Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dave & The Diamonds - Think About Love

It sounds like a Yardbirds-era Jimmy Page may have snuck in to play guitar on this. Available on Rare Mod Volume 3.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thomas Dolby - Ravivar Fiore

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

new Viva show (#108) in the archive

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Step Lang - Easy Love

Since this sounds almost as much like the Strokes as the A-side, I figure I might as well post it. Music by R. Cacciapaglia, lyrics by G. di Villahermosa. Listen for the squigglies on the fade.

Monday, May 23, 2011

10cc - Speed Kills

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Anne Cessna & Essendon Airport - Lost In Madagascar

The note that really makes it for me is the major-third on the word "ceiling" at 1:13. Kurt Cobain could have sung that note.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Freeez - Caribbean Winter

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Beatriz Milhazes Menino Pescando

Ben Webster: Over the Rainbow (Live at Ronnie Scott)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Vangelis -
Silent Portraits 1
Silent Portraits 2

Thanks to Hatchback and our friends at noncollective for the tip on part 2 (featured in the "Galaxy's Fountain" mix). Part 1 is an agreeable way to spend nine minutes. Part 2 is the sound of your life improving.

Notes on the LP, from discogs.com:

Created exclusively for "Silent Portraits", a project involving Italian photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri, who shot on Polaroid a series of black and white photos, mostly all portraits, of the inhabitants of the nation of Seychelles. The book and photographs together make up this project, and was published by Garzanti Editore S.p.A. in 1984.

The book has a clothbound hardback cover that measures an 15.5 inches horizontally and 12 inches vertically. It is 132 pages in length, filled with images on glossy paper. The foreword is presented in both French and English.

The music was meant to be played while looking at the photos.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

England's Glory -
Bright Lights

Friday, May 13, 2011

New Riders of the Purple Sage

New Riders of the Purple Sage: I Don't Know You

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Guy Pedersen - Petit Moujik De Nuit

voix homme - 5 guitares électriques

Monday, May 09, 2011

Paul Simon: Oh, Marion

Pick your poison...

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Head Hands & Feet - Safety In Numbers

Kudos to the lads in White Denim for unfurling this one in this mix; it's a stone jam. Featuring a cut-time-with-shades-of-half-time-groove that would make Leon Russell proud, and unprecedented verbal tap-dancing on the lyric "lookathimhe can't even dance." Featuring Pete Gavin on drums and Chas Hodges on lead vocals.

Available on CD!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

new Viva show (#107) in the archives

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Zoo - Hard Times, Good Times

Engineer : Bernard Estardy - Studio C B E
Arranged By Zoo
Photography : Alain Marouani
Produced By : Philippe Rault

...send a drink to the horn section, with my compliments.