Private Dutch is a musical encyclopedia about Dutch private pressings, released in the 70's and 80's, written by Jean Jobses. After buying this book, I was challenged to find all the music he wrote about. So far I did not succeed in collecting them all. But what I did found, I want to share with you all, by starting this blog. So subscribe to my blog if you are just like me an enourmess fan of obscure but beautiful music of Dutch origin.
The book is still for sale.
Desert Corbusier was a short-lived Dutch group from around 1980-1981 that self-released a few cassettes and one vinyl EP. They played a dark, avant garde, and minimalist post punk, with deep vocals by a young Richard Cameron, who would later find fame in the duo Arling-Cameron. They found moderate success in Berlin, Germany and Zagreb, Croatia, where they would play for up to 3000 people. All their releases were put out and produced themselves. source: http://goutroy.blogspot.com/
Celebrating his 40th anniversary as artist, Angelo Noce Santoro released a compilation CD with archive material. You can hear rare recordings including Cosmic Dealer, The Noble Band (with singer Marjan Noble), a live recording of Palmeira and the Oriental Guitars, Santoro's current band.
Santoro 3 was recorded, mixed and produced by Angelo Noce Santoro in the ANS Studio Zwijndrecht between 1979-1981. The bonus tracks are recorded between 1985-1987. The release of the LP Santoro 3 was planned in the year 1981/1982 but was postponed due to the success of Santoro's surf album
"Land of the Pharaoh". Santoro 3 contains 15 instrumental rock songs, with funk, soul and Latin influences topped with a psychedelic twist. Just like his other solo projects (almost) all instruments played by Santoro himself and also the compositions of his own. An atmospheric album!
This week I got an email from Angelo Noce Santoro. He recently found out that Fonos.nl no longer distributes some of his albums. It looks Fonos.nl is offline.
Therefore he asked me if I would share these albums thru this blog, so the albums can still be listened to. Ofcourse I will, so here's the first of 3 albums he wants to share with us all. We thank him for being so kind.
Santoro was the bassist of Cosmic Dealer in the early 70's. Cosmic Dealer released the legendary psychedelic Nederpop longplayer Crystallization. Santoro has been busy since he wrote between 1979 and 1995 160 instrumental songs, of which there are already a lot released on LP and CD.
Santoro '8 'consists of 19 songs recorded between 1985 and 1995 that were not previously released. Santoro plays most of the instruments himself. The tracks are atmospheric instrumentals.
The atmosphere within the tracks is a bit sixties, psychedelic, sometimes bluesy and all topped with a hint of surf sound.
Band from the south of the Netherlands (Limburg, Tegelen). Typical dutch early 70's sound: jazzy, mainly instrumental with lots of Hammond organ and some flute. Sounds a bit like Solution, Supersister and Focus (without guitar). Gé Titulaer sings horrible english, even I can hear that.
But the instrumental parts dominate and they are very good.
By the way, Gé is the father of the Dutch Idols winner 2004 Boris Titulaer.
Gé Titulaer: Keyboards, flutes, vocals
Huub Timmermans: Keyboards
Tom van der Schoot: Bass
Peter Tiggelers: Drums
1 When somedays [8:50]
2 What are you about [4:35]
3 For all who really had to cry [9:40]
1 Day break [4:40]
2 I wish [7:55]
3 There has been a change in me [8:45]