We’re back to Cool & Strange Music for Jan. 29, 2016! And do I have some strange and cool stuff for you today.

First up, is Oleg Kostrow. Oleg Kostrow is a very prolific Russian synth & sample artist, and the member of the Messer Für Frau Müller duo, and Messer Chups. He mixes modern beats with cool & crazy samples.

#3) Oleg Kostrow – Bukva F https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldyZ-Pdo418

And speaking of people from the East, at #2 is also a guy from a faraway land. It seems that North Korea has (or hasn’t?) blown off a hydrogen bomb. That puts our #2 song in the news this week. North Korean military propaganda videos are very boring (as are all military propaganda). So the creator of this video took the footage and tried to sync it up with some delicious disco groove (Jimmy Bo Horne – Dance Across the Floor). It’s really funny in places where it looks like the editor had it almost in sync. It’s worth several laughs. Check it! The artillery firing off in unison with the trumpets towards the end is hilarious!

#2) North Korean People’s Army Funky Get Down Juche Party https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwoSFQb5HVk

Finally at #1, Milky Edwards & The Chamberlings. Did a a gospel group record an album of cover versions of all the songs on David Bowie’s “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” album in the 1970’s?

On YouTube you can find three videos of someone playing songs from this album (that doesn’t exist) being played on a record player (with record noise added for special effect). The videos were uploaded in early 2012 and recently they started to draw attention (you can also check out the very basic website: www.milkyedwards.com).

Milky Edwards and the Chamberlains

Milky Edwards and the Chamberlains. Track listing: Starman, Suffragette City, Moonage Daydream, Five Years, Soul Love, It Ain’t Easy, Lady Stardust, Star, Hang Onto Yourself, Ziggy Stardust, Rock N Roll Suicide.

Who created these songs (and videos) and why? No one seems to know. Whoever created them, did an excellent job. The recordings are top quality professional. The only thing I know for sure is that the album cover is definitely not from the 1970s because it uses Mojo Standard font (which didn’t exist until 1990!) The font is altered – easily done on a computer – I do it all the time. Besides that, there’s not much else. Oh, there is a rumor that this could be the hi-jinks of David Bowie with Luther Vandross from the Young Americans period. I have to admit that, yes, the singer does sound a bit like Luther Vandross. Check Luther Vandross and compare voices here, if you like (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmDxJrggie8)

#3) Milky Edwards & The Chamberlings – Soul Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GlsNSWDVdM

Heck, while we’re here, I’ll link to the other two existing videos!

Milky Edwards & the Chamberlings – Starman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y115_2h4a68

Milky Edwards & the Chamberlings – Moonage Daydream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvXLuYXPL94

Read more about Milky Edwards and the Chamberlings here.

Well that’s it for Cool & Strange Music for this week. Have a great weekend! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers


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Past issues of:

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Jan. 14, 2015 – David Bowie Tribute! robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-jan-14-2015-david-bowie-tribute/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Dec. 29, 2015 – Eddie Murphy, Messer Chups, Vladimir Putin! robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-dec-29-2015-eddie-murphy-messer-chups-vladimir-putin/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Dec. 21, 2015 – Bennie Melwin, Cambodian Space Project, The Rebel Scumbagsrobot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-dec-21-2015-bennie-melwin-cambodian-space-project-the-rebel-scumbags/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Dec. 15, 2015 – Hexstatic, Stan Freberg, Mary Schneider, The Fancs Brothers!robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-dec-15-2015-hexstatic-stan-freberg-mary-schneider-the-fanc-brothers/

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Dec. 8, 2015 robot55.jp/blog/cool-and-strange-music-countdown-dec-8-2015/ (Messer Fur Frau Muller, Eliert Pilarm, Zlad)

Cool and Strange Music Countdown – Dec. 1, 2015 robot55.jp/blog/cool-strange-music-dec-1-2015/ (Mrs. Miller, Ray Stevens, Barnes & Barnes)