Friday, September 30, 2016

Robert Lawrence - Imagination Dead Imagine (1981) (Cass.)
Robert Lawrence
Imagination Dead Imagine (Cass.) (1981, Quick Stab)

"This tape's been posted previously on two of my favourite blogs (un, deux), but here we go anyway. Some pretty clangy-bangy, open-air sounding minimal electronics, leaning on the noisier side of the fence (waaay different from Soundstorms, but no less fantastic). Lots of fun if you're into that sort of thing so give it a go gunkwads and have a delightful weekend!" - DD

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Eberhard Weber - The Colours Of Chloë (1974)
Eberhard Weber
The Colours Of Chloë (1974, ECM Records)

"Too good! Incredibly soft and articulate, this is orchestral jazz at its most refined. Weber weaves so many elements into this album, and without being "free" is entirely explorative within his own paradigm. Gorgeous grooves abound here so please enjoy sweet beauties!" - DD

William Basinski - A Red Score In Tile (2011)
William Basinski
A Red Score In Tile (2011, Streamline)

"Total tranquility resonates throughout this hazy trance, congested by a stillness and unease that rest just below the surface as a single piano melody repeats itself through muffled tape warble and hiss, progressively becoming more and more damaged along the way. Highly recommended for droners and daytrippers alike! Dig in deep friends!" - DD

Monday, September 26, 2016

Mark Fell - Manitutshu (2011) (LP)
Mark Fell
Manitutshu (LP) (2011, Editions Mego)

"Once again, I'm following Brinkmann w/ some Fell because they just go so well together. This is nowhere near as fierce as the last album I posted of his, but it's still not entirely lucid. I love it a ton, and find the pulse pretty hypnotic. Give it a go and see how you feel, fuglies. And remember not to choke on yr tongue! Headphones required, merci beaucoup!" - DD

Thomas Brinkmann - When Horses Die... (2008)
Thomas Brinkmann
When Horses Die... (2008, Max Ernst)

"A very fluid but foreboding affair on this dark electronic dream from Brinkmann. If you enjoyed the last album I posted from him don't expect anything similar here. Brooding vocals just barely more than whisper through the foreground on a much more rhythmic and bewildering excursion. Picture Suicide on a heavy load of Dilaudid. Dig it long and deep little bunnies, this one is icy." - DD

Friday, September 23, 2016

Frank Bretschneider - Sinn + Form (2015)
Frank Bretschneider
Sinn + Form (2015, Raster-Noton)

"Glitched out sinusoidal spasms so physical they'll vaporize your brain. Bretschneider is a wiz when it comes to tonal architecture and landscape, and this bit of fun is a perfect showcase. So graceful at times while vicious at others, filled w/ peaks and valleys and a million otherworldly dreams along the way. Strap in and chug it fuglies, transfiguration is nigh! Headphones and high volume required." - DD

OG Amber London - Hard 2 Find (Not Found) (2014)
OG Amber London
Hard 2 Find (Not Found) (2014, Self Released Mixtape)

"Officially speaking, I fucking love Raider Klan. I also love Amber London. The lush production on 2013's Tru 2 Tha Phonk called back to everything great about early 90's r&b and hip hop. This mixtape has a much grittier, lo-fi feeling, which to me is more in line with what I generally expect from a Klan-related release. It bangs dirty Texas hard all day and is most definitely a thick jammer! Dig in and get wavy gravy y'all!" - DD

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Colin Stetson & Mats Gustafsson - Stones (2012)
Colin Stetson & Mats Gustafsson
Stones (2012, Rune Grammofon)

"This has been on steady repeat in my headphones of late and I don't see that stopping anytime soon. Two masters of skronk-n-wail going head to head for thirty-five minutes of glorious, beastly, yet surprisingly subdued mind expulsion. Too good! Chew these elegantly obese jammers my friends, and I double dog dare you not to swallow." - DD

Holger Czukay / Rolf Dammers - Canaxis (1969)
Holger Czukay / Rolf Dammers
Canaxis (1969, Music Factory / Spoon Records / Mute)

"Some pretty slow-jammed, warbled, hazy-bake for all you concrète tape-heads out there. Based on the track listing this rip is either the CD version released by Mute and Spoon in '95 or one thereafter, so not the original mix. Still an exceptional time, however, so jam on and space out to this fine, fine groovage!" - DD

Monday, September 12, 2016

John Fahey - America (1971)
John Fahey
America (1971, Takoma)

"Some more deliciously dreamy guitar pluckery, this time from the Papa of guitar pluckery. If you haven't listened to much Fahey you should correct that immediately as his entire catalogue is genius. Some may not pick this out as his best, and I may not either, but today it's making all the right moves so here you go. Enjoy this sweet, sweet serenity friends." - DD

Friday, September 9, 2016

William Tyler - Blue Ash Montgomery (2014) (Cass.)
William Tyler
Blue Ash Montgomery (Cass.) (2014, Lightning Records)

"Here's a beautifully crafted bit of fairly traditional folk guitar work, comfortably in the vein of American Primitive giants like Basho or Taussig, that manages to bring something new and inspired to the table. I only recently discovered Tyler's solo work (formerly of Silver Jews) while going through a guitar binge and this album immediately jumped out at me. The wildly ecstatic closer w/ Tim Barnes is worth the listen alone, so please dig in and hopefully you enjoy it as much as I have." - DD