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BRUNO SPOERRI

  • 01. Dawn At Long Street
    02. Busy & Calm
    03. Calm Places
    04. Strip Bar
    05. Little Italy
    06. Lonely Night
    07. Neon Pink & Blue
    08. Nino Rotunda
    09. Night Life
    10. Sirtaki Nights
    11. Angel In A Silver Wig
    12. Sweetie Night
    13. Goodbye Long Street
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    BRUNO SPOERRI

    Langstrasse zwischen 12 und 12

    [engl] Oft overlooked for over half a century while misfiled amongst exploit bellydance records and holidaymaker souvenirs this one-off twelve track album is the only existing full-length record by the best-kept mutant musical secret of the Armenian American diaspora, oud pop maestro Charles ‘Chick’ Ganimian.One of the earliest examples of any kind of recorded fusion between rhythm heavy pop music and traditional Turkish music, Ganimian’s developments in New York City - with his sadly unrecorded turk jerk combo The Nor-Ikes (New Dawn) combo – ran almost simultaneously alongside the rising Anadolou Pop scene in Turkey, resulting in his short lived powerhouse of Kif proto-rock under the changing names of Ganim’s Asia Minors, Ganimian & His Orientals and Ganimian & His Oriental Music Orchestra. Combining a line-up of mostly unknown musicians from his local community (where he was worked as a butcher), Ganimian, in a short unison with ATCO records, was fortunate enough to accommodate jazz guitarist Al Schactman as part of his studio personnel (launching the career of this Nina Simone regular) as well as French born Armenian folk singer Onnik Dinkjian and reid player Steve Bogoshian (both from the band The House Of The Seven Uncles) as well as the esteemed Turkish raised Kanun player Ahmet Yatman. As one of the very few early American recorded authentic Middle Eastern fusion record Come With Me To The Casbah has piqued a refined interest in a new generation of progressive world music collector resulting in a distinct drought in original Ganimian pressings on the collectors’ market earning Chicks name a rising placeholder on the want lists of DJs, vinyl hounds and ethno psychedelia collectors.This LP includes all of Ganimians recordings including the rare singles for Atco and East West which sit awkwardly next to bizarre and unique takes on popular American standards enhancing the exciting freak factor of this record which simply could not be made by today’s stifling self-aware anti-standards. Aside from rare (poorly recorded) private family tapes this album is the only chance to hear the music of this lost enigma of early world music, Eastern fusion and a missing kink in the fabric of New York pop music history captured before his short stint as an exotic Herbie Mann sideman which proceeded his migration into obscurity and his well-imparted tragic struggle with alcohol dependency depriving pop culture of a forward thinking pioneer who paved the way for the more credible exponents of the cross-continental Indo fusion enigma such as John Berberian and the later well pruned hard rock efforts of The Devils Anvil.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    27.05.2016
    EAN
    EAN 5060099506215
     
  • 01. The Award
    02. The Silliest Tune
    03. Brief Encounter
    04. Smalltalk
    05. Arrest Of Groucho
    06. Baby Baby
    07. Sweet Smell Of Success 8. Too Much Smell
    09. Silliest Tune (Vocal Version)
    10. Reanimation Of A Filmmaker"
    11. Singing In The Closet
    12. Winding Down
    13. Strange Sounds
    14. The Dance
    15. Prepare For The Show
    16. Seduction
    17. Walking
    18. On The Way
    19. Train
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    BRUNO SPOERRI

    Teddy Bär/Lilith

    [engl]  Comprising two of the most complete bodies of work from innova- tive Swiss electronic jazz pioneer Bruno Spoerri this combined archival release delves into a deep vault of commercial and exper- imental film music revealing the vibrant versatility of the compos- er in collaboration with two important Swiss directors. Mastered from original studio tapes this compendium comprises an expand- ed range of instruments and studio techniques placing the artist on either side of his comfort zone parameters. Utilising vocals in both a treated/experimental form as well as in a formal song based capacity this release instantly reveals two new sides to Spoerri’s personality. The two soundtracks also reveal the natu- ral progression of Bruno's interaction between live bands and jazz musicians working alongside industrial field recordings and con- crète tape experiments (previously exemplified in his work for forklift truck manufacturer Lansing Bagnall). Spoerri's broad palette of electronic instruments is widely utilised within these recordings revealing Bruno's home studio as one of the early exponents of the Lyricon wind synth and various modular synthe- sisers developed and re-customised as part of a wider creative relationship with the creators of Buchla and Arp instruments. Both programmes span a decade of commercial work for Swiss and German advertising companies furnishing a unique Swiss culture of tangible vinyl giveaway records which punctuates the artists varied discography alongside a list that includes collabora- tions with musicians from German Krautrock band Can, legendary progressive jazz/electronic musicians like Klaus Weiss and Joel Vandroogenbroeck, as well as physical visual artists like Betha Sarasin. Presenting the entire previously unreleased score to Kurt Aeschbacher's experimental film Lilith and a remastered ver- sion of the rare vinyl soundtrack to Rolf Lyssy's comedy Teddy Bär (including an newly excavated non-LP track) this release goes beyond the typical realms of commercial film composition includ- ing full-length cues and fully realised electronic tracks which stand up both within and outside of the context of the original, seldom seen celluloid achievements. Enjoy at best with an open mind with eyes open or closed for a wider perspective on this one man music machine.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    11.02.2013
    EAN
    EAN 5060099503863