mercredi 23 février 2011

Ekseption - "Classic In Pop"


Alec Empire - "The Geist Of Alec Empire" Compilation (1997, Geist Records)

Alec Empire
"The Geist Of Alec Empire"

CD1   CD2   CD3

This is a 3 CD box compiling Alec Empire's ambiant works for Mille Plateaux Records. This is also the first release of his label Geist (a label part of DHR). All of these tracks were made before he turned to experimental breakbeat, or are concomittent to his first breakbeat experiences.


mercredi 9 février 2011

Nintendo Teenage Robots - "We Punk Einheit !" (1999, DHR)

Nintendo Teenage Robots
(1999, DHR)
DHR Limited 008

Behind this bandname lies an Alec Empire solo act of electronic music
created with Trippy-H, the sequencer that is part of the Nintendo Game Boy Camera, in Berlin 8/1998.

As it is particularly difficult to tell where a track ends and the next one starts, I finally decided (after a few infructuous trys and a headache) to encode as one track each of the four sides.

Björk Guðmundsdóttir - "Björk" (1977, Fálkinn)

Björk Guðmundsdóttir 
(1977, Fálkinn)

Björk's debut album when she was just a kid...
(need I add that I don't own this one ?!!!)

Björk Guðmundsdóttir & Tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar - "Gling-Gló" (1990, Smekkleysa)

Björk Guðmundsdóttir (aka Björk !!!) & Tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar
 (1990, Smekkleysa)

discogs info

Björk Guðmundsdóttir... aka Björk ! This one is definitely not difficult to find, and I don't even own it !
...But if you were looking for it, or didn't know about it yet, well here it is...
(next Björk post will be her debut album when she was a little girl)

Future Sound Of London - ISDN Transmission on french radio

Future Sound Of London
FUN RADIO live broadcast

After some investigation, this is apparently transmission n°6 from 1997... These files are now on sale and distributed by The Pod Room... which made them appear on discogs ! (But what is still puzzling is that the show is said to be lasting 30 min. and mine is approx 60min...)

discogs info HERE

Future Sound Of London never performed live but they sent their  music live all over the world through ISDN transmissions. This one was  sent to France and broadcasted in direct on french radio FUN RADIO.
The original transmission also contained a video show that was projected in Paris (but I don't remember where).
Recently I found an old tape with this transmission and thought it could be of interest that I share it here.
It has nothing to do with the album they called "ISDN", and is more in the mood of their "Dead Cities" album.  At times they also speak a few words in french and drop a few quotations from french movies.

dimanche 6 février 2011

Nono Le Petit Robot - "A la manière de Nono" (1982, Saban Records)

Nono Le Petit Robot 
(1982, Saban Records)

Astor Piazzolla - "Mundial 78" (1978, Barclay)

Astor Piazzolla 
(1978, Barclay)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer / Mussorgsky - "Pictures At An Exhibition" (1971, E.G. Records)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer / Mussorgsky 
 (1971, E.G. Records)

ELP's rendition of Mussorgsky masterpiece recorded live.

Ennio Morricone / Joan Baez - "Sacco & Vanzetti" OST

Ennio Morricone / Joan Baez 
"Sacco & Vanzetti" 


Shirley Bassey - "Live at Carnegie Hall" (1973, United Artists Records)

Shirley Bassey 
 (1973, United Artists Records)
-double LP-

Pierre Arvay - "Images Symphoniques"

Pierre Arvay 

Contemporary symphonic suites by Pierre Arvay, famous library composer (who also wrote the french children series "Aglae et Sidonie" soundtrack !). This is truely an amazing score. It's dark, fantastic, enigmatic and powerful.

Harry Nilsson - "Popeye" OST - French version (1981, Paramount)

Harry Nilsson 
OST - French version
 (1981, Paramount)

This movie was directed by Robert Altman, and Popeye was played by Robin Williams (...Whoelse ?!)
The songs in their french versions are sung by Jacques Balutin (as Popeye) and Anne Germain (as Olive).

Various Artists - "The Boyfriend" OST (1971, Columbia)

Various Artists 
 (1971, Columbia)

A musical directed by Ken Russell, with Twiggy acting and singing.

Hugo Montenegro - "(music from) The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" (1968, RCA)

Hugo Montenegro 
 (1968, RCA)

Various Artists - "Dig The Slowness" (2002, Sanctuary Records)

Various Artists
(2002, Sanctuary Records)


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Les Vierges - "Les Vierges" (1986)

Les Vierges

Les Vierges is a psychobilly french band from Montpellier. 
Pascal Comelade plays with them on this record, although he doesn't do a lot,
except for a few noises an organ on the last track.

The Sparks - "Tryouts For The Human Race" -12"- (1979, Virgin)

The Sparks 
 (1979, Virgin)