Thursday, September 30, 2021

Konstantia Gourzi – Anájikon

Anájikon (Album) album cover

Greek modern classical composer, moods alternating between mournful homages to Mozart, ominous percussive ballet improvisations and epic string quartets. One of the best ECM releases in a long time. 2021 cd on ECM.


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Razen - Rim Saraband

Rim Saraband () album cover 

One of the most "acoustic" but highly droned-out recording of Razen, featuring immersive jams with Eastern wind and string instruments. Awesome. 2013 tape on Sloow Tapes.



Sunday, September 26, 2021

Raymond Dijkstra, Louise Landes Levi – In The Face Of Faceless Eye


In The Face Of Faceless Eye (LP, Limited Edition, Numbered, Special Edition) album cover

Unnerving collaboration between Louise Landes Levi reciting poetry and Raymond Dijkstra (head of Des Astres d'Or label) doing evil sound collage, not too far away from Ruth White's Flowers Of Evil. 2019 LP on Des Astres d'Or.




Friday, September 24, 2021

Bombay Lunatic Asylum ‎– Mad Song

  Mad Song album cover

 Second album of zoning Indian classical drone rituals by Louise Landes Levi, Bart DePaepe and Koen Vandenhoudt. 2021 LP on Oaken Palace.



Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Association Area – Stop Motion Hasbeen


Stop Motion Hasbeen () album cover

Mix of early Converge and math fuckeries by one of the best but overlooked bands of the genre. 1998 self-released cd.



Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Association Area – Culinar Nostalgy West


Culinar Nostalgy West  () album cover

This is a double cd split between Association Area and other bands, and I have it somewhere but I don't know why I haven't ripped the songs of the other bands. But Association Area is reason enough to get this, as it's a completely out of control live performance of jazz mathnoisegrind fuckcore of the highest order that puts almost everyone to rest. 1999 cd on Impaler Records.



Monday, September 20, 2021

Million Brazilians – Hideous Visions Of Million Brazilians


Hideous Visions Of Million Brazilians (LP, Album) album cover

The second full-length of Million Brazilians is kind of monotonous, one-sided psych-rock/free jazz improv with lots of percussion. Certainly one of their least successful efforts, but a good reader asked for it to be uploaded so there you are. 2010 LP on Psychic Sounds.


Saturday, September 18, 2021

Bombay Lunatic Asylum ‎– Bombay Lunatic Asylum

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Alien Porno Midgets


Someone asked about this a long time ago. Properly hazy, conceptual and bordering on memory loss Hawaii music by James Kirby (The Caretaker).

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Jazzfinger - Bad Timing I


Bad Timing I & II (Limited Edition) album cover

 This really was a double cd called Bad Timing I & II, but the box I received had twice the same disc with a different cd cover. Meh. So if anyone has the second disc, please send it over here. Anyway, this is an IMMERSIVE mix of Jazzfinger live performances at their absolute best = not extremely noisy or badly recorded, but with a hypnotic and outright devotional approach. The gigs themselves must have been amazing for the audiences. 2007 cdr on Fuckin' Amateurs.


Saturday, September 11, 2021

Various ‎– People Take Warning! (Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs, 1913-1938)


 Probably sums up my life being a disaster. In the vein of Alan Lomax music research this compilation gathers stories about disasters (say Titanic) and murders, of course in country, roots, blues and bluegrass styles. 2007 3 X Cd on Tompkins Square.





Thursday, September 9, 2021

Κώστας Παντόπουλος - Κωστής Δρυγιανάκης – Ο Μύθος του Πενθέα (Costas Pantopoulos - Costis Drygiannakis - The Penteus Myth)


Ο Μύθος του Πενθέα = The Penteus Myth (Album, Limited Edition, Numbered) album cover

In the 1980s Costis Drygiannakis played in an electronics group called Optical Musics (check here). Costas Pantopoulos was another member of the group and this is a collaboration they recorded in 1989, which centers around heavily percussive MIDI electronics with big ethnic influences, which would probably make a good soundtrack to a documentary or something. 2019 cd on Hxoi Kato Apo To Spiti.




Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Posset – The Golden Handshake That Almost Broke My Wrist


The Golden Handshake That Almost Broke My Wrist () album cover

No Posset for a long time, so it was mandatory to do something. Vocal junk, mutated frequencies, almost Christmas-y ambient and choirs of drooling senile gremlins. 2019 tape on Regional Bears.




Κωστής Δρυγιανάκης ‎– Ο Χονδρός Και Η Κατσιάνη Στο Βουνό (Costis Drygiannakis - Chondros and Katsiani on the Mountain)


Didn't plan to take me such a long time to get back to posting, but things haven't been exactly well. Probably had the worst summer of my life, I don't see life getting any better soon. Thanks to everyone who asked about me, sorry for not replying.I haven't heard to much music either, when I have the time I'd rather listen to ASMR videos on youtube (or even watch old NBA highlights).

Costis Drygiannakis is a top-class Greek avant-garde composer (I think Bleak Bliss has posted some of his other releases in the past) and this is a dizzying cello-weird electronics-fucked percussions electroacoustic masterpiece bordering Greek folk music at times, drone and everything in-between, with vocal contributions from Alexandra Katsiani and Thanasis Chondros (hence the title) from weirdo Greek band Dimosioypalliliko Retire. First released in 2006, this is the 2019 re-release on Rekem Records.