Σάββατο, 13 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Julian Cope - Fried (LP, vinyl rip). 1984.

One of the absolute psychedelic masterpieces of all times! 
   A few months only after the release of his first solo work ("World Shut Your Mouth", 1984), came this strange (what a cover!) psychedelic record with some acoustic space songs and some electric and semi-electric diamonds.
   Musician, writer, historian, and cosmic shaman Julian Cope was born in October 1957 in Deri, South Glamorgan, Wales. He formed the Teardrop Explodes one of the more influential bands of the late '70's playing a volatile mix of neo-psychedelic rock and electro-pop.
 By 1984, Cope's love of hallucinogenics -- as well as a toy car collection that occupied nearly an entire year of his life -- was at an all-time high. Despite his altered state, he released World Shut Your Mouth, his solo debut on Mercury Records.
   Not to be deterred, Cope retreated to Cambridge and recorded the follow-up, Fried, a chilling chronicle of self-oblivion that included cover art of the artist in a sandbox wearing nothing but a gigantic turtle shell. 




The spirit of Syd Barret is alive!
Take it  here

Πέμπτη, 11 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Human Puppets - T.V. Eye / Human Puppets (7" single, vinyl rip). 2010.

   Human Puppets is a greek minimal synth / darkwave band from Athens. Active since 2004, they have 2 vinyl singles and 2 LP's untill now. 
   They remind me the best moments of the synth punk and minimal wave of the 80's and they are highly inspired by the greek scene of that era. 
   They started as a duo (Nikos K., Stathis L.) and a drum machine but they use a real drummer sometimes.
   All of you out there who are in love with the new wave of the '80's will be impressed by this band.
This 7" single was released in 2010 in limited number of copies (300) in vinyl only by 5th-Floor_Entertainment label and it's their third release, after the single "Untittled" (2005) and the LP "The future from the past" (2006).
Their last release is the LP "Sounds of Solitude" (2011).


Take a look at band's site here 
The songs are ripped from vinyl to mp3 (320)


Take it here

Παρασκευή, 5 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Silent Moves - Silence is moving fast / All we see ( from "Sounds and noises of the SKG " compilation). 1984

   Silent Moves was a greek new wave band from Thessaloniki.
   Their only vinyl appearance was 2 songs for "The Sounds and Noises of the SKG compilation" in 1984. Their music could be described as dark synth pop.
   Asklepios Zambetas - a very well known guitar player from Thessaloniki (see Trypes) was the singer.
    Check this post for more informations about this great musician.
    There is something very strange about these songs. You can hear them over and over again and finally find yourself trapped in their strange melodies and melancholic atmosphere. And then you want to play them again!
   Unfortunately i don't have the vinyl record so i downloaded the compilation from the net in mp3 form. Enjoy two great songs from the heart of the '80's! 


Download here