Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Well crap

Mediafire locked my account so most of the albums and compilations are gone. And I just decided to post a few more albums after a long hiatus...

I will try to reup at least my comps for now. I've been absent from blogosphere for a long time so what's the situation here now? Is music sharing that severely hampered now? And how are other blogs doing?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Doll By Doll - Gypsy Blood (1979)

ARTIST: Doll By Doll
ALBUM:  Gypsy Blood  
GENRE: Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Punk
YEAR: 1979

British rock's lost masterpiece
Gypsy Blood by Doll By Doll is the lost masterpiece of British rock, by the greatest band you've never heard of. First released in 1979, this lush classic of near-psychotic beauty has everything you could ever want from a rock album.
A widescreen, windswept epic, featuring layered, micro-detailed arrangements, it sweeps from the tender to the terrifying, often within a few bars.
The playing is elegantly syncopated, technically impeccable, darkly dramatic. The singing is pure mercury and silver, band leader Jackie Leven's voice gliding effortlessly from baritone to falsetto, improbably lifted through the bloody guitars and hammering drums by Beach Boy harmonies and gospel choirs.
And the songs: well, the songs are stunning, weirdly constructed, richly melodic and boldly lyrical, beautiful, poetic songs about seeking meaning amid the harshness of life. With the grandeur of Dark Side of the Moon, the strangeness of Forever Changes and the bleak beauty of The Bends, it really is as good as any album ever made.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

John Fahey - The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death (1965)

ARTIST: John Fahey
ALBUM: The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death 
GENRE: Contemporary Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
YEAR: 1965
Hey all - apparently, I am still alive. I hope you missed me :)

About album
A strange man, John Fahey, with an unusual set of guitar styles. This album, originally released on Riverboat Records and later reissued by Fahey's own Takoma label, has a lot of rough edges in terms of the recording but a tremendous amount of power when it comes to the music. Fahey was at the top of his game, alternately playful and dark, so there's never a dull moment. There is always something new to be heard on each playing.

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