Saturday, December 27, 2008

The String Pusher

So I really hope that people enjoy this song. I put it together in a desperate fever of emotional overload and it probably shows. Put this up briefly a few posts ago under a working title but now it's EQed and really ready to roll. Heard on a LOUD system the other night and it kind of blew me away. Which doesn't happen every day. Definitely on the slower end of the bpm spectrum but by the time you're half way through tempo is of no object.

Anyways.. I really hope some of you like. Inspired by my muse who will be greatly missed by many on the northeastern seaboard.
Also... BIG thanks to Chris at Another Night on Earth for the blog love and SpiritBear from Acid Test for the love.


The String Pusher - Scott Bliss (Kountry3astern)
for all those who care.... the WAV version

Friday, December 26, 2008

PRIMAL ROOTS! Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77

So if Boston is completely encrusted in snow and Christmas just ended then Primal Roots has to be one of the most amazing Brazilian Jazz albums of all time. It's certainly a seminal influence for many a rollin' around on the floor afro house track. In my opinion As well have having the aforementioned deeply rooted influences across the board for many dance music producers and even a lot of their hiphop counterparts. This is YET another $.25 thrift store score for your's truly. Couldn't believe my eyes. I almost don't want to put this up so I can keep sample sources a secret but screw it. Only 60 people read this blog regularly anyhow.
This is a WAV file so there's no previewing but if that really bothers you, don't download it :) This as close as you'll get to vinyl on your PC. Primal Roots was a Sergio Mendes brainchild with Chick Corea also lending a big wide one to the mix. For the time of it's creation in 1972, this album was something else to hear I'm sure. Blending classic Brazilian folk structures and techniques like call and response vocals. Ritualistic in it's structuring, the tasteful use of instruments such as the agogo, cuica, atabaques and the sometimes haunting single-string berimbau: Sergio creates an absolutely timeless masterpiece. The music dances from haunting to upbeat to pensive quickly with a grace unparalled. Perhaps my favorite dynamic between the contributing musician is their way of morphing a chaotic sonic tapestry almost instantaneously into a groove to be envied by the most accomplished disco worshiper... AND back again... and back again...
But I gush. Just listen if you've not before and you'll know what I mean.

Please enjoy...

Primal Roots - Brasil '77

A1 Promise Of A Fisherman (Promessa De Pescador) (3:29)
A2 After Sunrise (3:28)
A3 Canto De Ubirantan (2:07)
A4 Iemanja (2:56)
A5 Pomba Gira (2:30)
B1 The Circle Game (Jogo De Roda) (18:23)
B2 Promise Of A Fisherman (Promessa De Pescador) (0:37)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Hey... sorry about the slack of posts the last week. I really am sorry. I swerrr.
I am going to post a bunch of stuff because that's what you do this time of year.
Get nostalgic about better days... or if you're lucky like me you listen to your 4 year old say the cutest things ever. She saves my life. Done gushing though.
This first thing is the live album 500 Miles High by the ama-a-a-zing (did I say amazing?)Flora Purim. Hailing from Rio, Flora has quite an impressive body of work out there, mostly Brazilian jazz but also including the Return To Forever album I posted a month or so ago done with with Chick Corea. I recorded it into the 'forge awhile ago with the intention of editing. Haven't done that yet though and I'm feeling nice so here it is. This album was actually a gift from Fernanda, the wonderfully eccentric landlord and neighbor of a very close friend. She actually gave me a whole stack of really substantial vinyl finds. All she asked in return was that I record **THIS** album to digital format for her. So here it is...

Flora Purim - 500 Miles High

tracklist (in order of recorded side b first, to be confusing):
B1 Baia (4:33)
B2 Uri (The Wind) (6:22)
B3 Jive Talk (9:59)
A1 O Cantador (5:22)
A2 Bridge (1:45)
A3 500 Miles High (5:42)
A4 Cravo E Canela (6:59)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Seekrit Weppin 1.0 and Bot'Ox...

This is a track I came across a few years back. I played it like crazy back in good ole '06 and it still sounds fresh to me. Quite frankly I haven't the foggiest idea of who edited or remixed this nevermind what the original is. Perhaps I'm hanging my ignorance out on the line here and some kind soul will tell me where to go and how to get there. I hope so. Anyways... here's what we've come to love and call Faith Dealer.

Faith Dealer - seekrit

also a little bonus love...

This is Bot'Ox - Babylon By Car

Guaranteed to easy destroy a dance floor near you.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Anybody for some Wang?

I think I'm going to post a bunch of music from the past few years that I really love. Just so all you poseurs can pretend you've known all along.. heh.. kidding.

Everyone knows Daniel Wang would be considered partially responsible for the present disco renaissance except for the fact that he started Balihu in the early-mid-nineties. (sidenote: I love the fact that there're no Balihu records for sale on Ebay right now). Here's an interview with mr. wang. So maybe he as just behind the times? Who really cares. Anyways, this is one of his more recent... and it's on Ghostly Intl.

Berlin Sunrise - Daniel Wang

And this is one of two versions of Panoramic from the 2002 e.p. of the same name, on Playhouse (the now classic label consistently responsible for some the best releases of the last decade).

Panoramic (Acid Cha Cha) - Daniel Wang

Thursday, December 4, 2008

... It's Budgie...

Wow. So Budgie kicks everything to the curb. Considered by some to be the first heavy metal band. The Welsh band formed in 1971 and recorded in the same studio as Black Sabbath. you can hear a lot of similarities in the production style as well as, obviously the music. I have been rocking out to these guys for a week solid now. have 2 mp3s. And there's their first album too.

Everything In My Heart - Bugdie

Homicidal Suicidal - Budgie

Budge - Budgie (RAR only)