8 June 2008

BARNEY WILEN - MOSHI


















Barney Wilen for Saravah from 1972.
Barney Wilen (ts) Michel Graillier (el-p) Pierre Chaze (g) Christian Tritsch,Simon (el-b) Micheline Pelzer (d) Didier Leon (takamba, oud) Caroline de Bendern, Marva Broome, Babeth Lamy, Laurence (vcl)
Completely bonkers mash up of afro to free jazz with field recordings and vocal harmonies - out there and all the better for it.Recommended.

In 1970 Barney Wilen assembled a team of filmmakers, technicians and musicians to travel to Africa for the purpose of recording the music of the native pygmy tribesupon returning to Paris two years later, he created Moshi, a dark, eccentric effort fusing avantjazz sensibilities with African rhythms, ambient sound effects and melodies rooted in American blues traditions. Cut with French and African players including guitarist Pierre Chaze, pianist Michel Graillier and percussionist Didier Leon, this is music with few precedents or followers, spanning from extraterrestrial dissonance to earthbound, streetlegal funk.Wilen pays little heed to conventional structure, assembling tracks like "Afrika Freak Out" and "Zombizar" from spare parts of indeterminate origins.Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide

A wild and groundbreaking record recorded by the great French tenor player Barney Wilen! Although he got his start as a bebopper in the 50's, Wilen sort of dropped out of sight by the end of the 60's and only emerged from time to time to cut strangely experimental sides. This record is unlike anything he ever made, and features a wild mix of African rhythms, ambient sound, and Wilen's deep deep tenor. By this point, Wilen had been absorbing a lot of different influences, from Coltrane, to Pharoah Sanders, to some of the European free players, and his sound is a weird mish mash of styles that weaves in and out of all the stuff on the record. It's a haunting bit of afro jazz and funky noise, with some cuts that are spacey, and others that are nice and funky. Dusty Groove.

Ripped @320 from the deleted Japanese cd reissue by Omagatoki.Two files as it's a double lp.

31 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/120754938/Barney_Wilen-Moshi_1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/120766294/Barney_Wilen-Moshi_2.rar

xmnr0x23 said...

Are most downloaders college kids? :) Everybody must be busy studying, judging by the number of comments. A lot of goodies I need to catch up with! Thanks B.

ish said...

OK, my shopping cart is full. Thanks!

fritz the cat said...

Is it me or does the guitarist sound like he's well into the Grateful Dead? This is nice, thanks.

the doc said...

sounds interesting....I'll bite with thanks!

PHSStudiosRJ said...

It would like a lot him to repost "ROLAND KOVAC - TRIP TO THE MARS" am on time behind that. Does he have as reposting him?

Thank you

quique said...

maravilloso cd!!!

Calisan said...

Woow habia tenido muchas ganar de conocer este disco de Wilen donde se adentra mas a la fusion!!
Thanks for this wonderful post!!
Saludos

katonah said...

man top you are...
thankings you many for sures.

johnv said...

Wow Bacoso! You have made my day with today's MPS post. My hat's off to you.

1bnblock said...

This is a fantastic album! I have the Saravah CD version with a different cover, kind of a Photoshopped picture of two drummers. The original cover is pretty great.

lc said...

thanks a lot for sharing this one.

as someone who only knew about Wilen's early bop recordings, your comment about Wilen's "strangely experimental sides" makes me want to hear so more.

'hope we'll be treated with those, at some point.

thanks again for this discovery.

gerireig said...

Never heard of this. Thanks, I'll let you know.

squirrelwhisperer said...

thank you

somogyvari said...

Wow!

Great great stuff!

heavens2murgatroyd said...

wiggy,wayout,wonderful!!-chapeau!!

kizza said...

Review sounds fantastic! Thanks for another stellar post!

dka said...

A post of another great record that I would never have got to hear without your blog. Must try and get hold of a copy of this. Truly brilliant and original music. Pretty advanced stuff for 1972.

Ominous Red said...

Unfortunately I don't have a paid rapidshare account and I am too lazy to jump through the hoops the free account makes me jump through so I haven't been able to take advantage of these great posts. I will get my act together before the end of the year though. I have a couple of vinyl conversions to eventually post myself. I was just going through my blog roll to take the time to say thanks to blogs like this one for the great posts to rare audio and information about the artists. I rely on this kind of stuff for breaks for beats and remixes. Thanks again.

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Dj Spox said...

great sounds - thanks - I really dig for some music like that

emile63 said...

Great recording of gritty African music, that is quite funky in parts. excelent post- Thanks

Dragutin said...

wow... haven't heard something this fresh for a long long time. don't even know could i compare it to something else.
thanks man.

Markus said...

Hey Bacoso, this month marks my two year aniversary since I have befriended this blog. I'm not pretending to be an expert, but I know good music when I hear it. I'm busy listening to the first track "Moshi" - and it's got a beautiful blend of flavours. I love the Afican tribal vibe and rhythms (being an African myself), the ambient spiritual melodies and I give my respect to Mr Wilen for this great album.
Many thanks for consistently presenting me mezmorising music over the past two years,
laters

db said...

great music!
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for rare soul, jazz, funk, brazil & latin records!

thebeathunters said...

another winner for the main man bacoso!

tuneZfull said...

Finally! Seems as tho everybody who has this gr8 album to share has dead links - Thanx so much for sharing this...

brassero said...

Some new from Barney Wilen is welcome! Thanks.

Jazzrealities said...

Sorry to bother you
Rapid gives error for both
Can you please re-post it?
Many thanks in advance
Jazzrealities

crazy girl said...

links are still dead
too bad
;(

ish said...

FYI this is commercially available now.

http://www.amazon.com/Moshi-Barney-Wilen/dp/B00004UYG4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1262118392&sr=1-2

Bacoso said...

and here for the uk - jap cd:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moshi-Barney-Wilen/dp/B0000568NO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1262158755&sr=8-2