Jun 24, 2018

Sundaze 1825

Hello, the UK saw another 'Royal' wedding today, The King Of The North got married to a 'wildling' . We all witnessed the stormy intense romance where the wildling feeling betrayed plugged Jon Snow full of arrows, but hey nothing stops that guy. The marriage took place at the 900 year old family castle of the bride in front of the queen of dragons, his Stark half sisters, the one good Lannister had come all the way from the states and several other members of the Game Of Thrones cast. When fiction becomes fact..... A bit like that last minute goal that saved Germany from going out at the first hurdle, a deserved win against the Swedes that had one man extra. I still reckon they might retain the worldtitle. The Belgians showed attacking flair and missed plenty of chances but still scored 5 against a Tunesia that only bowed to the English after a late goal by another candate for the golden boot, Harry Kane, I expect him to score 2 more against the weakest team in the group,Panama later today.

Today's artist is an American composer of space music, a genre of ambient electronic music, and New Age music. He has recorded at least 18 albums and worked on projects for Lucasfilm, IMAX Corporation, NASA, the United States Navy, Hayden Planetarium, Expo Seville, and CNN.

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Serrie has been composing and performing music for planetariums since the early 1980s. His first widely available album, And the Stars Go With You, was in memory of the astronauts lost in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986. The following album, Flightpath, contains six songs that commemorate the pre-space-age test pilots of Edwards Air Force Base in the 1950s. Jonn is a pilot with advanced instrument and commercial ratings and flies for the Civil Air Patrol as a search-and-rescue pilot.

Serrie's next album, Tingri, was based on a remote village in Tibet. It was his way of infusing more spiritual and romantic emotion into his music. In so doing, he strayed a bit from his space music roots but without sacrificing his trademark sound. In 1992 and 1994, he made two albums in which he put his earlier planetarium work from the 1980s on CD, on Planetary Chronicles, Volume 1 and Planetary Chronicles, Volume 2. In between, in 1993 and 1995, Serrie composed his own musical science fiction story based on a fictional Century Princess in Midsummer Century and Ixlandia. In 1993, he submitted a song from his planetarium collection called "Soft Landing" to a Various Artists album sponsored largely by Steve Roach, another prominent new age musician. This song is only available on this recording. In 1997, Serrie's first Christmas album Upon a Midnight Clear was released; he rearranged known and less-known Christmas songs from around the world in his unique style. Due to its popularity, Serrie released two more Christmas albums, Yuletides in 2001 and Merrily on High in 2004.

In 1998, Serrie collaborated with David Carradine on his tai chi video series and released a CD soundtrack based on the videos, called "Dream Journeys". Also in 1998, he took a trip to shamanic America, which resulted in his musical collaboration with several Native American elders on "Spirit Keepers". In 1999, Serrie appeared as a special guest of honor at the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, which was held in Cape Canaveral. As the final act of the after-dinner entertainment, he played a specially composed song "Out of the Blue", which has not been officially released.

The year 2000 brought Serrie's "best of" space music compilation, Century Seasons. On this album two new songs appeared, although "Deep Mystery" reappeared on "Lumia Nights" two years later in a slightly shorter version. The other bonus track, "Andromeda Dream", appeared on this album. In 2000 Serrie collaborated with flutist Gary Stroutsos on the Narada label, on an album called Hidden World. Since 2000, several of Serrie's albums have appeared on independent labels. 2002 brought Lumia Nights, a space romance release on Valley Entertainment, composed in the style of Ixlandia and Midsummer Century. In 2003, he signed a contract with New World Music, a major label in England, which included the reissue of his earlier Miramar releases. 2003 also brought The Stargazer's Journey with liner notes from famed astronomer David H. Levy. This was a return to form in Serrie's more traditional space music style.

Serrie took an interesting musical turn in 2005 with Epiphany, Meditations on Sacred Hymns, featuring his arrangement of traditional hymns and psalms, which he dedicated to his grandmother, his primary childhood church organ and piano teacher. He followed this up in 2006 with Sunday Morning, an independent release for autistic children and their parents. A portion of the profits from this album goes to support for autism organizations in the United States. Also in 2006, music from one of his albums was used in the hit Hollywood movie What the Bleep Do We Know!? Serrie scored the award winning IMAX short film Hubble: Galaxies Across Space and Time as well as the popular astronomy software program Starry Nights and Space.com's Eyes on Mars DVD. In 2009, Serrie released the album Thousand Star.

In 2011 the album Sunday Morning was expected be released, available worldwide. In 2014 the album "Day Star" was released available worldwide on New World Music In 2017 the album "The Sentinel" was released available worldwide on New World Music. Jonn Serrie founded the Galaxy Music Scholarship in 2001, a US$1000 annual scholarship for graduating high school seniors desiring a career in new age and space music composition. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jonn Serrie is at his best when he composes and performs deep space music as opposed to contemporary instrumental new age. And the Stars Go With You is one of his gems. From the cover artwork on through the languid minimalism, this is special music. The timbres and textures are surreal and the atmospheres are sci-fi and warm. They invite listeners to go on a ride to the stars. Once out there in deep space, Serrie hooks into the stars and the stars are on the ride too. This is essential space music. It will appeal to fans of Stephanie Sante, Don Slepian, Constance Demby, and Michael Stearns.

Jonn Serrie - And The Stars Go With You  (flac 240mb)

01 Gentle; The Night 7:42
02 Fantasy Passages 7:52
03 And The Stars Go With You 4:22
04 The Far River 10:01
05 Stratos 10:40

Jonn Serrie - And The Stars Go With You  (ogg   98mb)

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Jonn Serrie is a veteran space music composer and performer. It is totally appropriate that he would create a album acknowledging the aviation pioneers whose exploits begat the space age. Flightpath addresses the activities at Muroc Airbase (later renamed Edwards Air Force Base) during the '40s and '50s. Serrie's soundscapes and atmospheres have sci-fi timbres and textures that give them spacescape attitudes. This is a good album with some great moments.

Jonn Serrie - Flightpath  (flac 233mb)

01 Flightpath 4:35
02 Sky Safari 10:28
03 Muroc 6:46
04 Outreach 4:30
05 Deep Starship 10:50
06 Glyder 9:12

Jonn Serrie - Flightpath  (ogg  229mb)

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Jonn Serrie is a well-rounded e-music long-timer. His gentle sound design has elements of classic new age and hypnotic space music. Tingri is one of his most popular and accessible CDs. The melodic atmospheres surround exotic synth washes as energetic rhythms carry them around and through the soundscapes. Each composition has its own integrity and structure. This disc will appeal to fans of John Flomer, Patrick O'Hearn, and Kevin Braheny.

Jonn Serrie - Tingri  (flac 221mb)

01 Tingri 4:18
02 Where Lovers Walk 4:21
03 Remembrance 4:16
04 Iridani 3:46
05 Winter's Chapel 6:32
06 Tingri Maiden 9:46
07 Annie By The Sea 11:19

Jonn Serrie - Tingri  (ogg   95mb)

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The release of Planetary Chronicles, Vol. 1 marks the first availability of the library and commissioned works of Jonn Serrie. The five compositions are from his planetarium soundtracks. The original compositions were created on analog synths and two-track analog tape. Serrie added digital enhancements during the final mixing and mastering while preserving the original flavor and intent. The imagery is vivid and clear; the sound is crisp and austere. Deep listeners will be able to close their eyes and see the planetarium show. This is a great album from the space musician's space musician.

Jonn Serrie - Planetary Chronicles vol. 1 (flac 225mb)

01 Mystery Road 6:16
02 Dawn Trader 8:13
03 The Straits Of Madigann 9:32
04 Starmoods 16:02
05 The Auran Vector 5:58

Jonn Serrie - Planetary Chronicles vol. 1 (ogg 96mb)

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Jun 22, 2018

RhoDeo 1824 Grooves

Hello, summer started today and here it was marked by the coolest day in 6 weeks, go figure. At the Worldcup France picked up another half-deserved win, poor Peru will go home next week, Australia worked their socks off for a draw with Denmark and still have a chance for the second round. Argentina fell thru the cracks and got humiliated by Croatia 3-0, poor Messi fantastic footballer but no leader.

Today's artists are an American acid jazz-funk band. In 2007 they were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year for the release People People Music Music ..... 'N Joy

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The acid jazz outfit Groove Collective was formed in downtown New York City in 1990 by flutist Richard Worth, DJ Smash, and rapper Nappy G, all three staples of a nomadic dance club called Giant Step. In time, the trio was joined by keyboardist Itaal Shur, drummer Gengi Siraisi, and bassist Jonathan Maron, earning a growing cult following and eventually attracting the attention of Steely Dan vibist Bill Ware, who soon signed on along with saxophonist Jay Rodriguez, trombonist Josh Roseman, trumpeter Fabio Morgera, and percussionist Chris Theberge.  After witnessing an early show, producer Gary Katz negotiated the band's signing to Reprise Records, and produced their eponymous debut album in 1993.

In 1994, they appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool, alongside other prominent jazz artists, Herbie Hancock and Roy Ayers. The album, meant to raise awareness and funds in support of the AIDS epidemic in relation to the African American community, was heralded as "Album of the Year" by Time Magazine. They scored two minor dance instrumental and adult contemporary hits in 1996 with a cover of The Beatles' "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"  and "Lift Off"

Groove Collective's musical style reflects the wide-ranging backgrounds and interests of its individual members. Commenting on the group's 1996 release, We the People, critic Michael Casey referred to the numerous influences at work in Groove Collective's sound, specifically the presence of Afro-pop, Latin jazz, hip-hop, and traditional jazz stylings. This mix is born of the members' varying influences, including bebop, funk, old-school hip-hop and classic soul. Bassist and co-founder Jonathan Maron has acknowledged the importance of a DJ aesthetic in the music, stating that "(Groove Collective's) goal has always been to emulate the range of music a DJ plays during the course of the night at a packed club....A great DJ knows the songs that can ignite the room and fill the dance floor. Some of my favorite musical experiences have been in clubs, where you listen and realize how well all of these styles blend together into one big idiom of its own." Central to the group's ethic is its insistence on live instrumentation and its ability to create and sustain grooves for a dance floor audience.

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In the mid-'90s there have been many attempts to combine jazz with dance music in hopes of making creative music more accessible to younger listeners. Most of these projects have flopped due to the jazz being watered down but this effort from the ten-piece Groove Collective is one of the more successful hybirds. Not counting a pair of juvenile raps, the music is strong from the jazz standpoint and the funky rhythms are generally infectious, resulting in a set of intelligent jazz-oriented dance music.

Groove Collective - Groove Collective     (flac 374mb)

01 Rentstrike 6:07
02 Balimka 3:57
03 Nerd 6:29
04 Rahsaanasong 5:03
05 Ms. Grier 4:36
06 Whatchugot 6:10
07 El' Golpé Avisa 9:52
08 Genji Monogatari 6:49
09 Buddha Head 3:59
10 Saturday Afternoon 10:29

Groove Collective - Groove Collective   (ogg  150mb)

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In the late '90s, it looked like the concept of "acid jazz" was going to catch on. The idea was to create jazz so funky and rhythmic that it would be danced to in clubs and perhaps even catch on big commercially. Most groups that became involved in acid jazz de-emphasized the jazz in favor of mundane rhythms, going for the potential money at the expense of the music. Groove Collective struck a better balance, keeping the funk going much of the time (when they were not playing Afro-Cuban jazz), but also having some sound explorations and some strong solos. The lineup of musicians featured on We the People includes such notables as trombonist Josh Roseman, trumpeter Fabio Morgera, and vibraphonist Bill Ware III. The problem with We the People, other than the throwaway rap on "I Am," is that none of the pieces is particularly worthy. The playing is stronger than the writing and, while one can enjoy the grooves and some of the more colorful moments, there is nothing about this music that is particularly memorable. It probably worked much better in dance clubs but, even then, if the songs had been more distinctive and catchy, it might have resulted in acid jazz becoming a significant style of music instead of just a nice try.

Groove Collective - We The People    (flac 454mb)

01 Jay Wrestles The Bari Constrictor Pt.1 1:20
02 Loisaida 5:41
03 Lift Off 4:25
04 Everybody (We The People) 5:10
05 Fly 7:50
06 Sneaky 6:45
07 I Am 4:25
08 Caterpillar 4:15
09 Hide It 4:51
10 Anthem 5:06
11 Sedate 5:16
12 Jay Wrestles The Bari Constrictor Pt.2 4:28
13 Nightwaves 0:58

Groove Collective - We The People  (ogg  173mb )

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With their brand of acid jazz, the Groove Collective mix the spirit of horn bands like Earth, Wind & Fire with the snap of hip-hop and the edge of hard bop on Dance of the Drunken Master. While jazz purists might wince at the gurgling rhythms, most will find it hard to keep still with the thick funk on these tracks. This is music with a sense of fun.

 Groove Collective - Dance of the Drunken Master    (flac  431mb)

01 Out The Door 6:49
02 Deal With It 3:41
03 Floating 4:48
04 Bionic 4:42
05 St. Gallen 5:39
06 Peep Show 6:28
07 Que Te Pasa'ti 3:39
08 Anna Christina 6:19
09 Drunken Master 4:20
10 Tangenziale 4:42
11 Runaway Child 5:00
12 Sending 5:07
13 World Bank 5:20
14 Hey 4:18

Groove Collective - Dance of the Drunken Master  (ogg  153mb)

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Jun 21, 2018

RhoDeo 1824 Re-Up 145

Hello,  first teams that can start packing are the 3 sunni muslim teams Marokko, Egypt and Saoudi Arabia hmmm...

7 correct requests for this week, alas no less than 3 that ignored my 12 months limit, whatever another batch of 22 re-ups (7 gig)

These days i'm making an effort to re-up, it will satisfy a smaller number of people which means its likely the update will  expire relatively quickly again as its interest that keeps it live. Nevertheless here's your chance ... asks for re-up in the comments section at the page where the expired link resides, or it will be discarded by me. ....requests are satisfied on a first come first go basis. ...updates will be posted here remember to request from the page where the link died! To keep re-ups interesting to my regular visitors i will only re-up files that are at least 12 months old (the older the better as far as i am concerned), and please check the previous update request if it's less then a year old i won't re-up either.

Looka here , requests fulfilled up to June 13th.... N'Joy

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3x Roots Back In Flac (King Bruce and The Black Beats - Golden Highlife Classics, S. E. Rogie - Dead Men Don't Smoke, VA - African Scream Contest)

4x Sundaze Now In Flac (David Lynch - OST Wild At Heart , Angelo Badalamenti - Fire walk with me, Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks, Badalamenti & Lynch Archive part 2)

4x Aetix NOW in Flac (Japan ‎- Adolescent Sex, Japan - Obscure Alternatives, Japan - Quiet Life, Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids)

3x Grooves Back In Flac (Curtis Mayfield - There's No Place Like America Today, Curtis Mayfield - Give, Get, Take Have, Curtis Mayfield - Do It All Night)

2x Aetix Back in Flac (Public Image Ltd - Metal Box, still in ogg Public Image Ltd. -  This Is Not A Love Song EP)

3x RootsBack in Flac (Rough Guide To Music of South Africa, Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Liph'iqiniso, Ladysmith Black Mambazo - The Star And Wiseman)

3x Sundaze Back In Flac (Koan - Legends Inhale, Koan - Legends Exhale,  Koan - The Fables Of Belovodye )

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