Archive for February, 2006|Monthly archive page

I need to visit space more often

Picture by Ogami Sensei

Acid Mothers Temple “In C”

Holy shit did it take me forever to upload this. Song is best used for totally epic space travel.

Biting!

Soul Vibrations “The Dump” 

Off the Funky 16 Corners comp. So many sweet breaks.

Not conscious, conscience

Picture by Dasketch

Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Gold Lion”

Why they’ve chosen to abandon their scrappiness, their rough edges, the most alluring part of their sound is beyond me. If Linda Perry co-wrote it I win a George Foreman grill for identifying underwriters. Perhaps it’s poor source material, too, because the Diplo remix of this doesn’t help. Not that Diplo’s remixes are always on mark, but whatever.

“I’ve got blisters on me fingehs!”

Sonny Sharrock “Blind Willie”

For such an out-there guitarist (some of his stuff is like Derek Bailey playing guitar on a bad acid trip), this sure sounds familiar and, dare I say, tame? Anyone know if it was used in a film? Very austere, very pretty.

Yeah, whatever

Photo from Dasketch

Yuya Uchida & The Flowers “Greasy Heart” & “Stone Free”
If these ladies and gents would have composed more original songs (or had been born in America), they would have been huge. Like Jefferson Airplane with less track-marks and more chops, or Hendrix with self-control (so, likewise). Yuya Uchida & The Flowers are a hugely overlooked talent in Japanese psych rock.

Dropping out would be nice

Swamped! Plenty of killer tunes to drop once I get myself outta the muck.

Eh? Eh? Eh!

LSD March “Suddenly, Like Flames” & “After The Flames” (alternate version)

Because I guess no one else was really keeping up the Les Rallizes Denudes, intense fog of feedback sound, (except Mainliner, kind of, and whatever acid-loving stuff Makoto Kawabata does) cheers to LSD March. The second song is especially pretty in a sizzling molasses kind of way.