Friday, September 29, 2006

HARUOMI HOSONO (from Yellow Magic Orchestra) posted by David


Country:

Japan




















HOSONO HOUSE (1973)

Tracklist:


01 Rock-a-bye My Baby
02 Boku wa chotto (I'm Afraid I Won't)
03 Choo-choo gatagoto (Choo-choo Shaking)
04 Owari no kisetsu (Season of Farewell)
05 Fuyu-goe ([Going through Winter])
06 Party
07 Fuku wa uchi, oni wa soto (Welcome Happiness, No Devils)
08 Juusho futei mushoku teishunyu (No Address, No Job, Very Low Income)
09 Koi wa momoiro (Peach-sweet Love)
10 Bara to yaju (Rose and Beas)
11 Ai-ai-gasa (Umbrella for Two)

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/32433316/Haruomi_Hosono_-_Hosono_House__1973_.rar.html

"This is non-electronic R&B with vocals. Hosono's first solo album is probably only of historic interest to electronic fans."



















TROPICAL DANDY (1975)

Tracklist:


01 Chatanooga choo-choo
02 Hurricane Dorothy
03 Kinu kaido (Silk Road)
04 Nettai yo (Tropical Night)
05 Pekin Duck
06 Hyouryu ki (Diary for Wandering)
07 Honey Moon
08 Sanji no komoriuta (Three O'clock Lullaby)
09 Sanji no komoriuta
10 Hyouryu ki

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/32439396/Haruomi_Hosono_-_Tropical_dandy_1975.rar.html

or:

http://rapidshare.de/files/34691520/Haruomi_Hosono_-_Tropical_dandy.rar.html

"This and the following are in the tropical vein. Produced by Hosono & Tin Pan Alley. The song Honeymoon from Medicine Compilation appears in it's original version on this album. Non Electronic. "

" I thought I would review this album as I took a complete gamble on it - and was pleasantly suprised. If you've been tracking down HH work then you've probably been looking towards his electronic outings, much the same as me. The trouble is if you work your way back from Y.M.O then there's a big chunk of his catalogue missing > 'COOCHIN MOON'!! So you end up jumping from kind of full on electro to electronic exotica material (PARASIO). It seems a bit shallow but as I knew this album was non electronic I was in two minds whether to buy it. Then I thought well I like exotica material, I like Hosono's material...blah dee blah...and I ended up with a funny, entertaining, quaint Tropical Dandy. ...all aboard the cruise liner!





















BON VOYAGE Co. - Taian Yoko (1976)

Tracklist:


01 Cho-cho san
02 Hong Kong Blues
03 "Sayonara", the Japanese Farewell Song
04 Roochoo Gambo
05 Taian yoko
06 Tokyo Shyness Boy
07 Black Peanuts
08 Chow Chow Dog
09 Pom pom joki
10 Exotica Lullaby

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/32574333/haruomi_hosono_-_Bon_voyage_co__1976_.rar.html




















COCHIN MOON (with Yoko) (1978)

Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Electro, Experimental, Ambient

Tracklist:

01 Hotel Malabar Ground Floor (Triangle Circuit on the sea-forest)
02 Hotel Malabar Upper Floor (Moving Triangle)
03 Hotel Malabar Roof Garden (Rebel attack)
04 Hepatitis
05 Hum ghar sajan
06 Madam Consul General of Madras

Link to download:
http://www.filesend.net/download.php?f=bbe20ec4b3abe7ddb2c653f824e24984

or:

http://rapidshare.de/files/34691513/Haruomi_Hosono_-_Cochin_moon__From_Vynil_.rar.html

"Superb. Way ahead of its time with trance-like synths and exotic world colors. The album is co-credited to famous pop (graphic) artist Tadanori Yokoo, who did the cover, but seemingly neither wrote nor played on it. I was able to get Yokoo-san to autograph my LP cover during a 1991 NYC speaking engagement. He laughed with slight embarrassment that anyone in the US would have a copy (and on vinyl). Ryuichi Sakamoto plays synths also and his playing style is evident. Hideki Matsutake, who would later do the sequencer work for YMO and front the synth-based band, Logic System, programs the sequencer here. A brilliant album. This is the first album that sounds like the Hosono we are used to."


















HARRY HOSONO AND THE YELLOW MAGIC BAND - Paraiso (1978)

Tracklist:


01 Tokio Rush
02 Shimendoka
03 Japanese Rumba
04 Asatoya Yunta
05 Fujiyama Mama
06 Femme Fatale
07 Shambhala Signal
08 Worry Beads
09 Paraiso

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/34493627/paraiso__haraiso_.rar.html

"Recorded Dec 77-Jan78 Yukihiro Takahashi and Sakamoto and HH play together onl on one track. The band name was a rather obscure takeoff on a Captain Beefheart song title as rumor has it. This is often considered the definitive pre-YMO album though Takahashi's contemporarily recorded suave French-Pop album "Saravah" has all 3 future YMO members working together far more extensively. The style here is Exotica and more like a tropical band album than a synth album so musically this isn't much connected with YMO's style apart from YMO carrying over many exotica refrencesw on the debut, so Parasio is relatively distant from YMO (Cochin Moon is actually closer to YMO due to heavy synth use). There is synth though. Interestingly, Sakamoto did his own album of roughly this kind of sound though more pop / disco on his album Summer Nerves. "

"For those who only know Hosono from YMO and his technopop and ambient music, this album will be a surprise. His last solo album pre-YMO, it features his take on "exotica", a faux-oriental style pioneered by Martin Denny. Hosono is a kind of musical alchemist, mixing Okinawan folk melodies with New Orleans funk ("Asadoya Yunta"), Balinese percussion (on a drum machine!), and even that classic of fake Japanese, "Fujiyama Mama". This album features Sakamoto & Takahashi, and that, plus the clever use of synthesizers, makes it a kind of bridge between Hosono's solo music and the technopop to come. On it's own terms it's a great album, melodic, inventive, and fun."


















PHILHARMONY (1982)

Tracklist:


01 Picnic
02 Funiculi Funicura (Denza-Kiyono-Aoki)
03 Luminescent-Hotaru
04 Platonic
05 In Limbo
06 Living-Dining-Kitchen
07 Birthday Party
08 Sports Men/Philharmony
09 Air-Condition

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/34606980/Haruomi_Hosono_-_Philharmony.rar.html

"After several years in YMO, HH released a slightly sparse but first-rate electronic solo album of alternating quirky songs and ambient-type instrumentals. Landmark early use of sampling. An intersting companion to YMO's album from this period Technodelic. Takahashi, Tachibana, Ueno all guest. 1982 was sort of a year off for YMO because Sakamoto was involved with acting and scoring Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence and Hosono used the time to produce a lot of work for others and make this album."

"If your a fan of y.m.o you'll love this cd, it's kind of a long the same vein as 'technodelic'. Song's like LDK would have quite easily sat in the recording. Within the first few seconds of the first track PICNIC you know what your gonna get. Beautifully odd strange electronics leading straight in to a load of robots singing their song as they go on a day out. The next song FUNICULI FUNICULA seems to be a national anthem for some kind of army stuck in a video game...honest...you'll be huming it as well! Harry Hosono manages to make the most quirkiest music beautiful he kind of catches you off guard. One minute it's all tongue in cheek the next he puts up some straight forward(ish) electro it's a mixture of both instrumental and words all be them odd; 'my loves like a tear-jerker, like mouldy junk food' but anyway a good album if you want a bit of fun and can listen to music that doesn't take itself too seriously... I wouldn't play it to anyone though!"

















VIDEO GAME MUSIC (1984)

Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Abstract, Electro


Tracklist:


01 Xevious
02 Bosconian
03 Pac-Man
04 Phozon
05 Mappy
06 Libble Rabble
07 Pole Position
08 New Rally-X
09 Dig Dug
10 Galaga

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/34499477/video_game_music.rar.html

"A full length album of early-ish arcade game music and sound effects from Namco. This was the first full album of this kind of music, now a whole genre in Japan. Hosono arranges and produces (does not compose). Be warned-- this sounds like video games, not much like HH. This is not a Hosono solo album per se, but it is produced by him and a different 12" single came out featuring him performing. "


















HARUOMI HOSNO WITH FRIENDS OF EARTH - S-f-x (1984)

Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Abstract, Industrial, Electro, Synth-pop


Tracklist:

01 Non Standard Mixture
02 Body Snatchers
03 Androgena
04 SFX
05 Strange Love
06 Alternative 3
07 Dark Side Of The Star
08 Medium Composition #1
09 Medium Composition #2

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/34691516/Haruomi_Hosono_-_Sfx-Making_non_standard_music.rar.html

"A mix of techno-pop and experimental tracks with lots of Close Encounters samples. The all but the latest CDs of this release add the tracks from The Making of Non Standard Music. (marked by "*") Guests: Kubota and Sandii, Koshi, Nishimura. Still available at a budget price. This album is usually considered Hosono solo, not an F.O.E. album. "

"This is an excellent example of Hosono's innovations in electronic music. Borrowing liberally from old-school hip-hop (especially on the first two tracks), it is only very slightly dated, and still danceable, with "technopop" tunes contrasted markedly against experimental excursions. The fourth track, SFX, is absolutely brilliant and requires attentive listening to percieve its every nuance. "Alternative 3", the sixth cut on the CD, is equally remarkable, but is even more difficult to listen to (it is more impressive than entertaining). The last four tracks are also rather experimental, and occasionally ambient. But don't expect easy listening. Both of the "Medium Compositions" are superficially bright, but mask a somber undercurrent. The last track, "3-6-9", is rather dark and ultimately degenerates into digitally sampled noise. All in all, a tremendous achievement from the god-father of Techno music as we know it today."


















HARUOMI HOSONO WITH FRIENDS OF EARTH - Sex, Energy and Star (1986)

Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Abstract, Industrial, Electro, Synth-pop


Tracklist:

01 Sex Machine feat James Brown
02 Total Eclipse
03 Wright Place ,Wrong Time
04 Opera
05 In My Jungle
06 Don't Wanna Loose My Soul
07 Sex Machine (instrumental)

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/32608409/sex__energy_and_star.rar.html

"Full length album. This is the one with guests James Brown, Maceo Parker and Anton Fier and tons of Kurzewil K250. Plenty of drums and sequences. Since the real James Brown appears (on Sex Machine), nobody insults him with anything too strange or deconstructed for beter or worse. "
















NOKTO DE LA GALAKSIA FERVOJO (Night on the Galactic Railroad) (Soundtrack) (1985)

Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Ambient,Minimal


Tracklist:

01 La Ceftitolo
02 Temo el la Mondo de la Fantazia Kvara Dimensio
03 Fantazio Kaj Realo
04 En Tago Serena
05 La Kanto de la Rondiro de la Steloj
06 Fantazio de Giovanni
07 La Stelfesto de Centauro
08 La Masto de 'Tenkirin'
09 La Gojo
10 La Norda Kruco
11 La Pliocena Marbordo
12 La Historio en Fantazio
13 La HArpo de la Paradizo
14 La Travida Malgojo de Giovanni
15 La Pleja Felico
16 Temo de la Adiauo
17 Kuro
18 45 Minutoj
19 Rekviem
20 Temo Finala


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/33830960/_1985__haruomi_hosono-_nokto_de_la_galaksia_fervojo.rar.html

"Score to the animated fable "Night on the Galactic Railroad". The name and linear notes are in Esparanto. There was a rumored Esparanto language version, but the version I have is in Japanese. Simple and elegant piano and synth melodies with a memorable theme a little like Satie. "

















COINCIDENTAL MUSIC (1985)

Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Experimental, Ambient


Tracklist:


01 Lichtenstein's 0.31 (recorded 11 Oct 1984)
02 Pietro Germi (re-recording version) 5.30 (recorded 7 July 1983)
03 Normandia 2.36 (recorded 11 July 1984)
04 The Man of China 1.50 (recorded 24 April 1985)
05 Sayokoskatti 4.45 (recorded 8 May 1982)
06 Mazinger "H" 3.14 (recorded 10 March 1984)
07 The Plan 0.31 (recorded 20 June 1985)
08 Nokto de la Galaksia Fervojo (re-recording version) 1.31 (recorded 22 Dec 1984)
09 George Don 1.01 (recorded 7 May 1984)
10 Bio Philosophy 4.40 (recorded 8 May 1984)
11 Memphis, Milano (re-recording version)10.27 (recorded 10 Aug 1982)

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/34691522/Haruomi_Hosono_-_Coincidental_music.rar.html

"A sampler of un-released music for movies, TV, commercials and installation 1982-85. This is a good album to hear Hosono's vastly different styles of compositions, though the content is so varried it makes incoherent listening as a whole without programming your CD player. "














MERCURIC DANCE (1985)

Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Experimental, Ambient


Tracklist:

01 Sunnyside of the Water
02 Mercuric Dance
03 Formation of the Venus
04 Down to the Earth
05 Fossil of Flame - Fifty Bell-Trees
06 Prepared Quartz
07 Sea of tau
08 Windy Land
09 To the Air

Link to download:
http://www.filesend.net/download.php?f=0936326cdc54bb564ee79896f84acd69

"All synth with a bit of percussion, though rather monochromatic. Recorded 1983-4. For a modern dance ensemble. A video version was once availablet."















PARADISE VIEW (soundtrack) (1985)

Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Experimental, Ambient


Tracklist:


01 The Image of a Paradise
02 The Image of a View
03 Mabui Dance
04 Yuta's Pray
05 Atti
06 Wheels on Fire
07 The Truck on the Sea
08 Roochoo Jazz
09 The Paradise View

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/34606978/Haruomi_Hosono_-_Paradise_view.rar.html

"An album of very interesting, sampled and re-assembled Okinawan music with an emphasis on gamelan-like sounds. I got a chuckle when a Village Voice film critic commented on the wonderful, authentic Okinawan score ("authentic" Hosono and his K250 that is). In the film, Hosono plays a supporting role as a sensitive, but out of his element Japanese grade school teacher transplanted to Okinawa. The big in-joke is that one of the teenage girls in the story has a YMO shrine in her room and seems quite infatuated, yet has no apparent interest in her school teacher and his resembalance to a YMO member. This was the first Okinawan language feature film and according to the IMDB co-stars Jun Togawa though when I saw the film quite some time ago I didn't know what she looked like or had a translation of the cast list. "















THE TALE OF GENJI (soundtrack) (1987)

Tracklist:


01 Tsukiyomi 3.03
02 Rajyoumon 4.10
03 Fujitsubo 3.03
04 Asatsuyu 3.04
05 Wakamurasaki 3.43
06 Miyasundokoro 2.59
07 Ukihashi 3.57
08 Kechigan 3.02
09 Samidare 6.46
10 Hikari 3.06
11 Kodama 5.16
12 Mai 5.45

link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/32590915/the_tale_of_genji.rar.html

"A fascinating, traditional-sounding Japanese score with a large amount of lush synth work. A very rich and dream-like score for an animated film. recorded in 1987 Very nice CD cover art. U.S. video released 1995. This and the later album Naga, while not identical in style, are not unrelated either. Out of print?Footlight records and Japanese used shops still have some. 32-8H-148 was the the initial release cat# and came in a cardboard box. I've never seen what else (presumably bookletwise) is contained in the box. I believe it is considered the first novel ever. The video was available in the U.S. in the mid 90s
Genji Monogatari was written by Murasaki Shikibu in about 950. It's a fictional story of a life of a Japanese aristocratic man.The names of tunes are related to the characters of Genji Monogatari. (info from MIEKO SUZUKI)"















OMNI SIGHT SEEING (1989)

Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Downtempo, Synth-pop, Ambient

Tracklist:

01 Esashi 1.50
02 Andadura 6.23
03 Orgone Box 6.05
04 Ohenro-San 2.44
05 Caravan 4.16
06 Retort 3.33
07 Laugh-Gas 11.26
08 Korendor 5.25
09 Pleocene 6.12


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/34275834/omni.rar.html

"Songs and instrumentals with a world and even off-world :-) flavor. It includes nods to Duke Ellington and Wilhelm Reich. This is the kind of techno pop he does best."

















MEDICINE COMPILATION FROM QUIET LODGE (1993)

Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Ambient, Synth-pop, Downtempo


Tracklist:

01 Laughter Meditation 8.05
02 Honey Moon 5.04
03 Deira 3.23
04 Quiet Lodge Edit 5.26
05 Medicine Mix 6.32
06 Sand Storm Edit 3.39
07 Mabui Dance #2 9.46
08 Aiwoiwaiou 6.23
09 Armenian Orientation 10.36
10 Ambient Meditation 4.04

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/34606977/Haroumi_Hosono_-_Medicine_compilation_from_the_quiet_lodge.rar.html

"It concludes with a compostion by Laraaji and includes a collaborations with Yasuaki Shimizu, Akiko Yano. Nice ambient with pop touches. [recorded/mixed1991-92] It seems to compile various tracks he recorded at the time, but dispite the use of "compilation" in the album's name this is all new material unavailable elsewhere. With this is one of only 3 Hosono albums to get a U.S. release ."
















LOVE, PEACE & TRANCE (1995)

Notes:
Performed by "Love" (Mimori Yusa, vocals), "Peace" (Miyako Koda, vocals), "&" (Haruomi Hosono, programming, backing vocals), and "Trance" (Mishio Ogawa, vocals).


Tracklist:

01 Ho'Ola
02 Hasu Kriya
03 Yeelen
04 Dreamtime Lovers
05 Solaris (dip in the pool)
06 Mammal Mama
07 Kokoro Da (Killing Time)
08 Dawn (d.i.p.)
09 Whispers in the Dark (Thomas Newman)
09 Hasu Kriya -single mix (Moro Fukuzawa)
10 Hush - A Mandala Ni Pàli (Moro Fukuzawa)
11 Aina (HH)

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/32651412/love_peace___trance.rar.html

"They are Mimori Yusa ("Love"), Miyako Koda ("Peace"), and Mishio Ogawa ("Trance"). Hosono gets to be the "&", I kid you not. Tracks 3-5 were mixed by Kim Cascone of Heavenly Music Corporation (who pointed out to me when I left his name off this page, no slight intended, good work). Kay (Something Wonderful) Nakayama does additional production on several tracks. First rate production and material. Cover art by Yokoo. If you want something hyper look elsewhere (NDE). Very relaxing but not boring. A great listen. Writers are in parenthesis. Early copies had a slipcover for the CD. The album was inspired by Shinichi Nakazawa. He is a professor at the Faculty of Policy Studies, Chuo University, Tokyo. He majors in the religion. He has written many books, articles, movie pamphlets (like Naked Lunch by David Cronenberg), and so on. He is quite famous in Japan. He has also written the book Kanko with Hosono. He is the only person in Japan who was completely given instruction in Dzogchen, the consummate practice of Tibetan Buddhism. (Info from KATAYAMA Katsushi, who is a student of his) "

















N.D.E. (1995)

Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Abstract, Experimental, Ambient

Tracklist:


01 Spinning Spirits 6.01
02 Navigations 9.28
03 Teaching of the Sphinx 6.28
04 Strange Attractor 9.48
05 Heliotherapy 4.21
06 Higher Flyer 6.01
07 Edge of the End 8.37
08 Aero 6.25

Link to download:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0BDQ0150

"Stands for Near Death Experience. With G. Hotoda, B. Laswell, Y. Terada credited on the cover. Shimizu also contributes. Heavy dose of Bill Laswell on this one. Solid catchy beats with lots of tabla and Arabic instruments. Good and hyper. Well engineered. If you care to damage the cd insert, you can peel off the top sticker revealing the album credits hidden on the backing paper. Hosono said he sent some tapes to Bill Laswell in New York, and he added to and mixed them. "

"The glory of digital sound throw the listener into an amazing travel through endless electronic nuances and atmospheres while the deep and incredibly dynamic rhythm keep blending with ethnic instruments and electronic filters. This should definitely be a must-have for all the electronic music fan and for anyone who really cares about environmental soundscaping."

















GOOD SPORT (1995)

Tracklist:

01 Good Sport
02 Fanfare [Miharu Koshi]
03 sacred runner
04 Fin De Siecle
05 Nostalgia
06 Troy (the videoman)
07 Torch Music
08 Newage Children
09 Bamboo Wave
10 A Collage Of Life [HH: the last part by MK]


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/34281123/good_sport_an_invisible.rar.html

"This seems to be a limited not in regular CD shops release for the Universiade 1995, Fukuoka (a sporting event). It did not go on sale in retail stores. Soundtrack-like it opens with clockwork sequencing with analog drums. Later some trad. Japanese music on synths and some impressionistic tracks. Miharu Koshi contributes a melody. I think HH's company Medium, had extra copies which found their way into a couple shops after the event was over. Out of print."



















NAGA (1995)

Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Ambient


Tracklist:


01 Hindustan
02 Naga
03 Taj-mahal
04 Himalaya
05 Sherpa (by Miharu Koshi)
06 Jado
07 Seasons
08 Dancing-High
09 Chaitya
10 Angkor Vat (-adaptation of "Mabui Dance" this version is also featured on the French compilation Ici Tokyo)
11 Serpent Cloud

Link to download:
http://www.filesend.net/download.php?f=b2cf7ee32ea8acd29c35085a5085d729

"A superb album of instrumentals in the styles of many Asian countries. Includes a new version of one of the Paradise View tunes. Ambient, but also rich in melody and texture. Recorded 1991-95. This is actually his most recent totally solo album. He's done many since but they all have at least one full collaborator. "

















DIVINATION - Akasha (1995) with Bill Laswell

Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Ambient


CD 1

01 escent (14:53)
02 Rain Dream (5:47)
03 Ascesis (10:04)
04 Stir (11:17)

CD 2

01 Tangier Space Draft (15:19) Scratches - DXT
02 Navigations (14:39) Featuring - Yasuaki Shimizu
03 Illuminoid Assassin (16:11) Scratches - DXT

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/34606976/_divination__akasha.rar.html

















INTERPIECES ORGANIZATIONS (1996) with Bill Laswell

Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Tech House, Ambient


Tracklist:


01 Unfinished Screams (HH+BL)
02 Interpieces (HH+BL)
03 Coiled (HH+BL)
04 Jjeephead Shaman (remix of "unfinished screams" by something wonderful)
05 Wakare Mmichi (remix of "interpieces" by terre thaemlitz)
06 Y.s.tangled In Tokyo (remix of "coiled" by yoshihiro sawasaki)
07 Bush (HH)


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/32598359/interpieces_organization.rar.html

"This is an Ambient album with Jungle beats. It doesn't strike me as a coherent whole. More like a compilation. Probably extra material for NDE that didn't fit. Some interesting stuff, some not too exciting. "














MIHARU KOSHI & HARRY HOSONO Jr. (Swing Slow) - Swing Slow (1996)

Tracklist:


01 WESTERN BOLERO Music by Miharu Koshi/Lyrics by M.Koshi & So-si Suzuki
02 TIME SCAN 1 Created by Haruomi Hosono
03 I'M LEAVING IT ALL UP TO YOU Words & Music by Don Harris & Dewey Terry Jr.
04 DISAPPEARED Music by Miharu Koshi/Lyrics by M.Koshi & So-si Suzuki
05 HOTEL ETOILES Music by Miharu Koshi
06 SNOW WAVE Music by swing slow
07 YUKI-ya-konko Japanese traditional song/Addapted by swing slow
08 GOOD MORNING, MR.ECHO Words & Music by Belinda & Bill Putnam
09 CAPYBARA Music by Miharu Koshi/Lyrics by M.Koshi
10 VOO DOO SURFER Music by swing slow
11 TIME SCAN 2 Created by Haruomi Hosono
12 PARADISE, VER.2 Music by Haruomi Hosono/Additional note by Miharu Koshi

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/32766392/swing_slow_-_1996.rar.html

"This is an Ambient Lounge album. It's cute and funny. Good Morning Mr. Echo cracks me up with HH singing and Miharu providing the voice of Mr. Echo. Sometimes there is clever use of synths substituting for lounge instruments. So-si Suzuki is the man behind World Standard."
















HAT (Haruomi hosono, Atom heart, Tetsu inoue) - Tokyo ¥ Frankfurt ¥ New York (1996)

Tracklist:


01 funk coaster
02 organic mango
03 sleep run
04 2 gigabyte of joujou
05 kubrick
06 quick esc.

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/34425839/atom_heart___tetsu_inoue___hat.rar.html

"This is the first album release from Hosono's new label Daisy World (in Japan). It's Drum and Bass. Nicely done but I can't personally get excited by the sounds of these little units since there is just too much of it around. Still theres a lot going on and the semi improvised sounding melodies are much better than the non-melodies in this sort of music. Thanks to Terry Green for album info. Rather Interesting is Atom Heart's label. Aparently out of print. "
















H.A.T. - DSP Holiday (1998)

Tracklist:


01 Arizona Analizer
02 Shinjuku
03 Plug In Mambo
04 Granular
05 Digidelic
06 Uptown

Link to download:
http://www.filesend.net/download.php?f=fcf0af5e140e38214c5ef7f96c357d83

"The second HAT album. Perhaps more improv-y than the first. Hosono plays acoustic instruments. More different styles rather than just d&b. "

















MIX FORM (2004)

Tracklist:


01 Ryoichi Kurokawa - Everything You Can See Through A Little Hole (4:35)
02 Haruomi Hosono - Mixed Form #1 (2:15)
03 Haruomi Hosono - Mixed Form #2 (2:33)
04 Yoshihiro Hanno - Oval (3:35)
05 Static - Examples Are But Suggestions (2:12)
06/A Clickerty And Clack - Pine (2:55)
06/B Nao Tokui - Pine Ave
07 Nao Tokui - Pan Pacific (0:36)
08 Nao Tokui - Ms. Cherry (1:04)
09 Aoki Takamasa - Mry. (1:14)
10 Yoshihiro Hanno - S.E.Q (0:42)
11 Aoki Takamasa - Sorc. (6:28)
12 Aoki Takamasa - Neuger. (5:31)
13 Process - Nexus (4:50)
14 Sounguarehouse - Ah Eh Ee (3:31)
15 30506 - VVV (5:03)
16 Yoshihiro Hanno - 6 (3:20)
17 Aoki Takamasa - Pimo (4:57)


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/34293791/mix_form.rar.html

















THE BEST INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC OF Haruomi Hosono (1988)

Tracklist:

01 Down To The Earth
02 La Pliocena Marbordo
03 Dark Side Of The Star
04 Fossil Of Flame
05 The Truck On The Sea
06 Mazinger "H"
07 Temo De La Adiauo
08 Mabui Dance
09 Normandia
10 3.6.9
11 The Man Of China
12 To The Air


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/34254040/calm.rar.html

















HOSONO BOX : 1969-2000

CD 1. (Harry Singing 1969-1978)


01 Blue Monk 1962 as Haruomi Hosono (orig. Thelonious Monk)
02 Mr. Soul 1969 as Susie Cream Cheese (orig. Buffaro Springfield)
03 Shin Shin Shin 1970 as Happy End
04 Tobenai Sora (Can't fly the sky) 1970 as Happy End
05 Arigato 1970 for Chu Kosaka
06 Kaze O Atsumete (gathering the wind) 1971 as Happy End
07 Natsu Nandesu (It's a summer) - live 1973 as Happy End
08 Furaibou (A vagabond) 1973 as Happy End Box
09 Ai Ai Gasa (In umbrella with you) 1973 as Happy End
10 Rock-A-By My Baby 1973 as Haruomi Hosono
11 Owari No Kisetsu (season of farewell) 1973 as Haruomi Hosono
12 Fuyu Goe (go through the winter) - live 1974 on solo stage
13 Nettai Yo (Tropical night) 1975 as Haruomi Hosono
14 Yellow Magic Carnival 1975 as Tin Pan Alley
15 Hurricane Drothee 1975 as Haruomi Hosono
16 Peking Duck - single version 1975 as Haruomi Hosono
17 Chow Chow Dog 1976 as Haruomi Hosono
18 Black Peanuts 1976 as Haruomi Hosono
19 Shimen Soka (Ostracized) 1978 as Haruomi Hosono
21 Paraiso 1978 as Haruomi Hosono

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/34429257/hosono_box_1969-2000__disc_1__harry_sing.rar

"You can hear him transform from R&B and folk into stylized Exotica. Everything here is pretty much non-electronic"


CD 2 (Harry Singing and Playing 1978-1996)

01 Simoon 1978 as YMO
02 Absolute Ego Dance 1979 as YMO
03 Gradated Grey 1981 as YMO
04 Sports Man 1982 as Haruomi Hosono
05 Yumemiru Yakusoku (Promise to dream) 1982 as Haruomi Hosono
06 Theme of "Sangoku shi" 1982 as Haruomi Hosono
07 Lotus Love 1983 as YMO
08 Chaos Panic 1983 as YMO
09 The Madmen 1983 as YMO
10 Body Snatchers (with Japanese lyrics) 1984 as Haruomi Hosono
11 Strange Love 1984 as Haruomi Hosono
13 12 Pliocine 1989 as Haruomi Hosono
14 Honey Moon 1993 as Haruomi Hosono
15 Caravan 1996 as Swing Slow
16 Good morning, Mr. Echo 1996 as Swing Slow

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/34450749/hosono_box_1969-2000__disc_2__harry_sing.rar

"This is the disc that most collectors of his synth music have nearly everything on. The vinyl only Swing Slow version of Caravan is the first time on CD. Yumemiru Yakusoku and Theme of "Sangoku shi" are somewhat rare tracks."


CD 3 (Harry Playing 1978-1998)

01 Cosmic Surfin' 1978 pre-YMO version
02 Hepatitis 1978 from Cochin Moon
03 Chambala tsushin (Chambala news) 1978 as Haruomi Hosono
04 Loom 1981 as YMO
05 3.6.9. 1984 as Haruomi Hosono
06 Wakare no tema (Theme of farewell) 1985 as Haruomi Hosono
07 Piettro Germi 1985 as Haruomi Hosono
08 The image of a Paradise 1985 as Haruomi Hosono
09 To the air 1985 as Haruomi Hosono
10 Ketsu-gan (prayer) 1987 as Haruomi Hosono
11 Snow Fall 1989 from a V.A. album
12 Good sport mix 1995 as Haruomi Hosono
13 Voo Doo Surfer - analog version 1996 as Swing Slow
14 Biogenic Frequency 1997 from the V.A. album "Rainbow 2000"
15 Omukae De Gonsu (Came here to pick you up) 1998 from a V.A. Tezuka Tribute album
16 Christmas was late! 1997 as VAGABOND & HARRY

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/34463232/hosono_box_1969-2000__disc_3__harry_play.rar

"Some previously available only on compilation tracks here."


CD 4 (Odds and Ends 1969-2000)

01 Green Buck Dollar - Performed by Ox Drivers and Y.M.O. Remixed materials from Ox Drivers (March,1965) and Y.M.O. (April, 1980) by Hosono
02 Tegami - Unreleased track by Happy End from 1970
03 Party - 1975
04 Rokka-bai-mai-beibi - 1975
05 Pekin Duck - 1976
06 Cho Cho-San - 1976
07 Bolero - 1976
08 Hurricane Dorothy - 1976
09 Firecrackers - 1976
10 'Sayonara'The Japanese Farewell Song - 1976

Formerly unreleased live recording tracks 1976
11 Dressed Up
12 Reggae Song
13 Rum & Duck


Formerly unreleased studio session tracks
14 Pleosine - 1987
15 Main Theme for 'Hoshi-o-tsugu-mono' - 1989
16 Babylon no Kuchu Teien - 1995
17 Drag The Beat - 1999

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/33218861/hosono_box_1969-2000__disc_4__odds_and_e.rar

"All unreleased material on the final disc, much of it is early though. Before you get too excited the YMO remixed track is like an unplugged acoustic cover version incorportating HH's available recording. Its the kind of old and new technique YMO's done on ¥en Memorial where one recording jumps to a newer somewhat more pumped up version.
Tracks 5-10 are a fine exotica-style live concert with Sakamoto on piano. Of course the non-synth cover of Martin Denny's Firecrackers is of interest to YMO fans."

"Hosono is famous as YMO's leader not only in Japan but also other countries. Although YMO is the most incredible one, he has been trying to create "much more better" music in his works during 30 years. This CD-BOX contains pre-YMO era(1), YMO era(2), reacent works(3), live takes(4). Though songs on this CDs was not choised by Hosono, we can listen to his essence of music from them. I love Disc-1 especially. His dimmed-like anbiguous singing voices go straight my heart and ears."

















STRANGE FLOWERS vol. 1 (2002)

Tracklist:


01 BICYCLE 100 -eater (Katsuki Kagawa)
02 FRAGMENT STAR -Guerrilla-chang
03 MIKO -L.I.D
04 Daisyworld Jingle #1 -Smooth Ace
05 MUSICAL BALLOON -Gutevolk (Hirono Nishiyama)
06 J.F.P. -takagi masakatsu
07 TE NA NA -World Standard
08 QUEER NOTIONS (Live Production ver.) -Tin Pan & friends
09 AWAKENING -WOM
10 Daisyworld Jingle #2 -Smooth Ace
11 HINEMOSU -Micabox feat. Ayako Takatoh
12 BONNE NUIT MINOUCHE -Miharu Koshi (Haruomi Hosono Remix)
13 HAIR STYLISTICS REVOLUTION NO.9 -Hair Stylistics
14 THE ZERO HOUR -Pacific 231 (Haruomi Hosono Remix)
15 GOKIGEN IKAGA 1-2-3 -Sketch Show (Yukihiro Takahashi + Haruomi Hosono)
16 Daisyworld Jingle #3 -Smooth Ace
17 FOREST FRIENDS -Vagabond c.p.a. (Haruomi Hosono
Remix)

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/32620277/daisy_creatures.rar.html

"Sort of represents the direction of his reestablished label. Has newly done old style music, remixes of some favorites, soul music styled advertising jingles for the label and some ambient pop electronica. A pleasant trip."

More info:
http://www.artskool.biz/jem/hh.html lot of comments are from this excellent page

Thank you David!!!

We changed the links,i hope they are ok.If not,message me please!
Sorry again and thanks for your patience!
CHECK THE NEW DOWNLOAD LINKS PLEASE!!!

Friday, September 15, 2006

THE WORLD - Break The Silence (1983)

















Genre:
Electro
Style:
Synth Pop, New Wave


Tracklist:

01 Take Me To Your Heart
02 Shoo Shoo Wah
03 Ask Another Question
04 Mind Your Head
05 That's The Way
06 Would You Dance
07 Golden Hour
08 The Loop
09 I'm Sorry
10 Luck Hold Me
11 Shoo Shoo Wah (extended)
12 Whole Lotta Shooin' Goin On (instrumental)


Link to download:
http://www.filesend.net/download.php?f=573b62bf46cacd796932486e6f641f20


A pretty good band from 1983 with a famous producer Roy Thomas Baker (T.Rex,Queen,Foreigner,Cars,Devo,Espionage,T'Pau,Yes,The Stranglers,The Darkness etc.) on the background.
So its not a surprise that their music is rather new wave than synth pop,the guitars are dominating or balancing with the synths ,and also the vocal isnt so romantic. However they are slightly similar to Q Feel ( I've posted it before) to my mind, you wont be disappointed if you try.My personal favourites are the the melodious "im sorry" and the two songs with tighter rhythm "shoo shoo wah" and "whole lotta shooin.."
Who can help me out with more info about the band (members ,bio etc.)?


Next time coming one of my favourite Virgin Dance - against the tide (1984)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

MICROMARS - Metro (2001)


Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Synth-pop























Tracklist:

01 I Know About It (3:55)
02 Why Didn't My Parents Buy Me A Casio (3:01)
03 Mobile (2:58)
04 Phasing Out (3:15)
05 Along Someone Else (3:15)
06 Bright Lights (3:09)
07 Spatial Localization (3:20)
08 Thermoluminescent (3:13)
09 Cargo (3:30)
10 She's Into Cha Cha Cha (2:53)
11 No Easy Way Down (6:35)
12 Why Didn't My Parents Buy Me A Casio (Ceiling Stars Mix) (3:40)
Remix - Her Space Holiday
13 Thermoluminescent (Who In The Funk Do You Think You Are) (3:48)
Remix - Astro Black Stereo , Valvola
14 Thermoluminescent (Credible Rmx) (4:18)
Remix - Safari Ari

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/33143592/micromars.rar.html

"I bought this because I really liked the pictures of the groovy Panton furniture on the cover. Basically, it sounds like mid-60's pop (some of the vocals remind me of certain Beach Boys tunes) with a contemporary dance/techno sound and some retro (late 70's & early 80's) sounding synths."

""Metro" is the official second studio album, and follows the debut on the american label Audio information Phenomena in 1999 with the album "International Pop Modulation". The album features as guests the norwegian band "Remington Super 60", on several tracks. This version contains three bonus tracks remixed by "Her Space Holiday", "Valvola" and "Safari Ari. "

"Space-age bachelor pad pop identity created by Christer Andre Jensen from Norway. Driven melodies from archieves NASA, Farfisa, Vocoder, distorted Stratocaster, blend into bossanova shuffles. Micromars wields futurist pop elements we know and love: floating analogue synths, lighter-than-air-vocals and percolating, samba drone, sweet electronic rhytms - all with skill and aplomp. "

Biography:
Micromars began in the early spring of 98. Armed with only a Korg Micropreset.m-500sp, Farfisa fast-five, Roland cr-68 compurhythm, Fender Stratocaster, and Moog, Christer Andrè Jensen, aka Micromars, is one of the most promising technopop artist of the Nord-european scene that is capturing the attention all over the world, with artists like RØyksopp, Kings Of Convenience, Sondre Lerche, Jimi Tenor, The Ark, and more... Christer comes from Norway, he utilizes almost fifty years of sonic technology to produce futuristic music, played with what thirty years ago was progress and today is scrap...Main element of Micromars' music is the charm of his futurist pop elements, synth-driven melodies from Nasa archives, Farfisa, Vocoder, distorted Stratocaster, all blended with bossanova atmospheres and floating analogue synths, percolating vocals and lighter than the air, shoegazing melodies, samba drones and sweet electronic rhythms. The pop-synthesizers are back.

more info:
http://www.cafe2001.net/micromars/releases.html

AGO - For You (1982) / Computer In My Love (1986) for Lonewolf ltd.

Country:
Italy
Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Italo-Disco


Real Name:
Agostino Presta


























FOR YOU (1982)

Tracklist:


01 For You
02 Trying Over
03 It Will Never Be
04 Good Time
05 Stop Your Life
06 Let's Fun
07 You Make Me Do (It)
08 Trying Over (extended)


Link to download:
http://www.filesend.net/download.php?f=4f5061d9706da8572026fb299e13789e

















COMPUTER IN MY LOVE (1986)

Tracklist:


01 Computer In My Mind
02 Stop Your Life
03 Good Time
04 Ive Got My Life
05 Please Tkae Care Of You
06 Time For Fun
07 Trying Over
08 For You


Link to download:
http://www.filesend.net/download.php?f=6ddbf3f4dc5469174b9bff13143a5a3e

The Lp "For you" is a standard work in the early 80s italo music scene,with well known songs as "for you" ,"stop your life","trying over" etc. The second album seems rather a compilation one with some new songs added to complete. Enjoy these beautiful albums!

BLACK MACHINE - The Album (1992) for Uther Green


Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Euro House, Jazzdance





















Tracklist:

01 How Gee
02 Money Money Money
03 Jazz Machine
04 Movin'
05 The Children Are Crying
06 Blood Bass
07 Funky Funky People
08 Gimme A White Line
09 Fascination
10 Just Like a Dream
11 The Black Machine Megamix

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/32868074/Black_Machine.rar.html

A pretty good dancable album,particularly two songs : How Gee and Jazz Machine .They were popular in clubs around 1992-1993 . I couldnt get too much info who are they actually.The producers and songwriters are Marius Percalli (Anthony's Games,Vision etc.) and Pippo Landro (Chicco Secci etc.). Recorded & mixed by Ottomix & Mary House at Mary House Studio - Italy.
Try it if you like the sound of early 90s!

Saturday, September 9, 2006

SPLIFF for KIKI


Real Name:
Reinhold Heil -keyboard
Herwig Mitteregger -vocal,drums
Manfred Praeker -vocal,bass
Bernhard Potschka -guiutar


Country:
Germany
City:
Berlin
Genre:
Electronic, Pop
Style:
Synth-pop, Disco , Neue Deutsche Welle





















THE SPLIFF RADIO SHOW (1980)

Tracklist:


01 Spliff-Jingle
02 Sweet As Radio

03 Gravy
04 Disco-Kaine
05 Stoned Airlines (Jingle)
06 Baby I´m Bored
07 Gooroo
08 Jive
09 Spliff-Jingle
10 Cheap Chicks
11 Wysocki College (Jingle)
12 Deep In The City
13 Producers
14 Keep Your Feet On The Ground (Jingle)
15 Jet Set Star
16 Rock Is A Drug

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/31536802/Spliff_-_The_Spliff_Radio_Show_ALBW.mp3.html

The "radio show" is the short version of a two-hour revue, which Spliff specify on 2 May 1980 in Berlin. They were supported by the Australian Alf "Climax" Klimek (ex-Busby Berkley Road show), the Dutchwoman Lisa Bialac (ex-Gruppo Sportivo), as well as the American radio DJ Rik Delisle.Due to their unexpected success was the first Lp released with the same name.(After the record of the album Lisa Bialac left the band) The SPLIFF RADIO SHOW was a parody on the rockbusiness : the rise and fall of the fictitious superstar "Rocko J. Fonzo".

In February 1981 the SPLIFF RADIO SHOW went on Germany tour,and later gave concerts in Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, London, Zurich, Stockholm and Goeteborg . Also these tours ran successfully, the SPLIFF RADIO SHOW was even given the German record prize.However the 2. tour in the summer 1981 did not run particularly well and some members left the band(Alf, Rik, Josè ).


























85555 (1982)

Tracklist:

01 Deja Vu
02 Heut' Nacht
03 Notausgang
04 Carbonara
05 Computer Sind Doof
06 Kill!
07 Duett Komplett
08 Jerusalem
09 Damals

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/31548258/1982-85555.rar.html

Their next -German speaking and most succesfull- Lp with "carbonara" and "deja vu" (The title "85,555" is after the order number of the LP) The album entered in February into the charts, and they held themselves there 56 weeks!
They went on tour again together with Prima Klima, Extrabreit und Interzone. Herwig Mitteregger won the prize of the best German drummer in 1982 by a specialized music magazine.


"With "85555" Spliff carried out a serious style change: Away of the rock revue "radio show" and the use of guest vocals, toward to a kind innovative art RockPop -a special Spliff style was falsely defined as NDW."

"This CD is a CULT!Its equal with their first album.One crazy song after the other and only two of them are well known.Starting with "deja vu" that is one of the timeless song of N.D.W with the famous lyrics "the red hugo hangs dead in the rope". The second completely mad and well-known title is "CARBONARA". When I was on holiday in Italy,I always listened to it in the evenings at the spaghetti partys.In the song they sing about a portion of Spagetti with a Cola ... these noises in the background are also absolutely cult and attract me again and again to the dancefloor at night.And there's "Computer sind doof" (computers are stupid). The rhythm of this song is simply genious with this "all the same to me" sound .The final movement on the CD is "damals" (in those days) ,over 7 minutes and is more turned off from the songs before.But the sound is here just as marvelous and there is for a long time no singing here, only spherical sound..."




















HERZLICHEN GLÜCKWUNSCH (1983)

Tracklist:

01 Herzlichen Glückwunsch!
02 Augen Zu!
03 Tag Für Tag
04 Das Blech
05 Wohin? Wohin?
06 Es Ist Soweit
07 Herr Kennedy
08 Die Maurer
09 S.O.S.
10 Glaspalast

link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/31540501/herzlichen.rar.html

After this Lp they started touring again,and worked on a soundtrack for the "Tattort" series as well as began recording their new -and last- album..

"Spliff is of the best N.D.W band ever! 1982 was a very good year for them. They released a very succesful album and two fantastic singles "Deja Vu" and "Carbonara" as well as they produced different musicians such as Nena and wrote even sounddtracks .Its no wonder that their next album came to light only 10 months after "85555". They perfected here their "principle of unprincipledness" in concept of the combination of musical elements and styles, which are actually incompatible: On one hand excessive employment of "cold" machines (Synthesizer, Sampler, Drumcomputer, effects) stands, on the other hand hard played guitars, basses and (Simmons)Drums. Spliff could play at that time EVERYTHING - from Reggae to hard rock.The texts are about dreams of young musicians,everyday life of "man in the street"("Es Ist Soweit" means "it is so far", "Die Maurer" means "the bricklayers",politics ("Mr. Kennedy") etc. High point of the album is surely Herwig Mittereggers grandios dark song "Glasspalast", about his divorce .Two songs "Herzlichen Glückwunsch" and "Das Blech" were big hits from this album.The magazine "Fachblatt" called him in this time the best group of Germany-they are right!"





















SCHWARZ AUF WEIS (1984)

Tracklist:


01 Sirius
02 Telefon-Terror
03 Radio
04 Bahnhofshotel
05 Labyrinth
06 Shuttle
07 Rosalie
08 Der Clan
09 F#-Kuss
10 Rand der Welt

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.de/files/31554473/1984_-_schwarz_auf_weiss.rar.html

"Schwarz auf weis was at that time my favourite album of Spliff: I liked the fresh sounds of keyboard! It is a pity that they havent continued.It is perfect work on the instruments,good texts and excellent vocals.It is far the best album released ever in Berlin!"

ALLUS GUTE - Best Of (1993)

Tracklist:

01 Wellensalat
02 Herzlichen Glückwunsch

03 Carbonara
04 Das Blech
05 Deja Vu
06 Radio
07 Duett Komplett (Remix)
08 Labyrinth
09 Notausgang
10 Herr Kennedy
11 Computer Sind Doof
12 Heut' Nacht
13 Glaspalast
14 Kill!
15 Jerusalem
16 Telefon-Terror
17 Rand Der Welt

Link to download:

http://rapidshare.de/files/32740252/alles_gute.rar.html

REMIX (1990)

Tracklist:

01 Deja Vu/02 Carbonara/03 Heut Nacht/04 Jerusalem (fury mix)/05 SOS (darkstar mix)/06 Das Blech (j.b mix)/07 Duett Komplett (8 bit mix)/08 Glaspalast (wag loop mix)/09 Computer Sind Doof/10 Herzlichen Glückwunsch (raf mix)

Link to download:

http://rapidshare.de/files/32876667/spliff_-_rem.rar.html

more about the band:
Formed in April 1979, Spliff was a spinoff of the Nina Hagen Band when the male musicians claimed that Nina had become too bossy. Spliff released four albums: The Spliff Radio Show, 85555, Herzlichen Glückwunsch, and Schwarz Auf Weiß. In 1984 the band members split up to focus on their solo careers.In 1986 Herwig Mitteregger and manager Jim Rocket announced a new Lp but stayed unreleased. Reinhold, Potsch and Manfred created the group of FROON in the year 1987 ,published an LP and 2 single (Herwig Mitteregger was a guest musician of a song) and separated in 1988. In 1990 finally released a mix-album with their biggest hits.
Their music is a mixture of "wild" rock -punk -soul -reggae -synthy pop -new wave -funk,the texts are sometimes abstract and sometimes primitive.


Discography:
The Spliff Radio Show (CBS/1980) LP/CD
85 555 (CBS/1982) LP/CD
85 555 - International Version (CBS/1982) LP
Herzlichen Glückwunsch (CBS/1982) LP/CD
Schwarz auf weiss (CBS/1984) LP/CD
Spliff-Remix (CBS/1990) LP/CD
Alles Gute (Columbia/1993) Best-of-CD
Spliff and Friends (Columbia/1995) Best-of-CD


more info:
http://members.tripod.com/cmg98/deutsch/spliff_rahmen_deutsch.htm Maggie's Spliff homepage

http://www.grodecki.com/SPLIFF/spliff.htm

http://www.ichwillspass.de/ndw/bands/spliff.htm I've translated their bio from here