Saturday, 23 April 2011

Sour Kraut




Tracklisting:
01. Agitation Free - Pulse (4:51)
02. Harmonia - Monza - Rauf Und Runter (7:07)
03. Paternoster - Paternoster (3:56)
04. Gila - Sundance Chant (4:10)
05. Walter Wegmüller - Der Wagen (5:16)
06. Vinegar - Sawmill - Teil I (5:25)
07. Faust - It's A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl (7:32)
08. Witthuser & Westrupp - Lasst uns auf die Reise gehn (3:50)
09. Neu! - Lila Engel (4:38)
10. Amon Düül II - Archangels Thunderbird (3:32)
11. Sand - On The Corner (4:30)
12. Eloy - Floating (4:00)
13. Guru Guru - Next Time See You at the Dalai Lhama (5:58)
14. Brainticket - The Space Between (3:03)
15. La Düsseldorf - Time (9:28)



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To quote from wikipedia: "Krautrock is a generic name for the experimental music scene that appeared in Germany in the late 1960s and gained popularity throughout the 1970s, especially in Britain. BBC DJ John Peel in particular is largely credited with spreading the reputation of krautrock outside of the German-speaking world." More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krautrock

My interest in krautrock began when I first heard Can. Probably one of the most influential bands of the past 40 years, they're sometimes unlistenable, other times just purely sensational. I recommend any of their albums up to "Soon Over Babaluma". Their album "Future Days" is in my top 3 albums of all time.  You'll notice I haven't included any Can on this mix. This is a deliberate mistake, I truly believe that they need to be heard on their own. Plus, I might just come up with a Can compilation of my own!

Anyway, to save you from my tedious babble, here are a few brief descriptions of some of the bands on this mix:

"There is no group more mythical than Faust," wrote Julian Cope in his book Krautrocksampler, which detailed the pivotal influence the German band exerted over the development of ambient and industrial textures."
"One of the first active Krautrock units, Amon Düül grew out of a multimedia artist commune in Munich that mixed radical political criticism with a unique vision of free-form improvisation tied to American psychedelic rock."
"While little known and relatively unheralded during its brief existence, the Krautrock duo Neu! cast a large shadow over later generations of musicians and served as a major influence on artists as diverse as David Bowie, Sonic Youth, Pere Ubu, Julian Cope, and Stereolab."
"Though Harmonia began as a sideline excursion for Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius of Cluster and Michael Rother of Neu!, the group became one of the most legendary in the entire Krautrock/kosmische scene with the release of several mid-'70s LPs. Brian Eno had proclaimed Harmonia "the world's most important rock group."

Note: This compilation was made using a program called mixmeister, so all the tracks segue into each other...So best played from start to finish! 

Friday, 22 April 2011

Musings from the Outer Mind

This is a collection of songs that didn't quite make it into the 7 previous volumes, plus a few songs that I just plain forgot!


1. The Surprise Package - New Way Home (3:53)
2. The C.A. Quintet - Cold Spider (4:43)
3. The Gremlins - Kingsforth Hemmingseen (3:12)
4. Sproton Layer - Sister Regis (1:58)
5. Wallace Collection - Get Back (4:05)
6. Things To Come - Darkness (4:06)
7. Survival - Nothings Monument (3:32)
8. Michael Yonkers Band - Boy In The Sandbox (3:46)
9. Bent Wind - Touch Of Red (3:14)
10. Jason Crest - Turquoise Tandem Cycle (3:40)
11. Cold Sun - Twisted Flower (3:02)
12. Darius - Sweet Mama (2:34)
13. Please - Strange Ways (3:26)
14. Mystic Siva - Spinning A Spell (3:22)
15. The Five Day Week Straw People - Does It Rain (3:29)
16. Relatively Clean Rivers - Journey Through The Valley Of O (4:08)
17. Dantalian's Chariot - World War Three (4:11)
18. Tomorrow - Now Your Time Has Come (4:53)
19. Locomotive - Nobody Asked You To Come (3:15)
20. Hell Preachers Inc. - Spy In Space (4:22)
21. Rodriguez - Only Good for Conversation (2:24)
22. Marmalade - I See The Rain (3:48)

This oddity from the Oozings series has now been revamped, renamed and is now volume 20 of the series. New download links can be found HERE!




Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 7: Colours, Strange & Antique



 1. Tages - Have You Seen Your Brother Lately (2:09)
 2. The Action - Follow Me (2:57)
 3. J.K. & Co. - Fly (4:45)
 4. Juri Camisasca - Un Fiume Di Luce (2:10)
 5. The Outsiders - Prison Song (5:36)
 6. Tuesday's Children - Strange Light From The East (2:22)
 7. Deep Feeling - On The Circle Of Life (4:03)
 8. 3 Hür-El - Haram (2:35)
 9. Don & The Goodtimes - Colors Of Life (2:44)
10. July - You Missed It All (2:46)
11. Euphoria - Through A Window (2:45)
12. Blossom Toes - You (2:45)
13. Pussy - All Of My Life (4:04)
14. The Mirage - Ebaneezer Beaver (2:17)
15. Kaleidoscope - I Found Out (2:07)
16. Hapshash And The Coloured Coat - H-O-P-P-Why? (7:33)
17. The Flies - Alexander Bell Believes (3:06)
18. Ronnie Von - A Máquina Voadora (2:45)
19. The Electric Prunes - Antique Doll (3:11)
20. Skip Bifferty - Time Track (3:28)
21. The Lemon Pipers - Through With You (9:05)
22. The Smoke - Odyssey (3:44)

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Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 6: Skies, Fantasy & Odyssey



01. Kennélmus - Goodbye Pamela Ann (3:38)
02. La Revolucion de Emiliano Zapata - En Medio de La Lluvia (7:54)
03. Family Tree - Any Other Baby (3:25)
04. Five Day Rain - The Reason Why (4:41)
05. The Fraternity of Man - Wispy Paisley Skies (2:20)
06. Neighb'rhood Childr'n - Louie Louie (2:32)
07. White Noise - Love Without Sound (3:06)
08. Morgen - Of Dreams (5:35)
09. SRC - Daystar (4:26)
10. Thomas & Richard Frost - On Our Way Home (2:47)
11. Ame Son - Le Dedale (7:55)
12. Timebox - Gone is the Sad Man (3:39)
13. Bulldog Breed - Halo in My Chair (3:37)
14. Penny Arkade - Color Fantasy (3:51)
15. Kim Fowley - Wildfire (4:06)
16. The Higher Elevation - Odyssey (2:53)
17. The Rainbow Press - Cyclic Epic (The Song of the Barnegat Mosquito) (4:10)
18. The National Gallery - Boy with Toys (2:29)
19. Chico Magnetic Band - Lot of Things (4:36)

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Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 5: Shades, Square & Purple



01. Billy Nicholls - Girl From New York (3:17)
02. The Fort Mudge Memorial Dump - Mr. Man (2:36)
03. Los Mac's - El Amor Despues De Los 20 Anos (4:08)
04. Human Instinct - Pink Dawn (1:56)
05. Fat Mattress - Walking Through a Garden (3:25)
06. Bob Smith - Please (3:09)
07. The Master's Apprentices - But One Day (2:37)
08. Afterglow - Susie's Gone (2:23)
09. The New Dawn - It's Time (2:39)
10. Giant Crab - Lydia Purple (2:41)
11. Them - Square Room (9:55)
12. The Blue Things - You Can Live In Our Tree (3:05)
13. Bango - Inferno No Mundo (2:02)
14. Neon Pearl - What You See (4:56)
15. The American Dream - Big Brother (3:52)
16. Brain Police - I'll Be on the Inside, If I Can (3:22)
17. The Free Spirits - I'm Gonna Be Free (3:27)
18. Zerfas - I Need It Higher (4:40)
19. The End - Shades Of Orange (2:39)
20. Salvation - Think Twice (7:06)

FLAC: Part 1  Part 2
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Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 4: Flowers, Glue & Orange



01. The Nightcrawlers - Who Knows (2:37)
02. Plastic Penny - Give Me Money (2:55)
03. Laghonia - Glue (3:15)
04. Orange Bicycle - Trip On An Orange Bicycle (3:31)
05. Erkin Koray - Karli Daglar (3:36)
06. The Five Americans - Stop-Light (2:19)
07. Daughters of Albion - Still Care About You (3:09)
08. Apple - The Otherside (3:16)
09. Lothar and the Hand People - Rose Colored Glasses (2:28)
10. John Bromley - So Many Things (2:16)
11. Baby Grandmothers - Somebody Keeps Calling Me (9:12)
12. Moonkyte - Way Out Hermit (4:16)
13. Rainbow Ffolly - Montgolfier (2:35)
14. Fever Tree - Imitation Situation (Toccata And Fugue)/Where Do You Go? (4:03)
15. Public Nuisance - Pencraft Transcender (3:20)
16. Orphan Egg - It's Wrong (2:21)
17. The Carolyn Hester Coalition - Half the World (3:17)
18. St. John Green - Spirit Of Now (2:29)
19. The 23rd Turn Off - Flowers Are Flowering (3:16)
20. Mother Tuckers Yellow Duck - Times are Changing (2:39)
21. The Bonniwell Music Machine - Dark White (4:11)
22. The Attack - Strange House (4:08)

FLAC: Part 1 Part 2
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Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 3: Crusaders, Clowns & Children



01. Twentieth Century Zoo - Quiet Before the Storm (4:55)
02. The Open Mind - Magic Potion (3:22)
03. The Moon - Brother Lou's Love Colony (3:55)
04. Karma - Voce pode ir alem (3:05)
05. The David - Sweet December (3:02)
06. Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera - Air (3:09)
07. Group 1850 - Refound (3:11)
08. Morning Dew - Crusader's Smile (3:39)
09. Margo Guryan - Love (5:24)
10. Quicksilver Messenger Service - Light Your Windows (2:34)
11. The Human Beinz - Every Time Woman (2:08)
12. The Blades of Grass - Just Another Face (2:42)
13. The Zoo - From A Camels Hump (2:57)
14. Fifty Foot Hose - God Bless The Child (2:45)
15. Ladies W.C. - People (2:41)
16. Eire Apparent - The Clown (3:18)
17. Fapardokly - Glass Chandlier (2:10)
18. Creation Of Sunlight - Second Thoughts (3:16)
19. The Freak Scene - Mind Bender (2:26)
20. Federal Duck - Peace In My Mind (2:56)
21. Kak - Electric Sailor (3:04)
22. The Orient Express - A Little Star (2:22)
23. The Aerovons - The Children (4:58)

FLAC: Part 1  Part 2 
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Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 2: Oceans, Ships & Stars



01. The Damnation of Adam Blessing - Death Of A Virgin (3:41)
02. Aorta - What's In My Mind's Eye (2:52)
03. Stone Circus - What Went Wrong (2:25)
04. A Passing Fancy - Sounds Silly (2:25)
05. The Cyrkle - Nicole (4:08)
06. Second Hand - I Am Nearly There (3:16)
07. The Peanut Butter Conspiracy - Too Many Do (6:31)
08. The Cryan' Shames - The Sailing Ship (3:33)
09. Stone Garden - Oceans Inside Me (2:33)
10. Autosalvage - Rampant Generalities (3:12)
11. Som Imaginario - Tema Dos Deuses (2:50)
12. The Fox - Butterfly (3:22)
13. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Until The Poorest People Have Money To Spend (2:14)
14. Endle St. Cloud - Come Through (2:00)
15. The Music Emporium - Gentle Thursday (3:42)
16. The Churchills - Subsequent Final (6:16)
17. Strawberry Alarm Clock - Blues for A Young Girl Gone (2:29)
18. J.J. Light - Hey Yo Hanna Wa (2:12)
19. Lula Côrtes E Zé Ramalho - Regato Da Montanha (3:23)
20. Clear Light - Street Singer (3:15)
21. Twink - You Reached for the Stars (2:22)
22. Frumious  Bandersnatch - Hearts To Cry (5:03)

FLAC: Part 1  Part 2
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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 1: Mirrors, Doors & Dreams




What started off as a project of compiling some psychedelic bands with tracks that I've rarely or never seen on the countless compilations out there soon turned into a monster. The idea originally was just to make 3 volumes of this, but my "shortlist" of songs just grew and grew. The end result, 7 volumes of psychedelic music covering the years 1966 to 1976.
 
The main objective:  No theme to any volume, each one will include bands from all over the world. No band to be featured more than the once, though there are 2 tracks from Kaleidoscope, the UK and USA versions. All original years of release and origins of the song are tagged in the comments. Anyway, I hope you enjoy my selections!
 
Also, a big shout out to my long time pal Manerg, for great help with the titling of these volumes.


01. Banchee - I Just Don't Know (3:15)
02. The New Tweedy Bros! - Somebody's Peeping (4:28)
03. Octopus - Thief (3:36)
04. Colours - Rather Be Me (3:35)
05. Food - Inside the Mirror (2:20)
06. Pisces - Dear One (3:13)
07. Los Vidrios Quebrados - Oscar Wilde (2:01)
08. Kensington Market - Speaking of Dreams (2:26)
09. Christmas - Goin' to Oklahoma (3:58)
10. Kaleidoscope - Snapdragon (2:41)
11. Chrysalis - April Grove (2:51)
12. Bow Street Runners - Another Face (5:11)
13. Charlie & Esdor - Dagen Är Över (4:20)
14. Blues Magoos - There's a Chance We Can Make It (2:12)
15. Time - Introductory Lines (3:20)
16. Sam Gopal - The Sky is Burning (2:28)
17. The Troll - Everybody's Child (2:51)
18. The Baroques - Musical Tribute to the Oscar Meyer Weiner Wagon (3:37)
19. Young Flowers - Oppe I Træet (3:14)
20. The Savage Rose - I'm Walking Through the Door (4:28)
21. Ultimate Spinach - (Ballad of the) Hip Death Goddess (8:13)

FLAC:  Part 1  Part 2
  MP3:  Here!