Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock (1986)

September 6, 2007 at 7:09 am (hiphop, music)

Planet Rock

Released in 1986 on Tommy Boy Records, you can say, this one is a real classic. Including the famous song “Renegades of Funk” (covered by Rage Against The Machine on their “Renegades” record). “Planet Rock” was one of the first hits in early hiphop days, interesting that this song contains samples of the german industrial band “Kraftwerk” and samples of Ennio Morricone. A true must-have record.

Rock on! 

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Ennio Morricone – Crime And Dissonance

September 4, 2007 at 7:47 am (classic, jazz, music)

Crime And Dissonance

Born in 1928 Ennio Morricone is today one of the most famous TV/cinema composers of the world and my favourite. It would take too long, to list all his film musics or his compositions for live concerts, but you will surely know movies like The Untouchables, For A Fistfull Of Dollars, Lolita etc.
He also worked together with artists like Celine Dion.
If you now think about Italo-Western movies and epic soundtracks, then you´re wrong here, this one is very experimental, the 30 tracks selected by Mike Patton are, like the title shows you, dissonant. Mostly composed in the 60´s and 70´s, you will find some rarities.
No music for every day, but a very special record, if you are open minded in modern-classic or if you are a Ipecac Fan.
Disc One

Disc Two 

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Man-Or-Astroman? – Experiment Zero (1996)

September 4, 2007 at 7:27 am (music, surf)

 Experiment Zero

Here´s another piece from Man-Or-Astroman, their 4th studio record “Experiment Zero”(1996). This one is a little bit more spacy and psychedelic and it sounds more punkrock the guitars and the drum aren´t so surf-rock it more remains like a 80´s punk-band, again you will find a lot of old science-fiction samples, if you know the radio-play Jan Tenner or the classic Batman TV show, you will remember them while you´re listening to “Experiment Zero”.
So grab your Batman outfit and a surfboard and let´s go to the beach!
See also:
Myspace
Touch And Go Records

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The Appleseed Cast – Peregrine (2006)

August 30, 2007 at 11:59 am (alternative, music)

Peregrine
The Appleseed Cast, well known for their open-minded, experimental rock style published 2006 a new piece, called “Peregrine”, like the last record, this one is nothing for dancing, this is more for a chilled evening with a good wine or a nice and cold cocktail. It´s hard to categorize the band after this record, it´s partly emo, prog-rock and indie.

Listen! 

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Conscious – Neo Retro Spectro Graphiks Vol.I

August 30, 2007 at 11:50 am (hiphop, music)

Conscious

“If I ruled the world I’d send Nas back to school, back of the bus with the rest of the coons.”
Said the New York multi-talented artist “Conscious” in his song “Don´t make me angry”, one of the best track on his record “Neo Retro Spectro Graphiks Vol.I”, a record not for the club or to party to, more to sit back, relax and smoke a fine blunt while you´re listening to Conscious and his fellows Thinker, Kaleal Crooks and L-Star. The difference to other artists is, that he really cares about the art aspect of hip-hop. So check also his other projects out:
Myspace
www.iareconscious.com
Blog
Buy his records!
www.freehiphopnow.com

Get it here!

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Beastie Boys Video Collection

August 29, 2007 at 1:03 pm (hardcore, hiphop, videos)

While I was surfing on youtube, I found some pretty cool old Beastie Boys videos, two from the 80´s and a collection of 3 funny commercials for their “Hello Nasty” record. Have fun.

1987 “Brass Monkey Live”

1983 High School Punk Band

Commercial Part I.

Commercial Part II.

Commercial Part III.

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Miles Davis – Someday My Prince Will Come (Remastered)

August 29, 2007 at 12:59 pm (jazz, music)

Miles Davis

Miles Davis interpreting the jazz standart “Someday My Prince Will Come”, one of his most famous songs. Credited is “The Miles Davis Sextet”, but only the title track is actually played by six musicians (John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb). This is the original (it includes 6 songs, the CD remaster version includes 8 songs (Blues No.2, Someday My Prince Will Come Alternate Take)), remastered in a better quality.

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Count Basic – Moving In The Right Direction (1996)

August 29, 2007 at 11:59 am (jazz, music)

Count Basic

Todays jazz day, another jazz record, this time from the austrian acid-jazz duo “Count Basic”, this one is a mixture between acid-jazz and smooth jazz, the right sound for a good wine or some expensive chocolat.

You should know, this is the american cover, the european looks different.

Try it!

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Manhattan Jazz Orchestra – Swing Swing Swing (2006)

August 29, 2007 at 11:53 am (jazz, music)

Swing Swing Swing

Grab your Martinis ladies and gentleman, it´s swing time.

With a quality of 220kbs it´s comin to your cocktail party.

The Manhattan Jazz Orchestra was formed in 1979 by famed Tokyo based record
producer Shigeyuki Kawashima and New York arranger extraordinaire Dave Matthews
as an expansion of the award winning Manhattan Jazz Quintet (MJQ).

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Calexico – Hot Rail (2000)

August 28, 2007 at 9:39 am (alternative, music)

 Calexico - Hot Rail

The right playlist for an evening with friends and good mexican food. A taste of desert and lonelyness is coming out of your speakers, nothing more to say, file under: desert, mariachi, tequila, mexico.

Hombre 1

Hombre 2

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