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Sunday, October 28, 2018

sToa : Porta VIII 1994



This is the beloved music of Fairies . A masterpiece of atmospheric sounds .

sToa was founded in 1991 in Germany. Olaf Parusel (composition/arrangement) looked at this time for a new way to connect his musical and philosophical thoughts. He found a voice in Conny Levrow. In the same year the first song "sToa" was released on the compilation "From Hypnotic … to Hypersonic" (Hyperium). The album "Urthona" (Hyperium) followed in 1992, and sold ten thousand copies worldwide.


Both members worked a lot in other projects in the years before. Conny played the violin for more than ten years and performed in many orchestras. She also sang in some classical choruses and as a soloist, and is familiar with baroque and romantic compositions like G.F. Handel, E. Grieg or Pergolesi.



Olaf was in his childhood a member of the "Stadtsingechor Halle", the oldest chorus of the world. Later, he played in many musical projects and bands, and also composed for TV. He studied musicology and philosophy.


In 1994 the second album, "Porta VIII" (Hyperium), was released. It has a concept based on the fairy tale "Ariadne et Barbe Bleue" by Maurice Maeterlinck, but "Porta VIII" is a continuation of the original fairy tale. This album too was selling more than 10 000 copies worldwide and climbed only the Mexican charts.Since 1997 there was a new line-up.


Conny left sToa to follow her classical career, and the new singer was Antje Buchheiser. Buchheiser had been playing violin for more than eleven years, and had been singing in the classical chorus "Hallenser Madrigalisten". She performed a lot in classical music, in, among others, Germany, Japan and Cuba.


Another new member since 1996 was Christiane Fischer. She plays cello and is singing the second voice at live concerts. sToa signed to the German publisher Alster Musikverlag. In 1997 the band left their old label Hyperium for various reasons.sToa performed sporadically at special places or events. They played for example at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen in a one hundred years old and eighty metres high monument in front of more than 1 000 people, at the “Zeche Carl” in Essen, in the Netherlands and several times in Mexico (inter alia with the Goethe-Institut).In 2001 they finished their album "Zal". It was released worldwide, but first in Mexico at "Samadhi Musik". sToa signed to the German label "Alice in …", where they released "Zal" for the rest of the world and re-released "Urthona" and "Porta VIII". The singer on "Zal" was Antje Buchheiser.

In 2008 sToa returned with international line-up. The new album "Silmand" was released on September 26th. "Silmand" means soul month. With it the month September is titled in an almost forgotten German dialect. The female voices on the album belong to sToa's new main-singer Mandy Bernhardt and the Australian multi-instrumentalist Louisa John-Krol. Furthermore, the Dutchman Pieter Nooten (Ex-Clan of Xymox) could be engaged as well as the Leipzig-based Ralf Jehnert (Love is Colder than Death). One of the songs on "Silmand" was already used as film score ("Tacitum"). The title of the song "Hanuz Nist" comes from the Persian lyrics written by Hassan Dehlawi at the 14th century.


sToa : Porta VIII
Label : Hyperium Records – CD 3910116242
Format : CD, Album
Country : Germany
Imported in Greece by : Hitch Hyke Recors
Released : 1994
Genre : ROCK
Style : Modern Classical,Atmosferic,Gothic


MEMBERS

Olaf Parusel : All instruments
Mandy Bernhardt : Vocals
Christiane Fischer : Back Vocals, Cello


Past members

Conny Levrow : Vocals
Antje Buchheiser : Vocals

DISCOGRAPHY

1. Urthona     
   Hyperium Records      1993
2. Porta VIII
   Hyperium Records     1994        
3. Zal 
   Alice In...         2001        
4. Silmand
   Alice In...          2008


Tracklist

01. Introitus     3:0102. Partus     2:53
03. Urthona     5:00
04. Luvah     3:45
05. Tharmas     3:30
06. Urizen     3:54
07. Scrupus     4:14
08. Mors     4:16
09. Conclusio     7:08

MP3 @ 320 Size : 87.6 MB
FLAC  Size : 209 MB


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Radio Birdman : Radios Appear 1977 ( The Sire Versions 2005 )


Radio Birdman was one of the first Australian independent bands to carry the punk label, along with the Saints. They were formed by Deniz Tek and Rob Younger in Sydney in 1974. The group influenced the work of many successful, mainstream bands, and are now considered instrumental in Australia's musical growth.


This is primal (and prime) Radio Birdman, with Deniz Tek and Rob Younger firmly ensconced in the eye of this guitar-fueled hurricane. Tek's originals are pretty strong, especially the grimy tale of urban desolation "Murder City Nights" and the noisy freak-out "Descent into the Maelstrom." One of Australia's great rock & roll bands in all of their glory.

Aloha Steve and Danno begins with the sound of waves crashing on the beach – appropriate, as it came to be an anthem for Australia's surfing community as well as an inspiration to several generations of aspiring musicians. One of rock's greatest drum intros kicks in, followed by "hit it, Steve" in the background, a bellowed "ALL RIGHT!" from vocalist Rob Younger and a ferocious riff from guitarists Deniz Tek and Chris Masuak. It's pure distilled energy, tapping a very unlikely source – the theme song from the original US police procedural TV series Hawaii Five-O.

Sydney's Radio Birdman were never comfortable with the punk label, even if they were forced to record under their own steam and hire their own venues to play in. The establishment viewed them with distaste and they were forced into an outlaw stance that they had never really courted. Birdman drew their inspiration primarily from pre-punk Detroit bands such as the Stooges and the MC5, and less revolutionary artists including Blue Oyster Cult.


Guitarist and principal songwriter Deniz Tek grew up in Michigan, and he brought his love of the Detroit sound to Australia when his family moved to Sydney in the early 1970s. Tek formed Birdman in 1974, vowing that the band would play every show as if their lives depended on it. 

Radio Birdman – Radios Appear (Sire Version)
First Release : 1977
Label : Citadel
Format : CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country : Australia
Released : 27 Nov 2015
Genre : Rock
Style : Punk, Rock & Roll, Garage Rock 

 TRAXS

01. What Gives?  2:26
      Written-By – Tek, Gilbert 2:26
02. Non-Stop Girls     2:42
03. Do The Pop 2:34
      Written-By – Tek, Sisto   
04. Man With Golden Helmet     5:40
05. Descent Into The Maelstrom 4:24
      Piano – Chris Masuak
06. New Race     2:44
07. Aloha Steve & Danno 3:59
      Written-By – Tek, Stevens, Younger
08. Anglo Girl Desire     3:09
09. Murder City Nights     2:25
10. You're Gonna Miss Me
      Written-By – Roky Erickson 2:41
11. Hand Of Law     4:47
12. Hit Them Again 4:29
      Written-By – Tek, Asheton




Aloha Steve & Danno Lyrics

Got to get a line to Danno.
Got to pick up his gun.
Get out an APB.
Chinn is going to tell you why.
Government says it's high priority.
Washington say's so too.
Tell him to get here fast.
50's on the move.

Steve I gotta say Thank You,
For all you've done for me.
The nights are dark and lonely,
When you're not on TV.

There's an agent in the field.
I want to have him tailed.
He's staying at the Hilton.
He should be staying in Jail.
He's working for the KGB,
And here's his dossier.
The Feds won't be happy,
If this guy gets away.

Steve I gotta say Thank You,
For all you've done for me.
The nights are dark and lonely,
When you're not on TV.

Don't talk about espionage.
Hands on a bale of White.
Steve is…
Steve I gotta say Thank You,
For all you've done for me.
The nights are dark and lonely,
When you're not on TV.
Book him, Danno, murder one!

MP3 @ 320 : Size : 190 MB
Flac  Size :  397 MB





Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Seeds : The Seeds 1966



The Seeds were an American rock band that is considered a prototype for mid-sixties garage punk rock. The group, whose repertoire spread between garage rock and acid rock, have been termed a freakbeat band.


The Seeds were formed in 1965 when lead singer Sky Saxon responded to an advertisement. Saxon, who had relocated to Los Angeles from Salt Lake City, had recorded a string of 45s under the name Richie Marsh. 

Sky Saxon (born Richard Marsh; vocals) and guitarist Jan Savage formed the Seeds with keyboardist Daryl Hooper and drummer Rick Andridge in Los Angles in 1965. By the end of 1966, they had secured a contract with GNP Crescendo, releasing "Pushin' Too Hard" as their first single.
The song climbed into the Top 40 early in 1967, and the group immediately released two sound-alike singles, "


Of the great garage punk bands of the 1960s, some were louder (the Sonics), some were angrier (the Music Machine), and some were trippier (the 13th Floor Elevators), but few seemed like a bad influence on so many levels as the Seeds. The Seeds had long hair, a gloriously lamentable fashion sense, an attitude that was at once petulant and lackadaisical, and music that sounded aimless, horny, agitated, and stoned all at once. Is it any wonder America's delinquent youth loved them? The Seeds' aural signature was as distinctive as any band of their era, and they got a bit fancier with their formula as they went along, but they never captured their essential seediness with more impressive concision than they did on their self-titled debut album from 1966.


The band secured regular gigs at the LA club Bido Lito's and quickly gained a local reputation for high energy live performances.Keyboardist Daryl Hooper was a major factor in the Seeds' sound; the band was one of the first to utilize keyboard bass.Guitarists Jan Savage and Jeremy Levine along with drummer Rick Andridge completed the original quintet, but Levine left shortly after the first recording sessions for personal reasons.
Mr. Farmer" and "Can't Seem to Make You Mine," in an attempt to replicate their success; the latter came the closest to being a hit, just missing the Top 40. While their singles were garage punk, the Seeds attempted to branch out into improvisational blues-rock and psychedelia on their first two albums, The Seeds (1966) and Web of Sound (1966). With their third album, Future (1967), the band attempted a psychedelic concept album in the vein of Sgt. Pepper's.

Best known for their rock & roll standard "Pushin' Too Hard," the Seeds combined the raw, Stonesy appeal of garage rock with a fondness for ragged, trashy psychedelia. And though they never quite matched the commercial peak of their first two singles, "Pushin' Too Hard" and "Can't Seem to Make You Mine," the band continued to record for the remainder of the '60s, eventually delving deep into post-Sgt. Pepper's psychedelia and art rock


Although Sky Saxon was usually credited as bass player, he did not play bass on any of the Seeds' recordings. This was handled by session musicians, usually one Harvey Sharpe. On stage, keyboardist Daryl Hooper would perform the bass parts via a separate bass keyboard, in the same manner as Ray Manzarek later did with The Doors. 


The release of Future in mid-1967 generally marked the commercial peak of the Seeds’ career, coinciding with a major national hit, raucous concerts, numerous live TV performances, as well as prominent guest appearances on the NBC sitcom The Mothers-in-Law and in the hippie/counterculture-themed cult film Psych-Out. 



The Seeds also recorded another album devoted specifically to the blues (with liner notes by Muddy Waters). A Full Spoon of Seedy Blues, bearing the artist moniker Sky Saxon Blues Band, was released in November 1967.

The Seeds remained dormant again until 2003, when Saxon reformed them with original guitarist Jan Savage and newcomers Rik Collins on bass, Mark Bellgraph on guitar, and Dave Klein on keyboards.
This new version of the Seeds went through several incarnations, with Savage departing midway through their 2003 European tour due to his health. Saxon remained the only original member of the Seeds, which continued to tour Europe and the United States.

Sky "Sunlight" Saxon (August 20, 1937 – June 25, 2009) was an American rock and roll musician, best known as the leader and singer of the 1960s Los Angeles psychedelic garage rock band The Seeds.




Saxon died on June 25, 2009 of heart and renal failure.
The Seeds' original drummer Rick Andridge died in 2011.


TRAXS 


1.  Can't Seem To Make You Mine    
2.  No Escape    
3.  Lose Your Mind    
4.  Evil Hoodoo    
5.  Girl I Want You    
6.  Pushin' Too Hard    
7.  Try To Understand    
8.  Nobody Spoil My Fun    
9.  It's A Hard Life    
10. You Can't Be Trusted    
11. Excuse, Excuse    
12. Fallin' In Love    
13. She's wrong   
14. Daisy Mae Take   
15. Dreaming Of Your Love   
16. Out Of Question ( Version 1 )   
17. Out Of Question ( Master )   
18. Pushin' Too Hard ( Take 1 )   
19. Girl I Want You To Take You ( Alternative Overdub )   
20. Evil Hoodoo ( Intercut Section )
21. It's A Hard Life ( take 1 )
22. Nobody Spoil My Fun ( Alternative Overdub ) 

MP3 @ 320 Size : 174 ΜΒ
Flac  Size : 278 MB

Monday, October 08, 2018

Fields Of The Nephilim : Dawnrazor 1987


Fields of the Nephilim are an English gothic rock band formed in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England in 1984. The original line-up consisted of vocalist Carl McCoy, saxophonist Gary Wisker, guitarist Paul Wright and brother "Nod" Wright on drums and Tony Pettitt on bass. After the release of the debut EP Burning the Fields, Wisker left the band and was replaced by Peter Yates as second guitarist to what is considered the 'classic' line-up.



Dawnrazor is the debut studio album by English gothic rock band Fields of the Nephilim. It was released in May 1987, through record label Situation Two.
The introductory track contains a sample of the Ennio Morricone theme "Man with the Harmonica" from Sergio Leone's epic 1968 western film Once Upon a Time in the West.

 AllMusic Review by Ned Raggett  




Losing the saxophone player from earlier EPs and taking advantage of better budgets and studios, the Nephilim on their first full album established themselves as serious contenders in the goth world.

It certainly didn't hurt having signed to Beggars Banquet, home of such acts as Bauhaus and the Cult, though the more obvious source of the Nephilim's sound at this point was the Sisters of Mercy, various attempts to deny it aside.


Like Eldritch's crew, the Nephilim fivesome weren't aiming just for the clad-in-black audience, but at being a great group in general; while that goal wasn't quite achieved on Dawnrazor, the band came very close. With sympathetic and evocative production throughout by Bill Buchanan, the album strongly showcases another chief element of the Nephilim's sound: Ennio Morricone.

The at-the-time totally outrageous fusion of smoky, cinematic spaghetti western guitars with the doom-wracked ominous flavor of the music in general, not to mention McCoy's growled invocations of
pagan ceremonies and mystic energy, provoked a lot of merriment from outside observers. The Nephilim stuck to their guns, though, and by wisely never cracking a smile on this album, they avoided the cheap ironic way out. Songs here which would become classics in the band's repertoire included the fiery "Preacher Man," which sounds like what would happen if Sergio Leone filmed a Stephen King story; the quick, dark gallop of "Power" (originally a separate single, then added to the album on later pressings); and the slow, powerful build of the title track, featuring McCoy practically calling the demons down on his head. ;'.?;'

For all of the undeniable musicianship and storming fury of the songs, sometimes things just get a little too goofy for words, as revealed in a classic, unintentionally hilarious lyric by McCoy from "Vet for the Insane": "The flowers in the kitchen...WEEP for you!."


Personnel

    Carl McCoy – vocals
    Peter Yates – guitar
    Paul Wright – guitar
    Tony Pettitt – bass
    Alexander Wright – drums

DAWNRAZOR  LYRICS 


Cutting razors and violence
Recalling cutthroats razor sin
Ee're watching heaven as the sun goes down
I watch the sun burst it hits the ground
You've gone too far

Dawnrazor's falling brush their skin
Dawnrazor's falling brush their skin

Dawnrazor
Dawnrazor well now
Dawnrazor
Dawnrazor well now

Only dreams survive
Been lost before
Only dreams survive
Been cut before

Cutting razors and violence
Recalling cutthroats razor sin
You've gone to far
Dawnrazor's falling brush their skin
Dawnrazor's falling brush their skin
Dawnrazor's falling brush their skin
Our dark angel has fallen brush their skin

TRAXS

01. Intro (The Harmonica Man)
02. Slowkill    
03. Volcane (Mr. Jealousy Has Returned)    
04. Vet For The Insane    
05. Dust    
06. Reanimator    
07. Dawnrazor    
08. The Sequel

BONUS TRAXS


   
09. Power    
10. Secrets
11.
The Tower
12  Laura II
13. Preacher Man
14. Blue water



Monday, October 01, 2018

The Fuzztones : LSD 25 - 25 Years Of Fuzz And Fury 2005


The Fuzztones are an American garage rock revival band formed in 1980. Founded by singer-guitarist Rudi Protrudi in New York City, the band has gone through several member changes but is currently active in Europe. 




Dismissed by some critics and listeners as a "bar band" or unoriginal, they maintained a strong fan base in New York, in Europe (with their music being played on Hungarian State Radio), and in Los Angeles. Rudi Protrudi moved to Los Angeles in 1987, after the breakup of the original band, to organize a new Fuzztones, consisting of Jordan Tarlow, (Lead Guitar) John "Speediejohn" Carlucci, (Bass) Jason Savall, (Vox Organ) & "Mad" Mike Czekaj on drums. 


This lineup bears the distinction of being the only 1980's garage rock revival band to secure a major label record deal[citation needed], when they signed to RCA.


The group's name is derived from Fuzz Tone, the commercial name of a guitar effect pedal invented in 1962 and whose distinctive sound was popularized in the 1965 hit song "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones.


This New York City-based psychedelic/garage rock combo played a large role in the mostly underground '60s revival during the 1980s. Led by the enigmatic Rudi Protrudi, the Fuzztones were one of the major "successes" (particularly in Europe) of the revival that flourished in 1984 and that also boasted the Chesterfield Kings, the Cynics, the Miracle Workers, and Plasticland. 


Their debut studio LP, Lysergic Emanations, was released in 1985. Thanks to praise from Ian Astbury of the Cult, the newly refitted Los Angeles-based Fuzztones were one of the few to get a major-label deal, and a second album, In Heat, was released by Beggars Banquet in 1989. Due to the album's lackluster sales performance, the Fuzztones went back to the indies. 
That might have been the end of the story, but it wasn't. Thanks to a hugely successful tour of Europe in 1985, the group built a loyal and dedicated fan base there, and one version or another of the Fuzztones has toured there regularly ever since. Their over three-decade career has yielded at least a dozen or more albums, countless singles, and several videos, and Lysergic Emanations has been re-released by at least three different labels over the years.

In 2011, to celebrate their 30th anniversary, the band released a new studio album, Preaching to the Perverted, on Stag-O-Lee/Cleopatra. 

LSD 25

LSD 25 - 25 Years of Fuzz and Fury is a compilation album by the band Fuzztones released in 2005 in Italy and in 2006 in US, with a bonus DVD of promo videos, television appearances and interviews.

Discography LP

    Lysergic Emanations (1985)
    In Heat (1989)
    Braindrops (1991)
    Monster A-Go-Go (1992)
    Salt for Zombies (2003)
    Horny as Hell (2008)
    Preaching to the Perverted (2011) 
 

TRAXS

01. Johnson In A Headlock     3:21
02. I Never Knew     3:17
03. One Girl Man     3:21
04. Gotta Get Some     2:33
05. Nine Months Later     4:25
06. Ward 81     5:29
07. Action Speak Louder Than Words     2:15
08. I'm Gonna Make You Mine     2:27
09. Heathen Set     2:36
10. They're Gonna Take You Away     2:50
11. She's My Witch     3:01
12. Rise     3:30
13. Third Time's The Charm     3:31
14. Don't Blow Your Mind     3:07
15. Brand New Man     2:33
16. Bad News Travels Fast     2:39
17. Thirteen Women     2:47
18. Romilar D     3:31

Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) - Romilard D  is a drug of the morphinan class with sedative, dissociative, and stimulant properties (at lower doses).

ROMILAR    D    LYRICS

 
Yeah I tried strychnine and sniffing glue 
I´ve been known to take a trip or two Banana peels and pesticide
Nothing can beat this swinging ride 
 This stuff is thumbs up Pass another dixie cup 
I can´t tell which end is up Save another swig for me Romilar D 

That´s the stuff for me Romilar D 
Take a tip from me 
 Some folks like coffee some folks like tea I need more to get outta my tree
 
 Don´t know where 
I´m going don´t know where I´ve been
 But I´m where it´s at when this stuff kicks in I can´t tell which end is up Fill another dixie cup 
This stuff is thumbs up Pass another bottle to me Romilar D

It´s got me outta my tree Romilar D 
That´s the stuff for me Get with the countdown learn to fly 
You gotta kiss this square old world good bye 
Blast off to Kicksville USA Look out below,
 up up and away This stuff is thumbs up Pass another dixie cup

I can´t tell which end is up 
Save another swig for me Romilar D 
That´s the stuff for me Romilar D 
Take a tip from me Romilar D...
 

19. Hurt On Hold     2:26
20. She's Wicked     3:15
21. This Sinister Urge     3:24
22. Salem Witch Trial     3:34
23. Strychnine     2:16
24. In Heat     2:20
25. Cinderella  2:57