Psych-Prog Soundtrack & Library Discoveries For The Working Class Weirdo
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Jacky Giordano & Various "Timing N.4" TIM 04 Timing 197? Ripped @320K
Now, my friends, I am going to take some time and share some records from one of my favorite French Library Labels, Timing! Timing is very similar to Jacky Giordano's Freesound label, maybe because he is heavily featured on these releases, as well as frequent contributer and heavy psych god, Yan Tregger. Out of the first 7 releases (don't even bother with the 8-16, well maybe 13) this is one of the best. Jacky Giordano only contributes 2 jams, the rest are by Roger Bourdin,Patric Tarnaud,Marc Chaussin and Gerard Gustin. Unfortunately for my taste, the whole side A, by Roger Bourdin, is all forgettable flute stuff, which by the way was scaring me when I first heard the record. Then I flipped the record and with a sigh of relief was transported into Progressive Heaven with, Patric Tarnaud's "Son". It does have that ridiculous Deep Purple organ pumping but I still love it. Then Marc Chaussin's, "L'Important" starts in with total Floyd stoniness rolling into a prog funk freakout and those overcompressed drums are killing me! And what anyone who seeks this record out care about, "How are the Giordano jams" well Mr. Sherylee does deliver here. Though not totally badass, "Pink" is an interesting stony trumpet & fuzz guitar, tribal funk tune. The real treat though is, "Golden Blend". This is the kind of Giordano jam that will perk even the most boring person out of a stupor. Oh my lord, that snare drum sound, I wish there was a Giordano preset for snare drums because I would use it, haha. The record finishes with 2 Gerard Gustin songs. "Revery In Stereo" does the precious flute & Vibrato Guitar into funk part pretty well as well as "Semiaramis My Love", oh so precious, haha. By the way if you were wondering if the dope Timing releases were rare, the answer is yes and the word is out so good luck picking one up for less than 100 bucks, especially TIM 001, but you can head over to the Library Music Themes forum and pick up mp3's of most of em. Enjoy and more to come my rip @320K from my personal collection! GET IT HERE!