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

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company ‎– Like A Duck To Water (1976)

Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Company
Like A Duck To Water (1976, Earthquack Recordings) (Re-issued by Cuneiform Records – Rune 147)

"This is the second release from David Borden's incredible synthesizer ensemble, recognized as the world's first. This album features more of Steve Drews' work than Borden's, but I seem to like it even more than the debut. This is the 2001 reissue with bonus tracks and I have to admit it's not the best rip. There are a few blips and wiggles (during Waterwheel in particular), but the music is too brilliant to really care. Uber minimal, gorgeous tonal waves rippling through your head. This is everything I love about synths, so dig in and tune out hazy Jane's." - DD

Monday, May 28, 2012

Kaoru Abe, Motoharu Yoshizawa, Toshinori Kondo & Derek Bailey - Aida's Call (1999)

Kaoru Abe, Motoharu Yoshizawa, Toshinori Kondo & Derek Bailey
Aida's Call (1999, Starlight Furniture Co.)

"So simple, yet such a wild and frantic roll and tumble. Kaoru Abe destroys his alto while playing slap back with Toshinori Kondo's madman trumpet squalls. The whole lineup is fantastic! At times it's quite calm and teetering, only to rejuvenate and come prancing back with a robust fervor. It was recorded live in Japan on May 3, 1978. You can never go wrong with quality players like these so please enjoy!" - DD

Incapacitants - As Loud As Possible (1995)

As Loud As Possible (1995, Zabriskie Point)

"Total sonic assault. That's all I can say to describe this supremely wrenching physical spasm of sound. From one of the originating bands of the Japnoise scene; take your clothes off, get bloody, and dig into this with virulent raw power." - DD

Brendan Murray - Wonders Never Cease (2007)

Brendan Murray
Wonders Never Cease (2007, Intransitive Recordings)

"This is one of the most beautiful albums I've ever heard. It's also somewhat of a melting pot for sound. There are moments of suspended time and space, where nothing moves, and you can see the universe from outside itself, slowly expanding through the infinite void. There are moments of chaos and harsh noise, crashing through beautiful landscapes like firecrackers. It's easily one of the most enjoyable records to lay in bed and daydream with, so please do." - DD

Raglani - Of Sirens Born (2006)

Of Sirens Born (2006, Gameboy Records)

"'Serene' doesn't begin to describe how this record makes me feel. It is beautiful beyond words. I don't often get such joy and harmony out of "ambient" music, but this just draws you in so completely, allowing your mind to float though patterns and colour, remembering and dreaming all the while. It's been mentioned in other reviews but it is hard to deny the peaceful similarities to Popul Vuh's work on many a Herzog film. Sit back, relax, and dig this delicate beast." - DD

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Milford Graves - Meditation Among Us (1977)

Milford Graves
Meditation Among Us (1977, Kitty Records)

"I initially grabbed Meditation Among Us because I was digging hard on Kaoru Abe. This is a supreme example of not only his talent but everyone involved. Ridiculous spazzoid free jazz explosions; drums sound like hundred car pile-ups, horns sound like the puddle that was my brain vaporizing in an unfailing series of ultrasonic bursts. Vocals on side two are like some haunted primitive, cursing and flailing at the stars. And the piano is just beautiful; spacial at first, then tense and bold. This is meditation among space-demons and hellfire. Chew it!" - DD

Friday, November 25, 2011

Youth Of The Beast - Lantern (2007) (7")

Youth Of The Beast
Lantern (7") (2007, Arbor)

"Serving up a severely skronk-a-delic breed of free improv noise-jazz, Lantern is the first vinyl release from Andy Spore (Raccoo-oo-oon). Trudging tribal percussion, piercing feedback, screeching noise-bleed mixer rape and a spastic saxophone shakedown; total sonic assault! Wail on my friends, and dig these maxed out grooves!" - DD

NON - Sick Tour (1985)

Sick Tour (1985, Staalplaat)

"Some live Boyd Rice for all you ugly, ugly people! Wavering between throbbing pulse and static cacophony; Sick Tour is harsh noise that is both rhythmic and spatial. Very good indeed, as with most NON, so chew it loud my brethren!" - DD

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Spine Scavenger - Weighted Ghost (2008) (Cass.)

Spine Scavenger
Weighted Ghost (2008, Hanson Records)

"Spine Scavenger is my favourite Dilloway project, usually very peaceful while still replete with a caustic fuzz. Here, Dilloway plays the protagonist of a distant future, traversing barren terrain in a hovering speed-demon. A-Side sounds like our hero racing through sandstorm with some malnourished populous detector, in search of the Lost City. On B-Side Dilloway finally makes his way out of the dust and hits the pavement in a 16-bit parallel universe. Eventually reaching the City, he finds that everything is dead. We conclude with our hero again reaching into the void, left to wander for eternity. Dig it!" - DD