Friday, December 18, 2009
"A third hour-long dose of mind-altering entertainment from the comfort of Andrew Aldrich's home to yours. I'm proud to say that I was the drummer on 'Autumn Parade'. Includes lyric sheet."
(Brian Andrew Marek)
Some more excellent guitar driven psychedelic rock for your enjoyment! Get it!
Favourite track: Glowing Smiles
FILE 13 - Makeshift Viewmaster (1996)
(mp3-zip, 13 tracks, 62 min, 155,1 MB, artwork and lyrics incl.)
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
"My second cassette rip from the File 13/Full Dimensional discography finds Andrew Aldrich getting even trippier. Includes the epic 'Tadpoles in the Bongwater'."
Favourite track: Tadpoles in the Bongwater - indeed a homemade lo-fi psychedelic masterpiece!
FULL DIMENSIONAL - Exhale (USA 1995)
(mp3-zip, 14 tracks, 63 min, 155,8 MB, artwork incl.)
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Favourite track: 'Surely Unsure' and many more...
File 13 (a.k.a. Full Dimensional) - Demos
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The "Cellophane Rechordings ~ Sampler # 67" will be next.
Monday, December 7, 2009
J.M.A. from BIRD FROM THE ABYSS sent me a mail recently to inform me about the 2nd BIRD FROM THE ABYSS release.
Bird From The Abyss - II has been released 25 Nov 2009 by Starlight Temple Society.
This is how the label presents it:
"Finland's Bird From The Abyss takes flight with their debut album "II", a 40 minute sinister working of doom rock and folk music that will take you on a journey to explore the inner mysteries of the ancient Mediterranean underworld and then send you straight into the heart of the creeping muskeg pits and forests of Finland's mythological past. "II" utilizes a series of authentic classical instruments like the baglama, zither and flute and more modern ones to create a link between our world and one which still dwells in the nexus of time. Bird from the Abyss is the music of Pharaohs and ancient Sumerian kings!
Limited to 100 copies on gold CD, with 11"x17" poster, 8 page earth flecked paper booklet and matching 6"x9" printed envelope."
Bird From The Abyss - II
1. Crawling Monuments 11:09
2. Travelling With The Bird - Part 1 03:26
3. Kyyn Laulu 06:32
4. From The Altars Of Fire To The Kingdom Of Ereskigal 13:19
5. Travelling With The Bird - Part 2 - Back To The Abyss 4:56
40 minutes of ritual doom, snake ballads and brooding drone folk.
The dics is priced extremely low, only $4.50 + shipping. The whole album can be listened to, in its 40 minute lenght.
Friday, December 4, 2009
"I'm in a band called The Bavarian Druglords... from Brooklyn. We make groovy psychedelic music... heavily inspired by Manchester in the early 90s... but a darker, more sonic version of that..."
That's a very good description, I guess. Not much more to add, I think - check it out! "205" is an excellent psychedelic, rave influenced rock record, strongly recommended! Enjoy!
TBD already have released 3 EPs that all are – just as the debut lp – available on iTunes (as well as Amazon.com, Rhapsody, Emusic, etc...): "Goldsoul", "Alpine Assassin" and "37c Sniper".
IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR, PLEASE SUPPORT THE ARTISTS!
Favourite tracks: King & Queen, Monza, Goldsoul – but the complete album is excellent.
The Bavarian Druglords - 205 (USA 2009)
(mp3-zip, 11 tracks, 41 min, 67, 2 MB)
"I have recorded under several monikers, the most other notable being "Askeemal", weirdo post-punk falsetto goodies. (...) 'The Yellow Idiot' -- Probably the best and most original of all these (albums). Originally done under the moniker of Askeemal, this is a triple album release that, very simply explained, is very eccentric rock with girl like falsetto." (J. F.)This is quite a trip! Something very special indeed. And good fun to listen.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
'Similar to "Boiling Atom" '.
Maybe a little bit more adventurous regarding the arrangements and instrumentation.
Favourite track: 'Flower', 'Time'
Jared Fairfield - Fairer Fields (2009)
(mp3-zip, 11 tracks, 19 min, 25,1 MB)
"I regard my music as still being very amateur and not fully evolved. I have a vague vision of what my ideal music would be, and I am still far off from it. I have come a ways though. – It would be impossible to list all the influences, but specifically while recording this (= "Past Songs"): Tyrannosaurus Rex, Gary Higgins, Syd Barrett, Love, Vashti Bunyan, Tiny Tim, among many others." (J. F.)
Jared himself describes "The Great Boiling Atom" as slightly less coherent (than "Past Songs") with more experiments in sound and in recording. I especially like the keyboard sound on "Conch" and "Ground". Listening to "The Great Boiling Atom" I especially hear a strong early Marc Bolan / Tyrannosaurus Rex influence (e.g. on "Ground" and "Queen"). Again some tracks are recorded quite lo-fi.
Only thing I have to criticise is the fact, that most of the tracks are very short and somehow rather sketchy. Some more polishing here and there would probably have made out of some already very good songs some really, really GREAT songs...
Favourite track: "Conch"
Jared Fairfield - The Great Boiling Atom (2009)
(mp3-zip, 11 tracks, 16 min, 18,6 MB)
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
11/23-Trash Bar w/Charter 77, Scary Living, In Pencil
11/24-Pop Show@Bruar Falls w/Specific Heats, Lord Jeff, Family Portrait
11/25-Sonic Youth After Party@Glasslands w/MV+EE, Lord Jeff
11/27-Don Pedros w/Backwords, Devil Eyes, Univox
11/28-Hex Fest@The Living Room w/Delta Spirit, The Hymns