Friday, August 26, 2016

RE-POST: Various Artists - Cambodian Rocks (1996)
Various Artists
Cambodian Rocks (1996, Parallel World)

"I've had numerous requests over the years for this to be re-posted so at long last here it is. A totally enthused compilation of some exceptional, fuzzed out, psych-rock from Cambodia. Dig it long and hard fug puffers, it'll wallop yr face!" - DD

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Originally posted on 09/30/10. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Various Artists - The Way of Eiheiji: Zen-Buddhist Ceremony (1959)
Various Artists
The Way of Eiheiji: Zen-Buddhist Ceremony (1959, Folkways Records)

"Recorded by one John Mitchell, who I believe had a few field recordings released through Folkways, and edited by Stephan Fassett, this is a seriously mesmerising expedition and one that I recommend enthusiastically. I ripped this from Youtube as a single track, the LP is four side-long pieces, but it's still worth every minute of your time. Major league chew friends!" - DD

Thursday, August 18, 2016

David Crosby - If I Could Only Remeber My Name (1971) (LP)
David Crosby
If I Could Only Remeber My Name (LP) (1971, Atlantic)

"This immensely elegant debut from legendary songwriter David Crosby is a heartfelt journey of the highest grade, casting vivid and tranquil grooves along the way. With a roster reading like an index at the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, the album is masterfully crafted in every regard. So wallow in the cool green grass pondering the great complexities of the universe sweet babies, and drink that glowing sincerity all night long! Maximum summer jammage!" - DD

The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms (1980)
The Feelies
Crazy Rhythms (1980, Stiff America)

"Well, I've talked about it so now I have to post it. Here we have the immaculate and always absorbing Crazy Rhythms. I'm kind of surprised it isn't up here already but we'll fix that now. As with Matt Johnson, I highly recommend listening to this while drifting in and out, but truthfully it's a joy any time. If you haven't heard it dig in now my fugly little bits, and feeeel that ooby dooby!" - DD

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UPDATE: Turns out I did up this already, haha, back in 2010. Check it!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Matt Johnson - Burning Blue Soul (1981)
Matt Johnson
Burning Blue Soul (1981, 4AD)

"Truly one of the all-time great hypnagogic drifters (second only to Crazy Rhythms); a perfect dreamscape soundtrack! I actually thought I had posted it a few years ago but apparently not. My mistake, thankfully it's here now. An eclectic blend of 80's bangers, sound collage and swirling effects. Goddamn, goddamn what an utterly beautiful album! Please lay back, close your eyes and enjoy it loud and free pretty kitties!" - DD

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Armand Schaubroeck Steals - I Came to Visit, But Decided to Stay (1974) (LP)
Armand Schaubroeck Steals
I Came to Visit, But Decided to Stay (LP) (1974, Mirror Records Inc.)

"What a sweet, sweet slow-jam of good times and an underappreciated one at that! Highly infectious rock 'n roll ala Reed/Bowie/Pop, chock-full of wit and deft sarcasm. Wiggle yr jiggles and squeal ya slimey bastards and dig this greaser all night long!" - DD

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

John Surman - How Many Clouds Can You See? (1970)
John Surman
How Many Clouds Can You See? (1970, Deram)

"A supremely delish, freewheelin' spazzer for all you humdingin', tip-tappin', jizz-jazzers (in lather?). Chug the maximum grooves on this magnificent soiree, friends, and swallow!" - DD

Harry Partch - The Bewitched (1957)
Harry Partch
The Bewitched (1957, Composers Recordings Inc.)

"The dating of this could be a bit wonky; I believe it's a rip of the 1990 CD release, which was taken from the 1958 LP released on Partch's own label, and is a recording of the first performance of the "dance satire" that took place at the University of Illinois' Champaign-Urbana campus on March 26, 1957. It's a total joy to dig in deep, but remember to stay mindful kiddies! The scale is boggling and brain haemorrhaging is likely, so dream on fuddy duddies and dig that wailin' groove!" - DD

Friday, August 5, 2016

Julie London - Julie Is Her Name (1955)
Julie London
Julie Is Her Name (1955, Liberty)

"Smooth, elegant and sultry jazz from the beautiful Julie London. This was her first and likely most subtle release, and my personal favourite. Lay back in your easy chair friends, with a nice, strong drink, and dig these grooved out jams!" - DD

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

S U R V I V E - LT019 (2011) (Cass.)
LT019 (Cass.) (2011, Living Tapes)

"Like many, I recently binged my way through one of the most enjoyable shows I've seen in ages, Stranger Things. It's a show that speaks to so much of what I loved about movies growing up in the 80's and I immediately fell in love. Like the show, the music also comes straight from the synthed-out dreamscapes of 80's sci-fi/horror and was composed by this band. LT019 is my favourite of theirs at the moment (pending the official release of the show's soundtrack) and I recommend it to anyone into juicy, warm, analogue synthesis. Dig it large droolies 'n foolies!" - DD