Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Fibrja – Âmago (EP) (2020)

Genre: Electronic
Format: FLAC
Label: Not On Label

1.   Cidadela
2.   Âmago
3.   Terramar
4.   Magdallene

Written, composed, produced, mixed, and mastered by - Fibrja

After releasing two song-based EPs, one about the ephemerality of the human condition and the other concerning political themes, I decided to focus on creating instrumental soundscapes.
My new EP, “âmago” (portuguese for 'core', 'heart', 'essence', 'soul') tells the tale of Magdallene, a fair maiden who lived in Cidadela - a magical place. When war comes upon Cidadela, its inhabitants are forced to flee the ruined city, in search of a distant and utopic island - Terramar.
Fibrja / bandcamp

Comateens ‎– Pictures On A String (1983)

Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Format: CD, Vinyl
Label: Mercury, Virgin Records, Jupiter Records

A1.   Get Off My Case
A2.   The Late Mistake
A3.   Ice Machine
A4.   Comateens
A5.   Pictures On A String
A6.   Garbanzo
B1.   Uptown
B2.   Cinnamon
B3.   Cold Eyes
B4.   Desert Song
B5.   Donna
B6.   Crime Time

Bass, Vocals – Nic North
Guitar, Vocals – Oliver North
Keyboards, Vocals – Lyn Byrd
Mastered By – George Peckham
Producer, Engineer – Norman Mighell

Bohannon ‎– Stop & Go (1973)

Genre: Funk / Soul
Format: CD, Vinyl
Label: Dakar Records, Solid Records

1.   The Stop And Go
2.   Getting To The Other Side
3.   The Pimp Walk
4.   Run It On Down Mr. D.J.
5.   Save Their Souls
6.   Singing A Song For My Mother
7.   It's Time For Peace
8.   Happiness

Bass – Eddie Watkins
Electric Piano – Rod Lumpkins
Guitar – "Wah Wah Watson", Ray Parker
Guitar, Bongos, Spoons – Leroy Emanuel
Organ – Mose Davis
Percussion – Leslie Bass
Electric Violin – Travis Biggs
Vocals – The Haywood Singers
Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Danny Turner (Also Known As Dangerous Dan)
Producer, Arranged By, Conductor, Drums, Percussion, Written-By – Hamilton Bohannon

Hamilton Bohannon's finest record concocts sensuous funk grooves from daring arrangements boasting tripped-out wah-wah guitars, punishing basslines, and massive drum breaks. In short, a sampler's wet dream. While later Bohannon discs would veer too far into the realm of up-tempo disco, Stop and Go favors slower, sexier rhythms. Add in the chorus vocals of the Haywood Sisters on tracks like "Run It on Down, Mr. D.J." and the remarkable "Singing a Song for My Father," and the end result is the kind of uncommonly lush and tactile funk album R. Kelly would skip recess to make.
Jason Ankeny / AllMusic