Friday, January 13, 2017

qualchan. ~ the spectacle. c42 out today!



the spectacle. was written in late summer/early fall of 2k16 & is influenced by ted kaczynski's anti-tech revolution: why & how & guy debord's the society of the spectacle. it is my sour take on new age & reflects my feelings towards the alienation of humans from each other & from nature & the rising wave of automation pressed on by late stage capitalism & what that means for human society at large.

buy the tape

Friday, December 23, 2016

ten favorite albums of 2k16.

like any of y'all care, but for the handful who do, here is my list since everyone else is in it.

1. sauce walka ~ holy sauce
2. go yayo ~ super saiyan yayo 2
3. the field ~ the follower
4. sosamann ~ sauce eskobar
5. effed ~ the outfit
6. sancho saucy ~ sanchie p
7. kaitlyn aurelia smith ~ ears
8. gas ~ box (i know it's not new, but was easily my favorite reish of the year for sentimental reasons)
9. suzanne ciani & kaitlyn aurelia smith ~ sunergy (i know kas has shown up already, but both albums were amazing & totally deserve to be here plus this is my list so fuck you :)
10. fwy! ~ san gabriel

Monday, October 31, 2016

my new favorite song.


such a heavy fucking jammer. imagine william onyeabor fronting some 09 nnf shit. totally bonkers in the best way.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

sunset inside.



alright, time for something that isn't made by me. some swishy heady at times heavy psyche shit from from 69. perfect for frolicking with some satyrs in a sun dappled meadow. put this on & float away in the clouds.

ps i have a coupla more tapes coming out in the next coupla months, will keep you in the loop.

pps just started writing for tabs out, if anyone wants their tapes reviewed hit me up.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

qualchan ~ freedom from fear c60 is out today!



my newest tape just dropped today! minimal techno/ambient explorations influenced by wolfgang voigt, sauce twinz, caroline k, raphael & midori takada. hope y'all dig it.

purchase here

Saturday, October 15, 2016

qualchan ~ dead solid perfect (a screwed tangerine dream mix).



hey, it's been a while. hurt my arm at work so i've been outta commission for a while now. anyway, to relieve some of the boredom, i made this screwed mix of tangerine dream's dead solid perfect, one of their lesser known gems. i found that when i was screwing it took on more of an october feel, more in line with umberto/carpenter/simonetti/as much as i hate to say it, a stranger things kinda vibe. anyway, i hope y'all enjoy & are having a great weekend!

ps will try to be a lil bit more active over here, but we'll see.

pps artwork by main man, alex.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

qualchan ~ ninety nine flowers is out on cassette!



my latest tape just came out today via magical garage taste, who is absolutely one of the nicest & hardworkin fellers out there. this album deals with the loss of freedom, & is inspired by nagamatzu, sauce twinz, bobby turman & sandwell district. the title comes from roberto bolano talking about pushing forward as a new vanguard of culture. it's dark but is maybe my most accessible work yet. anyway, it also comes with a cd-r of the latest smoke signals mix



you can purchase the tape or download for nyp here

qualchan ~ ninety nine flowers

ps tape is sold out, but is getting a repress through illuminated paths early next month! :)

Friday, July 22, 2016

they don't know.



i've posted heldon before. more mind warpingly good french prog shit from the seventies.

ps been working on the next qualchan. tape, been busy. also working on next smoke signals mix as a companion piece to the album. get pumped. hope y'all are enjoying yr summer!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

one of them days.



don't even know where to start with this... classical ambient noise jazz? don't let my reptilian lack of motor skills prevent you from getting this. wonderful album.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

california uber alles.



i have posted about this lady before here, & it's more of the mesmerizing & enchanting jams here.

ps not to get overly political, but while listening to dead kennedys i thought it was funny that a song that was written almost forty years ago is still fucking applicable in my home state. also, kinda pumped about trump being in office soon. all of the best punk records were made under reagan, & we all know what a fucking scumbag that prick was. here is to the downfall of america. see ya at the mixer.

Monday, May 23, 2016

drip from my walk.



beautiful drones from fluxus extraordinaire yoshi wada recorded back in 84. transports you to the headiest of clouds.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

a thousand words.



a canadian weirdbeard lady from the early nineties. pretty uneven album, but there are some really rewarding moments on here. i'm not a fan of the whole "if i make weird sounds & then yell & then hit a snare once, then this is experimental" side of musique, but there are some really nice songs where she just focuses on jazz which reminds me a lil bit of deerhoof if greg saunier was allowed to let it all out. kinda wish she had stayed with that.

ps sad news about tomita.

pps i am now reviewing tapes for cassette gods, so if you want yr stuff up there, get at me.

Friday, April 15, 2016

two new qualchan tapes just came out today!



hey there! i just had two tapes come out today. the first a split with my good friend al, deep ambient dreaming on that one. the second is a chopped&screwed hip hop tape compiling some of my favorites off of my old mixtapes i put out years ago, plus a few new ones. hope y'all are enjoying spring!

purchase here

Friday, April 1, 2016

disappear here.





lots of changes around these parts, so i won't be around for a minute. enjoy these deep heady jams.

Monday, March 21, 2016

day at the seaside.



another gem for y'all. a stunning czech folk gem from 1989, her guitar playing is amazing, & her voice is so powerful & haunting. you may recognize her from the very first mix i ever posted here, so here is the full length. enjoy!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

twenty nine palms.



aw fam, i'm high as fuck & this is bizarre as fuck so it's a match made in paradise. danielle palardy roger is a weirdbeard from 80's canaduh, & she is a percussionist/composer/improvisor of the highest order. a blender full of all of my favorite things. just needs to be heard to be understood.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

know i'm not the one.



fucking far out man. at times reminds me of riley/reich/all the names that make our hearts aflutter.

ps i have two tapes coming out in a month or two, so keep yr eyes peeled!