Friday, December 4, 2009
Hello again! Here’s some new digs . . .
Flying Saucer Attack were the duo of David Pearce and Rachel Brook. I’ve never been a huge fan - but this record blew me away recently. Heavy UK post-shoegaze DIY vibes..wall of sound, lush vocals, heavy distortion, ya know…This originally came out in a great hand-painted art edition. The self-appointed masters of ‘Rural Psychedelia.’ 1993.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
As many of you know, my obsession for all things 'out' dates back to early encounters with Jandek circa Chair Beside a Window, Palace Brothers' Days in the Wake, and early Royal Trux. More recently the 'loner' folk genre has successfully reared its ugly head via Peter Grudzien, true outsider Robert Martin, and solo outings by Wand and Raven. However, Bixby's 1969 debut is easily the most damaged and miserable of em all. Recorded over three consecutive nights directly onto 4-track tape, Ode to Quetzalcoatl presents listeners with a harrowing vision of the sublime nature of religion and its healing powers. Bixby was not only suffering from a traumatic long-term LSD addicition, but also from the failure to launch several psych-pop groups, namely Peter & the Prophets and The Shillelaghs. An untouchable, dark masterpiece.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Otherworldly instrumentation and beautiful vocal harmonies make this a really entrancing listen. Floating in air electric guitar is met with crude sax and a plethora of shaker percussion and African drums. Vocals soar and dip back and forth in refrain. A youthful mélange of Afro-beat styles, Free Jazz, and traditional African folk rhythms.
“Kayes, the principal place of the First District, is the hyphen between
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Ki ho’alu (slack key) is the Hawaiian version of open-chord guitar style and has remained in
Monday, May 25, 2009
Long oop LP from Broken Strings, which boasts "fourteen tracks of genius, cassette-damaged power-pop." The brainchild of one dude, who supposedly recorded this string of songs in a secluded location by himself while suffering from schizophrenic episodes. Has a totally awesome blown-out vibe which is reminiscent of GBV, the ramshackle punk of bands like Hickey or the Bananas, as well as obvious vocal / topical nods to Daniel Johnston. Some of these tracks get stuck in my head for weeks. A great speedy motorcycle jammer, not a bad song on this one!