Sunday, 29 April 2012

***Mode Plagal -III -fantastic Greek Jazz with folk infusions!***

Mode Plagal, a pioneering jazz-folk Greek fusion group offering a unique approach to traditional music, has created a signature sound both familiar and refreshingly new, that has led to their album topping many lists of the best recordings of 2001 in Greece. This is a work produced with great care, with an international audience in mind, including excellent bilingual liner notes (with a special English-only text on the history of vernacular Greek music), and the high caliber (and high profile) of guest singers. All those things are simply supportive of the main ingredient of the album, the group itself. Propelling the music with a verve and dignity that shows both great musicianship and deep admiration for the original material, Mode Plagal reinvent it without betrayal. Joyful and vibrant, their versions are an adaptation of the age-old material for contemporary society, conserving the tradition's intrinsic value in a way that no amount of faithful interpretation ever can. This is music produced over centuries, where reinterpretation was part of its appeal. The skillful performances of that material have an easy air, despite the apparent novelty of the jazz orchestration. It appears that Mode Plagal thought long and hard about the way their music would sound, but then performed it with total abandon. The high point of this album, and the difference from the previous two, is the participation of four noted guest performers. They deliver some of their best interpretations on record. Savina Yannatou is her usual wildly improvisational self, but it's quite rare for her to allow herself so much leeway, certainly more than on any of her solo records with the possible exception of the live Terra Nostra. Theodossia Tsatsou, who is best known for her ethereal vocals with her former band Blé and her ensuing solo career, delivers a highly original version of a twentieth century drunkard's song. Eleni Tsaligopoulou offers a minimalist but highly effective version of an immigrant's song in a career-high performance. Yiota Vei elaborates and attenuates lyrics that in the hands of a lesser singer would have appeared banal. Her treatment brings forth the soul of the songs, especially on "Deli Papas." The importance that Greeks have been placing on 'levendià,' a traditional manly characteristic and a word that is really untranslatable, comes to life with her performance. That this is a song about a priest is just indicative of her ability. Also featured is Evgenios Spatharis, a voice that is familiar to every Greek as the chief contemporary performer of "shadow plays," a traditional theatrical form of Middle Eastern ancestry akin to a puppet show, where the heroes are visible only through their projections on a screen. That is the only one that loses a lot of its majesty for non-Greek speakers, as the hilarious improvised dialogue is impossible to reproduce. Mode Plagal have once again developed their particular niche, this time through the help of their esteemed guests, and it seems that the sky is the limit for them. Together with the 'Greeks & Indians' co-operative, they should be considered the pre-eminent ambassadors of the much-maligned vernacular Greek music in the 21st century, a worthy accolade for a group of rare musical instinct.» (Nondas Kitsos, CDRoots) PART 1 PART 2

Saturday, 7 April 2012

just a quick note from me

Hi fans, sorry i have been elsewhere engaged just recently. I have at .least 3 very good albums of different genres to upload very soon, so hold on a little longer! After the 9th April i will tidy up this site a bit & maybe get back into the business of posting more stuff. If i get round to it i may post the albums in a few hours from now..we'll see..

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Enigma (1996) -Le Roi est Mort, Vive le Roi!

This album continued Enigma's trend, giving it a slightly more modern, futuristic sound by combining the elements of Enigma's first album, MCMXC a.D., and their second album, The Cross of Changes. Michael Cretu, producer of the project, considered Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi! to be the child of the previous two albums, with the first being the father and the second being the mother, as indicated by the 19-second track, "Third of its Kind".

There are two editions of the packaging; one with standard paper artwork, and another with translucent tray and booklet artwork printed on a heavier plastic.

Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi! was nominated in the 1998 Grammy Awards for Best New Age Album and Johann Zambryski's album art design earned him a nomination for Best Recording Package.[2]

The intro track begins with a sample of mission control contacting the Discovery from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. The intro, including the famed "Enigma horn", is played in reverse for the closing track, "Odyssey of the Mind".

The track "T.N.T. for the Brain" contains samples taken from Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds. The samples are just audible, underlying the main music. They can be most clearly heard at the start and the end of the track, but are just noticeable throughout.
-shamelessly copied from Wikipedia.

"Le Roi est mort, vive le Roi!" Michael Cretu 1:57
2. "Morphing Thru Time" Cretu 5:47
3. "Third of Its Kind" Cretu 0:19
4. "Beyond the Invisible" Cretu, David Fairstein 5:00
5. "Why! ..." Cretu 4:59
6. "Shadows in Silence" Cretu 4:21
7. "The Child in Us" Cretu 5:05
8. "T.N.T. for the Brain" Cretu 4:26
9. "Almost Full Moon" Cretu 3:25
10. "The Roundabout" Cretu, Fairstein 3:38
11. "Prism of Life" Cretu, Fairstein 4:54
12. "Odyssey of the Mind" Cretu 1:41
Total length:


Enigma 1993 -The Cross of changes

Haunting, evocative, mysterious, and magnificent, Enigma's Cross of Changes offers nine musical explorations of sound and sensation that dazzle and amaze. The songs unfold in rolling waves, each more complex and richly layered than the last, yet each fully capable of standing alone as a musically satisfying experience. The standout track on this disc is "Return to Innocence", which combines Native American chanting, Celtic harmonies, and a deceptively simple lyric to devastating effect. At once esoteric and elemental, Cross of Changes is a fine example of the best the genre has to offer. --L.A. Smith

The Cross of Changes is a 1993 album by the musical project Enigma. It is Enigma's second album, following MCMXC a.D., released three years earlier.

The most notable song of the album is "Return to Innocence", which was released as a single and featured in several film soundtracks. A more rock-infused sound is present in The Cross of Changes, and the Gregorian chants from the previous album were replaced with ethnic-style world chants.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Second Chapter" Curly M.C. 2:16
2. "The Eyes of Truth" Curly 7:13
3. "Return to Innocence" Curly, Kuo Ying-nan, Kuo Hsiu-chu 4:17
4. "I Love You ... I'll Kill You" Curly, David Fairstein 8:51
5. "Silent Warrior" Curly 6:10
6. "The Dream of the Dolphin" Curly, Fairstein 2:47
7. "Age of Loneliness (Carly's Song)" Curly 5:22
8. "Out from the Deep" Curly 4:53
9. "The Cross of Changes" Curly 2:23

Total length:


***Baris Manco - More of his earliest & best albums***

NOTE: as i have stated before, the available files were not the best quality but his albums are not all that easy to get. certainly worth a listen though! I love him!!

1972 -Dunden Bugune (Daglar Daglar)

1975 -2023

1976 Baris Mancho/Nick the Chopper

1979 Yeni Bir Gun

Enigma - 1990 - mcmxc a.d -classic German New Agey ambient

1. The Voice Of Enigma 2:21
2. Principles Of Lust: Sadeness/Find Love/Sadeness (Reprise) (Medley) 11:43
3. Callas Went Away 4:29
4. Mea Culpa 5:01
5. The Voice And The Snake 1:41
6. Knocking On Forbidden Doors 4:22
7. Back To The Rivers Of Belief: Way To Eternity/Hallelujah/The Rivers Of Belief (Medley) 10:36


Saturday, 24 March 2012

***Jean Jacques Perrey (France) 2 of the best albums by Electronics legend***


Moog Indigo (1970)

J.J. Perrey was born in France in 1929. He was studying medicine in Paris when he met George Jenny, inventor of the Ondioline. Quitting medical school, Perrey traveled through Europe demonstrating this keyboard ancestor of the modern synthesizer. At the age of 30, Perrey relocated to New York, sponsored by Caroll Bratman, who built him an experimental laboratory and recording studio. Here he invented "a new process for generating rhythms with sequences and loops", utilising the environmental sounds of "musique concrète." With scissors, splicing tape, and tape recorders, he spent weeks piecing together a uniquely comique take on the future. Befriending Robert Moog, he became one of the first Moog synth musicians, creating "far out electronic entertainment". After establishing himself at the vanguard of electronic music as one half of Perrey & Kingsley, J.J. Perrey continued to pursue his own uniquely space-age brand of humor-oriented pop throughout the 1970s. One of the best examples of his work during this time is "Moog Indigo", an album built around Perrey's experiments with the Moog synthesizer. This album has been popular with the electronica crowd thanks to the presence of "E.V.A.," a funky synth excursion that became popular with remixers.

01 - Soul City
02 - E.V.A.
03 - The Rose and The Cross
04 - Cat In The Night
05 - Flight of The Bumblebee
06 - Moog Indigo
07 - Gossipo Perpetuo
08 - Country Rock Polka
09 - The Elephant Never Forgets
10 - 18th Century Puppet
11 - Hello Dolly
12 - Passport To The Future

With David Chazam - Eclektronics (2000)

01. What’s Up Duck?
02. Analog Dialog Listen
03. Loop 1
04. My Blue Morlok
05. Elephant on the Roof
06. Clones War Listen
07. Loop 2
08. Doc Tequil and Mister H.
09. Japanese Connection
10. Loop 3
11. Cyberbugs Time-Machine
12. 28th Paradigm
13. Loop 4
14. Neutronia
15. Bilbo K. [Instrumental]
16. Chronophonie 99
17. Loop 5



Wednesday, 21 March 2012

***Supersister -Present from Nancy (Netherlands 1970) great fun 'Canterbury Scene' prog***

Supersister can claim to be one of the very first non-British groups to play rock music that was progressive. Although Zappa and Soft Machine were almost certainly big influences, the ironic thing is that the group sounds more like Hatfield and the North or Matching Mole, who didn’t exist until several years after the group recorded their debut album, considered by almost everyone to be their best album. Another irony is that the group basically kept the exact same sound and style on their first four albums, with little experimentation with new sonic possibilities, but of course, those albums were recorded over a pretty short period of time. Supersister’s lineup was keys/vocals, flute, bass, and drums. The lack of a guitarist and dedicated lead vocalist gives their music a very open and spacious quality. The keyboardist sticks to organ most of the time, often with the Canterbury-style distortion, but usually clean. There’s also a lot of electric piano and piano, especially on later albums. The roots of the music are a triumvirate of jazz, pop, and experimentalism, with a significant amount of humor and a whimsical approach. All of the albums sound quite similar to each other, so if you like one, you might as well buy all of them. Basically half of their music is humorous pop music, sometimes with lyrics, and the rest is the progressive instrumental stuff.

Present From Nancy is usually considered to be their best album, and it is a good album. Each side of the album is a long suite of short musical ideas that range from simple to very complex, peaceful to loud and dissonant, and always-changing to very repetitive. The main unifying force is the sound, which leans heavily on organ, and only occasionally does the flute or bass have a very important role.

part 1
part 2

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

***Airto Moreira -Seeds on the Ground (Brazil 1971) classic and classy jazz with gorgeous dreamy female vocals***

Airto Moreira (born August 5, 1941) is a Brazilian jazz drummer and percussionist. Airto is married to jazz singer Flora Purim. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Airto Moreira was born in Itaiópolis, Brazil, into a family of folk healers, and raised in Curitiba and São Paulo. Showing an extraordinary talent for music at a young age, he became a professional musician at age 13, and his first landmark recording was Quarteto Novo with Hermeto Pascoal in 1967. Shortly after, he followed his wife Flora Purim to the United States.
This is one of Airto’s best albums, featuring Hermeto, Flora, Sivuca and Ron Carter. This is an acoustic recording, more like Brazilian folk music than the fusion styles of other Airto albums.


***The Wind in The Willows S/T (us 1968) Gorgeous folky pop-psych feat. a young Debbie Harry***

This New York group is most notable for the inclusion of Debbie Harry, who was later in Blondie. A dreamy album it has its moments. Aside from two cover versions of Don Everly and Roger Miller songs, the album's hippie flower-pop songs were written by the band members. The outstanding track being the hypnotic narration/chant There Is But One Truth, Daddy, which has a musical backing slightly reminiscent of Pink Floyd. The band took their name from the children's book by Kenneth Graham.

The album was produced was Artie Kornfeld, who contributed to the Woodstock '69 Festival. He also produced another interesting album, A Time To Remember!,which was credited to The Artie Kornfeld Tree.

01. "Moments Spent" 2:58
02. "Uptown Girl" 2:57
03. "So Sad" 3:15
04. "My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died" 2:18
05. "There is But One Truth, Daddy" 8:20
06. "The Friendly Lion" 3:20
07. "Park Avenue Blues" 2:40
08. "Djini Judy" 2:42
09. "Little People" 4:07
10. "She's Fantastic And She's Yours" 3:44
11. "Wheel Of Changes" 4:02



***The Sound of Feeling -Up into Silence" (us 1968-1971) -wonderful twin vocal (literally) jazz album***

"The Sound of Feeling was a group initially consisting of multi-instrumentalist/arranger/singer Gary David and twin sister vocalists (Alyce Bielfeldt and Rhae Bielfeldt (later Alyce and Rhae Andrece), who met in Los Angeles in the mid-1960's. The sisters had been trying to break as a singing duo, and had even done a stint in Las Vegas as showgirls, whilst David had been playing jazz in the area around San Francisco, following his discharge from the army in 1959. In addition to being proficient on bass, piano, and drums, he also sang and arranged. He and the Andreces, choosing the name The Sound of Feeling, moved into realms of avant-garde jazz that managed to incorporate elements of pop music, classical, and even folk sources, built around the sisters' unique, soaring vocal sound. Their music, a bolder variant of the kind of vocalise approach that the Swingle Singers had been burning up the charts with (and which the Manhattan Transfer would virtually patent in the 70's), made them too cutting-edge to succeed as more than a cult act in mid-1960's Los Angeles; a stint at a club called the Losers, on the Sunset Strip had them pegged as 'too far out,' according to David in his notes to the 2007 reissue of their two albums. But by 1967, amid the burgeoning psychedelic boom, the Sound of Feeling were in exactly the right position in relation to pop and jazz — they were heard by jazz critic/scholar Leonard Feather, who took to their innovative approach to jazz vocalizing and put them together with Oliver Nelson. The result was their debut album for Verve Records, with Feather producing, supported by Nelson on soprano sax, with Ray Neapolitan (bass), Chuck Domanico (bass) and Dick Fisher (drums), which earned a Grammy nomination. They were signed to Mercury Records following an appearance with Duke Ellington at the Newport Jazz Festival, which yielded their second album, Spleen, which — like its predecessor — got a Grammy Award nomination. The group continued working together until 1972 when David and the Andreces went their separate ways."


1. My Favourite Things 3:26
2. Waltz Without Words 4:10
3. Who Knows What Love Is? 4:24
4. Phrases 3:41
5. Circe Revisited 5:55
6. Hurdy Gurdy Man 5:29
7. Hex 6:12
8. Up into Silence 2:06
9. The Time Has Come for Silence 7:46
10. Along Came Sam (The Morning of the Mutations) 4:06
11. The Sound of Silence 3:37
12. Spleen 2:56
13. Mixolydian Mode from the Microcosmos, Book II 10:38
14. Something Big Bonus Track 3:33
15. Spider Man Bonus Track 2:44
16. Love Is in the Sun Bonus Track 2:24
17. Born With the Eagles Bonus Track 2:23
18. Spring Rain Bonus Track 2:41

*********************** Alyce Andrece — Vocals Rhae Andrece — Vocals Joe Roccisano — Flute, Sax (Alto), Sax (Soprano) Oliver Nelson — Sax (Soprano) Gayle Levant — Harp Paul Beaver — Moog Synthesizer Gary David — Marxophone, Piano, Vocals Fred Katz — Cello Ray Neapolitan — Bass Chuck Domanico — Bass Dick Fisher — Drums Maurice Miller — Drums Dave Parlato — Bass Emil Richards — Percussion


Saturday, 17 March 2012

***Annabouboula-Immortal Water-2010 US-Greece- gorgeous Greek world music beauty-DON'T MISS!***

Apologies for the shitty bitrate but i couldnt find another file.
still bloody worth hearing and you can get album on Amazon.
(if you find a better copy let us know by posting in the comments.)

Annabouboula are a Greek-American musical trio that flourished in the 1980s and 1990s. Its members were Anna Paidoussi, George Sempepos, and Chris Lawrence, who are based in New York, New York and in Athens, Greece.
The group's style was steeped in eastern Mediterranean music and in Greek music in particular. This is their last album recorded in 2010.


sounds extremely similar to

Beyond the Bosphorus

***Notice from Psychelatte

March 2012 -well, that is it. i am NOT doing my own uploads any more, getting too many hassles from MF and from now on i will just post to other's links...obviously i will check they work and will try to make sure they are the highest quality.

..if you find a link to a file is down (some of my more recent uploads have been suspended too), you can let me know if you like, but for quicker results, search for yourself on captaincrawl or filestube..

Friday, 16 March 2012

***Yma Sumac -Miracles (Peru 1971) -Rock with 4 Octave operatic legend voice!***

Yma Sumac was born on September 13, 1922 Ichocán, Peru as Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chávarri del Castillo. A singer with an amazing four octave range, Yma Sumac was said to have been a descendant of Inca kings, an Incan princess that was one of the Golden Virgins. Her offbeat stylings became a phenomenon of early '50s pop music.
In 1971, she released a rock album, called "Miracles" produced by Les Baxter and then returned to live in Peru.Yma wails, moans and twitters her way through a groovy electric guitar backing.
It's the Peruvian lounge goddess doing her wild, wordless 5 octave vocalizations and this is her only album backed by a rock band.
There are no lyrics here, just Sumac's vocal flights which ride over rock textures. Although the rock here sounds like it is straight out of the Berklee College of Music, jazz influenced organ courtesy of Richard Person, Chuck Cowan's guitar, the bass of Roger Cowan and Skippy Switzer's drums, all shine here.


***Nancy Priddy -You've Come This Way Before (uk 1968) gorgeous batty pop-psych!***

Musician and actress Nancy Priddy made her debut album, You've Come This Way Before, in 1968. She'd started out in the mid-60's, performing in Greenwich Village clubs with The Bitter End Singers and seemed uncertain whether to throw her energies into singing or acting but did come up with a classic album of 'psychedelic folk-jazz- pop' (my own ugly invention to describe what she did) which no one bought. Nancy dropped out of the music world in order to raise her daughter, the actress Christina Applegate, did some minor film and TV work but did come back in 2008 with an album called Christina's Carousel.


1. You've Come This Way Before
2. Ebony Glass
3. Mystic Lady
4. Christina's World
5. We Could Have It All
6. My Friend / Frank
7. Little Child
8. And Who Will You Be Then
9. On The Other Side
10. Epitaph