Monday, November 29, 2010

Comets on Fire - The Black Cassette

Ethan of Comets on Fire/Howlin' Rain posted this rarity on his blog last year. Post-Blue Cathedral rehearsal jam sessions. 2005ish. Recorded on a 4-track during a "beer guzzling practice night." Only 21 handmade copies exist.

- Dan

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

RaP - Chaos/Process Vol. 2

This is another Japanese release that caught my attention thanks to Begone Dull Care. A mostly improvised jam session that delves into some pretty hefty grooves. A mixture of psych, jazz, funk, and straight up rock and roll. Although not nearly as experimental, their freeform sound and schizophrenic moments brought to mind early Boredoms. I would imagine the room this was recorded in was filled with a lot of smoke and a shitload of empty beer bottles.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Psychedelic Aliens - Psycho African Beat

The Psychedelic Aliens were a Ghanaian psychedelic funk band that only recorded 8 tracks during their 4 year existence. One 4 track EP in '70 and two 7" singles in '71. Voodoo Funk and Academy Records have compiled the tracks for this CD/LP/4x7" boxset dropping later this month. I need.

- Dan

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Robby Moncrieff - Who Do You Think You Aren't?


Had a request for this one. Recorded back in January of 2005. Order it from Porter Records. Feeling lazy...

"Robby Moncrieff and Zach Hill team up for an explosive assault of mind bending keyboards and drums that merges the atmosphere of a 1970’s Italian horror film with a psychotic Nintendo 64. Robby Moncrieff, who is best known as What’s Up and has worked with The Dirty Projectors, brings a more experimental edge to his sound by mixing layers of keyboards and dynamic effects. Zach Hill, from the band Hella, contributes his stunning bombastic drumming style that lifts the recording to new heights seldom heard in electronic keyboard based music. This is a recording for the adventurous listener who welcomes new music created from a multitude of genres."

- Dan

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Waylon Thornton and the Heavy Hands - Sixteen Dreams

Waylon and his girl recently finished up their 5th release, Sixteen Dreams, and if you haven't had a chance to check out their previous releases, this is a good starting point. Hard-hitting sweaty backwoods rock 'n' roll goodness. Dude's got some soul. I always keep an eye on Waylon's blog Jungle Rot and label White Moon Recordings as well, and we thank him for sending this our way.

- Dan

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Stag Hare - Sand Paintings

If you enjoyed the Stag Hare release I posted last year, you'll be pleased with this Utah native's latest output from earlier in the year. Just got a chance to listen to it. His sound seems a little more deep-sea than sea-side on this release, but the boundless vibe-soaked watery rhythms still abide. Was limited to 50 on Moondial Records. Unfortunately sold out.

- Dan

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Maruo Maruko - Daisan Hankyu No Radio

This is one of a few really solid Japanese albums brought to my attention by Begone Dull Care, a blog curated by an Osaka resident that has been uploading CDRs purchased at local underground shows. Maruo Maruko of Kyoto plays intimate Japanese folk music in the most traditional sense. With the help of accordion, mouth harp, and various toy instruments, each track feels like a story that's been passed down from generation to generation. Keep an eye on Begone Dull Care for more releases you'll probably never come across elsewhere.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Triptonikhan - Toxicana Turnpike

Feels like I haven't posted something purely electronic in a long time. This is some seriously bass-heavy and mind, body, and soul-melting electronic wreckage created specifically for Armageddon. Auditory fire and brimstone. And you'll be dancing through every minute of it. Don't bother listening to this unless you promise to turn this up as loud as fucking possible. Oh and if you have any drugs readily available, you might want to utilize those as well. Thanks to Scott for the submission.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Black Orphan - 7" EP on Volar Records

4 track 7" EP from this one-man dark synth-punk madman. We received this email a few days too late. I would have loved to blast this on Halloween night. 100 pressed on grey vinyl, 400 on black. I ordered a grey copy for myself. Order yours here. We also posted 2 of his previous 7"s last year. Grab them here.

- Dan

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Slaves - Ocean On Ocean

Lying somewhere between doom and shoegaze, this Portland, Oregon duo exists within a musical realm that still feels relatively unexplored. Perhaps, because it is inffiinniitttee. Woooaaaah. Heavy on the mind, but light on the ears, the into/extrospection caused by their tone even brought to mind things like Gregorian and Gallican Chant. Grab a robe, turn out the lights, light some candles, and explore the deepest levels of your psyche. Out now on Debacle Records.

- Dan

Monday, November 1, 2010

Al Lover & Gus Cutty - Double/Single

Ty Segall/Thee Oh Sees-sampling San Fran hip hop. Worth checking out. Full-length drops in December. Keep an eye on Fist Family/Reflective Flesh Records.

- Dan