- Joined on August 31, 2003
Wow, what a rush good music can bring, dontcha just love it!
Er, I can come down, from off that cloud, =) if ya need help with something.
Get in contact
I'm happy to help, where I can, with ID'ing tunes etc.
I can also suggest where to buy a 'new release', if still available from a distro,
Or perhaps, an excellent condition 'used' copy, if i've seen one somewhere online.
Send a message, I'll see what I can do.
Music I stand up for, ...and often dance like a loon to.
Oldskool/Jungle/Techno/Hardcore/House from 91-94 has a special place in my heart.
I love all things psychedelic, whether it be acoustic, electric or electronic, from any genre, age or country
Also, I have much love, (though the music is mostly unlisted here), for underground IDM and variants, Ambient/Drone, underground dance music/Techno/Trance/Psy, 60s/70s R&B/Soul (US/UK/Northern), 70s funk/disco,
Folk Trad/Neo/Psych, Classical music from across the centuries (orchestral/chamber/solo/choral, secular/non-secular), Jazz (particularly 50s-60s bop/hard bop/post bop), Blues (acoustic/electric) and Reggae/Dub/Ska (60s-80s).
Favourite active label
Anyone looking at my collection lately would have noticed most of the recently added/submitted releases come from
one label and artists connected to that label. Fruits de Mer Records, an amazing and unique label, one which I
cannot recommend more highly, was established by Keith Jones and Andy Bracken in 2008. Nowadays FdM is run by
Keith alone. The label releases covers of psych/prog/folk/kraut/acid/space rock and r&b from the 60s and 70s on vinyl. Its sister label, Regal Crabomophone, features FdM bands playing their own music of a 60s or 70s flavour.
Fruits de Mer had remained 'under the radar' until The Bevis Frond, a band I've been into since I was a teenager,
had a couple cover tracks released there. One of them, 'Creepin' Around', appeared on 'Keep off the grass', a 2LP
covers compilation of classic Psych/Prog Rock from the 60s and 70s. So I got myself a copy to check it out, and that
was that, I was hooked on the label and sister label from then on. Since, I have joined the 'FdM members club',
which basically means I buy a copy of every release on pre-order and support the label directly. It's one of those happy chances that my favourite band should lead me to what is now my favourite label.
I rate most things 5 stars
Why? Because I couldn't rate them any higher. If the music hits the spot it deserves nothing less than 5 stars. That means some music is rated 5 as my minimum score when other folks on Discogs might rate 5 as their maximum. Other music, if allowed, could have been rated much higher (in true Spinal Tap fashion pushing above the maximum scale). Music like that to me simply overloads the 5 stars scale, but can only be rated 5. Not sure if that makes much sense but If music effects you like it does me you'll understand where I'm coming from =)
Namlook and Muslimgauze
Two electronic artists are 'obsessions' of mine; Muslimgauze (Bryn Jones) and Namlook (Peter Kuhlmann),
plus all things on Pete's Fax label. Both artists, sadly, died far too young and though Pete and Bryn left behind an
enormous and varied body of work, both artists were still developing and creatively exploring their sonic spaces.
It's pointless wondering 'what might have been', that time will be always better spent just listening to 'what is there'.
Nothing for sale, sorry
I am not now, nor will I ever be, interested in selling/trading music from my own collection. It's something i could never
do anyway, even to 'low star' rated releases, so with that in mind, please do not contact wishing to buy any from me.
No matter how much is offered, ALL such requests will be politely declined. I have never bought records, cds or
cassettes for their 'investment value', and never will. So I really don't care if the collection is worth a packet or only
worth a bag o' carrots, I only care if i like the music contained therein.
It is a shame that most of the good limited labels are often only collected because of what they might fetch on ebay or
discogs a few years down the line. Though to be fair not everyone tries to quadruple their profits, or worse, in only 3-4
years. Yeah, I know, "it's supply and demand, baby", $yadda£, $yadda£.
No File Sharing
Of course, I do not own the copyrights to any of the music in my collection, so I cannot in good conscience distribute files ripped for my personal use. In that light I regret to say that any requests for file sharing will also be politely declined.