Monday, November 19, 2007

Stirring Up a Heady Brew

I'm back after an unexpected hiatus due to getting over a cold and searching for a new job. Thanks to everyone who downloaded the film noir mix, and especially to those who left comments. I have been listening to so much music in the past couple weeks that I feel as if I will implode if I don't share some of it with the rest of you.

Now on to the Eclectic Mix that I have brewing in my mind today. Stir in a little African groove with Japanese instrumental surf rock. Mix in a little Turkish psychedelic fuzz rock groove and add equal parts sublime free jazz. Finally, toss in a dash of apocalyptic instrumental rock and top it off with a whirling dervish of space-age bachelor pop. The result is an easily digestible musical stew that will surely delight your pallet. Enjoy!


1) The Antarcticans- The 2000 Year Clearing of All Peace- 7:25
2) Sharp Five- Sakura Sakura- 3:21
3) Ric Colbeck Quartet- Subdued- 6:20
4) Erkin Koray- Cemalim- 7:43
5) Ne Zhdali- Hungarian Young Years- 3:51
6) Tsehaytu Beraki-Mejemeria Fegri- 4:53
7) Ed Askew- Mr. Dream- 4:42
8) Blues Control- Blues Control- 2:41
9) The Moving Sidewalks- 99th Floor- 2:17
10) The Three Suns- Vagabond King Waltz- 3:30
11) Orchestra Baobab- Lat Dior- 7:35
12) The Electric Tomorrow- The Electric Tomorrow- 2:45

Total- 57:07
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I also wanted to let you know that I have updated the links with some fantastic blogs including Cosmo's new blog A Pyrex Scholar ( library, funk, prog), Bonobos Hump to Music ( Loads of post-punk, noise and indie, beulah land (amazing assortment of old and new gems), Blog Do Nirso (treasure trove of rare nuggets such as Sir Joe Quarterman and Free Soul), and No Longer Forgotten Music( in the same vein as Mutant Sounds-lots of electronic, new wave, no-wave and extremely rare punk 7"s). For those of you that were digging the afro-beat psychedelia of Chrissy Zebby Tembo and Monomono, please check out Matsuli Music, With Comb and Razor and Voodoo Funk for many more gems. I haven't had time to add the following blogs to my links yet, but they are definitely worth checking out: Dualtrack (Avant Garde, Classical and Obscure rarities), Easily Slip Into Another World (Free Jazz), and A Great Work of Fiction (Free Jazz, Avant Garde and Noise). This is just a small smattering of the music blogs I've been digging lately. I will post the links to new ones as I become aware of them.

Lastly, the great Swami Hermitus Solus has left the building! I hope that he continues to do something else that fulfills his life as much as running his blog did. Peace to you Swami, and thanks for all the great free jazz that you shared over the last year. If there's anyone who knows why Swami decided to call it a day, maybe you could enlighten the rest of us. Until next time...

Friday, November 02, 2007

Aural Film Noir Excursions Redux

Back by popular demand! Well, not really, but I had to say it. Recently, a person that goes the by the initials "LD" requested that this film noir mix be re-upped. Thanks to "LD", those of you who didn't get a chance to hear/download this before will get a second chance. It was originally posted on January 8, 2007, back when Eclectic Grooves was still in it's early stages of development. If you want to see the original post for this, please go here.

I love compiling mix-tapes/Cd's, but this one was a real labor of love. I believe that this mix is my greatest achievement. I would love to hear what you think about the mix.

Aural Film Noir Excursions Re-up

Here's the setlist:


It has been brought to my attention by one of the visitors that this link has expired, so I am posting a new link so that more readers can download this mix. Please remember that I will try to grant most requests to re-up links on here as long as the downloads in question are out of print and not in violation of any copyright laws.

New link is in comments.

Re-upped on 1/22/2012