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/ September 27, 2014 / Comments Off on Franco Battiato: Sequenze e Frequenze (1973)

Franco Battiato: Sequenze e Frequenze (1973)

I’m heading into the island of Milo, Sicily for a tiny bit. Back to catch what Franco Battiato was doing around this time. What a surprise it is to see him wrap up all his first stabs at mixing the electronic with the serene into one way too far ahead for its time musical statement. […]

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/ April 18, 2014 / Comments Off on Djavan: Nereci (1978)

Djavan: Nereci (1978)

Can I say how much I love Fridays! That’s when the finish line is there. Get over that line with this great samba funk track “Nereci” from Djavan. Ooof Dat bassline! This bass rhythm combined with his Nordeste samba guitar just grabs you by the knees and propels you forward.

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/ April 17, 2014 / Comments Off on Pierre Barouh: La Bicyclette (1977)

Pierre Barouh: La Bicyclette (1977)

This track of the day is very evocative for me. It reminds me a lot of my dad. He is the most interesting man I know and always has great stories to tell. A story I never forget is how he, as a rambling young man, for a time, would work all day selling donuts […]

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/ April 16, 2014 / Comments Off on Gong: You Can’t Kill Me (1971)

Gong: You Can’t Kill Me (1971)

I refuse to think of Wednesday as a hump day. What’s a hump if not a peak? My track of the day encapsulates the whole ethos perfectly. Its from Gong, so brace yourself for some Dylanisms, jazz prog, and all out freakery. If ever there was a call to arms, its in this track: “you […]

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/ April 15, 2014 / Comments Off on Captain Beefheart: Clear Spot Kid (1972)

Captain Beefheart: Clear Spot Kid (1972)

Tuesdays are all about willing for me. Willing yourself to power through a week. Captain Beefheart, now that is one dude who could will anything. He could probably will a diamond from a piece of coal. This track was released in 1972, its off the Clear Spot album (which has an even more killer track […]

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