Wednesday, February 24, 2010
ABOVE IS A COLLECTION OF STILLS FROM THE SECOND VIDEO FOR THE MATRIX METALS "FLAMINGO BREEZE" LP -- MADE BY LUKE WYATT
Visitation Rites already posted a sweet write-up for this video HERE so hit that up if you wanna read more // otherwise peep the moving images below, is a fancy ride>>>
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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BLACKBURN RECORDINGS OFFICIAL WRITE UP IS HERE
SOUND SAMPLES CAN BE PEEPED AT: CHOCOLATE BOBKA, ROSE QUARTZ, FRIENDSHIP BRACELET, & WEEKLY TAPE DECK
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
MARCH THE FIRST WILL SEE THE RELEASE OF 3 NEW FULL-LENGTH LP'S.
OESB-37 JAMES FERRARO "LAST AMERICAN HERO"
REMASTERED RE-ISH OF A LIMITED EURO-CASSETTE THAT CAME OUT LAST YEAR ON DREAMTIME TAPED SOUNDS (THE LABEL RUN BY LIEVEN MARTENS A.K.A. DOLPHINS INTO THE FUTURE) -- FEATURING NEW COVER ART AND EXTENSIVE LINER NOTES BY MR. FERRARO -- THIS IS ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVE JAMMERS BY FERRARO AND IT IS A SUPER UNIQUE ENTRY IN HIS CATALOG WITH ITS LONESOME HIGH DESERT VIBE AND EVEN A ROADHOUSE BOOGIE JAM TO CLOSE THINGS OUT.
OESB-42 RANGERS "SUBURBAN TOURS"
FINALLY SEEING THE LIGHT OF DAY - THIS IS A MONSTER ALBUM BY SAN FRANCISCO'S JOE KNIGHT - MORE SONG-ORIENTED AND FOCUSED THAN HIS EXCELLENT "LOW CUT FADES" TAPE THAT CAME OUT ON NOT NOT FUN LAST SUMMER. CHECK TODAY'S POST ON CHOCOLATE BOBKA FOR A SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE TRACK "OUT PAST CURFEW". AND CHECK THE VIDEO SIDEBAR TO SEE "DEERFIELD VILLAGE" - WHICH IS THE ALBUM'S LEAD-OFF TRACK.
OESB-48 FOREST SWORDS "DAGGER PATHS"
THE WORD "DANK" IS GETTING THROWN AROUND A LOT TO DESCRIBE THE MUSIC OF LIVERPOOL'S FOREST SWORDS. AND WHILE THAT SUITS THE DEEP DUB ZONED VIBE TO THESE TRACKS THERE'S ALSO SOME ELEMENTS THAT TRANSCEND THE "DUB" LABEL - NAMELY A MORRICONE WESTERN FLICK VIBE TO THE REVERBED GUITAR LINES. CHECK THE "GLORY GONGS" VIDEO BELOW FOR A PREVIEW. AND DEFINITELY SCOPE THE MIXTAPE FOREST SWORDS MADE FOR OUR FRIENDS AT GORILLA VS. BEAR EARLIER THIS WEEK. IT'S EXTRA DANK.
"DAGGER PATHS" FEATURES SIX TRACKS - FOUR OF WHICH WERE PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE ON LIMITED CASSETTE RELEASES AND TWO BRAND NEW TRACKS. BUT IF YOU OWN THE TAPES OR HAVE DOWNLOADED TAPE RIPS THEN PREPARE FOR A BIG SURPRISE BECAUSE ALL OF THE TRACKS WERE SUPERBLY REMASTERED IN FULL 24-BIT FIDELITY BY CARL SAFF IN CHICAGO.
ALL THREE OF THESE LP'S WILL INCLUDE DOWNLOAD COUPONS FOR MP3 VERSIONS OF THE MUSIC & YOU CAN PRE-ORDER ANY OR ALL OF THEM RIGHT NOW OVER AT THE OESB SHOPPE. ALL PRE-ORDERS WILL SHIP OUT MARCH 1ST.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Michael has been dedicated to hunting down musical obscurities in Peru and has some very exciting projects planned this year for his label MassTropicas. During one of his many trips to Peru he was introduced to street musician Carlos Antonio by local photographer Tunchi and arranged an informal recording session from which this video was made. Also worth checking out is Tunchi's awesome website of Lima street photographs here: http://www.limafotolibre.com/
Here's some background info from Michael:
"Carlos Antonio is known as El Hombre Orquesta (translation: one man band) and he has been playing on the streets for 24 years. He is originally from Chiclayo which is eight hours north of Lima. He plays his favorite cumbia and salsa songs from Peru and all over Latin America. The trumpet or kazoo like sound you hear is his "plastic trumpet" which is a soda bottle cut in half with a piece of plastic fashioned over the top with a rubberband. I recorded these songs last year in Lima on May 15th, we picked him up and brought him to a practice spot halfway across the city in a taxi. He played for an hour straight. Enjoy."
OESB will be the exclusive distributor of the Carlos Antonio cassette release on MassTropicas from these sessions. There were 100 cassettes professionally duplicated - half of these were given to Carlos in Peru and the remaining 50 copies will be available in the new distribution section of the OESB webstore -
Also here is a video clip of a Peruvian television report on Carlos (in spanish):