Friday, September 23, 2011

Non-Dairy Creamer (Loss Leaders Sampler)

Non-Dairy creamer was the eighth Loss Leader sampler from Warner/Reprise records, it came out in 1971. This sampler was mainly to introduce listeners to some of the labels newer acts such as Little Feat, Curved Air and Brownsville Station (to Name a few). I took the liberty of adding 12 more tracks to this compilation by artists like Deep Purple, Captain Beefheart and Van Morrison. The front artwork is a cropped scan of actual cover, and back art is new to this compilation, made to fit CD size format. Track listing is

1. Little Feat - Snakes On Everything
2. Rosebud - Panama
3. Peter Green - Hidden Depth
4. Curved Air - It Happened Today
5. Tony Joe White - Five Summers For Jimmy
6. John & Beverly Martyn - Primrose Hill
7. Ohio Knox - Pound Or My Dog Dad For Robert Downey (A Prince)
8. Jeffrey Cain - Mr. Governor
9. Zephyr - Going Back To Colorado
10. Ron Nagle - Family Style
11. Brownsville Station - Rumble
12. Deep Purple - The Mule
13. The Ides Of March - Factory Band
14. Hard Meat - On The Road
15. John Simon - Tannenbaum
16. Ry Cooder - Dark Is The Night
17. Essra Mohawk - It's Up To Me
18. Lovecraft - Take Me By The Hand
19. Sweetwater - In A Rainbow
20. Pentangle - A Maid That's Deep In Love
21. Captain Beefheart - The Smithsonian Institute Blues
22. Van Morrison - Domino
23. Don Rickles - Comedy Excerpt

Tracks come from Vinyl and CD sources, compiled by Steve E Denver aka Synthetic

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Filet O' Soul

Many years ago I lucked into getting this promo CD at a record store. The CD was packaged in a Styrofoam container and made to look like a package of fresh meat from the grocery store. Fortunately I got 2 copies, 1 that I could open and listen to, the other to keep as a package of meat. This is a sampler put together by The Right Stuff label celebrating some of the fine soul artists that they would be re-releasing. The music is awesome, fine artists like Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass and Lou Rawls to name a few. This sampler has some of these fine artists hits, not lesser known tracks. So it is a very excellent sampler both for it's unique packaging and quality music included. I am only offering this in mp3 format since most of these songs are still available to purchase. I highly recommend that you pick up some of these fine artists on CD format.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rainy Day Soundtrack I

Last Fall, I woke up to some very rainy weather, and it looked certain that the weather would stay rainy for the entire day. I felt it was the perfect time to make a mix consisting of Shoe-gaze and similar music. The great tunes made it one of the best rainy days of my life. This collection consists of some of my favorite music of all time. I hope you will enjoy this as much as I do. It is presented in a continuous mp3 mix because the songs flow into each other and many of the tracks are still available to purchase. It is offered in 160-256 VBR mp3 format. The tracks are:
Ride - Leave Them All Behind
Pale Saints - A Thousand Stars Burst Open
Comsat Angels - I Come From The Sun
Chapterhouse - Something More
Red House Painters - Mistress (Remix)
The Chills - Singing In My Sleep
Revolver - Heaven Sent An Angel
Cocteau Twins - Musette And Drums
Catherine Wheel - Black Metallic
The Choir - Consider
Curve - Missing Link
Markus James - Everything Is Different Now
Twice Wilted - Brighter
Levitation - Smile
Inspiral Carpets - Niagara
Lush - Breeze

The awesome image came from an artist named squirrell on

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Very Best Of Pat Suzuki (Fan Mix)

I watched Biloxi Blues a few days ago, and instantly fell in love with the enchanting song on the opening credits. The song is "How High The Moon" by the wonderful Pat Suzuki.
I am so captivated by the song that she is now in my top 20 favorite female vocalists of all time. There was a nice best of on Compact Disc, but the songs were mastered very loud so I felt a fan remix was in order. The volume has been lowered, new EQs given to each song, and a small amount of reverb and stereo reduction has been applied where needed. I also took the liberty of adding stretched versions of "How High The Moon" and "Poor Butterfly".
I hope you will enjoy this album, if so buy a copy when you get a chance. Thankfully she is still alive and performing, so definitely see her if possible. I found five tracks that weren't on the Very Best Of collection so I will offer those under the regular link, they were remastered on Acid Pro.

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Skip Martin-Perspectives In Percussion Volume 1

This little gem of an album came out on the Somerset budget record label in the early 1960s. I recently bought the album for less than a dollar, and was so pleased when I heard it today. This is quality lounge music, not a single song that I dislike. I believe this will always be in my top 5 favorite lounge LPs from now on. The conductor is Skip Martin and the musicians are top notch session players. I transferred the vinyl to 16 bit waves using a Stanton turntable and cartridge. The waves were created via a Roland Edirol recorder. I made a master CD using Nero with custom EQ, reduced stereo separation, slight noise reduction and subtle fade ins and outs. I am offering this in 160-320k VBR MP3s as well as a FLAC version. There are some slight scratches, but I am very pleased with the overall quality.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Björk MegaRemix

This is a single continuous mix consisting of Björk remixes. These are some of my personal favorite remixes from this fine artist.

Baenin (Excerpt)
Human Behaviour (Close To Human Mix)
Venus As A Boy (7" Dream Mix)
Come To Me (Black Dog Productions)
Violently Happy (Massey Long Mix)
Army Of Me (Featuring Skunk Anansie)
One Day (Endorphin Mix)
Isobel (Burst Into Flames Mix)
Hyperballad (Fluke Mix)
Enjoy (Dom T Beats Mix)
Smith & Wesson (Stretched Excerpt)
Cover Me (Dillinja Mix)
Possibly Maybe (Calcutta Cyber Cafe Dub Mix)
I Miss You (Photek Mix)
Big Time Sensuality (Plaid Remix)
Jòga (Buzz Water Mix)
Baenin (Excerpt 2)

The songs overlap slightly so it is offered only as one large megamix mp3. I highly recommend that you purchase your favorite tracks and albums by this very talented artist.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Moody Blues Album Art

I may eventually share my fan mix of this fine album but until then, here is some retouched scans of the 1986 US CD art. I attempted to reduce the seams that occurred from aging and wear.

If you can find the 1986 and 1997 versions of their albums, I highly recommend it. I am very disappointed in how their recent "deluxe" editions are sounding on a regular CD player. They have mastered this album too loudly which is causing unwanted compression, and making it very hard to hear the little details that the group put so much thought in to. Basically, every "Deluxe Edition" I have purchased is too loud on regular CD players.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Earl Grant - Just For A Thrill (Instrumental favorites)

I purchased this album for only a dollar a few weeks ago. I gave it a listen a few days ago and had to make a recording. I figured the music would be good, since I knew Grant was a very talented musical performer. What I didn't expect was for the fidelity to be so stunning. It sounded like Earl had a small Jazz combo performing right in front of me. The recordings had less distortion than on his major label CD compilation. The record doesn't say who produced and engineered but they did a superb job. He has a wonderful small combo on this album, and I'm betting the saxophone work is by Plas Johnson, since he worked on a previous Grant album. This album really gives the feeling of being in a cool bar very late at night. He does mainly old standards, but gives them a nice touch of hipness. I used a Stanton turntable and cartridge and recorded on a Roland Edirol. I gave it some equalization to boost the low end and soften the highs a bit, but didn't use noise reduction. I am offering it in both FLAC and 320 KBPS MP3 formats. I hope you will enjoy this as much as I am. Earl was a rare talent, and has been unfairly forgotten by many of us. I also stretched 2 of the songs and included those versions as well.

FLAC version

MP3 version

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Spanish Inferno

This LP from the early 1960s was recorded on 4 channel 35mm film.
It is a very expensive and brilliant sounding way to record. This album boasts lush orchestral arrangements of popular Spanish songs like Malaguena and Espana. Little is said about the fine International Pop Orchestra or their conductor Alvarez. But the arrangements fall half way between Classical and Lounge. This was released on the Cameo label which was related to Parkway records where Chubby Checker issued The Twist. I'm sorry the record is scratched and old, but I still think it sounds pretty fine at times. I transferred this from a Stanton turntable to a Roland Edirol wave recorder while adjusting the EQ somewhat. It was rendered to mp3 at 320kbps


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Danielle Dax-Tomorrow Never Knows (Synthetic Mix)

Here is a mix of Tomorrow Never Knows that I put together using my favorite aspects of the various 1990 mixes of the song. If you don't know who Danielle Dax is, you are missing out. She is a very unique and beautiful talent, and I never stop hoping that she will grace the World with more music some day. The mix is in flac format.