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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two months ago) Permalink
Rush all time poster
― Ross, Saturday, 11 August 2018 16:41 (two months ago) Permalink
awww thank you ross
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 16:54 (two 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 (two months ago) Permalink
That is a cool arrangement on "enter sandman".
― earlnash, Saturday, 11 August 2018 23:07 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink
i'd never heard of this game before. nice music.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 26 August 2018 01:18 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink
― Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 09:12 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink
this album makes me wish i understood portuguese
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Saturday, 15 September 2018 16:27 (one month 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 (four weeks 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 (four weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) Permalink
was doing one of my periodic searches for tommy marolda's 1974 private press prog record "me out for the first time" and found this great power pop song in tribute to him
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Sunday, 23 September 2018 22:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink
have spent many long hours just trying to hear that '74 TM record :/
― budo jeru, Sunday, 23 September 2018 22:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink
me too, i know it's circulating, and i know one day it'll show up and then six months later i'll randomly learn that it's been posted to youtube. in the process of looking i did at least find some unissued stuff by an even earlier group he was involved with called cut glass, so it's definitely been worth the effort.
in the meantime here's a stream of a 2018 concert by the radiophonic workshop. great seeing folks like peter howell getting their day in the sun.
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Monday, 24 September 2018 01:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink
i don't think i listen to that much jazz but it's always jazz i seem to wind up posting here! anyway i was saddened to hear of hamiet bluiett's passing this week. i have a wonderful duo gig by bluiett and the also deceased don pullen, one of my favorites since my uncle gave me a tape of his a few decades back. this is the only song from that gig i could find on youtube - it's mostly pullen playing but bluiett shows up towards the end.
― dub pilates (rushomancy), Saturday, 6 October 2018 21:59 (one week ago) Permalink
sorry i haven't been updating this thread much lately, last couple of weeks i got too worn down to listen to music and started reading books instead. i've started listening to music again but mostly just old phish bootlegs, which, you know what, i think i'll spare you.
― dub pilates (rushomancy), Monday, 8 October 2018 23:45 (one week ago) Permalink
BUT! i will post this record by a side project featuring roly wynne of the ozric tentacles. i would not blame you at all for refusing to listen to this on principle - i would not ordinarily subject myself to a record called "feelin rooti" by a band calling themselves "the cheapsuit oroonies". i mean that is basically worse than phish, linguistically speaking, isn't it?
the thing is, somewhere around the time i got a copy of what was purported to be a demo of roly wynne's last band "escalator" i became convinced that roly was in fact both deeply underappreciated and extremely talented, and since that time i will listen to just about anything with roly wynne on it. this, this i consider to be a pretty nice ethnological forgery series. i recommend it to anybody who would like to hear inauthentic european folk music.
― dub pilates (rushomancy), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 23:44 (one week ago) Permalink