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Thursday, 11 May 2017


Through the magic of social media I spent twelve minutes last night listening to this unexpectedly. It popped up in my timeline and now I'm passing it on again.

Conquistador (Sabres Of Paradise Mix 3)

This is a big file and the file host will probably say there was a problem playing it as a result but it should be fine to download.

The bit at seven minutes with the wire stretching noises followed by the increased tempo sounded particularly good. As was often the way in 1993 Weatherall, Burns and Kooner turned in three remixes of Conquistador for the 12". I've posted Mix 1 before back in 2012 so here's the other one.

Conquistador (Sabres Of Paradise Mix 2)

Shorter, chunky progressive house and with squiggly bits but liable to get you going if you like this kind of thing.

Espiritu were Vanessa Quinones and Taplin from Frazier Chorus, signed to Heavenly (a label that continues to put out top quality music to this day). Espiritu combined house with Latin beats and put out two albums and multiple singles. It became a one woman show after a while and more recently Vanessa has formed a band called Vanessa And The Os with James Iha (x-Smashing Pumpkins) and more recently still has been making French pop as Allez Pop.

At roughly the same time this popped up in my timeline too.

This is a picture of Jagz Kooner's Roland TR 808 which he is/was selling. In the accompanying blurb Jagz wrote that this is the actual machine that many Sabres Of Paradise songs and recordings were done using as well as some of Primal Scream's recordings (Swastika Eyes, some of XTRMNTR, some of Evil Heat). That's an actual piece of musical history. I considered having a whip round and getting part shares in it but couldn't raise the funds in time (offers above £3750).


Michael Doherty said...

I did a mix 1-3 back to back yesterday evening, some journey!

drew said...

93 was another excellent year for Weatherall. That 808 would be worth owning. Just sit it in the corner and then when peoples asked "what's that?" you could bore them into a stupor recounting it's provenance

Swiss Adam said...

It would have to have some handclaps and a snare drum tsking away while that was going on