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posted a comment on Maria Callas & Giuseppe di Stefano - Duetten En Scenes Uit Italiaanse Opera's. about 1 year ago
Highlights of some of the opera's the duo recorded together for EMI in the fifties. An excellent set of recordings you will likely find in a thrift store and which is worth every one of the few pennies you will pay for it. Doesn't get more classic than ... See full review
posted a comment on Moodymann - Forevernevermore. about 1 year ago
The album version is actually a mix of both sides from the thief that stole my sad days, ya blessin' me twelve, put into one song. So with the album you basically end up with neither one of them, because the stomp of ya blessin me gets watered down by ... See full review
posted a comment on D.K. (10) / S.K.* - D.K. / S.K.. about 1 year ago
This album would have made a perfect soundtrack to the Blade Runner 2049 movie.
posted a comment on Phuture - Rise From Your Grave. about 1 year ago
While listening to this tune after more than a decade, it struck me how much it has the same sound that later Basic Channel had in its more house oriented tracks as Q 1.1 and Quadrant dub. A very groovy record!
posted a comment on Ribamar* - Dançando Com Ribamar E Seu Conjunto. about 1 year ago
It's been many years since I first heard this album through the bloggers scene, that I've finally received a copy that a friend brought from Brazil. It is a rare record, and for many years no any of Ribamar's nine (if I'm correct) albums was listed in ... See full review
submitted Ribamar E Seu Piano* - Palmas Para Ribamar. over 2 years ago
submitted Ribamar* - Dançando Com Ribamar E Seu Conjunto. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Dadawah - Peace And Love - Wadadasow. over 2 years ago
I was always toning down the bass, it is rather heavy as well.
posted a comment on Various, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - Benediction Moon. over 2 years ago
From reading Yamuna Devi's hagiography another piece of the historical puzzle of the background of this album seems to unfold; the lyrics of "Although I have come to this human form". Originally, this is the song 'Hari Hari Bifale' by Srila Narottam das ... See full review
posted a review of The Radha Krsna Temple - The Radha Krsna Temple. over 2 years ago
This is a Landmark album. In 1968, a group of six devotees of the Hare Krishna movement went to London, to fulfill the wish of their spiritual master, Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, to spread Krishna Consciousness in England. These six friends, three ... See full review
submitted Jonny Nash - Eden. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Hare Kṛṣṇa Festival* - Hare Kṛṣṇa Festival. over 2 years ago
Musically speaking, Vande Ham is pretty good. A Hare Krishna mantra chant in traditional ISKCON melody, Prabhupada's melody, with good build up and excellent singing by Hansadutta. His singing is pleasant and inspired. As the text on the cover describes, ... See full review
posted a review of Prof-Logik* - Multi-Dimension. over 2 years ago
Although a relatively unknown and small release from producers with very little other output, in my humble opinion it can easily compete with releases from a label as All City or Ninja tune, or with a producer like Flying Lotus. With its fresh, bass ... See full review
posted a review of Benny Goodman And His Orchestra - The Benny Goodman Story (Soundtrack Of The Universal-International Film). over 2 years ago
So there was a movie about Benny Goodman? Anyway, this album is a collection of songs that were recorded especially for the movie, hence this is a soundtrack. All songs were recorded in 1955, so there are not the original recordings. I find them ... See full review
posted a review of Skyflower - Quiltwork. over 2 years ago
Just as with another release on Lotus Eye Music by the M.P. Olsson Quintet, these songs are available for download on Harikesa's Harimedia.net, but also under different titles. I repeatedly listened to some of those songs found on the website, but when ... See full review
posted a review of The M.P. Olsson Quintet - Going With The Flow. over 2 years ago
For those who are not acquainted with the Hare Krishna movement, or those movements that followed in its Western footsteps, this album is probably not that spectacular. It definitely has its nice moments; it's lush, there is a good use of tempo changes ... See full review
submitted The Caretaker - Everywhere At The End Of Time. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Rev. Joe Freeman And Wife June - Country Gospel Songs In Stereo. over 2 years ago
Perhaps you might find time to whoop up some songs on the ole' Youtube! Looking forward to that. Thanks for the fine review.
posted a comment on Ozo - Anambra. over 3 years ago
The chant here is Om Mani Padme Hum, the Buddhist mantra in the Sanskrit language.
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posted a review of PLO Man - Stations Of The Elevated. over 3 years ago
This ep very much reminds me of the music of the very early nineties. Now that we had the New York house revival, will we go back in time a little further and get the breakbeat house revival?
submitted Domenique Dumont - Comme Ça. over 3 years ago
submitted Suzanne Kraft - Talk From Home. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Samuil Marschak*, Joachim Thurm - Das Katzenhaus. over 3 years ago
Samuil Marshak was a Soviet writer. I recognize your story from the sweet 1958 Soviet cartoon, Кошкин дом, The Cat's House:
https://youtu.be/uqGw8avTBVA
posted a comment on Jonny Nash - Phantom Actors. over 4 years ago
Perhaps something went wrong at the pressing plant, for when i picked up my pre-order copy at the store, there was one dense spot of scratches on A2, about the size of a small coin. I returned my copy and asked for another one, which was perfect.
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posted a review of Alice Coltrane - Eternity. over 4 years ago
This is the first album of Alice Coltrane where she starts to chant invocations in her songs, inspired by her association with Indian spiritual traditions. Before she had songtitles in reference to her calling, and in later albums she actually starts ... See full review
posted a review of Andreas Vollenweider - Caverna Magica (...Under The Tree - In The Cave...). over 4 years ago
I accidentally stumbled upon a full album rip on Youtube, and i fell for it immediately. I had a strong sense of familiarity to it, and when i started checking out Vollenweiders work it became apparent how i often heard his music when i was a small boy, ... See full review
posted a review of Gigi Masin - The Last DJ. over 4 years ago
Free download of 192kbps available at their website, thanks to donations of some generous people.
http://www.laverna.net/releases/Lav22.html

Label review by David Roots:

This compilation of new tracks comes after a very long time. Except for some ... See full review
submitted Jonny Nash - Phantom Actors. over 4 years ago
posted a review of Jouem - Episodes 1/8 - A New Force Has Risen. over 4 years ago
I was checking out Sven's music a little better, and i got stuck with the Eldarion tune. A chilled pace, jazzy sax, bit of piano, nice diverse selection of subtle hi-hats, a few voice snippets here and there. Perfect. I imagine he was inspired by Theo ... See full review
posted a comment on The Detroit Experiment - The Detroit Experiment. over 4 years ago
After the wonderful Innerzone Orchestra's Programmed album, this one was even more impressive. Less of the 69 demented drums influence, but instead an expansion of bandmembers. Highest is a good example of that, it could have been right of the ... See full review
posted a review of Swayzak - Illegal. over 4 years ago
The Bigga Bush version of this song is a real tune. The lyrics are spiritual in nature, very uplifting and positive, not in a cheesy way, but as cool as Jah Rastafari, and the beats build up into a nice housey tune. I don't know Bigga Bush other than ... See full review
posted a review of Worldless People - Positivity. over 4 years ago
Quite a mediocre maxi single, but with Minority In Terms Of Thought as a highlight. It samples the bassline of Pharomba by Pharoah Sanders (Love Will Find A Way), and the drum patterns are also inspired by the original song, creating a funky and ... See full review
posted a comment on Bocca Grande - The Bremen Orchestra EP. over 4 years ago
Hearing Procedere for the first few times definitely invokes strong emotions. A spellbound attention even. I'm sure that hearing it for the first time when you're in a club, if your mind has opened after hours of dancing, it could send you right off.
posted a comment on Leonid. over 5 years ago
Personally i have always thought Leonid is actually Patrice Scott. Paul Smith, i mean, that name is about as common as they come. Musicwise it's possible, and the first letters of the name are similar. Is Leonid really anonymous enough to keep himself a ... See full review
posted a comment on Floating Points - Wires. over 5 years ago
According to the list of collaborators, there are thirteen artist working on this track. Sure, i also think it's a high price for a single sided 12", but when there's thirteen artists, that means there's thirteen mouths to feed. To me it then looks ... See full review
posted a comment on Buddy Sativa - Deus Ex Machina. over 5 years ago
The song Una Peripecia is a coverversion of the 1972 movies song "Forest Deer," by Aida Vedischeva, a Soviet singer. She is requesting a mystical forest deer to come and take her away. Generally, many songs from Soviet era were stolen from the West, and ... See full review
posted a comment on Tennessee Farm Band* - Communion. over 6 years ago
I was a bit surprised to read this comment about The Farm, as we have one of the vegetarian cookbooks from this community. They are a successfull group of people with decent moral standards, and their group survives to this day. ... See full review
posted a comment on Rick Wade - Detroit Fury EP. over 6 years ago
A little earlier this year we saw a repress of a highly coveted LP called 'Feelings,' originally released in 1974 on the Italian Carosello label, credited to Stefano Torossi, with the aliases Jay Richford & Gary Stevan. When i heard the album for the ... See full review
posted a comment on Theo Parrish - Parallel Dimensions. over 6 years ago
Reaction To Plastic is based on XL 30 by Shuggie Otis (Inspiration Information, Epic, 1974)
posted a comment on 74 Miles Away - 74 Miles Away. over 7 years ago
A release with four jazz originals on side A, and on the flip the four tracks remixed for the headz. Intimate playing overall, but perhaps not fully living up to its potential on the originals, except for August City Blues, which is like a ballad with ... See full review
posted a comment on Wesseltoft* & Schwarz* - Duo. over 7 years ago
A pleasant album to listen to, with it's mixture of soothing jazzy moods and deep electronic flavors, brewing in a tasty gravy of classic Wesseltoft Piano, and served on a well filled plate of vinyl. The guy who put everything on the plate might have ... See full review
posted a comment on Fudge Fingas - What Works EP. over 7 years ago
This goes to prove that they offer better chances than Willie Wonka.
posted a comment on Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey* - The 1st Album (1973). over 7 years ago
As you can read from the notes, this record is only partly original. The two tracks that are new for this release are great tracks, and it would be interesting to hear the other versions, because unfortunately, these tracks both fade out at around 6 ... See full review
posted a review of Trygve Seim - Sangam. over 8 years ago
This album is a bit of a challenge to me. It has a mixture of jazz and classical music, and reaches points of a certain depth and intensity that it puts my nerves to the test. One moment it allows me to drift away, while at other times it sounds too ... See full review
posted a comment on Fluxion - Waves EP. over 8 years ago
The sound of the Horizons track wouldn't give me the impression of being a Fluxion track, if i wasn't told who was the artist. I guess the evolving of artist's output is noticeable in this release then.