Sep
21
2016
0

Oliver Robotron

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Misha Panfilov Sound Combo – Oliver Robotron

Chase jazz, deep space mysticism, desert disco and sounds made by something in high heels sashaying up from the vaults of Cinecittá – Misha Panfilov Sound Combo’s latest seven combines all that without missing a beat. This is one of those rare records with both sides ready to go down a storm in a dark basement as well as by the pool at sunset. In other words, a perfect Overfitting Disco package.

Space Jogging has sharp electronic motifs that squirm around a huge bassline and fat beats but as always, we must look closely at the b-side. Oliver Robotron is a more detailed walk thru what seems like the neon lit back alleys Soho during the Cool Britannia era when it was still about proper old school clubbing. Here especially, Mr Panfilov and his gang  excel with ultrasharp playing and astute arrangements, keeping the incredients fresh with personal touches whilst looking towards the future.

Recorded in Estonia in 2016, out By Funk Night Records of Detroit.

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Aug
27
2016
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Melodya C-60 – 18365

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Melodya 1

Melodya 2

Melodya 3

St John’s Ensemble – St John’s Cosmic Concerto

Heroic space themes from the USSR, from an unidentified album made in 1982. The lp has a generic sleeve with pictures of yellow flowers, no texts of any kind. Track number 3 has an intro apparently lifted off the St Johns tune from 1979.

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Jun
14
2016
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Space Magic

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Shohjo-tai – Space Magic

Shohjo-tai – Flamingo Island

Japanese girl group was typically all about かわいい (Kawaii = exaggarated cuteness celebrating furry little animals, manga characters with big eyes and pink everything) until 1986 when they got surprisingly tough.

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Apr
03
2016
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Mam Dość

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Lombard – Mam Dość

Lombard – Ckliwy Melodramat

1985 was a good year for this Polish band.

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Mar
30
2016
0

The Charts

Bloggers list their current or eternal faves. It’s all here, from cheap one euro finds to collectable obscurities to tracks mirroring their hard-to-explain personal obsessions.

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Chambizango:
Franco Tomassini – Gli Ultimi Tempi
Samira Bensaid – Bitakat Bob
Drums Music Show – Samedi Soir
Babette – Libre Comme Le Vent
Edma – A Depi Ki Tan Roun Etranje

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Spaceorgy:
Cento – Photocrome
Danyel Gérard – Le Vieux de la Montagne
Love Rose – Tickle Me
Regina Shakti – Ishivara Hare
The Freedom Machine – Free Love

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Anssi:
Zdenka Kovačiček – Elektra
Aлександр Градский – ?!
Ken Elliot – Body Music
Schaltkreis Wassermann – Hyperspace
New Sound – Summernight Dance

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Nixxon:
Inka – Schritte
Gli Opera – 1000 Anni Luce
Christian Bruhn – Zora La Rousse
Cogwheel – Perpetuum Parallaxis
Duncan Mackay – Gin Seng

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Italocarlito:
Cocktail Naif – Love Concert
Feliciano – Ricordi
Miro – Safari of Love
Afro Rhythm Group – Sexy Safari
Nico Fidenco – Make Love On The Wing

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Jussi:
Rinaldo’s Band – Campasino (instrumental)
Desert Express – Disco Piper
Los Bomberos – Ninas
Banzai & Les Glodettes – Viva America / Rythm America
Prince Albert Orchestra – Try To Satisfy Me (12”)

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Feb
19
2016
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Golden Beat

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Illi Broman – Golden Beat

Illi says silence isn’t golden, beats are. This Finnish record is from 1981.

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Jan
30
2016
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New (Red) Roses

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Yukihiro Takahashi – New (Red) Roses

Japan 1981. There’s no less than Haruomi Hosono and Riuchi Sakamoto playing keyboards, so pay close attention.

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Jan
13
2016
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Around The World

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BB – Around The World

Yes, concentration music, studying music, relaxing music, brain enhancing music, lounging-around-doing-nothing music and the best possible dancing music.

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Jan
04
2016
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BB UFO

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BB – Old Ufo

Directors of interstellar message composition at the SETI agree that mathematic patterns and music might present the most universal way of communicating with aliens. Experts say space disco compositions would be most appealing because aliens are thought to listen to music or view art in a complex way, with interplay between analytical and affective music reception.

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Nov
30
2015
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Computer Talk

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BB – Computer Talk

Electronic beats, sonic diffusion and psychoacoustics from 1983, as manufactured by a private laboratory in Finland. Thanks to Matti J.M.

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Nov
26
2015
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Feast For Flies

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Mikko Saarela – Kärpästen Juhlat (Feast for Flies)

Here’s a poke in the ribs for those waving flags in squares in patriotic frenzy, ready to fight against immigrants, the EU or whatever they currently hate. Of course the 1981 track gets it’s message across only to the very small percentage of the world’s population who understand the Finnish language but trust me, we got enormous amounts of morons here who should give it a listen. – not a bad dance track in any case.

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Sep
23
2015
0

Disco Dance 5 Mix

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Disco Dance 5

Downtempo, uptempo and more queso than at the food court of El Corte Inglés.

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Aug
25
2015
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Persigueme

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Lola Martinez – Persigueme

Vamos a la discoteca con senorita Martinez, con los sintetizadors, con un ritmo mundial! A slightly slower version of the Amanda Lear classic has all the right noises. Big thanks to Arnie’s Love for the copy.

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Aug
18
2015
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Turbulence

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Klaus Schonning – Turbulence

It’s German, and it works.

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Feb
20
2015
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Polyphase

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Serge Blenner – Polyphase

German efficency from 1981. Everything is done exactly as prescribed – und keine Ausnahmen (no exceptions)!

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Dec
07
2014
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Speed Display

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Moebius & Plank & Niemeyer – Speed Display

Members of ambient intelligenzia give in to speed frenzy in 1984.

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Oct
14
2014
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Georges Grunblatt

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Georges Grunblatt – Variana

Off a 1980 French lp throbbing with spectacular ambient pulse and experimental disco beats.

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Oct
01
2014
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Farfisa 200

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Alexander Katenin – Cappuccino

Alexander Katenin – One Possessed

Music flows warmly like artifical sunlight thru the Farfisa 200 machine into your head. We have two cover versions here, played with that instrument. One Possessed is actually Michael Sembello’s Maniac.

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Sep
12
2014
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Oriental

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Peru – Oriental

Peru – Caves

Like Orientalist subjects in western art in general, exoticism in disco was associated with fantasies of opulence and barbaric splendour. During the seventies the tracks were in the expected orchestral mould, such as the previous post illustrates. The trend continued during the early 80s when Arabic themes were interpreted with synths, finding fans in the New Romantic movement. These examples are from 1983, made in Holland.

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Aug
18
2014
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Monika Herz

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Monika Herz – Mingo

1978 was a very good year for the DDR Star.

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