Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Music I Liked And Didn't - 11/20/06 - 11/22/06

Adds -

MUNDY, MARC: S/T CD (Companion Records) - Way over-hyped reissue of this 1971 release from Marc Mundy (the stage name for Turkish performer, Marc Emin), that has, incorrectly, in my humble opinion, been favorably compared to other recent Turkish (re)discoveries like Ersen and Selda and even to already known Turkish legends such as Baris Manco and Mogollar. To be truthful, the majority of the material on this release is sappy pop, including some of the truly most vomit-inducing lyrics/vocals of all time. It is only saved (and even then, just barely!) by a few tracks which add enough Eastern influences and psychedelic touches to satisfy. Probably for vintage Turkish completists (like me) only. In the words of the great PE: “Don’t Believe The Hype!”.

Did Not Add -

PARLANE, ROSY: Jessamine CD (Touch) - Despite all the cool instruments listed in the notes and the presence of many well-known guests, the three tracks on this latest solo release from former Thela member, Parlane, are a decidedly average and relatively uninteresting series of lengthy experimental drones. To be fair, the last track works up a pretty satisfying and frothy lather, but who has 30 minutes to waste before getting to the final 20 minutes of the worthy material? Maybe someone does, but not me.

Running Count For The Year

Adds 147/66%

Did Not Add 75/34%

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