Tag Archives: Brel Jacques

jacques brel & rod mckuen


Alongside Mort Shuman, there were three pioneers in bringing Jacques Brel in English: der Scott Walker, el Rod McKuen and la Judy Collins. These tracks are off an excellent album – McKuen has more, actually – which also features a rare 1964 track by Brel, on which he interprets a song McKuen wrote … McKuen and Brel formed a close friendship. Upon Brel’s death, McKuen said “When news of Jacques’ death came, I stayed locked in my bedroom and drank for a week.”

lever du jour

(Expanding onNeutralin the previous post. That Softs sleeve must be one of the ugliest ever – pardon my French.)

d-d-er brinkman-n-n-n at the bemf soul center


Funkhäuser Thomas Brinkmann will appear twice (as Soul Center and as Klick) at the Brussels Electronic Music Festival (held tomorrow & over the weekend, viz. 2010-03-26 > 2010-03-28) at Recyclart & Bozar (PSK). Also appearing at the BEMF: Atom, Cluster, Cyclo, Aoki Takamasa, and many, many more! As for the two tracks above: “n.m.q.p.” was originally released on the “Potlatch” v/a 12″ e-p on Bruchstuecke (2002), and also appeared on TB‘s “Rôw” cd compilation (2002). It brilliantly toys around with a sample of Nina Simone’s 1965 cover verion of Ne me quitte pas(Jacques Brel). “[Anna 1]” was originally the A side of the “Anna” 12″ and later resurfaced on 2002’s “Rosa” cd, both on TB‘s own Max E(rnst) label. Hey and there’s loads of Brinkmann reviews of the 2000 > 2004 period here!

on a beau faire, it calls you by your name


between the hour and the age,
once again, once again …

#1: the back catalogue (aka ISSN 13773828)

[uzine] used to be a music e-zine between 1999 and 2006, run by a threesome and then some (from the mid to end nineties, it was a webzine called ultra – hence the u -, run by (kf) & (hs) a.o. ). The e-zine (now defunct, don’t dream of sending stuff for review) had about 3000 subscribers and even more dedicated readers. We did interviews and reviews and provided the playlists of our radio shows (expect those here later on as well) plus a lot of links, favelists, best of the year overviews, etc. … annexed is the the whole shebang in a 2,6 MB zip featuring txt files and a contents pdf …

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