Friday, February 27, 2015

Sampo (1959)

Gigi Masin - Talk To The Sea (2014)


GIGI MASIN, born in Venice, Italy on 24th October 1955, has been part of the music scene since the early 70’s and a radio dj with the most important radio stations. From 1978 he has been establishing a collaboration with poet/writer Massimo Palladino, a venture that had been permitting to carry out many and wonderefull pieces for theatre, television, radio broadcasting, where music and voice walk hand in hand, challenging and provoking themselves as well. Sounds, tapes, turntables, live electronics are the ground where scene music moves. As musician/director Gigi Masin had a lot of theatrical, cinema and musical collaborations. First solo album 'WIND' has been published in 1986. “LES NOUVELLES MUSIQUES DU CHAMBRE” for the belgian label Sub Rosa (1989) with Charles Hayward, “WIND COLLECTOR” (1991) with Alessandro Monti. Recent works include “LONTANO” (2001) and “MOLTITUDINE IN LABIRINTO” (2003, with Giuseppe Caprioli) produced by Giovanni Antognozzi for Ants Records. Many musicians covered or sampled his music and among the others there's the singer BJORK (the track 'It's In Our Hands' from her Greatest Hits album), german band TO ROCOCO ROT, pianist LUCA MITI and others. New cd will be published (2007/2008) with Diplodisc -Stella*Nera. After that little jewel ('Fricke Out') in ALESSANDRO MONTI first cd 'Unfolk', the collaboration will continue with a new piece in MONTI second cd, out in 2008. In 2008 will be finally released a dvd (title 'ILUSTRAT') of unpublished illustrations, designed for publishing and multimedia purposes, created by painter/designer LUIS FILIPE CUNHA, with the music of Gigi Masin. New tunes (‘The Last Dj’) are now available for free download from italian net label LAVERNA ( ).

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Roxy Music - If There Is Something

If There Is Something

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"If There Is Something"
Song by Roxy Music from the album Roxy Music
ReleasedJune 1972
Recorded17 March 1972 at Command Studios, London
GenreArt rockglam rock
WriterBryan Ferry
ProducerPeter Sinfield
Roxy Music track listing
"If There Is Something"
Virginia Plain
"If There Is Something" is a song written by Bryan Ferry and recorded by Roxy Music for their eponymous debut album. A live version appears on theirViva! live album.
The song begins in a rather light-hearted, jaunty fashion, a slight pastiche of country music, with honky tonk style piano and twangy guitar. Ferry's singing is nonchalant and jocular.
However the mood of the song builds with a repeated instrumental motif played between guitar and saxophone, Ferry's vocals re-entering to provide a fraught vocal climax.
The instrumental motifs then return, finally giving way to an emotional end section where Ferry's impassioned and melancholy vocals are set on top of a lush blend of backing vocals and the mellotron "three violins" tape set.
It has been said that the first part of the song is a youth wondering about love, the second part adults in the heat of passion and the third part the singer in old age thinking about their past love.
The song appears in the 2008 film Flashbacks of a Fool starring Daniel Craig where it features centrally in a scene where the main protagonist's younger self dances to the song with his girlfriend while made up as Bryan Ferry.

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Cure - Wish (1992)

Wish (The Cure album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Studio album by The Cure
Released21 April 1992
Recorded1991–1992 at The Manor inOxfordshire, England
GenreAlternative rockgothic rock
LabelFiction (UK)
Elektra (U.S.)
ProducerDavid M. Allen and Robert Smith
The Cure chronology
Wild Mood Swings
Singles from Wish
  1. "High"
    Released: 16 March 1992
  2. "Friday I'm in Love"
    Released: 11 May 1992
  3. "A Letter to Elise"
    Released: 5 October 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
Robert ChristgauC+[3]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[4]
Wish is the ninth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released on 21 April 1992, through Fiction Records in the UK and Elektra Recordsin the US.[5] The record is the final studio album featuring Boris Williams and the first featuring Perry Bamonte, as well as being the last album featuring Porl Thompson for sixteen years.[6] While being a departure from the sound and mood of Disintegration (1989), Wish found the band moving into more of a pop direction, and received positive reviews upon release, including a four star review in Rolling Stone that stated: "For its cult of millions, the Cure offers the only kind of optimism that makes sense." [7][8] Wish was also the band's overall highest charting album, and most commercially successful in the band's career, given its debut at number one in the UK and number two in the United States, where it sold more than 1.2 million copies.[9][8] Wish was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 1993.
The album's first single was "High", released on 16 March 1992. The single peaked at number eight in the UK Singles Chart, forty-two in the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks.[10][11][12] The album's second single, "Friday I'm in Love", released on 11 May 1992, became one of the band's most popular songs – reaching number six in the UK Singles Chart and number eighteen in the Billboard Hot 100, and number one in the Modern Rock Tracks.[9][11][12] The final single was for "A Letter to Elise", going at number twenty-eight in the UK and 2 in the Modern Rock Tracks.[9][12] On 16 November 1993, a limited EP called Lost Wishes was released on cassette with four new tracks on it.[13]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by The Cure (Bamonte, Gallup, Smith, Thompson, Williams).
  1. Open – 6:51
  2. High – 3:37
  3. Apart – 6:40
  4. From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea – 7:44
  5. Wendy Time – 5:13
  6. Doing the Unstuck – 4:24
  7. Friday I'm in Love – 3:39
  8. Trust – 5:33
  9. A Letter to Elise – 5:14
  10. Cut – 5:55
  11. To Wish Impossible Things – 4:43
  12. End – 6:46