Various Artists

Absolute Belter AlbumPurchased

In the realms of music business the overused term indie has become somewhat convoluted within the last three decades. Bandied around as a stylistic statement, an ethos or a genre in its own right there are very few successful popular music labels that can truly claim to be independent of those major corporations that in time plan to dominate the entire recorded output of the global music community. Here at Finders Keepers these seldom-championed self-sufficient industries have always been truly inspirational sources. Labels such as Kuckuck in Germany, BYG in France and Sain in Wales have all maintained utmost artistic integrity and broke truly experimental and successful careers without having to surrender their creative loins to the ravenous bottomless stomach of the major music industry and for this reason the music flies freely amongst us adding new life after life to musical misfits as free music lives, breathes and procreates. By the start of the new millennium the revival of the vinyl record buying market had reached a level that turned second hand shops and auction websites into train spotters sports arenas. The competitive nature of record digging, trading, sampling and DJing took misplaced-pop aficionados out of their comfort zones in search of black 12" and 7" medals that might outsmart their fellow collectors or tantalize the fresh ears of a well adjusted freak-fuelled audience. Throughout the 1990s the rise in popularity of indigenous European genres such as Krautrock and French Ye-Ye saw American, English and Japanese collectors re-invent the concept of world music pondering un-raked territories... Europe, of course, would provide the central co-ordinates to start the global trophy treasure hunt. The neatly arranged and numbered racks of laminated 7 inch sleeves that originated from Barcelona in the 60s and 70s have provided many of these vinyl vultures and portable record deck wielders with enough random and varied music to justify week long pop-pilgrimages to Spanish flea markets and thrift shops. Belter records, with their familiar yellow graphic bands and blue/silver or brown/yellow labels punctuate racks of other Spanish delights in a country whose habitual record buying market was initiated and facilitated by a self-made home grown institution. This is were you'll find hip-hop producers rubbing shoulders with mods and proggers, shying away from the sun, contemplating a supposedly-authentic paella supper and repeatedly flipping over the endless rivers of 7" circles and squares in search of another Absolute Belter. The year 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most recognised independent commercial music companies of post-war Europe and with a back catalogue of magnetic tape that could circle the planet the legacy of Barcelona's Belter repertoire has touched each continent, proudly defiant in the face of fascism, technology, revolution, capitalism, patriotism, bad fashion, good vibrations and dubious humour. Viva la musica!
1. Tocata Y Fug Fusioon 00:03:41 1.00 USD
Main artist Fusioon
Composer Fusioon
2. Furia Furia 00:03:09 1.00 USD
Main artist Furia
Composer Furia
3. Un Consejo Los Roller 00:02:28 1.00 USD
Main artist Los Roller
Composer Los Roller
4. Cambio Hurcanes 00:02:45 1.00 USD
Main artist Hurcanes
Composer Los Huracanes
5. En Mi Nube (Get Off My Cloud) Sonya 00:02:36 1.00 USD
Main artist Sonya
Composer Sonya
6. Soy un Sonador Rudy Ventura 00:03:43 1.00 USD
Main artist Rudy Ventura
Composer Rudy Ventura
7. Ciclos Fusioon 00:02:42 1.00 USD
Main artist Fusioon
Composer Fusioon
8. Un Lugar Fuerza 00:02:18 1.00 USD
Main artist Fuerza
Composer Fuerza
9. Yamasuki Rudy Ventura 00:02:33 1.00 USD
Main artist Rudy Ventura
Composer Rudy Ventura
10. Por Las Viejas Calles Control 00:03:28 1.00 USD
Main artist Control
Composer Control
11. Farsa Del Buen Vivir Fusioon 00:03:14 1.00 USD
Main artist Fusioon
Composer Fusioon
12. Good Gally Miss Molly Los Huracanes 00:02:21 1.00 USD
Main artist Los Huracanes
Composer Los Huracanes
13. El Juego Del Amor The Brisk 00:02:07 1.00 USD
Main artist The Brisk
Composer Brisk
14. Cuentame Cosas Tuyas Los Ros 00:02:40 1.00 USD
Main artist Los Ros
Composer Los Ros
15. Ella Tiene El Cabello Runio Albert Band 00:02:37 1.00 USD
Main artist Albert Band
Composer Albert Band
16. Jefe Ironside Los Mismos 00:02:31 1.00 USD
Main artist Los Mismos
Composer Los Mismos
17. Camino Cortado Los Roller 00:03:33 1.00 USD
Main artist Los Roller
Composer Los Roller
18. La Verdad Soledad Miranda 00:02:16 1.00 USD
Main artist Soledad Miranda
Composer Soledad Miranda
19. Veo Visions Los Gritos 00:03:03 1.00 USD
Main artist Los Gritos
Composer Los Gritos
20. Zorongo Alfonso Santisteban 00:02:22 1.00 USD
Main artist Alfonso Santisteban
Composer Alfonso Santisteban
21. Escucha Nina Top Show 00:02:09 1.00 USD
Main artist Top Show
Composer Top Show
22. Space Oddity Hermanos Calatrava 00:04:18 1.00 USD
Main artist Hermanos Calatrava
Composer Hermanos Calatrava