Sep 30, 2013

RhoDeo 1339 Foundation 08

Hello, well I hope you enjoyed the sunday, there was the worldchampions race for the pro cyclists. Sixteen seconds covered the first four home after seven and a half hours of the toughest race conditions imaginable. Almost two hours earlier the last of the british riders had been flushed out, apparently coming from a country with plenty of rain wasn't to their advantage but then lots of those hot shots mainly train in fine weather. No weather for skinny types, that said those first four didn't dispplay much fat either. Loser of the day, Nibali he should have won if not for the crash that had him loose his last oomph catching up to the leaders again, so two Spanish stars that really don't like eachother left to keep that young contender at bay, well they failed Rui Costa won and after winning the Tour de Suisse and two stages in the Tour de France earlier this year, he must be considered a worthy Worldchampion.

And now what awaits is is the final episode of Breaking Bad, a series that i have followed right from the start and it's been one hell of a ride (as it where). Tonight an anti-hero is about to fall, question is who will he take along. Apparently the shows creator, Vince Gillegan has produced several outcomes and no one knows which one will be broadcast, the others most likely will be available in an exclusive disc set...


The Beeb provides us with a great adaptation of Isaac Asimov's fifties classic SF masterpiece The Foundation Trilogy for decades now stories go round Hollywood would envision it, clearly this is not an easy thing. In an audioplay its our imagination that supports the experience, and now for the final push into the future ... NJoy

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Isaac Asimov - The Foundation Trilogy ....
The premise of the series is that mathematician Hari Seldon spent his life developing a branch of mathematics known as psychohistory, a concept of mathematical sociology (analogous to mathematical physics). Using the laws of mass action, it can predict the future, but only on a large scale; it is error-prone on a small scale. It works on the principle that the behaviour of a mass of people is predictable if the quantity of this mass is very large (equal to the population of the galaxy, which has a population of quadrillions of humans, inhabiting millions of star systems). The larger the number, the more predictable is the future.

Using these techniques, Seldon foresees the imminent fall of the Galactic Empire, which encompasses the entire Milky Way, and a dark age lasting thirty thousand years before a second great empire arises. Seldon's psychohistory also foresees an alternative where the intermittent period will last only one thousand years. To ensure his vision of a second great Empire comes to fruition, Seldon creates two Foundations—small, secluded havens of all human knowledge—at "opposite ends of the galaxy".

The focus of the series is on the First Foundation and its attempts to overcome various obstacles during the formation and installation of the Second Empire, all the while being silently guided by the unknown specifics of The Seldon Plan. The series is best known for the Foundation Trilogy, which comprises the books Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation. Originally broadcast in 8 parts, between 6th May and 24th June 1973.

Isaac Asimov's The Foundation Trilogy was adapted for the BBC in eight hour-long episodes by Patrick Tull (episodes 1 to 4) and Mike Stott (episodes 5 to 8), directed by David Cain, first broadcast in 1973, and repeated in 1977 and 2002.

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Sixty years later a teenage girl is at the centre of the Foundation's renewed search for the Second Foundation.

The Foundation Trilogy 08 Star's End (27mb)

08 Star's End 59:19

complete series featuring

William Eedle as Hari Seldon
Geoffrey Beevers as Gaal Dornick
Lee Montague as Salvor Hardin
Julian Glover as Hober Mallow
Dinsdale Landen as Bel Riose
Maurice Denham as Ebling Mis
Gary Watson as Toran Darell
Angela Pleasence as Bayta Darell
Wolfe Morris as Magnifico/The Mule
Cyril Shaps - The Guardian/Preem Palver
Carleton Hobbs as Dr Toran Darell II
Prunella Scales as Lady Callia
David Valla as Encyclopedia Galactica Read-out
Heron Carvic as Advocate
John Hollis as Yohan Lee
Roy Spencer as Lewis Pirenne
Rolf Lefebvre as Anselm Rodric and Dagobert IX
Ronald Herdman as Lord Dorwin
Brian Haines as Tomaz Sutt and Huxlani
John Rowe as Jord Fara and Student Planner (Second Foundation)
John Samson as Sef Sermak
William Fox as Poly Verisof and Cleon II
William Sleigh as Doktor Walto
Michael Kilgarriff as Theo Aporat, Lieutenant Vrank and Tubor
Francis de Wolff as Prince Regent Wienis
Terry Scully as King Lepold I and Oval
Anthony Jackson as Jorane Sutt
Peter Williams as Ankor Jael
Robin Browne as Jaim Twer and Orum Palley
Fraser Kerr as Comdor Asper and Meirus
Gail MacFarlane as Commdora Licia
Douglas Blackwell as Onum Barr and The Governor (Rossem)
David Gooderson as Tech-man
Martin Friend as Ammel Broderig
Michael Harbour as Lathan Devers
Ronald Herdman as Sennett Forell and Elder (Rossem)
Haydn Jones as First trader
John Ruddock as Second trader, Mayor Indbur III and Elder (Rossem)
Peter Howell as Ducem Barr
John Justin as Han Pritcher
Nigel Graham as Franssart
Lewis Stringer as Randu
Nigel Anthony as Prince Dagobert
Trader Faulkner as Bail Channis
Sarah Frampton as Arkady Darell
Gabriel Woolf as Pelleas Anthor
David March as Homir Munn
Peter Pratt as Lord Stettin
Katherine Parr as Mrs Palver

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The Foundation Trilogy 01 - Psychohistory and Encyclopedia (27mb)
The Foundation Trilogy 02 - The Mayors (25mb)
The Foundation Trilogy 03 - The Merchant Princes (26mb)
The Foundation Trilogy 04 The General (25mb)
The Foundation Trilogy 05 The Mule (25mb)
The Foundation Trilogy 06 Flight From The Mule (27mb)
The Foundation Trilogy 07 The Mule Finds (27mb)

Foundation Trilogy @ Wiki

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Sep 29, 2013

Sundaze 1339 Inside Out 16

Hello, the last of the Inside Out's for the moment

For most people, consciousness is a single state that is constant and unchanging. Besides dreaming sleep (which is often dismissed as irrelevant), consciousness is what defines people as awake, alert, and able to function in the world. There are other states of consciousness, however. Trance, for example, is every bit as real as the usual state of consciousness but is all but ignored in our modern world. Shamanic communities, by contrast, consider altered states are as real as anything in this world and, what’s more, they can be incredibly useful.

Consciousness may not be something that humans have but something that we have access to. Instead of our minds holding knowledge, perhaps they are like antennae receiving and filtering an external source of knowledge. Rather as a radio receives signals, then unscrambles them to provide music and speech, so our minds also receive signals, unscrambling only those parts we need. Since the knowledge we could potentially access is unlimited, our minds work hard filtering this information to provide only what is relevant.

When we enter an altered state of consciousness, this filter breaks down and our minds now receive vastly more information than before. We can tap into sources of wisdom that usually lie beyond our reach, and we can communicate with plants, animals, and everything else around us. To access an altered state of consciousness is to remove the filter of our mind and plug ourselves into the seething mass of information that always surrounds us but that we usually tune out. For someone unused to this realm, such as an individual experimenting with hallucinogenic drugs, the experience can be mind-blowing. There is sensory and information overload. Shamanism is a means of controlling the flow.

Shamans argue that everything has a spirit and for spirit, we could read self-consciousness. To connect, however, we need to go to a place where the filters are removed and we can interact freely: an altered state of consciousness. Maybe animals do this all the time and we are just unaware of it. Ultimately, there is no limit to the wisdom we can access or to the knowledge we can hold. If we remove the filter of our mind then the entire universe becomes knowable.

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A Shaman is a person who is of service to their community and the larger community of the world. How this looks for each shaman is different but they are all healers in one way or another. This may be as simple as healing themselves and allowing that energy to spread or they may directly assist others in healing, they may be teachers helping to keep the medicine wisdom alive, or they may work with nature sending healing into mother earth. While traditionally shamans were associated with native cultures, today the call for healers is reaching all corners of the planet transcending the limiting beliefs and cultural programing of race, religion, gender, and past wounding. My own experiances as a shaman have opened me up to a whole new perception of life that is both freeing and grounding. Shamanism has helped me find meaning through healing.

Shamanic healing work has been used by many cultures worldwide for thousands of years. Shamans work with the world of living energy to effect change in the physical world. By working with a person's energy field a shaman is able to assist a person by helping them work through things on many levels.

Based on the research by DE Stuckey into the Sacred Ayahuasca of the Shamans of Peru, this track contains brainwave frequencies which mirror those during sacred Ayahuasca trance.  Recorded with powerful audio from nature and combined with mysterious sounds that evoke sensations of the shamanic altered state.

Use this to:
Experience dream-like sensations.
As an aid for very deep meditations.
Enhance your Shamanic / Spiritual practices.
Promote mental and emotional healing.

Requires Headphones for Dual-Hemispheric effects, positive effects continue after the use.

Full of evoking natural and mysterious sounds, this special Shaman-Tek CD is based upon extensive research into the shamanic  rituals of Peru.  Using dual-hemispheric technology, as well as Brainwave-Sync’s highly respected entrainment techniques ‘Shamanic Consciousness’, becomes a journey into the deepest realms of your being.



Brainwave-Sync - Shamanic Consciousness (373mb)

1. Shamanic Consciousness 65:00
         Headphones Required for Dual Hemi-Spheric Entrainment

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This is a recording of a 5 week retreat led by Pema Chodron based on the concepts in her book. She explains the ideas so much more clearly than I've read in the past and is intended for Western audiences who might not understand some of the language one finds in Eastern philosophy. For example, the concept of ego has always confused me in Buddhist teaching and she makes it far easier for me to apply to my own life. The recordings contain a talk by Pema Chodron, about a particular concept, then meditation exercises and an assignment to work on. I've found them very helpful.

Overall, Pema's voice & presentation are extremely peaceful & meditative--quite conducive to these practices, though she aims at you becoming "your own meditation instructor." To have a more complete appreciation of Pema, see her Good Medicine video. This set is valuable for newbies (though some of the terminology may be unfamiliar) as well as those who have practiced meditation before. It is also a nice refresher.

How to Meditate 5 (108mb)

1 How to Meditate 5 79:18

previously

How to Meditate 1, 2 (166mb)
How to Meditate 3 (95mb)
How to Meditate 4 (102mb)

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Today's artists continually develop the quality of the sound of their projects,  these guys are seriously keen on contemporary sound technics of chill-out ambient and also folk and world motifs - their music is transforming, develops and is always full of new ideas and concepts. ... N'Joy

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Koan is the Duo comprised of Daniel Roeth and William Grey, and are based in Moscow, Russia. Daniel had been spinning vinyl since 1993 in local clubs; mainly Acid and Hard Techno. In 1995 he met William, who already had some experience in music making and sampler technologies. Together they founded two projects, “Koan” for Downtempo and “Vacuum Stalkers” for more Progressive/Tech stuff. Daniel soon left his career as a DJ and put all of his energy into the studio work. William took on the role of Sampler Programming/Producer.

During 1995-2005 they wrote and recorded a lot of tracks, some of which disappeared in time bubbles and some of which were released and had a lot of success in local Moscow clubs. The real success came after the release of their first album “Talking Stones” (2005) at the same label When Invisible Becomes Visible EP (2005) and mix-album Signs (2006) were released. It expands borders of Koan's creativity offering absolutely other sight on ethnic lounge, than we have heard on the first album. In the same 2006 there was the first international-published solo disk Koan under the name Two Moon Butterflies (2006). The release has offered listeners the whole new sound quality level. Some indelible hits made album completely sold in no time by all large Internet psy shops. Many top labels released their tracks that year and Koan guys also spends active summer, participating in the European festivals. In 2007 musicians got a little break, fiercely working over the new style, a new sound and new ideas. The release of 5 tracks Fulfilled Wish EP (2007) at fresh perspective Russian studio became an intermediate result of year. Also released out a project composition at the compilation again. Koan was issued also on Blue Tunes Rec. In 2008 digital 4 tracks release Watermarks Remixes - which includes remix from Behind Blue Eyes.

They released “When the Silence is Speaking” in late 2009. In 2010 they were very productive releasing basically 2 double albums   The Signs: Entanglement and Inhale/Exhale. The next year saw the light of day for ‎The Fables Of Belovodye  ‎as well as 2 EP's   Circe's Touch Remixes vol.1 & 2 In 2012 Koan released Argonautica, the Mitakuye Oyasin EP and the six versions La Incertezza EP. 2013 has been relatively quiet thusfar just the Red Path EP and one double album When The Silence Is Speaking / When The Silence Is Moving. You could say these guys have been very productive and all to a very high standard wouldn't they have come from
Russia they'd probably be called a supergroup by now....

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Daniel Roeth and William Grey, known as the Moscow Koan is a duo, which arose in the early 1990s. When Invisible Becomes Visible is their second single, in turn, released in 2005. Nasca Linestakes us on a journey through the desrt and the sky almost characteristic "koaneske" sounds reminds of Japan. Mai's Crystal Bridge does not deviate much from the previous track. Daniel'a distinctive style and William accompanied us from the early seconds. Once again we experience pleasant and blissful relax among the blue clouds. Both pieces attest to the high level of sophistication of the Moscow duo.

After a success of first CD release "Two Moon Butterflies" on TranceXplorer label, Koan is ready to please it's listeners again. Not giving up the idea of it's original "ethno-lounge" style, Koan continues to develop it musically and geographically. This time it takes us to Middle East region deeper into Arabic culture. This EP consists of 5 tracks made in one style with unique "monolithic" mood. Filled with Arabic shades and melodies it is fully based on modern technologies of electronic music creation. As before we get calm and gradually evolving compositions with well thought-out inner links. Hypnotic percussion perfectly matches to ethnic melodic patterns and gives solid background to each track.



Koan - When Invisible Becomes Visible + Fulfilled Wish (306mb)

When Invisible Becomes Visible
01 Nasca Lines 10:34
02 Mai's Crystal Bridge 7:18
Fulfilled Wish
03 In The Forest Castle 6:22
04 Wheels Of Fortune 6:19
05 Priceless Diamonds 4:47
06 Fulfilled Wish 7:41
07 Forgotten Path 5:56

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During 1995-2005 this talented duo have produced a handful some been kept in the drawer, some released and received great responses in the local Moscow scene. Their tracks have been featured on compilation of well known labels such as Iboga and Sofa Beats.Their music in clubs and open air chill areas bring people a lot of joy.In the end of 2005 they joined Trancexplorer crew and the result of the meeting is this incredible piece of work. Two Moon butterflies takes you deep down into the deepest places of your soul, unlashing the butterfly in each and everyone of us.



Koan - Two Moon Butterflies (475mb)

01 Together With Mai On Fourth Heaven 5:40
02 Geisha Secrets 7:20
03 Pearl Island 5:40
04 One Day In Winter Garden 7:35
05 Lady Of The Coco Flower 8:49
06 Sakura 8:02
07 Ghosts In The Pyramids 5:33
08 Sweet Dream 6:12
09 Girl From Heavens 5:21
10 Two Moon Butterflies 7:00
11 First Love 7:13

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Koan have once again put a foot on higher step of that creative ladder. Their 2nd CD-Album is a real pearl with no weak track and superb production quality, never becoming boring or repetive. The harmonic arrangements are spacy and floating with warm basslines. If you like electronic, downtempo, mind expanding music, well you are in luck. For downtempo-psychill, amazing bass, beautiful crisp sounds, and positive energy, you gotta give this a listen, simply one of the best albums there is in this genre.



Koan - When the Silence is Speaking (507mb)

01 Back To The Silent Lagoon (Blue Mix) 9:28
02 Selena's Song (Blue Mix) 10:59
03 After The Guiding Venus 7:57
04 The Island Of Deceased Ships 7:32
05 Dance Of Nereids 10:21
06 Odysseus Under The Old Tree 9:16
07 Underwater Moonlight (Blue Mix) 8:02
08 When The Silence Is Speaking 11:16
09 Dolphin And Eos 4:11

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Sep 28, 2013

RhoDeo 1338 Beats

Hello,

These months Frenchies rule the beats and they have plenty to offer even though not that much reaches the world as  the music scene is rather dominated by the Anglo - American industry. Meanwhile the French enjoyed themselves in their own niche so to speak, and they did rather well. Today's artist's actual name and album title are ambiguous; releases, reviews, and even the official artist and label websites use "Black Devil" and "Black Devil Disco Club" interchangeably, but since they got re discover so to speak things have gone crescendo and now back to the future. .  ....... N'joy

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The first Black Devil release was the relatively obscure "Disco Club" 6-track EP in 1978. The actual artist name and album title are ambiguous; releases, reviews, and even the official artist and label websites use "Black Devil" and "Black Devil Disco Club" interchangeably. Songwriting credits on the EP named Junior Claristidge and Joachim Sherylee, aliases for Bernard Fevre and Jacky Giordano, respectively. In a 2007 interview, Fevre explained that Giordano's role wasn't musical, he just financed the recordings, and the co-writing credit was a way of recouping that investment. Previously Fevre,  also released synthesizer compositions on library music albums under his own name and under the alias Milpatte.

Originally released on Italy's Out label in 1978, it became somewhat mythical in the disco underground due to its scarcity. A copy eventually fell into the hands of the Rephlex label's PP Roy and won the hearts of Richard James (Aphex Twin) and Luke Vibert (Wagon Christ). Rather than do a straight reissue, Rephlex opted to first release a 12" including four tracks from the original vinyl; after that, they annoyingly trickled out the two other tracks, along with a couple outtakes and a remix from Luke Vibert (under his Kerrier District guise), via 12" and CD single releases that featured different track lists.

After the success of the reissue, Fevre started to produce music again, performing live and relaunching the Black Devil Disco Club project. He released several new albums via the Lo Recordings label: 28 After (2006), Black Devil in Dub (2007; remixes of songs from 28 After), and Eight Oh Eight (2008). A new record, Circus, was released April 11, 2011, and features Nancy Sinatra, Afrika Bambaataa, Faris Badwan (the Horrors), YACHT, Jon Spencer (Blues Explosion), Aja Emma (Cosmetics), CocknBullKid, Nancy Fortune, and Nicolas Ker (Poni Hoax). A first single for it was released Oct 11th 2010: "My Screen" feat. Nicolas Ker.

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Songwriting credits on Black Devil Disco Club are Junior Claristidge and Joachim Sherylee, aliases for Bernard Fevre and Jacky Giordano, respectively. In a 2007 interview, Fevre explained that Giordano's role wasn't musical, he just financed the recordings, and the co-writing credit was a way of recouping that investment.Originally released on Out Records way back in 1978, Black Devil’s “Disco Club” is an extremely rare disco masterpiece, an epic journey into the deepest electronic disco ... It was made manually in a recording studio in the suburbs of Paris using synths and occasional tape loops and a drummer: no midi or computers. post-Moroder electro-disco pulse that would typify many productions out of Italy for the next several years. The manic dark energy, however, makes them unique from everything else. Vibert's Kerrier District remix of "Timing, Forget the Timing" barely strays from the original and acts more like an extended version, with minor accents (namely handclaps) added.



Black Devil Disco Club ‎- Disco Club ( flac 244mb)

01 "H" Friend 5:43
02 Timing, Forget The Timing 4:34
03 One To Choose 4:57
04 We Never Fly Away Again 4:53
05 Follow Me (Instrumental) 5:15
06 No Regrets 5:00

07 Timing, Forget The Timing (remx 128bpm) 6:45
 
Black Devil Disco Club ‎- Disco Club (ogg 94mb)

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Disco Club's follow-up, 28 After, is just as ambiguous as it's predecessor. Its analog noises and disco beats recall the ‘70s, but its intricate and experimental sound suggests a more modern genesis. The kaleidoscopic range of timbres and the meticulous production are outstanding: throughout the album, keyboards, percussion, and harmonious vocal samples anchor the beat, while crazy retro electronics set the mood of the music, which ranges from funky to cool and almost nocturnal. Overall, 28 After is an enjoyable and satisfying album that should appeal to dance fans from any era.

The second half of 28 After contains additional remixes of the same six cuts by a handful of more or less like-minded producers. While respectable, and certainly a more varied listening experience than either the original album or the dub program, most of these remixes don't stray too far from the mold. Elitechnique, Prins Thomas, and Black Mustang gussy up their respective selections with additional servings of pulsating synths, bongos, and disco handclaps, but don't deviate from the Devil's brisk, twitchy robotic pulse. In Flagranti do switch things up a bit on "Coach Me," slowing it down to funk it up and bring it a little more in line with the cosmic disco vibe, while Quiet Village offer a much calmer and -- hey -- actually dubby spin on "I Regret the Flower Power," which is fairly rote but still winds up as probably the most distinctive and pleasurable thing on here -- not that that's saying too much.



Black Devil Disco Club - 28 After + Remix (flac 494mb)

01 The Devil In Us 5:25
02 On Just Foot 5:08
03 Coach Me 5:15
04 I Regret The Flower Power 5:51
05 Constantly No Respect 5:01
06 An Other Skin 5:28

07 The Devil In Us (En Français) 6:25
08 On Just Foot (Slide Inside) 7:37
09 Coach Me (Again And Again) 4:58
10 I Regret The Flower Power (Fragments Of Fear) 9:10
11 Constantly No Respect (The Phenomena Of) 7:49
12 An Other Skin (Days Of Blackula) 6:32

Black Devil Disco Club - 28 After + Remix (ogg 195mb)

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Bernard Fevre may have been largely inactive in the quarter-century between the little-heard initial release of his 1978 Black Devil opus Disco Club and its 2004 re-release (and attendant critical plaudits), but he's certainly been making up for lost time since then. In the ensuing years, he's toured, cut a handful of remixes, issued a follow-up LP of uncertain provenance (28 After), a remixed version of same (In Dub), and another similarly styled album (Eight Oh Eight) of evidently new material, which was presented as the third and final item in the Black Devil oeuvre.

Honoring that notion (at least for the time being) while still keeping the ball rolling, Fevre has now turned to his pre-1978 output -- several albums of electronic library music (i.e., generic-use soundtrack cues) -- for source material. Neither a wholly new outing nor a straight reissue, this release is a curious amalgam: it contains about half of the tracks from 1975's The Strange World of Bernard Fevre -- two of which had surfaced more recently on the crate-trawling library music compilations Further Nuggets and Space Oddities -- all of them newly spruced up with richer, fuller production and extended a good minute or more past their original one- to two-minute snippet length. The remaining half of the tracks are previously unreleased, though it's hard to know for sure whether they're wholly new or just salvaged from '70s scraps. It's certainly an unorthodox approach to constructing an album, but it's a sensible one for this material, which benefits from the expanded focus. The results are enjoyably old-fangled but not overbearingly so, making for an engaging, immersive experience and arguably a more rewarding one than the latter-day Black Devil efforts. The sound palette is familiar -- nothing but deliciously musty analog synths -- but the emphasis is on mood-alteration rather than dancefloor incitement, spanning an emotional range from seedy to spacy to spooky and, of course, campy. Strangely delightful.



Black Devil Disco Club -  The Strange New World Of Bernard Fevre ( flac 255mb)

01 Dali 3:23
02 Dangerous Mixture 2:36
03 Cosmic Rays 3:15
04 Stay On Grey 3:01
05 Polyster 2:51
06 Pendulum 3:05
07 Misererum 3:34
08 Fantasm 2:49
09 Sandobu 3:15
10 Savana Melody 3:50
11 Stress On Pluton 2:28
12 Molecule Dance 3:29
13 Co-lateral 3:17
14 Subconscient Lamentation 3:04

Black Devil Disco Club -  The Strange New World Of Bernard Fevre  (ogg 103mb)

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Sep 26, 2013

RhoDeo 1338 Goldy Rhox 127

Hello, today the 127th post of GoldyRhox, classic rock pop.  In the darklight is a UK band who were, from the outset, a prototype of the 'rock supergroup' with the members coming from The Nice , King Crimson and Atomic Rooster. They found success in the 1970s and have sold over forty million albums and headlined large stadium concerts. The band consists of Keith(keyboards), Greg (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Carl (drums, percussion). They are one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands.

Their sound is dominated by the Hammond organ and Moog synthesizer of the flamboyant Keith. The band's compositions are heavily influenced by classical music in addition to jazz and – at least in their early years – hard rock. Many of their pieces are arrangements of, or contain quotations from, classical music, and they can be said to fit into the sub-genre of symphonic rock. The spilt up in 1979 In 1991, they reformed and issued a 1992 comeback album, Black Moon, on JVC. Their 1992–93 world tours were successful, physical problems blocked too much touring and by 1998 it was all over. Until 0n 25 July 2010, they played a one-off 40th anniversary concert, headlining the High Voltage Festival event in Victoria Park, London. The entire concert was later released as the double-CD live album High Voltage.


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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 fourth studio album by today's band, released in 19 Nov 1973. That year the band had garnered enough recognition to form their own record label, Manticore Records, and purchased an abandoned cinema as their own rehearsal hall. In late 1973, today's mystery album, with sleeve designed by H. R. Giger, became the band's best-known studio album. The lyrics were co-written by Peter Sinfield, whom Greg Lake had collaborated with in King Crimson. It was their most ambitious album to date, with one of the tracks, "Karn Evil 9", sprawling over both sides of the album. It also contained a cover of Alberto Ginastera's Toccata, the first musical recording to employ synthesised percussion, in the form of an acoustic drum kit fitted with pick-ups that triggered electronic sounds, which were combined with the kit's acoustic sounds. Ginastera's publishers' initial response was that Ginastera did not allow adaptations of his work, and they weren't going to grant the publishing rights. Emerson flew to Geneva to discuss his arrangement with Ginastera himself. Once Ginastera heard it, he personally arranged for clearance. The subsequent world tours were documented with a massive three-LP live recording, Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends.

The album cover features distinctive Giger monochromatic biomechanical artwork, integrating an industrial mechanism with a human skull and the band's logo (also created by Giger). The lower part of the skull's face is covered by a circular "screen", which shows the mouth and lower face in its flesh-covered state. In the original LP release, the front cover was split in half down the center, except for the circular screen section (which was attached to the right half). Opening the halves revealed a painting of the complete face: a human female (modeled after Giger's then-partner Li Tobler, with "alien" hair and multiple scars, including the infinity symbol and a scar from a frontal lobotomy. The two images of the woman are very similar, but the outer image (in the circle) contains what appears to be the top of a phallus below her chin. The original acrylic-on-paper paintings were lost (or stolen) after a Giger exhibition at the National Technical Museum in Prague, which ended 31 August 2005. Giger's logo, became a standard for the band and has been used extensively since. Giger states in his book that the band never paid the bill for his artwork for this album. How shameless... Here the remastered version of the album from 2008, the bonus disc contains different recordings and mixes of the album's tracks, as well as two bonus tracks.


Goldy Rhox 127   (flac 289mb)

Goldy Rhox 127 Bonus   (flac 429mb)

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Goldy Rhox 127 (ogg 117mb)

Goldy Rhox 127 Bonus   (ogg 173mb)

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Goldy Rhox 13 re-rip (ogg 114mb)

Goldy Rhox 106   (flac 261mb)

Goldy Rhox 106  (ogg 113mb)

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Sep 25, 2013

RhoDeo 1338 Aetix

Hello,

As we continue the females in the eighties today, today an American singer, songwriter, actress, and LGBT rights activist whose career has spanned over four decades. Her debut solo album was an instant commercial success. The album was the first debut female album to chart four top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100—earning her the Best New Artist award at the 27th Grammy Awards in 1985. Her success continued with her second record, which included the number one hit True Colors and "Change of Heart," which peaked at number 3 and earned Lauper two nominations at the 29th Grammy Awards in 1987.. .....alas deleted

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Sep 24, 2013

RhoDeo 1338 Roots

Hello, we still find ourselves in an environment that gave rise to the worlds monotheistic religions be that on the Arabian peninsula, here we stay in the Saharan/Sahel band stretching from the West-Atlantic coast to the highlands of Ethiopia in the east of the continent, a vast area where fresh water usually tends to come at a premium , where the sun is burning down during daytime and nighttime can be cold, where the moon is the sole light source apart from the warming campfires. Is it any surprise then that singing and making music together lifted the spirits of those gathering in these desolate landscapes. And the moon became their God.

Today more from Mali, after all it has one of the most intensely musical cultures in all Africa. Today's band was one of the first West African acts to combine this mature Afro-Latin sound with traditional instruments and styles. In their case, this was built upon the Mande Griot praise singer tradition, along with Bambara and other Malian and Guinean musical traditions. Their distinctive sound came from combining electric guitar and jazz horns with soaring Mandinka and Bamabara lyrical lines, African and western drums, and local instruments such as the kora and the Balafon. At their height of fame in the 1970s, they played to sold out venues and even stadiums across West Africa, and launched solo careers for many of its members, including the legendary vocalist Salif Keita........N'joy

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The Super Rail Band, or the Super Rail Band of the Buffet Hotel de la Gare, Bamako, to give them their full name, might be Mali's best-kept secret. Loved by world music cognoscenti, they've never found a general audience, due in large part to having only a few, poorly-distributed records. But as well as being an incubator for some of the country's great singing talent, they've also become an institution and a legend.

It all began in 1970, when Mali's Ministry of Information decided to sponsor a band in the country's capital, Bamako. Since Mali gained independence in the early '60s, the government had sponsored music to emphasize the local culture, but now it was cutting back on some of the programs, and this seemed a cheap alternative to the more ambitious plans. They had a venue -- the Buffet Hotel at the city's train station -- and with the musicians in place, the gigs became regular events.

The first lineup centered around guitarist Djelimady Tounkara, who remained a constant throughout the band's tenure, and original singer Salif Keita. The albino Keita, whose lineage was that of royal blood, was so embarrassed by his albino looks and to be doing a griot's work of singing at their first show, that he sang from the back of the stage with a towel over his head. The band worked in the Malian Manding tradition, with some touches of Congolese rumba, and became a smash, thanks to the mix of vocals and long workout instrumentals, where Tounkara quickly established himself as one of the continent's best axemen -- the equivalent of any Western guitar god. Keita quickly adjusted to being on display, and soon was one of the centerpieces of the band with his high, wailing voice, leaving two years later to start a rival group, Les Ambassadeurs du Motel.

He was replaced by another great voice, Mory Kante, who would go on to become a major solo star. The tenure of the first two vocalists was commemorated on Rail Band, where the none-too-hi fidelity recordings still managed to capture the energy of the ensemble on griot classics like "Soundiata." However, they essentially remained a live, local group, and it wasn't until 1985's New Dimensions in Rail Culture, on the Globestyle label, that they were properly recorded. By then the band had turned over personnel, with a new set of singers and players behind Tounkara.

As the popularity of world music increased in the late '80s and early '90s, the Rail Band became known by critics and lauded. But their music wasn't widely available, which meant that the general public never had much chance to become acquainted with their very sophisticated sound. A U.S. tour in 1990 helped somewhat, but with no follow-up and no new product, any momentum they had was lost. the Rail Band didn't return to the studio until 1994, releasing Djoungouya Magni on the French Indigo label, then releasing Mansa, also on Indigo, a year later. Mansa was by far the best recording they'd made, both sonically and musically, capturing the full range of their sound, from the griot epics to the funk they'd taken on board over the years, and even incorporating touches of jazz in the antiphonal phrasing between Tounkara's guitar and the horns. Since then they've toured in Europe, but released no more recordings, although Tounkara was the central figure in author Banning Eyre's book In Griot Time.

There's a 20 page booklet included that gives you more on the bands history

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A project to chart the history of Mali's possibly greatest band is ambitious, and this double set covering the early years makes for a very satisfying start. Fully named the Rail Band du Buffet Hotel de la Gare, the Bamako group set up in the hotel by the train station. What's apparent is the very strong Latin influence that pervaded their formative period, evident in the first of three versions on the title cut on here, with Salif Keita, who was with the group from 1970 to 1975, already fully developed and in superb voice as a singer.

A sweet selection of classic West African electric guitar music from the early 1970s, featuring future solo stars Mory Kante and Salif Keita as part of the large band... If you love the languid, hypnotic sound of this style of guitar music, but sometimes wish the songs could last forever, then this 2-CD set has some pleasant surprises for you: there are several long tracks on here, including the title track, "Soundiata (L'Exil)," which clocks in at nearly 28 minutes long -- worthy of an Indian raga! It's all really sweet stuff, too, with some of the most mellifluous sax'n'brass work I've heard in African pop.


Just how things changed is shown in the lengthy 1975 version of "Belle Epoque," with Mory Kante then the lead singer, with the song taking on a much more African sound (although the Cuban influence is still strong in other material from the period, such as "El Manicero"). The linchpin of the group is probably Djelimady Tounkara, who'd become lead guitarist, and whose work is inspirational, inventive, and fluid to a remarkable degree -- just listen to "Maliyo," a cut from the late '70s, where his fretwork absolutely shimmers. On the basis of this, the next two volumes will be real treats.

Rather than mark this state-sponsored band's trajectory chronologically, these sets alight on three distinct phases. There's the band's formative start, wherein singer Salif Keita grew to be a superstar, as well as the albums made directly after Keita's departure, when balafon/ kora player Mory Kante took over the vocal duties. The third phase documents what music was made when Kante and virtuosic guitarist Djelilmady Tounkara were fired from the band. All three phases of the Rail Band's career are amply documented, from the Keita-led ebullience of "Rail Band" and "Gansana" to the more languid and jazz-inflected "Demba" and the group vocals of "Balakononifing." Needless to say, the Rail Band's music is a long train running.



Rail Band - Belle Epoque 1 - Soundiata (flac  509mb)

01 Soundiata 27:46
02 Maliyo 6:37
03 Sunjata 14:47
04 Armee Mali 4:23

05 Duga 7:57
06 Mali Cebalenw 6:32
07 Armee Malienne 4:19
08 Fankante Dankele 6:59
09 Armee Mali 4:50
10 Soundjata 10:26
11 Mali Tebaga Mogoma 5:54

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The second instalment of Sterns' three-part Belle Epoque series focussing on the great Malian musical institution, the Rail Band, a group of musicians featuring such stars as Salif Keita and Mory Kante who were so-called because of their sponsorship from the national railway administration. Imagine that in this country: the results would be something along the lines of Network Rail Presents Razorlight, or something abominable like that. Quite on the contrary, the Rail Band have gone down in history as one of Mali's most successful and revered groups, featuring a variety of line-ups that have incubated and nurtured some of the country's finest music stars. Although the roots of the band's music are very much traditional, as with so much African popular music, by the time the '70s arrived, fusions and cross-genre styling was on the cards thanks to an increased availability of western music, and so alongside kora and balafon arrangements electric guitars and jazzy horns begin to emerge. In fact, a special mention should go to the lead guitar talents of Rail Band staple Djelimady Tounkara, whose light shines especially brightly on pieces like 'Finza'.



Rail Band - Belle Epoque 2 - Mansa 1 (flac 392mb)

01 Rail Band 6:31
02 Mansa 11:56
03 Finza 6:58
04 Demba 9:43
05 Kankoun 7:08
06 Konowale 6:41
07 Balakononifing 9:58
08 Dugu Kamaleba 11:48
09 Mamobo 4:55

Rail Band - Belle Epoque 2 - Mansa 2   (flac  322mb)

10 Koro Koni 6:40
11 Kaïra 9:38
12 Tie Diuguya 4:51
13 Dioula 5:11
14 Tiramakan 4:00
15 Lanseny 9:23
16 Gnagna 7:07
17 Mamadou Boutiqui 8:14
18 Gansana 7:06

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Sep 23, 2013

RhoDeo 1338 Foundation 07

Hello, well I hope you enjoyed the sunday,  that is unlikely if you are a British F1 fan, they detest Vettel's superiority so much that now they started to shout foul play because he was so much faster then the rest in todays' Singapore's Grand Prix , it would be funny if these sour losers weren't causing a dark cloud over the F1. Vettel is a superior driver in a superior car and now he's experienced as well, he could have been faster these last years but the team held him back as speed takes its toll on the engine, and finishing was more important for the constructers title.  Only at the end of the season was he alowed to race to the max, no surprise then he won his titles twice in the last race. Anyway nightdriving calls for super concentration and he clearly has plenty of that as this was the third year in a row he won at Singapore. Meanwhile in Manchester the blues beat the reds, who had to make do without their star player Robin Van Persie, 4-1.

All hardly essential considering what has been going on with those fundamentalist psychopaths, all attention has been going to Kenya but in terms of deathtoll the al-Shabaab nutters have lost out to the Talibanuts who scored 80 Christian victims, sacrificing 2 of their indoctrinated dumb asses to glorify their worldview.


The Beeb provides us with a great adaptation of Isaac Asimov's fifties classic SF masterpiece The Foundation Trilogy for decades now stories go round Hollywood would envision it, clearly this is not an easy thing. In an audioplay its our imagination that supports the experience  ... NJoy

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Isaac Asimov - The Foundation Trilogy ....
The premise of the series is that mathematician Hari Seldon spent his life developing a branch of mathematics known as psychohistory, a concept of mathematical sociology (analogous to mathematical physics). Using the laws of mass action, it can predict the future, but only on a large scale; it is error-prone on a small scale. It works on the principle that the behaviour of a mass of people is predictable if the quantity of this mass is very large (equal to the population of the galaxy, which has a population of quadrillions of humans, inhabiting millions of star systems). The larger the number, the more predictable is the future.

Using these techniques, Seldon foresees the imminent fall of the Galactic Empire, which encompasses the entire Milky Way, and a dark age lasting thirty thousand years before a second great empire arises. Seldon's psychohistory also foresees an alternative where the intermittent period will last only one thousand years. To ensure his vision of a second great Empire comes to fruition, Seldon creates two Foundations—small, secluded havens of all human knowledge—at "opposite ends of the galaxy".

The focus of the series is on the First Foundation and its attempts to overcome various obstacles during the formation and installation of the Second Empire, all the while being silently guided by the unknown specifics of The Seldon Plan. The series is best known for the Foundation Trilogy, which comprises the books Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation. Originally broadcast in 8 parts, between 6th May and 24th June 1973.

Isaac Asimov's The Foundation Trilogy was adapted for the BBC in eight hour-long episodes by Patrick Tull (episodes 1 to 4) and Mike Stott (episodes 5 to 8), directed by David Cain, first broadcast in 1973, and repeated in 1977 and 2002.

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The Mule attempts to find and overthrow the Second Foundation.

The Foundation Trilogy 07 The Mule Finds (27mb)

07 The Mule Finds 60:00min

complete series featuring

William Eedle as Hari Seldon
Geoffrey Beevers as Gaal Dornick
Lee Montague as Salvor Hardin
Julian Glover as Hober Mallow
Dinsdale Landen as Bel Riose
Maurice Denham as Ebling Mis
Gary Watson as Toran Darell
Angela Pleasence as Bayta Darell
Wolfe Morris as Magnifico/The Mule
Cyril Shaps - The Guardian/Preem Palver
Carleton Hobbs as Dr Toran Darell II
Prunella Scales as Lady Callia
David Valla as Encyclopedia Galactica Read-out
Heron Carvic as Advocate
John Hollis as Yohan Lee
Roy Spencer as Lewis Pirenne
Rolf Lefebvre as Anselm Rodric and Dagobert IX
Ronald Herdman as Lord Dorwin
Brian Haines as Tomaz Sutt and Huxlani
John Rowe as Jord Fara and Student Planner (Second Foundation)
John Samson as Sef Sermak
William Fox as Poly Verisof and Cleon II
William Sleigh as Doktor Walto
Michael Kilgarriff as Theo Aporat, Lieutenant Vrank and Tubor
Francis de Wolff as Prince Regent Wienis
Terry Scully as King Lepold I and Oval
Anthony Jackson as Jorane Sutt
Peter Williams as Ankor Jael
Robin Browne as Jaim Twer and Orum Palley
Fraser Kerr as Comdor Asper and Meirus
Gail MacFarlane as Commdora Licia
Douglas Blackwell as Onum Barr and The Governor (Rossem)
David Gooderson as Tech-man
Martin Friend as Ammel Broderig
Michael Harbour as Lathan Devers
Ronald Herdman as Sennett Forell and Elder (Rossem)
Haydn Jones as First trader
John Ruddock as Second trader, Mayor Indbur III and Elder (Rossem)
Peter Howell as Ducem Barr
John Justin as Han Pritcher
Nigel Graham as Franssart
Lewis Stringer as Randu
Nigel Anthony as Prince Dagobert
Trader Faulkner as Bail Channis
Sarah Frampton as Arkady Darell
Gabriel Woolf as Pelleas Anthor
David March as Homir Munn
Peter Pratt as Lord Stettin
Katherine Parr as Mrs Palver

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The Foundation Trilogy 01 - Psychohistory and Encyclopedia (27mb)
The Foundation Trilogy 02 - The Mayors (25mb)
The Foundation Trilogy 03 - The Merchant Princes (26mb)
The Foundation Trilogy 04 The General (25mb)
The Foundation Trilogy 05 The Mule (25mb)
The Foundation Trilogy 06 Flight From The Mule (27mb)

Foundation Trilogy @ Wiki

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Sep 22, 2013

Sundaze 1338 Inside Out 15

Hello,  at Sundaze this month of September will be all under the Inside Out banner. It maybe a bit much to take it all in as there will be diverse propositions to enhance your insights and wellbeing. Audiocourses on Meditation , Lucid Dreaming will be accompanied with some regular sundaze music

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Awakening of the Kundalini energy is not an easy undertaking, nor something which should be taken lightly. This is something we at Brainwave-Sync understand well. This Chakra Meditation gives you the power to gently and effectively unlock your own Kundalini. This Kundalini meditation audio has been encoded with multiple levels of brainwave entrainment technology, each of which have been specifically designed to focus upon the necessary chakras and body points to help induce Kundalini Awakening.

Brainwave-Sync’s “Kundalini Awakening” is the crowning achievement in the Chakra Meditation series, and is your gateway to this profound and ultimate experience.



Brainwave Sync - Kundalini Awakening (flac 354mb)

01 Kundalini Awakening 60:00

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When it comes to meditation, Pema Chodron is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost teachers. Yet she's never offered an introductory course on audio - until now. On How to Meditate with Pema Chodron, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun and bestselling author presents her first complete spoken-word course for those new to meditation.

This is a recording of a 5 week retreat led by Pema Chodron based on the concepts in her book. She explains the ideas so much more clearly than I've read in the past and is intended for Western audiences who might not understand some of the language one finds in Eastern philosophy. For example, the concept of ego has always confused me in Buddhist teaching and she makes it far easier for me to apply to my own life. The recordings contain a talk by Pema Chodron, about a particular concept, then meditation exercises and an assignment to work on. I've found them very helpful.

Overall, Pema's voice & presentation are extremely peaceful & meditative--quite conducive to these practices, though she aims at you becoming "your own meditation instructor." To have a more complete appreciation of Pema, see her Good Medicine video. This set is valuable for newbies (though some of the terminology may be unfamiliar) as well as those who have practiced meditation before. It is also a nice refresher.

How to Meditate 4 (102mb)

1 How to Meditate 4 74:53

previously

How to Meditate 1, 2 (166mb)
How to Meditate 3 (95mb)

As this is a 5 part series which takes too much to take it all in, I start with a double bill and expect weekly instalments the next 3 weeks.

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The music created over the years by today's artist speaks both 'of' and 'to' all of humanity (ourcollective human soul). He does so with such an obvious love and respect of all cultures that his music truly tanscends boundaries. ...N'Joy

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Born in 1953 in Germany, Stephan Micus made his first journey to the Orient at the age of sixteen. Fascinated by the variety of musical cultures around the world Micus has travelled in virtually every Asian and European country as well as in Africa and the Americas. Studying with local master musicians he learned to play numerous traditional instruments, many of them unknown in the Western world. However, Micus‘s intention is not to play these instruments in a traditional manner, but rather to develop the fresh musical possibilities which he feels are inherent in them. In many of his compositions, which he performs himself, he combines instruments that have never before been played together. The resulting dialogues further reflect his vision of a transcultural music. Many of Europe’s leading dance companies have chosen his work for their productions. He has performed hundreds of solo concerts over the last 30 years throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas

In search of musical culture and context Micus has travelled extensively, in particular in India, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Afghanistan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Thailand, Egypt, Burma, Sri Lanka, Turkey, USA, Canada, Israel, China, Gambia, Senegal, Nepal, Ladakh, Sinkiang, Venezuela, Tanzania, Argentina, Peru, Ghana, Mali, Jordan, Georgia, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Yemen, Cuba, Lebanon, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Cabo Verde, Mauretania, Armenia, Karabagh.
Micus used his travels to study a variety of instruments including guitar, concert-flute, sitar in Benares (India), flamenco guitar in Granada (Spain), shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) and sho (Japanese mouth organ) in Kyoto (Japan), suling (Balinese flute) in Ubud (Bali), Uillean pipes in Carna (Ireland), sinding (African harp) in Gambia, dondon (talking drum) in Accra (Ghana), doussn’ gouni (African harp) in Bamako (Mali), duduki (Georgian oboe) and Georgian polyphonic choral singing in Tbilisi (Georgia), hné (Burmese oboe) in Yangon and Mandalay (Myanmar), duduk (Armenian oboe) in Yerevan (Armenia), bagana (Ethiopian lyre) in Addis Abeba, nohkan (flute of the noh theatre) in kyoto (japan). Bulgarian polyphonic choral singing in Plovdiv (Bulgaria). In addition to his exclusively acoustic instruments Micus also uses his voice, at times – with multitrack recording techniques – creating whole choral pieces by himself.

His recordings for the ECM label are essentially solo efforts in which the illusion of an ensemble is created by the composer's extensive overdubs. Micus' intention is not to play these instruments according to tradition, but to combine modes of expression from around the world in exciting new ways. Though he sometimes creates sounds you'd swear were the result of electronic keyboards, Micus is an acoustic purist who often develops unconventional performance techniques on ethnic instruments. He released Garden of Mirrors in mid-2000, with Desert Poems and Koan both following a year later.

Micus continued to stay busy, releasing Towards the Wind in 2002, Life in 2004, and On the Wing in 2006, all of which kept his multicultural and multi-instrumental style intact. Micus offered the concept recording Snow in 2008. On 2010's Bold as Light, he employed customized versions of the raj nplaim, a free-reed bamboo pipe from Laos, and the Japanese nohkan flute, also made of bamboo. As always, he not only studied the music of the instrument's native regions, but expanded the tonal reaches with his customization. For his 20th album, Micus collaborated with Greek historian and scholar Vassilis Chatzivassiliou, who selected Byzantine-era (seventh century) texts that were ancient prayers to "Holy Mary" (the Panagia of the title). The artists gave modern voice to these texts by utilizing bells from several traditions, gongs, stringed instruments, and up to 20 voices. Panagia was issued in March of 2013.

Many of Europe’s leading dance companies have chosen his work for their productions. He has performed hundreds of solo concerts over the last 30 years throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas

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Wings Over Water is a set of acoustic ambient creativity from Stephan Micus, a master sound designer. He uses a ney flute, Spanish guitars, Bavarian zithers, acoustic guitars, a sarangi, voice, and 22 flowerpots. This is very exotic and esoteric music. Micus takes advantage of the natural timbres and textures of these devices and creates a different kind of ambience. It is definitely not mainstream, decidedly avant-garde, and highly essential for the adventurous music lover. It is in a class by itself.



Stephan Micus - Wings Over Water (232mb)

01 Part 1 - 5 acoustic Guitars, Ney 07:28
02 Part 2 - Sarangi, Voice, 6 Flowerpots 06:11
03 Part 3 - 2 Spanish Guitars, 9 Flowerpots 12:56
04 Part 4 - Nay Solo 01:52
05 Part 5 - 22 Flowerpots, Nay 10:44
06 Part 6 - 3 Spanish Guitars, 4 Bavarian Zithers, Suling 14:11

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On this recording, from 1985, multi-instrumentalist Stephan Micus takes his listeners on a journey guided mainly by his incredible playing on a guitar that he disgned, custom-built by master luthier Manuel Diaz of Granada, Spain. It is a unique instrument that allows the player to customize the string array to suit his mood and the piece to be performed.

 On this outing, Micus fits it with 10 single-course strings for the first half of the album, the title track 'East of the night'. He accompanies his guitar on this piece with two groups of shakuhaci (the Japanese bamboo flute used by Zen monks in meditation), a pair and a group of four. The effect is simply beautiful -- the guitar is used as a base for the gentle, soaring melodies carried by the shakuhachi, making the piece a transporting tribute to the dawn (as another reviewer astutely related the title).

 The second piece, 'For Nobuko' (Stephan's wife), is a solo work for the guitar, this time utilizing fourteen strings -- 6 double-courses and two individual bass strings. He takes the piece -- and the listener -- through several meditative sections, expertly laying both a rhythmical and melodic foundation on which he builds the main voice of the piece. The unique guitar design allows his artistic vision to flow into his execution with a freedom that six strings would not allow. Listening to this piece, it's sometimes hard to imagine that he's playing it alone -- but he never resorts to pyrotechnics, allowing the deceptively simple beauty of the music to present itself uncluttered.

 Micus may employ fewer instruments on this album than on his other recordings, but the effect is equally stunning. It's a shame most outlets file his music away in the 'new age' bin -- it's an injustice that, unfortunately, might keep many potential listeners from discovering his work.



Stephan Micus - East Of The Night (135mb)

01 East Of The Night 25:26
02 For Nobuko 22:06

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Continuing his musical quest across countries and cultures, Stephan Micus visits the Cathedral of Ulm, where Elmar Daucher has been sculpting and carving rocks of granite, marble, and basalt specifically for their acoustic potential. Such a curiosity, where Micus is involved, usually results in an album. The Music of Stones is indeed a curious and deep meditation -- a spotlight on the instruments as much as the music. It follows a formula similar to his album Twilight Fields, where tuned clay pots were the centerpiece. "Part 1" ebbs to life with a duet between one of these mythical stones that lays a rich harmonic drone for Micus to solo over with his staple instrument, the shakuhachi. "Part 2" shows off more percussive qualities by having two players with mallets on a single stone, though the novelty of it wears thin and becomes the one passage that breaks the spell. A tin whistle flutters around three stone chimes for "Part 3," and the harmonics attained in this and in "Part 4" sound like a Gamelan of gongs, bowls, kalimbas, mbiras...anything but the Swedish black granite actually responsible. There were no overdubs on the album, so the occasional church bells are heard far off in the background to provide an additional element of unscripted ambience. "Part 6" is enchanting in this regard, along with being the only track to feature vocals (from fellow "rocker" Gunther Federer). It makes a fitting lullaby of prayer to close out the album. Like most Stephan Micus albums, this is not world music, but certainly music from some foreign place within this world. You still can't get blood from a stone, but Daucher and Micus can certainly get life out of one.



Stephan Micus - The Music Of Stones (183mb)

01 Part 1: Resonating Stone, Shakuhachi 13:27
02 Part 2: 1 Resonating Stone, Two Players 05:24
03 Part 3: Tin Whistle, 3 Stone Chimes 05:20
04 Part 4: Solo For 3 Resonating Stones 11:45
05 Part 5: Shakuhachi Solo 06:22
06 Part 6: 4 Resonating Stones, Voice 08:46

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previously, Rhotation 25

Stephan Micus - Koan (ogg 100mb)

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Sep 21, 2013

RhoDeo 1337 Beats

Hello, one billion spent on the latest version of Grand Theft Auto this week, Hollywood is drooling but then they've last the plot years ago and made themselves dependent on ever more over the top cartoon action heroes which defacto has layed the groundwork for the games industry that deliver the interaction that is craved by their audience. It's clear to me that blockbusters make little sense anymore, but then at the other end Cabel TV series like Breaking Bad and most of the HBO programs excel in the story telling that once was the premise of Hollywood (decades ago), that now has been taken up by the independent movies industry as well. I wonder how all this will pan out for the cinema's, I doubt it will be a profitable business much longer. Meanwhile i have to admit here I never cared much for gaming just too time consuming but hey clearly there are many that think it's time well spent.

These months Frenchies rule the beats and they have plenty to offer even though not that much reaches the world as  the music scene is rather dominated by the Anglo - American industry. Meanwhile the French enjoyed themselves in their own niche so to speak, and they did rather well. Today's artist's music will linger in the minds of most only for his omnipresent Levi's advert and 1999 European chart-topper "Flat Beat," music-video director Quentin Dupieux turned in some excellent electronic productions far from the madding crowds of ad-oriented hipster trance or jungle.  ....... N'joy

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Quentin Dupieux was born on 14 April 1974 in Paris. At the age of 12, he found a camera and started taking photographs. While still a teenager, Dupieux began directing short films for French television, and turned in no less than eight works between 1994 and 1998. At 17, he began to play music to illustrate his images, and he bought his first synthesizer. His associations with the music world began in 1997, when leading French dance citizen Laurent Garnier serendipitously bought a car from Dupieux's father. Dupieux directed the video for Garnier's "Flashback" single, as well as the long-form video Nightmare Sandwiches starring and featuring music by Garnier. That year, he also moved into music production, with his debut single "#1" appearing on Garnier's F Communications label. After the video he (naturally) directed for second single "M-Seq" landed on an ad-agency desk, he was tapped to direct the commercial that launched Levi's vaunted non-denim line of trousers. The eccentric advert -- featuring a puppet named Flat Eric maniacally bobbing his head to the music in the passenger seat of a Chevelle while a nonplussed human driver concentrated on the road -- soon became famous across Europe, and the single (also on F Communications) hit number one all across the continent. (It eventually sold over two million copies.)

After "Flat Beat", Oizo spent two months creating his first full album, Analog Worms Attack, which was released in 1999. The album's name was derived from the album's production – it was composed entirely using analog equipment. The record scratching effects were provided by Mr. Oizo's friend Feadz. "Flat Beat" appeared as a bonus track after the five minutes of silence following the final track "Analog Wormz Sequel". There are a total of three singles off of this album. A version of "No Day Massacre" without any record scratching exists on the Flat Beat EP, titled "Monday Massacre".

Moustache (Half a Scissor) was Mr. Oizo's second studio album. Released in 2005, the album was composed exclusively using computers as he had by that time decided to eschew the use of analog equipment. The extensive time it took to remodel his studio and master the use of computers in composing electronic music is cited as the reason for the long hiatus between Analog Worms Attack and Moustache (Half a Scissor).

Lambs Anger is the first studio album released by Ed Banger Records, the label Mr. Oizo chose after his split with F Communications. "Positif" and "Pourriture" were chosen as the album's singles. It includes a track, "Steroids", which features his label-mate Uffie. The track "Two Takes It" is a cover of the song "It Takes Two" by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock that features samples of "Let's Start The Dance" by Hamilton Bohannon; the song also features an unknown artist by the name of "Carmen Castro", that bares resemblance to that of Uffie.

Mr. Oizo provided both production work and songwriting for Uffie's 2010 debut album, Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans. He worked alongside Feadz, SebastiAn, Mirwais, J-Mat and Uffie to produce and write the album. He produced the first single from the album, "MCs Can Kiss", which peaked at number 48 Japan and 97 in France. He also produced the tracks "Art of Uff", "F1rst Love", "Our Song" and "NeuNeu". Stade 2 is the fourth full-length album by Mr. Oizo. The album was released on iTunes only on November 11, 2011 on Ed Banger Records, and was released both as CD and in other music stores on December 27. The Vinyl format was released in 2012.

Mr. Oizo's first feature film, Steak was released in France on 20 June 2007.On 25 September, Oizo wrote on his Twitter feed that his next film would be titled Rubber. Shooting for the absurdist thriller started 27 October 2009. In the November 2009 issue of Mixmag, electronic music duo Justice stated that they would be working on the soundtrack for Rubber, saying they had to 'finish working on the soundtrack for Mr. Oizo's new film before we start recording for the new album'. However, only Gaspard Augé of the duo worked on the soundtrack, collaborating with Oizo himself. The film had a United States Video on Demand release. A new film entitled Wrong premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. Another film by Dupieux called Wrong Cops is being produced by Realitism Films. As its website says, "It is a filthy 90 minute comedy about some disturbed cops. It is not a sequel to Wrong." The first thirteen-minute chapter of the film premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

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On Mr Oizo debut EP #1 where most songs stick to a minimal techno sound, it's tracks like L'Homme De Fer which stand out as an indicator to the Hip Hop influenced sound he took further with Analog Worms attack. I can't help but recommended this for fans of his work, While this is very different from the electro throb of Flat Beat and the glitch stylings that dominate his later body of work, it is foolhardy to think that songs like Kirk or Klum don't pulse with the same energy.
M-Seq was Mr Oizo’s second release on Laurent Garnier’s F-Comm label (before the Levi’s advert, world domination etc.) and is a real killer! Five tracks ranging from instrumental hip hop stylings through to mashed Oizo techno - the highlight for sure is the title track – a fat house cut driven by some dope analogue bass and eccentric whirrs and pops, Oizo styles and Featured on Matthew Herbert's “Letsallmakemistakes” mix for Tresor. Classic
Flat Beat started the Fidget House trend, as it has wonky basslines, heavy minimalism, and the overall quirkiness of it all (but M-Seq released a year beforehand is quite possibly the first fidget track ever made, though). This is one heck of a classic stomper, and at least 8 years ahead of it's time! The video featuring that imfamous Flat Eric is priceless, plus his other lesser known works are just as fun and good as well, and will still work on the dancefloor !



Mr. Oizo - #1, M-Seq, Flat Beat ( flac 374mb)

#1
01 Intro 1:00
02 Kirk 6:18
03 L’Homme De Fer (1995 Cheap Mix) 3:50
04 Ke-Ele 4:55
05 Krumpf 5:30
06 Klum 5:03
M-Seq
07 Intro (Kirk’s Back) 2:00
08 M-Seq 5:25
09 Shortkut 2:30
10 Tweeter Trouble 5:40
11 Oizo’s (Doggy Bag Mix) 3:48
12 Breakdown 5:30
Flat Beat
13 Flat Beat 5:25
14 Monday Massacre 3:36
15 Sick Dog Try To Speak 3:36
16 Flat Beat (Radio Edit) 4:00

Mr. Oizo - #1, M-Seq, Flat Beat (ogg 154mb)

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The album debut for Quentin Dupieux may not have received worldwide distribution had it not been for its most publicized track, the notorious Levi's advert and crossover hit named "Flat Beat." But it's doubtful Dupieux will turn into a one-hit wonder -- and if he does, there's always his directing career -- since Analog Worms Attack is an inventive album that somehow marries the experimental side of techno (Cristian Vogel, Laurent Garnier) with the outrageous flair of novelty tracks usually seen on, well, television commercials. Even including "Flat Beat" (which was wisely added only as a bonus track), the highlights are "Monophonic Shit" and "No Day Massacre," two tracks that blend surprisingly deep grooves and oddball effects. It's not so much a sense of humor that Dupieux displays here; it's closer to the playful side of quasi-pop electronica fashioned by Mouse on Mars and Like a Tim. Fans of the trademarked "Flat Beat" sound will find much to love as well ("Smoking Tape" and "Flat 55" are most similar to the hit), making Analog Worms Attack a left-field treat for both pop-culture seekers and genuine music fans.



Mr. Oizo - Analog Worms Attack (flac 276mb)

01 Bad Start 1:46
02 Monophonic Shit 3:56
03 No Day Massacre 4:17
04 Smoking Tape 1:31
05 Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog 4:28
06 The Salad 3:03
07 Bobby Can’t Dance 2:47
08 Analog Worms Attack 4:52
09 One Minute Shakin 1:13
10 Inside The Kidney Machine 4:51
11 Miaaaw 4:23
12 Flat 55 2:22
13 Feadz On 1:11
14 Analog Wormz Sequel + 5 min Silence 8:39
15 Flat Beat 5:17

Mr. Oizo - Analog Worms Attack (ogg 120mb)

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The head of F.com (the French label on which this album was originally issued) has declared it . When the person in charge of selling your album says it to be "unbearable" listening, you might get a bit discouraged, but then we know how off these managers can be. Quentin Dupieux, who writes and records strange electronic music under the name Mr. Oizo, takes such comments in stride, and in all fairness, Moustache (Half a Scissor) is actually far from unlistenable. Willfully bizarre, yes; whimsically weird, yes. But his beats are funky enough, and stop just short of the brokenness threshold. And though there's not much here in the way of melody and the album's overall sound is as chilly and astringent as an alcohol swab, there's a wild variety of colors and textures here to hold your attention. Check, for example, the vocal samples on "Straw Anxious" and the sly organ sounds on "Nurse Bob." The stuttering keyboard sounds on "Stunt" hark back to the glory days of 1980s synth pop, while "Square Surf" nods to house music in a friendly way without quite embracing it. Even at a party you might not play this album all the way through, but any one of these tracks is guaranteed to change the tenor of the conversations for a moment, and probably for the better.



Mr. Oizo - Moustache (Half A Scissor) ( flac 214mb)

01 Untitled 0:42
02 The End 1:58
03 Latex 3:06
04 Vagiclean 2 1:10
05 Straw Anxious 1:53
06 (e) 1:07
07 Nurse Bob 2:32
08 Berleef 2:46
09 Scum Hotel 1:43
10 Drop Urge Need Elle 3:16
11 (ee) 0:59
12 Stunt 3:18
13 Moustache 0:15
14 Half A Scissor 3:04
15 1$44 2:12
16 Square Surf 2:50
17 Vagiclean 5:27

Mr. Oizo - Moustache (Half A Scissor)  (ogg 93mb)

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Sep 19, 2013

RhoDeo 1337 Goldy Rhox 126

Hello, today the 126th post of GoldyRhox, classic rock pop.  Today's focus is on an UK rockband which history has been marked by a series of confusing lineup changes, as members began an almost revolving-door relationship with the band virtually from the outset. The seeds of the group were planted when guitarist/singer Dave Brock and guitarist Mick Slattery of the group Famous Cure, which was playing a gig in Holland in 1969, met saxman/flautist/singer Nik Turner, a member of Mobile Freakout, on the same tour. Once back in England, Brock, Slattery, and Turner hooked up again and, adding John Harrison on bass, Terry Ollis on drums, and DikMik Davies on electronic keyboards, called themselves Group X, later changed to bandname. They secured a contract with United Artists/Liberty Records in England. Before the group recorded, however, Huw Lloyd Langton replaced Mick Slattery on guitar.

August 70, Huw Lloyd Langton quit the band along with Thomas Crimble -- the replacement bassist, ex-Amon Duul member Dave Anderson, joined in May of 1971, the same month that DikMik Davies quit, to be replaced on keyboards by Del Dettmar. In June of that year, two more new members came aboard -- poet Robert Calvert, who became lead vocalist, and a dancer named Stacia, who began appearing with the group on stage. Meanwhile, the band also hooked up with artist Barney Bubbles, who gave the group a new image, redesigning their stage decor and equipment decoration, and also devising distinctive new album graphics.

The discography of today's British space rock group  spans from their formation in 1969 through to the present day, with consistent output of live and studio albums, EPs and singles.

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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 second studio album from today's band, released in 8 Oct 1971. It reached No. 18 on the UK album charts. The band originally started to record the album at George Martin's AIR Studios, but after a week with little to show for their effort, and the studio engineers reported to be reluctant to work with the band after reports that friends of the band broke "into George Martin's drinks cabinet, pinched all his booze and spiked the engineers with acid", the record company moved them to Olympic Studios to work with George Chkiantz to finish the recording quickly

The band had started working with a wider range of artists, many of whom were contributing to the underground press. Graphic artist Barney Bubbles titled the album and designed the cover and with space-age poet Robert Calvert produced the accompanying 24-page The Hawkwind Log with photos by Phil Franks. There is no overall concept or theme to the songs on the album; the ideas that would culminate in the Space Ritual show are merely contained within the album package, principally the The bands Log, it opens with:

The spacecraft (band's name) was found by Captain RN Calvert of the Société Astronomæ (an international guild of creative artists dedicated in eternity to the discovery and demonstration of extra-terrestrial intelligence) on 8 July 1971 in the vicinity of Mare Librium near the South Pole. The discovery of the spacecraft has led to more wild speculation than any of the mysteries of space that we have so far encountered. The facts surrounding the discovery of this drifting two-dimensional spaceship have been so distorted by guesswork and rumour that any further attempts at assessment would only increase the density of the fog.

Within, the journal entries are from various times and places, including a return to a burnt out Earth in November 1987. Themes explored include astrology and astronomy, ecology, science, occultism and mysticism, religion and philosophy. One of the last entries, 1027 hrs. 5 May 1971, Ladbroke Grove, explains: Space/time supply indicators near to zero. Our thoughts are losing depth, soon they will fold into each other, into flatness, into nothing but surface. Our ship will fold like a cardboard file and the noises of our minds compress into a disc of shining black, spinning in eternity...



Goldy Rhox 126   (flac 326mb)

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Goldy Rhox 126   (ogg 130mb)

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