Here are some of my recent faves to survive the grey berlin autumn with 50 shades of grey. Mostly in “shortcuts” with quotes & links to the releases for more infos.
Alors, on y va:
Extremly eclectic 4 track EP 10″ “Once More With Feeling” by Montreal´s postpunk band Ought. While “Pill” reminds of Sandro Perri´s fragile voice in the beginning, it ends with typical indie rock harmonies. The other 3 tracks are more avantgarde, more punk / post indie in a good “the fall” kind of sense. Here´s “new calm part 2” in a earlier recorded version:
Ought will play 11th November in Berlin live in Privatclub.
“Four-piece post-punk group Ought has been gathering momentum the old-fashioned way, with a humble and deceptively unassuming debut album that’s been worming its way into many many ears thanks to its combination of intelligence, authenticity, directness, simplicity and energy; and with live performances in which the band’s channeling of genuine passion, politics and charisma are consistently connecting with and exuberantly galvanizing audiences.
(…) An intense weekend session at Montréal’s Hotel2Tango in June 2014 yielded new recordings of two early pieces, “Pill” and “New Calm Pt. 2” (the self-recorded 2012 versions of which remain available on Ought’s Bandcamp) along with the brand new, more experimental and largely instrumental “New Calm Pt. 3”. The fantastic non-album track “Waiting” from the More Than Any Other Day sessions (and the first tune to be given out via Constellation when we announced the Ought signing) rounds out this 4-song, 24-minute, 10″ vinyl-only offering, suitably titled Once More With Feeling… “(…)
Now to something completly different. Paradise Bangkok just released a new luk thung / molam 7″ called Onuma Singsiri/Yupin Praething b/w Lam Plearn Maeng Tub Tao/Mon Meuang Tai.
Especially the b-side is a monster of a song. Listen here to 90 seconds excerps of it – it´s worth it, promise!. There´s no more information about the singer Yupin Praething or the track to find than that:
“Originally available on a super rare 45rpm only run, Praething’s gorgeous vocal underlines the Indian roots of some of the Thai tradition, her voice offset by a plaintive violin meoldy, and a descending guitar line. Heading nodding, 3am percussion business of the highest order”.
Another amazing spiritual 7″ comes just out comes from Finders Keeper´s free jazz label Cacophonic: Francois Tusques & Don Cherry perform indes/occident: More infos here:
“Cross-pollinating the wants lists of art/jazz/print and architecture enthusiasts this seldom sighted 45 single is regarded as the rarest “lost” recording by American jazz trumpeter and global communal music missionary Don Cherry as he collaborates with French piano improv genius François Tusques. A missing link in the pre-formative years of improvised jazz this mythical private pressing unites two of the key exponents of both American and French free jazz – two entirely independent musical art forms which by 1964 had yet to publicly entwine at the hands of bands like Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Sunny Murray, the Actuel magazine/label and Pan-African jazz festivals in the late 60s. This intimate recording was made to accompany an exhibition by pioneering Swiss/French architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris (better known as Le Corbusier) held in Tusques own home town of Nantes.
Housed in a two fold wrap-around sleeve identical to the original article this pocket document of a cross-continental jazz milestone also features a miscredited appearance by bass player Bernard “Beb” Guérin (BYG/Futura) and lays the foundations for Tusques’ imminent free jazz and le nouveau jazz LPs.”
At last, here´s a reissue of Ennio Morricone´s amazing mysterious filmscore “Veruschka”, now for the first time on (double) LP via the light in the attic sublabel dagored:
“Ennio Morricone’s famous soundtrack composed for the 1971 Franco Rubartelli documentary “Veruschka, Poesia di una Donna” about the legendary VERUSCHKA the world’s first supermodel, a real 60’s/70’s icon, who appeared in several cult movies including Blow Up, Salome and Coleur Chai.
In the Rubartelli movie we follow the beautiful model in a shockingly surreal journey through the rural countryside of Italy on a downward spiral of self-discovery that leads her through so many whacked out head trips; heavily dark and sad with some of the most stunning psychedelic eye candy you can find from the freak out era of filmmaking perfectly tuned with one of Ennio Morricone’s best scores.A true one of a kind of experience!”
Here´s the full movie with score “Veruschka poesia di una donna” (1971, italien)