Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dr John : Duke Elegant (1999)


Duke Elegant certainly wasn't the only tribute to Duke Ellington put out in honor of the 100th anniversary of the legendary bandleader, nor was it even the first time Dr. John had tackled his material. But it would be hard to find a better homage than this one. Dr. John proves a surprisingly good match for Ellington's material, placing a tremendously funky foundation under the composer's tunes. The sound is dominated by the good doctor's incomparable New Orleans piano and organ, naturally, and the best tracks are those whose melodies are carried solely by his keyboard work, such as instrumentals "Caravan" and "Things Ain't What They Used to Be." The vocal cuts are fine -- his takes on the Ellington ballad "Solitude" and especially the dreamy, elegant "Mood Indigo" show off Dr. John's uniquely expressive voice as well as any of his early-era recordings -- though he occasionally tends to approach self-caricature, as on "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)." Any weakness, however, is more than made up for by the closing rearrangement of "Flaming Sword," one of three Ellington rarities here. Dr. John transforms the instrumental into a luminous, gorgeously melodic display of Professor Longhair-style piano over an astonishingly sexy New Orleans funk rhythm. Ultimately, Duke Elegant holds up both as an innovative twist on the Ellington songbook and as a solid Dr. John album in its own right.
[Kenneth Bays Review]


1 On the wrong side of the railroad tracks
2 I'm gonna go fishing
3 It don't mean a thing (If it ain't got that swing)
4 Perdido
5 Don't get around much anymore
6 Solitude
7 Satin doll
8 Moon indigo
9 Do nothin' 'til you hear from me
10 Thing's ain't what they used to be
11 Caravan
12 Flaming sword

Bitrate 320 Size 152 MB

Fischer - Z : Red Skies Over Paradise (1981)


Who share a common destination.
Each person has their time to die.
But men are speeding up our journey.
By seeing what they can destroy with their
Cruise Missiles (We're living near those).
Cruise Missiles (We're looking for those).
Cruise Missiles (They're not five years away).

The're building shelters for the privileged.
The're won't be room for you and me.
So read your pamphlets of precautions.
They'll make laugh until you see that those
Cruise Missiles (We're living near those).
Cruise Missiles (We're sitting on those).
Cruise Missiles (They're not five years away).

They claim the ultimate solution.
To all the problems that we face.
It's pointing rockets at the Russians.
And hope they don't end up in Greece.All those
Cruise Missiles (We're looking for those).
Cruise Missiles (We're standing near those).
Cruise Missiles (They're not five miles away_.
They're not five years away.


1 Berlin
2 Marliese
3 Red skies over paradise
4 In England
5 You'll never find Brian here
6 Battalions of strangers
7 Song and dance brigade
8 The writer
9 Bathroom scenario
10Wristcutter's lulluby
11 Cruise missiles
12Luton to Lisbon
13Multinationals bite

Babble : The Stone ( 1993 )

BABBLE is the duo of Alannah Currie and Tom Bailey , who formed the Thompson Twins between 1982 and 1989 . Babble were formed in 1993 and they have adopted a complete different musical approach than the Thompson Twins , influenced by Indian and oriental vibes full of hypnotic rhythms . They released their first album " The Stone " in 1993.
The Stone 1993
Beautiful/Tribe 1994
Ether 1996
Killing Time 2006
Cracker Crumbs 2006


1 The Downward Pull Of Heaven's Force
2 Tribe
3 You Kill Me
4 Spirit
5 Take Me Away
6 The Stone
7 Beautiful
8 Space
9 Sunray Dub
10 Drive

Take it HERE  FLAC

Monday, September 29, 2008

VA - Toxic Babies In A Rock'n'Roll Land [1994]

Ένας δίσκος που απ' όσο ξέρω πολλοί από εσάς τον ψάχνετε...
Μια συλλογή απ΄τις καλύτερες που κυκλοφόρησαν στην Ελλάδα.
Μια κυκλοφορία του Sub Studio , που τον αγόρασα - όπως και πολλούς άλλους -
από το Rollin Under.
Συμμετέχουν μερικά από τα καλύτερα συγκροτήματα της εποχής ,
μαζί με μερικά που τότε πρωτοπαρουσιάζονταν.

Sub Studio Rec. Παρουσιάζει

''Sub Collection No 1:Toxic
Babies In A Rock'n'Roll Land''
New March 27 2009. Infos about this collection from Tribe4mian here 

Deus Ex Machina - Deus [1990]
Cosmic Teds - Screaming A Love Song [1994]
Make Believe - Floating World [1994]
Headquake - Penetrate My Way [1993]
Rockin Bones - Get Off My Back [1994]
Dirty Saints - Get Mad [1994]

Nightstalker - Trigger Happy [1994]
Bokomolech - Confession [1994]
Nonmandol - Hole In The Sky [1994]
Rock Xerox - Tomorrow's Child [1994]
Party Spoilers - Radio Man [1993]
Terminal Curve - Shine On Me [1994]

1994 SSR 001
Υ.Γ. Προσωπική μου αδυναμία εδώ οι Dirty Saints.
Η μετατροπή έγινε από το βινύλιο
update 6 / 16 / 2012

MP3 @ 320 - Size : 107 MB

Y.Γ 2. εδώ θα βρείτε το single των Jesus Toy που δινόταν με το άλμπουμ στα πρώτα 500 αντίτυπα , από τον Tape Recorder. 
Υ. Γ. 3 εδώ θα βρείτε την δεύτερη συλλογή του Sub Studio
"Sub Studio Collection No 2" από το blog του Invisible Smoker.


Νέο Υ.Γ. : Ήθελα να προσθέσω και το single των Jesus Toy που είχε ανεβάσει ο Tape Recorder, δυστυχώς το λινκ τώρα είναι νεκρό, και όσο και να έψαξα στους σκληρούς μου, δεν μπόρεσα να το βρω, οπότε αν κάποιος από σας το έχει, ας δώσει ένα λινκ να το βάλουμε και αυτό...

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Robert Wyatt : Cucooland [2003]

Born in 28 Jan ' 45 , Bristol , England . While at school he formed The WILDE FLOWERS with the HOPPER brothers , which soon spliced into two groups , CARAVAN and SOFT MACHINE . After four alboums with the SOFT MACHINE ,he estranged himself from the group in '71 , forming his own MATCHING MOLE . The previous year he released his first solo album , " The end of the year " . In the summer of '73 , WYATT was paralysed from the waist down after falling from a window , convalescing for several months at Stoke Mandeville Hospital . He returned the following year ( now confined to a wheel-chair ) , his single , a version of the MONKEES " I'm a believer " hitting the Top 30 . In 1974 he released his NICK MASON ( PINK FLOYD )-produced album " ROCK BOTTOM " . His second album " RUTH IS STRANGER THAN RICHARD " (1975) , showed an even deeper side , covering CHARLIE HAYDEN's jazz track " SONG FOR CHE " . In 1977 , he had another stab at the pop charts , a dire cover version of CHRIS ANDREWS' " YESTERDAY MAN " . He signed to indie " Rough Trade " in 1980 , releasing a number of singles prior to his comeback album " NOTHING CAN STOP US NOW " (1982) . This featured his classy re-working of ELVIS COSTELLO and CLIVE LANGER's " SHIPBUILDING " . In 1983 , through constant airplay by Radio 1 DJ JOHN PEEL , the anti-Falklands war song gained a Top 40 placing . He continued to spread his political messages through his music , although he has never been one to preach , his songs retaining an intenely quality . As of the mid -2000s , WYATT has worked in and out of the music business . In October 2007 released his new album and first for Domino Records " COMICOPERA " , with 16 tracks . Featuring a cast of musicians including BRIAN ENO , PAULL WELLER and PHIL MANZANERA .Cuckooland, Robert Wyatt's first full-length of new material since 1997's Shleep, is no less mischievous, witty, and poignant. As has become his custom, Wyatt offers a set of 16 new songs seemingly composed for a wide array of musicians including Annie Whitehead, Eno, David Gilmour, Tomo Hayakawa, Karen Mantler, Phil Manzanera, Paul Weller, and others he enlisted to record it. The album is divided into two halves.


Part 1
1 Just a bit
2 Old Europe
3 Tom Hay's fox
4 Forest
5 Beware
6 Cuckoo Madame
7 Raining in my heart
8 Lullaby for Hamza 
Part 2
9 Trickle down
10 Insensatez
11 Mister E
12 Lullaloop
13 Life is sheep
14 Foreign accents
15 Brian the fox
16 La Ahada Yalam

Bitrate 320 Size 167 KB  HERE

Cousteau : Cousteau 2000

Cousteau is a hopelessly romantic, refined act whose musical aesthetic comes from the territories where the most sensually enticing, emotionally wrenching elements of Bryan Ferry, David Bowie, Scott Walker, Nick Cave, Jackie Leven, and even Tom Waits come together to reminisce, drink cognac, and weep.Cousteau are five british guys who adapt the sophisticated realms of edgy romantic pop into a hardy rock-band context. The quintet, the brainchild of Beirut-born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Davey Ray Moor, debuted in 1999 with an eponymous EP. That release shot them into the spotlight, but the band wasn't happy with it and re-recorded most of the tracks for their self-titled 2000 LP on Palm.

Cousteau 2000
Sirena 2002
Nova Scotia 2005
Hey, hey what became of you
And change, had it changed your tune
How long you wade inside the swirling swirling pool
Just in your own way

For miles, miles now I've been led
These wild, wild things in your head
Lead me blindly down where angels fear to tread
Just in your own way

Now can you feel, can you feel a change
It's circled 'round, it's come back down again
But I'll no longer shower here in someone else's rain
Just in your own way

Now time gets the best of you
Of wine and celestial views
Keep me anchored, keep me sane
Keep me confused Just in your own way

Now you been lead, you been wildly spun
In rumours net, rumours I've become
Keep me shining in the artificial sun
Just in your own way....


1 Your day will come
2 The last good day of the year
3 Mesmer
4 Jump in the river
5 How will I know
6 (Shades of)Ruinous blue
7 You my Lunar queen
8 She don't hear your prayer
9 One good reason
10 Wish you were her
11 Of this goodbye


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Finley Quaye - William Orbit : Dice 2003

Purportedly the uncle of Tricky and the brother of prominent guitar sideman Caleb Quaye, Finley Quaye could definitely have relied on nepotism to get himself a recording contract. Fortunately, his sweet voice and feel for a soul groove were the leading indicators in his signing to the Haiku label. After collaborating with A Guy Called Gerald and becoming friends with Iggy Pop, Quaye recorded his debut album, Maverick A Strike, and released it in 1997. He then began recording vocals for Tricky's third album Angels With Dirty Faces. Four years after his critically acclaimed debut, Quaye resurfaced with Vanguard; a new outlook and musical visions were well rounded and a maturation marked the result. Much More Than Much Love followed in 2004.
( all review )


Maverick Strike 1997
Vanguard 2001
Much More Than Much Love 2004
The Epic Years 2008

Finley Quaye (born 25 March 1974, Edinburgh, Scotland) is a Scottish musician.
He won the 1997 Mobo Award for best reggae act, and the 1998 BRIT Award for Best British Male Solo Artist.

1 Dice Radio Edit
2 Dice Missing You Mix
3 Dice Ilya Remix Edit
4 Dice Finlay's Version


I was crying over you
I am smiling I think of you
Where your garden have no walls
Breathe in the air if you care, you compare, don't say farewell
Nothing can compare
To when you roll the dice and swear that your love's for me
Nothing can compare
To when you roll the dice and swear that your love's for me
I was crying over you

I am smiling I think of you
Misty morning and water falls
Breathe in the air if you care, you compare, don't say farewell
Nothing can compare
To when you roll the dice and swear your love's for me
Nothing can compare
To when you roll the dice and swear your love's for me
Nothing can compare
To when you roll the dice and swear your love's for me

Virtuous sensibility
Escape velocity
Nothing can compare
To when you roll the dice and swear your love's for me
Nothing can compare
To when you roll the dice and swear your love's for me
Nothing can compare
To when you roll the dice and swear your love's for me
Breathe in the air if you care, you compare, don't say farewell

1 Dice Radio Edit
2 Dice Missing You Mix
3 Dice Ilya Remix Edit
4 Dice Finlay's Version
MP3  Bitrate 320

Flac   Size  :  158 MB

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Γιώργος Αυγουστάτος "Ποιήματα"

Μια νέα φωνή στο χώρο της ποίησης , ένας φίλος που ζει ανάμεσα μας.

Λέει ο ίδιος για τους ήρωες του:

"Οι ήρωες μου κινούνται σε περασμένους χρόνους μα είναι σημερινοί.Τοποθετώντας την δράση στο παρελθόν , τονίζουν την διαχρονικότητα των επισημάνσεων μου."
"Το μόνο που θέλω να διαθέτουν οι ήρωες μου , πραγματικοί ή όχι , είναι φωνή και μέσα από αυτή να εκφράζουν τις υπαρξιακές τους ιδιαιτερότητες και αλήθειες."
"Καλό είναι να νοιάζεσαι για τους ανθρώπους και όχι να τους κανοναρχείς όπως κάνουν οι πάσης φύσεως φωτισμένοι ποιμενάρχες."
"Ο καλλιτέχνης ολοκληρώνεται αν , όπως έλεγε ο Μπέκετ κάθε φορά που επιχειρεί αποτυγχάνει καλύτερα."

Τα παραπάνω αποσπάσματα είναι μέρος συνέντευξης του Γιώργου Αυγουστάτου στη Ρόζα Φλωράτου για το περιοδικό Kefalonitis.mag [Τεύχος 8 - Απρίλιος 2008].

Το βιβλίο "ΠΟΙΗΜΑΤΑ" του Γιώργου Αυγουστάτου κυκλοφορει απο τις εκδόσεις "Αιγιαλός"
και μπορείτε να το αποκτήσετε εδώ.

Ενα ποίημα από το βιβλίο :

Οι επαναστάτες
Οπου να ναι
Μπαινουν στο Παρισι
Τι περιμενεις δημιε;
Τρεξε , να σωθεις

Θα με χρειαστουν...

Και ενα ποίημα ακυκλοφόρητο που μας παραχώρησε ο ίδιος και τον ευχαριστούμε...

Χρονια βαδιζαμε στην ερημο
Χρονια υπομεναμε τις κακουχιες
Κι’ οταν μια νυχτα φτασαμε
Στη χωρα που μας υποσχεθηκε ο θεος
Μολις ξημερωσε αντικρυσαμε
Την ερημο ...

Monsoon "Third Eye" [1983]

Where Indipop began and still one of the great experiments in East-West pop culture. The heart of the group was vocalist Sheila Chandra and the underrated men-in-the-shadows Steve Coe and Martin Smith on whatever instrument came to hand. Other musicians contributed color parts, including Paul James who found fame and glory with the European folk-dance ensembles Blowzabella and Scarp. Best known for their singles "Ever So Lonely" and "Shakti" Monsoon was a signpost to new space and the launch pad of its three major players. An important album, it had its flaws but it was the first in its field. [ review]

File-Size: 98 MB
Bitrate : 320

Track List:

Side A'
Wings Of The Dawn [Prem Kavita]
Tomorrow Never Knows
Third Eye And Tikka T.V
Shakti [The Meaning Of Within]

Side B'
Ever So Lonely
You Can't Take Me With You
And I You
Watchers Of The Night

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Last Drive - Hell To Pay

The Last Drive

One of the best Hellenic garage groups.
In this file you can find

their "Time" E.P. [1989]

01 - Time Has Come Today
02 - Have Mercy
03 - Black Limo

plus the song "Outlaw"
from the album
"Your Invitation To Suicide - A Tribute To The Songs of Martin Rev & Alan Vega"
and the song
"Hell To Pay" from the album
Gimmick Compilation [Music Maniac] [1989]

Bitrate @ 256

Download Link:   HERE

You can buy their new cd
"Time is not Important" here

Thursday, September 04, 2008


Γεια σας !
Ανοίξαμε και σας περιμένουμε...
Ανοιχτοί σε όλα , και γουστάρουμε
να μοιραζόμαστε μαζί σας μουσικές και όχι μόνο .