ILX Gonna Shine in My Backdoor Someday (new post-Fahey folk for ppl posting in Takoma/Tompkins Square threads Pt II)

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I thought it was a hairclip, it loops round the top string.

ogmor, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 15:19 (four years ago) Permalink

Think Ogmor is right, looks like a large barrette, the cheap kind you can get at CVS etc.

grandavis, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 15:38 (four years ago) Permalink

coupla good tashi things over on the FMA:

tylerw, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:02 (four years ago) Permalink

for the record here are my fave ilx-brigade kinda things of 2014. the usuals!

Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band - Intensity Ghost
Nathan Bowles - Nansemond
Steve Gunn - Way Out Weather
Daniel Bachman - Orange Co. Serenade
William Tyler - Lost Colony
Tashi Dorji - s/t
Don Bikoff - Hallowed Ground
Mike & Cara Gangloff - Black Ribbon of Death, Silver Thread of Life
Alvarius B. / Sir Richard Bishop - If You Don’t Like It … Don’t!
Bill Orcutt - VDSQ
Sir Richard Bishop - VDSQ
Anthony Pasquarosa - VDSQ
Robbie Basho - Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 12 & 6
Smoke Dawson - Fiddle

more singer-songwriter-y things, but joan shelley (feat. nathan salsburg on some tracks) and ryley walker LPs are recommended too!

tylerw, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:05 (four years ago) Permalink

shit i forgot about bikoff

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:13 (four years ago) Permalink

also you might say me and global are slightly excited about playing this show

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:14 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah, if you ignore the bikoff cover art, it's a really nice record.

tylerw, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:20 (four years ago) Permalink

that amy in quebec track is so close to wine&roses/red pony/approaching of the disco void its almost a cover

ogmor, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:07 (four years ago) Permalink

was watching some fahey live on youtube last's an 81 gig, with apparently Michael Hedges opening (sorry folks no records available didn't get pressed in time)...Fahey is being really smarmy in his banter, the set itself verges from awkward to hypnotic, found his flopping down combover hair kind of distracting

this is a 2000 set, he does a lot of dicking around/joking around at the beginning, but about the 7:40 mark on he gets going and it's actually pretty cool

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:11 (four years ago) Permalink

We going the "https:..." route to skip embeds? Not that I don't love opening this thread to shots of Fahey at his weirdest ....

grandavis, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:22 (four years ago) Permalink

oops sorry

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:23 (four years ago) Permalink

A leaner/meaner thread for 2015 I guess. I'll miss the Fahey gut though.

grandavis, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 17:26 (four years ago) Permalink

Transmissions Fest footage is new to me, awesome. I wish more people openly talked about his later work without full on the talk of "well, I don't know about this, but look at what he used to do." The only thing that I can't fully grasp is the Hitomi material, some of it is played in that Transmissions Fest video. Kinda feel like it goes down easier when you get to watch him play like that, on record is another thing. There is another noodley electric gig on youtube that actually does have a lot of syncopation; and getting to hear old styles on an electric is pretty nice. There aren't many artists that went so far in the other direction, let alone an instance where you get to watch past material with a new technique. Defiantly would rather have had Fahey do all that then not. I dig The Mill Pond lots. It's not too different than some of the stuff that is out there today. Womblife gets so zonked in parts you can't help but grin.

Neal Cassady, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 22:03 (four years ago) Permalink

Loving this Glenn Jones tune, "The Teething Necklace (For John Fahey)"

Neal Cassady, Tuesday, 16 December 2014 22:05 (four years ago) Permalink

Couple things I put together,

John Fahey's Adelphi Sessions, the Dance of Death outtakes. Uploaded as MP3's, posted on my blog:

Scanned my copy of the mail order catalog from Fonotone Records, interesting curio. Includes the numerous early Fahey comps Joe Bussard curated for Fonotone.

I finally put together some new lapstyle material and wanted to share it here. "Blue For al-Watawit of Yashkur" sits as is, in a sorta demo state. I didn't want to forget all the new ideas I've been having, yet also told myself I wouldn't record again until I bought a nice microphone. Of course, I got impatient, so here we are. Before they find a home somewhere, I do want to properly record them.

Link for the MP3's are posted here,

Neal Cassady, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 02:51 (four years ago) Permalink

Look forward to checking this stuff out

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 03:28 (four years ago) Permalink

Cool, thanks Neal! Actually already listened to your "Blue For al-Watawit of Yashkur" tracks (Mr. Avant Ghetto threw them up on twitter yesterday), really enjoyed them. First track sucked me right in, so yeah make a recording you are happy with and I am on board!

grandavis, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 17:57 (four years ago) Permalink

neal - or others - what microphones/mic pres do you guys use? this coming year i need to get serious about recording an album

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 19:11 (four years ago) Permalink

like your new stuff neal

the only Tashi Dorji song on Spotify is a cool little curio, electronic remix featuring his guitar of a song by some psychey dude name Al Lover

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Thanks dudes, I have always just been using a portable digital Tascam recorder from B&H Photo that I bought a while back. It fits in your pocket so I've used it while out and walking around, but it's not a good choice for recording guitar at this point, I loved it at first bc of how much of an improvement it was over using the internal MacBook mic. I sold my two amps (+all other musical electronics) years ago during collage, which I regret now. As I would like to record traditionally with a mic and amp set up. Either using the sound hole or install a pick up. How about USB mics? Been talked about here before I think. Decent clarity from the models available now?

Neal Cassady, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:34 (four years ago) Permalink

I think the solution is to just meet someone in town with a set up :) - that way I can avoid all of this.

Neal Cassady, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:36 (four years ago) Permalink

I've posted things upthread recorded with the Blue Yeti (120 new but you can def find a ton of these used on ebay, got mine for 80 on craigslist)

you can hear the stuff i've done, which is minimally processed, a bit EQd and maybe compressed slighty with some audicity plugin reverb on it, but overall I'd say USB mics have come a long way

of course, I'm just plotting about how I want to get a USB DAC/Mic pre unit and a better XLR mic so I suppose one is always unsatisfied.

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:38 (four years ago) Permalink

gonna check out yr new thing neal! i've dug the rag lore things i've heard so far.
just got hipped to this thing via soft abuse's twitter -- maybe it was mentioned on the old thread? - kind of low-key/dreamy/fieldrecording-y/acoustic action. i like it!

tylerw, Wednesday, 17 December 2014 21:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Neal there is also a USB model of the Blue Spark which is supposed to be great on acoustics

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:48 (four years ago) Permalink

Nice yeah, I remember reading a while back about you UMS using the Blue Yeti for your material. If you search a phrase like 'USB mic acoustic guitar' on youtube the Blue Yeti seems to comes up the most, also something called the Snowball. Though, I think based on the sound samples the Yeti comes out on top. I'll look into that Blue Spark too.

No other time than now to get a project down. Should defiantly put together something. Stick it on a tape and send it to people, flinging around links is nerve racking sometimes though.

I used to work at the main public library of Virginia and was hired at the perfect moment where they were getting rid of all the old analog stereo equipment and vinyl records. It was a dream to hoard of that kind of stuff. I got a working reel to reel, but haven't yet grabbed any tape to use it. Would love to have it up and running.

Neal Cassady, Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:31 (four years ago) Permalink

Reel to reel would sound great

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:41 (four years ago) Permalink

Grandavis did you end up heading to the hometown Daniel Bachman gig in Fredericksburg? A full video of it was posted a few days ago - includes some of the new material that should be coming up on the Three Lobed Record.

Neal Cassady, Thursday, 18 December 2014 04:34 (four years ago) Permalink

Nah, I had to skip it as it was early in the day and I had too much to do. Watched the video already though! Wanna reiterate that I really like the new tunes that'll be on the next record. Bachman is chugging along into some sweet territory. The lap stuff is a real joy live too.

grandavis, Thursday, 18 December 2014 13:03 (four years ago) Permalink

listening to that new Bachman right now, loving it, getting some sweet "Paris, Texas" vibes off of "Coming Home"

some kind of terrible IDM with guitars (sleeve), Friday, 19 December 2014 01:07 (four years ago) Permalink

btw global is gonna be opening for bachman in mpls in the new year!

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 19 December 2014 02:59 (four years ago) Permalink

Very good shows happening in mpls these days, would love to catch that Metzger one (w/ Global and UMS) as well. Have fun with that.

grandavis, Friday, 19 December 2014 13:25 (four years ago) Permalink

Pretty nice playlist here from John Mulvey (his Uncut series). Lots of stuff hit up in this thread, but throwing more kudos towards Neal's Rag Lore "Blue For al-Watawit of Yashkur" tracks. Cool to see folks from here getting out there and bringing it. Hope you get that record made this year UMS!

grandavis, Friday, 19 December 2014 13:28 (four years ago) Permalink

my goal is to upgrade to a small basement studio, been scoping out gear and i think i get get a good setup going for less than $500

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 19 December 2014 15:47 (four years ago) Permalink

so easy to get obsessed w/researching gear/recording stuff but you also gotta remember that you won't ever make anything 1/2 as a good as a blind blake record that was recorded at less fidelity than the microphone on your iphone

you say tomato/i say imago (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 19 December 2014 15:48 (four years ago) Permalink

i use my phone to record and i think it sounds pretty good!

vigetable (La Lechera), Friday, 19 December 2014 16:21 (four years ago) Permalink

for a basement recording with a device not built intentionally to record music

vigetable (La Lechera), Friday, 19 December 2014 16:22 (four years ago) Permalink

i am usually amazed by how good those iphone recordings come out. i mean, obviously not pro quality or anything... but good!

tylerw, Friday, 19 December 2014 16:31 (four years ago) Permalink

fwiw I once again voice my preference for separate threads for making this music / listening to this music. I'd frequent both, but these threads get p unwieldy as it is without microphone reviews and stuff.

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Friday, 19 December 2014 16:58 (four years ago) Permalink

merry christmas guys

"hello there, uh John Fahey here.."

Neal Cassady, Friday, 26 December 2014 04:04 (four years ago) Permalink

I thought "https" was supposed to block video embeds?

Oh well :/ still wishing well to everyone here anyway!

Neal Cassady, Friday, 26 December 2014 04:07 (four years ago) Permalink

Alright, ventured into test threads.

Both "http" and "https" will embed viewable youtubes for me in Safari and Chrome.
If I use "www" as well as no URL prefix at all, the video won't embed.

Though, if I head back to the old thread, "https" links are still the way they were: not embedded.
That's all I've got, maybe this isn't the case for everyone else, but I'll leave out all http(s) going forward.

Neal Cassady, Friday, 26 December 2014 05:09 (four years ago) Permalink

Always nice to spin the New Possibility during Xmas

Wu-Tang Clannad (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 26 December 2014 12:15 (four years ago) Permalink

this track here sounding awesome. wish records from these folks weren't so expensive to get shipped to the states... they're all so great!!

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 27 December 2014 18:26 (four years ago) Permalink

hey my wife came across this LP bc she's a massive dorothy parker fan and we mail-ordered it, it's music set to lyrics taken from parker's poetry. i think it would appeal to a lot of you guys.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Tuesday, 30 December 2014 00:00 (four years ago) Permalink

heh, i just sold that to somebody. i liked it, but found i wasn't returning to it very often.

I dunno. (amateurist), Tuesday, 30 December 2014 00:07 (four years ago) Permalink

was listening to "the new possibility" last night and realized i don't really like it all that much. it seems very staid and unexciting compared to other fahey albums of the era. not the same heady mix of influences except in a few isolated passages. how to fahey fans rate those xmas albums anyway?

I dunno. (amateurist), Tuesday, 30 December 2014 00:09 (four years ago) Permalink

i think it sounds like a good idea on paper but it's a bit flat overall. especially as he kept on doing more and more of them. i think definitely an attempt to get some crossover money from the windham hill/leo kottke 'hot tub music' crowd.

don't really need to listen to it when i've got the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 30 December 2014 00:32 (four years ago) Permalink

the crossover money must have worked for him, pretty sure every single fahey section in used record stores around town is stocked with multiple copies of those. i'm always hopeful when i start to rifle through and then i see a dozen xmas lps and one battered to shit copy of 'after the ball'...

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Tuesday, 30 December 2014 00:35 (four years ago) Permalink

The second Fahey christmas album is way better than the first because it sounds less like a christmas album and more like a proper Fahey album.

austinato (Austin), Tuesday, 30 December 2014 00:37 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah, i do like that one better... ironically (?) that one is harder to find, i think it's OOP.

I dunno. (amateurist), Tuesday, 30 December 2014 00:45 (four years ago) Permalink

That’s awesome. Play in Chicago and let me (and whoever I can put together) open for you! 😀

Tell u what, if/when I have stuff to plug please believe I will be plugging it

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 17:56 (one month ago) Permalink

fuck yeah that looks great

ogmor, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:27 (one month ago) Permalink

very exciting brigade cru news : )

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:30 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah global! congrats, psyched to hear it.

tylerw, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:39 (one month ago) Permalink

That's awesome! Can't wait to hear it.

Really digging that Kinloch Nelson album right now, that almost Neil Young vibe it strikes on a few songs is right up my alley.

Also really excited to dig into a recent (unexpected) Fahey find. I was browsing around Barnes & Noble over the weekend, idly flipping through the CD racks and found a copy of God, Time and Causality.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 21:59 (one month ago) Permalink

just saw that nyc taper has a recent kinloch nelson show to check out:

tylerw, Tuesday, 14 May 2019 22:08 (one month ago) Permalink

global's album is so good I'm excited for you all to hear it. *spoilers* while it varies quite a bit over the album the sound is consistently subtly gorgeous, the textures well-worn to perfection; it's an incredibly comfortable and familiar album to inhabit, and it's tied together with a lot of tasty delay, but he pulls off the all-time #1 trick of covering a lot of ground and incorporating a lot of different streams while sounding more & more like himself. there's one big uncanny dance of the inhabitants>>?????? moment of sublime transcendence which feels like your brain folding in on itself that has been v pleasantly haunting my thoughts ever since I heard it

ogmor, Thursday, 16 May 2019 09:18 (one month ago) Permalink

congrats tetraglobs, fine news indeed

Br. Des Shadows (NickB), Thursday, 16 May 2019 11:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Going to see Sarah Louise tonight.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Saturday, 25 May 2019 18:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink


All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Saturday, 25 May 2019 18:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, should be good. I like the few tracks I've sampled.

jmm, Saturday, 25 May 2019 18:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Very psyched to hear Global's record. Thanks for that rundown Ogmor, a good primer (pretty much all sounds exactly up my alley).

grandavis, Saturday, 25 May 2019 19:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink


All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Sunday, 26 May 2019 13:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I liked Lang's "Lost on the Chainbridge Road" a lot.

Also, Sarah Louise was lovely. More singing and keyboards than I expected. Really nice washed-out 12-string electric sound.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Sunday, 26 May 2019 13:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

New House and Land song is v nice.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Monday, 27 May 2019 03:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

a little roundup of some recent/recommended items —

tylerw, Friday, 31 May 2019 18:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That roundup was nice Tyler. A couple of favorites and some new ones too. Obviously I am a Jon Collin fan (as per one of my recent posts) but also I can take all of that kinda M. Morley action that he can put out. I like this mode of his way more than the solo drone records he's been doing lately (which are fine but not this compelling imo). I mean, as a Dead C fan I am wired for it, but that distilled and simplified version really really works for me. You also do a good job of concisely summing up why!

grandavis, Friday, 31 May 2019 18:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah the morley seemed kinda underwhelming at first, but i think it might be my fave out of all of those now ... he's doing ... something!

tylerw, Friday, 31 May 2019 19:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

His playing just contains a heavy gravitational pull, whether blasted into the void a la Dead C or more quietly floated out, al la this solo release. The key elements remain and operate on my brain in ways I am super into. I imagine it is not for everyone, but those it works for probably all get similar things out of it.

grandavis, Friday, 31 May 2019 19:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

with a bit of time and distance, i think the alexander LP and Sarah Louise's VDSQ release are the best acoustic albums of the last decade.

i don't know if i actually think this but if you haven't listened you are missing out, masters of control and composition

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 8 June 2019 19:03 (one week ago) Permalink

I'd throw Glenn Jones's My Garden State in there, never tire of those songs

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 8 June 2019 19:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Agree with those sentiments. A) Glenn really nailed it on that album, I can't think of many records like that where the songs get stuck in my head for days and yet the record retains mystery and surprise for me. B) Both the Alexander and Sara Louise VDSQ records are two of my favorites in this realm for sure.

I am lucky in that I am buddies with David (aka Alexander) and have gotten to see him play a bunch over the years, but for like the first 3 years I knew him I had no idea he even played acoustic guitar hah hah, I only saw him play in his droney improv band Nagual. Was blown away the first time I saw him, and then yeah that record rules. That control and composition aspect is key, both of them managing to use the tools but not really sound exactly like any one player I can think of when listening to them. It is always make fun of David's lack of song titles when he plays, cause like they are all untitled/numbered, so you can't intelligently talk about any of them other than to remember what number the track was on the particular album in question.

grandavis, Saturday, 8 June 2019 20:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah My Garden State is the album where the constant remixing of his choice guitar patterns finally coalesced into some incredibly tight melodies. That album never gets old.

For me Matthew Mullane VDSQ is also one of the best of the decade

Evan, Sunday, 9 June 2019 06:09 (one week ago) Permalink

The Isasa album from that Aquarium Drunkard link is very nice. Feels a little stronger melodically than some of this stuff can be at times.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Wednesday, 12 June 2019 13:12 (four days ago) Permalink

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