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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
Rush all time poster
― Ross, Saturday, 11 August 2018 16:41 (one year ago) link
awww thank you ross
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 August 2018 16:54 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
That is a cool arrangement on "enter sandman".
― earlnash, Saturday, 11 August 2018 23:07 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
^nice, thanks! have been on a b.o.b (& alumni) kick all this morning.
― no lime tangier, Sunday, 12 August 2018 03:25 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 year ago) link
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 year ago) link
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 year ago) link
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 year ago) link
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 year ago) link
i'd never heard of this game before. nice music.
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 26 August 2018 01:18 (one year ago) link
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 year ago) link
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 year ago) link
― Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 09:12 (one year ago) link
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 year ago) link
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 year ago) link
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 year ago) link
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 year ago) link
oh, and krock is right, that synth solo is fucking amazing
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Saturday, 8 September 2018 22:14 (one year ago) link
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 year ago) link
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 year ago) link
this album makes me wish i understood portuguese
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Saturday, 15 September 2018 16:27 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
yeah it's super-stylin'. the preview screenshot really says it all.
― milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Thursday, 20 September 2018 13:39 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (six months ago) link
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 (six months ago) link
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 (six months ago) link
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 (six months ago) link
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 (six months ago) link
here's a rocksteady instrumental about doctor who - apparently the first two william hartnell seasons were broadcast in jamaica in the '60s
at some point i want to put together an hour mix of "doctor who" themed jams, leaving out the shitty ones like "i wanna spend my christmas with a dalek"
― Burt Bacharach's Bees (rushomancy), Monday, 22 April 2019 01:35 (five months ago) link
ok, this is a weird one, even by my standards. i was reading about the wikipedia article on trobairitz, which were the distaff equivalent of the troubadors, the oldest surviving secular music documented as being written by women, and someone did a creative commons recording of the only surviving song by a trobairitz, the Comtessa de Dia. i liked the performance so much i followed the metadata to see who recorded it, who turns out to be the (now inactive) administrator Makemi, a specialist in early music with a bachelor's in performance. i'm far from an expert in early music but these recordings are really interesting and really good. some of these songs are fairly well-known - "scarborough fair", "flow my tears", "this land is your land" - others less so - a recording of andrew jackson's 1824 campaign song.
― Burt Bacharach's Bees (rushomancy), Sunday, 28 April 2019 20:10 (five months ago) link
here's a song one of my friends shared, "Kiua" by Sexteto Do Beco from 1980, don't know where they came up with it but it's really nice
― Burt Bacharach's Bees (rushomancy), Friday, 3 May 2019 00:08 (five months ago) link
Have been taking it easy on the music lately, too much else going on, but I've been enjoying kicking back and spending a lazy Sunday listening to this jazz podcast. This episode is about Wilbur Ware, who I knew from his work with Sun Ra but whose work I never really delved into. It was a great listen. The newest episode is on Mal Waldron, which is also very nice,
― Burt Bacharach's Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull (rushomancy), Monday, 13 May 2019 01:22 (five months ago) link
pretty sure this guy isn't secretly louis farrakhan
as always i'm ready to be corrected though
really fucking good "yacht rock" tho, monster synth
― Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Friday, 17 May 2019 01:55 (four months ago) link
Fell into a Robert Wyatt hole after learning, more or less at random, that a demo recording of him singing Paul Weller's "Invisible" came out on one of those landfill Mojo CDs last year. Beautiful as you might expect. Couldn't find it streaming, though, so instead here's a trio called "Beauty is in the Distance" doing the little exercise at the end of the first Soft Machine record. The rhythmic performance is much more fluid here and Dave Newhouse in particular brings a melodic sensibility lacking in the original to this performance. Recommended.
― Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Saturday, 18 May 2019 22:14 (four months ago) link
there's phases i go through, there's the exploratory phase and the integrative phase, i'm working on integration lately. random words pop into my head and i try to put together sixty minutes of songs that express my associations with that word. this one was inspired by octo octa and is actually a CDR-80 based on the word "need". ultimately that turns out to be a lot of '60s and '70s classic rock but fuck it, no apologies, you cut to the core of me and you'll find the beach boys, the beatles, the kinks, and the soft machine.
kathy heideman - needthe beach boys - you need a mess of help to stand alonethe four tops - baby i need your lovingthe buster browns - i need lovethe fall - what you need24 carat black - what i needtodd rundgren - you need your headkeith hudson - still need you dubjerry green - i finally found the love i needmetafive - i need youthe kinks - i need yousoft machine - that's how much i need youthe feminine complex - now i need youalec wilder - they needed no wordsthe eire apparent - yes i need someonethe stooges - i need somebodysylvester - i need somebody to love tonightocto octa - i need youmondo grosso - everything needs lovejohn potter - now, o now i needs must part
― Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Saturday, 1 June 2019 01:49 (four months ago) link
sylvester - i need somebody to love tonight
― breastcrawl, Saturday, 1 June 2019 07:25 (four months ago) link
if you haven't heard the first song on that mix, please do! that one really cuts to the core imo
― Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Saturday, 1 June 2019 13:32 (four months ago) link
keeping the thread alive, here's a noise-rock japanese cover of "james brown is dead"
― Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Thursday, 6 June 2019 14:39 (four months ago) link
Listened to Kathy Heideman (for real I mean, I’m not counting my earlier casual listen), and yeah, I get what you mean, I think.
― breastcrawl, Thursday, 6 June 2019 18:48 (four months ago) link
how much $ for a monthly cd-r mix subscription
― budo jeru, Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:54 (four months ago) link
hell i'd love to have somewhere to upload random shit for free but usually what happens with these things is somebody hits it with a copyright strike
also half the cool shit i find is stuff i run across trying to find other cool shit some random person on the internet mentioned offhand, so i'm hoping that by just arbitrarily mentioning random stuff people will find even more than they bargained for in the looking
― Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Thursday, 6 June 2019 22:48 (four months ago) link
Here's a fun enough experiment - wanted to see if I could do an hour of songs inspired by sea birds. I did manage it, though some of them are quite long. i feel like i should get credit for leaving off "echoes", though!
fleetwood mac - albatrossalessi brothers - seabirdlangford and kerr - seabirdsride - seagullkukl - seagullvespero - seagulls singchrissie quayle - the seagulls screampublic image ltd - albatrossiron maiden - rime of the ancient mariner
― Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Saturday, 8 June 2019 02:46 (four months ago) link
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!
The classic left wing Oi! band is The Oppressed from Swansea, who also have a song called Football Violence, which isn't a cover of the Skin Deep song.
To further confuse matters there was another left wing skinhead band called Skin Deep from Yorkshire (the Football Violence band was Scottish) but they were more ska than Oi!
― Colonel Poo, Saturday, 8 June 2019 14:57 (four months ago) link
awesome, i will check it out
my latest attempt at stress relief is an hour on the topic of silence
i'm assuming that all those romance words cognate with "silence" mean about the same thing, otherwise i will feel silly
portishead - silencemuna zul - voto de silencioceu - sobre o amor e seu trabalho silenciosolaura mvula - silence is the waystella - le silenceeldritch anisette - dissection of silencepetra haden - silencemarie laforet - le tengo rabia al silenciowild country - silent villagethinking plague - dead silencethat dog. - silentlyruth copeland - the silent boatmanthe revolutionary army of the infant jesus - le monde du silencetori amos - enjoy the silenceyoung marble giants - radio silents
i'm pretty happy with how this one turned out
― Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Tuesday, 11 June 2019 23:36 (four months ago) link
hi rush, i posted this on the hendrix thread but almost immediately realized you wouldn't see it so i'm putting it here, hope that's okay:
just today i have been listening to the archival release from the avandaro festival which has armando molina doing the same thing. wild shit, btw.
― bob lefse (rushomancy), Wednesday, January 3, 2018 7:28 PM (one year ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
this appears to be the only mention of the festival on ilx, and also of the soundtrack 2xCD i'm trying to track down. do you actually have the discs or just files ? it's good ?
― budo jeru, Friday, June 28, 2019 1:01 PM (ten hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
― budo jeru, Saturday, 29 June 2019 04:54 (three months ago) link
oh yeah thanks for putting it here, i haven't been really on top of the board lately too much else going on, i just have the files not the actual cds, also either the recording itself or the files are a little wonky and the track numbering i have is just strange, i don't even know if it's from the actual cds or just some weird bootleg. i think it's good! but you have to be into that whole hippie jam thing, particularly on the tracks by peace & love which is like half of it. lots of flute and drum solos, lots of energetically shouted vocals, horn sections, kind of janis-style soul singing, lots of heavy guitar, not the best quality recording (i think it was recorded by vicente fox for coca cola, the whole scene is just kind of weird. i do authentically love it though, and i say that as someone who is super not into flute and/or drum solos.
i literally have not been listening to any new music all week, just a lot of other stuff going on. last week i thought about posting a song by uncle earl here that i really liked, but i was worried it might be too controversial because of the cross-cultural aspects, i thought it was respectfully done but i recognize other people might feel differently
the other thing i've been doing is the local orchestra sent me the program for their next year so i've been listening to all the stuff i don't know (lots of it, the canon is a little small but there's still a lot of it) for stuff that strikes me, digging more into profokiev and schumann
i should check out the hendrix thread, i like hendrix
― Quilter Ray (rushomancy), Saturday, 29 June 2019 08:05 (three months ago) link
i guess one of the things i was listening to last week was "to have done with the judgement of god", the last radio broadcast of artaud. i don't speak a lick of french, but it was cathartic for me, just half an hour of artaud, who was absolutely well and truly crazy, screaming about americans and catholics and semen over occasional xylophones. i'm not that crazy at the moment but i could still relate!
― Quilter Ray (rushomancy), Saturday, 29 June 2019 08:18 (three months ago) link
A couple of months ago I was trying to remember the name of a killer psychedelic jam by a late '60s band that otherwise did fairly shitty old-timey music. Happened to run across it when I was consolidating my backups. It's "Jigsaw" by Dr. West's Medicine Show. Apparently Norman Greenbaum was involved, but this is way trippier than "Spirit in the Sky". Now if I can just figure out where I put that fantastic '70s South or Central American oil company jingle...
― Un Poco Loco Moco (rushomancy), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:40 (three months ago) link
By the way I haven't been really listening to a lot of new music lately, been busy with other things, though I did happen to run across a nice version of one of my favorite Velvet Underground songs "Lady Godiva's Operation" by some nice young British men named Ulrika Spacek while fruitlessly looking for the "swan mix" (really just a different master AFAIK) of the song. Today I've just been listening to a bunch of songs that have the word "River" in the title. Most of them are fairly nice. I guess people will always associate that Dennis Wilson song with Doctor Who now...
― Un Poco Loco Moco (rushomancy), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:45 (three months ago) link
I have a tradition. Several, actually, like celebrating Earl Warren's birthday. But the relevant one here is that every year, I endeavor to celebrate July 14th by listening to the band Rush, because of the lead track off "Caress of Steel", which is a straight banger. Mostly I believe the '80s were the best decade for Rush, though. Stuff like "Red Lenses", "Chain Lightning", "Sobohla Manyosi", and this one, which straight out brings it. Enjoy "It's My Love". As Noburo, Shigeru, and Kazuo say, "The life was too simple -- we had to get out of there! At least we found our way of life there!"
― Un Poco Loco Moco (rushomancy), Monday, 15 July 2019 00:56 (two months ago) link
Here's some French dude rapping over "Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast". Fuck it, why not?
― Un Poco Loco Moco (rushomancy), Wednesday, 17 July 2019 22:53 (two months ago) link
thanks for sharing that dr. west song, it's really great
― budo jeru, Thursday, 18 July 2019 03:08 (two months ago) link
was reading today about a three-movement jazz symphony by charles stepney called "cohesion" that was performed by the minneapolis symphony orchestra with minnie riperton and ramsey lewis. sounds fascinating but no recording apparently exists. but while looking it up found this song from the unreleased double lp version of "what colour is love" by terry callier, so that's cool
still mostly too busy to spend much time on music unfortunately. can anybody recommend something great with adrian rollini on bass saxophone? he doesn't have to be the leader, it can be bix or whatever, i just want to hear what he could get up to on that thing!
― Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Saturday, 3 August 2019 01:31 (two months ago) link
ok i'll be honest with you i haven't been listening to much new music in the past two months, i've had other stuff i'm working on. i did a quick and dirty add of the stuff that stuck with me over the past two months, here it is:
kajia saariaho - private gardensthe oppressed - football violenceavet terterian - symphony 1-8doss - s/tfearofdark - motorwayie - pomev/a - swedish death metalocto octa - for loversemil gilels - beethoven: piano sonatas 21, 23, 26jute gyte - birefringenceulrika spacek - modern english decorationwilma vritra - burdyugen blakrok - anima mysteriumtyme. - no one like you and meoptical*8 - all overdavid pritchard - nocturnal earthworm stewcharlie parker - one night in birdlandrorschach - protestantkraftwerk - autobahnmessiaen/latry - la nativite du seigneurv/a - routes from the junglegroundwork - today we will not be invisible nor silentms. robinson - hip hop tablesnorth sea radio orchestra - folly bololeymili - mag melllepo sumera - mushroom cantata & other choral workskarajan/berlin philharmonic - prokofiev symphony no. 5jonny dillon - s/t
― Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:45 (two months ago) link
lol of recognition at hearing Gilles Peterson's voice at the very end of that Terry Calier, quelle surprise
― Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 8 August 2019 10:10 (two months ago) link
he apparently owns the only existing copy of the acetate!
― Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Thursday, 8 August 2019 10:50 (two months ago) link
like 18 years ago on Audiogalaxy I found this song that sampled orson welles' chartres speech from "f for fake", no artist was given, i finally got around to figuring out who it was yesterday - apparently they're called "beach flea". anyway here is an old ass song i have liked for a long time.
― Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Saturday, 10 August 2019 16:33 (two months ago) link
starting to slowly come back to listening to music, dropped by bandcamp daily this morning and stumbled into this beat tape, i like it a lot
― Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Saturday, 17 August 2019 15:30 (one month ago) link
here are some nice videos by guy klucevsek, a long set from 2000 and a very sweet version of lars hollmer's "boeves psalm" from 2015
― Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Sunday, 18 August 2019 21:23 (one month ago) link
I first got on the Internet in September of 1993. That month casts a long shadow in Internet lore. Back in the olden days of the Internet, it was so heavily academic that it more or less ran on the school year calendar. Every year, like clockwork, a flood of "newbies" would show up in September and turn things higgeldy-piggeldy.
It was surprising to me when I started seriously engaging with the Internet trans community how much it runs on the same cycle. Every September, it seems, there's a fresh crop of college students in a place where they can deal with gender issues for the first time in their lives.
1993 became known, to those who remember such things, as the year September never ended. My hope is that, for the trans community, this year is the year September never ends.
David Sylvian - SeptemberWillie Nelson - September SongGundula Janowitz - SeptemberCamille - Pale SeptembreLa Femme - SeptembreThe New Sound of Numbers - Luminous SeptemberEl Goodo - SeptemberMoonriders - Jellyfish Sea in SeptemberGroup Inerane - Awal SeptemberRobert Wyatt - September the NinthCosmic Child - September Coffee (Part 1)Sumire - September LovePFM - Impressioni di SettembreBig Star - September GurlsEarth, Wind, & Fire - September
The key and longest track here is "September the Ninth" - I think actually the second of these I heard. Listening to it today the lyrics, which I believe are by Alfie, hit me like a ton of bricks. Here they are:
Woman wishing for wings(Too large a lump to pass for bird)Hopes that by wishing hard enoughShe will cast off the ballastAnd the swallowsWill politely accept her waving armsAs wingsAnd she will join in with themAnd she will rise up with themAnd she willFly
― Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Friday, 23 August 2019 00:14 (one month ago) link
This weekend I came across a link to a random tizita song by ውብሸት ፍስሐ (Wubishet Fisseha). I knew about tizita but I'd never really heard any aside from Mahmoud Ahmed, and it occurred to me that I like tizita music quite a lot, so I checked out RYM's tizita charts. That's how I ran across Kuku Sebsebe's "Munaye Munaye". It's really good.
― Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Monday, 26 August 2019 04:07 (one month ago) link
I'm also enjoying last year's የኔ አለም (Yene alem) by Eténèsh Wassié, Mathieu Sourisseau & Julie Läderach - this one seems to have maybe flown under the radar a bit? I went out of my way last year to listen to as much 2018 music I could find and don't recall running across it... well there's always more great music than one can possibly listen to or even know about, isn't there?
― Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Monday, 26 August 2019 04:13 (one month ago) link
Was just watching some Vectrex videos, here's a Vectrex visualization of a Buchla thing by Nathan Moody, I don't know why I look for good music when i just run across stuff like this basically at random
― Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Saturday, 31 August 2019 01:05 (one month ago) link
OK. I'm trying to finish off my Beatles cover project and I am SO FUCKING CLOSE I will tell you. Somebody let me know that Silverchair covered "Yellow Submarine" and yes I am drunk but I like Silverchair and I like their cover. And THEN I found out that the Godz did "You Won't See Me", and it is so sweet and charming and naive and incompetent I can't resist it.
That leaves "What Goes On". And Sufjan Stevens' version is GOOD but I do not LIKE it. I listened to it again and I am drunk and I like it EVEN LESS.
So I went back to the ones I cheated on, which are "Good Morning", where I took the Kellogg's jingle that inspired Lennon to write the song, and Sun King, where I took Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross".
SO I have an "upgrade" to Albatross, I mean it does not REPLACE Albatross which is an all-time song, but it is an obscure Boston horrorcore group from '93 that did a song sampling Sun King and I like this song. The group are called the Shapeshifters and the song is called Grim Tales. It is VERY OBSCURE.
― Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Sunday, 1 September 2019 02:20 (one month ago) link
just to tell you that i really enjoy what you are listening to, rusho.
― je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Saturday, 7 September 2019 21:31 (one month ago) link
Thanks Alex! I'm enjoying sharing stuff here... I'll try to keep it updated around every week or so... I know my name's on the thread but other contributions are welcome as well :)
― sock fingering, baby (rushomancy), Saturday, 7 September 2019 23:58 (one month ago) link
New playlist - secret word for this one is "Ghost". Thought about just making it a 20 minute live version of the Phish song combined with Albert Ayler (actually the Yosuke Yamashita Trio playing Ayler) but that might be a little _too_ contrarian I guess, even if it would be good. Here's what came out instead:
The Solitaires - I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A ChanceDwarr - Ghost LoverMarlin Wallace - Ghost TrainFarao - The Ghost ShipGolden Disko Ship - Girl As A Slower GhostshipThe Ilk - A Ghost Story For SummerFleetwood Mac - The GhostJay Som - GhostBrother Android - Ghost StationBent Knee - Holy GhostLonnie Johnson - Blue Ghost BluesConcretism - Telex GhostsUnknown NYC Traveler - When Robots Have GhostsTimeless Legend - Ghost of LoveThumpermonkey - Deckchair For Your GhostSam Amidon - GhostsCharlie Parker - I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance (1947-03-02)
No ringers on this one, all deep cuts. Sometimes I just want to be obscure!
― sock fingering, baby (rushomancy), Saturday, 21 September 2019 02:08 (three weeks ago) link
Autumn! Here's what came up this time. Lots of oldies this time out.
Jeff Phelps - Excerpts From Autumnthat dog. - Autumn in JuneThe Kinks - Autumn AlmanacBing Grosby (yes, that's a typo, I'm leaving it) - Autumn LeavesBai Kwong - Autumn EveningDon Ellis - After an Autumn Rain demoGridlink - Constant AutumnVed Buens Ende - Autumn LeavesPeter Hammill - Summer Song (In The Autumn)Aphex Twin - Autumn TravelsLee Hazlewood - My Autumn's Done ComeRobyn Hitchcock - Autumn Is Your Last ChanceHorse - AutumnOnra - Autumn Moon Shining Over the Calm LakeCaptain Beefheart - Autumn's ChildJoanna Newsom - AutumnGianni Safred - Autumn 2001
I did another one on the topic of "mirror" but this one I think came out nicer, even though it was less work.
Oh, and for the record I don't think the Bing Crosby and the Ved Buens Ende are the same song.
― Poody Mae Bubblebutt, Miss Kumquat of 1947 (rushomancy), Wednesday, 25 September 2019 01:08 (two weeks ago) link
it could be yours
― budo jeru, Friday, 27 September 2019 04:56 (two weeks ago) link
i'm actually tempted! i mean it's cheaper than that fucking pink floyd box set. but ultimately i'm not a "record collector", don't even have a record player... looking it up though i ran into something else that's pretty interesting though so i don't mind still looking.
also still looking for a version of the beatles' "what goes on" i like. this is difficult because it is not a very good song. in fact i am slowly growing to hate this song.
― Poody Mae Bubblebutt, Miss Kumquat of 1947 (rushomancy), Friday, 27 September 2019 09:03 (two weeks ago) link
I Wonder If It Will Be Friends With Me?
The White Stripes - Dead Leaves and the Dirty GroundThe Temptations - Shakey GroundJanko Nilovic - Black on a White GroundStevie Wonder - Higher GroundDaniel Koestner - Breaking GroundBascom Lamar Lunsford - I Wish I Was A Mole in the GroundRadiohead - GroundThingy - Grounded, I GuessQuinoline Yellow - Off Ground TouchChristina Pluhar/L'Arpeggiata - Curtain Tune on a Ground (H. Purcell)Tjupurru - Stompin' GroundExploded View - Stand Your GroundEgg - Wring Out the Ground Loosely NowBasic Soul Unit - GrounswellDreamcast & Burymeinamink - Ground
One hour to the second! I know there are people who are like flawless at that, but I just guesstimate this stuff.
― Calpico Girlfriend (rushomancy), Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:14 (one week ago) link
OK, here's an actual video. I found this instrument on a list of words especially beloved by the editors of a particular edition of the Chambers dictionary. Good luck seeing three heckelphones in one place anywhere else but here.
― Calpico Girlfriend (rushomancy), Sunday, 6 October 2019 20:49 (one week ago) link
Another mix. This one has Hoobastank on it.
Blaze Foley - My Reasons WhyRoland Kirk - Search For the Reason WhyAdam, Mike, & Tim - You're the Reason WhyBobby Edwards - You're the ReasonGeorge Aaron - Silly ReasonLifetones - For a ReasonShere Khan - No ReasonNNB - 25 ReasonsHoobastank - The Reason (Bo En Remix)The Lost - No Reason WhyThe Circulatory System - The Reasons Before You KnewUJ3RK5 - Reason Sleeps TonightToy - The Reasons WhyStereolab & Nurse With Wound - Animal or Vegetable (A Wonderful Wooden Reason)The Velvet Underground - I Found a Reason
― Calpico Girlfriend (rushomancy), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 00:06 (six days ago) link