Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mystery Disc

Mystery, not in the sense of trying to stump anyone, but being stumped myself. About 20 years ago, a friend of a friend gave me a cassette. The only information on the box was Mehrdad 1990, "Old Song", recorded in Iran and a list of the instruments one would expect on recordings of Persian Classical Music - Tar, Setar, Santur, Daff, Tonbak, Tarbas, Kamancheh, Naye, Oud, Folotcha, Ghazhak and Zarb. This is rather more spirited than other examples of the form which I've heard, the Tar playing in particular. Google searches turn up some artists named Mehrdad, but they don't seem to fit stylistically with what's on offer here.

download | cassette rip |  mp3-320 | 126 MB |

Friday, February 24, 2012

ahouanou jazz - badmos 5009

I know next to nothing about this 1970s Ivory Coast release, but it's a beauty. Modern and ancient, familiar and remote, on vinyl nowhere near as trashed as its cover. Leader/composer Appia Morroh also released records under his own name.

ahouanou jazz
badmos 5009 (cote d'ivoire) 

01 Aloco
02 Acobrecou
03 Alaima
04 Yedjaimannou
05 Agnambiedi
06 Moniama
07 Il N'ya A Pas de Faux M├ętier
08 Bedio Gnoma

vinyl @ 320vbr

cowpers - lost days

Melodic Japanese roar influenced by San Diego's stupendous Drive Like Jehu. Lost Days is joined here by Cowpers' recreation of Jehu's Bullet Train To Vegas/Hand Over Fist 45, and a 1995 debut single, which closes with the shuddering squealing Zero To 0. Downloaded from various sources, bitrates are what they are, but beautiful noise is always worthwhile.

lost days
zk records 1998 

01 Lost
02 Junk
03 Wreck My Faith
04 Curve II
05 Crawl Space
06 Out Of Bunch
07 Bleedin' Red
08 Days
09 Curve
10 Sink
11 88
12 Rust
13 Bullet Train To Vegas
14 Hand Over Fist
15 Curve II
16 #3
17 Zero To 0

cd and vinyl downloads flac / not flac

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Lucky out

I will back from this blog, and already have deleted all my posts. Reasons are the killing of several filehosters and the threats, deletions and angry e-mails from from authorities, filehosters and copyright holders. It's no fun anymore, and I have better things to do than to worry about stuff like that. Thanks to all supportive contributors, bloggers, commenters and readers over the years.

Cheers, Lucky