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french cosmic machinery

It’s da bombue! The Cosmic Machine – A Voyage Across French Cosmic And Electronic Avantgarde (1970-1980) v/a cd or 2lp+cd on Because (released 2013-10-14) boasts twenty tracks on either format, two of which previously unreleased (by Bernard Fèvre and by DVWB = Daniel Vangarde & Wally Badarou). Sleeve by Philippe Druillet, music selected by Uncle O, who’s already compiled the Shaolin Soul series, and there’s a 12″ with a Prins Thomas remix too. Hecque, even Serge is on board! Interviews via http://wadmag.com/words/files/uncle-o-cosmic-machine/ and http://www.90bpm.net/2013/10/cosmic-machineuncle-o-itw/ and http://www.lemouv.fr/diffusion-cosmic-machine and see also http://culturebox.francetvinfo.fr/cosmic-machine-la-compil-des-pionniers-de-lelectro-made-in-france-143505 and http://www.franceinter.fr/blog-loreille-en-pointe-cosmic-machine-la-compile-retro-futuriste-made-in-france & whatever comes next!

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jolly gonzales

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Ho ho and a free Chilly Gonzales piano tune for Christmassnatch it via http://chillygonzales.com/2012/12/free-download-a-minor-christmas-medley/ – if only to remind us of Mr Jason Charles Beck’s excellent Piano Solo IIalbum, as released 2012-09 on Gentle Threat (GENTLE017CD). Written and performed at the piano by Chilly Gonzales, recorded and produced in Paris, France, and quite timeless.
http://chillygonzales.com/
http://www.gonzpiration.com/
http://www.deezer.com/nl/artist/7439
https://soundcloud.com/chillygonzales
http://www.facebook.com/chillygonzales
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzales_%28musician%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivory_Tower_(2010_film)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/may/20/gonzales-longest-solo-concert
http://liveweb.arte.tv/fr/video/Salons_de_Musique_Chilly_Gonzales_Vincent_Segal_Palais_de_Tokyo/

a bit of a dez mona dream

The album’s been out for weeks, the single for months, and still that groove of Suspicion(62TV, rel. 2012-10-25) keeps haunting me … as does “A little bit of a dream”, with its mellow 1972ish vibe – it ought to bring them a hit in France. The sixties soundtrack feel of Fool’s dayand the funky blues of The back doorare two more highlights of “A Gentleman’s Agreement”, Dez Mona‘s fifth and most accessible album yet (produced by Jo Francken, also featuring Roel Van Camp, Steven Cassiers, Tijs Delbeke, Sjoerd Bruil and even Tom Van Laere & Stef Kamil Carlens).
http://www.dezmona.com/
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dez_Mona
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dez_Mona
http://uzine.posterous.com/tag/dezmona
http://www.muziekcentrum.be/carrier.php?ID=85623
http://www.thisisbang.com/Public/Artist.php?ID=13580
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dez-Mona/139575263552
http://www.rtbf.be/video/detail_50-degres-nord?id=1784004
http://www.cobra.be/cm/cobra/cobra-mediaplayer/muziek/1.678719
http://www.abconcerts.be/nl/concerten/p/detail/dez-mona-18-12-2012

lonnie holley

No reason to call Lonnie Holley aka Mister Sand Man an outsider artist … unless you’re going to dispense with folk art tout court …
http://www.dust-digital.com/lonnie/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonnie_Holley
http://www.marciaweberartobjects.com/holley.html
http://www.baileygallery.com/artists_02.cfm?fid=504
http://www.soulsgrowndeep.org/artists/lonnie-holley/
http://mainstreetgallery.net/folk-or-self-taught-art/lonnie-holley/
http://www.rockfordartmuseum.org/COLLECTION/l_holley.html
http://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2011/03/02/profile-mister-sandman/
http://realdeepblues.blogspot.be/2012/12/lonnie-holley-just-before-music.html
http://www.worldmusic.net/news/blog/2012-11-16/lonnie-holley-all-rendered-truth/
http://pleasedonotbend.co.uk/work/do-we-think-too-much-i-dont-think-we-can-ever-stop/
http://www.ikon-gallery.co.uk/online_shop/ikon_catalogues/installation/item/do_we_think_too_much_i_dont_think_we_can_ever_stop/

bob lind’s comeback

Bob Lind‘s new album Finding You Again(just out on Big Beat, cat. no. CDWIKD 307) kind of shook me unexpectedly. Or maybe I’m just weak at the knees because just for an instant the intro of “Maybe it’s the rain” reminds me of Lesley Duncan‘s “Love song”. Anyhow Mr. Lind‘s fifth full album is quite impressive – and a purchase to be considered for fans of Jacques Brel, Michael Chapman, Bill Fay, Ned Collette, Marianne Faithfull, Richard Hawley, Mickey Newbury, Scott Walker and the like – even though Dylan‘s the usual buzzword. Housed in an awful sleeve, and not as brash sounding as Bish Bosch“, I’m sure, but worth the listen ànd read, as the lyrics have been printed. Our man Bob‘s kinda proud of them, since he urges us to “please listen to the songs all the way through before reading the lyrics. Reading the words while you listen for the first time is like consulting a sex manual while you’re making love” (cd booklet p. 5). Features a cover version of Peter Allen‘s Somebody’s angel(off the Australian’s 1980 lpBi-Coastal), incidentally.
http://boblind.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Lind
http://www.spectropop.com/BobLind/index.htm
http://www.researchvideo.com/news/bob-lind-news.html
http://palebloomsandbeyond.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/35/
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=3086
http://acerecords.co.uk/bob-lind
http://www.tsimon.com/lind.htm

all about money and personal space

Hey! how about a reprint of Spontaneous Overthrow’s “All About Money” album (New-Ark 1984)? Urgently!?! Its hazy title track alone is utterly brilliant – and you can hear both Mr Burns and Dr Dylan in it if you listen closely to the outro. Discovered it via Chocolate Industries’ mighty “Personal Space – Electronic Soul 1974-1984” v/a cd / clear vinyl 2lp (2012) – another winner, not just for fans of Sly, Timmy or Shuggie but also for fans of James & Paradinas! Just listen to Starship Commander Woo Woo’s “Master ship (excerpt)” below.
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Spontaneous+Overthrow
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2010/05/spontaneous-overthrow.html
http://www.musicismysanctuary.com/forgotten-treasure-spontaneous-overthrow-all-about-money-1984/
http://www.chocolateindustries.com/blog/2012/02/personal-space/
http://www.chocolateindustries.com/catalogue/personalspace.php

mati klarwein’s orphan fairytale

Orphan Fairytale has a new album on Blackest Rainbow: “Comets Come Alive” (2012-09-10). The video for “Meteor shower” (made or merely oploaded by one BurningHaze70) features “Saint-John” (1962, part 3/5) by Mati Klarwein – which was previously used as sleeve art by Jerry Garcia & Howard Wales (1970) and Jam & Spoon (1997).
http://www.facebook.com/OrphanFairytale
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Orphan+Fairytale
http://blackestrainbowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/comets-come-alive-2
http://www.matiklarweinart.com/en/gallery/st-john3-1962-portrait.htm#title
http://www.discogs.com/Jam-Spoon-Kaleidoscope/master/92427
http://www.douglasrecords.com/ReleasesJerryGarcia.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mati_Klarwein#Album_covers
http://www.matiklarweinart.com/artworkgallery.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooteroll%3F#Cover
http://www.deaddisc.com/disc/Hooteroll.htm
http://www.dead101.com/1065.htm