hello, fellow spookcity residents and vagrants. I'm the one entrusted to keep the sounds coming on, not without questioning my competence on the duty and trying to dissuade our good buddy ryan from leaving in the first place. while I can't guarantee amusing and spot-on descriptions like his, I promise to do my best in contributing to the fine assortment of sounds he collected here. until he's back full-force, of course.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
after more than a year of this, i'm walking away from spookcity. i have lost interest in the internet, & spend much more of my time outside instead of in front of a screen these days. i'll be handing the reins over to the quite capable hands of a brasilian compatriot of mine. thanks for following this humble blog amigos.
for my final post, here is a mix i have been working on for the last month or two now. there are inferior versions of this floating around, this is the final mix. a lot of hard work & love went into this one. think of this as a response to brother flash's exotiste mixes. screwed library, funk & soundtrack jams for summer afternoons when the heat is heavy & lazy dust motes float through hazy shafts of sunlight.
thank you, & good night.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
This is one of those albums that encapsulates the very raison d'etre of a reissue label like Finders Keepers, or Trunk for that matter. John Hill's Six Moons Of Jupiter is a dizzying cocktail of avant-garde jazz, cosmic psychedelia and electronic experimentation, intermittently augmented by the poetry of Susan Christie who recites text over parts of certain tracks. There are drum-fuelled beat tracks like 'Io' or the David Axelod-like 'Amalthea', and then there's some woozy, electroacoustic soundscaping on the hazy, effects-laden 'Ganymede', all of which are ideal fodder for library hounds, but 'Callisto' and 'Elara' mark the real creative peaks here, eschewing the kind of exotica-appeal that tends to taint reissues with a hint of kitsch. The latter of these compositions draws a certain amount of influence from Messaien's Turangalila Symphonie in its ambitious, often erratic harmonies and its mingling of conventional and electronic instrumentation. The album is capped off with an alternate, instrumental rendition of 'Europa', which it has to be said, benefits from the absence of Christie's reading - which itself is isolated as a final piece on the album, 'I Am The Storm Of Dawn'. This amazing concept album will undoubtedly appeal greatly to anyone who fell under the spell of Jean-Claude Vannier's L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches and generally to followers of weird and wondeful musics from the archicives. Wonderful stuff - Essential Purchase. - boomkat (sorry, i have to leave for work so i have to use their description)
amazing avant future library cosmic jazz. this is a mind warper.
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
modern day drone with beats... mirroring maybe hype williams at their most abstracted point of dance? there are also cats who call this vaporwave, & in the same breath mention hypnagogic pop, & then go onto describe it as close in sound to rangers... i don't know about all that shit. it's pretty good, whatever you want to call it. if yr into laurel halo/notnotfun/oesb, this will be right up yr alley.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
one of my most popular posts, rising from the grave like some modern day lazarus. if you didn't get this the first time around, here is yr chance. revel in the sheer mindfuck that is this tape. ecstatic chants mingle with beautiful gamelan & tribal rhythms to make one of the best things i have ever heard, ever. not sheer hyperbole my friends, genuinely this was/is a record that i visit & hear something new that always is expanding my mind every single time! wfmu, here's looking at you bb!