One of the greatest soundtracks ever from Leonard Rosenman – and a key example of his strong talent for mixing acoustic instrumentation with very offbeat and eerie electronics! Rosenman had offered up this blend on other important science soundtracks of the 60s – but probably hit his apex with this gem – penned for mid 60s film about a bunch of scientists who shrink down, and take a trip inside the human body! The electronics are sublime – used in these stark, sharp ways that are very compelling, and downright evil in nature – providing a real contrast to some of the warmer woodwind touches in the orchestrations, even when they try to echo the electric energy. The whole thing's pretty darn great – a lot bleaker musically than the actual film – and titles include "Proteus Moving Through Sac", "Group Leaves", "The Proteus", "The Chart", "Pulmonary Artery", "Get The Laser", and "The Human Brain". CD
A live batch of early 60s pop sounds from UK indie Ember Records – a few numbers featuring Joe Meek in the engineering booth and all around fun period pop – from charming romantic numbers to some weirder ones that are just as catchy! In the weirder department singles like "Taming Tigers" by Grant Tracy (stay away from that girl unless you enjoy the title activity) complete with snarling sound effects, but over all these are sweet, string section accented fun pop tunes that totally loveable. Titles include "Two Timing Baby" and "Will It Happen To Me" by Carter, Lewis & The Southerners, "The Great Matchmaker" and more by Grant Tracy", "It Matters Not" by Mark Douglas, "Are You Anyone's Girl" and more by Johnny Carson (nope, not that one), "Hello Heartbreak" and more by Sandra Gale, "Every Boy Like Me" and more by Kerry Adams, "Ding Dong Rag" and "Piano A Go Go" by Tommy Sanderson & The Sandmen. 22 tracks in all! CD
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Outrageous ... LP Solar, 1984. Very Good+ Gatefold ....
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A bit past their salad days of funky West Coast numbers like "FantasticVoyage", but still peddling the LA sound that would lay the basis for G-funk years later, bass heavy grooves under whiny keyboards that owes more than a little to Cameo and later P-Funk. The title track's the best one on here, also features "Make My Day" and "Restrictions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch & some wear.)
Voyage into space with Al Universo – a brilliant, truly spacey group from Mexico – who cruise the cosmos fantastically on this set from the mid 70s! Viajero Del Espacio delivers on the cosmic promise with pretty excellent musicianship – drums, guitars, flute, cello, keyboards and out there atmosherics – but it's weirdness doesn't overshadow the tunefulness. It's tripped out, adventurous, yet accessible stuff. Includes "Viajero Del Espacio","Adios", "Andromeda", "Sim Tu Amor", "Fue Ayer", "Encuentro", "Donde Esta El Amor" and more. CD