środa, 28 maja 2008

Keep your fingers crossed...

...coz I'm uploading 240 mbytes worth of stuff by Tomasz Sikorski and something keeps screwing up. In 2-3 days the post should be ready; in the meantime, try to find out who the guy was.

sobota, 24 maja 2008

Big Black - "Atomizer", 1986

It should be in every home.

wtorek, 20 maja 2008

The Greatest Hits of Bezunesh Bekele (Ethiopia, 1960s)

You think it's folk music? Nope. Far from that. Just songs, regular stuff. Simply awesome. If you know Tilahun Gessesse, you get some idea - the band sound is pretty much similar (the same orchestra perhaps); but THESE vocals are incredible.
I'm desperately after ANY information on the singer and the recordings. The lady's first name sometimes appears in print as Bzunesh or Bizunesh, the surname - as Beqele. A few songs of hers surfaced on the 'Ethiopiques' compilation series, but not this material. This rip is from a cassette - 1st generation cd copy - borrowed from a friend of mine. I have processed the sound a little bit, so I think the resulting thing plays better than the source. The song titles are likely to contain spelling mistakes.
Please enjoy this stellar stuff.
ps. Not sure if I made myself clear, so: this is a MUST for EVERYONE, regardless of what kind of music you happen to be into. I can't remember when I last used so many capital letters...

niedziela, 18 maja 2008

Big Star - "Radio City", 1973

The thing is, this album is available only as a part of a twofer with their "#1 Record". The above must be the vinyl LP cover.
By the time of recording the album, Big Star had become a trio led by Alex Chilton. Much wilder sound than their first record, and more coherent than "Third/Sister Lovers", which followed next. No weak points on this one, really. Alex Chilton is the greatest rhythm guitarist ever. Also, I'm normally not a production freak, but the bright and punchy drums make this one sound as if it were recorded in the 1990s and not the same year as Houses of the Holy. Or Acnalbasac Noom, for that matter.
Speaking of sound quality, I encoded the whole thing in my trademark 500 kbs .ogg format.
Please enjoy one of my Top Ten records ever: SIDE A and SIDE B.

sobota, 10 maja 2008

Jesu - demo 2004

The demo version of this decade's my absolutely favourite album.
Enjoy - PART 1 and PART 2.