In 1969, legendary psychedelic/early progressive rock band Baba Scholae recorded an album at IBC Sound Recording Studios in London - however, it was never officially released. The band's leader was Jean-Yves Labat de Rossi, better known as M Frog, the synth and keyboard maestro on Todd Rungren's early Utopia albums and coincidentally, the founder of the Ad Vitam label. Only three copies (acetates) of 69 where made, but the album's cult following lasts to this day. Often compared to the work of King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Soft Machine and Gong, Baba Scholae's 69 is truly a ''lost and found again'' masterpiece with music that was years ahead of its time. For a gem like this to have been buried for 43 years is nothing short of extraordinary.
Rich oriental lord Cassim's cheeky servant Ali Baba was sent to buy a meaty girl-slave, but brings dancer Morgiane, whom he is enamored with. When he's part of a caravan robbed by Abdel's 40 thieves, Ali hides in a camel hive and thus learns the secret of Sesame cave. With stolen loot he buys Morgiane and his own residence for him and beggar friends. Cassim not only gets him drunk to learn his secret gold source but also plans to rob him at the grand wedding with Morgiane. But Abdel observed them too and invites his 40 robbers.
Strange things have been happening to Valentina, a young and beautiful professional photographer, ever since she made the acquaintance of Baba Yaga, a mysterious older woman who gave her a lift home late one night. For one thing, Valentina has been having weird, kinky nightmares. For another, one of Valentina's cameras seems to have acquired a deadly curse. And then there was that visit to Baba Yaga's house, where Valentina discovered bizarre relics, including a dominatrix doll, and a bottomless pit in the living room. Valentina comes to realize that Baba Yaga is a witch who is out to possess her - body and soul.
This is the second film about the detective Feluda (Soumitra Chatterjee) set in the holy city of Benares, where he (along with his cousin, Topshe and friend, Lalmohan Ganguly) goes for a holiday. But the theft of a priceless deity of Lord Ganesh (the Elephant God) from a local household forces him to start investigation. Feluda comes in direct confrontation with Maganlal Meghraj (Utpal Dutt), a ruthless trader. Maganlal makes the mild-mannered Lalmohan a knife-thrower's target and threatens Felu to stop investigation.
A movie company is doing the Arabian Nights when a hobo enters their camp, falls asleep and dreams he's back in Baghdad as advisor to the Sultan. In a spoof of Rosevelt's New Deal, he organizes work programs, taxes the rich and abolishes the army.
OFF was an Eurodisco-project and important member of the “Sound of Frankfurt”. OFF was founded in 1986 by Sven Vath but also by Michael Munzing and Luca Anzilotti (who both became very famous as SNAP!). In the same year they produced the debut single “Bad News”. That year the second single “Electrica Salsa” was released. This song was very successful in the charts in Germany, Austria, France and Italy. Suddenly, Sven Vath was a pop star. Electrica Salsa was immediately marketed internationally and released on different labels. Also in 1986 the project “16 Bit” 16 BIT was started by Michael Munzing und Luca Anzilotti. The songs “Where are you?” and “Changing Minds”, with the voice of Sven Vath were succesful in the charts.
Baba Shrimps are three musicians with a stunning and heart-warming interpretation of contemporary pop music. Shortly before the release of their debut album Neon (2014) the band was contracted by the label Sony Music. The album was a great surprise success and placed prominently in the Swiss charts. The band played over 200 concerts in clubs and festivals and opened for Kings of Leon and Kodaline. The trio with Adrian Kübler (Vocals / Guitar), Moritz Vontobel (drums / vocals) and Luca Burkhalter (Keys / Vocals) recently released their next album with producer David Kosten, who worked for his work with Everything Everything, Bat for Lashes And Marina and the Diamonds, was completed in London. The new longplayer will be released on 26 June 2017.