|#||Artist||Song (click to play)||Album||Year||CD label|
|1||Peter Frohmader & Richard Pinhas||Fossil Culture II||Fossil Culture||1999||Cuneiform|
This is a dark and sinister electronic work with Richard Pinhas' piercing
guitar all over it. Sounds like an updated Heldon. Peter Frohmader is a
long time electronics composer, having started with his band Nekropolis in
the late 70's. The images conjured up by this album are very strange. I
picture the huge plodding images of giant dinosaurs, but, in a futuristic
industrialized setting. GODZILLA!
Peter Frohamder's official Nekropolis Site
Heldon / Richard Pinhas
|2||Volapuk||bacH iS bacK||Pukapok||1999||Retort Media|
|Volapuk are a 3 piece band playing very complex and exciting music. The instrumentation is basically drums/percussion, cello, and clarinet, with occasional spoken words, sax and electronics. This album is a limited release live album (available through Cuneiform/Wayside). Great music played with amazing precision.|
|3||Jose Luis Fernandez Ledesma Q. & Margarita Botello||Sol Central||Sol Central||2000||Luna Negra|
A great new release from Mexico.
Most of the instruments are played by Jose Luis Fernandez Ledesma Q. with a few
guest musicians. Vocals are by Margarita Botello sometimes resembling a Zeuhl-ish
tone ala Eskaton or more avant like in Thinking Plague. The music is pretty diverse
a healthy dose of world music sounding landscapes mixed with Thinking Plague or
5UU's styled RIO/Avant Prog. This is a highly recommended release!
|4||El Templo del Dinero||Jamon del Diablo||El Templo del Dinero||1999||Smogless Records|
|Lo-fi guitar/bass/drums trio from Mexico. This could have been pretty good if the production was not so cheezy. The guitar is apparently plugged directly into the mixing board. Sounds very thin. File next to Humus and Frolic Froth.|
|5||SyNtHuSeR||part five||Eleven One||1999||self-produced CDR|
A one man synth project from what I can surmise. And quite impressive.
It appears that he has had lots of practice, as this is his 5th self-produced
CDR. The music is instrumental space/fusion/prog/new age. Mostly keyboard
generated sounds with the addition of some excellent guitar playing!
|6||After Crying||Hommage a Frank Zappa||Live - Struggle for Life||2000||Periferic Records|
"With five studio albums plus a couple compilations
under their belt, Hungarian group After Crying have
just released a double live recording. They are all
well trained players, and their music combines
classical chamber music with some ELP and King Crimson
thrown in. This is a track that originally appeared
ont their first album "Overground Music". This double
live has special guest John Wetton on "Starless", as
well as a cdrom data track." - Alan Mallery
the complete after crying page