Continuing on where Continuo left off, we have this offering from Jacques Lasry. Though credited mainly to Lasry, as with much of his work, Teddy Lasry alongside Bernard and François Baschet all feature prominently – the former performing several of the pieces, the latter duo engineering the works.
Ignore the horrendously tacky cover (see below) and instead appreciate a […]
A rather difficult to find 7″ by the Algerian composer of Chaabi and pianist Mustapha Skandrani likely from the early 1960s.
‘Salam El Habib’ starts as a rather upbeat song, sounding like a not-too-distant cousin of flamenco, but manages to shift tempo three times. The interlude midway through the piece is what really caught my ear. Here Skandrani’s […]
There’s a foot of snow outside, my turntable has a new motor and I’m seasonally unemployed – that must mean it’s time for some archiving.
There isn’t much information around on Christopher Tree, who also performed under the name Spontaneous Sound. Regardless of one’s opinion on late-20th-century appropriation of a dog’s breakfast of ‘eastern mysticism’, Christopher […]
The flash mob of classical music – Jani Christou‘s ‘Anaparastasis III’.
While the title invokes thoughts of some kind of late-era disco compilation, the album is in fact rather harder to qualify; and further, dates back to 1968. Starting with twangy country and reverb-soaked psychedelic rock (an example of which follows), moving to instrumental avantgarde preludes, and ending with analogue synth experiments, there is a range of […]