May 8, 2014

RhoDeo 1418 Goldy Rhox 159

Hello, today the 149th post of GoldyRhox, classic pop rock in the darklight is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and humanitarian activist (born 13 February 1950), who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis, he went on to a successful solo career.

More recently, today's mystery artist has focused on producing and promoting world music and pioneering digital distribution methods for music as well as his involvement in humanitarian efforts. Our man has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male in 1987, six Grammy Awards, thirteen MTV Video Music Awards, the first Pioneer Award at the BT Digital Music Awards, and in 2007 he was honoured as a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his "influence on generations of music makers". In recognition of his many years of human rights activism, he received the Man of Peace award from the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in 2006, and in 2008, TIME magazine named Gabriel one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He was also awarded the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007, and the Polar Music Prize in 2009. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010 and he is to be inducted as a solo artist in 2014.

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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 was released the sixth of September 1982 it was the fourth album released by the British mystery musician . As with his previous three albums, it had no title other than his surname. In the United States and Canada, his new label Geffen Records issued the album, with a Security sticker on top of the shrink-wrap to differentiate it from his previous releases. A German-language version of the album, entitled the Deutsches Album, was released later in 1982.

This album is an early full digital recording. Its instrumentation is mostly electronic with extensive sampling (through use of the then-new Fairlight CMI) and percussion. It was recorded at Gabriel's then-home, Ashcombe House in Somerset, England in 1981. The songs on the album cover a wide variety of subject matter. "The Rhythm of the Heat" is based on Carl Jung’s experience while observing a group of African drummers. "San Jacinto" reflects on the fear and pain experienced by a Native American man who sees his culture overwhelmed by modern white society, its lyrics are based on a story told to Gabriel by an Apache member. "Shock the Monkey", a meditation on jealousy, uses imagery of a primate to describe personal anxieties. "Lay Your Hands on Me" deals with a theme of healing, through trust, which is further explored on later albums. "The Family and the Fishing Net" is a song comparing a modern day wedding to a voodoo sacrifice. "Wallflower" is about the treatment of political prisoners in Latin America during the 1980s. One of the better records in the mystery artists catalog, proving that he became a master of tone, style, and substance, and how each part of the record enhances the other. It's here in it's 2003 remaster.

Goldy Rhox 159   (flac 244mb)

Goldy Rhox 159   (ogg 105mb)

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