30 de nov. de 2015

Pepper Tree - Canada Rock

Comprised of Chris Brockway,Jim White,Bob Quinn and Tim Garagon,Pepper Tree was signed by Capitol in 1970.You're My People (1971) featured the Canadian hit "Mr. Pride." Several singles followed in the early '70s,but Pepper Tree never duplicated their early success.Pepper Tree hailed from Nova Scotia and was formed in 1967.After a few years of saturating the club scene in Canada,the band finally landed a contract with Capitol Records in 1969.Producer,Jack Richardson,was drafted to produce a single which saw the band charting in their native country.Lineup changes ensued over the next year,until "You're My People" hit store shelves in 1971.The album was a solid mix of folk,pop,prog and organ driven hard rock.By 1973,the band was belly up and members went on to such bands as Rhinegold, Molly Oliver,Hanover Fist,Wrabit,Lee Aaron,Chilliwack and Headpins.Many of them are still active in both performing and producing music.

27 de nov. de 2015

Kieran White from Steamhammer

Kieran Raymond White (died March 1995, Oregon, USA) was an English baritone vocalist. and guitarist. He sang and played in the blues-rock band Steamhammer, formed in 1968. Their debut album, Steamhammer. was released in 1969 - on which he co-wrote many of the songs and played harmonica. White left the band in 1971 and recorded a solo album, Open Door (released in 1975) - he also worked for Gull Records as a staff songwriter, and later sang for the jazz-rock band Nucleus. After this period, he emigrated to the United States and became a truck driver, settling in Oregon. He died in 1995 from cancer.

23 de nov. de 2015

Supermax - Funky Dance Music

Um sonzinho diferente aqui no Som Mutante. Um Funky Dance muito bem tocado da Áustria...

In 1977, Kurt Hauenstein, multi–instrumentalist and forward thinking musician founds SUPERMAX in the city of Frankfurt am Rhein, and he releases his first Album "Don't stop the music". After his first tour through Germany’s biggest concert venues, SUPERMAX changes gear into the club-scene and introduces his exocentric, monotone (aficionados will know…) and smooth sound to a new flair oriented towards the European and American Underground-scene. The second album "World of today" yields a barn-burner hit after eleven months. SUPERMAX breaks all sales records and becomes "Best selling Artist" of WEA-Records. SUPERMAX receives its first Golden album, including the "Golden Aphax-Tape" award. Over 160 feverish concerts were played in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Holland, Belgium and Spain. Born from this album was and still is the ambient disco-hit "Lovemachine", which excels SUPERMAX into galaxies of ephemeral disco heaven. Towards the end of 1978, Kurt Hauenstein leaves the European mainland to seek new inputs in the Caribbean Islands. (http://www.supermax.cc/history.html)

Backing Vocals – Juanita Schulz
Drums – Hartmut Pfannmüller
Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Brad Howell
Engineer – Fred Schreier, Jochen Wenke
Engineer [Assistant] – Armin Bannach
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals – Rainer Marz
Lead Vocals, Bass, Organ, Synthesizer [Moog], Percussion, Backing Vocals, Strings [String Ensemble] – Kurt Hauenstein
Mastered By – Chris Brüggemann
Percussion – Daniel Ford, Jürgen Zöller, Peter Koch
Producer – Peter Hauke
Synthesizer [Moog], Piano [Fender Rhodes, Grand], Organ [Hammond], Keyboards [Hohner D6], Strings [String Ensemble], Backing Vocals – Richard Schoenherz*
Vocals – Cynthia Arrich, Tebles Reynolds*

19 de nov. de 2015

Spiders From Mars

The Spiders from Mars group had its origins in Bowie's earlier backing outfit The Hype, which featured Ronson and Woodmansey, but Tony Visconti on bass. They were briefly signed as a band on its own, known as Ronno. With Bolder taking over bass, they were subsequently named via the landmark 1972 Bowie concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars and were billed as such on the accompanying large-scale Ziggy Stardust Tour. They were present again on Bowie's 1973 album Aladdin Sane. Another leg of the tour followed that year, with the final show captured in the film Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. The group joined Bowie in the theatrical style of the material's presentation. Ronson's guitar and arranging during the Spiders from Mars era not only fit into this style, but also provided much of the underpinning for later punk rock musicians. In 1975 Bolder and Woodmansey reformed the band without Ronson, and were joined in this lineup by Mike Garson, Dave Black, Pete McDonald. Their self-titled album, released in 1976, was their only album before the group disbanded. The name came from the famous UFO sighting where a stadium crowd thought they had witnessed Martian spacecraft which turned out to be migrating spiders and not from the Martian areographic features often labelled as 'spiders' and 'baby spiders.' In 1976 the Spiders From Mars album was released. In 1975 the Spiders From Mars had been reformed by Trevor Bolder and Woody Woodmansey but without Mick Ronson and with no contribution or connection to David Bowie.

15 de nov. de 2015

Kedama - Suíça

Swiss band KEDAMA was formed in 1971 by Christian Linder (guitars, keyboards) and Richard Rothenberger (keyboards), and the band as such was finalized when drummer Peter Suter hooked up with them in 1972. In 1973 the band won a rock band contest giving them free studio time, which were used in between gigs to create and record their 1976 debut album "Live At Sunrise Studios" - a live in the studio recording where the trio played quirky instrumental numbers with references to the likes of Gentle Giant and King Crimson. Only two years later the career of Kedama hit full brakes though. Debts were accumulating, and the changing musical climate lead to fewer people wanting to see the band perform live. After a concert with an audience of just 30 people in 1978 the band decided to call it quits. After several years of a steadily building interest in their first album a CD reissue saw the light of day in 1999. The popularity of this second release of the album spurned a partial reunion of the band. Linder and Rothenberger got together and recorded new material, which surfaced as the self-titled CD "Kedama" in 2002. Kedama has since recorded at least one more full length album, "Hope Is...", which have yet to see the light of day. Furthermore, material enough to fill 3 more CDs have been recorded as well, but has since been scrapped over the years as the creative duo after consideration felt that this material didn't fulfill their ambitions. Time will have to tell whether or not any more of the material from this Swiss act will see the light of day sometime.

11 de nov. de 2015

Kalevala - Finlândia

KALEVALA was formed in 1969 by Juha Salonen (bass), Remu Aaltonen (drums/vocals) and Albert Järvinen (guitar). Their first name was VIETNAM, but they had to change it in order to get concerts. This first line-up played straightforward rock'n'roll, and they were a popular live act in Finland. There were no studio recordings from this line-up, but the Finnish broadcasting company recorded their performance from 1970 "Ruisrock" festival. After this the line-up changed. Remu founded HURRIGANES, which Albert also joined later. Now KALEVALA's musical direction was changed to more progressive direction. The new musicians on their second line-up were Markku Luukkanen on drums, Matti Kurkinen on Guitar and Harri Saksala doing singing. They recorded one album, "People No Names" (1972) which was released by Finnlevy. They had some guest musicians helping on doing it: pianist Olli Ahvenlahti, Raimo Wallen playing flute and on acoustic guitar Ile Kallio, who was playing on HURRIGANES during that time. The result was quite unique, you can form your own opinion of it by listening the sample mp3 presented on this page. The band was very unstable, as they had again changes in their line-up. Now they had Zape "Limousine" Leppänen on vocals, who has worked with many respected Finnish artists. The band recorded an album "Boogie Jungle" (1975), which is again more basic rock music. They had Jim Pembroke doing their lyrics plus backing vocals, and Jukka Gustavson playing keyboards on one track. Shortly after this band faced a sudden catastrophy, as Matti Kurkinen got in to a fatal car accident. Their name was defined as KALEVALA ORCHESTRA for their next album "Abraham's Blue Refrain" (1977). After this they toured Europe with ANGE, but they faced financial problems, and the musicians disbanded KALEVALA went to different directions.Some members of the band rejoined in studio 1995, but they couldn't get a record deal. These new tracks are available on "Anthology" (2004), which has some live recordings and before unreleased material on it.

: : : Eetu Pellonpää, FINLAND : : :

7 de nov. de 2015

Pink Floyd and Jazz...

2013 release, the newest volume in the ongoing saga of outstanding Jazz stylings synonymous with good taste and elegance. Jazz And Floyd brings you the songs made famous by the creators of the Wall in new Jazz versions, with all the sophistication of the New York Jazz club scene. The chance to give a twist to classics such as 'Another Brick in the Wall' and 'Wish You Were Here' excited the producers of this fantastic series and Jazz And Floyd, like it's predecessors, will surely be a hit with listeners of all ages.

01. Stella Starlight Trio – Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) (2:45)
02. The Cooltrane Quartet – Breathe (In the Air) (2:37)
03. Michelle Simonal – Time (3:44)
04. George White Group – Money (2:54)
05. Shirley Adamson – Us and Them (3:51)
06. 48th Collective – Shine on You Crazy Diamond (2:42)
07. Celso Mendes – Wish You Were Here (3:28 )
08. Mandy Jones – Mother (3:58 )
09. Jazzystics – Learning to Fly (3:21)
10. Dinah York – On the Turning Away (3:54)
11. Les Crossaders – See Emily Play (2:39)
12. The Bryan J. White Trio – Run Like Hell (2:37)

3 de nov. de 2015

Isaiah - Krautrock Jazz Prog - Áustria

Uma banda austríaca meio jazz, meio prog com flautas e sax sob uma batera e baixo muito bem marcados. SONZEIRA!