― Lamp, Friday, 16 March 2012 19:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
It's really good — I would probably recommend this to people who find him off-putting, it's extremely accessible. Kind of like a western version of gagaku.
― tanuki, Friday, 16 March 2012 20:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto - By This River (Phantom)
― The term “hipster racism” from Carmen Van Kerckhove at Racialicious (nakhchivan), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland, Black Is BeautifulGareth Dickson, Quite A Way AwayQuartet for the End of Time, Modus NovusRaoul Björkenheim, Bill Laswell, Morgen Ågren, BLIXTSão Paulo Underground, Três Cabeças LoucurasMeta Marie Louise feat. Max & Momo, Sunny SpotsThe Clash, SandinistaMustonen/ Sooäär/ Remmel/ Ruben, AriaVan Dyke Parks, Song Cycle
― t**t, Monday, 2 April 2012 14:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
Biber - Harmonia Artificiosa (Musica Antiqua Köln / Reinhard Goebel)Daphne Oram - The Oram Tapes Volume One (thanks Geeta)Violeta Parra - AntologiaJohn Oswald - Concerto for Conductor & OrchestraLuc Ferrari - Collection 85Handel - The Triumph of Time and Disillusion (Concerto Italiano / Alessandrini)Guy Reibel - Granulations-Sillages
― Milton Parker, Monday, 2 April 2012 18:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
Olivier Messiaen: Des Canyons aux étoilesOlivier Messiaen: La Transfiguration de Notre-Seigneus Jésus-Christ
― demolition with discretion (m coleman), Monday, 2 April 2012 20:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
Claude Vivier - Orion, Siddhartha, Cinq Chansons (Rundel/WDR SO Köln)Hallucinator - LandlockedGeinoh Yamashirogumi - Akira STDetroit Techno Soul compilationSusumu Hirasawa - Millennium Actress STSurgeon - Force + Form Underground Resistance - World 2 WorldJapanese Telecom - Virtual Geisha
― tanuki, Friday, 6 April 2012 05:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
Dennis Bovell, Brain DamageAlthea & Donna, Uptown Top RankingPat Metheny, What's It All About
― t**t, Sunday, 8 April 2012 14:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
new albums by:sharon van ettendr. johnlightshipstindersticks
― alex in mainhattan, Monday, 9 April 2012 07:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
How's that Dr. John then? "Different", no?
― t**t, Monday, 9 April 2012 08:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
some recent lissnin
Emmanuelle Parrenin Maison Roseshimmering late 70s folk-prog lp from french previously trad folk player.Very magical but every time it comes on i'm reminded of a song I'm only halfplacing. Is it a Jim O'Rourke track Women Of The World or something like that?I think this lp may be best known by those not familiar with it in total for thetrack Topaze which has a proto-trip hop beat years before that trend. The restof the lp has very catching moments emerging from trancey folk based songs. Folkas in Breton ala Alain Stivell meets Linda Perhacs?
Charles Mingus Pithecanthropus Erectuslovely monumental late 50s jazz.I think Mingus has been incorporated as an influence on a lot of mid 60s britr'n'b type stuff. Think Ah Um is more recognisable for that though.There are a lot of classic lps in his ouevre anyway.
feedtime Aberrant yearsThis does have better sound than the 80s cd I had previously.Cooper S the covers lp is grade a dunt. Very in your face bass-driven minimalistrock.Not heard it all the way through yet though.
Lumerians KEXP live 2008http://kexp.org/live/liveperformance.aspx?rId=28435nice spacy psychedelic improvisation. worth hearing. & the rest of that site isworth checking through, some very interesting sets on there.
Sonic's Rendezvous Band think it was the '78 set from the Easy ACtion boxmore great avant dunt based around Fred Smith's guitar and an r'n'b strutreminiscent of early 70s Stones.sound was surprisingly muddy, thought the label had shown how well it couldclear things like that up on its MC5 releases..
Matching Mole Little Red RecordLove this music and looking forward to hearing the clear version on the Esotericcd of it. Liquid jazz meets rock with great instrumental interplay possibly thelast example of Wyatt's drumming showcased before the accident?
Sister Rosetta Tharpea lot of her work's been turning up on Demonoid.I haven't listened to her much before which is a great oversight .Rousing gospel stuff which had a clear influence on rock.Pretty infectious feeling throughout. If this wasn't overtly god-orientated itwould be very good getting down music.
Tim Hardin volume 3The live lp from '68.Hardin either reinvents his earlier material in a more jazzy-folky-rocky styleor badly slurs vocals as though he's nastily stoned. Sadly too much of thelatter. Otherwise this would be an utterly fantastic lp his band cooksthroughout at least on the tracks they're on. I think first couple of songs maybe him solo.
Chicago SoulSouljazz compi of late 60s/early 70s gritty-funky soul.Includes tracks from both Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters' psychedelic cash in lps.Listening to these tracks just has me wishing I could hear the band left to cookin that style on an lp without the connection to a blues icon that seems to feeluncomfortable in their presence. I don't think Rotary Connection who I thinkmost were connected with get so gritty do they?
loads of other stuff which will probably come back to me later.
Bits of country, jazz, VDGG, Gun Club, Soul, garage etc etc cropping up on mywalkman on random. still getting a load of nice surprises fromthat.
ReadingOptical Sounds all 4, discovering some very interesting material from there
Iggy Pop I Need MoreIggy's memoirs make pretty rivetting reading. Wonder if he'll update this or doanother version it did first appear about 30 years ago.
Greil Marcus book on the Doors.been reading this on the bus in and out of the course. Enjoying it mainly butshould probably sit down with what i have of the tracks as s/trk to that.
― Stevolende, Monday, 9 April 2012 09:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
x-pre dr. john: i really like it. it's pretty spaced out, i'd say. actually i don't really know dr. john, everythng i had heard before - which was not much - to me was a tad boring, too traditional or something. the new one is crazy and psychedelic, i hear lots of captain beefheart in there.
― alex in mainhattan, Monday, 9 April 2012 09:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
― t**t, Monday, 9 April 2012 12:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
yura yura teikoku - kantsuu
― 1986 tallest hair contest (Z S), Thursday, 12 April 2012 03:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
lost my ipod, burnt these albums onto some cd's & aside from records that's all i've been able to listen to since
neil young - everybody knows this is nothingnirvana (uk) - all of us13th floor elevators - easter everywherenico - chelsea girls
― flopson, Thursday, 12 April 2012 03:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
Come - Eleven:ElevenCome - Gently Down the StreamFlowerhead - Ka-BLOOMCzar - Vertical Mass Grave
― heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 12 April 2012 03:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
i forgot lee fields new album, vintage soul/funk.
― alex in mainhattan, Thursday, 12 April 2012 08:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
Skying by The Horrors, because I'm late like that, and MMXII by Killing Joke ... which, I deeply regret to say, is not their best.
― Alex in NYC, Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
This week mostly:
Chunky, Novi and Ernie - Chunky, Novi and ErnieChromatics - Kill for LoveMC Miker G & DJ Sven - Holiday RapJulia Holter - EkstasisSun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras & The Congos - FRKWYS Vol. 9V/A - Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound of Burkina Faso 1974-1979Wendy Rene - After Laughter Comes Tears
― You always tell me: "Perhacs Perhacs Perhacs" (seandalai), Thursday, 12 April 2012 13:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
Imikuzushi - Haino/O'Rourke/AmbarchiSipple Out Deh - Lee Perry
― Ward Fowler, Thursday, 12 April 2012 13:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
Agitation free 2ndlong questing, drifting instrumentals for the most apart plus one with ghostly whispered vocals. Nice early 70s kosmische stuff with echoes of the San Francisco scene. Also some electronics that sounds like the descriptions I've read of Dik Mik etc.Think I need to check out some more of their stuff. I know Malesch is pretty tasty cos i already have it.
Emmanuelle Parrenin Maison Rose still Breton folk in Dub, like a cross between Malicorne and Linda Perhacs?Lovely lp anyway.
Ornette Coleman This Is Our Music.J Mascis & The Fog from last week or something long live set .Daturana thopugh i don't think I'm likely to return to this singer isn't very nice listening on this. Band sounds like it started out as Doors worshippers and expanded influence somewhat but singer is way too cod Morrison and tone is just grating. Do wonder if it might be this specific live set but not holding my breath.
― Stevolende, Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
Mark Fry Dreaming With AliceHAzy slightly out of focus production on early 70s folk meets rock lp. Recordwas recorded in Italy by fry, still a teenager with artistic ambitions and aScottish rock band. Not sure if they'd had much contact before the recording butit does come out pretty well. HAs some nice long instrumental textures thatsound like sitar, also remind me of the Velvets in places. weight of the ragarumble or something. Other tracks are a lot more ethereal, whoever's writing themelodies is doing some very atmospheric, beautiful ones.Fry has a new collaboration out now apparently.
Peter Hammill In CameraDark Solo lp by HAmmill joined by some of his VDGG fellows at times. I think thesolo stuff works pretty well, that is the couple of tracks where he is justaccommanied by his own acoustic guitar playing and the 3 Peel session trackswith him alone at piano. Had wondered if I wanted to get the other nearlycompletely solo lps & on this basis most probably.Anyway the furrow that Hamill was working in the mid 70s does seem to have beena very productive one whichever instrumental combination he was working in.Do think I just prefer the fuller band stuff though.So got Silent Corner on my wants list, also Chameleon, wondering about the laterstuff, already having Nadir & all the 70s VDG(G).
Ornette Coleman Complete Science Fiction sessions disc1Great avanty jazz stuff from the early 70s by Ornette with various accompanistsincluding the reunited Atlantic era group. Gets quite psychedelic in places.Think i'm particularly taken with Rock The Clockbecause of the electric sounding bass, plus its the one where Ornette himself isgetting very out there with trumpet and violin.This being the complete sessions the last 2 tracks on the cd are the first 2from broken Shadows which wasn't released until a decade later but comes fromthe same sessions.Disc also starts with a pretty cosmic number with female vocals.The only track i'd been familiar with prior to getting this was the title onewhich turned up on a Kevin Martin complied 2cd in the mid 90s.This seems to be a lot easier to get hold of from the States than this side ofthe Atlantic.
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats Blood lustStoner rock concept lp about a Psycho. really enjoyable lp.This was another thing I heard about through Optical Sound zine. I think theirown website is still selling copies of this on cdhttp://www.svartrecords.com/shoppe/cds-free-shipping-worldwide/725-uncle-acid-an\d-the-deadbeats-blood-lust-cd.htmlwhile Rise Above have sold out of a couple of vinyl pressings
feedtime live set from '86Very good sound on this set, & band seems to be in fine form. 30 trackshttp://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=401779australian heavy blues based dunt. yum yum.seems to be a live set at an instore appearance.
Bebop Spoken Here Confirmationone of the 4 discs from the Proper box, not sure which number but it has a greencover. So is a mix of instrumental and vocal tracks from the height of the bebopcraze in the 40s. has bits of Dizzy Gillespie scatting which is always fun. PlusMiles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dodo Mamorosa, Anita O'Day etc etcReally got into picking up Proper Box sets about 10 years ago. They put out somereally great stuff and are still doing so. 4 pretty full cds on an artist orgenre/sub-genre in reasonable sound where possible. The remastering has tendedto be pretty well done.
Jane's Addiction Ritual de lo HabitualTheir 3rd lp, upbeat offbeat rock from LA in the late 80s. I somehow didn't getinto their material until years after the fact despite having been at the ICAshow where their dry ice set off the fire alarms and the audience had to traipseout into the winter cold of the Mall. Think the show itself was prettyenjoyable.Is there a deluxe remaster of this around? Might indulge if so.Can't see a listing for a version of the cd post 1990 though, would think theywould have upgraded since then though.
Tully Sea of Joyaustralian hippy folk band from turn of the 70s. I think this might be thesoundtrack for a film, it's interspersed with pretty atmospheric instrumentals.
as per usual, not remembering everything I've listened to over this week. Otherbits may come back to me later.
Plus hours of things cropping up at random through my walkman. SO loads ofItalian prog, zeuhl, jazz, country, rockabilly, blues, r'n'r, Gun Club, Cramps,psychedelia, Sonic youth, folk etc etc.
ReadingEverybody Loves Our Town by Mark Yarmoral history of Seattle and grunge. very interesting. Has made me want to checkout some stuff like U-Men, Cat Butt, SOundgarden and possibly Alice iN Chains &relisten to Mudhoney, Screaming Trees and Tad.Also wonder why there was so much space given to Candlebox and Courtney Love.
Retromania Simon reynoldssort of enjoyiing this but have noticed a couple of places where I think he hashis facts wrong. Might make a marked effort to read a lot more of it today,feeling a bit under the weather.
watchingbits and pieces of various thingsNot Going Outfinding this pretty funny, not really been acquainted with it before. But one ofthe cable channels is running a lot of it recently.
Man vs Foodagain something I've not been acquainted with though I've heard the name. Kindof fun.Has me wondering about a few things like the timespace an episode is filmedover. Continuity has it suggesting that things are happening on the same day perepisode but i can't see that Adam guy being able to undergo challenges withoutat least a couple of days between, unless he has a rock iron gut, Evenundergoing a heat challenge on its own would tend to require a day of restingyour gut afterwards surely? On the couple I've seen he's doing a heat challengethen later a size of portion to consume one.
GeronimoDrag with this was a lack of subtitles for when they were speaking apache. Mighthave something to do with it being shown on the Gaelic channel so they didn'twant to use english subtitles?Seems an ok film otherwise.
Mallratswas puzzled by the presence of Stan Lee in a film not based on a Marvel comic.Otherwise,glad I've finally seen this & hoping I get to see Clerks next week.
― Stevolende, Sunday, 22 April 2012 21:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
Biggie Biggie Biggie can't you seeSometimes your words just hypnotize meAnd I just love your flashy waysGuess that's why they broke, and you're so paid
― demolition with discretion (m coleman), Monday, 23 April 2012 10:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Milton Parker, Monday, 21 May 2012 17:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
ome recent lissninNoah Howard The Black ArkLegendary Free jazz set from late 60s reissued by Bo'Weevil a couple of yearsago. Tends to be pretty melodic but Arthur Doyle plays fiercely throughout. Ithink this has got structured songs being played though so I'm not 100% surewhat it should be categorized as, though maybe if those structured bits areactually riffs it might change designation?Think this has made several people's new-thing-jazz top 10s and really should beheard by anybody into that kind of thing I think.
Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes boxthis has some great music in but has been mastered pretty quietly. So I've beenwondering if it was actually remastered or just repackaged.Would love to hear what Esoteric would do with this material since the sound onmost of their discs has been pretty exemplary.But nice semi avant prog stuff sung in French which I've been interested insince Seth Man did reviews on this sitehttp://www.headheritage.co.uk/unsung/search/?q=ribeirosome time ago and have wanted to get in decent version since. I think there mayhave been another pointer about the same time but can't think what it wa unlesit was lps turning up on Mutant-sounds
Dr John Locked Downgreat grooves on this collaboration with the Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach.This really is a great form for Mac, bit of a return to the quality of his earlyNight Tripper stuff though the atmosphere is a lot less ghostly. I'm not surewhat his recent lps sound like so I can't compare. I just know that Gris Gris isone of my all-time favourite lps and this seems worthy of that.Have also heard that Mac is working on a reissue of Sun, Moon and Starsincluding the material that was cut out when the lp was cut down from itsintended original length.& judging by the quality of this lp I should probably check out the Black Keysown stuff. I think the band here shines and I think they have more to do withDan Auerbach than Mac.
Small Faces Decca s/t disc 2I think I might actually prefer this 2nd disc of outtakes etc to the first discwhich is the 1st lp. Keeps a heavy groove going throughout, enough to make mewonder if not getting the From The Beginning set is an oversight. I mainlywanted to get the 2 s/ts but they haven't been able to get the Immediate one inlocally nor Ogden's & I thought those 2 might be the better sellers.Anyway, have loved the Small Faces since I discovered them when I was a 14 yearold moddy boy. & nice to finally get good, surviving band membersanctioned/organised versions of the lps. Or at least it will be when I completethe set.The Paolo Hewitt band bio The young Mod's Forgotten Story was reissued last yearby Acid Jazz and is a good read.
Mol Triffid CBGBs 9/2/91great, pretty other creepy metallic band that was apparently deeply undersung atthe time.
Young Bear Singers liveweird mix of Native American chanting to steady drumbeat interspersed with acomic book hip dj/MC the mix is pretty funny. Wonder if it makes any more senseseeing this live. Strikes me that the multi-voiced chanting might makeinteresting sampling material.
loads of other stuff that I can't think of right now but will probably come backto me later. Plus continual revelation as my walkman coughs up tracks that Ihaven't heard in ages.
ReadingFlashback!Richard Morton Jack's zine appeared after some delay and weighs more thanseveral books I have. Nice read and what reviews it has have been interesting.I'll be intrigued as to what direction the 2nd edition goes in, hoping there isone.
new Ugly-Things just out too. Definitive interview with Johnny Echols clearing up some of the mythology of Love. Group 1850, good glam, Electric Eels, a bio of The Craig of I must Be Mad fame and masses of reviews. Great as ever.
Fug You Ed Sanders 60s memoir
Red Cross First Aid manual trying to get through a course on this and blankedheavily on a spot test last week so hoping that reading through this will get mebetter acquainted with the subject.
REx Libriscomic about an action hero ancient, as in thousands of years old, librarian andhis adventures retrieving books from around the universe and falling intobookworlds. it was supposed to be becoming a film at one point but I can't findupdates on that.Rex was the librarian at Alexandria but survived the fire and is now in asmalltown American library that happens to hold copies of pretty much every bookever.Pretty funny.
Russell Saga of a Peaceful mannot read this in almost 30 years I don't think. Story of a smalltown ageinghippy/alternative type and his adventures at festivals etc.
WatchingAdam Richman's progressive bloat through the series of Man vs Food. this seriesmust create a lot of ethical questions for anybody with world economy or charityissues at mind. Like if you hold an open challenge over food that's too hot tobe recycled properly or passed onto anybody else to eat you've made it inedibleintentionally and therefore wasted food, presumably you can't feed this to pigsor goats cos it's too hot? Also the food size challenges, it just can't behealthy to encourage individuals to gorge themselves to that extent but at leastwaste could be recycled. But still the idea that one has enough food to waste inthis way surely has some knock on effect. I'm reminded of the Food not Bombsproject which recycles waste/excess food left over at the end of the week'ssales by business under the principle that food production is one of the centralimpetuses for war.I still find the program curiously watchable.
Buck & The PreacherSidney Poitier's directorial debut, a black orientated western about atrailmaster and a conman. Stars him and Harry Belafonte in those 2 rolesrespectively. Wish I'd paid more attention to the film instead of gettingsidetracked by my computer. Film is pretty good.
Vidal Sassoon A Cut Abovebio of the great hair innovator reshown on BBc4 tonight. I think I tried to cutmy dreads in a 5 point or similar when i cut them really short 20 odd years ago,probably didn't show very well.My mother used to go and get her hair cut by students at his school for years,possibly still does so I wondered if she'd ever had it checked by him. But itwas & possibly still is a cheap way to get it done nicely. Assume that would betrue as long as the schools remain open.Odd hearing the Mark Eitzel credits theme cos I don't think I've ever heard himsound so commercial
― Stevolende, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:23 (11 months ago) Permalink
Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes box
price is steep for this box. how is the packaging? they throw in a nice book at least?
― Milton Parker, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:29 (11 months ago) Permalink
awesome post stevo :)
― wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:32 (11 months ago) Permalink
my wife was at Matt's Bar in Minneapolis (home of the Jucy Lucy hamburger), and he was taping Man vs Food there (not a challenge, just the part where he checks out cool places in a town)...but anyway, I guess women were throwing themselves all over Adam Richman
― wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:33 (11 months ago) Permalink
last.fm says 2012 has been mostly:
1 James Brown2 Claude Debussy3 De La Soul4 Jungle Brothers5 Beastie Boys6 Enya7 Squarepusher8 Actress9 N.W.A10 Olivier Messiaen11 Ibrahim Ferrer12 Dolly Parton13 Bob Drake14 Johann Sebastian Bach15 Bill Withers16 Maurice Ravel17 A Tribe Called Quest18 Duke Ellington19 Herbie Hancock20 Thelonious Monk
Except something is up here, because I've listened to the shit out of that new Lone album
― Dominique, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:36 (11 months ago) Permalink
cherry picking the james brown singles collections: vol 6 (1969-70) and 7 (1970-72) are ridiculous, sick. prolific ain't the word. promiscuous genius
― (REAL NAME) (m coleman), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:56 (11 months ago) Permalink
i liked that new dr john album more than expected but i agree it sounds more like black keys than mac rebbenack
― (REAL NAME) (m coleman), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:58 (11 months ago) Permalink
dipping into TANGERINE DREAM. played Edgar Froese's second album this AM alongside Isaac Hayes and Jimmy Smith's Back At The Chicken Shack.
― (REAL NAME) (m coleman), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:03 (11 months ago) Permalink
price is steep for this box. how is the packaging? they throw in a nice book at least?
― Milton Parker, Wednesday, May 30, 2012 10:29 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
Not really any extra packaging, every disc is in an individual card sleeve replica of its own lp sleeve. But no booklet in mine, I was expecting to have to try to translate from French since I ordered from there, but firstly there wasn't really anything to translate and more oddly the back of the box is in English. I thought t was a French product of a French band so it would be in the native tongue. maybe its cos its on Universal?I'm really hoping somebody else picks up the music for release elsewhere and it is somebody who is as good as Esoteric. Would even settle for a Sanctuary 2 or 3 cd set as long as the material was remastered at a decent volume. & liner notes were included, Esoteric are very good for those normally.
― Stevolende, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:51 (11 months ago) Permalink
Price isn't anywhere near so steep when you order directly from France!
― Lil' Kim Philby (Call the Cops), Thursday, 31 May 2012 05:49 (11 months ago) Permalink
Moebius + TietchensPauline Oliveros - Modulations 12CD boxComplete Music of Carl Ruggles - 2CD (Michael Tilson Thomas / The Buffalo Philharmonic)Charles Ives - Old Songs Deranged (James Sinclair / Yale Theatre Orchestra)Catherine Christer Hennix - Chora(s)san Time-Court MiragePaul McCartney - RAM 2CD reissue
― Milton Parker, Tuesday, 10 July 2012 04:03 (10 months ago) Permalink
The Mills Tape Music Center discs of that Oliveros boxset are beauuutiful.
― is capybara gay? (Ówen P.), Tuesday, 10 July 2012 11:47 (10 months ago) Permalink
my friend put out this pauline oliveros thing on vinyl recently if you guys are interested:
― wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 10 July 2012 17:03 (10 months ago) Permalink
Il Baletto di Bronzo Ystotally 'kin intense Italian prog record which I've been hearing bits of intermittently for way too long on my walkman. Thought I better bung it on the 3 changer for once and immediately asked myself why I'd been neglecting it.It don't half kick out the jams in its own keyboard heavy way. not sure what other pre-punk stuff hits with similar intensity outside of Detroit which it doesn't really resemble. But pretty essential record which I'd try to hear ifyou haven't already.
Irma Thomas Time is On My sideKent label compi of New Orleans soulstress. The rolling Stones covered the title track early on though she apparently hated their version. Think it's on their 2nd lp. & I do think I prefer hers.really like quite a bit of this compi. Not sure if this is the best way to get her stuff or the 2cd thing that came out last year in that series of New Orleans r'n'b/soul compis that included Allen Toussaint's Evrything I do Gonh Be Fonky. This is great anyway.Did Traci Ullman have an '80s hit with her song Break-a-way? I know I've heard it done by someone else.
Royal Trux s/tthis is their 1st lp. not quite as out there as Twin Infinitives but sounding stoned and damaged veering between some great 60s/70s rock revisitation and them sounding too stoned to be coherent so getting overly repetitive. Not bad for €3 though.
God is my Co-pilot The Peel sessionsanother €3 purchase, bought cos i'd been intrigued by comparisons to the band with another group called JOnestown who i got a live set by recently but could find out next to nothing about. Don't think the comparison is quite as clearcut on hearing this.This is very erratic, veering into the avant and away from the English language quite a bit. Might be something I might explore a bit further though. I don't know.
Amanaz AfricaZam rock, with weird production presumably because of limited budget. Fuzz guitar often sounds ghostly instead of thick and creamy. I'd heard some comparisons to stoner rock antecedents which I guess is there but the production gives it other elements.There are a few places here that sound like the Velvets from s/t & Loaded. I assume that is totally a coincidence. Not sure if that band could have even been heard of by these Zambians.
Go Go Get down various artists disc 1not heard the 2nd disc yet. But this does rerelease one of my alltime favourite tracks War On the Bullshit by Osiris. Some of this does sound a bit glossy which might have to do with it coming form the 80s.Think what I really need is the grittiness of the live gig sound. This is pretty good though. Glad to see people are remembering the downtown DC sound.Recent compi compiled by Joey Negro
Velvet Underground Caught Between The Twisted starsSome long droning early live stuff from '66 and some more rhythmic later stuff. I've been very slowly reading Richie Unterberger's day by day guide recently which is interesting.
various other bits and pieces which will probably come back to me later.The usual array of surprises from my walkman.
Reading Umberto Eco the Prague Cemeterytales of intrigue and anti-semitism from 19th century Europe
Judge Dredd epics catching up on several stories I hadn't read at the time & revisiting ones I have. Currently reading Tale of the Deadman which I've noticed was preceded by an announcement at the end of the previous Dredd story which I didn't think it was supposed to be. Thought you were only supposed to work out who it was gradually. Not sure if there was an actual Dredd story running in the same comics at the same time.Also read Cursed Earth & Oz and its preceding stories or at least the introduction of Chopper over several stories.
Watchinga bit of Nazi Robots at The Centre of the Earthlovely grade z schlock on the Syfy channel. quite gorey. hadn't realised things like this were still being made but the tv guide had it listed as this year.The nazis discovered Pelucidar or whatever it's called during teh 2nd world war. They need to get new scientists to help those who've survived continue to survive but several of the team who've been lead down there are not pure aryans. Syfy's been showing some really iffy material over the last few months.
The Amazing Spiderman in 3denjoyed this new version even with the lack of coloured characters ( except the baddy) and the gnarly machine.
― Stevolende, Saturday, 14 July 2012 09:47 (10 months ago) Permalink
Il Baletto di Bronzo Ys
Great record. I was more into their heavy rock first album for a long time, finally came around to this a year or so ago. Got it at the same time as Battiato's Sulle Corde di Aries, also excellent in a different way.
― Amoeba, Fish, Monkey, Shame (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 14 July 2012 23:11 (10 months ago) Permalink
So far today at work:
Jim Ford - Sounds of Our Timethat Ry Cooper record Skot tried to get ILM to like (and he's right, it's awesome)Roller Ball 45 and Elton Motello's first albumvarious tracks by Godz (NY), Gift (German heavy rock), Lee Scratch Perry early stuff, some skaMassenger s/t (cool local band who will probably either move or stay here and be ignored to death)Rome - Beware Soul Snatchers 12" & Sons of the Sun - Heavenlamp 12"
― Amoeba, Fish, Monkey, Shame (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 14 July 2012 23:15 (10 months ago) Permalink
which ry cooder?
― wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 16 July 2012 21:20 (10 months ago) Permalink
But this does rerelease one of my alltime favourite tracks War On the Bullshit by Osiris
this was on the 'nme does go-go' vinyl release back in '86.
― mark e, Monday, 16 July 2012 21:26 (10 months ago) Permalink
electric wizard - dopethronesleep - dopesmokermelvins - eggnog, lysolblack sabbath - first 5 recordsj dilla - donutsmf doom - mm foodmagma - felicite thoszannette peacock - I'm the onephilip glass - music in 12 partsthee satisfaction - awe naturale
― Dominique, Monday, 16 July 2012 21:40 (10 months ago) Permalink
Ry Cooper aka Rusty Evans - "1983" (futuristic garage folk rock from 1965 with killer snarl/guitar and theremin!)
It's Ry CooPer, though, AKA Rusty Evans from The Deep! Pretty cool pre-psych garage 45.
― Amoeba, Fish, Monkey, Shame (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 03:54 (10 months ago) Permalink
Sa Dingding - The Coming Ones
Jury is still out but I'm enjoying parts of this immensely.
― _Rudipherous_, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 04:53 (10 months ago) Permalink
tangerine dream - force majeureellington/roach/mingus - money junglelester young/oscar peterson - lester young w/the oscar peterson triomatthews southern comfort - later that same yearduane allman/various artists - anthology volume 1 contortions - buyaurra - "when i come home"pleasure - "let's dance"
― (REAL NAME) (m coleman), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 11:40 (10 months ago) Permalink
― mark e, Monday, July 16, 2012 10:26 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
yeah, that's where I initially came across it. Loved it, lost way too much vinyl including it in '96. Started running through my head last year or possibly earlier, yeah think it was a while over which I tried to find out where it was available then found out there was a Best of Osiris http://www.amazon.com/Best-Osiris/dp/B001DGSAKC/ref=sr_1_16?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1342529500&sr=1-16&keywords=osiris
that has some other pretty decent stuff on too.
― Stevolende, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 12:53 (10 months ago) Permalink
& odd thing about that new GOgo set is there seems to be more synth on it than actual horns. Odd to hear a hornless Troublefunk when I thought they had several people on brass.
But have been wondering if anybody ever remixed Sister Ray with congas?
― Stevolende, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 12:55 (10 months ago) Permalink
It's pretty much Fleetwood Mac and Burzum around these parts lately.
― Clarke B., Tuesday, 17 July 2012 13:01 (10 months ago) Permalink
fleetwood mac - bare treesrandom mozart stufftom rush - the circle gamelena lovich - flexredman - dare iz a darksidebrief candles - fractured daysbunch of fugazi
― wack nerd zinging in the dead of night (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 19:36 (10 months ago) Permalink
cool list cloudsI do not know what is Haruomi Hosono
here's a good old thread abt him; patrick south and milton are well-versed in his soundworld: Haruomi Hosono
i would get cochin moon first:
― clouds, Thursday, 20 December 2012 14:55 (5 months ago) Permalink
started making a weird tape. only made one side so far and i keep listening to it so who knows when i'll make the second side:
Shock - Angel Face (1980)
Earth Star - Sonntagsspaziergang (1981)
Units - i-Night (1979)
2i - The Transient/Chinese Circus Defector (1985)
Navastrau - Looking From An Airplane (1980)
Osamu Kitajima - Tengu (A Long-Nosed Goblin) (1975)
Gloria Mundi - The Pack (1978)
Ground Zero - Ground Zero (1979)
Thompson and Latham - Tomorrow Never Knows (1981)
― scott seward, Thursday, 20 December 2012 22:38 (5 months ago) Permalink
Frank Sinatra, Ol' Blue Eyes Is BackDantalian's Chariot, Chariot Rising (1967)Hatfield & The North (1973 ...yeh, same yeah as the Sinatra:)Queen, The Miracle (mmmm... nah, not quite the same yeah as Sinatra, alas;)Philipp Wachsmann & Paul Lytton, Some Other Season
― t**t, Saturday, 22 December 2012 19:36 (5 months ago) Permalink
Phil Spector's Christmas album, Discipline by King Crimson and this:
― Doran, Saturday, 22 December 2012 21:44 (5 months ago) Permalink
― Doran, Saturday, 22 December 2012 21:46 (5 months ago) Permalink
― gimme some reggae! (get bent), Saturday, 22 December 2012 21:51 (5 months ago) Permalink
deuter - d deuter - aumjorge ben - forca brutajorge ben - a tabua de esmeraldamessiaen: trois petites liturgies; couleurs de la cité céleste; hymne au saint-sacramentblue mitchell - the thing to do
― (REAL NAME) (m coleman), Monday, 24 December 2012 12:11 (4 months ago) Permalink
Philip Glass: Another Look at Harmony - Part IV (Choir of the 21st Century, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent on organ, Howard Williams conducting)
― gimme some reggae! (get bent), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 01:56 (4 months ago) Permalink
schnittke - symphony no. 1 (segerstam/royal stockholm po)ustvolskaya - composition no. 1, grand duo, 12 preludes (hatart)matthew herbert - bodily functionsalan braxe - the upper cutsoneohtrix point never - riftsvictoria - officium defunctorum (tallis scholars)bayle - erosphèrenørgård - luna, voyage into the golden screen (blomstedt/danish rso)radulescu - intimate rituals (caussé, royer)bruckner - symphony no. 5 (herreweghe, orchestre des champs-elysées)nono - polifonica-monodia-ritmica, canti per 13, etc
― tell the kids it's 卵 (clouds), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 02:33 (4 months ago) Permalink
laurie spiegel - cavis murismagma - felicite thoszbob dylan - tempest (gaargh! his voice!)scott walker - bish bosch (great but can't take more than 25 consecutive minutes so it's taken me this long to get through it all)toshimaru nakamura / sachiko m - domaggi payne - electronic works 1976-1981tim story - in another countrycameroon - baka pygmy musicarcane device - troutsurvival research labs @ extreme futurist festival 2012 (or, one 158 Hz tone @ 140 dB occasionally punctuated by transients from the concussion cannon)
― Milton Parker, Tuesday, 25 December 2012 04:44 (4 months ago) Permalink
<3 baka pygmies
― tell the kids it's 卵 (clouds), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 04:47 (4 months ago) Permalink
fred durst needs to get some pygmies involved
― things that are jokes pretty much (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 04:50 (4 months ago) Permalink
vatican shadow, lot of, obviouslylistzt's schubert transcriptions (hamelin)this is happeninguntiltedsilent servantlee gambleshostakovich #7 (mravinsky)
― things that are jokes pretty much (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Tuesday, 25 December 2012 05:09 (4 months ago) Permalink
bob dylan - tempest (gaargh! his voice!)
Noisy, innit? Like it, actually - he seems one of the few from the 60s who really kept going.
Beginning to make it my way through the stuff in the Funkystepz thread. D/l my favourites from the ILX top 100 dance/electronic from the 00s poll.
A few works by Michael Finnissy - he is one of my favourite composers but I just feel I'm scraping the surface - such savegery on 'ouraa' from '83, even when it settles it doesn't let go fr a sec - more of a way of playing w/extremes of contrast that would come across as desperation from almost anyone else. Re-frames the meaning of intensity.
Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf - 'succolarity' for flute. Play this alongside Hubler's 'Palimpsest'. Mahnkopf comes across as a hack.
― xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 14:14 (4 months ago) Permalink
Stew on the stove, enjoying some atmospheric EPsAudision - Up & AwayBurial - Street HaloRed Stars Over Tokyo - Hits of Sunshine
― willem, Wednesday, 26 December 2012 15:02 (4 months ago) Permalink
A few works by Mathias Spahlinger. If you like concrete intrumentale as per Lachenmann then its sometimes like it but he has a knack for not being as straghtforward when you're boxing him into a corner. One piece is for pots and pans...an American would be all playful but this is all incredible serious so he places a piano - no entended techniques as far as I can tell - in the middle. But not Beethoven in the middle of modernism.
'Gegen unendlich' has a section which veers on the middlebrow at times.
Easier to tell what it is not.
Lachenmann - Musik Mit Leonardo
Chaya Czernowin - Lovesong for emsemble, quite a lot drumroll type percussion. V good, tick.
― xyzzzz__, Thursday, 27 December 2012 16:00 (4 months ago) Permalink
Still skimming a lot of ILM EOY nominations. Checking out Phenomenal Handclap Band right now and into it so far.
In the evening (generally, anyway) I'm finally getting hands on about sorting through the Oum Kalthoum tracks on Spotify. I am working on building a playlist of every unique Oum Kalthoum recording on Spotify. Some appear in Spotify just once, some are on there several times, without much rhyme or reason (though there's some connection to how popular some of them are). I am not going to listen to every second of every track, but I'm trying to pick out the copies with the best sound quality. This could take months.
― _Rudipherous_, Thursday, 27 December 2012 16:57 (4 months ago) Permalink
Today/Tonight...Karma to Burn- Wild Wonderful PurgatoryShrinebuilder- s/tBlue Oyster Cult- SpectresCheap Trick - s/t Judas Priest- Screaming for Vengeance (right now)
― earlnash, Saturday, 29 December 2012 03:46 (4 months ago) Permalink
v/a - nonesuch explorer: kenya & tanzaniaeliane radigue - e=a=b=a+bapogee & perigee - chojiku colodustan ryokokivatican shadow - ghosts of chechnyabvdub - serenityandré boucourechliev - les archipelskarl amadeus hartmann - syms 1 & 3 (rieger/bavarian rso)
― nevaeh for evaeh (clouds), Saturday, 29 December 2012 03:56 (4 months ago) Permalink
johannes welsch - sound creation (a deep listening journey through the gong)tod dockstader - electronic vol. 1 (mordant music reissue of 1979 boosey & hawkes library music)decembral hymnal 2: deep night (spotify playlist w/ derek bailey, fred frith, david toop, harry partch, chinese/mongolian folk music)
― gimme some reggae! (get bent), Saturday, 29 December 2012 23:49 (4 months ago) Permalink
the liars album that came out this yearjessie wareyo la tengo - i am not afraid of you and will bate the face offa ya yada yada yadasonic youth - dirty
― Old Boy In Network (Michael B), Sunday, 30 December 2012 01:38 (4 months ago) Permalink