Wednesday, April 9, 2014

seashells - sunshine eyes e.p. 1993

first and only single from these swedes on marsh-marigold, an independent record label based in germany. hailing from umea, the quartet had two albums in the nineties, both are pop-tastic! and that is all she wrote. if you like acid house kings, love dance and such then this would be nothing less than a treat for you.

beatrice...

wallpaper whispers...

Friday, March 28, 2014

in heaven - aquanova e.p. 1992

so you think you've heard it all! seen it all before, been there, done that... well, might as well call me a rookie. as my latest pick up just proved that, released in 1992.. shoegaze scene was at its peak, quietly amongst other popular scenes, i.e. britpop, madchester, house and grunge  here in the u.s. for me this single is up there with the rest of the top sounding noisepop/experimental outfit (as other freshies might address them) of the nineties. from meller welle produkte same label that brought us balloon farm, dan dare, lovelies and a few more. three-track 7" single ripped using the free audacity sw, but did no enhancement to it so we can experience the rawness as it was meant to be.

seen it all before...

it'll keep awhile...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

noname - fashion 12" 1989

sole single from the this trio who i think were from germany(not to be confused with the italian techno/dance duo of the same name). later founded the electronic synth act dark distance spaces. "fashion", a single released thru zyx records.. not an easy thing to find and when you do it's usually pricey but not unusual to this kind of music, listen on and you'll see what i mean. i hear cetu javu vocals cross with perhaps secession's programmings.

fashion (club mix)...

fashion (single mix)...

Friday, March 7, 2014

ecstasy of saint theresa - susurrate cd 1992

czech indie band with one very mbv-like album in 1992 and an ep in '91 that's very reminiscent to the sound of "the charlottes", any way you look at it... it's absolute shoegaze. but eost sound was never the same after this release(thanx to clairerecords for re-releasing this album in 1999, 2000).

pistaccio places...

sweet abyss...

Monday, February 24, 2014

propaganda - duel 2x7" 1985

the band's sophomore single released in 1985, a shorter version of the song previously unavailable elsewhere but on this double seven(until the 2002 comp., outside world, ztt records) which includes two very harmoniously crafted synthpop b-sides. the german quartet from dusseldorf also just released 'the best of' cd, a must-have compilation in 2013 on metro select and ztt records.
the roofy leak?? only because i've learned that "indiefference" does not really scream unnoticed anymore, will explain later.

duel...

lied...

Saturday, February 15, 2014

the word - schoolboy saint 7" 1985

a trio from northern england, released three singles thru three different labels. this one in particular was on london's own abstract dance whose releases were limited to only very few bands. schoolboy saint was produced by tim parry(blue zoo, modern jazz) in 1985, a very melodic and calming tune. one other great single from the band i would like to get a copy of is their very first single off of menace music(don't mind the label name), "colour it!" from 1983.
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schoolboy saint....

world to the girls...

Sunday, February 2, 2014

air formation - stay inside/feel everything cd 2004

such beautiful music from uk's air formation, there are no b-sides here. just layers upon layers of thick wall of guitar feedbacks that really get into yer mind! could easily be one of my top favorite cds of the new millennium. released on clairerecords, gainesville's modern shoegaze indie record label in florida. this cd is a trip and should absolutely speaks for itself, prove me wrong otherwise.
have a great superbowl weekend y'all, don't drink and drive, play it loud and listen proud!

full flight...
stay inside/feel everything...

Sunday, January 19, 2014

hushdrops - radio 1990 7"

a u.s. indiepop band from chicago, il with sixties pyschedelia influence like no other i have heard before, dunno if it's a good or a bad thing, really. i believe "radio 1990" was the band's sole single on sunshine sheen records, a bit scarce i should add. don't really know when this particular record came out.. like the single itself, nowhere on the record nor the cover states the release year. but, hushdrops had an album called "volume one" circa 2004 so we know it's not from the nineties. so anyway i was streaming their album on last.fm and there were a few tracks that stands out from the aforementioned album, and emily was definitely a pleaser!
pls. support your local indie band, "volume one" mp3 and its entirety are still available for digital download at amazonmp3.

radio 1990....

summer people...

Friday, January 3, 2014

intastella - century cd5 1991

3rd single off the 1991 debut album "intastella and the family of people" on mca records, the band was active from the beginning of the nineties to about '97. inspired by the madchester scene, the quintet's musical forte consists of postbaggy-psychedelic-soul-funk-rock. led by vocalist stella grundy plus three members of the c86 group "laugh", martin wright, spencer birtwistle and martin mittler with rug-cutting bez, i mean lil' anthony in charge of shaking a leg!!

century(12" version)...

strawberry jam...


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

oh-ok - wow mini album 7" 1982

in 2002, oh-ok released a compilation of all their materials on collector's choice music. the remastered cd includes a couple of eps and some live stuff, some were produced by bruce baxter and mitch easter(let's active) and others. but most of the original recordings were released on georgia's db records, which was based in atlanta, active from 1979 to 1997. about two years ago "the complete reissue" came about on vinyl on an 18 track limited edition lp of 500 copies made. that being said both reissues are still available and can be bought thru several online music sites. the band comprised of linda hopper on vocals, cyndy stipe on back vocals, linda stipe on bass, david mccnair on drums and lastly, matthew sweet on guitars.

brother...

person...