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...

Get it here.

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.


Get it here:

Armando Trovajoli - L'Arcidiavolo (1966)


Re-up by request.  Yeah, you better believe I ripped both LPs!  320kbps + cover scans.

Get it here.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Guy Bonnet - Wladimir Le Musicien (1974)

























Guy Bonnet's Wladimir Le Musicien LP is one of the rare holy grails of dignified pop!  Extremely lush arrangements throughout, this album delivers top notch pop/chanson tunes one after the other.  The album also features the notorious Mr. Nabukov track which features heavy breakbeats over dark string arrangements accompanied by a male and female vocal duet.  The album was orchestrated by Karl Heinz Schäfer (Les Gants Blancs Du Diable), so there are plenty of nice Jean-Claude Vannier-esque moments to be found here.  The opening track (which happens to be the title track) Wladimir Le Musicien is one of my favorites.  An extremely ambitious pop tune with extremely groovy verses and an over the top classical piano breakdown at the bridge.  So many great moments on this record, it's hard to mention them all.  Many of the other tracks throughout the album have a nice light baroque-pop feel.  Very catchy, masterfully executed pop with top notch production and musicianship.  Listen for yourselves!  Ripped from the original LP at 320 kbps.  Includes front and back cover scans.  Enjoy. 

Get it here.