Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Dom Minasi String Quartet – Dissonance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder


Dom Minasi String Quartet - Dissonance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder album cover

 If Django Reinhardt played improvised this is what it would sound like. An avant-garde improvised - but also "structured" - string quartet with guitar destroying everything. 2009 cd on Konnex Records.


Monday, June 13, 2022

Phill Niblock – Music By Phill Niblock

Phill Niblock - Music By Phill Niblock album cover 

Hello to everyone. Thank you for all the messages you have sent asking whether I am ok. To be honest, I am not. Since the last time last November many things have happened, including getting the covid, but that was the least serious. The strain on my mental health is very big and I now take anti-depressants and anti-psychotics to get me through. I can't promise I'll write frequently, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone.

So here's an awesome majestic droning minimal classic masterpiece by Phill Niblock. One track is a string quartet, the other one is two flutes but on an epic scale. 1993 cd on XI.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Bandcamp Friday recommendations

 As it is obvious, I have next to no time for uploads these days, but I thought it would be good to make some bandcamp recommendations for this month's fee-waive Friday, so there we go.

Brandstifter & Diurnal Burdens - An Alpine Drama (Moonside Tapes) - link

Alternating between heavy freezing ambient and weird electroacoustic stuff.

Diurnal Burdens & Matt Atkins - Idle Magnetism (Courier) - link

Hypnotic improv and tape splurge.

Territorial Gobbing & Diurnal Burdens (Czaszka) - link

 You now know what to expect

Liminal Haze - 4 (Important Drone Records) - link

Diurnal Burdens/Death In Scarsdale/Rovellasca collaboration, deep modular ambient immersion

Liminal Haze - 5 (Park 70) - link

Even more of that 

Rovellasca - The Fissure of Rolando (Park 70) - link

Drone distortion, not too different from Culver.

Rovellasca - Rhizomes (Modern Tapes) - link

Somber synth drone and tape hiss.

While we are on the subject, check MVK - Hic Svnt Monstra (deep drone, link) and Jonathan Deasy - Taiga (modular non-movement, link) from Invisible City Records, run by Craig Johnson (Liminal Haze, Rovellasca, Death In Scarsdale), and Papal Bull - Let's Call it Fun Time (casio noise/joy from Posset and Roman Nose, link) and the three WICKED blank tape compilations (here, here and here) by Steep Gloss, run by Ross-Scott Buccleuch of Diurnal Burdens/Liminal Haze). This treasure is for free so you can just support these superb guys.

Golden Vomit - Beyond All Reason (Celebrate Psi Phenomenon) - link

Haare side project, same amounts of psychedelic evil space rituals

Pat Moonchy - Wintersun (link) and Wintermoon (link)

Somewhere between deep listening and witches dancing in the forest

Boban Ristevski & Calineczka - Breathe (Important Drone Records) - link

Wow, pineal gland moving modular drone just took a turn towards the epic

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The Cooking Errchestra – Live At ICC 2-20-2000


Live At ICC 2-20-2000 (Album) album cover

Epic one-off collaboration between Masaya Nakahara of Violent Onsen Geisha/Hair Stylistics, Shusaku Hariya of Computer Soup and some other people, playing a great mix of free jazz, musique concrete, fried electronics and some AMAZING Gerogerigegege-like sex moans near the end! 2000 cd on Cha-Bashira.



Monday, October 4, 2021

Million Brazilians – Poderoso Monicato

Poderoso Monicato  (LP, Album) album cover

At this point, MB had already started shifting into the sprawling psych/free jazz/ambient fourth world primitive cannibal spaceship that they now are, and this one is really a recording you can get lost in. 2015 LP on Psychic Sounds.


Saturday, October 2, 2021

Million Brazilians – Cult Music Of Ajitz


Cult Music Of Ajitz (LP, Limited Edition) album cover

This is the first full-length LP of MB, and I like it more than Hideous Visions. It has a much more rudimentary and lo-fi sound, based almost exclusively on various percussions that border on gamelan accompanied by wind instruments and it has a cryptic cannibal ritual atmosphere. 2010 LP on Psychic Sounds.