Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Of ouds and fuzzes

JOHN BERBERIAN AND THE MIDDLE-EASTERN ROCK ENSEMBLE "The Oud & the Fuzz"

How about an Armenian-American psychedelic jamlet to help you get through hump day? It's no Mogollar, but it's definitely worth hearing. F.E. has a bootleg reissue for pretty cheap, via the label with the best name ever, Acid Symposium (World's Leading Terr0r1st State). They have this to say about it:

An inspired fusion of Middle Eastern rhythms and the fuzz guitar blasts so dear to fans of psychedelia resulted in this the most accessible album by accomplished oud player John Berberian and his troop of skilled musicians. First released on Verve/Forecast in 1969 this exotic album features music based on traditional themes from Turkey, Armenia, Greece, Arabia and North Africa blended with the terrific improvised energy of psychedelia. So what you end up with here is bustling bazaars and scorched sands passed through the prism of the lysergic sensibilities of the late 60's.

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Blogger Bruno said...

sorry to post this in comments, but i couldn't find a contact email...

i've a new remix single - bizzy bone vs. six finger satellite
plus nas vs. funkstorung on the b-side

http://tago-mago.net/music3.htm

hope you dig it
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Sasha Frere-Jones of "The New Yorker" featured these is his blog:

http://sluttyfringe.wordpress.com/2007/03/11/sunday-post/
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"Your Standard Life" said:

"features the word motherfucker a lot."

http://www.yourstandardlife.com/2007/03/tagomago.html

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