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/ November 21, 2016 / Comments Off on Phantom Band: Phantom Band (1980)

Phantom Band: Phantom Band (1980)

Who or what is the Phantom Band? Unknown, or unheard, by even the most die-hard CAN fan, this side project by founding CAN drummer Jaki Liebezeit and late-CAN era bassist (and ex-Traffic member) Rosko Gee finds them exploring the most trance-inducing part of CAN’s music – their reggae and African musical influences – to surprising results. It’s […]

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/ September 23, 2016 / Comments Off on Isabelle Antena: En Cavale (1986)

Isabelle Antena: En Cavale (1986)

  It seems I’m running out of summer, and in this case Isabelles, but before I do, I have to share one of those perfect albums that just scream: Can you hold on, just for a bit more? Isabelle Antena’s En Cavale released on uber-stylish indie Belgian record label Les Disques Du Crépuscule, and graced by a gorgeous watercolor album cover […]

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/ September 13, 2016 / Comments Off on Mix: 1. Just Another Night Flight

Mix: 1. Just Another Night Flight

Isn’t this always the toughest post to create? Normally, for your first post, you try to give a call to action, or provide some kind of direction, to whatever kind of journey/experience you want to take your readers through.

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/ July 20, 2014 / Comments Off on Chrisma: Amore (1976)

Chrisma: Amore (1976)

Christina and Maurizio in NYC, 1974. Well, this is where all the pieces come together. Chrisma, later to be named Krisma, was an Italian husband and wife musical duo composed of Christina Moser (born in Switzerland) and Maurizio Arcieri (born in Milan). Unheard of in the US, starting in 1976 they charted a course that […]

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/ July 18, 2014 / Comments Off on The Rockets: Electric Delight (1979)

The Rockets: Electric Delight (1979)

It’s funk Friday and I’m arranging another puzzle piece again. What’s there to say about a track like the Rockets’ “Electric Delight” off 1979’s Plasteroid? Its an undeniably funky track, but everything about its existence should be so wrong. Whether its the guys from outer space gimmick, the android-like “jamming”, the extremely laughable lyrics, and […]

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/ July 4, 2014 / Comments Off on (World Cup Edition) Marvin Gaye: Star Spangled Banner (1814)

(World Cup Edition) Marvin Gaye: Star Spangled Banner (1814)

I take a break today to celebrate the greatest country I live in…the one and only United States of America. Quite possibly the best cover ever, Marvin Gaye’s re-imagining of Francis Scott Keys’ original work. Y’all know the story of America and this song, if not read a book, or visit wikipedia. Stay safe, light […]

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/ June 11, 2014 / Comments Off on Track of the Day: June 11, 2014

Track of the Day: June 11, 2014

Track of the Day: On Monday the US Soccer men’s national team descended into São Paulo kicking off their final week of World Cup preparation before next Monday’s super important opening match against Ghana. I can only imagine what the sensation of arriving into the largest city in Brazil could entail. Its such a fixture […]

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/ May 23, 2014 / Comments Off on Track of the Day: May 23, 2014

Track of the Day: May 23, 2014

Now this is an elemental track, the kind you put after a real banger like yesterday’s. Who’s Who “Hypnodance”, released in 1979 off of Palace Palace, is just a churning mystical slice of French space disco. Simply try resisting the groove. Resistance is futile. The track’s got you hooked. Just an interesting side note the […]

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/ May 15, 2014 / Comments Off on Track of the Day: May 15, 2014

Track of the Day: May 15, 2014

I’m going to badmouth Italy for a bit. Italy much like my parent’s homeland Mexico, shares a lot of the same beauty and a lot of the same ugly. We all know the beautiful from its arts to its natural beauty but the ugly is always lurking underneath…I mean, there’s rampant racism and nationalism, glaring […]

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/ May 7, 2014 / Comments Off on Orange Juice: Rip it Up (1983)

Orange Juice: Rip it Up (1983)

In 1983, Orange Juice released this great ode to moving on called Rip it Up. Over an insanely catchy guitar rhythm (lightly lifted from Chic’s Good Times) and a Roland TB-303 bass synth track, Edwyn Collins in his most erudite voice details, through his own unique way, the need to get over one’s cynical/conservative self. […]

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