Monday, January 31, 2011

Achtung Rakete (2010) -Achtung Rakete



Artist: Achtung Rakete
Album: Achtung Rakete
Released: 2010
Quality: mp3 VBR ~224
Size: 67 MB




TRACK OF THE DAY - Seu Jorge & Almaz




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Sunday, January 30, 2011

TRACK OF THE DAY - Mt. Paiot's




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Mt. Paiot's on ICE-10

Arthur Lee (2009) -Love Jumped Through My Window [7" vinyl]



Artist: Arthur Lee
Album: Love Jumped Through My Window [7” vinyl]
Released: 2009 (recorded in 1971)
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 12 MB

"… a 7” single of two knockout tracks from the demo sides. “Love Jumped Through My Window” is cut from the same fine cloth as every heart-stopping Love track you've ever heard. The Love maestro is in superlative voice on both of these exquisite unheard sides." more info



Friday, January 28, 2011

The Mops (1968) -Psychedelic Sounds In Japan



Artist: The Mops
Album: Psychedelic Sounds in Japan
Released: 2002 (originally released in 1968)
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 173 MB

The Mops are one of Japan's best know "group sounds" bands, particularly noted for their psychedelic period. The group was founded in 1966 by high school friends Mikiharu Suzuki (drums), Taro Miyuki (guitar), Masaru Hoshi (lead guitar) and Kaoru Murakami (bass), playing mostly instrumental rock ala the fabulously popular Ventures. Suzuki's older brother Hiromitsu joined in later and became the group's main vocalist, sharing the job with Hoshi. The Mops started playing clubs and discos early on, but did not immediately distinguish themselves. In the summer of 1967 their manager visited San Francisco, and was very excited about the hippie movement that was booming there. He brought a copy of a Jefferson Airplane album back with him to Japan, which he impressed the Mops with. The band became enthusiastic about the new sounds, and singer Hiromitsu Suzuki especially became a big fan of Animals singer Eric Burdon. In what seems a fairly commercially driven decision, the Mops, prodded by their manager, became a "psychedelic band", and signed with JVC Records. In November 1967 they released "Asamade Matenai", which went to #38. The Mops album of April 1968 Psychedelic Sound in Japan, was full of flower power flourishes, including cosmic artwork, ethnic clothing, fuzz guitars and sitar playing. It included covers of the Airplane's hits "Someone To Love" and "White Rabbit", the Doors' "Light My Fire", the Animals' "San Franciscan Nights" and "Inside Looking Out", as well as the Mops theme song "I Am Just A Mops" (which later became a cult favorite after being included on the obscurities album Nuggets 2). more info



TRACK OF THE DAY - Garage Chanson Show



Garage Chanson Show & Koshi Yamada on ICE-10

Thursday, January 27, 2011

John Berberian (1965) -Oud Artistry of John Berberian



Artist: John Berberian
Album: Oud Artistry of John Berberian
Released: 1965
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 88 MB






TRACK OF THE DAY - Marc Ribot




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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Various Artists (1997) -A Forest Of Gold Tops In The Land Of Oz



Artist: various
Album: A Forest Of Gold Tops In The Land Of Oz
Released: 1997
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 164 MB





Monday, January 17, 2011

Various Artists (2010) -Java-Java - Indonesia Screaming Fuzz



Artist: various
Albums: Java-Java - Indonesia Screaming Fuzz
Released: 2010
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 98 MB

After the real savage compilations of Cazumbi and Zulu Stomp, Nosmoke Records attacks again. Now looking back to the Indonesian legacy of garage and rock'n'roll. Those bands wrote some history by themselves during the '60s and confronted the Indonesian regim12/28/2010e with music. Some of these bands migrated to Europe, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong and helped out creating a new musical movement called Indo-Rock. Bands like The Peels, Swallows, Tielmann Brothers or Rolling Beats have been part of that movement. Lots of fuzz and rock'n'roll, making their own revolution trough the fuzz pedal. Among these, other bands confronted the regime inside Indonesia, like Dara Puspita or Koes, among others. Don't look for protest ballads or even traditional songs here, there's only room for garage, raw beat and Indo-rock at its best.





TRACK OF THE DAY - The Dukes

Sunday, January 16, 2011

TRACK OF THE DAY - The Black Angels




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Jan Johansson (1988) -Folkvisor



Artist: Jan Johansson
Albums: Folkvisor
Released: 1988
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 147 MB

Jan Johansson (16 September 1931 – 9 November 1968) was a Swedish jazz pianist. He is little known outside Scandinavia, and his records are not widely available, though Jazz på svenska (Jazz in Swedish) has sold more than a quarter of a million copies, and is the best selling jazz release ever in Sweden.
Johansson was a native of Söderhamn, in the Hälsingland province of Sweden. Studying classical piano as a child, he would also go on to master the guitar, organ and accordion, before turning on to swing and bebop as a teenager. He met saxophonist Stan Getz while at university. He abandoned his studies to play jazz full time, and worked with many American jazz musicians, becoming the first European to be invited to join the Jazz at the Philharmonic package.
In November 1968 Jan Johansson died in a car crash on his way to a concert in a church in Jönköping, Sweden. His sons, Anders Johansson and Jens Johansson, run Heptagon Records which keeps their father's recordings available.






Wednesday, January 12, 2011

João Paulo, Peter Epstein, Ricardo Dias (2001) -Nascer



Artist: João Paulo, Peter Epstein, Ricardo Dias
Albums: Nascer
Released: 2001
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 134 MB

Nascer is a collection of free and personal performances of folk melodies, taken from both the Portuguese and Sefardic traditions.
The absolute origin of the music, as far as places and authors are concerned, will have to remain in question.
References to Portuguese and Sefardic roots only name, "thank" and pay tribute to the people who have been preserving the melodies' memories through time.
All melodies are born in certain places, within certain borders, but like human beings, melodies are also very apt to cross borders and travel though countries and centuries, in a non-ending voyage.
With this in mind, one can perhaps grasp the poetical aimings of the title, Nascer (the Portuguese "to be born") as a sign pointing to both music and life:
An active passion and a personal variation of silence.
~ Berlin, April 14, 2001 João Paulo Esteves da Silva






TRACK OF THE DAY - T-99



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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jan Johansson (1968) -Blues



Artist: Jan Johansson
Albums: Blues
Released: 1968
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 150 MB

Jan Johansson (16 September 1931 – 9 November 1968) was a Swedish jazz pianist. He is little known outside Scandinavia, and his records are not widely available, though Jazz på svenska (Jazz in Swedish) has sold more than a quarter of a million copies, and is the best selling jazz release ever in Sweden.
Johansson was a native of Söderhamn, in the Hälsingland province of Sweden. Studying classical piano as a child, he would also go on to master the guitar, organ and accordion, before turning on to swing and bebop as a teenager. He met saxophonist Stan Getz while at university. He abandoned his studies to play jazz full time, and worked with many American jazz musicians, becoming the first European to be invited to join the Jazz at the Philharmonic package.
In November 1968 Jan Johansson died in a car crash on his way to a concert in a church in Jönköping, Sweden. His sons, Anders Johansson and Jens Johansson, run Heptagon Records which keeps their father's recordings available.




TRACK OF THE DAY - Pink Floyd


Monday, January 10, 2011

Various Artists (2010) -Blind Choice Vol.2: Swinging And Swaying part 2



Artist: various
Albums: Blind Choice Vol.2: Swinging And Swaying part 2
Released: 2010
Quality: mp3 128-320
Size: 170 MB



Second part of my self-made compilation.

Various Artists (2010) -Blind Choice Vol.2: Swinging And Swaying part 1



Artist: various
Albums: Blind Choice Vol.2: Swinging And Swaying part 1
Released: 2010
Quality: mp3 128-320
Size: 180 MB



My self-made compilation. Enjoy!!

TRACK OF THE DAY - Scott Dunbar


Sunday, January 9, 2011

TRACK OF THE DAY - Гражданская Оборона


The Corporation (1970) -Get On Our Swing & Hassels In My Mind



Artist: The Corporation
Albums: Get On Our Swing / Hassels In My Mind
Released: 1970
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 121 MB

Collectors of rare psychedelic music may be the only ones aware of Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s, finest band of the late ’60s, The Corporation. Sure the band released its first record on Capitol and opened for The Cream as they blew through Middle America, but The Corporation both burned out and faded away long before they could enjoy widespread recognition. The U.K.’s Big Beat Records, long-standing champions of the re-release of forgotten and out-of-print vinyl in the CD format, have dug up The Corporation’s second and third releases – Get On Our Swing and Hassles In My Mind – on Wisconsin’s Age Of Aquarius Records. The package’s extensive liner notes are written by Wisconsin music authority Gary Myers. These nuggets reveal an ensemble that surely would have grown a following had the inevitable record company greed, money battles and chemical diversions not scuttled their plans.

Led by the handsome and talented singer Danny Peil, and backed by the Kondos brothers (multi-instrumentalist John on guitar, piano, flute, and harmonica and the younger Nick on drums), ferocious guitarist Gerry Smith, Hammond B-3 master Pat McCarthy and bassist Kenny Berdoll, The Corporation were quite adept at adopting the mind-enhancing sounds put forth by The Vanilla Fudge and Iron Butterfly. But The Corporation had designs on world domination beginning with Brew City and circling outward. Capable of wowing industry insiders and wigged-out fans alike, the band mixed hard psych pop with over-the-top six-string shredding and an ever-present organ’s Leslie-speaker swirl. The vocal harmonies were exceptionally tight and the lyrics dealt with the familiar themes of peace, love and altered consciousness. Songs shift direction without much warning and the musicianship is consistently impressive.

The Corporation had broken up by the middle of 1969, but they left behind an impressive body of work. This is a must-have release for those seeking out the best psychedelic music of the period. Maybe you didn’t think of traveling to Milwaukee to get your mind blown back in the day, but Big Beat has done a great job of showing exactly what you missed.
- Mark Polzin




The Corporation (1969) -The Corporation



Artist: The Corporation
Albums: The Corporation
Released: 1969
Quality: mp3 CBR 320
Size: 90 MB