Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
MoonJune Records has just released "Music Of Our Times" by Gary Husband and Markus Reuter.
The album got recorded while stuck in Japan after playing one gig and finding out that the upcoming Stick Men tour had been cancelled.
Leonardo (Moonjune) booked some studio time for Gary and Markus and the two of them improvised the complete set.
Check it out :
And listen to the Make Weird Music interview on YouTube with Gary Husband, Markus Reuter and Mr. Moonjune aka Leonardo Pavkovic, hosted by Anthony Garone of Make Weird Music youtu.be/EOesSn3b9C0
Recorded live in Berlin in 1977.
George Duke - keyboards, vocal
Charles Icarus Johnson - guitar
Byron Miller - bass
Ndugu Chancler - drums
Sheila E - percussion and vocals
Josie James - vocals
Muffy Hendricks - vocals
It also features a surprise appearance by Herbie Hancock joining in for an encore.
Available on iTunes, Amazon,...
The setlist (and the album) feature : 'Echidna's Arf (Of You)' and 'Uncle Remus'
-- info : Jan van Kemenade
Musician, composer and producer Pierre Vervloesem is preparing to take the Pierre Vervloesem Band on the road.
Wowie Zowie !!
That's excellent news.
Pierre Vervloesem: guitar, compositions
Bruno Vansina: sax
Nicolas Dechêne: bass
Peter Vandenberghe: keyboards
Renaud Van Hooland: drums
Zig Zag World management.
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020
Dani Rabin, Marbin guitar player, has released a solo album.
He adds :
The expression "ten years in the sun," as described in Hayao Miyazaki’s film The Wind Rises, encapsulates the notion that within every life there is an era of peak creative performance and opportunity. Dani Rabin tells us the story behind the album: “The Covid-19 pandemic and shutdown caught my band Marbin in the midst of an exciting swing. The band was a few days into a thirty-seven-day tour when we had to cancel all of our shows, turn back, and drive 3,000 miles back home to Chicago. I knew it was the right thing to do as I didn't want to put our fans and band members in danger, but I was disheartened nonetheless. When I was home I was trying to figure out a way to keep my creative momentum going when I stumbled across an old notebook filled with ideas and fragments of songs we never got to use and I immediately knew what I had to do. The acoustic guitar has a soothing kind of quality to it and it gives the listener a very intimate experience. The melodies and harmonies stand out without all the bells and whistles of a full band, which I do like, but can also be somewhat distracting from the real essence of the music at times.”
Today, at 16h00, Michel Mast will discuss the upcoming plans and announce the first concert broadcast (by HOSHA) that will take place on the first of June.
Monday, May 18, 2020
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Yesterday evening, ON Belgian national radio Klara :
during the "Live" show, one could listen to a concert that got recorded last March by Radio Berlin.
A COVID-19 concert with a radio audience only.
It featured a set by Eckart Runge (cello) and Jacques Ammon (piano).
The duo performed their "Roll Over Beethoven" concert, including pieces by Beethoven, Beatles, Hendrix and Zappa (Be-Bop Tango).
Dweezil Zappa shows another gem from his guitar collection: Eddie Van Halen's 'Rasta' guitar.
Mentioned in the above interview : Dweezil Zappa performs Crazy Train' with Jack Black on vocals, using Eddie Van Halen's guitar.
Dweezil talks about and plays some Van Halen (July 2013)
- the residents: bad day on the midway
(2020, book + cd, usa, antibookclub)
In 2012, The Residents released a hardbound 160-page book with a CD in a limited edtion of 750 copies.
Earlier this month, the book / CD package got re-released as paperback.
- sun ra: celestial love
(2020, cd, usa, modern harmonic)
Finally, the album got a proper reissue on the Modern Harmonic label. Both on vinyl and on CD and including the bonus track.
Beautiful.Great package as well. Comes with an obi.
John Gilmore on tenor sax, Marshall Allen on alto sax, June Tyson on vocals !!
Modern Harmonic adds :Though Sun Ra was renowned for outrageous music and performances, Celestial Love is a reminder that he was a man of many moods, with a deep respect for jazz history. His embrace of Futurism never implied a rejection of the past. Even rocket ships were constructed with raw materials discovered eons ago.
Saturday, May 16, 2020
The Prince Estate, in partnership with Warner Records, have released the live audio of Prince and the Revolution: Live, a historic concert captured at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY on March 30, 1985. The audio from the concert has been remastered by longtime Prince mastering engineer Bernie Grundman, and is available officially in digital format for the first time across all streaming and download partners beginning today.
Exclusive Prince inspired face coverings are now available in the Official Store. For each mask purchased, The Prince Estate will donate one to communities in need
In collaboration with YouTube and Google, this streaming event will run in support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (powered by UN Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy Foundation). Any viewer donations will include a matching component from Google (Google.org will match $2 for every $1 up to $5 million).
1. Let's Go Crazy 00:20
2. Delirious 06:23
3. 1999 09:14
4. Little Red Corvette 15:05
5. Take Me With U 18:44
6. Yankee Doodle Dandy 23:41
7. Do Me Baby 27:34
8. Irresistible Bitch 32:25
9. Possessed 34:21
10. How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore 38:46
11. Let's Pretend We're Married 46:05
12. International Lover 48:16
13. God 50:17
14. Computer Blue 58:03
15. Darling Nikki 1:02:18
16. The Beautiful Ones 1:05:48
17. When Dove's Cry 1:12:38
18. I Would Die 4 U 1:22:07
19. Baby I'm A Star 1:25:34
20. Purple Rain 1:36:31
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Eugene Chadbourne and Anthony Braxton will release a 8 CD Box set with improvised music.
8 CDs in 4 Gatefold Wallets plus 16-page booklet housed in hard slipcase.
Anthony Braxton: sopranino, soprano, alto, baritone, bass, and contrabass saxophones, contrabass clarinet
Eugene Chadbourne: Gibson Marauder electric, Gibson acoustic, bajo sexto, Deering 5-string banjo, Deering fretless 5-string banjo, Regal 5-string banjo, prepared guitar
Recorded November 27th - 30th, 2017 at Firehouse 12, New Haven CT
Recorded by Nick Lloyd and Greg DiCrosta
Mixed and Mastered by Jon Rosenberg
Produced by Anthony Braxton
Improvisations by Anthony Braxton and Eugene Chadbourne
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
From the Soft Machine bandcamp page :
In 2018 Soft Machine released their first studio album under the original name in 37 years called 'Hidden Details'. In support of this widely acclaimed and heralded album, John Etheridge (electric guitar), Roy Babbington (bass guitar), John Marshall (drums) and Theo Travis (saxophones, flute, Fender Rhodes piano) toured the world during 2018 and 2019.
A live album from this extensive tour recorded at the Baked Potato, Los Angeles, USA on 1 February 2019 is released now on CD and Digital Download, while it already came out as limited 2LP, 180 grams only 200 numbered copies each on transparent, blue and marbled vinyl.
From GlassOnyon PR
Ex-HAWKWIND Bassist ALAN DAVEY Releases 4CD Box Set Of Home Demos Including Early HAWKWIND Songs!
Los Angeles, CA - Alan Davey, the brilliantly creative musician/songwriter/producer perhaps best known for being the protégé of Motörhead’s Lemmy as well as filling Lemmy’s leather boots as the bassist for space rock icons Hawkwind, is an astoundingly exhaustive artist. Just this year, Davey has overseen the release of new singles by his superstar project Hawkestrel that featured Rick Wakeman, Pat Travers and electronic violinist Shankar (Peter Gabriel, Frank Zappa) as well as the release of a 3-album set from his side project Pre-Med. And now comes the release of a 4CD collection of home studio recordings, awesomely dubbed Four-Track Mind. With recordings that date back to the mid-‘80s all the way up to this decade, Four-Track Mind will give the listener a glimpse into the creative evolution of this amazingly adventurous artist. Packaged in a deluxe clamshell box with individual wallets for each disc along with a 12-page booklet with detailed liner notes and vintage photos, this is a box set that no Alan Davey fan should be without!
Davey has this to say about the collection: “Rarely do musicians ever release their learning curves of writing, mixing, and production skills, with all the clicks and pops and unedited flaws, but I thought people would find it interesting to see how I evolved my style and sound over the years. From a 4-track cassette machine, here are 60+ demos of many of my songs and some not yet used!”
Four-Track Mind will be available on both CD and digital everywhere starting May 22!
Here's Hawkestral's 'Circles' feat. Todd Rundgren and L. Shankar :
And here's an older piece by Shankar / Shenkar, featuring Jonathan Davis (Korn)
Monday, May 11, 2020
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Saturday, May 9, 2020
The Giraffe Orchestra (or GTO) released their first album in 2016 : "Broken Lines".
The band consists of Alice In Chains vocalist William DuVall, guitarist Brent Hinds of Mastodon, lead guitarist Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan, drummer Thomas Pridgen of The Mars Volta, and bassist Pete Griffin of Dethklok and Zappa Plays Zappa.
Friday, May 8, 2020
Info and tracklist on the latest Zappa release :
Disc 1 – Trident Studios, London, England June 21-22, 1970
Disc 2 – Live Highlights Part 1 – “Piknik” VPRO June 18, 1970 / Pepperland September 26, 1970
Disc 3 – Live Highlights Part 2 – Hybrid Concert: Santa Monica August 21, 1970 / Spokane September 17, 1970
Disc 4 – Live Highlights Part 3 – FZ Tour Tape Recordings
From GlassOnyon PR
The two VE Day Heroes being celebrated within the Fripp and Willcox families:
Uncle Bill, aka RAF Flight Sergeant Alfie Fripp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfie_Fripp, who helped in planning The Great Escape.
Beric Willcox of the Royal Navy, based in Alexandria, who guarded convoys in the Mediterranean.
The guitar used in the video is RF’s Les Paul serial no. 9-1986; used on all KC albums 1969-74; and on the Heroes session in Berlin with David Bowie, Tony Visconti and Brian Eno at the Hansa Studios, July 1977.
Backing track: King Crimson Live In Berlin on September 12th. 2016.
Personnel: Gavin Harrison, Jeremy Stacey, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins, Tony Levin, Jakko Jakszyk and Robert Fripp.
Fairy dustings provided by Bill Rieflin.
Recorded and mixed by Chris Porter.
Produced by Chris Porter with Robert Fripp and David Singleton.
Used by permission.
Vocal track and video: Toyah Willcox, at home in the kitchen, Middle England;
May 5th. 2020 on iPhone.
Ian Anderson and Leslie Mandoki with the Mandoki Soulmates
with John Helliwell, Chris Thompson, Bobby Kimball , Simon Phillips, Randy Brecker and Steve Bailey;
“#WeSayThankYou” was written in the context of Leslie’s own isolation in Germany, where his doctor wife, Eva, is a first contact physician.
A message from Kurt Morgan (who is producing and orchestrating Chris Opperman's latest release) :
Composer Chris Opperman and I are very excited to share this video premiere with all of you.
Over the last year, Chris and I have been working on Chamber Music From Hell, an album of some of his more challenging compositions for chamber ensemble and I am happy to report that we can see the finish line approaching.
The following video for “Waking Up” is a visual representation of a piece from that collection; one that attempts to convey some kind of peace, balance, and relief from the challenging music that precedes it.
We hope that this humble piece of art acts as some kind of relief for people as we try to navigate through the “new normal” world that we presently find ourselves in.
Chris and I wish all of you good health, peace, and happiness today and everyday.
JG Thirlwell and Simon Steensland released "Oscillospira" on Mike Patton's IPECAC label this April.
Featuring Morgan Ågren on drums, nicely mixed in front.
Prog and RIO fans (Magma, Present,... ) take note !!
The digital release :
-- info: Harald Häring
Performed and recorded live in concert at Zappanale in 2010;
Dresden, Germany, based metal trio JVLITH CHRISHVN.
A bit awkward that Bandcamp says that this was made available on Jan 1, 2010 as it only got recorded in the summer of 2010...
Thursday, May 7, 2020
sECRET rECORDS said:
This one is really doing it for me this morning. Two of these weirdos are gone now. We'll be releasing an LP by each of them soon (maybe July / Aug?). Grab a copy of this album while you can. There's a few mint, unnumbered copies for sale that we had locked up in the archives. Both the purple and black and the yellow inside clear vinyl editions are there if ya want one. https://secretrecords.bandcamp.com/track/walter-westinghouse
The Residents featuring Snakefinger - 13th Anniversary Live In Holland 1986 on Secret Records.
Paris, France, based Frank Zappa tribute band Arf! released four tracks on Bandcamp.
The violin is 'Cosmik Debris', the guitar in 'Zoot Allures',...
Let's hope they put it out on CD as well !!
- unkle sounds: ww III - unkle vs unkle
(2004, 2cd, uk, unkle sounds)
“Unkle Vs. Unkle” included a live performance of “Drums Of Death”, Part 1 and Part 2. These tracks initially got released on UNKLE’s 1998 “Psyence Fiction” album (to which DJ Shadow contributed).
Both tracks use FZ samples.
Here's UNKLE Sounds' 2002 BBC mix tape.
No Zappa samples as far as I can tell, but it includes Kraftwerk mixed with Whitney Houston somewhere in there !!
R.I.P. Florian Schneider.
- los smugglers: wet pants club
(1994, lp, spain, radiation records rare 004)
It got released on CD but also on vinyl, which was new to me.
The LP has slightly different artwork compared to the CD and only offer eight tracks, but the Frank Zappa composition is also present.
Re-named 'Pacifica Stomp' !!
Check it out :
- les coronados: n'importe quoi... et plus
(1996, cd, france, last call)
I only recently found out that the track had been added as a bonus on the 1996 CD reissue of their first album, "N'importe Quoi", originally released in 1984.
Prince reissue series continues
UP ALL NITE WITH PRINCE: THE ONE NITE ALONE COLLECTION (4CD / 1 DVD)
Up All Nite With Prince: The One Nite Alone Collection brings the electrifying power of Prince’s 2002 studio and live releases together in one stunning package.
This 4CD/1DVD set includes
- One Nite Alone…, Prince’s striking piano-and-vocal studio album (in its first commercial CD release);
- the double-disc One Nite Alone…Live! featuring recent jams (“Muse 2 The Pharaoh,” “1+1+1 Is 3”) and classic favorites (“Raspberry Beret,” “Nothing Compares 2 U,” “When U Were Mine”);
- the high-energy One Nite Alone…The Aftershow: It Ain’t Over! with guest appearances by George Clinton and Musiq Soulchild;
- and the Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas DVD.
The ultimate Prince concert experience is here!
One Nite Alone… (1 CD)
One Nite Alone…Live! (2 CD)
One Nite Alone: The Aftershow…It Ain’t Over (1 CD)
Prince Live At The Aladdin Las Vegas (DVD)
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Belgian sculptor, and graphic artist Paul Van Hees made "Mother Of Invention" in 1998.
I've added the entry to "References to Frank Zappa by other artists (not in music)"
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
- kladderadatsch: weids
(2014, cd, nl, private release)
From 2014 already, but it is their latest release...
And a fine one.
from GlassOnyon PR
Guru Guru Legend Mani Neumeier and Okinawa Friends Release GALAPAGOS
Even after his 80th birthday, Mani Neumeier, a famous drummer from Germany who is familiar with “Mani-san,” and is still active with solo various projects including GURU GURU, has visited Okinawa and its beaches. There he played with coral percussion. Heavenly swaying in the south, with prog and free musicians participating, led by guitarist Ishihara, who manipulates from low-pitched to roaring, ambient to noise, and Kengo Sakamoto, who is one of the 100 views of Koenji, gathered as if invited by the sound. Together they formed a psychedelic jam band. This work was recorded in Urasoe City, Okinawa Prefecture in February 2019. Their first Taiwan tour in February 2020 this year received critical acclaim.
Mani Neumeier: Drum, Plate percussion
Takeshi Ishihara: Right Guitar
Halls: Left Guitar
Uechi Gacha Kazuya: Right Bass
Kengo Sakamoto: Left Bass
Denver, Colorado, based progressive metal trio Dr. Zilog combined 8-bit compositions with guitars and drums.
For their “Apothecary” album, the band recorded FZ’s’Peaches En Regalia’ and a piece of ‘St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast’.
- kladderadatsch: spruitjes
(2004, cd, nl, private release)
CD, released in a cigar box.
Ten years later, Kladderadatsch made another CD. This one was called "Spruitjes" (Brussels sprouts) and got released in a hexagonal fold-out cardboard.
Nice. Very nice.
Here's their video report of a short tour in the Czech Republic in 2013.
Charlottetown, Canada, based musician Lee Rosevere is the man behind Fudge, a surf band that contributed to three Cordelia Records tribute albums.
“At The Beach” compiled the tracks from these discs.
Includes FZ's 'The Orange Country Lumber Truck'.
Canadian instrumental progressive metal project Pomegranate Tiger was formed by multi-instrumentalist Martin Andres. Pomegranate Tiger’s version of FZ’s ‘The Black Page’ was released as a digital download on Bandcamp. Martin performed and recorded all instruments.
Monday, May 4, 2020
Free sampler by Desert Highways.
Desert Highways is an independent music company based in Melbourne, Australia that includes a record label, online store, freelance music journalism, band management, booking and promo, and release and live reviews.
includes a Captain Cheesebeard track !
Sunday, May 3, 2020
The original versions of the songs that have been covered by Gov't Mule.
This is super cool. Someone made a playlist with the original version of every single song GM has covered. Its almost 53 hours long!! It is meant to be listened to on Shuffle.
-- info: Philippe Lamoot
- cowboys from hell: running man
(2018, cd, austria, challenge records)
Their third release.
First saw the band in 2014 at the Zapperlot! festival in Switzerland.
An overwhelming experience.
"Running Man" presents 9 tracks where the sax / bass / drums trio fills the space with energy.
Exactly what I like. And not just on a Sunday morning.
- hardy fox: killing time
(2020, cd, austria, klanggalerie gg329)
It's not just the compositions, I also like the the type and colour of his sounds.
Available from Klanggalerie and Bandcamp.
Here's Homer and Hardy, pictured by Adam Weller.
Article by Kjell Knudde.
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Originally released in 2001 on Prince's own label and soon to be reissued.
Reason enough to give the album another listen.
(and to add the data to the United Mutations Archives at the same time.)
- prince: the rainbow children
(2001, cd, usa, npg records)
Morgan Ågren has uploaded new material to his Bandcamp page.
There's the hilarious 'Jamin' w. Kenneth',
"... a 10 minute jam with that crazy multimillionaire televangelist Kenneth Copeland."
and there's this compilation album :
Andre Cholmondeley founded Project/Object, participated in the Doot! project with Pete Brunelli and Steve Chillemi, performed with Don Preston's trio, worked as guitar tech, AND !! makes his own music as well.
In 2006, he released a solo album, "Enigma With Attitude". On CD.
In 2014, Andre put a re-sequenced version up on Bandcamp.
Check it out !!
"In My Heart" is taken from the album "Chepleeri Dream" by L. Shankar.
Video by Balázs Gróf
Vocals, Double Violin and Keys by L. Shankar
Additional vocals by Jonathan Davis
Drums by Stephen Perkins
Bass by Norwood Fisher
Guitar by Josh Lopez
Sax by Scott Page
from GlassOnyon PR
Legendary Electric Violinist and Vocalist L. SHANKAR Debuts New Single and Video From His Star-Studded New Album!
Album features guest appearances by Korn’s Jonathan Davis, world renowned vedic chanter P.N. Sivarama Krishnan, Tony Levin, Chester Thompson, Scott Page of Supertramp and Pink Floyd, Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins, Norwood Fisher of Fishbone, and others!
Los Angeles, CA - Lakshminarayana Shankar, professionally known as L. Shankar, is widely considered a living legend, a pioneer, and a musical genius who has collaborated with giants such as Frank Zappa, Peter Gabriel, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and many, many more. His solo albums have always drawn not only enormous interest from fans and critics alike but also showcase the collaborative spirit that is integral to Shankar’s art. Musicians, singers, visionaries, both known and obscure, have all come to pay tribute to this uniquely talented musician and perhaps even find new inspiration for themselves by performing on his recordings. That tradition continues on Shankar’s new single “In My Heart,” which features the talents of groundbreaking artist Jonathan Davis, lead singer of alt-metal icons Korn, as well as Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins, Fishbone’s Norwood Fisher, Scott Page renowned saxophonist from Supertramp and Pink Floyd and others. The song’s meditative pace sets the perfect vibe for Shankar’s mantra-like lyrics and melody while an ethereal musical bed transports the listener on a spiritual journey.
This is the first single from Shankar's newest full-length album Chepleeri Dream that also features guest performances from King Crimson’s Tony Levin, Chester Thompson (Phil Collins / Genesis / Frank Zappa), Dileep Palakkad, and more! Shankar shares this about the album, “I was so inspired to work on this album and to have many great musicians involved with this project. The songs reflect upon my experience living at Chepleeri Temple in Kerala when there was a major disaster, floods which destroyed Kerala and I had to over come all the obstacles to get this project finished. It was truly a challenge and I love challenges. It gives me strength.”
Friday, May 1, 2020
From the ICP website
UPCOMING ICP RELEASES
In 2020 we’ll have two new releases: ICP 062, ICP Orchestra and Nieuw Amsterdams Peil (NAP), tentatively titled De Hondenmepper will be released on 1 April on CD.
Following that, a release featuring ICP Orchestra and pianola (“ICPianola”, dus), tentatively titled Tiger Rag will be released on 1 October as ICP 063.
In addition, we’ll continue to release some old and new music to the ICP Bandcamp page.