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An hour of time travel activities on August 19. Japanese music of the past can still surprise. The latest offering is a wonderful mix of melodic lightness and experimental touch. In those old days „Made to Measure“ wrote music history made to measure unfamiliar horizons: „La douxième journée“ by Lew & Brown was instantly regarded as a classic of its own kind with its audacious melange of north african modes, jazz sensibilities and twilight zones in between. From Bruxelles with love! No doubt Alice Coltrane and her Ashram singing of more or less improvised Hindu chants has a deepness to it that transcends its once-upon-a-time target group of religious devotion and now can easily be perceived as a profound, human meditation on yearning and loss. In the middle of it all we’ll see, on the cover of „The Perfect Release“ a woman (Annette Peacock) on a couch (looking slightly indifferent) – and then there is this vocal delivery  on the state of the world, with a casual performance that doesn‘t outnumber at all the simple truth of all its lines and verses. A stone cold groove keeps her company.


Leftfield Japanese Music from the CD-Age / Benjamin Lew & Steven Brown (a classic from Made to Measure) / Alice Coltrane: Turiya Sings / A spoken word classic from Annette Peacock / Alice Coltrane again / Benjamin Lew & Steven Brown again / Leftfield Japanese Music again (closing all circles)      

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