Tuesday, April 19, 2016

I'm Going To Set Myself On Fire - "Challenge Of The Salt" OST- Charles Bernstein 1973 Private Press Killer Documentary Soundtrack!

       Honestly I'd never heard anything about this record until I heard a clip on the excellent Boxes of Toys bog.  I luckily was able to track down a copy and surprisingly it's from my hometown of Los Angeles, well Hollywood to be exact.  I still wonder if there's any of these floating around some Hollywood thrift store or something, haha.  It seems to be super obscure, no discogs info and just one lonely copy on ebay for some insane price.  So it doesn't just drift into unheard obscurity I decided to share a rip.
   The only other records I have from Charles Bernstein are some "Nightmare On Elm Street" soundtracks which are obviously recorded much later than this one, which he recorded under the name, I'm Going To Set Myself On Fire, which is just awesome.  The record came out on some label called MVC, which I think might be the first and maybe only release from this private press company.  Mostly what we get is incredibly funky and soulful jams with vocal and instrumental versions.  The standout is definitely, "Raceway" which just sucked me in right away, what he accomplishes in 2 minutes is astounding.  Great songwriting and killer breaks if that's what you are into.  Usually vocals are a turn off for me but I really dig, "White Salt" and if you don't like them, well hey there's an instrumental version too, yay! "Here We Are" is really great as well and there's many other moments that are completely jam worthy.  So check it out and I hope y'all can find copys at some point,everything pops up eventually!
Here it is ripped from my personal collection at 320K.  Chris Tillotson        GET IT!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Rino & Luigi De Filippi "Daybreak" RCA SP 10062 (1976) Full Rip In 320K

   Just VPI'd this record and re ripped it, thought I would share it in full this time!  Just one of my favorite records to listen to by Marcabru an alias for Luig De Filippi, son of Rino De Filippi.  This one is credited to Luigi solely on SIAE database but most likely done with his father Rino from the sounds of it.  You really can listen to this from start to finish and oh god let me tell you it is rare and pretty impossible to find.  It has that proggy jazz feel that the Filippis  utilize on most of their beat driven records like the wildcat and pound release.  First we start with the title track "Daybreak" just amazing and beautiful mid tempo awesomeness, crazy melodys abound.  Next we get, "Gleaming" with that up tempo jazz funk sound ever so popular in the mid late 70's, with just the right amount of synth coming in half way through.  "Hermitage" comes off right away sounding like a sophisticated yes.  Next we get the banger "Fancy" just perfection, cray bassline and sax solo with that flat and perfect Filippi drum sound, AHHH, so good!  "Consortship" sounds like Filippi totally going for a yes melody and one of the most Filippi sounding songs on the record, totally essential good vibes.  Then the B side, man if you thought the A side was dope the B side is even better.  "Racer" is unbelievable melodic and proggy.  "Glide" is golden funk"  "Afield" is back to that melodic Filippi good vibes style.  "Loose" is by far my favorite jam on here, and perhaps top 5 Filippi jams, that crazy technical jazzy piano riff and the insane drumming, whoah.  Last song of note is, "Meek" the most chilled out and stony jam on here, shit, what were they smoking in Italy back then, damn?!  Just VPI'd this record and re ripped it, thought I would share it in full this time!  Enjoy  GET IT HERE!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Enzo Scoppa (Scoen) AG 104-Lavoro-Roman Record Company 197?

   Incredible record from Enzo Scoppa with arrangement by his usual partner Cicci Santucci.  This record was recorded at the famous Sound Work Shop and the tones are just top notch Italian.  Another cool thing I've found with this record is while certain tracks like, "Pulegge" and "Meccanicismo" might be the tracks I gravitate towards. many other people lean towards the more experimental tracks here, so yeah a little something for everyone I guess.  It's really amazing to hear these guys who maybe came from a more jazz background step outside their comfort zone and pull off these more gnarly soundscapes, truly daring dudes!  So whether you dig heavy psych guitar noodling with your high hats open, or evil percussion seance jams, Lavoro is a nice place to explore!  Enjoy my rip @320K    GET IT HERE!         CHRIS TILLOTSON

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bruno Zambrini "Racconti Di Mare" Television OST - KOLS 1011-RCA 1970 Italian Underwater Masterpiece! MY RIP @320K

    Bruno Zambrini wasn't messing around when he composed this shit, start to finish this record is mindblowing, I still haven't come close to taking in all the sounds it has to offer.  Other big ocean themed soundtrack and librarys include Fabio Fabor's "Aquarium" on Hard, Armando Sciascia's "Sea Fantasy" on Vedette and the legendary "Inner Space" by Sven Libaek as well as a phenomenal mix by Marcellus Wallace called "Our Beautiful World" where he highlights his favorite sounds from this genre as well,jam it here . This record is one of, if not the best one in my snobby opinion.
   First off many people will be most impressed by the insanely badass, "Beat Psichedelico" which I must say is goddamn impressive! To me, this song hits me the same way that Osanna's "Preludio" hits, epic as hell psych featuring heavy beats, orchestration and psych freekouts!  The part changes are just incredible throughout.    Other dark groove oriented jams, are "Recupero Impossible" and "Dramma A Quota 23" The Bossa style jams, which there are many, are just so crisp and beautiful.  The self titled theme is full of Alessandroni styled scat vox, killer organ stabs and honestly the chord changes and patterns remind me of his beautiful styling. "Estasi Sul Mare" uses melody and instrumentation so perfectly.  "Giochi Sul Mare" and "Crociera Verso Il Sud" reminds me of something Rino De Filippi would come up with on his best day.  There are also a couple Experimental jams with the reverb wonderland of, Foreste Di Corallo and "Ebrezza Dei Fondali" which my dogs hate.
     So yeah I think it's good, haha.  Enjoy My Rip @ 320K Chris Tillotson     GET IT HERE!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Ethan Hull & Chris Tillotson DJ Set @ Rendezvous Los Angeles 7/10/2015

So yeah, if you have some free time. Ethan Hull and me did a live dual DJ set on the second Friday of July at Rendezvous in Los Angeles.  Birthdays were had, whiskey was drank and a small bit of Ethan's epic secret stash was played.  Listen!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Alessandro Alessandroni "A Trip Around The World" Stella LPS 6130 1973 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

       Very Very SPecial record by the Maestro, you just can't mess with this one.   I would guess if you don't have patience for this kind of beauty, you would describe as mostly boring lounge music with 2 decent bangers, for everyone else that gets it, sOme of the most beautiful, inspired and otherworldly things I've ever heard.   Obviously "Beach Party" & "Desert Inn" are completely  insane, yet underrated songs like, "Oceano" & "Love On The Sand" are truly top notch as well as pretty much everything else here,haha.    Of course you have the perfect chill funk beats more focused on snare to kick patterns than roll central, the Italian harps
ichord and the questionable choice for harmonica throughout majority.  Honestly this record more than any other got me used to the harmonica sound besides those essential spaghetti western scores which is another thing.  Just do yourself a favor and don't skip through this one like the ADD world we've become and soak in the crazy shit this man laid down over 40 years ago, or don't, whatever, haha.   Enjoy my rip @320K CHris Tillotson               GET IT HERE!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Matt Rosa Rendezvous Intergalactic DJ Set! 6/12/2015

Check out my good buddy, Matt Rosa's live set recorded from original vinyl to cassette at Rendezvous.  Cosmic Disco and Beyond!!!!!!!  Also check out the trailer for this months theme by our man Jim Branscome!  The extended ALF rockout scenes were a highlight for me, haha! If you is in the Los Angeles area cruise down.