22 December 2011

Bruno Nicolai - "The Case of the Bloody Iris" by Orgasmo Sonore featuring Edwige Fenech


Excellent interpretation, by my good friend Frank and his Orgasmo Sonore, of Bruno Nicolai's "The Case of the Bloody Iris." This video features the beautiful Edwige Fenech! If you enjoy the music here, be sure to grab a copy of the Orgasmo Sonore LP (on yellow vinyl and super limited) at Dusty Groove!

02 December 2011

"All The Way" (B-Side) by Unknown Artist


Racy "vocals" over a über-cool library soundtrack. Early 70's on PH Sales Co., Inc. (label). Presented here is the entire b-side.

21 November 2011

"Voodou Juju Drug" by R. Pultek


This is Face 2 (or the B-side) of R. Pultek's "Voodou Juju Drug" 45 (Barclay, France, 1969). R. Pultek is one of the many pseudonyms for Montenegrin-French library composer Janko Nilovic.

19 October 2011

Sounds Of RENDEZVOUS! Vol. 01



For the month of October, I am experimenting with a different music platform. This is NOT a mix, but merely a collection of eight tunes that I entitled, 'Sounds Of RENDEZVOUS! Vol. 01'. Let me know what you think. (BTW, 8tracks has a nifty app you can download for your iPhone!)

13 October 2011

'Tutti I Colori Del Fumo' - Finders Keepers Podcast (Autumn 2011)

Here is a mix I recorded exclusively for my friends at Finders Keepers. This mix consists mostly of French and Italian library and soundtrack recordings. It also includes dialogue from 'La Bestia Nello Spazio' (dir. Alfonso Brescia, Italy 1980) and 'The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie' (dir. Luis Buñuel, France 1972). The artwork and title are by Andy Votel. I'd like to send a big THANK YOU to Doug Shipton, Andy Votel, the B-Music family, and all at Finders Keepers. You guys are awesome!

'Bollywood Bloodbath' Now On Sale on the Finders Keepers Website!

The moment we've all been waiting for, AND just in time for Halloween!! Get it here!

(from Finders Keepers website)
"Pre-Vamped vintage Hindi horror from the Desi-Dracula Music Cabinet. One of Finders Keepers' most exquisite, exhumed, ectoplasmic, and existentially essential collections yet. Featuring Bappi Lahiri, R.D Burman, Sonik Omi, Sapan Jogmohan and Laxmikant Pyarelal."

09 October 2011

Jean Rollin Versus The Kramford Look


Exerpt from the film 'Lips of Blood' ('Levres De Sang') by Jean Rollin, with music by The Kramford Look ('Magic Plastic Home').

07 October 2011

The Kramford Look - 1970


New album by an amazing London-based duo known as The Kramford Look. I first found out about these cats through Jonny Trunk's OST radio show, then I find out we have mutual friends! Very cool library sounding album with 'April Orchestra' (April Music Library) styled artwork. Buy it here!

30 September 2011

NEW Jean-Claude Vannier Now On Sale on Finders Keepers Website!

Great news everyone! If you follow this blog, then you are well aware of the magnificent work of Jean-Claude Vannier. The fine folks over at Finders Keepers Records have graciously released TWO of Msr. Vannier's work. One ('Electro Rapide') is a collection of unreleased material from his personal archives, and the other ('Roses Red Rouge') is a new studio album! Order direct from FK here!

25 September 2011

Currently on the Home Hi-Fi...

New 'Orgasmo Sonore - Volume 1' LP! Incredible reinterpretations of classic film cues by Morricone, Cipriani, Goblin, et al, by Frank Rideau's Orgasmo Sonore project. Pressed on limited colored vinyl. Visit the Orgasmo Sonore page on Facebook for ordering information, or drop me a line.

20 September 2011

Currently on the Home Hi-Fi...

Francois De Roubaix: Courts Metrages

Shipton at RENDEZVOUS!

Some random snapshots taken by a rather intoxicated photographer (??).


Featured on the forthcoming 'Bollywood Bloodbath' compilation on Finders Keepers Records!

05 September 2011

B-Music/Finders Keepers Night with Doug Shipton & DJ Mahssa!!

Join us on Wednesday, September 7th for the return of B-Music/Finders Keepers to RENDEZVOUS! This go 'round we are honored to host Doug Shipton & DJ Mahssa!! We can't wait to hear what unfashionable sounds this Dedicated Swallower of Fashion will be spinning. Also, look for giallo & sleazy freak films to compliment the tunes on the big screens!

PLUS late night eats from a delectable food truck!

Resident DJ's:
Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
AM Sounds (RENDEZVOUS!, ESL Music, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, Bridges, LA)
Jimmy (RENDEZVOUS!, LA)

26 August 2011

Broadcasting Live on 88.9FM KXLU This Saturday Night!

This Saturday night/Sunday morning from midnight to 2:00AM PST (07:00 - 09:00 GMT), I will be a guest on Mystic Pete's "In A Dream" radio show. We will be broadcasting in Los Angeles on 88.9FM and streaming worldwide at www.KXLU.com. Expect to hear 60's & 70's Euro soundtracks, library gems, global disco edits, cosmic funk, and groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives! I will also be paying special homage to one of my favorite labels, Finders Keepers!

24 August 2011

Join us on Wednesday, August 31st for a special edition of RENDEZVOUS! We will be spinning the test pressing of AM & Shawn Lee's new album, 'Celestial Electric' (out September 6th on ESL Music). Also, besides Mr. Lee himself, we will be joined by many surprise guest DJ's! You don't wanna miss this one!

PLUS late night eats from the Nacho Truck!

Resident DJ's:
AM Sounds (RENDEZVOUS!, ESL Music, LA)
Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, Bridges, LA)
Jimmy (RENDEZVOUS!, LA)


11 August 2011

HELP SUPPORT INDEPENDENT LABELS!

From Finders Keepers website:
"In response to the Finders Keepers/Twisted Nerve/Bird/Battered Ormnaments stock loss in the PIAS warehouse fires caused by rioting on August 8th a few of our close label mates have come together to compile some of their favourite moments from the Finders Keepers family discography. A series of 10 limited edition CD and MP3 compilations curated by the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Demdike Stare, David Holmes and Gruf Rhys including some exclusive and unreleased tracks are now ready to order directly from the website and like minded retailers in a bid to ease us back onto our feet releasing phantastic obscure and obselete music as soon as possible.

For the next five months we will present 10 limited edition albums (one every 2 weeks) kindly compiled by B-Music stalwarts and friends, including Jarvis Cocker, Demdike Stare, David Holmes and Gruff Rhys (amongst others) choosing their favourite songs from our expansive catalogue, as well as featuring exclusive songs, edits and remixes.

These compilations will be available in a number of ways...

* Each volume will be availabe for £5 through the Finders Keepers online shop (as well as all good record shops) OR
* Each volume will be availabe digitally for £4.45 from our download shop (as well as all good digital outlets) OR
* A volume of your choice will be added free to every order over £25 (depending on availability - one CD per order) OR
* You can subscribe to the whole series now for £40 (inc. UK p&p)

Volume one, compiled by Jarvis Cocker is available in our online shop and digital shop now!"

To order, visit here.

27 July 2011

RENDEZVOUS! with special guest DJ SOULMARCOSA! (August 3rd)

Join us on Wednesday, August 3rd as RENDEZVOUS! welcomes Masala Beat Club's very own DJ SOULMARCOSA! As many of you may know, Masala Beat Club is a renowned bi-coastal Bollywood and bhangra party and we are super excited to welcome its founder for his RENDEZVOUS! debut. SOULMARCOSA tells us that for this night he will be selecting from his extensive collection of international 60s-70s cinematic gems & dancefloor destroyers (all original vinyl). We can't wait to hear this!! As always, your resident DJs will open up the night with 60's & 70's soundtracks, library, psych, global disco edits, cosmic funk, and groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives. Two classic freak films will also be screened! PLUS a food truck!!

Resident DJ's:

Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, Bridges, LA)
AM Sounds (RENDEZVOUS!, ESL Music, LA)
Jimmy (RENDEZVOUS!, LA)

A Visit to the HERU AVENGER Archives

Here are some impromtu snapshots (taken with my phone) of Heru Avenger's (a.k.a. John Basil) record and VHS collection. I had a great time hanging with Sir Basil and hope to visit again real soon!
Front and back of the original Stone OST (BEAUTIFULLY reissued by Finders Keepers Records)

Gianni Safred's "Futuribile" on Folkways.

Library gems galore!

The trade/sale collection. I found a copy of Gong's "Flying Teapot" in here!

The VHS wall.

Research guides.

HERU flipping through some 45's.



BIG thanks to John Basil for allowing me to document and share a snippet of his collection!

27 June 2011

RENDEZVOUS! Welcomes Ubiquity Records! (July 6th)


Join us on Wednesday, July 6th as RENDEZVOUS! returns for its next monthly session at Verdugo Bar. This month we are excited to welcome Ubiquity Records' HERU AVENGER & HENRY CLEARSTAR! This promises to be another evening of fine musical selections and we cannot wait to see (and hear) what the Ubiquity boys have in store for the evening. As always, your resident DJs will open up the night with 60's & 70's soundtracks, library, psych, global disco edits, cosmic funk, and groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives. Two classic giallo & poliziotteschi films will also be screened!

Resident DJ's:

Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, Bridges, LA)
AM (RENDEZVOUS!, ESL Music, LA)
Phers-1 (RENDEZVOUS!, Bridges, LA)
Jimmy (RENDEZVOUS!, LA)

About HERU AVENGER:
HERU AVENGER was a space rock project lead by John Basil from Orange County/California. In his youth he loved Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Frank Zappa and 'Miles Davis showed me the way as far as attitude and exploring with a menacing quality'. Other factors that shaped Basil's aesthetics include such an avant-garde composer like Karlheinz Stockhausen.

His first album under the moniker HERU AVENGER was released in 1998. 'Aeon' contains four long jams beyond the ten minute mark where Basil plays guitar, bass, synthesizer and Craig Teigen collaborates on drums. In 1999 'Magique Mistress' followed, this time recorded with a proper four-piece band including saxophone. Afterwards Basil went on producing music but concentrated on other projects with differing styles.

HERU AVENGER means jamming space rock with an avant attitude and jazz ambience comprising a funky note, fusion, krautrock and Berlin School electronics, comparable to Alien Planetscapes in some way.

23 June 2011

Andy Votel DJ Set at RENDEZVOUS!

Here is a 40 minute DJ set by Andy Votel recorded live at RENDEZVOUS! (Los Angeles) on 3 June 2011. Sorry, but no tracklist is available.

11 June 2011

Andy Votel footage from June RENDEZVOUS!


This is a short, poorly edited (by Alfonso) collage of Andy Votel DJing at RENDEZVOUS! This was filmed by Jimmy at Verdugo Bar, Los Angeles on 3 June 2011.

05 June 2011

18 May 2011

Tandy Love at the next RENDEZVOUS!


Join us on June 3rd for a special Friday edition of RENDEZVOUS! This month we are honored to welcome the one and only TANDY LOVE (Finders Keepers Records, UK)! Monsieur Love will be playing Ital-Gallic soundtracks and selections from forthcoming Finders Keepers releases. This will be a great opportunity to see Tandy in a small bar setting and perhaps even have a pint with him (if you’re buying :)). As always, your resident DJs will open up the night with their obnoxious collection of 60's & 70's soundtracks, library, psychedelia, funk, soul, and sounds from Italian & French lost archives. Two classic giallo & poliziotteschi films will also be screened!
Oh yeah, and a food truck too!

Resident DJ's:

Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, Bridges, LA)
AM (RENDEZVOUS!, amsounds.com, LA)
Jimmy (RENDEZVOUS!, LA)
Phers-1 (RENDEZVOUS!, Bridges, DP Sound, LA)

25 April 2011

RENDEZVOUS! (Wednesday, May 4th)


Join us this Wednesday, May 4th as RENDEZVOUS! returns for its next monthly session at Verdugo Bar. For this next session we are excited to welcome back our very dear friend Wiseacre! It is always a treat to hear this fine man's musical selections and we cannot wait to see (and hear) what he has in store for the evening. It should also be noted that it his birthday as well! And if THAT were not enough, RENDEZVOUS! is pleased to announce our newest resident AM!! We will be playing an extensive gamut of 60's & 70's soundtracks, library, psychedelia, funk, soul, and groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives. Two classic giallo & poliziotteschi films will be screened!

Resident DJ's:

Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, Bridges, LA)
AM (RENDEZVOUS!, amsounds.com, LA)
Phers-1 (RENDEZVOUS!, Bridges, DP Sound, LA)

02 April 2011

RENDEZVOUS! (Wednesday, April 6th)


Join us this Wednesday, April 6th as RENDEZVOUS! returns for its next monthly session at Verdugo Bar. For those of you in the know, surprise guests AM & Shawn Lee graced the decks of RENDEZVOUS! last month and bestowed upon us a killer selection of OST's, library, Bollywood, and unreleased original tracks. For this next session we are excited to welcome back AM! Having just returned from SXSW, we cannot wait to hear his musical selections for this next go around. We will also be playing our usual gamut of 60's & 70's soundtracks, library, psychedelia, funk, soul, and groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives. And if that were not enough, two classic giallo & poliziotteschi films will be screened!

Resident DJ's:

Alfonso (RENDEZVOUS!, DJAlfonso.com, LA)
Adrian Younge (RENDEZVOUS!, Wax Poetics Records, Bridges, LA)
Phers-1 (RENDEZVOUS!, Bridges, DP Sound, LA)
Jimmy (RENDEZVOUS!, LA)

About AM:
With the release of Future Sons & Daughters French electronic pop duo AIR, French chanteuse Charlotte Gainsbourg and legendary Brazilian icon Caetano Veloso all handpicked AM to support them on various U.S. and International tours in 2010. The album, which was produced by Charles Newman (whose long relationship with the Magnetic Fields produced Realism and 69 Love Songs), brought AM considerable acclaim with what Q Magazine described as “a rare talent, juggling everything from steamy tropicalia, to acoustic ballads, to shimmering ’70?s pop” and Spin described as “distinctive melodic swagger.” Future Sons & Daughters was also named one of Rough Trade’s “Top 100 Best Albums of 2010″.


Already hard at work on a follow up to Future Sons & Daughters AM has partnered with London based groove master Shawn Lee on a new full length album to be released in May 2011 with plans for a limited edition hand numbered 12-inch single to be released in April. The as-yet-unnamed album, and the first-ever collaboration between AM and Lee, promises to push the boundaries of soul, pop, electronica and Latin grooves.
(from amsounds.com)

06 March 2011

At the last RENDEZVOUS!...


Standing (L-R): Jimmy, Adrian Younge, Michael Patrick Wait, Alfonso
Seated (L-R): Shawn Lee, AM

23 February 2011

Next RENDEZVOUS! (March 2nd) is Serge Gainsbourg Tribute Night!


Join us this Wednesday, March 2nd as RENDEZVOUS! returns for its monthly session at Verdugo Bar! This next session is a special one because it happens to land on the precise 20th anniversary of Serge Gainsbourg's death (March 2, 1991). As a tribute to this fine legend, will be screening three of his classic films, and of course be playing lots of his music - both well known stuff as well as rare gems. We will also be playing our usual gamut of 60's & 70's soundtracks, library, psychedelia, funk, soul, and groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives! And if that were not enough, a food truck will be serving delicious eats on the patio!

20 January 2011

Meet us at the next RENDEZVOUS! (2/2/2011)


Join us on Wednesday, February 2nd as RENDEZVOUS! returns for its monthly session at Verdugo Bar! Resident DJ's Alfonso, Adrian Younge, Jimmy, & Phers-1 will be lugging in their crates of vinyl to take you on a virtual trip around the world! Expect to hear 60's & 70's soundtracks, library, psychedelia, funk, soul, and groovy sounds from Italian & French lost archives! 60's & 70's Italian cop films, French spy capers, & other sleazy b-movie classics will also be screening on the big screens. PLUS, a food truck will be parked on the premises!