s/d: mystical shit

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Anything by Taj Mahal Travellers.
Pandit Pran Nath
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Phallus Dei is totally mystical to me and lately I've been listening to Aphrodite's Child - 666 a lot which has a very mystical feel on some of the tracks.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Monday, 24 October 2005 03:59 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh and if you like Incredible String Band you should also hear COB. It's not mystical in the same psychedelic hobbity way as ISB but it has a darker sort of mysterious vibe to it.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Monday, 24 October 2005 04:02 (fourteen years ago) link

Steve Reich - Tehillim

Austin Still (Austin, Still), Monday, 24 October 2005 04:02 (fourteen years ago) link

also:
Amon Duul - Paradieswarts Duul
Karuna Khyal
Moondog - More Moondog, The Story of Moondog

walter kranz (walterkranz), Monday, 24 October 2005 04:05 (fourteen years ago) link

and everything by Third Ear Band

walter kranz (walterkranz), Monday, 24 October 2005 04:05 (fourteen years ago) link

Fursaxa - Tura Tura and The Light Of The New Crescent

Leeeeeeeeee (Leee), Monday, 24 October 2005 04:05 (fourteen years ago) link

Eliane Radigue - Trilogie de la Mort

provoked a near death experience simply by listening to it once, it was terrifying & it's available on amazon

milton parker (Jon L), Monday, 24 October 2005 04:06 (fourteen years ago) link

Sandy Bull, especially his longer droney stuff like "Blend."

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Monday, 24 October 2005 04:09 (fourteen years ago) link

Get Ceremony by this Japanese band called People. It's up there with the Kranz-recommended Taj-Mahal Travellers and Karuna Khyal.

Also, check out Lichens' The Psychic Nature of Being, just issued by Kranky.

Almost anything Popol Vuh recorded in the 70s fits the bill, too.

Don Cherry's Brown Rice and Joe Henderson's The Elements (with Alice Coltrane) hit my mystical sweet spot, as well.

Plus:
Harmony Rockets' Paralyzed Mind of the Archangel Void
Jon Hassell's Dream Theory in Malaya and Fourth World Vol. 1: Possible Musics (with Eno).
La Monte Young/Marian Zazeela's Tamburas of Pandit Pran Nath


Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Monday, 24 October 2005 04:30 (fourteen years ago) link

Special Agent Dale Koopa (orion), Monday, 24 October 2005 04:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Get Ceremony by this Japanese band called People

What's that? I'm having trouble digging anything up through google for obvious reasons.

walter kranz (walterkranz), Monday, 24 October 2005 04:38 (fourteen years ago) link

It was released by a Japanese label called Teichiku in 2000. Full title may be Ceremony~Buddha Meet Rock. Hope that helps.

Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Monday, 24 October 2005 04:43 (fourteen years ago) link

Ceremony is part of the Lover Creation Series, it says here on the cover, so you know it's amazing. ;-)

Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Monday, 24 October 2005 04:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Fripp & Eno, No Pussyfooting
Shakti (w/John McLaughlin)
Sonny Sharrock, Guitar

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Monday, 24 October 2005 05:37 (fourteen years ago) link

MV & EE Lunar Blues
The Blithe Sons We Walk the Young Earth
Wooden Cupboard Animals Speak the Spirit Tongue, or any other Skaters stuff...

Take your pick of Vibracathedral Orchestra.

MESTEMA (davidcorp), Monday, 24 October 2005 08:21 (fourteen years ago) link

Don't be fooled by this though :

http://www.perrific.com/cds/covers/mystic_t.jpg

Matt #2 (Matt #2), Monday, 24 October 2005 09:02 (fourteen years ago) link

Some Coil perhaps? Not too familiar with their post-ca-1993 output, but the few tracks I've heard from this period may fit.

The Vintner's Lipogram (OleM), Monday, 24 October 2005 11:04 (fourteen years ago) link

13th Floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere
Robbie Basho in general
Six Organs - Dust & Chimes

El sabor de gene: have you heard the August Born record? Thoughts?

NickB (NickB), Monday, 24 October 2005 11:36 (fourteen years ago) link

creepily mystic: Double Leopards - Halve Maen + (especially) Out of One, through One and to One.

a, Monday, 24 October 2005 11:38 (fourteen years ago) link

get yerself some Harmonic Choir records. They rule. also, just this weekend i got: Tibetan Bells by Henry Wolff & Nancy Hemmings (Island Records - 1972) and it's a beauty. Droney, mesmerizing.

i love that jody digs kali bahlu!

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 24 October 2005 12:04 (fourteen years ago) link

On the ambient/electronic front, I'd recommend Substrata by Biosphere. It was inspired by his trip to Tibet and the Himalayas, though it has no actual samples from there; he said he'd rather rely on his memories of the place and convey them through his own methods, which seem like a good way of reproducing such moods. Banco de Gaia takes more obvious approach - mixing world music samples with trancey/ambient electronic music - but at times he still manages to nail it, especially on Last Train to Lhasa.

I'm pretty sure you weren't talking about mystical values in the lyrics, but you might still want to check out Wordpower Vol. 2: Directrix by Divine Styler. It mixes Islamic mysticism (not some Five Percent rhetorics, rather than deep metaphysical Dervish shit) with weird sci-fi imagery, and the result is quite unique.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 24 October 2005 12:30 (fourteen years ago) link

Olivier Messiaen - L'Ascension for orchestra
Claude Debussy - Trois Nocturnes: Sirenes
Maurice Ravel - "Le Gibet"
Makoto Kawabata - Jellyfish Rising
Can - "Quantum Physics"
Boredoms - "Super Good"
Animal Collective - "The Softest Voice"
George - "The Track Through the Woods"
Charalambides - Joy Shapes

Dominique (dleone), Monday, 24 October 2005 12:44 (fourteen years ago) link

Flower Travellin Band Satori
I'm sure some Sun City Girls will fit the bill, but not sure what.

mcd (mcd), Monday, 24 October 2005 14:09 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, for Sun City Girls definitely go for "Bright Surroundings" or "Torch Of The Mystics".

sleeve (sleeve), Monday, 24 October 2005 14:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Erik Satie- Early Piano Works
Gurdjieff/DeHartmann - Music for Piano
Scriabin - Poeme de l'Extase

o. nate (onate), Monday, 24 October 2005 15:17 (fourteen years ago) link

christina carter - bastard wing
scorces - vivre avec la bete
terry riley - poppy no good and the phantom band

Special Agent Dale Koopa (orion), Monday, 24 October 2005 15:21 (fourteen years ago) link

and ynf pretty much OTM way upthread.. i'd personally also highly endorse the malachi album, which is a little-discussed gem of jew's harp/guitar float inna sixorgans styleee. some connection to the first Red Krayola album, i'm told?

Special Agent Dale Koopa (orion), Monday, 24 October 2005 15:23 (fourteen years ago) link

Excepter's "Throne" is some nice sub-apocalyptic drone w/ Bible verses in the liner notes.

Garrett Martin (Garrett Martin), Monday, 24 October 2005 15:25 (fourteen years ago) link

albert ayler - spiritual unity

Special Agent Dale Koopa (orion), Monday, 24 October 2005 15:36 (fourteen years ago) link

the new Ilk album, Canticle, completely fucking is awesome. most mystical

Paul Konerko, Monday, 24 October 2005 15:58 (fourteen years ago) link

thanks a ton, dudes!

p3t3 (Big Loud Mountain Ape), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 03:00 (fourteen years ago) link

looking for records that feel/sound mystical

i guess other raga rock stuff

electronic/non-electronic, drone/non-drone

mysticism and cult-involvement are plusses

Absolutely everything they did but, in particular:

http://voiceprint.com.br/images/14210.jpg

... even better if you can get the film that accompanies it

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 09:35 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.venco.com.pl/~acrux/covers/synai.jpg

Dadaismus (Dada), Tuesday, 25 October 2005 09:37 (fourteen years ago) link

Graham Bond - Holy Magick/We Put Our Magick On You

Complete Jackass, Thursday, 27 October 2005 19:58 (fourteen years ago) link

have you heard the August Born record? Thoughts?

i like it, but it's definitely weaker than i was expecting overall.

i'd personally also highly endorse the malachi album [...] some connection to the first Red Krayola album, i'm told?

yeah, the jews harp player was apparently the bassist on the first couple of c/krayola albums...

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Thursday, 27 October 2005 23:48 (fourteen years ago) link

ten months pass...
Speaking of jews harp, I recommend this album, Magic Alphabet by Daniel Higgs - it's entirely jews harp improvisations. I'm not familiar with the band he was in, Lungfish, they may fit the bill here too.

I experience Folke Rabe's What? (re-released on Jim O'Rourke's Dexter's Cigar label) to have a mystical feel... it's two drone pieces, one the same piece at half speed... done in 1967.

Really been getting into the Third Ear Band's selftitled second album from 1970. Wow.
Also I find some of the most deeply entrancing magic music for me is actually Kraftwerk... especially Autobahn.

Also make sure to check out Antony Milton's amazing Pseudoarcana label.

spectra (spectra), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 02:24 (thirteen years ago) link

Jesus was way cool
Everybody liked Jesus
Everybody wanted to hang out with him
Anything he wanted to do, he did
He turned water into wine
And if he wanted to
He could have turned wheat into marijuana
Or sugar into cocaine
Or vitamin pills into amphetamines

He walked on the water
And swam on the land
He would tell these stories
And people would listen
He was really cool

If you were blind or lame
You just went to Jesus
And he would put his hands on you
And you would be healed
That's so cool

He could've played guitar better than Hendrix
He could've told the future
He could've baked the most delicious cake in the world
He could've scored more goals than Wayne Gretzky
He could've danced better than Barishnikov
Jesus could have been funnier than any comedian you can think of
Jesus was way cool

He told people to eat his body and drink his blood
That's so cool
Jesus was so cool
But then some people got jealous of how cool he was
So they killed him
But then he rose from the dead
He rose from the dead, danced around
Then went up to heaven
I mean, that's so cool
Jesus was way cool

No wonder there are so many Christians

and PappaWheelie, author of Have You Ever Been Poxy Fuled? (PappaWheelie 2), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 03:41 (thirteen years ago) link

"Sirenes" by Debussy seconded. Gorgeous.

Also,

"Lux Aeterna" for voices and instruments by Pawel Szymanski. Lovely.

Turangalila (Salvador), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 01:43 (thirteen years ago) link

Peter Gabriel - Last Temptation of Christ (Soundtrack)

For real.

Bobby Peru (Bobby Peru), Wednesday, 6 September 2006 21:19 (thirteen years ago) link


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