Friday, 20 May 2016

Darius - 1969 US

Darius aka Robert J. Ott was a mysterious figure that made a self-titled album in 1969 on Chartmaker records out of LA. Totally obscure and yet likeable if you imagine a folky Psychedelic Elvis. Information is sketchy but "Shades Of Blue" might be a welcome addition to your record collection from this passionate and talented singer – the last note of the song is tremendous.
Darius ll seems to be a ‘found’ album of unreleased songs and a little research tells me there was another project in the eighties called The Earthlings but he seems to have dropped off the map until a German label World Of Sound rediscovered him in 2002. That’s about all I know except that one website suggested that he had a car accident in 1974 and that’s what may have hindered his progress – sadly he died of cancer in 2006. Alas no one noticed him then and unfortunately no-one has noticed him since – now’s your chance.(indeepmusicarchive)
From the Austrian unofficial release of this great album by Breeder (RPR 005-2C-565), i chose "Shades Of Blue" and "I'm The Man". Enjoy!!!

-by dj fanis: here


kingcrimson1973 said...

Thanks man! I ordered this Breeder and it's on the way...thank god it sounds good....real smooth. I'm guessing you don't post full rips? If so I'd love to have this on mp3....thanks again

Hippy dj kit-dj fanis said...

No my friend, i post only some tracks from each album.Darius is a great album, a must have for any psychedelic fan.

-by dj fanis

kingcrimson1973 said...

Thanks for the response! Very true, I waited to find a copy of this for a reasonable price and finally found one....

Hippy dj kit-dj fanis said...

Look here for the album on mp3 format:

dj fanis