Friday, February 20, 2015

in yr wake.

this is the reissue from lion productions of this cornerstone of weird german hippie kraut shit featuring the cosmic jokers (klaus schulze anyone?). pretty good, get if you don't have already, or if you need an upgrade amigos.

Monday, February 16, 2015

eternal spring.

holy fuck dudes. so so good. never before heard industrial cues by that inimitable dream boat alessandro alessandroni. mind warping synths collide head on with musique concrete flourishes. y'all can thank me later for this one.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Kawabata & Yoshida & Umezu

A quick re-share from our defunct private club. And you read it right: that's "doc" Umezu (hello, Lucky) with Acid Mothers Temple SWR, the most recent Kawabata's project which includes none other than Tatsuya Yoshida (Ruins, Koenjihyakkei, dozens of others). I must say, however, this album still haven't "stick" in me, despite having listened to it a few times. To me it sounds more like a private conversation to which you were not exactly invited (you wonder how this album passed so unnoticed). Nevertheless, it's a fantastic collab from Japanese avant masters.

Friday, January 30, 2015

forget the hype.

not really a john zorn fan (gasp!hiss!boo! fuck off) but this is really really good. i think because it doesn't feature him, they're just songs written by him. this is warm vibes, bill frisell's impeccable geetar squiggles & some very nice harp. highly recommend this one.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

casino on rose street.

holy fuck. if john carpenter was scoring a giallo, then this would be somewhere close to that. scored by brian may (not the dude from queen!) who also did the soundtrack for mad max, this is definitely one to get! haven't seen this australian horror film, but i love anything cheesy from the late seventies/early eighties, so definitely will be renting soon.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

heavy feelings in my mind.

wow. coming out in the early 70's kanada, what a bizarre album... the internet says he's influenced by cage, eno, stravinsky, & charles ives. dunno about that, but i do hear wisps of woo, mort garson, broadcast, iasos, harry forbes, ariel kalma & k leimer. if any of those names do anything for you, you NEED to download this. beautiful synth augmented by strings & woodwinds. this is a 320 of the lion reissue, so yeah. yr welcome.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

in this circle of time.

seventies stoned biker funk. yeah, this is fucking rad. whole thing is a goddamn gem, but first two songs will melt yr face.

Friday, January 23, 2015

procession on the horizon.

a blind master musician of the oud, hassan erraji is the john fahey of morocco. elevating the craft to an otherworldy affair by mixing multiple styles of music, this is one not to miss amigos.

ps rip edgar froese, what a heavy blow. stuntman is the cat's pajamas.

her eyes are closed.

loungy private press jazz fusion from early seventies vegas. if yr a fan of herbie hancock or electrick miles davis, then this is right up yr alley.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

postcard from brilliant orange.

great great great funky soul from texas circa late sixties~mid seventies. iron leg is pvre fyre. get both parts.

one  /  two

you'll know when you get there.

not even sure how to describe this one. otherworldly, haunting... jin hi kim plays the geomungo, which is a korean bass zither. she's played with cage & studied under riley & rosenboom if that gives you any idea of the headspace this swims in. weird & beautiful.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

amps drugs harmonium.

figured since i shared the richard pinhas a coupla days ago, why not share something by his earlier band, heldon? this is ridiculously amazing weirdo psych prog with early electronics layered on top. if you listened to chronolyse & were blown away, wait till you hear this.

ps this is the expanded japanese version, forgot to write that last night.

chase me now.

morton subotnick's wife fucking kills it on this. weird cage~esque vocal acrobatics, avant garde mind blowing shit. if yr a fan of riley, glass, reich, grm, etc blahblahblah, just download this. a kajillion thanks to og ripper whoever ye be.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

three bridges.

i know a classique amongst the blogerati, this is for those who didn't catch this the first time around. great collection of indonesian blissed out psyque rock & fuzzy stoned biker jams from the seventies. essential.

Friday, January 16, 2015

year of the wooden horse.

listening to this right now & thought i'd share it with y'all. this is one of the dudes who runs numero. like a pastoral prefuse 73, or maybe a more beat oriented bibio. also reminds me of jel/anticon productions from the late 00's. very nice on this beautiful sunny afternoon with the windows open.

you can make the sun shine.

really really great album by robbie basho. another guitar wizard.

jessica finds the beach.

a new favorite of mine by prime era herbie hancock.

night is still there.

my main man morricone killing it on this one. as you can tell from the cover it's all warm woodwinds & beguiling strings. absolute gem of a jam.

here come the dogs.

at the intersection of kraut histrionics, classic rock wizadry & proggish tendencies lies the fourth album from sensations' fix. took me a while to get into this, not quite as immediate as fragments of light. definitely a grower, but hey, any sensations' fix album is %95 better than most shit out there. not to sound overly verbose here, franco falsini is a guitar genius.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Stars ever-dimming

This was supposed to be a inspirational gift for our friend and host Ryan, but the latest happenings made me want to extend this blessing to whoever needs it

David Darling isn't a ethnomusicologist per se, and I'm sure this record doesn't quite qualify as true Ethno due to his arrangements and cello additions. However, the polyphonic chants of the Bunun, a Taiwanese tribe, echo magnificently. If there's hope yet to be found in this ever rotting world, ceiled by ever dimming stars, it creeps around woods, deserts, mountains and islands untouched, sovereign reign of animist gods.

If you fancy buying

pw: spooked