Tag Archives: 2006

IM Leonard Cohen

… and still proud of this album review / contemporary assessment of Cohen’s career : 2002 review of Leonard Cohen’s Ten New Songs album !

new wave copy centre zones

New wave revival or pastiche? Speedqueen feat. Dennis Tyfus & Milan Warmoeskerken … the latter is also in Tone Zones alongside Elko Blijweert … who recorded the exquisite Front 242 cover version below!

Kinda reminds me of “Chicks in leather“, btw … Also, how come LiMo’s “Das Ist Der Rhythmus, Mit Dem Du Mit Mußt” (2002) isn’t on YouTube yet?

rip marva whitney

Shux! Just learned from Funky 16 Corners that Marva Whitney (1944-05-01 > 2012-12-22) has left us for that great jam by the Styx!
http://www.wefunkradio.com/extra/marva
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marva_Whitney
http://www.facebook.com/Transatlantics/posts/471999922845858
http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/international/34507/RIP-Marva-Whitney-Soul-Sister-1
http://osakamonaurail.com/discography/2006/12/i-am-what-i-am.html

im mr skin


RIP Ed Cassidy (1923-05-04 > 2012-12-06), drummer of Spirit … and IM Randy California (1951-02-20 > 1997-01-02) and John Locke (1943-09-25 > 2006-08-04). Cassidy was instantly recognizable by his shaven head (hence his nicknameMr Skin“) and his fondness for wearing black. He was around twenty years older than the rest of the group (born in 1923). His earlier career was primarily in jazz and included stints with Cannonball Adderley, Gerry Mulligan, Roland Kirk, Thelonious Monk and Lee Konitz. He was a founding member of Rising Sons with Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder.” Quoted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_%28band%29


bish bosch man

Scott Engel (Walker) has a new track! Two actually! And soon (2012-12-04) there’s his new album! Simple cd or double lp with free cd … incorporating the video. And what not. Clever 4AD merchandising. Pushing sales from advanced and regular markets. Ah, fans. But it’s the music we’re curious for. You can listen to a second track at http://pitchfork.com/news/48512-listen-to-two-tracks-from-scott-walkers-new-album/ while you digest this must read interview : http://thequietus.com/articles/10908-scott-walker-interview
+ about the Big Boss man: http://www.bishbosch.com/biog/
http://www.bishbosch.com/
http://www.4ad.com/artists/scottwalker
http://www.facebook.com/scottengelwalker
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Walker_%28singer%29
http://musiccollectorsite.blogspot.com/2011/06/walker-brothers.html
http://musiccollectorsite.blogspot.be/2010/09/godlike-genius-of-scott-walker.html
http://plexusbooks.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26&category_id=7&flypage=flypage_new.tpl&page=shop.product_details&product_id=137&vmcchk=1&Itemid=65
http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/music-dance/scott-the-curious-life-work-of,paul-woods-9781780385525
http://www.orionbooks.co.uk/Books/detail.page?isbn=9781409110910
http://www.bbc.co.uk/imagine/article/walker_preview.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/imagine/episode/scott_walker.shtml
http://www.afterelton.com/movies/2007/3/30thcenturyman
http://thegodlikegeniusofscottwalker.tumblr.com/
http://jawbonepress.com/index.php?id=18
http://www.phinnweb.org/retro/scott/
http://www.scottwalkerfilm.com/blog/
http://147mark.tripod.com/
http://scott.sakura.ne.jp/

daan’s belgium

What with Daan Stuyven’s “Het België van” documentary on VPRO (2012) getting praise, it’s time to dust off Didier Verbeek’s 2004 documentary for RTBf tv. It’s wonderful, and it’s also available on der Daan‘s Cameradvd + cd (2006-06). Below’s a link to the 2009 Belpop documentary on VRT (Canvas) as well. Let’s hope the VRT won’t move the link (from the Canvas site to the Cobra site) to yet another site. (VRT urgently needs to rethink its ramshackle online policy.) 2013-02-02 update: it’s out on VPRO dvd cf. http://winkel.vpro.nl/het-belgie-van
http://3voor12.vpro.nl/nieuws/2012/september/Het-muzikale-Belgi–van-DAAN-Stuyven.html
http://programma.vpro.nl/hetbelgievan/afleveringen/afl-4-daan-stuyven.html
http://www.cobra.be/cm/cobra/cobra-mediaplayer/muziek/1.1153996
http://www.thetopofmusic.be/nieuws/lezen.php?id=15694
http://www.muziekcentrum.be/identity.php?ID=132418
http://houbi.com/belpop/groups/volt.htm
http://www.facebook.com/DAANofficial
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/DAAN
http://myspace.com/officialdaan
http://www.daan.be/

Hey and check David Van Reybrouck’s episode too!

vivat vadim & viva nilovic

Sadly, the Vadim label seems to be in trouble. They’re selling out their catalogue at destock discount prices (hurry), they’ve closed their blog, and they’ve put their site to sleep. Hopefully Vadim will reawaken reinvigorated! By way of praise & support, here’s a number of tracks by Janko Nilovic, an artist most championed by Vadim (in France and by Cosmic Sounds in the UK) via eight or more releases, viz. Funky Tramway(with Mad Unity in 1975 / reissued 2011), Psyc Impressions(1969 / 2011), Soul Impressions(1975 / 2011), Last Impressions(compilation, 2007), Vocal Impressions(with Dave Sucky in 1971 / 2006), Chorus(1974 / 2006), Rythmes Contemporains(1974 / 2010),Paris Pop Galaxy(remixed by Eric Caspar, Pulp Flavor 2002) and I’m sure I’m forgetting some. Most of Nilovic’s work was produced for les éditions Montparnasse 2000 of course. Personal favourites include:

  • “Aérospatial” (1971?)
  • “Atchika boum” (1971)
  • “Improvisations pour deux voix” (1971)
  • “Black Swan Lake” (1975)

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