Dec 30, 2010

RhoDeo 1013 Goldy Rhox 7

Hello, today the 7th post of the new format; GoldyRhox, classic pop rock. Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour.

Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip and for the younger visitors, for certain something to confront your parents with (as loud as possible)..don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accomodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

They would have been the biggest selling band ever, were it not for the fact that somehow they failed to appeal to the US east-west coast media controllers, possibly these feared an enormous flood of copy cats or the whole happy husband/wife image didn't connect with their live style..who knows the rest of the world fell for them big time..they sold almost half a billion records, hmm well Napoleon sure made a big comeback, europop was never more popular thanks to these Swedes.

Goldy Rhox 7 187mb

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Dec 29, 2010

RhoDeo 1013 Aetix

Hello, after a week of binging on food, drink and sales it's time to prepare for the end of the year..i guess the beginning of the new year would be more apt, as many will start it with a new years day hangover... Let me accommodate some with some partymusic those 'cool' New Yorkers treated themselves with in the early eighties..elevating themselves with the term not disco haha, well not sure what Macho City does on this compilation..probably a coked up traders hit..chill out baby.



VA - Disco Not Disco 1 (flac 529mb)

01 Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice (1981 Re-edit) 7:20
02 Liquid Liquid - Cavern 5:21
03 Loose Joints - Tell You (Today) (Vocal) 7:02
04 Ian Dury & The Seven Seas Players - Spasticus Autisticus (Version) 6:59
05 Material - Over And Over (Long Version) 5:39
06 Was (Not Was) - Wheel Me Out 7:09
07 Dinosaur - Kiss Me Again (Original Edit) 6:52
08 Don Cherry - I Walk 3:13
09 Common Sense - Voices Inside My Head 6:33
10 Indian Ocean - Tree House / School Bell (Part 1) 6:56
11 Steve Miller Band - Macho City 16:26

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VA - Disco Not Disco 2 (flac  403mb)

01 Laid Back - White Horse 5:44
02 Alexander Robotnick - Problèmes D'Amour 6:44
03 Yello - Bostich (Extended Dance Version) 4:34
04 Can - Aspectacle (Holger Czukay Edit) 2:48
05 Material - Ciguri 6:23
06 Connie Case - Get Down 7:15
07 The Coach House Rhythm Section - Timewarp 5:51
08 Arthur Russell - Let's Go Swimming 7:51
09 Barry Waite & Ltd. - Sting (Part One) 3:11
10 Lex - Fourteen Days 5:49
11 The Clash - This is Radio Clash 4:11

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VA - Disco Not Disco 3 (flac 499mb)

01 Vivien Goldman - Launderette 3:47
02 Delta 5 - Mind Your Own Business 3:13
03 Shriekback - My Spine Is The Bassline (1982 12" Edit) 4:02
04 Konk - Your Life 7:25
05 Isotope - Crunch Cake 3:55
06 James White & The Blacks - Contort Yourself (August Darnell Remix) 6:15
07 Quando Quango - Love Tempo (Remix) 7:55
08 Gina X Performance - Kaddish 4:19
09 Material - Don't Lose Control 4:19
10 Kazino - Binary 3:57
11 Liaisons Dangereuses - Los Niños Del Parque (12" Mix) 5:04
12 A Number Of Names - Sharevari (Instrumental) 6:18
13 Six Sed Red - Beat 'Em Right 6:24
14 Maximum Joy - Silent Street / Silent Dub 7:42

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Dec 27, 2010

Earth Search 1013

Hello, now the Xmas bonanza has settled and digested it's time to continue the quest..

The Setting

Some years before the story opens, the huge Earth starship Challenger, on a mission to find Earth-like planets for colonization, encountered a meteoroid shower that killed all of the adult crew and seriously damaged the ship. The only human survivors were four babies - two boys, Telson and Darv, and two girls, Sharna and Astra.The four have been raised from childhood by androids and tutored by two disembodied voices called Angel One and Angel Two.

At the end of Earthsearch, the crew of the starship Challenger settled on the Paradise planet, having never seen their original home planet that they called Earth. They left the Challenger's control computers, Angel One and Angel Two, in charge of the ship to continue the search for Earth. Four years later, the crew have settled into their life on Paradise, despite many hardships they are suffering. Then suddenly, one of their children is killed by a 'monster' that appeared from the sea.

It transpires that this 'monster' is actually an android from the Challenger, which has returned. When the sea level begins to rise, the crew are suspicious of the Angels. They notice a large amount of radiation coming from the southern horizon, and they fly to Antarctica in their shuttlecraft. There they find hundreds of towers embedded in the ice. The Angels are using terraforming equipment from the Challenger to melt the ice and thus raise the sea level in an attempt to get the crew to rejoin them on the ship.The crew are adamant that they will not leave Paradise. The flood gets worse and worse, and will clearly soon submerge all the land. They load breeding pairs of animals into the shuttle cargo bay, and when the water level gets high enough, the shuttle floats. The crew are surviving, barely, and have beaten the Angels for the time being



EarthSearch II - 13 Surrender (11mb)


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Just watched this excellent interview with one of my favourite writer/researcher Graham Hancock, its 100 min and it gets better all the time....



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Dec 26, 2010

Sundaze 1013

Hello, today on Xmas day i choose some classical tones to the Sundaze, i hope it will help you digest all that food , abundance of alcohol and the decibels of table discussions..let it slip and take in some sublimely organised notes..

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Philip Morris Glass (born January 31, 1937) is considered one of the most influential American composers of the late-20th century and is widely acknowledged as a composer who has brought art music to the public where his big breaktrough came with the movie score Koyaansquatsi (Life out of Balance) . Thus he followed illustrous precursors such as Richard Strauss, Kurt Weill and Leonard Bernstein. Although his music is often, though controversially, described as minimalist, he distances himself from this label, describing himself instead as a composer of "music with repetitive structures". Although his early, mature music is minimalist, he has evolved stylistically. Currently, he describes himself as a "Classicist", pointing out that he trained in harmony and counterpoint and studied Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Mozart with Nadia Boulanger.

Glass is a prolific composer: He has written works for his own musical group which he founded, the Philip Glass Ensemble (for which he still performs on keyboards), as well as operas, musical theatre works, eight symphonies, eight concertos, solo works, string quartets, and film scores. Three of his film scores have been nominated for Academy Awards.

Since the late 1980s, Glass has also written works for solo piano, starting with occasional piano pieces which are associated with his friends, such as Witchita Sutra Vortex (1988). This piece was followed by two piano cycles: Metamorphosis (1988) Solo Piano (1989) is an album of piano music composed and performed by Philip Glass. It was produced by Kurt Munkacsi. Its first track, Metamorphosis One, was featured in the Battlestar Galactica television episode "Valley of Darkness".Its second track, Metamorphosis Two, formed the basis of one of the main musical themes in the film The Hours.

Besides working in the classical tradition for the concert hall, for theater and film, Philip Glass (b. 1937) also has strong ties to rock, ambient music, electronic music and world music. Early admirers included musicians Brian Eno and David Bowie, who acknowledged the influence of Glass's minimalist style. Years later Glass, who had become friends with Bowie, orchestrated certain pieces from Bowie and Eno's collaborative albums Low and Heroes .

According to Philip Glass, the Low Symphony, composed in the Spring of 1992, is based on the record Low by David Bowie and Brian Eno first released in 1977. "My approach was to treat the themes very much as if they were my own and allow their transformations to follow my own compositional bent when possible. In practice, however, Bowie and Eno's music certainly influenced how I worked, leading me to sometimes surprising musical conclusions. In the end I think I arrived at something of a real collaboration between my music and theirs." (Philip Glass, New York City, 1992)

Following the success in 1993 with his Low Symphony, Glass repeated the experiment with another Bowie/Eno collaboration, Heroes, an album that drew its inspiration from the then-divided city of Berlin. The six movements of Heroes Symphony function as independent pieces that, between them, gradually build into a self-sufficient musical work. Like Low before it, Heroes was one of David Bowie's most experimental and avant-garde records, so it made sense that Philip Glass would follow the Low Symphony with the Heroes Symphony, adapting Bowie and Brian Eno's original, minimalistic synthesized sketches for full orchestra. The new arrangements emphasize the icy allure of the original compositions, and the shimmering, glassy textures sound coldly beautiful.



Low, Heroes Symphony (93 413mb)

01 - Subterraneans (15:08)
02 - Some are (11;20)
03 - Warszawa (16:03)
04 - Heroes (5:52)
05 - Abdulmajid (8:57)
06 - Sense of Doubt (7:22)
07 - Sons of the Silent Age (8:22)
08 - Neukoln (6:43)
09 - V2 Schneider (6:52)

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Keith Jarrett (May 8, 1945) is of Hungarian and Scottish extraction, grew up in suburban Allentown, Pennsylvania, with significant early exposure to music. He possessed absolute pitch, and he displayed prodigious musical talents as a young child. He began piano lessons just before his third birthday, and at age five he appeared on a TV talent program. The young Jarrett gave his first formal piano recital at the age of seven, playing works by composers including Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and Saint-Saëns, and ending with two of his own compositions.
In his teens, as a student at Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, Jarrett learned jazz and quickly became proficient in it. In his early teens, he developed a strong interest in the contemporary jazz scene, so much so he turned down classical training in Paris. Following his graduation from Emmaus High School in 1963, he moved to Boston where he attended the Berklee College of Music and played cocktail piano in local clubs. After a year he moved to New York City, where he played at the Village Vanguard.

Jarrett started his career with Art Blakey, moving on to play with Charles Lloyd and Miles Davis. Since the early 1970s he has enjoyed a great deal of success in both jazz and classical music, as a group leader and a solo performer. His improvisations draw not only from the traditions of jazz, but from other genres as well, especially Western classical music, gospel, blues, and ethnic folk music. In 1973, Jarrett began playing totally improvised solo concerts, and it is the popularity of these voluminous concert recordings that has made him one of the best-selling jazz artists in history. Albums released from these concerts include The Köln Concert (1975) which became the best selling piano recording in history;and Sun Bear Concerts (1976) - a 10-LP (and later 6-CD) Box Set.

Preliminaries to the concert were not auspicious. The concert was organized by Vera Brandes, Germany’s youngest concert promoter. Brandes had selected a Bösendorfer 290 Imperial concert grand piano for the performance, but the stagehands did not realize that the piano was stored in the cellar of the building. Instead, they found a Bösendorfer baby grand backstage and assumed that it was to be used. This piano was intended for rehearsals only, and was in poor condition.

Jarrett had not slept in two nights. He arrived at the opera house late and tired after an exhausting hours-long drive in a Renault R4. He rushed to finish a hasty meal just minutes before the concert was to begin. After learning about the substandard piano, Jarrett nearly refused to play. Brandes, who just turned 18 years old, had to convince the 29-year-old Jarrett to perform nonetheless. Almost as an afterthought, the sound technicians decided to place microphones and record the concert, even if only for the house archive. The instrument was tinny and thin in the upper registers, so Jarrett concentrated on ostinatos and rhythmic figures. Despite the obstacles, Jarrett's performance was enthusiastically received, and the subsequent recording was acclaimed by the critics and an enormous commercial success. With sales of more than 3.5 million, it became the best-selling solo album in jazz history......



Keith Jarrett - The Köln Concert (75 295mb)

01 Part I (26:01)
02 Part II a (14:54)
03 Part II b (18:13)
04 Part II c (06:56)

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Dec 25, 2010

Rhodeo 1012 Happy Xmas

Hello, Happy Xmas to you all, another year has gone and war is not over..there's just too much profit in it...for some..and yet there are 75 million more of us this year. Good thing US and Russia agreed to scrap a lot of nukes..these things are useless anyway, alas admitting to that is a step too far still. Secrecy still rules, despite Wikileaks, in fact most of that is useful destraction of the real evils. Unfortunately we've seen many an american company bend over backwords to accomodate the Washington puppet theatre ..only goes to show the puppeteers are playing more stages. And the gullibles screaming for the head of Assange..complete morons. Meanwhile the internet and Google keep growing. Facebook..hmm reminds me of "I'm not a number, I'm a free man" anyway wouldnt invest in it..dodo service, the fickle public will soon face up to that...enough. I'm here today to offer you a gift, something that i think most visitors would enjoy...


A book of treasure, a book of discovery, a book to open your ears to new worlds of pleasure. 1,000 recordings guaranteed to give listeners the joy, the mystery, the revelation, the sheer fun of great music.This is a book both broad and deep, drawing from the diverse worlds of classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, country, folk, musicals, hip-hop, world, opera, soundtracks, and more. The entries are arranged alphabetically, to break down genre bias and broaden every listener’s horizons. And the writing is passionate, informed, opinionated. Includes indexes for every mood and occasion. But wait There's more ..NME asked artists about albums they considered having slipped to the cracks-undeservedly..some didnt slip thru here btw..plenty to read and enjoy whilst listening to great music.



Happy Xmas 110mb

or you could buy the Hardcopy



ps a short note- i re-upped some dead mediafires and skipped over ducky's..if you come across a dead link please make a comment so i can keep this site as live as possible.
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Dec 23, 2010

RhoDeo 1012 Goldy Rhox 6

Hello, today the 6th post of the new format; GoldyRhox, classic pop rock . Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour.

Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip and for the younger visitors, for certain something to confront your parents with (as loud as possible)..don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...
That said i will try to accomodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album. However you can check the Goldy Rhox Leaks in the links section to find a pdf of what will and has been on in the first 10 Goldy Rhox episodes...Take your pick it's live inside your browser....


Those that picked up on the Fab Four hint last week, will know what to expect today..the blue version of their career...magical strawberry diamonds in the sky forever across the universe...gosh

Goldy Rhox 06-1 138mb

Goldy Rhox 06-2 109mb

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Dec 22, 2010

RhoDeo 1012 Aetix

Hello, Happy Holidaze To You All ! Todays post is all about humor, although at times you wouldnt know it, the guys from Bad News argue and swear a lot, and Neil well he's as confused as ever but when he hits the spot he's in nirvana..Then there's Monty Python..as it happens i just got an admail from Amazon.uk telling me of a great offer , a dvd pack with all 6 Monty Python movies for just 11.57 (pounds) hmmm..anyway Pythons have written many a great song..so singalong this Xmas.

Meanwhile we have our own leaks file...check it out.(linkslist)

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Monty Python Sings is exactly what it sounds like: 25 songs (six under a minute) written and performed by members of Monty Python's Flying Circus. The numbers should be instantly familiar to fans of their legendary sketch comedy series and theatrical features. Each member of the troupe is represented to some degree or another, including director/animator Terry Gilliam with the tiny tune "I've Got Two Legs" (:33), and two co-written by the late Graham Chapman (to whom the compilation was dedicated): "Medical Love Song" and "Knights of the Round Table (Camelot Song)." John Cleese, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin contributed to several compositions, but the lion's share were written/co-written by the most musically inclined member, Eric Idle. All of the songs are sung by Pythons, with the exception of "Brian Song," which features Sonia Jones channeling Shirley Bassey's Bond anthem "Goldfinger" -- quite successfully, too. It's debatable whether those not already enamored by the Pythons' unique brand of humor would be won over by this recording. For the already converted, however, it represents an opportunity to have all of their best known songs in one place: Life of Brian's "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life", "Lumberjack Song" and, of course, "Spam Song". For better or for worse, many of their most politically incorrect songs are also included: Although packed to the brim with (lyrical) comedy, Monty Python Sings is strictly a musical recording and does not include any sketches, spoken word pieces, or narration.



Monthy Python Sings (138mb)

1 Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life 3:33
2 Sit On My Face 0:45
3 Lumberjack Song 3:20
4 Penis Song (Not The Noel Coward Song) 0:41
5 Oliver Cromwell 4:10
6 Money Song 0:52
7 Accountancy Shanty 1:16
8 Finland 2:01
9 Medical Love Song 3:31
10 I'm So Worried 3:38
11 Every Sperm Is Sacred 4:34
12 Never Be Rude To An Arab 1:00
13 I Like Chinese 3:10
14 Eric The Half A Bee 2:06
15 Brian Song 2:36
16 Bruces' Philosophers Song 0:52
17 Meaning Of Life 2:15
18 Knights Of The Round Table (Camelot Song) 1:06
19 All Things Dull And Ugly 1:33
20 Decomposing Composers 2:48
21 Henry Kissinger 1:28
22 I've Got Two Legs 0:33
23 Christmas In Heaven 2:45
24 Galaxy Song 2:41
25 Spam Song 0:32

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For those of you who don’t know, neil (often written in lower case) was a hippie character, played by Nigel Planer in the alternative comedy series The Young Ones. After that programme came to an end, Planer reprised the character and recorded this album, full of late 60s/early 70s hippie classics, interspersed with spoken word comedy pieces. What’s of greatest interest here though are the musicians involved – the cast list (in addition to a few of Planer’s comedy chums) features a handful of musicians from the early 70s Canterbury Scene. Dave Stewart (the Hatfield and the North man, not to be confused with the beardy one from the Eurythmics) has the greatest impact, playing lots of instruments as well as handling production duties. The first big question which needs asking is exactly how did Planer get these musicians involved? Did he know them personally?

The album begins with an apology from neil, explaining how the album turned out nothing like he’d wanted, before launching into a cover of Traffic’s ‘Hole In My Shoe’ (a number 2 hit in the UK in 1984; it held that postition for three weeks, having been held off the number 1 spot by Frankie Goes To Hollywood's ‘Two Tribes’). Despite a nasty synthesised sample of an elephant, this arrangement of ‘Hole In My Shoe’ is fabulous and very faithful to the original. Dave Stewart’s production is fantastic, as it is throughout the rest of the album. It’s such a pity this only became a huge hit due to its so-called novelty potential.

After neil falls down the sink and has a conversation with a mouldy potato, things get ..... well get it and enjoy



Neil's Heavy Concept Album (113mb)

01 - Hello Vegetables (0:26)
02 - Hole In My Shoe (3:40)
03 - Heavy Potato Encounter (0:42)
04 - My White Bicycle (3:29)
05 - Neil The Barbarian (1:12)
06 - Lentil Nightmare (5:46)
07 - Computer Alarm (0:36)
08 - Wayne (1:36)
09 - The Gnome (2:29)
10 - Cosmic Jam (2:24)
11 - Cassette Jam (1:34)
12 - Golf Girl (4:39)
13 - Bad Karma In The UK (2:14)
14 - Our Tune (1:13)
15 - Ken (0:41)
16 - The End Of The World Cabaret (1:09)
17 - No Future (God Save The Queen) (2:12)
18 - Floating (1:39)
19 - Hurdy Gurdy Man (3:46)
20 - Paranoid (Remix) (1:57)
21 - The Amoeba Song (From A Very Cellular Song) (1:19)
22 - Brown Sugar (0:54)
23 - Go Away (0:33)
24 - Hurdy Gurdy Mushroom Man (3:25)

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Bad News, the parody of a bad heavy metal band, began as a 1982 episode (pre-This Is Spinal Tap) from the Comic Strip, an English comedy troupe whose members numbered three of the four Young Ones (Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmonson, and Nigel Planer) and writer Peter Richardson (other members included Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders).

Interspersed between several intentionally terrible (and thankfully short) songs such as "Drink Till I Die" and "Masturbike" are what sound like mainly improvised and edited routines, wherein the band tries to record a Tolkein-meets-Iron Maiden mood-setting introduction ("Excalibur"), attempts to get one good song out of the bass player ("Hey, Mr. Bassman"), and engages in lots of funny arguing and, eventually, fighting. The album holds up over time, with many throwaway jokes revealing themselves only after years of listening. Recommended to fans of 1980s British humor. Produced by Brian May who also helps the band destroy Bohemian Rhapsody



Bad News - Bad News (87 97mb)

01. Bad Dreams Rehearsal 5:13
02. A.G.M. 4:24
03. Introducing the Band 2:19
04. Bad News 3:11
05. Hey Mr. Bassman 2:00
06. Hey Mr. Drummer 2:15
07. Masturbike 2:20
08. Trousers 3:49
09. Drink Till I Die 5:26
10. Vim Is Angry 2:09
11. Hey Hey Bad News 5:22
12. Warriors of Ghengis Khan 3:27
13. Excaliber Rehearsal 6:21
14. Bohemian Rhapsody 3:46
15. Double Entendre 3:35
16. Cashing in on Christmas 4:09
17. Dividing up the Spoils 2:59

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Dec 20, 2010

Earth Search II 1012

Hello, as the festive season has begon, many are still stuck by snow and ice, i suppose this will mean even more co2 in the atmosphere to keep that global warming coming. Meanwhile another global scam will relieve the people of their money, yes you pay and we (can) do nothing.. sorry ..it's the sun after all, but thank you for your billions..our estates are now fully equiped with renewables. Yes, i am very cynical about the globalwarming protagonists.
Don't let it spoil your happy holidaze, booze is an excellent de-icer (wink). They no longer need it on Paradise as the ice has turned to water...too much of it..in fact the name Paradise seems ever further from the truth.....

The Setting

Some years before the story opens, the huge Earth starship Challenger, on a mission to find Earth-like planets for colonization, encountered a meteoroid shower that killed all of the adult crew and seriously damaged the ship. The only human survivors were four babies - two boys, Telson and Darv, and two girls, Sharna and Astra.The four have been raised from childhood by androids and tutored by two disembodied voices called Angel One and Angel Two.

At the end of Earthsearch, the crew of the starship Challenger settled on the Paradise planet, having never seen their original home planet that they called Earth. They left the Challenger's control computers, Angel One and Angel Two, in charge of the ship to continue the search for Earth. Four years later, the crew have settled into their life on Paradise, despite many hardships they are suffering. Then suddenly, one of their children is killed by a 'monster' that appeared from the sea.

It transpires that this 'monster' is actually an android from the Challenger, which has returned. When the sea level begins to rise, the crew are suspicious of the Angels. They notice a large amount of radiation coming from the southern horizon, and they fly to Antarctica in their shuttlecraft. There they find hundreds of towers embedded in the ice. The Angels are using terraforming equipment from the Challenger to melt the ice and thus raise the sea level in an attempt to get the crew to rejoin them on the ship.



EarthSearch II - 12 Flood (11mb)


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Dec 19, 2010

Sundaze 1012

Hello, today at Sundaze we vere off the beaten track somewhat...maybe it's the snow..or is it the desert, the place that held so much sway over the life of todays' artist.. It's the light that always fascinates in the desert, not as much the midday burning sun perhaps, but the dawn and dusk can be magical and very "Sundaze". I'm talking of the man that died last friday, Don van Vliet, better known as Captain Beefheart, "a shaman" of dutch ancestry, a painter, sculpter but best known as a musician who "Once you've heard Beefheart, it's hard to wash him out of your clothes. It stains, like coffee or blood."(Tom Waits). Many and diverse artists have listed him as influential on them, in fact were they all to come to the funeral..well i could just aswell say, had they all bought a painting by him, he would have left his widow millions, but then that doesn't fit a desert dwellers life style now does it?

An Obituary

Captain Beefheart, Don Van Vliet, who has died at the age of 69, was one of the most influential American musicians of the 1960s and early 1970s. His status was always cult rather than commercial, and for most of his career he was broke. Yet he remained a hero to most of the musical avant garde – the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and the Mothers of Invention in America; Roxy Music, Hawkwind, Jethro Tull and Edgar Broughton in England. He was John Peel's favourite artist, and the DJ did much to promote Beefheart by playing his records when no other radio programme would touch them.

In 1964 Beefheart formed the Magic Band, the first of many line-ups under the name.They sounded pretty discordant, but due to Beefheart's extraordinarily mesmeric presence as frontman, a four and a half octave vocal range, his eccentric ability with lyrics, and his inexplicable one-liners to interviewers, the band was unforgettable. Beefheart once described his thing to an uncomprehending radio interviewer as "music to dematerialise the catatonia". His style wasrhythm and blues based but completely unorthodox in its approach to structure, rhythm and key. Magic Band musicians had names like Winged Eel Fingerling, Zoot Horn Rollo, the Mascara Snake, and Rockette Morton. They wore a ragbag of cloaks and thrift-shop outfits, and the Captain wore a hat, usually a topper, which became his trademark.

Van Vliet was born in Glendale, California on 15 January 1941, an only child who showed artistic talent from an early age: he claimed he was producing respected sculpture when he was five. When he was 13, his family (his father drove a bread truck) moved to the Mojave desert, an atmosphere that was to have an enormous influence on him, and particularly his painting, and a place where he lived on and off all his life. In 1959 he was offered a place at Antelope Valley junior college as an art major, but instead he hung out at home (doted on by his mother and grandmother) with his schoolfriend Frank Zappa, listening to old r'n'b records and planning various projects, most of which came to nothing. One was dreamed up sitting stoned in a car ("not Zappa," recalled Beefheart, "Frank never turned on") in the desert in 1962 , to shoot a film called Captain Beefheart meets the Grunt People. The film was never made, but the name stuck.

From their early teens Beefheart and Zappa developed a love-hate relationship which became life long, mainly based on resentment of Zappa's commercial success. Despite briefly moving to Cucamonga in California in the early 1960s to be with Zappa intending to form a band called the Soots, Beefheart remained in the desert while Frank, an astute businessman, moved to Los Angeles and founded The Mothers of Invention. Beefheart's early albums remain the most original: Safe as Milk (produced by Bob Krasnow and Richard Perry, 1967); Strictly Personal (completed in a week, produced by Bob Krasnow, 1968) and two albums for Zappa's Straight label: Trout Mask Replica (1969), and Lick My Decals Off Baby (1970).

For Trout Mask Replica Beefheart locked the Magic Band in a house in Woodland Hills for eight months, continually rehearsing and reworking the songs. Virtually broke, they often had nothing but bread to eat but when they finally got into the studio they recorded the entire double album in four and a half hours. Although they admired him, other musicians found Beefheart exasperating to work with. Guitarist Ry Cooder played on the first album and was due to do the Monterey festival with the band, but left in a temper after Beefheart had a LSD induced panic attack during rehearsal and walked off the back of the stage, landing on top of his manager.

It was Beefheart's stubborn refusal to conform that invariably lost him the big bucks. And he was not indifferent to money. He loved fast cars and owned variously a Hudson, Corvette and Jaguar, drank brandy alexanders, and was also something of a shoe fetishist (possibly due to a spell working as a shoe salesman), always wearing the best ones he could afford. In 1974 Beefheart was signed to Virgin Records. Richard Branson also desperately wanted to sign Zappa, but it was during one of Beefheart's hate-Frank periods. Despite being warned never to mention the name, virtually the first words Branson uttered to Beefheart were about how great it would be when he'd also got Zappa on to the label. It was a fateful and uneasy start. Yet when, as invariably happened with Beefheart, the relationship between artist and record company soured, it was Zappa who rescued Beefheart and took him on tour. Beefheart responded by filling a series of huge sketch books with angry drawings of Zappa.

Despite having no formal training in art, Beefheart drew and painted throughout his recording career. His first exhibition was in Liverpool at the Bluecoat Gallery in April 1972, while he was touringin England. He executed 15 black and white paintings in situ. In 1982, on the advice of New York art dealer Michael Werner that he would never be taken seriously as a painter unless he gave up music, Beefheart turned seriously to art. In the past few years he has gained a reasonable reputation as an artist, mainly doing large abstracts in oils.

He married his wife Jan in 1970. She gave him a secure base and cared for him through what was debilitating multiple sclerosis until the end.


• Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart), musician and artist, born 15 January 1941; died 17 December 2010


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Trout Mask Replica was ranked #58 on Rolling Stone's 2003 list The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. On first listen, Trout Mask Replica sounds like raw Delta blues", with Beefheart "singing and ranting and reciting poetry over fractured guitar licks. But the seeming sonic chaos is an illusion -- to construct the songs, the Magic Band rehearsed twelve hours a day for months on end in a house with the windows blacked out. (Producer Frank Zappa was then able to record most of the album in less than five hours.) BBC disc jockey John Peel said of the album: "If there has been anything in the history of popular music which could be described as a work of art in a way that people who are involved in other areas of art would understand, then Trout Mask Replica is probably that work".



Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (69  465mb)

01 Frownland (1:40)
02 The Dust Blows Forward 'N The Dust Blows Back (1:53)
03 Dachau Blues (2:22)
04 Ella Guru (2:26)
05 Hair Pie: Bake 1 (4:58)
06 Moonlight On Vermont (3:59)
07 Pachuco Cadaver (4:40)
08 Bills Corpse (1:48)
09 Sweet Sweet Bulbs (2:21)
10 Neon Meate Dream Of A Octafish (2:26)
11 China Pig (4:02)
12 My Human Gets Me Blues (2:46)
13 Dali's Car (1:26)
14 Hair Pie: Bake 2 (2:23)
15 Pena (2:34)
16 Well (2:07)
17 When Big Joan Sets Up (5:18)
18 Fallin' Ditch (2:08)
19 Sugar 'N Spikes (2:30)
20 Ant Man Bee (3:57)
21 Orange Claw Hammer (3:34)
22 Wild Life (3:09)
23 She's Too Much For My Mirror (1:40)
24 Hobo Chang Ba (2:02)
25 The Blimp (Mousetrapreplica) (2:04)
26 Steal Softly Thru Snow (2:18)
27 Old Fart At Play (1:51)
28 Veteran's Day Poppy (4:31)

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Generally acclaimed as the strongest album of his comeback, and by some as his best since Trout Mask Replica, Doc at the Radar Station had a tough, lean sound owing partly to the virtuosic new version of the Magic Band (featuring future Pixies sideman Eric Drew Feldman, New York downtown-scene guitarist Gary Lucas, and a returning John "Drumbo" French, among others) and partly to the clear, stripped-down production, which augmented the Captain's basic dual-guitar interplay and jumpy rhythms with extra percussion instruments and touches of Shiny Beast's synths and trombones. Many of the songs on Doc either reworked or fully developed unused material composed around the time of the creatively fertile Trout Mask sessions, which adds to the spirited performances.



Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - Doc At The Radar Station (80 255mb)

01 Hot Head (3:20)
02 Ashtray Heart (3:23)
03 A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond (1:37)
04 Run Paint Run Run (3:36)
05 Sue Egypt (2:56)
06 Brickbats (2:40)
07 Dirty Blue Gene (3:50)
08 Best Batch Yet (4:59)
09 Telephone (1:31)
10 Flavor Bud Living (0:57)
11 Sheriff Of Hong Kong (6:33)
12 Making Love To A Vampire With A Monkey On My Knee (3:09)

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This compilation covers the six albums Captain Beefheart released thru Virgin, Unconditionally Guaranteed and Bluejeans & Moonbeams were later disowned by Beefheart, calling them "horrible and vulgar", asking that they not be considered part of his musical output. Yet The Virgin Compiler places 4 tracks on the album (!) And just 7 min of what is seen as his best album under the Virgin flag, Doc At Radar Station. In all this compilatiion shows a likely intended more relaxter side of Beefheart.



Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond (93 443mb)

01 Sugar Bowl (2:16)
02 The Past Sure Is Tense (3:24)
03 Happy Love Song (3:55)
04 The Floppy Boot Stomp (3:55)
05 Blue Jeans And Moonbeams (5:04)
06 Run Paint Run Run (3:40)
07 This Is The Day (4:48)
08 Tropical Hot Dog Night (4:49)
09 Observatory Crest (3:36)
10 The Host The Ghost The Most Holy O (2:25)
11 Harry Irene (3:43)
12 I Got Love On My Mind (3:07)
13 Pompadour Swamp (3:38)
14 Love Lies (5:00)
15 Sheriff Of Hong Kong (6:37)
16 Further Than We've Gone (5:31)
17 Candle Mambo (3:33)
18 Light Reflected Off The Oceans Of The Moon (5:03)
19 A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond (1:52)

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Dec 16, 2010

RhoDeo 1011 Goldy Rhox 5

Hello, today the 5th post of the new format; GoldyRhox, classic pop rock , this time with a "live" PDF which will enable you to (once opened in your browser) to scroll and click thru if so you wanted. Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Fact is the music produced back then got released in an environment that wasn't as segmented as later decades..with our current time being totally segmented and i don't talk just in music but everything thats out there, games , the internet that brings everything that has been produced music wise up for grabs..

Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip and for the younger visitors, for certain something to confront your parents with (as loud as possible)..don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accomodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.


As announced above an extra PDF worthy of your attention, besides what is likely the biggest selling compilation album ever, apart from it's blue companion which will appear next week. In time for those family days, music which anyone can relate to and likely sing along to aswell. Half the band is no longer with us, but then the fabfour haven't been together for 40 years either.

Goldy Rhox 05 170mb


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Dec 15, 2010

RhoDeo 1011 Aetix

Hello, .another Aetix coming up though this one was recorded in 78. Something else, i've been wondering about the scarcity of comments i get, now i dont expect a thankyou for every grab..that would certainly overload my mailbox but when you find something you really enjoy you could share it not just with me but all visitors here.

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Rock 'n Roll without guitars never sounded this good

Never widely popular amongst the general public, Suicide are nonetheless hugely influential, part of the New York rock underground since the early 1970s, Alan Vega (a.k.a. Alan Bermowitz) was born in Brooklyn, New York, and Martin Rev (a.k.a. Martin Reverby) grown up in the Bronx, they mixed Alan Vega's blues-styled vocals and Marty Rev's synthesizer (originally a broken-down Farfisa organ they couldn't afford to repair). Suicide emerged alongside the early punk scene in New York City with a reputation for ferocious and controversial live shows; Vega stated "We started getting booed as soon as we came onstage. Just from the way we looked they started giving us hell already." . Vega and Rev both dressed like arty, pre-cyberpunk street thugs, and Vega was notorious for brandishing a length of motorcycle drive chain onstage.

Their first album, Suicide , is often regarded as a classic: One critic writes: these eerie, sturdy, steam-punk anthems rank among the most visionary, melodic experiments the rock realm has yet produced, however, the ten-minute "Frankie Teardrop" might be the album's highlight, telling the harrowing story of a poverty-stricken Vietnam vet pushed to the edge: Suicide always provoked extreme reactions by producing a unique, obsessively American electronic music of enormous and enduring influence.

Confusingly released in 1980 as Alan Vega/Martin Rev and omitting their "Dream Baby Dream" single, the Ric Ocasek-produced Second Album is less confrontational and more contemporary than the duo's terrifying debut. Ric Ocasek has remained a supporter and friend, he produced solo work for Vega and Rev. Both released sveral albums before getting together again in 88 when Ocasek produced their 4th album "Way of Life". Their music and gigs proved an intense affair so both needed space and it wasnt till 2002 that they released a new album
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Proof that punk was more about attitude than a raw, guitar-driven sound, Suicide's self-titled debut set the duo apart from the rest of the style's self-proclaimed outsiders. Although they barely receive credit, Suicide (singer Alan Vega and keyboardist Martin Rev) is the source point for virtually every synth pop duo that glutted the pop marketplace in the early '80s. Without the trailblazing Rev and Vega, there would have been no Soft Cell, Erasure, Bronski Beat, Yaz, you name 'em, and while many would tell you that that's nothing to crow about, the aforementioned synth-poppers merely appropriated Suicide's keyboards/singer look and none of Rev and Vega's extremely confrontational performance style and love of dissonance.
What is surprising is how timeless this album has turned out to be.



Suicide I (flac  279mb)

Suicide I (78   97mb)

01. Ghost Rider (2:32)
02. Rocket USA (4:14)
03. Cheree (3:30)
04. Johnny (2:09)
05. Girl (4:04)
06. Frankie Teardrop (10:24)
07. Che (4:50)
08. Cheree (remix) (bonus) (3:46)
09. I Remember (bonus) (3:09)
10. Keep Your Dreams (bonus) (4:48)

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The first is a six-song set recorded at CBGB's in 1977 that has a wild version of "96 Tears." The second live set is the band's legendary and incendiary 23 Minutes Over Brussels, which was originally released on a flexi-disc but has been remastered for CD and sounds great. This set really gives a feeling for how extreme Suicide's live shows were and makes an interesting addition to the band's seminal album.]

Suicide Live (ogg   126mb)

Suicide Live (flac   317mb)

01. Mr. Ray (6:26)
02. Las Vegas Man (4:21)
03. 96 Tears (3:46)
04. Keep Your Dreams (3:17)
05. I Remember (5:09)
06. Harlem (4:04)
07. 23 Minutes Over Brussels (22:54)

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You'll find two soloalbums here

Martin Rev - Martin Rev
Alan Vega - Alan Vega

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Dec 13, 2010

Earth Search 1011

Hello, as announced last week, the continuation of the Earthsearch saga

Earthsearch II, a 10 part serial in time and space is a BBC Radio 4 science fiction series written by James Follett, comprising ten half-hour episodes orginaly broadcast between January and March 1982. There is also a novelisation by Follett under the same title. The series has been released on cassette and audio CD, and has been rerun several times on BBC 7 beginning in 2003 and lastly this fall.


Some years before the story opens, the huge Earth starship Challenger, on a mission to find Earth-like planets for colonization, encountered a meteoroid shower that killed all of the adult crew and seriously damaged the ship. The only human survivors were four babies - two boys, Telson and Darv, and two girls, Sharna and Astra.The four have been raised from childhood by androids and tutored by two disembodied voices called Angel One and Angel Two.

At the end of Earthsearch, the crew of the starship Challenger settled on the Paradise planet, having never seen their original home planet that they called Earth. They left the Challenger's control computers, Angel One and Angel Two, in charge of the ship to continue the search for Earth. Four years later, the crew have settled into their life on Paradise, despite many hardships they are suffering. Then suddenly, one of their children is killed by a 'monster' that appeared from the sea.




EarthSearch II - 11 The Return (11mb)

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Dec 12, 2010

Sundaze 1011 Space Inside Out

Hello, that was fun that space week..but a bit of a non sense...there is no space ! No Earth either, planets , the sun ? All great illusions, it's all a virtual realty, admittedly of a superb quality and i am sure most of you think what's he on about. Yet on a scientific physics level everything can be reduced to quantumstates and solidity is a joke, it doesn't exist, vibrating energy packets that's about how far we can go, and that in itself is one of the highlights of the relentless scientific drive towards reductionism, but now they have come to a threshold and the next step is one that is bitterly opposed, the idea that our observing consciousness belongs to another realm. Most neurologists today still are busy trying to prove it is a by-product of brain activity, an idea that is deeply embedded in the materialistic/scientific world. This of cause is total nonsense as numerous near death cases have proven, consciousness doesn't need a living body to be aware. You might ask then why would consciousness want a body then..the simple answer is our 'virtual' world offers a wonderful range of experiences thru our bodies senses and we are able to interact, entertain eachother and express oneself thru many ways, and all on a basically beautiful planet equipped with a full set of supporting life (plants, animals). The more thoughtful answer why we'd want a body is in order to grow in consciousness as the previously mentioned points enable us to enrich ourselves with experiences, knowledge and understanding.
Alas it aint easy and with governments jailing those that would like to experiment with another brain chemistry, it shows some of the limitations posed by the fearful materialistic classes, many of whom have been deluded by religions.. What is needed is a paradigm shift that establishes consciousness as the driving force of nature, and it's eternal nature. It follows that respect is due to all life as all is an expression of consciousness.. so we should stop raping this planet f.i. , feed not kill eachother, create to enjoy, not to destroy. Some simple examples which, if we'd implement these, would greatly enhance our chances of growing our consciousnesses.........

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Spirit Space - A Journey Into Your Consciousness


Allow yourself to travel even further down the quantum rabbit hole in a quest for answers to age old questions. Discover remarkable possibilities as to what and how our consciousness works with the world around us. Listen to possibilities of what happens to our consciousness before and after death. Challenging Quantum physics theories and how they affect how we perceive the world anciently and today, both spiritually and scientifically. This film acts as a progressive travel log for human life attempting to answer questions that mankind has been seeking since the dawn of thought. What were we before we came here? Why do we need to be here? And what in the world happens to us after we die? Spirit Space also opens cases from individuals who have been hypnotically regressed to a point between lives,after death, and even before birth. Not only does the film grapple with reincarnation, the spirit world, and the nature of the human soul it also tackles equally sticky questions such as Is there a Heaven and Hell? What is a spirit? Viewers with a penchant for skepticism will balk at the lack of physical evidence to back up the claims in Spirit Space, but the film remains a reassuring voice, affirming that our existence is not limited to the boundaries of our mortal flesh.

Who's in it ?
Fred Alan Wolf ( who was featured in the recent hit movie What the Bleep Do We Know?, and The Secret) earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics. He continues to write, lecture throughout the world and con duct research on the relationship of quantum physics to consciousness. He is the author of 11 books including Taking a Quantum Leap which received the National Book Award. Don Miguel Ruiz Born into a family of healers, don Miguel Ruiz has embraced the centuries old legacy of healing and teaching the nagual and carries forward the esoteric Toltec knowledge. Don Miguel shares the wisdom that resulted in the creation of The Four Agreements. His views of a universal peace are shared in the film, Spirit Space. They provide a spiritual but practical sense to the topics discussed and students of his will appreciate the wisdom and comfort that he shares. Edgar Mitchell Among authors trying to bridge the gap between cience and spirit, former astronaut Mitchell brings unique credentials. Originally scheduled for the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission, Mitchell, as told in this smooth blend of autobiography and exegesis, journeyed to the Moon in 1971 (and generated great controversy over ESP experiments he conducted on the flight).

Spirit Space - A Journey Into Your Consciousness (avi   651mb)

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Steve Roach a onetime professional motorbike racer born in California in 1955, -- inspired by the music of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, and Vangelis -- taught himself to play synthesizer at the age of 20, 7 years later he debuted with the album Now, his early work was quite reminiscent of his inspirations, but with 1984's Structures from Silence his music began taking enormous strides, the album's expansive and mysterious atmosphere inspired directly by the the beauty and power of the earth's landscapes to create lush, meditative soundscapes influential on the emergence of ambient and trance. Subsequent works including 1986's three-volume Quiet Music series honed Roach's approach, his dense, swirling textures and hypnotic rhythms akin to environmental sound sculptures. In 1988, inspired by the Peter Weir film The Last Wave, Roach journeyed to the Australian outback, with field recordings of aboriginal life inspiring his acknowledged masterpiece, the double-album Dreamtime Return I. II

After relocating to the desert outskirts of Tuscon, Arizona, Roach established his own recording studio, Timeroom, and in the years to follow grew increasingly prolific, creating both as a solo artist and in tandem with acts including Robert Rich, Michael Stearns, Jorge Reyes and Kevin Braheny -- in all, close to two dozen major works in the 1990s alone, all of them located at different points on the space-time continuum separating modern technology and primitive music. His album roster from that decade includes: Strata (1991), Artifact (1994), Well of Souls (1995), Amplexus (1997), and Dust to Dust (1998). Early Man was released on Projekt in early 2001, followed by one of his many collaborations with Vidna Obmana. His ability to create organic time-altering soundscapes reached a high point on the 2003 four-CD opus Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces, and has continued since 2006 in his prodigious Immersion series. Recent releases Possible Planet and New Life Dreaming show a return to a more open, breathing sound.

Vidna Obmana is a pseudonym used by Belgian composer and ambient musician Dirk Serries. The name Vidna Obmana literally translates to "optical illusion" and was chosen by Serries because he felt it accurately described the music. He retired the Vidna Obmana moniker in 2007, most of his current work is released under the Fear Falls Burning pseudonym.
Born and raised in Antwerp, Serries began recording experimental noise musics in the late '80s, working solo and in combination with artists such as PBK, exploring the more abrasive side of electronic composition.Beginning with the release in 1990 of Shadowing in Sorrow, however, (the first part of what would come to be known as Vidna's ambient Trilogy) Serries began moving toward an almost isolationist ambient aesthetic, exploring themes of calm, solitude, grief, and introspection in long, moving pieces which tended to chart similar ground as American space music artists such as Robert Rich, Michael Stearns, and Steve Roach

InnerZone

The circle, ripe with cosmic associations, is a most mysterious object. Often representing infinity, the line of a circle does not begin nor does it really ever end - a seemingly endless sequence of events. It is this perplexing concept that Steve Roach + Vidna Obmana are consumed with in their musical collaborations. Throughout the album, the duo conjure up drifting soundworlds that absorb the listener into the flow. But the cyclical nature of this conceptualization is most easily noticed when the musical current picks up and the beats emerge. The ring of rhythms repeat their rapid circuits, surfacing out of the aural fog, breathe, then back down below. Along with the prevailing synthesized sounds, InnerZone features an array of unconventional acoustic sources; distorted, shifted, delayed and otherwise processed - almost beyond recognition. The fusion of Roach's arid ambience and Obmana's echoing caverneque sound creates an interface that merges these contrasting evocations into a realm of unprecedented properties: a subterranean region that possesses an infinite sky, a union of earth and heaven.



Steve Roach and Vidna Obmana - Inner Zone (02   394mb)

1 At The Edge Of Everything (6:08)
2 Strands (8:39)
3 Cloud Space (6:18)
4 Encounter Passage (2:13)
5 Isolation (14:04)
6 Spires (10:39)
7 InnerZone (25:23)

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In 1989, Dr. Jeffrey D. Thompson was approached by representatives working with NASA and JPL to explore a series of powerful recordings which the Voyager I and II Spacecraft had sent back from Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. These recordings seemed to be having a profound effect on the scientists and researchers who were exposed to them. Dr. Thompson was approached as an expert in the field of sound and healing, and especially in his work with "Primordial Sounds.” Primordial sounds are human body sounds and nature sounds formatted in special ways to cause a deep response in the subconscious mind. These are extremely useful in all levels of healing. Could the space sounds actually be Primordial Sounds, also – from outer space but strangely familiar to us?

Each "instrument" sound you hear in this Dr. Jeffrey Thompson, DC, B.F.A, Audio Program is actually various NASA Voyager I a II, Injun 1, Hawkeye, IMP1 and ISEE 1 space probe planet recordings. They are compressed electronically down to the fundamental harmonic frequency. At this range, the space recordings sound like unique musical instruments.

Using these specially created musical instrument sounds from the planets, Dr. Thompson has created a special series of musical compositions that have the original space recordings. Each is a personal journey into and through our Solar System, into a place strangely alien to us and yet strangely familiar.



Thompson - Space Sounds Music (89 197mb)

01 - Space Sounds Music (33:00)

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Music was in my blood—the mystery, the magic, the emotions fused with the intellect.


Kit Watkins was born to a couple of classical piano teachers in 1953 in Virginia, not surprisingly he studied piano at home from ages 5 through 13. During his teen years, Kit was drawn to rock music and click for larger became a driving force behind a series of local bands, playing organ, synthesizer, and flute, as well as singing lead. By age 18, he was discovering his own writing abilities. He soon joined up with the band Happy The Man (HTM) which was forming at the local university. It was with HTM that Kit honed his skills in composing, performing, arranging, and producing. During its six years, the band recorded five albums, including two produced by Ken Scott and released on Arista Records. In 1979, with HTM unable to get a new record controct Kit got an invitation to join the British band Camel , dissatisfied with his opportunities in the band he left 1 year later, though he did join them on several tours of the UK, Europe, and Japan from 1980 through 1982.

In the early '80s, Watkins began building his own home studio and produced consistently inviting music that draws on his first-rate keyboard skills and his keen ear for sonic detail. Kit’s solo career began in 1980 with the self-produced album Labyrinth, released on his own Azimuth Records label. The album won him 5th place in Keyboard magazine’s Annual Readers’ Poll Awards for keyboard album. He recorded and performed with drummer/percussionist Coco Roussel during this period. During the 80s, Kit continued to produce solo and collaborative albums, some click for largerreleased on his own label, while others were picked up by larger independent labels. In the early 90s, Kit formed a new label, Linden Music, which released a number of his new ambient recordings, as well as CDs by Robert Rich, Jeff Greinke, David Borden, and others. When in 96 distribution fell away the label fell too. Unsurprisingly Kit has been a great fan of the internet as artists like him get a chance being heard with all the distribution models available now.

In 2001, Kit performed a milestone concert in Philadelphia for The Gatherings series, hosted by Chuck van Zyl of Star’s End Ambient click for largerRadio. It was Kit’s first performance in 20 years, and his first ever as a solo artist in a new genre. In preparation for this concert, Kit began learning and using an electronic wind instrument as the focal point of his stage performance. He finds this instrument far more expressive and liberating than electronic keyboards, especially for melody and solo work. Coupling his abilities on flute with his many click for largerinfluences by horn and reed players, the migration to the electronic wind instrument has been a natural. The Gathering CDs/DVD are available at the Kit Watkins shop.

Kit Watkins is continuing to record and release new works from his private studio in Brattleboro, Vermont.The music of Kit Watkins can be heard on-line at KitWatkins.com, as well as on such broadcast radio shows as Hearts of Space, Star’s End, and Echoes. Kit Watkins.Com lots of streamed music and even many quality downloads from his discography....excellent website well worth a visit.

This Time And Space

Possessing the probing nature of Spacemusic, the drifting quality of Ambient and the embracing comfort of New Age, This Time and Space is the culmination of an enlightened musical intelligence; one that gives shape to ethereal musical lines, structure to amorphous harmonic forms and, to the listener, a sense of the unique interconnectivity between sound, spirit and the vastness of the universe. This Time and Space is memorable in its ineffable atmosphere, its capacity to cast a spell on the listener while bringing him more intensely into contact with himself. The sounds flow continuously, dissolving any contrasts and unbinding primordial emotions. 7 pieces create a soundworld of perennial beauty and profound tenderness that captures our yearning for deep peace and contentment. You offer here lovely music for meditation and a landmark recording in the [field of] Ambient Healing Music.



Kit Watkins - This Time And Space (03  261mb)

1.Tranquility (4:06)
2.Sacred Honour (6:27)
3.Reflectivity (11:30)
4.This Bliss (5:05)
5.This Time And Space (4:25)
6.Circumference Of One (14:40)
7.Finally Touched (12:42)

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Dec 11, 2010

RhoDeo 1010 Beats

Hello, it's been rather a busy week, originally when i restarted the plan was to post say 5 albums every week that was 10 weeks ago, this week it got rather out of hand with 17 titles, nevermind i suppose the space theme inspired me..smile... Today more space disco mainly Giorgo Moroder who's producing tech savy let him acquire a big piece of the music cake for more then a decade. On offer today a christian girl accidentally moaning herself to starstatus, one that she would greatly expand on with much more 'decent' work. The there's Moroder's production vehicle of the late seventies Music Machine.. uncomprimising disco tech and naturally with plenty of sexual innuendo..(wonder where all that has gone to, in these dark days). Then there's a rare best of his work, electronic dance music that preceded the rise of techno, house, and industrial noise, which bridges me nicely to my last space post the godfather of techno Juan Atkins in Deep Space as Model 500...

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LaDonna Adrian Gaines known by her stage name, Donna Summer gained prominence and notoriety during the disco era of the 1970s with the majority of her early work produced by the team of Giorgio Moroder and Pete Belotte. She is a 5 time Grammy winner and has sold over 130 million records to date. Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the US Billboard chart and she had four number-one singles within a thirteen-month period.

Born on New Year's Eve 1948 in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, Summer was one of seven children raised by devout Christian parents. Influenced by Mahalia Jackson, Summer began singing in the church at a young age. In her teens, she formed several musical groups including one with her sister and a cousin, imitating Motown girl groups such as The Supremes and Martha and the Vandellas in Boston. Summer dropped out of school convinced that music was her way out of Boston, where she had always felt herself to be an outsider.

In 1968, Summer auditioned for a role in the Broadway musical, Hair. She lost the part of Sheila to Melba Moore. When the musical moved to Europe, Summer was offered the role. She took it and moved to Germany for several years. While in Germany, she participated in the musicals Godspell and Show Boat. After settling in Munich, she began performing in several ensembles including the Viennese Folk Opera and even sang as a member of the pop group FamilyTree - "invented" and created by the German music producer Guenter "Yogi" Lauke & the Munich Machine. She came to the group in 1973 and toured with the 11-people pop group throughout Europe. She also sang as a studio session singer and in theaters. In 1972, she married Austrian actor Helmuth Sommer and gave birth to their daughter Mimi Sommer in 1973. Citing marital problems caused by Sommer's frequent absences, she divorced him but kept his last name, translated the "o" to a "u".

It was while singing background for the hit-making 1970s trio Three Dog Night that Summer met producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. She eventually made a deal with the European label Groovy Records and issued her first album, Lady of the Night, in 1974. Though not a hit in America, the album found some European success on the strength of the song "The Hostage", which reached number one in France and Belgium and number two in the Netherlands.

In the summer of 1975, Summer approached Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte with an idea for a song. She had come up with the lyric "Love to love you, baby" as the possible title for the song. Moroder in particular was interested in developing the new disco sound that was becoming increasingly popular, and used Summer's idea to develop the song into an overtly sexual disco track. He had the idea that she should moan and groan orgasmically, but Summer was initially reticent. Eventually she agreed to record the song as a demo to give to someone else. She has stated that she was not completely sure of some of the lyrics, and parts of the song were improvised during the recording (she later stated on a VH1 Behind the Music program that she pictured herself as Marilyn Monroe acting out the part of someone in sexual ecstasy). Moroder was so astounded with Summer's orgasmic vocals and her imaginative moans and groans that he insisted she should release the single herself. Summer reluctantly agreed and the song, titled "Love to Love You", was released to modest success in Europe.

When it reached America and the hands of Casablanca president Neil Bogart, however, he was so ecstatic over the demo that he requested Moroder to produce a twenty-minute version of the song. Summer, Moroder and producer Pete Bellotte cut a seventeen-minute version, renamed it "Love to Love You Baby", and Casablanca signed Summer and issued it as a single in November 1975. Casablanca distributed Summer's work in the U.S. while other labels distributed it in different nations during this period. "Love to Love You Baby" was Summer's first big hit in America, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in early 1976 and becoming her first Number-One Hot Dance Club Play chart hit. The album (side one of which was completely taken up with the full-length version of the title track) was also released in late 1975 and was soon certified gold for sales of over 500,000 copies in the U.S. The song was branded "graphic" by some music critics and was even banned by some radio stations for its explicit content. Time Magazine later reported that a record twenty-two orgasms were simulated by Summer in the making of the song.

As a result the album sold very well, making the Top 20 in both the U.S. and the U.K. The other songs on the album had a more soul/R&B feel to them. Side two consisted of four more original songs, plus a reprise of one of them. Two of the songs, "Full of Emptiness" (which was taken from her previous album Lady of the Night) and "Whispering Waves" were ballads, while "Need-a-Man Blues" was in a slightly more pop/disco vein, and "Pandora's Box" was more mid-tempo.



Donna Summer - Love 2 Love U Baby ( 74 106mb)

01 Love To Love You Baby (16:52)
02 Full Of Emptiness (2:31)
03 Need-a-man Blues (4:46)
04 Whispering Waves (5:01)
05 Pandora's Box (5:02)
06 Full Of Emptiness (Reprise) (2:22)

07 I Feel Love (Burning Bonus Beats) (8:16)

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This was Munich Machine's first solo album. It contains the hit singles from each of the albums that they worked on, as sort of a Greatest Hits. Only the songs have been reworked (by Giorgio and Pete) with breathy female vocals and a Battlestar Galactica (1970s version) type synthesizer which accompanies them. Synths & electronic disco has always played an important role in the Giorgio Moroder franchise, and this is a great example of his very early works, right soon after his Knights In White Satin album. Get On The Funk Train begins with an intro of "destination, funk" and further coaxes you with examples of various disco beats & jives which leads into the main dance song. GOTFT is really mainly instrumental with "get on the funk train" random chorus, but the instrumentals are as fine as Donna Summer's "Je Taime" or even her earlier works.
The production quality of the album is amazing considering it's 33 years old. Moroder made two more albums under this moniker, A Whiter Shade Of Pale and Body Shine.



Munich Machine (77 70mbmb )

1 Get On The Funk Train (15:51)
2 Love To Love You Baby (2:33)
3 Trouble-Maker (2:48)
4 Try Me, I Know We Can Make It (3:31)
5 I Wanna Funk With You Tonite (3:33)
6 Spring Affair (2:24)
7 Love To Love You Baby (Reprise) (1:31)

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Hansjörg "Giorgio" Moroder (born 26 April 1940, Gröden, Súd-Tirol (german speaking region of Italy) is a record producer, songwriter and performer. His work with synthesizers during the 1970s and 1980s had a significant influence on New Wave, house, techno and electronic music in general. Moroder made his first steps in music bypassing his native country altogether, and making a name for himself in studios around Germany in the early 1970s, although he released small-batch singles simply as "Giorgio" as early as 1966, singing in Italian, English and German. He first came to prominence in 1969, when his recording "Looky Looky", released on Ariola Records, sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc in October 1970. Often collaborating with lyricist Pete Bellotte, Moroder had a number of hits in his own name including "Son of My Father" in 1972 before releasing the synthesizer-driven From Here to Eternity, a notable chartbuster in 1977, and in the following year releasing "Chase", the theme from the film Midnight Express. All were hits in the UK, in the U.S. and across Europe, and everywhere the disco-mania was spreading.

He founded the former Musicland Studios in Munich which was used as a recording studio for artists including Electric Light Orchestra, Led Zeppelin, Queen and Elton John. He also created his own record label, Oasis Records, which later became a subdivision of Casablanca Records. Moroder became particularly well known for his work with Donna Summer ("I Feel Love" and Love to Love You Baby), In addition Moroder also produced a number of electronic disco hits for The Three Degrees, two albums for Sparks, and a score of songs for a variety of others including David Bowie, Irene Cara, Blondie, Japan, and France Joli...

-continued from yesterday-

Moroder also released three albums between 1977-1979 under the name Munich Machine (other producers involved were Pete Bellotte, Stefan Wissnet, Günther Moll) , Music Machine, A Wither Shade Of Pale (78) and Body Shine (79). The full movie score for Midnight Express won Moroder his first Academy Award for best film score in 1978. In 1979 Moroder released his album E=MC². Text on the album's cover stated that it was the "first electronic live-to-digital album."

In 1984, Moroder worked with Philip Oakey of The Human League to make the album Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder; which was a UK singles chart hit with "Together in Electric Dreams", title track to the 1984 movie Electric Dreams. In 1986, Moroder collaborated with his protege Harold Faltermeyer (of "Axel F." fame) and lyricist Tom Whitlock to create the score for the film Top Gun (1986), with the most noteworthy hit being Berlin's "Take My Breath Away". All Thru the eighties Moroder was very busy producing a wide range of artists besises Donna Summer.

Then there was his filmwork, Moroder won three Academy Awards: Best Original Score for Midnight Express (1978); Best Song for "Flashdance...What a Feeling", from the film Flashdance (1983); and Best Song for "Take My Breath Away", from Top Gun (1986). In 1984, Moroder compiled a new restoration and edit of the famous silent film Metropolis and provided a contemporary soundtrack to the film. This soundtrack includes pop tracks from Pat Benatar, Jon Anderson, Adam Ant, Billy Squier, Loverboy, Bonnie Tyler and Freddie Mercury. He also integrated the old-fashioned intertitles into the film as subtitles as a means of improving continuity, and he also played the film at a rate of 24 frames per second. Since the original speed was unknown this choice was controversial. Known as the "Moroder version", obviously this sparked debate among film buffs.
He also scored other popular films in the 1970s and 1980s including Midnight Express, American Gigolo, Flashdance, The Never Ending Story, Thief of Hearts, Electric Dreams, Cat People, Over the Top and Scarface. In 2002, he wrote the score for Leni Riefenstahl's final film, Impressionen unter Wasser, a marine documentary.

Lesser known is that Moroder wrote the official theme songs, "Reach Out", for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, and "Hand in Hand", for the 1988 Seoul Olympics and "Un'estate italiana" for the 1990 Football World Cup. "The Chase" is now also used as the theme bumper-music for the US AM talk radio program Coast to Coast AM.

On 20 September 2004 Moroder was honored at the Dance Music Hall of Fame ceremony, held in New York, when he was inducted for his many outstanding achievements and contributions as producer. In 2005, he was given the title of Commendatore by the then President of the Italian Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.



Giorgio Moroder - E=mc². The Best (77 82mb)


01. I Wanna Rock You
02. E=Mc2
03. From Here To Eternity
04. Faster Than The Speed Of Love
05. Lost Angeles
06. Utopia - Mi Giorgio
07. From Here To Enternity
08. First Hand Experience
09. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
10. Too Hot To Handle
11. Knights In White Satin
12. In The Middle Of The Knight
13. Knights In White Satin
14. Oh, L'amour
15. Sooner Or Later
16. I Wanna Funk With You Tonight


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Juan Atkins (born December 9, 1962) is widely credited as the originator of techno music, specifically Detroit techno along with Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. The three attended high school together in Belleville, Michigan, near Detroit. As the son of a concert promoter, Juan Atkins learned how to play bass, drums, and "a little lead guitar" at an early age. Atkins, along with school friends Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, tuned in regularly to WGPR to hear DJ Charles "The Electrifying Mojo" Johnson's genre-defying radio show.

At age sixteen, Atkins heard electronic music for the first time, which would prove to be a life-changing experience. In late-1990s interviews, he recalls the sound of synthesizers as being like "UFOs landing." He abandoned playing funk bass and bought his first analogue synthesizer, a Korg MS10, and began recording with cassette decks and a mixer for overdubs.
He subsequently taught Derrick May to mix, and the pair started doing DJ sets together as Deep Space. They took their long mixes to Mojo, who began to play them on his show in 1981. Atkins, May, and Saunderson would continue to collaborate as Deep Space Soundworks, even starting a club in downtown Detroit for local DJs to spin and collaborate.

At Community College Atkins met Rick Davis, synthesizer expert and fellow Electrifyin' Mojo devotee -- Davis had even released an experimental record used by Mojo to open his radio show. The two began recording as Cybotron and released their first single, "Alleys of Your Mind," in 1981 on their own Deep Space Records. The clever balance of urban groove and synthesizer futurism signaled the new electro wave in black music "Alleys of Your Mind" got immediate play from Electrifyin' Mojo and became a big local hit, even though most listeners had no idea it was recorded in Detroit, or America for that matter. The 1982 single "Cosmic Cars" also did well, and Cybotron recorded their debut album, Enter. Then the group signed a deal with Fantasy Records to reissue the album.

One track, "Clear," was a quasi-instrumental which set the blueprint for what would later be called techno. Instead of merely reworking elements of Kraftwerk into a hip-hop context (which proved the basis for many electro tracks), "Clear" was a balanced fusion of techno-pop and club music. Unfortunately, competing visions for the future of the group forced Atkins to leave the group by 1983. Atkins considered Cybotron's most successful single, "Techno City" (1984), to be a unique, synthesized funk composition. After later hearing Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" (1982), which he considered to be a superior example of the electro funk style he was aiming for, he resolved to continue experimenting, and encouraged Saunderson and May to do the same.

Atkins began recording as "Model 500" in 1985 and founded the Metroplex label. His friends Eddie Fowlkes, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson all recorded singles on the label. Atkins' first single as Model 500, "No UFOs," was a hit in Detroit and Chicago.Later Metroplex singles like "Night Drive," "Interference," and "The Chase" also sold well and set the template for Detroit techno; moody and sublime machine music, earning him the nickname "the godfather of techno."

Over the years, Atkins has also released works under the name Infiniti. He explained the difference in a 2007 interview: "Model 500 is really a continuation of Cybotron. That's one thing that I've always stayed the course with and I've always wanted to not deviate when I do stuff with Model 500. In the past year it's probably what Cybotron would have done had the partners not split. Its more song-oriented with melodies, not just dance track - that's always been my experiences with Model 500. Now if I do stuff under the name Infinity, that would be the more straightforward form of pure techno, the purest techno what is deemed as techno right now in North America and in Europe."

Europe were quick to take up the cause of championing Detroit's techno elite. First, the Belgian R&S Records began releasing stellar work by a cast of techno inheritors including New Yorker Joey Beltram and Europeans C.J. Bolland and Speedy J. By 1993, Berlin's Tresor Records had picked up the baton as well, Atkins visited the label's studio in 1993 and worked with 3MB, the in-house production team of Thomas Fehlmann and Moritz Von Oswald. He returned to Berlin 2 years later to begin recording what was, surprisingly, his first album since the days of Cybotron. Mid-1995, R&S released the debut Model 500 album, Deep Space; aswell as a rerelease of Classics, a crucial compilation of Model 500's best Metroplex singles output. Another retrospective, Tresor's Infiniti Collection, traced Atkins' work as recorded from 1991 to 1994.

Several years passed before he released any additional material, but it came with a rush during 1998-1999. First in September 1998, Tresor released an album of new Infiniti recordings named Skynet. One month later, the American label Wax Trax! released a Juan Atkins mix album. The second full Model 500 album, Mind and Body, was released in 1999 on R&S. Atkins remained active throughout the early 2000s. He put together Classics (2002), a mixed compilation of Metroplex highlights. An album of new productions, The Berlin Sessions, came out through Tresor, and so did the double-disc 20 Years Metroplex. Both of them were released in 2005.



Model 500 - Deep Space ( 95 126mb )

01.Milky Way (6:43)
02.Orbit (7:09)
03.The Flow (4:08)
04.Warning (5:47)
05.Astralwerks (5:29)
06.Starlight (6:26)
07.Last Transport (To Alpha Centaury) (5:13)
08.I Wanna Be There (Edit) (6:44)
09.Lightspeed (6:47)

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Dec 10, 2010

RhoDeo 1010 Grooves

Hello, and now it's time for Space Disco...The future was once again upon us after the dark days of Vietnam, the Oilcrises and those Airline hyjackings. And The Force was once again with us...somehow the real Star Wars message of love and peace got quickly overshadowed again and the empire is still striking back..happy ends are for the cinema..Let's not get to pessimistic..the music here is uplifting and could well give you some saturdaynight fever...tomorrow part 2

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Marc Cerrone (born 24 May 1952, Vitry-sur-Seine, near Paris, France) is a French disco drummer, singer-songwriter and record producer. He is one of the big names from the disco era, and has sold over thirty million albums and often performed in front of hundreds of thousands of people at huge concerts and events such as The 2005 Dance Party Live in Versailles and The 2000 Los Angeles Millenium Célébration where, at the request of the Mayor of Los Angeles, Cerrone staged the initials Hollywood and produced an exceptional opera. Also in 1989, he performed in the concert at Paris's Place de la Concorde for the celebration of the bicentenary of the Revolution in front of more than 600,000 spectators. In 1991 he performed a concert event for the launch of the first satellite TV HD in Japan (Tokyo). The French just love his self aggrandising streaks ( probably born out of guild for chopping their nobility and forgetting the top clergy).

At the age of 12, Marc started playing drums and listening to Otis Redding songs. At the age of 17, he convinced Gilbert Trigano to hire rock bands for his holiday clubs: Club Med (Club Mediterranée). Cerrone became the A&R scout for 40 Club Med vacation villages around the world, an amazing achievement that would set him on the path to fame and glory. His first recordings as a part of Kongas were released on Barclay Records, where he issued his first hit single, "Boom". He is most famous from the Kongas days for "Anikana-O", co-written and produced by Alec R. Costandinos. Based in Paris, Cerrone recorded, composed, and performed his solo debut "Love In C Minor", again with Costandinos. Released on his own Malligator imprint, and distributed by Warner Filipacci in France, it immediately shocked audiences with its controversial (naked women) cover. Cerrone continued using pieces of photographic and audio erotica when he released his second album, Cerrone's Paradise. It was recorded with Raymond Donnez, also known as "Don Ray", as part of his arrangement entourage.

His third album, Supernature (Cerrone III) sold over eight million albums worldwide. A departure from the lush orchestration with electronic instrumentation added to the mix, it was co-written by Alain Wisniak. The song "Supernature" has a sci-fi theme: it's about the rebellion of mutant creatures — created by scientists to end starvation among mankind — against the humans. It also featured "Sweet Drums", a three-minute-and-ten-second drum breakdown. The original French album cover was again different, having a gatefold opening with nudes in the centre.

After the success of Supernature (Cerrone III), Cerrone IV: The Golden Touch got great reviews in the US and Atlantic threw a party in New York City, October of 1978 that was one of the largest parties ever thrown for an artist up to that point in time. The Album was another Cerrone U.S. disco chart-topper. Driven by "Je Suis Music", "Look For Love", and the urban-slanted "Rocket In The Pocket", this album showed his fusion attributes, foreshadowing his future releases. Cerrone V marked a radical departure for the artist, where he made a full-fledged attempt to become the vocalist, "Rock Me" was the first single and, although clubs reacted fairly well, it did not reach the heights of his previous releases.

Another return to form was his tenth album, Where Are You Now?. Sung by American Carole Rowley and released on Malligator in France, Hi-NRG producer and mixer Ian Levine was tabbed to do the mix, prompting a 12" release on the Record Shack label. In 1984, "Club Underworld" was also released as a single, in both France and the United States. Cerrone's boutique label, Crocos, was the home to a number of independently produced projects. "Africanism" by Kongas, arranged by Don Ray, was an energetic fusion of tribal drum beats and emotive male vocals framed around a cover version of "Gimme Some Lovin'" by Traffic.

Don Ray created a furore with his dance-pop album Garden Of Love, which was written with Cerrone (Lene Lovich lyrics) , the entire album is considered a seminal classic. Hits such as "Got To Have Lovin'", "Body & Soul", and "Standing In The Rain" guided the album to #1 Stateside. In 1992 Cerrone's show "Dream" ran on Broadway at The Ed Sullivan Theater. By the 2000s, Cerrone's European success helped his 2002 hit "Hysteria", and the album become a success. On March 12, 2009 Cerrone released the album "Cerrone by Jamie Lewis" for free on his website. He stated that "music is condemned to be free and that it is necessary to find other solutions to make revenues" (hear, hear ). Meanwhile..Cerrone has won 5 Grammy Awards, some Golden Globes, awards from Billboard Disco Forum events, and gold and platinum discs.

Marc Cerrone is one of masters of the dancefloors pioneer of the musics of nightclubs from disco, dance music, techno, house, groove, garage and today Electro music. He is recognized by the professionals as one of the most influential musicians of the years 70. He is one of the French artists to have strongly contributed to the " French touch " glamour all over the world and particularly in the United States. Cerrone organizes regularly big events or 300 000 persons meet around his music, not just in France but in the US aswell. In 2005 he was promoted to the rank of Commandeur in the Order of Arts and Letters. He's been on the jury for the french version of X factor since 2009.

His latest album, Cerrone Symphony "Variations Of Supernature" reproduces and transfigures his major work, Supernature, 33 years after the original. Totally reorchestrated in a 12 acts / 40 minutes piece,"Variations Of Supernature is as innovative as the 1977 original was ! Back then, Cerrone had stunned both the medias and the artistic world by the philosophy of the lyrics and the quality of the production.... This visionary album was 33 years ahead of its time interrogation about environment issues and the responsibility of mankind over its home planet. In the vein of all the fabulous and spectacular concert-events he has produced around the world, his new challenge is to propose a unique and environment-friendly show entitled Supernature Symphony, where he will perform along with a symphonic orchestra and an electro band. The concert which took take place the 3rd of July in Paris - La Défense was the first step of a worldwide tour, including the cities of Los Angeles, London, Rome, Dubaï, Moscow… (the big numbers again).



Cerrone - III (Supernature) ( 77    228mb)

01 - Supernature (9:43)
02 - Sweet Drums (2:40)
03 - In The Smoke (5:33)
04 - Give Me Love (5:36)
05 - Love Is Here (3:40)
06 - Love Is The Answer (6:37)

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Meco (real name Domenico Monardo, born 29 November 1939) is an American record producer and musician, as well as the name of a band or production team based around him. Meco Monardo was born in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania. His father played the valve trombone in a small Italian band, and through him Meco got his first musical education, his father convinced him that the trombone was the right instrument, and at nine that was the instrument which he was to stay with. At 17, he won a scholarship to the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, which provided him with a solid classical and jazz music education. There, together with his two friends Chuck Mangione and Ron Carter, he started the Eastman School of Music Jazz Band. From 1965 to 1974 he worked as a studio musician. Originally not inclined towards pop music, Meco's heart changed when he heard Petula Clark's "Downtown". He began doing arrangements, as a session musician he played the trombone with acts like Tommy James, Diana Ross and David Barretto.

Around 1973, Meco, Tony Bongiovi, and a third person formed the production company Disco Corporation of America, and from 1974 to 1976 Meco worked as a record producer. The team of Meco, Bongiovi, Jay Ellis, and Harold Wheeler produced the 1974 Gloria Gaynor hit "Never Can Say Goodbye" On 25 May 1977, Meco watched the feature film Star Wars on its opening day. By the second day, 26 May 1977, he had watched it four times, he then got the idea to make a disco version of the score by John Williams. He contacted Neil Bogart at Casablanca Records, but only after the original score had become a huge success did Bogart agree to help Meco realize his idea. Contact was established with Millennium Records, then a Casablanca subsidiary, and this became Meco's first record company. Here Meco rejoined with Tony Bongiovi and he was also able to bring in Harold Wheeler who had also been part of the team behind "Never Can Say Goodbye" in 1974, Lance Quinn was also part of the Meco team. In a matter of just three weeks they arranged and recorded Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk. Although the album was nominated for "Best Instrumental Pop performer" in 1977.

In the fall of 1977, Meco's second album was released. It was another rearranged science fiction movie soundtrack, Encounters Of Every Kind, based on John Williams music for the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, from which three singles were released: "Topsy", "Meco's Theme", and "Theme From Close Encounters". Meco's third album came in early 1978, and this time it was the music from The Wizard Of Oz which got transformed into a disco album by the same name, as Meco described: "It is my best work bar none." From this album came the hit single "Themes from The Wizard of Oz: Over the Rainbow/We're Off to See the Wizard".

Casablanca released the fourth Meco album, Superman & Other Galactic Heroes, featuring two hit singles, "Superman Theme" and "Love Theme From Superman". In 1979, the fifth album, Moondancer, was released, and with it the hit singles "Moondancer", "Grazing In The Grass", and "Devil's Delight". In 1980, Meco's sixth album, Music From Star Trek & Music From The Black Hole, was released, featuring the song "Theme From Star Trek". The movie Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) featured an original soundtrack composed by Jerry Goldsmith. The last album which Meco made for Casablanca, his seventh, which came out in 1981, was the soundtrack based American Werewolf In London. After this Meco's tenure with Casablanca was over, and he signed up with RCA Records.



Meco - Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk (106mb )

01 Star Wars (15:49)
~ Title Theme
~ Imperial Attack
~ The Desert & the Robot Auction
~ The Princess Appears
~ The Land of the Sand People
~ Princess Leia's Theme
~ Cantina Band
~ The Last Battle
~ The Throne Room & End Title
02 Other Galactic Funk (12:31)
03 Star Wars Theme - Cantina Band (3:47)
04 Star Wars Theme - Cantina Band (12" mix)


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“A Huge influence on bands like Daft Punk, SPACE sold 12 million records across 4 albums from 1977-81, and are sadly referred to as one of Europe’s great forgotten innovators of the 1970’s”

Space, formally Didier Marouani & Space, are a French electronic music band from the city of Marseille active from 1977 through 1980 and returning with on-stage remake performances since 1992. They are considered as one of the most notable artists of the short lived space disco music scene, and early pioneers of Eurodance electronica subgenre.

Space was founded in 1977 by Didier Marouani (also known as Ecama), Roland Romanelli, and Jannick Top. The first three albums — Magic Fly, Deliverance and Just Blue — were an immediate success (they sold over 12 million records all over the world).. Although Didier Marouani left the band in 1979, the other two members Roland Romanelli and Jannick Top released in 1980 the album Deeper Zone under the name of Space. Then Space officially split up in 1981.

In early 1980s Didier Marouani, with Janny Loseth of Titanic as lead vocalist, continued to perform and record under the titles of Didier Marouani & Space, and Paris-France-Transit due to release lawsuits. The name "spAce" was legally reacquired after some artistic copyright disputes around 1990, allowing musicians to re-release classic albums and give a European live cover tour in 1993. The first Space album in 21 years, Symphonic Space Dream was released in 2002. Their latest album “From Earth To Mars” was released earlier this year.

The song "Magic Fly" became number one in the world (in record sales, as well as radio and club parades). Together with Cerrone's "Supernature", it was the startsong of a new music genre called "Space Disco" Didier created this masterpiece on a Korg Syth, an Arp Odysse and later on a Prophet 5 synth. The French Foreign Trade Minister André Rossi awarded Didier many golden records for having achieved one of the most important successes within the French record industry..specially their great succes in the former Sovjet Union, where they are seen as real legends. (hmmm)



Space - Magic Fly (77    217mb)

01 - Fasten Seat Belt (6:01)
02 - Ballad For Space Lovers (2:19)
03 - Tango in Space (4:30)
04 - Flying Nightmare (3:25)
05 - Magic Fly (4:20)
06 - Velvet Rape (4:30)
07 - Carry On, Turn Me On (8:09)

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Hansjörg "Giorgio" Moroder (born 26 April 1940, Gröden, Súd-Tirol (german speaking region of Italy) is a record producer, songwriter and performer. His work with synthesizers during the 1970s and 1980s had a significant influence on New Wave, house, techno and electronic music in general. Moroder made his first steps in music bypassing his native country altogether, and making a name for himself in studios around Germany in the early 1970s, although he released small-batch singles simply as "Giorgio" as early as 1966, singing in Italian, English and German. He first came to prominence in 1969, when his recording "Looky Looky", released on Ariola Records, sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc in October 1970. Often collaborating with lyricist Pete Bellotte, Moroder had a number of hits in his own name including "Son of My Father" in 1972 before releasing the synthesizer-driven From Here to Eternity, a notable chartbuster in 1977, and in the following year releasing "Chase", the theme from the film Midnight Express. All were hits in the UK, in the U.S. and across Europe, and everywhere the disco-mania was spreading.

He founded the former Musicland Studios in Munich which was used as a recording studio for artists including Electric Light Orchestra, Led Zeppelin, Queen and Elton John. He also created his own record label, Oasis Records, which later became a subdivision of Casablanca Records. Moroder became particularly well known for his work with Donna Summer ("I Feel Love" and Love to Love You Baby), In addition Moroder also produced a number of electronic disco hits for The Three Degrees, two albums for Sparks, and a score of songs for a variety of others including David Bowie, Irene Cara, Blondie, Japan, and France Joli...tomorrow more on Giorgio

A US-only release, Giorgio's "Music From Battlestar Galactica" album has not made history quite the way albums like From Here to Eternity and E=MC2 have. The main reason is the cheap attempt at cashing in on Meco's successful disco work-out of "Star Wars" by a similar treatment of "Battlestar Galactica", But then the sidelong track "Evolution" is a fantastic, dark instrumental that keeps developing from one incredible soundscape to another, the track is simply awesome, the most bizarre scary disco you'll ever hear.



Giorgio Moroder - Battlestar Galactica ( 78   209mb )

01 Battlestar Galactica Medley (16:19)
~ Theme From "Battlestar Galactica" (2:39)
~ Destruction Of Peace (2:41)
~ Transmitter - Part I (1:27)
~ Adama's Theme (1:25)
~ It's Love, Love, Love (3:56)
~ Transmitter - Part II (0:55)
~ Exploration (2:33)
~ Theme From "Battlestar Galactica" (0:40)
02 Evolution (15:18)

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