Thursday, July 29, 2010

Great Success!

Had a blast last nite. Thanks to everyone for showing up and cutting a rug, and the collaborators from both blogs for bringing the goods.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Charanjit Singh - Synthesizing: Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat

this is the reissue of the original 1982 album chopped into individual tracks thanks to Bombay-Connection. an electronic gem.

taken directly from The Wooliest Mammoth.

"In 1982, Bollywood session musician Charanjit Singh imported the latest synthesizer equipment into India, to modernize the sound of Bollywood scores. After studio hours however, Singh went to work on his own experiment using the new equipment, (Roland TR-808, Roland TB-303 ((the synth responsible some 5 years later for creating the sound of acid house)) and a Roland Jupiter-8 keyboard) which was to record traditional Indian ragas using the latest in musical innovation. The result is an amazingly fluid minimal record that sounds far ahead of it's time. It just so happens that in this recording Singh made the first house and acid house recordings ever. Three and five years respectively ahead of their appearance in the west. All the elements are there: hypnotic beat, mesmerizing melodies, danceability."


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Davey Graham & Shirley Collins - Folk Roots, New Routes

Extremely influential in the English folk scene & the predecessor to The Pentangle. The masterful Davey Graham showcases his innovative jazz-folk stylings with Shirley Collins celtic crooning. A gem.


Radiohead - Hail To The Thief: Glastonbury 2003

full concert in HD!!
incredible performance.

Monday, July 5, 2010