Thursday, December 9, 2010

Bent Wind - Sussex (1969)

Bent Wind
Sussex (1969, Acme)

"Sussex is loaded with supremely fuzzed-out, Canadian-hippy, blues rock of the highest grade. Though technically sufficient, I find the band maintains a certain naiveté or charm more frequently reserved for outsider music. Wholly enjoyable! If you don't love it at first keep listening, you'll not want it to end. Definitely a new favourite of mine!" - DD

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Half Japanese - Sing No Evil (1984)

Half Japanese
Sing No Evil (1984, Drag City)

"Freewheeling, psychedelic, skronk and bang, thrusting and wailing into the street: fat bass lines that walk a hundred miles, horns honking in a joyous release. Half Japanese are diverse, spontaneous, and totally rad romantics. Chew it loud and swallow my fuglies!" - DD

Monday, December 6, 2010

In Camera - Fin (1982)

In Camera
Fin (1982, 4AD)

"Originally recorded as a BBC session, this dark and brooding, new wave, post-punk, discordant rock and roll mess of beauty will get your blood boiling and toes tapping. Reminiscent at times of The Birthday Party, though more so Joy Division and the like. Dig it rough and gruff billy goats!" - DD

Friday, December 3, 2010

Seth Nehil - Knives (2010) (LP)

Seth Nehil
Knives (LP) (2010, Senufo Editions)

"Among many things, Seth Nehil is a composer of soundscapes. In his own words, this record is inspired by 'cinematic sound design, hip hop music production, musique concrete and noir films'. It is a brilliant piece of work, well worth anyone's time who may be interested in sonic capabilities. Listen and enjoy!" - DD

Thursday, December 2, 2010

INU - Ushiwakamaru Nametottara Dotsuitaru Zo (1984) (LP)

Ushiwakamaru Nametottara Dotsuitaru Zo (LP) (1984, Unknown)

"A wild and primitive festival of punk infested sludge (not dissimilar in tone and fervor to Amon Düül's Psychedelic Underground), this is quite far from INU's previous work, Meshi Kuuna!. With brute force and desperate yelps Machida Machizō throws away his pop sensibilities and gets down and dirty. Recorded live in 1979. Chew the fat fucking jams!" - DD

The Cake - The Cake (1967) (LP)

The Cake
The Cake (LP) (1967, Decca)

"The Cake were a 60's girl group with tremendous vocal melodies (at times reminiscent of The Shangri-Las) and impeccable hooks, complete with shimmering orchestral arrangements. Combining original material with several R&B standards, they set themselves apart from other girl groups of the time. This record is far too under-appreciated so dig it loud and proud folks!" - DD

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - House Arrest (2006)

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
House Arrest (2006, Paw Tracks)

"Ariel Pink is a contemporary anomaly, composing his own brand of 80's infused, AM pop hits. House Arrest is my favourite of his albums, with some of his greatest songs (Interesting Results, Every Night I Die At Miyagis, Oceans Of Weep). You may already love him or hate him, whatever the case if you haven't listened to this entire record please do." - DD

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