Friday, February 25, 2011

The Impressions - The Young Mods' Forgotten Story (1969)

Tricky - Maxinquaye (1995)

Mississippi John Hurt - The Immortal (1967)

Wayne Smith - Sleng Teng (1986)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

John Coltrane - Ascension (1966)

Marvin Gaye - Vulnerable (1997)

Scientist - Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires - 1981

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information (1974)

Various Artists - The Sound of Philadelphia: Gamble & Huff's Greatest Hits (2008)

Various Artists - The Sound of Philadelphia: Gamble & Huff's Greatest Hits (2008; Legacy Recordings)
111 mb; VBR avg ~ 200 kbps

1The O'Jays - Love Train
2The O'Jays - Back Stabbers
3Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me By Now
4Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - The Love I Lost
5MFSB - T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)
6Billy Paul - Me and Mrs. Jones
7The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again
8People's Choice - Do It Any Way You Wanna
9The Intruders - I'll Always Love My Mama
10The O'Jays - Use Ta Be My Girl
11Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
12McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
13Teddy Pendergrass - Close the Door
14Patti LaBelle - If Only You Knew

Black Nasty - Talking to the People (1973)

Various Artists - Chains and Black Exhaust (2002)

2Blackrock - Yeah Yeah
3Black Merda - Cynthy-Ruthy
4Doug Anderson - Mama, Here Comes the Preacher
5Iron Knowledge - Showstopper
6Frankinsense - Dancing in the Light
7L.A. Carnival - Blind Man
8Preacher - Life Is a Gamble
9Sir Stanley - I Believe I Found Myself
10Brothers Jackson - Potted Shrimp
11Jade [VA] - Paper Man
12Gran Am - Get High
13Curtis Knight - The Devil Made Me Do It
14Slim Haskins - Alladin Story
15Hot Chocolate - What's Good for the Goose
16Tiny Tex & The J. Jones Connection - Who Am I?
18Creations Unlimited - Corruption Is the Thing

Sonny Sharrock - Ask the Ages (1991)

Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary (1988)

43.5 mb; ripped at 128 kbps

Eddie Hazel - Game, Dames and Guitar Thangs (1977)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Frank Zappa - Philly '76 (2009)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Rogue Sounds - Transmission (2010)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Gastr Del Sol - The Serpentine Similar (1993)

Gene Clark - No Other (1974)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ott - Blumenkraft (2003)

Ott - Blumenkraft (2003; Twisted Records)
167.5 mb; ripped at 320 kbps

Clockwork Tigers - DEN (2011)

The Beta Band - The Three E.P.'s (1998)

New format here at Out Sounds: no more words. I'm just gonna post the album art and the link and the file info. That means more tunes and no more poring over band's websites and Wikipedia articles and trying to remember shit and over-relate to the music and cross-reference dates and all that.

Just music. Here:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Julian Cope - Krautrock Sampler (1995)

Here's a PDF version I found of Julian Cope's 1995 definitive tome on the genre of Krautrock in all its glory and splendor; mad props to whomever scanned and upped this in the first place. This thing is way out of print and copies are starting at $175 (for a paperback!) so DL this before it gets taken down.

That's an "if" this gets taken down. You need Adobe's PDF Reader to read this, it's a book dammit...

Cocteau Twins - Treasure (1984)

It really doesn't get any prettier than this one- vocals from the one and only Liz Fraser (if you aren't familiar with her yet try out Massive Attack's Mezzanine, an album she sang on a number of songs- most notably the excellent Teardrop), with guitars/production from Robin Guthrie and bass by Simon Raymonde; the Cocteau Twins' brand of ethereal dream pop is replete with lilting beauty and lush melodies, plain and simple.

This might be the best example of "bad" mid-80's production values; cheesy-sounding Casio drums with washed out synths over delayed guitars and layered vocals- I realize that description makes this record sound awful but in fact it's ridiculously beautiful. A confluence of pop, ambient textures and sort of a proto-shoegazer thing going on here, it's an absolute "must listen".

Grab it now...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Archie Shepp - Fire Music (1965)

Archie Shepp was one of the cats back in the early-60's doing that "new thing" and earned his stripes playing with Cecil Taylor's band. He would go on to play with the New York Contemporary Five alongside Don Cherry and ultimately catch the attention of some of the vanguards of the new school; most notably Ornette (Shepp would play a Coleman composition on his first "solo" record, credited alongside the Bill Dixon Quartet) and Coltrane (playing on the Love Supreme sessions but not making the final cut- he would appear on the 2002 out-takes of that record), playing on John's Ascension album as well as a split with the 'Trane titled New Thing at Newport from 1965.

Shepp's finest moment would be this record, Fire Music; cut at a time when his political consciousness and burgeoning Afrocentricity was reaching a fever pitch- Archie would include an homage to Malcolm X as well as a Duke Ellington standard and the premier bossa nova song of all-time (The Girl from Ipanema). Considered groundbreaking as well as erratic, it showcases a legend at the height of his creativity- done right after his Four for Trane sessions (revolutionary reworkings of some Coltrane tunes from earlier in the decade).

Check this one out!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hollow Ox - Pleaides (2009)

Hollow Ox is a post-rock ensemble from Nashville that specializes in sweeping anthemics and cinematic atmospherics; all the while keeping a psychedelic dreamy grandeur to the proceedings- many of the vocals are half-buried under the weight of the drony guitars giving it an other-worldly feel. The gauzy production values are both beautiful and serene, giving it an element of added ethereal splendor.

the opener 2012 flashes forward with rushing intensity, the remainder of the songs are slow-burners; the musicianship between Mike Crouch, Matt McKeever, Jeremy McCall and Cole Street evokes comparisons to post-rock heavies Mogwai, et. al.

Do yourself a solid and grab this.