Tuesday, May 24, 2016

24 May 2016 Black Moth Super Rainbow & Robert Rich

The first half of tonight's program will feature Black Moth Super Rainbow and their 2012 crowd-funded release, Cobra Juicy.
Black Moth Super Rainbow's music contains elements of psychedelia, folk, electronica, pop and rock. Their distinctive sound is characterized by analog electronic instruments including the vocoder, Rhodes piano and Novatron.[2]
A Graveface insert included inside the album Dandelion Gum describes them as such: "Deep in the woods of western Pennsylvania vocoders hum amongst the flowers and synths bubble under the leaf-strewn ground while flutes whistle in the wind and beats bounce to the soft drizzle of a warm acid rain. As the sun peeks out from between the clouds, the organic aural concoction of Black Moth Super Rainbow starts to glisten above the trees."
 During the second half of tonight's show, we will feature Robert Rich's latest release What We Left Behind.
Across four decades and over 40 albums, Robert Rich has helped define the genres of ambient music, dark-ambient, tribal and trance, yet his music remains hard to categorize. Part of his unique sound comes from using home-made acoustic and electronic instruments, microtonal harmonies, computer-based signal processing, chaotic systems and feedback networks. Rich began building his own analog synthesizers in 1976, when he was 13 years old, and later studied for a year at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).
 
I dreamt of the earth after us,
As mountains erode and time helps the cities crumble.
So easy to think that the earth revolves around us,
That after us, the planet stops.
We who can change the weather.

When we make our world so inhospitable we can’t survive,
Life crawls blindly forward,
Consciousness revives, organisms organize.
Cells of the earth join together to create new minds.

Small lives build new worlds,
Cast a net across the surface and through layers below,
Constant construction, destruction, erosion, rebuilding.
After us, on a scaffolding of rust and ashes, salt and sand,

Digesting through it, stumbling numbly,
Vagabond life picks through the detritus and continues unconcerned.
Profligate Earth pays no mind to the foibles of her creation.
She scatters choices for those who can still choose.
  
Recorded 2014-2016 by Robert Rich at Soundscape, Mountain View CA.
Mixed and mastered by Robert Rich at Soundscape in 2016.
Sonic additions by Forrest Fang (2016) on #8 and #9.
Abstractions of Chari Chuang on #1.
All crows unofficially non-union and paid peanuts.
Instruments: prepared piano, Haken Continuum, PVC flutes, lap steel guitar, percussion, DSI Prophet 12 and 6, Korg Wavestation and M3, eowave Resonator, MOTM and Eurorack modulars.
Thanks for assistance from Paul Schreiber, Dave Smith Instruments, Ed & Lippold at Haken, Chuck at Noise Bug, Old Crow, Andrew at 2C, Izotope, STG, Audio Damage and so many others, plus of course Dixie and all of you who listen.

Cover art by Romanie Sanchez (www.romanie.net)
Design by John Bergin

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

17 May 2016: Isao Tomita & Robert Fripp


Isao Tomita, an electronic music pioneer, passed away in May 5, 2016.  We'll feature his recording of Pictures at an Exhibition (1975) as well as the original compositions on Snowflakes are Dancing.
Isao Tomita (冨田 勲 Tomita Isao?, 22 April 1932 – 5 May 2016),[1] often known simply as Tomita, was a Japanese music composer, regarded as one of the pioneers of electronic music[2][3] and space music,[4] and as one of the most famous producers of analog synthesizer arrangements.[5] In addition to creating note-by-note realizations, Tomita made extensive use of the sound design capabilities of his instrument, using synthesizers to create new sounds to accompany and enhance his electronic realizations of acoustic instruments.[5] He also made effective use of analog music sequencers[2] and the Mellotron and featured futuristic science fiction themes,[3] while laying the foundations for synth-pop music[6] and trance-like rhythms.[7] Many of his albums are electronic versions and adaptations of famous classical music pieces and he received four Grammy Award nominations for his 1974 album Snowflakes Are Dancing.[3]


In honor of Robert Fripp's 70th birthday, we'll feature some of his ambient guitar soundscapes created with long-time collaborator, Brian Eno.
Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer.
As a guitarist for the progressive rock band King Crimson, Fripp has been the only member to have played in all of King Crimson's line-ups from their inception in the late 1960s to the present. He is the driving creative and political force of the group, bearing responsibility for line-up changes and ending and resuming the group at various points.[citation needed] He has also worked extensively as a studio musician, notably with singer David Bowie on the albums "Heroes" and Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), Brian Eno, and contributed sounds to the Windows Vista operating system. His complete discography lists more than seven hundred releases over four decades.[5]
He is ranked 62nd on Rolling Stone magazine's 2011 list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" after having been ranked by David Fricke 42nd on its 2003 list.[6][7] Tied with Andrés Segovia, he also is ranked 47th on Gibson.com's "Top 50 guitarists of all time".[8]
His compositions often feature unusual time signatures, which have been influenced by classical and folk traditions. His innovations have included Frippertronics, soundscapes, and new standard tuning.




Tuesday, May 3, 2016

03 May 2016: Cousin Silas & litmus0001


Cousin Silas is the stage name of English electronic music artist David Hughes. The name comes from a character in King Crimson's song, "Happy Family".[1] He has released over eighty albums on various netlabels. Between 1990 and 2000 he wrote several short stories, poetry, prose, and articles that were published in small press magazines such as Back Brain Recluse, Nova SF, The Scanner, REM, Nerve Gardens, The Lyre, Auguries and Focus. On 28 January 2004 Cousin Silas made an appearance on BBC Radio 1 played by John Peel. 
His music is available on Soundcloud and Bandcamp
Tonight I'll be playing his MicroDronescape series.


Influenced by Cousin Silas, litmus0001 is  Jonathan Ewald - 6 string bass, 4 string sympathetic bass, electric and acoustic guitars, Roland MC202 synth, effects, loops, knives, preparations, production and mastering
Genre: experimental dark ambient shoegazer drone Berlin-school post-rock soundscapes
His music is freely available on the Internet.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

26 April 2016: Live Cuts from my Past, Part Two

As KMXT's Spring Fundraiser continues, tonight's show is a continuation of last week's playlist of live music I've had the good fortune to experience.  The theme for the Fundraiser is "Live Music";  I encourage you to call 486-3181 or go to kmxt.org and pledge your support to our local public radio station.

Tonight's Playlist:
War Pigs                     Black Sabbath
I'm Eighteen               Alice Cooper
Monster                      Steppenwolf
Tarkus                        Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
Lazy                           Deep Purple
Supper's Ready          Genesis
Echoes                       Pink Floyd
Revenant                   Porcupine Tree
Last Regret (demo)   Steven Wilson

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

19 April 2016: Live Cuts from my Past

Tonight's show follows the theme of KMXT's Spring Fundraiser - Live Music.   Pledge your support at kmxt.org
I'll be playing two hours of live music that I have had the privilege of seeing the original bands play in concert.   Enjoy!

In-A-Gada-Da-Vida         Iron Butterfly
Can You See Me              Glass Harp
Heart of the Sunrise         Yes

Thick as a Brick               Jethro Tull  (Although I have seen the full concert, I'll play the Bursting Out 12 minute version)
Anesthetize                      Porcupine Tree
Cinema Show                  Genesis
Revenant                         Porcupine Tree
I Drive the Hearse           Porcupine Tree

Monday, April 4, 2016

05 April 2016: Rebekah Eden & Sleep

The latest release from Rebekah Eden, Rowing in Eden.  This is a superb album - her vocals are beautiful and the arrangements are excellent.  Includes material co-written and produced by Blow Up Hollywood's Steve Messina.   From her website: 
"Rebekah is proud to announce the release of her new album, Rowing in Eden!
The breathtakingly beautiful songs transport us out of the noise of the world and into a place of gratitude, peace, beauty and heart."
Jerusalem and Dopesmoker are the final albums by the American heavy metal band Sleep. The albums were released in 1999 and 2003 respectively. The music for these albums was written during a four-year period when the group was working on a single song that was around an hour in length. Sleep had signed with London Records, which financed the album. When recording had finished, London Records was unhappy with the finished product and refused to release it. The album was later released in various forms by different record labels. All versions of the album received very positive reception from music critics, who described it as a high-water mark in both the stoner metal and doom metal genres.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

22 March 2016: Keith Emerson Tribute & Canvas Solaris

So much has been written about Keith Emerson that there is little that I can add.  I saw ELP in concert in the mid-70s and he was phenomenal, combining virtuosity with showmanship.  The first half of tonight's show will be cuts selected to showcase his keyboard wizardry.  May he R.I.P.
Playlist:
Tarkus
Take a Pebble
Karn Evil 9: 2nd Impressio
Medley:  Fanfare for the Common Man/America/Rondo
Abaddon's Bolero


Canvas Solaris were an American progressive metal band from Statesboro, Georgia, formed in 1999, and disbanded in 2011.[1] Though they first played with vocals, they moved on to instrumental, drawing influence from bands as diverse as Cynic, Rush, King Crimson, Death, Watchtower, and The Mars Volta.[2]




Tuesday, February 9, 2016

09 February 2016: Hymnomancer, Castle Canyon, Solaris



Hymnomancer has released their first album: Holier Than Meow
Among the members of the band is Kodiak, Alaska's own Keegan Keplinger.
Holier Than Meow was recorded in Gator's basement (in various rooms).
Album art by: LorDeimos lordeimos.deviantart.com
All songs mixed by Jeremy J. Porche, mastered by Hymnomancer.
Studio Album, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing
1. The Mighty Arp (5:14)
2. Gods of 1973 (4:30)
3. Random Gates (0:22)
4. Canoeing on the River Styx (7:29)
5. Bombs Away (3:30)
6. Fjordic Njord (1:23)
7. Triskaidekaphobia (12:54)
8. Symphony of Sorrowful Songs-Cantabile Semplice (8:04)
9. The Last Song Ever (3:42)

Total time 47:08
Line-up / Musicians
- Fred Chalenor / bass
- Erik Ian Walker / keyboards
- Paul Elias / drums
Castle Canyon biography
US band Castle Canyon started out in 1973. Friends from Portland, Oregon that had a shared fascination for shroom hunting and weird music. They wrote a handful or so of tunes back then, but their local environment wasn't the best to pursue music outside of the mainstream format, and life and circumstance saw to it that the band fell apart sometime around 1975.

Some 20 odd years laters Fred Chalenor and Ian Walker reconnect, as they had on several occasions over the years, but now they had the means and possibility to do something with the material created back then. That they had found a drummer, paul Elias, who could connect with their visions from yesteryear was the vital ingredient needed for this to happen.

Compositions were brought forth, examined and tweaked. And in 2009 the final result was released as Gods of 1973. The document of a bygone era, of a mental state of mind, and a creative effort that for a generation had nagged at it's creators to be released, set free, and be known.

If there is a future as well for this trio remains to be seen. The distant past has been released, but over the years each member has attained and gained skills and experiences that might just lead to a new creative hothouse being established. And they do have a third member as well these days, one who can add other influences to the mix. The potential for new productions seems to be present, perhaps even without the need of the thrills of shroom hunting to release it.

Solaris is a progressive rock band from Hungary. Established in 1980, the band went through several formations. Their music has a strong melodic content, often laced with Eastern European themes, and is highlighted by the use of dynamics and extended thematic development. There is a great deal of interplay among the lead instruments of flute, guitar and keyboard which is used regularly to develop their themes. The emphasis is not on providing solo spots for the various instruments, but rather in employing those instruments within the context of the development of the individual piece.
The band's name is a reference to the Stanisław Lem sci-fi novel, Solaris. The first album's title is a reference to The Martian Chronicles. The members have said that they were influenced by these - and other - sci-fi books.
The majority of Solaris' songs are instrumentals. The first track on their first LP, Marsbéli Krónikák, is an exception, with a few lines spoken over the music. The pitch-shifting, distortion, and album's theme have led many listeners to assume that the voiceover is in a putative Martian language, but it's actually in Hungarian: "Megrepedt tükrök (Cracked mirrors) / Kormos acélfalak (Sooty steel walls) / Halott szeméthegyek (Dead piles of garbage) / És szennyes tavak (And polluted lakes) / Azt mondod, itt élt valaha az ember? (Do you say mankind used to live here?)". "Egészséges Optimizmus" (Healthy Optimism) from the SOLARIS 1990 LP also has an introductory voiceover in Hungarian, and chanting in Latin[verification needed] appears in several tracks on the album Nostradamus: Próféciák könyve.
In June 2003, Attila Kollár said in an interview that the band is still alive, and they will start working on a new studio album that year.
Following their regular albums (and a live double CD recorded in 1995 during the Progfest in Los Angeles), the band also started a 3-volume "Official Bootleg" series. As the title says, these contain recordings that were never officially released before and consist of mainly live material. The title track of the second volume was originally intended to appear on the first album but has never been recorded in the studio.
In December 2007, drummer László Gömör told Alternative Press magazine that "the band has made few attempts to reunite and it seems unlikely (Solaris) will reunite."
Recently, it was announced that a brand new studio album 'Martian Chronicles II.' will be released on October 26, 2014.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

02 February 2016: Edgar Froese & Bernhard Wöstheinrich - A Celebration of Electronic Music

Edgar Willmar Froese (6 June 1944 – 20 January 2015) was a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. He passed away just a little over a year ago.
Epsilon in Malaysian Pale, also known as Ypsilon in Malaysian Pale, is Edgar Froese's second studio album, released in 1975.

Recording and history

Epsilon in Malaysian Pale was recorded between June and July 1975, following Tangerine Dream's Australian tour, and was heavily influenced by the places they had visited whilst on the tour.
The album consists of two instrumental compositions, each originally filling one side of vinyl. The first, "Epsilon in Malaysian Pale", is a Mellotron-based piece, inspired by Froese's visit to a Malaysian jungle. The second, "Maroubra Bay", is a more synthesiser-based piece named after a place in Australia. "Maroubra Bay" later appeared on the compilation album "Electronic Dreams", but was accidentally recorded backwards. [1]
In 2004, the album was reissued in remixed form by Froese's own Eastgate label, with a new cover based on that of the original.
TRACKS:
1. Epsilon in Malaysian Pale - 16:26
2. Maroubra Bay - 17:00




Tonight we'll be playing Part Two of "Live at Princeton University 2015" which is available as a free download here.


Bernhard Wöstheinrich elicits meaning from abstraction in electronic music and painting. He has studied graphic design and has created an eclectic body of work in both graphics and music.
Among others he has worked with electronic musicians Ian Boddy, Erik Wøllo and Conrad Schnitzler and filmmaker Telemach Wiesinger. Bernhard has created numerous album artworks for the DiN, Unsung Records and Ozella labels and has been exhibiting his evocative paintings in his native Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, for the last 20 years.

Monday, December 28, 2015

29 December 2015: Kyrie Eleison, Sacerdos

KYRIE ELEISON was an Austrian symphonic rock band, founded 1974 by Gerald Krampl (keyboards) together with two school friends, Karl Novotny (drums) and Felix Rausch (guitar). The music is symphonic, progressive rock at its finest, with Mellotrons and keyboard leads, and moods ranging from quiet piano passages to walls of sound. They blended the symphonic mastery of GENESIS with the thematic aspects of VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR.

Influenced by GENESIS during its "Nursery Cryme" era, KYRIE ELEISON recorded "Blind Window's Suite" in 1975, and "The Fountain Beyond The Sunrise" in 1976. The boxed-set "The Complete Recordings 1974-1978" will also include a third CD containing 70 min. of live acts from 1974, material mostly taken from "Blind Windows" and some from "The Fountain Beyond the Sunrise", with high sound quality. All in all, this boxed-set is a great and complete discography of this underground Austrian Progressive rock band, that more or less remained an underground group until now.
Paso Robles, California
Brutus and Cassius descended from the sky and founded Sacerdos in 2007.

discography


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

01 December 2015: Robert Fripp, David Cross "Starless Starlight"; Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins: "A Scarcity of Miracles: A King Crimson ProjeKct"



A Scarcity of Miracles is an album by Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins. It united former King Crimson musicians Robert Fripp and Mel Collins with singer-songwriter and guitarist Jakko Jakszyk (who previously fronted, sang for and played guitar in 21st Century Schizoid Band, a project set up to reunite King Crimson members from the 1960s and 1970s lineups of the band and to play the band's music from that period; he later became a full member of the band).
The basis for the album came from guitar improvisations recorded by Jakszyk and Fripp in Wiltshire, England with no particular intention of recording an album.[3] With Fripp's agreement, Jakszyk took the resulting recordings and reworked them as songs. Collins (a frequent Jakszyk collaborator) subsequently "heard unplayed sax waiting to be given voice" and joined the developing project.[3] With the majority of music now recast as songs, an album took shape. Two other ongoing King Crimson members - bass guitar/Chapman Stick player Tony Levin and drummer Gavin Harrison - subsequently recorded the rhythm tracks.[4]
A Scarcity of Miracles was released with the subtitle of "A King Crimson ProjeKct". This in turn led to speculation that it might be the basis of the next lineup of King Crimson (the main band itself having been on hiatus since 2008, and having used the ProjeKcts as research and development work since 1999). Fripp himself gently denied and clarified this at the time by describing the record as "one of my favourite albums of those where I am a determining element. It has the Crimson gene, but it is not quite KC."[4] However, a new line-up of King Crimson was announced in September 2013 including everyone involved in the album.
Like the covers of many King Crimson albums produced by Discipline Global Mobile, the cover of A Scarcity of Miracles features a painting by P J Crook.

Title tracks

  1. "A Scarcity of Miracles" (7:27)
  2. "The Price We Pay" (4:49)
  3. "Secrets" (7:48)
  4. "This House" (8:37)
  5. "The Other Man" (5:59)
  6. "The Light of Day" (9:02)

Personnel

Additional personnel
         Studio Album, released in 2015

Songs / Tracks Listing
1. Starless Starlight Loops (11:35)
2. In the Shadow (5:36)
3. Shine and Fall (6:43)
4. Starless Theme (5:16)
5. One By One, the Stars Were Going Out (6:50)
6. Fear of Starlight (3:50)
7. Starlight Trio (11:59)
8. Sure of the Dark (3:53)

Total time 55:42
Line-up / Musicians
- David Cross / violin
- Robert Fripp / soundscapes
Releases information
Starless Starlight is "a fascinating album length exploration of a melody - composed by David Cross and Robert Fripp - that emerged as one of the key themes on the King Crimson masterpiece, Starless"

CD Noisy Records NOISY007 (2015)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

03 November 2015: Anderson Ponty Band "Better Late than Never"

Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty are two similar souls. Both have been in the music industry for decades and both have unique and graceful styles. It seems only natural the two would find a way to team up to produce wonderful music. Well, now they have. It took a while, and in this case it’s literally Better Late Than Never.

Monday, October 19, 2015

20 October 2015: Steven Wilson & Markus Reuter

Featuring songs recorded between 2003-2015, Transience is a personally curated introduction to the more accessible side of Steven Wilson's monumental solo output.

A limited edition vinyl only issue scheduled to coincide with the second leg of the Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour, Transience contains a new recording of the Porcupine Tree classic "Lazarus", which Steven has been performing on tour recently with his stellar live band. The new version is based on a live recording, subsequently overdubbed and edited in SW's private studio in July 2015.
Tracks
Side 1:

1) Transience - single version (3.10)
2) Harmony Korine (5.07)
3) Postcard (4.27)
4) Significant Other (4.31)
5) Insurgentes (3.54)

Side 2:

1) The Pin Drop (5.01)
2) Happy Returns - edit (5.11)
3) Deform to Form a Star - edit (5.53)
4) Thank You (4.39)

Side 3:

1) Index (4.47)
2) Hand Cannot Erase (4.13)
3) Lazarus - 2015 recording (3.57)
4) Drive Home (7.33)

Side 4:

Etching
Released October 12, 2015

Markus' parts recorded live in concert with Stick Men in Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay, May and early June 2015. Post-production and restoration by Erik Emil Eskildsen.

Overdubbed by my musician friends, who were present at at least one of the performances of my recordings: As a Stick Men member, Pat was at all shows. Fernando, Wayne, and Alex were in the audience at the show in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lilian and Luciano were our opening act at the concert in Mendoza, Argentina.

Wayne Krantz: Electric guitar (Track 6)
Alex Anthony Faide: Electric guitar (Tracks 2, 5, and 8)
Fernando Kabusacki: Electric guitar (Tracks 4 and 9)
Lilian Giubetich: Cello (Tracks 3 and 10)
Luciano Pietrafesa: Electric guitar (Tracks 7 and 10)
Pat Mastelotto: hotel/van/plane laptop drumming (Track 1)

Produced, mixed, and mastered by Markus Reuter for Unsung Productions, September and October 2015

MADE WITH LOVE

Markus plays Touch Guitars® AU8 and Red Panda pedals.

Download this album for free by clicking here.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

06 October 2015: Explosions in the Sky & Kodiak Electronic Musician Dawn Tuesday

AllMusic Review by

Featuring a collaboration between Texas post-rock band Explosions in the Sky and film composer Steve Jablonsky, who scored the Transformers movies and director Peter Berg's last film, Battleship, the original score for Lone Survivor splits the difference between the plaintive and the pounding. Based on the book of the same name, the score sets the mood for a film about a Navy SEAL mission that goes bad for a team working behind enemy lines, beautifully evoking the anxiety and intensity of the onscreen action. As a band whose sound feels cinematic all on its own, Explosions in the Sky continue to impress with their work on the big screen, and the soundtrack for Lone Survivor proves to be yet another impressive notch in their belt.


Alaskan Native eccentric music producer and visionary artist atmospheric sound design. Dawn Tuesday this name is unique just as I am* sensitive, happy, sincere and very clear and honest! Great intuition which is amazingly developed. How did I get this name? Well I came from two strong very in love parents. One afternoon my parents went for a walk on the beach of Kodiak Island Alaska where my mom's from. in Alaska. It was a beautiful calm day. They sat and watch the beauty of the blue sky and ocean. My mom picked up few round flat rocks and started writing girl names for a daughter she would one day have. My parents already had a boy name, she pondered on names. And as she gazed up the sky at the sun knowing how beautiful when the sun dispersed darkness, so does a beautiful daughter dispel loneliness. She wrote on a oval gray rock and wrote ( Dawn Tuesday ) My father was amazed at the name and hugged kissed my mom's forehead, I was born two years later. And this is even more amazing I was born at Dawn on Tuesday; I loved music from early child hood. My father's and mother's favorite music was most all classic rock, oldies and much of all music. In my school "daze", was music class. I got my first electric guitar for my 13th birthday. And today I make Electronic Music!
 
 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

29 September 2015: Beaver & Krause - Gandharva; King Crimson - USA (live June 1974) 30th Anniversary Edition

Beaver & Krause were a musical duo made up of Paul Beaver and Bernie Krause. Their 1967 album The Nonesuch Guide to Electronic Music was a pioneering work in the electronic music genre.
Beaver introduced Monkees singer-drummer Micky Dolenz to the Moog, which became a featured instrument on the fourth Monkees album, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd., and Beaver himself performed on one track, "Star Collector" in 1967. In addition, he led workshops at the Beaver & Krause LA studio attended by a who's who of film composers and session keyboardists of the time.
In June 1967, Beaver and Krause set up a booth at the Monterey Pop Festival, demonstrating their newly purchased electronic synthesiser, one of the first constructed by Bob Moog.
Thanks to their demonstrations of the Moog at Monterey, Beaver and Krause also introduced the instrument to a number of other leading American pop acts including The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel and The Byrds, helping to create the vogue for the Moog that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Krause introduced the instrument first to Sir George Martin, producer of the Beatles, and then to George Harrison during Harrison's 1968 visit to California while producing the Apple artist, Jackie Lomax. He used it to generate his 1969 free-form solo Electronic Sound album for Apple Records' spinoff label Zapple, with the first side of the disc consisting of not only Krause's composition, but also his performance – one that remained completely unacknowledged and uncompensated for.
In 1968, Beaver and Krause released an album for Mercury Records imprint Limelight Records, Ragnarok, then released a series of three albums for Warner Brothers Records, In a Wild Sanctuary (1970), Gandharva (1971) and All Good Men (1972), effectively creating both the electronica and New Age musical movements.
The final chord of their track "Spaced" from the Wild Sanctuary album is very similar to the synthesizer THX Sound Logo in movie theaters named deep note, although it is unknown if it was directly influenced by Beaver and Krause.
Both Mike Bloomfield and Ronnie Montrose played guitar on the Beaver & Krause song "Saga Of The Blue Beaver".
The duo ended with Beaver's premature death in 1975, at age 49.
Krause released at least two more solo albums: Citadels in 1979 and Gorillas in the Mix in 1988, plus several movie soundtracks, and now specializes in recording naturalistic sounds, combining them with synthesizers.

Tracklist

A1 Soft / White 0:52
A2 Saga Of The Blue Beaver 4:19
A3 Nine Moons In Alaska 3:04
A4 Walkin' 2:42
A5 Walkin' By The River 2:39
B1 Gandharva 1:12
B2 By Your Grace 5:13
B3 Good Places 3:37
B4 Short Film For David 5:23
B5 Bright Shadows 4:53

Credits

Side Two recorded at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, February 10-11, 1971. 

USA is a live album by the English band King Crimson, released in 1975. It was mostly recorded at the Casino, Asbury Park, New Jersey, on 28 June 1974. The exceptions are track 7, which was recorded at the Palace Theatre, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 30 June 1974, and Eddie Jobson's overdubs on tracks 2, 3 and 7, which were recorded in a studio.
Track 1 is a brief performance of "The Heavenly Music Corporation" from (No Pussyfooting). While it was not listed as a separate track on the original album, it is present on all releases. On the original UK vinyl release, the audience noise after the end of the last track was imbedded in a locked groove, leaving the applause to go on so long as the phonograph needle remained on the disc.
There have been four releases of the album:
  1. Original vinyl release in 1975. Includes tracks 1 - 7 (although track 1 & 2 are combined) and Eddie Jobson's overdubs.
  2. 30th Anniversary Remaster released 2002. Added tracks 8 & 9 to original release, credited track 1.
  3. 2005 mix of original multi-track tapes by Ronan Chris Murphy at DGM. Released as download from dgmlive.com in 2005 and on The Collectable King Crimson Vol. 1 in 2006. Includes all tracks; "21st Century Schizoid Man" is moved to be the last track and is now the version from Asbury Park 28 June 1974. Does not include Eddie Jobson's overdubs.
  4. 2013 mix by original multi-track tapes by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton at the Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset. Same track order and versions as release #3. Splits improv at end of track 6 into its own track.

Track listing

Side one
No. Title Writers Length
1. "Walk On...No Pussyfooting"   Brian Eno, Robert Fripp 0:35
2. "Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part II)"   Fripp 7:03
3. "Lament"   Fripp, John Wetton, Richard Palmer-James 4:21
4. "Exiles"   David Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James 7:09
Side two
No. Title Writers Length
5. "Asbury Park"   Cross, Fripp, Bruford, Bill Bruford 7:06
6. "Easy Money"   Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James 6:41
7. "21st Century Schizoid Man"   Fripp, Michael Giles, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald, Peter Sinfield 8:40
Bonus tracks on 30th anniversary edition CD
No. Title Writers Length
8. "Fracture"   Fripp 11:19
9. "Starless"  
 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

15 September 2015: Fuxa and Goblin

Goblin (also Back to the Goblin, New Goblin, Goblin Rebirth, the Goblin Keys and Claudio Simonetti's Goblin) is an Italian progressive rock band known for their soundtrack work. They frequently collaborate with Dario Argento, most notably creating soundtracks for Profondo Rosso in 1975 and Suspiria in 1977. CD re-releases of their soundtracks have performed well, especially in Germany and Japan. Goblin returned with a series of live concerts in Europe in 2009 and in North America in 2013.
Initially named Cherry Five, their early work spawned one eponymous progressive rock record, and they were then called in to compose the soundtrack for Profondo Rosso. The band changed their name to Goblin, rewriting most of the score, originally written by Giorgio Gaslini including the famous main theme. The 1975 soundtrack album was a huge hit.[where?] After a reshuffle in their line-up, and they put out an instrumental progressive rock album Roller, before working with Argento again for 1977's Suspiria. Other film soundtracks and a concept album (Il Fantastico Viaggio Del Bagarozzo Mark) followed, then the score for the European version of George A. Romero's 1978 Dawn of the Dead. Tracks 1, 2 and 7 from the European version are also in the American version of the album.
Despite their success, membership continued to be a revolving door, and the band also struggled to maintain their credibility. The remaining members continued to work on further soundtracks, and there was a partial reunification for Argento's Tenebrae (1982) (although each member of the band was credited separately, not as Goblin). The last collaboration with the director took place in 2000, with the film Non ho sonno (Sleepless).

Goblin ‎– Profondo Rosso (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film)

Tracklist

1 Mad Puppet's Laughs (Opening Intro) 0:21
2 Profondo Rosso (Album Version) 3:44
3 School At Night (Lullaby - Music Box Version) 2:51
4 Death Dies (Album Version) 4:43
5 School At Night 0:54
6 School At Night (Lullaby - Child Version) 2:19
7 Mad Puppet 5:49
8 School At Night 2:31
9 School At Night (Instrumental Version) 2:16
10 Death Dies (Film Version - Part 1) 2:45
11 Profondo Rosso 1:01
12 Gianna (Alternate Version) 2:14
13 Profondo Rosso 0:41
14 School At Night (Lullaby - Celesta Version) 2:31
15 Death Dies (Film Version - Part 2) 2:45
16 Profondo Rosso 0:38
17 Wild Session 5:00
18 Profondo Rosso 0:46
19 Deep Shadows (Film Version - Part 1) 1:56
20 Deep Shadows (Film Version - Part 2) 1:49
21 Deep Shadows (Film Version - Part 3) 0:35
22 Death Dies (Film Version - Part 3) 2:21
23 Gianna (Album Version) 1:52
24 School At Night (Lullaby - Echo Version) 2:27
25 Deep Shadows (Album Version) 5:48
26 School At Night (Album Version) 2:09
27 Profondo Rosso (Remix Version) 5:14
28 Profondo Rosso (Original Sound Effect)
Fuxa's second full-length came out in late 1996, entitled "Very Well Organized" - a collection of songs composed around a 1963 Hammond organ situated in the band's living room.

Tracklist

At Your Leisure 5:01
Latitude/Longitude 4:54
Suspicious 2:53
Unexplained Transmission Repair 5:28
Witness To Natural Invention 7:44
3cp 2:38
Pangaea 4:29
Outer Drive 4:55
Pleasant Orbitings 5:50
Homonym Hymn 2:57
Unified Frequency 7:53