Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Wooden Horse - Same (1972)


WOODEN HORSE were one of the BEST folk bands of all time, allthough not many have heard their 2 lps as they are rather obscure, the music ranges in sound mostly from PETER, PAUL, and MARY, also the VELVET UNDERGROUND, GORDON LIGHTFOOT, FAIRPORT CONVENTION, LEONARD COHEN, etc. ........the lps are straight ahead acoustic folk with variations here and there if u are a fan of FOX then we'd say these lps are essential to see the kind of SUSAN aka NOOSHA sang in before FOX....
1st lp - Noosha Fox (vocals) Graham Vick () ( not sure of the rest of the lineup for the 1st lp )
'Wooden Horse' (72)
Crazy thoughts / Wake me in the morning / Trees / Northern beaches / This is a song / Broken bottles / Eastbound train / Gentle mind / Come around / Feel / Letter / Loving man
' WOODEN HORSE' '72
'CRAZY THOUGHTS'
NOOSHA's vioce sings beautifully along with the guys in this C,S, and N, type folk song which opens the lp, our copy had the first 20 seconds or so missing so here are some lyrics after that time period ' WHEN YOUR GONE THINK OF ME AND THIS ROOM WE KNEW U WELL', and 'IM LEAVING TO GO FIND MY FRIENDS TO PLAY AND TALK WITH THEM AGAIN, AND TURN YOUR LEAF TOWARDS THE DOOR, I'D KNOW I'D SEEN THIS FILM BEFORE'......
' WAKE ME '
soothing number, GREAT guitar playing 'WAKE ME IN THE MORNING YOU WILL FIND ME THOUGHJ OUR LOVE's LOST IT's BEAUTY COMING TRUE, I CAN SEE THE WINTER's SUN TELLING ME THAT OUR TIME IS DONE, ASKING ME WHAT I COULD FIND IF II LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND, WANNA COME BACK, BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO CHANGE MY MIND...MMMM MMMMMM
' TREES'
GREAT PETER, PAUL, and MARY flower child sound with chiming guitars,'THE TREES ARE SO TALL AND I CAN'T SEE THEM AT ALL, AND I CAN'T FEEL MY FEET ON THE GROUND, PEOPLE THAT I MEET WALKING IN THE STREET, THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE I'M BOUND'.....
'NORTHERN BEACHES'
NOOSHA begins this one solo, the bands backs her up on backing vocals later, this one is dark and atmospheric, beginning very quietly NOOSHA sings 'DRIFTING THRU A CLOUD OF SMOKE AND MUSIC, KNOWING THAT IT's SLOWLY GETTING TO ME, HOLDING ONTO TEA I THINK ANOTHER YEAR I NEED', and 'ON THE NORTHERN BEACH AS WE HAD TIME TO SING, GRASS GREW TALL AND ALL AROUND US', and ' AND NOW I'M HERE I'LL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN, IN THE MIDDAY SUN, THERE'S NOTHING LEFT TO DO BUT RUN'.....
'THIS IS A SONG'
this one is in a PETER, PAUL, and MARY, FAIRPORT CONVENTION style.......'THIS IS A SONG HOPING WE CAN LOVE ONE ANOTHER, HOPING WE CAN LOVE ONE ANOTHER, TO LET U KNOW I'VE BEEN WITHOUT A DAY, WHY I LET U KNOW I FEEL A DAY', and 'THIS IS A SONG TO GREET THE DAY'
'BROKEN BOTTLES'
this song closes the lp side 1, the band decides to play a lively blues, almost country sound with piano playing, sings NOOSHA and the male singer - 'NEVER HAD MY FORTUNE TOLD I CAN'T IMAGINE WHY, THE LADY TELLS IT LIKE IT IS SHE'S NEVER SEEN ME CRY', and 'IT's 2.a.m. AND I HAVE NO TEA TO EASE MY SORRY HEAD ' the song gets livelier as it goes along 'THE LORD HE MUST BE PUNISHIN' ME FOR THE CRAZY THINGS I'VE SAID', and 'I CAN BE GLAD CASUE HE's A CHRISTIAN'.............later NOOSHA says 'I'VE MADE A FRIEND HE's ALWAYS DOWN, I OFTEN BRING HIM THE NEWS, HE ALWAYS FEELS MUCH BETTER WHEN I SING HIM THE BLUES'..........piano keeps playing ( fades)....

- lp side 2 -
'EASTBOUND TRAIN'
traditional folk C, S, and N, type tune, NOOSHA and male singer begin - 'PASSING TIME ON AN EASTBOUND TRAIN, WATCHING THE SKIES FOR A SIGN OF RAIN, MY FEET ON THE ARMREST'....., and ' LOOKING AT THE LADIES FROM 1 TOWN TO THE NEXT RIDING ON A CREST OF A WAVE, and 'SIGN ON THE WALL SAYS JESUS SAVES'......
'GENTLE MIND'
a GORDON LIGHFOOT style folk song, slow and soft acoustics, -'HERE I HAVE A GENTLE MIND AND WHEN I WALK I TAKE MY TIME A ROOM TO MYSELF AND TRY TO KEEP IN GOOD HEALTH TO PASS THE DAYS IN SIMPLE WAYS......
'COME AROUND'
this one reminded us of JAMES TAYLOR, .....'YOUR HOME AGAIN , I KNOW I'M WELL, TWAS A YEAR FOR MAKING CHANGES, I HAD BEEN DOWN FOR QUITE A WHILE', and 'AND SAY HELLO, I'D LIKE TO SEE U 1 MORE TIME AND IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYDAY I'M FALLING
'FEEL'
after those 2 quiet numbers comes a much more experimental folk song close in sound to C, S, and N, but probably closer to NEIL YOUNG......dark and atmospheric with some GREAT rythme playing, 'HEY BABY STAY WITH ME, LIKE WWWWINE, SO FAST IT WILL NEVER LAST, SO FAST IT WILL NEVER LAST RRRRED ROSE........REMEMBER NOW I'M FEELING HOW IT USED TO BE , NOW THERE's a LIFE FOR U AND A LIFE FOR ME', and 'WE CAN SMILE TOGETHER AGAIN'.....
'LETTER'
this one is more a VELVET UNDERGROUND folk-pop song NOOSHA singing lead once again ' 2 MORE DAYS AND I'LL BE THERE TO SEE U WITH YOUR TORN DOWN HAIR, U LEFT YOUR CHANGE AND ALL YOUR STRANGE EASTERN BEADS ON MY CHAIR', and 'I SPENT THE DAY ALONE TO WRITE, BUT THERE's NO MORE TO DO'........
'LOVING MAN'
the closing song to the first WOODEN HORSE lp sounds like PETER, PAUL, and MARY musically, and kinda like the VELVET UNDERGROUND stylistically, '2 PEOPLE IN THE DOORWAY WATCHING THE EVENING SUN GO DOWN AND THE CONCRETE PATH TO THE WATER IS STILL WET FROM THE MORNING RAIN', and 'WITH TIME ON MY HANDS I COULD BE A REAL LOVING MAN'............the band sings in unison and closes the lp with a comforting folk sound....... taken from Flower Childern
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Monday, July 10, 2006

Red Television - Same (1974)

Dark ultra rare and totally stoned acid folk private pressing from '71. RED TELEVISION trip out with twisted vocals of subversive nature combined with drowsy guitars creating an overcast atmosphere of melancholy, especially all their unique aspects culminates in the mournfull 15 minute long elegy "Ghost Of Emile Zola" a tense display of haunting voices and shivering guitar bursts.

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Summertime requests

Dear Friends!

It's mid of summer - pretty hot , everybody thinks about vacations, for me there are were a lot of festivals & concerts recently - not too much time for blogging. So I'd like to work till end of summer mainly on request basis - your requests are welcomed! If I have it - I'll share it sooner or later (if it's worth sharing ;)

Still once a week (or two) there are will be a couple of posts from me & my friends.

Looking forward to hear from you ;)))

Enjoy the music!

Love & peace,
Lisa

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Radio Waves

Live is going on & new friends appear listen to Radio Waves 66 & leave your comment.

Take care,
Lisa

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Wonderland - The Best Of (1973)

Personnel:
ACHIM REICHEL g, v
(HELMUT FRANKE g) A
KALLE TRAPP g, v
(LES HUMPHRIES kb) A
CLAUS-ROBERT KRUSE kb, g, b, v
FRANK DOSTAL v, b
DICKY TARRACH d

This was a beat band formed at the beginning of 1968. Reichel and Tarrach had previously been members of the most famous German beat band: The Rattles. Wonderland recorded three singles before Humphries and Franke quit at the end of 1969, to be replaced by Kalle Trapp and Claus-Robert Kruse. One year and a single later the band ceased its activities, with Reichel and Dostal teaming up for the Wonderland Band album, to which Franke, Tarrach, Trapp and Kruse all contributed. All Wonderland singles and four tracks for a projected album were collected in 1973 on a Karusell sampler.

WONDERLAND BAND - One of Achim Reichel's strangest projects occurred in l97l, after the demise of Wonderland. His long time collaborator Frank Dostal followed him from this band. Together they recorded as Frankie Dymon Jr. as well as the very different Wonderland Band, whose album was an ambitious production featuring 25 guest musicians, among them Clauk-Robert Kruse (guitar, organ, vocals, arrangements), Helmut Franke (guitar), Ladi Geissler (guitar), Hans-Uwe Remers (piano, arrangements), Benny Bendorf (bass), Hans Hartmann (bass), Kalle Trapp (bass), Joe Nay (drums), Barry Reeves (drums) and Dicky Tarrach (drums, chimes, trumpets and trombones). The results sounded close to the eclectic solo album Die Grune Reise, but Reichel's echo guitars were in this case replaced by solid doses of brass! Wonderland Band's No. 1 was equally weird with boogie rock, vintage glitter rock and folky ballads spiced with incredibly strange brass arrangements. It was hardly a great success (however, there are highlights!) and proved to be a one-off, although a 1972 single featured two unreleased tracks: "Rock'n'Roll People" coupled with "King Of America". Taken from Cosmic Dreams At Play

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Again...

Dear Friends,

I'm receiving comments from some of you asking about Premium Rapidshare account doesn't work due to new links I use. If there is a solution (anybody knows?) - I'll post it here sooner or later , but at the moment I don't care about any premium accounts - if you like to have this rare album (some of them are very difficult to get, believe me!) you can wait 60 secs or login like free account user & download this album. You are sitting home & choosing rare records from this or that blog, stop complaining! Or go & try to buy this record (good luck in this...)

Moreover, it wasn't my decision - I just want to protect links so YOU can have the possibility to listen to these albums...

Take care,
Lisa from the East

Elster Silberflug / Schwan / Fiedel Michel / Liederjan - Volkslied 76 (live)

Various German folk acts live.

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Dieter Sueverkruep - 1848 (1974)

German political folk.

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Tanzbar - Missethaten (1979)

German folk.

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Fiedel Michel - Der Teutsche Michel (1974)

German folk.

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Alia Musica - El Canto Espiritual Judeo-Espanol

Alia Musica was formed in 1985 in order to perform early music, particularly that from the Middle Ages, giving a special emphasis to the study and interpretation of the Spanish-Jewish repertoire. In its concerts and programmes devoted to these two chosen fields, the group makes use of its own research as well as the latest musicological findings, whether they come from theoretical studies of the sources or from practical experience in the living oral traditions found in Western music. Alia Musica has given many concerts participating in festivals and series throughout Spain and the rest of Europe, as well as in the United States of America, meeting wide-ranging applause and approval from audience and from critics alike. The group records exclusively for harmonia mundi.

Available from Harmonia Mundi


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Ambrozijn - Same (1998)

Chamber/avant-folk from Belgium.

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Emma Myldenberger - Emma Myldenberger (1978)

Excellent german folk-rock 6-piece band. Mixing puristic folk, progressive, medieval and psychedelic influnces. Male/female vocals. Mainly, acoustic instrumentation (guitars, flute, oboe, okarina, bass, glocknspiel, mandoline, krummhorn, autoharp, plenty of percussion). This is their great debut from 1978.

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New linking way

Dear Friends,

Due to bad weather recently in the blog world, from know all links will have the new look here at EZHEVIKA FIELDS:

1. Link:

If you have clicked the link, then you will have been taken to another Site which has a button on it.....then all you need to do is click that button & you'll be directed to Rapidshare page.

If you don't see the button, then you must do the following 2 things:
Make sure you have dropped your firewall.
Enable Javascript in your browser settings.

2. Button:

Click it & you'll be directed to Rapidshare page.

Hopefully this will help! Thank you, Jiltz! ;)

Take care,
Lisa

Zeitenwende (Elster Silberflug) - Zeitenwende (1979)

Elster Silberflug´s artistry skillfully marries many stilistic genres without abandoning the medieval musical tradition. Medieval ideals are not lost in history, but are being rediscovered in our own times of similar enlightenment. Years of pessimistic idealism are being abandoned, the vision to free oneself from the narrowminded perspective that the world offers, and from the conception that one is an isolated struggler in a world of foes, has initiated a renaissance in the realisation of man being a unifying element with all creation. The great medieval symbol, the Wheel of Fortune, is once again turning, rekindling in the hearts of the minstrels the desire to inform all, of the eternal games that life playfully beholds. Elster Silberflug is a consort for medieval and renaissance music, and also for german folk music. Since many years, we have been playing on beautiful castles and marketplaces and in the concerthalls of Germany and the surounding countries, Music of the medieval wayfarer and vagabond. Music which rang in the streets, markets and taverns of times gone by. Music of the minstrel and the troubadour. The essence of this epoch has been captured by the "Elsters" since 1973, when we began our venture into the land of our musical fore-fathers and the pursuiance, in their footsteps, of the minstrel lore.Our quest is to spread across Europe, through our music, tales of the secrets of nature, of human aspiration and destination, the vanity and fraility of human nature, the desires of the young and the sceptisicism of the old, -always in mind, the imperishable quality of love-. Our extensive repertoire includes songs written by the famous minstrels of the time, - Walther v.d. Vogelweide and Neidhardt v. Reuenthal, Saltarellos from early-medieval Italy, wild dance-tunes danced to, by the countless peasants in the villages and towns in central europe and many texts and melodies out of the great historical song-book called "Carmina Burana".( A collection of worldly songs about love, drink, life, authorities, money and all... )Elster Silberflug sing in German, mittel-hoch-deutsch. Italian, Spanish, French, Latin and English. This year we will be travelling to many renaissance-fairs (Mittelalter Märkte) around Germany. If you are in Europe, visit Elster Silberflug on one of the markets and experience the real thing - a band of troubadours in colourfull costumes, singing and entertaining the scores of visitors who come to see, feel and hear the medieval-times......today! If you want to order any of our CDs or have questions regarding medieval-music in Europe, please contact us!
mailto:silberflug@hotmail.com

Discography & more info at Elster Silberflug home page

Triskell Vinyl

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Rock-Consort München - Renaissance Meets Rock (1980)

German folk-sympho-prog. Private Press.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Selda - Turkulerimiz 2 (1973)

Turkish psych.

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Avaric - Same (1979)

AVARIC is a Progressive rock group led by multi-instrumentalist Lionel BAILLEMONT. One thinks of MALICORNE because of their magnificant combinasions between traditional and electric instruments. The beautiful melodies exploit the talents of the groupe and illuminate the purity of the vocals.

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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Check the Dutch!

Hi my friends!

Check the Dutch specialties at Dutch Originals & Flexine!

Good night,
Lisa

Sourdeline - La Reine Blanche (1976)

FANTASTIC French FOLK PROG ROCK. One of the best & most highly sought after French LPs.


Prehistoire Du Folk

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Faubourg de Boignard - La Ravine (1995)

Faubourg’s Music is traditional French from central France but anybody would be forgiven if they thought it had heavy traditions] African touch and at the same time was a cross between soft rock and jazz.One of the seven members of the band, Didier Gris, explained backstage
that their music is a fusion of rock, European traditional, oriental and African music.It is a rich melting pot of several instruments - the bagpipe, the diatonic accordion, violin, drums, mandolin, guitar, bass guitar, bouzouki and the human voice. Lusaka -ZAMBIE, Sunday Mail February 11, 2001

Faubourg De Boignard

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Jox - Joxifications (1982)

France. Excellent progressive folk with medieval & GENTLE GIANT touches, private press.

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Breche - Carapace Et Chair Tendre (1979)

Quebec, Canada. Breche is one of the folky bands on the Le Tamanoir label, which released their only album "Carapace Et Chair Tendre", in 1979. a quartet of Marc Bolduc (piano/woodwinds), Daniel Roussell (guitar/plectra), Jaques Joubert (violin) and Paul Bolduc (bass/trombone).
Most ofthe material is instrumental progressive folk with emphasis on violin & flute. More info at ProgQuebec

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0.720 Aleacion - Same - (1986)


Great Mexican prog rock with an ethnic edge.

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Noetra - Definitivement Bleus (1982)

Fairly gentle chamber progressive with occasionally some sharper edges bringing them soundwise closer to Carpe Diem or Shylock. Altogether melancholic, but good chamber progressive. Gnosis 2000

Masterminded in the mid 70’s by guitarist composer Jean Lapouge, this all-instrumental French band mixes rock, jazz and chamber music while never completely going into any one style. Inspired by the Canterbury movement of the day, they used STRAVINSKY and DEBUSSY as their influences and sprinkled them with subtle touches of rock and jazz (HATFIELD AND THE NORTH, SOFT MACHINE, WEATHER REPORT, OREGON, EBERHARD WEBER). Failing to strike up a deal with ECM, however, they didn’t release any albums and ended up dissolving in the mid-80s. In the early 90’s, however, Musea gathered material that had been recorded between 1979 and 1981 and released two quality NOETRA CD’s plus a solo album by Lapouge (“Hauts Plateaux”). Both NOETRA albums, “Neuf Songes” and “Définitivement Bleus”, feature a large cast of musicians whose tasteful and restrained playing create an intelligent, sophisticsated, almost impressionistic type of music based on beautiful electric guitar and delicate drumming. The mellow, almost melancholy tunes are embellished by classical instruments like the violin, saxophone, cello, trumpet, clarinet, trombone, flute and oboe among others. Never falling prey to avant-garde excesses, the music does have its occasional sharper edges but nothing ever approaches the darkness of UNIVERS ZERO, for example. The pastoral jazziness may require some focused and dedicated listening, but the listener’s patience is definitely rewarded as the albums unfold.Especially recommended to fans of JULVERNE, but fans of TERPANDRE, CARPE DIEM and SHYLOCK as well as Canterbury enthusiasts in general (both connaisseurs and neophytes) should also appreciate. Lise (HIBOU), CANADA Prog Archives


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Saturday, July 01, 2006

Ocarinah - Premiere Vision De L'etrange (1977)



Private press. Fantastic french progressive trio blending synths/guitars, bass & drums in a delicious dark instrumental soundscape menacing and brilliant. Wild Places