delia gonzalez & gavin russom - the days of mars

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this is a TREAT.

etc, Tuesday, 23 August 2005 22:09 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm looking forward to falling asleep to this again! also: GOBLIN.

etc, Tuesday, 23 August 2005 22:11 (fourteen years ago) link

finally, a really really replayable DFA album!

etc, Tuesday, 23 August 2005 22:12 (fourteen years ago) link

Love 'em!!!

I think I may have a song by them on this really great compilation called "They Keep Me Smiling," on obscure microlabel Uunited Acoustic Recordings. $34.00, but worth it. Seek it out - NICE!

maria b (maria b), Tuesday, 23 August 2005 22:24 (fourteen years ago) link

if you're going to tell us about it then do so. if you're not you may as well just post "i've got this records and you've not bitches!". whatever, i'm looking forward to this being released. i like these guys.

jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 23 August 2005 22:24 (fourteen years ago) link

I would, but it's at home (where there's no internet access), & I only got hold of it at 2:40am last night. I was just sort've surprised there wasn't a thread already!

etc, Tuesday, 23 August 2005 22:43 (fourteen years ago) link

four tracks in fifty minutes. kraftwerk: beyond the beats; they truly are the font of all that's good & holy, &c&c&c.

etc, Tuesday, 23 August 2005 22:45 (fourteen years ago) link

I'm pretty excited about this. Are the tracks all new?

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 23 August 2005 22:49 (fourteen years ago) link

there's "rise", which the dfa mix has been available but not the original (I think); & a diff version of "relevee" is on the comp maria talks about.
(other tracks = "13 moons" & "black spring")

etc, Tuesday, 23 August 2005 22:57 (fourteen years ago) link

20 Jazz Funk Greats have "Black Spring." This and "El Monte" have me absolutely salivating for the album. Pavlov-style. The LCDSS and Juan MacLean albums are hit and miss (though I still like them), but Days of Mars and Broken Ear Record seem like they could be absolutely unfuckwithable.

And has that goddamn Luomo remix surfaced yet? Sigh...

Telephonething (Telephonething), Tuesday, 23 August 2005 23:03 (fourteen years ago) link

Imagine if Klaus Schulze were actually good. That's Delia & Gavin.

original plagiarist, Tuesday, 23 August 2005 23:05 (fourteen years ago) link

really looking fwd to this. I'm more interested in Gavin & Delia, just based on "Rise" and "El Monte", than I am in anyone else at DFA.

Dominique (dleone), Tuesday, 23 August 2005 23:05 (fourteen years ago) link

initiatic journey through the vibrational system of the planetary mind

vahid (vahid), Tuesday, 23 August 2005 23:24 (fourteen years ago) link

!

jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 23 August 2005 23:26 (fourteen years ago) link

Janet Jackson's "Everytime" video directed by Michael Gira.

maria b (maria b), Tuesday, 23 August 2005 23:43 (fourteen years ago) link

i wonder if this will get dfa-into people into kosmischeykrazykrautstuff.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 23 August 2005 23:45 (fourteen years ago) link

holy crap, that photo!

tricky (disco stu), Tuesday, 23 August 2005 23:49 (fourteen years ago) link

they have crazier ones.

hstencil (hstencil), Tuesday, 23 August 2005 23:49 (fourteen years ago) link

it's fantastic.

tricky (disco stu), Tuesday, 23 August 2005 23:51 (fourteen years ago) link

show me crazier ones.

jed_ (jed), Tuesday, 23 August 2005 23:52 (fourteen years ago) link

i also unabashedly like most anything them dfa dudes release.

xpost, i'm with jed.

tricky (disco stu), Tuesday, 23 August 2005 23:53 (fourteen years ago) link

ive just started listening to this today. I havent listend to any Tangerine dream before but this sounds kind of like what I imagined TD would sound like. I may be way off. It definitely has a heavy krautrock vibe though.

jmeister (jmeister), Tuesday, 23 August 2005 23:59 (fourteen years ago) link

i wonder if this will get dfa-into people into kosmischeykrazykrautstuff.

i really think they should drop the electro-dance angle (i was sympathetic but unimpressed w/ the juan mclean, J.O.Y., leotard front, etc)

then they could put all their energy into doing things like d&g, more black dice / EYE remixes, more ten-minute drummy kraut pixeltan remixes, etc ... they should produce a kevin drumm album or something ...

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:00 (fourteen years ago) link

less tangerine dream, more tubular bells ... TD is more all-over-the-place and improv-sounding.

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:01 (fourteen years ago) link

leotard front is delia and gavin, i think.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:06 (fourteen years ago) link

i never got past the first few minutes of tubular bells but now im going to go for it. if only i wasnt hundreds of miles away from my records *sigh*

jmeister (jmeister), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:06 (fourteen years ago) link

:(

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:06 (fourteen years ago) link

hstencil that is sad, sad news.

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:06 (fourteen years ago) link

i guess sometimes even a golden goose lays a turd.

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:07 (fourteen years ago) link

why? i've never heard it and couldn't really care less since most dfa stuff blows donkey ballz but if gavin + delia wanna put out whatever, hey it's their perogative.

here's a fereaky performance shot:

http://www.konstnarsnamnden.se/b_projred/imgsjolund/russom.jpg

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:08 (fourteen years ago) link

I love that Black Leotard Front song from the DFA Comp 2!

Legroom at the Vista (Bent Over at the Arclight), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:09 (fourteen years ago) link

it is delia and gavin with Tim Goldsworthy and someone else. god i love that tune.

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:10 (fourteen years ago) link

i dunno what the musique is like but blf = performance groop with delia, gavin and ssome other dude whose name i'm blanking on, i think. seen some freaky fotos of that too.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:10 (fourteen years ago) link

god bless 'em.

http://www.socledumonde.dk/billeder/black_leotard_front_performance_1_web.jpg

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:11 (fourteen years ago) link

other dude = christain holstad.

Matos called "Casual Friday" the best 15 minute disco tune ever recorded. he may well be right.

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:13 (fourteen years ago) link

Vahid I'd be interested to know what it is you dislike about "Casual Friday" - I think it's ace, and it's the sort of area where I'd expect you and Jed to have solidarity.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:13 (fourteen years ago) link

Don't forget their...inflatable limousine...thing:

http://www.socledumonde.dk/billeder/black_leotard_front__sdm_2004__install_web.jpg

Telephonething (Telephonething), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:14 (fourteen years ago) link

xpost: its un-sexiness and monotony, i think.

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:18 (fourteen years ago) link

Tim, i'm also surprised Vahid doesn't love it.

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:18 (fourteen years ago) link

it's like all tension + no release. it's basically an endless tease ... (sort of appropriate for a song about being naked under a trenchcoat?)

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:20 (fourteen years ago) link

But she does flash the guy I thought???

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:21 (fourteen years ago) link

it's great to see when it's played at optimo half the dancefloor is taking on one role or another

dancer one: "to surprise... you in.... the flesh"
dancer two: "you love me... you must.... confess!"

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:21 (fourteen years ago) link

Are they separate roles?

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:22 (fourteen years ago) link

hmm maybe those two are the same.

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:23 (fourteen years ago) link

I thought it was all from the viewpoint of the flasher:

I was leaving the office
I took off my dress
I put on my overcoat
To surprise you in the flesh
It's written all over my chest
You love me you must confess
You passed the test

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:27 (fourteen years ago) link

yes

thanks for ruining my dance routine!

jed_ (jed), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:30 (fourteen years ago) link

to contrast w/ DFA-disco tracks i really really really like

"yeah (pretentious mix)" - the payoff is the final, spasmodic timbale/drum solo at the end, where after eleven or so minutes of restrained, tasteful percussion-tapping the dude just breaks out into this endless drumroll that ends in what sounds like a whole wall of pots and pans clattering to the floor.

"get up say what (dfa remix)" - the payoff is those endless change-offs between hissy hi-hat action and thugged-out bassline sections ... it's almost like a call-and-response between the parts where the bass is high in the mix and the parts where the hats are real high - it's basically live filter disco, right?

i feel like "casual friday" has the endless noodling of classic instrument-led disco (believe me, i'm a big fan of the joey negro / dj harvey / dimitri sound) but without the freakouts that leaven it. or, put another way, it's like filter disco, without the filters - sort of an endless circular groove (and not really all that functional, compared to the monstergrooves of "yeah" or "beat connection") that goes nowhere.

vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:30 (fourteen years ago) link

its un-sexiness and monotony, i think.

on which planet again?

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:31 (fourteen years ago) link

i feel like "casual friday" has the endless noodling of classic instrument-led disco (believe me, i'm a big fan of the joey negro / dj harvey / dimitri sound) but without the freakouts that leaven it.

you mean like the "I've Lost Control" screaming part, or the weird keyboard wig-outs that occur every few minutes? those aren't freakouts?

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Wednesday, 24 August 2005 00:32 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.residentadvisor.net/news.aspx?id=32028

New Black Meteoric Star album! Declare a national holiday imo.

Matt DC, Friday, 30 October 2015 14:36 (four years ago) link

Great news! And I had a day off so yeah it adds to my holiday feel thank u very much.
(semi-related: there's a track on the Helena Hauff record that sounds very BMS to me)

willem, Friday, 30 October 2015 17:37 (four years ago) link

Stoked for the madness, and looking forward to the vocal track - his s/t "Night Sky" was a big favourite; sounded like Hawkwind sounded in my head when I first read about them, heh.

Did anyone hear his Hail Of Arrows cassette from earlier this year that that Quietus link talks about, or the Knight Skyy 12" from 2012?

etc, Saturday, 31 October 2015 03:09 (four years ago) link

from the comments - https://www.facebook.com/142732862075/videos/10153239991977076/

just sayin, Saturday, 31 October 2015 04:17 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

really love the delia gonzalez album from last year. beautiful solo piano...

japanese mage (LocalGarda), Thursday, 14 January 2016 23:33 (four years ago) link

me too!

Justin Townes' URL (haitch), Friday, 15 January 2016 01:02 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

http://s3.amazonaws.com/factmag-images/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/delia-gonzalez-horse-follows-darkness.jpg
Delia Gonzalez Horse Follows Darkness
01. ‘In Through The Light’
02. ‘Hidden Song’
03. ‘Roulette’
04. ‘Horse Follows Darkness’
05. ‘Vesuvius’

mizzell, Thursday, 4 May 2017 14:22 (three years ago) link

Horse Follows Darkness is the second record by Delia Gonzalez, her follow up to the album “In Remembrance”. The title is taken from a werewolf genre film her 8 year old son Wolfgang had created. At this time, Wolfgang also turned Delia onto a genre of cinema she had always resisted - the American Western.

"Delia explains that what she observed “was all relevant - the album is based on our personal experience of moving back to America (from Berlin) and the journey that followed. The record is a manifestation of that, and what one creates for themselves under the given circumstances. Coming back to America, I felt like a foreigner and NYC / America felt like the Wild West. Most Westerns from the 1960s to the present have revisionist themes. Many were made by emerging major filmmakers who saw the Western as an opportunity to expand their criticism of American society and values into a new genre.”

The narrative of the record is one of re-encountering the frontier mentality that shaped the country but somehow never faded. This time as a foreigner. The genre of the Western remains pertinent, many of the same stories of that brutally deromanticised era are still relevant today. America hasn’t changed - the cast, times and settings have, but we still hold onto the same ideal. Horse Follows Darkness is essentially a modern electronic soundtrack for the Revisionist Western. Even the idea for the record cover is inspired by one of the most well known modern Westerns, Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs Miller.

The album was recorded with Abe Seiferth at Transmitter Park studios, which Delia likens to “going to the finest tailor”. Abe became an integral part of the recording, playing guitar and helping to suggest experimenting with different synthesizers, something Delia was keen to do. Delia refers to Abe as a magical and incredibly intuitive collaborator” regarding the sound of the record. The music that emerged from these recording sessions combines a range of influences - from the compositions of Erik Satie to ‘Salon De Musique’, the solo piano record by Su Tissue (of the L.A. punk band Suburban Lawns). The record also took on a much different shape and sound with the introduction of the Sequential Circuits Prophet VS, as well as a vintage Korg Poly synth and the Roland SH-101. The golden era Krautrock recordings of bands like Neu!, Cluster & Harmonia were touchstones as well, the repetition, swirling soundscapes and locked-in rhythm tracks.”

mizzell, Thursday, 4 May 2017 14:23 (three years ago) link

oh yeah

HONOR THE FYRE (sleeve), Thursday, 4 May 2017 14:26 (three years ago) link

I never really got into In Remembrance but this sounds like it's gonna be great

Wimmels, Thursday, 4 May 2017 14:51 (three years ago) link

is there a release date for this?

Wimmels, Thursday, 4 May 2017 14:51 (three years ago) link

tomorrow!

mizzell, Thursday, 4 May 2017 15:06 (three years ago) link

whoa! need to buy this. thanks

Wimmels, Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:57 (three years ago) link

uhh... the title track is a cover of LCDSS "Something Great" / 45'33" ?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 5 May 2017 17:22 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Send me a PM if you want a Bandcamp code for this- I got an instant download for buying it, then a second code in the actual LP sleeve. First come first serve.

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 23 May 2017 13:31 (three years ago) link

OK, the code's been claimed

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 23 May 2017 15:17 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

“I’m the happiest I’ve ever been,” Russom said, “but I have my good days and my bad days. On my bad days, it really sucks and I wait until I get home to go to the bathroom—which is such a basic thing.”

https://www.grindr.com/into/lcd-soundsystems-gavin-russom-comes-out-as-transgender/

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 7 July 2017 01:39 (three years ago) link

from the LCDSS thread:

I suspected that was GR but he's unrecognisable these days. I wonder what made him change from weirdo wizard to... guy in a baseball cap and t-shirt.

― Heavy Doors (jed_), Monday, May 8, 2017 5:46 PM (one month ago)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 7 July 2017 01:44 (three years ago) link

thinning hair

mickcsmith (micarl), Friday, 7 July 2017 21:10 (three years ago) link

Good for her!

one way street, Friday, 7 July 2017 23:19 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

Love this: https://deliagonzalez.bandcamp.com/track/vesuvius

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 13:39 (two years ago) link

nice

sleeve, Thursday, 16 November 2017 18:56 (two years ago) link

"horse follows darkness" is really excellent

the late great, Thursday, 16 November 2017 19:45 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

A new triple-LP by Black Meteoric Star, and a free 2hr 37min DJ mix by Gavilán Rayna Russom to promote it. Plus more new & archival Russom releases at the Bandcamp link!

Steppin' RZA (sic), Thursday, 23 July 2020 20:00 (two weeks ago) link

whoa thanks

sleeve, Thursday, 23 July 2020 22:41 (two weeks ago) link

casual friday was the best thing released on dfa in its heyday

plax (ico), Friday, 31 July 2020 20:13 (one week ago) link

this is my opinion

plax (ico), Friday, 31 July 2020 20:14 (one week ago) link

Carl Craig mix of Relevee came close

I am using your worlds, Friday, 31 July 2020 20:39 (one week ago) link

the correct opinion xp

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Friday, 31 July 2020 21:15 (one week ago) link

I prefer "Hey Coach! (I Read Your Diary)"

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 31 July 2020 23:14 (one week ago) link

lol rude

plax (ico), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 21:09 (five days ago) link

I love Casual Friday to death. One I managed to play it during a set, blended into something else around the halfway point, played other stuff for an hour or so, then blended back into the second half of it to end the set; it went over REALLY well.

I would also call Days of Mars the best LP ever released on DFA.

The Troops™ (jamescobo), Thursday, 6 August 2020 00:50 (three days ago) link

Yeah probably right. Feel like I'm ready to hear some DFA stuff again, most best of stuff focuses on the first golden age (circa 04?) But would really enjoy a recap of the good stuff coming out around 09 that felt like a great second wind

plax (ico), Thursday, 6 August 2020 18:19 (three days ago) link

the two Still Going singles (07 and 09) on DFA are great!

mizzell, Thursday, 6 August 2020 18:40 (three days ago) link

always loved “too much love” rub n tug remix fwiw

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 6 August 2020 20:01 (three days ago) link

relevee carl craig mix fuiud

||||||||, Thursday, 6 August 2020 20:23 (three days ago) link

yah to both of these

plax (ico), Thursday, 6 August 2020 20:31 (three days ago) link

probably my track of late 2018, early 2019.

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

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Thursday, 6 August 2020 21:00 (three days ago) link

2007-2010ish stuff includes (the physical release of) 45:33, You Are The Space Invader, Hercules & Love Affair, Happy House, Brooklyn Club Jam, Goblin City, I'll Keep On Loving You, Fire Eyes, I Will Come Back, Still Going, Oh Missy, Shit Robot, and Synchronize, as well as Black Meteoric Star, The Crystal Ark and the release of Track 5. What a label!

Steppin' RZA (sic), Thursday, 6 August 2020 21:03 (three days ago) link

I love this late-era Prinzhorn track too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-d9ou2QXsU

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Thursday, 6 August 2020 21:05 (three days ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/VXDFE60.jpg

||||||||, Thursday, 6 August 2020 21:28 (three days ago) link

I liked that black meteor star “dawn” single that sounded like a distorted 20 minute John carpenter jam

brimstead, Thursday, 6 August 2020 21:31 (three days ago) link

omg that amy douglas track is fire

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Thursday, 6 August 2020 21:34 (three days ago) link

I like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV1xp6h_D1s

brimstead, Thursday, 6 August 2020 21:34 (three days ago) link

map, check out the crooked man dub of it too.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Thursday, 6 August 2020 21:43 (three days ago) link

haha i was just searching for "crooked man" on discogs to see if there are any other good tunes they remixed besides roisin but all i found was this not-great blondie track from 2017

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Thursday, 6 August 2020 21:46 (three days ago) link

Amy Douglas wrote the new Roisin song, Something More.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Thursday, 6 August 2020 21:51 (three days ago) link

It was someone called Bryce Hackford that did that Delia remix brimstead posted (thanks, I had never heard it). I'd never heard of him either but I'm listening to a new album of his, called Safe (Exits) rn, and liking it quite a bit.

Gerneten-flüken cake (jed_), Thursday, 6 August 2020 22:08 (three days ago) link

first two shit robot singles are gloriously strange and deserve more love

re: 2009, this is evergreen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce5VDZvjWSc

the late great, Thursday, 6 August 2020 22:37 (three days ago) link


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