Alice Coltrane - S/D

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she's probably my second or third favorite artist ever. i really don't like everything she's done, but i love even those albums of hers i don't like. here's a rundown of the albums of hers i own.

A Monastic Trio - this is the only album of hers i don't own, but i've heard it plenty of times and would recommend it.

Huntington Ashram Monastery: her second solo album. a sparse trio (her, ron carter and rashied ali). beautiful modal work. not as spacey, out or eastern as her later work. kind of a stepping stone album for me.

Ptah the El Daoud - beautiful. the three reissued Impulse albums (this, journey, and monastic trio) are sort of like companion pieces to me. all are amazingly beautiful, spiritual albums.

Journey in Satchidananda - definitely my favorite of all of her albums (and one of my favorite albums of all time). the addition of the tamboura, oud and bells really sets this album over the edge for me. and pharoah's playing is just amazing. i put this on for dinner parties and even though it's kinda out, after a few glasses of wine, we're all passed out on the floor in bliss.

Universal Consciousness - i'll be honest. i'm not the hugest fan of her string arrangements. some of the more tame stuff is alright, and maybe if i were a fan of stravinsky, i'd 'get' it more. her pieces with organ are pretty cool on this album. so half of this i like, and half i'm sorta ho hum on.

World Galaxy (aka Alice Coltrane With Strings) - for some reason, the strings on this album don't bother me as much. maybe they're playing tunes and themes and aren't just freaking the fuck out? the organ tracks (especially A Love Supreme) kick major ass. i just saw that movie The Guru the other night, so it's kinda funny hearing her swami talking about love before she plays a funky organ version of the song.

Lord of Lords - an all strings album. probably my least favorite out of everything she's done.

Eternity - i love this album. why? because she plays a Fender Rhodes. it's also a lot more rooted in blues and jazz than some of her prior albums that were all about free jazz and stravinsky. Om Supreme is such a beautiful song. (one of the only songs of hers that i know of that has lyrics in english). and is it coincidence that the day i decided to move from Chicago to SF i bought this record? the lyrics are "when i told you to come to California, you know i'd meet you in California." it was one of those moments in my life that truely made sense. oh yeah, and "Los Caballos" has her organ soloing over a latin jazz rhythm?!

Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana - a very strange album. she was becoming a very strange lady fer shure. it's a Hare Krishna chant record, but the backing music is totally upbeat organ playing that sounds like it's straight out of the church. a beautiful mixture of east & west spirituality.

Transcendence - just like Radha-Krsna, side B of this record is the Krishna chanting over church organ and clapping. i seriously listened to this side of the record every day for about 2 months. side A is more of her mellow string stuff. i hardly ever listen to that side.

Transfiguration - i only own one of these two records. i bought a white label test pressing of it, but it only had one disc. it's a trio of her on organ, supported by bass and drums. pretty neat little album. she loves the wammy bar on her organ. almost over uses it, but it's still pretty cool.

Illuminations - this is an album put out between Alice and Carlos Santana. it's from 74 and is pretty heavy fusion. good if you like fusion (i do).

Infinity - a record put out under John's name. it's a posthumous album where Alice added string arrangements to some of John's later freer pieces. given that i don't really like her string arrangements, i think this album is pretty suck. but the album cover is pretty rad

JasonD (JasonD), Monday, 7 July 2003 22:04 (twenty years ago) link

Journey in Satchidananda This is extremely predictable coming from me, but I find the oud on this a little disappointing, compared to what I consider to be really great oud playing. I admit, I have very strict ideas about what good oud playing should sound like.

I like Pharoah Sanders playing here, especially on the title track. More restrained than usual, which I think is a plus, but not less expressive for it.

(This is the only AC album I've heard all the way through.)

Rockist Scientist, Monday, 7 July 2003 22:24 (twenty years ago) link

Monastic Trio rulz

and what's the one where it's just her on organ and her son on drums for all of side 2? That one RULES

roger adultery (roger adultery), Tuesday, 8 July 2003 03:27 (twenty years ago) link

No love for Stellar Regions?

ben welsh (benwelsh), Tuesday, 8 July 2003 04:07 (twenty years ago) link

Alice Coltrane's 'Universal Conciousness'

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Tuesday, 8 July 2003 06:50 (twenty years ago) link

yeah i saw that thread. just wanted to talk about the rest of her stuff.

julio, have you heard any of her other albums since that one?

JasonD (JasonD), Tuesday, 8 July 2003 06:53 (twenty years ago) link

no but this thread is a good reminder (see the 'aske the ages' thread).

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Tuesday, 8 July 2003 07:03 (twenty years ago) link

i saw someone post recently that they're glad everytime there's a resurgence in ILM's interest in jazz. it's probably the genre that i know the deepest, but i've been kinda bored of it lately. it's time to start other threads

(except for me it's bed time right now)

JasonD (JasonD), Tuesday, 8 July 2003 07:07 (twenty years ago) link

... a great artist, a pity she turned into such babbling pseudo-mystico-airhead.

Dadaismus (Dada), Wednesday, 9 July 2003 13:18 (twenty years ago) link

''Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana - a very strange album. she was becoming a very strange lady fer shure. it's a Hare Krishna chant record, but the backing music is totally upbeat organ playing that sounds like it's straight out of the church. a beautiful mixture of east & west spirituality.''

maybe turning into a ''babbling pseudo-mystico-airhead'' wasn't such a bad thing from what jason is saying above.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 9 July 2003 13:28 (twenty years ago) link

Buy "A Monastic Trio", it's very good, especially the bonus tracks on the CD re-issue

Dadaismus (Dada), Wednesday, 9 July 2003 13:39 (twenty years ago) link

yeah i think i'll buy a record or two this afternoon.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 9 July 2003 13:45 (twenty years ago) link

got a monastic trio yesterday- the second side (with alice on harp) was particurlarly wonderful. good to hear more jimmy garrison. he would be quite constant, providing backbone, i think (he did a solo on the last track) and alice and rashied would swirl around him.

dada is correct- the 4 extra tracks are good and pharoah makes a mark, to say the least (apart from the flute solo was inaudible but the liner notes say that). one of the extra tracks is a piano solo from alice and that is a fitting end.

bcz of this thread i got also got 'Ptah...' and 'journey...', which i plan to listen to tonight.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Thursday, 10 July 2003 09:31 (twenty years ago) link

Good choices Julio but I confess to finding "Eternity" far too woolly and new agey for my tastes

Dadaismus (Dada), Thursday, 10 July 2003 11:10 (twenty years ago) link

ten months pass...
she loves the wammy bar on her organ. almost over uses it, but it's still pretty cool.

I don't know what a wammy bar is, but I think I know exactly what you are talking about, since I'm listening to Transfiguration (which I just bought). My favorite thing, I'm afraid, is simply the sound of the electric organ. Her playing seems too noodly for me a lot of the time. I kind of like this bass solo. (I seem to suddenly be receptive to bass solos lately. Very peculiar.)

Rockist Scientist (rockistscientist), Sunday, 30 May 2004 16:16 (nineteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
just got universal consciousness, after listening to it and staring at it in my record store for two years. this shit rules. is journey TS better? it seems to get more mention around here...

is journey more like pharoah sanders' karma? i know hes on it... what is a good comparison-point album?

peter smith (plsmith), Monday, 21 June 2004 14:24 (nineteen years ago) link

is journey more like pharoah sanders' karma?


JaXoN (JasonD), Monday, 21 June 2004 15:52 (nineteen years ago) link

but with harp and minus Leon Thomas

JaXoN (JasonD), Monday, 21 June 2004 15:52 (nineteen years ago) link

maybe ill yodel along.

peter smith (plsmith), Monday, 21 June 2004 15:53 (nineteen years ago) link

and i don't really like Universal Conciousness all that much and love Journey

JaXoN (JasonD), Monday, 21 June 2004 15:53 (nineteen years ago) link

Oh, I do love his yodeling!

Tim Ellison, Monday, 21 June 2004 16:05 (nineteen years ago) link

Alice is recording a new album this year, with Ravi Coltrane on sax and I forget who on bass and drums. The only things of hers I currently own are Ptah and Illuminations, but I'm gonna have to get more, as I've been on a big Pharoah kick lately.

Phil Freeman (Phil Freeman), Monday, 21 June 2004 16:06 (nineteen years ago) link

is journey more like pharoah sanders' karma?

sorry but i don't think JtS is at all like karma!! karma builds to an enormous energy music freakout. there's no crescendo on JtS. it's much calmer and prettier and less "out" than either karma or universal consciousness. it's really similar to ptah the el daoud, actually, very eastern and exotic and slow and blissful.

my favorite alice coltrane albs are "world galaxy" (for reasons jason pointed out above) and definitely "the elements", which is actually a joe henderson + alice coltrane album.

vahid (vahid), Monday, 21 June 2004 16:54 (nineteen years ago) link

im really intrigued by world galaxy, i think. is it only a JPN impulse release on cd?

peter smith (plsmith), Monday, 21 June 2004 16:56 (nineteen years ago) link

pretty sure. i paid about $28- for mine and i'm totally happy with that.

vahid (vahid), Monday, 21 June 2004 17:29 (nineteen years ago) link

and i don't know why "universal consciousness" is so popular, either. i've found it impenetrable.

vahid (vahid), Monday, 21 June 2004 17:30 (nineteen years ago) link

i like the structure of hare krishna and sita ram, and the organ tone on most of it. i have only listened a few times, so i havent penetrated it either, to any great degree, but ill see how it goes after a few more listens.

peter smith (plsmith), Monday, 21 June 2004 18:05 (nineteen years ago) link

just got universal consciousness, after listening to it and staring at it in my record store for two years. this shit rules. is journey TS better? it seems to get more mention around here...

"Journey" is easier on the ear definitely. I love both albums.

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 22 June 2004 10:26 (nineteen years ago) link

Agree with Vahid re. the worthiness of paying $$$ for an import of WORLD GALAXY. "My Favorite Things" and the funky-as-sin version of "A Love Supreme" are the standouts but dear lord, check out those disorienting tape effects on "Galaxy Around Olodumare"! Strings have never sounded so alien.

The Sepia Tone reissues of the Warner albums are cheap and easy to find, though I'd only recommend ETERNITY (the latin psych trip of "Los Caballos" erases all notions of wooly new ageisms) and the live trio date, TRANSFIGURATION. I still consider Alice to be the only other who could match Larry Young's godliness on the organ.

doug watson (solid air), Tuesday, 22 June 2004 14:08 (nineteen years ago) link

omigod. thank you guys for convincing me to get "journey in satchidananda". within 5 seconds, i was knocked on my ass by this album. now, 5 whole minutes in, im comatose with awesome-music-shock. i mean, im sure ill like universal consciousness almost as much eventually, but it is definitely not as immediate as this.

peter smith (plsmith), Wednesday, 23 June 2004 22:26 (nineteen years ago) link

definitely get joe henderson + alice coltrane's "the elements" then. it's like JiS, but a bit dubbier (there's more multitracking and tape delays and effects pedals), a bit darker, a bit more exotic, and there's beat poetry and shit too.

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 23 June 2004 23:22 (nineteen years ago) link

three months pass...
Has anyone heard her new album, Translinear Light? Any good?

Jonathan (Jonathan), Monday, 27 September 2004 19:53 (nineteen years ago) link

wow. thanks for the heads up. AMG gave it a great review. it sounds like it's gonna be kind of a crazy record.

Vahid, i ended up picking up that Joe Henderson record and it sounded great, but i think i've just not been in a jazz mood lately and only listened to it twice :(

JaXoN (JasonD), Monday, 27 September 2004 20:02 (nineteen years ago) link

Wow, Alice & Ravi with Jeff Watts, James Genus, Charlie Haden, and Jack deJohnette. This is the first time I've been excited about a jazz record in awhile.

Jordan (Jordan), Monday, 27 September 2004 20:13 (nineteen years ago) link

Wait, it's all new Alice Coltrane material?!

sundar subramanian (sundar), Monday, 27 September 2004 21:33 (nineteen years ago) link

OMG syndrums!

sundar subramanian (sundar), Monday, 27 September 2004 21:36 (nineteen years ago) link

Just finished listening. It's all new Alice material except for some trads (American and Indian) and Crescent (the song).

The first half is okay...the syndrums aren't very noticeable, it's just sounds like tabla and those lower pitch-bendy Indian drums whose name I don't know. She does play some questionable synthesizer on a few songs, but the cool Wurlitzer playing on other songs makes up for it.

The second half picks up a lot. 'Leo' is like Interstellar Space except with Alice, Ravi, and deJohnette, sleigh bells and all. Crescent is really nice too, as are the two duets (Alice with Charlie Haden, whom I always love hearing, and Alice on organ with an Indian choir).

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 19:22 (nineteen years ago) link

i'd like to hear this – her duet with haden on his "closeness" lp is great too

jones (actual), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 19:25 (nineteen years ago) link

Can't wait for this.

pdf (Phil Freeman), Tuesday, 28 September 2004 19:54 (nineteen years ago) link

The Japanese version of Translinear Light also contains a bonus track - a cover of A Love Supreme Pt. 1

And, concurrent with its release, Huntington Ashram Monastery and Lord of Lords are both out on CD (in Japan, that is)

Dr Benway (dr benway), Wednesday, 29 September 2004 04:08 (nineteen years ago) link

two months pass...
I just got Translinear Light and listened to it a couple times today. I think it's possibly the album of the year for me so far, al-out heavy and emotional. The first track actually sounds a bit like the Theatre of Eternal Music. I don't think I've heard organ playing like the playing on this album before, with all those pitch bends making it like guitar and sax solos. The saxes just cut through. I like the synth washes a lot myself.

The only thing I don't get is the need to end with a track of Sai bhajan chanting. I'd visit my parents' friends on weekends if I wanted to hear that. But, whatever, I guess it has meaning for her.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Monday, 29 November 2004 03:20 (nineteen years ago) link

one year passes...
world galaxy is now my favorite by a good bit. the tape effects at the end of "my favorite things" are incredible. still have only heard PtED, JiS, UC, and WG (and actually a little bit of transcendence a few years ago) - i wanna hear LoL and AMT next.

impulse should try to get the rights to her entire back catalogue (or cut in the other labels a little)and put out a complete alice box. that would be a great release.

petesmith (plsmith), Monday, 5 December 2005 20:10 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeah, "World Galaxy" is stunningly brilliant. Classic. "Galaxy in Turiya" is glorious.

Turangalila (Salvador), Monday, 5 December 2005 23:45 (seventeen years ago) link

Alice Coltrane is one of the few spouses that I can think of that has such a solid catalogue. But I stand by my declaration of Ptah as the BEST! (Though, in the interest of self-criticism, I'll be listening to the rest again now... Gorgeous, gorgeous jazz...)

js (honestengine), Tuesday, 6 December 2005 18:39 (seventeen years ago) link

so just to be clear, someone who really, really likes Journey in Satchidananda should get what next? Ptah? Monastic Trio?

Tyler Wilcox (tylerw), Tuesday, 6 December 2005 18:56 (seventeen years ago) link

Tyler Wilcox, definitely go for Ptah, The El Daoud. Mmm. "Blue Nile" is too lovely for words.

Turangalila (Salvador), Tuesday, 6 December 2005 19:51 (seventeen years ago) link

(Incidentally, isn't the intro to Journey in Satchidananda one of the *best album intros evah*? Mmm. That awesome bassline.)

Turangalila (Salvador), Tuesday, 6 December 2005 19:55 (seventeen years ago) link

I'd say go with Ptah, but that's because, again, it's my favorite and I have trouble recommending, y'know, one of the other great albums if you don't already had that one.

js (honestengine), Tuesday, 6 December 2005 19:57 (seventeen years ago) link

Well, the thing about some of the other great albums (e.g., UC, WG) is they're aiming toward a different sound. If you like the 'Ptah' and 'Journey In Satchidananda' aspects of Alice it doesn't necessarily follow that you'll like her other stuff.

I personally *prefer* her more mystical, string-laden music. I think it's absolutely beautiful and unique. In fact, the only song I really like on Transcendence is "Prema"---and it's mostly due to the beautiful string arrangement.

"Lord of Lords" also has some great pieces, like her rendition of Stravinsky's "Firebird," and the beautiful, joyous "Going Home."

Turangalila (Salvador), Tuesday, 6 December 2005 20:07 (seventeen years ago) link

cool, thanks for the info. the only other AC CD i have is the most recent one, which strikes me as more of a grab-bag of various styles. i've heard a couple songs from the more string-laden releases and dig that too. but "journey" is really knocking my socks off currently. can't quite believe i hadn't heard it up until a few months ago! it's got a really amazing, sustained groove throughout that i don't think i've heard anywhere else. and the more eastern instrumentation mixed with that harp mixed with pharoah!

Tyler Wilcox (tylerw), Tuesday, 6 December 2005 21:37 (seventeen years ago) link

I'd be fine with a digital master or copy frankly, just get it out there

akm, Saturday, 17 July 2021 22:38 (two years ago) link

I bought a non-boot copy of Ptah on a CD issued by Impulse this year.

bamcquern, Sunday, 18 July 2021 01:40 (two years ago) link

Yeah, Ptah is not hard to come by. Amazon has it in stock right now.

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 18 July 2021 01:51 (two years ago) link

well, I meant on vinyl since I stopped buying CDs. I have it digitally and have forever.

akm, Sunday, 18 July 2021 16:20 (two years ago) link

Ironic username / post from leading manufacturer of DACs.

Noel Emits, Sunday, 18 July 2021 16:30 (two years ago) link

My latest Stereogum column is up. Here's what I had to say about this new/old Alice album:

In the late ’80s, the LA-based publisher Amok Books put out the Amok Assault Video, a compilation of racist old cartoons, news stories about cattle mutilations, footage of an animal control officer being attacked by a dog, R. Budd Dwyer’s suicide on live TV, a guy talking about the occult messaging behind She-Ra, and a lot more. It began with a segment from Eternity’s Pillar, Alice Coltrane’s public access cable TV show which she filmed at her California ashram. She wasn’t doing anything particularly bizarre; she was just discussing her beliefs and offering a metaphysical lecture to the viewer. But that was how Coltrane’s mystical/spiritual side was seen for years, by those who were aware of it at all: as a kind of weird joke for hip underground types to smirk at. These days, of course, her reputation has been thoroughly rehabilitated. Almost her entire catalog is back in print in one form or another, including the devotional music she recorded in the ’80s and ’90s and sold at the ashram and through a few New Age bookstores. Tracks from three of those releases (1987’s Divine Songs, 1990’s Infinite Chants, and 1995’s Glorious Chants) were reissued on a Luaka Bop compilation in 2017. But her first devotional release, 1982’s Turiya Sings, has always been the hardest to find. It was only ever available on cassette, except for a bootleg German CD. Which is too bad, because it’s a great record. Her synth and Wurlitzer organ are combined with harp and strings, and she sings in Sanskrit, but with a gospel-ish flavor. Now, Turiya Sings has been reissued… sort of. Coltrane’s son Ravi has found tapes of the basic tracks, before the strings and synthesizers were added, and released it. It’s nice; it has an intimate feel, like you’re in her house and she’s playing these songs just for you. Her voice is soft and maternal, and the organ swells all around. But this isn’t the finished product. After John Coltrane died, Alice released Infinity, an album on which she took recordings by his quartet and filled out the arrangements with strings, new keyboard solos, and in some cases overdubbed bass, replacing Jimmy Garrison with Charlie Haden. A lot of people bitched about the strings, but Coltrane herself responded, “‘Were you there? Did you hear [John’s] commentary and what he had to say?’ … We had a conversation about every detail; [John] was showing me how the piece could include other sounds, blends, tonalities and resonances such as strings.” Similarly, the strings and synths were key to Turiya Sings’ power, sending the music into wild otherworldly realms, and bringing it back down to earth this way feels a little like an attempt to sand down Alice Coltrane’s edges, so she can be “appreciated” instead of respected for what she was: a sonic visionary who made music in service of the divine.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 21:38 (two years ago) link

Amen. You hit the nail on the head unperson.

Skrot Montague, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 22:01 (two years ago) link

Wow, good stuff.

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 22:04 (two years ago) link

Beautifully put. But as a person unused to dealing with music of AC’s calibre, I can say that Kirtan is allowing me into its heart and I am building out from there. So in that way it’s broadening her reach.

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 22:26 (two years ago) link


stirmonster, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 01:07 (two years ago) link

yep that's great.

visiting, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 01:12 (two years ago) link

great job unperson! especially appreciate the quotes/context on the backend of the paragraph.

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 04:00 (two years ago) link

it's like, regardless of what the end product is and whether it's more intimate or revealing or anything else, there's just the fact that it's not what she recorded. it doesn't make it better or worse or anything, it's just important to know. was irritated tor read the pfork review and see that it didn't even come up

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 04:01 (two years ago) link

like it let it be...naked came out without the context that before that it was let it be

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 04:02 (two years ago) link

Just read your review, Phil! Very nicely put, and nice to see it written down given how much it's just been taken at face value.

raven, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 13:22 (two years ago) link

man the real Turiya Sings is fucking incredible tho

assert (matttkkkk), Monday, 26 July 2021 10:20 (two years ago) link

So I actually bought the new reissue when I saw it this weekend, couldn't help myself. But I remain baffled and disappointed that there aren't any immediate plans to reissue her version.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 26 July 2021 14:04 (two years ago) link

your review has ruined this new version for me. I was getting into it before I read but now it just feels very empty compared to the one with all the extra arrangements

gman59, Monday, 26 July 2021 15:33 (two years ago) link

It was noted in the Pitchfork review that this isn't the original album.

"On a more technical level, according to a label representative, the original Turiya Sings remains formally unreleased because the Coltrane family has never found its master synthesizer recordings.

What Coltrane’s son Ravi did find—around the time of his mother’s final album, 2004’s miraculous Translinear Light—were 1981 recordings she made of Turiya Sings featuring only her voice and Wurlitzer electric organ, an instrument that she once said came to her in a divine vision. (“In one meditation… the precise instrument I should get was revealed to me,” she said in an interview. “I didn’t need to do any research; it was just conveyed to me.”) These pared-back tracks of Coltrane’s most minimal music are now released as Kirtan: Turiya Sings, like seeds of the cassette that also, in some sense, expand it."

Cow_Art, Monday, 26 July 2021 15:42 (two years ago) link

I've been enjoying the new reissue quite a bit since it arrived in the mail a week ago. Do agree that it would be nice to have a properly done reissue of the original cassette release, but am still very happy with this one.

things repeat forever and there never is a remedy (Austin), Monday, 26 July 2021 16:08 (two years ago) link

I never heard the original cassette release, more than hearing part of it on WFMU (I think, memories are a little fuzzy) at one point, so it never really became deeply embedded in my DNA or anything. With that in mind, I'm surprised by how much I am enjoying this new reissue. It does have its own minimal, meditative vibe that works when presented this way. That said, I really wish they would have been able to reissue the cassette version too.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 28 July 2021 21:41 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

“Keshava Murahara” on my headphones right now. Almost makes me believe god exists.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 17 February 2022 05:34 (one year ago) link

ecstatic music.

get shrunk by this funk. (Austin), Thursday, 17 February 2022 13:45 (one year ago) link

saw "Turiya and Ramakrishna" featured at the top of a Spotify curated Jazz You Know-playlist

which is true

corrs unplugged, Wednesday, 23 February 2022 15:34 (one year ago) link

Coincidentally just listened to Ptah and yeah that track is something else

Indexed, Wednesday, 23 February 2022 15:49 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

40-minute video of a performance from 1993 (solo harp, then synth/violin duos, then solo synth with vocals):

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 27 April 2022 22:06 (one year ago) link

amazing, thanks for sharing.

budo jeru, Thursday, 28 April 2022 16:47 (one year ago) link


politics is about vibes and the vibes are off (stevie), Thursday, 28 April 2022 19:20 (one year ago) link

Truly. That was thoroughly enjoyable.

When she's playing harp at the beginning I kept expecting a bright blue glow to start appearing around her.

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Thursday, 28 April 2022 20:24 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

at long last, a legit reissue of "ptah"

budo jeru, Monday, 3 October 2022 23:14 (one year ago) link

yeah placed an order for this last week after off-loading my (pretty good sounding, TBF) bootleg vinyl copy on the ebay.

akm, Monday, 3 October 2022 23:35 (one year ago) link

makes sense, Turiya & Ramakrishna is kind of a system glitch hit on Spotify, on all sorts of really lame playlists

but what a jam

corrs unplugged, Sunday, 9 October 2022 19:04 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

Mind blown!

TIL that Doja Cat is the girl in the pink dress, hanging with Alice Coltrane.

— Dave Segal (@editaurus) September 21, 2023

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 21 September 2023 23:10 (two months ago) link

ha yes this has been going around, pretty cool

out-of-print LaserDisc edition (sleeve), Thursday, 21 September 2023 23:10 (two months ago) link


Left, Thursday, 21 September 2023 23:11 (two months ago) link

Doja Cat fans and AC fans are probably like who dat?

Beyond Goo and Evol (President Keyes), Thursday, 21 September 2023 23:17 (two months ago) link

From the ages of about 8 to 12, Doja lived on a Californian ashram headed by Alice Coltrane, the wife of jazz musician John Coltrane, after Doja’s artist mother moved there from her grandmother’s house in Rye, N.Y. (Her father, who has not been a big part of her life, is South African actor and dancer Dumisani Dlamini.) While there, she learned her first dance moves from the Bharatanatyam tradition. While she doesn’t dance that way anymore, “I think that helped shape how I emote on stage because it’s a very emotional form of dance,” she says.

out-of-print LaserDisc edition (sleeve), Thursday, 21 September 2023 23:17 (two months ago) link


budo jeru, Friday, 22 September 2023 00:37 (two months ago) link

awesome! My eldest is a big fan of both, this will blow her mind

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 22 September 2023 01:01 (two months ago) link

I had this album framed on my wall for a while. It looks so good

Stomp Jomperson (dog latin), Friday, 22 September 2023 01:21 (two months ago) link

xps am I allowed to call this pairing AC/DC?

assert (matttkkkk), Friday, 22 September 2023 03:39 (two months ago) link

one month passes...


tylerw, Friday, 3 November 2023 17:52 (four weeks ago) link


Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 3 November 2023 17:57 (four weeks ago) link

whoa I was just listening to that LP yesterday!

out-of-print LaserDisc edition (sleeve), Friday, 3 November 2023 18:16 (four weeks ago) link


budo jeru, Friday, 3 November 2023 18:24 (four weeks ago) link

Wow. Definitely gonna dive into both of those this weekend, though the live recording is the bigger draw for me.

My first guess at a drummer for the live stuff would be Ben Riley, who was on Lord of Lords and Eternity, which were released before and after that concert, respectively.

Tahuti Watches L&O:SVU Reruns Without His Ape (unperson), Friday, 3 November 2023 18:44 (four weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

loving the stripped down vibes

Bliss: The Eternal Now version 3 (alt take) is great

corrs unplugged, Sunday, 19 November 2023 15:27 (one week ago) link

accidentally put it on repeat and I say it was stuck there for a good half hour, bliss bliss eternal now

corrs unplugged, Sunday, 19 November 2023 15:28 (one week ago) link

also getting strong star wars theme vibes which i guess rules

corrs unplugged, Sunday, 19 November 2023 15:29 (one week ago) link

i'm not high

but i feel high

corrs unplugged, Sunday, 19 November 2023 15:29 (one week ago) link

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