Friday, January 30, 2015

forget the hype.

not really a john zorn fan (gasp!hiss!boo! fuck off) but this is really really good. i think because it doesn't feature him, they're just songs written by him. this is warm vibes, bill frisell's impeccable geetar squiggles & some very nice harp. highly recommend this one.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

casino on rose street.

holy fuck. if john carpenter was scoring a giallo, then this would be somewhere close to that. scored by brian may (not the dude from queen!) who also did the soundtrack for mad max, this is definitely one to get! haven't seen this australian horror film, but i love anything cheesy from the late seventies/early eighties, so definitely will be renting soon.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

heavy feelings in my mind.

wow. coming out in the early 70's kanada, what a bizarre album... the internet says he's influenced by cage, eno, stravinsky, & charles ives. dunno about that, but i do hear wisps of woo, mort garson, broadcast, iasos, harry forbes, ariel kalma & k leimer. if any of those names do anything for you, you NEED to download this. beautiful synth augmented by strings & woodwinds. this is a 320 of the lion reissue, so yeah. yr welcome.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

in this circle of time.

seventies stoned biker funk. yeah, this is fucking rad. whole thing is a goddamn gem, but first two songs will melt yr face.

Friday, January 23, 2015

procession on the horizon.

a blind master musician of the oud, hassan erraji is the john fahey of morocco. elevating the craft to an otherworldy affair by mixing multiple styles of music, this is one not to miss amigos.

ps rip edgar froese, what a heavy blow. stuntman is the cat's pajamas.

her eyes are closed.

loungy private press jazz fusion from early seventies vegas. if yr a fan of herbie hancock or electrick miles davis, then this is right up yr alley.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

postcard from brilliant orange.

great great great funky soul from texas circa late sixties~mid seventies. iron leg is pvre fyre. get both parts.

one  /  two

you'll know when you get there.

not even sure how to describe this one. otherworldly, haunting... jin hi kim plays the geomungo, which is a korean bass zither. she's played with cage & studied under riley & rosenboom if that gives you any idea of the headspace this swims in. weird & beautiful.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

amps drugs harmonium.

figured since i shared the richard pinhas a coupla days ago, why not share something by his earlier band, heldon? this is ridiculously amazing weirdo psych prog with early electronics layered on top. if you listened to chronolyse & were blown away, wait till you hear this.

ps this is the expanded japanese version, forgot to write that last night.

chase me now.

morton subotnick's wife fucking kills it on this. weird cage~esque vocal acrobatics, avant garde mind blowing shit. if yr a fan of riley, glass, reich, grm, etc blahblahblah, just download this. a kajillion thanks to og ripper whoever ye be.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

three bridges.

i know a classique amongst the blogerati, this is for those who didn't catch this the first time around. great collection of indonesian blissed out psyque rock & fuzzy stoned biker jams from the seventies. essential.

Friday, January 16, 2015

year of the wooden horse.

listening to this right now & thought i'd share it with y'all. this is one of the dudes who runs numero. like a pastoral prefuse 73, or maybe a more beat oriented bibio. also reminds me of jel/anticon productions from the late 00's. very nice on this beautiful sunny afternoon with the windows open.

you can make the sun shine.

really really great album by robbie basho. another guitar wizard.

jessica finds the beach.

a new favorite of mine by prime era herbie hancock.

night is still there.

my main man morricone killing it on this one. as you can tell from the cover it's all warm woodwinds & beguiling strings. absolute gem of a jam.

here come the dogs.

at the intersection of kraut histrionics, classic rock wizadry & proggish tendencies lies the fourth album from sensations' fix. took me a while to get into this, not quite as immediate as fragments of light. definitely a grower, but hey, any sensations' fix album is %95 better than most shit out there. not to sound overly verbose here, franco falsini is a guitar genius.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Stars ever-dimming

This was supposed to be a inspirational gift for our friend and host Ryan, but the latest happenings made me want to extend this blessing to whoever needs it

David Darling isn't a ethnomusicologist per se, and I'm sure this record doesn't quite qualify as true Ethno due to his arrangements and cello additions. However, the polyphonic chants of the Bunun, a Taiwanese tribe, echo magnificently. If there's hope yet to be found in this ever rotting world, ceiled by ever dimming stars, it creeps around woods, deserts, mountains and islands untouched, sovereign reign of animist gods.

If you fancy buying

pw: spooked

Thursday, January 8, 2015

yeah well, oyster shells.

richard pinhas' debut album. if yr not familiar, he played in heldon, with pascal comelade (that reissue in 2k14 was the fucking cat's pajamas!), & on this jean phillipe goude album i posted a while ago. the first eight songs are beautiful solo synth gems where he is channeling philip glass filtered through tangerine dream. the last song is a fripp inspired epic with pinhas with a full band jamming on the one.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

flying through the skies over caracas.

i posted an album of theirs before, & got a great response, so almost two years later, here is the follow up. amazing baroque pop channeling free design with a latin american flair, this is so fucking good you guys. sorry for the 192, all i have. if someone has an upgrade, please share with the rest of us.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

kick in the eye.

great compilation of iranian psyche garage musique from the golden era. the flowers' meekshi manoo is one of my absolute faves.

Monday, January 5, 2015

dear anonymous. (edit)

whoa huh? it's frustrating because i spend my time & money on this blog so i can share what i think are gems, & then most of the time no thanks from anyone & now i have this asshole harassing me. why man? it's free music. don't like mine, start yr own blog & show me up. i feel burnt out from doing this for so long guys. where's jerry orbach when ya need him? miss you bb!

Friday, January 2, 2015

we would be building.

in the spirit of cleaning out, here is one of my favorites. not sure where i got this from, maybe bruno? anywho, great summery breezy hanging out on the beach drinking an ultimate hurricane & flying through the clouds vibes abound on this gem. perfect nostrum to this miserable gray weather we're having today in seattle.

view from my window.

figured while i'm cleaning out my apartment, why not also clean out my itunes as well. also, this is a nice follow up to the last album i posted. more early synth explorations which weaves in elements of jazz, classical & blues to very nice effect. kinda oram/derbyshire~esque, could see this influencing some bbc cats.

two notes glowing.

a founding father, this piece of schmaltzy moog lounge funk came out in 69. a fun & totally enjoyable listen.

hymn for the sun.

a great way to start out the new year with some fiery soul jazz. the david lee jr song is a gem.