Friday, October 2, 2015

witness - loverman 7" 1991

witness was born following the demise of the 80s funky new wave band "hipsway", core members grahame skinner and pim jones formed "witness" together with andy carr and jim kimberly in '91 or even perhaps before that. they've managed to release one full length album and a number of singles before banishing into the dark. 'loverman' was the fist single off of their sole album(house called love, 1991) on a&m records, it's a perfect example of the saying... the fruit does not fall far from the tree.


the reason is...

Friday, September 18, 2015

andy on the eve - melodies of passion 12" 1991

andy on the eve aka philippe van mullem is a french dj/producer active in the early nineties electronic scene. known in europe for his trance exhibitions, mostly in quadrant park in liverpool. who would've thought i will find this gem locally of all places.. in hollywood. a balearic classic that won't be deny! below are the b-sides, a bit on the mellow, laid back, relax tempo but just as good.. you get the idea.

meeting (radio piano version)

and the life goes on...

Sunday, September 6, 2015

dead famous people - lost persons area 12" 1986

ah.. the dead famous people, another gem yet to be heard. i've finally got me own copy of this rarity (cost me twenty quids, but i think it's well worth it). not really sure where they're from but this particular single were recorded in new zealand under flying nun records. what led me into dfp was what me got into st. etienne's debut single in "kiss and make up". just and amazing song with a wonderful calming vocals.
definitely one of my favorite songs from the nineties, easy. anyway it was donna savage on vocals not sarah cracknell, which sometimes reminds me of tracey thorn and the early ebtg releases before they got into electronics/synth stuff.
uder randy?

barlow's house...
you won't see me cry...

Friday, August 28, 2015

poastal - here 7" 1995

a four-piece indie band from our own neck of the woods here in los angeles, "here", the sole single from the band led by the drummer yoshi nakamoto. also with david, daniel and adriani on vocals, poastal released a couple more more songs on a split 7" with also well, you guessed it local bands in #poundsign# and further.


the absolute magnitude of negative five..

Sunday, August 9, 2015

magik roundabout - everlasting day... 12" 1991

sorry i haven't posted in a long time... been busy with personal stuff and sometimes you just have to be ready for whatever life throws at ya.
i must say though, these past couple of months that i have been away my unsorted new arrivals inventory has been piling up quite a bit, both on vinyl and cd. with that being said it will take time to burn and convert medias into mp3s again.
let's start with this madchester-influenced indie outfit from the uk. only single i know of by this sheffeild-based independent band, comprised of j chong, p van der fluit and s duncan. much thanks and praise to me fellow and long time indie friend calabet for introducing me to this awesome single!

Evelasting Day.. (Bonfire Mix)

Everlasting Day (Vocal Mix 7'')

Friday, March 20, 2015

aenone - saints & razors ep 1993

hailing from nueva york, this four-piece band was formed by childhood friends kreg sterns and kim collister in 1988. with the addition of bill stair and steve crowley, aenone recorded one single thru brooklyn's short-lived  indie label "kokopop". a year later, after a critical success the band found themselves recording in london with alan moulder before changing their name to nyack, then "fork" in 1996 and lastly "the nuevos" in 2008.

saints & razor...

going nowhere...

Saturday, January 31, 2015

le hammond inferno - an apple a day 12'' 2001

ever had a day when things are going your way no matter where you are or what you're doin', well it does happen very rarely. but in my case its getting out of a possible parking tix while picking up a free lunch and yes finding this gem.. 'a diamond in the rough' per se, all in one day. credits were completely ignored, as time limits it, but title sounds catchy enough to me err.. why the heck not! so i got home right, turned my stereo on loaded up the turny and as soon as i heard the first beat.. i said to myself hmm.. catchy right at the start and that bassline, it sounds very very familiar, but then at 1:29 jackpot!!, kudos to these german team of holger beier, marcus liesenfeldguys for an awesome rendition of this classic indie tune!

an apple a day (long version)...

not on the guest list (remixed by malente)...

Saturday, January 17, 2015

operating theatre - queen of no heart 7'' 1986

active during the early eighties, operating theatre was roger doyle and olwen fouere, the core of the band, with sean devitt on drums and elena lopez on vocals ca. 1986. founded as a musical theatre group.. this irish outfit have their very first record "rapid eye movement" re-released and re-mastered in 2003 on a cd and a comp in 2006 of all, if not most of their early recordings put together in one cd thru "dublin electronics arts festival" label including the songs in this 7 incher, which was previously released on a 12inch format under "mother records". below are samples of both songs recorded and burned unedited with pops, hiss, crackles et'al.

spring is coming with a strawberry in the mouth...

queen of no heart...

Saturday, January 10, 2015

swirl - 6/8 lullaby 7'' 1992

a uk band, active in the early nineties born to david galley, tracy godding and janet wolstenholme whom most releases were thru the independent manchester music label "playtime records". with the exception of this one, released under "spinart records" a now defunct indie label based in nyc. swirl, not to be confused with the oz outfit of the same name which co-existed at the same era, had an album and a few very good eps before becoming the "bandit queen" in the mid-nineties with one album and several singles also released under playtime records.

6/8 lullaby...


Saturday, January 3, 2015

zinc - state of the nation 12" 1984

let's start the new year with a cover version from this italian electro/funk/disco duo from the 80s, comprised of gordon gordie and mauro malavasi, singer, songwriter and music producer. zinc, a short-lived outfit with one mini album released in the early eighties and several singles on jive records and sneak preview label. this record was also released under "sherwin" on speed records. not unusual at that time in europe as many records were under a different name/band depending on where and what label it was released on/at. one example is "tea for two" of tam tam records(italian/swiss) aka "gemo", another is "karisma" on trema records goes by two other names such as "europe" on shure records and "invisible" on int'l label canyon int'l., not to mention my long time friend "djlotku", a master in italo music is also know as "tuts", a second degree indie connoisseur and blogger and home to indiependent music review.
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state of the nation(new dance version)...

state of instrumental...