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Sunday Night Mind Melt
Sunday March 10th, 2019 with Bijon Roy
Paris - Part III: City Of The World

This is part three in our series on music from Paris (in one way or another)... The series is not intended to provide a comprehensive survey of music from Paris (a project so colossal it would be foolish to attempt), and we'll be skipping over many of the bands, projects, and better-known albums that we've featured on this show in the past. Instead, and recognizing this show's focus on records as objets d'art in and of themselves, our series will (with perhaps one or two exceptions) feature only music from albums recently found/discovered in the many excellent record shops of Paris...
Paris - Beautiful May
Richard Pinhas - East West - CBS (01980)
Music from Germany and Mexico, as discovered in the deeply global record shops of Paris...
Menschen 1 > Individuellos > Menschen 2
La Düsseldorf - Individuellos - Teldec (01980)
En Un Viejo Castillo
Flüght - Flüght - Macro Stereo (01982)
Exploring the rich and pervasive thread of Japanese culture in Paris...

"The sound of the Gion Shōja bells echoes the impermanence of all things; the color of the sāla flowers reveals the truth that the prosperous must decline. The proud do not endure, they are like a dream on a spring night; the mighty fall at last, they are as dust before the wind." -- The Tale of the Heike (see:
The Scenes Of Bloodshedding > The Heike Sent To The Sea Bottom
Jun Fukamachi - Fantastic Suite - A Dream On A Spring Night Based On "The Tale Of The Heike" - Toshiba (01978)
Perpetual (Movement)
Fukamachi - Quark - Alfa (01980)
Tracks from three former Far East Family Band members: Kitaro, Akira Ito, and Akira Fukakusa...

For more on Hi Izuru Tokoro No Tenshi, see:
Moonlight > Shimmering Horizon > Fragrance Of Nature > Innocent People > Oasis
Kitaro - Oasis - Canyon (01979)
The Four Kingdoms > One God Buddha > Super Powers
Akira Ito - Hi Izuru Tokoro No Tenshi - Columbia Digital Trip (01982)
Kakekko > Dara (Moon)
Akira Fukakusa - Shinkin - Omagatoki (01986)
Haruomi Hosono's music to promote the Seibu Department Store's 80s Memphis-Milano collection...
Memphis, Milano
Haruomi Hosono - Coincidental Music - Monad (01985)
Coming full circle, a band from 01980s Kansas City whose work has just been issued by a label out of Toronto -- but with a Paris connection...
Short-Term Memory - Plus Or Minus Two - Seance Centre (01983, 02019) New
The Veldt
Short-Term Memory - Plus Or Minus Two - Seance Centre (01983, 02019) New
The Words
Short-Term Memory - Plus Or Minus Two - Seance Centre (01983, 02019) New
Finally, some adventurous jazz featuring Sonny Sharrock: Last Exit recorded in Paris in 01986, and Pharoah Sanders' 01973 Strata-East LP Izipho Zam, a rarity finally found in Paris.
Backwater > Catch As Catch Can
Last Exit - Last Exit - Enemy (01986)
Pharoah Sanders - Izipho Zam - Strata-East (01973)
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