Sunday, June 12, 2011


Jacno - Self Titled [1979, Rock, France]

An other surprising album by this French musician who recently died from cancer, in november of 2009.
Born Denis Quillard, he picked his professional name from the graphic artist who conceived the logo on the french Gauloises cigarettes pack [which makes me guess he died from lung cancer since I couldn't find this information].
He used to belong to the french punk rock band The Stinky Toys.
This solo album, short in length, is a interesting rock album built on several hypnotic melodies with a pop resonance. Five out of the six songs are instrumental.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Demon Fuzz

Demon Fuzz - Afreaka! [1971, UK, Afrobeat]

Here is one of my favorite find over the past year. After multiple reissues, this nugget has finally reached us, devoted music lovers.
There is hardly nothing that we can know about this band since it has been forgotten for so long.
All I can say is that this album, which is a fine blend of jazz, funk, afrobeat, soul and progressive rock, sounds extremely fresh.
Mostly instrumental, the eight tracks that compose the album are all great and the album keeps a consistency throughout.
We can note a really good cover of "I put a spell on you" (can't beat the authenticity of the original by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, but definitely delivers a great version).
I couldn't transcribe my excitement when I found a vinyl copy (reissued obviously) for $10 when browsing a record store in NewYork city. The cover, as mysterious as this band is, contributes to its uniqueness.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Roots Of Chicha 2: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru

After a couple months of online inexistence, Im back.
For anyone whose musical apetite isn't diversified enough.
Also for anyone who took a ride in my 97' Chevy all over the Little Biggest City :)
Amazing tunes compiled by Barbes Records.