Mr. Moonweed is a kind bud. Crystal Machine, Gong, partial bro of Hawkwind crew, busted Hillage's Fish Rising, jammed with Christian Boule, dude's just an all around prog madman. Some of these jams were played by Hawkwind live when Blake rocked the keys but solo versions ruling much harder. I think Spacemen 3 covered Lighthouse once or twice live, or maybe it was just Sonic Boom, can't remember = stoney daze. Anyway, here's dude's website.
Peepith LP here.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
"Harry Crews was a short-lived hardcore / Thrash / No Wave band made up of Lydia Lunch (guitar), Kim Gordon (bass) and Sadie Mae (drums). Their one album, Naked In Garden Hills, was a compilation of live recordings at clubs in London, UK and Austria. The album was named after a novel by the author Harry Crews, and songs such as Car, The Knockout Artist and The Gospel Singer were also named after Crews' novels. The band also performed Sonic Youth's (She's In A) Bad Mood and Teenage Jesus & the Jerks' Orphans." -Wikipedia
Afro-post-punk-electronic-funk collaboration between ex-ZNR Hector Zazou and Zairean singer Bony Bikaye backed by a band comprised of Fred Frith and several members of Aksak Maboul.
Friday, March 7, 2008
"This is no new-age, cosmic-bullshit, noodle-fest. It's deep, transcendental art." — Tom Conrad, Sterophile
Comprised of two 20+ minute tracks (second is best), this was one of the very first vinyl releases from Lovely Music Ltd.
"I invented Minimal Man as this wild person, and then I actualized it and took all kinds of drugs and stuff, because I felt guilty for not living up to this fiction." - Patrick Miller
"In 1987, Snow issued The Last LP (Art Metropole), which purported to be a documentary disc of the dying gasps of ethnic musical cultures from around the globe including Tibet, Syria, India, China Brazil, Finland and elsewhere, with more thousands of words of pseudo-scholarly supplementary notes, but was, in fact, a series of multi-tracked recordings of Snow himself, who gave the joke away only in a single column of text in the disc's gatefold jacket, printed backwards and readable in a mirror. One track, purported to be a document of a coming-of-age ritual from Niger, is a pastiche of Whitney Houston's song "How Will I Know."" -Wikipedia
Canadian artist/filmaker Michael Snow was originally a professional Jazz musician and has made many rare recordings and countless performances of experimental and conceptual music since the 1970s. Now 78 years old, Snow still periodically performs in the Toronto area with his avant/free jazz/noise band CCMC. Can there be any such thing, Snow once asked, as "fake music"?
This now rare and expensive album was re-issued on CD by Art Metropole in 1994 as "The Last LP CD".
02. Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh
03. Zulu Nation Anniversary
04. Force MC's
05. Kool Moe Dee Vs Busy Bee
06. Fu Kwan Vs Roxanne
07. Biz Markie & Big Daddy Kane
08. Kool Moe Dee & Tla Rock
09. LL Cool J
10. Master Don
12. DJ Cheese
13. Boogie Down Productions
14. The Message, The Word!!
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Merrell Fankhauser (The Exiles/Fapardokly/HMS Bounty) and friends, including Jeff Cotton (The Magic Band). "Blue Form" is the shit.
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Strange: I think this is out of Miami. Track one, Ray Love's "Rap Fiend," contains the heaviest, most expressive scratching ever recorded. Among other heavy elements. Track four, The Jury's "Slamming," contains most funniest raps aimed at those who don't party responsibly. Instead, buy Moët and split it with your homeboys...
Fastidiously experimental electro-acoustic music produced for films and animations at the National Film Board of Canada between 1952-1971 including works by Norman Mclaren made by scratching directly onto film. Originally released on vinyl in 1977, now available as a 2CD set.
Maurice Blackburn/Norman McLaren-Blinkety Blank
Gabriel Charpentier-La Coute Echelle
Maurice Blackburn-Christmas Cracker
Pierre Mercure-La Forme Des Choses
Maurice Blackburn-Jour Apres Jour,
Gilles Tremblay-Dimension Soleils