Sunday, May 15, 2016

Lisa Gerrard And Pieter Bourke : Duality 1998


Lisa Gerrard (born 12 April 1961) is an Australian musician, singer and composer who rose to prominence as part of the music group "Dead Can Dance" with music partner Brendan Perry.

 Since her career began in 1981, Gerrard has been involved in a wide range of projects. She received a Golden Globe Award for the music score to the film "Gladiator", on which she collaborated with Hans
Zimmer on such songs as "Now We Are Free."

With respect to such work she has said :

"I sing in the language of the Heart.
It's an invented language that I've had for a very long time.
I believe I started singing in it when I was about 12. Roughly that time.
And I believed that I was speaking to God when I sang in that language."


Pieter Alan Bourke is an Australian composer, keyboardist, percussionist and audio engineer. From 1995 he has recorded several projects with Dead Can Dance founder Lisa Gerrard, and was a touring member of Dead Can Dance's 1996 Spiritchaser Tour. On 14 April 1998 Bourke and Gerrard issued a world music album, "Duality".

From 1993 he also collaborated with industrial musician, David Thrussell (alias Black Lung), first as part of the latter's band Snog, then together as the ambient duo, Soma. In 2001, he formed a dub reggae outfit, Secret Masters, with Brian Westbrook (aka Donnie Dub).

Bourke and Gerrard have received two shared Golden Globe nominations for 'Best Original Score', in 2000 for The Insider (1999), and in 2002 for Ali (2001).


Dead Can Dance originally formed as a quartet in 1981 in Melbourne, but in 1982 moved to London with members Gerrard, Brendan Perry and bass player Paul Erikson. Shortly after coming to England, Erikson flew back to Australia, leaving the band as a duo.

Dead Can Dance recorded eight albums on the 4AD Records recording label beginning with the self-entitled Dead Can Dance LP in 1984. The song "Nierika" became part of the opening titles for Mexican television station TV Azteca's soap opera "La Chacala". The band split in 1998, but reunited in 2005 for a world tour. In 2012, the band announced a new world tour to coincide with the release of their new album, Anastasis.

 The group's debut album, Dead Can Dance, was released in February 1984. The artwork (see pictured), which depicts a ritual mask from New Guinea, "provide a visual reinterpretation of the meaning of the name Dead Can Dance", set in a faux Greek typeface.
The album featured "drum-driven, ambient guitar music with chanting, singing and howling", and fit in with the ethereal wave style of label mates Cocteau Twins. They followed with a four-track extended play, Garden of the Arcane Delights in August.

AllMusic described their early work as "as Goth as it gets" (despite the group themselves rejecting the label), while the EP saw them "plunging into a wider range of music and style".

For their second album, "Spleen and Ideal", the group comprised the core duo of Gerrard and Perry with cello, trombone and tympani added in by session musicians. Released in November 1985, it was co-produced by the duo and John A. Rivers. Raggett describes it as "a consciously medieval European sound [...] like it was recorded in an immense cathedral".

The group built a following in Europe, particullary in Greece and the album reached No. 2 on the UK indie charts.

By 1989, Gerrard and Perry had separated domestically – Gerrard returned to Australia and Perry moved to Ireland – but they still wrote, recorded and performed together as Dead Can Dance.

Anastasis is a 2012 studio album by "Dead Can Dance".
It is the eighth studio album by the band and the first after Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard disbanded in 1998.
It was officially released on 13 August 2012 by PIAS Recordings, 16 years after the group's last album, Spiritchaser.It is also the band's first album since it left 4AD Records. "Anastasis" is the Greek word for "resurrection".


In 1998 Lisa recorded "Duality" in collaboration with Pieter Bourke. This album would mark the beginning of an extensive collaboration for a number of film scores, including "The Insider" and "Ali".

It was Lisa Gerrard's second post-"Dead Can Dance" album after "The Mirror Pool" from 1995.
Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry released their last album in 1996 and had officially disbanded "Dead Can Dance" earlier in 1998.


The beginning of the song "Shadow Magnet" will sound familiar to many because it influenced, in part, the music at the beginning of the Gladiator soundtrack (music by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard).
The track "Nadir (Synchronicity)" was initially intended for use at the end of that film, however due to problems with copyright, a song 'influenced' by this track was used instead.
"Tempest" and "Sacrifice" were used for "The Insider" soundtrack.

The echoing depths that characterize Gerrard's work again appear, as much a tribute to excellent production as it is an artistic choice, and there are wondrous parts with haunting string arrangements, heavenly orchestras or the like dominating this time out.

Meanwhile, the mysterious folk/dance side of Gerrard's work remains intact, percussive instruments of all sorts to the fore, blending Arabic, Mediterranean, South Asian, and other styles into a mystic whole, as on tracks like "Shadow Magnet" and "Nadir (Synchronicity)."

Where there are rhythmless tracks, such as "The Unfolding" and the minimal beauty of "The Circulation of Shadows,"


01.Shadow Magnet – 7:54
02.Tempest (Bourke, Gerrard, Madjid Khaladj) – 5:49
03.Forest Veil – 2:31
04.The Comforter – 1:26
05.The Unfolding – 4:35
06.Pilgrimage of Lost Children – 3:48
07.The Human Game – 6:56
08.The Circulation of Shadows – 1:56
09.Sacrifice – 7:47
10.Nadir (Synchronicity) – 3:02

MP3 : Size : 112 MB
FLAC : SIZE : 251 MB

Thursday, May 05, 2016

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

The Nightporters : Feelin' Good 2001

Feelin' Good album by Nightporters was released Apr 24, 2001 on the Indigo label. Debut album from 1997, originally a limited release on the band's own label, now given a world-wide release by Indigo Records. Includes 8 tracks of explosive British R&B music capturing all the energy & excitement of this great act.

[ Just superb - electrifying R&B. Fantastic rhythm, energy & drive - if this doesn't get you tapping your feet & dancing, then nothing ever will. Every track excellent.
Sounds like I'm the bands manager!
We've been to see them live twice (one of the best bends I've seen live) - if we get a chance, we'll be back again and again.]


This British band recorded their debut album in four days, mostly live in the studio. It's energetic bar-band R&B/rock crossover, a style that had been plumbed for decades prior to this effort, and will probably be around for as long as electric guitars are.
Consisting entirely of covers, the eight-song set is not as cliched in song choice as it could be, but neither is it that exotic, including the likes of "Hip Shake," "Rollin' and Tumblin'," "Love in Vain," and Little Walter's "Mellow Down Easy" and "Blue and Lonesome." Lead singer Ian Roberts' voice is neither that good nor colored with nuance -- qualities that are absolutely essential if you want to make your mark using both styles and material that have been around the block so often.

As a live act, it's a fair bet they're entertaining and capable of getting the joint bopping. If you're going to listen to these songs on a CD player, though, why should you settle for something like this when so many have done this sort of music (and, often, these exact same songs) with more personality and distinction? Originally released in 1997 on their own Wang label, it was reissued in 2001 by Indigo.


1. Mellow Down Easy
2. Let 'er Roll
3. Feelin' Good
4. Hip Shake
5. Blue And Lonesome
6. Rollin' And Tumblin'
7. Certainly All
8. Love In Vain

Audio CD (March 26, 2001)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Import
Label: Indigo UK
ASIN: B000057N9S

MP3 : Size  :  88.2 MB
FLAC :  Size  :  268 MB

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Dawn Penn : No , No , No 1994

Dawn Penn (born in 1952 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae singer. She first had a short career during the rocksteady era, between 1967 and 1969, but is most known for her single "You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)" which became a worldwide hit in 1994.
Dawn Penn's earliest recordings were composed and written by her around 1966 using session musicians. In 1967, she recorded the rocksteady single "You Don't Love Me", produced by Coxsone Dodd at Studio One.

She also recorded "Why Did You Leave" at Studio One, "Broke My Heart" for Bunny Lee, "I Let You Go Boy" and covers of "To Sir with Love" and "Here Comes the Sun".
Dawn had also recorded for singer and producer Prince Buster early in her career with songs like "Long Day, Short Night", "Blue Yes Blue" and "Here's the Key". By 1970, Penn had left the music industry and had moved to the Virgin Islands. However, she faced racism there, and in 1987, she returned to Jamaica and to music.

[ Ιn the early 1990s, when Dawn Penn (who had left the music industry in 1970) returned to the charts with a remake of her 1960s smash "You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)."
Thankfully, Penn's voice has held up well over the years, and she's in generally good form on 1994's No, No, No, her first full-length album after her comeback. Though the production of Sly Dunbar, Steely & Clevie, and others is slick and high tech, and some of the material has a strong urban contemporary flavor -- especially "I'll Do It Again" and "Samfi Boy" -- much of the CD recalls the type of rocksteady style that Penn was known for in the 1960s.
To be sure, "The First Cut Is the Deepest," "Keep in Touch," and a cover of Smokey Robinson's "I Want a Love I Can See" are a lot slicker, glossier, and more produced than Penn's Studio One recordings of the late 1960s.

AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson ]


01. I Want a Love I Can See (Smokey Robinson) - 3:54
02. I'm Sorry (Clive Hunt, Dawn Penn, Dylan Powe) - 4:10
03. You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) (Extended Mix) (Dawn Penn) - 4:37
04. Night and Day (Horace Swaby) - 4:55
05. My Love Takes Over (Clive Hunt, Dawn Penn, Dylan Powe) - 3:57
06. The First Cut Is the Deepest (Cat Stevens) - 4:27
07. I'll Do It Again (Dwight Pinkney) - 4:05
08. Hurt (Dawn Penn) - 3:57
09. Samfi Boy (Bobby Digital, Dawn Penn, Geoffrey Chung) - 5:09
10. Keep in Touch (Chin/Fook, Geoffrey Chung, Rupert Cunningham) - 4:30
11. My Man (Clevie Brownie, Nadine Sutherland) - 3:58
12. Blue Yes Blue (Dawn Penn) - 4:52
13. You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) (Remix) (Dawn Penn) - 5:13

MP3 : Size :  57.1 MB
FLAC : SIZE :  373 MB

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Social Ditortion : Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell 1992

Social Distortion is an American punk rock band formed in 1978 in Fullerton, California. The band currently consists of Mike Ness (lead vocals, lead guitar), Jonny Wickersham (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Brent Harding (bass, backing vocals), David Hidalgo, Jr. (drums), and David Kalish (keys).

Social Distortion went on a temporary hiatus in the mid-1980s, due to frontman Ness' drug addiction and troubles with the law which resulted in extended stints in various rehabilitation centers that lasted for two years. Since its inception, the band lineup has been a virtual revolving-door of talent with many members coming and going – Ness has been the only constant member. After 37 years of performing, Social Distortion continues to tour and record music.

To date, Social Distortion has released seven full-length studio albums, two compilations, one live album, and two DVDs.
Many of their later albums, including their second gold record "Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell" (1992), were also well received. They are considered one of the best-selling punk rock bands, with more than three million albums sold worldwide.

The fourth album, Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, was released in 1992. The album included two hit singles—"Bad Luck", and "When She Begins". Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell surpassed all their previous albums in popularity.


01. Cold Feelings - 3:31
ο2. Bad Luck - 4:26
03. Making Believe - 4:12 (Jimmy Work)
04. Born to Lose - 4:09
05. Bye Bye Baby - 3:06
06. When She Begins - 5:04
07. 99 to Life - 4:28
08. King of Fools - 2:50 (W.E. Bruce/Ness)
09. Sometimes I Do - 4:01
10. This Time Darling - 4:08
11. Ghost Town Blues - 4:42

MP3 . Size :  109 MB
FLAC . Size :  316 MB

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Screamin' Jay Hawkins and The Fuzztones : Live EP 1985


American musician, singer and actor, born 18 July 1929 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and died 12 February 2000 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

 Famed chiefly for his powerful, operatic vocal delivery and wildly theatrical performances of songs such as "I Put a Spell on You" and "Constipation Blues," Hawkins sometimes used macabre props onstage, making him perhaps the first shock rocker.


The Fuzztones have achieved legendary status as cult faves during their 29 year career. Their fiery brand of Garage-Psych-Punk pre-dated the entire "Garage Revival" of the 1980's and has influenced hundreds of groups, from the Hives to the Horrors.


“Hooking up veteran soul singer Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, a guy who has been singing since the fifties, with New York garage band heroes The Fuzztones is not as strange a combination as at first it seems.

This four cut EP, recorded live at a benefit Christmas party last year at Irving Plaza, finds Jay in good voice and raunchy good humor, and as he puts it, the young band really seems to give him a kick.

He somehow manages to slip a reference to AIDS in ‘Alligator Wine,’ and ‘Constipation Blues’ is almost painful to listen to, with Hawkins doing his best impression of an outhouse. Yet the classic “I Put A Spell On You” never sounded better than in this raunch revisionist setting.

And there’s even a Christmas song for people who hate Christmas songs, a truly wonderful piece called ‘It’s That Time Again.’ It’s mostly good fun, and Screamin’ Jay sounds like he’s having a blast. Everyone should have so much fun after doing their thing for so long.” –Hank Bordowitz

The Fuzztones and Screamin' Jay Hawkins – Live
Label : Midnight Records– MIRLP 114
Format : Vinyl, 12", Mini-Album
Country : US
Released : 1985
Genre : Rock, Blues
Style : Blues Rock, Garage Rock


A1 Alligator Wine
Written-By – Leiber & Stoller
A2 I Put A Spell On You
Written-By – J. Hawkins
B1 It's That Time Again
Written-By – J. Hawkins
B2 Constipation Blues
Written-By – J. Hawkins

Bass – Michael Jay
Drums – Ira Elliot
Guitar – Elan Portnoy
Guitar, Harp – Rudi Protrudi
Organ – Deb O'Nair
Photography By [Back] – Tom Bessoir
Photography By [Cover, Inner Sleeve] – Lisa Seifert
Vocals, Piano – Screamin' Jay Hawkins


Live Recording from a show which took place on December 19, 1984 at Irving Plaza, NYC.
Contains a Midnight Records' flyer with a big picture of SJH & the Fuzztones at the Irving Plaza N.Y.C.


FLAC HERE : Size : 133 MB
MP3  HERE : Size : 50,9 MB Flac & Mp3

Screamin' Jay Hawkins on this Blog HERE
The Fuzztones on this Blog HERE