Tag Archives: Esoteric

akkerman ’68

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Jan Akkerman in 1968 – before the storm … His solo debut “Talent For Sale” (Imperial 1968) has been reissued by Esoteric (ECLEC 2309, 2012-01) with a well documented 16 page booklet … but without Hunters bonus tracks, sadly. The lp counts eleven tracks, two of which are originals, most notably “Revival of the cat”. The two covers of Booker T & the MG’s originals are the highlights: Slim Jenkins’ place(sic, 1967) and Green onions(1962). Akkerman also covers Bobbie Gentry’s Ode to Billie Joe(sic) of which Booker T & the MG’s have recorded a most sophisticated (instrumental) version – see http://uzine.posterous.com/goin-crazy-over-booker-t
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/esoteric-exd.asp?id=3454
http://www.janakkerman.nl/records/Talent.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Akkerman
http://www.focuscollection.com/listings/l0239.html
http://www.discogs.com/Jan-Akkerman-Talent-For-Sale/master/54669
http://www.keysandchords.com/6/post/2012/2/jan-akkerman-talent-for-sale.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bags’_Groove_(composition)

 

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matching mole one

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An alternative triad of that most moving triptych “O Caroline / Instant pussy / Signed curtainwhich so brilliantly opens Matching Mole’s untitled first lp (CBS 1972), with Robert Wyatt writing and singing one of the most beautiful and (deceivingly) simple songs of heartbreak in history – ultimately meta. All off Esoteric’s Matching Mole (Expanded Edition)2cd (ECLEC 22311, 2012) … Do rush out and buy it, if only for the long (lp) version of O Carolineor for the previously unreleased “Horse” (1972-01). Hey and more on Matching Mole in the previous post!

 

matching mole two

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Esoteric have reissued both Matching Mole albums as “Expanded Edition” 2cd’s with BBC Radio One ànd previously unreleased bonus tracks on a separate disc … There’s no significant overlaps with “Smoke Signals” (2001, live in Europe 1972) and “March” (2002, live in Europe 1972-03) on Cuneiform, though. These two tracks are off the second album “‘s Little Red Record” (CBS 1972, Esoteric 2012 cat. no. ECLEC 22312) as produced by Robert Fripp … Brian Eno plays VCS3 synth on Gloria Gloom(ulloder Richard D James), andGod songhas the most exquisite Robert Wyatt lyrics. “Starting in the middle of the day we can drink our politics away (take one)” and the utterly zany “Mutter” were recorded 1972-08 during album session recordings and have been previously unreleased hitherto.
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=3532
http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/matchingmole.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matching_Mole%27s_Little_Red_Record
http://www.disco-robertwyatt.com/images/matching_mole/index.htm
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=33653
http://www.btinternet.com/~stephen.yarwood/bmc.htm
http://calyx.perso.neuf.fr/bands/matchingmole.html
http://www.strongcomet.com/wyatt/mole/index.htm
http://www.hulloder.nl/rw-mm.html

stomu is frightening

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Stomu Yamash’ta’s East Wind in 1973! Saul Bass sleeve! “Freedom is frightening” below!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Is_Frightening
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=1634
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Bass

david bedford & kevin ayers

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The Whole World boss Kevin Ayers joins at the end of the second song … David Bedford‘s Nurses Song With Elephants(Dandelion 1972) has just been reissued on Esoteric (ECLEC 2276, 2011-06-27).

soft space machine

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Late Soft Machine sounding like Giorgio Moroder has reworked Can‘s I want more“. Produced by … Mike Thorne, actually! Off the expanded 2cd remastered edition of Alive & Well – Recorded In Paris(rec. 1977-07, rel. 1978-04 on Harvest, reissued 2010-11 on Esoteric with bonus tracks, cat. no. ECLEC 22234). Can’t wait for a Soft space12″ with all versions and more!
http://www.45cat.com/record/psr419
http://www.45cat.com/record/har5155
http://www.stereosociety.com/aliveandwell.shtml
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul00/articles/mikethorne.htm
http://www.wireviews.com/articles/i_mike_thorne_wmo_96.html

lol coxhill’s walrus


Off Lol Coxhill’s debut Ear Of The Beholder (2lp rel. 1971 on Dandelion – the record label ran by John Peel and Clive Selwood / reissued on Esoteric 2011-06-27). The track is also featured on the v/a cd The Exotic Beatles – Part Two(Exotica, 1994).
http://www.lolcoxhill.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lol_Coxhill
http://efi.group.shef.ac.uk/mcoxhill.html
http://calyx.perso.neuf.fr/mus/coxhill_lol.html