Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Hajime Mizoguchi ‎– Halfinch Dessert

Some very soothing arrangements from this violinist / composer. Reminiscent of some of Ryuichi's soundtrack work or Seigen Ono's music... some nice world music/synth touches throughout. Ride out on this one as the sun sets on Sunday... Thanks to Okonkole y Trompa for exposing me to this! 


Friday, July 21, 2017

Plone - For Beginner Piano (1999)

Breezy, bubbly, electronic pop, mostly instrumentals. Sounds like these guys were really into collecting old synths and drum machines, it's an analogue fetishist's cloud nine. Moments of self-titled debut era YMO.

Here's "Plock," thanks to the Chimneys over at Dream Chimney for introducing to this piece of 90's gold: 

Thursday, July 20, 2017


Thought I'd share some music of my own. These are some tracks I was working down in late 2015 - early 2016, I'd bought a cheap synth earlier in the year and wanted to make my prog-noise-whatever masterpiece. I like the arrangements, it felt funny not putting this out there, so there it is for your perusal. If you want a zip file of the album, message me in the comments and we'll work it out. 


Steve Hiett - Down on the Road by the Beach (1983)

A wonderful, warm piece of music. These guitars sound like how I want guitars to sound, like JJ Cale playing through a Jazz Chorus with a ton of reverb. Recorded with members of Moonriders, Sadistic Mika Band and Elliott Randall from the one and only Steely D. Great songs, feels for miles... put the top down and drive off toward the sunset. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bjorn Torske & Prins Thomas: "On U"

On repeat.

Deram Dayze (Compilation, 1987)

Lovely compilation of 45's from the British label featuring, right off the bat, a young Cat Stevens singing a jaunty song about Jell-O ties and boots made out feathers, some tasty psychedelia, and, for my purposes, the 2 songs recorded by The Pyramid, a group featuring Steve Hiett (who would go on to record "Down on the Road by the Beach," I'll post that later...). It's pretty much all about "Summer Evening," folks.