Thursday, April 22, 2021

never the right time.

i've been jamming the new andy stott album a whole lot, so i decided to make a screwed version of it.  feel free to pass it around :)


Thursday, March 4, 2021

diamond dance.



who knew i needed koto shredding in my life? fans of late eighties era ryuichi sakamoto, mtume & ppu should check this one out.

ps if any of y'all are flipping samples from the records i've been posting i would love to hear them! or if yr just a musician & wanna share yr jams, drop links in the comments section.

pps including this video, this shit goes.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Happiness is GDP


The image of a blind Bhutanese musician playing an erhu-like bowed instrument is forever engraved in my mind. A couple of years before this dreadful pandemic, I was lucky enough to enter the Kingdom of Bhutan, and while I had no idea what to expect, I almost went nuts. Probably the most fascinating place I've ever been, in every aspect. On the musical side, it naturally shares many similarities with Nepalese music, because, Buddhism, but keeping their own thing as well.

pw: spooked

Thursday, February 4, 2021

No shipwreck is an island

Greetings anonymous friends and jefe/amigo Ryan. It's been ages since my last contribution here, and although I've been absent for no specific reason, it was jefe who inspired me to come back to this great club, as I've been planning to share this album since forever.

Portugal was the very first western country to ever reach Japan, which resulted in a curious and long relationship, for better or for worse. There's a famous story that Tempura was actually a Portuguese dish, changed and adapted over the centuries.

All this to say that Enka and Fado, even if not directly related, are a match as tasteful as shiso leaves with Portuguese flour drowned in boiling oil. And there's no better proof of concept than this Naomi Chiaki album, full of Fado songs translated and adapted to Japanese. What a better place to sing about the sea than on an island?

Sunday, January 31, 2021

run it up.

last year i binged king of the hill & i didn't understand the hate for ole chuck mangione. i had never listened to him before, i just knew him from the show. so i finally got around to it over the summer & discovered that i'm a dum dum. what a beautiful & vibrant album of gorgeously elastic jazz. his playing reminds me of sam gendel at points, so do the smart thing & download this.

Friday, January 29, 2021

apartment over the peninsula.


sorry for the shitty res on the cover, it's the best i could find with a three second google search. anyway, this came out in the late eighties through innovative communication, & if yr into what private music was doing around this time, then this will be right up yr alley.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

cold summers.


over 2020 all i really listened to was jazz & i got really into fusion. i know this isn't the rarest, but i listened to this a whole lot last summer.

Friday, January 15, 2021

no stress.


this album is so great. smooth jazz with electro elements from the mid 80s. i always spin it when i'm having a rough day & it turns it right around.

sorrel juice.

in my top five favorite albums of all time, not sure why i haven't posted this before. huge huge influence on my music, this is perfect from front to back. if yr into mid 90s lo-fi gritty southern hip hop, then this will be right up yr alley.


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

one for adderall canyonly.


hey there, hope y'all are staying safe & sane out there. been listening to a lot of music since the start of covid, & have been toying around with the idea of coming back. don't know how frequently i'd be posting, but would like to share some jams & reconnect with some of the folks from yesteryear (s/o flash, walking trees, owl, ghost cap & all of the rest of the pb crew & especially to buruno, reach out sometime amigo!) anyway, here is some jazz fusion from 86 recorded with a synthaxe for the mpcs.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

a familiar bell rings from the other side.

don't think of this as a come back, this is just an album i've really been enjoying & i wanted to share it with y'all. jack kevorkian (yeah dr death) made this fucking tight jazz album from 1997 where he played flute & organ. heavy vince guaraldi (if you're not a humongous fan of him then you're doing something wrong) vibes abound. as a matter of fact if i didn't know & someone played this for me i would just think they were some lost charlie brown cues. not my rip, but do we even have to say that anymore now that blogs are dead?

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

so long & farewell.

no long paragraph about how much of a pleasure this has all been. i'll keep this real short & on brand. this is the final post of spookcity. thank you to everyone who has been here for the ride, catch y'all on the other side amigos.

Friday, August 17, 2018

music for presence.

nice house from the early 90s perfect for when yr two chugs of syrup & four gabapentin deep at midnight.

eleven thousand dreams.

of course everyone knows this one, but i'm clearing out my itunes & posting everything i had in backlog. never bad to revisit this gem.

ascending into nowhere.

i don't know how y'all feel about her, but i'm a big fan of hers, especially 70s/80s era lydia.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

descending into space.

hey gang, sorry for not being around very much, it's summer & life has gone left for me. anyway, i'll be moving to portland in the beginning of september, so i'm selling off some of my tapes & vinyl to help fund the move. i'll try to be more active in the next month & a half because after the move there will probably be radio silence for a while. forever forward.

ps this hisaishi joint is real nice, just don't expect any fireworks.

pps buy my stuff here

Friday, July 6, 2018

smoke signals vol VIII.

hey, it's been a minute. just in time for the dead heat of summer here is my latest mix of chopped & screwed ratty europop records & dubious chillout spa comps. meant to be listened to loudly on a porch with yr heads in the clouds. hope everyone is enjoying their summer.

listen here.

ps if y'all want a d/l link just lemme know.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

there is a place.

some real lovely early 80's breezy japanese yacht rock to help you get through wednesday.