This is the first, and only album by Joseph.The "Joseph" in the band is Joseph Longeria, a blues singer/guitarist who was playing the Texas blues-bar circuit in the late '60s. He was discovered by producer/A&R man Steve Tyrell…
Limited edition picture disc, featuring tracks from "Live & Loud", Ozzy Osbourne's Double Live Album.
Visionary Voyager (1993). G.E.N.E. was born in June 1987, sometime during a late-night conversation around a campfire in the Canadian woods. As might be expected in such setting, the talk ranged freely - over nature and technology, the world and the machine, new digital sounds and old emotional needs. That night, Vancouver-born Cleo de Mallio took the first steps on a musical odyssey that is still unfolding. "Visionary Voyager" is a fond look back at early ports of call. De Mallio takes the sounds of nature - the rustle of surf on a Mediterranean shore, the hum of insect in a rain forest - and processes them in the studio, "as if I were mixing colors on a palette"…
The first Planet Dog compilation, released in America on Mammoth, is an intriguing collection of psychedelic ambient-dub, with representative label acts like Banco de Gaia and Eat Static appearing alongside special guests like the Drum Club, Pressure of Speech and System 7 (who contribute a remix of their "Habibi"). Even though a few of the other producers are a bit obscure, even Tuu, Ullulators and Optic Eye turn in solid, dubby tracks.
A four-song German-released EP with cuts from Fireships ("I Will Find You") and The Noise ("Like A Shot, The Entertainer") bracketed by German versions of "Auto" (from In A Foreign Town) and "His Best Girl" (from Fireships.) The latter cut, retitled "Favorit," has Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator) sounding quite unlike himself until the end, with his measured delivery of the lyrics (in a somewhat French accent!) Proving highly compelling. "Auto (Wieder im Wagen)," meanwhile, becomes even more chaotic and surreal than the original, though the mix on this version is very weak indeed. A fascinating curiosity, though.
Jordi Savall's exemplary performance of Handel's Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks is among the finest available on disc: refined and precise, but very big, with blood-stirring grandeur. This is just the kind of extroverted, rousing presentation that best highlights the music's open-air ceremonial function. Savall's Le Concert des Nations is essentially a chamber orchestra with double or triple winds, but the sound he elicits from the group is majestic and surprisingly powerful. The playing is crisp and the rhythmic articulation bracing, but the sound is never brash. In fact, more often than not it is seductively sensual, a heady integration of precision and supple, shapely phrasing. Handel left no authoritative edition of the score of Water Music and it has traditionally been divided into three suites, but Savall reorders the material into two suites, a decision that makes more sense in terms of key relationships and that sounds entirely satisfying.
This is a very nice recording of bassoon concertos by the Mozart of Paris, Francois Devienne. Eckart Huebner is a masterful player with a nice sound, good interpretation, great intonation, and brings out the musicality which occasionally lacks or is absent in Devienne recordings. His notes are well written and provide background with thoughts and conjecture concerning each of the concertos and the mysterious 2nd bassoon concerto of Mozart which has been attributed to Devienne.