Sunday, April 17, 2016

ROBERT SIN & THE HUCKLEBERRIES-..AND THE GHOSTS IN BETWEEN

OUT ON MAY 6TH ON CD BY G.O.D. RECORDS

LISTEN FREE,DOWNLOAD AND ORDER HERE: https://godrecordsgardenofdreams.bandcamp.com/album/robert-sin-the-huckleberries-and-the-ghosts-in-between
Α great new Americana record from Greece,following the footsteps of Neil Young and Danny and Dusty with a spacey twist. 
The Huckleberries float gently between Americana, Country-Folk and a powerful emotional soundscape reminiscent of Psychedelia and all the Classic qualities of a solid musical 
upbringing.Their music is a canvas of charismatic reconstructions of the band's member's schooling: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Jack White, Bright Eyes, Ryan Adams, Richmond Fontaine, Jason Molina, Led Zeppelin and all the legends of decades past. 
The Huckleberries are Robert Sin on the guitar and lead Vocals,Stelios Chabipis on the second guitar and Dimitris Bouroussas on the drums, 
both ex-members of the legendary 80's band Libido Blume,"Uncle" Theo on the keys and Evi Hassapides Watson (No Man's Land, Echo Tattoo, She Tames Chaos) on backing vocals and the bass. 
The Huckleberries are a utopian oasis for the pure at heart.


Robert Sin - Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Synth, Piano 
Stelios Habipis (Libido Blume)- Electric Guitars 
Thodoris Karampalis - Keys 
Evi Hassapides Watson (No Man's Land, Echo Tattoo)- Bass Guitar, Vocals 
Dimitris Bouroussas (Libido Blume) - Drums

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

GWENDOZILLA-"GUENDOLESQUE" (GERMANY 2016 G.O.D. RECORDS)

GWENDOZILLA-"GUENDOLESQUE"

Hailing from Dusseldorf Gwendozilla create with their music their own universe of burlesque cinematic exploitation,a mysterious noir and seductive place a sexy slow and spaghetti western exploito with a twist,their weird view of it all! Coming on vinyl in a great hand painted cover artwork!

Sharon (guitar) 
Andreas (guitar, keyboards) 
Nina (bass) 
Victor (drums)

Thursday, March 31, 2016

G.O.D. RECORDS PRESENTS THE GEM OF THE WEEK: "FIRST CHIPS-VOL I" USA 1972

US 1972 FIRST CHIPS-VOL I

CLAY PIGEON PRODUCTIONS- CPP-SFCV1

LISTEN FULL LP: https://www.youtube.com/playlist…
GREAT HEAVY PSYCH AVANT GUARD EXPERIMENTAL GEM,PRIVATE PRESS ON VYTOR BELESKA'S OWN LABEL.

Originals are changing hands at over $2,000.
Original 1972 private pressing on Clay Pigeon Records, the Brainchild of Vito B. The album was recorded between 1970 & 1971, except for one track, cut in 1964.
It's Vyto Beleska backed by a load of Chicago musicians, pressed in 1972.It consists of recordings Vytor did mostly at home with different bands he had with names as "Grand Fuck", "The Virus" etc The whole album grows on you after you give it some time, then you can comprehend the true genius aspect of it. 
Fire mountain would be the "hit" from the LP if there was an alternate universe where this kind of thing was popular 
Judging from the names of some of the band members, it looks like some of them (included Vyto Beleska) are originally from (former) Yugoslavia. 
Very small number pressed, some copies came with an insert.


Saturday, March 26, 2016

G.O.D. RECORDS PRESENTS THE GEM OF THE WEEK: "TARKUS-TARKUS" 1972 PERU

TARKUS-TARKUS 1972 PERU

LISTEN FREE AND DOWNLOAD,FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES:

https://godrecordsgardenofdreams.bandcamp.com/album/tarkus-tarkus-1972-peru 

Tarkus, the heaviest of all hard rock/progressive bands from Peru was formed in 1971. The members were the Peruvians Alex Nathanson and Walo Carillo and, the Argentina born, Dario Gianella and Guillermo Van Locke. It was Guillermo Van Lacke, the group's bass player, who approached two members of Telegraph Avenue: Alex Nathanson, singer and acoustic guitar, and Walo Carrillo, drums and percussion. Both musicians have just finished recording Telegraph' s first lp, an album that was going to became the best seller of all lps by Peruvian rock groups in the 70's. 

Nathanson and Carillo decided to temporarily leave Telegraph to join Van Lacke and explore new musical ideas on the direction of mixing hard rock with progressive. The new group was baptized Tarkus, after a mythologicalTarkus, the heaviest of all hard rock/progressive bands from Peru, was being that lives deep inside everybody's soul and has the function to protect the individual's morality against the external world. 



The trio was pretty successful in concerts but the melodic element was missing. Finally arrived in the persona of Dario Ginella, an Argentinean guitar player, friend of Van Lacke, avid fan of Led Zeppelin, and who was, like Guillermo, a prolific composer. After months playing together, the band signed a contract with MAG, a Peruvian label, to record an album (LPN-2423). Tarkus was recorded from April 3rd. to May 16th., 1972. The studio gave the group total freedom to record their music the way they wanted it. The recording, under the technical direction of Carlos Guerrero, was done with love and dedication. 


Fifty copies were made, all of them test pressings with the standard MAG label, to be giving as promotional material, and a few copies that were sold in stores. The LP had it all, heavy rock, excellent compositions, good musicianship and futuristic vision, but it was too advanced for Peruvian rock fans. In USA it could have sold thousands of copies, but in Peru, the label decided not to released because of the low demand, making it the most sought after album from South America. The insert, containing the lyrics of all songs, was never included with the promo copies. Even today this recording sound fresh and contemporary, it has the makings of a true classic. 

Tarkus had a few live presentations, the most famous being the one at La Plaza de Acho, together with Pax, El Ayllu, El Polen, Kabul, etc...At the end of 1972 the members of the group decided to follow their own paths in life. Alex Nathanson and Walo Carillo continued with Telegraph Avenue and went to record a second LP (Telegraph is still active giving concerts in Lima, Peru), Guillermo Van Lacke returned to Argentina where he is a successful music producer, and Dario Gianella travelled to settle in Miami, Florida, where he does studio work.




Sunday, March 13, 2016

G.O.D. RECORDS PRESENT THE GEM OF THE WEEK: "4 LEVELS OF EXISTENCE" 1976 GR

ΤΑ 4 ΕΠΙΠΕΔΑ ΤΗΣ ΥΠΑΡΞΗΣ-S/T (4 LEVELS OF EXISTENCE)VENUS -V1013GREEK MEGA RARE HEAVY PSYCH 1976 ISSUE ON 200 COPIES!!THE RARE OCASSION YOU SEE THIS ALBUM IN NM/NM CONDITION.RATED FOR RARITY BY POKORA IN HIS BOOK AS R6!!


PICTURES ARE FROM A COPY I OWN,AND IS UP FOR SALE NOW.


Tracklist
01. Μεταμορφη (Metamorphic)
02. Σαν λιωσουνε τα χιονια (When The Snow Melts)
03. Ο Ταχυδρομος Του Χωριου (The Village Postman)
04. Ερημια (Wilderness)
05. Του Τρελου η Σαλπιγγα (The Fool's Trumpet)
06. Ο Αγωνας Μας (Our Fight)
07. Απογοητευση (Dissapointed)
08. Παιδικο τραγουδι (Child's Song)
09. Χωρις τιτλο (untitled)
10. Καποια Μερα Στην Αθηνα… (Someday In Athens..)

The band story begins somewhere in 1974 -'75 when Thanasis Alatas and Xrhstos Blaxakhs, both ex-members of another Greek Band ''Frog's Eye'' meet Mario Giamalakh and Niko Grapsa , Grapsas was an ex-member of the band ''Paralos''
This four people join forces and created ''The 4 Levels oF Existence'' a name which they took out of a philosophy dictionary. One year later (1976)  they released their only, self titled album, in a very small quantity of 200, under the ''Venus'' label. The material of LP is reissued by the good people of the Canadian (!) label of ''Lion Productions'' in 2005.
 Copies of the original lp are rare as hens teeth,with the last sold reaching 2301 euros in 2013!

 It was reissued in 1995 (Wipe Out! Records), in 2002 (Ίκαρος), and in 2009 (Anazitisi Records). 
In 2009, Jay Z used a sample from the band's "Κάποια μέρα στην Αθήνα" ("Someday in Athens") on his song "Run This Town" (featuring Rihanna & Kanye West). The song won 2 Grammy awards in 2010 (best song & best rap song) and Athanasios Alatas, who was the original composer, awarded as a co-writer. 

Now about the music. The 4 Levels Of Existence is a -stunning- hard edged psychedelic album. A really folk-flavored fuzz monster with superb guitar leads and solos, melancholic lyrics (sung in native Greek) and majestic melodies. The guitar work is excellent and very fuzzy!!, giving the album a heavy taste, with a proto-stoner flair.