Monday, February 15, 2016

Paysage d'Hiver - Nacht (2004) (Cass.)
Paysage d'Hiver
Nacht (Cass.) (2004, Kunsthall Produktionen)

"Some severe black beauty here, birthed from the darkest reaches of the driven snow. Tobias Möckl creates a biting universe with his music that is both fierce, with walls of blistering sound, and solemn in its periods of reflection. Such is the barren winter of life, it can sometimes seem, and sooner or later the night will take us all. Dig in before it's too late friends, this is the banger of the season!!" - DD

Thursday, February 11, 2016

RE-POST: The Shaggs - Shaggs' Own Thing (1982) (LP)
The Shaggs
Shaggs' Own Thing (LP) (1982, Rounder Records)

"This is my favourite Shaggs record, if only for the sweetness of their Yesterday Once More and Paper Roses. So beautiful it hurts." - DD

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Kaoru Abe - Sombre Dimanche (1971)
Kaoru Abe
Sombre Dimanche (1971, Wax Records)

"Kaoru Abe is capable of delivering some pretty righteous blasts. On this (his first solo record, I believe) his squealing and writhing contortions of skronk abound! He's not for everyone, sure, but if you like your jams free-wheelin' and fierce then dig it loud and proud little bebe's!" - DD

Mark Fell - Multistability (2010)
Mark Fell
Multistability (2010, Raster-Noton)

"More experimental electronics for all you piss puddles, only this time a fully erratic and encompassing assault of sound that you will surely feel snapping inside your head. I mean that literally. Brain meltage is almost definite, so wear headphones and turnt it ch'all!" - DD

Thomas Brinkmann - What You Hear (Is What You Hear) (2015)
Thomas Brinkmann
What You Hear (Is What You Hear) (2015, Editions Mego)

"Choice droners of all forms will fill your skull on this beaster from Germany's minimal electronic producer Thomas Brinkmann. Recommended for use with headphones at high volume; brain splattering goodness!" - DD

Thursday, February 4, 2016

La Monte Young - The Well-Tuned Piano (1987)
La Monte Young
The Well-Tuned Piano (1987, Gramavision)

"What we have here is a five hour recording of a solo piano piece composed and performed by the father of minimalism himself. It is unquestionably a Herculean expanse of pure, unfettered beauty, covering a vast range of emotions and themes throughout. Highly recommend for droners and sickos alike!" - DD

Kristian, Shalabi, St-Onge - Kristian, Shalabi, St-Onge (2001)
Kristian, Shalabi, St-Onge
Kristian, Shalabi, St-Onge (2001, Alien8 Recordings)

"Montreal's own Alien8 released this collection of extremely minimal and measured pieces composed by David Kristian (synth), Sam Shalabi (guitar/oud) and Alexandre St-Onge (double bass). I only wish I were around Montreal when these guys were performing here 'cause this is excellent music! Bare and patient, but without doubt powerful. Dig in and drool sweethearts!" - DD

Terumasa Hino Quintet - Peace & Love (1970) (LP)
Terumasa Hino Quintet
Peace & Love (LP) (1970, Canyon Records, Love Records)

"Some elegant and mellow jazz from prominent Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino. Here we have two long tracks, one flowing and one more subdued, with some beautiful instrumentation and composition throughout. Dig it smooth cool cats!" - DD

The Electric Prunes - Mass In F Minor (1968) (LP)
The Electric Prunes
Mass In F Minor (LP) (1968, Reprise Records)

"Membership and politics aside, I think this album is when The Prunes really hit their stride. Prior to they created some fantastic psych/garage, but after reformatting the group David Axelrod was really able to define some out-there sounds and ideas. This one hits from front to back in a supremely psychedelic way, so take two hits and call me in the morning kiddies. This is Mass the way it was meant to be!" - DD