Finally the heat wave has moved on and we are all now embracing the cool change. Bit of a mega-post, full of all kinds of hotness:
Krautrock outfit Dreamworld features Klaus Fichter and Rolf Fichter (both were involved with Yatha Sidhra) who brought out two albums in the early eighties. ‘On Flight to the Light’ being my highlight.
This track is a great cut from Wilbert Longmire’s brilliant LP “Sunny Side Up”.
Nice reggae from Dadawah.
Smooth track ‘The Star of a Story’ from disco-funk group Heatwave – lifted from their 2nd album “Central Heating”.
One of my fav old prog-rock bands, King Crimson, released the album “Discipline” in 1981 – their first album following a seven-year hiatus. Crimson has a different sound on this album compared to previous work. The New Wave feel is established from the involvement of ex-David Bowie/Frank Zappa guitarist/singer Adrian Belew, who also was a major collaborator with Talking Heads. ‘The Sheltering Sky’ is a lengthy instrumental, a stand-out from the rest of the tracks from the album due to its psychedelic mellow sound. Sounds a lot like Ozric’s “Arborescence”.
HAT from Japan is a trio featuring Tetsu Inoue, Uwe Schmidt (Atom Heart) and YMO’s Haruomi Hosono. “DSP-Holiday” released in 1998; still sounds fresh.