Saturday, March 29, 2014


An Italian label appeared in the Moby Disc bins of the LA Valley  '72-
 area International Popular Group was my introduction. Progarabicjazz'roc.
Experimental vocalist, Demetrio Stratos  left us with area.

Original drummer Giulio Capiozzo and keyboardist Patrizio Fariselli keep area alive,

'96's recording, 'chernobyl 7991' is a good reminder.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Ai Buoni Amici

 ...n' Don Amici'beatsyou'at'Dominos...

Le Orme live last year.

                                Salute, Josephs' 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Voce di Italia

Banco di Mutuo Soccorso, an Italian progressive band that I was introduced to by Guy Guden on the 70's Santa Barbara airwaves, plays in my homeheart after hearing of their singer Francesco di Giacomo death. 
RIPosare in Pace.

 POPolare Italian TV show for your pleasure, 'per il vostro piacere'...
A new singing nun... Penguins, we called 'em in Catholic School-
The Voice IT | Serie 2 | Blind 2 | Suor Cristina Scuccia - #TEAMJ-AX - YouTube

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Memory Lain, Hugh...too

Deram records, perhaps it was 'Stonehenge' by Ten years After, that I first knew of this label...
then came Caravan.

Some fine musicians of Canterbury sing,
'It's all that I have
and all that I want.'

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Polite Force

Egg released their second Album in '71... a year of great music from England.
Canterbury keyboardist, Dave Stewart lent a hand on many incredible collaborations.
This was one of me fav's. 

The opening song, 'A Visit to Newport Hospital'  told their story-

Friday, March 7, 2014

JAPAN and the Farther Away I am (Minus 30 Degrees)

In Catford, South London, a group of friends started playing music together 40 years back,
David Sylvian, his Brother Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri and Mick Karn.
'Oil on Canvas,' an '82 live recording of Japan reunited and touring with Masami Tsuchiya from Japan.

The group's individual efforts and collaborations with musicians from Japan (The Isle) are welcoming to my ear always...
Mick Karn on fretless bass with Yoshihiro Hanno,

   Drummer Steve Jansen and Keyboardist Richard Barbieri mix in Nobukazu Takemura,

David Sylvian, Japan singer's collaborations with  Ryuichi Sakamoto, Robert Fripp,
Holger Czukay ... Flux can be beautifully mixed with On the Way to the Peak of Normal.

                 Lately listening to 'Wandermude' (that's mude mit ein umlaut),
Tired of wandering, travel tired, jet laggen'd...
                                                                          ...Brilliant space traveling.

Sylvian's music, Stephan Mathieu's farfisa, twin reverb and mixing-
                                                                        minimal and spacious.