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THE LOCAL SCENE

Disc du Jour 29 February 2012 | 0 Comments

The Vancouver independent music scene continues to flourish and produce quality live and recorded work.  Here is a list of 11 albums that have appeared in the last month.  Support local musicians by buying their albums and going to see them play live – help to foster a healthy and happening local scene.

BLACK GARDENIA – No Moon At All  

THE SERWAN YAMOLKY TRIO – La Younsa

RODNEY DECROO – Allegheny (Vinyl Only)

PETUNIA & THE VIPERS  (Vinyl Only)

JOSEPH PEPE DANZA – The Yoga Experience – Vol. 1

BUCKMAN COE – By The Mountain’s Feet

WINTERMITTS – Oceans

THE GRAM PARTISANS – You Will Not Stand Alone

THE MOCKING BIRD – No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER – Checkered Past

MARIA IN THE SHOWER – The Hidden Sayings of Maria In The Shower

Kevin Finseth – The Captive Road – CD Release Party

CDs,Disc du Jour 3 November 2011 | 0 Comments

Seven years after his last solo record ‘The Return’, the path is now open for Highlife Records co-owner Kevin Finseth’s new album, ‘The Captive Road’.

Ambient hymns, alt-gospel, opium soul – call it what you like, ‘The Captive Road’ is the distillation of a life lived following the road less traveled.

Kevin’s songs show many influences – from Leonard Cohen to Bon Iver, Nino Rota to the Coen Brothers, Ethio-jazz to desert blues – these whispering short stories draw the listener into a world of beautiful sorrow.

The Captive Road features a who’s who of Vancouver musicians – Peggy Lee, Frazey Ford, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Joseph Pepe Danza, Lisa Pham, Mallory Temple, The Bedouins, Forbes MacKay and Andrew Smith.

Kevin Finseth plays acoustic piano, bass balalaika, accordion, marimba and sings. On the captive road the lyrics are spare, the notes are few, the rhythms reluctant, the melodies redemptive.

Recorded at Andrew Smith’s Vancouver Live Sound Studio over the course of a year, Kevin returns to it’s warm and intimate environment for the CD release Party.  525 Seymour St. (near Pender) – www.kevinfinseth.highlifeworld.com  

Joining Kevin on Nov. 11th will be:

Peggy Lee – Cello
Paul Pigat – Bass Balalaika and Electric Guitar
Mallory Temple – Drums
Greg Shea – Accordion, Marimba and Piano
Lisa Pham – Backing Vocals
Andrew Smith – Electric Guitar

Tickets for this limited capacity event are only $15.  Doors @ 8pm.
Available exclusively at Highlife Records.
Get yours today!

Vancouver Live Sound – 525 Seymour St. (near Pender) – The Seymour Building

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Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi present ROME

CDs,Disc du Jour 1 June 2011 | 0 Comments

One of our current favourites, this intriguing project has it all.  The production skills and direction of Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi, terrific vocals by Jack White & Norah Jones and a unique take on the wonderful Italian film music produced during the golden era of the 60′s and 70′s by composers such as Ennio Morricone.

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CDs,Disc du Jour 7 April 2011 | 0 Comments

To be honest, I’m completely addicted to this album.  If you like the high energy, dynamic sounds of West African music – the hypnotic euphoria of Cuban piano – if you like inventive arrangements and thrilling performances – well, then this unique album is for you.  Featuring Alex Wilson (piano), Ahmed Fofana (vocals and multi-instruments), Madou Sidiki Diabate (kora) and a host of guest instrumentalist and singers.  Mali Latino acts as a thrilling accompaniment to last year’s terrific Afrocubism recording -

ASMARA ALL STARS

Disc du Jour 23 January 2011 | 0 Comments

ASMARA ALL STARS – Eritrea’s Got Soul

If you’ve enjoyed the music from the Ethiopiques series, check out this new recording from Eritrea.  Funky, jazzy, reggae-tinged – with the unmistakable characteristics of Ethio jazz.

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Disc du Jour 15 January 2011 | 0 Comments

WEATHER REPORT  Tale Spinnin’ VINYL

  • Original press 1975
  • Jacket condition – fair
  • Vinyl condition – mint
  • Out of Print

Another Zawinul and Shorter classic, the album before Pastorius joined the band, with a very funky Alphonso Johnson on bass.  Thrillingly energetic, this album showed where Weather Report was headed, into a world of sunny tropical grooves.

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