Friday, December 28, 2007

Don't Panic, We're From Poland!!! part 13 - Osjan

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Osian (sometimes Ossian) is most fascinating band I ever heard. This project was established in early seventies by Jacek Ostaszewski and Marek Jackowski, members of polish band Anawa. Osjan's music is mixture of ethnic music and free jazz. Improvised sounds played on acoustic, ethnic instruments from around the world. Truly unique band.
This is concert was recorded in 1980. line-up: Jacek Ostaszewski, Wojciech Waglewski, Radosław Nowakowski, Milo Kurtis.

Osjan "Osjan" [1980]
01. Osian part I (Ossian Waltz, Tuana Part One, Pink Song) [20:34]
02. Osian part II (Men Ho, Green Dance, Blue Dance, Coda) [21:18]
total [41:52]

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Gift for naughty children

A gift for you on winter solstice. Great Current 93 concert from 16 may 1991. I think this band don't need introduction.
On that night Current 93 was supported by Sol Invictus and Death in June. Three neofolk originators on one stage. Truly magic night.
You can find Sol Invictus set here.

David Tibet - vocals
Douglas P. - vocals and quitar
Michael Cashmore - guitar
Joolie Wood - vocals, violin and recorder
James Mannox - drums

Merry Christmas, Happy Yule or just be happy and have fun.

Current 93 16.05.1991 London

01. Summer of Love [03:02]
02. Death of the Corn [05:00]
03. A Song For Douglas [05:47]
04. Be [00:51]
05. Black Sun Bloody Moon [01:43]
06. In the Heart of the Wood [02:49]
07. Horsey [10:25]
08. Oh Coal Black Smith [03:02]
09. Happy Birthday [03:47]
10. The Returned to Their Earth [06:10]
11. A Sadness Song [04:36]
total [47:12]

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Don't Panic, We're From Poland!!! part 12 - Behemoth

Behemoth is well known death/black metal band from Gdańsk, Poland. Band was established in 1991 as black metal act. Since that day band slowly evolved. Now they play death metal with black influences.
Those tracks were recorded in Toulouse, France in 1999 when Behemoth was promoting their third album "Pandemonic Incantations". On that tour they supported Deicide.
Most of the songs are from "Pandemonic Incantations", only one "From the Pagan Wastelands" is from debut "Sventevith - Storming Near the Baltic".
Those song were released in 2002 on EP "Live in Toulouse". This release wasn't authorized by the band and is considered as bootleg.

Behemoth's official site
Behemoth's MySpace

Behemoth 27.02.1999 Toulouse

01. Diableria (The Great Introduction) [00:29]
02. The Thousand Plagues I Witness [05:23]
03. Satan's Sword (I Have Become) [04:35]
04. From The Pagan Vastlands [03:40]
05. Driven By The Five-Winged Star [05:09]
total [19:16]

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Death is this communion

High on Fire is three piece band, formed in 1998 by Matt Pike - ex-gutairist of Sleep. Their music could be described as mixture of Black Sabbath and Motorhead. But even heavier and aggressive. They have all the power of Sleep and raw power of Lemmy's band.
This concert from tour promoting"Death is This Communion" album. Pure sweat and adrenaline. They didn't take prisoners.

High on Fire live at Buffalo 16.10.2007

01. Intro [01:02]
02. Fury Whip [06:26]
03. Waste of Tiamat [06:50]
04. Eyes and Teeth [05:03]
05. Cometh Down Hessian [05:07]
06. Death is This Communion [09:27]
07. Speedwolf [04:49]
08. Rumors of War [07:00]
09. The Face of Oblivion [07:28]
10. Turk [05:33]
11. Cyclopean Scape [05:40]
12. Baghdad [05:33]
13. Devilution [04:47]
total [01:14:45]

Monday, December 3, 2007

Don't Panic, We're From Poland!!! part 11 - Apteka

I'm lazy bastard, but today i have something special.
Apteka is excellent polish band from Gdynia. They plays very energetic psychedelic punk. Lyrics are mostly obscene and cynical with very special sense of humour.
Band was formed in 1982. Or 1983. Or 1986. Kodym - band's leader don't remember such things.
"Menda" is their best album. Still psychedelic but with heavier sound and great riffs. Highly recommended.

1990 Big Noise
1992 Narkotyki
1993 Live '92
1993 Urojonecałemiasta
1995 Menda
1996 Spirala
2003 Psychedelic Underground (reedition of "Urojonecałemiasta" with some songs from "Narkotyki")
2007 Apteka

Apteka's MySpace
Apteka in Wikipedia
Gdynia nocą / Gdynia by Night video
Chłopcy i dziewczyny / Boys and Girls video

Apteka "Menda" [1995]

01. Mewy / Seagulls [00:42]
02. Diabły / Devils [03:26]
03. Kosmos / Space [03:53]
04. Przypowieść / A Tale [03:12]
05. Menda / Louse [03:39]
06. Gdynia nocą / Gdynia by Night [04:00]
07. Miłe złego początki / Nice Beginning of Bad Things [02:15]
08. Generation [04:46]
09. Psychodeliczny kowboj / Psychedelic Cowboy [02:56]
10. Niezależni / Independent [03:07]
11. System [00:59]
12. Jestem / I Am [02:08]
13. Synteza / Synthesis [03:40]
14. Chłopcy i dziewczyny / Boys and Girls [02:37]
15. Chłopcy i dziewczyny (a capella) / Boys and Girls (a capella) [01:34]
16. Open Mind [01:41]
total [45:11]