Monday, April 28, 2014

One for jefe, another for everyone else 

 I'll c-c-combo break the homages jefe have been handling to everyone here to grant his well-deserved own.

Hermeto "the Sorcerer" Pascoal is as awesome and old as dinossaurs. He recorded / participated in dozen of releases, between solos, collaborations and one-time projects, such as the ones above. Quarteto Novo was formed as a touring band for a popular singer, Geraldo Vandré. When the tour was finishied, they decided to record an album together -- which I previously shared in the lodge. As the drummer was an acquaintance of Hermeto, he invited him to join the sessions, and almost didn't make in because of his "awkward looks" -- Hermeto has albinism -- according to some manager. Fortunately, he eventually joined in only to record one of the most quintessential Brazilian instrumental albums.

A couple of years later, he would also be invited to join Brazilian Octopus, a supergroup assembled to perform the soundtrack for an ambitious institutional event. Yet another quintessential record, although with a whole different concept. It's hard indeed to believe these two records are only two years apart from each other. I bet my socks you're really gonna dig this one, buddy (email arriving soon).

pw: spooked

Saturday, April 26, 2014

memory expansion.

so so so fucking good. if yr into parry library records (especially the videotech gems), the amazing harry forbes, or into eighties music approximating a jungle cruise through yr cpu's hard drive, then this will be right up yr alley. fair warning, this veers dangerously close to cheese at moments, but totally worth yr time amigos. how do you go wrong with a song called springtime in silicon valley? you just can't.

ps now hours later i realize this is also available at electronic sounds. so sorry, didn't mean to step on toes. big fan of this cat, didn't do enough internet sleuthing to realize someone had beat me to the punch.

pps the next one i post will be pretty rare.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

this one's for you owlqaeda.

even if only you download it, i know you'll be into it amigo. holywarbles was a guiding light. just trying to give back as much as i took from you. beguiling songs played on the saung by htet tin win. amazing amazing album.

re~upped 3/4/16.

Monday, April 14, 2014

hollow earth.

one of my absolute favorites from my main man rother. thanks to paul for the upgrade to 256 from my shitty 128.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

this one's for you gil hodges.

this is fucking transcendental turkish folk music played by the master talip özkan. haunting melodies played on the bağlama & his gorgeous vocals sailing above. do yrself the favor & download this now. you can thank me later.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

i am damo suzuki.

holy fuck is this good. bought this last week, & have been jamming the fuck out of it. weirdo dutch lo-fi yacht funk from the eighties. blare this the next sunny day with yr windows open & yr head in the clouds amigos.

Monday, April 7, 2014

listen to me on dandelion radio pt. 2

so the extremely affable & phenomenal fella who runs unwashed territories & dj's on dandelion radio, mark whitby, asked me to make an exclusive set for his show. it's playing every day right over here or click the picture above to listen/download the mix.

ps be fucking pumped for the jams i have up my sleeve.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

night train of valhalla.

jon gibson has played with glass (he was a founding member of philip glass' ensemble), reich, riley, curran & lamonte young. beautifully droning minimal ambient. just get it.