Feelin’ Kinda Moogy?

29 05 2013

OK – So much news, and yet, the ARChive Swingin’ Summer Sale is fast approaching, so here’s one tasty item that YOU can get when you stop by, beginning Saturday, June 8.  OR, if you join the ARC, at our pre-sale PARTY on Thursday Eve, June 6.


It’s Moog Power, by Hugo Montenegro, RCA LSP 4170, 1969 – $15.  Nice condition at a nice price.   Plus 20,000 others!

Tell your friends.  Re-post, tweet, repeat  at will.
And do drop by and support the ARChive!

You can join the ARC or make a donation, the Moogy way, anytime:
Donate via Paypal   or   NYcharities.org

ARChive of Contemporary Music, 54 White Street in Tribeca, between Broadway and Church Streets – North of Worth + 3 short blocks south of Canal.  This is our major fundraiser, so come by and shop  – books, CDs, LPs, singles, VHS, DVDs,   tel : 212-226-6967   info@arcmusic.org

Brazil vs India – go with the flow

15 05 2013

Some things are just too good to be true.  While finishing off the cataloging of recordings that ARC collected for Brazilian Music Day, in preparation for India Music Week, I came across this album by Egberto Gismonti.


It’s the perfect transition – the perfect bridge between the two cultures and the annual focuses here at the ARC.  Last year Brazil, this year India.  Força Lascada (EMI, Brazil, 064 422 940, 1984) offers a jazzy and dissonant use of a dilruba and the “sitara” – untuned, loung-ey and peculiar – as nearly all such cultural mashups are.

It’s the perfect addition to the collection we’re building of non-Indian musicians incorporating Asian Indian instruments into their music. Often it’s a straight ahead and flatly melodic use, like on a Beatles record.  But sometimes it’s an avant-garde mess bordering on genius.  As this is.  At least on two cuts.

We’ll have a full rundown and essay on more than 30 of these recordings ready for India Music Week in Oct.  Stay un-tuned!

AS YOU MAY KNOW our Swingin’ Summer Record + CD Sale is coming up – June 8 – 16.  So another benefit of re-Brazilin’ is the big pile of Brazilian/Brasilian LPs that we will have at our sale.  Things in near mint condition, like below @ below market prices…


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