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Friday, October 9, 2009

Tyler Parkford - Killer Jist (USA 2009)

TYLER PARKFORD describes his music as 'Baroque/Chamber psych-bedroom-pop' or 'micro-fidelity bedroom psych-freak-beat-pop' and listening to "Killer Jist", his second home-brewed album, you will surely agree that this is a pretty good decription... I hear a clear THE BEATLES (Revolver/Sgt. Pepper era) and late BEACH BOYS/BRIAN WILSON influence and that surely isn't a bad thing!
"Killer Jist" is a very uplifting and very promising album with catchy melodies and good arrangements! Recommended!

Q: Where exactly are you from?
Long Beach, California.
Q: How recorded? (At home/equipment...)?
Recorded with old mics from 1970's portable reel-to-reel recorders, dumped and ground into Garage Band.
Q: Who involved? Who played what?
A: I wrote, performed, and recorded everything, with the exception of the violin parts on Vacancy, which was performed by this kid Dan Orf.

Q: Any official releases? If so, label, record nr.?
A: No official releases, though side band MINI MANSIONS has an EP on iTunes that's up for grabs (from Avatar, an online publisher).
Q: Since when are you into music?
A: Since I quit piano in 8th grade.
Q: Any previous bands?
A: Only odd-ball punk bands in boarding school (The Mess / Romulus)
Q: How'd you "label" your music?
Baroque/Chamber psych-bedroom-pop.
Q: Influences?
R. Stevie Moore. (Home taping pioneer and DIY musician; read info from wikipedia here!)
Q: Website, myspace?
A: http://www.myspace.com/tylerparkford
Q: Anything that you think is interesting, that you'd like to inform the blog readers about...
Home-recording, to me, is like dancing with myself in a small cheap room, but I know there's a room outside.


Favourite track: 'Trepanation'

Tyler Parkford - Killer Jist (USA 2009)
(mp3-zip, 16 tracks, 47 min, 56,4 MB, artwork incl.)
Get it here or here!
To Robert and everyone else having trouble w/ tr 14:
Get track 14 here or here!


Robert said...

Something is wrong with track 14. When extracting it, it doesn't create it.

mike-floyd said...

I didn't notice the slash in the title of tr 14. Some PCs seem to have trouble unzipping, if there is a slash. Changed it and uploaded tr 14.
Thanks for telling.
Enjoy the music!

Dharma Bummer said...

I love this album! It's like Lou Barlow and Brian Wilson hanging out with a bong and a Tascam - and as goofy a description as that is, tell me you wouldn't love to hear such a thing occur. Until that day, "Killer Jist" will do very nicely indeed. Haunting melodies and sophisticated arrangements given added character by innovative lo-fi technique. Seriously, I love this album!

Anonymous said...

Approved! This is a great sound. He should put his stuff up on Last.fm so I'm not the only one scrobbling it ;)

Dharma Bummer said...

This is my album of the year. Minimalist in instrumentation but rich in harmony, melodically immediate and lyrically impressionistic, this is a great album that needs no qualification and can only thrive in the intimate warmth of low budget low fidelity. Despite the echoes of Brian Wilson, John Lennon and even a dash of Marc Bolan, Tyler Parkford ultimately sounds like nobody but himself. And it's free!

Unknown said...

I know it's from 2009 but the link is dead and I cannot find Killer Jist anywhere!

Could anyone help?? that'd be really appreciated!


Samantha said...

Anybody still have this? I'd really love to have a listen but links are all dead.