sábado, 24 de marzo de 2007


(Comfort Stand Recordings, 2003)

"Two Zombies Later: Strange And Unusual Music From The Exotica Mailing List" es un doble cd sorprendente y desde luego de escucha muy gratificante. Música de la que algunos ya no escuchan, pero que particularmente me parece un auténtico placer disfrutar. Para degustar tanto en soledad como en una reunión de amigos. Más de treinta pequeñas joyas de jazz, música étnica, rock, pop, cabaret, electrónica y casi cualquier cosa que se te ocurra. Una verdadera delicia.

Prólogo de Alan Zweig:

I once heard about an abandoned train station filled with records no one wanted and that image fueled a thousand waking dreams. My vinyl dreams were always daydreams. They played on their own screen and the show ran all day long. Even now, with the vinyl bug in remission, those dreams still linger and lie in wait. I never dreamt about finding records I knew about; I dreamt about records I can only imagine. And there's something about the records discussed on the exotica mailing list that allowed me to believe that almost any record I could imagine, might possibly be hiding at the bottom of a pile somewhere. Unlike at least one of my friends on the exotica list, I've never dreamt about finding a record that doesn't exist. But I have dreamt about records that, by all rights, shouldn't have existed. Records that never should have been made. Shotgun weddings and unlikely juxtapositions where styles and genres mingled and smashed up against each other in inadvisable combinations. And that reminds me of another dream I've been carrying around for a while.
Sometimes I stand in front of my record shelves, thinking about what I want to hear and I wonder what it might sound like if I could treat all the records on the shelves, like musicians in a great mess of a symphony orchestra. What it would be like if I could literally conduct my records. Point to this one and that one, mix them together, have them all playing at once. And I suppose that relates to my dream of finding the perfect cut. The one that embodies everything I love about this music. It's those last two dreams I think about when I listen to the two CD's created by the various musicians who've passed through the exotica mailing list over the years. If I were a musician myself, maybe I'd take all these various dreams and impulses I have, and try to create that perfect cut myself. Short of that though, I've got this collection of music which represents, I assume, analogous dreams on the part of my fellow exotica listers. I suppose I'll never find that perfect cut but the music here will undoubtedly keep those dreams flowing.

Volumen 1:

01. Br. Cleve & His Lush Orchestra - Shaken Not Stirred
02. Eric & Ryan Kilkenny - Bongo Avenger
03. Marble - Wah Factor 3
04. Philip Jackson - Nature Boy
05. Jeff Chenault and Andrew Izold - Exotica Revisited
06. Tipsy - Kitty's Daydream (Longhair mix)
07. Scotch & Soda (Max McMillan) - The Lonely Bull
08. Don Tiki - The Natives Are Restless
09. Jack Fetterman and the in Hi-Fi Music Direction - Acapulco 2000
10. The Weird Lovemakers - Quiet Spillage
11. Skip Heller's Hot Seven - Spy Perfume
12. Otis Fodder - Brilliant Pillows (Many Moons)
13. Astroslut - Love The From Astroslut
14. Der Plan - Jungle Village
15. Misty Roses - Up in Flames
16. Künstler Treu - If Jesus Came
17. Sem Sinatra - Toryansay

Volumen 2:

01. Mr_Melvis - A Walk Through The Powerhouse
02. Weirdomusic - Fiber, Ruler Of Pinakel
03. Djfreshmoney - Whammo
04. Dana Countryman - Cocktails In Space
05. Jan Fornell - Drift
06. Bruce Lenkei - Moonlight Zombie Dance
07. Bumpenstein - Fuad Motel
08. Narcotic Syntax - Pingpong Voodoo
09. Hybe - Venom
10. Impro - Farid, Astronauts From Magreb
11. Black Sash - You People
12. Mental Anguish / NOMUZIC - Blissful In Enchantro
13. Songs To Drink And Drive By - Walk On By
14. Magnus Sandberg - Island Knockin'


2 comentarios:

Little Turtle dijo...

me gustaria ver el docu del amigo zweig. promete lo suyo.

Engrudo dijo...

Pues sí, dicen de ese documental que está muy bien. No me importaría, no...