random stuff rushomancy is listening to

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsVhwQsh86c

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Friday, 10 August 2018 02:18 (six 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.

https://youtu.be/MtqpyMvI3D4

earlnash, Friday, 10 August 2018 02:28 (six 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 (six 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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0zVKS6vJes

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Friday, 10 August 2018 02:34 (six 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 (six 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgcscxD2Ccw

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Friday, 10 August 2018 02:41 (six 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh5h35dYgD8

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:09 (six 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zwLYaEKXPQ

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:14 (six 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR6TyENsTOE

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:17 (six 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.

http://www.gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=107

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:39 (six 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp8x1F1AFIo

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 16:36 (six months ago) Permalink

Rush all time poster

Ross, Saturday, 11 August 2018 16:41 (six months ago) Permalink

awww thank you ross

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 16:54 (six 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.

https://cookinon3burners.bandcamp.com/album/real-life-baby-single

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 22:39 (six months ago) Permalink

That is a cool arrangement on "enter sandman".

earlnash, Saturday, 11 August 2018 23:07 (six 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.

http://electricjive.blogspot.com/2012/04/mine-jive-special-1975.html

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 23:48 (six 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3idg2nFyuTU

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 12 August 2018 01:12 (six 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 (six 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8CU2Oc7a3c

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 12 August 2018 22:29 (six 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F89fz09pbHs

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 12 August 2018 23:03 (six 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01QUdvBCvR4

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:05 (six 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41qVUa8n5io

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 01:03 (six 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Ob8Io8i88

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:09 (six months ago) Permalink

courtesy of my youtube subscriptions. i didn't realize rimarimba was putting out new material, but it sure sounds good!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zufDLGMY4-w

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:32 (six 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbj3xJWlbEQ

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 18 August 2018 16:13 (five 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMPl1oDA5uk

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 19 August 2018 01:34 (five 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOpOVRb2VsA

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 19 August 2018 19:00 (five 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z2ujbw1OBA

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 19 August 2018 23:38 (five 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.

https://raig.bandcamp.com/album/vespero-fitful-slumber-until-5-a-m

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Monday, 20 August 2018 01:20 (five months ago) Permalink

i'd never heard of this game before. nice music.

https://soundcloud.com/nitrome-music-nicklen10/lee-nicklen-skywire-main-song?in=nitrome-music-nicklen10/sets/skywire

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 26 August 2018 01:18 (five 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.

America

Walt Whitman - America (excerpt)
Bekon - America
Lonnie Holley - I Woke Up In A Fucked-Up America
Stevie Wonder - Jesus Children of America
Simon & Garfunkel - America
Byrne & Eno - America is Waiting
Bruce Haack - The American Eagle
Bill Parsons - The All American Boy
Caetano Veloso - Soy Loco Por Ti, America
La Femme - Welcome America
La Santa Cecilia - Mexico Americano
Haram - American Police
Ideal Free Distribution - The American Myth
The Butthole Surfers - American Woman (alt version)
V3 - American Face
Wilco - Ashes of American Flags
Lucio Battisti - La Nuova America
Vyto B - New America

Summer

Mike Taylor - Summer Sounds, Summer Sights
The Cosmic Rays - Summertime
Les Paul & Mary Ford - In The Good Old Summertime
Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness
Shelleyan Orphan - Midsummer Pearls & Plumes
Michael Giles - Midsummer Day
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns
Nariaki Obukuro - Summer Reminds Me
The Dramatics - Hot Pants in the Summertime
Bertrand Burgalat - This Summer Night
that dog. - One Summer Night
The Doors - Indian Summer (8-19-66)
Mark Eric - Where Do The Girls Of Summer Go?
Margaret Berger - I'm Gonna Stay After Summer
Smile Down Upon Us - Two Weeks Last Summer
Waves - Summer Sunday
Peter Hammill - Summer Song (In the Autumn)
Peter Laughner - Summertime Blues

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:30 (five months ago) Permalink

plate of goddamned shrimp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_-HqcGo5SI

would've hit my "america" mix if i'd heard it twelve hours earlier

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:54 (five months ago) Permalink

That's lovely.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 09:12 (five 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"!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkqCu1P9Qew

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Friday, 31 August 2018 23:10 (five 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxJc4lc6TT4

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 1 September 2018 16:21 (five 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No6gtee2tOo

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 2 September 2018 19:02 (five 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esppn8m6f0Y

milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Saturday, 8 September 2018 22:11 (five 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 (five 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

http://5against4.com/2018/08/01/mixtape-48-enoch-light/

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 (five 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?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZUuyLEzYWs

milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Sunday, 9 September 2018 03:11 (five months ago) Permalink

this album makes me wish i understood portuguese

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFq3xqHAfNQ

milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Saturday, 15 September 2018 16:27 (five 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdBHFYy06sk

milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Monday, 17 September 2018 01:40 (four months ago) Permalink

oh hey here's a spanish-language knockoff cover of "i'm not in love"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-17C_RvPc8

milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Monday, 17 September 2018 02:06 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E1q0uU0sKs

milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:36 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 marionette
raccomandata ricevuta ritorno - un palco di marionette
horacee arnold - puppett of the seasons
charlie looker - puppet
alport astazio and the kwana-moto band - odoli (puppets)
amy x neuberg and men - naked puppets
metallica - master of puppets
sleepytime gorilla museum - puppet show
dendo marionette - dendo marionette
bernard estardy - marionettes club
akina nakamori - marionette
eternal void - pirates puppet
bob drake - funeral march of the marionette
harmonic 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 (four months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Z2VG-XCoE

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 (four months ago) Permalink

maybe i am dumb but i didn't know johann johannsson was in the apparat organ quartet, this is a good old video from the olden days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTIAvopghRg

errang (rushomancy), Sunday, 23 December 2018 00:35 (one month ago) Permalink

here's an italo song about krishna consciousness by paolo tofani from area

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CXbgtAmkls

errang (rushomancy), Sunday, 23 December 2018 16:02 (one month ago) Permalink

i can't tell northumbrian folk music from sussex folk music any more than i can tell a liverpool accent from a leeds accent but this is nice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHsZW1pfKR4

errang (rushomancy), Monday, 24 December 2018 16:04 (one month ago) Permalink

this video was linked on said the gramophone's 2018 best of list, #18 to be precise, goddamn it's good, don't know how you would hear about it if you're not canadian.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgQv_4NGsKE&t=4516s

errang (rushomancy), Monday, 24 December 2018 19:46 (one month ago) Permalink

ah it looks like youtube links here don't play well with the &t argument? let's try this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgQv_4NGsKE

errang (rushomancy), Monday, 24 December 2018 19:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Heh, that's a local adult movie theatre.

pomenitul, Monday, 24 December 2018 19:51 (one month ago) Permalink

'Premier juin' is a great song.

pomenitul, Monday, 24 December 2018 19:53 (one month ago) Permalink

I assume few Canadians have heard of her outside of Quebec, incidentally. Francophone music doesn't register among anglophones – the two solitudes and all that…

pomenitul, Monday, 24 December 2018 19:56 (one month ago) Permalink

maybe if she starts singing in english she'll get an audience the way marie davidson did

are the quebecois mad at her (= marie davidson)?

yeah i'd definitely nom "premier juin" for eoy if i hadn't used up all my picks

errang (rushomancy), Monday, 24 December 2018 23:49 (one month ago) Permalink

always wondered what the inside of porno theaters looked like in montreal, now i know

errang (rushomancy), Monday, 24 December 2018 23:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Le Devoir, one of Quebec's most separatist-friendly newspapers, interviewed her this year and they point out that while Working Class Woman is her most anglophone album, French is always in the vicinity, so it's all good.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 25 December 2018 01:37 (one month ago) Permalink

glad to hear it, i know it can be a touchy subject up there

errang (rushomancy), Tuesday, 25 December 2018 12:32 (one month ago) Permalink

so the good news is that my christmas break is over tomorrow and i can get back to pretending to be a normal human being again. in the meantime i'm still doing crazy amounts of 2018 digging, here, check this j-pop tune out. it even has the obvious last-chorus key change thing, it's so good!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEFPNzRGuY8

errang (rushomancy), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 00:10 (one month ago) Permalink

the good news is that i am back to work, the bad news is that i am possibly not necessarily working very hard

today i was listening to a great raga concert released this year and started questioning whether i really liked raga, as i'd never really heard any bad raga music. so i went out and actively tried to look for shitty raga. i couldn't. nobody on the english web seems to know enough about raga to point out bad ones. the best i could find was a record of hindustani classical music by kenny g, which first off seems like cheating and second off probably isn't even that bad, although i'm certainly not going to listen to it to find out.

anyway i tried every way i could to find shitty ragas but all i came up with was ragas that were hard to sing. which led me to this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmlUbu1Ndl0

it's goddamn great. if any of you find people know of any shitty ragas, either vocal or instrumental, please let me know.

errang (rushomancy), Thursday, 27 December 2018 03:22 (one month ago) Permalink

I assume you mean "shitty performances or recordings of Indian classical music based on ragas" as opposed to shitty ragas per se. I listen to significantly more Carnatic music than Hindustani music. For the most part, imo, anyone who makes it to the level of a professional is not going to do a shitty job with the standard repertoire of an old idiom in which they are highly trained. The shittiest performance I ever saw from a pro was by a singer who had caught a bad cold but didn't want to cancel the gig so just faked his way through, hamming it up a little. People may have strong opinions about Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan's unconventional and innovative ideas (as people do wrt Gould's approach to Bach) but I don't think it would be right to say his performances are shitty.

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Thursday, 27 December 2018 03:41 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah shitty performances mostly, i don't know if it's possible to have an actual bad raga. i guess it makes sense because actual bad performances of western classical compositions are pretty rare - you occasionally have stuff like whoever that asshole is who thinks that beethoven's ninth should take two hours to play, but that's extremely rare.

errang (rushomancy), Thursday, 27 December 2018 03:47 (one month ago) Permalink

huh, i thought i bumped this thread? i guess i forgot to actually post or something, or maybe i posted it to the wrong thread, anyway, here's what i was going to bump with:

honestly i like these guys' studio records better - "milk" is on my 2018 longlist (in progress) - but i had to link this live record because of the beautiful promo text. i like some of these slightly imperfect translations because, at least to my mind as a non-speaker, they seem to carry with it something of the original language that would be thrown out in a more formal translation.

https://klanaileen.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-fever

“Live At Fever” is Klan Aileen’s 4th live album. Release in October 2018.
They released “Milk” in May 2018. It is like rock band play “Acid Mt. Fuji” - Susumu Yokota. This live album include all songs of “Milk” There is another excitement from the album by reproducing the feeling of minimal techno incorporated by that work in the form of a rock band. Especially the M5 ??? / Saihousou (Rebroadcast) has become like a magical festival by improvisation performance, played over 10min song "?? / Gantan" It might be a pleasant miscalculation for the audience. "Masturbation" has crazy moment. Coupled with set lists harmonized with past album songs, it is becoming a best live album of them at the moment.

also, this showed up in my subs, some random african dude who posts old jams he likes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkPooA_Zz2w

some of his posts achieve some level of virality, but i have no idea how much of that is from the anglosphere

errang (rushomancy), Sunday, 30 December 2018 16:00 (one month ago) Permalink

ok, i made a list of my favorite 2018 music, i don't like long unexplained lists but honestly just making the long unexplained list was utterly exhausting. hope somebody can find something here they like.

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/rushomancy/pathological-listening/

errang (rushomancy), Monday, 31 December 2018 00:39 (one month ago) Permalink

Cool list, rush. It goes without saying that I haven't heard most of it but I like at least 80% of the stuff you listed that I have heard, so I'll slowly check out the rest.

pomenitul, Monday, 31 December 2018 00:47 (one month ago) Permalink

awesome, it's been a good thing for me to get absorbed in, and the best way i can think of to express my gratitude for the people who both made such great sounds and who spread the knowledge.

in the meantime i'm totally tripping out over this old ('79) _10" gmt_ album by kha-ym, just the sort of lo-fi electronics i flip over, really melodically inventive on top of that! much props to holy warbles for the tip-off on this one

errang (rushomancy), Monday, 31 December 2018 01:56 (one month ago) Permalink

man i don't know how this looks when you're sober but it's a real mind-blower if you're drunk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkpt-c54Zo8

errang (rushomancy), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 20:16 (one month ago) Permalink

so today i started poking around the work of perry robinson. turns out perry played clarinet on the second record by the african american/jewish folk duo "bunky & jake", _l.a.m.f._. this was a number of years before johnny thunders and the heartbreakers. anyway his solo on "oh pearl" is great and is a standout of the record (which is overall a mostly forgettable album), even if it weren't so rare to hear a clarinet solo on a rock-ish record (seriously there's more viola on rock records than clarinet, possibly even once you count out john cale). the whole album is streaming on youtube but i don't have a time code link for you.

i also found out that perry robinson passed away a month ago. r.i.p., perry.

errang (rushomancy), Thursday, 3 January 2019 03:17 (one month ago) Permalink

of course i get plenty of music recommendations from just randomly browsing wikipedia to see whose birthday it is, who doesn't?

today i found out it was the centenary of herbie nichols. this is definitely one of the "how have i not heard this guy before" discoveries. all the jazz people i like champion this guy. roswell rudd championed this guy, misha mengelberg and steve lacy (not the steve lacy who produced the newest ravyn lenae ep, though who knows, maybe him too) championed herbie nichols. jesus, how the hell had i not heard of him before? i'm equal parts mollified and mortified to find that nobody else who isn't an actual jazz musician seems to have heard of him either.

anyway, he's great. here's a chicago jazz musician playing new arrangements of the entirety of his last album for blue note.

https://lucasgillan.bandcamp.com/album/chit-chatting-with-herbie

errang (rushomancy), Friday, 4 January 2019 03:31 (one month ago) Permalink

couldn't find a link but i just realized today that clammbon did a sequel to their "lover album" covers record - i don't know how other people feel about cover albums but i think of them the same way i think of standards records. anyway, on this one clammbon do another canterbury tune - this one matching mole's "o caroline". it's a good song, shame about the lyrics. was a little surprised to put it on and find out that clammbon had gone with a reggae arrangement. it's good, though! they make it work for the song. definitely search out the record if it's streaming anywhere - there are lots of other good songs, mostly by japanese artists i don't know the originals of.

Sigur Ros or Pomplamoose type shit (rushomancy), Monday, 14 January 2019 17:21 (one month ago) Permalink

i realized today i really enjoy "a night in tunisia" and decided to google to see what people thought were the best version

i eventually wound up on google answers, where a korean guy especially recommended the version by art blakey and george kawaguchi

i found a live video by these two drummers and it is indeed pretty fucking good

if anybody would like to particularly recommend a version of "a night in tunisia" to me i would love to hear it

i know i am mostly talking about jazz here, i guess i could always just be appropriate and move this stuff over to the jazz thread but i don't actually feel like i really know shit about jazz even as much of it as i'm listening to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdoW3_hbc2E

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:49 (one month ago) Permalink

here's a really nice dual-dobro jam, tut taylor is maybe best known for the record he did with a pre-byrds clarence white? anyway, cooking stuff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aya77mMZtys

in other news i've really been getting into genesis' lamb rehearsals boot. i know the experience was miserable for peter gabriel at least but it's just so great to listen to, six hours of prog jams with gabriel, who hadn't finished the lyrics yet, making all sorts of weird mouth noises over the top. and all of it with that fantastic headley grange sound to it. so absorbing!

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 02:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ok today i'm trawling the lower reaches of the rym charts for '80s prog and i came across this record by gregorio paniagua.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B-ip1nbUOE

it's kind of strange because the rest of his records seem to be recreations of ancient greek music? which i wouldn't necessarily have known listening to this. anyway it's great and is recommended to anybody who likes bacamarte.

i also recommend herbert f. bairy's "traumspiel". i'd link it here but i think this thread is probably hard to read for people on account of loading the youtube embeds? i'm slow on this sort of thing, if people would prefer i stop the embeds i can

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 16:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i'm getting around to nomeansno's cover of "bitches brew" and i'm kind of liking it. can anyone recommend any other great non-jazz covers of fusion-era miles tunes? (is that too specific a request?) i've got a nice tape of motorpsycho doing "in a silent way" and another of a band called maschina doing "black satin".

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Saturday, 26 January 2019 15:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i guess i can expand that to all miles tunes because i do like the byrds' version of "milestones"

came across this randomly, i guess maybe one of those gamelan-y electronic tunes like last year's de leon record? i don't know if it's even on spotify, hopefully this record becomes more available in the west?

https://soundcloud.com/user-372456476/tyme_flare

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Wednesday, 30 January 2019 20:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

because i'm not right in the head i decided to throw together an hour of some of my favorite versions of "louie louie". i had to leave off john the postman because his was too long.

tracklist:

rene touzet
phil milstein
the kinks
lassie & the mongrels
the swamp rats
the stooges (metallic ko)
heavy cruiser
motorhead (peel session)
husker du (the stone 1985-03-01)
fucked up (brooklyn masonic temple 2009-11-05)
r. stevie moore
the stupid set (edited cd version)
the pink chunk
two bands and a legend
the silence

i spent this afternoon listening to the works of francesco maria vericini on youtube because it's his birthday today. he was also apparently not right in the head, so it works out.

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Saturday, 2 February 2019 01:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

maybe it's not your thing? but the Toots & the Maytals version of Louie Louis is one of my favorites of theirs: https://youtu.be/SWukBiSn7ZU

rob, Saturday, 2 February 2019 01:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh no this is great! i hadn't heard it before, thanks for the suggestion!

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Saturday, 2 February 2019 01:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xxpost Pete Townshend's Deep End (80s jam band w David Gilmour and many more) used to do Miles Davis's "Walking," but I don't remember that one specifically---a Deep End show posted on jambase includes it.

dow, Saturday, 2 February 2019 04:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That performance of "Walking" is timed at 54 minutes plus!

dow, Saturday, 2 February 2019 04:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh, fortunately not true, it just starts at 54 minutes in the video :) that video was blocked but i found another... i'd heard of deep end before, but hadn't ever heard/seen them before. very g.e. smith. not quite my cup of tea. thanks for the suggestion though!

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Saturday, 2 February 2019 11:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

today i've been into Dzeltenie Pastnieki. Mostly because I heard one of the main guy's solo records and liked it a lot. And then I found out that they started out calling themselves "The New King Crimson" and was sold. I'm not so big on them when they do reggae, as the only Russian Reggae I'm into is Nina Hagen's. They're Latvian and not Russian, but the principle stands. But the first track on their first album is a fantastic "Great Curve" ripoff, and they've got that wonderful home recording appeal to them. Anybody have anything they recommend in particular by Dzeltenie Pastnieki or Ingus Baušķenieks? I've not the time right now to listen to their whole catalogue, I'm busy absorbing Julian Carrillo's microtonal mass for John XXIII.

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:48 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

will keep it in mind, thanks!

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 01:16 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=360V-7LW5mQ

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Friday, 8 February 2019 01:27 (one week 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0AOHtBjjtI

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Friday, 8 February 2019 02:06 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

thanks! here's some monster funk bass by carol kaye, i'll try and find the '70 poll

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcDPbk1ZKAk

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Friday, 8 February 2019 02:26 (one week 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 (one week 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 again
david bowie - golden years
goat - golden dawn
kartikeya - the golden blades
marlin wallace - golden dreams
healing force - golden miles
van dyke parks - the all golden
delia derbyshire - blue veils and golden sands
sonic assassins - the golden void
spring - golden fleece
daphne & celeste - golden doldrum
todd rundgren - golden goose
devo - golden energy
my morning jacket - golden
lizzy mercier descloux - no golden throat
shannon shaw - golden frames
syd barrett - golden hair

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 01:45 (three days 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 (three days ago) Permalink

here's a disco song promoting the burnley building society with lyrics by salman rushdie, enjoy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIFabOTK-DI

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Thursday, 14 February 2019 01:25 (two days ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.