Saturday, 28 March 2015

Guess What -- Al-Khawarizmi LP & April Tour


The new Guess What album about persian mathematician Al-Khawarizmi is out now on Catapulte Records!

Touring down to Lisbon and back with Kumbaya -- if you happen to be on the way, come for a drink and get the new album!

21.04 Villefranche de Rouergue (Fr) 
Les Hauts Parleurs
22.04 Pamplona (Es)
Jazar
23.04 Pontevedra (Es)
Liceo Mutante
24.04 Lisbon (Pt)
Lounge
25.04 Vilareal (Pt)
Club de Vilareal?
27.04 Monclar d'Armagnac (Fr)
Les Poules
28.04 Pau (Fr)
Localypso
29.04 Toulouse (Fr)
Tbc
30.04 Martrin (Fr)
La Remoutarié

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Franz Reichelt's Death Jump 4th Feb 1912


Saddest film ever.

"I want to try the experiment myself and without trickery, as I intend to prove the worth of my invention."

"You are going to see how my seventy-two kilos and my parachute will give your arguments the most decisive of denials."
 
Read the story: wiki.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

va -- Touch As Much [Tristes Humanistes Mixtape]


Here's a fine brew on C90, for your listening pleasure.

Chill Side A [45'42]
01 Nese Karaböcek: Atsan Atilmaz
02 Ural Thomas: Pain Is The Name Of Your Game
03 Tony Reed & Thee Majestic Five: The Belly Dance Beat
04 Martti Innanen: Jurban Leddu
05 The Rokes: Hold My Hand
06 Orkes Al Wathan Medan: Pahlawan Yang Tak Dikenal
07 Jasmin Musical Club: Si Sisi Tunapendana
08 Rock'n Band: Likobeba
09 The Good Ones: Iby' Iyisini Ubusa
10 Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Lanquidity

Swing Side B [45'59]
11 Orchestre O.K. Jazz: Linga Ngai Tolinga Ye
12 Super Cercul: Vero Na Tika Lise Mi Kuawa
13 Gnosienne No. 1
14 Jeff Louna: Paulina Mineure
15 Shalawambe: Icupo Cha Kulala Mpapa
16 Lucho Neves y su Orquesta: Mambo de Machaguay
17 The Eloise Trio: Anna macao
18 Derrick Harriott & The Jiving Juniors: I'm Going Overseas
19 Barry Biggs: The Road Is Rough
20 Super Djata Band de Bamako: Yamba
21 Khedr: Balsam Shafee
22 Magical Ring: Touch As Much
23 Grachan Moncur III and The Jazz Composers Orchestra: Angela's Angel

 Thank you to all contributors: fellow bloggers, compilation curators, friends & brothers.

Monday, 24 November 2014

va -- Mes amis, Mes copains [Mixtape]


New mixtape to think about friends and get prepared for winter..

01.Nico Fidenco - Space Bossa
02.Chiemi Eri -Otemo Yan
03.Ferdi Ozbegen - Kopruden gecti gelin
04.Catherine Spaak - J'aime  le matin
05.Daniele Sepe - Tammurriata nera
06.Piero Umiliani - Danza della luna
07.Sagara Naomi - Ii janai no shiawase naraba
08.Catherine Spaak - Mes Amis Mes Copains
09.Baris Manco -Tavuklara Kissst De
10.Selda Bagcan - Ahmet Kaya'ya
11.Ike Reiko - Rainy Day Blues
12.Barrington Spence - Contemplating mind
13.Jacob Miller - Let me love you
14.Clara Nunes - Sabia
15.Ambassadeur International - Mandjou

Thursday, 25 September 2014

va -- Softly Sally [Tristes Humanistes Mixatpe]


And a new mixtape for those of you who like nice, soft, positive music. Hope you like it!

01 - Nora Orlandi - A Doppia Faccia
02 - Ennio Morricone - La Bambola
03 - Gene Pitney - Mecca
04 - Chuck Sagle & His Orchestra - The Sheik Of Araby
05 - Nino Nardini - Jungle Jazz
06 - Yen Linh & Che Linh - Tam Su Nguoi Don Xa
07 - Phuong Dai - Mac Cam
08 - Roger Webb - Softly Sally
09 - Samira Taoufik - Wein Moucharrek
10 - The Leon-Symphoniette - Dance Of The Rice-Tresher (* corrected)
11 - Salma Agha - Come Closer
12 - Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers - Egyptian Reggae
13 -  Jacques Denjean - Mistral 20h30
14 - Ensemble Etoile Du Soir - Messe Quatre Heures
15 - The Talbot Brothers Of Bermuda - You Can't Tell The Old From The Young
16 - Ensemble Meridional Des Cayes - Calma Pèlerin
17 - The Velvet Underground - Afterhours

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

va -- Moonshine: Hip Hop Dope [Tristes Humanistes Mixtape]


Yo yo here's a hip hop comp I've been wanting to make for a while. There's no groundbreaking discoveries, just my favorite rap tracks put together on a tape to play full volume in the car. Hope you like it: $$$

Side A
01 - The Streets - Turn The Page
02 - Killah Priest - From Then Till Now
03 - Madvillain - Accordion
04 - Darc Mind - I.R.S.
05 - Akhénaton - J'ai Pas De Face
06 - Raekwon - Ice Cream
07 - Anti-Pop Consortium - Focused
08 - Fonky Family - Cherche Pas à Comprendre
09 - The Rza - Flying Birds
Side B
10 - Wu-Tang-Clan - C.R.E.A.M
11 - A Tribe Called Quest - Luck Of Lucien
12 - Public Enemy - Nighttrain
13 - Roxanne Shanté - Bite This
14 - Edan - Mic Manipulator
15 - Kill The Vultures - Moonshine
16 - Micachu - Sensitivity
17 - DJ Krush - The Kinetics

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

va -- Voyages Autour Du Monde: Congo [Philips 849.558]


Here's a rip of a very nice record lent by Roady. I'm not familiar with this kind of Congolese music, which seems to be from before the rumba and soukous times. I like it very much.


After so many months I finally had a pleasant combination of time and functional equipment so I managed to get a few things ready to post before I drive to Iran on Friday...

Monday, 22 September 2014

The Soul Train Dancers Video [1974]


(Redbone - Come And Get Your Love)

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

va -- What The World Needs Now Is Love [Tristes Humanistes Mixtape]


Favorite tunes for the summer..

Side A
01 Ahmed Malek - Omar Gatlato
02 Burt Bacharach - What The World Needs Now Is Love
03 Enzo Carella - Malamore
04 Bicconi - Si Viaggiare
05 Khana Mai Sak - Ui Kham
06 Bruno Nicolai - Aka
07 The Goretti Group & Dennis De Souza Trio - Of My Hands
08 Ahmad Al Indibat - Bye, Bye, Bye
09 Calixto Ochoa y Su Conjunto - Recordando El Pasado
Side B
10 Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Orchestra - 90% Of Me Is You
11 Major Lance - Gotta Right To Cry
12 Gino Washington - Puppet On A String
13 Adiba Azezine - Ya Makhthat Al Welif
14 The Famous Nyahururu Boys - Mwendwa
15 Jonah Moyo and Devera Ngwena - Ndodada nezimbabwe
16 Ata kak - Obaa Sima
17 André Popp - Ophelia

Monday, 10 February 2014

va -- Slow Dance [Tristes Humanistes Mixtape]


Here a new mixtape for Spring on it's way. Slow music and world pop as usual, selected for your pleasure.

Side A:
01 NANCY DUPREE - JAMES BROWN
02 PENNY & THE QUARTERS - YOU AND ME
03 DORIS DAY - KEEP SMILIN', KEEP LAUGHIN', BE HAPPY
04 THE TRUMPETERS - MILKY WHITE WAY
05 ALCEU VALENÇA & GERALDO AZEVEDO - MISTER MISTERIO
06 PEDRO SANTOS - DESENGANO DA VISTA
07 MOVIE STAR JUNKIES - SLOW DANCE
08 LUCIO BATTISTI - ENCORA TU
09 CHRIS BIANTORO & ORKES LOKANANTA - SIJOGO
10 RAMLAH ADON & CAT COMBO MUAR - HATI

Side B:
11 SUNARI RATCHASIMA - TUA KLAI CHAI YA LUEM
12 G/WIKWE MAN - PLAYS THE MOUTH BOW
13 FIKRET KIZILOK - GUZEL NE GUZEL OLMUSSEN
14 ÜMIT SANDALI - HERSEYDEN ÇOK SEVIYORUM
15 EDEN AHBEZ - MARKET PLACE
16 GUESS WHAT - THE EARTH IS BLUE
17 RENALDO AND THE LOAF - VITAMIN SONG
18 SOE SANDAR TUN
19 ALICE COLTRANE - YAMUNA TIRA VIHARI

ps: I thought I'd put a song from my band Guess What for once, since I'm leaving now for a month and a half supporting Mike Watt and the Missingmen on tour. If you happen to be on the way, come say hi. Dates.

Sunday, 19 January 2014