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This is another album I bought ages ago and I’m only getting round to writing about it. Sorry, I think I bought this and loads of other stuff at the same time and then because I’d bought so much I never got round to writing about it. Oh well. Anyway, this is not as good as the Voice Of The Seven Woods stuff, but there are still some excellent tracks. The album feels much more live, which is how they recorded it. I didn’t really like The Burning Mountain, which was the single, but enough. I still bought the album and I am glad I did. There are some real psyche moments in it, but there are also some great krautrock moments in it too. Its definitely an album you should just sit and listen to all the way through. It definitely takes you on a journey. I really like the final track, Disappearances. Rick form Voice Of The Seven Thunders has a good voice. Hoping they tour, they said there were going to be some live dates, but there hasn’t really been anything. Anyway, you can check out the track Cylinders below. Oh yeah, one last thing, you get a download code with the vinyl. Wicked.
This album is amazing! I had heard a track years ago when I went to see Kelpe play at the Sub Club. One of the warm up DJs played The Brain Of Oskar Panizza, which you can listen to below, and it reminded me of a track by Big200. Anyway, when I saw this was record of the week at Piccadilly Records I had to own it after listening to the snippets online. The cover for the album is so weird. This kinda androgynous looking character behind bars with big sunglasses. Another thing that made me buy this is the typeface used on this album is the same that is used by Laboca for the Emperor Machine releases. I thought to myself there must be a connection. Anyway, on to the music. This is all great synthesizer music from Germany in the 70s. I’ve been listening to La Chasse Aux Microbes over and over the last few days. Its just a beautiful piece of synthesizer music. There are a couple of dodgy tracks on here though. Space & Roll is a bit cringeworthy but if you are into the work of the Emperor Machine of even John Carpenter, then I recommend getting this album.
The tagline for this album is “a journey into discoid funk” and this is what it is. This old album from 1978 has recently been bootlegged and is out to buy on 12″ now. It’s great. I was really into the track called solstice, which is a down tempo funk number, but the rest of the album is great too. Its split across 6 tracks and this is one groovy interstellar journey. Look out at the album cover. The album is all bass guitar, synths and some tight drumming. Each track has its own merits. Some of the breakdowns are great. Solstice is the highlight for me, but the rest is equally as good and interesting. I got my copy from Piccadilly Records. Check out some of the tracks below.
I know this happened a while ago, but I had to take the screenshot on my work computer and I have been off for three weeks. Anyway, Piccadilly Records have a new website. At first I wasn’t a big fan of it, but I like it now.
Well, I finally managed to get my hands on the Kelpe album the other week, so I thought I would write a wee review of it. It’s pretty good. I can see why people compare him to Boards Of Canada and Four Tet, but he is quite different from them. I quite like this album. It’s pretty mellow. There are some stand out tracks on it. I really like Whirlwound. Its got some nice chord changes in it that are wicked. Please correct me if I am wrong about the chord changes? I don’t really know any music theory. Shipwreck Glue is stonking as well! That ping pong sample is great! Gotta love a song with ping pong samples in it. The album is quite electronic but definitely has a nice organic theme to it. Seems like he got a drum kit out and then sampled himself. Anyway, if you like electronic music, then get this. I missed him when he made played live in Glasgow recently, which is a shame. If he is playing near you, then get down to see him if you can. Anyway, the album is available from Bleep.com and all good record shops. Oh yeah, I reckon this album would sound really good if you were cruising about the sea in a boat!