Sunday Diggin’ its a weekly review of some gems we got our hands on during the week on our cruises to the record stores. On the this week’s lucky finds;
Bola Sete – Live At The Monterey Jazz Festival
Little I had know about Bola Sete, but that Tribe Called Quest had sampled him, but given the cover, I had to bring this back with me.
The first thoughts on the sound? Total bliss; the show starts with a medley of Manha de Carnaval, a beautiful old samba and progresses into a upbeat jazzy sound with a variety of beats, and tempos in between solos and humming.
The show progresses just as beautiful; with sounds of flamenco, jazz and bossa nova, all with the flavor and sensibility that can only be found in Brazilian music.
1- Manha de Carnaval Medley
2- Soul Samba
Man Or Astro-man? - Defcon 5… 4… 3… 2… 1
As soon as the needle hits this piece of acetate.. its ON! Another Man or Astro-Man? classic. The album was their come back after a 12 year break of new releases, packed with the same intergalactic heat plus a wide array of darker tones and sounds including theremin, synthesizers and voices.
A bold example of progression where the band that doesn’t get lost in the mix or run out of creativity. From space to your stereo, the intergalactic fire of Man Or Astro-Man remains hotter than ever.
1 – Defcon 5
2 – Antimatter Man
6 – Codebreaker Seventy Eight
8 – Defcon 3
12 – Defcon 1
The Pack AD – Some Sssongs
This band opened for Man or Astro-Man last wednesday at the Brooklyn Bowl, I got late but enough to get the end of the show; A two piece band with guitar, drums and a powerful voice, rock n roll as fuck.
It was enough to bring back with me the 10″, pretty good album, the singer Becky Blacks voice its strong and sweet, good blend of stoner and psych. The drums are simple but powerfull enough to lay the ground for the groove.
2 – Sirens
3 – Haunt You
3 – Positronic