5.5.07

The Surfmen - The sounds of Exotic Island


Cette pochette, faisant surgir très kitschement - sur fond de fougères sauvages - une hawaïenne dénudée d'une orchidée en guise de jupe tentaculaire, est une des plus ravissantes du style exotica. Sans être un joyau du genre, le contenu auditif est à la hauteur : belle richesse instrumentale, comme chez Martin Denny ou Arthur Lyman ; qualité des arrangements qui frappe rapidement l'oreille grâce à un combo réunissant du beau monde : Paul Horn, Jimmy Rowles, Alvino Rey, Milt Holland (qui a commis par ailleurs avec Roy Harte le savoureux Percussion Unabrigged ) et le célèbre percussionniste Emil Richards dont on a déjà parlé dans Martian Shaker.

Rip access ici :

This is music with the hypnotic enchantment of a jungle paradise filled with both the romantic and the forbidden. From the delicate eroticism of the "Orchid Pool," the calling surf of "Moonlight In Paradise," to the terror of the volcanic sacrifice in "Fire Goddess"; this is music of a unique and spicy flavor. This is the lure and the spell of Exotic Island.
The arrangements in this album were scored by two very capable musical beachcombers — Joe Kuhn and Bob Louden. The Surfmen include such top west coast musicians as Paul Horn, Roland Bundock, Jimmy Rowles, Al Hendrickson, Alvino Rey, Jack Sperling, Sam Weiss, J. Castonza [sic], Milt Holland, Gene Estes, Ann Stockton, Emil Richards.
Special percussion instruments used were: Tahitian log, Chinese wind glass, Guatemalan gourd, coconut shells, lava stones, bamboo rods from Hawaii, bamboo puppet shakers from Hong Kong, and Congo drums from Tanganyika, Africa. Tropical bird calls, surf and jungle sounds are authentic recordings of same.

7 commentaires:

Anonyme a dit…

Ce blog est vraiment ibntéressant !
Aussi bien musicalement que sur le plan graphique.

Bravo !

Juste une petite critique la typo grise sur fond noir, c'est un peu dur a lire, il faut vraiment faire un effort
Dommage !

Mon blog devrait t'intéresser aussi, mais il ne parle que d'images (dessin ,affiches, art brut, Bd, etc )

Passe y jeter un oeil.

Au plaisir

http://www.lezilus.com

Yassine
(Paris)

Martian Shaker a dit…

Merci pour tes commentaires encourageants.
Je viens bientôt jouer dans ton jardin.

jd45 a dit…

Joli album, très dépaysant.
Merci

paul a dit…

Bonjour, can you re-post this please?
Cheers Paul

Martian Shaker a dit…

I answer to re-upload demands only for people who allow a sharing music relation with me in their blog.
So it's up to you !

paul a dit…

I don't have a blog but the talented Mr Blue Hipster has The Surfmen - Exotic Sounds Of at:

http://bluehipster.com/music.htm

with some other good stuff. Some more good stuff, rare 60's instro, can also be found here:

http://www.addmoremusic.net/RareInst.html

I hope you think is a good exchange. Please could you re-post your Surfmen. Thank you, keep up the good work.
Cheers Paul.

Martian Shaker a dit…

Thank you Paul,
Anyway, I could not repost this album, the rip is in my mac hard drive, which is out of order right now.