Ache: De Homine Urbano (1970) + Green Man (1971) {2000 Reissue} [APE]



Artist: Ache

Album: De Homine Urbano + Green Man

Genre: Heavy Psychedelic/Symphonic/Heavy Progressive Rock
Year: 1970/1971
Country: Denmark
Label/Catalog: Free Records/FR 2002 (2000 Reissue)
Format: APE (image+cue+log)




PORTUGUÊS:
Aê putada, primeiramente antes de falar da banda, minhas condolências ao fechamento do Megaupload e a todo pessoal que trabalhava nele, inclusive o dono, que foi incrivelmente preso pelo FBI na Nova Zelândia. Ainda não me desce a idéia de você ser cidadão de um país e ser preso em outro país por outro completamente diferente! E se o Megaupload ou quem quer que seja estiver causando prejuízos à indústria fonográfica e cinematográfica, é porque ela não se adaptou aos novos tempos ou porque todo mundo já está de saco cheio de ter que pagar caro por produtos de baixa qualidade!

Mas vamos ao que interessa. Ache é uma das melhores bandas dinamarquesas de progressivo, ainda que tivessem lançado poucos álbuns, sendo que os dois primeiros - estes aqui em questão - são geralmente considerados os melhores trabalhos da banda. O som deles lembra um pouco de Beggar's Opera e de Atomic Rooster e os solos de Hammond são altamente predominante nas músicas.

Uma grande pena que não tenha durado tanto tempo, mas ainda assim essencial para qualquer fã de progressivo.
Aê putada, firstly before talking about the band, my condolences to the closing of Megaupload and all the staff including the owner who were surprisingly arrested by FBI in New Zealand. I can't simply figure out the idea of someone being citizen in a country and being dragged to the jail in another country by another completely different one! And if Megaupload or whoever is prejudicing to the fonographic and cinematographic industries, that's because they haven't updated themselves with new times or because everybody is tired of paying so much for low-quality products!

But let's get straight to the point. Ache is one of the best Danish progressive bands, even if they managed to release a handful number of albums. Their two first albums - these ones in question - are generally considered as their best works. Their sound is similar to Beggar's Opera and Atomic Rooster and the Hammond solos are highly predominant throughout the songs.

A great pity that they didn't last long, but still essential for any progressive fan.

ENGLISH:
Hello freaks, firstly before talking about the band, my condolences to the closing of Megaupload and all the staff including the owner who were surprisingly arrested by FBI in New Zealand. I can't simply figure out the idea of someone being citizen in a country and being dragged to the jail in another country by another completely different one! And if Megaupload or whoever is prejudicing to the fonographic and cinematographic industries, that's because they haven't updated themselves with new times or because everybody is tired of paying so much for low-quality products!

But let's get straight to the point. Ache is one of the best Danish progressive bands, even if they managed to release a handful number of albums. Their two first albums - these ones in question - are generally considered as their best works. Their sound is similar to Beggar's Opera and Atomic Rooster and the Hammond solos are highly predominant throughout the songs.

A great pity that they didn't last long, but still essential for any progressive fan.




Tracklist:
-- De Homine Urbano --
01 De Homine Urbano (19:01)
a) Overture
b) Soldier Theme
c) Ballerina Theme
d) Pas de Deux
e) Ogre Theme
f) Awakening
g) The Dance Of The Demons
h) Pas de Trois
i) The Last Attempt
j) Finale
02 Little Things (18:37)
-- Green Man --
03 Equatorial Rain (6:59)
04 Sweet Jolly Joyce (3:47)
05 The Invasion (5:58)
a) Fanfaronade
b) Invasion
c) Monologue
d) Break Down
06 Shadow Of A Gypsy (4:38)
07 Green Man (4:38)
08 Accheron (4:47)
09 We Can Work It Out (8:43)

Line-up:
Torsten Olafsson - vocals, bass, spinet
Peter Mellin - Hammond organ, grand piano, vibraphone, vocals
Finn Olafsson - electric & acoustic guitars, vocals, percussion
Glenn Fischer - drums, percussion
Johnny Reimar - backing vocals (only on Green Man)

'De Homine Urbano' originally released as Philips 841 960 in 1970.
'Ache' originally released as Philips 6318 005 in 1971.



Download:
1970 - De Homme Urbano (2012 Esoteric ECLEC2344)
http://minhateca.com.br/nelwizard/Ache_1970+-+De+Homme+Urbano_Wave,483286328.rar(archive)

or

https://www.sendspace.com/file/4233ng
https://www.sendspace.com/file/ppq1o1

1971 - Green Man (2012 Esoteric ECLEC2345)
http://minhateca.com.br/nelwizard/Ache_1971+-+Green+Man_Wave,483296288.rar(archive)

or

https://www.sendspace.com/file/6id9ox
https://www.sendspace.com/file/x2h3p1


Comentários

  1. Yes, I especially like the organ-guitar interplay, if I recall correctly prefer De Homine Urbano.

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  2. O que eles não enxergam, é quem baixa um arquivo é um potencial comprador, e muitos como eu compra o original
    O negócio é parar de comprar, ai quero ver, eles só entendem a linguagem do dinheiro, e sem ele, eles não são nada
    Sem o compartilhamento e outros métodos, a nossa cultura seria bem baixa, mas se querem assim que assim seja, foda-se a industria criminosa da diversão americana, aliás que é uma bosta a cultura deles
    Beijos

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  3. What they do not see is the one who downloads a file is a potential buyer, and many like me buying the original
    The business is to stop buying, oh I see, they only understand the language of money, and without it, they are nothing
    Without the sharing and other methods, our culture would be very low, but if you want so that it is, fuck the U.S. entertainment industry's criminal, moreover, that sucks their culture
    kisses

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  4. 95% das bandas que eu gosto, eu conheci pela internet, fuçando blogs e trackers alheios. Eu acho que a internet cumpre muito bem seu papel de aumentar o interesse principalmente do pessoal das gerações mais recentes por essas bandas e a continuar valorizando o espaço que elas têm na história.

    95% of the bands that I like, I met through internet, browsing uncountable blogs and trackers alike. I think that internet does very well their role of increasing the interest especially from younger generations towards these bands and to keep giving them their deserved value and a important place in history.

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  5. Eu gostaria de saber como as novas gerações conheceriam as velhas bandas sem o nosso trabalho
    Como as gravadoras poderiam vender os discos empoerados, aqueles bonus+bonus de grupos à muito esquecidos se não fosse o nosso trabalho
    Os Estados Unidos estão falidos, pedindo esmola na esquina, até abrindo as portas para os Brasileiros e Chineses.....

    I wonder how the new generations know the old bands without our work
    As the record companies could sell discs with a lot of dust those bonus + bonus groups to long forgotten were it not for our work
    The United States is bankrupt, begging on the corner, opening up the doors to Brazilians and Chinese .....

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  6. A graduate of the Danish Academy of Music, keyboardist Peter Mellin in 1968 he hooked up with drummer Glenn Fisher and brothers Finn (lead guitar) and Tortsen (vocals/bass). The quartet spent a couple of years refining their chops, culminating in a collaboration with the Royal Danish Ballet Company and dancer/choreographer Peter Schaufuss. Billed as the first (and hopefully last) 'rock ballet' a couple of live performances, including dates at Copenhagen's Royal Theatre and Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet won rave revises and caught the attention of several record companies.

    Two orginal LPs re-issued as one CD Free Records/FR 2002 (2000 Reissue)Digitally remastered in Tocano Mastering, Nyhavn, København, July 2000.

    "De Homine Urbano" - recorded June & October 1969 originally released in February 1970 on Philips 841 906
    "Green Man"- recorded November 1970
    originally released in June 1971 on Philips 6318 005

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  7. Two wonderful plates issued on a single CD. The Danish team referred to the style of achievements of Procol Harum, Rare Bird and The Nice. Completed in 1970, the first albym contain two powerful, progressive suites,long instrumental passages dominated by strong Hammond organ sound and heavy guitar riffs The title track of Ache's first album, "De Homine Urbano" was a 20 minute long instrumental ballet suite (the ballet itself was performed in Copenhagen and Moscow). The other side of the album had another track of equal length with some vocal parts. The ambitious music (all written by Mellin and F. Olafsson) wasn't entirely successful, as it relied too heavily on ideas similar to The Nice (the classically influenced keyboards), Vanilla Pudge (their melodramatic, long dynamic pieces), Pink Floyd (their atonal pieces), early Van Der Graaf Generator and the pastoral songs of Procol Harum. Even so, the album is excellent and recommended for those who enjoy the instrumental excesses so typical of the period. The swirling organ of Peter Mellin and the smooth, melodic tone of guitarist Finn Olafsson dominated the sound. The track itself featured many fine melodies, and the suite was well constructed, with no unnecessary or redundant parts. The instrumental "Little Things" took up the second side of the album. This was an intense and impressive jam with lots of good themes and tight solo passages. Funnily enough, it goes into the riff of Led Zeppelin's "How Many More Times" for a few seconds at the end! This is not an album overflowing with originality, and the band's overall sound was similar to very many other bands of the same time, but the overall good songwriting makes "De Homine Urbano" a worthwhile album from the early 70's scene of Scandinavian progressive rock.

    The second album Green Man (1971) displaying more personality and more discipline. consisted of shorter tracks that didn't quite reach the same standard as the material on "De Homine Urbano". There's nothing bad here, but nothing really outstanding either, just an average slice of your typical organ/guitar-based early 70's prog. Among the better tracks we find the spacey "Equatorial Rain", the four-part "The Invasion" and the mellow ballad "Shadow of a Gipsy". The title-track is a kind of a 60's influenced pop song that must have sounded dated already in 1971. "Sweet Jolly Joyce" is bluesy, psychedelic progressive rock of the generic kind. "Acheron" is on the other hand a nice, jazzy instrumental number with some vibraphone, and the progressive version of The Beatles' "We Can Work it Out" is also interesting. But the band's overall lack of an original sound becomes a bit more problematic when their own material on the album isn't stronger than this. Personally I think "De Homine Urbano" is a much stronger album, and I would recommend that one over "Green Man"

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  8. Ache described their findings, "a dramatic art form based on the coordination of heavy rock music, psychedelic lights, dancing and acting - Ache Rock Theatre". The performance correspond with the music was actually planned, but canceled due to lack of money. For the same reason, Ache disbanded in 1971.
    Four years later Finn Olafsson and Peter Mellin decided to have another go with Stig Kreutzfeldt, Steen Toft Andersen (these earlier operated as the duo Stig & Steen) and Gert Smedegård (ex-Kashmir).
    In true Ache tradition a rock opera (with Bo Lillesøe writing the libretto) named Pictures From Cyclus 7 was soon recorded and released. This is another interesting effort, although their final album Blå Som Altid wasn't up to the previous standards.

    1)DE HOMINE URBANO 1970' PHILIPS PY 841 906
    2)GREEN MAN 1971' PHILIPS 6318 005
    3)PICTURES OF CYKLUS 7 1976' CBS 81216
    4)BLÅ SOM ALTID 1977' KMF ROLP 6570

    One of the best, issued on CD, progressive "doublets" and also the primary position in each, a major collection of old prog-rock!
    an awesome piece of progressive rock.

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  9. Don't worry. we are not concerned by this SOPA law. 99% of the music here don't interest the majors. Not enough sales !. Fortunately, there are small labels to highlight this jewels. Personaly , in more than 30 years of collections , i never saw so much reissues in vinyls and cd's. I think that blog like yours, do more publicity than harm. The Cinema industry never know bears as well .
    The problem of the record industry is in my opinion a problem of quality, quality of music and quality of presentation too . Download music mp3 by paid don't make me dreaming . A good old vinyl with gatefold cover, Yes.
    They have vulgarized a cultural product ( in every sense of the word ) to make more and more profit, they are now reaping the fruits.
    Cheers.
    PS: Ache is a another fine group .

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  10. Grande MICOSE !!! Primeiramente, agradeço de coração pela bela postagem. Obrigado Amigo.
    Com relação ao que aconteceu com o Megauploud, faço minhas as suas palavras. Essa porra de FBI, esses ratos americanos que invadem os outros países como se estivessem no buraco deles e vem querer fuder os outros, porque não têm mais competência para ganhar dinheiro como antes. São atrevidos, metidos e agora o pior de tudo... falidos. Então não conseguem se ver nessa situação e ficam enchendo o saco. Ficam sensurando a internet.
    Aí Micose, admiro você, o Oldbitch e toda galera do blog. São todos de saco roxo e não se intimidam com esse monte de bundão que se acham os donos do mundo.
    Manda bala amigo. Tem 100% de meu apoio e de meu modo de ver a atual realidade.
    Mosca.

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  11. Laurent, that's the point. I'm worried about these smaller labels such as Garden of Delights or Cherry Red, who actually put and reissue really good stuff into the market and not those noisy junkies from the biggest ones such as EMI, Sony, Warner and many other ones. And these less known and older bands can even take advantage of internet as they don't sell very much, especially younger generations. You know, I'm 20 years old and do you really think that would be a krautrock collector without internet and even living in Brazil??? I can't simply stand upon these garbages that appear on TV every day at the rate of causing me mental diarrhea. We must be totally free to choose what we want to listen to.

    Mosca, valeu de coração pelos seus comentários. Nós fazemos o melhor que nós podemos pra difundir o que há de bom na música e aqueles tesouros perdidos que passaram muito tempo desconhecidos para as grandes massas. Você vê que mesmo falido e devendo até os cabelos da bunda, o governo dos Estados Fudidos ainda querem tirar onda de fodões se dando o direito de prender pessoas em outros países. Mas enfim, agora com a China botando pra foder, duvido que eles agüentem muito tempo.
    Abração e valeu mesmo.

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  12. Rogerio M. Schirach26 de janeiro de 2012 16:58

    Aí gente! "Vortei" pros coments de costume, sempre com muita educação......Sonzaço, aliás, em se falando de Bordel o que mais se pode esperar?????????Eu tenho 3 ou 4 primos americanos, um deles é do exército, e pelo (e como) ele fala, percebe-se que eles realmente se acham os donos do planeta...Mas a hegemonia deles esta acabando, porém se vier a China....E vamo que vamo nos downloads da vida, enquanto a (boa) rock music tocar tudo estará bem.
    Abraços a todos
    MrRockeveryday

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  13. sorry, same problems with minhateca

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