Raymond Cummings' Home for the Wayward, Nomadic, and Dispossessed

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Why? Because I want to.

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 16 September 2018 13:55 (three years ago) link

Today's late morning listening:

https://mikeshiflet.bandcamp.com/album/tetracosa-volume-one

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 16 September 2018 13:57 (three years ago) link

I don't know why it took me so long to get around to this artist, but wow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSX7LmESZQ4

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 16 September 2018 14:57 (three years ago) link

A fine idea, this thread.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 16 September 2018 16:48 (three years ago) link

i really liked telefone, i'm excited to sit down with the new one

Karl Malone, Sunday, 16 September 2018 17:16 (three years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVin1y5QZFQ

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 16 September 2018 17:34 (three years ago) link

I'd been thinking about doing a thread like this for a while - others have, and it seems like a solid concept - and for whatever reason, today was the day.

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 16 September 2018 17:35 (three years ago) link

I'm not listening this at the moment, but Facebook coughed it up in the recent past - one of those odd instances of social media algorithms coughing up the right magic somehow. Beats is banging, as the kids say.

https://tonguedepressor.bandcamp.com/album/null-set

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 16 September 2018 17:38 (three years ago) link

You won't need coffee if you've got this:

https://decidetoday.bandcamp.com/album/you-got-a-fist-and-they-got-a-face

I've been aware of Rob Inhuman for a while but hadn't listened to his stuff for a minute. This scratches a certain industrial itch.

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 11:06 (three years ago) link

From the new Noname album, the opening track ("Self") is my personal favorite.

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 18 September 2018 11:08 (three years ago) link

This band may just be the truth. (If not, maybe just a seductive half-truth. Whatever, though.)

https://soundcloud.com/castle-face-1/exit-group-plastic-coffin

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:49 (three years ago) link

Space-Age Bachelor Pad Muzak (actually better than that)

https://wume.bandcamp.com/album/maintain

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 21 September 2018 23:52 (three years ago) link

This song (and its parent LP, the only one the band ever released) still carries a charge. (Way) back when I still ran a physical zine and was exchanging them with strangers through the mail - 1996, specifically - I wound up with a mixtape featuring "Devil to the Lamb," then spent years seeking Fur's s/t record. (Ultimately got lucky - thank you, Bert's in Newark, Delaware!) Hopefully it's not totally lost to history. Hopefully Holly Ramos is plotting a comeback somewhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHDBKAphL7g

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 23 September 2018 14:07 (two years ago) link

that's a really good jam, thanks for sharing

milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Sunday, 23 September 2018 15:36 (two years ago) link

You're welcome, rushomancy. Just for you, here's another:

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

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 23 September 2018 15:53 (two years ago) link

Somehow I never spent quite enough time with this record back in the day, and in memory lump it in with the pre-Painful YLT LPs I didn't care for. It's certainly much better than that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k5rQrJhMtU

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 7 October 2018 10:08 (two years ago) link

Is that the most soothing song he has ever written? Listening to that makes me think that I wouldn't have minded a dad who sang me to sleep with such a sweet song. I haven't listened to the lyrics btw.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 8 October 2018 19:13 (two years ago) link

:)

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 11 October 2018 22:41 (two years ago) link

It just may be, Alex.

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 11 October 2018 22:42 (two years ago) link

Lord willing, there will never be a time when this LP doesn't somehow make me feel better about things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCn0yTsuwi0

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 11 October 2018 22:42 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

That Blur song is indeed good. I like how extremely relaxed and soothing it is. I did not know it before. Is the hoover noise also in the original or has it been added for the video? I find it sounds a little bit out of place in the song.

Unfortunately I cannot play the other video. It might be because of my old Android 4.4.2.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Thursday, 8 November 2018 20:17 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

My homie Thom and I made a noise album through the magic of Google Drive and it's free

https://raymondcummings.bandcamp.com/album/east-coast-apple-juice?fbclid=IwAR3XV9GnUr9J_4rgoo9HeSoLdOAglccztKkv2YpgX608MogZzUlYN1CnIrI

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 29 November 2018 01:19 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Serious 1990s Touch & Go vibes

https://droolusa.bandcamp.com/album/drool-ii

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 28 January 2019 00:46 (two years ago) link

wait, is that ian curtis singing out of his tomb?

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Monday, 28 January 2019 21:05 (two years ago) link

I'd been meaning to spend some time with this one, and tonight's the night.

https://humanhoodrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/commuter-hhr45

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 2 February 2019 02:34 (two years ago) link

(Howard Stelzer and Brendan Murray, I believe)

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 2 February 2019 02:35 (two years ago) link

I love that Stelzer/Murray "Commuter" recording

Dan S, Saturday, 2 February 2019 02:55 (two years ago) link

WORD. I've gotta carve out extra time for Ambient/drone/new age this year.

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 02:13 (two years ago) link

Also, enjoying this, which is like being at a house party while one person locks himself in a bedroom for percussive studies

https://marginalfrequency.bandcamp.com/album/mfcs-l-presets-studies

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 02:13 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

One of my favorite noise artists returns after a lengthy absence; I am aglow.

https://tahnzz.bandcamp.com/album/the-citizen-ship?fbclid=IwAR3Y_RDjCf0Y6mpet0lWgJ5wrrf-AmWh78EJGBZWmOtJifky_U0t2eCmW1Y

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 23:11 (two years ago) link

i remember the title of this thread as 'ray's sad house'

j., Wednesday, 20 February 2019 02:16 (two years ago) link

Sometimes it is, j.

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 06:22 (two years ago) link

: o

j., Wednesday, 20 February 2019 06:38 (two years ago) link

Anyway

https://milmin.bandcamp.com/album/durian-brow

Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 24 February 2019 01:13 (two years ago) link

ten months pass...

Let's all jam out to Swell Maps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg657z--C3E

Lactose Shaolin Wanker (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 01:17 (one year ago) link

a soundtrack for the imaginary blizzard we're experiencing here

Lactose Shaolin Wanker (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 18 January 2020 18:21 (one year ago) link

^Ghostface, Ironman (first listen ever)

This is pretty solid!

Ainsley James Gryffyd Lowbeer Holdsworth (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 26 January 2020 23:43 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Damn, RIP.

I didn't keep up with his output beyond a few years, but no one did it quite like Fred the Godson.

https://www.stereogum.com/2082128/fred-the-godson-dead-at-35-from-coronavirus/obit/

Skateboard R Deluxe Throwback Edition (Raymond Cummings), Friday, 24 April 2020 02:08 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

This evening it's all about Sightings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8uo9Jrp710

Skateboard R Deluxe Throwback Edition (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 31 May 2020 00:08 (one year ago) link

But I'd remiss if I didn't shout out Cave Bares, a sort of bizarre situationalist outfit that struck my fancy. Caroline Bren, a principal member, committed suicide recently.

Here is their bandcamp: https://cavebears.bandcamp.com/?fbclid=IwAR0EyJUff2v7J_0oMpbNbL8-S24sr32nvZldSE_6p9me90sY2I-mzCo7L2I

Here is a message from Nick Williams, member of Cave Bears:

"It feels like a different part of my life but I spent a decade playing in this band with Caroline Bren (aka Carrie, Morgan, Ke and Kyle in other lives) and now she's gone and jumped off the French King Bridge. I've never known anyone else like her and doubt I will again. Listening to this absurd music we made together was somewhat comforting to me. When I look back on Cave Bears it's often to the tune of "what were we thinking?" but sometimes maybe we were onto something. I have some copies of this tape left, which was probably her favorite. All proceeds donated to an as-yet-to-be-determined charity related to suicide and mental health, ideally based in the Pioneer Valley of Western Mass (any recommendations appreciated)"

Skateboard R Deluxe Throwback Edition (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 31 May 2020 00:11 (one year ago) link

("Cave Bares"? Yikes. "Cave Bears".)

Skateboard R Deluxe Throwback Edition (Raymond Cummings), Sunday, 31 May 2020 00:11 (one year ago) link

We are certainly in a Sightings moment. This song is not quite indicative of the typical Sightings experience, but it nevertheless acts as a rallying tonic for me when I need one. I love it to death:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTCL-GkgBKU

grandavis, Sunday, 31 May 2020 02:56 (one year ago) link

That's a great jam, indeed.

Skateboard R Deluxe Throwback Edition (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 00:28 (one year ago) link

Right now I'm revisiting this old favorite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU-74VXsVAM

Skateboard R Deluxe Throwback Edition (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 00:28 (one year ago) link

Trying to sort out my favorite Wolf Eyes LP. It was a toss up between:

Human Animal
Slicer
Mugger

Human Animal wins

Skateboard R Deluxe Throwback Edition (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 00:29 (one year ago) link

Haven't taken a dive into Wolf Eyes in a long time. Used to really like "Dead Hills" and "Slicer" too, and the "Burned Mind" I remember being pretty fond of and I kind of checked out then other then catching them live when they would come through. Not sure I ever had access to "Mugger" or "Human Mind," maybe I will do some revisiting. Just saw that all of these are on their Bandcamp site (along with TONS of other stuff).

grandavis, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 03:47 (one year ago) link

Wow, a lot of typos, sorry. I think you get the idea hah hah. Really enjoyed seeing the Dilloway-era band live, they were great. He brought a great element that I always kinda missed after, though Olson and Nate as a duo I like a lot too.

grandavis, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 03:49 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

grandavis, there's a lot of good stuff in their catalogue but there's definitely some chaff. I've enjoyed them the couple times I caught them this decade but envy that you got to catch the wild 00s sets.

Everything's Blue In This Whorl (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 22 October 2020 01:56 (ten months ago) link

It's lame that I never post anything much here. Gotta try to remedy that.

Anyway, brother, here's "Hashish".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au_9H9wW1n0

Everything's Blue In This Whorl (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 22 October 2020 01:56 (ten months ago) link

If you're bored, here is me reading poetry in Pennsylvania on Saturday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14PC_4VkjAw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1fOaq_gwMO1UwiwZm0c-DicgzIkCbygh7mdlg2p31SmML7uQmtzGKNRmg

Everything's Blue In This Whorl (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 00:25 (ten months ago) link

Of course - it didn't work.

Everything's Blue In This Whorl (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 00:25 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

This came out in September and I literally just learned it existed this week.

https://decimus.bandcamp.com/album/threnody-for-judas-iscariot

I wish there was some definitive way to learn about music by artists I love in real time.

Everything's Blue In This Whorl (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 30 January 2021 13:36 (seven months ago) link

I have it set up where I get emails every time an artist i “follow” on bandcamp releases something. Hoping this helps me snag something next month before it sells out. I have notifications set up on my phone too but they’ve never worked.

brimstead, Saturday, 30 January 2021 18:09 (seven months ago) link

need to do this

enjoyed that record too RC!

nxd, Saturday, 30 January 2021 18:10 (seven months ago) link

Thanks you two!

This morning’s listening:

https://chunklet.bandcamp.com/album/sing-the-snow-away-the-chunklet-years

We’re Up All Night To Get Lochte (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 13 February 2021 12:19 (seven months ago) link

I can wait to devour everything this band had done

https://drycleaning.bandcamp.com/track/scratchcard-lanyard

We’re Up All Night To Get Lochte (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 01:39 (seven months ago) link

Has done obv

We’re Up All Night To Get Lochte (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 01:39 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...
five months pass...

I listened to this a lot while making it

https://norentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/modulate-yourself-norent040

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 15:55 (one week ago) link


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