Monday, May 27, 2013

Buttress O'Kneel, The Four Seasons

Four different recordings of Vivaldi's Four Seasons superimposed on one another. This is not a deconstruction, like Brian Eno's variations on Pachelbel's Canon in D, but rather kind of kaleidic amplification. 

Balam Acab, "Apart"

Tip of the hat to Space Cadet Anni (who is my gf, & pretty much the most radical babe in the universe, and originally came from space, natch).

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wagner Today

Today is Wagner's 200th birthday.

Porn Vortex: Hometape's "Redtube Album"

NSFW, obviously.

What could be a more apropos experiment for our time than an album composed of nothing but samples from a free porn site? Is it a critique of the male gaze or a celebration of online eros? The opening track "Hey There" and its video suggests the former, while the song "Rec" (my favorite on the album) seems more like the latter. More likely it's all in the eye/ear of the beholder, and the intent of the album was simply, as the artist says,  "a technical exercise to teach myself how to sample" that "got a bit carried away." Happens to the best of us.

Read more at Disinformation.

Stockhausen: Tuning In

Monday, May 20, 2013


Couple of notes here: 1. It's not "ironic" that "Whole Lotta Love" was recorded in the same year as "Amen Brother." It's just a coincidence. 2. I love Squarepusher, chinstroking and undanceable as it may be. The same things were said about Charlie Parker.

Friday, May 17, 2013


Elvin Jones is one of the greatest jazz drummers of all time, noted in particular for his work with John Coltrane, but I am also in love with his late work with Sonny Sharrock on Ask the Ages. He also apparently did this thing:

Monday, May 13, 2013

Episode #17: Autumnal Spring


1. Ramblin'- Jack Wilson Quartet
2. The Seasons Reverse- Gastr Del Sol
3. I'll Remember April- Bud Powell
4. Jacking the Ball- The Sea and Cake
5. Fleurette Africaine- Duke Ellington
6. Smoke Signals- Eddie Harris
7. The Credits: Outtakes from Terry's Movie- Leo Kottke
8. The Train and the River- Jimmy Giuffre Trio
9. Hermosa Summer- Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars
10. Black Horse- Gastr Del Sol
11. Sweet Rain- Gary Burton Quartet
12. TNT- Tortoise
13. Honeysuckle Rose- Dick McDonough
14. Blue Crystal Fire- Robbie Basho
15. Better Get Hit In Yo' Soul- Davey Graham
16. I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance with You- Lennie Tristano
17. Heart of Glass- The Bad Plus
18. The Workplace- Jim O'Rourke
19. Manha de Carnaval- Sandy Bull
20. Samba de Orfeo- John Fahey
21. This is My Story, This is My Song- Thelonious Monk

Download Episode #17!

Eddie Harris, "Silver Cycles"

Uploaded by Christomacin, with imagery from abstract filmmaker James Whitney

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Ticks Turn Into Tocks and the Tocks Turn Into Ticks: Derek Bailey

Derek Bailey is a controversial guitarist. (Just look at the comments under these videos at YouTube.) For my part, while I would never want to completely give up traditional melody, dynamics, or even good old power chords, when I hear this I feel like I should put down the guitar forever if I can't find something new to say, or at least develop my own voice with it.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Interplanetary Interlude #7: Endless and Empty

Good evening Space Cadets! There is a slew of full episodes that should be ready soon, scouts honor. Until then, it's time to turn off your mind, turn off your heart, turn off your soul, and give yourself up to universal and irrevocable entropy with Interlude #7.

First up is Bardo Pond, shoegazing stoners whom we met in episode #13. Next is eclectic postpunkers 23 Skidoo with a track an untitled (or at least I can't find the title) from a live bootleg (found here).  After that is Meat Kiosk, described at Year Zero Records as "an International (Franco-Anglo-Australian) collaborative project, performed over the Interweb," with part 3 of their Ipcress Symphony. We end it all with a live performance by Nadja.


1. Montana Sacra ii- Bardo Pond
2. ?- 23 Skidoo
3. Resistance Through Pain- Meat Kiosk
4. The Bungled & the Botched (Live)- Nadja

Download Interlude #7!

The Bungled & The Botched (Nadja) / CC BY 3.0