"stillness is the move" by dirty projectors
from bitte orca
kind of insane vocal stuff going on here. it's like some true nerd r 'n b avant african white people sandwich where you have to practice harmonies in the basement for 8 hours a day. this has been helping me get along on some morning physical routines lately. enjoy.
"horse steppin'" by sun araw
from beach head
more baked atmospheres from these dudes. nice that some peeps from the experimental noisy psych set are passing the dutchy rather that harshing on my melon for once. this record made my top ten of the year. original is like 10 minutes long, but this video is only 3 or 4.
"goodbye horses" by q lazzarus
hard for me to listen to this and get the image of the dude in the silence of the lambs dancing and "tucking" in front of the mirror out of my head. not that i think about that all the time, this is the song he dances to in the movie. highly questionable jam that is creeping me out this morning.
"baby" by alexis taylor
from rubbed out
this is a dude from hot chip. i really liked the first two hot chip records but never heard the third. maybe the hot chip window was only open for so long. i was reading some interview with this guy a while ago and he said two of his favorite songs were souls of mischief "93 til infinity" and something off of mccartney 2. and when i thought about it, i realized the stuff i really liked about hot chip was the macca-type melody and experimentation goofball combinations. and this record is really about that. it's not dancy or clubby or anything, it sounds like a 4-track bedroom record made on a laptop with decent mics. the drumming is messed up, nothing is polished, it's more about these little songs and experiments. he actually even does a pretty rad cover of "coming up". but i put this one up because it's got that first solo record doodle vibe, just messing around and stumbling into a rad little tune. i wish he was on the back cover of this with a beard and baby in his coat. but like a robot baby or something. baby.
"one spliff a day" by billy boyo
this is my new lifestyle starting tomorrow.
sounds like this kid is about 10 years old.
no explanation for this video, though.
"fajar di atas awan" by suarasama
from fajar di atas awan
unclear of the origins here, i guess it was recorded by a smithsonian folkways dude in the 90s and getting reissued by drag city here and now. indian, sumatran, middle eastern blends that almost qualify as some free-folk bliss jams in this day and age. whatever it is, i've been rotating it pretty heavily lately. reminds me of some of the more dreamy nelson angelo and joyce stuff as that's also in a language i don't understand so it all becomes kind of a blurry blanket. anyway, mellow out .
"adam & steve" by megapuss
man, sometimes you just wanna have some fun goodtimes walking down the street to get a coffee and bagel riding on public transit making eyes at the babes wearing bad clothes needing a shower jams. this record is filling that void for me. this song is a jam, for sure, but the main reason i posted it is for someone to tell me the 80s song from which which the guitar solo is ripping the melody. shit is haunting me. otherwise, i like the song on the record about the duck people eating trader joe's hummus and the one about having fun in hollywood. nice to hear somebody having fun for a change. here's the song. adam
"end of the line" by travelling wilburys
from volume one
been in west texas for the past month listening to pretty much nothing at all except the wilburys, morrissey solo records, and npr. i don't know if it will survive my return to "the world", but right now, this shit is my theme song. i've also been watching a lot of dennis hopper movies and whatever rambo movies i can find on the internet.
"for every field there's a mole" by bonnie prince billy
from lie down in the light
got deep into this brand new record over the holiday weekend and kept it playing in the rental car down to big sur, up to bolinas, and through the city. really liking the good-time mellow jams on here, the lyrics especially. "i am the king of infinite space" and the clarinet solo on this song are just right. i like my bbq slow cookin' and my musicians funny lookin'. i wish i was a mole in the ground
"the farther away i am" by daryl hall
from sacred songs
one of the 70's production credits for mr. fripp, along with roches, peter gabriel, etc. this song is classic frippy noodles with a tasteful layer of daryl whispers. fripp me a new one.
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