Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chamber Gamelan


Hey fellas, quite a while huh. I was really looking forward to start posting some private vinyl rips, but as if lacking a decent digital interface wasn't enough, my analogue receiver started making some nasty noises. It's been hard to gather encouragement, but Ryan's posts on Gamelan music reminded of this fairly uncommon release and I thought it would make an interesting counterpoint. Colin Mcphee was a Canadian-born composer / musicologist who took his Gamelan interest into his body of work. Benjamin Britten would follow suit after a trip to Bali some years later. Not nearly as charming as traditional Gamelan, but still good music.

1-3: "Balinese Ceremonial Music" (authentic Balinese music transcribed for two pianos) - McPhee / Britten
4-6: "Tabuh-Tabuhan" - McPhee
7-27: "The Prince of the Pagodas" - Britten

pw: spooked

Saturday, October 18, 2014

linda lampton's revenge on horselover fat.


to keep the haint train a'rollin, here is the soundtrack to halloween II. not the greatest movie, but the soundtrack is pretty killer.

Sunday, October 12, 2014



here is the soundtrack for the rest of yr oktober. stelvio cipriani is channeling suspiria-goblin, but adds his lush sensuous strings & ace sense of melody. & the best part is that claudio simonetti straight up fucking kills it with some ridiculously siqq keyboard parts. so so fucking good.

Friday, October 10, 2014

an array of dreams.


An album that has remained off the radar until now, Mar Vista’s Lo-Fi progressive home recording ‘Visions’ was pressed in a quantity of 200 copies with blank sleeves and sold locally in France. Influenced by La Monte Young, Ashra Temple, Popul Vuh, Terry Riley, Tangerine Dream and others, the album plays as two side long songs, with side 1 being a suite of 6 songs intertwined with the use of a four track.
One hell of a trip, it stands as one of the more interesting private press albums we’ve heard from France, and another release originally pressed at the Le Kiosque D’Orphee pressing plant (look out for our upcoming Julien Grycan reissue also).
The CD comes with 2 long and killer bonus songs; Crash ‘73 which was influenced by early Soft Machine, and Sykthetik Way, a recording from ’78 influenced by artists like Klaus Schulze and is limited to only 500 copies. One hell of a trip, it stands as one of the more interesting private press albums we’ve heard from France. ~ lita

had this kicking around forever now, hesitated cuz spelling of name on album is different than website. change it to whatever you want. pretty great album.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

when we reach the hill.


some of the most beautiful, enchanting & bewitching gamelan work outs i have ever heard.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

shared secret key.


member of guerilla toss does modern day giallo which takes the best parts of morricone, frizzi, & travojoli & makes a pretty convincing pastiche.

Friday, October 3, 2014

one with the light.


private issue new age from portland, oregon. such a fucking beautiful album. truly gorgeous & evocative. been listening all morning while cleaning my apartment & everytime i hear something new that just blows my mind. not a synth-y new age album, this is more guitar/strings/horns, but super relaxing. i've hiked in the gorge before, & it is breath taking. if any of y'all ever make it up here, highly recommend it amigos. anyway, dive in!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

not everybody gets a good time.


two long beautiful droning ragas from the master, ustad bade ghulam ali khan. the back of the cd apologizes for the sound quality, they did the best they could with how old these recordings are. also, sorry amigos about the punch in the cover, that's how i bought it. pretty sure this is the first time i have seen it around in the wastelands, so hopefully you enjoy.

Monday, September 22, 2014

the sea in my palm.


monday morning meditation musique.

ps sorry cover scan is a bit wonky, just noticing this now. oh well.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

a head full of kif.


rai meets reggae. dennis bovell played bass & produced if that means anything. not usually my thing, but enjoyable to listen to when i get home & have my head in the clouds. i don't think i've seen this anywhere else. enjoy.

ps cover looks like that, it's pretty fucking great. also, sorry for all of my shares before which were shitty m4a 256 rips. thanks to flash//max everything is coming in vivid 320 from now on.

pps i have a few more coming up for you which are hidden gems. after that, i think i'll be taking a break for a while. until then, forever forward.

Monday, September 1, 2014

sunlight bathed the golden glow.


beautiful private press folk rock record from 1969. jim sullivan has a great voice & the backing tracks by phil spector's session guys the wrecking crew are fucking tight. perfect way to wind down summer & herald the upcoming fall.

Monday, August 25, 2014

DIgital open-sourced gear porn [sponsored – 1 of 2]

Fellas, Jefe granted me permission to write a promoted post about the product my company's been working on -- we're about to start a Kickstarter campaign --, so I'll try to to make it short and sweet. But I assure you it has everything to do with muzak.

The MOD Duo is a digital pedalboard which runs a fined-tuned Linux for audio performance, with top-notch analog audio components as well. And instead of delivering a closed range of effects, our system allows you to install hundreds of different plugins, third-party as well as yours truly ones, from our web-based cloud without any additional cost. The GUI used to configure the effects works in chrome or any webkit-based browser, but you don't need it to gig, naturally.

There are many cool things to explain and say about it but I'll just leave the link here: http://portalmod.com

And a little introduction video as well:

MOD Duo - KickStarter Teaser from MOD - Musical Operating Devices on Vimeo.

Spread the word to your fellow musicians! Namaste


Friday, August 22, 2014

plain as yr eyes can see.


decided to post this as a response to my comrade's posting of that prefuse 73 jam. i know this is a classique amongst the wastelands, but as flash recently said, blogs are dying left & right & things which could be found easily are becoming harder to find. so why not post this right? rita lee did this as a side project from os mutantes ... imagine of mutantes were a glam band. pretty good.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stream of unconsciouness


I'm not a big Prefuse fan, but from time to time I'd play this when working, driving or too lazy to playlist, such awesome the mixtape is. One of these days, I was at work when, trying to find it in Grooveshark with no success, I noticed how overlooked it was (it was a limited, promo release as well). As the man himself put it, it's "a small sample of what I go home and listen to. More than a traditional mixtape, I preferred to let the introspective side in and share the sounds that I play when I’m cooking dinner, just thinking, or not sitting behind an MPC and various instruments for 12 hours!". Objectively, it's a careful selection of Latin American, Brazilian apocryphal and evangelical gems intertwined with some of his own samples, as I've discovered a couple of awesome things and could easily recognize others. About the ones I couldn't recognize, Prefuse himself stated that he wouldn't release any info on the tracks. Maybe for the best, tho.

pw: spooked

ps. edit:typo;sry

metaphysical live wires.



here are two soundtracks from the impeccable sven libaek. beautifully alluring & evocative.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

pataphysical short circuits.


if you enjoyed my last post about raphael, then yr gonna be psyched. this is much like the latter half of music to disappear in ~ ghostly tribal dream dances heavy on the exotica vibes.

ps the first two minutes are garbage, sit through them & you'll be rewarded. actually, anytime kutira sings it's pretty bad, but thankfully it's pretty minimal & she lets raphael jam on the one.

pps this is the 375th post in the two & a half years that spookcity has been operating. wow, that's kinda crazy to think about. anyway, thanks for coming here amigos!