Wednesday, December 12, 2018

FESTIVAL MOO-AH


Festival MOO-AH
A biennial festival of LIVE Frank Zappa music and much, much MOO-AH!

In Corby, UK.

http://www.festivalmoo-ah.com/




DWEEZIL ZAPPA TALKS GUITAR LICKS


Learn three Frank Zappa-style guitar licks, as demonstrated by Dweezil Zappa himself! Dweezil Zappa takes a few minutes to break down some awesome guitar licks that were played by Frank Zappa. Get your guitar out to play along with Dweezil Zappa, and add a few guitar licks that were strummed by Frank Zappa to your arsenal.



GEORGE DUKE





Saturday, December 8, 2018

STEPPE-SCAPE


Steppe-Scape (Stars of Eurasia) is a unique collaboration between most interesting and widely known in the West artists from Central Asia and Siberia, such as Namgar (Namgar Project, Buryat Republic), Radik Tyulyush (Huun Huur Tu, Chalama, Republic of Tuva), Angela Manukyan (Volga, Moscow), and guitarist, composer, and electronica artist Markus Reuter (Crimson ProjeCKt, Stick Men, centrozoon, Namgar Project), one of the most talented European artists today. The band’s sound benefits enormously from a soloist Robert Yuldashev (Bashkiria), a renowned master of the traditional flute, kurai; drummer-extraordinaire Merlin Ettore (Canada) and bassist and chanza player Eugene Zolotarev form the hypnotic rhythm section.

The musicians of Steppe-Scape summon shamanic energies of their ancestors, opening infinite spaces of steppes, dense forests, and mountains reaching out to the sky. The music of Steppe-Scape is a ritual that enchants its listeners and transports them to the far-away ancient horizons where forces of Cosmos and spirits of Nature meet. Steppe-Scape (Stars of Eurasia) is a vibrant meeting of the millennia-old traditions of the Great Steppe with the cutting-edge music of tomorrow.



DE SCHULDJONGENS IN CONCERT

Just after mentioning De Schuldjongens (and De Sufgerukte Wallies) on this blog, I got a message that De Schuldjongens will be performing in Hasselt next weekend.

At the KABAAL festival.



COLLECTIVE CONSCIENCE - PRAYER

Sander Notenbaert (synths), Wannes Notenbaert (bass) and Bram Vanhove (drums).
The brothers are living in Amsterdam for the moment, but they consider Antwerp as their home base.

Prayer presents 4 tracks. Electronic jazz
If you'd ask them, they'd probably say "Epic Jazz, Hip Hop, Electronic and Beyond. Spaced-out-alternative-experimental-groove-music performed by three young musicians.".

This gets me in the right mood.



CONDOR GRUPPE - 4 TRACK DEMO

Condor Gruppe released a 4 track demo cassette tape in 2013. Two of the tracks found their way to their first album, "Latituds Del Cavall" that got released in 2014.
The two unreleased tracks can be downloaded for free on Bandcamp.

Give it a listen !


DE SCHULDJONGENS


De Schuldjongens were one of the top acts of the latest Mosae Zappa festival.
Frontman LoveCavern (Berend Vonk) and guitar player Safari Safari (Cesco Visbeek) used to be part De Sufgerukte Wallies, an early nineties punk band.
De Sufgerukte Wallies released one LP, one CD (in a wooden box) and a couple of tapes.
I don't know too much about the tapes, but I added both the LP and the CD to the United Mutations Archives. (and I'm spinning "Paterpiopriester" at the same time).







CONDOR GRUPPE - LATITUDS DEL CAVALL

It did take me a little while, but I finally got hold of the first album by Condor Gruppe.
Instrumental music.
Soundtrack material.
Love it.



Friday, December 7, 2018

FRED HÄNDL


Fred Händl's new album "The Poodle Magic Pig Type" will be presented to the public on

December 14, at 16h30, at 'De Stadhouder'
Stadhouderslaan 9, 2517 HV, Den Haag, NL

December 15, 14h00, at 'Muziekhandel Albersen'
Valeriusstraat 9, 2517 HM Den Haag, NL.

"The Poodle Magic Pig Type" has Fred playing compositions by Frank Zappa.

As one could imagine, Fred will be performing a couple of the tunes of the album, and the album wil be for sale.