Sunday, August 29, 2010

Monsieur Mo Rio - Click Et Craque (1990s Pop Genius)

Monsieur Mo Rio - "Click Et Craque"
Lp (Fucky 04, Germany)

Monsieur Mo Rio is a member of the Schwaben German collective known as Metabolismus. He has been making beautiful 60s inspired pop since the mid 90s. Starting with a series of cassettes and then records. His early cassettes are the best lo-fi Pop I've ever heard. Incredibly creative and hearkening the charm of Brazilian/French pop of the 60s. This Lp "Click Et Craque" is a collection of tracks from his early cassettes from the mid 90s. His more recent albums are amazingly produced at the Sumsilobatem Studio in Southern Germany.

Highly recommended!

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Monsieur Mo Rio

You can find more of his music here,
and you can buy his other albums here!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Kim Fowley - Automatic (King of the Sunset Strip!)

Kim Fowley - "Automatic"

Capitol Records, 1974

Amazing and hard to find album by this legendary Producer/Provocateur/Renaissance Man?!

This is my kinda rock'n roll!

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

HELDON - THIRD (French Electronic Psych)

Heldon - Third
Fance 1975
Disjuncta Records
Album is also known as "It's Always Rock n Roll"

"Electronic space rock of the highest pedigree – a brilliant third effort from Richard Pinhas and Heldon, nestled nicely in territory between the Cluter/Eno axis and Metal Machine Music – with perhaps a slightly stronger dose of proggish psych as well! The double-length set is filled with compelling keyboards and wonderfully snakey guitars – almost talking themselves with Frippish tones at times – but much more way out overall, and set loose on these long, extended instrumentals."

Drums - Gilbert Artman, Jean My Truong
Harmonium [Indian] - Ariel Kalma
Mellotron, Guitar - George Grunblatt
Synthesizer [Arp & Vcs3], Guitar, Bass, Mellotron - Richard Pinhas
Synthesizer [Arp] - Patrick Gauthier

Highly Recommended!
Buy the new reissue from Wah Wah Records!

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The White Shark - Muggy Bog 10" (1990's SF Undeground!)

The White Shark - Muggy Bog 10"
Nuf Said Records, 1994

I've been meaning to post this one for awhile. Here's a good review by Mark Gergis of Porest and Sublime Frequencies,

"A timeless solo venture from Mark Davies–the composer dynamo best known for his fame in the 1990s group Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 among other things. He was also the maestro behind the early 1990s classic Asian/Indian cover band, The Heavenly 10 Stems, but the White Shark is something completely different. It's heavily steeped in the weird and contains mosquito anthems, an existential optigon classic and other warped tracks of beauty featuring trombones, multi-pitched voices, tapes, sound effects and lilting cover songs from yesteryear. For me, this 10" is the perfect meeting of song, sound and length."

Mark Davis is currently living in Portland, Oregon and playing with the group "Girl Feelings."

Vinyl rip by your truly!

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The White Shark

Joe Meek - "Meeky Meeky Random Flakes Vol 1 & 2"

Joe Meek
"Meeky Meeky Random Flakes Vol 1 & 2"

Random and oddball unfinished recordings by Joe Meek. Legendary English producer who made most of his recordings in his London flat. A truly damaged visionary!

"Meek was obsessed with the occult and the idea of "the other side". He would set up tape machines in graveyards in a vain attempt to record voices from beyond the grave, in one instance capturing the meows of a cat he claimed was speaking in human tones, asking for help. In particular, he had an obsession with Buddy Holly (claiming the late American rocker had communicated with him in dreams) and other dead rock and roll musicians.

His professional efforts were often hindered by his paranoia (Meek was convinced that Decca Records would put hidden microphones behind his wallpaper in order to steal his ideas), drug use and attacks of rage or depression. Upon receiving an apparently innocent phone call from Phil Spector, Meek immediately accused Spector of stealing his ideas before hanging up angrily.

Meek's homosexuality - illegal in the UK at the time - put him under further pressure; he had been charged with "importuning for immoral purposes" in 1963 and was consequently subjected to blackmail. In January 1967, police in Tattingstone, Suffolk, discovered a suitcase containing the mutilated body of Bernard Oliver. According to some accounts, Meek became concerned that he would be implicated in the murder investigation when the Metropolitan Police stated that they would be interviewing all known homosexuals in the city.

On 3 February 1967, the eighth anniversary of Buddy Holly's death, Meek killed his landlady Violet Shenton and then himselfwith a single barreled shotgun that he had confiscated from his protegé, former Tornados bassist and solo star Heinz Burt at his Holloway Road home/studio. Meek had flown into a rage and taken the gun from Burt when he informed Meek that he used it while on tour to shoot birds. Meek had kept the gun under his bed, along with some cartridges. As the shotgun had been registered to Burt, he was questioned intensively by police, before being eliminated from their enquiries."

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Joe Meek