Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Vangelis - L'apocalypse des Animaux (1973)
L'apocalypse des Animaux (1973, Polydor)

"As with Kamikaze 1989 I initially discovered the music on this from the movie Devil Fetus. When I heard the album in full I was mesmerized from beginning to end; Le Singe Bleu promptly became one of my favourite songs and I've since gone on to buy the LP for several people as it pops up often in Montreal shops. Highly recommended, dreamy, electronic minimalism from the guru himself, just at the dawn of his vast career." - DD

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Urfaust - Geist Ist Teufel (2003)
Geist Ist Teufel (2003, Christcrusher Productions)

"Nederland's operatic black metal outfit Urfaust can be challenging, maybe even a little strange, but ultimately very rewarding if given the chance. What started as an ambient project became something that is at times almost shrill, often quite beautiful, and relentlessly melodic. Their ambient tracks are sublime and Vloekwaard's vocals are ineffable. Dig this sweet sweet little kiddies, and get grooovy with yr bad selves!" - DD

Space Machine - 3 (2003)
Space Machine
3 (2003, Tiliqua Records)

"Some deliciously drippy, moogerfoogin' analogue electronics from the colossal Masonna. Pretty spaced out (as the name should suggest) and not at all like his much harsher noise work. Includes a 40 minute live set featuring Makoto Kawabata and Nakaya Kouichi, which is not to be missed. Good to put on at parties!" - DD

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Roky Erickson - The Evil One (1981/2013)
Roky Erickson
The Evil One (1981/2013, Light In The Attic)

"Some good 'ol rock 'n roll for all you foolies 'n coolies. The always impressive Roky really delivers on this one, my personal favourite of his. I Walked With A Zombie may well be one of the great rock ballads of all time, but that's for you to decide. This is the reissued version with all 15 tracks. Enjoy it freaky deakies!" - DD

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions (2009) (LP)
Sunn O)))
Monoliths & Dimensions (LP) (2009, Southern Lord)

"Menacing and stark, an unflinching fuzz patiently pounds and progresses through moments of profound elegance. The vocals darkly stunning, the choir haunting, the horns enlightened and the composition rich and broad. Featuring an extraordinary group of collaborators, this is truly a formidable listen. Chew it loud kiddies, chew it very, very loud!" - DD

Monday, January 18, 2016

Brainbombs - Obey (1995)
Obey (1995, The Releasing Eskimo / Slow Dance)

"Hey baby, you look a little pale. Are you sick? Then dig this scumfuckery and get reaaal puke like! Brainbombs are easily one of the more offensive bands, lyrically, if you're sensitive to social mores (wiki warns "most of the songs depict acts of child rape, extreme sex, torture and murder"). Fortunately I'm not, and aurally this is one of the slimiest, grungiest, most balls-to-the-walls rock 'n roll albums ever made. So chug the sludge if you dare soup heads, but don't say I didn't warn you!" - DD

Heldon - Heldon IV "Agneta Nilsson" (1976)
Heldon IV "Agneta Nilsson" (1976, Urus Records)

"Epic space drawl of the highest grade, Heldon IV is perfect mood music for those lazy, hazy days on the couch. Close your eyes and inhale the euphoric mist of Perspective my ethereal bunnies." - DD

Friday, January 15, 2016

Various Artists - Sounding The Body Electric (2013)
Various Artists
Sounding The Body Electric (2013, Bôłt)

"Sprawling worlds of sound coalesce in this grand collection of pieces selected as a counterpart to Calvert 22's exhibit of the same name, showcasing experimental approaches to sound and image in Eastern Europe through the 60's, 70's and early 80's. Highly recommended for electroacouster's and concrète tape-heads alike!" - DD

Various Artists - Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics 1927-1938 (1993)
Various Artists
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics 1927-1938 (1993, Folklyric Records)

"I've spent a significant amount of time over the holidays and throughout the new year thus far listening to and obsessing over this remarkably on point and comprehensive compilation of beauties, featuring all the best in Hawaiian steel from the 30's. I can only hope some of you will enjoy it as much as I have, and note that if you don't like it at all you probably suck at life. Shake on you incurable cankers!" - DD

Monday, January 4, 2016

Various Artists - Orange Mound (2013)
Various Artists
Orange Mound (2013, Self Released)

"Welcome to 2016 sisters and brothers! I knew leaving for the holidays that I wanted this to be the first post of the new year and here we are. What Mark Francis Johnson has created for us is a stark compilation of some of the greasiest, lo-fi, independent, Memphis hip-hop cassette's from throughout the early-to-mid 90's. My buddy Maxy Poo showed it to me and said it was "one of the sickest rap mixes" he'd ever heard and I can't disagree; it's an excellently grooved out sludger! As one poster put it, "a mix like this is a passport to another world," so don't stall too long foolies. Dig it loud and proud!" - DD