random stuff rushomancy is listening to

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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 - 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


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 (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

That's lovely.

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 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 (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

how much $ for a monthly cd-r mix subscription

budo jeru, Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:54 (six 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 (six 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 - albatross
alessi brothers - seabird
langford and kerr - seabirds
ride - seagull
kukl - seagull
vespero - seagulls sing
chrissie quayle - the seagulls scream
public image ltd - albatross
iron maiden - rime of the ancient mariner

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Saturday, 8 June 2019 02:46 (six 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 (six 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 - silence
muna zul - voto de silencio
ceu - sobre o amor e seu trabalho silencioso
laura mvula - silence is the way
stella - le silence
eldritch anisette - dissection of silence
petra haden - silence
marie laforet - le tengo rabia al silencio
wild country - silent village
thinking plague - dead silence
that dog. - silently
ruth copeland - the silent boatman
the revolutionary army of the infant jesus - le monde du silence
tori amos - enjoy the silence
young 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 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four months ago) link

thanks for sharing that dr. west song, it's really great

budo jeru, Thursday, 18 July 2019 03:08 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

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 (four 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 gardens
the oppressed - football violence
avet terterian - symphony 1-8
doss - s/t
fearofdark - motorway
ie - pome
v/a - swedish death metal
octo octa - for lovers
emil gilels - beethoven: piano sonatas 21, 23, 26
jute gyte - birefringence
ulrika spacek - modern english decoration
wilma vritra - burd
yugen blakrok - anima mysterium
tyme. - no one like you and me
optical*8 - all over
david pritchard - nocturnal earthworm stew
charlie parker - one night in birdland
rorschach - protestant
kraftwerk - autobahn
messiaen/latry - la nativite du seigneur
v/a - routes from the jungle
groundwork - today we will not be invisible nor silent
ms. robinson - hip hop tables
north sea radio orchestra - folly bololey
mili - mag mell
lepo sumera - mushroom cantata & other choral works
karajan/berlin philharmonic - prokofiev symphony no. 5
jonny dillon - s/t

Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:45 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (three 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 - September
Willie Nelson - September Song
Gundula Janowitz - September
Camille - Pale Septembre
La Femme - Septembre
The New Sound of Numbers - Luminous September
El Goodo - September
Moonriders - Jellyfish Sea in September
Group Inerane - Awal September
Robert Wyatt - September the Ninth
Cosmic Child - September Coffee (Part 1)
Sumire - September Love
PFM - Impressioni di Settembre
Big Star - September Gurls
Earth, 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 enough
She will cast off the ballast
And the swallows
Will politely accept her waving arms
As wings
And she will join in with them
And she will rise up with them
And she will

Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Friday, 23 August 2019 00:14 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 (three months 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 Chance
Dwarr - Ghost Lover
Marlin Wallace - Ghost Train
Farao - The Ghost Ship
Golden Disko Ship - Girl As A Slower Ghostship
The Ilk - A Ghost Story For Summer
Fleetwood Mac - The Ghost
Jay Som - Ghost
Brother Android - Ghost Station
Bent Knee - Holy Ghost
Lonnie Johnson - Blue Ghost Blues
Concretism - Telex Ghosts
Unknown NYC Traveler - When Robots Have Ghosts
Timeless Legend - Ghost of Love
Thumpermonkey - Deckchair For Your Ghost
Sam Amidon - Ghosts
Charlie 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 (two months ago) link

Autumn! Here's what came up this time. Lots of oldies this time out.

Jeff Phelps - Excerpts From Autumn
that dog. - Autumn in June
The Kinks - Autumn Almanac
Bing Grosby (yes, that's a typo, I'm leaving it) - Autumn Leaves
Bai Kwong - Autumn Evening
Don Ellis - After an Autumn Rain demo
Gridlink - Constant Autumn
Ved Buens Ende - Autumn Leaves
Peter Hammill - Summer Song (In The Autumn)
Aphex Twin - Autumn Travels
Lee Hazlewood - My Autumn's Done Come
Robyn Hitchcock - Autumn Is Your Last Chance
Horse - Autumn
Onra - Autumn Moon Shining Over the Calm Lake
Captain Beefheart - Autumn's Child
Joanna Newsom - Autumn
Gianni 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 months ago) link

it could be yours


budo jeru, Friday, 27 September 2019 04:56 (two months 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 months ago) link

I Wonder If It Will Be Friends With Me?

The White Stripes - Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
The Temptations - Shakey Ground
Janko Nilovic - Black on a White Ground
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
Daniel Koestner - Breaking Ground
Bascom Lamar Lunsford - I Wish I Was A Mole in the Ground
Radiohead - Ground
Thingy - Grounded, I Guess
Quinoline Yellow - Off Ground Touch
Christina Pluhar/L'Arpeggiata - Curtain Tune on a Ground (H. Purcell)
Tjupurru - Stompin' Ground
Exploded View - Stand Your Ground
Egg - Wring Out the Ground Loosely Now
Basic Soul Unit - Grounswell
Dreamcast & 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

Another mix. This one has Hoobastank on it.

Blaze Foley - My Reasons Why
Roland Kirk - Search For the Reason Why
Adam, Mike, & Tim - You're the Reason Why
Bobby Edwards - You're the Reason
George Aaron - Silly Reason
Lifetones - For a Reason
Shere Khan - No Reason
NNB - 25 Reasons
Hoobastank - The Reason (Bo En Remix)
The Lost - No Reason Why
The Circulatory System - The Reasons Before You Knew
UJ3RK5 - Reason Sleeps Tonight
Toy - The Reasons Why
Stereolab & 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 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

wow has it been two weeks already, time flies when you need to pee every hour

i have been on a heavy italo disco kick since that thread got bumped, i'm super excited that there's a documentary about the den harrow war, i have Opinions which i will keep to myself

here's a random record i found by browsing bandcamp's italo disco tags


Spironolactone T. Agnew (rushomancy), Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:10 (one month ago) link

huh, i can't keep track of all the music - i know people here like to rag on ted gioia (and he probably deserves it!) but nobody else told me about this recent release featuring an early 1942 live recording of "barstow" by harry partch!


Spironolactone T. Agnew (rushomancy), Saturday, 26 October 2019 20:04 (one month ago) link

The Drift

OK, this is a little bit of a different one. No set length, no hammering and sawing to fit the songs in the right space. The theme is drifting; if you're counting the minutes the effect isn't convincing. I put in what needs to be there and leave out what doesn't. And, I haven't done this in a while, but I'll do a little writing on the songs like I used to.

Jimi Hendrix - Drifting: Starting at the beginning. One of the first records I had was a cassette dub of a comp called "The Essential Jimi Hendrix". I believe this song was on it. I've always had a certain fondness for Jimi's ballads. The up-tempo funk numbers he was doing around these period, you know, I can't tell the difference between Freedom and Earth Blues and Ezy Ryder so good. I guess the ballads have a bit of the same problem. I guess this song sounds a lot like "Angel". I like this one better. The lyrics... OK, they're adolescent poetry, but I was an adolescent when I first heard it, and it's better than that "Angel of the morning" kind of stuff, even if I do like Jimi's singing on that demo. So: The best way to start.

Tim Buckley - Drifting (Escondido 1970): OK, this is a weird one because I did wind up putting this song on this mix twice. I have this bootleg from the Starsailor band, those last gigs before his 18 month sabbatical, and he does "Drifting" on it. It's very different from the official version on "Lorca", shorter, Bunk and Buzz Gardner are very present so it's a lot more jazz. Sound quality is a bit dodge - I don't think there's ever been an official issue of either of the Starsailor band tapes - but it's the kind of rough around the edges that I like; not really worse than The Copenhagen Tapes (I remember reading somewhere that the Copenhagen Tapes was a deliberately degraded listening copy that was released without the taper's permission and it sounds it; I'd like to hear the original for sure), and the weird fades between tracks make it really suitable for mixes.

Snail's House - (snowdrift): This is where things start getting next level for me. I love old music that has been with me so long it's part of my identity, but I also love new music that seems to go with parts of me I've never acknowledged or understood before. This is a video game soundtrack - I'm not sure if the video game actually exists or not. But it encapsulates the things I love about modern-day synthesized game music - a minor key chord progression with chiming notes (would it be gauche or superficial to say that they remind me from falling snow?) that develops, arpeggios, string sounds, intensity, excitement, without ever really losing that melancholy at the root, eventually coming back around to it. It's not sonata allegro, it's basically unchanged, but the melody isn't what needs to change, we are, and I do.

Radiohead - Backdrifts: One of the two "new songs" from Hail to the Thief that weren't played at their 2002 Iberian sojourn, and my two favorite songs from the record; the most electronic, and the least disappointing by comparison with the excitement of the '02 recordings.

Hearts & Minds - Slowly Drifting Outward: Honestly? In 2018 I consumed more new music than I can possibly remember. Honestly? I don't know if I've ever actually heard this song before yesterday. Whatever possessed madman was wantonly expanding my music collection last year, they had pretty decent taste though. This is some sort of progressive jazz, keyboard that sounds like sampled Mellotron flute, good horn playing.

Iceage - Drifting Outward: I really connected with Iceage's 2018 album; I thought it was a big improvement on, refinement of, "You're Nothing". Some good songs on "You're Nothing", though, some songs I liked a lot at the time, and this was one of them, though it didn't grab me like "Simony" did.

Johnny Moore's Three Blazers featuring Charles Brown - Drifting Blues: I cheat a lot, I give the illusion of breadth by just picking up some nice genre comps. Martin Scorcese Presents the Blues? Never seen it, but that CD set has some great blues on it that I'm not otherwise familiar with, not being a Real Blues Head. Don't know when this is from - '50s? '60s? Stark sonic contrast with the Iceage, probably the biggest shock jump cut on the mix, but I feel like it works.

The Wailers - Driftwood: This one the other hand is a more sedate transition. Pretty sure these folks aren't Bob Marley's band _or_ the "Out Of Our Tree" band. Could be wrong on the latter. This came from a web project called "The Exotica Project" which Numero picked up and licensed a bunch of the tunes from. Numero's issue sounds a lot better.

Barbara Moore - Drifting: We have to get around to the library music eventually, don't we? This is an unusual one in that the record is focused on vocals. It's one of the more acclaimed records in the genre. The haunting harmony vocals have a bit of exotica to them, which makes it flow pretty well from the last section.

Dirty Three - Cast Adrift: One of the first MP3s I had was the bonus CD from the Dirty Three's "Ocean Songs" - I seem to recall that I had enjoyed their playing on that Cat Power record and was inspired to delve into them. I don't even think I have the original record anymore but for some reason that bonus CD has stuck with me.

Klan Aileen - Adrift: I think I discovered these folks on the back of their 2018 album and then backtracked to their '16 record. Kind of shoegazey, noisey bits but overall pensive in much the same way as that Dirty Three song was. I like the echoing reverb.

If By Yes - Adrift: It seems like this is a pretty obscure one? I found out about them because a song of theirs was mixed by Cornelius and showed up on CM3... I loved it and then I found out Petra Haden was involved and of course I loved it. I keep getting surprised because I'd forgotten there was so much heavy guitar involved.

Octo Octa - Adrift (Avalon Emerson Furiously Awake Version): Well I guess you all know how I feel about Octo Octa! I actually don't think I have the record this song was originally from... her old stuff is a little too emotionally harrowing for me to really listen to. It was easier to get into Avalon Emerson because there weren't all those ISSUES to deal with. Anyway it's nice. Not the best track on this mix probably but good.

Seahawks - Drifting (feat. Indra Dunis): For some reason Seahawks are my favourite Balearic group. I don't know why. Right place right time I think? Again they have better songs but it's a good come-down from the Octo Octa tune.

Ray Pollard - The Drifter: OK, look, I didn't put Dobie Gray's "Drift Away" on this and some of you may well be pissed at me about that. I just don't like the song very much. I'm not saying that this really good Northern Soul song makes up for it, or even that I know jack shit about Northern Soul beyond this really good comp I have, but it is a fucking great song.

Richard Lockwood - Now I'm Adrift: Oh this must be another one of those 2018 finds. I don't know anything about this person, some folk loner. Really good songs. Reminds me a little bit of Fred Neil, maybe a bit more cerebral.

Tim Buckley - Driftin' (Venice Mating Call): The original live version that was polished up for Lorca. Buckley's vibe was in a very different space in '69 than it would be a year later. These long, long, vibrato-laden notes that John Oswald distilled into their essence on "Anon", instead of jazz the more familiar sound of Lee Underwood and Carter CC Collins. It looks like this was the only song I kept around from Venice Mating Call, so it must have really stood out.

DeWalta - Drift in the Void: So this is a 2019 release, and I know even less about it than I do the 2018 records! Also, it's electronic stuff, which is a genre of music I really enjoy listening to and never have shit that's interesting to say about! Other than that we're clearly in the "long songs" portion of the mix, which is extremely congenial and amenable to, well, drifting, and that this song does actually pair well with Tim Buckley's eight minute legato-folk tune.

Computer Magic - Drift Away: This is one of the things I love about doing mixes. It's a 2018 record which means I didn't listen to it enough and when I pulled a basically arbitrary subset of the songs I like this popped up. The penultimate song in a mix is very often something that is really meaningful to me, something that gives me a sense of culmination... after getting pretty far out there with the last two songs I wanted something that was a little more focused, had direction and especially meaning. Drifting can be a way of letting go of the past.

Brian Eno - Spirits Drifting: A little on the nose as an ending but if it goes anywhere it has to be the ending. It's the long fade. You can't follow it up with anything. Eno's really good at these sorts of pieces - I know others get more press, but Spirits Drifting is, I think, my favourite.

Turned out about 90 minutes. I guess you could fit it on a C90 - those things were really about 47 minutes a side so there'd probably be room - but I don't have a tape deck anymore. It just made for a good listen. It's good to talk about music, to spend some time thinking about why I like what I like rather than just listing off songs other people might enjoy listening to.

tantric societal collapse (rushomancy), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 19:06 (one month ago) link

Cool concept and a pleasant change of pace from Scott Walker.

This wouldn't have been a good fit at all, but it reminded me of Richard Barrett's adrift, the avant/electroacoustic take on drifting. Here's an excerpt:


pomenitul, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 19:23 (one month ago) link

Very nice! I probably couldn't have fit it in, no. BTW the Iceage song is actually called "Everything Drifts"!

tantric societal collapse (rushomancy), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 20:11 (one month ago) link

Doing the obsessive listening thing again. Probably shouldn't. Most of the stuff that gets featured on Bandcamp I wind up liking. David Bowlin, Moor Mother, um, I forget what else. Did you know 4mat put out a new record two weeks ago? I've been listening to his stuff since the early '90s. I guess I haven't really "grown up with him", but it kind of feels like it? I liked his stuff when I was a kid who was into MOD files, and I like his stuff even better now.


tantric societal collapse (rushomancy), Friday, 1 November 2019 04:57 (one month ago) link

I can't walk so I'm just listening to more deep cut Dead boots. Didn't think I liked Scarlet->Fire until I heard the 1979-11-01 performance. Stuff like Barton Hall... it's so TASTEFUL and CLASSY. If I wanted to hear that shit I wouldn't be listening to the Dead.

So here's something that's not entirely tasteful or classy. I never really knew where the old murder ballad "Rain and Snow", what the Dead used to open their shows with, came from... turns out there's this banjo folkie from the Smoky Mountains by the name of Obray Ramsey who brought it to wider knowledge in '61. Guy was apparently fairly well known in the revival scene of the day but seems thoroughly forgotten right now... which is a shame because he seems like he was a big influence on Sam Amidon in particular. Anyway, in the late '60s somebody get the idea, seeing how all the hippies were into that shit, to repackage Ramsay as a "rock musician" so there was a band called White Lightnin'. They appeared on the soundtrack to the misbegotten cult film "Zachariah" in '71. Before then, though, the producer had a guy named Len Novy cut a "rock" version of "Cold Rain and Snow" for his record. Obray Ramsey isn't around but Byard Ray shows up on fiddle:


tantric societal collapse (rushomancy), Sunday, 10 November 2019 23:21 (four weeks ago) link

this is a really cool comp, opens with the original “rain and snow”:


brimstead, Monday, 11 November 2019 01:28 (four weeks ago) link

Cool Robert Crumb cover.

earlnash, Monday, 11 November 2019 01:43 (four weeks ago) link

I was looking for copies of the Wheel of Fortune pilots featuring a drunk Edd "Kookie" Byrnes and I ran across Pea Hix's Youtube channel. This is a pretty nice disco acetate he posted. There's also a link to a stylophone trio he wrote on Soundcloud that I recommend heartily, but this up-tempo disco jam is the one that grabs me.


tantric societal collapse (rushomancy), Sunday, 17 November 2019 16:34 (three weeks ago) link

i'm listening to this sam vosbikian oud solo from 1950 (it's the first song here, about one minute in https://eastriverstringband.com/radioshow/?p=2314 ) and it strikes me... is that a reggaeton beat? like, did old-time kef bands use reggaeton beats a lot? or am i just dreaming shit here?

tantric societal collapse (rushomancy), Tuesday, 19 November 2019 01:03 (two weeks ago) link

You'd have to work very hard to convince me that this version of "Shaft" isn't being recorded by the Portsmouth Sinfonia under a pseudonym.


Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 06:16 (two weeks ago) link

Here's one I threw together really quick:

You Have Been Warned

Rose Elinor Dougall - Strange Warnings
Moving Parts - Anti-Aircraft Warning
Mac Rebennack - Storm Warning
Boreal Network - This is a Tornado Warning
David Axelrod - Warning Talk, Part Three
Boards of Canada - Energy Warning
Kazuki Muraoka - Warning Siren
Breakmaster Cylinder - Spill Bass/Tomato Warning
The Armed - Parody Warning
Game Theory - Time Warner
Snakefinger - Friendly Warning
Soul Camel - Horsehead Nebula (another warning light)
Alec Lambert - God is Already Warning Us
Monster Magnet - Look To Your Orb For The Warning
Macabre (Pentagram) - Be Forewarned
Talking Heads - Warning Sign
Giant Ant Farm - Eva's Warning
Caribou Vibration Ensemble feat. Marshall Allen - A Final Warning

Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 23:34 (one week ago) link

my brother is like "maybe one day you will get into hardcore" and honest to god i try but i gave it another shot today and the record that stuck out most to me was a polish christian record with a french horn player on it, which, like, i don't think is what he was hoping i'd get into?

Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Thursday, 28 November 2019 00:00 (one week ago) link

Update: I did finally get into some hardcore. Foundation's "When The Smoke Clears" is a good record.

In the meantime... it's Christmas time! I hate Christmas music. I have a significant collection nonetheless, but it's all terrible music that's not at all in the "spirit of the season" and that nobody wants to hear.

This record is not terrible but nobody wants to hear Jimmy "Duck" Holmes (whose latest record was recommended by Ted Gioia on his 2019 longlist) singing "Christmas Alone" in December. Nobody but me.


Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Thursday, 5 December 2019 01:43 (four days ago) link

I'm just fucking exhausted, I socially transitioned this week and it has been great but I am really tired. Too tired to do anything really but write about music.

My CD of Mellotron demos came in the mail yesterday and I sort of fell into a hole from there. Next thing I knew I was watching this performance by Lisa Bella Donna.


I know it's a stereotype for people like me to be into analog synths. I don't mind fitting a stereotype. Honestly I'm lucky to have gotten into the Mellotron first, because there's never been any "entry level" access to those. Under other circumstances I might have a longstanding habit of spending more than I can afford on circuit bending. Also helping: My dyspraxia - doing the craft type stuff, soldering or changing out oscillators or any of that shit, is something I've avoided because doing hardware computer stuff was stressful and difficult enough for me with my dexterity issues.

The issue with this sort of stuff is it's so easy to substitute gear for talent (looking at you, The Edge), and the result of this glut of decent-but-not-great material means that I don't spend a lot of time listening to Berlin School stuff. If I like a piece of music, I want to listen to it more than once, to really absorb myself in it, and most of this stuff, there's no reason to do that. Exceptions are some of the old Tangerine Dream and Redshift's s/t.

I ca see myself doing this with Lisa Bella Donna's stuff. Some of it at least. She's got like five albums out this year and I'm not going to listen to all of them, but she does seem more than usually talented to my ears.

Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Saturday, 7 December 2019 15:48 (two days ago) link

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