Tag Archives: 1979

evans’ pyramid not arthur russell’s

Andre Evans’ work with Evans Pyramid (on Belmont, Funk and Smokah records, 1978-1979), Royale (SMS 1980), Sashay (mid ‘8Ts, unreleased) and Deleasha O’Neal (written 198X, recorded ànd released 1994, label unknown) has been compiled by Cultures of Soul on 12 track cd and 8 track vinyl (with free download code for the remaining four at 192 kbps, all previously unreleased material, e.g. “Party like it’s 2001” and “Where love lives”). Cool but not brilliant – just plain funky, discoïd and interesting for Arthur Russell fans as well … [Incidentally: great to see record labels offer free downloads with vinyl, but sad to see them spend no attention at all on the info in those mp3’s of theirs, e.g. date, composer, illustration!]
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Andre+Evans+%283%29
http://www.culturesofsoul.com/2012/04/16/evans-pyramid-album/
http://www.culturesofsoul.com/2012/05/01/evans-pyramid-pre-order-contest-2/
http://www.culturesofsoul.com/2012/01/28/andre-evans-of-evans-pyramid-signed/
http://www.funklopedikproject.com/  [no info yet, remarkably]

donnie & joe’s blue eyed psych

The utterly wonderful Light in the Attic are rereleasing “Dreamin’ Wild” (Enterprise & Co 1979) by Donnie & Joe Emerson! As championed by Oliver Wang, Chris Swanson, Ariel Pink and many more … Nice album but a tad overrated. Standout track – below – is called “Baby”.
http://www.lightintheattic.net/releases/705-dreamin-wild
http://blog.lightintheattic.net/?tag=donnie-and-joe-emerson
http://soul-sides.com/2010/01/donnie-and-joe-emerson-livin-dream.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/13/garden/touring-the-farm-where-the-emerson-brothers-recorded-their-1979-album.html

new bill fay album

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Yay! Dead Oceans have just announced a new Bill Fay album for 2012-08-21: http://deadoceans.com/blog/2012/05/dead-oceans-welcome-bill-fay-first-studio-album-in-over-40-years-out-august-21/ + http://deadoceans.com/artist.php?name=faybill … which is utterly wonderful!! Yet “Life Is People” won’t be the first in over forty years. The Still Some Light2cd from 2010 featured one disc of carefully crafted new songs so that makes “Life Is People” the first new album in a mere two years ;-) And before the 2009 recordings, there were the utterly magnificent 1978-1981 recordings you can hear on Tomorrow, Tomorrow And Tomorrow(2005) – imho his very best album … More via http://uzine.posterous.com/tag/faybill

can’t wait for hologram mashups

After reading http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2012/06/live_fast_die_y.php one kind of wonders whether some sort of Hexstatic Negativland projection mashup might be possible, orchestrating a Dead Legends Supergroup … As for the clip above: http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Jerry_And_The_Holograms + http://www.discogs.com/artist/Gerry+And+The+Holograms

scandic funk experience

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Also just out: Rickard Masip Presents Scandinavian Funk Experience– yet another super volume in Nascente’s “Funk Experience” series of budget v/a compilations. This time around, I only knew Doris beforehand … Do check the series’ pinnacle so far as well, viz.Kid Loco Presents French Funk Experience“! Highlights:

  • Claes-Göran Fagerstedt: “Stone free” (1975 / originally by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1966)
  • Bob Azzam: “Tricky soul” (1968)
  • Staffan Abeleen Quintet: “Mr Minor” (1974)
  • Tommy Seebach: “Bubble sex” (1979).