Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Not odd, just not shellac...

Well, since Lee decided to post some Ides of March on his MY(P)WHAE blog, and since I have been getting emotional support from Lady Domi (which is GREATLY appreciated), I thought I'd share a few cuts from one of my own "Desert Island Discs". The LP is a French RCA sub-label release (on ARC records), from a band called "Synthesis". Recorded in the early to mid 1970s (and purchased in a record shop somewhere in the Montmarte district of Paris when I was there in 1974 for a high-school jazz ensemble tour of Europe), I think that this thing is now waaaay out of print, and that's a shame, as it has some very funky stuff on it, as well as some very hard swinging straight-ahead jazz. I'll have to dig out the jacket for personnel, but to my recollection, this was an amassing of Paris studio players, that really really came together. I'll let you decide... in fact, I'm going to post for you the entire second side of the LP. Four tracks that fit very well together, even with the different stylings of each track. The tracks are in the order they appeared on the LP.

Synthesis - Feeling
Synthesis - We Need It
Synthesis - It's No New
Synthesis - Sophie's Gift

Tracks are older encodes (apologies) so I didn't get a chance to really remaster them well, but I think I'll let the music to the talking, and transcend the little clicks that occasionally show up.

Enjoy, my friends, for the strange stuff shall be returning!

PS - awww crud, the ID tags got left off of them... I'll repost later with ID3 tags, sorry gang...

PPS - links are now fixed, sorry about that, been one heck of a week...


  • clicked on the links, but nothing happened...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:58 PM  

  • Same here, dear Anonymous... Just copy the address that shows when you point on the link into the address bar, and enjoy!
    Hi Brad... Sure would be interested in knowing who's playing on those tracks. Just tried to clarify your message a bit - very interesting indeed. Thanks for sharing your experiences with me/us. It reminded me of a friend I used to have years ago, who would play harmonica in the stairwell of his apartment block.
    I may start my English blog today, by the way - a photo first, with a short text, because I'm slightly behind my schedule, workwise! I'll add CD reviews et al later.
    Take care, Domi.

    By Anonymous lady domi, at 10:35 PM  

  • Anonymous... if you right-click on th elinks, you can save the files to your hard drive for later listening... at least that's the way it is supposed to work...

    By Blogger The Impaler, at 1:17 AM  

  • well, it should work now, I mis-typed the link lines...

    again, my humble apologies...

    By Blogger The Impaler, at 1:20 AM  

  • Anytime you wish to visit my new showroom at
    you'll be most welcome!
    I know, I know. Silly name for a blog. But I'm into wildcatting these days, and so much so that it has become obsessional.
    Peace to you my friend,
    Lady Domi.

    By Anonymous lady domi, at 3:53 AM  

  • Very cool, Brad! I'm always on the lookout for 70's fusion/jazz stuff. Keep the goodies comin' Talk to you soon!


    By Blogger Danny, at 11:14 AM  

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