Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mix. No. 14 - I am your soul in drag

Friday, January 13, 2012

Palace Brothers - There is No-One What Will Take Care of You

1993; 12 tracks

There is No-One What Will Take Care of You is the debut solo album of the (amazing) multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Charlie), in this case going under the name
Palace Brothers. Playing on this album are also a few members of the band Slint.

A fragile, warbling voice rises above a field of disconsolate folky/lo-fi/post-rock textures, and century-old sadness washes in the refreshing light of dawn breaking over a high snow-tipped mountain. I found it very glorious to witness, the unfurling of this infinitely intimate album.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Huun Huur Tu & Carmen Rizzo - Eternal

2009; 8 tracks

Eternal is the collaborative work of
Huun Huur Tu, a Tuvan throat singing group, and Carmen Rizzo, a producer, engineer, and electronic artist. This is an incredibly powerful and beautiful album of traditional folk and throat singing stretched against a canvas of ambient and electronic music.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Limited Express (has gone?) - Makes You Dance!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Spain - The Blue Moods of Spain

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Uncle Wiggly - There Was An Elk

1993; 24 tracks

Uncle Wiggly was a New York-based band formed in 1988 by a college student/radio announcer and a few of his friends. They went on to create a number of albums and cassettes throughout the 90s. Their sound is best described as a mixture of their favorite music, which included Pink Floyd and The Minutemen. Full of shimmery, summery music about frogs (and other things) delivered with cleverly-written lyrics, Uncle Wiggly shares some complex but lighthearted indie/soft rock.

i wish to be the space between your back and the wall

Mr. Epp and the Calculations - Ridiculing the Apocalypse

1996; 24 tracks

The self-proclaimed "worst band in the world,"
Mr. Epp and the Calculations, seem to have been the forerunners of the genre now known as grunge. Formed in the late 70s by a group of teenagers and named after one of their high school math teachers, the still highly unknown band created an EP and several compilations and tapes before disbanding after about 3 years. Ridiculing the Apocalypse, released officially in 1996, is an anthology of the group's work.

I fucking love this band's approach to music. Their music is playful, but darkly so. Many times there is a spoken intro or dialogue, one of my favorite of which is when the lead singer says to the crowd:

"Some people say, 'What good is the message if you can't understand the words?'123GO" (unidentifiable noise ensues).

Pure grunge! Pure noise! Pure shit!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Papaye - La Chaleur

Psychic Teens - Teen

Troy von Balthazar - How to Live on Nothing

2010; 14 tracks

Exquisitely sad folk-inspired rock and electronic music by multi-instrumentalist
Troy von Balthazar (Chokebore). There are some really powerful songs on here, and some equally enjoyable and beautiful ones, too. It is fine music to listen to in an abandoned train station.

the body is a universe of feeling

Monday, January 2, 2012

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