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  • 01. Ja Tik B?tu
    02. Pils?ta Kur? Piedzimst V?js
    03. Kop?
    04. Svešinieks
    05. Akts
    06. Vilcienu Dziesma
    07. Migl?
    08. Zieme?v?ji
    09. Es Izk?lu
    10. Jo Beigas Ir Kl?t
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    ALVA

    Ja Tik Butu

    [engl] Originally released 1978 on Pennine Records, two catalogue numbers before they issued the famouse "Rosemary Lane" album by Tickwinda! Even European music might have quite an exotic feeling and Latvian ethno rockers ALVA are the living proof. Based in England at the time they released their sole album “Ja tik butu” they fell straight into the folk rock genre with their cross of melancholic, even slightly psychedelic rock and colorful, mystifying Baltic folk and all of this in the middle of the UK punk explosion. So you will certainly be aware of the raw edge the rock part of their music bears. But this is just the fundament of the songs on which anthem like haunting melodies grow to entwine around your mind like ivy. The result is mind expanding and you can be sure that this is something you will hardly have experienced before in such a radical form. Folk, melancholic rock and laid back punk rock melted into one enchanting sound with the Eastern, the Baltic folk being holding the biggest share in the overall picture. The punk feeling on the other hand is the result of a rather energetic playing while all musicians are as skilled as a band should be. ALVA leave the sloppy performance always associated with punk rock to others. They even reach a post punkish area with the strange, yet also anthem like and humorous “Vilcenu dziesma”, sixth track on this colorful album. ALVA could have inspired fans from 1960s garage rock to haunting Eastern European gypsy folk to more sophisticated punk rock and become a major force in the rock world if the business was just a little bit more fair. This album is like a trip in spirit through an idyllic landscape most of the time but there is always a feeling of uproar backing up the flaming melodies. Listen with a free mind and you will be dragged into a world of sheer beauty and joy.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    20.11.2015
    EAN
    EAN 0710473604222
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    20.11.2015
    EAN
    EAN 0710473604239
     
  • 01. The Sea
    02. Fall In Love
    03. A Stranger's Smile
    04. Weather Girl
    05. This Thing
    06. Forge Your Own Chains
    07. I'm Leaving You
    08. The Truth
    09.The Bible
    10. Falling Asleep
    11. Hello
    12. This Moment
    13. Free
    14. Winter
    15. A Tormented Heart
    16. Kamala
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    D.R. HOOKER

    The Truth

    Ein abwechslungsreiches, ultrarares Psychrock-Album, das 1974 erschien. D.R. Hooker waren eine fünfköpfige Band um den charismatischen Sänger und Songschreiber gleichen Namens. Ein spirituell verschrobenes Werk das FolkRock, SoftPsych und Hardrock in einen Schmelztiegel wirft und schon zur damaligen Zeit ein Anachronismus war. Man kann sich der Intensität und Schönheit der Stücke, die in einem Konzeptalbum erfasst sind, kaum entziehen. Die CD erscheint mit 6 Bonustracks des Nachfolgealbums "Armageddon".
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    10.04.2015
    EAN
    EAN 0710473604123
     
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    OSAMU KITAJIMA

    Benzaiten

    Worldmusic und Ethno-Sounds treffen auf Progressive- und Psychrock.Auf „Benzaiten“ vermengen Osamu Kitajima und seine Mitstreiter klassische japanische Klänge mit Percussion, rockigen Gitarren und Electronics . So ähnlich hätte es sich wohl angehört, wenn Pink-Floyd, Amon Düül II und EMBRYO gemeinsam einen Trip durch Asien unternommen hätten.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    12.04.2016
    EAN
    EAN 0710473608190
     
  • 01. Sunday Afternoon In The Garden Of Delights
    02. The Windwill
    03. The Starewell
    04. Serpentine Lane
    05. The Annunciation
    06. The Journey
    07. Vespers
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    PERRY LEOPOLD

    Christian Lucifer

    [engl] This album is some kind of a mystery and miracle, the latter due to the fact that except for some mixdown copies all the mastertapes have been erased for reuse soon after the recordings were finished for the studio went bankrupt and the material had been sold. In a miraculous way this album came to see the light as a reissue in 1999 and now, some forty years after the initial recording sessions, this music manages to enchant me in its entirety and I am left sedated, unable and unwilling to resist this temptation. The artist I write about here is Perry Leopold, an ambitious musician from the Philadelphia (USA) area who played in rock bands in the 60s and got to release his first acid folk masterpiece “Experiments in metaphysics” back in 1970, a rather twisted effort which strummed past the mainstream success back in its days. From 1971 to 1973 Perry worked on his opus magnum which should have been “Christian Lucifer”, an even more sophisticated and melodic album, still drenched colors man actually should not see and executed with a sense of progressiveness that was mainly associated with the rock scene in Europe. Perry Leopold created this album nearly all alone with a good hand in writing melodies of an unearthly, mythical beauty that he connected with cantilevered instrumental passages in which he piles layers of acoustic guitars, cellos, bells, strings, flutes and a few analogue keyboards and organs upon each other to achieve harmony structures of utter complexity in which the listener could get lost like he was trying to find a non existing path to escape a jungle. The whole piece of sound art, despite the overall accessible approach, bears a deeply spiritual atmosphere and sets your soul in a quiet and peaceful mood. Highly recommended to fans of progressive and symphonic folk and singer / songwriter artists of the ancient days like THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND, DULCIMER and NICK DRAKE but also of contemporary psychedelic folksters like IN GOWAN RING or BIRCH BOOK.
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    10.04.2015
    EAN
    EAN 0710473604062