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.
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
Saturday, 31 March 2012
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
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)
1976 Baris Mancho/Nick the Chopper
1979 Yeni Bir Gun
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
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
15. Bilbo K. [Instrumental]
16. Chronophonie 99
17. Loop 5
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Wednesday, 21 March 2012
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.
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.
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
IDA ANDREWS flute, vcls PETER BRITTAIN gtr, vcls ANTON CARYSFORTH drms STEVE "MARVELLO" DE PHILLIPS bs, vcls DEBORAH HARRY vcls WAYNE KIRBY vcls, bs, keyb'ds PAUL KLEIN gtr, vcls
***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
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
March 2012 -well, that is it. i am NOT doing my own uploads any more, getting too many hassles from MF and 4sh..so 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..
Posted by psychelatte at 12:38
Friday, 16 March 2012
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.
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
Evolving from student beat groups, Utopia /Toast, in sixties Bath, Gringo toured in Europe and even made a living with a club residency on the south coast of France. They were opening act on a UK tour featuring Barclay James Harvest and Caravan. Their recorded legacy is a quality album of pop-tinged progressive rock that still sounds fresh, with a lightness of touch and many distinctive twists. The song-within-a-song piece, Emma And Harry, is worthy of note, but all nine tracks are good. It is tempting to wonder if Land of Who Knows Where may have been inspired by a certain Caravan album released the same year! Gringo split and John Perry joined Spreadeagle but not in time to play on their only album. The Caravan connection reappeared and he joined that band in time for the Girls Who Grow Plump album. He played later with Quantum Jump, Curved Air and Aviator and did a host of session and solo work. Henry Marsh sampled chart success with Sailor, and Simon Byrne worked with Brotherhood of Man among others. There you have Gringo, an overlooked band and album, worth discovering. The B-side of their single is a non-album track. Tapestry Of Delights
01. Cry The Beloved Country
02. I'm Another Man
03. More And More
04. Our Time Is Our Time
05. Gently Step Through The Stream
06. Emma And Harry
08. Land Of Who Knows Where
09. Patriotic Song
10. I'm Another Man (single A-side)
11. Soft Mud (single B-side)
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
***Magna Canta - Gregorian Mystics -2 cd of Gregorian monks chanting in Latin to a dance beat! Great for Enigma fans!***
Note: this band made 5 albums including this one, but as this one includes all their songs you may as well forget the others..i dont believe the versions are any different either..great stuff anyway..
"Rhythms of sensual melodies com-bined with smooth euro style dance beats make this an ethereal trip hop groove based release that takes elements of world music, new age and dance music to a higher ground. Where past, future and dreamlike visions and voices of chant unveil spiritual hymns and angelic forces of light and dark opening a mystical world of beautiful experiences.
So wander into the world of Magna Canta and bathe in divine bliss and amazing stories of mist filled skies and silvery moon filled evenings as they embrace fellow travelers in an angelic realm of magic and mystery." (Amazon.com)
"This is very well-done, blending beats and electronica with beautiful gregorian chanting. Exactly what I was looking for! It's darker, moodier and more varied than Enigma. Better in my opinion." (Amazon.com)
2. Aethera Et Terra
6. Agnus Dei
11. Spiritus Sanctus
12. Sancta Maria
13. Pater Noster
14. In Excelsiss Deo
16. Lux Lucies
17. Sanctum Chritie
21. Close To Heaven
22. Celestia Organa
24. Hymn ‹
Friday, 9 March 2012
The "Souls Of Inspyration" were one of Canada's most obscure psych bands who recorded a real beauty back in 1968/69. Nice hammond / organ drenched psychy prog with some wonderful fuzzed out guitar and heavy vocals and psychy harmonies...what else could you ask for? At times this album really reminds me of early Deep Purple Mk 1 era with Geoff Mann like vocalizations (Twelfth Night Lead Singer). An excellent piece of Canadian Psych history.
Red Lake, Ontario soft-psych rockers the Souls of Inspyration made the requisite bar slog across Central Canada before setting up shop in Sherbrooke, Quebec in late 1968. There, they recruited keyboardist Raymond Cloutier, morphed their sound into a murkier psychedelic mix and toured Quebec with the likes of Vanilla Fudge and Tommy James and the Shondells, thus solidifying their fan base across the belle province. A battle-of-the-bands competition at Montreal's Man and His World exposition in July 1970 won the band a fortnight slot at the Canada pavilion at Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan.
Awash in accolades and promise, the band inked a recording deal before cutting their lone wax offering for the then-progressive Columbia Canada label (whose adventurous roster also boasted The Magic Bubble, Mashmakhan and It's All Meat). Peddling the same somewhat hoary riffs as their fellow Quebeckers Mashmakhan - breezy Hammond organ, airy acoustic guitar and buoyant but blinkered lyrics - The Souls of Inspyration lamentably founders more than it floats. There are pockets of potential here - 'Eyes of Nature' is blithe and spacious post-psychedelia, recalling Jerry Corbetta's brighter moments with Sugarloaf. However, much of The Souls of Inspyration - the drug-addled lyrics and limp songwriting to be specific - is best left to languish in obscurity. For psych completists only.
A3_Sun Shines In The Winter
A4_Dil Kusha (Hearts Happiness)
B1_Of Lambs & Wolves
B2_Eyes Of Nature
B3_Seasons Of Change
Souls Of Inspyration:
John Maciejewski - Lead Guitar and Vocal
Raymond Cloutier - Hammond Organ, Piano, Background Vocals
Mark Paradis - Drums, Background Vocals
Don Wilson - Bass
Great Compilation By Cappucino, 20 Rare Turkish Surf Tracks
'The Beginner's Guide To Bollywood 2' is another voyage through Hindi cinema, exploring music culled from the six decades since Indian independence in 1947.
CD1 introduces us to the faintly ludicrous but hypnotically funky world of Bollywood Disco, plundering dance tracks from the late ’70s and early ’80s. CD2 goes back a few decades to explore big band rock ’n’ roll tracks from Hindi films of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. CD3 is a collection of much-loved kitsch and exotica – novelty tunes, comedy ditties and children's songs from Bollywood's golden age.
You'll hear these shrill vocals, thunderous folk rhythms, crunchy guitars and ramshackle string sections blaring out of radios and televisions in most of the Third World, from Indonesian taxi cabs to Kenyan bars to Mumbai restaurants. It's the music that greeted the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan. It's the sound of Bollywood and it's the most popular music in the world.
1 Love Is Many A Splendoured Thing
Film: 'Dard Ka Rishta' (1982)
2 Rambha Ho Ho Ho
Usha Uthup & Chorus
Film: 'Armaan' (1981)
3 Jab Chaye
Film 'Lootmar' (1980)
4 I Am A Disco Dancer
Vijay & Chorus
Film 'Disco Dancer' (1982)
5 Jeena Bhi Kha
Film 'Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki' (1984)
6 Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki
Film 'Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki' (1985)
7 Ah Dil Kya Mahfil Hai
Film 'Hum Kisise Kum Naheeni' (1977)
8 Om Namah Shivae
Film 'Pyaas' (1982)
9 Main Gul Badan
Film 'Locket' (1986)
Bappi Lahiri & Chorus
Film 'Dilse Mile Dil' (1978)
11 Hari Om Hari
Usha Uthup & Chorus
Film 'Pyaara Dushman' (1980)
12 Auva Auva Koi Yahan Nache
Film 'Disco Dancer' (1980)
13 Krishna Dharti Pe Aaja Too
Film 'Disco Dancer' (1982)
1 Jaan Pehchaan Ho
Film 'Gumnaam' (1965)
2 Main Hoon Pyar Tera
Film 'Teesri Manzil' (1966)
3 Bade Miyan Diwane
Film 'Shagird' (1967)
4 Gulabi Raat Gulabi
Film 'Upkar' (1967)
5 Piya Tu Ab To Aaja
Film 'Carravan' (1971)
6 Motiyon Ki Lari Hoon Main
Film 'Loafer' (1972)
7 O Mehki Mehki Thandi Hawa
Film 'Bombay To Goa' (1972)
8 Duniya Pagal Hai
Film 'Shagrid' (1967)
9 Pyase Do Badan
Film 'Prem Nagar' (1974)
10 Karie Pyar
Film 'Talash' (1969)
11 Tum Ne Apna Na Banaya To
Film 'Upaasna' (1971)
12 Tum Jo Mil Gaye Ho
Film 'Hanste Zakhm' (1973)
1 We Love Sunday
Kishore Kumar & Chorus
Film: 'Anjaan Raahen' (1947)
2 Sunay Ke Sunday
Film: 'Shehnai' (1947 )
3 Are Tauba Are Tauba Yeh Teri Ada
Film: '12 O'Clock' (1958)
4 Tum PyarSe Dekho
Film: 'Sapnon Ka Saudagar' (1966)
5 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Film: 'Purab Aur Pachim' (1970)
6 Hum The Who Thi
Film: 'Chalti Ka Nam Gaadi' (1958)
7 Listen To The Pouring Rain
Film: 'Bombay To Goa' (1972)
8 Shola Jo Bhadke
Film: 'Albela' (1951)
9 African Dance
Film: 'Aamne Saamne' (1967)
10 Phoolon Ke Mele
Film 'Devta' (1956)
11 Koi Aaya Aane Bhi De
Film 'Kaala Sona' (1975)
12 Freak Out Music
Film 'Heera Panna' (1973)
13 Haal Kaisa Hai Janab Ka
Film 'Chali Ka Nam Gaadi' (1958)
14 Mil Gaya Ham Ko Saathi
Film 'Hum Kisise Kum Naheen' (1977)
Sunday, 4 March 2012
Orhan Gencebay (born August 4, 1944 in Samsun, Turkey as Orhan Kencebay) is a Turkish musician, bağlama virtuoso, composer, singer, arranger, music producer, music director, and actor.
Gencebay was born in the coastal town of Samsun on August 4, 1944, to Crimean Tatar and Balkan Turkish parents. He started learning music at the age of six, taking violin and mandolin lessons from Emin Tarakçı who was an old Classical Musician from the Ukraine Conservatoire. At the age of seven, he started playing the bağlama (a traditional Turkish instrument), and continued taking traditional Turkish folk music lessons. At ten, he created his first composition. At thirteen, he started playing the tambur, an instrument often used in Turkish classical music to improve himself in the theoretical and practical details of Turkish classical music.
During his high school years, he performed in Classical and Traditional Turkish Folk Music groups playing the tambur and baglama, taught music lessons in his own music courses, and took part in organizing community music centers in Istanbul and Samsun.
When he was sixteen, he became interested in jazz and rock music, and started playing tenor saxophone in wind orchestras. He enrolled in the Turkish conservatory in Istanbul, and studied there for four years. During his military service, he played saxophone in the military brass band.
In 1968, he released his first "free-style" single "Sensiz Bahar Gecmiyor/Basa Gelen Cekilirmis", and was rewarded. During the 1970s he released many singles in a new genre that is a fusion of traditional Turkish Folk music, Turkish classical music, Western classical music, jazz, rock, country, progressive, psychedelic, Indian, Arabic, Spanish, and Greek music styles. Even though some musical societies such as TRT named that kind of World fusion music recordings Arabesque music, Orhan Gencebay refused the term arabesque, saying it was inadequate to define his style. In 1972, he founded the Kervan Record Company, which became very successful, attracting many other talented musicians such as Erkin Koray, Ajda Pekkan, Muazzez Abaci, Mustafa Sagyasar, Ahmet Ozhan, Kamuran Akkor, Semiha Yanki, Samime Sanay, Nese Karabocek, Bedia Akarturk, Nil Burak, Ziya Taskent, Semiramis Pekkan and Ferdi Ozbegen.
Throughout his career Orhan has performed leading roles in 36 movies, has been a composer almost in 90 movies, composed of about a thousand works, released almost 35 singles, 15 albums, and dozens of MC's. His albums sold out over 65 million legal copies.
As a composer, film musician, and as a person interested in other musical cultures, Orhan Gencebay is one of the major exponents of Turkish music in the 20th century.
Editorial review from Amazon.com:
Finders Keepers present the first ever collection of musical works of Bruno Spoerri, the mythical character who used to work with members of legendary Krautrockers CAN and composed music for engineering companies and made motivational music for industrial sites and factories utilising concrete techniques, primitive sampling techniques and contemporary experimental psych-rock and funk musicians. Bruno also composed embryonic pre-Nintendo sprite-themes for the Germanic equivalents of It's A Knock Out and various Takeshi's Castle style fantasy sporting events - as well as educational robot sex films and art school cinematic anomalies. Packed with rare and previously unseen photographs and detailed liners by Bruno, and following the success of Jazzman Records long deleted and HIGHLY collectable 7" reissue a few years ago, this unique collection of Bruno's vast, and largely unheard until today, body of work is sure to go on to similar critical and commercial success!
fluffy, the human being. (forest lake, mn) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Gluckskugel (Audio CD)
for something off the beaten track, here's an extremely fun cd of music composed between 1971 and 1980 for various projects, including: some rejected tracks for a TV show in switzerland (1978), three tracks from an experimental film about an evening in the life of a striptease dancer (also 1978), an electronic work for a trade exhibition in basle (1971), theme music for a successful swiss tv quiz show (1972), music for a PR-disc made for an iron-foundry company (1972), more PR music for a company called "lansing-bagnall" (1971), and finally, music from a documentary film about an art exhibition in zurich (1980). lots of synths, keyboards, and electronics throughout. and it is all fun stuff. highly recommended for those who like something different.
Saturday, 3 March 2012
Friday, 2 March 2012
another of the very best albums of Mr.Manco!
Thursday, 1 March 2012
***Baris Manco -Sakla Samani Gelir Zamani (1976) -great RARE Anatolian album from this Turkish legend!***
NOTE** Most of Baris Manco's albums are very scarce and go for large sums even on cd, and the downloads available are unfortunately not top quality, but they are far better than nothing!
Istanbul born Barış Manço was one of the most influential Turkish musicians of all times. His musical style combined traditional Turkish folk music, türkü, with western rock and even funk. In 1962 Manço formed his first band after seeing a live performance of another legendary Turkish rock star Erkin Koray. After few own bands in 1960s and brief recordings backed by well known Turkish band Mogollar and reformed Kaygısızlar (his own band from late 60s) he went to form Kurtalan Ekspres in 1972. That band accompanied him until his death in 1999. After a serious car accident in 1967 Manço grew his signature moustache to cover the scars he got.
Sakla samanı gelir zamanı (a Turkish proverb meaning “save hay for a rainy day”) was the third album of Barış Manço after succesful Dünden Bugüne (1972) and 2023 (1975). All these were backed by the legendary Kurtalan Ekspres orchestra. Sakla samanı gelir zamanı wasn’t actually a studio album, but a compilation of singles released by Yavuz between 1972 and 1976. There’s plenty of different types of good tracks in this album. The hypnotic downtempo rare groove number “Gönül dagi” (1973), midtempo funky Anatolian rock number “Kalk gidelim küheylan” (1973) with nice percussion work and very oriental feeling. There’s also midtempo funky “Nazar eyle nazar eyle” (1974) and “Ölum allahin emri” (1972) which after a minute or so intro turns into a nice midtempo oriental funkrock song. “Lambaya püf de!” (1973) is a downtempo mellow song that turns into a nice oriental funk song in the end. The best track no doubt is the uptempo oriental funk song “Ben bilirim ben bilirim” (1975) with nice catchy melody and abreak in the end. There’s also quite hilarious music video of that song where the tempo slightly pitched up. “Ben bilirim” was later released on 20 Sanat yılı disco Manço cassette as a percussion driven disco version. Despite the variety of recording years and musical styles this album is a very strong Anatolian rock album. There is a German reissue of Sakla samanı gelir zamanı from 2008 with different cover and slightly different expanded tracklist.