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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Serge Bringolf / Strave, France *** REISSUED ***

Serge Bringolf - Strave. 1980 Omega Studio. *** Reissued by Soleil Zeuhl, Feb 2011 ***
Serge Bringolf - Vision. 1981 Omega Studio. *** Reissued by Soleil Zeuhl, Jun 2012 ***
Serge Bringolf - Strave Live. 1983 RBO

Moved to UMR

Priority: 2

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cry Freedom, Germany

Cry Freedom - Volcano. 1976 private

moved to UMR

Priority: 2

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Energy, Sweden

Energy - s/t. 1974 Harvest

Moved to UMR

Priority: 2

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fly, Germany

Fly - Die Fahrt mit dem Gläsernen Ballon. 1979 Ballong.

Primarily instrumental melodic progressive rock similar to many from the time and place like Novalis, Surgery, Indigo, Morpheus etc... There's a light fusion sound that prevails, lead by soprano sax, electric piano, soft electric guitar and some choice synth leads. Goes at its own pace, with seemingly nowhere to go. Pleasant and soothing.

Priority: none

Monday, April 19, 2010

Lost Nation, USA

Lost Nation - Paradise Lost. 1970 Rare Earth

Moved to UMR

Priority: 2

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Synthesis, France

Synthesis - s/t. 1976 Arc-RCA.

Thanks to Midwest Mike, I recently received this title on LP. And it's a very nice embossed gatefold cover. Musically falls into that unique French fusion of funk, jazz, disco and progressive rock all rolled into one. Reminds me somewhat of the early efforts by Cortex and Edition Speciale. 25 piece group (with soft female chorus vocals) recalls some of the Quebec groups like Ville Emard Blues Band, Toubabou and Contraction. Very good effort. Amongst the notables, Didier Lockwood is the violinist while Andre Ceccarelli plays the drums.

Well, it turns out there is a CD on the Dare Dare label. Never seen it, so I'll leave here anyway.

Priority: 3

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Gramigna, Italy

Gramigna - Gran Disordine Sotto il Cielo. 1977 Ultima Spiaggia.

Not an easy one to describe. Quirky, like all on the label (including the namesake band). Some chamber rock, some pop, some fusion. Sort of a RIO pop album. Elements of Stormy Six and Henry Cow are apparent.

Priority: none

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lodestar, USA

Lodestar - s/t. 1979 private

Moved to UMR

Priority: 2

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Motiffe, England

Motiffe - s/t. 1972 Derby.

Moved to UMR

Priority: 3

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Orchestra Njervudarov, Italy

Orchestra Njervudarov - Con le Orecchie di Eros. 1979 EMI.

Another one of those crazy late 70's Italian acts, mixing in rock, jazz, humor, Zappa, and whatever else pops in their nutty heads. Not too far off from Roberto Colombo, Ultima Spiaggia and Gramigna. Definitely has that original RIO spirit ala the second Picchio dal Pozzo album.

Priority: 3

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Niagara, Germany *** REISSUED ***

*** Reissued by Made in Germany Music June, 2010 ***

Niagara - S.U.B. 1972 United Artists.

Founded by drummer and percussionist Klaus Weiss (see also Sunbirds), Niagara released three albums, two of which are entirely percussive, and thus out of the scope of this list. The exception is the middle album "S.U.B.", a jamming rock fusion session with an all star cast including Daniel Fichelscher (Popol Vuh), Kristian Schultze (Passport, and leader of the "Recreation" album), and Udo Lindenberg amongst a handful of others. The presence of trumpet and the bass heavy percussive driven sound reminds me of early 70's Miles Davis. Good album that I could see Garden of Delights eventually reissuing. boots exist.

Priority: 3

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Psy Nukli, England

Psy Nukli - Number Nine. 1988 private. Cassette only release

Moved to UMR

Priority: 3

Friday, April 2, 2010

News: Rocket Records to reissue Fantasia and Scapa Flow!

Thanks to a tip from Laser Ken, we learned that Rocket Records of Finland will be reissuing two of our High priority wishlisters: Fantasia and Scapa Flow. Also look for the first reissue of Uni Sono, an obscure spacey rock album from 1975.

They're the label that we announced awhile back that recently released the Kaamos - "Deeds and Talks" and Seppo 'Paroni' Paakkunainen - "Plastic Maailma" albums.

It doesn't look like I ever publised my blurb for Scapa Flow. Here's the entry from the Original Wish List:

Scapa Flow - Uuteen Aikaan (Finland) 1980 Kompass. Outstanding Finnish progressive folk rock, similar to German acts like Carol of Harvest and Rebekka.