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enrmp353 - Jazzafari - Jazzafari BeaTape Vol.1
Heavily recommended by Enough Records artist M-PeX, here is a full album of electronic fusion sounds by Portuguese project Jazzafari. It mixes electronic, hiphop, jazz and world music sounds together into a string of soulful beats, breaks and tracks. Perfect soundtrack for chilling in your lounge during these lazy summer days. Co-release with Toma Lá Records.
16 Jul 2014, 14:38 by psenough
9 Jan 2013, 22:39 by psenoughHope you´re having a good 2013 so far. We been busy little elves at Enough Records and have 2 new releases for you to check out, both of them free for download.
[enrcmp18] V/A – 100 Years of Noise – Public Domain Celebration Release
Compilation celebrating the 100th anniversary of ‘L´Arte dei Rumori’, the first artistic manifesto concerning noise music. It was written by Luigi Russolo, an Italian futurist painter and composer, who was interested in classifying all the new sounds that were coming out from the machines at the time.
The tracks on this compilation are not about white noise, they cover all spectrum of experimental sounds: music concréte, electro acoustic, free jazz, circuit bending, field recordings, etc.
This compilation was released on January 1st, the Public Domain Day, under creative commons public domain license.
A more extended release with additional information will be available in the following weeks at http://enoughrecords.scene.org/100_years_of_noise/
“The Portuguese netlabel Enough Records begins 2013 with a terrific release, 100 Years of Noise. Not only is this part of the netlabel’s honor of Russolo’s Futurist manifesto, they (and the artists) graciously released the work under the Public Domain in celebration of Public Domain Day.
There is much in 100 Years of Noise, music from artists that we are quite familiar with and others who I’ve never heard of. When I first sat down to listen to this 100+ minute album, I tried to make sure I was surrounded by silence. But as I listened and night wore on to the next day, I found the greatest enjoyment was while riding on the commuter train or walking on the streets of Philadelphia or at my desk while a rather loud meeting was taking place not ten feet away. It was with these other noises, these sounds of everyday, that the music came to joined life, became part of the surroundings. Some of these tracks aren’t noise in the usual sense, but are more the logical consequence of marvelous innovations to paraphrase Russolo.”
– Acts of Silence
[enrmp318] M-PeX & Makrox – Volutka
Album by Portuguese project M-PeX in collaboration with DJ Makrox. Mixing Portuguese guitar with electronics, jazz and hiphop elements. World music at it’s best.
“M-PeX and Makrox are old battle comrades. From the former we know his records where he mixes Portuguese Guitar with electronic rhythms. From the latter a sound rooted in the electronic, with Folk and Tribal insertions. They are often accomplices in live performances.
Now they got together to create “VOLUKTA”, a record which will be available free for download from Enough Records netlabel website, although also edited on CD.
We start by explaining the title. “VOLUTA” is the head of the Portuguese Guitar. In Lisbon style it is shaped as a snail shell, in Coimbra style as a tear and in Porto as a person or animal figure. Our second explanation: all 10 tracks are named following cosmic constellations or stars. All these ideas make sense, since the Portuguese Guitar surfs over spatial sounds.
And which sounds are these? Can we talk about fusion? We can and we must! Electronics mingled with Fado, which is then mixed with tribal rhythms, with some Jazz incursions through a Saxophone, and even Hip-Hop with scratch sounds on the last track. Boldly, we can talk about World Music.
A known theory says Fado has Arabic origins, after listening to this record once again that idea becomes clearer. Indeed much of the inspiration for these musicians stems from the north of Africa.
This is therefore a borderless record. From the world. Shattering borders. Transporting our Portuguese sound onto distant landscapes. And also bringing the world onto our shores.
A record as large as the sky… and full of shinning stars.”
– Nuno Ávila / Santos da Casa
28 Sep 2012, 10:53 by psenough
enrmp314 - dUASsEMIcOLCHEIASiNVERTIDAS - 4
4 is the 4th album from the Portuguese psychedelic jazz rock noise project dUAS sEMIcOLCHEIAS iNVERTIDAS (dSCi). Titled after the self-titled 4th albums of other notorious bands, this album is now made available free for download to celebrating the end of their kebab tour 2012 while the band is still making their way back to Portugal crossing through Spain, France and Italy.
free download link
29 Jul 2012, 20:36 by Sax-MorysonMy new song and Vid for Song Contest 2012 in Wiesbaden Feat Giina Gomez (Meine Liebe) , gina
29 Jul 2012, 11:25 by musinumI am sending this out to all groups to which I belong. It is not about music, but it is about the world we all live in. It's aimed particularly at my American friends and co-members, but because of America's unique position in the world, it affects everyone and the kind of world we'll all be living in for a long time.
Group leaders, it's up to you whether you treat this as spam, or post it. I try my best never to spam, but I feel so strongly about this that I'm willing to take the chance.
I hope that as artists and appreciators of music and other arts, and as people who think and feel for themselves, the majority of us here can appreciate the historic importance of Barack Obama's election to the American Presidency, and the efforts he continues to make (against a very entrenched opposition who represent the interests of the rich and powerful) to make life more livable for the ordinary citizens of the United States and for the rest of the world as well.
Perhaps some of us who cheered his election four years ago are disappointed that he has not been able to completely transform the world in the ways we had imagined, but as someone who has been involved in social causes for half a century, I can tell you that nothing comes quickly or easily. What is important is the fight and the day-to-day effort.
I expect that a number of you see the world in exactly the opposite terms, and that an even larger number are not involved in politics and perhaps haen't given a lot of thought to the upsoming election. (I'm speaking primarily to the Americans among you here. Every country has its own issues and its own struggles, and there are brave and hard-working citizens in many countries fighting oppression that we Americans can scarcely imagine!) But what is at stake here is nothing less than the kind of country we will live in for many years to come.
The message of the right is that if we take care of the rich and privileged, that the crumbs that fall from their table will eventually feed the rest of us. If that doesn't seem right to you, it may be because that particular social experiment was given an extensive trial thru the Reagan administration and thru Bush father and son. The result was disaster.
What happened was exactly what you might expect when all the safeguards that were built into the system over the years to protect the rest of us from the abuses of money and power, and from greed and corruption, were systematically dismantled. The top tax rate is a small fraction of what it was fifty years ago, and we are being asked to lower it even further, at the price of cutting the services that most first-world countries take for granted: the social safety net, affordable health care, funds for education, care for the environment... the list goes on and on.
The President has manged to get a good start at pulling this country back from the cliff it was about to fall over... but we are being asked to roll back all that progress and go back to the same things that got us in this mess in the first place. It is as if arsonists have set your house on fire, and then when the firemen are attempting to fight the flames with water, suggesting that we pour on gasoline instead!
To those of my felliow Americans who feel as I do and want to help, I have set up a grassroots fundraising site with the ambitious goal of $5,000 for the Obama campaign. Any amount helps! My site is here:
24 Apr 2012, 10:35 by MirkoFaitFind new free downloads of my music here:
11 Feb 2012, 21:50 by iordacheBetween August 23 and September 4 I was in Timisoara and recorded my next jazz album.
The sponsor who had promised to pay all the expenses – in exchange of his company’s logo on the back sleeve of the album – vanished mysteriously.
The album was recorded with the support of the Youth House in Timisoara, who offered us their concert hall, a space with very good acoustics. Utu Pascu rebuilt his recording studio, AudioTM, on stage.
Besides myself, drummer Tavi Scurtu and bassist Utu Pascu there were Petre Ionutescu on trumpet, Lucian Nagy (saxophone) – both from Blazzaj– Dan Alex Mitrofan on guitar and Toni Kuhn on guitar and keyboards. It was a great joy for me to have them participating in these recordings, because they are some of my favourite musicians. I was especially happy to record with Toni Kuhn, who is known to Romanian rock fans from Post Scriptum, a legendary progressive rock group. The first time I saw him I was a teenager, it was in the 80′s and he was a member of the Eugen Gondi Quartet, one of the most interesting bands in those times.
The album is going to be released in March.
You can download the first tune I released, I Guess It's Love , for free.
You can also sponsor the album to get a free copy in the mail.
Thanks for listening,
P.S. if this message is repeated, there must be a bug. I sent it once and got the message "You haven't written any journal entries..."
11 May 2011, 23:59 by psenough