Monday, September 25, 2017

THE MUSIC OF MAGMA


Just released! “To Life, Death and Beyond: the Music of Magma” is a feature film that explores one of the most visionary and innovative music of the last 50 years, Magma. It takes the audience on a journey through several countries where the band has been filmed, fascinating interviews with fans and musicians, including Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Trey Gunn (King Crimson). The film also includes an in-depth interview of the leader of the band, Christian Vander, and various musicians who were part of this extraordinary adventure over a period of more than 45 years.



ARANIS - SMELLS LIKE ARANIS

Flemish acoustic avant-rock, experimental and neo-classical chamber music ensemble Aranis recently released "Smells Like Aranis", their 7th release.

Lots of Nirvana, a bit of Joris Vanvinckenroye and one David Bowie piece.

Beautiful.

http://www.aranis.be/



THE RESIDENTS & RENALDO AND THE LOAF - TITLE IN LIMBO


  • the residents & renaldo and the loaf: title in limbo
        (2017, 2cd, austria, klanggalerie gg200-2)

This re-release on the Klanggalerie label does not just offer a remastered edition of the 1983 album as it includes "4 Daze" as a bonus disc.
"4 Daze" presents the original jam recordings from 1981 that were used to develop the songs that later could be found on "Title In Limbo".



Available from Klanggalerie.
http://www.klanggalerie.com/gg200-2


MAGMA


French Music Legends Magma Release Rare 1973 Mostly Acoustic Version of “MEKANIK KOMMANDOH” with Orchestra Choir!

REMASTERED VERSION - NEW COVER - DIGIFILE PACKAGING

Paris - From the very first short version recorded in the summer of 1971 on the compilation album “PUISSANCE 13 + 2” to the spring 1973 version on the eponymous album, “MEKANIK DESTRUKTIW KOMMANDOH” slowly evolved over time. “MEKANIK KOMMANDOH” is the last stage before the definitive version. Recorded in January 1973, it mirrors a concert Magma put on two months earlier at the Sigma Festival in Bordeaux. In this largely acoustic rendition, the STORCHHAUS orchestra choir magnificently complements Stella's and Klaus's voices.

“MEKANIK KOMMANDOH” is now remastered and features a new cover in a digipack.

Featuring:
Klaus BLASQUIZ - vocals, percussion
Stella VANDER - vocals
CHOEURS DE LA STORCHHAUS
René GARBER “STUNDEHR - bass clarinet, vocals
Jean-Luc MANDERLIER - keyboards
Jean-pierre LEMBERT - bass
Christian VANDER - drums, vocals, organ, percussion










Sunday, September 24, 2017

STEVE HUNTER


Guitar Legend Steve Hunter To Release New Album “Before The Lights Go Out”

The Deacon Of Rock Bites Back!

“Before The Lights Go Out” is long time Alice Cooper/Lou Reed Guitarist Steve Hunter's latest solo album. The cover art and title make a statement about his failing eyesight, but don't make the mistake of thinking this is a quiet wave goodbye. As soon as you put on the first track, you will know that this is more like a Blues Rock Declaration of Independence! There are sexy grooves, luscious guitar tones and melodies galore.

As with all Hunter's releases, there is some diversity and sound imagery, not least of which is Tienes Mi Corazón where alongside his nylon string improvisation comes the sound of his own heart. And listen out for Joe Satriani adding his fire to the heat of “Mojo Man.”

Also joining Steve on a couple of tracks are two great Bass players: Erik Scott can be heard on “Mojo Man,” Erik is also an Alice Cooper alumni. On “Under The Bodhi Tree” is Andy Stoller. Steve and Andy toured together with Tracy Chapman during the “Telling Stories” album period, most recently Andy has been touring with Ann Wilson of Heart.

Says Steve, “This album was a real joy for me on many levels. A big part of the inspiration and motivation that kept me going; was from all the people out there who had faith in me and encouraged me through the entire process with their donations and comments. It was really a wonderful experience having you all be a part of it. It's my deepest hope and desire that you all enjoy the music on this album as much as I enjoyed making it.
Thank you and God bless!”



Steve Hunter is his own man; he has been around the block with a forty-five year career.

From his 1973 solos on Alice Cooper's “Billion Dollar Babies” album, his legendary acoustic work on Peter Gabriel's “Solsbury Hill,” his “Intro” to Lou Reed's “Sweet Jane” and his searing opening solos on Aerosmith's version of “Train Kept A Rolling” Most recently he can be heard on Alice Cooper's 2017 album “Paranormal” making this his ninth Cooper album appearance. The Deacon is not done yet but his life is evolving! He has challenges playing live now but his honed skill, tone, power and soul, is dished up on this hot plate of guitar driven instrumental tastiness.

Release date September 25, 2017


VARIOUS ARTISTS - JAZZTUBLIEFT! EEN OOR OP JAZZ IN VLAANDEREN

I brought this promotional album home after a visit to a record fair.
This release is an initiative from the Flanders Music Centre and it takes a look a jazz music in Flanders. Well, to the jazz music scene in Flanders in 2005.

Next to the music that is taken from various albums that were released at the time, the album also includes some unreleased material, like Flat Earth Society’s ‘Psychoscout’, recorded in concert at De Vooruit in Ghent in 2004, or a track by Bart Maris’ Les Poubelles project from 2005.


AL DI MEOLA AND STEVE VAI

Performing Clownz On Velvet !



ABSYNTHE MINDED

I don't listen to the radio that much.
When I do, it's in the car and it's Belgian Radio 1 or Studio Brussel.

Today started with the news that Absynthe Minded will be releasing a new album.
Perfect radio material.



Sunday, September 17, 2017

ZAPERLIPOPETTE

Zaperlipopette is sharing the bill with Universe By Ear at the Hörensagen Festival in Basel, Switzerland on Friday November 17.

HÖRENSAGEN 1
Friday 17.11.2017, 21h - KASCHEMME BASEL

HL BIMBAM
THE UNIVERSE BY EAR
YOLK
ZAPERLIPOPETTE!
&
ROCCO RAUL

Zaperlipopette,
A nice discovery :