Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Eros Plus Melody Vol. 32 (SC 141)

This mix has been variously lying around on my hard drive, popping up randomly in my car and on my mp3 earphones for the last couple months. I couldn't settle on a photo for the artwork, so it lay dormant to this miniature blog-world for a time. I was imagining something classically romantic for the cover, but had no luck finding anything that properly conveyed the music's image...until today. Woohoo!

Anyhow, this is the first Eros Plus Melody installment to have a sort-of concept. I say sort of because it's not strictly conceptual in that it tells a coherent story. Rather, it is built around an unknown-to-me soundtrack of which I believe to be of Greek origin (Any listeners who can confirm that it is Greek spoken in the opening track?) I have no idea where I got the soundtrack or how long I've had it. But once I discovered it, I listened to nothing else for weeks.

For EPM 32 I took several songs from that mystery soundtrack and built others evoking a similar vibe around them. EPM 32 alternately conjures romantic images of a Casablanca scene, two lovers at a bull fight, sipping drinks at an Italian lounge... the emotions of a deeply passionate love story.

Just the single track mix for now. If you want me to sort and tag the individual tracks, I'll be happy to do so...after the 20th Comment! (Yeah, I know, I originally said 10, but the comments have been rolling in, so it's twenty now! I want to build a community here, forge some ties with my masses...that dynamic will keep this site going strong more than anything.) Blackmail, yes, but that's precisely about 4% of the downloadership that each album on this series averages. As the Waterboy would say, "You can do it!"

35 comments:

  1. Love all the mixes! I'd love to have the individual tracks. Thanks!

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  2. Thank you, Masked Man!

    Happy New Year!



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  3. Yeah dude the individual tracks would be great.

    Is this a compilation of songs from various soundtracks? What is an EPM?

    Sorry for my noobery brother. Its crazy to see people posting great music like this.

    Thanks.

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    1. Hey, homeslice. Quite alright to ask. Yeah this is a compilation of tunes from my library...soundtracks mostly.

      EPM is for Eros Plus Melody, the name I gave to this series as the tracks are groovy romantic ballads (see music to listen to while you are boning).

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  4. Hi Plains, another vote for the individuals track mix. Don't be too tough on us. Then I can help you out the the language on track 1. Blackmail, no...

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  5. Hi HPD,
    Great to have EPM 32 to hear, downloading now and can't wait to hear.
    Thanks.
    I would also love to have the separate tracks, so count me in.

    G.

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  6. THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC & A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!

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  7. Hi, HPD!

    Congratulations for your great Blog!

    Yes, the language is Greek and the soundtrack is from the 1968 Greek film "Κορίτσια στον Ήλιο" ("Girls In The Sun"), starring Γιάννης Βόγλης (Yiannis Voglis), Ann Lonnberg, Μιράντα Μυράτ (Miranda Myrat), Κώστας Μπάκας (Kostas Bakas), Βαγγέλης Καζάν (Vangelis Kazan), Ελπίδα Μπραουδάκη (Elpida Braoudaki), Βαγγέλης Σάκαινας (Vangelis Sakainas), and others. Music by Stavros Xarhakos.

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    1. Wow! Thanks SOULLAKIS! Not just a confirmation of the language, but film title and all the deets. Thanks!

      Now I must find this film.

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  8. Hey, given Soul Laki took my collateral, does this comment count as another in the 10 for split tracks? Please say yes.

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    1. That depends. What kind of opus would you have crafted had Soul Laki not so ceremoniously stolen your thunder?

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  9. Thanks, highplainsdrifter! Just got around to downloading all 32 volumes! What a treat!

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  10. thanks and happy new year

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  11. Awesome! Thank you! The individual tracks will be nice though. ;)

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  12. Vote for individual tracks as well & thank you!

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  13. Great to see you back - Another closer to 20 ..

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  14. Excellent, thanks a lot!

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  15. Oops... the multitrack link is still the single track version.

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  16. My bad. A senior moment there. Thanks, AmericanSamouri. Here she is:

    mediafire.com/download/gg4aqwpq5cqp7f4/EPM32multitrack.zip

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  17. No worries, highplainsdrifter and... thanks again! Great stuff... I love these collections!

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  18. Hi highplainsdrifter, and thanks for your work ! Seems like I came at the right moment for the multitrack ! But the single track is already on its way, so I'll listen to this one first...

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  19. ... and really beautiful cover art btw ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Maïorov Simpleton. And let me just say I am a big admirer of your blogs, especially the newly named Ad Lib. Always a bunch of shares that I find there that slipped through the cracks. Definitely a few of those tracks supply the EPM series.

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  20. A superb compilation ! Absolutely lovely in every way. Who is the goddess on the cover and from whence did she emerge ? Do you know this blog : http://madrotter-treasure-hunt.blogspot.com.es/ ? He's a dutch DJ / collector of all things from Turkey, India,The Phillipines, the far east as well as US / UK jazz and rock. This is my first EPM comp but I'm going to grab a few more. Muchisima Gracias por esta joya !!! All the way from Mallorca, Spain

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    1. Can't remember where I pulled this beauty. A random girl from a random site, now and forever idolized in the Melody series!

      Yeah, I've been visiting Madrotter for years. Got a lot of Indonesian rock and pop from that site. I believe it was shut down for some time, but good to see it back.

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  21. The multitrack is greatly appreciated.

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  22. These tracks are off the charts. What a great compilation of music. You did such a superb job of capturing the essence of love. I love listen to these grooves while I ride the train in to work. The multi track version is a plus. Thanks

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    1. Thanks, Oquindle. Warms my dark heart to know that random peeps are listening to these and that it's making an impression on their day. Stick around. EPM 33 will be off the hook!

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  23. This is awesome. Just when I think it can't get better. It always does. Looking forward to individual tracks Please and Thank You !

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    1. Thanks, man.

      I posted the indy tracks above in the comments awhile back. No worries, though, kinda hard to see buried in there. He it is again:

      mediafire.com/download/gg4aqwpq5cqp7f4/EPM32multitrack.zip

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  24. Just came around to an appreciation of soundtracks in the last few years. Greek soundtracks are pretty obscure to me. thanks a bunch!

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