"There is so much great music here..." WHERE TO START???

I recommend to
start with the HLFP-Samplers (especially HLFP 04).
Here you will come to know many of the bands/musicians featured in this blog. If you like what you hear, you may check out more of their music later on.
(You may also click on the picture on the sidebar and you will find the original post with download links.)

There is also a "FOCUS ON..." section. Here you will find albums that imo are absolutely great (***** = "five-stars-recordings") and that are essential listening and strongly recommended for download.

I TRY to RE-UP some stuff that has been down from time to

time, but I still don't have enough time to

listen to/post much new stuff.


IMPRESSUM: see here!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Voyageurs - Trigrams (USA 2010)

I know, it's been quite some time since I posted something new ... well, in fact in this case not that new, since it was first released in 2010, but "new" in the meaning of: not a repost of older stuff already posted before on HLFP.

(mp3-zip, 8 tracks, 107 MB, 46 min)
Get it here or here or here!

Q: Where exactly are you from? 
A: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Q: Do you want your real names mentioned? If so: What are your real names? 
A: We don't want to show our real names

Q: Who involved? Who played what? 
A: Donovan on vox/guitar, Rat Stephens on bass, Jimmy Spice on drums, Stevie Lee on tambourine, and Lord Neil on keys/guitar. Jimmy Spice moved to the blues capital of the world (memphis) to pursue his Stevie Ray Vaughn cover band. Stickey Nix plays drums on our new song Envy is Inevitable

Q: How recorded? 
A: Some of it was recorded with a usb mic, but "nude vegas" was recorded with a firepod using logic

Q: When recorded? 
A: Trigrams was a batch of home recordings that we worked on from July to September of 2010. Nude Vegas was recorded in about three sessions at a friends house in November but we released it in December. Alien Iverson was recorded from December 2010 to January 2011.
Q: Any more releases? Any "official" releases (label?)? 
A: We released Nude Vegas on White Moon Recordings

Q: Since when does this band/project exist? 
A: Since early summer of 2010
Q: Any previous bands worth mentioning?
A: Pisser, Niall, Pink Drapes, Fecal Spectrum

Q: How'd you "label" your music? (I know... nobody wants to get labeled... bla bla bla...) 
A: bruce willis meets john lennon
Q: Influences? 
A: Neu!, Spacemen 3, Nirvana, Brainbombs, Odd Future

Q: Website, Myspace?
A: voyageurs.bandcamp.com
Q: Anything that you think is interesting, that you'd like to inform the blog readers about...
A:  oddfuture.com

(Interviewed October 2010 by mike-floyd)

Check out more here (you'll find already six more releases by VOYAGEURS for download):

Friday, October 26, 2012

RE-UP: Light Seems Dark - Psychedelic Virgin (GER. 1999)

LIGHT SEEMS DARK - Psychedelic Virgin
(1999, 4 track demo)
(mp3 zip, 4 tracks, 49 min, 68,8 MB, cover included)
1. Between The Clouds (4.51)
2. Mind In Cage (6.51)
3. Callings From The Distance (7.48)
4. Psychedelic Virgin (28.58)
Get it here or here or here!

  • This is a fine piece of organ dominated psychedelic rock by two guys in the Rhein-Main-Area, Germany, in 1999. I had the pleasure to do the engineering and mixing work (this time a REAL homemade recording on 4-track analog) and I have to say, that I still like this songs very much. In that time those two were still very young and I think considering their age, they did quite an impressive job. Especially when you think of the primitive recording situation. Most tracks were recorded live with only very little overdubs ... 

  • The music is quite pleasant, relaxing – just one long flow, very much in the style of Pink Floyd in their Atom Heart Mother / Meddle period, but completely without lead guitar (as I said before: the keyboards is very up front). So if you like early PF and keyboard, this may be for you. 

  • LIGHT SEEMS DARK recorded only one more thing, the soundtrack of some trashy no budget movie, called "Affekt" in the same year and then quitt to pursue other musical aims. (If you wish I can post that soundtrack as well.)
  • Enjoy!

RE-UP: Black Sand - How Does It Feel? (New Zealand 2009)

BLACK SAND - How Does It Feel? 
(New Zealand 2009)
(mp3 zip, 3 tracks, 13 min, front cover incl.)
1. how does it feel?
2. falling down
3. catch the sun
Get it here or here or here!

From Auckland, New Zealand, comes the one man music project BLACK SAND

"I record under the name BLACK SAND. I've been recording my songs for a few years now using a Fostex 8 track and Cool Edit Pro. I'm influenced by a lot of English bands - Primal ScreamThe Jesus & Mary ChainThe Stone Roses etc. - and a lot of sixties bands, The CreationThe WhoSmall Faces etc. - Catch the Sun is the oldest song here, written 3 years ago, while How Does it Feeland Falling Down were written in the last couple of months. - I'm a big music fan and I've always written and recorded for the love of it. My songs are what they are, they're born out of a love of listening to music that moves you and makes you feel alive."(Anthony Evans, B. S.)

60ies inspired psychedelic pop/rock that has everything fans of that genre will love: dreamy melodies, backward guitars, and a quite relaxed over all atmosphere...To my mind come indeed some songs by PRIMAL SCREEN. Recommended! I'd love to hear more from that guy!