Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
"...a small collection of unmastered jams. We have two or three discs worth of these; they'll get released some day." (Clay)
Recorded in 2007 and 2009. My favourite one from those three posts – if you like heavy guitar psych you should really check this one out!
Friday, August 21, 2009
VEEE DEEE started in 2006, jamming in a rehearsal space in northwest Tokyo, playing 40- and 50-minute long jams. They are two guys: Clay is Canadian and plays guitar and sings; Tom is British and plays drums.
They both like it loud!
"We both thrive on volume and distortion and have a hard time getting into a jam unless it's brutally loud." (Clay)
This here – FUCKLAND BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU – is some stuff that Clay did before VEEE DEEE, some improv with a drummer back in Canada and a couple drone tracks he made by mic-ing the TV in his apartment. Enjoy!
More VEEE DEEE stuff to come!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
It's really nice to know music can make some kind of impact without spending much money - or expecting others to spend theirs. Who knows - in these economically challenging times, this could become the new vogue!" (BAM)
From Florence/Firenze, Italy, comes EVA BROWN AND THE INFECTED WHORE, the solo project of a 24 years old guy who recorded all five songs featured here with guitar and computer.
"i think my music is a sort of electronic folk with dark ambient sounds a lot of time... I think my influences are: Nick Drake, some of Industrial scene, Nico..." (EBATIW)
Quite a variety of styles on offer here – from noise ('Heroin') to dark electronic folk ('Lost Child of the Woods') to dark experimental ambient sound collages ('THE ART OF SELF DESTRUCTION'). Very interesting, experimental stuff. Enjoy!
Eva Brown And The Infected Whore - HLFP-Song Collection
(mp3 zip, 5 tracks, 31 min, 35,2 MB)
Get it here!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
from the eighties (CZCH 198?)
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
More music by Gary Morris released under the name POSITIVE FACE, recorded in 2009.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Style: high altitude meditations
Dave - Trumpet, effects, percussion
Jeff - Electric Balilaika, effects
J.C. Thorne - percussion, loops, and acoustic bass
Chris & Co... additional percussion.
Improvised and recorded live to two track, Albuquerque, NM.
More information at http://penmallet.blogspot.com/
"Of all the music I have posted (...) at Pen & Mallet, the two ¡para!helion releases are the ones that I personally listen to the most often. I have always chalked that up to the fact that ¡para!helion's music was all improvised. None of the overlearning under a critical ear that goes into creating and perfecting composed songs goes into the creation of improvised music, so, for me, it feels easier to listen to the songs as music, rather than as a product of my ego. In other words, it's easier to let go and hear the songs as songs without being critical of my own performance or wishing I had one more take to move the song closer to the ideal version that I carry around in my head. (...) today we have 6 never released songs taken from the Midaq Alley and 3 Miles from Mecca sessions. At the time we put those two releases together, these didn't make the cut primarily due to non-musical issues like less-than-ideal microphone placement, or minor equipment failures. After 10 years not hearing these, I don't find that those issues hurt these tracks much at all, so I thought I would share them. -- Several of these tracks include additional players beyond the trio including ¡para!helion's original drummer, Chris (iirc) and a gang of percussionist he brought over for one or two of our night recording sessions. Track's one and two come from the very last ¡para!helion session, with Ghazna being the last song we ever recorded."
(Info from http://penmallet.blogspot.com)
Monday, August 3, 2009
The show starts at 9pm with the Orange Oven, Sky Picnic at 10 and Manual Zombie at 11. The Parkside Lounge at 317 East Houston, New York, NY 10002
Obscure yet prolific psych band Manual Zombie has recorded four albums
since forming in late 2008 and shows no signs of slowing. The band,
which references the Velvet Underground, Skinny Puppy and Black
Sabbath, plays songs about serial murder, cocaine addiction and
suburban malaise. Heavy and discordant, their performances are
unpredictable and canvassed by TVs broadcasting disturbing images.
Sky Picnic is quickly building a name for themselves. Recently
featured in High Times, they have been compared to "the Syd
Barrett-era of Pink Floyd" (Brooklyn Rocks), performing long and often
improvised pieces that will wrap around your head and may make you
feel a as though you've popped something. Accented by the mellifluous
Leah Cinnamon, their shows have been called "a one-of-a-kind musical
trip that blurs the lines between music and art" (High Times).
Opening the show is the Orange Oven, to whom the Parkside Lounge has
become a second home. The band has performed consistent showcases
since the start of the year. Described by music blog Knocks from the
Underground as "psychedelic and hypnotic, the stoner rock soundtrack
to a low-budget sci-fi flick from the early 70s", the band invokes the
"Wish you were here" era Floyd sound with tight jamming and heavier