August 29, 2010

The Schubert Depression (Repost)

This intense deep german album takes its name from one lied which Schubert wrote in 1817. The theme of the song, which is the theme of the second movement of the quartet, is a death knell that accompanies the song about the terror and comfort of death:

The Maiden:
Oh! leave me! Prithee, leave me! thou grisly man of bone!
For life is sweet, is pleasant.
Go! leave me now alone!
Go! leave me now alone!
Give me thy hand, oh! maiden fair to see,
For I'm a friend, hath ne'er distress'd thee.
Take courage now, and very soon
Within mine arms shalt softly rest thee!"


August 25, 2010

The Real Subaquatic World (Repost)

This is an ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world. This pretty meditative movie blends a sense of awe at nature's watery wonders with a plea for greater respect for the global environment.


Monkey's Birthday

Thanks to everyone!!!!

I Refuse!!!!

Silent Aerials surrounding the Mute City (Repost)

La Antena is an audacious film by Argentine director Esteban Sapir, succeeds both as a reinvention of the silent movie genre and a gripping cautionary tale. The setting is a city in thrall to mindless television, its people deprived of the power of speech except for a solitary and mysterious screen presence known simply as The Voice. In a bid to cement their grip on power the marvellously villainous duo of television mogul Mr. TV and mad scientist Dr. Y set out to kidnap The Voice and turn her unique talent towards their own dastardly ends. It is up to a young family and The Voice's nameless, eyeless son to stop this evil scheme. The result is a roller coaster of a story that is bewildering on occasion but never less than engrossing.

This is a silent movie that wears many of its influences on its sleeve; the overt references to silent movie greats such as George Melies and Fritz Lang will be readily apparent to anyone with a passing familiarity of their work. But more subtle references and symbolism lie behind such tributes. Enjoy this wonderful fine well-tempered soundtrack.


Welcome aboard, Earthlings!! (Repost)

This is part of the Raumpatrouille score series, dark moogy german easy-listening, a fine rare album to hear on cocktail lounge time.


August 24, 2010

Savage Cruel Dog World......(Repost)

Truly amazing!!! Mr. Patton singing oldie italian radio-hits songs with a large orchestra (including theremin!)....not so much to say, pure MA nostalgia.


Endless Perfection (Repost)

Here is Mr. Patton again, blending Morricone-Rota with his own inner spirit. Definitively, the best on earth.


Fünf, Vier, Drei, Zwei, Ein, Null!!! (Repost)

Raumpatrouille - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion (Space Patrol - The Fantastic Adventures of the Spaceship Orion) was the first German science fiction television series, broadcasted in 1966. In the series flying saucers, such as spaceship Orion, are flown by humans, whilst the aliens fly fighter jet-like contraptions. The titular ship of the series title, "Spaceship Orion" is portrayed as being the newest starship in mankind's fleet and the fastest spacecraft ever created by humans.

Introduction: "What may sound like a fairy tale today may be tomorrow's reality. This is a fairy tale from the day after tomorrow: There are no more nations. There is only mankind and its colonies in space. People have settled on faraway stars. The ocean floor has been made habitable. At speed still unimaginable today, space vessels are rushing through our Milky Way. One of these vessels is the ORION, a minuscule part of a gigantic security system protecting the Earth from threats from outer space. Let's accompany the ORION and her crew on their patrol at the edge of infinity."


Come on Mysterons, I Am Indestructible!! (Repost)

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, is a 1960s British science-fiction television series; set in 2068, the series charts the hostilities between Earth and a race of Martians known as the Mysterons. After a misunderstanding causes human astronauts to destroy their settlement, the vengeful Mysterons declare war on Earth, initiating a succession of return attacks which are countered by Spectrum, an international security organisation. Spectrum boasts the remarkable abilities of its top agent, Captain Scarlet, who comes to possess the Mysteron healing power of "retro-metabolism". This ability to return to life after suffering fatal injury essentially makes Scarlet "indestructible".

Here's the soundtrack from this glorious retro Supermarionation.


Imparare a Sedurre (Repost)

Unroll the fur carpets, it's time to learn about seduction in the italian real psycho-art mood.


Were we come from? Where we go? (Repost)

From the great movie based on Erich von Daniken's monumental bestseller "Erinnerungen an die Zukunft", showing tons of collected and documented evidence from around the world that supports the idea that the bulk of human achievement across the millennia can be attributed to the influence of alien civilizations, merely passing through. Interesting nice groovy electro-moogy soundtrack to shake the hips while the flying saucer goes by.


August 23, 2010

Is the end of the Mondo, and we know it....(Repost)

What can i (dare to) say about the Maestro Morricone? Pure groovy delight....


The Thinking Planet is Calling

The accurate sounds to join the emerging dreams from the only genius of the last times, beloved and respected A. Tarkosvky, the last poet of the cinema.

Edward Artemiev - Solaris

August 18, 2010

Releasing the wild horses on Europe

More tuvan stuff from the kings. A must!!!

Yat-Kha - Europe Live Bootleg

Riding on the Altair (Repost)

Not so much to say about, from the wonderful grasslands of Tuva, magnificent throat-warrior riders from the steppes and their lightning horses riding again.


August 15, 2010

The ether is flowing through the hands (Repost)

In the late 40's and early 50's, a series of easy listening albums appeared featuring the then-futuristic eerie theremin of Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman. This album collects three of them : 1947's Music out of the Moon, 1948's Perfume Set to Music, and 1950's Music for Peace of Mind. In truth, it's rather arbitrary who is considered the "artist" of these albums; Hoffman did contribute theremin, but the music was composed by Harry Revel, and conducted and arranged by Les Baxter (on the first two albums) and Billy May (on Music for Peace of Mind). Also in truth, these records really aren't as exotic as they might appear. For the most part they're corny lounge jazz-cum-soundtrack music, with gossamer violins, dramatic piano flourishes, and wholesome white bread vocal choirs and jazz scatting.


Tech Throats from the Steppes (Repost)

Albert Kuvezin, at the fore of Tuva's music scene and founding member of group Huun-Huur-Tu, started this band in 1991. Yat-Kha is named for the string instrument that it features. The band combines khoomii tuvan ultra-bass, polytonal throat-singing, high-tech, and homemade instruments in crafting their neo-traditional sound. Here's their debut album from early nineties.


Enter the space between fiction (Repost)

Spooky british wall of fine intelligent and misterious soundworks, as a frightening mix of IDM, Dub, Kraut/Post-Rock, Musique Concrète, Ambient/Minimal, Trip-Hop and Jazz without rest, undoubtely a must.


The Morphing Morphine (Repost)

Australian (english-born, mate!) one-man project who produces a blend of warped industrial breaky sounds mixed with "discovered samples" (audio recorded in day-to-day life) which has evolved into a rather general classification he terms "Middle Industrian" (a blend of middle-eastern rhythms and structures using electronic instruments rather than sampling from recordings). Usual partner of belly dance superstar leader Rachel Brice, whose Tribal bellydancing troop he provides songs for.


A Bizarre Onomatopaeia (Repost)

Eighteen sacred psychedelic suppositories from the laboratory of Mad Scientist and scalpel happy pop-mutilator french composer Jean-Pierre Massiera. Tons of groovy fuzz-funk, spooked-surf and interplanetary-prog sounds with sprinklings of schizophrenia, shock, mirth and macabre.


Focusing the noise machines

Brilliant stuff from Latvia, a perfect blending of rhythmic noise, idm and even dubstep, a worth to pay attention.

Hezzel - In Focus

Mesdames, Attention! (Repost)

A great soundtrack written by one of the maddest eclectic european composers. Although he never gets as much fame as some of the other big French composers, his work from the late 60's and early 70's is completely insane, as you'll hear on this groovy gem. The album's got a stunning array of great tracks, from funky groovers to moody 60's numbers then to oddly-instrumentated numbers that shows him as sort of a late 60's Raymond Scott. Note the classical arrays hidden behind the beats, totally gorgeous.


August 14, 2010

D'attente pour L'éclairage (Repost)

Deep intense tunes, dark triphop in the french way of Monsieur Hku; this Buddhist name means serenity and well being, and that is what you get entering into that dharmatic universe of sounds.


Blocking the MAO metabolic pathways (Repost)

This brilliant superb album lead by Mr. Joost G combines tribal brutality with mechanical harshness; a very good mix of bass and nonstop crushing drums, producing an effect like taking a voyage through the mind of a mechanical god dancing through the flames of a tribal ceremony.


August 13, 2010

Climbing the Cold White Mountain (Repost)

Here`s an interesting dutch band who blends traditional, acoustic instruments with an acute sense for electronic composition. This Ensemble intends to create fresh and deep atmospheres out of familiar sounds. The result is an eerily journey through partly organic, partly mechanical tonalities. Very clear acoustic sounds, pulsating organic basses and a wider room left for vocals.

If you're lost in the snow, that's the perfect album to hear, and dream on salvation...


August 12, 2010

The Soft Tatami (Repost)

Quiet nice latin bossa jap versions, time to enjoy nobby drinks (as the Bird Liquor of Love) and neat cocktails in the red sofa, caressing your barbie doll from the high mountains...


August 10, 2010

Vibrating the Electhroat Cords (Repost)

Tuvan traditional music has won itself a special place in the music world. First of all, it is characterised by highly developed art of throat-singing. It is easy to see the relation of it to throatsinging used in Tibetan Buddhism, while some scholars point that this manner of sound creation dates back to the first attempts of mankind to speak. It is these attempts that have become extinct in most of the world but still live on as geografically limited heritage which only regains its legacy in the past few years. It is not that throatsinging survived only in Tuva. In the surrounding Siberian and Central Asian regions and even in Africa there are similar techniques.
However, from large concert halls to remote pastures, throatsinging was a symbol of Tuvan identity from the first half of 20th century at the very latest. But Tuvans boast not only the widespread ability to throatsing. It is also a highly developed art which includes at least 3 major genres (sygyt, khoomei, and kargyraa) and several common subgenres, as well as popular personal styles that become nationally popular due to the modern media like tapes or radio waves, that confer every new development of this art onto the nomadic farmers or local artists throughout the mountanous republic much faster than a celebrated singer is able himself.
This record mixes Tuvan traditional songs and contemporary ways of rhythmic organisation, that are rooted in house, chillout, and ambient music.

Psycho Asia!! (Repost)

Discover the exotic psycho-beat sounds from the "ancient" 60's Asia. This is the third volume in the Love, Peace & Poetry series. This volume explores obscure garage rock and psychedelic rock bands from Asia, specifically from Hong Kong, Turkey, Korea, Japan, Cambodia, India and Singapore.


Remembering Summertimes (Repost)

Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed Lady Day by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday was a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Above all, she was admired all over the world for her deeply personal and intimate approach to singing.
Here's an electronic-based tribute to this goddess of all times; this entry features Billie Holiday recordings culled from her years on Columbia.


Touching the Ether Waves (Repost)

Many people think of the theremin as cliched electronic effect used in film scores of the 50's and 60's. That is, until they hear the playing of Clara Rockmore.
Rockmore was born in Russia, and showed great musical talent as a child. She played the violin, and by the age of nine, was playing concerts with her concert pianist sister, Nadia. She traveled to New York for a tour, and at this time, she met Leon Theremin, the inventor of the theremin. The theremin is an electronic instrument that can be played without touching it, just by using gestures.When Leon Theremin met Rockmore, he realized that she could make people realize that his design could be used as a real musical instrument. Theremin worked with Rockmore to refine his instrument designs. Rockmore went on to show audiences that the theremin was capable of being used to play the classics. This inspired new compositions specifically for the Theremin. She became a well-known performer, and is considered the greatest theremin player of all time.
She died in 1998, but she left behind a series of recordings that document the sound of the theremin, and her great skill as an electronic music performer.


August 3, 2010

Come to the Orgy of the Dead!! (Repost)

Far far away, one of my favorite bands in an oldie record featuring the theremin superstar Lydia Kavina; as you know, the music of Messer Chups combines surf, beats, film samples, scratchy historical recordings, loungey and cartoon sounds from the 50's and 60's. The trashy sci-fi horror sound of Messer Chups is not very common within the context of Russian rock music. The reason for this is the good old cold-war/iron curtain commie agenda.

The majority of Messer Chups' musical and visual aesthetics come from trashy western pop-culture of the past century. This includes horror/sci-fi b-movies from 1930's through 1970's, as well as music such as surf (The Ventures, Dick Dale, Trashmen), big-band lounge (Henry Mancini, Les Baxter, Martin Denny) and rock n' roll of the 60's.


A Lesson in Seduction (Repost)

"Pure sonic bliss! -Add one part lounge, two parts exotica, some sci-fi spy-fi film music influences and those keen 60's electronic sound effects, then kick it into hyperdrive and soar through the galaxy..." 


August 2, 2010

Bouger Les Hanches, Ma Jolie!! (Repost)

Nice French Beat a Go-Go compilation by The Atomic Café record label Panatomic, enjoy it!

Спутник совершает полет вокруг Земли!! (Repost)

Exotic, playful and full of fantasy and imagination - electronica, lounge and easy listening from Russia. Nostalgic and futuristic sounds, surreal and ironic. Psychedelic electronic sounds to dance, dream and enjoy. The Sputnik is flying again! 


August 1, 2010

God is a Moog (Repost)

Moog is a 2004 film by Hans Fjellestad about electronic instrument pioneer Dr. Robert Moog. The film features scenes of Dr. Moog interacting with various musical artists who view Moog as an influential figure in the history of electronic music.

Moog is not a comprehensive history of electronic music nor does it serve as a chronological history of the development of the Moog synthesizer. There is no narration, rather the scenes feature candid conversation and interviews that serve more as a tribute to Moog than a documentary. The film's 2004 release was designed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Moog Music, Robert Moog's company that was founded as R.A. Moog Co. in 1954.

This soundtrack features original songs by different artists produced on Moog instruments.


Be afraid of the Revenge Ladies from the Rising Sun... (Repost)

What we have here is a strange record based on old crazy songs of jap ladies doing the kinky thing. Blood, Swords and Tears everywhere!! Forget Kill Bill, here is the truth.


The Groovy Moogy Scooby-Dooby (Repost)

What happens when you combine a passion for the music of Thelonious Monk with an overriding compulsion for vintage analog synths and a decidedly irreverent streak? You get something on the order of this album easily the most unusual Monk tribute album since Hal Willner's eccentric 1984 all-star project That's the Way I Feel Now.

Armed with an odd arsenal of vintage gear including theremin, vocoder, clavinet and ARP, Moog, Sequential Circuits, Synthi and Buchla synthesizers, Nashville-based producer-arranger Joe "Guido" Welsh joined forces with his longtime friend and collaborator, veteran Chicago-based jazz pianist Steve Million, to form this zany duo. Their self-produced debut recording is a rare hoot for Monk aficionados and neophytes alike. A delightful stuff to taste.


Honoring the Goddesses (Repost)

Cambodian rock, pop and psychedelia from the 60s & 70s – compiled by the members of Dengue Fever, LA's modern torchbearers of rare prime rock era rarities from Cambodia! It's wonderful stuff – like a lot of the sounds from the pulpy garage rock era Asian underground, most tunes have love female vocals, but the instrumentation varies from raw r&b & kind of moddish influenced sounds, to more psychedelic electric guitar and hazy melodies, bits of funk, and strains that come closer to traditional Cambodian sounds. The tracks were culled for rare cassette tapes, and the sound quality is top notch – kudos to Dengue Fever for getting doing their influences a solid by getting these great tunes out there!

Ros Sereysothea & Pan Ron, we will not forget you...


Jap-A-Go-Go: beating girls for beating hearts (Repost)

Nice 60's Retro J-Pop Beat A-Go-Go collection of pretty jap girls singing and shaking the hips. That's the kind of chick that monkey loves!!!