Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Various Artists - The B-Music Of Jean Rollin 1968-1979 (2012)

Various Artists
The B-Music Of Jean Rollin 1968-1979 (2012, B-Music / Finders Keepers Records)

"OK, so I'm not leaving until tomorrow. But I realized I won't be back until November and I can't leave without celebrating All Hallows' Eve w/ you. So I've decided to post this little gem of horror before I go. An eclectic mix of incredible tracks from the films of legendary vamp-sleaze-kingpin, Jean Rollin! This runs the gamut, from psych-rock to jazz, euro-folk to avant-garde, whips to chains, moans to screams. It's time to get naked and chew some nape!" - DD

Monday, October 24, 2016

Henry Cow - The Henry Cow Legend (1973)

Henry Cow
The Henry Cow Legend (1973, Virgin)

"Moooooooo! Le cow. Le super bon cow avec sweet and soul! Ingest das moogamoo, und shepherd thy goodness in deep mein heavenly hopes. Hai?! Hai! I'm off to Japan for a few weeks, I'll write you all when I return xoxoxoxo." - DD

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Syrinx - Syrinx (1970) (LP)

Syrinx (LP) (1970, True North Records)

"My co-curator and dear friend Modo (MIA?!) just got me into this album today and it's so absolutely gorgeous I had to share it immediately. Some majestic Canadian synthery of the highest grade! Tune in and dance the body electric mes amies; all aboard the galaxy express!" - DD

Friday, October 14, 2016

Rashad Becker - Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. I (2013)

Rashad Becker
Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. I (2013, Pan)

"Rashad Becker, where have you been all my life? It's depressing to know I could have been listening to this for the past three years and haven't simply because of my own stupidity. Pan are one of those exceptional labels who rarely release something that isn't exceptional, and this is absolutely no exception(al). Physical music that gets in your head and moves things around. Headphones and volume required, slurp it up duuuders!" - DD

Monday, October 3, 2016

Charnett Moffett - The Bridge: Solo Bass Works (2013)

Charnett Moffett
The Bridge: Solo Bass Works (2013, Motéma)

"I know, I know. This cover's a joke! This thing is not really here nor there but everywhere. Not too traditional, not too modern, just the right thing of things. It's weird because I kind of hate it for stupid reasons but if I just let myself listen it's so much fun. He really goes in a lot of directions, and that's a loaf. I hope you enjoy it, idiots! Pew, pew-pew! Stupid idiots. I love you." - DD

Friday, September 30, 2016

Robert Lawrence - Imagination Dead Imagine (1981) (Cass.)

Robert Lawrence
Imagination Dead Imagine (Cass.) (1981, Quick Stab)

"This tape's been posted previously on two of my favourite blogs (un, deux), but here we go anyway. Some pretty clangy-bangy, open-air sounding minimal electronics, leaning on the noisier side of the fence (waaay different from Soundstorms, but no less fantastic). Lots of fun if you're into that sort of thing so give it a go gunkwads and have a delightful weekend!" - DD

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Eberhard Weber - The Colours Of Chloë (1974)

Eberhard Weber
The Colours Of Chloë (1974, ECM Records)

"Too good! Incredibly soft and articulate, this is orchestral jazz at its most refined. Weber weaves so many elements into this album, and without being "free" is entirely explorative within his own paradigm. Gorgeous grooves abound here so please enjoy sweet beauties!" - DD

William Basinski - A Red Score In Tile (2011)

William Basinski
A Red Score In Tile (2011, Streamline)

"Total tranquility resonates throughout this hazy trance, congested by a stillness and unease that rest just below the surface as a single piano melody repeats itself through muffled tape warble and hiss, progressively becoming more and more damaged along the way. Highly recommended for droners and daytrippers alike! Dig in deep friends!" - DD

Monday, September 26, 2016

Mark Fell - Manitutshu (2011) (LP)

Mark Fell
Manitutshu (LP) (2011, Editions Mego)

"Once again, I'm following Brinkmann w/ some Fell because they just go so well together. This is nowhere near as fierce as the last album I posted of his, but it's still not entirely lucid. I love it a ton, and find the pulse pretty hypnotic. Give it a go and see how you feel, fuglies. And remember not to choke on yr tongue! Headphones required, merci beaucoup!" - DD

Thomas Brinkmann - When Horses Die... (2008)

Thomas Brinkmann
When Horses Die... (2008, Max Ernst)

"A very fluid but foreboding affair on this dark electronic dream from Brinkmann. If you enjoyed the last album I posted from him don't expect anything similar here. Brooding vocals just barely more than whisper through the foreground on a much more rhythmic and bewildering excursion. Picture Suicide on a heavy load of Dilaudid. Dig it long and deep little bunnies, this one is icy." - DD

Friday, September 23, 2016

Frank Bretschneider - Sinn + Form (2015)

Frank Bretschneider
Sinn + Form (2015, Raster-Noton)

"Glitched out sinusoidal spasms so physical they'll vaporize your brain. Bretschneider is a wiz when it comes to tonal architecture and landscape, and this bit of fun is a perfect showcase. So graceful at times while vicious at others, filled w/ peaks and valleys and a million otherworldly dreams along the way. Strap in and chug it fuglies, transfiguration is nigh! Headphones and high volume required." - DD

OG Amber London - Hard 2 Find (Not Found) (2014)

OG Amber London
Hard 2 Find (Not Found) (2014, Self Released Mixtape)

"Officially speaking, I fucking love Raider Klan. I also love Amber London. The lush production on 2013's Tru 2 Tha Phonk called back to everything great about early 90's r&b and hip hop. This mixtape has a much grittier, lo-fi feeling, which to me is more in line with what I generally expect from a Klan-related release. It bangs dirty Texas hard all day and is most definitely a thick jammer! Dig in and get wavy gravy y'all!" - DD

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Colin Stetson & Mats Gustafsson - Stones (2012)

Colin Stetson & Mats Gustafsson
Stones (2012, Rune Grammofon)

"This has been on steady repeat in my headphones of late and I don't see that stopping anytime soon. Two masters of skronk-n-wail going head to head for thirty-five minutes of glorious, beastly, yet surprisingly subdued mind expulsion. Too good! Chew these elegantly obese jammers my friends, and I double dog dare you not to swallow." - DD

Holger Czukay / Rolf Dammers - Canaxis (1969)

Holger Czukay / Rolf Dammers
Canaxis (1969, Music Factory / Spoon Records / Mute)

"Some pretty slow-jammed, warbled, hazy-bake for all you concrète tape-heads out there. Based on the track listing this rip is either the CD version released by Mute and Spoon in '95 or one thereafter, so not the original mix. Still an exceptional time, however, so jam on and space out to this fine, fine groovage!" - DD

Monday, September 12, 2016

John Fahey - America (1971)

John Fahey
America (1971, Takoma)

"Some more deliciously dreamy guitar pluckery, this time from the Papa of guitar pluckery. If you haven't listened to much Fahey you should correct that immediately as his entire catalogue is genius. Some may not pick this out as his best, and I may not either, but today it's making all the right moves so here you go. Enjoy this sweet, sweet serenity friends." - DD

Friday, September 9, 2016

William Tyler - Blue Ash Montgomery (2014) (Cass.)

William Tyler
Blue Ash Montgomery (Cass.) (2014, Lightning Records)

"Here's a beautifully crafted bit of fairly traditional folk guitar work, comfortably in the vein of American Primitive giants like Basho or Taussig, that manages to bring something new and inspired to the table. I only recently discovered Tyler's solo work (formerly of Silver Jews) while going through a guitar binge and this album immediately jumped out at me. The wildly ecstatic closer w/ Tim Barnes is worth the listen alone, so please dig in and hopefully you enjoy it as much as I have." - DD

Friday, August 26, 2016

RE-POST: Various Artists - Cambodian Rocks (1996)

Various Artists
Cambodian Rocks (1996, Parallel World)

"I've had numerous requests over the years for this to be re-posted so at long last here it is. A totally enthused compilation of some exceptional, fuzzed out, psych-rock from Cambodia. Dig it long and hard fug puffers, it'll wallop yr face!" - DD

Get it / Read it / Hear it
Originally posted on 09/30/10. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Various Artists - The Way of Eiheiji: Zen-Buddhist Ceremony (1959)

Various Artists
The Way of Eiheiji: Zen-Buddhist Ceremony (1959, Folkways Records)

"Recorded by one John Mitchell, who I believe had a few field recordings released through Folkways, and edited by Stephan Fassett, this is a seriously mesmerising expedition and one that I recommend enthusiastically. I ripped this from Youtube as a single track, the LP is four side-long pieces, but it's still worth every minute of your time. Major league chew friends!" - DD

Thursday, August 18, 2016

David Crosby - If I Could Only Remeber My Name (1971) (LP)

David Crosby
If I Could Only Remeber My Name (LP) (1971, Atlantic)

"This immensely elegant debut from legendary songwriter David Crosby is a heartfelt journey of the highest grade, casting vivid and tranquil grooves along the way. With a roster reading like an index at the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, the album is masterfully crafted in every regard. So wallow in the cool green grass pondering the great complexities of the universe sweet babies, and drink that glowing sincerity all night long! Maximum summer jammage!" - DD

The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms (1980)

The Feelies
Crazy Rhythms (1980, Stiff America)

"Well, I've talked about it so now I have to post it. Here we have the immaculate and always absorbing Crazy Rhythms. I'm kind of surprised it isn't up here already but we'll fix that now. As with Matt Johnson, I highly recommend listening to this while drifting in and out, but truthfully it's a joy any time. If you haven't heard it dig in now my fugly little bits, and feeeel that ooby dooby!" - DD

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UPDATE: Turns out I did up this already, haha, back in 2010. Check it!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Matt Johnson - Burning Blue Soul (1981)

Matt Johnson
Burning Blue Soul (1981, 4AD)

"Truly one of the all-time great hypnagogic drifters (second only to Crazy Rhythms); a perfect dreamscape soundtrack! I actually thought I had posted it a few years ago but apparently not. My mistake, thankfully it's here now. An eclectic blend of 80's bangers, sound collage and swirling effects. Goddamn, goddamn what an utterly beautiful album! Please lay back, close your eyes and enjoy it loud and free pretty kitties!" - DD

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Armand Schaubroeck Steals - I Came to Visit, But Decided to Stay (1974) (LP)

Armand Schaubroeck Steals
I Came to Visit, But Decided to Stay (LP) (1974, Mirror Records Inc.)

"What a sweet, sweet slow-jam of good times and an underappreciated one at that! Highly infectious rock 'n roll ala Reed/Bowie/Pop, chock-full of wit and deft sarcasm. Wiggle yr jiggles and squeal ya slimey bastards and dig this greaser all night long!" - DD

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

John Surman - How Many Clouds Can You See? (1970)

John Surman
How Many Clouds Can You See? (1970, Deram)

"A supremely delish, freewheelin' spazzer for all you humdingin', tip-tappin', jizz-jazzers (in lather?). Chug the maximum grooves on this magnificent soiree, friends, and swallow!" - DD

Harry Partch - The Bewitched (1957)

Harry Partch
The Bewitched (1957, Composers Recordings Inc.)

"The dating of this could be a bit wonky; I believe it's a rip of the 1990 CD release, which was taken from the 1958 LP released on Partch's own label, and is a recording of the first performance of the "dance satire" that took place at the University of Illinois' Champaign-Urbana campus on March 26, 1957. It's a total joy to dig in deep, but remember to stay mindful kiddies! The scale is boggling and brain haemorrhaging is likely, so dream on fuddy duddies and dig that wailin' groove!" - DD

Friday, August 5, 2016

Julie London - Julie Is Her Name (1955)

Julie London
Julie Is Her Name (1955, Liberty)

"Smooth, elegant and sultry jazz from the beautiful Julie London. This was her first and likely most subtle release, and my personal favourite. Lay back in your easy chair friends, with a nice, strong drink, and dig these grooved out jams!" - DD

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

S U R V I V E - LT019 (2011) (Cass.)

LT019 (Cass.) (2011, Living Tapes)

"Like many, I recently binged my way through one of the most enjoyable shows I've seen in ages, Stranger Things. It's a show that speaks to so much of what I loved about movies growing up in the 80's and I immediately fell in love. Like the show, the music also comes straight from the synthed-out dreamscapes of 80's sci-fi/horror and was composed by this band. LT019 is my favourite of theirs at the moment (pending the official release of the show's soundtrack) and I recommend it to anyone into juicy, warm, analogue synthesis. Dig it large droolies 'n foolies!" - DD

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Moondog - 100th Birthday Celebration (2016)

100th Birthday Celebration (2016, Buffalo Tones Collection)

"Were he still alive and well, today would mark the 100th birthday of the prodigious Louis Thomas Hardin. A legend and trailblazer in his time, the Viking of 6th Avenue always amazed and bewildered those who were able to experience him. His music was broad and alluring and I invite all of you to share today with me, to celebrate genius at work on the centenary of Moondog. So please dig in freaks and geeks, and chewww 'dem all day long!" - DD

Monday, May 2, 2016

MX-80 Sound - Hard Attack (1977)

MX-80 Sound
Hard Attack (1977, Island Records)

"Maximum jams supreme! If you haven't heard Hard Attack then you should immediately. Jangly, wirey, punk-rock and roll with delish vocal posturing, the likes of which would make Stephen Malkmus and Co. blush like school girls. For '77, it's from another planet and would be well and comfy bumping shoulders with the flannel elite of the mid 90's. I'm pretty bummed I didn't binge this hard when I was 16 but at least I've got it now. Jam on loud and proud pretty kiddies, summer summer!!!" - DD

Monday, April 11, 2016

Da Koopsta Knicca - The Devil's Playground (1994) (Cass.)

Da Koopsta Knicca
The Devil's Playground (Cass.) (1994, Self Released)

"This tape is seriously fuckin good; uber homegrown, lo-fi, chunk-tastic southern dirt beats overlayed with some supafly flow 'n show. DJ Paul is a master (Faith No More?! Pshhhhh)! You can run this all day and not get tired, it's been on repeat for weeks now and deffy gonna be getting some heavy jammage this summer. Chew it fat and free fuddy duddies, and keep on keepin on!" - DD