Sunday, December 17, 2017

THE WOODENTOPS - WOODEN FOOT COPS ON THE HIGHWAY

Gary Lucas (from Captain Beefheart's Magic Band) added some slide guitar to The Woodentops 1988 album, "Wooden Foot Cops On The Highway".

Data has been added to the United Mutations Archives.



PHAROAHE MONCH

A little while ago, I wrote:

Rapper Pharoahe Monch sampled Frank Zappa's 'Excentrifugal Forz' on his "Internal Affairs" album.
Take a close listening 20 seconds into 'God Send' and you can hear the Excentrifugal woosh. It gets repeated a couple of times.


Some freaks might want to know that this album also got released as a 2LP set.
On the Rawkus label
And did I already mention that the very same Rawkus label issued an instrumental version of this 2LP set? (An instrumental rap album. Yes, I know...)




Data got added to the United Mutations Archives.


SUN RA UPDATE

A short update on the recently released "Just Outta This World" compilation of early Sun Ra singles.
The album was released in an edition of 500 copies.
So if you really need this, you probably shouldn't wait too long.






BRUNO VANSINA'S ORCHESTRA EXOTICA


February 3, 2018, in concert at jazz club 'Rataplan' in Antwerp, BE.

Bruno Vansina's Orchestra Exotica performing the music of Martin Denny.

http://www.brunovansina.be/exotica/video/teaser.mp4



FLAT EARTH SOCIETY - BOGGAMASTA

Finishing the weekend with "Boggamasta", the excellent (latest) album by Flat Earth Society.

The vinyl edition of this album counts 6 tracks, but it does come with a download code for the complete 10 tracks, as found on the CD.

Beautiful !!




PHOENICIAN DRIVE - TWO COINS


I recently got introduced to Phoenician Drive's first release ,"Demos".
"Two Coins" is their second album. Available on 10" EP vinyl and as a download on Bandcamp.

Check them out. This is some great stuff.



SINISTER SISTER PLAYS BARTOK

Sinister Sister is ready for a new chapter in their musical adventure.
Their previous project embraced the music of Frank Zappa.
More recently, they dived into the world of Béla Bartók.

Last Friday, the ensemble played a mesmerizing concert at 'De Singel' in Antwerp, BE.

Performed pieces included Music For Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Concerto For Orchestra, Romanian Dances n°3, and fragments from The Miraculous Mandarin Suite.

This was amazing.
Loved it.
Go see them.
I definitely want to see and hear them again !

Jazz / Fusion / Bartok


Jan 18, 2018, at 'Flagey' in Brussels, BE;
Feb 22, 2018, at 'De Bijloke', in Ghent, BE;
Feb 24, 2018, at "De Kleine Stooringhe', in Roeselare, BE;


Pieter Claus - Maayan Smith - Jan Ghesquière - Michel Hatzigeorgiou - Lander Gyselinck


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ORFEUS - 1973


Finnish band Orfeus performed Frank Zappa's 'Magic Fingers' during a 1973 radio session.
It got released on vinyl by Svart Records earlier this year.
Regular edition, black vinyl.
Also 150 copies on green vinyl.

Orfeus is best-known as the backing band of Dave Lindholm. They released two albums together (a studio album Musiikkia and a live album Lillan, both in 1974). However, the band was set up already in 1971 and like many other groups at the time, Orfeus started as a prog rock group. As such, it never released a single record. Pop Liisa 15 will fill this hole that has remained unfilled in the tale of Finnish pop music history for more than 40 years.

For the first years Orfeus didn’t have any material of their own and they focused on being a live band. When the group played its first gig on June 6, 1971, the lineup was: Hannu Salakka (guitar), Heikki Hiekkala (organ/keyboards), Klaus Stolt (bass) and Vando Suvanto (drums).

The Popstudio set was recorded on January 9, 1973, which means that the prog rock Orfeus would come to its end quite soon. In the 70s Finnish bands experienced very swift changes in their musical direction – altogether prog rock and its popularity was a very short period in the pop music history.

The set is a great document of what happened with Orfeus before the albums with Dave Lindholm. Even though it’s only four songs, it’s a diverse selection of different styles from blues to progressive rock. As such, it couldn’t describe any better a band that altered its sound many times during its short existence.