Apr
28
2012
11

Magnifique !

Charisma – Magnifique (1979)

One of the cosmicest sci-fi disco pieces unheard on this blog. I can’t believe it !

For those who don’t know yet little advice: just let yourself  high ! An Anthony Monn‘s production just like O.R.S. (Orlando Riva Sound) or Amanda Lear amongst others.

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Apr
27
2012
1

Sexy Nature

Jeffersons – Sexy Nature

Cosmic 7″ from France (197?).

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Nov
08
2010
9

Massiera & Torelli On Fire

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In 1981 our two favourite French sonic cosmonauts J.P. Massiera & his half-brother Bernard Torelli released two singles on the label Général Music France using  the artist name Usted Del Fuego. Perhaps the more well known of the two releases is Misa Criolla, an adaption of the ‘gloria’ hymn  by Ariel Ramírez. The other single is Cancion Del Fuego and though credited to Massiera and Torelli on the record label, it seems to be an adaption of the twelth movement from the ballet El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla written in 1915

According to the sleeve notes, the track appeared on the soundtrack to the 1982 French film Espion, lève-toi directed by Yves Boisset. The film itself, a political thriller has been described as a cross between the Alan J Pakula 1974 conspiracy-noir The Parallax View and the John Frankenheimer original The Manchurian Candidate. As these are two of my all time favourite films, I have wanted to see Espion, lève-toi for quite a while. (more…)

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Jul
10
2010
2

Funky Jungle

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Black Gorilla – Funky Jungle (1976)

Friendly tip: If the record is priced too high (and it currently is) then either try to find Sweet Promise – Funky Jungle or El Currante – Jungle Fever, it’s the same track except that fewer people care about these two latter bands.

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Oct
06
2008
0

Cosmic Race

Rockets – Cosmic Race
(On The Road Again LP – 1978)
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Just one of the silver men Rockets‘ unforgetable performances. Another cosmic odyssey.

Rockets – Space Rock
Rockets – Astrolights

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Jun
24
2008
0

Galaxy

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Tracks like Galactica (and the short guitar riff ala Robot Rock) and In The Black Hole (with its Kano-like sound) put an instant smile on my face…
I’m sure you will appreciate the wicked twists and turns on Galaxy: an album from the Rockets, and released in 1980.

Rockets – Galactica
Rockets – Mecanic Bionic
Rockets – Synthetic Man
Rockets – One More Mission
Rockets – Universal Band
Rockets – Prophecy
Rockets – In The Black Hole
Rockets – In The Galaxy
Rockets – Medley

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Apr
11
2008
2

Heatstroke

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The very first track from the man Man Parrish. Just a little before he definitely moved on to more Electro Funk-infused sounds, he produced this jewel of cosmic Hi-NRG.

Man Parrish – Heatstroke (1982)

As a funny trivia point, this track was in fact solely created (and anonymously used) as a ‘background action’ soundtrack for a gay porn flick. It was only after being bootlegged on vinyl that M. Parrish finally got his first proper record deal.

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Jan
02
2008
0

Tanzania

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A very slow paced Cosmic Afro track released by Helen.

Helen – Zanzibar (Afro Mix) (1985)

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