Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bruce Ditmas - Yellow (1977) (LP)

Bruce Ditmas
Yellow (LP) (1977, Wizard Records)

"Spaced out, psychotronic, computer-glitch, free jazz from the depths of the groovy Universe; wow what a mouth full of knuckles! Bruce Ditmas is an American jazz drummer who began experimenting w/ drum machines during solo performances in the 1970's. The results are wholly intoxicating so dig it sweet babes, by the gallon!" - DD

REPOST: Simply Saucer - Cyborgs Revisited (1989)

Simply Saucer
Cyborgs Revisited (1989, Fist Puppet)

"Simply put, this is fucking super rad! It's garage-rock-psychedelic-Floydian-Velvets with a twist of Modern Lovers. The song Bullet Proof Nothing will make you wish you were this fucking cool! Get it, love it, obsess over it. Probably one of the best Canadian bands ever, definitely one of the best Canadian albums!" - DD

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Originally posted on 04/22/09.

REPOST: Los Saicos - ¡Demolición! The Complete Recordings (2010) (6x 7")

Los Saicos
¡Demolición! The Complete Recordings (6x 7") (2010, Munster Records)

"Gravelly, raucous and super cool, this is garage surf at it's finest. Peruvian rockers who listened to British Invasion types, Los Saicos were apparently oblivious to the harsher garage rock and surf sounds of the mid 60's that they came to mirror. Some seriously grooved out tunes here, so dig in and chew it primitive folks!" - DD

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Originally posted on 08/08/12. 

Various Artists - Disco Dildar (2015) (LP)
Various Artists
Disco Dildar (LP) (2015, Finders Keepers Records)

"Here's an excellent compilation of bangin' Pakistani movers and shakers, courtesy of the always indelible FKR. Get your blue suede's on and fiddle little babies! Fiddle all night long!" - DD

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

CM von Hausswolff ‎– 800,000 Seconds In Harar (2011)
CM von Hausswolff
800,000 Seconds In Harar (2011, Touch)

"In this sprawling and precise piece sound artist Carl Michael von Hausswolff delivers a subtle yet monumental drone capable of stifling even the most eager unease, or perhaps fortifying it. For a closer look at the construction and concepts behind the album, which I think only add to it's enjoyment, I suggest looking at Touch's page for the release. It's chock full of reviews and information. No need to chew this one kiddies, simply swallow creamy smooth." - DD

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Trash Company - Earle Hotel Tapes 1979-1993 (2012) (LP)
The Trash Company
Earle Hotel Tapes 1979-1993 (LP) (2012, PPU / Steady Sounds)

"PPU have a tendency to kill it pretty frequently with their releases. Most of what I get into from them is stuff I've never heard of before, and I love it. TTC is no exception; this is some seriously grooved out, lo-fi-beef saucey, funkadelic, r&b-punk rockery so dig into it warm & fuzzy you silly ass beaches." - DD

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wold ‎– Freermasonry (2011)
Freermasonry (2011, Profound Lore Records)

"Bssshhhhhhhere is some more incredible and caustic fuzz courtesy of Canada's own, Wold. This is my favourite of theirs (though I haven't spent enough time absorbing their last album) and highly recommend it for anyone into noise, black metal, harsh sounds and discordant rhythms. Chew the gristle you fugly dugs!" - DD

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Jazkamer - We Want Epic Drama (2010)
We Want Epic Drama (2010, Pica Disk)

"Billed as a "big-band noise extravagansa", this is some epically spastic and propulsive plaster blaster from the always impenetrable John Hegre and Lasse Marhaug; joined here by several other metal and noise luminaries. Dig it loud little biddies!" - DD

Roedelius - Wenn Der Südwind Weht (1981)
Wenn Der Südwind Weht (1981, Sky Records)

"Languid yet absolute and sublime, the warm synth and organ patterns found here percolate through the brain creating infinite tranquility. To say the least this album is exceptional and should be experienced by everyone, so dig in and swallow blessed bunnies!" - DD

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Piero Piccioni - More Than a Miracle (C'era Una Volta) (1967)
Piero Piccioni
More Than a Miracle (C'era Una Volta) (1967, MGM Records)

"An elegant and dreamy score from the prolific Piero Piccioni; this reminds me somewhat of Once Upon A Time In The West or the music from Galaxy Express 999 or something of that ilk, though overall it's more evenly paced. It can be a little repetitive but I've been jammin it often for months while riding the metro and deffy recommend for some easy-breezy good times. Dig in foolies 'n coolies!" - DD

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Various Artists - Kroncong: Early Indonesian Pop Music Vol.1 (2006)
Various Artists
Kroncong: Early Indonesian Pop Music Vol.1 (2006, Rice Records / Office Sambinha)

"Here's an excellent compilation of Indonesian pop, perfect for chilling in the sun. I believe this was first posted on the brilliant Holy Warbles blog way back when and has since popped up on several others, but I wanted to post it anyway because I love it. Please enjoy!" - DD

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Noah Howard - The Black Ark (1972)
Noah Howard
The Black Ark (1972, Freedom Records)

"Recorded in '69 and featuring an impressive lineup (Arthur Doyle!?) performing four original compositions, saxophonist Noah Howard's The Black Ark is a solid beast of frenetic splendor. Highly recommended for jazzers of all shapes and sizes." - DD

Robbie Basho - Bouquet (1983) (Cass.)
Robbie Basho
Bouquet (Cass.) (1983, Basho Productions)

"I haven't posted any Basho in far too long and have meant to on many occasions, so at last here it is. This is a self released cassette (complete with warble) from towards the end of his career and features plenty of those haunting vocals. Absolutely beautiful, so please enjoy!" - DD

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Emil Beaulieau ‎– Memories (1994?)
Emil Beaulieau
Memories (1994?, Pure)

"Huzzah! From the grrrand master of North American noise comes Memories; a fierce and eclectic blend of tape loops, feedback and all sorts of mangled and fuzzy collage work. The man is easily one of the most notable figures in noise (not to mention his other incredible contributions to the genre) and this is one of my favourites of his (that I've heard). Enjoy it little birrrdies!" - DD

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Various Artists - Killing Melody: Instrumental Music From Japanese Pinky Violence Movies (2010) (LP)
Various Artists
Killing Melody: Instrumental Music From Japanese Pinky Violence Movies (LP) (2010, Ethbo Music)

"Pinky Violence is probably the best name for a film genre ever, and that's fitting given the films it produced; titillating, irreverent, violent (duh), funny, action packed, and above all just plain cool. This compilation of classic music from these films is exactly as groovy as you'd think given that description, so jam on all you sexy biker babies!" - DD

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Thanks to the incredible Holy Warbles for the original upload!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

David Wescott ‎– A Musical Evocation Of The Old Testament (1981) (LP)
David Wescott
A Musical Evocation Of The Old Testament (LP) (1981, Musical Touch Sound)

"If the Old Testament were a late 70's/early 80's sci-fi, spaghetti western set in a dystopian future and Ennio MorriconeVangelis and Giorgio Moroder were teamed to write and produce the score, I think this would be that score. The sample track doesn't do a good job of showcasing what the album has to offer but it's the only one I could find, so please grab this and enjoy." - DD

Saturday, July 25, 2015

De Haters ‎– De Haters (1986) (Cass.)
De Haters
De Haters (Cass.) (1986, BloedvlagProdukt)

"The Haters are one of North America's seminal noise groups. They've released jillions of recordings and performed all over the place. If you've never heard them you should start here! And as the great Mortimer once sang, 'Clang, clang, rattle bing bang, gonna make my noise all day! Clang, clang, rattle bing bang, gonna make my noise all day'!" - DD

Monoton ‎– Monotonprodukt 07 27y ++ (2009)
Monotonprodukt 07 27y ++ (2009, Oral)

"Some immensely spacious but minimal dark electronics from Austria's Monoton. Perfect for blocking out the plebs and horror on public transportation. This is a reissue of the classic '82 album Monotonprodukt 07, remastered and I believe the track order is slightly different as well. Enjoy scumbags." - DD

Thursday, July 23, 2015

David Behrman ‎– On The Other Ocean (1977)
David Behrman
On The Other Ocean (1977, Lovely Music, Ltd.)

"Here are two beautifully patient and meditative pieces from the great David Behrman. This really is a gorgeous listen and I've been meaning to post it here since way back on National Drone Day (I know - not technically drone - sue me), but there you have it. Time has got the best of me once again. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do my little astral bunnies." - DD

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

T.K. Ramamoorthy - Fabulous Notes And Beats Of The Indian Carnatic Jazz (1969)
T.K. Ramamoorthy
Fabulous Notes And Beats Of The Indian Carnatic Jazz (1969, His Master's Voice)

"Some beautifully delicious grooves for all you jazzers out there. Fantastic skronks and melodies abound, perfect for the porch, so please enjoy this one! I believe it's a copy of the 2011 reissue. Fav track is Natta but no links online, so be sure to check it out and dig on sweet brothers and sisters!" - DD

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Phantom Payn Days - Phantom Payn Daze (2010)
Phantom Payn Days
Phantom Payn Daze (2010, De Stijl)

"Here's some hazey, lo-fi solo jammers from 39 Clocks' Juergen Gleue. These drugged-out psych songs remind me of a lot of things (like 39 Clocks, Lou Reed definitely comes to mind) but it's tough to really pinpoint what so I say just give it a listen and decide for yourself. These were originally recorded in the late 90's and apparently represent Gleue's final recordings. Chew it loud and free kiddies!" - DD

Friday, May 15, 2015

Lagger Blues Machine ‎– The Complete Works (1994)
Lagger Blues Machine
The Complete Works (1994, Mellow Records)

"There is some serious, grade-A prog riffery going on here, and I must say I like it! Loads of swirling organ, deep bluesy bass, punchy drums, the occasional horn jam and that classic, perfectly overdriven 70's guitar tone. This collects both LBM albums into one beefy, rollin' jammer, so you can riff on for days. Dig it lager!" - DD

Monday, May 4, 2015

Various Artists - Concussion!!! (2003) (LP)!!!
Various Artists
Concussion!!! (LP) (2003, Mr. Manicotti Records)

"What we've got here is a killer compilation of busted, lo-fi, instrumental, surf nuggets; only the slimiest little turds on this jam, including some more rockabilly type stuff. It's dirty and greasy and might try to sock you, so be careful! But by golly get it in yous no less! Perfect for those slurry summer nights." - DD

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976)
Roy Ayers Ubiquity
Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976, Polydor)

"I love this record so much. Incredible soul/jazz/funk/bliss from the master. The sounds here are so clear and smooth, and just feel so good. Highlights for me are Keep On Walking, The Third Eye (crank this with headphones and lose your mind), and of course the title track is a brick of solid gold (no wonder it's been sampled nearly a hundred times), but the entire album is fantastic. Grab on and feel the thick, sweaty groove sweet babies and dig these summer jams!" - DD

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Wold - L.O.T.M.P. (2005)
L.O.T.M.P. (2005, Profound Lore Records)

"Wold have been creating a monster of sound that some have referred to as Black Noise (Black Metal + Harsh Noise) for over a decade now. This is one of their earlier releases and is a bit more "Metal" than some more recent stuff. Personally I find them so cacophonous that it creates a sort of peace and stillness, and as such usually put it on when I want to relax. I fell asleep on the couch yesterday to this one, it was good. Others may not agree but that's fine. Enjoy this murky blizzard you repulsive puddles of piss!" - DD

Friday, May 1, 2015

Alèmu Aga - Éthiopiques Vol. 11: The Harp of King David (1995)
Alèmu Aga
Éthiopiques Vol. 11: The Harp of King David (1995, Buda Musique)

"Alèmu Aga is a master of the bèguèna, an Ethiopian instrument used in prayer and meditation, and his voice is totally unreal and beautiful. I fell in love with this album a few years ago and have been constantly going back to it since. It is some of the most soothing music I have ever heard, so please enjoy. Truly a masterpiece of pure tranquility!" - DD

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Dizzy K - Excuse Me Baby (1982) (LP)
Dizzy K
Excuse Me Baby (LP) (1982, EMI)

"I've been wanting to post Dizzy K for years now and for whatever reason have never got around to it. I've also been trying to get my own copy of any of his records for years, but they're hard to come by and usually fairly pricey. Melding disco and funk with afrobeat, a touch of soul and sometimes even a bit of hip-hop, Dizzy K brings the party every time. This is a vinyl rip complete with a few blips and skips but overall it sounds delicious! So get up and shake yr filthy jiggle bits you ugly groove thangs, and chew on this phat, phat beat!" - DD

REPOST: Wayne - At Last! (1996)

At Last! (1996, Self-Released)

"It's a shame there is literally no information out there on Wayne, aside from the fact that he's on SITKZ Vol.2. If you can let yourself enjoy something like this, I find it one of the most exceptionally fluid and lucid outsider records of all time! And if Prea's Song doesn't make you want to cry, yr a stone." - DD

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Note: If anyone has any info on how to get in touch w/ Wayne please contact me.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Edgar Froese - Kamikaze 1989 (OST) (1982)
Edgar Froese
Kamikaze 1989 (OST) (1982, Virgin)

"I believe I first heard some of the music on this soundtrack as a result of watching the film Devil Fetus, which if I remember correctly steals several tracks (Intuition specifically) from this album (among others). In trying to track down that soundtrack I eventually learned of this, and was very pleased I did. A fantastic and underrated synth score from the Fassbinder thriller. I love how eclectic this is, from meandering tranquility to more kraut-y, beat driven stuff, it has a lot to offer. I've been binging on it for the past few months and hopefully you will as well! Chewww." - DD

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Okkyung Lee - Ghil (2013)

Okkyung Lee
Ghil (2013, Ideologic Organ)

"After nearly two years of inactivity, and the recent realization that I did not post a single update in 2014, I have decided to return to this blog in the hopes that I can continue to update it on a more regular basis. I have received a lot of very positive feedback, in the past few months especially, which has really made me miss this and I appreciate every email or message I read. Thank you endlessly for your continued support and appreciation!

With that said I present Ghil, from experimental cellist Okkyung Lee. Each piece here is one track of solo improvised cello, but the sounds within are so far from simple. The skronk Lee creates on this album is totally outrageous and frantic and mesmerizing. Please dig in, and I hope to see you all again soon my precious beauties! xoxo" - DD