Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ikue Mori - Painted Desert

Sharing this one purely on the promise of the first track, which I put on a mix years ago. Revisited said mix on a drive up the California coast last week and fell right back into the feelings "Mojave" produces, the heat shimmer of those twin tremolo guitars, the gorgeous simplicity of Mori's drums. From the vertiginous swells of "Medicine Man" to the panned call and response of "Santa Ana Excursion," the whole album is music with a sense of space - I want to walk around in these sounds.

Mori is joined here by Marc Ribot and Robert Quine (sometime soon I'll get around to sharing Quine and Fred Maher's "Basic," another bonafide masterwork of texture and space). Fans of Durutti Column and Rangers will find much to love here.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Apmonia Mix

New mix over at the cloud.

Maybe this'll become a regular thing!


samuel beckett - from 'watt'
la monte young - excerpt from the 'dream house' album
glenn copeland - sunset village
quicksails - faith feel
znr - solo un dia
suzanne kraft - fragile
grand veymont - je cours après avant (excerpt)
roomful of teeth - partita II. Sarabande
robert ashley - the backyard
grand veymont - je cours après avant (excerpt)
jansen / barbieri - breaking the silence

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Dorothy Ashby - Django/Misty

Stumbled upon this on u-toob. Always down for a little Dorothy A. These all sound like solo recordings, I'm not really hearing any overdubs, just Mrs. Ashby doing what she did best on her harp. Looks like her last studio recording. 

The album artwork is by Yoko Ochida, who, yes, did the Henri Rousseau-like cover for Midori Takada's Through the Looking Glass, which you can snag here.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Grand Veymont - S/T EP

I just got back from seeing this band. Fantastic. I was hearing Broadcast, kosmische (one of their tags on bandcamp is 'krautrock de salon' - dig it), Stereolab, Terry Riley... I'm going to be singing their praises for quite a while, I think.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Join In - Kentalope Island

Can't remember when I came across this one, probably during my obsessive Eroc phrase (he's on the boards for this one). The title track's a killer instrumental that mellows out halfway through. 70's rock from Germany that's more proggy than psych-y. Guru Guru vibes throughout.

Worth it for the title track alone.

A very dedicated fan has provided lots of info on the album/group in the comments thread on discogs. Thanks ShakeYeahbouti!!!