Sunday, October 22, 2017

THE GRANDMOTHERS OF INVENTION FAREWELL TOUR


THE GRAND (as in GRANDIOSE)  MOTHERS OF INVENTION
FAREWELL TOUR SPRING 2018

BUNK GARDNER  (with the Mothers of Invention 1966-1969)
DON PRESTON (with the Mothers of Invention 1966- 1974)
ED MANN (with Frank Zappa 1978 to 1988)
CHRISTOPHER GARCIA (with the Grand Mothers of Invention 2002 to the present)

25 Apr 2018 - Nieuwe Nor Heerlen Netherlands
27 Apr 2018 - Paradox Tilburg Netherlands
28 Apr 2018 - Jazzclub Nordhausen Nordhausen Germany
29 Apr 2018 - Stadttheater Landsberg Germany
04 May 2018 - Mühle Hunziken Rubigen Switzerland
06 May 2018 - Kino Siska Lublijana Slovenia
08 May 2018 - Metro Music Bar Brno Czech Republic
09 May 2018 - Lucerna Music Bar Prague Czech Republic
11 May 2018 - Beta Copenhagen Denmark
12 May 2018 - Stadttheater Oslo Norway


GENE PRITSKER

Gene Pritsker is about to release "Rite Through An Eclectic Spectrum".
Inspired by Stravinsky's "The Rite Of Spring", performed by his Sound Liberation ensemble, and recorded live at the Outreach Music Festival in 2014.

More info soon.




AKA MOON


Aka Moon released its first series of albums on the Carbon 7 record label.
Record label owner Guy Segers (bass/Univers Zero) has just made the first Aka Moon album digitally available on Bandcamp.


eponymous album from Aka Moon, from 1992 !

Fabrizio CASSOL (Alt Saxophone)
Michel HATZIGEORGIOU (Bass)
Stéphane GALLAND (Drums)


Saturday, October 21, 2017

THE RUDY SCHWARTZ PROJECT - GÜNTHER PACKS A STIFFY

Next in the series of re-releases is "Günther Packs A Stiffy" by The Rudy Schwartz Project.
The album was originally released on CD in 1995 on the Seeland record label. It got re-issued as a dowload-only album (remastered and with a slightly altered tracklist) in 2013.
Last week, it was made available again on CD. Actually, as a CDR-on-demand album by Kunaki.
Again, the tracklist has been changed but it's great to have this album in a remastered version on an actual CD.
Besides some instant classics ('Russian Roulette With A Condom' or 'Yodelin' Satan') and some excellent coverversions (Zoogz Rift's 'Would You FIB the FBI?') the album also includes a fine tribute to the late Frank Zappa (aptly called 'Frank').



THE RESIDENTS - 80 ACHING ORPHANS

  • the residents: 80 aching orphans
        (2017, 4cd, uk, cherry red records / mvd audio nrt box1)
"80 Aching Orphans" is out !
https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/80-aching-orphans-45-years-of-the-residents-4cd-anthology-book-set/

This 4CD set presents a fine selection. Most of the material was taken from the various albums but there's also stuff from singles and EP's plus a couple of live tracks.

Essential? I don't know.
But it's a superb collection and the booklet makes excellent reading (= extra info for each track).

Cherry Red also offered signed copies of this album. Usually, I'm not into this sort of thing, but I really wanted to find out how our Rezifrieds would handle this.
The result is quite funny !
in green (A Resident), grey (Rz), red (R.Whatever) and blue (REZ).




BOBUCK - EGG BOOTY

  • bobuck: egg booty
        (2017, cd, austria, klanggalerie gg261)
from the Klanggalerie record label:
The new collection of previously download-only tunes by Charles Bobuck is available and in stock. Egg Booty is the second installment in a series that collects free tunes previously available on the Hardy Fox webpage.

Charles Bobuck (Hardy Fox - (former) composer for The Residents) has a habit of offering free downloads on his website and through his newsletters.
"Egg Booty" collects 17 compositions that were made available in late 2016 / early 2017.
It's good to see and hear these on one album.

http://www.klanggalerie.com/gg261


I AM A RESIDENT

For their latest project, "I Am A Resident", The Residents are asking everyone to send in their version of a Residents tune.

After joining the I AM A RESIDENT! PledgeMusic campaign, fans will cross the line between passive consumption and active participation. Choose any song from The Residents’ vast catalog, record your own version and submit it. The Residents and their fans will then vote on their favorites which will will be included as part of the I AM A RESIDENT! album to be released in the Spring of 2018.

The various submissions can be found at :
http://www.residents.com/iamaresident/songgallery.php


ALAN SIMON


French Musician/Composer Alan Simon Releases New Compilation “Songwriter” 2CD Feat. Jon Anderson, Justin Hayward, Alan Parsons, Martin Barre, John Wetton, Mick Fleetwood and others!

London - Alan Simon is a French folk-rock musician and composer best known for his rock operas which are performed with collaboration from other noted rock musicians. Simon is associated with Breton Celticism, and his most ambitious works are typically on themes linked to Celtic myth and history. Simon has also branched out into film-making. Alan Simon is the creator of the legendary EXCALIBUR: THE CELTIC ROCK OPERA.

DISC ONE
1. CELTIC RING (Feat. Alan Parsons)
2. LES CAVALIERS DU VENT
3. WORLD (Feat. Brankica Vasic)
4. MORHOLT
5. THE ORIGINS PT 1 (Feat. Moya Brennan)
6. THE KINGS
7. LETTRE À YSEULT (Feat. Christian Décamps)
8. DIHUN
9. WAR
10. AD LIBITUM (Feat. Carlos Nũnez)
11. CELTIC LAND
12. BELTAINE (Feat. Fairport Convention)
13. SKYE (Feat. Skilda)
14. CASTLE ROCK (Feat. Fairport Convention)
15. DUN AENGUS (Feat. Martin Barre)
16. THE END
17. IN THE WIND OF THE CELTIC DREAM (Feat. Konan Mevel)
18. THE VISION (Feat. John Wetton)
19. ADELA (Feat. Jesse Siebenberg)
20. I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE (Feat. Jesse Siebenberg And John Helliwell)

DISC TWO
1. NO MAN’S LAND (Feat. Midnight Oil)
2. COME (Feat. Jesse Siebenberg)
3. THE ELEMENTS (Feat. Roger Hodgson & Dan Ar Braz)
4. DANCING HEART (Feat. Roberto Tiranti)
5. CIRCLE OF LIFE (Feat. Jon Anderson)
6. FAME AND GLORY (Feat. Fairport Convention)
7. PEACE ON EARTH (Feat. Heather Small & Billy Preston)
8. ANGEL'S TEARS (Feat. Jeremy Spencer)
9. WHERE IS THE WAY (Feat. Billy Preston)
10. ON THE ROAD (Feat. Justin Hayward)
11. JANGADERO (Feat. Cesaria Evora)
12. EVIL DAY (Feat. Roberto Tiranti)
13. SECRET GARDEN (Feat. Maddy Prior)
14. WORLD (Feat. Zucchero & Anggun)
15. MOTHERLAND (Feat. Jimmy O Neill)
16. SAMAN (Feat. Les Holroyd & Mick Fleetwood)
17. MARIE LA CORDELIÈRE (Feat. James Wood & Fairport Convention)
18. LUGH (Feat. John Wetton & Martin Barre)
19. DESIRE (Feat. Les Holroyd)
20. A PRAYER FOR MY LOVER (Feat. Siobhan Owen)



MORE MOONJUNE ON BANDCAMP

Moonjune Records keeps adding albums to Bandcamp.
Here's two more albums. The first one from Tony Levin's Papa Bear Record label, the second one from the L'Image Records label.





SUN RA LITERATURE

There's lots of books about Sun Ra.
I only have a handful but I do like to add the data of other books to the United Mutations Archives :

Here's "A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism", from 2016, by Paul Youngquist :


and "Prophetica", from 2014, unpublished poetry and prose of Sun Ra (first volume of three ; might have mentioned this earlier...)