2019

Organ Plus

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Une aura de mystère plane autour de Jacky Giordano, musicien de studio ayant majoritairement oeuvré dans l’illustration musicale. On lui doit le fantastique label Freesound (Schifter, Philopsis, Challenger), on le retrouve sur Montparnasse 2000 avec Pop in Devil’s Train, mais aussi chez Timing avec Timing N°1 et Timing N°5 sous le pseudo Jacky Nodaro, chez Musax avec Boucles Rythmiques sous le pseudonyme José Pharos ou Black Devil Disco Club dont la paternité sur ce disque est encore disputée entre Bernard Fêvre et lui. Car Jacky Giordano n’était pas un enfant de coeur, loin de là, et aura malheureusement été plus connu pour ses démêlés avec la justice que pour sa musique. C’est son travail pour le label l’Illustration Musicale (IM) qui peut maintenant être redécouvert grâce à cette réédition du Très Groove Club.Organ Plus (IM 26) est la suite d’Organ (IM 24), également réédité par Le Très Groove Club. Le titre est ici un peu mensonger, l’orgue n’étant pas un élément prépondérant de l’album qui fait la part belle au Fender Rhodes, string machine, grosse basse de synthé et clavinet. "Be Carefull", "Riffologic", "Twilight" : Jacky Giordano nous offre un jazz-funk au tempo ralenti, sans se départir de sa mélancolie et de son groove low-fi qui rendent ses morceaux immédiatement identifiables quelque soit le label ou le pseudonyme qu’il utilise.

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Side 1
1. Agitation
2. Skate Board
3. Be Carefull
4. Self Confidence
5. Hesitation
6. Curiosity
7. May Day
Side 2
1. Riffologic
2. Hitch Hiker
3. Twilight
4. Restless Mind
5. Keep Cool
6. Quiteness
7. Hold It

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Organ

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Une aura de mystère plane autour de Jacky Giordano, musicien de studio ayant majoritairement oeuvré dans l’illustration musicale. On lui doit le fantastique label Freesound (Schifter, Philopsis, Challenger), on le retrouve sur Montparnasse 2000 avec Pop in Devil’s Train, mais aussi chez Timing avec Timing N°1 et Timing N°5 sous le pseudo Jacky Nodaro, chez Musax avec Boucles Rythmiques sous le pseudonyme José Pharos ou Black Devil Disco Club dont la paternité sur ce disque est encore disputée entre Bernard Fêvre et lui. Car Jacky Giordano n’était pas un enfant de coeur, loin de là, et aura malheureusement été plus connu pour ses démêlés avec la justice que pour sa musique. C’est son travail pour le label l’Illustration Musicale (IM) qui peut maintenant être redécouvert grâce à cette réédition du Très Groove Club.Organ (IM 24), comme son nom l’indique, fait honneur à cet instrument et tout le génie de Giordano est de le mélanger avec des basses de synthétiseurs et du Rhodes pour nous projeter dans des grooves teintés de mélancolie. Une boite de banlieue à moitié vide un dimanche soir, un ciel gris sur l’esplanade de la Défense, la bande-son d’un film policier français de seconde zone… Voilà où nous emmène Jacky Giordano avec Organ et ses morceaux déjà cultes comme "Interrogation Point", "Project Problematic", ou "Owls Night" pour ceux qui ont eu la chance de mettre les mains sur un pressage original de ce disque.

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Side 1
1. Interrogation Point
2. Easy Drive
3. Project Problematic
4. Lonely Walk
5. Midnight Feeling
6. Cloudy Night
7. Pleasant Moment
Side 2
1. Cat & Mouse
2. Coffee Or Tea
3. Latest News
4. Hey Taxi
5. Owls Night
6. Beating Around
7. Heavy Footfalls

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Mogadisco: Dancing Mogadishu: Somalia 1972-1991

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After being blown away by a few tunes - probably just as you will be after listening to this - Samy Ben Redjeb travelled to the infamous capital city of Somalia in November of 2016, making Analog Africa the first music label to set foot in Mogadishu.On his arrival in Somalia Samy began rifling through piles of cassettes and listening to reel-to-reel tapes in the dusty archives of Radio Mogadishu, looking for music that 'swam against the current'.The stars were aligned: an uncovered and unmarked pile of discarded recordings was discovered in a cluttered corner of the building. Colonel Abshir - the senior employee and protector of Radio Mogadishu's archives - clarified that the pile consisted mostly of music nobody had manage to identify, or music he described as being 'mainly instrumental and strange music'. At the words 'strange music' Samy was hooked, the return flight to Tunisia was cancelled.The pile turned out to be a cornucopia of different sounds: radio jingles, background music, interludes for radio programmes, television shows and theatre plays. There were also a good number of disco tunes, some had been stripped of their lyrics, the interesting parts had been recorded multiple times then cut, taped together and spliced into a long groovy instrumental loop. Over the next three weeks, often in watermelon-, grapefruit-juice and shisha-fuelled night-time sessions behind the fortified walls of Radio Mogadishu, Samy and the archive staff put together Mogadisco: Dancing Mogadishu, 1974-1991.Like everywhere in Africa during the 1970s, both men and women sported huge afros, bell-bottom trousers and platform shoes. James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and The Temptations' funk were the talk of the town.In 1977, Iftin Band were invited to perform at the Festac festival in Lagos where they represented Somalia at the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture. Not only did they come back with an award but they also returned with Afrobeat. At the same time Bob Marley was busy kick-starting reggae-mania in Somalia, which became such a phenomenon that even the police and military bands began playing it. Some say that it was adopted so quickly because of the strong similarities with the traditional beat from the western region of Somalia, called Dhaanto.But then suddenly the trousers got tighter as the disco tsunami hit the country. Michael Jackson appeared with a new sound that would revolutionise Somalia's live music scene. You couldn't walk the streets of Mogadishu without seeing kids trying to moonwalk.'Somalia had several nightclubs and although most use DJs to play records, some hotels like Jubba, Al-Uruba and Al Jazeera showcased live bands such as Iftin and Shareero' - so ran a quote from a 1981 article about the explosion of Mogadishu's live music scene. The venues mentioned in that article were the luxury hotels that had been built to cover the growing demands of the tourist industry.Mogadisco was not Analog Africa's easiest project. Tracking down the musicians - often in exile in the diaspora - to interview them and gather anecdotes of golden-era Mogadishu has been an undertaking that took three years. Tales of Dur-Dur Band's kidnapping, movie soundtracks recorded in the basements of hotels, musicians getting electrocuted on stage, others jumping from one band to another under dramatic circumstances, and soul singers competing against each other, are all stories included in the massive booklet that accompanies the compilation - adorned with no less then 50 pictures from the '70s and '80s.As Colonel Abshir Hashi Ali, chief don at the Radio Mogadishu archive - someone who once wrestled a bomber wielding an unpinned hand-grenade to the floor - put it: 'I have dedicated my life to this place. I'm doing this so it can get to the next generation; so that the culture, the heritage and the songs of Somalia don't disappear.'

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Side 1
1. Dur Dur Band - Daraadaa Muxibo
2. Omar Shoolil - Hab Isii
3. Mukhtar Ramadan Idii - Check Up My Head
Side 2
1. Bakaka Band - Geesiyada Halgamayow
2. Fadumo Qassim & Waaberi Band - Waa Kaa Helaa
3. Iftin Band - Sirmaqabe
Side 3
1. Mukhtar Ramadan Idii - Baayo
2. Ahmed Shimaali & Ahmed Sharif "Killer" - Hoobeya
3. Dur Dur Band - Shaleedayaa
Side 4
1. Dur Dur Band - Ladaney
2. Bakaka Band - Gobonimada Jira
3. Iftin Band - Ii Ooy Aniga

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Maria Maria

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1. Maria Maria
2. Cozinha
3. Pilar (Do Pila)
4. Trabalhos (Essa Voz)
Side 2
1. Lilia
2. A Chamada
3. Era Rei E Sou Escravo
4. Os Escravos De Jo
5. Tema Dos Deuses
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1. Santos Catholicos X Candomble
2. Pai Grande
3. Seducao
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1. Francisco
2. Maria Solidaria
3. De Repente Maria Sumiu
4. Eu Sou Uma Preta Velha Aqui Sentada No Sol
5. Boca A Boca
6. Maria Maria

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Flavor

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This is cool jazz album all the way around. From the black and white hand drawn to the fact that it came out of Fresno, California (not exactly a hotbed for jazz) to the handful of styles present (straight ahead, funky, free, and even a raga), this record’s got it going on. 500 copies pressHigh quality musicianship and some far out stoner tracks make this album stand head and shoulders above most of its private peers. Original very limited issue (rumor has it that only 300 were pressed). This album was a very limited press that was handed out at their shows and sold to local record stores. Only together for nine months, Mike Selesia (who plays Sax and Flute) and band recorded this album in one day presented this fascinating hybrid of early 60s Coltrane, early 70s Miles Davis.

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1. Mr PC
2. Brute Strength
3. Yusefs Way
4. Silver's Serenade
5. Castle Spook (part 1)
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1. Eastern Raga
2. Flavor
3. Castle Spook (part 2)

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What's Your Voodoo?

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The official re-release of this mystic slow motion synth pop tune by Ghia – a little known small home recording/studio project from Bielefeld, Germany. Limited to only 300 copies.Ghia only released two singles while they existed and was originally founded in 1983 by old friends Lutz Boberg and Frank Simon. Around 1985 they started to work with singer Lisa Ohm, who they met through a former teacher that was working as an engineer at the local Cottage studio. Boberg and Simon were composing the songs together and also wrote the lyrics. Lutz Boberg, who was trained on classical piano, played the keyboards, including bass. Frank Simon was more about the technical aspects as well as being a proficient guitarist. Their home studio consisted of a Yamaha DX7, a Roland synthesizer, a sampler and a drum machine. Simon was also trying to create a new sound by building his own effect processors. “The analogue effects already had turned mainstream and sounded boring while the newer digital effects sounded aweful to me.”, he recalls. Hence, Simon invested about half a year to develop his own signal processing system to create the FX sounds he had in mind.The keyboards and guitars on “What’s Your Voodoo?” were passed through that unique processor of course. Combined with a deep synth bassline and the exceptional haunting vocals by Lisa Ohm it gives the track all the magic the title implies. The exclusive B-side track of the single is “Keep Your House In Disorder” which previously could only be found on a few handmade demo cassettes as as well as a scarce CD compilation. It effortlessly brings together pop and modern soul vibes.Almost completely overlooked at the time when it was released, we are happy to shed new light on the long forgotten Ghia project. Both tracks should appeal to cosmic and synth pop lovers as well as late soul collectors

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Side 1
1. What's Your Voodoo?
Side 2
1. Keep Your House In Disorder

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Gelin Halayı/Div Div

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Amsterdam-based Altın Gün are essential interpreters of the Anatolian rock and folk legacy and a leading voice in the emergent global psych-rock scene. Following on from their hugely successful album “Gece,” Altın Gün returns with a new 7” single: “Gelin Halayı” b/w “Dıv Dıv” “Gelin Halayı” is the ultimate wedding party song. There's a specific dance called "halay" which is done at special occasions, such as weddings. “Gelin Halayı” means “the bride's dance/halay” “Dıv Dıv” is more of a love song, the singer telling how sweeter than honey their lover is

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1. Gelin Helayi
Side 2
1. Div Div

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Musica Esporadica

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MFM044 sees the reissue of the cult Spanish studio project Música Esporádica with their incredible one off, self-titled album.Another Suso Saiz side project, this one grew out of his work with his band Orquesta De Las Nubes, who were themselves the subject of a Music From Memory compilation last year.The idea of getting Orquesta De Las Nubes to collaborate with Glen Velez and Layne Redmond arose after the two American musicians visited Spain during a series of seminars on frame drum techniques in 1985. Having met Glen Velez some years before in Madrid whilst Glen was performing with the Steve Reich Ensemble, Suso Saiz and Glen Velez quickly formed a strong friendship over their mutual love of non-Western music and the potentials of repetition within music. The two would play, talk and drinks for many hours in Suso’s studio space whenever Glen was in Madrid.During one such session in 1985, Glen and Suso would be joined by Orquesta De Las Nubes and Spanish friend and musician Miguel Herrero. With exciting new ideas flowing quickly and easily, Suso decided to immediately call Track Studios in Madrid to see if they might have a space to record some of the material. With just a few days available the group would record for about 12, with what Suso would describe as ‘incredible fluency’, by which time they would have recorded the album they would later title Música Esporádica.After its release 34 years ago Música Esporádica sounds as stunning as ever and Music From Memory are delighted to be able to share the fluency, spontaneity and close friendship which fuelled the recording of this amazing album.

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1. Musica Esporadica
2. I Forgot The Shirts
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1. Meciendo El Engano
2. Combustion Interna

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Dancing

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Erezioni present another Italodisco treasure called "Dancing" by La Troupe, originally released in 1984 via Drums Edizioni. Fully remastered from the original master tape, courtesy of Gero Merella.

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1. Dancing Mix
Side 2
1. Dancing Tab

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Ten To Ten

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Skyf Connection (pronounced skAyf) was a short lived project by long time friends Anthony Mthembu and Enoch Nondala. At the time they were working for Annic Music, an independent label run by married couple Anne and Nic Blignaut. Although the label was known mostly for Zulu, Sotho, Tsonga and other traditional styles, they had a few Disco releases on the label including groups like Keith Hutchinson’s Focus and Enoch’s discovery Lena, who went on to have huge success under the name Ebony a few years later.In 1984, when an artist didn’t show up for a booked session they decided to make use of the studio time and began working on a demo. At the time Anthony and Enoch had been playing for a year at a new club called Gamsho, located on a farm on the outskirts of Kliptown Soweto. Along with Blackie Sibisi, Sepate Mokoena and Elijah “chippa” Khumalo they made up the resident house band. Due to cultural boycotts and American artists refusing to perform in the country, locals took it upon themselves to fill the market with the American sound the crowds demanded. The demo they recorded at Blue Tree Studios was going to be their product they could use to promote their brand of the American sound. They then took the demo to Universal Studios where their friend and trusted engineer Jan “fast fingers” Smit was working. It would be here that they would polish their demo into something they could take to their bosses and have pressed. Equipped with a DX 7, Linn Drum and some Juno synthesizers they were on their way. Jan lived up to his name and programmed the drums, it is rumoured he could program in almost real time, a skill that translated to the local arcade where he held high scores on many machines. Enoch would be singing and playing guitar while Anthony would do all the Bass and Keyboards. The result was 4 funky party anthems with synth work like no other recording at the time. Their take on what they believed the crowd would want to hear at the beloved club they called home.From start to finish the 4 tracks portray what would have been a standard night at the Gamshu. Although the club would open earlier and the standard hours of most clubs was 6 to 6 , the band would start playing at 10pm. With their standard set time and Anthony and Enoch unique view on what a Disco should be, they chose the motto Ten to Ten as the album title because those were the hours when they were the stars and Disco ruled the dance floor. To get to the club was a bit difficult, you needed to drive along an empty road where thieves waited for any patrons trying their luck walking after dark. Since there was no transport during the night, the safest way to get home was to wait till the next morning to walk home. Even though in the summer months of Johannesburg light begins to peek in just after 4am, crowds refused to leave and stayed enjoying good music and company until 10am. The lead off track “Let’s Freak Together” has powerful lyrics encouraging people to let go of their worries, put aside any differences and let the music bring everyone to freak and dance together. The whole album is about the joy we can all feel when we share the same moments and how music can bring people together in a unique way, a philosophy shared with the original nightclubs of 70s New York. This approach to music is where the name Skyf Connection comes from, translating from slang to mean the connection we create through sharing, in this case Music and good times.Skyf Connection would go on to play at Gamsho till the club’s closure in 1986. In those years their popularity lead to being booked for private events like weddings and birthday parties, as well as gigs in some other venues like Mofolo Hall. They would share the stage with many artists through the years learning artist’s songs and providing support as a backing band. After the club closed Anthony would go on to join the house band at The Pelican, another famous club located in Orlando East, as well as dabbling with songwriting for artists like Phumi Maduna and helping Enoch on many projects through the years. Enoch would ditch live music altogether and immerse himself in studio work, starting full time as a house producer and A&R for the recently formed Ream Music. He would go on to produce hit albums for pop artists like Percy Kay and Makwerhu but made his mark discovering countless artists that would become stars in the traditional market. They would remain friends until Anthony’s passing in 2016 and although Anthony is no longer with us his spirit lives in the grooves he left on this one of a kind record. His wife Vinolia will be accepting his portion of the profits on his behalf. MORE LIKE THIS

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Side 1
1. Let's Freak Together
2. Party
Side 2
1. Ten To Ten
2. Friday Night

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