Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Land of Light

something incredibly beautful is happening these days.
we are finally reaching the Land of Light!
Jonny Nash and Kyle Martin are leading us the way to realms so peaceful I want to shed tears of joy.
Thanks a lot guys and big up to Andrew the ferryman!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Klas - A Beach Bum Mix


Hi folks, we're having another guest mix at the bin and it's one for the summer! My man Klas from Sweden had sent this over 2 weeks ago and it has been enjoyed a lot over here so I asked him if it would be okay to share it on the bin. It is!
Here's what Klas says about it: The mix is inspired partly by the beach scenes in the movie Fletch, partly by heavy beach bums like José Padilla, DJ Harvey and Coyote, obviously some tracks in the mix are more or less "borrowed" from mixes of theirs. The background is that I started to think about guys who like ski bums looking for the best uncharted slope would go from island to island, looking for the perfect unknown beach. This mix takes place on such a place with such a crowd of beach bums, hanging out, fishing and bathing in the sun.

Sounds like fun, huh? It is! Here's the tracklist:

1. Rod McKuen - Beach Town
2. Larry Carlton - Wavin And Smilin
3. Graham Nash - Out On The Island
4. Ned Doheny - Labor Of Love (With Paul Horn playing flute and Haida singing in the background)
5. Claude Larson - Wave Sequences
6. Dave Mason - Sweet Music
7. Gilberto Gil - Maracatu Atomico
8. Richard Schneider Jr - Hello Beach Girls
9. W. Gogolewski - Piano Underlay
10. Buju Banton - Inter Lingua (with blackbird singing in background)
11. Fleetwood Mac - Sara
12. Laurie Anderson - My Eyes
13. Tanita Tikaram - Hot Stones
14. Brenda Ray & Prince Far I - Sweet Sweet Wine
15. The Beach Boys - All I Wanna Do
16. Tangerine Dream - Beach Theme
17. Rod McKuen - Beach Town (with PJ Harvey's seagulls singing in the background)
18. The Lovin' Spoonful - Darling Be Home Soon  

and here's the mix

Thanks Klas!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Suzi, Gorgio und der Käfer

I have been a BIG fan of Suzi Lane's Ohh La La for years and do regard this as one of the finest things Giorgio Moroder ever produced. So I was more than happy to find a version on this obscure and notoriously rare danish disco compilation "Stay For The night". After doubting Moroder's originality for a milisecond I blamed Käfer for theft and I'm very happy he did. Check the 2 versions below....

Suzi Lane / Gorgio Moroder Version

Wolfgang Käfer Version

ps. a copy of this one was available at

cheers, Basso

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Horns and stuff ....

Habirigum was a group of well educated musicians from Hamburg, Germany. According to the little info to be found in the web they were playing the famous Onkel Pö regularly between 1975 and 1985. 
On their one and only hard to find release called "1" they play excellent Jazz-Funk / Jazz-Rock with a strong focus on reeds and horns (see the cover ; )  
It was recorded in 1982 at Volksparkstudio in Hamburg and released in 1983 as a private pressing. Here's the musicians involved:

Cheers, Basso

EDIT: a member of Habirigum has asked not to share their music so I deleted the download link

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Christian Poulet - Evasion

Christian Poulet - Evasion
(Charles Talar Records, CT 36.207 - 1978)

I've never seen a complete rip of this one, only a couple of the a-side tracks. While there indeed may be a good reason for that, I always like to be the judge of these things myself. So, here's the whole thing for you. A couple of fine discotunes here, along with some strange stuff on the b-side. Check the back for some great studio shots. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

wtf three

this isn't something far out, obscure or "rather special".
it simply is beautiful pop music made in the 80s,
but when I first heard it I thought ....

... WTF !

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

the comet.......

The comet arrived in 1986 and he blow the minds of the ones who liked their New Age Music a little cosmic. The titles of course all are of a cosmic nature. Such as The Comet, Orion, Plejades, Black Hole, etc.....
I deeply dig every song on this record and I hope you'll enjoy it too. More info and copies galore

Cheers, Basso

Monday, August 13, 2012

Zukie173 - Last vibes after a summer day

Finally a guest mix again. And it's a lovely one!! Brought to us by swiss record collecor, DJ &  musician Zukie173 (a man and his JX-3P). Blessed with a profound knowledge of all things deep he spoils us with a highly versatile mix that holds beauties from Deep Soul to spatial Progressive Rock via ambient Electronics, sexy Funk and amazing french Vocal Jazz...... to name just a few of the genres featured!

Thanks a ton, Zukie173, for this beauty!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Growing Bin Records

hello everybody and welcome to growing bin records! 
your top choice online record store for obscure, rare and hard to find records. 

growing bin records is specialized in European Jazz & Fusion, Krautrock, Elektronik, New Age, Balearic, Ambient, Disco, Leftfield Dancemusic and the likes ....
Check out the clips (it took some time to record and upload them and it would be a shame if nobody listens ; )

Cheers, Basso

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Coke Tales .....

while preparing the stock for my new online record store with a name borrowed from this place here I discovered having a double copy of this French Fusion LP by Laurent Cokelaere from 1983 and immediately recorded the whole thing.
Bassman Cokelaere is accompanied by a big group of musicians. Most of these are completely unknown to me, but I realy adore their work : )
A juicy and heterogenous gem in my humble opinion. Listen and please let me know what you think about it. (link in comments)

And of course, if you're not just a downloader, but do love music played from grooves carved into plastic plates - come and visit GROWING BIN RECORDS opening VERY soon. free shipping and tons of soundclips guaranteed.
stock updates avaialable here and here

Cheers, Basso