhi Di Ghiaccio (l'amore) - P. De Luca E I Mark 4 - OST - GDM
12. Crime Sound # 7 - The Crime Sound Orchestra – DM Music Library
13. Lamento - Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra - Changing Colours - MPS
14. Voodoo Dreams - Les Baxter - Jungle Jazz - Capitol
15. Spirit Of Summer - Eumir Deodato – Prelude - CTI
16. Anna (Générique) - Serge Gainsbourg & Michel Colombier - Anna OST - Philips
17. Suspense No. 1 - P. A. Dahan And M. Camison - Rythmiques - Tele Music
18. Fakelore - Anworth Kirk - Anworth Kirk - Pre-Cert
19. Suspense - The Karminsky Experience Inc - The Hip Sheik EP- Patterns of Behaviour
20. Vespucci - BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Fourth Dimension - BBC
The most recent mix by DJ Alfonso, and if I may be so bold to say, he never disappoints. It's always a quality and eclectic affair comprising of Library obscuriosities, forgotten soundtracks and general 60's and 70's madness.
There are very few people out there representing this style of music, every once in a while it imposes itself into the substrata of the mainstream only to disappear again.
Please support anyone trying to keep the spirit of library production music alive, and give some of their work a listen, you'll usually find that the collectors are very passionate and put great care and attention into any work they generate.