Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Wire - Pink Flag (1977)

Wire - Chairs Missing (1978)

Wire - It's Beginning to and Back Again (1989)

Wire - Send (2003)

Just a few days ago I was talking with a friend about Wire.
That conversation reminded me I haven't posted anything yet by this widely influential post-punk band.
So, here are four excellent issues from Wire's discography.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Rational Youth - Cold War Night Life (1982)
One more classic record from the new wave movement of the early 80's.
This was the debut album by Rational Youth, a canadian band founded in 1981 by Tracy Howe and Bill Vorn.
When listening to "Cold War Night Life" I think, almost immediately, in names such as Kraftwerk, Thomas Dolby or Rheingold.
Don't miss it!

Monday, 15 February 2010

Deadly Avenger - Deep Red (2002)

The Deadly Avenger (a.k.a. Damon Baxter) was making small releases since 1995 when his 1st album, "Deep Red", came out in 2002.
Try to imagine a soundtrack - sometimes a retro one (á la John Barry), some other times a spooky one (á la John Carpenter) - in electronica mode.
Tracks nº 1, 6 and 9 are really great!
The record was mixed by Howie B.
Hope you like it!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Carlos Maria Trindade - Deep Travel (1996)

"Deep Travel" was the follow up to "Mr. Wollogallu" by CMT & Nuno Canavarro, posted here in January, 2009.
As the title suggests, this record focuses on traveling, since it was conceived during Madredeus' world tour of 94-96.
Collaboration of Natacha Atlas on track nº1 - "Sky and Soul".
Hope you like it!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Heights of Abraham - Humidity (1993)
Heights of Abraham - Electric Hush (1995)
Heights of Abraham - Two Thousand and Six (2005)
The Heights of Abraham is an english project formed in the early 90's by Jake Harris, Steve Cobby and Sim Lister.
These are the three albums the band has released to date.
If you're a fan of Solid Doctor, Fila Brazillia or Chakk, don't miss it!

Monday, 8 February 2010

Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes - Astral Traveling (1973)

Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes - Visions of a New World (1975)
Keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith gain some recognition due, in particular, to his work with Roland Kirk and Pharoah Sanders.
After a brief period on the Miles Davis band, Liston Smith began recording under his own name accompanied by The Cosmic Echoes.
Here are three of his first solo albums.
Awesome material.