Sunday, March 11, 2007

Alex Oriental Experience - Tales Of Purple Sally
Unfortunately there is very little in English about this band on the net, but as far as I can gather, this German dude named Alex Wiska is really taken with the "Turkish" sound. This is a compilation of tracks from the early 70's, and this is some very tasty Turkish-sounding stuff! Appearing on most if not all of the tracks are Holger Czukay, Jaki Liebezeit, and Michael Karoli of the band Can. The other musicians seem to be well-known in their fields too. This really needs to be checked out - wish I knew more about it.

- Holger Czukay
- Jaki Liebezeit
- Michael Karoli
- Gerd Dudek
- Alex Wiska
- Cem Karaca
- Huseyn Sultan Oglu
- Seyhan Karabey
- Ünol Buyükgönenc

Part 1 Part 2

Charge - Charge (1973)
Charge was a studio band that only did a few gigs to support this album, which did not sell well. Two of the better known musicians on this are Neil Hubbard and Ric Grech. My only complaint is that it is so short - half the album is a 17 minute piece called 'Child of Nations'. The second track, 'To My Friends' is maybe one of the coolest thing I've heard lately. One reviewer says this is a "loud, blistering sonic attack that rarely relents" - OK it's probably not all that 'blistering' but it's pretty damn good. My rip 320 w/covers.


Ash Ra Tempel - Schwingungen (1972)
Ash Ra Tempel's second album is an all time classic. Hypnotic, inspiring, experimental, dreamy and psychedelic.


Mon Dyh - Murderer (1980)
The first album from German band Mon Dyh, like their other two albums, is just about flawless in my opinion. Not krautrock - just good old blues-based rock. Simple lyrics sung in English with soul and conviction, great basslines, subdued yet powerful drumming, and the guitar playing of Andreas Pröhl is stellar. Great stuff all around. My rip @ highVBR w/covers.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanx for this big great post.
Great music, great pleasure !


4:55 AM, March 14, 2007  
Blogger dweller said...

thanks for the ash ra,
reaaly nice :)

7:18 AM, March 15, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

liam, thanks for the alex oriental and mon dyh.. still picking out rare gems, i see... take care, anthony

8:28 AM, March 15, 2007  
Blogger Joe said...

Liam, thanks for the ASHRA -A FANTASTIC CLASSIC: Great to see and be able to find it! Download was perfect
joe v berlin

PS- the wonderful work you did on ""All things must Pass" at Christmas still is very special to me.
by the way do you want to be listed at TFuzzy again?

2:07 PM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello Outerpsych - You're welcome!

Hi Dweller - You're welcome also!!

Hi Anthony - You're welcome too!!!

Hello Joe - You're welcome!!!! No, I'd prefer not to be listed- I'm OK with having a small blog. Thanks for asking though.

3:26 PM, March 16, 2007  
Blogger Residentevil2 said...

Thanks great stuff. Nice blog.
Do You Have:
THANKS appreciate the music.

1:40 PM, March 17, 2007  
Blogger Jmhendrixphan said...

as always great stuff unfortunately i sw you linked on gravy bread blog list...bastards!

6:53 PM, March 18, 2007  
Blogger JR HeatWarp said...

Holy Moses! This "Tales of Purple Sally" LP is great! Holger, Michael & Jaki really make this sound like a lost Can album from the "Ege Bamyasi" years - albeit one with a heavy Turkish influence.

8 Days continues to amaze.

9:24 AM, March 20, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, Schwingungen is one of those classic krautrock albums I never downloaded. Well, until now. =) Thanks a lot.

11:43 AM, March 28, 2007  

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