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

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Vyto B - Automatic Vaudeville (1985) (Cass.)

Vyto B
Automatic Vaudeville (Cass.) (1985, Unknown)

"Automatic Vaudeville is the oft-forgotten followup to Vyto B's highly sought after debut, Tricentennial 2076. Both are pretty fantastic, but I find this a bit more fun. With lyrical content that runs the gamut; from porn stars to feminism, true love to toga's, these are super rad electro-junk power jams. Highly recommended for lonely dance parties to lull the gloom. Top track is Secret, but I couldn't find a sample. Chew it fuglies!" - DD

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Jandek - You Walk Alone (1988)

You Walk Alone (1988, Corwood Industries)

"I don't know how to effectively describe this, my first post in over five months. I could say it's a masterpiece. I could say it's strange. I could over alliterate as I often do and say it's "a bewildering beast of breathtaking beauty" (I kind of like that). I can and will do all of that. It is absolutely all of those things and more. The only thing that matters though is that I just love the way it sounds. Don't listen to or not listen to this because it's Jandek. Listen to it because it's one of the best records of the 1980's." - DD

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Terry Riley - Persian Surgery Dervishes (1972) (2x LP)

Terry Riley
Persian Surgery Dervishes (2x LP) (1972, Shandar)

"This is one of my favourite works by Riley. It's comprised of two live concerts of solo electric organ, the first from '72 and the second from '71. Two different takes on the same composition. I find it both very warm and thoughtful, while still glistening with moments of jarring dissolution. It's quite trance inducing and I recommend some serious digging, my fellow astral beings!" - DD

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

Joe McPhee - Sound On Sound: Solo 1968-1973 (2010)

Joe McPhee
Sound On Sound: Solo 1968-1973 (2010, Corbett vs. Dempsey)

"Among my favourite horn players of all time, Joe McPhee has an indescribable ability to excrete what sounds like all of life's sorrows through his music. There are few other players that capture such an emotive style and surrender themselves so willingly and wholeheartedly to their instrument. Cosmic Love showcases this perfectly, and is quite possibly the greatest song ever recorded. This album is pure heaven so please enjoy!" - DD

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Erkki Kurenniemi ‎– Äänityksiä / Recordings 1963-1973 (2002)

Erkki Kurenniemi
Äänityksiä / Recordings 1963-1973 (2002, Love Records)

"Known to the world as many things, perhaps most importantly Erkki Kurenniemi was an electronic music pioneer and designer. Not only did he create his own truly engaging electroacoustic compositions, he also designed and built many instruments and applications, assisting greatly in the development of the medium. This masterpiece is a collection of some of his earliest and most important pieces, so please enjoy!" - DD

Legion - Tunnelvision (1994) (7")

Tunnelvision (7") (1994, Syntactic)

"Andrew Lagowski's Legion brings us a rather tranquil and holy affair with this single-sided 7" of harmonic industrial fuzz. Ambient crackle resonates atop a haunting choral melody, which flutters in and out along with distant buzz drones creating a breezy clutter. This is a very nice, so dig in!" - DD