* Ceremony of Dreams / It Comes with the Breezes (C60 Mixtape) *

This is a “C60″ Mixtape featuring on side A a mix of classical ambient tunes from 7”, I bought lately, some italian and french “Giallo” inspired film music tracks as well as outtakes and excerpts from the record “Ceremony of Dreams” by the Entourage Music and Theatre Ensemble” that has been recently reissued by Tompkins Square .

On Side B, you´ll find more song – orientated folk & post punk tracks from recent tapes, reissues or rare 7″ – write me for detailed tracklist.

Hope you´ll like it.

by joe le taxi 02/19

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ps.
the cover is a photo still of the E. Holterbach “Leonore “7” featured here as well

Here are some songs, releases by Portlands amazing mama bird label some tracks are featured here in the mix

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“Huis Clos” (Geschlossene Gesellschaft, J.P.Sartre) – Dysfunktionale Familienkonstellationen als Thema in aktuellen Kinofilmen

 

 

(German)

Kurz bevor die Berlinale morgen beginnt, eine kurze Reflexion über die letzten Kinofilme, die ich gesehen habe.

Roma, Shoplifters, Rafiki and Capernaum

Auffällig, dass diese alle geprägt sind – direkt oder indirekt – von dysfunktionalen Familienverhältnissen. Es sind meiner Ansicht nach alle wundervolle komplexe Filme, die in völlig verschiedenen Zeiten und Gegenden der Welt spielen, (Mexiko in den 70ern, Japan, Libanon und Kenia in der heutigen Zeit) und völlig unterschiedliche Themen beinhalten, jedoch deren Protagonisten alle unter einer nicht funktionierendem oder nicht gesellschaftlich akzeptierten Familienkonstellation leiden.

Es sind immer die politischen, gesellschaftlichen und sozialen Verhältnisse ausschlaggebend, auf die die Akteure reagieren müssen. In Roma hält das Kindermädchen Cleo die gesamte mexikanische Mittelstandsfamilie zusammen, selbst als der Mann die Familie verlässt, bleibt sie der Ruhepunkt der Geschichte – obwohl sie zukünftig selbst alleinerziehend ihr Kind ernähren werden muss, da der Vater ihres Kindes die Militärputschisten unterstützt.

In Rafiki leiden die jungen verliebten Frauen Kena und Ziki an der kenianischen homophonen Gesellschaft und deren christianisierten “Religionswächtern”, die eine gemeinsame Zukunft für beide in Kenia unmöglich erscheinen lässt. Shoplifters und Capernaum erzählen die Möglichkeit ungewöhnlicher familiärer Konstellationen, die zwangsweise aus den Verhältnissen erwachsen – und am Ende an diesen zerbrechen.

Wie der 12-jährige Junge Zain in den Slums von Beirut zunächst mit der illegalen Einwanderin Rahil zusammenlebt und dann alleine für ihr Kleinkind Yonas sorgt ist jedoch ebenso ergreifend anzusehen, wie in der durchstrukturierten hochmodernen japanischen Gesellschaft eine Patchworkfamilie versucht zu überleben am Rande der Gesellschaft.

Zains Anklage in Capernaum , gegen seine Eltern, ihn auf die Welt gebracht zu haben ohne Verantwortung für ihn und seine Schwester Selin (die zuvor zwangsverheiratet wurde und infolgedessen starb) übernehmen zu können ist die Anklage aller Filme, die tradierten oder nicht beweglichen Familienverhältnisse einer geschlossenen Gesellschaft (Huis Clos, J.P.Sartre )zu überdenken und sie neu zu denken.

Lesenswerte auch das ausführliche interview mir der Regisseurin Nadine Labaki auf indiekino.de übern die schwierige Entstehung des Films Capernaum, die Arbeit mit den grossartigen Laiendarstellern und die Einkehr der Realität, als die Polizei die Hauptdarstellerin von Rahil tatsächlich verhaftete wegen irrregulären Aufenthalts. (ab S.10).

Alle Filme sind noch in Berliner Kinos zu sehen, Roma zudem auf Netflix.(Letzterer ist nicht nur wegen der unglaublichen Bildsprache sondern auch wegen seiner atmosphärischen Tonspur im übrigen sehens- & hörenswert)

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Songs From Under the Floorboard, Vol. 1

Let´s start the year with a wonderful compilation of hardly known dark wave and postpunk tracks by portlands Accident Prone Records.

Text taken from HHV.de, where I bought the LP physically – currently sold out.

From truly humble beginnings—believing it would simply be a show documenting the origin years of post-punk (1977-1983) that DJ Dave Cantrell lived through in San Francisco and London—radio show Songs From Under the Floorboard on Portland’s XRAY FM very quickly evolved onto one of the world’s premier sources giving focus to the hyperactive, current-day post-punk synthwave and darkwave scen across the globe. From that weekly blast has come Songs From Under the Floorboard Vol. 1, a compendum featuring rare and exclusive cuts from ten US and European bands. This is the first of a yearly series benefiting LBGTQ and fem-fronted service organizations—this initial release residual profits being funneled to Planned Parenthood. Features tracks from Shadow Age, Annex, Perralobo, Otzi, Vice Device, Golden Apes, Ghost Noise, Sculpture Club, Bernays Propaganda Feat. Mike Watt, And Forever Grey.

All profits from the sale will be donated to Planned Parenthood.


https://www.accidentprone.com/2013-now

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Re: 2018 – Part 3: Songs, Films & Misc.

So here´s the last part of my personal 2018 favorites.

7″ & 10″, 12″

This is my song of the year – a monster of a soul – hookline, played by an indie musician, rest in peace, Richard Swift – broken finger blues (the hex, secretly canadian)

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Die Nerven – Niemals (Fake, Glitterhouse)

Songs wie “frei” und “niemals” sind in der Tradition der frühen Blumfeld fantastischer Diskurspop, wie die Spex das genannt hätte: finde niemals zu dir selbst

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Understand what Black is – the last Poets (Mala remix, studio rockers)

(they took the youtube link down, listen to it via my mix instead, track 15 ,from 1h.-08 min on)

 

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Shimshon Miel – Amsterdam to Nueiba (12, fortuna)

Far out psych – folk from israel, hope the only proper cd by shimshon miel will be rereleased as well soon

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Matthew Halsall – Journey In Satchidananda
(Gondwana 12″)

Amazing Alice Coltrane cover accompanied by the gondwana orchestra

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Sudan Archives – Sink EP (Stones Throw, 12″)

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Sickerman – Off the trail (blank records, 12″)

Actually more of a full album, amazing  experimental instrumental ambient kraut tunes played with electric cello

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Abderrahman El Khamissi – Music from the soundtrack ‘Respectable Families’  (10″ – Radio Martiko)

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Innov Gnawa – Aicha (12″, pique-nique)

Nice little 4 song 12″ EP with great Gnawa – songs played by a nyc based Gnawa band

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Voudou Game – tata fatiguée (7″, hot casa)

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Altin Gün – Tatli Dile Guler Yuze (Bongo Joe, 7″)

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the Liminanas – Dimanche (7″, beggars)

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Kalima – Where is the Sunshine ? (reissue, chuwanga, 7″)

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Angelo de Augustine – Carcassonne (7″, asthmatic kitty)

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Tapes

Otis Sandsjö – y-otis (we jazz, tape)

We jazz records like Gondwana records is one of the most interesting jazz labels the last years.

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Uzun Havalar – Anadol (Kinship)

Amazing turkish flavoured kraut tunes

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Films

faces,places (Augenblicke) – Agnes Varda

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Cold War – Pawel Pawlikowski

A film with a lot of faults and questions, e.g. why did he work for the british secret service after living in France? – bad cutting etc. but anyhow, a great movie.

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Leto – Summer (Krill Serebrennikov)

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Gundermann – Andreas Dresen

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Styx (Wolfgang Fischer)

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loveless – Andrej Swjaginzew

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Last but not least

Roma – Alfonso Cuaron

The only critique is to make it available on Netflix, which leads to people, seeing this masterpiece possibly on a 7″ smartphones, this is a shame apart from that i could continue watching for another 2,5 h. on and on.

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Books

Desintegriert Euch ! – Max Czollek (Hanser)
Leseprobe

(in German – sorry)

Das richtige Buch zum unsäglichem “Integrationstheater” der Politik der letzten 20 Jahre, erfrischend radikal links und erleuchtend.

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Virginie Despentes – Vernon Subutex III
(kiwi)

https://www.kiwi-verlag.de/buch/das-leben-des-vernon-subutex-3/978-3-462-05153-7/

The end of the Subutex trilogy – a masterpiece

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Re: 2018 – Part 2: Reissues & Compilations

So let´s continue with some 2018 faves concerning Reissues and Compilations with just some short remarks though I have written about most of them already here.

Voilá:

Kreaturen der Nacht – Deutsche Post – Punk Subkultur 1980 – 1995 (Strut)

A collection of really hardly known German Postpunk, Kraut and other weird music 1980 – 1995

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Minimal Wave – the Bedroom Tapes 

Another amazing post – wave compilation.

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Even a tree can shed tears – Japanese folk & rock 1969 – 1973 (light in the attic)

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Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground (numero group)

A collection of mesmerizing  female 3 – minutes soul and early r & b tracks

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Doing Our Thing – More Soul from Jamdown, 1970-1982 Part II
(Cree)

Almost as good as the first “soul from jamdown” complication a few years ago.

 

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The Love You Save // All Of This Goes Too // the Truth is a Lie 

American Soul Music 1955 1972

(Mississippi / Cairo –  3 parts,  each with 2 LP´s, unofficial)

A really essential soul bootleg with versions of the Counts “enchanted sea” or the full 2 parts of Lee Moses´ Bad Girl uninterrupted, really hard to find those tracks on vinyl.

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Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe 1980-1991 (Music from memory)

Interestingly, the most interesting track “Empire (Quart De Tour, Mon Amour)” by piscine et charles is not on the bandcamp site available but to find on the physical LP or here

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Moontribe – Moontribe
(Fortuna)

Mysterious and eccentric.

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Abu Obaida Hassan & his Tambour (ostinato)

Hypnotic music from Sudan, not a real compilation nor a real reissue but the first proper release of Abu Obaida Hassan of songs that spread the last 40 years

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Sorry Bamba Du Mali (Songhoi)

The amazing 1976 debut album reissued

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Pierre Vassiliu – Face B (born bad)

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Attention, l´armée! – Atarpop 73 (Staubgold)

Maybe the soundtrack of the ongoing riots in paris …

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Two rare soul classics, both released just this single album

Gloria Barnes – Uptown (Maple)

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Ike White – Changing times (trio)

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Shams Dinn (Smiling C)

something completely different – a french – tunesian rapper, for the first time released, these tracks of the 80ies

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the Ivytree – unburdened light (recital 46)

Unfortunate no one will listen to these collection of amazing fragile songs of Glenn Donaldson recorded in the early 2000´s released for the first time

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Songs: Ohio – Travels In Constants
(temporary residence)

two long tracks – “the” howler is a masterpiece

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Eric’s Trip ‎– Forever Again & Purple Blue (Sub Pop)

Julie Doirons´ legendary first punk band


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Jeffrey Lewis – It’s The The Ones Who’ve Cracked & city and eastern songs (rough trade)
& the Moldy peaches (s/t, rough trade) 

Where is the anti folk revival? the moldy peaches reissue comes with a nice 7″ country fair/rainbows 7″ single as a bonus

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Alela Diane – The Pirate’s Gospel (believe)

Fortunately, Alela´s masterpiece is available again plus some bonus LP with demos.

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at last:

Far out and beautiful

Goodbyes and Beginnings by Suzanne Menzel
(frederiksberg)

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Re: 2018 – Part one: Records

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no news – no ads by jochen schwarz, 2018 

2018: Ein Scheiß – Jahr geht zu Ende – um noch einmal einen SPEX Titel vom letzten Jahr (oder war es das vorletzte? – Egal, es passt auch für alle der letzten 3 Jahre) zu zitieren, die SPEX, die dieses Jahr mit der letzten regulären Ausgabe im Dezember / Januar neben der INTRO selbst auch Geschichte sein wird.

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2018 was a bad year to quote John Fante´s novel “1933 was a bad year”. But let´s not talk about politics – but about beloved music & films.

Sometimes in a world of crisis, the counter – culture is getting better and better, mirroring the society. 

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w/

ameel brecht / gwenifer Reymond / a hawk & a hacksaw / Caoilfhionn Rose / melody´s echo chamber / feu! chatterton / the saxophones / ghost bag & tine fetz/ thom yorke /onyx collective / nat birchall / camera / lonnie holley / richard swift / the last poets (mala edit) / people skills

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2018 full length records 

(in no order) 

Lonnie Holley – Mith (jagjaguwar)

Maybe the song “I woke up in a fucked up america” is the comment of the year.

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Khruangbin ‎– Con Todo El Mundo (night time stories)

Somewhere between easy listening pop, eastern psych – rock and avantgarde, this is their second great LP. The concert at Lido in february was one of the best i´ve seen in 2018.

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Wooden Shijps – V (thrill jockey)

It´s all one song (neil young)

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J.Mascis – Estastic Days (Sup Pop)

the older, the wiser

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the Molochs – Flowers in the spring ( innovative leisure)

Together with J. Mascis, one of the few international interesting rock albums this year.

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Sandro Perri – in another life (constellation)

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Low – Double Negative (sub pop)

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Feu! Chatterton – L’Oiseleur (Barcley)

Not so good like their outstanding first lp, but still extraordinary and the live concert in Bataclan in Paris in april was amazing.

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Richard Swift – the Hex (Secretly canadian) 

Tragic, magic – his last album before he passed away, r.i.p.

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the Saxophones – Songs of the saxophones (Full time hobby) & 

Phosphorescent – C´est la vie (dead oceans)

Both lp´s are always at the edge of kitsch –  but there is something magic in their voices so I can´t resist listening to the songs over and over again.

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Caoilfhionn Rose – Awaken (Gondwana) 
Gondwana records is one of the most interesting labels  this year – not only for jazz records.

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You Never Were Much Of A Dancer – Gwenifer Raymond (Tompkins Square) 

America primitive guitar drones at its best

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I Need to Start a Garden  – Haley Heynderickx (Mama Bird)
Another difficult name – songs are in the line of Alela Diane, rooted deep South.
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Melody’s Echo Chamber – Bon Voyage (fat possum)
What a creative tour de force, meandering between indie, club, electro and french house – you want to slow it down permanently  – or better listen to it over and over again
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Ameel Brecht – Polygraph Heartbeat (Kraak)
Another treasure from KRAAK. Ravens´ Ameel Brecht plays intimate guitar drones. beautiful, maybe in my top 5 this year.
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Mount Eerie – Now Only (P.W.Elverum & Son)
The sequel to a crow looked at me. Still sometimes unbearable to listen to the lyrics,
but beautiful like always.
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Mint Field – Pasar De Las Luces (innovative leisure)
Mexican youngsters with a stunning kind of post – rock debut

 

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the Necks – body (northern spy) 

Incredible eclectic tour de force throughout post – / kraut rock / jazz / ambient

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Jazz

Nat Birchall – Cosmic Language (jazzman)

My favorite album of the year actually – simply majestic

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Makaya Mc Craven – Universal Beings & where we come from (international anthem)

Eclectic and postmodern jazz. As Breathtaking as Nat Birchall.

 

 

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Onyx Collective – lower east suite pt. III (big dada)

 

Soundtracks 

Thom Yorke – Suspiria (XL) 

German Postpunk / Kraut 

Since quite a while,  angry young men from rich Stuttgart, always in a bad mood,  like Karies or die nerven stepped into the Postpunk scene and the 90ies “Hamburger Schule” heritage of Goldene Zitronen or Blumfeld – Stuttgart rules.

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die Nerven – Fake (Glitterhouse)

 

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Karies – Alice (this charming man) 

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Camera – Emotional Detox (Bureau B) 

The 4th lp is as good as all the others.

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Beloved books, films, 10″, 7″, tapes and reissues still to come…

 

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Leto (Summer)

Lovely wild movie about the russsian underground scene in leningrad / st. petersburg of the 8oies and the music of victor tsoi and the band Кино (Kino).

See it still in berlin indie cinemas like krokodil, b-ware or wolf.

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