Cherry Red Records,un dels millors segells indies a Londres

PILLOWS & PRAYERS,es un doble LP recopilatori que surt al 1982,per un preu promocional de 0,90 pounds,llavors el disc va ser als charts durant molts mesos.
El punk rock era a punt de acabar,i als petits segells independentes,son una finestra oberta al nou estil New wave i al neixament de molts grups pop de culte favorits.
Actualment,Cherry Red Records aposta en el mercat musical per la edició física de cds recopilatoris i la descarga online a Spotify,com a millor alternativa.

 

Aquest son alguns dels videoclips que surten al video promocional.Curiosament,cap de aquestas cançons en videoclips ,son al doble lp.

Marine Girls-“A place in the Sun”
Jane-“It´s a fine day”
Kevin Hewick-“Feathering the Nest”
Eyeless In Gazza-“New Raisen”
Everything But The Girl-“On my mind”
The Monochrome Set-“Jet Set Junta”

 

Pillows & Prayers-The Cherry Red video

Audio extract from the video in WAV 16 bits

 

Various ‎– Perspectives And Distortion(81)UK.Cherry Red 2LP

LP recopilatori editat per Cherry Red Records al 1981,PERSPECTIVES & DISTORTION,on entre altres artistas,eran The Lemon Kittens,Morgan Fisher,Matt Johnson,Fripp,Eyeless in Gaza

Un gran recopilatori de música electrónica i experimental.

V.A.PERSPECTIVES & DISTORTION(81) LP

vinil edició SP gravat in WAV 16 bits(Cara A)

V.A.PERSPECTIVES & DISTORTION(81) 2lp

vinil edició SP gravat in WAV 16 bits(Cara B)


Felt ‎– Ignite The Seven Cannons And Set Sail For The Sun(85)UK.Orig.LP Cherry Red

Felt,grup de culte Indi/pop liderat per al cantant i guitarra,Lawrence,comparats als Television i Lou Reed.

 

 

 

 

Felt ‎– Ignite The Seven Cannons And Set Sail For The Sun(85)UK.Orig.LP Cherry Red

Vinil edició original UK. gravat en WAV 16 bits(Cara A)

Felt ‎– Ignite The Seven Cannons And Set Sail For The Sun(85)UK.Orig.LP Cherry Red

Vinil edició original UK. gravat en WAV 16 bits(Cara B)

Felt-Live at Zeleste,Barcelona 01-04-85

01. Roman Litter
02.Crystall Ball
03. Caspian Sea
04.I Don’t Know Which Way To Turn
05.Black Ship In The Harbour
06.My Darkest Light Will Shine
07.Cathedral
08.The Day The Rain Came Down
09.Scarlet Servants
10.Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow
11.Ballad Of The Band
12.Whirlpool Vision Of Shame

Equip:
Cassette master-Nakamichi DR3-Prism Sound(Analog-digital conversor)-Izotope AUDIO EDITOR-WAV16-44

Felt-Live at Zeleste,Barcelona 01-04-85

(Cassette recorded “On air”) gravat en WAV 16 bits


The Monochrome Set ‎– Volume,Contrast,Brilliance…(Sessions & Singles Vol. 1)(83)UK.Orig. lp Cherry Red Records 

El guitarra/cantant Bid,i guitarra Lester Square,forman el grup al 1978.En aquest recopilatori original del 1983,surten alguns temas del “Elegible Bachelors”,i “Strange Boutique”,que son als millors discos dels inicis del grup.

 

 

The Monochrome Set ‎– Volume,Contrast,Brilliance(83)UK.Orig.Cherry Red LP

(Side A) gravat en WAV 16 bits

The Monochrome Set ‎– Volume,Contrast,Brilliance(83)UK.Orig.Cherry Red LP

(Side B) gravat en WAV 16 bits

 

 

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Library Music,milers de discos catalogats i desconeguts per L´ aficionat

Library Music“,es un estil de gravacions fetes per a la industria del sector audiovisual,básicament anuncis i películas.
Sustitut economic de la música original,aquest temas de library la mayorìa eran instrumentals,i tenian el efecte desitjat.

Durant molt anys,als coleccionistas no podían adquirir aquest discos,milers de discos catalogats no estaban en venta,ancara que molts son discos prescindibles i de poc interés,ya que eran peces de fragments musicals i no cancons.

 

Segells com Music De Wolfe o KPM,editan als anys 60´s- 70´s,grabacions per ser descobertas per al aficionat entusiaste,dins dels estils de pop,rock,electrónica,jazz-funk clásic.
Estrellas de rock entre altres,Pretty Things, Soft Machine,Anthony Phillips,Ron Geesin,que inspirats en aquest estil,van descubrir altre forma de fer diners,crean música.

 

 

 

 

Altres discos de interés son compositors Italians com Ennio Morricone o Piero Umiliani.
Segells independents com
Wah Wah records,(Jean-Jacques Perrey lp),o Finders Keepers records,(Suzanne Ciani lp),han apostat per reeditar recentment en vinil alguns titols de electrónic Library music.
Be With Records,reeditó 10 discos de KPM,entre ells,Brian Bennett i Alan Hawkshaw,Alan Parker,David Snell(John Cage,minimalisme).
Trunk records,lps Basil Kirchim(clasic ambient),i The John Baker tapes,música electrónica experimental(BBC radiophonic workshop).

 

 

V.A.-Library Groove,mixed by Joel Weston
Molt bo recopilatori recomenat sobre Library Music,que explora al millors artistes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Pop Sounds by the cool”,es un recopilatori de psicodelic rock a Music de Wolfe,on hi ha covers dels Jethro Tull,”Hightway song”,i Electric Prunes-“Emily waits”.

 

 

 

 

V.A.-Pop sounds by the cool DWLP3136(1969)MP3 baixa resolució

Soft Slipper-Sing Me A Song (71)UK.Orig. Music De Wolfe 24-96
Genre: Rock,Funk/Soul,Pop
Roger Hollman i Simon May,no confundir amb Phil May,cantant dels Pretty Things,la brilliant banda de R&B,signan tots als temas.  Vocal: A1 Stonehenge
A2 Sing Me A Song
A3 I’m In The Mood For You
A4 Baby Jane
A5 Take Me Back Soon
A6 Aphrodite’s Girl
A7 Me And The Wind And The Plain

Soft Slipper – Sing Me A Song(Side A)WAV 16-44


Instrumental

B1 Sing Me A Song
B2 I’m In The Mood For You
B3 Baby Jane
B4 Take Me Back Soon
B5 Aphrodite’s Girl
B6 Me And The Wind And The Plain
B7 Crazy House

Soft Slipper -Sing Me A Song(Side B)WAV 16-44


Entre 1968-1978,The Electric Banana(Philip May,John Povey,Richard Taylor,i Alan Waller) editaran 5 albums per al segell Music De Wolfe,Electric Banana“,”More Electric Banana“,”Even More electric Banana,mes tard als setanta Hot Licks“,i “The return of the Electric Banana.The Pretty Things havien de ferse careg dels costes de producció dels albums “S.F.Sorrow” i “Parachute“,llavors van formar un grup paralel The Electric Banana,per traballar amb nou material.

 

 

 

Electric Banana-“Electric Banana”(67)Music de Wolfe,MP3 Baixa resolució

Electric Banana-“More Electric Banana”(68)Music de Wolfe,MP3 Baixa resolució

Electric Banana-“Even More Electric Banana”(69)Music de Wolfe,MP3 Baixa resolució

Alguns de aquest temas,surten en una comedia Kitsch Británica “What´s Good for the Goose”de 1969,on al millor de aquest film es la actuació en directe dels Pretty.

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Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band -Safe As Milk, lp Reedició en stereo Mix Buddah

Grup de Rock & Blues ,Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band signan per A & M records en 1966.
Molts grups tocaban un pop comercial per promocionar als singles a las emisoras de radio, pro aquest disc es diferent, blu
es experimental,psicodelic ,es una obra de art.

Van Vliet,(Captain Beefheart) cantant i amic de Frank Zappa,edita aquest disc el mateix any que “Freak Out”,inspirat amb als musics del delta blues,com Howlin Wolf.També hi son Ry Cooder a la guitarra i Alex St. Clair l´ baix, i a las percusions,John French,tocan ritmes Africans.

 

 

“Plastic Factory”,amb un increible solo de guitarra blues,un dels millors que he escoltat,i la harmónica del Captain l´ acompanya amb un ritme perfecte.
“Zig Zag Wanderer”,”Call on Me”,i “Yellow Brick Road” son altres temas on destaca la guitarra,i ancara hi han altres temas de blues impresionants,com “Electricity” i “Abba Zaba.”

 

 

Performers:
Don Van Vliet: lead vocals, harmonica, bass marimba
Alex St. Clair Snouffer: guitar
Jerry Handley: bass guitar
Ry Cooder: guitar; bass on 8 & 11
John French: drums, percussion

 

Reedició vintage USA dels 70´s.

En aquesta versió Stereo Mix,surt un canal amb la veu i als ritmes de la percussió amb més volumen,logran un efecte molt més psicodélic.

 

Grabació de un vinil en format digital,audio en WAV 16 bits.

Nota:Nova grabació,per ajuste de parámetres del previ de phono.Aquesta grabació actual millora en dinámica la anterior,i amb menys soroll de fons.

Tracklist

A1 Sure ‘Nuff ‘N Yes I Do 2:10
A2 Zig Zag Wanderer 2:35
A3 Call On Me 3:10
A4 Dropout Boogie 2:20
A5 I’m Glad 3:22
A6 Electricity 3:00

 

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band – Safe As Milk(67)US.Re.(73)Buddah WAV 16-44 (Cara A) in WAV 16 bits


B1 Yellow Brick Road 2:50
B2 Abba Zaba 3:35
B3 Plastic Factory 3:00
B4 Where There’s Woman 2:05
B5 Grown So Ugly 2:22
B6 Autumn’s Child 4:35

 

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band – Safe As Milk(67)US.Re.(73)Buddah WAV 16-44 (Cara B) in WAV 16 bits


Si tens a la colecció vinils raros,originals i dificils de trobar,puc digitalitçar
als LPS,amb un só molt superior a las reedicions d´ara.

Molts segells discográfics,editan reedicions sense fer un adecuat  pre masters process,i aixó significa perdida en dinámica,i destrucció de audio,per únicament estalviar diners en la producció de un vinil.

 

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Various- Take Your Headphones(74)RE.,Unofficial Release(2007)promo sampler lp

Notes
“Take Your Headphones. Private Use. All Rights Reserved. Cosmic News.”

No more info on cover.

Note:
Surely the oddity in the Kosmische Kuriere saga, this was a very, very limited sampler originally released in 1974, devised to introduce Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser’s troupe to the US Market. Very much like “Gilles Zeitschift”, it took fragments of various Cosmic Couriers records and sessions, editing, mixing and splicing them up with spoken messages weird sound effects and even some classical music into a psychedelic headtrip! For sure, one of the most obscure and sought after releases from the krautrock scene. Don’t miss it! Limited to 300 vinyl copies only with handmade cover (including wax seal!) and also includes a 50 X 70 colour poster.. “

 

 

Various-Take Your Headphones(74)RE.Bootleg lp,White label,Unofficial Release(2007),LP in WAV 16 bits

 

 

 

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Can band,to mix avant-garde with rock music

Can-Live at Essex Univ., 17-05-75

1. Chain Reaction 0:00
2. Bel Air 23:03
3. Dizzy Dizzy 41:19
4. Mother Sky 52:54
5. One More Night 1:05:48

This is a Can classic´s live stoned jam,from the bootleg album “Future Days and Past Nights”.

Source recorded from the mixing desk.

Can-Live at Essex Univ.,17-05-75 in WAV 16 bits

Can – Soundtracks (70) FR.Reissue(80) Celluloid WAV 16-44

 

Tracklist

A1 Deadlock 3:25
A2 Tango Whiskyman 4:02
A3 Deadlock 1:40
A4 Don’t Turn The Light On,Leave Me Alone 3:42
A5 Soul Desert 3:46
B1 Mother Sky 14:30
B2 She Brings The Rain 4:04

 

Credits
Arranged By, Producer by The Can
Bass – Holger Czukay
Design – Albert Leuthenmayr
Organ -Irmin Schmidt
Percussion, Flute – Jaki Liebezeit
Vocals – Damo Suzuki (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1)
Michael Karoli-guitar

Notes

A selection of title songs and soundtracks from five movies for which Can wrote the music:
Tracks A1 to A3 from the movie “Deadlock” by Roland Klick (recorded August 1970).
Track A4 from the movie “Cream” by Leonidas Capitanos (recorded June 1970).
Track A5 from the movie “Medchen mit Gewalt” by Roger Fritz (recorded December 1969).
Track B1 from the movie “Deep End” by Jercy Skolimovsky (recorded July 1970).Track B2 from the movie “Bottom” by Thomas Schamoni (recorded November 1969).Recorded at Inner Space Studios.

“Mother sky” song,is a 14 minutes lisergic trip.It´s hipnotic and devastation.The song starts with Jaki Liebezeit perfect hit the drums,them Czukay on bass and Karoli reaching the skyes on guitar solo´s,
Damo sings like a shaman and Irmin on Keyboards,are a whole rhythm than insinuates you as fear and pleasure at the same time.
This song is eternal and atemporal masterpiece,after 50 years,is still on.
Can´s music is a lisergic trip.Into Avant-garde genre,as Schmidt and Czukay when formed
Can band,thought to mix avant-garde with rock music.
Neu,Can on Kraut style,were the pionering of Space rock and New Wave bands,like Happy Mondays,The Fall,Jesus and Mary Chain,later Sonic Youth or post-rock like Loop or the new progressive like The Mars Volta.

A vinyl Rip

 

 

 

Can – “Soundtracks”(70)FR.Reissue(80)Celluloid WAV 16-44 in WAV 16 bits (Face A)

 

 

 

Can – “Soundtracks”(70)FR.Reissue(80)Celluloid WAV 16-44 in WAV 16 bits (Face B)

 

 

 

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Steve Reich-Some of minimalist composer´s finest works

 

Their foremost album is  ”Music for 18 musician” ,played with all these instruments:Violin,cello,2 clarinets,4 women´s voice,
4 pianos,3 marim
bas,2 xylophone and metallphone.
There is a regula
r rhythmic pulse on the pianos that continues throught the piece.
The structucture
 of “Music for 18 musicians”,is based on a cycle of eleven chords played at the beginning of the piece,and repeated at the end.
One of the basic techniques of this piece is to changing harmonic rhythm,but is a minimum variation,in the melody than will be hear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Reich-“Music for 18 musician”(78)US.Orig. ECM

Digital vinyl transfer in WAV 16 bits

Minimalist American composer,was inspired in Oriental and African music.
Reich studied percussion based in classical school,learn tambor in Ghana University,and music of Bali,too.

Talking about the experience of recording one of earlies works,Piano Phase”(1967)
“The process is playing the same piece on two pianos,but one with slight delay in relation to the other”.

About,”New York Counterpoint” piece of this live concert,is a 1985 minimalist composition and intented to capture the throbbing vibrancy of Manhattan,mixed electronic sounds with acoustic instrumentation.

Steve Reich- IV Festival de Otoño,Casa Cultura Majadahonda (1987)

 

 

Steve Reich-Live at Teatre L´Aliança,18-11-89

Live concert,cassette recorded “On air” in WAV 16 bits

01.“Drumming(Part One)”
02.“Electric counterpoint”(David Tanenbaum)
03.“Sextet”
04.“Different trains”

 

 

 

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Pete Shelley – XL1,a synth-pop,lp

Buzzcocks were one of most influential bands to emerge in the initial wave of punk rock.
Start band member´s,
Pete Shelley – guitar, vocals,Steve Diggle – guitar,
John Maher – drums,Howard Devoto-singer

Buzzcocks -Electric Circus & OGWT
(SOURCED from VHS video tape)
Electric Circus 2-11-77- “What do I get?”
OGWT 1978- “Sixteen again”,”Nothing left”

 

Pete Shelley -“Telephone Operator”
(SOURCED from VHS video tape)
“Telephone Operator”,from Pete Shelley solo album ”XL1”.
Barry Adamson,mades synths effects playing bass on this track.

Pete Shelley-“XL.1”,not as good than their first solo album,“Homosapiens”,but still fun.
More dance pop than rock,with Martin Rushent’s (Human League,mega star of synth-pop producer),

Highlight tracks,than still have punk actitude,as “Telephone operator”,”If You Ask Me (I Won’t Say No)”,and “No one like you”.

 

Here,it´s “XL1” LP transfer to digital archive,in WAV 16 bits.

A1 Telephone Operator
A2 If You Ask Me (I Won’t Say No)
A3 What Was Heaven?
A4 You Know Better Than I Know
A5 Twilight

Pete Shelley – XL1 (83) UK. Genetic rec./Island rec.lp

Side A recorded in WAV 16 bits

B1 (Millions Of People) No One Like You
B2 Many A Time
B3 I Just Wanna Touch
B4 You & I
B5 XL 1
B6 ZX Spectrum Code

Notes

Track B6 is a computer program for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum which printed lyrics in time with the music and displayed graphics.

Pete Shelley – XL1 (83) UK. Genetic rec./Island rec.lp

Side B recorded in WAV 16 bits

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Wim Mertens Ensemble a la Estació de Perpinyá,TVE (1987)

Wim Mertens compositor de vanguardia,barreja el Minimalisme,amb la música de camara.

Als seus inicis,forma el grup Soft Verdict,i edita ”At Home”(81),”Vergessen”(82),i “Struggle for pleasure”(83)

Quan deixa als Soft Verdict,evoluciona cap a un estil Minimalista,pro amb un tó més melodic.

Durant aquests temps, va editar

 “Close cover”(1983),”Whisper Me”(1985),”Lir”(1985),i “Educes Me”(1986).

A les seves composicions,li dona molta importancia al tractament de la veu,que interpreta amb veu de contratenor,acompanyat amb una Ensemble que toca música mediaval,amb coros clásics.Gaudeix cantant quan interpreta música.

Wim Mertens,actua amb piano i la seva veu en solitari,o amb un grup de ensemble.

Quan toca amb la Ensemble,la música es escrita en partitura,i molt dificil de interpretar per als coristas tal com ell vol.Traballa amb el Coro de la Radio i Televisió Belga,son 10 personas i canvia constantment de músics,per evolucionar cap a un estil que més l´ agrada al compositor.

Mertens,compositor de Flandes,rep una important acollida,quan actua al nostre pais.

Aquest concert en directe,va ser editat amb una cinta de video VHS,i hi há un cert desacoblament del video amb el audio.Així dons,edité també l´áudio sols,per si és millor.

 

Wim Mertens Ensemble Live a la estació de Perpinyá (1987)


Wim Mertens Ensemble Live a la estació de Perpinyá (1987)
in WAV 16 bits

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Nick Cave,The Berlin years

On those earlies times with Boys Next Door,and Birthay Party,Nick Cave was acting on scene,like a possesed soul,it seems he mades a pacte with the devil.

While he was an heroin addict,it was a very dificult thing to substain an addiction.It just shows the desperation about been a junkie,and the issues than carries.

The post-punk music was great,played with good guitar musicians like Rowland S. Howard and Nick Harvey,and recorded memorable albums as Boys Next Door LP,and Birthay Party“Prayers on fire” and “Junk Yard”.

The Boys Next Door-Hee Haw 12″ Missing Link,Australia (1983),12” in WAV 16 bits

Living in London,he was a friend of the Fall,and The Pop Group.

When drugs just gone,asked to Nick Harvey,if they should start to made a new band,The Bad Seeds .

In those times,left London and gone to live to Berlin.

He starts to play the piano,and sing good bluesy melodies,also writes a book,”And the ass saw the angel”

Meets with the artistic society in Berlin,the nightlife scene,and mades good friends and collaborators like Christian Emmerich,of Die Haut.

Made a really special songs and recorded new records with incredible music and soul good taste.

Nick is very talented and artist genius.

During those couple of year in Berlin,releases the next albums:“The Firstborn is dead”(Mute 1985),
“Your funeral… my trail” (Mute 1986),“Kicking against the pricks” (Mute 1986),and “Tender Pray” (Mute1988).

Here it´s a documentary about the Berlin times,

Nick Cave – Stranger in a Strange land [ 1987 VPRO Documentary ]

Also,a live concert,recorded with a cassette “On air”,in Barcelona from 1988.

Playing songs like,“The Mercy seat”,“Up jumped the devil”,”Mercy”,and other tracks from the “Tender Pray”,album.

Nick Cave-Zeleste,16-10-88

Cassette recorded “On air” in WAV 16 bits

I can do recordings to be transfered in digital source

the most rare original pressings,are hard-to-find albums than often sound far superior to any reissues.Instead to pay an audio engineer,new labels use a quick mastering process than loose dynamics and destructive audio,to save money.

I have submitted masters to record labels and released digitizations with quite good dynamics.

If you have a piece of vintage audio that you would like digitized,please contact me.

 

 

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16 Horsepower,Calexico,Iron & Wine: Americana masterpieces albums

 

16 Horsepower- Folklore(2004)NE.Orig.Volkoren WAV 16-44
Performer – David Eugene Edwards, Jean-Yves Tola, Pascal Humbert
First pressing on vinyl, strictly limited to 300 copies.

 

“Folklore”,is the Five album of 16 Horsepower.
The music seems affected by old folk styles,and white gospel.
The vocals of David Eugene Edwards shows,a wonderful sense of craft.
This is a landmark of alt-country genre,with the brooding of gothic tones.
The music wears the listener,to the depresion of deepest US rural states.

 

Tracklist

 

A1 Hutterite Mile

A2 Outlaw Song

A3 Blessed Persistence

A4 Alone And Forsaken

A5 Single Girl

 

 

16 Horsepower- Folklore,Side A,LP in WAV 16 bits

 

 

 

B1 Beyond The Pale

B2 Horse Head Fiddle

B3 Sinnerman

B4 Flutter

B5 La Robe A Parasol

 

 

16 Horsepower- Folklore,Side B,LP in WAV 16 bits

 

 

Calexico | Iron & Wine- In The Reins(2005)Touch and Go 12″ WAV 16-44

 

 

This is a collaboration album between,two Indie Folk band´s.
Iron & Wine´s, Sam Beam wrote all the songs,and sings with emotional depth.
Pedal steels,vibraphone,and meandering trumpets lead the music to the wide-screen West.
I could hightly recommend Calexico´s “The black light” and “Hot rail” (2nd and third albums).
Then,Iron & Wine “The creek drank the cradle”,“Our endless numbered days”,“The Shepherd´s dog”(First three albums),are trademarks too.

 

 

Tracklist

 

A1 He Lays In The Reins

A2 Prison On Route 41

A3 History Of Lovers

 

 

 

 

 

Calexico | Iron & Wine,Side A,12″ in WAV 16 bits

 

 

 

B1 Red Dust

B2 Sixteen, Maybe Less

B3 Burn That Broken Bed

B4 Dead Man’s Will

 

 

Calexico | Iron & Wine,Side B,12” in WAV 16 bits

I can do recordings to be transfered in digital source

the most rare original pressings,are hard-to-find albums than often sound far superior to any reissues.Instead to pay an audio engineer,new labels use a quick mastering process than loose dynamics and destructive audio,to save money.

I have submitted masters to record labels and released digitizations with quite good dynamics.

If you have a piece of vintage audio that you would like digitized,please contact me.

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