Sunday, August 20, 2017

THE YELLOW SNOW CRYSTALS - LIVE

German ensemble The Yellow Snow Crystals plays the music of Frank Zappa, with lyrics translated into German.
Actually, they use Zappa's songs as a vehicle to tell and to sing funny stories, and to improvise. They're hilarious.

The Yellow Snow Crystals got founded by Paul Hubweber in 2011.
With Paul on the trombone, Alexander Morsey on the double bass (and sousaphone), Martin Verborg on the violin and saxophone, Simon Camatta on drums and the engaging Gerhard Horriar on  lead vocals, they're not your average rocking teenage combo.
This is jazz. This is experimental. And it's fun to hear and to see.

I've seen the band on a couple of occasions (Mosae & twice at Zappanale) and I'm glad to tell you that the joy that the band showcases in concert has been translated on this live album.
"Live" collects the Yellow Snow Crystels in concert at various times and at various occasions. An excellent collection.
The 2 CD set is accompanied by an informative booklet (lyrics and pictures) and is housed in a beautiful package. Artwork by Alfred Reuters.
Even if wouldn't understand German, this album is worth your while.

Check it out here:
https://www.the-yellow-snow-crystals.de/



RESIDENTS' CRYPTIC ARCHIVES AUCTION - DELAY


CRYPTIC ARCHIVES AUCTION - DELAY
Sorry folks... we've been having some trouble with posting to eBay. First it was a run of the mill technical issue, but now it's something with eBay itself. Watch this space for updates.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Z.E.R.O. PLAYS ZAPPA




FRANK ZAPPA & EDDIE JOBSON 1976

24th October 1976 - Boston Music Hall, Boston, Massachusetts



THE CROSSWALKERS - GOT TO GET BACK THE BEATLES


About a month ago, Chato Segerer performed at Zappanale with his Chato! band. He performed a very impressive set of original material (plus a Zappa and a Cardiacs tune) and he showcased his amazing talent on the guitar.

The Crosswalkers are a German quartet (guitar, organ, drums, bass) that performs the music of The Beatles. Next to Simon Oslender (organ), Benjamin Keil (drums) and Benjamin Gutzeit (bass), it features Chato Segerer on the guitar. No prog rock or zappa-esque madness here, but excellent instrumental renditions and interpretations of Beatles classics.
The ensemble just released their second album.

Do I like it? I love it !!
All four of these musicians do a fabulous job, but Chato's phrasing is outstanding. He makes his guitar sing.

Got To Get You Into My Life, Get Back, Lady Madonna, Let It Be, I Feel Fine, All You Need Is Love, Can't Buy Me Love, She's Leaving Home, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Yesterday, In My Life, Paperback Writer.

Recommended !!
http://www.the-crosswalkers.de

From their first album:



ORCHESTRE TOUT PUISSANT MARCEL DUCHAMP - S/T

The Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp was created by Vincent Bertholet after a one-night-stand / concert at 'Cave12' in Genève, Switzerland in 2006. After some changes in the line-up, OTPMD consisted of Vincent Bertholet, Liz Moscarola and Anne Cardinaud.
It's this trio plus Guillaume Fernez, Julien Israelien and Seni who recorded the first album in 2007, a private release with a nice reference to Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain" on the cover.

Sounds great.
And is fun.



FRANK ZAPPA - OVER-NITE SENSATION


  • frank zappa and the mothers of invention - one size fits all
        (2011, book, usa, hal leonard)

Guitar freaks have been spoiled the last couple of years.
Three complete Zappa albums have been transcribed for guitar : "One Size Fits All", Hot Rats", and "Over-Nite Sensation". They've been published by Hal Leonard.
More recently Hal Leonard has also re-issued "The Frank Zappa Songbook Vol.1" and "The Frank Zappa Guitar Book".


DIETER JAKOB - ZAPPANALE #27



  • zappanale #27 - impressionen
    by dieter jakob
        (2017, book, germany, private release)

Dieter Jakob has selected his best photos of last year's Zappanale and collected them in a hardbound book. Almost 100 pages of beautiful pictures of the bands and of the audience.


ORCHESTRE TOUT PUISSANT MARCEL DUCHAMP - THE THING THAT EVERYTHING ELSE IS ABOUT

L'Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp released their second album in 2010. It was their first release on the Red Wig label.
On "The Thing That Everything Else Is About", the OTPMD sextet presents their unmistakable exotic postpunk. It is no wonder that they have taken Marcel Duchamp as an inspiration.

Makes me happy.



Friday, August 18, 2017

DOCUMENTARY - FRANK ZAPPA, EAT THAT QUESTION



The German release of the "Frank Zappa - Eat That Question" documentary by Thorsten Schütte includes over 40 minutes of bonus material.
(extra) Interviews with Tommy Mars, Arthur Barrow, Bruce Fowler, Tom Fowler, Ed Mann, Kurt McGettrick, Chad Wackerman and Robert Martin.