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!
enjoy!

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...

androgeny...


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...