Friday, August 29, 2014

Tiger Lillies : Special Edition EP - Jazz & Τζαζ 2004


The Tiger Lillies were formed in 1989 and as the decades go by their sound remains one of the most unique and original things one could come across. Martyn Jacques, the band's front man, songwriter and founder, spent most of his twenties in a flat above a brothel in London's Soho, peeping through his window at the buzz of Soho’s lowlife. It took him a good ten years to turn that strange world into art, while training as a singer and songwriter. In 1989 he got his first accordion and The Tiger Lillies were formed shortly after.

With their signature blend of chanson, opera, and Gypsy music, London-based experimental rock trio the Tiger Lillies are difficult to define in one sentence.

Back in the early 90's the avant garde trio stood out immediately for its distinct sound and style and the band quickly worked its way up from London pubs to the Piccadilly Theatre and buskers’ benches to the Sydney Opera House. Soon the The Tiger Lillies were touring the world giving concerts and participating in various art and theatre projects.

The group revels in the bawdy vaudeville traditions of prostitution, opium dens, and the seedy life of the eternal street musician.

A couple of the many highlights in their career were the 2 Olivier Awards they won for the cult hit musical Shockheaded Peter and the Grammy nomination for their album The Gorey End. Within the last two decades
The Tiger Lillies have been doing an average of over 200 gigs a year and despite spending so much time on the road they have managed to also release more than one album a year (total number is somewhere around 35, but who is counting?).

They have participated in numerous shows all over the world, collaborating with artists of all disciplines: from circus performers to Shakespearean actors, experimental dancers to avant garde photographers and burlesque puppeteers to classical music ensembles.

The world of The Tiger Lillies is dark, peculiar and varied, with moments of deep sadness, cruel black humour and immense beauty. This unique "anarchic Brechtian street opera trio" tours the world playing songs about “anything that doesn’t involve beautiful blonde girls and boys running at the meadow” to quote their founder Martyn Jacques. Hence, their songs cover all the dark aspects of life, from prostitution and drug addiction to violence and despair.

Always with a touch of twisted humor and sharp irony The Tiger Lillies “point an implicit accusing finger back at us: what on Earth are we doing, laughing at this stuff?”. Their music is a mixture of pre-war Berlin cabaret, anarchic opera and gypsy music, echoing the voices of Bertolt Brecht and Jacques Brel. The Tiger Lillies shock, amuse and entertain in a postmodern vaudeville way, with their inimitable in-yer-face shows, where no limit should be taken for granted.

http://tigerlillies.com/band

Tracks :
01. Holy Men
02. Danced All Night
03. Bank Robber blues
04. Maria

Published by the Greek magazine " Jazz & Τζαζ " 0037 -2
Their albums are not available in the music shops .
You can find them only in their Web site or at their concerts 


Maria  Lyrics


He picks you up, in his car,
He opens every orifice and scar.
Maria, Maria

He cuts you down, in your prime
You will not wither or decline.
Maria, Maria

He tortures you, he holds you down
He beats you black, blue, green and brown.
Maria, Maria

He murders you, he takes your life
For Satan, Satan, Satan's light.
Maria, Maria
Maria, Maria

He feasts on you from dusk to dawn
His knife your body will transform.
Maria, Maria

Your hair so long, your hair so brown
Now in his evil, in his evil you do drown.
Maria, Maria

He drinks your blood as holy wine,
Now in his evil you decline.
Maria, Maria
Maria, Maria
Maria, Maria

FLAC  :  Size : 131 MB
MP3  @ 320 :  Size : 59,6 MB 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Echo Tattoo : Room Of Toys 1997

Evi Hasapidou Watson and guitarist Panos K. formed the band at the beginning of the 90s after the sparks flew between them during an audition. "I heard Evi sing" , "I was pretty much blown" away says Panos. Pretty much blown away by Panos guitar and poetry herself, Evi left the band she was in and started singing and composing with Panos.

The duo were soon joined by friends musicians and started playing live and recording their first album for Studio2 an independent Athenian label.
The album was adored by Greek and International psychedelia fans.


The band won first price in the 1996 Scype (song competition of Youth Programs in Europe) competition, hosted in Copenhagen, where bands from all European Union countries participated including the UK and Ireland. Voted by live audiences all around Europe as their favourite band and 'Over' as their favourite song, Echo Tattoo eventually landed a contract with another Athenian label, FM Records.

Their second album "Room of Toys" was recorded in Bath and London UK, produced by Bryan New and released in 1997 in Greece, Belgium, Spain and Holland with AFM FM Records European sub-label and Viva Records (subsidiary of Snuff Garrett Records).

More bio here .

TRACKS

01. Unconditional Luv
02. The Wave
03. Room-o-Toys
04. Fly In The Milk
05. My Wild Love
06. Celini - Artemis - Heckati
07. Lately
08. Look Ma
09. Liquid Bounces
10. Wish


Saturday, August 09, 2014

Slaine : Pat Mills ( Designers : Paul Staples - Siku - Rafael Garres - Simon Bisley )

Slaine is a comic hero from the pages of 2000 AD – one of Britain's most popular comic books.

Slaine is a barbarian fantasy adventure series based on Celtic myths and stories which first appeared in 1983, written by Pat Mills and initially drawn by his then wife, Angela Kincaid.
Pat Mills has written comics since the early seventies.


As well as his influential role in creating and contributing to numerous of British comics, Mills has produced work in both America and Europe. In particular he is known for creating 2000 AD where he was the first editor and contributed to a number of long-running stories like ABC Warriors which has run for nearly thirty years. He was also responsible for creating The Butterfly Children series of books for children with his former wife, Angela Kincaid.

Most of the early stories were drawn by Massimo Belardinelli and Mike McMahon.
Other notable artists to have worked on the character include Glenn Fabry and Simon Bisley. The current artist is Clint Langley, whose artwork combines painting, photography and digital art.


Slaine's favourite weapon is an axe called "Brainbiter". He has the power of the "warp spasm", based on the riastrad or body-distorting battle frenzy of the Irish hero Cu Chulainn, in which earth power "warps" through his body,

Slaine and Ukko

 


turning him into a terrifying, monstrously powerful figure. He is a devotee of the earth goddess Danu.At the start of the series Slaine was a wanderer, banished from his tribe, the Sessair. He explored the Land of the Young (Irish Tir na nOg) in the company of an unscrupulous dwarf called Ukko (Finnish for "old man", and the name of the Finnish pagan Thunder god), fighting monsters and mercenaries in the fantasy tradition.


In one early adventure he rescued a maiden, Medb (named after the Irish mythological queen Medb) from being sacrificed in a Wicker Man, only to earn her enmity – she was a devotee of Crom Cruach, the god to whom she was to be sacrificed, and was looking forward to the experience.



Her master and mentor, the ancient, rotting and insane Lord Weird Slough Feg, became the series' main villain.

Following stories featured sky chariots (flying longships), dragons and prehistoric alien gods.

 As the series progressed, Slaine returned to his tribe and became king

 leading them against the Fomorians, a race of Sea Demons who were oppressing them.
Then, in the landmark storyline The Horned God, Slaine united the tribes of the earth goddess against Lord Weird Slough Feg
and his allies, while his personal devotion to the goddess led to him becoming a new incarnation of the Horned God Carnun (based on the Gaulish deity Cernunnos).





Slough Feg : The Horned God

  
By the end of the story the Land of the Young is no more, and Slaine is the first High King of Ireland.



These new enemies turned out to be a full Fomorian invasion led by Balor and the sadistic Moloch, murdering, raping and eating their way through Slaine's tribe until, wracked with warp-spasm, Slaine was able to take out Balor. The tribal council forced Slaine to let Moloch go, hoping he'd fulfill his promise of keeping the Fomorians out of Ireland


  
The tribal council forced Slaine to let Moloch go, hoping he'd fulfill his promise of keeping the Fomorians out of Ireland; instead, he deliberately returned to rape and murder Niamh.

Wanting vengeance, Slaine abdicated the throne to go to Albion and kill Moloch, which he succeeded in doing. In his absence, his son Kai left the tribe to search for his father .


Slaine also killed Dagon  , The sea monster coming from the deep .










Slaine was able to convince the tribal council that the demons could be killed and war was once more declared on the invaders, but it was clear that Ireland would be constantly attacked by wave after wave of Fomorian invasion.

Slaine hit on the idea of having the Tribe of Danu escape to the Otherworld that their Sky Chariots had been sent to, thus freeing them from the demons and allowing the Atlanteans to settle peacefully in Ireland; both armies united against Odacon and his Sea Demons.

Slaine was able to free the Atlantean leader Gael from being Odacon's Golamh by handing over Sethor to take Gael's place; and they led their armies to bolster the city of Tara.


While the tribes fought a defensive battle, Slaine was sent to the Otherworld to secure the blessings of Danu for the Tribes of the Earth Goddess to settle there; this done, he returned with her power behind him and led a charge that decimated Odacon's forces. The Tribe was cast to the Otherworld in the aftermath, and Slaine assisted Gael in finally destroying Odacon and the parasitic spawn with which he had infested the outer-lying villages.

With Gael as High King of Ireland and founder of the eventual Gaelic race, Slaine left to track down his son. He found Kai at a travelling funfair, and later embarked on a quest to track down Crom Dubh.

Main characters

SLAINE MAC ROTH : Mighty black-haired Irish warrior exiled from the Sessair tribe for having an affair with the chief's fiance Niamh. He loves fighting and often beats up Ukko. His weapon is the stone axe Brainbiter and he first experienced the Warp Spasm as a child.

   
UKKO : Slaine's dwarf sidekick and chronicler, named after the Finnish storm-god Ukko. He is lecherous and greedy; like most fantasy dwarves he loves gold and has a business mind centuries ahead of the human characters. When Slaine becomes king Ukko is appointed his jester.


NEST : Druidess who urges Ukko to record Slaine's deeds. Ukko argues with her all the time but it is hinted there may be some mutual attraction between them.


NIAMH : Slaine's strong-willed wife. She is very assertive even for a woman of her times and prone to anger and jealousy, often beating up Slaine's other wives and concubines[9]

Supporting characters


MACHA : The mother of Slaine

DANU :  Goddess of the earth who provides Slaine with guidance. Originally earth was ruled by female goddesses but the druids suppressed them and replaced them with male counterparts


CATHBAD :  Chief druid who wears a horse skull and has a strong dislike of Ukko. He is a short old man with a moustache and bald head, save for a single tuft of hair.

MYRDDIN :  Half-Cythron Atlantean survivor and high-level magus analogous to Merlin. His fortress is located in modern-day Wales.

MURDACH :  Time-displaced son of Brian Boru.


KAI : Slaine's son. Slaine wanted him to be a warrior but Niamh had him train as a druid. Later Kai became a travelling acrobat .

KING RUDRAIGE MAC DELA :  Ruler of the city of Gorlias and guardian of the Silver Sword of the Moon. His hand was bitten off by Avagddu and replaced with a metal prosthesis, preventing him from becoming High King. He was married to Niamh for a year but left her for a warrior resembling Arnold Schwarzenegger's Conan .


KING GANN MAc DELA :  Ruler of Finias and wielder of the Spear of the Flaming Sun. To celebrate the defeat of the Fomorians Gann was sacrificed and eaten by the tribe .


LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG : The insane horned God .


KING SENGANN MAC DELA : Mad ruler of Falias, a moon-worshipping society. His people, the black-skinned Tribe of the Shadows, were responsible for exterminating the Neanderthal-like Beaver folk and stealing the Stone of Destiny.

MOGROOTH : Fearsome Atlantean dragon rider and gladiator with enlarged, sharpened fangs. Despises Ukko for his thievery.

AVANC :  The Avanc was a monstrous creature that, like most lake monsters, was said to prey upon any foolish enough to fall into or swim in its lake.

TLACHTA : Mogrooth's daughter and one of Myrddin's best warriors. Was badly disfigured by Cythron laser beam.

BALOR : Leader of the Fomorians. He only has one eye which is capable of destroying anything he stares at.


AVAGDU : Son of the godess of Earth is the most ugly , stupid and dark creature who wants to kill Slaine. He dies eating himself .

ROBYM :  An evil dwarf who acts as a servant to Medb .

MEDB MEGRIM : Drune priestess saved by Slaine from human sacrifice. It is revealed she wanted to be sacrificed to the worm-god Crom to become a goddess.

MOLOCH :  Balor's cruel lieutenant, who wields six swords in battle. Based on the pagan god Molech. Assumed command of the Fomorians when Balor was killed, and brutally murdered Niamh.

Novels


The first Slaine novel was released at the end of 2006:

    Slaine: Slaine the Exile (Steven Savile, Black Flame, December 2006, ISBN 1-84416-387-3)
    Slaine: Slaine the Defiler (Steven Savile, Black Flame, September 2007, ISBN 1-84416-493-4)

( Wiki )


Original Title : " SLAINE " - KONIGIN DER SCHLANGEN
Edit in Greece By : Ο2Η. BOOKS
September 2000
Pages :    48
Size Book : 24x17
Μετάφραση : Μπριασούλης Αλέξανδρος
Creator : Pat Mills
Designers : Paul Staples - Siku - Rafael Garres - Simon Bisley



Edit in Greece :






 1. Master Of The Beasts ( Ο Κυρίαρχος των Θηρίων )
  Published in Greece : 2000








 








2. The Queen Of Serpents ( Η Βασίλισσα Των Φιδιών )
   Publised in Greece : 2000













 3. The Horned God, Book 1 ( Ο Κερασφόρος Θεός ) Βιβλίο 1
Publised in Greece : 2000



 


4. The Horned God, Book 2 ( Ο Κερασφόρος Θεός ) Βιβλίο 2
   Publised in Greece : 2000












 5. The Horned God, Book 3 ( Ο Κερασφόρος Θεός ) Βιβλίο 3
   Publised in Greece : 2001

















6. The Horned God, Book 4 ( Ο Κερασφόρος Θεός ) Βιβλίο 4
   Publised in Greece : 2001








All these books was published in Greece By " O2H "

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

10 CC : How dare You 1976



Deriving their name from the metric total of semen ejaculated by the average male,the tongue-in-cheek British art-pop band 10cc comprised an all-star roster of Manchester-based musicians : vocalist/guitarist Graham Gouldman was a former member of the Mockingbirds and the author of hits for the Yardbirds,the Hollies,Herman's Hermits and Jeff Beck, Singer/guitarist Eric Stewart was an alum of Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders,and vocalists/multi-instrumentalists Kevin Godley and Lol Creme were both highly regarded studio players . 


Formed in 1970 , 10cc began as a session unit dubbed Hotlegs , after establishing residence at Stewart's Strawberry Studios , Hotlegs scored a surprise U.K . smash with the single "Neanderthal Man," subsequently issuing an LP , Thinks,School Times and touring with the Moody Blues.


After scoring their commercial breakthrough with "I'm Not in Love" from 1975's The Original Soundtrack, 10cc continued to build on their good fortune with How Dare You. It didn't spawn another massive hit like "I'm Not in Love," but it is a well-crafted album that shows off 10cc's eccentric humor and pop smarts in equal measure.

This time, the hit singles were "I'm Mandy Fly Me" and "Art for Art's Sake." The first tune is the fanciful tale of a plane crash victim saved from death by the stewardess of his dreams that plays out a poppy mock-exotica musical backdrop while the second is a tongue-in-cheek parody of commercial-minded artists set to a rocking, cowbell-driven beat. 



Elsewhere, How Dare You pursues a similar mix of zany humor and pop hooks: "Iceberg" brings its tale of a frigid romantic partner to life with an incredibly intricate and jazzy vocal melody, and "I Wanna Rule the World" is a witty tale of a dictator-in-training with enough catchy riffs and vocal harmonies for two or three songs. How Dare You loses a bit of steam on its second side when the songs' tempos start to slow down, but "Rock 'N' Roll Lullaby" and "Don't Hang Up" keep the listener involved through a combination of melodic songwriting and typically well-crafted arrangements.

In the end, How Dare You never hits the giddy heights of The Original Soundtrack but it remains a solid album of witty pop songs that will satisfy anyone with a yen for 10cc.


TRACKS :



01. How Dare You
02. Lazy Ways
03. I Wanna Rule The World
04. I'm Mandy Fly Me



05. Iceberg
06. Art For Art's Sake
07. Rock'N'Roll Lullaby
08. Head Room
09. Don't Hang Up


Format : Vinyl LP
Label : Mercury
Serial Number : 610 501
Made : In Greece
Year : 1876
 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Porcupine Tree : Signify 1996


 Porcupine Tree are a progressive rock/art rock band formed by Steven Wilson in 1987 in Hemel



Their music is difficult to categorize, being associated with both psychedelic rock and progressive rock, yet having been influenced by trance, krautrock and ambient due to Steven Wilson and Richard Barbieri's penchant for the Kosmische Musik scene of the early '70s, led by bands such as Tangerine Dream, Neu! and Can.
Since the early 2000s, their music has been leaning towards progressive metal.

Signify is the fourth studio album by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. It was released in September 1996 .
It was the first album that frontman Steven Wilson recorded with the band on board from the beginning . Previous albums had been essentially solo efforts with occasional help from other musicians.

Reception for the album has been mostly positive. "Allmusic" gave the album four out of five stars, praising the album as ... the next great step forward for Porcupine Tree, a distinct advancement in how well the foursome could completely rock out as well as find its own narcotic style of ambient exploration...



The often gripping instrumental pieces which are as much a band trademark as anything else appear throughout, including the combination drift and charge of "Idiot Prayer," littered with intriguingly curious samples, and the amusingly titled, hellfire and brimstone preacher-punctuated "Intermediate Jesus."

Tracks

01. Bornlivedie      Wilson/Barbieri     1:41
02. Signify       Wilson     3:26
03. Sleep of No Dreaming       Wilson     5:24
04. Pagan       Wilson     1:34
05. Waiting Phase One       Wilson     4:24
06. Waiting Phase Two       Wilson     6:15
07. Sever       Wilson     5:30
08. Idiot Prayer       Wilson/Edwin     7:37
09. Every Home Is Wired       Wilson     5:08
10. Intermediate Jesus       Wilson/Barbieri/Edwin/Maitland     7:29
11. Light Mass Prayers       Maitland     4:28
12. Dark Matter       Wilson     8:57



WAITING  LYRICS 

Waiting ... To be born again 
Waiting ... The Saddest kind of pain 
Waiting for the day
When I will crawl away

Nothing is what I feel 
Waiting for the DRUGS ... to make it real .

Waiting ... To be disciplined
Aching ... For your nails across my skin .