Thursday, October 30, 2014

qualchan. // vertumnus.

i recently released this on my label, peradam tapes. the title comes from a roberto bolano novel, & will be the last album i release under this name. if yr not familiar, i make lo-fi chopped & screwed microloops heavily influenced by croiners, william basinski, dj screw, robert turman & the my dream date with boyd rice tape, of whatever is floating on my harddrive, encompassing soundtrack, funk, r&b, jazz, library, new age et al. hopefully you enjoy. also, this will be one of my last posts for a while as i focus my attention on my literary/arts zine, assholes of the avantgarde. thanks.

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.