Thursday, July 10, 2008

Babylon Zoo - the boy with the x-ray eyes - `96

space rock at its best ! came out in `96 this is the dreamchild of jas mann.
he wrote , recorded & played most everything on here.
one of my fave obscure cds ever !
lots of layered sounds , keys , & heavy guitars.


The trip-hoppy euro-pop of St. Etienne also comes to mind as one component of this fascinating, kitchen-sink acquired-taste hybrid out of Wolverhampton, England. Add unique lead distortion achieved by plugging a cheap, second-hand guitar and amp straight into the mixing desk, and a variety of vocal and instrumental sound effects that create a cross between Tommy James and the Shondells' "Crimson and Clover" and low-budget, sci-fi horror flick special effects, and you have some insight into the mind of 24 year old part Asian/part Native American vocalist/writer/producer Jas Mann.

A dash of rave, a sprinkle of Sisters of Mercy-like Goth, an undercurrent of Bowiesque Glam, and through this sonic jam soars the yearning, child-simple siren melodies of "Zodiac Sign" and the title track. An electro-pop cornucopia, done on the cheap and with a knowing wink, Babylon Zoo is a magpie speaking in tongues while deftly decorating its nest with glittering, borrowed baubles.

Babylon Zoo - the boy with the x-ray eyes -`96 - MP3 @ 320 kbps
  1. Animal Army
  2. Spaceman
  3. Zodiac Sign
  4. Paris Green
  5. Confused Art
  6. Caffeine
  7. The Boy With The X-Ray Eyes
  8. Don't Feed The Animals
  9. Fire Guided Light
  10. Is Your Soul For Sale?
  11. I'm Cracking Up I Need A Pill

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Chroma Key - [ Kevin Moore ] Dead Air For Radios

well , my PC & stereo are still divorced , so here are some killer , obscure cds for yall. this 1st one is the debut cd by legendary dream theater key player , kevin moore.
he played on the 1st two DT cds.[ images & awake ] this is nothing like that tho. more floydian & ambient..lots of piano & samples , textures. this one will really grow on ya !


Onetime Dream Theater keyboardist Kevin Moore left that band after three albums to pursue his own project, Chroma Key. Stripping away the metallic elements of Dream Theater's sound, Chroma Key is more influenced by '70s prog-rock and early-'80s synth-pop, particularly the most ethereal, ambient-flavored components of each -- artists like Brian Eno, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, and Talk Talk's Mark Hollis. The first Chroma Key project was recorded with Fates Warning rhythm section Joey Vera (bass) and Mark Zonder (drums), as well as guitarist Jason Anderson; titled Dead Air for Radios, it was released in 1998 in Europe and the following year in the U.S. on Fight Evil Records.

Chroma Key - dead air for radios - `98 - MP3 @ 320 kbps

1. "Colorblind" - 4:51
2. "Even the Waves" - 6:33
3. "Undertow" - 4:49
4. "America the Video" - 4:29
5. "S.O.S." - 5:24
6. "Camera 4" - 3:49
7. "On the Page" - 4:21
8. "Mouse (Now Watch What Happens)" - 5:10
9. "Hell Mary" - 4:02

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