May 31, 2012

RhoDeo 1222 Goldy Rhox 74


Hello, today the 74th post of Goldy Rhox, classic pop rock. In the darklight are an US instrumental R&B band that was influential in shaping the sound of southern soul and Memphis soul. Original members of the group were Booker T. Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Lewie Steinberg (bass), and Al Jackson, Jr. (drums). In the 1960s, as members of the house band of Stax Records, they played on hundreds of recordings by artists such as Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Sam & Dave, Carla and Rufus Thomas and Johnnie Taylor. They also released instrumental records under their own name. As originators of the unique Stax sound, the group was one of the most prolific, respected, and imitated of their era. By the mid-1960s, bands on both sides of the Atlantic were trying to sound like them.

In 1965, Steinberg was replaced by Donald "Duck" Dunn, who has played with the group ever since, sadly he died last week. Al Jackson, Jr. was murdered in 1975. Since then, the trio of Dunn, Cropper and Jones have reunited on numerous occasions using various drummers, including Willie Hall, Anton Fig, Steve Jordan and Steve Potts. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. In 1977, Cropper and Dunn famously became part of The Blues Brothers Band, appearing on the number one album Briefcase Full of Blues. Cropper and Dunn, along with drummer Willie Hall, also appeared in the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. Cropper, Dunn and Hall later reprised their roles in Blues Brothers 2000. Being great musicians over the years they've been asked to back many a superstar..

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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 don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

"Green Onions" is one of the most popular instrumental rock and soul songs ever, reaching #3 in 1962 and remaining oft-played on oldies radio and by bar bands ever since. Instrumentals were very big in rock music when "Green Onions" came out, and many stuck to conventional, even boring, major-keyed R&B-based riffs. "Green Onions" was immediately distinctive and different for its ominous three-note riffs and minor-colored, constant key changes. It was a sweet-sour blend akin to the "Green Onions" of the title, but very tough and creepy as well, like a hypnotic prelude to a night of prowling for action in dark alleys. The band's instrumental talents really asserted themselves on this recording as well, particularly in  Jones's distinctive choked organ textures and skittering, economic single-note solos. Also taking some of the solos were Steve Cropper's ruthlessly lean, devious, and reverbed guitar, squeezing out spurts of menace when not keeping a choppy rhythm with choked chords. "Green Onions" is an irresistible dance song, and one of the moodiest uptempo soul-rock instrumentals of its sort. This here is a 30-track release documenting the key years of one of the most important instrumental groups in the history of pop


Goldy Rhox 74   (flac 419mb)

Goldy Rhox 74   ( ogg 182mb)


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May 30, 2012

RhoDeo 1222 Aetix


Hello, Aetix again, Bauhaus became Goth progenitors on acccounnt of their remarkable debut single an hommage to the Hollywood king of the undead..Bela Lugosi, 9 minutes of creepy horror on vinyl set them on a path they probaly never intended, so when they folded in 84, the band that sprang from it's ashes, Love And Rockets build on a very different, big sky almost psychedelic sound. Leaving their former lead singer Murphy behind, they quickly became remarkably successful on both sides of the Atlantic and released a number of well recieved albums in the secend half of the eighties... plenty to enjoy here

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After Bauhaus' breakup, Murphy formed Dali's Car with Japan's Mick Karn and then pursued a solo career. Ash continued with Tones on Tail, a project he began in 1981; Kevin Haskins also joined the band after Bauhaus' split. J made some solo records and joined the Jazz Butcher briefly. After a proposed Bauhaus reunion fell apart because Peter Murphy wasn't interested in the project, as he had embarked on a solo career, Daniel Ash (guitars, saxophone, and vocals), David J (bass and vocals) and Kevin Haskins (drums, synthesizers), came together as Love and Rockets, despite their previous band's status as gothic rock icons, L & R moved away from that genre, as demonstrated by their first minor hit being a cover of the Motown classic "Ball of Confusion," .Their first album release, Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven (1985), leaned more towards psychedelic music and Beatle-esque pop. Rich in sonic detail, the neo-psychedelic Express offers a listening experience like no other album -- guitars spiral to dizzying heights from beds of sound, arrangements swirl, songs change and mutate.  John A. Rivers (who also co-produced Love and Rockets' first album) outdoes himself with the sound on this disc, offering a huge, unique canvas for the band to paint its sound on: crystalline acoustic guitars cut through thick, distorted tones, and the bass is an equal player to the guitars and drums.The 1987 follow up Earth, Sun, Moon had a folkier sound and spawned the minor hit "No New Tale to Tell."

In 1989 the band released a self-titled album that presented a more AOR sound. The second single from the album was the T. Rex-inspired song "So Alive." It became a surprise hit, reaching No. 3 on the American singles chart, After a grueling tour schedule in support of their big hit, Love and Rockets took a few years off concentrating on solo projects before returning to the studio together. The result was a move into a much more electronic sound. Their label, RCA Records, unaware of the UK contemporairy sound, dropped them. L & R signed with Rick Rubin's American Recordings to release Hot Trip To Heaven (1994), followed in 1996 by Sweet F.A.. The albums didn't prove a commercial success, and when Lift came out in 1998 on Red Ant Records it was their last, and the band disbanded in 1999.

With the careers of both Love and Rockets and Peter Murphy at a standstill, Bauhaus re-formed for several live dates in Los Angeles, mounting a full-blown tour in 1998; the two-disc Gotham documented the reunited group's performance at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Bauhaus reunited again in 2005, they embarked on a full tour beginning in North America and Mexico in the Autumn of 2005 and ending in Europe in February 2006. In May 2006 the band toured with Nine Inch Nails on the summer leg of their tour. ‘Go Away White’ was recorded in 18 days at Zircon Skye in Ojai, with singer Peter Murphy, bassist David J, guitarist Daniel Ash, and drummer Kevin Haskins playing together as a band in one room, taking first takes as final cuts. So, a new record but apparently a final one, the band having decided to release it as a posthumous swan song....no news since.

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Though the years have deadened its impact somewhat, there is still a visceral thrill to be drawn from replaying the first Love and Rockets album, a sense of the first step taken towards a brave new world, and a miasmic whirl of psychedelic intent that masks intents even darker than the preceding Bauhaus ever envisioned. Recorded and released in 1985, riding to club acclaim on the back of the "Ball of Confusion" remake, and aligning its makers with a destiny and fame that no one could ever have predicted, Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven ranks among the most deceptive debut albums of the 1980s. The keys to the album remain the same, of course -- the churning guitar soup of "The Dog-End of a Day Gone By," the sibilant glam sexuality of the title track, the chilling nursery rhyme pendulum of "The Game." But the opiate atmosphere that chokes the wide open spaces leavened within every song only thickens by the time you hit the closing acoustics of "Saudade," and Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven emerges as profound an experience as any of the lauded trips of the original psychedelic era. It rounds out the experience with dramatic flair, pinpointing the sheer creativity that was sparking around Love and Rockets at the dawn of their decade-long career.


Love And Rockets - Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven ( flac 502mb)

01 If There's A Heaven Above 4:57
02 A Private Future 5:06
03 The Dog-End Of A Day Gone By 7:38
04 The Game 5:09
05 Seventh Dream Of A Teenage Heaven 6:37
06 Haunted When The Minutes Drag 8:03
07 Saudade 5:00
Singles
08 Ball Of Confusion (12" UK Mix) 7:20
09 Inside The Outside 4:22
10 If There's A Heaven Above (12" UK Mix) 7:00
11 God And Mr. Smith 4:49
Mixes
12 Haunted When The Minutes Drag (USA Mix) 4:32
13 If There's A Heaven Above (Canada Mix) 4:26

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Rich in sonic detail, the neo-psychedelic Express offers a listening experience like no other album -- guitars spiral to dizzying heights from beds of sound, arrangements swirl, songs change and mutate. "Kundalini Express" typifies Love and Rockets' approach, chugging along for several verses before breaking open and ascending into the heavens; Anglo-fied Eastern religious imagery and philosophy predominate lyrically, and in tandem with the psychedelic music, offer an almost quasi-religious experience. John A. Rivers (who also co-produced Love and Rockets' first album) outdoes himself with the sound on this disc, offering a huge, unique canvas for the band to paint its sound on: crystalline acoustic guitars cut through thick, distorted tones, and the bass is an equal player to the guitars and drums. "Yin and Yang the Flower Pot Man" is ecstatically upbeat, offering a propulsive rhythm, flailing guitars, and insistent bass -- a compulsively danceable and bliss-inducing track. "An American Dream," meanwhile, is an anthem of sorts, with distinct sections setting apart the moods of hope, disillusionment, and acceptance.


Love And Rockets - Express ( flac 502mb)

01 It Could Be Sunshine 4:58
02 Kundalini Express 5:52
03 All In My Mind 4:43
04 Life In Laralay 3:32
05 Yin And Yang (The Flowerpot Man) 5:56
06 Love Me 3:54
07 All In My Mind (Acoustic) 5:04
08 An American Dream 6:09
Bonus Tracks
09 Angels And Devils 6:10
10 Holiday On The Moon 6:07
11 Lucifer Sam 3:21
12 B Side #1 1:16
13 B Side #2 1:31
14 Yin And Yang (The Flowerpot Man) (Remix) 5:29
15 Ball Of Confusion (USA Mix) 6:16  

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Love and Rockets' Earth, Sun, Moon reins in the rampant excesses of Express while remaining psychedelic; the near white-out of the cover gives a clue to the music, as many of the songs emerge from a soup of white-noise guitar distortion. Much of the record addresses, in its nebulous fashion, hope and disappointment; the title track and "Youth" are two of their most simple, yet most affecting songs. Not a "normal" pop record by any means, it's more straight-ahead than their previous work and includes the upbeat single "No New Tale to Tell," a college radio hit that set the stage for the band's popular breakthrough a year later.


Love And Rockets - Earth · Sun · Moon (flac 328mb)

01 Mirror People 4:06
02 The Light 4:17
03 Welcome Tomorrow 3:36
04 No New Tale To Tell 3:26
05 Here On Earth 3:10
06 Lazy 3:12
07 Waiting For The Flood 3:38
08 Rain Bird 3:17
09 The Telephone Is Empty 4:00
10 Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven 5:13
11 Earth, Sun, Moon 3:34
12 Youth 4:42
13 Mirror People (Slow Version) 4:27

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May 29, 2012

RhoDeo 1222 Roots


Hello,  we're still on that island with a huge place in the global music catalogue, Jamaica. A production hothouse and they say the Weed makes you slow and lazy-go figure. Without the ganja driven reggae music Jamaica would have remained a Caribbean backwater and dare i say would never have given us Bolt, the fastest man in the world.

These last months there's been plenty of reggae & dub from Jamaica,  we kicked off with a man who's name became synonymous with Jamaican Reggae, Bob Marley, together with The Wailers  It makes sense to me to finish our 9 months stay at Jamaica with a couple of posts of the man who in a sense made it all possible, and dragged a niche music into the global mainstream. And when I say global i mean truly global not just the ' West' , but from South America and Africa to the hights of the Himalayas his voice can be heard and all this expansion predating the Internet, truly remarkable.

Todays last Jamaican post concentrates on what was to become Marley's musical epitaths, he knew by this time that the cancer that had started so seemingly small, in his toe and which he refused having amputated, had spread throughout his body. Having survived attempts on his live, this invisible foe was becoming his undoing, whatever he had left to say needed formulating and shared in a positive fashion to reach as many in the world who would hear. Survival showed he wasn't just looking inward but outward towards the oppressed, a call to resist and fight oppression in all of its insidious forms. On Uprising his final album his quest for spirituality in a material world takes center stage..

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Containing what is considered Marley's most defiant and politically charged statement to date, Survival concerns itself with the expressed solidarity of not only Africa, but of humanity at large. The album was controversial right down to the jacket, which contains a crude schematic of the stowage compartment of a typical transatlantic slave ship. Survival is intended as a wake-up call for everyman to resist and fight oppression in all of its insidious forms. From Tyrone Downie's opening synthesizer strains on "So Much Trouble in the World" to the keyboard accents emerging throughout "Zimbabwe," the sounds of Survival are notably modern. The overwhelming influence of contemporary African music is also cited with the incorporation of brass, á la Fela Kuti and his horn-driven Africa '70. While "Top Rankin'," "Ride Natty Ride," and "Wake Up and Live" are the most obvious to benefit from this influence. Marley had rarely been so pointed and persistent in his content. The days of the musical parable are more or less replaced by direct and confrontational lyrics. The message of this album is clearly a call to arms for those wanting to abolish the subjugation and tyranny of not only Africans, but all humankind. Likewise, Survival reinforces the image of Marley as a folk hero to those suffering from oppression.


Bob Marley and The Wailers - Survival ( 290mb)

01 So Much Trouble In The World 4:00
02 Zimbabwe 3:51
03 Top Rankin' 3:10
04 Babylon System 4:21
05 Survival 3:53
06 Africa Unite 2:54
07 One Drop 3:51
08 Ride Natty Ride 3:50
09 Ambush In The Night 3:12
10 Wake Up And Live 4:58
 Bonus Track
11 Ride Natty Ride 12" Mix 6:23

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Uprising would be the final studio album featuring Bob Marley & the Wailers to be released during Marley's lifetime. Prophetically, it also contains some of the band's finest crafted material, as if they were cogent that this would be their final outing. The album's blend of religious and secular themes likewise creates a very powerful and singular quest for spirituality in a material world. Although it is argued that an album's graphic design rarely captures the essence of the work inside, the powerful rebirthing image of a rock solid Marley emerging with his arms raised in triumph could not be a more accurate visual description of the musical jubilation within. Musically, the somewhat staid rhythms often synonymous with reggae have been completely turned around to include slinky and liquid syncopation. The major difference is the sonic textures that manipulate and fill those patterns. The inventive and unique guitar work of Al Anderson -- the only American member of the original Wailers -- once again redefines the role of the lead electric guitar outside of its standard rock & roll setting. "Zion Train" is awash in wah-wah-driven patterns creating an eerie, almost ethereal backdrop against Marley's lyrics. The final track on the original pressing of Uprising is "Redemption Song." Never has an artist unknowingly written such a beautiful and apropos living epitaph. The stark contrast from the decidedly electric and group-oriented album to this hauntingly beautiful solo acoustic composition is as dramatic as it is visionary. Less than a year after the release of Uprising, Marley would succumb to cancer.


Bob Marley And The Wailers - Uprising ( flac 297mb)

01 Coming In From The Cold 4:30
02 Real Situation 3:08
03 Bad Card 2:50
04 We And Dem 3:12
05 Work 3:41
06 Zion Train 3:36
07 Pimper's Paradise 3:27
08 Could You Be Loved 3:57
09 Forever Loving Jah 3:52
10 Redemption Song 3:47
Bonus Tracks
11 Redemption Song (Band Version) 4:47
12 Could You Be Loved (12" Mix) 5:24

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The classic Marley album, the one that any fair-weather reggae fan owns, Legend. Some may argue that the compilation shortchanges his groundbreaking early ska work or his status as a political commentator, but this isn't meant to be definitive, it's meant to be an introduction, sampling the very best of his work. And it does that remarkably well, offering all of his genre-defying greats and an illustration of his excellence, warmth, and humanity. In a way, it is perfect since it gives a doubter or casual fan anything they could want.


Bob Marley And The Wailers - Legend Remixes ( flac 458mb)

01 One Love / People Get Ready (Rmx Mendelsohn) 6:59
02 Waiting In Vain (Rmx Mendelsohn) 5:54
03 Jamming  (Rmx "Groucho" Smykle) 5:33
04 Three Little Birds / Three Little Birds (Dub Rmx Mendelsohn)5:18
05 Could You Be Loved (Rmx Sadkin/Brown) 5:25
06 No Woman No Cry  (Rmx Thorngren) 4:10
07 Coming In From The Cold (Rmx Thorngren) 5:42
08 Buffalo Soldier  (Rmx Thorngren) 5:24
09 Jamming  (Rmx Thorngren) 3:20
10 Waiting In Vain  (Rmx Thorngren) 4:11
11 Exodus  (Rmx Thorngren) 8:48
12 Lively Up Yourself  (Rmx Thorngren) 5:16
13 One Love / People Get Ready (Dub Rmx Logie) 4:55

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May 28, 2012

RhoDeo1222 HHGTTG 1


Hello, hope you'll had a good weekend. Two socalled highlights of the racing season today. The grandprix in Monaco lacked a timely downpoor it came 20 minutes late. The first 6 cars crossed the line within seconds but they had done so for 30 laps after Vettel did his tire change, it's simply impossible to overtake at Monaco. The Indy 500 was at the other spectrum of boring, going round in circles as fast as possible and provide entertainment by the predictable crashes. What surprises me there that the boxstops are much more laidback (slow) compared to F1, apparently there's no need to win time there, which shows it really is all show..

As  stated last week;

Expect the ultimate classic sci-fi comedy of which unfortunately only 6 episodes exist...

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Here is the BBC television adaptation of Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy broadcast in January and February 1981 on BBC Two. The adaptation follows the original radio series in 1978 and 1980. The series stars Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, David Dixon as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox and Sandra Dickinson as Trillian. The voice of the guide is by Peter Jones. Simon Jones, Peter Jones, Stephen Moore and Mark Wing-Davey had already provided the voices for their characters in the original radio series in 1978/80. In addition, the series features a number of notable cameo roles, including Adams himself on several occasions.

Although initially thought by BBC executives to be unfilmable, the series was successfully produced and directed by Alan J. W. Bell and went on to win a Royal Television Society award as Most Original Programme of 1981, as well as several BAFTA awards for its graphics and editing.

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Episode 1 begins with a pre-credits sequence, the only one of the TV episodes to have one. A countdown to the end of the world is displayed through animation, and the narrator begins telling the story of the Guide and Arthur Dent's connection to it as the sun rises over the English countryside for the final time. Arthur wakes, discovers the threat to his house from a yellow bulldozer by looking out the window, and the camera pulls back to the credits. This episode closely follows the plot and dialogue of the first episode of the radio series, cutting the speech by Lady Cynthia Fitzmelton. It ends at a slightly earlier point than the radio episode, after Ford's line "he might want to read us some of his poetry first", and on a cliffhanger that Arthur and Ford are about to be discovered in a Vogon storeroom, but before the Vogon poetry is actually read.


HHGTTG 1 ( avi 232mb)

01 32:52

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May 27, 2012

Sundaze 1222


Hello, the Eurovision songfestival was won tonight by a singer from sweden with a good voice and a run of the mill trance track, Euphoria. What was asthonising however was the amount of points it got, on average 9 points out of a max of 12 by 42 very different countries truly amazing ! The song i liked best was from the same composer but for Spain, best singer in the house but Spain will never win again, simply because it lacks neighbours. Maybe Tiesto could do a trance remix of it. The UK ended bottom bar one the singer from Norway who looked as if he escaped from the fifties.even more geriatric as UK's Humpty dink There were some truly awful presentations Albania's mentally deranged version of Bjork, the granny/monkey show from Russia both scored well yet the Irish Twin freakshow didn't, that's about all i have to say about it, expect more trance (emo-house) next year....

Time for some Sundaze, had plenty of sun lately, dazing on a sunny afternoon coming up from the guys who put their mind to it, and named themselves after that Italian scoundrel and fascist Marconi who's classy upbringing/connections enabled him to get the glory for what was in essence Tesla's work, latter had to sue and wait decades before he got the recognition. So a dubious name if you ask me, Marconi Union.

PS there's a new hoster here Ifile, pretty fast for me let me know if it works well for you

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Marconi Union are a British musical trio Richard Talbot, Jamie Crossley and Duncan Meadows, with strong links to the Manchester based DOTCA arts collective. They formed in 2002 when Talbot and Crossley met while working in a record shop. Their self-produced debut album, Under Wires and Searchlights, appeared in 2003 on the small British independent label Ochre Records.The album was followed with a sustained period of silence only punctuated by a couple of remixes. They were then picked up in 2005 by All Saints Records (a label strongly associated with electronic musician Brian Eno) releasing their second album, Distance, which featured a darker, more electronic sound. The band played at the 2006 Big Chill Festival and Eden Sessions and granted their first interview in October 2006 for the widely syndicated American radio show Echoes, where they also played only their second live performance.

Their tracks have also appeared on several compilations albums, and they have done a number of remixes for other artists. Recording for their third album, A Lost Connection, began in 2007. Originally slated for release on All Saints, the band became victims of a label take over by Warner Bros and a number of contractual complications arose. Frustrated by the delays and now with apparently two full length albums recorded and awaiting release, Talbot and Crossley decided to take matters into their own hands and utilize web technology. In July 2008 they launched their digital label MU Transmissions which started to sell their music via their own website, with the first release being the long awaited A Lost Connection. In 2009 the Marconi Union website released a new album, Tokyo on the German Binemusic label. According to press releases and reviews Tokyo was inspired by media images of the city. In 2010 A Lost Connection was remastered and belatedly released on CD, and the band announced that Duncan Meadows had joined on a permanent basis having previously played with them at a number of live gigs.

In July 2011 a new album, Beautifully Falling Apart (Ambient Transmissions Vol:1) was released on Just Music. On October 16, 2011, Marconi Union created an eight minute track, 'Weightless' in collaboration with the British Academy of Sound Therapy. According to scientists at the Mindlab institution (a commercial 'neuromarketing' company) it induced a 65 per cent reduction in overall anxiety and brought test subjects' resting pulse rates to 35 per cent of their usual resting rates. The song features guitar, piano and manipulated field recordings. It is punctuated throughout by low tones that supposedly induce a trance-like state. This piece propelled the band into the media spotlight and news reports, and was reported in newspapers worldwide.

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The sounds that Marconi Union create are less like music and more like stunning textures and atmospheres which paralyse all functions of the listener and coerce them into a trance like state. Under Wires and Searchlights is the more minimalist, with a starker use of electronica that generates a melancholic presence which permeates throughout the 8 tracks. The use of feedback at the start of the album staples a raw edge around the jazz fused ambience and implies a bleakness deep atmospheric feel with long suspenseful passages leavened with minimal jazzy drumming and hypnotic guitars, pianos and strings.

On the evidence of this it's no surprise that they ended up recording for Brian Eno's All Saints label and perhaps if this album had been on that label too, it would have had been as successful as Distance. Under Wires is an essential for anyone with any interest in port-Eno ambient or electronic influenced music.


Marconi Union - Under Wires and Searchlights (flac 210mb)

01 Glace Bay (Part One) 1:14
02 Border Crossing 6:33
03 Northern Stations 3:11
04 The Contact 3:27
05 The Currer Bell Version 5:07
06 In Shadows (Parts One And Two) 8:01
07 Under Wires And Searchlights 9:36
08 Glace Bay (Part Two) 2:25

Marconi Union - Under Wires and Searchlights (ogg 87mb)

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They share a label with Brian Eno, the same Brian Eno who asked the duo to oversee the remastering of his back catalog. This would automatically give Marconi Union a measure of credibility regardless of the quality of their individual work, but fortunately for them, their own music only makes their reputation more deserved. Distance, their first release from All Saints, explores Eno's idea of the soundscape. The album, rather than being a collection of separate songs, is a unified composition, an illustrative 40 minutes that turn listeners into -- as the group puts it -- silent observers of fleeting urban images, travelers in a locked, moving car, who come into and out of a city on a straight black road. Perhaps because of this desire to describe a situation, the songs are never quite completely realized; there are no choruses or verses. Instead they grow slowly, allowing listeners to accustom themselves to each development (a soft chord progression, a tinkling guitar) before a new one is added. Theme and tone and atmosphere and a sense of the whole are all there, but nothing ever comes to a full conclusion, nothing is ever definitively stated, because, as Marconi Union remind us, our journey is very literally transitory: we're traveling in a car, and see nothing for long, just glimpses of the world around us. This effect is accomplished mainly through the use of prolonged synthesizer chords and short piano or guitar arpeggios that repeat and fade throughout the album. Occasionally the drums slide in and out, the bass enters, there's even a sax solo; but that foundation -- and what is coincidentally moving us through the album -- never alters much. It's also this foundation that makes Distance so strong, and so successful. It's constant enough to ground the listeners in their journey, to give them a kind of explanation, but there is still enough mobility in the music to push reflection further. The songs are long but they aren't overly oppressive or weighty; rather, they're just sections of the drive, different images to ponder and move on from.


Marconi Union - Distance (flac 216mb)

01 Sleepless 5:41
02 These European Cities 7:09
03 Through Glass 5:49
04 Buildings And People 4:56
05 Suburb27 5:26
06 Inter 5:54
07 A Temporary Life 5:15

Marconi Union - Distance (ogg 91mb)

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After a trudging label-related debacle, Manchester’s Marconi Union finally get to release their third album, A Lost Connection in physical form, having originally been released digitally by the duo through their own Marconi Union Transmissions. The band have already released their fourth album, Tokyo, last year, but in a bid to do justice to what has since become a fan favourite, the band have honoured ALC with a ‘proper’ release.

Their music has often been described as being atmospheric, or cinematic, on account of its slowly unfurling layers of delicate strings, glitches and soft, ambient electronics. It’s no surprise then that consequently their work has been used to soundtrack film and art projects alongside many a US TV show. Marconi Union often get compared to Boards Of Canada for pretty much these same reasons though A Lost Connection in particular puts emphasis on more up-tempo pulses, led by deep, smooth bass hits. If anything, it’s soothing; best suited to night time headphone sessions or long-winded, mesmerizing journeys – which is essentially what this album plays out like.


Marconi Union - A Lost Connection (flac 222mb)

01 Interiors 6:24
02 Endless Winter 7:23
03 Debris 4:46
04 Hinterland 5:52
05 Stationary 8:24
06 We Travel 7:03
07 Transient 5:11

Marconi Union - A Lost Connection (ogg 98mb)

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May 26, 2012

RhoDeo 1221 Beats


Hello, after last weeks off the beaten track beats, time for some more work that stayed under the mainstream radar, admittedly that qualification doesn't say much as 99% of the music made stays under, it's that damned 1 % again that takes all the cash. Fortunately things have been changing in the music industry thanks to the internet and sharing, if only we could do the same to the banking industry... Well theoretically we could you know, we can print our own money and accept to agree that as payment. Sure things would get out of hand quickly, but at the moment this is what banks are doing slowly, producing evermore socalled money, everyone with any financial sense knows this really is the Road to Ruin, to Nowhere. A disaster waiting to happen as it must, question remains will it be an engineered disaster or something the cosmos throws at us, personally i'd prefer the latter.

As for todays music, plenty to discover even if it's by enlarge 17 years old....Njoy

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Famously described as possessing a voice which sounded ‘like Billie Holiday on acid’, Nicolette was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and has lived in Nigeria, Switzerland, France, and Belgium. Nicolette’s convoluted musical journey began at an early age: picking up influences from her Nigerian father’s eclectic record collection of jazz, blues, gospel, classical and African music. Nicolette also learned the piano from childhood, but it was the late 1980s before she joined her first band, Calliope , based in Cardiff, Wales.

 From here, she moved to London and in 1991, signed to the Shut Up And Dance label. Her music, although falling broadly into the field of electronica, is characterised by myriad influences, including, jazz, classical, blues, folk, and African This has resulted in a highly individualistic sound, she developed a highly sophisticated brand of breakbeat and hip-hop on “O Sinene” and “Single Minded People”. In 1992, the Now Is Early was released attracting a small but devoted cult following. Produced by the renowned Shut Up And Dance crew, it was the first record to combine breakbeats with pop vocals, with a few jazzy ballads thrown in for good measure. More widespread success was foiled as the label collapsed, so the album remained unavailable until 1997 when it was reissued by K7.

 Nicolette has released two more solo albums ( "Let no one live rentfree in your head" and Life Loves Us"), as well as a DJ mix album for the DJ-Kicks series, and featured on Massive Attack's 1994 Protection album. She has worked with a host of other distinguished collaborators in the electronic music field. In 1999 she set up her own record label, Early Records, to release interesting, quirky pop anthems. According to Nicolette, Early Records' music policy is: "innovative pop music." In 2007 Nicolette's cult hit "No Government" was remixed by Tocadisco and Makossa & Megablast and re-released. Currently she's in the studio working on a follow up to 2005's "Life Loves Us" album.

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Nicolette’s “DJ-Kicks” combines naivity with an unlimited selection of unreleased, not longer available or brand-new tracks. The high quality level and the courage of combining extremes is what both CDs have in common. Underground united: Producer-Duo Plaid aka Ed and Andy (both used to work with Nicolette as well as with Björk before) helped Nicolette finalize the mix without avoiding the difficulties in combining such an exotic selection (tracks from the Czech Republic, Sweden, Japan a.m.).

Digital interferences of Aphex Twin or Alec Empire from Berlin combined with techno-tracks of Mark N-R-G or C.J. Bolland; connoisseur drum’n'bass tracks of Roni Size, DJ Krust, UK Apache or Doc Scott alter with swinging trip-hop structures (Mike Flowers, Nav Katze). Plaid proved their support for this project with rare mixes (while Nicolette sometimes speaks short poetries). A new track “All Day – DJ Kicks” was produced exclusively  together by Nicolette and Plaid for this double CD.


VA - DJ Kicks Nicolette 1   (flac 405mb)

01 Doc Scott – It's Yours 5:00
02 Nav Katze – Never Not (Remix Black Dog) 5:56
03 C.J. Bolland – Nightbreed 5:00
04 Shut Up And Dance – Java Bass 3:17
05 Alec Empire – Suicide 4:08
06 Palace Of Pleasure – Migrant 6:46
07 Roni Size – Phyzical 6:09
08 Aphex Twin – Ventolin (Salbutamol Mix) 6:08
09 Mike Flowers Pops vs Slang – Pound Your Ironing Board 3:09
10 Nicolette – I Woke Up 5:46
11 Alec Empire – Lash The 90's 4:34
12 UK Apache & Shy FX – Original Nuttah 2:17
13 Critical Mass – Severe Trauma 2:10

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VA - DJ Kicks Nicolette 2   ( flac 432mb)

01 DJ Krust – Burning 7:46
02 Ohm Square – Pillow 4:44
03 Horn – 70 + DF 6:37
04 Tag – Basslines Playin' Loud 2:29
05 Nicolette – A Single Ring 2:23
06 Shizuo – Sweat 4:06
07 Shut Up And Dance – Bastards 5:36
08 Oge – Too Busy To Live (Pressure Mix) 3:51
09 Grammatix – You. Them And Maybe Us (Challenge Sonica Mix) 4:41
10 Plaid – Angry Dolphin 6:04
11 Aquastep – Walhalla's Gate 5:24
12 Mark N-R-G – Bless To Kill 3:46
13 Nicolette – All Day (DJ-Kicks) 4:36

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The first CD compilation for the British neo-electro label Clear includes several tracks each from Plaid, Clatterbox, Doctor Rockit, Gescom and the Gregory Fleckner Quartet. Since most of the tracks were previously vinyl-only, It's All Becoming Clear is a stellar compilation, necessary for trainspotters and still quite respectable for latecomer listeners as well.


VA - It's All Becoming  ( flac 434mb)

01 Plaid – Anything 5:03
02 Clatterbox – Tiz 3:19
03 Doctor Rockit – How Do You Do? 3:07
04 Gregory Fleckner Quintet – Juicy Jazz Girls (Plaid Remix) 7:46
05 Clatterbox – Montis 2:54
06 Spacepimp – K9-Law 5:17
07 Gregory Fleckner Quintet – EDP Blues 10:34
08 Gescom – Go Sheep 8:03
09 Gregory Fleckner Quintet – Hold Me Close 3:14
10 Doctor Rockit – Photos And Pebbles 4:50
11 Gregory Fleckner Quintet – Oi Thats My Bird 6:13
12 Plaid – Angry Dolphin (Unreleased Mix) 9:06
13 Clatterbox – 'Bad' Means Good 2:31
14 Doctor Rockit – Looprode 5:50

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Nicolette - Now Is Early   ( ogg 139mb)

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May 24, 2012

RhoDeo 1221 Goldy Rhox 73


Hello, today the 73rd post of Goldy Rhox, classic pop rock. In the darklight are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although some band members claimed that their music cannot be categorised as belonging to any one genre. They were once listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as "the globe's loudest band", and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide, including 7.5 million certified units in the US.

The band has gone through many line-up changes and an eight-year hiatus (1976–84). The 1968–76 line-ups are commonly labelled Mark I, II, III and IV. Their second and most commercially successful line-up featured Ian Gillan (vocals), Roger Glover (bass), Jon Lord (keyboards), Ian Paice (drums), and Ritchie Blackmore (guitar). This line-up was active from 1969 to 1973, and was revived from 1984 to 1989, and again in 1993, before the rift between Blackmore and other members became unbridgeable.

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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 don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

 Today's mystery album is the 4th studio album by todays band, the first with the classic Mk II lineup., released the 3rd of June 1970. It was their breakthrough album in Europe, remaining in the charts for months.The album was supported by the hugely successful In Rock World Tour which lasted 15 months. Although this was the first studio album to feature the MK II lineup of the band, it was this lineup that had earlier recorded the live Concerto for Group and Orchestra. The album was also preceded by two singles, the first studio recordings that Gillan made with Deep Purple. The first single, released in 1969, was a Greenaway-Cook composition called "Hallelujah", which flopped. The second single, "Black Night", fared much better as it rose all the way to #2 on the UK charts. The cover depicts the band in a rock sculpture inspired by Mount Rushmore. One of heavy metal's defining albums up for grabs here.


Goldy Rhox 73   (flac 229mb)

Goldy Rhox 73   ( ogg 94mb)


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Goldy Rhox 24   (90mb)

Goldy Rhox 31   (174mb)

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May 23, 2012

RhoDeo 1221 Aetix


Hello, Aetix again, Goth had to start somewhere that a band with an artrock name- Bauhaus became its progenitors was perhaps a fluke,  their remarkable debut single was an hommage to the Hollywood king of the undead..Bela Lugosi, 9 minutes of creepy horror on vinyl set them on a path they probaly never intended in a sense Bla Lugasi haunted them throughout their existance.

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Bauhaus formed in 1978 in Northampton, England. Guitarist/vocalist Daniel Ash, bassist/vocalist David J (born David Jay Haskins), and drummer Kevin Haskins had played together as a trio called the Craze before forming Bauhaus with vocalist Peter Murphy. Originally, the band was called Bauhaus 1919 after the German art movement; by 1979, they had dropped the 1919 from their name.

In August of 1979, the group released their debut single, "Bela Lugosi's Dead," on the independent record label Small Wonder Records. Although it did not make the pop charts, it became the de facto goth rock anthem, staying in the U.K. independent charts for years. Three months later, the group signed with Beggars Banquet's subsidiary label, 4AD. The group's second single, "Dark Entries," was released in January 1980. Following their first European tour, Bauhaus released their third single, "Terror Couple Kill Colonel," in the summer of that year, which became a hit on the indie charts.

After touring America for the first time in September, the group released a version of T. Rex's "Telegram Sam." In October, they released their debut album, In the Flat Field, which reached number one on the independent charts In October 81.
Few debut albums ever arrived so nearly perfectly formed; that In the Flat Field practically single-handedly invented what remains for many as the stereotype of goth music -- wracked, at times spindly vocals about despair and desolation of many kinds, sung over mysterious and moody music -- demonstrates the sui generis power of both the band and its work. This said, perhaps the best thing about the album isn't what it's supposed to sound like, but what it actually does -- an awesomely powerful, glam-inspired rock band firing on all fours, capable of restraint and complete overdrive both, fronted by a charismatic, storming frontman. In the Flat Field propelled Bauhaus' career with a near-perfect bang.

They released their second album, Mask, which revealed a more ambitious musical direction; the new direction, which featured elements of metal and electronic sonic textures, made the music more accessible without abandoning the dark, foreboding core of their music. Mask was a commercial success. Fall 82, the group had a hit with their version of David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust." The success of the single propelled their third album, The Sky's Gone Out on the album charts.

Murphy contracted pneumonia at the beginning of 1983, which prevented him from participating in the recording sessions for Bauhaus' fourth album, Burning From the Inside. Consequently, the record featured substantial contributions from Ash and J, who both pursued more personal and atmospheric directions. After Murphy recovered, the band toured Japan and then returned to the U.K. to promote the summer release of Burning From the Inside. The album was another hit, yet in July, Bauhaus split up.

After Bauhaus' breakup, Murphy formed Dali's Car with Japan's Mick Karn and then pursued a solo career. Ash continued with Tones on Tail, a project he began in 1981; Kevin Haskins also joined the band after Bauhaus' split. J made some solo records and joined the Jazz Butcher briefly. Ash, Haskins, and J formed Love and Rockets in 1985 after a proposed Bauhaus reunion fell apart because Peter Murphy wasn't interested in the project. More than a decade later, however, with the careers of both Love and Rockets and Peter Murphy at a standstill, Bauhaus re-formed for several live dates in Los Angeles, mounting a full-blown tour in 1998; the two-disc Gotham documented the reunited group's performance at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom.

Bauhaus reunited again in 2005, they embarked on a full tour beginning in North America and Mexico in the Autumn of 2005 and ending in Europe in February 2006. In May 2006 the band toured with Nine Inch Nails on the summer leg of their tour. ‘Go Away White’ was recorded in 18 days at Zircon Skye in Ojai, with singer Peter Murphy, bassist David J, guitarist Daniel Ash, and drummer Kevin Haskins playing together as a band in one room, taking first takes as final cuts. So, a new record but apparently a final one, the band having decided to release it as a posthumous swan song....no news since.

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On Mask the members of Bauhaus consciously stretched themselves into newer areas of music and performance, resulting in an album that was arguably even better than the band's almost flawless debut. More familiar sides of the band were apparent from the get-go; opening number "Hair of the Dog," one of the band's best songs, starts with a double-tracked squalling guitar solo before turning into a stomping, surging flow, carefully paced by sudden silences and equally sudden returns to the music, while Murphy details cases of mental addictions in pithy phrases. The energy wasn't all just explosive angst and despair, though; the one-two punches of "Kick in the Eye" and "In Fear of Fear" have as much hip-shaking groove and upbeat swing to them as portentous gloom. Elsewhere, numerous flashes of the band's quirky sense of humor make an appearance; perhaps most amusing is the dry spoken-word lyric beginning "Of Lillies and Remains," as David J details a goofily grotesque situation as much Edward Gorey as Edgar Allen Poe. Add to that three of the most dramatic things the band ever recorded -- the charging, keyboard-accompanied "The Passion of Lovers," the slow, dark fairy-tale-gone-wrong "Hollow Hills," and the wracked, trudging title track, and the end result was a perfect trouncing of the sophomore-slump myth.


Bauhaus – Mask ( flac 357mb)

01 Hair Of The Dog 2:43
02 The Passion Of Lovers 3:53
03 Of Lillies And Remains 3:18
04 Hollow Hills 2:29
05 Dancing 4:47
06 Kick In The Eye 2 3:39
07 In Fear Of Fear 2:58
08 Muscle In Plastic 2:51
09 The Man With The X-Ray Eyes 3:05
10 Mask 4:36
11 In Fear Of Dub 2:55
12 Ear Wax 3:15
13 Harry 2:47
14 1. David Jay 2. Peter Murphy 3.Kevin Haskins 4. Daniel Ash 6:37
15 Satori 4:36

Bauhaus – Mask ( ogg 131mb)

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More fragmented in origin than it might appear on first glance. The Sky's Gone Out was caught between the expectations of an audience now thoroughly embracing the incipient goth genre, with all the built-in limitations such expectations often provide, and a band which wanted to please them while still following its own muse. On balance it's quite a fine album, but unlike Mask it misses the infusion of a more positive energy, and simply doesn't gel as perfectly, more notable for individual songs than as a whole., ultimately making The Sky's Gone Out feel more like a compilation than anything else. Piece by piece, though, the songs still often showed Bauhaus in excelsis. Ash's elegant, haunting acoustic guitar work received two great showcases -- "Silent Hedges," adding a more familiar electric explosion to a fine Murphy performance detailing a desperate mental collapse, and "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything," a sympathetic, nostalgic reflection on dreams of the past, again matched by a perfectly balanced Murphy vocal. Other standouts include the brooding lope of "Swing the Heartache," with a skeletal rhythm matched against some of Ash's best guitar work, and "Spirit," a live standout inspired by the performance vibe the band received from its fans.


Bauhaus - The Sky's Gone Out ( flac 376mb)

01 Third Uncle 5:17
02 Silent Hedges 3:11
03 In The Night 3:07
04 Swing The Heartache 5:52
05 Spirit 5:29
06 The Three Shadows Part 1 4:23
07 The Three Shadows Part 2 3:10
08 The Three Shadows Part 3 1:36
09 All We Ever Wanted Was Everything 3:51
10 Exquisite Corpse 5:39
11 Ziggy Stardust 3:13
12 Party Of The First Part 5:26
13 Spirit 3:45
14 Watch That Grandad Go 5:40

Bauhaus - The Sky's Gone Out  ( ogg 142mb)

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Whether it was the immediacy of recording or some other unexplainable element, Bauhaus always thrived when doing British radio appearances, with no less than five of the 18 tracks collected here seeing official release by the band on singles or albums during its first lifetime. That one of these was Bauhaus' biggest-ever British hit, the completely and perfectly over-the-top rendition of Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust," is further testimony to the band's success at the Beeb. The five show appearances here, including both John Peel sessions and guest spots with other DJs, make for an excellent sampling of the band in many different guises, from obscure rarities to redone versions of some of Bauhaus' most successful songs. The first six tracks cover In the Flat Field-era material, including a slightly more laid-back version of T. Rex's "Telegram Sam" and an energetic thrash through "A God in an Alcove," as well as the powerful take of "Double Dare" which was used to begin Field. The midsection covers a lot of ground, from the familiar takes on "Ziggy" and Eno's "Third Uncle" used on singles and albums to the quirky, film-dialogue-sampling drama of "Party of the First Part," not to mention an otherwise unavailable song, the funky, percussion-heavy "Poison Pen," never successfully recorded by the band elsewhere. Another rarity pops up among the final tracks -- of all things, the Strangeloves' legendary Nuggets-compiled garage-rocker "Night Time," given a great bouncy reading here. Add to that some sharp takes on the lengthy title track and "She's in Parties," not to mention a version of "The Three Shadows Pt. 2" that's notably more successful than the recording on The Sky's Gone Out, and Swing is an unparalleled success, a collection that will interest and satisfy newcomers as much as longtime band fanatics.



Bauhaus - Swing The Heartache (The BBC Sessions) (flac 452mb)

01 A God In An Alcove 4:08
02 Telegram Sam 2:25
03 Double Dare 4:54
04 The Spy In The Cab 4:08
05 In The Flat Field 2:46
06 St. Vitus Dance 2:27
07 In Fear Of Fear 2:46
08 Poison Pen 3:10
09 Party Of The First Part 5:25
10 Departure 4:54
11 The Three Shadows (Part 2) 2:57
12 Silent Hedges 3:07
13 Swing The Heartache 5:13
14 Third Uncle 5:16
15 Ziggy Stardust 3:12
16 Terror Couple Kill Colonel 3:37
17 Night Time 3:11
18 She's In Parties 3:41

Bauhaus - Swing The Heartache (The BBC Sessions) (ogg 170mb)

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Bauhaus - In The Flat Field Extended (80 ^ 96mb)
Bauhaus - In The Flat Field Extended 2 (80 ^ 87mb)

Bauhaus - Burning From The Inside (80 ^ 96mb)

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May 22, 2012

RhoDeo 1221 Roots


Hello,  last time we landed on an island with a huge place in the global music catalogue, Jamaica. A production hothouse and they say the Weed makes you slow and lazy-go figure. Without the ganja driven reggae music Jamaica would have remained a Caribbean backwater and dare i say would never have given us Bolt, the fastest man in the world.

These last months there's been plenty of reggae & dub from Jamaica,  we kicked off with a man who's name became synonymous with Jamaican Reggae, Bob Marley, together with The Wailers  It makes sense to me to finish our 9 months stay at Jamaica with a couple of posts of the man who in a sense made it all possible, and dragged a niche music into the global mainstream. And when I say global i mean truly global not just the ' West' , but from South America and Africa to the hights of the Himalayas his voice can be heard and all this expansion predating the Internet, truly remarkable.

Todays post concentrates on what was to become Marley's great breaktrough albums first and foremost the live album that seemed to feature on every party i visited in the late seventies and on through the eighties, a standard floorfiller. It was to be followed by two great studioalbums that cemented his status in the musicworld here presnt in their extended remastered versions.

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Most of Bob Marley's early music was recorded with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, who together with Marley were the most prominent members of Bob Marley & The Wailers. In 1972, Bob Marley had his first hit outside Jamaica when Johnny Nash covered his song "Stir It Up", which became a U.K. hit. The 1973 album, Catch a Fire, was released worldwide, and sold well. It was followed by Burnin' which included the song "I Shot the Sheriff", of which a cover version by Eric Clapton became a hit in 1974.

Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer left The Wailers in 1974. Bob Marley proceeded with Bob Marley & The Wailers, which included the Wailers Band and the I Threes. In 1975, he had his first own hit outside Jamaica with "No Woman, No Cry," from the Natty Dread album. His subsequent albums, including Rastaman Vibration, Exodus, Kaya, Survival and Uprising, were big international sellers. Between 1991 and 2007 Bob Marley and The Wailers have sold in excess of 21 million records. These statistics did not begin to be collected until ten years after his death

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As the title implies, this is indeed Bob Marley & the Wailers captured in performance at the Lyceum Ballroom in London during the final U.K. leg of the Natty Dread tour. Passionate and symbiotic energies constantly cycle between the band and audience, the net result of which is one of the most memorable concert recordings of the pop music era. With the addition of lead guitarist Al Anderson during the recording sessions for their previous long-player, Natty Dread, the Wailers took increasing strides toward a seamless transition into the consciousness of the rock music audience. Anderson's bluesy guitar runs liberate "Burnin' and Lootin'" as well as "Trench Town Rock," the only new composition on Live! Anderson bobs and weaves his supple-toned fretwork among the somewhat staid rhythms common to reggae.

The mutual affinity that binds Marley with his audience is evident in the roars of approval that greet the opening notes of "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)," "I Shot the Sheriff," and "Kinky Reggae." Likewise, "No Woman, No Cry" elicits a group singalong as the sheer volume of the audience challenges that of the amplified musicians. With this evidence, there is no denying that Bob Marley & the Wailers were becoming the unlikeliest of pop music icons. Additionally, Live! underscores the underrated talents of the Wailers as musicians. Recorded at the Lyceum, London 18th July 1975 recorded by Island employee Danny Holloway using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. Mixed at Basing Street Studios. Remastered from the original tapes at Barry Diament Audio, NYC.


Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live ( 316mb)

01 Trench Town Rock 4:22
02 Burnin' And Lootin' 5:08
03 Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) 4:29
04 Lively Up Yourself 4:32
05 No Woman No Cry 7:00
06 I Shot The Sheriff 5:15
07 Get Up, Stand Up 6:35
Bonus Track
08 Kinky Reggae 7:35

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Bob Marley had reached critical mass as an international star when he came to make Rastaman Vibration in the winter of 1975-1976, having scored a Top 40 hit in the U.K. with "No Woman, No Cry" and seen his and the Wailers' last three studio albums belatedly enter the U.S. charts. Marley was acutely aware of his increasing status and its value. "We bubbling on the Top 100, just like a mighty dread," he sang in "Roots, Rock, Reggae," which indeed became his first American chart single when it was pulled from the album, while Rastaman Vibration itself spent four weeks in the Top Ten of the Billboard charts, the highest-charting LP of his career. Marley used his soapbox to emphasize his religious/political concerns in socially conscious songs like "Johnny Was," "Want More," and the musicalization of one of Haile Selassie's speeches, "War." The result was one of his most substantive collections. This vastly expanded reissue adds more than an hour and a half to the original 34-minute album, providing a musical view of the entire period in Marley's music. "Jah Live," the single that preceded the album, and "Smile Jamaica," which followed it, are included, along with six previously unreleased alternate mixes of songs from the album .

This was a key point in Marley's life, marking the consolidation of his international renown and prefacing the assassination attempt that exiled him from his native country. It is chronicled here. Although the album's liner notes list multiple songwriters, including family friends and bandmembers, all songs were written by Marley. Marley was involved in a contractual dispute at the time with his former publishing company, Cayman music. A decde later Marley's widow and his former manager Danny Sims sued to obtain royalty and ownership rights to the songs, claiming that Marley had actually written the songs but had assigned the credit to Ford to avoid meeting commitments made in prior contracts. A 1987 court decision favored the Marley estate, which assumed full control of the songs


Bob Marley And The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration ( flac 403mb)

01 Positive Vibration 3:34
02 Roots, Rock, Reggae 3:38
03 Johnny Was 3:48
04 Cry To Me 2:36
05 Want More 4:14
06 Crazy Baldhead 3:12
07 Who The Cap Fit 4:43
08 Night Shift 3:10
09 War 3:36
10 Rat Race 2:50
Bonus Tracks
11 Jah Live (Original Mix) 4:15
12 Concrete 4:21
13 Roots, Rock, Reggae (Single Mix) 3:37
14 Roots, Rock, Dub (Single Dub Mix) 3:35
15 Want More (Alternate Mix) 5:08
16 Crazy Baldhead (Alternate Mix) 3:06
17 War (Unreleased Alternate Mix) 4:01
18 Johnny Was (Alternate Mix) 3:40

Bob Marley And The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration  ( ogg 162mb)

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Recorded in London following an attempt on his life, Exodus shows Bob Marley mellowing a bit. Despite some powerful political tracks, Marley adopts a less fiery, more reflective approach than his previous outings. Still, it's hard to find reggae as good as this. Exodus has all one would expect from a Bob Marley album: rumbling statements like "Exodus" and "The Heathen" as well as poetic love songs like "Turn Your Lights Down Low." Considering how good these tracks are, Exodus does not stop here. Marley also unleashed the huge international hits "Jamming," "Waiting in Vain," and "One Love/People Get Ready." These inspired tracks, perhaps more than any others, came to define Marley around the world. They are irresistible no matter how many times they are played. Never one to dodge innovation, "Exodus" hints that Marley was taking cues from the emerging dub scene. Exodus, even though it contains some of Marley's best work, has an underlying nostalgic feel to it, hinting that Marley was getting a little formulaic.

Exodus has been recognized by music critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. In 1999, Time magazine named Exodus the best album of the 20th century. In 2003, the album was ranked number 169 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time


Bob Marley And The Wailers - Exodus ( flac 409mb)

01 Natural Mystic 3:28
02 So Much Things To Say 3:08
03 Guiltiness 3:19
04 The Heathen 2:32
05 Exodus 7:40
06 Jamming 3:31
07 Waiting In Vain 4:16
08 Turn Your Lights Down Low 3:39
09 Three Little Birds 3:00
10 One Love/People Get Ready 2:52
Bonus Tracks
11 Roots 3:42
12 Waiting In Vain (Alternate Version) 4:43
13 Jamming (Long Version) 5:52
14 Jamming (Version) 3:04
15 Exodus (Version) 3:08

Bob Marley And The Wailers - Exodus ( ogg 158mb)

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May 21, 2012

RhoDeo 1221 Spaced 7


Hello, hope you'll had a good weekend. We come to the final episode of the first series of Spaced today and i have to say it doesn't look there was much interest in it, pity. This is a music blogafter all, still i had this idea of using the sundaynight Ebook slot and expand it towards some classic Sci-fi or comedy tv series. So for those who wish the see me post another(last) season of Spaced i say..make some noise. Otherwise expect the ultimate classic sci-fi comedy of which unfortunately only 6 episodes exist...

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A Brit Com focused on two twenty-something friends at crossroads in their lives. Tim (Simon Pegg) is a cynical aspiring comic book artist and geek who is dumped by his girlfriend in the first episode. Daisy (Jessica Stevenson) is a bubbly aspiring journalist who doesn't have anything to say nor the work ethic to say it. They pretend to be a couple in order to rent an inexpensive flat. The show focuses on their zany adventures as they struggle to get their lives on track. Tim's military-obsessed friend Mike, Daisy's ditzy glamour friend Twist, Mad Artist Brian in the flat below and dipsomaniac landlady Marsha complete the main cast. The show was written by its stars, Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson, and directed by Edgar Wright.

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Tim is ecstatic when his ex-girlfriend Sarah decides she wants him back; Daisy is less so, causing much tension around the flat. Mike has an interview at the Territorial Army to determine whether he should be allowed back in following the 'Eurodisney Incident'. Following a heated argument, Daisy finally manages to bash out a few articles, and Tim finally realises the right path for him. And Brian summons the courage to ask Twist out on a date which, against all expectations, actually goes quite well.


Spaced 107 Ends ( avi 201mb)

07 Ends 24:40

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Spaced 101 ( avi 191mb)
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May 20, 2012

RhoDeo 1221 Sundaze


Hello, alas big money grabbed the cup tonight, Chelsea had just one corner in 2 hours of play, they used that well as from that Bayern concentration lapse they equalized 3 minutes from time. Bayern haven't been in great form and had some minor chances but they couldn't get thru and when they finally did 7 min from time, no time to build control as games always get hectic towards the end. To make matters worse Robben missed a penalty in extra time. Again Chelsea couldn't believe their luck this championship season, I can understand those that believe a higher power cleared the way for them. Maybe it was the Drogba voodoo ? Such a pity too for Tottenham as now they lose their place in next season's Champions ball.

Some great 'big sky' sundaze coming up you should really check this out if Explosions in the Sky is new to you a chance to really get into it.

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With a reputation for a scathingly intense live performance  Explosions in the Sky was touted early on in their career as the next phenomenon in moody and dynamic instrumental indie rock à la Mogwai and Godspeed You Black Emperor! The band has garnered popularity beyond the post-rock scene for their elaborately developed guitar work, narratively styled instrumentals, what they refer to as "cathartic mini-symphonies," and their enthusiastic and emotional live shows. They primarily play with three electric guitars and a drum kit, although band member Michael James will at times exchange his electric guitar for a bass guitar. The band's music is instrumental and completely devoid of vocals.

Originally called Breaker Morant, Explosions in the Sky was formed in Austin, Texas in 1999. Drummer Chris Hrasky is from Rockford, Illinois, and the rest of the band hails from Midland, Texas. The new name of "Explosions in the Sky" came from a comment Hrasky made in reference to the noise or sight of fireworks when they left KVRX on the night they played their first set and recorded their first track, "Remember Me as a Time of Day", that would be released on a compilation. Their 2000 debut album, How Strange, Innocence, was locally distributed in the form of CD-Rs. Rehearsal footage is featured on the feature film Cicadas, which won an Austin Film Festival award.

The quartet of Texas kids, made up of Mark Smith and Munaf Rayani on guitars, Michael James on bass, and Christopher Hrasky on drums, was signed for its first release on Temporary Residence Limited after half a listen to their demo, which was submitted by the American Analog Set with a brief note saying "This totally f*cking destroys."

They garnered a small amount of media attention with their second album, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever, due to rumors linking it to the September 11, 2001 attacks. The band denied any connection in interviews. The album art shows an airplane with the caption "This plane will crash tomorrow." There were false reports that the last track was called "This Plane Will Crash Tomorrow" and that the album was released on September 10, 2001 in fact the album was released on August 27, 2001.

After being contacted by Brian Reitzell, Explosions in the Sky wrote the soundtrack for the 2004 film Friday Night Lights. Despite having access to rare equipment in the studio for that project, the band kept to their songwriting style in creating original material. Their album The Rescue was written and recorded in eight days as part of the TRL Travels in Constants series. As such, the album was originally only available at the band's live shows.

Explosions in the Sky's fifth studio album, All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone, the title is a summarization to the conclusion of The Catcher in the Rye in which the main character Holden advises the reader, "Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody." The song titles of the album make allusions to the many themes in the novel, having to do with the normality of fear, lack of social stability or place in society, emotional discord, and loneliness.  It debuted February 20, 2007, and exists as both a one-disc version and a two-disc special edition featuring remixes by multiple artists. On April 26, 2011, the band released their sixth studio album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care

Explosions in the Sky's music features quite often in documentairies . tv shows, commercials


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The members of Explosions in the Sky may just be four soft-spoken guys from Texas, but here they simply tear everything apart. Combining influences from classic rock to metal to goth, the band creates instrumental soundscapes that can turn from all-out destruction to heartfelt, dreamy melodies in the blink of an eye. The result is a musical journey that leads listeners through the entire range of emotion without even needing words. "Greet Death" matches a crunchy Dinosaur Jr. hook with warm Cure-esque bass grooves. "Moon Down" chimes and twists through ten minutes of calm night, leaving the listener with the feeling that something awesome is sure to happen. Closing with a grand, 12-minute-long "With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept," a song that moves from Sonic Youth to Joy Division to Explosions in the Sky. Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever is nothing short of awe-inspiring and one of the best records of 2001.


Explosions In The Sky - Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live Forever (flac 287mb)

01 Greet Death 7:19
02 Yasmin The Light 7:03
03 The Moon Is Down 10:02
04 Have You Passed Through This Night? 7:19
05 A Poor Man's Memory 6:04
06 With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept 12:04

Explosions In The Sky - Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live Forever (ogg 108mb)

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Explosions in the Sky's second effort takes a more studied, even lush approach to the literate chaos of their 2001 debut. But put on your sad sack thinking cap now, because Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place is a contemplative and heady rush of masterful melancholia. Its six songs are multi-minute, slow motion workouts of gentle electric guitar plucks and subtle/sudden washes of percussion -- they're still instrumental, but as lyrical as anything in the indie rock universe. "Only Moment We Were Alone" turns on a simple, melancholy guitar figure, the drums shifting from insistent catch-up mode to a studied march built to introduce the next layered crescendo. Explosions in the Sky doesn't shift as suddenly or jarringly here; the quartet has applied more structural predictability this time out, but is still quick about setting the sad butterflies in your stomach to fluttering. "Memorial" is the album's meditative heart. It begins so quietly, reduced to brittle landscapes of tone. Lightly chiming guitars drift in, like the echoes of church bells off in narrow city streets. Then, like each of the album's movements, it surges forward in a rush, like the overtures of Sonic Youth separated, dried, and ultimately lengthened in the blistering Texas sun. The final blast of distortion and staccato drumming is Earth at full bittersweet bluster. "Your Hand in Mine" ends things as they began, with a pair of determined guitars picking out a melody that's both pretty and pretty damn heartbreaking.


Explosions In The Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place (flac 230mb)

01 First Breath After Coma 9:33
02 The Only Moment We Were Alone 10:14
03 Six Days At The Bottom Of The Ocean 8:43
04 Memorial 8:50
05 Your Hand In Mine 8:17

Explosions In The Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place (ogg 101mb)

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This Austin, TX-based quartet consciously seeks what is meandering and beautiful. If there is a strategy behind their music as revealed by 2001's Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever and 2003's The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place, it's that beauty seeks tension to resolve itself and find itself even in seeming chaos. This music featuring layered guitars, piano, bass, and drums begins with melody and more often than not ends with it, no matter how far from the quiet and even halting lyricism the band wandered into at the beginning. While the surface of Explosions in the Sky's sonic sense of labyrinthine adventure can seem similar, the manner in which they get to the center of each piece is not. "It's Natural to Be Afraid" begins with subtle dissonance and the guitars emerging out of quiet chaos with sounds and pianos playing slowly and contrapuntally. It takes over 13 minutes to wind up, down, and around again, but it's an exercise that is rewarding for a patient listener -- or if you simply want to close your eyes and go with it. Ultimately, there is real growth here, subtle and unpretentious as it is. All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone is another gorgeous exercise by Explosions in the Sky. How can listeners not need more music by a band that seeks beauty over everything else in its subtly expanding sonic universe? And here with the bonus disc with well worth remixes to explore.


Explosions In The Sky - All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone (flac 513mb)

01 The Birth And Death Of The Day 7:49
02 Welcome, Ghosts 5:43
03 It's Natural To Be Afraid 13:27
04 What Do You Go Home To? 4:59
05 Catastrophe And The Cure 7:56
06 So Long, Lonesome 3:40
 remixes
07 The Birth And Death Of The Day (Jesu Mix) 9:48
08 Welcome, Ghosts (Adem Mix) 6:24
09 It's Natural To Be Afraid (The Paper Chase Mix) 6:53
10 What Do You Go Home To? (Mountains Mix) 10:23
11 Catastrophe And The Cure (Four Tet Mix) 8:33
12 So Long, Lonesome (Eluvium Mix) 5:40

Explosions In The Sky - All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone (ogg 198mb)

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