30 November 2008

Dosh - The Lost Take

Reminds me of a more electronic Tortoise and a less sophisticated Jaga Jazzist.

Post rocky but less drawn out; a simple kind of complex. "The Lost Take" is a great album.

Just listen.

Found via Aerophones and Aeroplanes.

The Nels Cline Singers - Instrumentals

One of my absolute favorite albums. Blues-y, jazzy, and in the latter half of the album, extremely experimental.

Nels Cline on super guitar and super noise, Scott Amendola on super drums and more super noise, and Devin Hoff on super stand up bass.

I apologize for the lack of recent posts. I've been busy with procrastinated school work and the slow movement of my music collection from my 'base' laptop to my new netbook computer, which surprisingly has a larger harddrive.

As soon as I finish all of the work I have to do as well as successfully transfer most or all of my music to my new, much more used netbook, I'll post more regularly and on schedule.

20 November 2008

Funeral Dance Party - Quirtyiop

C60 Cassette live recording from 1980. Electronic and jazz, kind of.


Keijo - Keijo and Jungle Joy

Keijo (2003)

Jungle Joy (2004)


Based in Jyväskilä, Finland, Keijo Virtanen is somewhat of a legend in the whole finnish psych scene (on the same level as Pekka Airaksinen - in fact the two have collaborated before). He’s been working on music for ages but his work has only been starting to get attention during the last few years. This artist’s music is unlike any other, it is often based in ambient and drone and incorporates weird traditional folk instruments from around the world just as much as electronic instruments… and then you’ve got the voice. Keijo is renowned for his throat singing skills which truly sound alien-like and fits his drones very well, giving them an even weirder feel. And when he’s not throat singing and actually forming words, his strong, nasal voice makes any of his songs bizarre beyond description. His roots and influences are quite obvious (traditional world music, american appalachian folk, jazz and drone), but what he does with them makes his work extremely unique. He is sometimes joined by members of free-jazz outfit Vapaa (going under the name Keijo & The Free Players) on some recordings.
Also he collaborated with Tiitus Petäjäniemi of Vapaa, Robert Horton, Avarus and kheta hotem.

Bullion - Pet Sounds: In The Key Of Dee

Really good mash up of Pet Sounds.

Terracid - 2023 and Out Dual Head Vibration


Out Dual Head Vibration

The music is psych-infused drones that dance next to tribal-based drumming.

Sonic Youth med Mats Gustafsson og Merzbow - Andre Sider Af Sonic Youth

Super noise people noising the world.

Enon - Believo!

Enon's first album.

Dianogah - Qhnnnl and Millions of Brazilians

Qhnnnl (2008)

Millions of Brazilians (2002)

Chicago post-rock, so says last.fm and others.

10 November 2008

Flica - Windvane & Window

Via Flica's myspace:

"flica is an electro-acoustic outfit produced by euseng seto from the evolving music scene of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Born in 1982, he begun his exquisite journey in conceptualizing and producing delicate home-brew music since 2005 with his first electronica duo project muxu with member huat liang.

Having realized the need to explore further and experiment with his own music style, euseng seto started flica in early 2007, solely crafting and producing music on his own. As a result, the subtle sounds that flica creates are exceptionally melodic and uncomplicated, which perfectly mirroring his perceptions towards daily personal feelings on life and nature."

Dem Malaysians.

The Ladies - They Mean Us

Excellent collaboration between Rob Crow of Pinback and Zach Hill of Hella. I find it hard to describe the category under which this album falls. If one attempts to imagine a band consisting of Rob Crow's poppy voice and his unique guitar style with the unique drumming style of Zach Hill, this album is probably very close to the result.

They're not ladies.

Derek Bailey - Solo Guitar Volume 1

Twings and twangs of a guitar by the hands of an awesome old dude.

He probably sipped* tea.

Figurine - The Heartfelt

Electronic pop between a brother and sister.


04 November 2008

Wolf Eyes & Double Leopards - 1 and 2

Abrasive noise gurus Wolf Eyes and Double Leopards joining forces for these Heavy Tapes recordings.

These are the album names, and the songs are untitled, but since these are c20 recordings, I suggest naming the two tracks "Side A" and "Side B" respectively.



Kukkuva Poliisi - Untitled

Freak folk noise with a lot of wind instruments and weird percussion things.

All girls.


sBACH contains guitarist from Hella on drums, and others. They utilize a very familiar Hella sound but include 8-bit music much more frequently than on Church Gone Wild, Chirpin' Hard.