Friday, October 3, 2014

Prince Da Baroda - Que C'est Triste Un Monde Sans Amour/Indira 7" (1970)

Okay, it's been a while since I've posted anything new here.  So here's an obscure little treat for fans of bizarre seven inches.  Here we have a two track single by Prince De Baroda.  I assume he's a real prince, but haven't had much luck finding out anything about him (feel free to fill me in).  Anyway, oddly enough these songs are sung in French and are quite beautiful actually.  On the A side we have "Que C'est Triste Un Monde Sans Amour", an nice melodic ballad actually written by Patricia Carli and on the B side we have "Indira" written by E. Marnay and J.P. Calvet, another pretty love ballad.  The most important thing to point out here is that these tracks were produced by Jean Bouchety who happened to compose one of my favorite KPM lps (The Magic of Bouchety) and a million other things.  So on both tracks we hear that signature Bouchety sound with an obvious eastern flair (sitars, tablas etc.).  But overall this is similar to the typical French pop sound, nice break beats, strings, groovy bass lines.. The works.  I'm not sure what else to say about this one.  I guess if you are aware of it already, I think we'd get along quite well.  This records doesn't exactly appear out of thin air, it took a bit of work to track it down.  So hopefully some of you will enjoy it as well.  320 rip from vinyl.  Include cover scans. Enjoy.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Active Listener - Sampler 22 (2014)

I had the pleasure of designing the latest album cover for The Active Listener's compilation series.  If you are not familiar with The Active Listener yet, you are missing out.  Great compilations for those who appreciate all things psychedelic and a great source for reviews on what's going on currently in psychedelic music.  Check out their site here and don't for get to take a look and listen at their bandcamp site as well.  The compilations are free to download and feature loads of cool lesser known bands.  Highly recommended!

Download Sampler 22 here.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Cardamom Diaries - Compiled & mixed by The Cowboys from Sweden (2014)

It is with great pleasure that I present to you the latest mix by the The Cowboys from Sweden titled "The Cardamom Diaries". An 80 minute non-stop schizophrenic mix of moody widescreen gems, ranging from cerebral jazz funk, to heavy soundtrack and library psychedelia, bombastic vocals, classical overtures, tender themes for romance and other cosmic fantasies... I have spent a lot of time digging and ripping for this one and I feel it one of my favorites so far.  I hope you feel the same.  That's all I will say.  The music will speak volumes on it's own behalf.  Comments are always appreciated.  Thanks for listening and enjoy the new sounds!

Ripped at 320 for your discerning ears.

And for those of you who still see the value in owning tangible objects, I've included a printable album cover with the download. So all you will need is a printer, some paper, a blank CD-R, scissors, glue and a sharpie. After completing the craft, you will have a nice little CD! It's up to you to get creative with the disc face.

Due to size, the mix is available here in two parts: