because you lot, aside from maybe three of my friends, are probably the only people who will feign interest in the utterly arbitrary stuff i like. last time i was between jobs i tried for a while posting little write-ups on the music i was digging on to facebook. it was a great way of finding new music, strangely enough, because trying to describe what i was listening to kept bringing me to other things i didn't expect to find. but it was time consuming so once i started working again i quit. expect updates to be sporadic.
this is an early side from blue note records that was on a comp with some james p. johnson sides in the '80s. it's interesting because the celeste isn't an instrument one associates with jazz, except maybe for sun ra. on top of that it's also got charlie christian on guitar, though he's not to the fore here.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Friday, 10 August 2018 02:18 (eight months ago) Permalink
The Mills Brothers were crazy good. The dude with the vocal bass line and the guitar is funky and amazing at downhill train speed.
― earlnash, Friday, 10 August 2018 02:28 (eight months ago) Permalink
That Celeste sounds cool its like vibes with more sustain and a bit of a bell like overtone.
― earlnash, Friday, 10 August 2018 02:30 (eight months ago) Permalink
that mills brothers song is great, thanks!
a couple weeks ago i decided to listen to every band i could find named "collage". my favorite was this estonian folk/jazz combo. estonian vocal harmonies and soul jazz, what a combo!
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Friday, 10 August 2018 02:34 (eight months ago) Permalink
I really heard the Mills Brothers listening to Blues Before Sunrise radio show out of Chicago. It's on over night Saturday night/early Sunday. It's rare for me to know that many songs on any show, occasionally a track here or there or unless he is doing a set of Chicago blues from the 50s-70s. Even then, the guy plays a pretty deep well of stuff.
There is some other accapella groups out there from same era as Mills Brothers old stuff that is mind boggling. I've heard him do sets of that stuff a couple times over the years. Some of that is like music from another dimension.
― earlnash, Friday, 10 August 2018 02:38 (eight months ago) Permalink
god knows, so much great old stuff and the only way it surfaces is if it's just plain weird like the dezurik sisters.
ucla is putting this huge fucking collection of mexican and mexican-american music on youtube. there was this jazz violinist named emilio caceres on vol. 1 of the savory collection, and he's got this amazing performance of "dark eyes". god only knows what the hell else amazing is in this collection.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Friday, 10 August 2018 02:41 (eight months ago) Permalink
a couple months ago i ran across a bandcamp recording by a doctor of something or other, where he asked the clerks at all the record stores in new york city what their favorite scream on record was and put them together. and that had me thinking about what my favorite scream on record was.
i eventually decided it would have to be by slauter xstroyes. i'm a little disappointed, as a zep stan from the age of 14, that the "belching" school of metal is more credible than the "screeching" school of metal these days. slauter xstroyes are firmly in the latter camp and it's exhilarating. singer here has a scream that turns into a laugh that goes about thirty seconds, and knowing full well what the people want, repeats it three times over the course of the song. ladies and gentlemen, i give you... METAL'S NO SIN.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:09 (eight months ago) Permalink
so my goal is to at some point like all music everywhere. it's a stupid goal, but human existence is stupid and absurd so i feel comfortable with it. to the point where i seek out music in genres i particularly hate to find something redeeming in it.
the music i hate more than anything else in the world is zydeco. i don't know why. i love the accordion and the bandoneon, but zydeco just drives me up a fucking wall. so i had to find a zydeco song i loved.
wasn't all that hard. "they call me good rockin'" by herbert "good rockin'" sam. fucking amazing tune.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:14 (eight months ago) Permalink
oh, cool, here's a slauter xstroyes live video uploaded next than a day ago. it's not the best slauter xstroyes video on youtube but it's FRESH
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:17 (eight months ago) Permalink
here's a free download of a bunch of field recordings of snow and ice. it's a little uneven but i love the sounds of ice and snow, particularly when it's as fucking hot as it has been out here. good stuff to cool down with.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:39 (eight months ago) Permalink
sometimes i feel like too much of a gringo to listen to afro-cuban jazz. machito is great of course and i have a couple records of descargas but listening to this modern stuff i'm out of my element. "contrapuntistico" by yosvany terry though clicked with me immediately. maybe my avant-prog background; even if i don't have the technical understanding to explain exactly what terry is doing compositionally, i've listened to enough henry cow that it seems intuitive to me somehow.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 16:36 (eight months ago) Permalink
Rush all time poster
― Ross, Saturday, 11 August 2018 16:41 (eight months ago) Permalink
awww thank you ross
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 16:54 (eight months ago) Permalink
ok, i know it's a novelty cover, but damn this soul jazz organ trio cover of "enter sandman" is some hot shit. i've always liked the song myself, i don't care if it's a "sell-out" record or whatever.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 22:39 (eight months ago) Permalink
That is a cool arrangement on "enter sandman".
― earlnash, Saturday, 11 August 2018 23:07 (eight months ago) Permalink
a song i wind up listening to a lot, because the artist is alphabetically near the beginning of my collection, is "badonse memela" by abafana bomjovo. i don't know what any of those words mean. but i found my way to an old blog called "electric jive", which points out that the single version of it for some reason starts with an argument between two men where they yell "fuck you, man" at each other. and it's also a good song, i think it's some sort of kwela which is as far as i can tell one of those styles of music better suited to singles than to albums. of course it got played on "give the drummer some" right after it came out but that was six years ago and i figure it's ok to mention it again on the grounds that everyone involved has since forgotten it existed except me. the album version without the cursing is on youtube but to get the single version you have to go to the blog.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 23:48 (eight months ago) Permalink
I first heard South African jazz through Robert Wyatt and his work with folks from that scene, particularly Mongezi Feza. One of my favorite of the recordings I've heard is a BBC session by the Brotherhood of Breath that was uploaded to a Usenet binary group probably decades ago now. Whoever uploaded it had no more information on it than I do - the tape trading scene did not always have superbly high documentation standards - and I'm not aware of any subsequent documentation of the session either. All I can tell you is that it's almost certainly from sometime between 1970 and 1975. Looking around I did find some really nice versions of "You Ain't Gonna Know Me" by Viva la Black and Louis Moholo with Shabaka Hutchings, but I couldn't find this version - I'm not actually sure there are any officially released versions featuring the composer. The announcer, not heard here, notes that the solos were by Mike Osborne, Lol Coxhill, and Mongezi Feza. I like it enough that I feel like a couple more people should hear it before it vanishes forever into the ether, so I went ahead and uploaded it.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 12 August 2018 01:12 (eight months ago) Permalink
^nice, thanks! have been on a b.o.b (& alumni) kick all this morning.
― no lime tangier, Sunday, 12 August 2018 03:25 (eight months ago) Permalink
i'm not a completionist but i've found covers i like well enough of all the beatles' songs except for like three - i think it's "what goes on", "yellow submarine" and one other from that era. (sufjan stevens has a good cover of "what goes on", but i don't like it.) anyway i did manage to find a number of pretty good covers while i was embarked on that project.
i absolutely love this live version of "old brown shoe" by the laughing dogs from around the time of their first album. the laughing dogs apparently appeared on a cbgb comp featuring all the bands nobody in their right mind would want to listen to, but as a power pop band they were pretty alright.
there's actually a u-matic video from this era out on youtube, but it doesn't sound as good, and watching washed-out u-matic video footage isn't necessarily my idea of a good time. your mileage may vary.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 12 August 2018 22:29 (eight months ago) Permalink
occasionally youtube will recommend me videos that aren't of SJWs getting OWNED, though i still wish i could turn off its shitty "recommendations" altogether. still, as long as i have them, might as well get what i can from them. so it suggested me this piano sonata by carl vine, who is it turns out an acclaimed australian composer, and i like it, though i the phrasing on benjamin boren's recording is more to my liking. anyway i do think it's a good composition and i like the sense of drama it has.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 12 August 2018 23:03 (eight months ago) Permalink
i was trying to explain "the white visitation" from one of the parts of "gravity's rainbow" i've read to one of my co-workers and she did a google on it and this guy's bandcamp popped up. apparently he's big in the mexico city electronic music scene, which is something i don't know shit about - i'm arguably really bad with electronic music because i don't dance but i think this sounds really good.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:05 (eight months ago) Permalink
Fucking hell this is a good one! Apparently a side project of the Diaphanoids? Who maybe I should also listen to? I didn't follow XLR8R or RA in 2010, even now I barely know what the hell is going on over there. It's got an absurd and ridiculously convoluted backstory based around the 1970s, which is also a plus for me, and it just sounds, well, cool.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 01:03 (eight months ago) Permalink
Man I was a big fan of Brainiac in the '90s and have been off-and-on following John Schmersal ever since. I actually had a co-worker point out the Vertical Scratchers record to me after he heard it on NPR in 2014. Now for many people (including me) something being on NPR would be a pretty compelling reason to not listen to something, but nah man Schmersal is fucking good, he's got that sort of GBV thing going on, and he doesn't overstay his welcome. I love the Vertical Scratchers' sole LP and listen to it a lot.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:09 (eight months ago) Permalink
courtesy of my youtube subscriptions. i didn't realize rimarimba was putting out new material, but it sure sounds good!
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:32 (eight months ago) Permalink
I was reading about the Peterloo Massacre and Wikipedia mentioned in passing that this band did a prog-rock epic about it. This is the first track on the archival release with that epic. Apparently these folks were championed by John Peel, to little effect, which is unfortunate because he did have some fairly decent taste in music. It's a strange archival record because the band stuck around even after Peel's attempt to promote them flopped and did a fair number of tracks in a more commercial hard rock style, which are also stuck on the record with no indication as to their recording dates - absolute curate's egg. Anyway this reminds me of the better parts of, say, Fresh Maggots, and is ripe for rediscovery. I'll have to check out the record of theirs Peel did get released.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 18 August 2018 16:13 (eight months ago) Permalink
ok, i'm digging deep into jimmie blanton's recordings. i recognize that i might be a slight bit late to the party on this one. good god, though, this version of "bakiff" is spectacular.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 19 August 2018 01:34 (eight months ago) Permalink
today i've been hitting the '60s and '70s funk and soul pretty hard. ran across a '72 record by a group called "madhouse" dedicated to telling richard nixon to go fuck himself. frankly a lot of political stuff ages poorly - i listened to a fair bit this morning, including a record by a group called "boscoe" that's _correct_ about everything they say (also, for instance, have been listening to the works of a guy named darrell banks, great soul musician who was shot to death by an off duty detroit cop in 1970, quelle fucking surprise) but not all sermons are created equal. spending ten minutes repeatedly telling the listener "god damn you" for having hope for the future isn't necessarily a good one.
this, on the other hand, this is some good shit (once you get past the parody opening). the message is as relevant today as it was in 1972. i expect it to be about as effective too.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 19 August 2018 19:00 (eight months ago) Permalink
Somehow found my way to one of Yuzo Koshiro's DJ sets today. I think Magfest is some kind of gamer festival so he starts out with "Actraiser", which you can't even remotely dance to, but shit gets pretty hot pretty quick.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 19 August 2018 23:38 (eight months ago) Permalink
matchess has a new one! so naturally, i'm listening to this russian space rock band called "vespero". they have a comp with multiple faust covers, but they sound better when they're doing their own thing.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Monday, 20 August 2018 01:20 (eight months ago) Permalink
i'd never heard of this game before. nice music.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 26 August 2018 01:18 (seven months ago) Permalink
I did this online radio show. Do. I guess. It's on hiatus. It's just for fun, nobody listens to it, playlists based on certain themes. Title words are easy enough because they're searchable and I have enough to work from that I can get an hour out of just about anything. I did an hour of songs based around kitchen objects once. It wasn't the best hour of music ever but it was fun.
Anyway they're not real "dj mixes" because I could never be bothered with beat matching, continuous play has just never been that important to me, but here's a couple playlists I put together today. The "summer" one turned out way darker than I thought it would. Darker than any mix with "Hot Pants in the Summertime" on it has any right to be.
Walt Whitman - America (excerpt)Bekon - AmericaLonnie Holley - I Woke Up In A Fucked-Up AmericaStevie Wonder - Jesus Children of AmericaSimon & Garfunkel - AmericaByrne & Eno - America is WaitingBruce Haack - The American EagleBill Parsons - The All American BoyCaetano Veloso - Soy Loco Por Ti, AmericaLa Femme - Welcome AmericaLa Santa Cecilia - Mexico AmericanoHaram - American PoliceIdeal Free Distribution - The American MythThe Butthole Surfers - American Woman (alt version)V3 - American FaceWilco - Ashes of American FlagsLucio Battisti - La Nuova AmericaVyto B - New America
Mike Taylor - Summer Sounds, Summer SightsThe Cosmic Rays - SummertimeLes Paul & Mary Ford - In The Good Old SummertimeKool & The Gang - Summer MadnessShelleyan Orphan - Midsummer Pearls & PlumesMichael Giles - Midsummer DayJoni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer LawnsNariaki Obukuro - Summer Reminds MeThe Dramatics - Hot Pants in the SummertimeBertrand Burgalat - This Summer Nightthat dog. - One Summer NightThe Doors - Indian Summer (8-19-66)Mark Eric - Where Do The Girls Of Summer Go?Margaret Berger - I'm Gonna Stay After SummerSmile Down Upon Us - Two Weeks Last SummerWaves - Summer SundayPeter Hammill - Summer Song (In the Autumn)Peter Laughner - Summertime Blues
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:30 (seven months ago) Permalink
plate of goddamned shrimp
would've hit my "america" mix if i'd heard it twelve hours earlier
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:54 (seven months ago) Permalink
― Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 09:12 (seven months ago) Permalink
Today I've been feeling shred music of the late renaissance and early baroque. So there was this guy Rognoni who came up with this style of music called "viola bastarda", which was a more shred-oriented variation on the viola da gamba music of the day. Interesting thing about this piece is that he actually wrote it with three different difficulty levels. It feels kind of like a late 16th century equivalent of "Rock Band"!
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Friday, 31 August 2018 23:10 (seven months ago) Permalink
here's a band playing a soul jazz arrangement of a "streets of rage" tune in a new york city bar. great atmosphere.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 1 September 2018 16:21 (seven months ago) Permalink
was digging around in the "freak folk" rym charts and this popped up. it's an '80s proggy avant garde brazilian record but it's not really vanguarda paulista. it's mostly just strange. a smidge tribal, but tribal in a way that doesn't stop them from doing songs in tribute to stravinsky. maybe reminds me a little of el polen? i don't know.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 2 September 2018 19:02 (seven months ago) Permalink
i am not a musician but lately i find myself drawn to videos with titles like "Cadential Diminished Chords are So Dope!", not because i understand it but because i don't. so from there i found my way over to this super-hipster new york big band jazz using irrational time signatures. their album just came out, it's produced by darcy james argue. i'm a total sucker for this kind of shit.
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Saturday, 8 September 2018 22:11 (seven months ago) Permalink
oh, and krock is right, that synth solo is fucking amazing
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Saturday, 8 September 2018 22:14 (seven months ago) Permalink
today i realized that the 5:4 website has recordings of pretty much all the prom premieres from the last nine years out there so i've been delving into it bigtime
which explains why i am listening to a mixtape of enoch light deep cuts
i've been meaning to get more into enoch light for some time now, just what i needed.
but that just-premiered daphne oram piece is fucking great too, don't get me wrong
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Sunday, 9 September 2018 03:05 (seven months ago) Permalink
oh, cool, i somehow got youtube to recommend me this random pow-wow record after i spent a couple minutes looking up kyrgyz folk music. intense shit. more of this please and fewer videos attempting to explain to me the TRUE PURPOSE of the pyramids (i mean, we all know it's ufo grain storage, don't we?)
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Sunday, 9 September 2018 03:11 (seven months ago) Permalink
this album makes me wish i understood portuguese
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Saturday, 15 September 2018 16:27 (seven months ago) Permalink
here's a cash-in anonymous cover record of alice cooper circa "billion dollar babies", released on 8-track only, in case you wanted to hear these classic cuts at the wrong speed
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Monday, 17 September 2018 01:40 (seven months ago) Permalink
oh hey here's a spanish-language knockoff cover of "i'm not in love"
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Monday, 17 September 2018 02:06 (seven months ago) Permalink
fwiw I never really liked that song anyway. Also "Herve" is a name I always find a little funny.
― Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 17 September 2018 02:27 (seven months ago) Permalink
i'm in full agreement with you re: i'm not in love, man alive
i like some stuff by godley and creme, though. not their triple record bloat-fest. well, bits of their triple-record bloat fest. i'm more taken with their music for that benson & hedges ad. (have i posted that here?) it's more _concise_.
"lol" is a funnier name than "herve".
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Monday, 17 September 2018 02:57 (seven months ago) Permalink
I decided I needed to listen to more Rumba Flamenca. Didn't like most of it. Thin, underproduced. Loved Los Chicos, though. Crazy ultra-'70s late-Franco shit. Up-front, punchy, thoroughly gauche - this is my jam.
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:36 (seven months ago) Permalink
I like that the song's all about she's going to leave him and the background dancers are all "yes, and we shall leave BY BIKE"
― Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 20 September 2018 09:15 (seven months ago) Permalink
yeah it's super-stylin'. the preview screenshot really says it all.
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Thursday, 20 September 2018 13:39 (seven months ago) Permalink
here are 80 minutes or so of my favorite songs with the word "puppet" or "marionette" in the title, in celebration of my finding out that there was a super-expanded reissue of dendo marionette's ep last year
abba - i'm a marionetteraccomandata ricevuta ritorno - un palco di marionettehoracee arnold - puppett of the seasonscharlie looker - puppetalport astazio and the kwana-moto band - odoli (puppets)amy x neuberg and men - naked puppetsmetallica - master of puppetssleepytime gorilla museum - puppet showdendo marionette - dendo marionettebernard estardy - marionettes clubakina nakamori - marionetteeternal void - pirates puppetbob drake - funeral march of the marionetteharmonic 33 - marionette
you should check out the metallica track if you haven't heard it, it's one of their better songs, kind of long though
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Saturday, 22 September 2018 23:12 (six months ago) Permalink
here's a song by Herbert Joos from his 1974 album THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE FLUEGELHORN. great title, great cover, great music!
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Sunday, 23 September 2018 00:25 (six months ago) Permalink
By the way if you want to hear a song from their first record that isn't an inferior ripoff of "The Great Curve" or slightly dodgy reggae, I recommend Lai tu aizmirstu; it's a good one.
― The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:50 (two months ago) Permalink
xpost I know what you mean about jazz confidence. I've been listening pretty often since the early 70s, still far from expert. But what the hell, post at will on Rolling Jazz, as I do.
― dow, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 01:08 (two months ago) Permalink
will keep it in mind, thanks!
― The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 01:16 (two months ago) Permalink
Glad you like Herbie Nichols, rushomancy! I recently rediscovered him too, after finding "House Party Startin'" on a decaying old mix cd-r I made back in 2002 or so, now tucked away on a shelf in the garage. His harmonies work in weird ways. The Lucas Gillian's Many Blessings album of Nichols covers is pretty great, isn't it?
― Johan Lif, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 07:35 (two months ago) Permalink
it is! i also like the mengelberg/lacy/lewis/gorter/bennink record of his tunes and the music of the Herbie Nichols Project. unfortunately roswell rudd's nichols recordings haven't really clicked with me yet, which is a shame because i really like rudd in general.
― The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 08:36 (two months ago) Permalink
by the way i'm happy to hear that cecil mcbee has apparently branched out into japanese women's fashion
― The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 22:22 (two months ago) Permalink
in honor of the last track on the most recent daphne and celeste album here is an NSF cover posted by someone calling themselves "barismanco", not to be confused with the anatolian rock band, of the captain beefheart song "kandy korn"
― The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Friday, 8 February 2019 01:27 (two months ago) Permalink
i wanted to see if bob dylan had ever released "wiggle wiggle" as a single
he hasn't as far as i know
but this is the b-side to cream de coco's shitty disco song "wiggle wiggle wiggle"
it's fucking great
― The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Friday, 8 February 2019 02:06 (two months ago) Permalink
love this thread <3
btw yr presence is requested on the best of ‘70 poll if you can make time :)
― budo jeru, Friday, 8 February 2019 02:18 (two months ago) Permalink
thanks! here's some monster funk bass by carol kaye, i'll try and find the '70 poll
― The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Friday, 8 February 2019 02:26 (two months ago) Permalink
OK, I'm gonna open it up to the floor. A song came on my randomizer today called "The Black Knight" by "The Warlord", and the song was basically about how the Black Knight was going to come from space and kill you all and you better fucking be OK with that. I saw "Monty Python And The Holy Grail" and I'm not totally convinced but as a former apocalyptic UFO cultist I still find it cool, though perhaps not PRECISELY as cool as Brian Schmidt's soundtrack to the "Black Knight 2000" pinball game (by the way y'all have heard the "Black Power 2000" Brian Schmidt/Kanye West mashup, right? It's goddamn great, and that's speaking as someone who loves the hell out of King Crimson). So my question is, what are your favorite songs and/or concept albums about death?
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Friday, 8 February 2019 03:33 (two months ago) Permalink
ok no responses to that one, moving on
i'm still really into that daphne and celeste record, here is an hour of songs i like with the word "golden" in the title, some of which you may not have been previously familiar with
fovea hex - the golden sun rises upon the world againdavid bowie - golden yearsgoat - golden dawnkartikeya - the golden bladesmarlin wallace - golden dreamshealing force - golden milesvan dyke parks - the all goldendelia derbyshire - blue veils and golden sandssonic assassins - the golden voidspring - golden fleecedaphne & celeste - golden doldrumtodd rundgren - golden goosedevo - golden energymy morning jacket - goldenlizzy mercier descloux - no golden throatshannon shaw - golden framessyd barrett - golden hair
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 01:45 (two months ago) Permalink
by the way that's the "opel" version of "golden hair" and not the "madcap laughs" version
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 01:57 (two months ago) Permalink
here's a disco song promoting the burnley building society with lyrics by salman rushdie, enjoy
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Thursday, 14 February 2019 01:25 (two months ago) Permalink
this is indeed a nice vibraphone solo!
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:23 (two months ago) Permalink
I'm still looking to put together a full hour's worth of Doors knockoff tunes I like - I think it gets forgotten sometimes how popular and influential they really were and how many people knocked them off. I tend to like a lot these knockoffs better, not because they are better - they're not - but because they're easier to not take seriously.
Anyway, I have at least cobbled together an LP's worth, ten tunes from '68 (where the Doors knockoff scene really starts) all the way through to 1975 - plenty of punk bands were inspired by the Doors but tend to be distinct enough that it doesn't seem right to lump them in with these first wavers.
And no, there's no Phantom's Divine Comedy in here. I don't like them that much, and Jim Morrison didn't have any songs about wizards.
The Stooges - Down on the Street (mono single edit)Children of the Mushroom - You Can't Erase A MirrorMystic Siva - Supernatural MindPop Masina - KiselinaFraction - Come Out Of Her
Crystal Chandelier - Suicidal FlowersThe Loose Enz - The Black DoorOmnibus - The Man SongOne St. Stephen - Dash in the RocksThe Maze - Armageddon
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Monday, 18 February 2019 03:39 (two months ago) Permalink
in memory of peter tork here is 22 seconds of banjo playing he contributed to the film of "wonderwall", though he is absent from the soundtrack
take that "5-piece chicken dinner"
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Friday, 22 February 2019 00:26 (one month ago) Permalink
here is something else I threw together, an hour of songs with the word "anthem" in the title
DEVO - DEVO Corporate AnthemBruce Haack - National Anthem to the MoonRadiohead - The National AnthemGary Burton - The New National AnthemMax Ochs - Imaginational AnthemRocket Surgery - Master AnthemHenagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention - Farewell Anthem 260Nobuo Uematsu & Takashi Uno - Cruise Chaser Blassty AnthemGwenno - Anthem Y Weriniaeth NewyddHammer Screwdriver - Anthem 1Onra - The AnthemSonny Sharrock - Ghost Planet National AnthemSeven Days of Samsara - New Anthem for the T-Shirt RevolutionAbhorrence - Anthem for the AnthropoceneBen Esposito - Quack AnthemHowever - AnthemTerry Riley - Anthem of the TrinityThe Millennium - Anthem (Begin)
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Monday, 25 February 2019 16:01 (one month ago) Permalink
lack of UGK!
― we're far from the challops now (voodoo chili), Monday, 25 February 2019 16:04 (one month ago) Permalink
yeah i missed pretty much all music from about '94 to '14, int'l players anthem is a jam tho
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Monday, 25 February 2019 16:54 (one month ago) Permalink
i will tell you what i did not realize there was music this good on the soundtrack to "the sidehackers". apparently most of the soundtrack is mike curb bullshit, but the new life heard this african song on a hugh masakela record and did this killer garage take on the b-side of their first single.
there's a topic of interest to me: great music in films featured on mst3k. ennio morricone's soundtrack to "diabolik" is one of his best works (sadly no longer extant), of course, but i'm also quite fond of "moon zero two" with don ellis's band fronted by julie driscoll. ok, "the french connection" it isn't, but julie driscoll is a goddamn pro. anyone here have any particular faves?
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 02:42 (one month ago) Permalink
oh, and the music to phase iv is great and deserves better than that hacked up version by some ex-member of white zombie
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 02:43 (one month ago) Permalink
memo to greta van fleet: _this_ is how you rip off led zeppelin
that's jan akkerman from focus doing his best jimmy page imitation
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:01 (one month ago) Permalink
A Marianne Faithfull song I like came on random and I made a mix. I'm actually fairly pleased with this latest hour, enough to do a proper write-up on it.
Loona - Butterfly: The lead track from the just-released debut album by the latest hot K-pop sensations. Not my usual MO for openers, but my primary requirement for an opener is that it immediately grab the listener. This does.
Microbit Project - Song of Space Butterflies: Likewise, I usually don't get this weird this early on. This is a track from the early days of the lobit scene, focused around experimental analog synths. It does get slightly obnoxious, but on the other hand it only lasts a minute and a half, and the ambience is unbeatable.
Smile Down Upon Us - Butterfly Morning: A band I got into in the late '00s - a Japanese lady singing over ukuleles. Perhaps that's hopelessly precious and twee, but I do quite like it. What really sold me on them was the mondegreen in their version of Sandy Denny's "Two Weeks Last Summer" where she sings "laughter from an oven door".
The Four Tops - Elusive Butterfly: I really do believe that _Still Waters Run Deep_ is the best Four Tops album. No, I haven't heard every Four Tops album in its entirety, obviously.
The Toms - Elusive Butterfly: No actual relation to the Bob Lind tune. I am a complete mark for anything Tommy Marolda has done. Admittedly at his worst he can sometimes come off as landfill indie, but this song is definitely not Tommy Marolda at his worst.
Kevin Ayers - Butterfly Dance: Such a fantastic fucking song, isn't it? Considering my deep love of all things Canterbury, I'm a bit abashed at how little of Ayers' work I've absorbed.
When - Butterflies: Another one of those late '00s/early RYM obsessions of mine. I believe the story is something like that When was one of those Scandinavian black metal dudes who got really into the Beach Boys and avant-pop. It happens sometimes. Anyway "Trippy Happy" probably isn't an all-time masterpiece and I confess that I haven't really kept up with When's subsequent work after that fairly underwhelming Sun Ra tribute record, but I do still quite enjoy it on occasion.
Los Brios - Goodbye Madamme Butterfly: One of those overall solid comps I got into either from finding a track from it posted somewhere on Youtube or randomly on RYM. This is actually the closer on a 2005 comp called "The Spanish Trip: 23 Obscure Freak Artifacts From The Spanish Underground Scene". My big regret about the ridiculously fast pace of discovering new great albums over the past year or so is that I haven't had the opportunity to really absorb them the way I'd like.
Paper Fortress - Butterfly High: A failed Tandyn Almer stab at pop success. It's a fucking brilliant single, both sides, goddamn travesty that it wasn't a hit. Not necessarily surprising given how on-the-nose the drug references are for a '68 would-be pop single, mind, but just... am I wasting superlatives by calling it a "masterpiece"? No, I don't care, I'll live in the moment.
Edvard Grieg - Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. 43, No. 1, Butterfly: Once I hit the back half of things I do start stretching out a little. I get weird partly because I am weird, but in part because I can't reliably sustain a single mood over the course of an hour. Partly it's the lazy way I put these things together - doing a wildcard song title search on *butterfl* is a superficial grouping method which, predictably, returns superficially similar results - but the trick is no less effective for being cheap.
Anyway, at this point I go back to the lo-fi instrumental mill for four songs. Usually I try not to cluster a bunch of instrumentals together, but these are unusually amenable to being segued. This particular piece is lo-fi because, to the best of my understanding, that's actually the composer at the piano. I also have a very nice version from Ruth White's under-appreciated synthesizer classical record from '72, but this one fits the mood of things better.
Vic Mars - Butterflies, Bees, and Other Insects: I don't actually know who Vic Mars is. This was shamelessly cribbed by a very fine series of mixes put together by an RYM esotericist whose username I didn't write down anywhere. I also can't honestly tell if the opening is being played on actual instruments - it's very reminiscent of the Chamberlin on "Journey through a Thousand Meditations". Anyway it does get a bit repetitive towards the end, but again, we're talking about a two minute atmospheric instrumental.
Coleman Hawkins - Lazy Butterfly (Theme): Just the closing band theme from a Coleman Hawkins radio broadcast on the first Savory Collection archival release. I love the closing announcement, which is extremely "Theme Time Radio Hour": "From the Fiesta Danceteria, the world's first self-service nightclub, at the crossroads of the world, Broadway and 42nd Street in the heart of New York City, Mutual has brought you the music of Coleman Hawkins." Next week: The Butthole Surfers!
Raymond Scott - Beautiful Little Butterfly: An electronic miniature as heard on "Goobers: A Collection of Kids Songs". It's very... I don't actually have the musical vocabulary for it. Chromatic? Is that the word?
A.R. Kane - Butterfly Collector: In which shit gets real heavy, real fast. See my earlier comment about my inability to sustain a single mood. Personally I do like the variety and diversity!
Subvert Blaze - Butterfly: Shit got so heavy, in fact, that this track, which is again new enough that I have no idea where or why I picked it up (probably some RYM list) and which sounds like Guitar Wolf playing 21st Century Schizoid Man, actually lightens the mood up significantly. Not really anywhere else I could've put this song that it wouldn't have stuck out like a sore thumb in the other direction.
Marianne Faithfull - Southern Butterfly: Mix inspiration. I haven't really heard a lot of Faithfull's work outside of Rich Kid Blues (I think it was up on Beware of the Blog at some point). It's such a raw and intense record that I can't imagine listening to anything else she's done. Shit is back to being heavy, in other words.
Bilal - Butterfly: It took me a ridiculously long time and many mentions on ILX for me to come around to Bilal. I think it was the Strother sisters writing a song for him that finally clued me in. Too beautiful for me to meaningfully write about, so I'll only mention that this is keeping with my long-established pattern of sticking the longest track in a mix in the penultimate position.
Bruce Haack - Angel Child: There was that thread about how many lyrics I remember... well, not many, I guess, but some. I started thinking about the theme of "butterflies" and the only one that came to my mind was "Wasn't there a track on the Electric Lucifer about it?" The fact that I could actually remember that gives it a certain pride of place. A very sweet and kind song by a troubled man.
I couldn't throw together an hour of this stuff if I didn't feel free to leave some songs out. Also under consideration, but ultimately excluded, were:
He Zhanhao and Chen Gang - Butterfly Lovers Erhu Concerto: This is fucking great! It's also half an hour long. Nope.
Pauline Oliveros - Bye Bye Butterfly: I like electronic music plenty, but an eight minute piece that starts with the kind of sounds convenience store owners use to keep kids from loitering around their store is not necessarily going to flow well in a mix context.
Pink Floyd - Butterfly: It's by Pink Floyd, which is a plus, and it's an utterly obscure Syd Barrett tune, which is also a plus, but it's also got basically the same theme as the A.R. Kane song except I'm pretty sure Syd isn't being disturbing and creepy here _on purpose_. So yeah this one can fuck right off.
Reading Rainbow Theme: Not actually about butterflies, admittedly, but mentions them in the first line. I love this theme and I omitted it because the only versions I had around are poor quality and riddled with a high-pitched Pauline Oliveros whine.
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Friday, 8 March 2019 01:45 (one month ago) Permalink
geez i need to get wifi at my house so i can jump in here more
― budo jeru, Friday, 8 March 2019 03:26 (one month ago) Permalink
OK, as threatened here are the tracklists to my two one-hour "lonely" mixes. Had way too much good stuff for one, almost too many for me to wrap my head around at all, so I wound up doing two, with plenty of stuff cut arbitrarily on top of that. Of the two the first one has, generally, the friendlier stuff (though the Prince song is a B-side and the Beach Boys song an outtake), and the second one gets into the strange shit that I really get into.
The Police - So LonelyNorma Jean - Hold Me Lonely Boy (Long Version)Earl King - Those Lonely, Lonely NightsThe Fabulaires - Lonely Days, Lonely NightsThe Beach Boys - Lonely DaysCountry Comfort - To Be LonelyBola Sete - The Lonely GauchoEmitt Rhodes - Nights are LonelyFortune - Lonely HunterHank Wood and the Hammerheads - It's Lonely In This World All AloneThe Videls - Mister LonelyRusty Diamond - The Lonely SentryMorita Doji - I Become A Lonely Wind With YouKim Jung Mi - Lonely HeartPrince - Another Lonely ChristmasBlue Magic - Just Don't Want To Be LonelyZamfir - The Lonely Shepherd
The IVbidden - Sick and LonelyThe Steppes - A Lonely GirlEddie Kendricks - Let Me Run Into Your Lonely HeartA.T.C. - Never Leave You LonelyNariaki Obukuro - Lonely OneKevin Coyne & Dagmar Krause - Lonely ManNaked City - Lonely WomanSwamp Dogg - LonelyZoo Nee Voo - Lonely HighwayLeatherface - How LonelyJake Holmes - LonelyBob Drake - The Lonely ManorArthur Miles - The Lonely Cowboy, Parts 1 and 2Yohihito Yano and Saki Kabata - Lonely Rolling StarUNKLE - Lonely SoulPetra Haden - The Lonely Man Theme
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Sunday, 10 March 2019 01:48 (one month ago) Permalink
Double bass solos! I've been really into classical double bass music the past week or so. I can't actually remember why. Anyway here's a nice recording of the eighth of twelve waltzes(!) written for solo double bass by a composer named Domenico Dragonetti, which I believe is Italian for "Daryl Dragon", performed by a gentleman by the name of Tobias Glueckler.
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Monday, 11 March 2019 01:03 (one month ago) Permalink
I read a book on requiems this week and have been trying to find some of the more interesting ones, without complete success. The requiem, for instance, of Renaud Gagneux, published in 1982. The introitus and Kyrie are here. The rest of it? Well, a third-party seller has it listed on Amazon for the entirely reasonable price of $600...
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:45 (one month ago) Permalink
trying to catch up on my regular haunts after my vacation, i learned from ashratom that the french zeuhl band EVOHE reformed and released two of their compositions. this is really interesting, a demo tape of their composition "Ka" (no relation to the Magma tune!) from the late '70s/early '80s circulated on Dime, after a 2014 Magma concert it seems they got back together... Anyway this is not either of those, because one of the composers put up a Soundcloud with some of his new work. It is not "Zeuhl" like the earlier stuff but it is more original I think and very interesting as well.
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Friday, 15 March 2019 20:07 (one month ago) Permalink
ok now this is some pretty interesting '80s hungarian art pop, reminds me a little of maybe family fodder or something
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Friday, 15 March 2019 20:20 (one month ago) Permalink
here's another nice one from my youtube subs, by the japanese band "circadian rhythm", probably would've fit in well on the "soft selection 84" tape, maybe a little bit of clammbon feel to it as well
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Friday, 15 March 2019 20:33 (one month ago) Permalink
This thread is great, thank you for doing this
― Dan I., Sunday, 17 March 2019 01:38 (one month ago) Permalink
thanks for reading! i gotta talk about this stuff somewhere and most people don't really care (which is entirely reasonable of them certainly!)
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Sunday, 17 March 2019 02:38 (one month ago) Permalink
canary records just released a new compilation of the recordings of the arziv orchestra, who were an armenian "kef" band of the 1940s. so recently actually that googling arziv orchestra doesn't put their bandcamp on the search page yet. what i did find was this interesting blog post from 2013 about the arziv orchestra.
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Sunday, 24 March 2019 11:26 (four weeks ago) Permalink
anyway, great blog, those vosbikian band recordings sound very interesting indeed! hopefully some label will reissue those at some point
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Sunday, 24 March 2019 11:42 (four weeks ago) Permalink
Sounds cool – I was not aware of this facet of Armenian music, which I'm mostly acquainted with via a handful of classical composers and the ubiquitous duduk. Speaking of the latter, have you heard Djivan Gasparyan's Endless Vision, with Iranian shurangiz player Hossein Alizâdeh? Meltingly beautiful stuff.
― pomenitul, Sunday, 24 March 2019 13:08 (four weeks ago) Permalink
nah, i haven't! it's only recently i've heard any armenian music at all beyond, like, system of a down, not familiar with duduk at all really! i've heard those great zabelle panosian records, and there was a chapter on the armenian requiem in that really good requiem book i read a couple weeks ago, starting with the legendary komitas vardapet - i have the three songs he recorded and some other stuff he wrote. the other requiem recommended specifically by that book is the one by LORIS TJEKNAVORIAN (copied and pasted so i don't spell it wrong!)
it's good, obviously their requiem tradition is heavily influenced by the genocide, but it's not one of the ones i kept around. i'm checking out his guitar concerto now, i'd kind of like to hear his percussion concerto since i'm into percussion music but it doesn't seem to be online
thanks for the suggestion!
in the meantime (changing gears...) i ran across this record, "the deep" by soul scream, i'm not a real hip hop head by any means but this seems to me like a real nice japanese boom bap record
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Sunday, 24 March 2019 16:50 (four weeks ago) Permalink
polka! i think polka has an undeservedly poor reputation. it's no worse than any other kind of folk music, and the accordion is a fantastic instrument. anyway here's a polka from the american midwest, sung in finnish, about a lumberjack. i hope it's not too rude, i don't speak finnish!
i know wfmu has a whole show devoted to polka. there's something a little sad about that. it used to be when i was younger that polka wasn't a hipster thing, there were genuine old people from the old country that would spin their favorite polkas on the radio, and most of them were terrible, the kind of stuff pickup bands still will play to this day at midwestern oktoberfests populated largely by trump voters... well, maybe that's the sad part. never mind, wfmu, your hipster polka show is cool.
― Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Thursday, 28 March 2019 23:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink
Vimeo is, I think, an underrated resource. It's particularly good, I've found, for academic and arts groups disseminating their archives. You can find there vintage performances (U-matic type stuff) from Julius Eastman, Hopper Dean Tippett Gallivan, Leroy Jenkins, Lol Coxhill, stuff frequently I'd never expect to look for or know existed. Today I'm browsing the Vimeo channel I ran across, in the semi-desultory fashion I do, of a Chicago museum I wasn't previously familiar with called "Town and Country". They've got a live set by the underrated group "The Zs" - interesting but they really aren't set up to record rock, a nice accordion jam by someone I don't know named Teodoro Anzelotti, and various musical improvisations in varying degrees of "you had to be there". One performance where you don't, I don't think, have to have been there is the below,a truly splendid solo performance by Frances-Marie Uitti on cello - not surprised that it seems to be one of their more-viewed uploads.
― Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Saturday, 30 March 2019 23:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink
i've been listening to some late-period chet baker
most of the stuff that gets recommended is his early stuff, and honestly, having heard that live version of "my funny valentine" from the recording registry i feel like everything else from that era is superfluous
mostly i wanted to hear what his "comeback" recordings after having his teeth knocked out would sound like, and they are very different to my ears
what really strikes me is to what extent the sound of these late recordings is influenced by his collaborators. i don't mean to say that his presence is unimportant, but the collaborators often provide the compositions, the instrumentation, the context for chet's playing
so while chet is chet, "no problem", "leaving", and "peace", all from within a three year period, are all very different recordings, with "no problem" and "peace" in particular highlighting his collaborators - the former is a great duke jordan record as well as being a chet baker record, and "peace" is a very good showing for david friedman, who i mostly knew from his work with tim buckley... i will have to check out other works of his to see if any of them are up to this standard!
― Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Monday, 1 April 2019 13:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink
i grew up on mod files and demoscene shit, but for me it was always a pc with a soundblaster - i never had a commodore of any stripe. so i have tremendous gaps in my knowledge of that music. never heard this set of tunes before, f'rinstance.
― Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 00:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Today I'm browsing the Vimeo channel I ran across, in the semi-desultory fashion I do, of a Chicago museum I wasn't previously familiar with called "Town and Country".
oh my, was there some ancient ilx drama involving these folks that necessitated an autoreplace to be programmed in?
― Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 00:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Finally finished that two minute Youtube playlist, found a lot of stuff I probably wouldn't have gotten around to otherwise! There's this song by an obscure Oi! band named "Skindeep" called "Football Violence", it's as straightforward and obvious as you'd expect but it sounds GOOD! Tremendously catchy. And it's not obviously Nazi. Which is nice.
So I got poking around, and you will hear people talk about Red and Anarchist Black Metal but nobody talks about left-wing Oi! Well, you know what, it exists, and it's better than the RABM I've heard so far. Here's a song from 2011 called "Transsexual Hooligan" by a group called "United Struggle".
― Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Sunday, 7 April 2019 20:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink
aside from fun facts about leonardo da vinci today i was reading about child prodigies. apparently the greatest child prodigy of the bagpipe was john d. burgess. personally, i mean, yeah, he shreds, but isn't there really more to piping than just shredding?
― Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 23:59 (one week ago) Permalink
i am slowly but surely working away on my listening backlog, maybe at the end of this week i will check out the sub-2 minute poll results. in the meantime i'm trying to explore the brilliant lists put together by somebody on rym who has two reviews, one of which is the definitive statement on "zess" and its relation to fascism and the other of which i haven't read, and i'm also doing quickie playlists for temporary stress relief
my randomizer - itunes, very stupid - got on a hot streak today and once i realized it i added the tunes to a playlist. when it was done i'd gone through twelve songs with a total time length, to the second, of one hour (i've been very into these one-hour mixes for the past year). really uncanny. here's the playlist:
harry roesli - kebo jiroenvelope generator - emasculinethe motions - love won't stopseka kojadinovic - niko to nece zavoleti (somebody to love)rush - chain lightningboards of canada - nothing is realverma - salted earthbob & carole pegg - glass of waterseefeel - plainsongkimmo pohjonen - driving southkoffee - rapturesteve elliott - you touched me
maybe my musical taste is finally getting less shit
― Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Thursday, 11 April 2019 01:03 (one week ago) Permalink
nah still as shit as ever
ts: "what love" by the collectors vs. "song of the marching children" by earth and fire
― Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Saturday, 13 April 2019 17:46 (one week ago) Permalink
how can you say that your taste is shit? your own musical taste is always the best in the world. that's pretty obvious, isn't it? have you ever met anybody with a better taste than your own? i am still waiting for this encounter and the older i get the smaller the chance i will meet this person.
― je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Saturday, 13 April 2019 20:08 (one week ago) Permalink
sorry, i'm trying to self-deprecate less, even if it does get me compliments :) learned reflex, i listen to a lot of weird stuff and in a lot of people's minds that automatically translates to "terrible".
― Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Saturday, 13 April 2019 22:09 (one week ago) Permalink
i try not to dunk on easy targets no matter how tempting but i sometimes fail. the upside is that i can sometimes get something productive out of it. my last unprovoked clowning on fred b got me to thinking i should listen to more savage rose, and i found this great tv special from '74. i don't know enough about scandinavian languages to even say what country this is from - did denmark have colour television in '74? yeah i guess so, 1970, all i know about tv broadcasts of music in denmark is that zep was on danish tv in '69.
anyway! this is the rock band format of savage rose, playing lots of stuff from their great '73 record "wild child", shortly before packing it all in and becoming a folk trio for about 20 years. annisette in full flight here.
― Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Sunday, 14 April 2019 15:02 (one week ago) Permalink
the same channel also has a '72 german tv special featuring elis regina flying on a butterfly, quality is not so good but definitely check it out if you're into that sort of thing, man these high-concept '70s television music specials... also, the kinks shredding on "louie louie" in paris 1965. grainy, loud, sweaty. and there's another video of jimmy smith playing it cool on the organ!
― Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Sunday, 14 April 2019 15:08 (one week ago) Permalink