Thursday, 22 September 2011

Catherine Ribeiro & Alpes - Paix ( France 1972 )

Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes were a French band formed in 1968. It consisted of singer and composer Catherine Ribeiro and guitarist Patrice Moullet. The other member changed through every record. The two used to be in the band Catherine Ribeiro + 2Bis, but decided to change the name after their first record. While their style was mostly folk and psychedelic rock in their first years, they also included elements of avant-garde into their music. Their lyrics dealt with mostly political and social issues, and they were all written by Catherine Ribeiro, who is also notable for her very special singing style, chaotic and expressive. They disbanded in 1981. ( info from wiki )

Tracks :
  1. "Roc Alpin" – 3:04
  2. "Jusqu'a Ce Que La Force De T'Aimer Me Manque" – 2:57
  3. "Paix" – 15:37
  4. "Un Jour... La Mort" – 24:33

Enjoyyyyyyyy !!!!!!!

3). "Paix" – 15:37

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

The Philly Crawlers - The Philly Crawlers (2011)

The Philly Crawlers are a four-member psychedelic pop/rock band from Kalamazoo, Michigan .
The album was released in 2011, though recorded in 2009-10 . It's a really great album with beautiful keyboards
and heavy psychedelic guitars . All the songs of the album are great and that's why it's really difficult to choose which is my favourite . I think " Door Hinge " is one of the most psychedelic songs of the album .

The Members :

Peter Damien Cook - guitar & vocals

Daniel Gast - bass

Nate Hartmann - keyboard, guitar & vocals

M.D. Wood - drums

01-sound czech
02-ragtime nuisance
03-hunger artist
04-advice for the dropout
05-door hinge
07-alls well in this house tonite
08-reel filler

You can also visit the band's website

Enjoy ! ! !

05-door hinge

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

McChurch Soundroom - Delusion (1971)

Mc Church Soundroom is an ecclectic psych free blues rock band . Their only album which was recorded is Delusion .
It's a really great album by all means. Their music can also be described as the German style of progressive rock . Really heavy sound with great flute.

Tracks :
1. Delusion (5:47)
2. Dream Of A Drummer (9:24)
3. Time Is Flying (6:17)
4. What Are You Doin' (8:31)
5. Trouble Part 1 (4:29)
6. Trouble Part 2 (5:40)

Enjoy ! ! !

1. Delusion (5:47)

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

IF - Double Diamond (1973 UK )

Double Diamond is the sixth album by British jazz-rock group IF . Material presented on this album differs very much from their earlier releases and somehow indicated more rocking direction .

- Dick Morrissey - saxophones, flute, lead and backing vocals
- Cliff Davies - drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Kurt Palomacki - bass, backing vocals
- Fi Trench - piano, backing vocals
- Steve Rosenthal - guitar, lead and backing vocals
- Pete Arnesen - piano, organ, synthesizer, backing vocals


01. Play, Play, Play (3:44)
02. Pebbles On The Beach (4:33)
03. Pick Me Up (5:02)
04. Another Time Around (6:56)
05. Groupie Blue (4:08)
06. Fly, Fly, The Route Shoot (4:26)
07. Feel Thing - Part 1 (4:16)
08. Feel Thing - Part 2 (4:53)
09. Feel Thing - Part 3 (3:17)

Enjoy ! ! !

02. Pebbles On The Beach (4:33)

Alice - Alice (France 1970 )

Alice is a French progressive rock band . This is their debut album which is full of great guitars, flutes,
violin and piano . Just listen to the first truck " Axis " and i am sure you will be very surprised of how powerful this band is.

- Jean-Pierre Auffredo / hautbois, flûtes traversières et douce, saxophones alto et soprano, violon, guitares, piano, percussions, chant
- Bruno Besse / guitares, percussions, vibraphone
- Sylvain Duplant / basse, guitares, percussions, chant
- Alain Suzan / orgue, piano, basse, percussions, chant
- Alain Weiss ("Doudou") / batterie, percussions, cloches tubulaires, chant

Tracks :
1. Axis 5:29
2. Onurb 1:20
3. Le Nouveau Monde 2:31
4. L’Arbre 3:39
5. Valse 2:32
6. L’Enfant 4:06
7. Extrait Du «Cercle»: a) Final. b) Theme 7:02
8. Venez Jouer I 5:36
9. Mexican Song 2:41
10. Venez Jouer II 1:12
11. Tournez La Page… 3:01
12. Fumee Grise Et Marrons Chauds 1:14
13. De L’Autre Cote Du Miroir [bonus track] 2:59
14. Viens [bonus track] 3:09
15. Le Nouveau Monde (version single) [bonus track] 2:47
16. Que Pouvons-Nous Faire Ensemble? [bonus track] 4:47
17. Je Voudrais Habiter Le Soleil [bonus track] 4:17
18. Il Viendra [bonus track] 3:12

Enjoy ! ! !

01. Axis

Psycheground Group - Psycheground (Italy 1970)

The Psychground Group is a really great progressive rock group from Italy !!! In 1970 They released this album where you can discover 5 wonderful songs .
The mastermind behind the members of the group was composer Gian Piero Reverberi , who was also the producer of
Le Orme and wrote most of the trucks .

01. Psycheground (8:08)
02. Easy (7:21)
03. Traffic (6:00)
04. Ray (3:02)
05. Tube (7:35)

Enjoy ! ! !

03. Traffic

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Axe-Discography (Uk 1969)

AXE were one of the most obscure acts in the field of psychedelic rock of the late 60's.
Only 6 copies were pressed in 1969 and that's why it's a very rare album.
Two albums you can find here. The album " Music " and a live concert
with the band performing cover versions of various tunes named "Live 1969".

The line-up consisted of Vivienne (Countess Vivienne according to some sources) on vocals, A. Barford (guitars). R. Hilliard (acoustic guitar), M. Nobbs (bass), S. Gordon (drums, percussion).

Axe - " Music "
1 Here to There
2 Ahinam (take 2)
3 Another Sunset, Another Dawn
4 The Child Dreams
5 A House is Not a Motel
6 Peace of Mind
7 Dark Vision
8 Strange Sights & Crimson Nights
9 Here to There (Live '69)

Axe - " Live 1969 "
Tracks :
1 Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody to Love"
2 Canned Heat "On the Road Again"
3 Traffic's "Mr Fantasy"
4 Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl"
5 Judy Collins' "Pretty Polly"
6 Tim Rose "Morning Dew"

Enjoy ! ! !

4. The child dreams ( from the album " Music " )

Monday, 25 April 2011

High Tide - Sea Shanties (1969)

High Tide is a very interesting band from the late 60's/early 70's UK proto-prog scene. The band was part of the Clearwater Management stable of bands that also included Hawkwind, Skin Alley, and Cochise, and their debut album Sea Shanties was on the Liberty/United Artists label.It is such a wonderful LP, made up of Tony Hill (guitar/vocals/keyboards), Simon House (violin/keyboards), Peter Pavli (bass) and Roger Hadden (drums), these four musicians mustered together some powerful sounds here on their debut, complete with plenty of bone crunching and doomy guitar riffs, wah-wah solos, soaring violin flights, raging organ, pounding drums, and a Jim Morrison-influenced vocal attack.

1. Futilist's Lament (5:20)
2. Death Warmed Up (9:12)
3. Pushed, But Not Forgotten (4:47)
4. Walkin Down Their Outlook (5:00)
5. Missing Out (9:42)
6. Nowhere (5:57)

Enjoy ! ! !

1.Futilist's Lament (5:20)

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Advancement - The Advancement (US 1969)

Only album by the obscure US West Coast instrumental sextet The Advancement, established by the bassist Lou Kabok and drummer Hal Gordon, both members at the time of the famous Hungarian guitarist Gabor Szabo’s quintet.
This beautiful and obscure gem is one of the earliest examples of Fusion, with the distinct West Coast Jazz influence, tasteful, relaxed and cool. Very melodic, with some great writing and arranging by the band members, this music is quite different from the Fusion mainstream, and therefore unique.

01 - Juliet.
02 - Painful Struggle.
03 - Stone Folk.
04 - Grass Mass.
05 - Sunflower.
06 - She.
07 - Moorish Mode.
08 - Hobo Express.
09 - Child At Play.
10 - Fall Out.

05. Sunflower

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Bent Wind - Sussex (1969)

The Toronto, Ontario, psychedelic rock band Bent Wind got its sporadic start in 1969.
The first album Sussex can be described as hard rock complete with blues-mauling guitar riffs, with some nice haunting harmonies and occasional delicate, one of the last gasps of garage-psychedelia.

1. Touch Of Red
2. Riverside
3. The Lions
4. Going To The City
5. Hate
6. Look At Love
7. Mistify
8. Sacred Cows
Bonus track:
9.Castles Made Of Man [single track]

Enjoy ! ! !


Friday, 22 April 2011

Iron Claw - Dismorphophobia (1970-74)

(review by Alex
Wilson - Iron Claw bassist).

Formed in the summer of '69 in Dumfries, Scotland, by yours truly on bass gtr, I recruited Jimmy Ronnie, 15 years old, on lead gtr, and Ian McDougall, 15 years old, on drums. They were, quite simply, the best local musicians on their respective instruments even at that young age.

We were heavily influenced by seeing Black Sabbath in November 1969 playing at Dumfries Youth Club, playing their, as yet, unreleased first LP. (By the way, it cost 12 pence admission to see them, that's approx. 20 cents!).

I still have a tape recording of that evening, it's very rough but you can hear Sabbath's original style.....

We decided to start writing our own songs, and recruited a vocalist, Mike Waller, 16 years old, in December 1969 who was also from Dumfries.

Although we started by playing Sabbath covers (eg Warpigs, our live version recorded with the original Sabbath lyrics on 16th July 1970 at Moffat, Scotland), we realised we had to get our own material, and in Edinburgh, 17th September 1970 made our first attempt at a studio recording, 2 songs, "Mist Eye" and "Sabotage", recorded and mixed on the same night on a 4-track machine.

Then on 5th December 1970, we travelled to London and recorded our first attempt at an LP, 8 songs recorded and mixed on a 4-track machine, again all in one day, with only one guitar overdub.

This first LP, entitled "Claustrophobia" featured a "heavy" side, and a side with what we hoped could be potential singles.

Black Sabbath were touring with Curved Air in January 1971, and since we were still big fans, met them after their Edinburgh show.

They remembered us from Dumfries and other shows we'd been to, and asked for a copy of the LP tape.

We travelled to Newcastle the following night and gave them a copy of the tape to see if they could help us on our quest for a record company.

The next thing we knew we were getting warned off with a threat of being sued for sounding too much like them!.... Mike Waller left mid-May 1971 and thus came to an end the first incarnation of Iron Claw...

Jimmy Ronnie (guitar)
Wullie Davidson (lead vocals, flute, harmonica)
Alex Wilson (bass)
Billy Lyall (Mellotron, piano, saxophone, percussion)
Ian McDougall (drums, percussion)

Tracks :
1 Claustrophobia 5:05
2 Let It Grow 2:42
3 Gonna Be Free 3:37
4 Lightning 3:35
5 Pavement Artist 5:16
6 Loving You 2:34
7 All I Really Need 3:13
8 Take Me Back 5:06
9 Knock 'Em Dead 2:51
10 Winter 6:00
11 Strait-Jacket 4:52
12 Rock Band Blues 4:08
13 Real Mean Rocker 3:17
14 Spider's Web 3:11

Enjoy ! ! !

10. Winter (6:00)

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Can - Soundtracks (Germany 1970)

Can earned commissions recording music for several obscure independent German films between 1969 and 1970.
Soundtracks catches the band in a moment of transition - they have just been left by Mooney, so the album is a mixed bag, featuring Malcolm on two of the cuts and the new vocalist, the famous Japanese busker Damo Suzuki. What's so incredibly fascinating about all of these tracks is how excellently they manage to combine experimentation, innovativeness and weird sound textures. There are beautiful melodies all over the place and
the undisputed highlight of the album is the great 15-minute jam "Mother Sky." It is just amazing.

1. Deadlock — 3:25
2. Tango Whiskyman — 4:02
3. Deadlock — 1:40
4. "Don't turn the Light on," leave me alone — 3:42
5. Soul Desert — 3:46
6. Mother Sky — 14:30
7. She brings the Rain — 4:04

Enjoy ! ! !

1. Mother Sky ( 14:30)