Shells: Outside tape (Astral Editions, 2022)

December 8, 2022 at 6:40 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Shells: Outside tape

Shelley Salant’s newest tape was recorded in her Detroit backyard last September, and it has a breezy feel as if it’s been picked up by the early autumn breeze and it’s just suspended in the sky. It’s a little like the longform pieces of Another Time from a few years ago. Her guitar playing just floats up and cycles, with gentle effects pulling the notes in different directions or prolonging the reveries. It’s quite scruffy and homespun, definitely the type of release that makes sense on a cassette. It’s very easy to just lose track of time listening to this. She already released a record called In a Cloud, but this one evokes that feeling even more.

Show #653 – 12/3/22

December 3, 2022 at 3:03 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

12:00 AM Apollo Brown ~ Escapism ~ This Must Be the Place ~ Mello Music Group ~ 2022
12:03 AM Fievel Is Glauque ~ Flaming Swords ~ Flaming Swords ~ MATH Interactive ~ 2022
12:06 AM Ezra Collective ~ Live Strong ~ Where I’m Meant To Be ~ PTKF ~ 2022
12:13 AM Jeff Parker ~ 2019-07-08 II ~ Mondays at the Enfield Tennis Academy ~ Eremite ~ 2022
12:38 AM Mike Cooper ~ Dreaming On Earth ~ Oceans of Milk and Treacle ~ Room 40 ~ 2021
12:41 AM Cerrone ~ Striptease ~ Cerrone by Cerrone ~ Malligator ~ 2022
12:45 AM James Marlon Magas ~ I Don’t Care ~ Confusion Is My Name ~ Midwich Productions ~ 2022
12:48 AM Bill Converse ~ Measurement (Of What?) ~ Take Parts ~ Dark Entries Records ~ 2022
12:56 AM Baseck & Pilo ~ Feel307 ~ Fabric Presents Nicola Cruz ~ fabric Records ~ 2022
12:58 AM Neu! ~ Lieber Honig (Yann Tiersen Remix) ~ Tribute ~ Groenland Records ~ 2022
1:08 AM Sofie Royer ~ Baker Miller Pink ~ Harlequin ~ Stones Throw Records ~ 2022
1:12 AM Horsegirl ~ Option 8 ~ Versions of Modern Performance ~ Matador ~ 2022
1:15 AM Sonic Youth ~ In & Out ~ In/Out/In ~ Three Lobed Recordings ~ 2022
1:23 AM Waajeed ~ The Dub ~ Memoirs of Hi-Tech Jazz ~ Tresor ~ 2022
1:29 AM Christopher Willits ~ Crescent ~ Gravity ~ Ghostly International ~ 2022
1:35 AM The North Sea ~ Static Diamonds ~ Sunless Tropics ~ The Jewel Garden ~ 2022
1:42 AM Lime Rickey International ~ Njm ~ Future Faith ~ Lime Rickey International ~ 2019
1:58 AM TISM ~ I Drive a Truck ~ Collected Versus ~ Seeland ~ 1988

Fadensonnen: Mirror/Creeper 1-sided LP (Fadensonnen Records, 2022)

November 27, 2022 at 2:57 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Fadensonnen: Mirror/Creeper 1-sided LP

This Illinois noise-rock group’s newest vinyl release is a 20-minute slab of bleary, half-conscious confusion, with a stylophone. Starting with the drunken whirl of “Dekadence Ballet”, we’re flung into waves of lurching bass grooves and indecipherable vocals. The title track has a refreshing blanket of noise, and “Flophouse Waltz” is closer to mutated classic rock “Strollin'” is a haunted garage band trying to keep it together, and it has the same “what speed is this supposed to be playing?” feel as records by all those bands people were calling “shitgaze” 13 years ago.

Show #652 – 11/26/22

November 26, 2022 at 12:57 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

12:01 AM Hermeto Pascoal E Grupo ~ Jegue ~ Planetário da Gávea ~ Far Out Recordings ~ 1981
12:12 AM Fievel Is Glauque ~ Days of Pleasure ~ Flaming Swords ~ MATH Interactive ~ 2022
12:14 AM Weyes Blood ~ Children of the Empire ~ And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow ~ Sub Pop Records ~ 2022
12:20 AM Daniel Avery & Jonnine ~ Only ~ Ultra Truth ~ Mute ~ 2022
12:22 AM Chris Liebing ~ 10 West (Anfisa Letyago Remix) ~ Another Night ~ Mute ~ 2022
12:28 AM Hieroglyphic Being ~ Let Me Know How U Really Feel ~ There Is No Acid in This House ~ Soul Jazz Records ~ 2022
12:34 AM TISM ~ Garbage ~ Collected Versus ~ Seeland ~ 1995
12:37 AM NANORAY ~ すみません、超クソ先生 ~ SPIRAL「1995」螺旋グミ道路ep ~ Bandcamp ~ 2020
12:40 AM DJ Y ~ Speed Fever ~ single ~ Myor ~ 2020
12:46 AM Kuedo ~ Ant City (μ-Ziq Remix) ~ single ~ Planet Mu ~ 2022
12:50 AM Buridan ~ It Happened Just Once (Tim Reaper & Dwarde Remix) ~ It Happened Just Once (Remixes) ~ Apex Faction ~ 2022
12:55 AM Pulse Emitter ~ Snow Diamonds ~ Dusk ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2022
1:01 AM Willi Williams ~ Home ~ Unification: From Channel One To King Tubby’s ~ Shanachie ~ 1979
1:05 AM Fadensonnen ~ Strollin’ ~ Mirror/Creeper ~ Fadensonnen Records ~ 2022
1:11 AM Detroit 442 ~ Cops ~ The spineless worms and maggots crawling from the shit of America’s consciousness ~ 442 music ~ 2021
1:13 AM The Trashmen ~ Tube City ~ The Best of the Trashmen ~ Sundazed ~ 1964
1:15 AM Moin ~ Life Choices ~ Paste ~ AD 93 ~ 2022
1:20 AM Alan Johnson ~ Compactor ~ Stillness ~ Sneaker Social Club ~ 2022
1:24 AM Kae Tempest ~ No Prizes (feat. Lianne La Havas) ~ The Line Is A Curve ~ American Recordings / Republic Records ~ 2022
1:29 AM Floating Points ~ Someone Close ~ Someone Close ~ Ninja Tune ~ 2022
1:37 AM Machine Girl ~ Peace of Mind ~ Neon White Soundtrack Part 2 “The Burn That Cures” ~ Angel Matrix ~ 2022
1:38 AM Oberman Knocks ~ Hathmex Kalermatic Extraction ~ Conder-Rhyptik ~ Aperture ~ 2022
1:39 AM Vincenzo Ramaglia ~ La parole 1 (Alva Noto Remix) ~ single ~ PEM Records ~ 2022
1:48 AM Ludwig A.F. ~ Marbles ~ Air ~ Exo Recordings International ~ 2022
1:54 AM Strategy ~ Inside the Pyramid ~ Unexplained Sky Burners ~ Peak Oil ~ 2022

TISM: Collected Versus (Seeland/Genre B. Goode, 2022)

November 25, 2022 at 6:12 pm | Posted in Reviews | 2 Comments

TISM: Collected Versus

The newest release from Negativland’s Seeland label is a double CD anthology of a long-running Australian band called TISM (This Is Serious Mum). Going into this, I was expecting them to be some sort of mega-obscure experimental outfit that had loads of cassettes and maybe an actual record or two. Turns out this band was actually quite popular in their home country, even scoring a Top 10 gold-selling album in the ’90s. Musically, it’s very peppy, hook-filled dance-rock with bitterly funny lyrics that make fun of absolutely everything. Much of their music is filled with hyper-specific references to local culture that won’t make sense to anyone who isn’t Australian (or even from outside of Melbourne), but it’s easy to amused just by the absurdity of it all. Much like groups such as Sparks, Ween, and Captain Ahab, this is very much a band you have to get, but if you get it, they’re brilliant at what they do. The first disc of this compilation contains all their singles in chronological order. “40 Years – Then Death” appears early on, and it seems like a much more serious reflection on the brevity of life than their other songs. Besides that, though, it’s loaded with songs about subjects like Led Zeppelin’s drug provider, Martin Scorcese, wanting to quit the band and start a family, and Fred Durst as the messiah. The sound evolves from new wave to thrashy breakbeat techno, and I think they were at their best when they embraced techno-pop in the ’90s. I guess Chumbawamba is a good comparison, except TISM never had a moment of universal ubiquity. The more sample-driven tracks are definitely on the same wavelength as the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (aka the KLF), and I’ve never listened to Half Man Half Biscuit, but they seem to have a similar sense of humor in regards to song titles. Also, I know I’ve heard someone, most likely Negativland, sample the unforgettable intro to “(He’ll Never Be An) Ol’ Man River”, which goes “I’m on the drug that killed River Phoenix!” And “Garbage” is an amazing song against classic rock and the endless recycling of nostalgia. The second disc tells much more of the TISM story, with another 80 minutes of fan favorites. This includes a long rant against Jim Morrison, a cheerful sounding pop song about clubbing seals, several songs and rants about how life is shit, and a rant against rave culture from an aging rocker (though I’m not sure why Elastica is mentioned, they were clearly a rock band. But I guess to a middle-aged grizzled dude who loves pub rock, they would’ve sounded close enough to dance music). Finally, the band throws themselves into the landfill with the rocket-powered rave-up “TISM Are Shit”. A fun discovery for the rest of the world; their Wikipedia page is worth a perusal as well.

Crush Collision 11/24/22

November 25, 2022 at 12:36 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

10:00 PM Dona – People Have No Name (Live Cut) ~ The Bongoman Archive (Dona Vs. DJ Plant Texture) ~ Ilian Tape ~ 2017
10:04 PM yehno ~ Tomorrow We’ll Be Here ~ Tomorrow We’ll Be Here ~ Collection Disques Durs ~ 2021
10:06 PM Yoshinori Hayashi ~ Bit of Garden ~ Bjørn Torske/Prins Thomas Remixes ~ Smalltown Supersound ~ 2019
10:10 PM D’Marc Cantu & Danny Passarella ~ Void ~ The Future Has a Silver Lining 3 ~ Passarella Records ~ 2021
10:14 PM Caribou ~ Bowls (Gavin Russom’s Rework) ~ Swim Remixes ~ People Eating Fruit Records ~ 2010
10:21 PM The Soft Pink Truth ~ Deeper Than This? ~ Is It Going To Get Any Deeper Than This? ~ Thrill Jockey Records ~ 2022
10:23 PM Leon Vynehall ~ Saxony ~ Rojus (Designed to Dance) ~ Vynehall Limited ~ 2016
10:27 PM Vertical67 ~ Soulmates ~ Soulmates ~ 100% Silk ~ 2012
10:31 PM DJ Bowlcut ~ Bit of Rhythm ~ HOA001 ~ House of ALTR ~ 2018
10:35 PM LP Giobbi ~ All In A Dream (feat. DJ Tennis & Joseph Ashworth) [Logic1000 Remix] ~ single ~ Counter Records ~ 2022
10:39 PM YTAC ~ Island View ~ Detroit Love Songs ~ Eis Haus ~ 2020
10:43 PM Yakui X Tchan ~ She Tracks ~ single ~ Eat Dis ~ 2019
10:46 PM Gold Panda ~ I’ve Felt Better (Than I Do Now) ~ The Work ~ PLANCHA ~ 2022
10:49 PM JenZi ~ Untitled Track 2 ~ DT016 – Untitled ~ Degenerate Trifecta ~ 2020
10:54 PM KETTAMA ~ Memphis 29 ~ Dance Trax, Vol. 23 ~ Dance Trax ~ 2019
10:58 PM Alex Jones ~ H2O ~ single ~ Hypercolour ~ 2022
11:02 PM Hieroglyphic Being ~ Sequence 02 ~ The Replicant Dream Sequence (Blue PA14 Series) ~ Moog Sound Lab (UK) ~ 2016
11:08 PM Xentone ~ Bpm003 ~ The Raver GF Experience ~ Degenerate Trifecta ~ 2020
11:12 PM Holger Zilske ~ Data ~ Something Unreal ~ Hypercolour ~ 2022
11:18 PM Klon Dump ~ Specialist ~ Klon Dump Versus the Open Air ~ A Colourful Storm ~ 2017
11:21 PM Kraftwerk ~ Expo 2000 (DJ Rolando Mix) ~ Remixes ~ Parlophone UK ~ 2020
11:27 PM Violet ~ Psyche (Eris Drew Remix) ~ Espírito ~ Naive ~ 2021
11:32 PM Wheez-ie ~ Anon ~ Horizons ~ Evar Records ~ 2021
11:35 PM Woegarden ~ Litmus Paper ~ 199x ~ Eat Dis ~ 2019
11:40 PM Actress ~ Dream ~ Dummy Corporation ~ Ninja Tune ~ 2022
11:45 PM Wedding Acid Group ~ Fried Chicken Taste Acid ~ Easid Bits EP ~ Art-Aud ~ 2020
11:51 PM I. JORDAN ~ Reclaimed ~ Give It 2 Me ~ Ninja Tune ~ 2022
11:56 PM Black Rave Culture ~ Never Left ~ Black Rave Culture, Vol. 2 ~ Black Rave Culture ~2022

Pulse Emitter: Dusk (Hausu Mountain, 2022)

November 21, 2022 at 6:52 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Pulse Emitter: Dusk

Pulse Emitter’s second Hausu Mountain full-length is up there with the best of Steve Roach in terms of synthesizer music which evokes lush natural landscapes. Electronic music rarely feels as aquamarine as “Cloudside Dwellings”, a rippling, tunneling seaside expedition. More curious, fantasy-like new age pieces follow, with “The Road to Thrax” having more of a mysterious, haunted portal feel, but there’s also touches of playfulness to this music, even when it seems to drift down a forbidden path. “Fireflies” is pure magical forest music, and “Snow Diamonds” is essentially holiday season music for synth freaks. “Darkening Forest” is an accurate name for something that grows a bit more ominous, but “Mulch” feels like waking up and realizing you’re stuck in a blizzard, with a few sporadic gusts of wind blowing snow this way or that.

Show #651 – 11/19/22

November 19, 2022 at 10:27 am | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

12:02 AM Weyes Blood ~ God Turn Me Into a Flower ~ And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow ~ Sub Pop Records ~ 2022
12:09 AM Good Willsmith ~ 33 Ideas of Wildness and Mental Images of Uncontrollable Animals ~ Is The Food Your Family Eats Slowly ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2012
12:14 AM Tom Skinner ~ Red 2 ~ Voices of Bishara ~ International Anthem/Nonesuch ~ 2022
12:16 AM Ernest Hood ~ Dusk ~ Back to the Woodlands ~ Freedom To Spend ~ 2022 (new album of unheard archival material)
12:20 AM Duval Timothy ~ Up ~ Meeting With a Judas Tree ~ Carrying Colour ~ 2022
12:23 AM Plaid ~ Tomason ~ Feorm Falorx ~ Warp Records ~ 2022
12:27 AM µ-Ziq ~ Pentagonal Antiprism ~ Hello ~ Planet Mu ~ 2022
12:31 AM Kraftwerk ~ Expo 2000 (UR Thought 3 Mix) ~ Remixes ~ Parlophone UK ~ 2000
12:35 AM Klaus Schulze ~ Osiris – Pt. 1 ~ Deus Arrakis ~ SPV Recordings ~ 2022
12:40 AM Pulse Emitter ~ Cloudside Dwellings ~ Dusk ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2022
12:45 AM Ecovillage ~ Ascend (feat. Henrik Meierkord) ~ The Road Not Taken ~ LAAPS ~ 2022
12:49 AM Gimu ~ The Pull ~ Sorrow Was an Embryo ~ Gimu ~ 2022
12:53 AM Fadensonnen ~ Mirror/Creeper ~ Mirror/Creeper ~ Fadensonnen Records ~ 2022
12:57 AM Pinkshinyultrablast ~ In the Hanging Gardens ~ Miserable Miracles ~ Shelflife ~ 2018
1:03 AM TISM ~ Give Up for Australia ~ Collected Versus ~ Seeland ~ 1995
1:06 AM Fret ~ Shut That Dog Up ~ Because of the Weak ~ L.I.E.S. ~ 2022
1:11 AM Nicolas Bougaieff ~ Inner Pattern ~ Begin Within ~ Mute ~ 2022
1:15 AM Euroshima ~ Gala ~ Gala ~ Dark Entries 1987
1:19 AM John Carpenter ~ Kill the Cop ~ Halloween Ends (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) ~ Sacred Bones Records ~ 2022
1:21 AM Colin Stetson ~ Cerberus (reduction) ~ Chim​æ​ra I ~ Room40 ~ 2022
1:26 AM Gold Panda ~ The Corner ~ The Work ~ PLANCHA ~ 2022
1:30 AM Your Old Droog ~ Chasing Ghosts (feat. Roc Marciano) ~ It Wasn’t Even Close ~ Gogul Mogul ~ 2019
1:34 AM Your Old Droog ~ Under the Train (Transporting) ~ Transportation ~ Mongoloid Banks ~ 2019
1:37 AM Lady Lykez ~ Woza (feat. Scratcha DVA & Toya Delazy) ~ Woza ~ Hyperdub ~ 2022
1:40 AM Jimmy Edgar ~ SIDEROOM ~ LIQUIDS HEAVEN ~ Innovative Leisure ~ 2022
1:42 AM Dev/Null ~ Time 2 Rhyme (GOOOOOSE Remix) ~ Microjunglizm Remixes ~ Evar Records ~ 2022
1:46 AM EQ Why ~ Going Down On Equalized ~ World Relief ~ Equalized Records ~ 2016
1:51 AM Paperclip Minimiser ~ B3 ~ Paperclip Minimiser ~ Peak Oil ~ 2022
1:55 AM Coby Sey ~ Night Ride ~ Conduit ~ AD 93 ~ 2022

Crush Collision 11/17/22

November 18, 2022 at 10:19 am | Posted in Crush Collision | Leave a comment

10:00 PM Will Simpson ! A New Day (Dub) ~ single ~ Motor City Electro Company ~ 2022
10:05 PM Bicep ~ Just ~ Just EP ~ Aus Music ~ 2015
10:13 PM Samuel Kerridge ~ Operation Neptune (backwards!) ~ Deficit of Wonder EP ~ Blueprint Records ~ 2014
10:14 PM Hieroglyphic Being ~ Look over There 9 O’clock ~ There Is No Acid in This House ~ Soul Jazz Records ~ 2022
10:18 PM Eomac ~ Reasons to Live ~ Cracks ~ Planet Mu ~ 2021
10:23 PM Pugilist ~ Undulate ~ Blue 06 ~ AD 93 ~ 2019
10:28 PM Bonobo ~ Defender ~ single ~ OUTLIER ~ 2022
10:33 PM Koreless ~ Joy Squad (Facta & K-Lone Remix) ~ single ~ Young ~ 2022
10:37 PM Luis ~ Or Anyone Said It ~ 057 (Schwyn) ~ AD 93 ~ 2022
10:40 PM Solma ~ Void Update ~ Motherboard EP ~ Virtual Forest Records ~ 2021
10:45 PM Happa ~ Clip ~ Blue 07 ~ AD 93 ~ 2020
10:51 PM Giant Swan ~ The Plaque ~ Whities 016 ~ AD 93 ~ 2018
10:56 PM Etch ~ Pluto’s Groove ~ Sloppy Rhythm Trax ~ Hypercolour ~ 2022
10:59 PM Zvrra ~ Society ~ Bizzaroland ~ Avian ~ 2021
11:03 PM John Healy ~ Towards the Light ~ JURN-1 ~ Welsh Modular Alliance ~ 2015
11:05 PM Overmono ~ So U Kno ~ single ~ Poly Kicks ~ 2021
11:10 PM Head High & Wax ~ Pile #00505 ~ Home. House. Hardcore. 2 ~ nOWtRecordings ~ 2022
11:15 PM Unwashed ~ All I Am Now ~ The Placenta Family Tree Volume 9 ~ Placenta ~ 2016
11:17 PM Black Dice ~ Downward Arrow (DJ Lycox Remix) ~ Remixes ~ FourFour Records ~ 2022
11:20 PM Joy Orbison ~ 2M3 2U ~ single ~ XL ~ 2022
11:23 PM A+A ~ Eternal September ~ 060 ~ AD 93 ~ 2022
11:29 PM Elkka ~ I Just Want To Love You ~ single ~ Ninja Tune ~ 2022
11:32 PM Mount Kimbie ~ Zone 1 (24 Hours) ~ MK 3.5: Die Cuts City Planning ~ Warp Records ~ 2022
11:36 PM O’Flynn & Frazer Ray ~ Satyr ~ Shimmer ~ Technicolour ~ 2022
11:39 PM Struction ~ Don’t Blame ~ Struktur (Djrum vs. Struction) EP ~ Ilian Tape ~ 2016
11:43 PM Barry Can’t Swim ~ Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore ~ More Content EP ~ Technicolour ~ 2022
11:47 PM Daniel Avery w/ HAAi ~ Wall of Sleep ~ Ultra Truth ~ Phantasy Sound / [PIAS] ~ 2022
11:51 PM Mani Festo ~ Eyes Open (Denham Audio Remix) ~ Eyes Open ~ DEXT Recordings ~ 2022
11:56 PM Galaxian ~ External Observer ~ Coming up for Air EP ~ Ilian Tape ~ 2019

Good Willsmith: Is The Food Your Family Eats Slowly tape (Hausu Mountain, 2012/2022)

November 16, 2022 at 6:08 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Good Willsmith: Is The Food Your Family Eats Slowly tape

Hausu Mountain is celebrating their tenth anniversary with reissues of a few of the well over 100 releases they’ve put out. Is The Food Your Family Eats Slowly was the label’s first cassette, and the very first release by the label’s flagship trio, Good Willsmith, which features two of HausMo’s founders, Doug Kaplan and Maxwell Allison, plus Natalie Chami. Like all of the band’s gigs and releases, this is an improv session constructed with loops, synths, and found sounds. Later Good Willsmith releases are more playful, more jammy, more rhythmic, more Krautrocky, but this is more of a glowing raga-influenced electronic drone. It’s divided into six tracks, but it’s really just one continuous piece. Vocal cries ebb and flow, synths sparkle and flicker, and guitar waves crest, breaking from the more meditative state with fritzy electronics and imitation whale calls near the beginning of the second side. The guitars sharpen and rise up as the vocal cries return, and then more lopsided guitar strumming and fuzz helps put the entire session to bed. Emerging from the noise/drone scene but with a new age sense of levitation, Good Willsmith’s debut opened a new portal in the universe of improv and experimental music.

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