Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dead RIder.

Dead Rider's performance at Bottom of the Hill last night was simply ecstatic. I think their records are great, odd dub productions that sound something like a combination of PiL and Prince, but I was unprepared for their tightly orchestrated live set. Todd Rittmann was possessed, theatrical and provoking, and all the ferocious rhythms, potent vocal harmonies, melting synths, disorienting basslines, casually brilliant, spidery guitar outbursts...aggh! That's how it's done.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

In rotation New Year's 2014

Not a best of 2013 list, but what's been spinning around here this New Year of 2014. Some recent finds, some trips back into the archives, and even a few from 2013...

Vaz, "Visiting Hours" (Sleeping Giant) 2013
Vhol, S/T (Gilead Media) 2013
Goat, "World Music" (Rocket) 2013
Andrzej Korzynski, "Secret Enigma, 1968-1981" (Finders Keepers) 2012
V/A, "Diablos Del Ritmo: The Colombian Melting Pot 1960-1983 Part 2" (Analog Africa) 2012
Akron, "Voyage Of Exploration" (Vampi Soul) 2012
V/A, "International Vicious Society Vol. VI" (University of Vice) 2012
V/A, "Poco Loco in the Coco" (University of Vice) 2012
Swans, "The Seer" (Young God) 2012
Ty Segall, "Singles 2007-2010" (Goner) 2011
Jack Oblivian, "Rat City" (Big Legal Mess) 2011
Lucho Bermudez y Su Orqesta, S/T 3x7" (Soundway) 2011
Googoosh, S/T (Finders Keepers) 2011
V/A, "Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music In The 1960s, Vol. 1" (Soul Jazz) 2011
V/A, "Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music In The 1960s, Vol. 2" (Soul Jazz) 2011
Curlee Wurlee, "Likes Milk" (Moody Monkey) 2011
D Rider, "Mother of Curses" (Tizona) 2009
Secret Chiefs 3, "Le Mani Destre Recise Degli Ultimi Uomini" (Web of Mimicry) 2009
Lhasa, S/T (Audiogram/Nettwerk) 2009
Harlan T Bobo, "I'm Your Man" (Goner) 2007
Tokyo Electron ‎"Will Put A Charge In You" 7" (Shattered) 2005
Big Lazy, "New Everything" (Tasankee) 2002
QueenAdreena, "Drink Me" (Rough Trade) 2002
Hot Snakes, "Automatic Midnight" (Swami) 2002
Love Life, "The Rose he Lied By" (Troubleman Unlimited) 2000
Add N to (X), "Avant Hard" (Mute) 1999
Hardvark, "Memory Barge" (Clawfist) 1994
V/A, "Las Vegas Grind Vol. 3" (Strip) 1989
Pandoras, "It's About Time" (Voxx) 1984
Birthday Party, "The Bad Seed" EP (4AD) 1983
PIL, "Flowers of Romance" (Warner Brothers) 1981
Cigany Vigadalom, "Tarogato Es Cimbalom" (Fiesta) 1980
Willie Nelson, "Red Headed Stranger" (Columbia) 1975
George Zambetas, "the World's Greatest Bouzouki Artist" (Alshire) 1971
Earth and Fire, "Song of the Marching Children" (Polydor) 1971