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Pearl Charles Sleepless Dreamer on DHR

Oh man, this is a perfect example of why we love what we do and why you love us. We’ve been tuned into Pearl Charles since 2010 when DHR was writing about music for a local newspaper and became involved with putting a show together at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA which was centered around The Blank Tapes and Dirdy Birdy but also included the unannounced (even to us) Driftwood Singers – a very old school American folk-oriented [...]

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The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers are Here!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know, we know, we know… It’s about dang time we got The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers slaying it down in the DHR mix! We’ve certainly meant to for a good long time now, and have been working on it – it’s just like, you know, sometimes it takes a day to read a book, sometimes a year… sometimes an hour to devour a meal, sometimes a blink… Well, we’ve done read the book and said our [...]

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Phil Manzanera, England, 1975.

Roxy Music lead guitarist’s fine-ass debut solo LP, with help from fools like Robert Wyatt (Soft Machine, Matching Mole, etc.), Brian Eno, and John Wetton (King Crimson, Family), among others. This track (featured below) representing Manzanera’s pre-Roxy outfit Quiet Sun; which he left to form Roxy Music, but reassembled for a proper LP in 1975 following his solo debut. It’s almost too easy.

Phil Manzanera, Diamond Head, England, 1975. 

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Magical Power Mako, Japan, 1973.

DEFINITELY not an LP for everyone (or rather just anyone), but shamelessly hanging onto its beauty for any brave travelers lost or found enough to come or go wandering up or down this path… Comprised of a Cat Side (Side A) and a Dog Side (Side B), the 2nd happens to be a lot more accessible – so in its way, this album mirrors real life .

Magical Power Mako, Japan, 1973.

 

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Wonderland Band, No. 1, Germany, 1971.

Precursor to AR & The Machines and where you’ll find Achim Reichel before blowing the mind of the universe with The Machines.

Wonderland Band, Germany, 1971.

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Listen to Tokyo’s superb Kikagaku Moyo on DHR!

Picture dreamy, groovy, spacey, and sometimes even folk-driven journeys splashed across the desert shore of Krautrock minimalism with a nucleic oasis at the core that is Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様.

From Tokyo, playing on DHR right this very millisecond. Tune in HERE!

 

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Sunbirds, Germany, 1971.

Tasty slice from Kraut-jazz fusion act’s debut.

Sunbirds, Germany, 1971.

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Trúbrot (Iceland, 1969)

Couldn’t say proper if it’s a cover of The Beatles “Things We Said Today,” just can’t seem to understand Icelandic very well… Another good band all the same ! Trúbrot , Iceland, 1969.

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Krzysztof Klenczon & Trzy Korony (Poland, 1971)

Perhaps one of the most unassuming album covers ever… Especially for what’s lurking behind the benign facade of this wild 60s meets 70s Eastern European treat.

Krzysztof Klenczon & Trzy Korony, Poland, 1971.

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Better Than Floyd & Oz, Achim Reichel Meets Heavy Metal!

WHOA! Whoa. Whoa… Whoa.

So we made a discovery. Not like how good cottage cheese actually goes with papaya (truly, it does); but more like how good pornography goes with the volume turned up. No, we’re not that awful, just referring to combined stimuli banging on the senses. (Okay, so we are bad.)

At any rate, every high-schooler at one point or another probably has done or did the ol’ press play on The Wizard Of Oz film (with no sound) and [...]

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