We'd like to thank everyone for preventing us of dead links. For the moment, we are note able to re-up them.
Feel free to keep on preventing us of those dead links. We will update them when we (I and Jeb-E-Diah) have more time to (understand : from september). Some of them will be partially or completely repacked considering albums which would have been issued thereafter and surely with new and improved artworks.
Stay tuned !
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
See you in a few months for the final installment which will cover spring.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
One of France's best kept secrets, Les Innocents were, above all, a fantastic pop band one could compare with pop era's XTC or New Zeland's Crowded House. Yes, they were that good.
Actually, it took quite some time for the band to define its trademark sound. Their first two singles in 1985 and 1987, though they sold quite well in France, were too typically 80s mainstream pop for their own good and even their debut album, though it had good songwriting, suffered from a production that didn't really gave the songs what they needed.
It all came into place with their second album, Fous à Lier, where their love for Lennon, McCartney and pop music in general finally showed the way it was supposed to. That doesn't mean Les Innocents were just copycats, something definitely French in their sound set them apart from the multitude of anglo-saxon pop formations earning them an identity unlike any other band.
All this leads to this 19 songs compilation displaying the finest of Les Innocents' repertoire. Something that, no doubt about it, will please the pop lovers from all over the world even if they don't understand the French language.
Enjoy "De Toutes les Couleurs", I'm sure it'll leave you hungry for more.
XTC, L'Affaire Louis Trio, Crowded House
Monday, January 25, 2010
Queens of the stone age - Sick Sick Sick live canal+ 2007
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Saturday, January 23, 2010
Over the course of a recording career spanning several decades, the Residents remained a riddle of Sphinx-like proportions; cloaking their lives and music in a haze of willful obscurity, the band's members never identified themselves by name, always appearing in public in disguise — usually tuxedos, top hats and giant eyeball masks — and refusing to grant media interviews. Drawing inspiration from the likes of fellow innovators including Harry Partch, Sun Ra, and Captain Beefheart, the Residents channeled the breadth of American music into their idiosyncratic, satiric vision, their mercurial blend of electronics, distortion, avant-jazz, classical symphonies and gratingly nasal vocals reinterpreting everyone from John Philip Sousa to James Brown while simultaneously expanding the boundaries of theatrical performance and multimedia interaction.
Here's a double cd displaying some of The Residents most breathtaking material, a perfect introduction to this weird but essential band cooked by our collaborator Diod.
THE RESIDENTS Top 3
1 - God in Three Persons (1988)
2 - Eskimo (1979)
3 - Wormwood: Curious Stories from the Bible (1998)
THE REDIDENTS Bottom 3
1 - The King and Eye (1989)
2 - The Tunes of Two Cities (1982)
3 - Our Finest Flowers (1992)
Captain Beefheart, Snakefinger, Tuxedomoon
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Sure, it's not as simple as that but it's basically the recipe for success those lads used on their six studio albums. From them, what I enjoy the most is the celtic/folky punk outbursts of which Shipping Up to Boston is the finest. Do not be surprised, thus, if this compilation displays very few of their pure punk songs. In fact, what I intended to do with "Loyal to No One" is a compilation of the Dropkick Murphys for those who don't enjoy punk music that much and I think I did a pretty good job at it.
So here it is, 25 songs that will make you want to pogo... Celtic style!
Flogging Molly, The Pogues, Stiff Little Fingers
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
To say the news of the death of Mano Solo came as a shock certainly is an overstatement. All those who took interest in the man's music knew from the start about his condition. HIV-positive then ill with AIDS, this has been the life of Mano since the begining of his solo career and probably his founding battle and the basis on which he build his lyrical style. But, to sum Mano to his disease wouldn't be fair, the man had much more to offer than just pain and misery. His passion for life, his sensitivity, his ability to voice out the life of simple people were some of the artist's strong points.
His music displayed a clever mix of classic chanson (think Léo Ferré, Jacques Brel, etc.), world music (Tango, Latino, African, Gypsy) and alternative rock (he started his career as part of French alternative rock band The Chihuahuas) merging it all in something quite unique and tasty.
Son of left-wing cartoonist Cabu and ecological activist Isabelle Monin, Mano Solo was a free-minded man, a maverick in the French chanson scene who chose in 2006 to stray away from the big business and do his thing on his own thus returning to the values of his alternative rock debut.
For all these reasons and more, Mano will be dearly missed and probably never replaced. He died last Sunday, he was 46. R.I.P.
NOTE: This compilation is just a short introduction to Mano Solo's art. All his albums, except maybe 2004's Les Animals, are worth checking and can be ordered on Mano's website.
My MANO SOLO Top 3
1 - La Marmaille Nue (1993)
2 - Dehors (2000)
3 - Je Sais Pas Trop (1997)
3 - In the Garden (2007)
My MANO SOLO Bottom 3
1 - Les Animals (2004)
2 - Internationale Sha La La (1999)
3 - Frères Misère (1996)
Les Têtes Raides, Thomas Fersen, La Tordue
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Born in 1970, saxophonist David El-Malek isn't your everyday jazzman. For starters, he chose and began playing his instrument of choice, the tenor, quite late. The French/Israeli was 20 years old when he made his first steps into the musical world but, with passion and commitment, he managed to catch up with most of his peers and even surpass them.
Influenced by both his origins and John Coltrane, David has long been a sideman before releasing his debut album, "Organza", in 2001. From there, he established himself as one of the finest composers and intrumentalists in today's jazz scene not only for incorporating Jewish themes into his jazz but also for being able to occasionnaly stray from the usual idiom as in "Children of the Night" where he produces the sweetest reggae/jazz mix there ever was, in "Gentleman" with d'n'b influences or in his sweet Beatles cover, "And I Love Her". Of course, those are just sidesteps for someone so rooted in the tradition but also welcomed additions that enrich his music.
This baistophe displays songs from his four studio albums showing how varied and tasteful his music is.
David El-Malek : Music From Source symphonique en Slovénie.
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My DAVID EL-MALEK List
1 - Music From Source (2008)
2 - Organza (2001)
3 - Talking Cure (2004)
4 - Trotignon, El-Malek, Hall, Pallemaerts (2005)
John Coltrane, John Zorn's Acoustic Masada, Avishai Cohen, Pierre de Bethman