Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Death of a Candle - Compiled & Mixed by The Cowboys From Sweden (2016)

Here's the latest installment from The Cowboys From Sweden.  The Death of a Candle is a slow dramatic listen loaded with moody soundtrack cuts and rare pop sounds from France, Italy and a few other places.  This mix was conceptualized as sort of a fairytale story and is intended to be listened to with that in mind.  Sort of a movie soundtrack with a plot that you can follow perhaps (Although there isn't one)...  This is possibly the moodiest Cowboys mix to date due to it's slow dreamlike delivery.  Although the focus here is more on moody low key symphonic sounds perhaps, there are still some funky moments here and there.  This mix features quite a few obscure gems from my collection which include Ann Sorel's breathtaking liturgical pop tune "La Prelude... Et La Suite", Aleph's insane "Love Memories", Guido and Maurizio De Angeles' "Penso Se..." television theme, and a few beautiful rarities by Jennifer and Elsa Laurent to name a few. Probably the track that inspired this mix from the beginning was Michel Legrand's "Amour... Amour" from the excellent Peau D'Ane (or Donkey Skin) soundtrack (which happens to actually be a fairytale).  Grab your headphones and go out for a nice long walk, or light a candlestick and watch it burn down!  And don't forget to play it loud!  320 rips with artwork included.  Enjoy!  Thanks for listening.  Comments are appreciated!

Download it here.

Monday, November 16, 2015

"They're Out There" - A horror mix by Ivan Rassimov (2015)

78 minutes of dark disco and synthy atmospheres.  Listen in the dark!

Download it here.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Ozarks - One Thing (2015)

Today Attacknine Records released a brand new single by my band Ozarks (Robbie Augspurger and myself, also known as The Cowboys From Sweden). The single features two new songs. The first up is the harpsichord driven cobweb-pop tune "One Thing" which features lyrics about Ludwig Van Beethoven and his family. The second track included is a nice little liturgical slow-motion cinematic library pop instrumental called "Claudine" which draws inspiration from our love of rare soundtrack collecting (with nods to a few of our favorite film music composers such as Ennio Morricone, François De Roubaix and Francis Lai). The cover of the single is graced with an excellent painting by the magnificent and way too talented Adam Burke (and has some minor design work by yours truly).

The single is free and you can download it now from the Attacknine Bandcamp page here.

Just click "Buy Now" and enter "0" into the price field. Then light a candle and have a listen over a nice glass of cognac.

- Eric.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jacques Dutronc madness!

Here's a collection of seven different EPs by Jacques Dutronc ranging from 1966-1970!  26 songs total, over an hour and ten minutes of non-stop Dutronc!  I don't need to tell you how good this guy is...  Ripped from the original 7" singles at 320 for your listening pleasure.  Each EP is contained in it's own folder with front and back artwork!  Enjoy.

Get it here.

Christophe - Excusez-Moi Mr. Le Professeur 7" EP (1966)

Oof!  This is a killer early single from Mr. Christophe!  It's hard to find a Christophe song that isn't completely epic.  This EP contains four lush pop songs loaded with orchestral stabs, percussion and Christophe belting out the vocals.  Upbeat highly melodic French pop by one of the best!  Ripped from the original 7", includes cover scans.  Enjoy!

Get it here.

France Gall - L'Amérique 7" EP (1965)

Here's a nice four track France Gall EP from 1965.  This one contains a few of my favorite tracks of hers (well, it' hard to pick since she's got so many great songs), but "On Se Ressemble Toi Et Moi" and "Le Temps De La Rentrée" are both killer!  Ripped from the original 7", includes covers...

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Jane Birkin - Black... White (1980)

Here's a strange promotional pop single that was put out in 1980 by Desk & Feild.  Obviously it's a Jane Birkin single and a very funky one at that.  This single features two versions of a song called "Black... White..." (English and French vocal versions) which was written by Pierre Bachelet and Herve Roy (Emmanuelle OST).  It's a fast paced song with a driving staccato clavichord melody, bass and electric guitars.  Music for ski resorts, should go nicely with a glass of Génépi.  Compliments of BLACK & WHITE Scotch Whiskey.

Ripped from the original 7", includes cover scans.

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