Wednesday, May 27, 2015

T.K. Ramamoorthy - Fabulous Notes And Beats Of The Indian Carnatic Jazz (1969)
T.K. Ramamoorthy
Fabulous Notes And Beats Of The Indian Carnatic Jazz (1969, His Master's Voice)

"Some beautifully delicious grooves for all you jazzers out there. Fantastic skronks and melodies abound, perfect for the porch, so please enjoy this one! I believe it's a copy of the 2011 reissue. Fav track is Natta but no links online, so be sure to check it out and dig on sweet brothers and sisters!" - DD

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Phantom Payn Days - Phantom Payn Daze (2010)
Phantom Payn Days
Phantom Payn Daze (2010, De Stijl)

"Here's some hazey, lo-fi solo jammers from 39 Clocks' Juergen Gleue. These drugged-out psych songs remind me of a lot of things (like 39 Clocks, Lou Reed definitely comes to mind) but it's tough to really pinpoint what so I say just give it a listen and decide for yourself. These were originally recorded in the late 90's and apparently represent Gleue's final recordings. Chew it loud and free kiddies!" - DD

Friday, May 15, 2015

Lagger Blues Machine ‎– The Complete Works (1994)
Lagger Blues Machine
The Complete Works (1994, Mellow Records)

"There is some serious, grade-A prog riffery going on here, and I must say I like it! Loads of swirling organ, deep bluesy bass, punchy drums, the occasional horn jam and that classic, perfectly overdriven 70's guitar tone. This collects both LBM albums into one beefy, rollin' jammer, so you can riff on for days. Dig it lager!" - DD

Monday, May 4, 2015

Various Artists - Concussion!!! (2003) (LP)!!!
Various Artists
Concussion!!! (LP) (2003, Mr. Manicotti Records)

"What we've got here is a killer compilation of busted, lo-fi, instrumental, surf nuggets; only the slimiest little turds on this jam, including some more rockabilly type stuff. It's dirty and greasy and might try to sock you, so be careful! But by golly get it in yous no less! Perfect for those slurry summer nights." - DD

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976)
Roy Ayers Ubiquity
Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976, Polydor)

"I love this record so much. Incredible soul/jazz/funk/bliss from the master. The sounds here are so clear and smooth, and just feel so good. Highlights for me are Keep On Walking, The Third Eye (crank this with headphones and lose your mind), and of course the title track is a brick of solid gold (no wonder it's been sampled nearly a hundred times), but the entire album is fantastic. Grab on and feel the thick, sweaty groove sweet babies and dig these summer jams!" - DD

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Wold - L.O.T.M.P. (2005)
L.O.T.M.P. (2005, Profound Lore Records)

"Wold have been creating a monster of sound that some have referred to as Black Noise (Black Metal + Harsh Noise) for over a decade now. This is one of their earlier releases and is a bit more "Metal" than some more recent stuff. Personally I find them so cacophonous that it creates a sort of peace and stillness, and as such usually put it on when I want to relax. I fell asleep on the couch yesterday to this one, it was good. Others may not agree but that's fine. Enjoy this murky blizzard you repulsive puddles of piss!" - DD

Friday, May 1, 2015

Alèmu Aga - Éthiopiques Vol. 11: The Harp of King David (1995)
Alèmu Aga
Éthiopiques Vol. 11: The Harp of King David (1995, Buda Musique)

"Alèmu Aga is a master of the bèguèna, an Ethiopian instrument used in prayer and meditation, and his voice is totally unreal and beautiful. I fell in love with this album a few years ago and have been constantly going back to it since. It is some of the most soothing music I have ever heard, so please enjoy. Truly a masterpiece of pure tranquility!" - DD