What Are You Listening to? 2023

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A New Year so last year is so last year innit.

So we put aside those so passe thing swe were listening to a few hours ago and go yuck, what were we thinking.
& then go wasn't that great music.

So what is now out is


and what we are opening the new year with is
finally got this, should have had it like ages ago.
Long instrumental psychedelic improvisations where several themes from earlier recordings turn up from time to time.
Messed up playing on first listen so hope it was just a matter of cleaning not me needing to return the disc.

Edsel compilation of more country rock oriented 70s work by bluegrass banjoist and band largely comprising of his sons etc.
Pretty decent on first listen.
I stumbled on this lot when downloading videos from youtube for better perusal on my tv I was looking through what early Austin City Limits they had up and they had a pretty good edition on these up.
I was aware of Scruggs work with Lester Flatt but hadn't heard this later stuff. This is a decent compilation i think I may need to investigate individual lps further.

pretty decent 2cd compilation of great jazz singer.
I'm getting more and more into female singers of quality so went out and bought this which I've seen on the racks for absolute yonks.
I think it is a pretty standard 2003 release which you can get in a lot of places. Probably only touches on her work which on the basis of this is something I should be far more familiar with. Great voice, but that shouldn't be a surprise. Should be something that people are aware of, hope it is to some extent but don't want that to fade into background noise.
may be a bit polite for some but quality etc should shine through.
I need to work out who else i need to know about. next point of focus may be Shirley Horn.

Stevolende, Sunday, 1 January 2023 14:13 (one year ago) link

I have that Jazz Sattelites and a few other Kevin Martin compiled sets from the time.
I think it may be where I came across Fat, Though may have been a review in Melody Maker.

Stevolende, Monday, 2 January 2023 13:07 (one year ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/j0a6PWRIa8rRDtWJBZkE_T_Nzi18Uwxlh7ZCaUkImWc/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:600/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTIzMTE5/OTUtMTI4NDAzNDY3/Ny5qcGVn.jpeg daryl cura / the sun god 12" jamal'S hissy hot plastic sounds are just loving the crackle outta my old boxes

massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 3 January 2023 13:00 (one year ago) link

This morning:


And now I'm listening to a bunch of 12" disco singles on the Westbound Records thread.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 5 January 2023 19:47 (one year ago) link

also thx stevolende for starting this year's thread!

massaman gai (front tea for two), Sunday, 8 January 2023 17:04 (one year ago) link

Alper Maral + Mert Topel – Control Voltage Project - cover art makes it look like it should sound like david tudor, is actually knockabout john carpenter blues riffs & plangent spook with a radiophonic skew. a fun listen

massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 10 January 2023 09:23 (one year ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/pDYLtG_2vil3OmAozO3QHZ1jX1RdZkg17534OCIADsg/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:595/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTE0NjMx/OTktMTQ3MzE3Njc1/MC0xMjMwLnBuZw.jpegsun ra - heliocentric worlds vol 2 - somehow missed this one - just scored it cheap & it's grand, of course!

massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 12 January 2023 10:05 (one year ago) link

trying to drown out the renovation crew downstairs - no chance of me getting any exams marked today.

massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 12 January 2023 15:06 (one year ago) link

yknow yesterday i was listening to archie shepp for ages waiting for something to happen, and ra is ALL happening

massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 12 January 2023 17:31 (one year ago) link

There are 50th anniversary versions of several caetano veloso lps out at the moment. Not heard comparison to earlier versions but bought my brother the other s/t for Xmas.

Stevolende, Friday, 13 January 2023 05:35 (one year ago) link


Nabozo, Friday, 13 January 2023 09:34 (one year ago) link

funny how the primitive '92 tech & clunky "dance rhythms" now sound like contempo recon anti-funk shoewave or summat. not vaporshoes, tho.

massaman gai (front tea for two), Friday, 13 January 2023 09:37 (one year ago) link

I had grandparents who played pop country in their bar...even they thought Mac Davis was boring. As boring as Perry Como. He had this utterly negligible sub-Three Dog Night thing called "Stop and Smell the Roses"...but on this album is a song against racism that DROPS THE N-BOMB! Imagine granny bringing it home thinking it's this lightweight from TV and hearing this.


Picture of Chairman Mao (I M Losted), Friday, 13 January 2023 23:10 (one year ago) link

Seriously. More n-bombs than that Patti Smith song, and less equivocal. My northern urban liberal ears can't handle it, instinctually.

I guess a brother had to do what he had to do back then to get his point across....

Picture of Chairman Mao (I M Losted), Friday, 13 January 2023 23:13 (one year ago) link

Lucas Was A Redneck?

made entirely of styrofoam (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 14 January 2023 03:49 (one year ago) link

Yes...I'm playing some seventies country-pop like Charlie Rich and feeling nostalgic for trips down south...all of a sudden the "n-word" coming out of my stereo...multiple times. Just ... weird.

Picture of Chairman Mao (I M Losted), Saturday, 14 January 2023 05:47 (one year ago) link

Yeah, that was definitely a thing in the 70s and into the early 80s, you hear it on punk records of the time, too. Like I know you guys were trying to make a point but it did not age well at all.

made entirely of styrofoam (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 14 January 2023 10:14 (one year ago) link

1974 lp recorded while singer was in rehab. I think mainly getting out for recording sessions. Pretty funky.
I am beginning to love James' material from this early 70s period, but I'm not overly familiar with her work in general . I had a Chess best of with the track All The Way Down on which I always meant to look more into what else was available in the style of. THis starts with a track vry reminiscent of that track and stays pretty good throughout. There are a couple fo lps before this one that I want to check out including an s/t that has the track All the Way Down on.
I think I have been semi awar eof her existence for decades, it's been about 20 years since I got taht Chess Best of. Think I'm picturing where i was when I first had it and taht would be 1st couple years of millennium. So should be more familiar, bit have had other things I've discovered since. Think I was picking a few tracks from Spotify to intersperse podcast listens with and finally got around to getting this ordered over Xmas. So will be looking into the other material.
contemporary clip or possibly a year after recording
not a track on the lp though. I do think she is clean though, which I wondered about on first seeing. She does seem overwhelmed
Cover of lp slightly changed since this is a reissue of a reissue. Sound is pretty good though. Original had the image across teh full sleeve.

all instrumental improvised set by stripped down version of the band live in 75.
INteresting stuff, I find the time to be pretty peak for the full sized band and this 4 piece stuff is pretty good I think.
Has each member playing several instruments so not getting enough of the Fred Frith giant ballbearing turning in deep space thing which I loved from Concerts. Have been meaning to put this on for a while and just got around to it. Only listened to first disc this time. So need to revisit for the 2nd one.

Final lp put out by alternative icon while he was still alive, he died 3 days later.
I think its pretty good but I don't play it taht frequently. Put it on partially because it was his Birthday and partially just cos I had just found where I'd put it. Pretty rewarding.
Nice,melodic a bit melancholic. I could see how this could be a favourite lp by some though I think I would be more attached to much earlier lps by him. I don't really know the material from between the early 80s and this. Picked it up a few years ago, listened to it a few times and then its been sitting on a shelf not in any order a while back. I sorted through a few cds on the shelf and found it. It is pretty decent but I do have other things by him and others I'm probably more likely to play.
Good though.

Stevolende, Saturday, 14 January 2023 11:51 (one year ago) link

re: recent caetano reissues, are they the elemental ones? i got a few of them & they sound really good

listening to some late seventies/early eighties releases by mostly former tropicalistas... more veloso, gal costa, sivuca &

no lime tangier, Sunday, 15 January 2023 02:50 (one year ago) link

xxxpost stevolende, the one Etta James LP I had, and played the hell out of, was her 1973 s/t. Starts with "All The Way Down," then even better with "God's Song, " later "You Can Leave Your Hat On," "Sail Away" (considering these three and "Let's Burn Down The Cornfield," she should have done a whole album of Randy Newman songs). Also, "Down So Low," "Yesterday's Music" (much better than David Clayton Thomas's original, as you might suspect). Should add that I smoked a lot of weed when listening, but think most of it would still sound now (with or without weed etc). Otherwise, I think her Chess recordings are usually considered the or a peak.

dow, Sunday, 15 January 2023 03:27 (one year ago) link

I sent the wrong link yesterday.

definitely want the 2 lps before the one I did get at least. & Tell Mama too.

no lime tangier Not sure on label for Caetano Veloso stuff. Got the copy I bought mailorder from Mr Bongo cos it would get to London in time. So not seen it up close. 50th Anniversary seems to have been 2019. I don't remember hearing about it at the time. I got my copies of the cds something like 10 or 15 years back. But got a couple of pretty early 90s cds so was thinking I might get a better edition if I could.

Stevolende, Sunday, 15 January 2023 10:24 (one year ago) link

Remaster of LA band's 2nd lp. This is more reflective, poetic touching on psychedelia. It was apparently recorded in a claustrophobic New York studio though it fills my head with more open swampland with damp fronds overhead.
The music is a melange of various influences, a garagey rock thing infused with blues, country and other roots music. Later material by the band more overtly takes up influence from New Thing Jazz thre is a great live version of a section of A love Supreme recorded live in Italy at the end of 1983 the year after this was released garage rock take on Coltrane. I think lead singer Jeffrey Lee Pierce had been introduced to that era of jazz by Phast Freddie at the turn of the decade though Jim Duckworth has claimed he introduced JLP to the music. I think I would go with the earlier introduction though. Pierce had also written on reggae and taken a trip to Jamaica to do further research. It has been said that the track Watermelon Man here may be based initially on a cover of teh Herbie Hancock track by the reggae group the Revolutionaries with Ward Dotson improvising a Link Wray inspired guitar part over it. It had been played live pretty heavily by this point and may have morphed further along the way. It winds up also sounding like a reference to Dr John who JLP was getting into at the time.
The credited covers on here are quite interesting too. A total rewrite of CCR's Run Through The Jungle with lyrics changed to quote a load of blues dervied lyrics where teh original seems to be about the Vietnam experience. There's also a version of Jody Reynold's Fire of Love which had given their debut lp its title. This seems to follow the form of teh song taht the MC5 had done in teh alte 60s. I'm not sure how widely head teh live versions of taht were at teh time this came out though, I think it is more widely available on a Total Energy release and an Easy Action box set now, though not sure if either is still in print. There's also a really good version of the traditional folk song John Hardy here in a style that starts out as rockabilly but the guitar is more jangly.
JLP's own songs are also pretty great. His lyricism is pretty poetic which also put me in mind of psychedelia, deeply spiritual stuff I guess.
This Blixa Sounds version has great sound, I think I am hearing elements IK haven't heard before. I've loved this lp since I first got it at the end of 1983 after seeing the next line up for the first time at the start of the month. The line up on this lp changed soon after which ties in with the actual bassist not turning up for the photo session and therefo9re being absent. He, Rob Ritter, was replaced by Patricia Morrison who is with the band until JLP retired them at the end of 1984. She was on teh wrong coast when teh recording session for Death Party opened up in NYC when a Tex & the Horseheads session ran short or was cancelled. So she was temporarily replaced on that.
This came with a 2nd cd of demoes for this lp and some later stuff but doesn't have a lot of details as to the material taht turns up[ on the later releases, if they were written earlier and therefore demoed with either of the Dotson line ups or what.
I think I need to get the other 2 pre retirement lps in the Blixa Sounds versions. I think they are moving on to the reformed band now, saw a cover image for Mother Juno on the Blixa Sounds website.

2cd of material from a few live sets from 66 and 67. So featuring a couple of different lineups. But all based ona small jazz groups picking up folky themes and de/reconstructing them.
Most of this features European violinist Michel Samson who fits jn quite well. I thought there was more Call Cobbs on harpsichord on the vinyl version I had of some of this material, not seeing it. No longer have the double lp set I had .
THis is the Donald Ayler era and he has introduced the idea of using marches as the source material to work with. Albert had been using folk airs from various sources prior to that but the rhythms were more varied. I thought Beaver Harris was another free drummer like Sunny Murray and Milford Graves, I think I need to hear more of him in different contexts though.
Do enjoy this stuff and seriously hoping that the live video footage turns up in full somewhere I can access cos I would enjoy seeing a full set now I've seen clips. Shame the BBC footage was destroyed anyway.
I was looking for this at the time I read the book Holy Ghost by Richard Koloda over Xmas. Now found it on a pile elsewhere in the room.
Not sure to what extent this is an acquired taste it seems to be pretty much it sown thing at the time. The introduced elements of a self taught trumpeter and a classically trained violinist makes it even more different that Ayler's own idiosyncratic style. Very interesting to my ears anyway.

2nd cd of the 3cd version of the set. Dead live around the time of Live Dead which partially comes from this run of dates as well as other locations at the time.
This starts with a couple of the more sedate tracks from Aoxomoxoa before going into a great version of the 3 song medley from Live Dead i.e. Dark Star, St Stephen and The Eleven. My cd glitches right when the 11 peaks unfortunately. It is just hitting exactly the right spot when it starts coming apart. May need a new copy. Got this when it came out, not sure how much of a coincidence this is that the scratch is right there . Blooming frustrating though.
Anyway, great period for the band . They are great in the summer of 68 and May 70 too. 69 has them discovering country more than they had done. Garcia had been a bluegrass banjoist prior to the band forming but I think they had been more blues orientated probably down to Pigpen.
But country songs came in and stayed an element of the sound from around this point. I do prefer the longer more open ended improvisations though.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 17 January 2023 17:57 (one year ago) link

vanligt folk - "Jag Har Utvecklat Mig Till Både En Hund I En Katt" 2015: swedish EBM reminiscent of Der Plan, not quite as joyfully weird as their hafler-trio-does-crazy frog "allt e'nte" from 2020, but fun nonetheless

massaman gai (front tea for two), Wednesday, 18 January 2023 10:16 (one year ago) link

Saturnian icon and band featuring a load of regulars and some guests. A snippet of a much larger performance series, about 45 minutes of them playing from about 3 ho0urs per night for 6 nights. So not 100% sure why this is what they picked, particularly since this coupling of 2 different vinyl lps starts and ends with the same recording as the linernotes point out.
A lot of this is pretty abstract which is pretty cool. It's been a while since I listened to the recordings this is based on so yeah not sure what I would have picked. You can get a box set of teh full run though I think there was some trouble with duplication of performances in it. Did notice that RYM had this marked pretty low which I would argue with, but maybe its personal taste. I think I would tend to be looking for something along the lines of Strange Celestial Road or possibly Lanquidity which this isn't really, can't remember if there is a lot more of that dotted through the full set.
THis does really get me after repeated listens though, I'm really enjoying this. Picked it up as part of a £5 sale through Rermegacorp which is also true of teh other 2 titles here.
Artyard reissue so it does sound pretty good, Even got some good melody in the shape of a Rocket Number Nine.
But I think the main point of connection is Sun Ra's own keyboard textures nice and noisy.

German band's 4th reunion lp. THis is also heavily about texture, it sounds like vast spaces made of corroding steel or something. INdustrial psychedelia. Like an abandoned Geigeresque spaceyard.
I haven't picked up any of the reunion era studio recordings til now as far as I can remember. I think I did get live sets but can't remember what they sound like. If other things are as good as this set I think I've been missing out. I do love the 70s stuff, though do wish there was live stuff from then around.
THis reminds me of a few things I did hear a fw years ago, Heitkotter's damaged garage jams, a French band somebody gave me a cd by 20 odd years ago that I can't remember the name of.
Really like this and pretty good coincidence taht I put this on with teh Sun Ra here I think. Kinda fits in a loose way.

lp by spinoff of Slapp Happy/Henry Cow and big band of supporting players. Pretty surreal, jazzy, proggy stuff.
Another lp I heard about years ago and have somehow not actually heard until now. Surprised if I did and have forgotten it, it is a bit complex and in-jokey but I just think it's 'kin fine now I have it.
It has some pretty good guitar on it in places so I initially assumed Fred Frith was gusting, I take it that is Blegvad. Not really heard other material where I was aware it was him playing to compare it to.
Lyrics are obscure arty aphoristic things that seem to have been picked up from philosophical/zen texts. Booklet has a lot of them written out so they may be better understood than if I had just chanced on tracks as audiophiles, which I'm wondering if I ever did.
Anyway another great set That I will familiarise myself with over the coming years better than I have so far,

Arrival of package I ordered over xmas holidays has coincided with me being in bed with heavy cold/flu so have spent more time with these than I would have done on normal schedule.

Stevolende, Friday, 20 January 2023 12:08 (one year ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/nODNXbXJKWTHawSh69S7_rjRinjb0SLENiy4NPwoWX0/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:543/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTY4ODMy/MjgtMTQyODY5NTI2/MS0zNDM2LmpwZWc.jpeg kaze - uminari. circum-disc winter22 sale still on - i got to choose a free disc and catch up on Kaze, who mix amm laminal style improv with pangent / strident stammering lurching RIO collapso-riffs on piano trumpet trumpet drums.

massaman gai (front tea for two), Saturday, 21 January 2023 14:01 (one year ago) link

i wonder what pangent could mean. a smelly goat like gentleman, perhaps

massaman gai (front tea for two), Saturday, 21 January 2023 14:02 (one year ago) link

irl lol at a smelly goat like gentleman.

Not bothering to post covers, but most recently:

Chet Baker - Sings and Plays from the Film "Let's Get Lost"
Jimmy Scott - Dream
Mavis Staples - We'll Never Turn Back
Robert Ward - Fear No Evil
Miles Davis - Miles in Berlin
Lou Donaldson - Say It Loud!

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Monday, 23 January 2023 16:54 (one year ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/OQhDeFNRsx_3WksIobukkpd87Vr-5D_n5R8eCqUm-Lk/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:500/w:500/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTI4NzU3/NDAtMTMwNTE3ODgy/Ny5qcGVn.jpeg koichi makigami - tokyo taiga - intergalactic throat singing, plainsong, jaws harp, trumpet, theremin, synth bloop. wowzers!

massaman gai (front tea for two), Wednesday, 25 January 2023 10:22 (one year ago) link


no lime tangier, Wednesday, 25 January 2023 18:36 (one year ago) link

dabnaggit the new fever ray jam is a blast - looping it for an hour

massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 26 January 2023 18:44 (one year ago) link

Hungarian band fuse local traditional folk, jazz, RIO and various styles together in pretty decent way. I've been aware of the bandname for decades without having a sound to go with it. Glad I grabbed this from the rermegacorp sale.
About 50 minutes of them live from one location plus about a quarter of an hour of b0onus from elsewhere.
I think I need to pick up some more.
Instrument\lly pretty great, I think these people can play pretty well. I think I had thought they were more punky possibly, thought I had heard about them fro an NME thing on international forms of punk (1984 hardcore edition?)but may find out it is more from 80s or 90s US fanzines. Now wish I'd put sound to name a lot earlier.

80s post-punk stuff with hints of RIO possibly. Basically THis Heat minus a member but plus a long time associate come in permanently. Missing member is Charles Bullen and guitar is replaced by other instrumentation.I was thinking This Heat were basically Quiet Sun with a new guitarist but looks like linearity of link is less simple. Anyway do heavily enjoy this. So now regretting not getting it together to see them at the time cos I think I had the chance probably frequently.
I hear a melodic sensibility that seems to be more rooted in folk than I remember This Heat having. Wonder if other people hear echoes of that.
This is a compilation of 2 e.ps and an lp. Most of the material the band released at the time anyway. Great choice from the £5 sale.

If you hear any noise its just Blount and teh Boys.
Eschewing the bourgeois maximalism of having such extraneous players as bassists and such like our Saturnian friend goes on an Italian tour with 2 horns, a drummer and a Crumar Mainman organ/keyboard and still comes out with a surprisingly phat sound.
THis is the Art Yard 2cd edition of what was originally a single lp. IT comes from the same tour as Disco 3000 though it may be less expansive. Pretty great anyway and again from the rermegacorp sale.
I do love Sun ra from this turn of the 70s into 80s era. My introduction to him was Strange Celestial Road and possibly also the Live AT Montreux set from the mid 70s. But it's teh deep space funk stuff I especially love. This does get reasonably out there. I think less so than Disco 3000 but still pretty great.

Stevolende, Friday, 27 January 2023 20:51 (one year ago) link

"This time" being one of my all-time favorite disco tracks.

Picture of Chairman Mao (I M Losted), Saturday, 28 January 2023 08:47 (one year ago) link

budget compilation of early electronic music... a nice mix of academic/classical/pop

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 31 October 2023 07:00 (seven months ago) link

that does look like a pretty nifty selection!
been jamming religious knives it's after dark https://i.discogs.com/tBbo8EA3Yu9VEnPnJ3Ol9jyPYgxk8-Zk3crKdCo_sUc/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:333/w:333/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTEzNTc4/NDktMTIxMjUyNTQw/MC5qcGVn.jpeg and toya delazy today

massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 31 October 2023 19:01 (seven months ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/DYHtYPGa7EX3tjc5bCx7iqot9YosoBuX8ta1ixWYfnE/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:272/w:271/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTI2NTIx/MTEtMTI5NTA0MDg4/NC5qcGVn.jpegfieldwork (vijay iyer, steve lehman, tyshawn sorey) - "door" - cover art's not up to much but plenty evil semi- composed contempo jazz grooves of a piece with tim berne's snakeoil etc

massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 2 November 2023 18:25 (seven months ago) link


omar little, Thursday, 2 November 2023 18:48 (seven months ago) link

Baaba Maal- Being (2023)

El Alfa - Dembow Worldwide Hits Teteo 42 (2023)

curmudgeon, Friday, 3 November 2023 00:25 (seven months ago) link


brimstead, Friday, 3 November 2023 00:53 (seven months ago) link

hmm. do images not work from discogs anymore, or is it just my browser?

budo jeru, Sunday, 5 November 2023 17:59 (seven months ago) link

okay, guess it was just me

budo jeru, Sunday, 5 November 2023 18:00 (seven months ago) link

i hope you hate "raw" in that title as much as i do!

massaman gai (front tea for two), Sunday, 5 November 2023 19:08 (seven months ago) link


no lime tangier, Thursday, 9 November 2023 03:31 (seven months ago) link


Greek post-punk. You can find it on comps on iTunes and also streaming.

Bands I like so far are Clowns and The Reporters.

Greek bands could have taught Americans a thing or two about rhythm.

Confessions of an Oatmeal Eater (I M Losted), Friday, 10 November 2023 17:38 (seven months ago) link


ian, Saturday, 11 November 2023 15:30 (seven months ago) link


ian, Saturday, 11 November 2023 15:31 (seven months ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/uHwNzxSySTIirp45-KcyR548_LQrNBVrk0g7BJyTHrI/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:535/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTU1NDk0/MjgtMTM5NjI2ODg3/MC04Mjk5LmpwZWc.jpeg sabet osman, mohammad gubara, qassas kilabo miri - au royaume de la lyre. sudanese kussir, not so dissimilar from the krar.

massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 16 November 2023 07:05 (six months ago) link

disc 2 starts with percussion that sounds exactly like a skipping cd! muhaummad al-badri, i note, also (i don't know who any of these people are)

massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 16 November 2023 07:10 (six months ago) link

The '67 self titled Small Faces record has been my jam this afternoon. I think "Eddie's Dream" kind of invents the Happy Mondays. Cool groove.

earlnash, Friday, 17 November 2023 22:25 (six months ago) link

Alan Stivell's material from around the same time was pretty great too.

Stevo, Saturday, 18 November 2023 09:57 (six months ago) link

which was a UK release of something that I think is a lot less exploito than the sleeve would suggest
looks like its Greek release looked like this
just rediscovered it on Spotify after having picked it up on vinyl in the mid 80s
I think the song Parelasis ought to be covered in a mire rock style.

Stevo, Saturday, 18 November 2023 10:05 (six months ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/8z0Fd93wlnU_rN_bv-G9uoW0o7a7sMPEmur0W-v2xDQ/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:587/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTE2NjU2/OTgtMTQ2MTQyOTc5/OS03NzM2LmpwZWc.jpegsalif keita - ko-yan - never been the biggest fan of keita's voice, but the '89 tight n shiny prod is floating my boat right now

massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 21 November 2023 18:58 (six months ago) link


highly riyl if you like topdown dialectic, acido, leftfield dub techno,

brimstead, Tuesday, 21 November 2023 21:41 (six months ago) link

ooh thanks, that's nice!

massaman gai (front tea for two), Wednesday, 22 November 2023 04:57 (six months ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/coNllJWxjB8hHeIQiOLQYxw8mheJ8b18udC5xxoFydE/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:600/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTE1ODc3/ODUtMTMzNzI3OTI5/NC04NzIzLmpwZWc.jpeg pleasantly surprised i managed to nab this 2LP "Mukanda Na Makisi / Angola" (Museum Collection Berlin) for a couple of euros - ethnographic market in Germany is quite hot. got its bolivian counterpart too so I have that too look forward to as well!

massaman gai (front tea for two), Wednesday, 22 November 2023 10:24 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

a stack of early jazz stuff I picked up from charity shops recently Harlan Leonard, Tab Smith, Lucky Millinder, Boots Douglas, among others.
a 2cd set of early New Orleans stuff.
a ;ive set by Louis Jordan and a great compi of Fats Waller both on a label I would have previously ignored.

a set by a musician I've enjoyed this year and met recently. One I've meant to pick up for a while

the first stand alone lp by a band much better known with a largely different line up.
Heavy rock with howling vocals and some pretty psychedelic touches

first couple of lps by heavy Texan blues boogie band led by one of Jimi Hendrix's most promising guitarists. A ;ot moreb bite than they had later
from the box set that came out a few years ago

early mid 60s demoes by future glam star

Stevo, Friday, 8 December 2023 13:16 (six months ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/7Jv0dArDxIEupONOwcILIq37wBQW7nGC8REZ3pQRRoI/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:600/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTIxMjAw/MDk1LTE2Mzg0NTIy/MzQtNjE4OS5qcGVn.jpeg vanligt folk - "black friday hele uka" more from this nutty swedish ebm troupe who seem to land halfway between crazy frog and the hafler trio

massaman gai (front tea for two), Friday, 8 December 2023 13:35 (six months ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/gLxydjOxb5FcAmv8SNwWlOdse0tiNRUNFy0CRREckhI/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:600/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTExODUz/ODgxLTE2MDE5MDA5/MzItMjY4MS5qcGVn.jpeggroovin to this (some nice numbers w/ both khaen and gongs!) while my son plays a zapping lazer beams thing

massaman gai (front tea for two), Friday, 8 December 2023 16:20 (six months ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/Db1i51CLSduQoFTPpblcdMXXpDimahujIao1xrKQhrM/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:600/w:584/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTEyMjIw/MzgtMTUzMDcyNjA3/NC02MTMzLmpwZWc.jpeg scored this 3 cd set for 3 bucks. tim berne, chris speed, michael formanek, jim black all on fire in '96

massaman gai (front tea for two), Friday, 15 December 2023 20:32 (five months ago) link

I'd buy that for a dollar x 3!

On a related note since she's arguably one of the great next-gen composer/improvisors in the Berne chromatic unswung straight-8s/16s NYC abstract jazz lineage, I enjoyed listening to and watching this recent interview w/ saxophonist/flautist Anna Webber by Slovenian jazz guitarist Samo Salamon (I still need to hear her new album Shimmer Wince on Intakt all the way through, though):


If I luge, if I luge, if I luge you on the track (Craig D.), Friday, 15 December 2023 23:30 (five months ago) link

(Also xp to Brimstead, holy cow those Cynic demos sound incredible IMO--have been way more into Death than Cynic, and on first flip-through that thrashier vocal approach really helps me more fully get on board with the Focus songs)

If I luge, if I luge, if I luge you on the track (Craig D.), Friday, 15 December 2023 23:37 (five months ago) link

https://i.discogs.com/mh3N5zFyNVcRP9Lsa4heLA7_vYlr0fdk045zzSM5oEQ/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:600/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTIzNzM3/Njg4LTE2NTY1NzI2/MTktMjc1NS5wbmc.jpeg stumbled across this: Przepych's "I Inne Zabawne Rzeczy" boffiny no-wave herky-jerk. RIYL red krayola, dog faced hermans, us maple, 5UUs, KUU!, swell maps, although this is so very much its own thing. aloof minimalist and fun

massaman gai (front tea for two), Saturday, 16 December 2023 07:45 (five months ago) link


no lime tangier, Monday, 18 December 2023 07:26 (five months ago) link

an affecting little piece

Lowell N. Behold'n, Saturday, 30 December 2023 17:08 (five months ago) link

I've been listening to this a lot since it dropped at the beginning of the month.

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AreaMantis, Sunday, 31 December 2023 16:55 (five months ago) link

Dang, I guess HTML doesn't work. Sorry.

AreaMantis, Sunday, 31 December 2023 16:55 (five months ago) link

kristian poulsen's "layer" lp - fahey / basho / orcutt raga twangathon

gaah is there any way to hear this apart from ordering a secondhand copy from discogs?

budo jeru, Sunday, 31 December 2023 22:51 (five months ago) link

herr poulsen is kind enough to have put the A side up on soundcloud here:
. i'd digitize the B but my setup's currently suffering from a 4KHz electronic whine - can't pin it down

massaman gai (front tea for two), Monday, 1 January 2024 11:29 (five months ago) link

ah, thank you!

budo jeru, Monday, 1 January 2024 20:27 (five months ago) link

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