Rolling Psych/Drone/Freak Thread 2012

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Ned Raggett, Friday, 3 February 2012 19:23 (five years ago) Permalink

Hey awesome! Thanks Ned!

flog this poster for moderation (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 6 February 2012 07:46 (five years ago) Permalink

liking Starving Weirdos - Land Lines. especially the last track, interesting post-apocalyptic vibe to it

new Windy & Carl is def worth picking up.

and just grabbed Ilias Ahmed - The Endless Fire, looking forward to sinking into that later

Chris S, Monday, 6 February 2012 11:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Woo hoo!

The 5th annual Austin Psych Fest has a killer lineup. I really want to go but I don't think I'll be able.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 6 February 2012 13:37 (five years ago) Permalink

ooh i wanna hear new starving weirdos!

scott seward, Monday, 6 February 2012 13:53 (five years ago) Permalink

new Windy & Carl is def worth picking up.


if you're some dbag who just downloads everything, don't be put off by the first track - the other seven just sound like really on-point W&C

Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Monday, 6 February 2012 13:59 (five years ago) Permalink

one of my fave small vinyl-only labels sent me something new. one man metallic guitar stuff. PLANTE. they don't put out a ton of stuff, but everything they put out is good. seriously wish more people had heard the Rat Catching album they put out:

scott seward, Monday, 6 February 2012 14:02 (five years ago) Permalink

digging the new Cutical and Ital releases... still very much experimental psychedelic projects... playing with/warping the house/techno code as yet another realm for post-everything psychedelic expansion

I think if you listens to them in this context (as an extension of this scene), the spaciness makes more sense (and I personally still think 'hipster house' as a term and idea is kind of an off-base and dismissive way to frame the post-drone/psych house/rave acts)

Chris S, Saturday, 11 February 2012 07:29 (five years ago) Permalink

also recently picked up

Aidan Baker - The Spectrum of Distraction
Steve R. Smith - Old Skete

looking forward to hearing that Innergaze release and the new Golden Retriever

Chris S, Saturday, 11 February 2012 07:47 (five years ago) Permalink

*Inner Tube, rather

Chris S, Saturday, 11 February 2012 07:49 (five years ago) Permalink

The new LP from Nicholas Szczepanik is beautiful. The shorter song-form track lengths suit him. Though there's a pretty heavy Caretaker influence in places the album also reminds me of Colleen's Everyone Alive Wants Answers, which could never be a bad thing.

Super Receptor (Barnaby, Hardly), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 07:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Absolutely loving Dead Skeletons Dead Magick. Motorik, japa & Bo Diddley collide with a cosmic Laibach feel: it's a genuine drone/psych/freak thing, but a real crowd pleaser at the same time. Tremendous.

DJ Smoove Groothe (staggerlee), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 22:04 (five years ago) Permalink

interesting read^

been thinking a little bit on freefolk... how the folk hype had to pass eventually, but that the thing is it really was more just a ripple across the surface of a slightly bigger stream that is continually winding and changing shape. so this underground, and what grew out of it, would maybe be better grasped in terms of its underlying approach than its form - which is not only loose and mercurial year by year, but even, by its nature, within every song/track

which is maybe why attempts to name it - New Weird America/freakfolk, Hypnagogic Pop/chillwave, post-noise/drone, witchhouse, etc - only describe (temporary) surface appearances, when underneath there's something of a continuity there, like this witchy'/New Age thing (the recent witchy ethereal/goth girls really grew out of the witchy freefolk muse thing), spaciness/noise/drone, sigil/triangle imagery, etc.

Chris S, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 03:43 (five years ago) Permalink

although, prob wouldn't declare previous iterations in that scene/tradition/whatever-it-is totally outmoded (or gone) either necessarily... I mean, Matt Valentine and Charalambides made two of my fav albums last year

Chris S, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 03:55 (five years ago) Permalink

the new Grouper/Tiny Vipers collab, Mirroring - Foreign Body, is pretty gorgeous

Chris S, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Gunn-Truscinski Duo record sounding radical

tylerw, Friday, 24 February 2012 17:29 (five years ago) Permalink

also, since i'm here, i endorse this rangda live recording:

tylerw, Friday, 24 February 2012 17:31 (five years ago) Permalink

That Gunn/Truscinski track is pretty cool. Covers a lot of interesting territory, way more "pleasant" than I was expecting for some reason, but it really hit the spot today. Thanks for posting.

grandavis, Friday, 24 February 2012 19:54 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, kinda starts to boogie after a while.

tylerw, Friday, 24 February 2012 19:58 (five years ago) Permalink

Totally boogies, in a "the clouds are parting, let the sun shine in" kinda way, which is really working on a late Friday afternoon for me.

grandavis, Friday, 24 February 2012 20:06 (five years ago) Permalink

And, similarly, this Rangda clip posted on that bleakblissblog is super-pretty and pleasant with added Sir Richard shredding added on. Also made my afternoon:

Hope I get to see them at some point, what a powerhouse line-up.

grandavis, Friday, 24 February 2012 20:10 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

listening to Ecstatic Crystallization by Majutsu No Niwa (released last year) and oh man does this hit the right drone spots

You're welcome child. It was just another day being your God (crüt), Sunday, 11 March 2012 16:59 (five years ago) Permalink

Wow, really really digging this Haino O'Rourke Ambarchi track that Dusted has streaming from their review today (it's unedited, and like 25 minutes long, and awesome!)

Strongly recommend going and checking it out

grandavis, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 15:54 (five years ago) Permalink

listening now, sounds rad. thanks for the tip! i haven't listened to many of the recent o'rourke-related improv stuff, but this is making me want to!

tylerw, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 15:59 (five years ago) Permalink

Hadn't listened to much either, but this gets pretty rocking, has me very interested as well.

grandavis, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:06 (five years ago) Permalink

May need to severely upgrade the "pretty rocking" statement btw

grandavis, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:08 (five years ago) Permalink

lol yeah. sweet krautrock groove + out of control skronk. i like.

tylerw, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:09 (five years ago) Permalink

this is quite a description

He commands everything about him like some thunderbolt-wielding god atop a mountain, abetted by pitiless angels who know that their power comes from keeping him at the peak.

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Hah, yeah, it is. Haino tends to generate a lot of hyperbole, but it's part of the fun of liking Haino.

grandavis, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:22 (five years ago) Permalink

This Franco Falsini reissue is really nice if yr into Göttsching etc:

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:22 (five years ago) Permalink


Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:26 (five years ago) Permalink

really enjoyed the last haino/o'rourke/ambarchi collabo - def. excited to hear the new one!

original bgm, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:28 (five years ago) Permalink

This Franco Falsini reissue is really nice if yr into Göttsching etc:

h8 u amerika

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:35 (five years ago) Permalink


I love the title!

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:36 (five years ago) Permalink

cold nose more like cold shoulder amirite

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:36 (five years ago) Permalink

ice cold

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 16:36 (five years ago) Permalink

That Franco Falsini will be released on Spectrum Spools.

van smack, Thursday, 15 March 2012 02:57 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Bay Area heads - Turkish psych legend Erkin Koray is going to be visiting Aquarius Records this Saturday for a meet & greet/signing, in what is I believe his first ever US visit (that's what the guy at Aquarius said - at the very least his first promotional event in the US)...

Chris S, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 05:18 (five years ago) Permalink

between 3 and 4pm.

sarahell, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 06:57 (five years ago) Permalink


original bgm, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 14:31 (five years ago) Permalink


Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 14:35 (five years ago) Permalink

Read about that in the Aquarius mailing. Any word if he's coming down to LA at all?

Reality Check Cashing Services (Elvis Telecom), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 23:43 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't think so - was told this will be his only stop

Chris S, Thursday, 5 April 2012 00:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Wow, really enjoying this Chris Forsyth record "Paranoid Cat":

Lots of interesting folks on it, e.g., Hans Chew, Marc Orleans, Nate Wooley, a guy from Mountains. Really hitting a lot of sweet spots for me, just a great well-rounded guitar record. Cool solos, melodic playing, some weirdo moves here and there. I tried listening to Peeessseye or whatever the spelled version of that band is, and didn't really dig it, can anyone suggest other stuff by this guy, or a good PSI record? Also, go listen to "Paranoid Cat". Family Vinyard write-up mentioned some Richard Lloyd-isms, but seems much more like a Verlaine guy to me.

grandavis, Thursday, 12 April 2012 17:14 (five years ago) Permalink

Good call Grandavis, really good shit. I had never heard of him before but will definitely be investigating further.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Saturday, 14 April 2012 22:12 (five years ago) Permalink

The record Forsyth did with Koen Holtkamp (the aforesaid guy from Mountains) is really excellent too! You can listen to the whole thing here...

French Cricket in the USA (NickB), Saturday, 14 April 2012 22:23 (five years ago) Permalink

jason lescalleet and greg kelley were great last night at the store. if you get a chance check out jason's new electronic reimagining/reworking of SAF by big black. its great.

scott seward, Saturday, 18 August 2012 20:37 (five years ago) Permalink

cool--btw who's the percussionist ilxor?

dow, Saturday, 18 August 2012 22:22 (five years ago) Permalink

tarfumes the escape goat. he's amazing. i've seen him do rhys chatham with a guitar army, play with a small group, and play solo at my store and he is always great.

and he puts out awesome solo CDs that are perfect for this thread.

scott seward, Saturday, 18 August 2012 23:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Chris Forsyth has a new album out, Kenzo Deluxe and it is very nice.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 13:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Chris Forsyth and Koen Holtkamp are playing the same night as Glenn Jones in my little town. As it is a small town I am going to try to force these two events to happen at different times so that I can make both of them, but gonna be really pissed if I can't see both.

Chris Corsano plays solo 5 nights later, best run my town has had in a long time.

grandavis, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:13 (five years ago) Permalink

scot, did you go see p.g. six? a p.g. six solo show is not to be missed imo.

one dis leads to another (ian), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Hey Grandavis, just count your blessings you don't live in Huddersfield. The biggest small town in England and Chris Forsyth will never play here!

"Chris Forsyth and Koen Holtkamp are playing the same night as Glenn Jones in my little town"

I hope that means they have been working together again cos Early Astral was great.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 22:05 (five years ago) Permalink

They are playing together, not solo, but whether they are recording or not I don't know. I will tell them that Damo Suzuki's Parrot requests another album. I will also tell them that at least one person in Huddersfield will be at their show if they choose to head over.

grandavis, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 22:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Just for you Damo, here is Chris Forsyth doing the Listed feature in Dusted Magazine from last week, if you haven't seen it already. Pretty cool, all bootletg edition! Tylerw should check it, though he has probably heard all of these already.

grandavis, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 23:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks Grandavis. It does seem a very conventionally 'rock' type list, for someone like him. I expected to see some Steve Reich or something in there.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 23:29 (five years ago) Permalink

I think he just took an angle on it without thinking too much about it. Most bootlegs are rock oriented, for better or worse, so I think he just ran with it. I am sure he digs Steve Reich, but there are lots of other Listed features where folks go down that road. Or maybe he just really digs the rock!

grandavis, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 23:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Ah shit! I wasn't paying attention, this was about bootlegs.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 23:49 (five years ago) Permalink

can't remember if Gnaw Their Tongues ever got talked about in these rolling threads but the dude has a new (not brand new, there's some stuff on bandcamp but it's all from last year and nowhere near this good) project called SEIROM which spells Mories backwards which is his name

^this is off the album that Aurora Borealis are putting out, there's better stuff on it but not online afaik. it's way more accessible than anything by GTT... there's a fair bit of Campbell Kneale-y feedback but lots more Tim Hecker/Fennesz/MBV vibes. can't get enough of it atm

it's-a me, irl (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 20:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Hahah will need to investigate that for sure.

Some sad news: just heard that David Mackinnon of the Lost Domain has passed on.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 8 September 2012 13:28 (five years ago) Permalink

seriously, if you are within reach of any of these places, go see ilx's own tarfumes do his thing. he's a mesmermagician.

Saturday, October 6, 2012 8:00pm
solo, plus duos and trios with id m theftable and Killick
Strange Maine
578 Congress St., Portland, ME

Sunday, October 7, 2012 8:00pm
119 Gallery
119 Chelmsford St., Lowell, MA

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 8:00pm
The Vault
702 Main St., Buffalo, NY

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 8:00pm
Robinwood Concert House
2564 Robinwood Ave., Toledo, OH

Thursday, October 11, 2012 8:00pm
Battery Cage
1505 Watervliet Ave., Dayton, OH

Friday, October 12, 2012 8:00pm
Mexicains Sans Frontieres
120 Division St., #226, Grand Rapids, MI

scott seward, Tuesday, 18 September 2012 13:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Primordial Undermind at Incubate the other day:

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 13:45 (five years ago) Permalink

oooh October 12 in Grand Rapids...Im not really in any kind of position to be driving anywhere but that is tempting

^loves belaboured seething (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 18 September 2012 14:52 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

This thread has been too quiet, so going to post this link to the Sarin Smoke album (care of the Quietus), which is Pete Swanson (D. Yellow Swans, other shit) and Tom Carter. Just two guitars taking it pretty far out, totally great. They tackle various moves/approaches but it is pretty aggressive/noisy, not a lazy or groovy sound. Really hitting the spot, plus all proceeds go towards to T. Carter recovery fund (if you but the physical copy of course).

grandavis, Friday, 9 November 2012 19:26 (five years ago) Permalink

May as well post this here too! Kid just FBed this link to the new Oneida record (care of East Village Radio). Sounding really droney and ominous right now, definitely fitting this thread. Pysched to see where it goes.

grandavis, Friday, 9 November 2012 20:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Eternal Tapestry's World Out Of Time comes out tomorrow on Thrill Jockey. Anyone heard 'em? Portland based members of Jackie-O Motherfucker and Plankton Wat explore their love of Neu! and Sonny Sharrock. They're prolific, having released Dawn in 2 Dimensions earlier this year, Beyond the 4th Door last year, and collaborated with Sun Araw on Night Gallery last year, and have three other albums.

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 12 November 2012 18:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I like those dudes and pre-ordered the new one from Thrill Jockey (along with the Golden Void). Dawn in 2 Dimensions was great, as was the Plankton Wat disc from earlier this year, really anxious to hear it. Also super anxious for new Oneida.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 12 November 2012 19:10 (five years ago) Permalink

There's a used copy of World Out Of Time right now at Reckless WP. There was also one of Golden Void but I snagged it! I forgot the Oneida is out tomorrow - I have not been able to find any preview of it.

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 12 November 2012 21:37 (five years ago) Permalink

I heard it in my local shop. It's pretty gnarly. They are getting more abstract and noisy. It's not as minimal as Absolute II, but it's no more uh tuneful. I didn't buy it cuz I'm just not in the mood for that right now, I'm anxious enough as it is.

Trip Maker, Monday, 12 November 2012 21:46 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm glad to hear they are getting more abstract and noisy, I was midly disappointed by Absolute II.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 12 November 2012 22:04 (five years ago) Permalink

Man, how long has it taken you guys to get packages from Thrill Jockey? My Eternal Tapestry and Golden Void package shipped ten days ago, nothing yet. Seems weird.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 19 November 2012 14:40 (five years ago) Permalink

do you ever get stuff you order? Or do you have the mailman with the coolest record collection?

EZ Snappin, Monday, 19 November 2012 14:42 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm starting to think so, heh. I don't know, I've suddenly hit a really bad stretch of not getting stuff I've ordered online. Which, y'know, isn't a good sign since this will be the only way to order records in the near future.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 19 November 2012 14:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Unfortunately, Thrill Jockey is one of the few places I regularly order from that doesn't give you a tracking option.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 19 November 2012 14:46 (five years ago) Permalink

best of luck man. That's incredibly annoying.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 19 November 2012 14:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks. Yeah, super annoying. The weird thing this time is that I had this latest package sent to work instead, trying to suss out if it was a problem with my mail delivery at home.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 19 November 2012 14:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Dawn in 2 Dimensions is great! Will keep my eye out for them at the store!!

passion it person (La Lechera), Monday, 19 November 2012 22:20 (five years ago) Permalink

I saw Eternal Tapestry a little over a year ago in Portland and they were tremendous. I have a Plankton Wat record or two, an Edibles record and the Sun Araw collab, but need to catch up on ET itself.

They ended and Dewey (I think) leans into the mic and says, "Thanks, we're Eternal Tapestry. We don't have any records or T-shirts for sale."

alpine static, Monday, 19 November 2012 23:37 (five years ago) Permalink

the golden void vocalist is kind of not charismatic.

j., Tuesday, 20 November 2012 04:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Man, fuck either a USPS or Thrill Jockey at this point. Still haven't gotten my package from them. The dude who has been emailing me from their order department has been super responsive, which I appreciate, but they are basically just shrugging their shoulders. Just annoying because I paid extra for the "insured" media mail, but so far it seems like that isn't covering anything.

Mostly I'm just pissed that I now have to repurchase both the Eternal Tapestry and Golden Void records, but even more that I now have to miss out on the limited edition CD-R that was supposed to come up with my order.

I'm swearing off mail order records after this fiasco and, tbrr, completely considering giving up on record collecting at all. I mean, shops are shutting down right and left so mail order direct from the labels is probably soon to be the only option. And if that isn't even dependale, than why the fuck collect?

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 28 November 2012 15:45 (four years ago) Permalink

wow this is really disheartening man, I hope your luck changes soon jvc :(

that's the way to choke a jiving spirit (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 29 November 2012 05:56 (four years ago) Permalink

I heard the new Oneida record today and its really incredible. It reminded me of Alice Coltrane.

I had drunk lots of gin, though, so my opinion may not count. A++

kraudive, Wednesday, 5 December 2012 18:58 (four years ago) Permalink

haha, sounds good. still need to check that one out.

tylerw, Wednesday, 5 December 2012 19:50 (four years ago) Permalink

enjoying this

ogmor, Sunday, 9 December 2012 23:10 (four years ago) Permalink

this is super good

...productively using sounds which previously would have been left to lie dormant on the cutting room floor. He began working with a palette comprised of in-the-red, bit-crushed digitalia, setting to work kneading these stubborn blocks of harsh sound into a sequence of five pieces which, despite their considerable barbs, retain the fluidity and pathos of the ambient tradition from which they were inspired...Indeed, Superstorms is at once organic and robotic, forceful and calm, coherent and unpredictable. In short, it is a meshing of oppositions- binaries smashed together and expertly sculpted into truly powerful sonic miasma.

passion it person (La Lechera), Monday, 10 December 2012 20:23 (four years ago) Permalink

That Superstorms shit is cool, will need to explore more but thanks for that link. The tracks I listened to were really interesting (for ambient stuff).

Just stumbled across this Mick Flower Band record on the Three Lobed page, and it is great so far! I love Mick Flower, and here it is he and Jon Moloney just rocking (sounds like a power trio at times but it is just the two of them, with Flower looping some stuff).

Seems like they are just jamming, but they are two dudes that are good at jamming. Keeping my time at work till the holidays feeling joyous and not a downer.

grandavis, Thursday, 20 December 2012 20:26 (four years ago) Permalink

nice! did not know about that record. sounds very good about two minutes in.

tylerw, Thursday, 20 December 2012 20:29 (four years ago) Permalink

Wow, second track (I listened before but was distracted with some work shit) is great, if you like totally righteous Mick Flower guitar shredding. Guess the last three are live and have added folks (Bridget Hayden from Vibracathedral Orchestra and someone else).

grandavis, Thursday, 20 December 2012 20:35 (four years ago) Permalink

yeahhh, this is killer. thank you.

tylerw, Thursday, 20 December 2012 20:45 (four years ago) Permalink

this has been blowing my mind

CGI fridays (Edward III), Friday, 21 December 2012 19:44 (four years ago) Permalink

Mugstar is amazing.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 21 December 2012 19:46 (four years ago) Permalink

You guys know that Gabe Soloman from Yellow Swans put out a new album, right?

Raymond Cummings, Saturday, 22 December 2012 01:35 (four years ago) Permalink

The new United Bible Studies album ("I Am Providence") is amazing... just got it in the mail. Recorded on the 2008 tour that I saw, half of it live at Lovecraft's grave and half at a cloud in Providence RI. Mostly a vocal showcase, the club tracks are totally acapella. Gorgeous.

good review here:

sleeve, Saturday, 29 December 2012 17:19 (four years ago) Permalink

Quick head's up. The Roswell Incident's HIGH ORBITAL released in full yesterday:

There had been a single put up back in April, but I got around to the rest of the works last night.

Super-minimal, but Ned had some nice things to say about it. I suspect he'll be looking for a check in the mail...

Matt M., Wednesday, 2 January 2013 02:13 (four years ago) Permalink

You owe him 10% of all the free downloads.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 2 January 2013 02:15 (four years ago) Permalink

Ten percent of nothing with a fifteen percent commission and... Carry the seven since it's a Tuesday...

Right. Precisely seventeen cents.

This is why I'm not a good businessman.

Matt M., Wednesday, 2 January 2013 02:41 (four years ago) Permalink

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