Tuesday, February 9, 2016

freedom club. ~ smoke signals vol II.



time for another leap into my remixes of murky prog & screwed funk. not as deep as my young persons series, this is meant to be listened to while yr on the dancefloor & yr head is swimming in the clouds.

ps closing up on four years & five hundred posts. forever forward.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

i felt a pull between us like gravity.



back to my ultimate love, gamelan music. there is a light heartedness, maybe even i dare say a naive childlike sense of wonder about the music. absolutely delightful to listen to. i have two more ujang suryana albums i will be sharing in the near future, don't miss out on these treats.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

bless up lion.



sailing through a haze with this as my northstar. i hear blues deep down in the dna of these sublime veena jams.

dancing horses.



two turkish masters creating visions of utterly devastating loveliness. perfect for rainy day smoke sessions.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

music of the air.



i am wading through the heady waters of a cough syrup induced haze being soundtracked by the post nagasaki minimalism of this beaut. this will play throughout cruz's america as we are all being rounded up for the internment camps. see y'all real soon.

well then.



four song ep of evocative santoor & vocal jams by this mesmerizing greek songbird.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

qualchan ~ zazen c41 now available!!!



i started making these new age tape loops back when gregg was sick, & finished it last summer after the end of a seven year relationship. very personal release, & i can't thank alex & scott enough for wanting to put it out. indebted to bill basinski & bobby turman. intended for meditation.

purchase my tape.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

nine sides of air.



as i promised, more winsome & alluring ragas. been listening to the second piece a lot lately while lying on my couch & trying to recuperate.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

memory of a big room.



still sick, so i'm being soothed by these strange, beguiling & enchanting sounds from mongolia. at points reminds me of windham hill, but not nearly as cheesy. can't recommend this one enough.

Monday, January 25, 2016

when you had the chance.



since i feel like shit, i'll keep with the theme of albums using flu as part of the name. here is this brilliantly beautiful album made by dude solo with a double bass in 76.

steppin' into tomorrow.



feeling like death, so thought i'd post this feverdream avant garde vocal album from 1983. her range is sikh, & the songs sound like derbyshire's deepest nightmares. or maybe just mine...

Saturday, January 23, 2016

the shining path.



carnatique beauty of the highest order. plenny more ragas coming yr way.

ps be on the lookout for revamp of the site, along with the latest smokesignals mix coming soon.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

be brave.



a fantastic collection of us army dudes playing slick funk while overseas from the seventies.

part one    ///    part two

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

the hill of dreams.



fucking great early electro album, but the real highlight is i cry (night after night). if yr into ppu, cosmic chronic, omega supreme, etc al then this is for you.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

do the astral plane.



holy shit, this is fucking weird & wondrous. hans reichel created his own custom guitars & the daxophone, which is nuts to watch. the sounds he gets are otherworldly & beautiful. definitely for the spelunkers out there. get lost friends.

part one     //    part two


highly recommend grabbing both parts, this one is a real delight.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

we can only speak to the future.



weird sparse psyche giallo shit from the masters sorgini & my main fucking man alessandroni. unreleased library cues from the seventies. on point.

bowie is dead, & i'm glad for it.

he was nothing more than a pedophile & a thief. david bowie was the pat boone of the art world. good riddance asshole.

ps i'm sure this will bum people out, but fuck you. absolutely no way to build a case for a rapist. don't like it, there are a million other blogs. go find a new one.