Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mar De La Tranquilidad  

 Word was put out that a big Italo collection had been put out at the Rasputin chain of record stores in the Bay Area, but of course given my busy lifestyle by the time I finally got around to taking a look the vultures had already picked it over, bragging about their scores on my facebook page, whilst I was left with their scraps, fumbling around the Rasputin downtown that all the crack heads wonder in to. That being said, perhaps they missed this one, or simply didn't consider it worthy considering the other prizes on offer, but I was pleased to come home with it as a consolation none the less.

 Azul y Negro were a Spanish electro duo, that I suppose if you grew up in Spain in the 70's and 80's you would have heard of, but are new on me. They are sort of a Spanish equivalent of the Pet Shop Boys perhaps. This balearic sounding instrumental was actually on a Disconet DJ pool LP which came pre-mixed, so I cut it out and faded the song before a Norma Lewis track kicked in.

Azul y Negro - Mar De La Tranquilidad

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5 comments: to “ Mar De La Tranquilidad

  • July 17, 2014 at 10:12 PM  

    Thank you!
    Love your blog, the music and the work you put in! :)

  • July 31, 2014 at 12:47 PM  

    I'm from South America and Azul y Negro was big there in the 80s, specially in 1983/1984. You should listen to their other records. They are amazing. Truly, one of the most innovative electronic bands ever. Unfortunately, their first records were never re-released on CDs for problems with their record label. Old vinyl (and vinyl rips) are the only alternatives to hear the songs in their original form. I cannot recommend them enough :-)

  • August 13, 2014 at 9:52 AM  

    The best old school music blog

  • August 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM  

    I've been digging the Azul y Negro sounds for many years and the three or four albums up to 83/84 are well worth tracking down as is their killer hi-energy cosmic/space disco storm "The Night" (which works very well if you pitch it down a little).

    It is amazing how much music is out there just waiting to be discovered - especially once you get out of the Anglo-American space and into other countries and other times....

  • November 25, 2014 at 8:41 AM  

    This is a great track!