Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Abdel Karim el Kably -- Sudan : The Music and Songs of... (Afrotone STLP-500, 196x)


Transcendent Nubian melodies & folksongs, exquisitely performed by Abdel Karim el Kably in mid-1960s Sudan. Afrotone STLP-500. Recordings and explanatory notes by Roxanne Connick Carlisle. Recorded at Omdurman, Republic of Sudan in 1963, 1966 and 1967, with a Nagra III B tape recorder. - A rare & lovely record. Full scans & notes included in this post (above & below). 320 vinyl rip by yours truly. Enjoy. ***

 Download: Abdel Karim el Kably -- Sudan : The Music and Songs of... (Afrotone STLP-500, 196x)
*Re-upped 7/20/12

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lennie Hibbert – More Creation (Studio One, 1971)

Hibbert was born in Mavis Bank, Jamaica in 1928. At the age of eight he began attending the Alpha School, where he joined the school band as a drummer. He left the school in 1944 and played in several small orchestras before joining the Military Band in 1946. While with the Military Band he taught himself to play the vibraphone. In 1955 he returned to Alpha as bandmaster,[2] his students including Floyd Lloyd and Vin Gordon. He worked as a live musician in jazz groups in the 1960s, and frequently worked with the Sound Dimension band, recording some of the best-known riddims for Clement "Coxsone" Dodd. (Wikipedia)

Lennie Hibbert is one smooth operator. Dude is a weekend bbq favorite, and then some, around my way. More Creation is his second long-player outing for Studio One in 1971. Here's the first. 320 vinyl rip by yours truly. Dig it!

Lennie Hibbert – More Creation (Studio One, 1971) *Re-upped 7/20/12

SOL 1119

A1 Chinese Beauty
A2 Tumble Down
A3 Don't Blame Me
A4 Gaiety
A5 Snow Bird
A6 More Creation
B1 Moonlight Becomes You
B2 Go For Yourself
B3 Reggae Rub A Dub
B4 Bigger Bredda
B5 Can't Take My Mind Off You
B6 Montego Rock

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Photodementia - Fig. 3 (1997 -- Photodementia, 2012 Reissue) *320 + Flac

"Recently unearthed by the good folk at Rephlex, 'Photodementia' is an outstanding nugget of eight succinct and kinetic machine moves from late '90s Washington. Apparently a few white labels were distributed to Black Market in London and New York's Sonic Groove way back when, but they're that far off the radar even discogs hasn't heard of them. However, the press release reliably informs us that it's the work of Canadian-born Victor Beaudet "one time collaborator with Richard Davis of legendary band Cybertron" (sic) "and his partner, New Orleans' born Bernard Davies (R.I.P.)", so unless someone is telling porkies, this is quite a find. Essentially their sound is very similar to a number of classic projects from Drexciya to earlier AFX and the like - composed and structured with a free-flowing intuition and feel for that melancholic funk which is prized by so many nerds like you and I. Sterling stuff..."(Boomkat)

Dope reissue. I'm a bit of sucker for the electro. Has that Detroit sound, by way of mid-90's DC. This post is dedicated to my old friend Faso in BK. Thanks for the words, man! 320 vinyl rip by yours truly. FLAC is on the way, as soon as mediafire allows it. Enjoy.

**Photodementia Links removed by request. 

1. Mysophilia
2. Synovium
3. Ethnog
4. Gyrectomy
5. Fotografische
6. Anhydrosis
7. Sporobolus
8. Nitromersol
9. Hypercatharsis
10. Astrography