Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Panda Beach - Last Days Ashore (2009)

This EP is the first official release by Ebi Nasution also known as Panda Beach. Ebi recorded these songs on a cell phone at her home in Jakarta Indonesia between May and August of this year. Beautiful mellow and atmospheric folk music reminiscent of Sybille Baier, Vashti Bunyan and Kazu Makino (in my opinion). Track one "Boom" was fleshed out by Chariots of Night with mellotron sounds, bells and drum samples making it more of a pop track than the rest of the EP. The other songs were all played by Ebi on Guitar and Piano. Aside from that, there isn't much more I can say about it except that I designed the cover art for her and did sort of a lo-fi mastering on it. My only regret is that it is so short (just over 15 minutes of music). This EP comes highly recommended! ...And of course comments are appreciated!

-Update 12/03/10 : We are now trying to support Ebi by selling her music via our new Portland based label Wil-Ru records. Please keep an eye out for physical releases by Panda Beach coming soon! Thanks so much for your support and understanding of this adjustment...

1. Boom
2. River
3. Deeper
4. Dying Snail Sings
5. Gravity
6. Build An Ocean
7. I Will Not Pray


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Monday, November 16, 2009

Jean-Claude Vannier

Here is a fresh vinyl rip of a funky 7" by Jean-Claude Vannier (the man behind the orchestration of Serge Gainsbourg's impeccable masterpiece "Histoire De Melody Nelson"). Featuring four rare, dark, groovy and out of control tracks from the early 70's, all contained on this one 45 single. I believe the cool Gainsbourg-esque "Theme 504" is exclusive to this release, so I hope you all appreciate this rip, since I haven't seen it posted anywhere else yet. Also both versions of "Je M'Appelle Geraldine" were excluded from the vinyl re-release of Vannier's "L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches" from 1972. Enjoy! Ripped at 320 Kbps.

1. L'Enfant La Mouche Et Les Allumettes
2. Theme 504
3. Je M'Appelle Geraldine (Mid-Tempo Version)
4. Je M'Appelle Geraldine (Up-Tempo Version)

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Repost By Request: Elusive Dreams: A Mixtape By The Cowboys From Sweden (2008)

The first mix that started it all...

01 Intro by Lee Hazlewood
02 Scott Walker/On Your Own Again
03 Enrico Intra/Preghiera
04 Goblin/Edda
05 Harry Nilsson/Without Her
06 Stelvio Cipriani/Sweet Carillon
07 Lee Hazlewood/My Autumn's Done Come
08 Dennis Wilson/Lady
09 Françoise Hardy/The Rose
10 The Electric Prunes/Holy Are You
11 Joan Baez/Here's To You
12 Francis Lai/Theme De La Lecon Particuliere
13 Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood/Sundown, Sundown
14 Serge Gainsbourg/Ballade De Johnny-Jane
15 Serge Gainsbourg/Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'en Vais
16 Piero Piccioni/Endless Love
17 Margo Guryan/Don't Go Away
18 Cat Stevens/I Think I See The Light
19 Love/Seven & Seven Is
20 The Zombies/Kind Of Girl
21 Rita Monico/Thrilling
22 The Chocolate Watch band/In The Past
23 Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra/Bolero on the Moon Rocks
24 Jane Birkin/L'aquoiboniste
25 Jacques Dutronc/L'espace D'une Fille
26 Brigitte Bardot/La Madrague
27 Lee Hazlewood/Vem Kan Segla
28 Ennio Morricone/Tramonto
29 Harry Nilsson/All I Think About Is You
30 Daniel Beretta/Un Amico

Download Links:
Part One: http://www.mediafire.com/?jda2tc3iltd
Part Two: http://www.mediafire.com/?xwddntumnjj

Repost by Request: Hypnotic Sound: A Mix Tape By The Cowboys From Sweden (2009)

Get it while it's fresh! New mixes by the Cowboys From Sweden are coming soon!

01 Ennio Morricone/Matto, Caldo, Soldi, Morto ... Girotondo
02 Françoise Hardy/Le Temps De L'Amour
03 Dino/Ho Messo Gli Occhi Su Di Te
04 Serge Gainsbourg/Initials B.B.
05 Brigitte Bardot/Contact
06 Manfred Hubler & Siegfried Schwab/Dedicated To Love
07 Christy/Deep Down
08 Sohail Rana/Soul Sitar
09 Armando Trovajoli/L'Arcidiavolo
10 Isabelle/Amstramgram
11 Eddie Warner/Shut Up
12 France Gall/Laisse Tomber Les Filles
13 Ennio Morricone/La Festa Di Sabato
14 Nino de Luca/Rappimento In Sicilia
15 Bruno Nicolai/Autostrada Per Los Angeles
16 Ennio Morricone/L'Alibi No. 3
17 Brigitte Bardot/Moi Je Joue
18 Nino Ferrer/Mirza
19 Fred Bongusto/Il Tigre (Party Music)
20 France Gall/Frankenstein
21 Jacques Dutronc/Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi
22 Cherie/Je Ne Suis Quune Rose
23 Nino de Luca/La Ragazza Con La Pistola
24 Sergio Nilo/Esquetando Os Tamborinos E Cuica
25 Piero Piccioni/Spiral Waltz
26 Marcello Giombini/Sabata (Version 3)
27 Manfred Hubler & Siegfried Schwab/There's No Satisfaction
28 Astrud Gilberto/Argomenti
29 Nora Orlandi/Marcel-Deborah
30 Piero Umiliani & Edda Dell'Orso/The Girl With The Skin Of The Moon

Download Links:
Part 1: http://www.mediafire.com/?y211omyqm1n
Part 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?dqvdjz2izth