Sunday, 28 October 2012

'O'Rang - Herd of Instinct (1994)

Deliciously deep and dubby, dark and disorientating, like a fall down the rabbit hole.  This is the first album from Paul Webb & Lee Harris, formerly of Talk Talk. It features guest appearances by Beth Gibbons (Portishead), Matt Johnson (The The), Graham Sutton (Bark Psychosis, Boymerang), Mark Feltham (Talk Talk) and Anthony Thistlewaite (The Waterboys).  I think you need to hear it.


01 Orang         
02 Little Brother         
03 Mind On Pleasure         
04 All Change         
05 Anaon, The Oasis        
06 Loaded Values         
07 Nahoojek ~ Fogou

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Archach (again)

Okay...there are 6 songs on this fine cassette and I don't know the titles of any of them so, as usual, any information you good people could provide would be greatly appreciated.  Anyone who's listened to the previous Archach posts will know what to expect, gorgeous pastoral Berber pop music from this Souss Valley superstar.


Get it HERE.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Musiques de l'Asie Traditionnelle Vol. 7: Java - L'Art du Gamelan

"The learned music of Java - one of the largest islands of Indonesia - is characterized by the use of a large orchestra based on metallophones named gamelan...there are several thousand types, the structure of which varies according to the kind of music they are used for, according to the period when they were built, finally according to the districts.  The oldest gamelan still in use nowadays date back to the hinduist period of Java, i.e. before the fourteenth century, and still have an extremely pure sonority"
Jacques Brunet

In sharp contrast to the often frantic gamelan music of Bali, these strange sounds emanating from Java exude an airless sense of stasis, or maybe the movement is slower than can be perceived, like evolution or galaxies being formed.


01 Gending Babad, mode Slendro Nem
02 Gendin Tejanata suivi de Ladrang Playon, mode Pelog Lima

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