What are you listening to? 2022

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frohes neues!
once again
we enthuse our muse
while celebrating cover art of the ages

massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 17:29 (ten months ago) link

https://img.discogs.com/XYTG4idhhmEkMgAFu3bipvET0Hw=/fit-in/600x601/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-527562-1551372078-5910.jpeg.jpg kinda like a sten sandell solo ( lots of wheezy church org ) but with a dusty cobwebs pumice does NY minimalism vibe

massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 19:42 (ten months ago) link

Morbid Angel-Altars of Madness
Morbid Angel-Blessed are the Sick
Morbid Angel-Covenant
Morbid Angel-Domination
Morbid Angel-Entangled in Chaos
Morbid angel-Formulas Fatal to the Flesh
Morbid Angel-Gateways to Annihilation
Morbid Angel-Kingdoms Disdained
Radiohead-Kid A

they were written with a ouija board and a rhyming dictionary (Neanderthal), Thursday, 6 January 2022 04:57 (ten months ago) link

THis week's listens were subject to a cd player that was refusing to read reliably which I've now corrected . Just took me taking the case off and wiping the lens with a qtip head of isopropyl alcohol and then clean teh excess of taht off and this cleared up totally. So wish I'd got it together earlier. Hadn't moved the player in a number of years so getting it out to a place where i could do that was a bit of a chore but seems to be worth it so far. Cd lens cleaning disc just didn't seem to get to the laser . I hadn't realised that had a shutter which might have added to that. Kept getting cds being skipped entirely and having one of these discs being acted as though it was the only one on the 3 changer. not playing onto the next one when it finished etc.

Official live set by New York Punk band from 1978 which is about my favourite year fro the band. This came out as a Rhino Handmade set nearly 2 decades ago. I had had a recording of the same show as a bootleg before that and this was a bit of an improvement in sound and completeness.
Catches them sounding really jagged, angular and exploratory. I Love thsi band live since they get pretty hypnotic in full flow.
Has material from throughout their career up to that point including a lengthy exploration of Little Johnny Jewel .
Was thinking earlier this week that that angularity did tend to stop this from sounding as classic rock as some detractors might posit.

2nd lp by Anadolu Pop brothers. THis gets really heavily fuzzed out in places in a really abrasive way. Combines earlier sonding western rock influences with traditional Turkish melodies and airs in a great way. I think I still need to further explore the scene this came from . It was something i had been interested in for years then read Anadolu Psych which I've since heard slagged so would be interested in other sources on the subject.

First disc of this By AEoC which is lps with shorter tracks. Combining a lot of historic jazz influences with a sense of wilder freedom.
UNfortunately this was the disc that was being skipped most.
But I do love the track A Jackson In Your HOuse more now than before. So will have to spend more time listening to this.
Picked it up in a FOPP about 5 years ago when they seemed to be having a deal on a lot of these Charly Actuel cds . Wish I'd got even more of this stuff at the time. Definitely want a copy of the much later Urban Bushmen anyway.

Stevolende, Thursday, 6 January 2022 10:55 (ten months ago) link

^^ good run of albums there

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 6 January 2022 15:07 (ten months ago) link

Speaking of xxxpost Rhino Handmade, a bunch of them are still available as mp3 sets (want Fugs, Television, prob more)(only one I have on CD: Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band's I’m Going To Do What I Wanna Do:Live At My Father’s Place, 1978, which I got when it first came out and is very good duhhhh
Cliche listening choice for a rainy winter's day (3 times in a row, which never happens, and getting more into details and the overall each time)jazz-blues-r&b ballads, small group, female singer, that 60s-early 70s vibe extended even though new songs, yet the scene is now/you are there: Lady Blackbird's Black Acid Soul, which title I thought was just hype before listening, but recording set-brings out just enough hyperreal, dry edge to voice and baby grand piano, also occasional vibes, used for inst. on one track as piccolo bass-range drone, sparingly, countering the upright bass on that same and I think every other track. Eventually some variety of instruments and tempo (also the closing title track sees and raises previous sonic designs' increasingly bolder, splashier advance into the 21rst Century).
Stylish singing, writing, playing, recording never affected, always and increasingly affecting---that one you might be hearing on local public radio, that you're thinking (esp. w piano) might be written by Laura Nyro? Actually Tim Fuckin Hardin, and nothing like "If I Were A Carpenter," although I could imagine Blackbird (whose opener, "Blackbird," is not the Beatles') getting away with that too.

dow, Monday, 10 January 2022 02:35 (ten months ago) link

Upright bass, I meant to say, is on every track (I think)

dow, Monday, 10 January 2022 02:38 (ten months ago) link

recording set-up, I meant.

dow, Monday, 10 January 2022 02:39 (ten months ago) link

xxxp aw yeah MILK ROCK!
https://img.discogs.com/fux77Z08nc2pa09TgcxdmWK5DkA=/fit-in/522x472/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-16398846-1607508181-6747.jpeg.jpg r.negro is up there with kris davis b delbecq j dumoulin etc. this is kinda RIO hermeto via post-punk erik satie. lovely

massaman gai (front tea for two), Monday, 10 January 2022 09:28 (ten months ago) link

First lp by Jazz singer recorded in japan in 1974 a year after the Abbey Lincoln lp I was listening to a couple of weeks ago. INterestingm is that like a thing, black American female singer records in japan either as debut or after long gap since last recording session.
She i sbacked here by her husband Cecil playing a load of different instruments and his brother Ron on a similar array a couple of other Americans and a pair of japanese none of whom I know other recordings by. Pretty cool new thing /spiritual jazz and some interesting choices of covers.
This was reissued by Mr Bongo a couple of years ago right at a time i was getting intrigued to hear it. Do love the Afro Blue here.

Disc 1 of the New York noise band's reunion era album. NOt been listening to this enough and getting to hear this yesterday on a higher volume did enhance teh sound. Had been playing it a lot more quietly since last friday.
Verges on the psychedelic in places, has some long trancey sections. I think I need to sit down and listen through the whole reunion era .
& regret not going and seeing the band while it was around again. As i did when i watched the documentary.
I think what I'm hearing here ties in with what I loved specifically about the 1988 live shows .The loudest heaviest folk rock band in history. Glad they kept that as part of the sound.

Australian long hair garage/freakbeat band of a Pretty Things bent.
THis was a result of my having to move things around to repair my cd player. It has been sitting on a shel on the far side of my bed that I can't get to easily . I bought it in the mid 00ies direct from teh label Half A Cow. It is that kind of rough r'n;b garagey stuff as espoused by teh early pretty Things and teh Sonics and stuff. Some comparisons to some of teh Dutch bands of teh mid 60s like Q65 etc.
A nice compi anyway , 28 tracks including a few by earlier bands that developed into the main one.

Stevolende, Monday, 10 January 2022 10:11 (ten months ago) link

Sorry should have double checked that
is the actual MIssing Links cd I've been playing. The cover is taken from teh lp they put outand Sundazed reissued.
BUt this mops up a lot more of their ouevre as well as that of pre bands
ONly thing on here taht i'm not a fan of is teh backward version of Keep Your Big Mouth shit which goes on too long.

Stevolende, Monday, 10 January 2022 10:29 (ten months ago) link

Wow, just reading more about Ohana while listening... he composed a piece called "Sacral d'Ilx" (Rites of Ilx)!

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 06:20 (ten months ago) link

like the henze^^^^ need to hear more ohana than the one piece of his i know.

no lime tangier, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 07:45 (ten months ago) link


jimbeaux, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 17:08 (ten months ago) link

I've owned or at least heard all the other Faces records, although it's been years, but somehow never their debut.


Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 19:35 (ten months ago) link

not sure of the purpose of the bailey's foot contraption there?

no lime tangier, Thursday, 13 January 2022 03:42 (ten months ago) link

& playing side 2 it would appear to be some kind of string bender

no lime tangier, Thursday, 13 January 2022 03:56 (ten months ago) link


Heavy droney Irish trad based music. Sounds like it was influenced by a few external influences, drone may actually be heavy enough to come from Power Electronics or something but is Uillean pipes, bits of psychedelia and things also appear.
This is my introduction to the band really , though I think I may have heard tracks elsewhere. I did see the singer perform at a traveeler festival called Misleor that the Traveller society in the local University put on. She sang the lead off track here unaccompanioed and said she learnt it from a traveller in London who was realted to another person on the same panel.
I think i will be buying the other recentish lp by this lot. Glad I picked this one up first though maybe would have wanted to grab both anyway.

80s pop band from Leeds singles collection. I' don't think this is as comprehensive as it might have been but it is really enjoyable. I know i hada couple of singles and possibly the first lp back around the time they came out but didn't get heavily into them.
Picked this up a couple of weeks back in the same purchase as the Lankum. & now finding myself getting into it quite a biit.
Wish it did give dates of releases etc. Would like to see when development happened & so on. I find that Marc's voice is a lot stronger than I remembered it being from the time. Thought he was struggling a bit at first from memory. I know he became a pretty powerful singer later on.
Also interested to work out to what extent this was 2 people. Were tehy a band after a certain point. Quite enjoying the artificial sound in places and wondering how much of that is the one electronic keyboard Ball is playing. Also need to look up what his background was pre band. Oh yeah suddenly realised that Soft sell is an advertising term, I had been thinking that soft cell was something photographic for a short while.
Think I might look into getting hold of some more of their stuff now. This had just been a somewhat random item in a local shop's racks .

self titled release by jazz pianist's late 70s combo. Pretty avant and stuff while still showing some of its roots in passing.
Think I still need to expand on what I have by him and related.
noted coincidence that he is the artist 2 in a row from different posters

Stevolende, Monday, 17 January 2022 11:02 (ten months ago) link

So far:

Autechre - AE LIVE LOS ANGELES 151015
Luke Stewart - Works for Upright Bass and Amplifier
Lee Morgan - The Complete Live at the Lighthouse
Sightings- Absolutes
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Laraaji - Sun Zither
Brian Eno - Compact Forest Proposal
The Fun Years - Baby, It’s Cold Inside
Elizabeth Veldon - adieu to old england, adieu,
Christina Giannone - Glazed Vision
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Mirror Traffic
David Bowie - Low
Autechre - LP5
Herbie Mann - Memphis Underground
Eddie Harris - The In Sound
Taylor Deupree - Mur
Laurie Spiegel - The Expanding Universe
Kyle Flanagan - Stuck Inside
Kyle Flanagan - Studded Middle Finger
The Orb - Orbvs Terratvm
Miles Davis - A Tribute to Jack Johnson
Christina Giannone - Zone 7 (promo)
Pavement - Terror Twilight Farewell Horizontal (promo)
Christina Giannone - Descend
Christina Giannone - The Portal
Dustdevils - Geek Drip
Khan Jamal - Infinity
Mike Mainieri Quartet - Blues on the Other Side
Gil Evans - Gil Evans & 10
Jonathan Richman - I, Jonathan
Olivia Block - Change Ringing
Earl Sweatshirt - SICK!
Merzbow - StereoAkuma
Spoon - Lucifer on the Couch (promo)

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 17 January 2022 11:53 (ten months ago) link

(This is just albums played in full)

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 17 January 2022 11:57 (ten months ago) link


Stevolende, whats the name of this?

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Monday, 17 January 2022 19:28 (ten months ago) link

not sure

Lankum Between The Earth & The Sky
Soft cell
Cecil Taylor Unit

Stevolende, Monday, 17 January 2022 19:35 (ten months ago) link

unless its older I'm getting my images displaying here and just got a weird text line from you

Stevolende, Monday, 17 January 2022 19:36 (ten months ago) link

Michael B, that's the Lankum album.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Monday, 17 January 2022 19:59 (ten months ago) link

right, didn't notice lack of title on cover.
last but one lp by them so far.
Between The Earth and the Sky

Stevolende, Monday, 17 January 2022 20:28 (ten months ago) link

Disc 5 of the box set of the band that nhelped launch the mod revival. Comprised of alternative takes of tracks throughout their career.
Mainly got put on cos the rest of the box set is elsewhere, not sure where. I got this before I left Dublin so contents may be scattered in a load of places. I was prompted to listen to them from That Record Got Me High covering Setting Sons a couple of weeks back.
Hope I can find more fo teh set. Quite enjoying this.
They worked together quite well as a 3 piece anyway.

Dub reggae combo featuring Sly Dunbar among others. Largely instrumental but does havea few vocals.
This was the one disc by the band I found when looking. Want to hear more, particularly the cover of Watermelon man

2nd disc of box set by 60s mod group. Mainly soul influenced material and covers. They had a pretty powerful rhythm section which I'm not sure comes across clearly in the production, seems it's not the focus. Also the songs I've heard the originals of have been made a lotmore serene here, tend to be a lot rougher/rawer in the original. they were a pretty good harmony band with a great lead singer and Rickenbacker guitar which I think is more chorded than lead.
I really like the band and have done since the Edsel collection the Ultimate Action came out when i was like 14 years old, linernotes by Paul Weller though I put this on cos the box set has been sitting around my bedroom visibly for too long.
This is the stereo disc of their mod era stuff as opposed to the slightly later psychedelic stuff. It does have a few tracks taht are beginning to edge into psych . It's also material that was pretty much finished by George martin at around the time plus some demo/unfinished material as bonus.
very stylish

Stevolende, Thursday, 20 January 2022 17:16 (ten months ago) link

I dig your capsule reviews, Stevolende. I've checked out a number of artists based on them.

My standard morning routine is a jazz record, a blues record, and a rock record I've not heard before. Today's "jazz" find was closer to kitschy 50s pop, with accordion featured alongside guitar. Fortunately I love that stuff. Joe Puma's Wild Kitten has been re-released, and I find it hard to believe there are enough people who would want to own it to warrant a reissue.


Followed up with Memphis Slim's No Strain. Really nice piano blues record from 1961, featuring the undersung Lafayette Thomas on guitar on some tracks.


And Cricklewood Green by Ten Years After. I won't bother posting the cover as most have seen this record; I had never heard it before today.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 20 January 2022 18:12 (ten months ago) link


Just heard them through my song of the day playlist. Just my jam, husky female vocals over droning guitars.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, 20 January 2022 18:57 (ten months ago) link

Ooh, this is nice for when I finally make it past the middle of last century, thanks!

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 20 January 2022 19:31 (ten months ago) link


Jean-Joel Barbier - Deodat de Severac: Pieces pour Piano

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Saturday, 22 January 2022 04:54 (ten months ago) link

been quite enjoying the cure live in los angeles from 1983, thanks to ilxor Mar3snest.

get shrunk by this funk. (Austin), Saturday, 22 January 2022 15:05 (ten months ago) link

wow, there's a cover connection for you

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 27 October 2022 09:46 (one month ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/eap8p8395IwuR0lQZpNr1o25jQgXV7w-bAYxdrPkY-4/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:280/w:280/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTM0MjUy/Ni0xMDk5MjI4MTcy/LmpwZw.jpeg editing exam papers to this pair of clickety whistle brrrrrr crackle & pop jams from gert-jan prins

massaman gai (front tea for two), Saturday, 29 October 2022 13:54 (four weeks ago) link

Are any of your students listening to his improv noise ?

curmudgeon, Saturday, 29 October 2022 14:55 (four weeks ago) link

no, i'm not sure they listen to anything. they are largely engineering & IT students and spend most of their spare time in the gym. i think there is a bit of rammstein, deichkind, meshuggah, fantastischen vier fandom etc. IME 99.9% of Germans haven't heard of einstürzende neubauten, faust, cluster, can or werner herzog. anyhow - i forgot what this was when playing it and was quite disoriented in a very pleasurable way by the fahey/mouthus mish/mashhttps://i.discogs.com/c7CTQT-hKFwc_tPIDqut_RzXEbC3KmvOlNqOqrYHQzc/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:360/w:400/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTY5MTg5/OS0xMTQ4MzA4MDkz/LmpwZWc.jpeg

massaman gai (front tea for two), Saturday, 29 October 2022 16:46 (four weeks ago) link

recording this into my laptop for mixcloud-ing purposes. razoul üzlu - idiot /genius synth tinkering halfway between vangelis & shakin' ray levis

massaman gai (front tea for two), Sunday, 30 October 2022 09:44 (four weeks ago) link

Pretty great compi of pianist/singer's turn of the 70s recordings from about 67-73ish. I was trying to listen to disc 2 mainly this week which has a lot of Dylan covers on . I have previously noticed the amount of white singer/songwriters she was covering around the time which I found notable since she was vehemently black power orientated at the time so seemed a possibly odd juxtaposition Anyway she does them in her won style which is pretty great. Bands she is using are pretty tasty too, there's some nice guitar here.
I think my cd player may need another isopropyl alcohol clean out cos it keeps stopping this on different tracks which it will play at different times. Ho hum, frustrating.
Do love her around this era. loved the Sugar iN My Bowl compilation which covers the same era in a more chronologically random way. I think the tracklisting worked ok from what I can remember just that instead of having the music in chronological order as it is here it was the same years and some of the same material mixed up. I think this series is pretty good from what I've seen of the rest of it. Good overview of a specific artist for cheap.

Another decent compilation, haven't got that into this band before despite enjoying The Jam.
But they do do a decent groove, like. Weller showing how well he channels his soul etc influences. Interesting to see he picked an ex Merton Parka to be his musical foil at the time. I thought they were somewhat also rans so good that Talbot seems to account for himself pretty well.
yeah, enjoying this may check out his further solo stuff at some point.

yet another great compi this week. I think this is the most recent Mojo cover mount. It's definitely the latest in a series that has been running for the last couple of decades.
Do like this early 70s heavy stuff. Grapefruit's I'm A Freak series covers some fo the same ground;.
Glad to see that Mojo are still taking care over the compilation of their covermounts. Hope people are being turned onto new stuff by them still. This ends with a track from Kingdom Come's galactic Zoo Dossier which I think is a pretty essential lp. pretty necessary one might say

Stevolende, Monday, 31 October 2022 16:14 (three weeks ago) link

That looks like a cool one to get. Although I haven't seen a cover mount CD on Mojo for quite a few months, though they had ditched it.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 31 October 2022 16:29 (three weeks ago) link

Played the first of this 3cd set this week which is roughly 1967. THe set is chronologically set out.
I love the era this covers, not sure if it's the era of her most celebrated but I think it's great. Do love My Baby Just Cares For Me and things of similar chronology too but this stuff is so great.l
She is placed with some pretty sympathetic players including some great guitar from Eric Gale who is a performer whose name i recognise but am nt very familiar with his own work. Drums are Bernard Purdie too apparently since some of this at least is the Nina Simone Sings the Blues l;p. I think some of this is different performances to what I knew from the Sugar iN My Bowl set, different live versions for one. She introduces a song by talking about Langston Hughes here which I don't think she does there
Nice cheapish way to pick up a bunch of her material from a period I really enjoy. Think I may need to fill out my collection a bit more. This stuff resonates with me massively anyway.

I think this is considered a lesser lp by the Japanese Noise band. Title somewhat belies the melodicism here but there is some decent heaviness in places as well as shoegazing and stuff. It happened to be the one cd by them to turn up in a local charity shop .
Has some good bits I'm not as familiar with teh band as I should be. Have known of tehir existence for a couple fo decades and not picked up anything by them . May check out the heavier stuff.

noirish beat influenced 90s band with offbeat instrumentation. Very syncopated drums, baritone sax and a 2string slide electric bass.
Another tbing that turned up in the charity shop, could have also got a Brainiac lp but it looked like it wasn't in great nick.
Enjoying this anyway. THey may be of a time but they did seem to do it successfully.

Stevolende, Sunday, 6 November 2022 12:36 (three weeks ago) link

boy with the arab strap but i've got to stop or I'll be late to work!

youn, Monday, 7 November 2022 13:57 (two weeks ago) link

the same because he was successful in the terms for that age but nonetheless in a funk and given to wandering (one can suppose)

youn, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 20:41 (two weeks ago) link

the full album on my computer using a cd player that hooks up via a usb port that will be outmoded soon

youn, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 22:23 (two weeks ago) link

Currently listening to a lot of KMFDM.

gauzestromboli, Wednesday, 9 November 2022 20:41 (two weeks ago) link


by Salamanda

Young South Korean women, stage names Sala and Manda (or manda); the friend who tipped me to them speculated that they owned only 2 records, and those records were by Jon Hassell and Steve Reich, and then their rich businessman fathers gave them synthesizers and music software so they decided to make the only kind of music they knew. Jeez John, let's not jump to dependence on Daddy money[ they're obviously quick-witted and resourceful but yeah they may well have figured out all they needed to know from those 2 records, for this catchy, atmospheric, spare grooving, which can expand and contract right when it should. Instrumentation up front but some singing slides through at times, theirs and, on one track, that of Ringo The Cat (not too loud and tuneful enough, for a cat in a trance).
Written in the summer of '21, feelgood music suitable for autumn and the next quarantine:

dow, Thursday, 10 November 2022 20:00 (two weeks ago) link

diamond terrifier (sam hilmer from Zs doing harmonized feedback sax skronk over loops, more skronk & vaporwavey bits)

massaman gai (front tea for two), Friday, 11 November 2022 07:51 (two weeks ago) link

Saturday morning slow cleaning listening to early rock and roll piano instrumentals by Camille Howard


poorpete, Saturday, 12 November 2022 14:18 (two weeks ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/9qaiIiXjlGt1p7MyshU7LUMbytbYEVeO5HZxiN93qpM/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:600/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTI2NzM5/My0xMTk2OTkyOTI5/LmpwZWc.jpeg lunchbox - anyways. perfect for marking exams to - dj olive & friends do loping nothingy sounding jams. some kurtwagner/david thomas sounding fellow scats occasionally

massaman gai (front tea for two), Saturday, 12 November 2022 14:30 (two weeks ago) link

song at the intersection blasted from car radio with a chorus line of I'm laughing at you know plus lines delivered as rap?

youn, Saturday, 12 November 2022 20:28 (two weeks ago) link

grim reapah

made entirely of styrofoam (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 13 November 2022 00:39 (two weeks ago) link

Sheffield left field electronic post punk trio, last lp before Chris Watson left . This was the cd version that came with teh remastered vinyl lp a few years back. Do love the band's trio period though do get stuck playing spot the influence quite often and winding up with a few things on the tip of my tongue. Mix of funk, krautrock, a bit of prog, possibly the Residents though that may be more on earlier lps.
Anyway they came up with something suitably dark and dystopian and pretty danceable in places.

2nd disc of this anthology of the soul singer I think it captures him at the middle of the 60s quite well. YOu can hear roots in the church and so on. Think I blooming love his voice and delivery.
This does duplicate a few songs in succession in different versions which may not be the best for repeat listening but otherwise this hangs together quite well I think I grew up knowing his songs more by mid 60s British beat bands but the originals here are pretty essential.
Good compilation from what I think was a pretty good series or at least there were a load of soul compilations came out in somewhat similar looking sepia toned cd covers at a similar time a couple of years ago. Not sure how coherent a series it was.

wideranging reflection of Paul weller's current tastes at some point in 2021. THis turned up beside my bedside table last week so I stuck it on the player.
It has some interesting stuff on, a lot of soul and indie and stuff. Blow Monkeys investigating early 70s soul influences. NOt very familiar with their work did see Doctor Robert featured in teh press a lot 30 odd years ago.
GOt some THird Ear Band in there too

Stevolende, Sunday, 13 November 2022 19:29 (two weeks ago) link

somehow skipped the word dub in the Cabaret Voltaire description.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 15 November 2022 09:19 (one week ago) link

I like the Roadworker track on that compilation

saer, Tuesday, 15 November 2022 18:09 (one week ago) link

it's good that, innit.
now spinning witcyst's "roslyn" which is a superb '90s tape-murk derek bailey one-man indie rock mess

massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 15 November 2022 21:10 (one week ago) link

the boy with the arap strap (full album) by Belle & Sebastian on my computer (which may not be the best sound quality but sounds appropriately canned contained starving of atmosphere on this particular track)

youn, Tuesday, 15 November 2022 21:15 (one week ago) link

Felipe* + Forté - shaggy black - sweet spot between oval & the traditional bedsit tapeloop & free murk stylings of chocolate monk

massaman gai (front tea for two), Wednesday, 16 November 2022 07:20 (one week ago) link


no lime tangier, Wednesday, 16 November 2022 18:03 (one week ago) link

Quark, Strangeness & Charm by Hawkwind

made entirely of styrofoam (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 17 November 2022 10:23 (one week ago) link

Recently acquired, somewhat belatedly and probably somebody I should have been more familiar with anyway. Seems to be pretty authentic however valid a concept taht is and largely avoids schmaltz. Like this is downhome working class angst driven and possibly more of a continuation of what made country great from honky tonk days and got diverted into poppy string drenched countrypolitan meh which this greatly avoids. Reading the linernotes I see Patsy Cline was a personal friend so wonder if she would have been making similar fare if she had survived.
2nd track here is Fist City which I thought may be an outlier when I first came across it when she died. But its on a Greatest hits introductory thing like this which may be a good sign.
Anyway, think I need to school myself better in worthwhile female country artists of the era. I'm aware of Dolly Parton having been a great lyricist and also making decent music one can enjoy unironicallyn Bobby Gentry in general and a couple of decent Billy Sherrill produced lps from the turn of the 70s by Barbara Mandrell. Otherwse think I need a better look.
THis is pretty great gritty stuff and reminds me of the stuff Gram parsons was introducing to teh Stones though I think that was more male dominated.

Another disc from a backlog of Mojo covermounts I've been working through recently. Has some interesting stuff on. I need to find the magazine and find out why it suddenly has Nat King Cole's Unforgettable in the middle of it though.
It starts with a piece of spoken word by Timothy Leary that they lifted some fo teh lyrics for Tomorrow Never Knows from and go through AMM and Delia Derbyshire among others. Hangs together ok I guess.

Acid House type stuff from Larry heard etc. I had this on vinyl when it came out. Lost that mid 90s then had to wait for an age for it to be reissued. I think Heard was against a full reissue for ages so when this did appear on cd i was really happy.
I enjoy this stuff. Probably should know a lot more of the area but only have a smattering of titles from around this point.
Anyway this is great

Stevolende, Sunday, 20 November 2022 22:37 (one week ago) link


a truly dreadful cover for a wonderful collection of songs.
most of these were consigned to the 'never to be released demo' bin,
but a weird little label in sweden decided to turn them into a proper release.

mark e, Monday, 21 November 2022 00:20 (six days ago) link

Been listening to the greatest hits of Red Ingle. This one in particular blows my mind -- that it's high (Paganini) and low (novelty record of "hillbilly music"). I'm often so into its energy and performance, I forget that it's supposed to be humorous.


poorpete, Tuesday, 22 November 2022 16:05 (five days ago) link


More than twenty years ago, I got this for four bucks at Reckless. Rare Dutch import, but the girls outshine the boys IMO.

Track list:


Vinyl just breaks my back these days. Steal it if you can.

Picture of Chairman Mao (I M Losted), Saturday, 26 November 2022 11:26 (yesterday) link

Backstory to this is that i saw it on the wall of a record store and I had to have it so bad...but they wanted $75 for it.

A few years later, I found a beat-up copy in a thrift store. I think a cat had peed on it. But I figured it would hold me over until mp3 came along.


In retrospect, I don't think orchestral music sounds best on vinyl, anyway.

Picture of Chairman Mao (I M Losted), Saturday, 26 November 2022 12:11 (yesterday) link

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