Tuesday, December 28, 2010

ENDLESS HOUSE



"Endless House, a long-forgotten central European super club, has now re-surfaced after 36 years of silence.

Buried deep in the Bialowieska Forest, this pioneering discotheque was (briefly) home to eccentric synth pop, madcap electronic experimentation and proto-ambient/noise works. As its first release, London's Dramatic
Records
now presents the club's music, and its faded glitterati, to the world.

Showcasing as-yet-unheard styles that call to mind Minimal Wave, Devo, Kraftwerk, Klaus Schulze and Vangelis, the compilation is available now in the form of 500 lovingly handmade 'archive packs' from www.dramaticrecords.com."




Hmmm... Still not sure if I buy this, but apparently these are unearthed jams from the 70s. However, they sound so futuristic for today that it's hard to believe they came from way back then. But whatever. My favorites are below.



Klaus Pinter - Bewussseinweiterung by EndlessHouse

Rasmus Folk - Coupe by EndlessHouse



(image via Google Search)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

TANGENTS REQUEST #021



Today, being all three or so days before that Jesus cat was born and I used to get showered with presents back before the housing industry crashed, I am requesting Sammy Davis Jr.'s "Christmas Time All Over The World." It is my favorite super cheesy holiday jam and I am a glutton for super cheesy holiday jams! I eat 'em up like cheese puffs, for real! Like, it just brings the biggest, lamest, dorkiest smile to my face. It's just a tradition for me to dance joyously, and horribly, all over my house listening to the Christmas With The Rat Pack album. "Christmas Time All Over The World" is actually considered kind of a gem because it was previously unreleased up until the Rat Pack compilation came out in 2002, but that might have been because this song is kinda terrible (in the best way possible). It is like the "It's A Small World" of seasonal tunes but I don't care. I probably don't care because I sing a damn good impression of Sammy - and Frank and Dean for that matter. It's kind of embarrassing I sing more like male lounge singers rather than like, I don't know, Mariah Carey, but whatever. At some point in your life you have to accept who you are. It just happens I've had to accept that I am an alto. #whatareyagonnado








Marissa A. Ross is a Los Angeles based blogger who enjoys music, potato salad and jerking off all day because she works from home. Check out her personal blog, Tangents & The Times, and follow her on Twitter @MarissaARoss.

WORK APPEARS


Mentioned Blanche Blanche Blanche and their "Talk Out Loud" video here and here back in October. Some updates: Feeding Tube Records is doing a 7" of "Talk Out Loud" and "Water to Wine" and Night People is doing a c30 for their full-length, both (probably?) out early 2011. There's also a new video, for the song "Tragic Bios." Check out that weird clip plus a new MP3 plus the previous stuff.







Blanche Blanche Blanche - White Tables

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Blanche Blanche Blanche - Talk Out Loud

Monday, December 20, 2010

QUIET NIGHTS


Astro Nautico dude Kuhn dropped the Stan Getz + Astrud Gilberto-sampling "Quiet Nights" track back on the "Brooklyn beat trio"'s Atlantics EP. Last week or so they finally released their collection of "Quiet Nights" remixes, including edits by Triple You Tapes guy Termeric and fellow Astro Nautico-ers Obey City and +weed. However, I think my favorite might be from Thirsty Jefferson, who turns the smooth, viscous original edit into a boiling hot spaz-track.

Check these samples and grab the whole EP.









NEW GREEN MANSIONS


Green Mansions is a duo composed of Mike Pigott (Mass Tropicas) and Peter Bonneman (No Hope For the Kids). They make soothing, tropical music with Suicide organs, minimal guitar parts and authentic Latin percussion. Mike released their debut EP last year on his own Mass Tropicas label and is set to release a full-length album on Triple You Tapes early next year. Here's a track from the as yet untitled new album plus two older tunes from the EP.

EDIT: You can now order one of the remaining four copies of Green Mansions' self-titled EP from Triple You Tapes (milky purple vinyl). Paypal $12 to beyondtapes@gmail.com or wait a day or two for a Paypal link to appear on the Webstore.





Green Mansions - Untitled Track 08



PREVIOUSLY:



Green Mansions - Vacation 2

Green Mansions - Vacation 3

ALSO:

MIKE HAS THIS KICKSTARTER PROJECT FOR TRAVELING TO PERU THAT YOU SHOULD REALLY CHECK OUT



(image via Google Search)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

CLUB TRIP


Back in October I posted a couple tracks from "kosmische juggernauts" Food Pyramid's first tape I. Here's a couple tracks from Food Pyramid's second tape, II, out now on Moon Glyph. It's in the same pulsating, psychedelic kraut territory as the previous outing and I agree with the label when they say the tape marks "a move towards the sonically expansive & the lush." Watch the video for "Cruisin" then check out my favorite track from the tape, "Club Trip."



Food Pyramid - "Cruisin" from moon glyph on Vimeo.





Food Pyramid - Club Trip

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Food Pyramid - Southside Blacktop Beat

Food Pyramid - Speedboat Exit Miami Sunset

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ALSO:


Speaking of things kraut, this dude Elias Krantz sent me his cover of Harmonia's "Watussi" and it's pretty cool.



Elias Krantz - Watussi (Harmonia Cover)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

TANGENTS REQUEST #020



While the rest of the states show signs of the winter season, Southern California continues to be blue skied & eighty-fived. It kinda pisses me off, mostly because I want to listen to songs about snow but also because it's hard to snuggle on the couch & comfortably watch The Santa Clause in high-rise cut-offs. In the spirit of the sensational weather, today I am requesting Velvet Davenport's "Triangle Pear," taken from one of my favorite albums this year, Warmy Girls. This song reminds me of Freddy Cannon and Question Mark & The Mysterians, Ferris wheels and long creaky piers, sunshine and sand between my toes. And I mean, if it's going to be warm and beautiful, I'm not going to pretend it's not.




Velvet Davenport - Triangle Pear



Marissa A. Ross is a Los Angeles based blogger who enjoys music, potato salad and jerking off all day because she works from home. Check out her personal blog, Tangents & The Times, and follow her on Twitter @MarissaARoss.

PLANET WAVES


NNA Tapes dude Toby Aronson just played a rad set at Silent Barn with Megafortress, Tooth Ache and Nonhorse. Toby's got a tape called Sensations out sometime soon on Cleveland label Cylindrical Habitat Modules and he sent me the first completed track for it, "Planet Waves." Maybe like if Rene Hell covered a High Wolf song, with that jungle rhythm sprouting from ambience vibe, but more spaced out.





Toby Aronson - Planet Waves



(image via Projection Monitor)

ALA LA VAMPIRES


I posted Daytime Television's track "I Hurt So Much" last month and now there's a video for it by krysta sa so check it out and download that EP and there's a new song.



Daytime Television//I Hurt So Much from krysta sa on Vimeo.

Monday, December 13, 2010

EL DISCO EL CULTURA


Mike Pigott from Pittsfield, Massachusetts-based label Mass Tropicas (and the band Green Mansions) has a Kickstarter project with just over a week left to pledge. The project will account for some travel and recording expenses for Mike's impending trip to Peru to document some Cumbia bands from a "new Cumbia movement" tucked away in the Peruvian jungle up the Ucayali River. Mass Tropicas is dedicated to supporting the bands they record to the fullest extent, providing them with all profit gained from pressing and selling their records. I have been attracted to what Mike has been doing for a while now, some sort of hyper-selfless cultural digging, recording legless street performer Carlos Antonio and releasing a tape of a session of his recorded music, re-releasing psychedelic sounds from 1970s Peruvian jungle in the form of the Ranil's Jungle Party LP and compiling lost Cumbia 7" records for re-release in compilation form.

This project will find Mike doing more digging, traveling to meet with and record three or four current bands producing a new form of Cumbia music who, to my knowledge, have never been recorded or documented before. Much like Sublime Frequencies, Mass Tropicas urges music fans to delve into something lost or completely unheard outside the music's geographical constraints, attempting to piece together the ever-evolving forms of psychedelic rhythm music of the jungle. So far the proect has been poorly funded, so I urge you to find some holiday cheer within you and donate a few bucks, for which you'll receive some records and the satisfaction knowing you helped Mike uncover some truly unheard and unheard of sounds.

Check the video below then read the full description at the Kickstarter page then dig deep into that wallet and, if tiny moths don't up and fly outa there, pledge some money to help realize this fantastic project.






(image via FAT DUDES)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

SHAKEDOWN


Zak Mering from Greatest Hits and The Sweethearts has a new solo LP, Shakedown, out early 2011 on Japanese label Sixteen Tambourine under his Raw Thrills moniker. Been on Raw Thrills since January and heard a couple more jams on his Myspace in October.

The 14 new tracks are more falsetto croons over soft-muffle guitars, drum machine thud and outer space synthesizers, often dipping into 50s doo-wop loverboy mode. There's the luxurious tones of "Making Love on a Piano." There's the tropical bounce of "Coconuts." There's "Sonia," something bleak and cold, something that might normally have a super deep-voiced guy gutting like Silk Flowers. Instead, Zak floats in higher registers, layering voices to create this choir effect which, when coupled with vibraphone sounds (or something), gets real deep on some Church of X-Files business.

Buy this vinyl when it drops. I think Zak said something about a few hundred copies being TEAL and the rest being black. Or the other way around. We'll remind you eventually when you can buy it.





Raw Thrills - Making Love on a Piano

Raw Thrills - Sonia

Raw Thrills - Coconuts

JAR MOFF SHORTCAST


I posted about Jar Moff way back in the Spring when Leaving dropped his free EP collage. Shit was dope, but I forgot about his Greco-snap until last week when Svetlana Industries sent over a "Shortcast" by the dude. The mix is ten minutes of spliced up and remixed rhythms, turning potentially familiar sounds (Vangelis, James Pants, Shlomo) into a maddeningly alien epic. Oftentimes the style reminds me of Dem Hunger (whom Jar Moff samples in the "Second Track"), though Dem makes the listener beg for scraps of beat while Jar Moff is comfortable revealing the rhythms and being cooperative with the listener. This still makes for a wild, sprawling trip, though a bit less cryptic and a bit more forthright.

Also of note are the very descriptive track titles, citing all the stuff he used to create the mix, such as "Africa Tambourine From A Record Called Africa Souvenir," "Some Vinyl Dusty Noise" and "Concrete Noise Clings I Recorded With A Mic." Stream that below when you have ten minutes to let your brain drip out.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

IMPOSE HOLIDAY PARTY


Alright guys, Impose asked me and a bunch of dudes to help curate their big holiday party and it's today, Thursday December 9. Why did they ask me? Well, cos I've been doing little interview thangs for them for a bit if you didn't know. Anyway, it should be a fun time. Technically it's free, but we're suggesting a $5 donation, all of which will go to the bands so come out and get weird and support all the dudes and meet Drake and Josh from the hit Nickelodeon television program Drake & Josh.



IDIOT GLEE
LUKE PERRY
ALASKAS
CH-ROM (PEACE AGE)
BIRTHDAYS
HUMAN RESOURCES
BIG SPIDER'S BACK

+ WEIRD MAGIC AFTER PARTY

VISUALS BY EYEBODEGA



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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

TANGENTS REQUEST #019


Today I am requesting School Knights' "Never Needed." It reminds me a lot of what drew me to early Wavves, but without all the shit I hated about early Wavves and more importantly, without all the shit I hate about present Wavves. I'm a sucker for strong guitars and heavy drum beats for sure, and the Colorado twosome keep that shit tight like knots Jason Bourne didn't even know he could tie. It's just like, BAM. YEAH. THAT'S A FUCKING KNOT BITCH.

What makes me laugh a little about their small similarities is that School Knights' upcoming full length is called Fuck The Beach, which will be available from Bridgetown Records.




School Knights - Never Needed



Marissa A. Ross is a Los Angeles based blogger who enjoys music, potato salad and jerking off all day because she works from home. Check out her personal blog, Tangents & The Times, and follow her on Twitter @MarissaARoss.

Monday, December 6, 2010

OVERCOAT HEAT


Gala Drop's Overcoat Heat 12" EP dropped a few weeks ago on Golf Channel Recordings and I gotta say, this is a fantastic piece of progressive, psychedelic rock music. There's some tropical percussions and throbbing synthesizers, all wound up with everything else that makes me still appreciate current guitar music (honestly not sure what that exact thing or things is/are, but it's mysterious and there's no words and the bass lines are LIQUID). There's something else though - it's entirely danceable, as if they were never a rock band, but were a cyberfunk-worldbeat party ensemble. I dunno, someone get these dudes back to the States for some more shows.





Gala Drop - Drop

Gala Drop - Overcoat Heat



DROP (from Gala Drop) from Antonio Contador on Vimeo.

FLYING WITH THE TOP DOWN


Okay, so RHINOOO THUNDERRRR is maybe the worst band name I've ever heard (yes, worse than Dying Fetus). Like, this is something that's likely to just get deleted from the inbox right away based on that alone. Somehow I clicked the bandcamp link and was pleasantly surprised to find some nice hyperspace cruising jams within, all sprawled out on some sci-fi fantasy time-traveling uncertain futures tip. Doze off to these guys and check a couple more at his bandcamp.





Sunday, December 5, 2010

NO MORE BEES


AyGeeTee (formerly AGT) is stupid prolific, dropping new bits of glitched rhythm music into his Soundcloud on a close-to-weekly basis. His most recent offering is sort of two offerings, in the form of "No Bees" and "No More Bees." The former is a swarming study in build and decay, layers upon layers stacked on top of each other for about four and a half minutes until the beat is perched perfectly on its proper resting point. In his words, the latter is "components of the first taken out so you can hear em," making for a completely different experience without the former's density. I think I prefer the spaced-out ambience of "No More Bees," real space shuttle no gravity vibes.

Press play on a couple more Soundcloud streamers below. I highly recommend "Washed Away/Washed Away" in addition to the two newest tracks. Also, check out all the other stuff I've posted about him.



No Bees by AyGeeTee

No More Bees by AyGeeTee

Washed Away / Washed Away by AyGeeTee

Radical Eyesight by AyGeeTee

BAND OF COLOR


Avi from Silk Flowers sent over their new song "Band of Color." I first saw Silk Flowers a few years ago opening for No Age at Clark University. I hadn't heard them before and they were killer, all deep-gut vocal urging, drum pad pummeling and cold, cold synthesizer bliss. I grabbed a 7" record with a fist punching through a mask on the front, which they self-released. Later, they put out a 7" with a boot kicking through the same mask and eventually a self-titled full-length record, both on No Age dude's label Post Present Medium. Late last year, Captured Tracks released their As Above So Below EP and I saw them play again, this time in Easthampton at the Feeding Tube Records warehouse space with Infinite Body and a couple others.

Silk Flowers' new record Ltd. Form is out February 8 on PPM. They also recently remixed Dream Boat's song "11 Rosary," which is a very appropriate name of a song for them to remix, in my opinion.





Silk Flowers - Band of Color



Dream Boat - 11 Rosary (Silk Flowers Remix) - Visions - 2010 (AMDD023) by AMDISCS

Friday, December 3, 2010

MUSIC FOR YOUR PLANTS


Okay, so Music For Your Plants is a "threesome voyage band" all the way from Tallinn, Estonia. These dudes self-produced and self-released a "super monster mash" EP of eight songs, which toe some smooth & groovy psychedelic/prog territory, sort of reminds me of Tame Impala and Gala Drop. Seriously one of the best random emails I've received in a while, surprised I haven't heard anymore about these dudes. Check out these few samples and if you dig, grab the whole EP as a free mediafire download.



Music For Your Plants - Agave Americana by Music For Your Plants

Music For Your Plants - Enchanted Sister by Music For Your Plants

Music For Your Plants - Mr. Huanted by Music For Your Plants



Music For Your Plants - Air Koryo

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

FBUS_RADIO/TANGENTS REQUEST #018



Cool shit to report -- FBUS is back on the radio, every Wednesday from 6-8PM EST on Newtown Radio. That means two hours of new music every week streaming live on the FCC-aloof internet. Yes, you heard me correctly - I can now say fuck on the radio (I wasn't allowed to on WMUA cos they broadcast in the airwaves). So can the songs I play. That means no fuming over editing hip hop songs and a generally more laid-back attitude about radio. Don't have to worry about ending a sentence with "and shit" anymore. Also, this allows the Tangents & the Times request segment to be brought back into actual radio zones so that's cool.

Anyway, my first show is tonite, again 6-8PM EST. The theme is "the 25 songs I submitted to Altered Zones for my top 25 songs of 2010 list (though I switched out one song for another cos turns out that record came out in 2009 oops)." I'll be counting them down in reverse order like some Casey Kasem shit.

Listen in by STREAMING RIGHT HERE and check this week's Tangents request below:





This is what I want to hear. Like, this is full bodied like a bottle of wine I can't afford. Let's do this, you know, like a fucking full band & some psych-ass effects or whatever those are... doesn't matter, it's so good! I can't talk pedals or anything but the melodies are fragile in their unearthly realm against hard organs, I think... I'm pretending I know those are organs. They are probably just keyboards but I'm going to pretend they are, in fact, organs because I believe in a little genre of the future called CHILLGANZ, which is just going to be chill organs.

I'm going to streamline that shit, don't worry.

You know, lol, it's funny how much I should research these things before writing about them but I totally just prefer drinking three glasses & being like, "I REALLY LOVE THIS SHIT. I'MA HEAR IT ON THE RADIO!!!" Which you will because today marks THE RETURN OF YOUR MAD FAVEZSIES, IAN, TO THE AIRWAVES. YEEEEAHHH!!!








Marissa A. Ross is a Los Angeles based blogger who enjoys music, potato salad and jerking off all day because she works from home. Check out her personal blog, Tangents & The Times, and follow her on Twitter @MarissaARoss.

Monday, November 29, 2010

ARCHITEUTHIS REX


Here's a ten-minute piece of rumbling jungle drones from Architeuthis Rex. Sort of sounds like matter decomposing into soil, which makes me think of Oscar McClure and his Compost tape. Not just any decomposing though - sped up and chaotic decomposing, with beetles and worms and pig carcasses and thick fog and natives. Also sort of reminds me of High Wolf later on.

Check out this sample from Architeuthis Rex's Foam cassette then buy one from My Dance The Skull.



Architeuthis Rex.Foam.SIDE A-Red Sun by My Dance The Skull

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

UUU#004 - PERSONA LA AVE 'BROTHERS WAS TAKEN'


Here's the second of two releases out today on Triple You Tapes, available for purchase through their online store.

Persona La Ave's Brothers Was Taken tape is a monument of many, many demos Dylan Dawkins sent me over the Spring and Summer of 2010, eventually filling out into 10 full-fledged songs (plus 2 remixes) to create one completely full c42 featuring contributions from friends Mat Cothran and Rachel Levy. The dude has a real knack for grooves and will be sure to turn your late autumn/early winter chills into balmy oases of bubbling bass, sensual harmonies and hip-shaking rhythms. The tape sees two very different remixes of the first PLA song I ever heard, "Beach." The first side concludes with Baron Rogue's version, an even more warped take on the original with a killer vocal sample evolving in all the right places. The second side ends with Gobble Gobble's remix, an ecstatic version of a formerly subdued slow-burner.

Grab a couple downloads below, check the video for "Dunes" and order up a tape.



Persona La Ave - Beach

Persona La Ave - Beach (Gobble Gobble Remix)

Persona La Ave - Backroads



Persona La Ave // Dunes from Jarred Beeler on Vimeo.





(cover art by Gnarfield)

UUU#003 - WICKED FAG EP


Triple You Tapes has two new releases for sale today through their online store. UUU's third release comes from Wicked Fag, a rock and roll/punk/pop music project from Pittsfield, Massachusets native and Werewolves of Pittsfield member Vincent Ditore. The EP runs just six tracks, but you'll find yourself spinning this one back again and again - rumbling bass lines drive the whole tape, monster hooks litter each song, Vince's deep croon drops to the low-end, allowing harmonica, organ and sparse guitar parts to fill every conceivable space. This makes for a seriously warm piece of low-fidelity rock and roll, likely to leave you wanting more. Don't worry - you can always hit rewind and play it again. Check out "Spiky Sharp & Needle Belt" from Triple You Tapes' SUUUMMUUUR SAMPLUUUR as well as a new download, "(Don't) Dream and Drive!"




ORDER YOUR COPY HERE



Wicked Fag - Spiky Sharp & Needle Belt

Wicked Fag - (Don't) Dream and Drive!

Monday, November 22, 2010

SELON AMOUR


From what I can tell, Lawrence Welks & Our Bear to Cross is a duo from Burlington, Vermont who are really into goofy keyboards, humorous retro flourishes and recording passionately no matter what the fidelity. There are a lot of things that turn me off from this music, but in all honestly I'm getting really into the drunken-wedding-karaoke-captured-on-wedding-present-camcorder-and-used-as-blackmail vibes emanating from their Soundcloud.

These two jams are the best examples of this aesthetic:



Selon Amour by lwandob2x

TAKE ME TO LOVE by lwandob2x



(image via Google Search)

DREAM DRUNK


First heard Dream Drunk over at Don't Die Wondering a few weeks ago when I was at a stupid Starbucks in Manhattan cos my internet at my apartment was down. The track posted over there was "ACIDZ" which I guess used a sample of Richard Pryor telling his story about acid ("took me five years to come down off of that shit") with weird electronic zips and whizzes backing it. This idea is fine, nothing wrong with beefing up a classic story of some dork-zone white dude giving Richard Pryor acid before he goes to a party or something.

However, the rest of his pay-what-you-want album Yksnyzorots is a bit weirder - track volumes fluctuate, causing loud bursts of sound at the beginning of songs after you've turned up your computer speaker volume a bit. There's no real songs, more like schizophrenic mood pieces for the most out-there sci-fi films ever created. Or strange experiments with buzzing musical/sequential devices by a non-musician. It's not entirely electronic - we find bits and pieces of acoustic strumming among the off-putting electric spasms and samples. There is no continuity and little similarity between all 16 tracks, making for a truly strange study in discomfort.

An example: the song "Have You Ever Been Sleeping...?" sounds like when you're listening to iTunes and some other window pops up and makes sounds and you get confused til you close that other window, except there's a ton of windows and you can't close them. Samples include Jimi Hendrix, Panda Bear, Ducktails, Passion Pit... yeah, I'm confused too. Oh, and then the following track is a take on "Regulate" if you weren't through with digesting pop culture blenderized.

Check out a few samples that rose to the top once boiled down, and if this whole thing intrigues you check the bandcamp.







SYLPHID


I guess it's sort of hard to define exactly what it is that Northampton trio Sylphid does that interests me so much. Maybe it's the entirely improvised approach. Maybe it's because I had chances to see them play in Northampton before or something and missed out (they claim to use "broken Pee Wee Herman dolls" and "flipping the pages of children's books" to create sounds in their live shows). Maybe it's because all the twinkling reminds me of impending snow. Maybe it's because I have a mega headache and these Soundcloud streams are working hard to soothe it away.

Either way, the dudes have a split cassette out soon on Grinding Tapes with Seer Group, also from Massachusetts. Check some streams from the split and drift off into the air like a true Sylph.



B.10.23.09 by sylphid

A.04.16.10 by sylphid

TANGENTS REQUEST #017


Saturday
November Twentieth,
Two Thousand & Ten

We're at this villa in the desert for the weekend & we're heading out the door this afternoon (stoned off whiskey & plenty of other plants), and out of nowhere, I just bust into "Nightclubbing, we're nightclubbing..." in my best Tom Jones voice. Everyone was like, "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU SINGING?!" like I'M a weirdo & I'm like, "UM THIS IS IGGY POP, WHAT ARE YOU SINGING?" They weren't singing shit so obviously I busted some iPhone YouTube moves & balled that jack all the way to brunch over the auxiliary. It was at this point I was like, "Damn, why have I been ignoring you for so long Iggy? You're always chilling in my iTunes & I just pass you by. Sorry dude. Gonna pay u mad tributez on Monday, bro. <3"

So, that's what I'm doing.
Telling all ya'all
this is one of the best jams
to booze 'n cruise to.

Of course, make sure you aren't driving. Like be responsible. If you're planning on chugging mad whiskey & blowing mad bowls, make sure someone is down & safe to drive. That is the ideal condition for you to take control of the tunes & blast this shit. And then, even if you're the only one enjoying it, fuck it, you just chugged mad whiskey & blew mad bowls!








Marissa A. Ross is a Los Angeles based blogger who enjoys music, potato salad and jerking off all day because she works from home. Check out her personal blog, Tangents & The Times, and follow her on Twitter @MarissaARoss.

Friday, November 19, 2010

D'EON


D'EON is playing tonite at Los Hermanos Tortilleria with La Big Vic, Weird Magic DJs, Chocolate Bobka DJ and special guest Run DMT for McGregor's birthday/Tortillas on the Creek show presented by Newtown Radio.

D'EON is some weird combination of smooth house and middle eastern vibes, having totally bulked up his sound for his latest album Palinopsia, out now on Hippos in Tanks. There's hints of his ÆON tape in there, which I spoke on a while ago, but I'll go ahead and say the new material is more addictive and far superior as far as I've heard.

Peep the Megazord-directed "Keep the Faith" video Bobka posted yesterday (along with a download of the Airbird remix) and grab a couple more supreme Palinopsia jams below.



d'Eon "Keep the Faith" from Megazord on Vimeo.





D'EON - Palinopsia Intro + Almost Out of Time (via Bobka)

D'EON - Kill a Man With a Joystick In Your Hand (via AZ)

D'EON - The Girl From Köln Is Gone



Thursday, November 18, 2010

PRADA YOUTH


Dem Hunger has been up to a few things lately.

In September, Chocolate Bobka posted Dem's "Wanda Hena El Hawa," which is set to appear on The Curatorial Club's still unreleased ambient tape compilation.

He contributed the song "Herat Homosexual" to Wigflip Records' End of Summer 2010 compilation. Read and listen about that.

He's got a 7" split out November 20 with Cupp Cave on Vlek Records. His half is called "Squint Fucker." Also of note, I believe Cupp Cave goes by Kingfisherg as well. His track "Patch Face" kicks off the Wigflip comp.

Dem also recently remixed Becoming Real -- check the song in the video below.











Dem Hunger - Wanda Hena El Hawa

Dem Hunger - Herat Homosexual



(image via ALIEN PAINT)

GLOWING NET


John Elliott plays in Emeralds. Sam Goldberg does Radio People. Together they are Mist and they have a new piece of vinyl out now on Amethyst Sunset, a reissue of their sold out Glowing Net cassette tape. It's pretty similar to other Mist material I've heard, which is a good thing -- zoned-out sci-fi wasteland synthesizers, sputtering and pulsating way too close to the sun. There's something regal in trying to find the perfect balance between the sounds of moving water and clanging metal.

Check out a couple downloads below and buy a copy (250 rainbow splatter vinyl, 500 black vinyl).





Mist - Mist Stream

Mist - Soaring Yellow Glowing Net

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

SKIN


tooth ache. has a 7" for sale from Father Daughter Records. A-side "Skin" can now be found in video version, directed by duo Weird Candles in top form. Buy a clear 7" and while your teeth are rotting, feast upon this interview I conducted with tooth ache. for Impose Magazine.



tooth ache. | "skin" from WEIRD CANDLES on Vimeo.

KOKNING


Here's "Bergensere," a total sweaty disco rager from Norway's Bjørn Torske. His new album Kokning dropped yesterday on Smalltown Supersound. It's already sold out at their online store, which is a bummer, but you can check that download and another below. Go find the record in shops.

P.S. Feel sort of terrible I hadn't heard of Torske before this album. He's been putting out records since 1998 so I have some backtracking to do.





Bjørn Torske - Bergensere

Bjørn Torske - Versjon Wolfenstein

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

TERMERIC - NATURAL GEL


Triple You Tapes just announced a new breakthrough in their entire business model - with help from Alpha Pup Records & Distribution, Termeric's Natural Gel cassette tape is now available for purchase from iTunes. Say you don't have a tape deck in your car? Say you don't have a Walkman for on-the-go? Now you too can hear the psychedelic sounds of Termeric in your own home.

To celebrate, Triple You Tapes is giving away another fantastic track for free download, the heavy-handed blunt-scape "Bunt Cold." Check out the new download plus two previously available tunes then go buy yourself some digital gold. There are also Natural Gel physical tapes in stock, just click the Paypal link below.



BUY NATURAL GEL ON ITUNES

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Termeric - Bunt Cold





Termeric - Grass St. Star

Termeric - Stryde Off








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Monday, November 15, 2010

BURJ KHALIFA


Over a month ago I got a real sparse email from someone who goes by the name of برج خليفة. He or she provided a tumblr and some downloads and that's it. The tumblr itself was also sparse, consisting of just a couple streaming songs with accompanying downloads and terrifying landscape images of Dubai.

The name is Arabic for "Burj Khalifa," a.k.a. the tallest building in the world. The wikipedia page also notes that the structure houses the world's highest swimming pool (76th floor), the world's highest outdoor observation deck (124th floor) and the world's highest mosque (158th floor). All five of the pieces available for download are exactly 8:28 in length, in dedication to the building's height of 828 meters.

Anyway, the music itself is very soothing - huge washes of spacious crystalline sound. I imagine this is the soundtrack of eternal loneliness, the sound of an absolutely gigantic display of human architectural competition that's rented out only 75 of its 900 apartments ten months after its opening. The sound is appropriately icy against Dubai's deserted imagery. The pieces don't really go anywhere and as of now we don't know where they really came from and that's just fine.

Check out Dubai Horizons tumblr and maybe it'll get updated again sometime soon.





برج خليفة - 2


برج خليفة - 3

DELOFI


A couple weeks ago, Leaving Records posted a 22-minute MP3 of "tape-driven compositions" from Delofi. Dude sent them a tape of beat-scapes, they dug it, I dig it, you should check it out. Furthermore, dude has a deep Soundcloud of beats, a few of which were just upped in the last couple days. Note that these are mere pieces of beats, and a couple of the Soundcloud streams say "instrumental" next to their titles. These are dense chunks of could-be weirdo hip hop tracks, ready and waiting for someone brave enough to spit over them. I'm ready to hear what these pieces could evolve into.

Dude also remixed Leaving Records killerman Oscar McClure as well as dropping a collaborative track with him.

Check out a couple of my favorite parts of Leaving's Delofi tape stream then check some of them Soundclouds.





Leaving Delofi excerpt 1 (2:41-3:31)

Leaving Delofi excerpt 2 (17:24-20:48)



003 - Colored Blocks (Instrumental) by Delofi

brownbags by Delofi

hoopdreamin'... by Delofi

TANGENTS REQUEST #016




The thing is, sometimes you don't really know why you like a song. I mean, sure, I could do my best to dissect the color of its timbre & cross reference it with my preference history, but at the end of the day, for whatever reason, I just dig this song. Yes, The Ventures are one of my favorite bands. But Two Car Garage really doesn't exemplify why. It's not like this is the album that defined their "favorite" title. This is just some album a friend gave me for my birthday because I love The Ventures. And it just so happens, that I really dig "When You Walk In The Room". It's just that one track that I'm like, "Damn, this is mad catchy."

It's times like these I wish I had enough knowledge of techniques & effects so I could make statements like, "I don't usually listen to things that sound this 80's... but I really like their use of the blahblahblah." Whatever, I take comfort in knowing that even if I did know my way around a studio musician's glossary & spent the next four paragraphs proving it to you, the end result is still the same. It's just catchy.

Like Willow Smith, dude.
She's just hoppin' out of bed & turning on her swag.
I can't help it's fucking catchy. Not my fault.
Can't explain, just got 2 love it.




Marissa A. Ross is a Los Angeles based blogger who enjoys music, potato salad and jerking off all day because she works from home. Check out her personal blog, Tangents & The Times, and follow her on Twitter @MarissaARoss.



EDITOR'S NOTE:

Marissa was talking about the version of the song with the Fabulous Wailers from their collaborative album Two Car Garage but there were no streams of it up and I don't wana trample any feet. Check out the album HERE.

Friday, November 12, 2010

WARMY GIRLS


Velvet Davenport's Warmy Girls LP drops this Tuesday November 16 on Minneapolis psych label Moon Glyph. By some insane chance of luck (or real rad planning), Velvet Davenport will grace Brooklyn tonite and tomorrow nite with a couple really solid shows.

Tonite the dudes play Glasslands with Dead Gaze, Swimsuit and Blank Dogs. Tomorrow is at Shea Stadium with Big Troubles, Silent Diane, Sacred Harp and Flower Orgy. Get out and see at least one of these shows and check the videos and links to other peoples' downloads below.



Velvet Davenport - "Mystery Michael" from moon glyph on Vimeo.







Peep all the stuff Chocolate Bobka has posted on them. He's a Davenport-head.

WIGFLIP END OF SUMMER 2010


Yeah yeah, I know the end of Summer was like two months ago but it's only been a few weeks since Wigflip Records sent over their FREE Wigflip End of Summer 2010 compilation. Jam packed with Wigflip favorites (Run DMT, Do While, Inflatable Mattress, Happy Family) and associates (matthewdavid, Dem Hunger, Kingfisherg), the label claims "you can smoke an ounce to this." Over the 19 tracks we find a vast spread of warm sounds, ranging from quieter, more Autumnal pieces (The Dene Road, Dygn) to mind-blasting ambient stews (matthewdavid + Run DMT, Do While), from dense hip hop scapes (Ohbliv, Dirty Universe, 10th Letter) to psychedelic pop throwbacks (Run DMT, Semya,Acid Flashback).

It's hard to pick a boiled-down list of favorites, but check out these samples below then DOWNLOAD THE WHOLE THING FOR FREE. Might I also mention that this is their FOURTEENTH free release, so if you haven't done so yet go over to their site/store and snatch up goodies and pre-order their two new projects, Kingfisherg's Fire Hum and The Dene Road's Whin Sill cassettes.





Kingfisherg - Patch Face

Semya - Cloud Dog

Do While - Dancing on Diamond Water

matthewdavid + Run DMT - Shit_rendr

10th Letter - Whispering Geode

Ohbliv - Lorb

Dem Hunger - Herat Homosexual



(image via Projection Monitor)