Monday, October 10, 2011

Baraka - Baraka 12'' (1986, Self-Released)

Here is the sole release by Baraka, a rare French band crossing coldwave, new wave, touching pop, and synth. I would put them in the same category as bands like Smirnov and Fatidic Seconde. For a private press, quite polished and well-produced... so I would imagine they could have easily been radio pop if in the hands of a major label/producer... though like most bands they never made it to the big league and left us only with this gem. My copy is missing the insert, so I don't have much information... but this one was limited to 1,000 copies. "C'est Pour Ton Bien" is a great coldwave pop track!

To preview some samples:

Baraka - Baraka 12'' (1986, Self-Released)

01. Des Jours Meilleurs
02. C'est Pour Ton Bien
03. Le Chant Des Sirènes
04. Les Enfants Du Paradis
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    1. I'm using the unarchiver. it keeps telling me that the rar file is incomplete. I have tried to open this 3 times..and always.. no track 4. just get tracks 1-3.

      I love all your re-up work. truly. my horizons have been expanded.

      P.S. that White Russia 7'' was insanely good.

      cheers from NYC.

      - MB

    2. I updated the file, so hopefully it works this time.

  2. You're right. I did a mass upload over a couple random days, so I did not check all of these. I'll try to fix it in the next day or two and will post here in the comments when a new file is available.