A few albums I've been looking for:
David Sancious - The Bridge (1981 Elektra)
Shockabilly - Heaven (pre-Shimmy remix)
Anybody got these on a shelf, garage, hard drive?
"...Can any soul survive the searing fireball of an atomic blast? If humans and animal souls are seen as electromagnetic force fields, such fields could be totally disrupted by a nuclear explosion. The mummy's 'nightmare: disintegration of souls, and this is precisely the ultrasecret and supersensitive function of the atom bomb: a Soul Killer, to alleviate an escalating soul glut." ~ William S. BurroughsI couldn't think of anything more appropriate to follow up the last post...
Message From Home is rooted in, but not exclusively devoted to, African idioms, as the overpowering hip-hop groove of "Our Roots (Began In Africa)" points out. But the record really develops into something special when Sanders pits his mighty tenor sound against the pan-African beats, like the ecstatically joyful rhythms of "Tomoki" and the poised, percolating fusion of American country & western drums and Nigerian juju guitar riffs on "Country Mile."Get it here.
Composed in the summer of 1978 at a time when I was spending almost every day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in search of inspiration, this music was originally written for and is dedicated to guitarist Eugene Chadbourne. Meant to GAS him, and to stretch his already prodigious virtuosity to even wilder extremes, many of the extended techniques used here (toy balloons, talking dolls, mbira keys, wet finger whoops) were learned from him and were an integral part of his improvisational language at that time. Others are standard to contemporary classical guitar notation (body knocks, whisks, bowing, multiple harmonics) and still others were the product of my own sick imagination (playing with pencils, rice, pulling strings out of the bridge notch).I don't know if anyone's shared this one in the past or not, but I thought as long as we're on a Chadbourne binge...
Marc Ribot tackles all of these effects with unusual precision and an astounding virtuosity, adding his own personal touches to make the music even more beautiful than I could have imagined.
1. Amerikkka Stands Tall (Libya Version)This was the last ever item that I ordered from Ralph. I didn't normally buy 7" records from them, but the prospect of Chadbourne recording on the same label as The Residents was too much of an enticement for me. I still have all the catalog/pamphlets that they mailed me over the years.
2. Jesus Protects Mexico
3. The Devil on the Radio
4. You Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd
5. Skip a Rope
The WOMEN TAKE BACK THE NOISE compilation, 3 years in the making, showcases a collection of 47 women artists worldwide who experiment with sound in various ways, ranging from ambient-organic to quirky-glitch-beat to harsh or extreme noise, as well as categories yet to be defined...Check out WTBTN's website for step-by-step documentation of the process of creating the packaging, the artists involved, some very lovely noise-cookie sound samples and ordering information.
Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprosy - Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury.zip
Consolidated - Friendly Fascism.zip
Emergency Broadcast Network - Telecommunication Breakdown.zip
here are the main points of slow music:Who are the musicians in question?
a larger-than-usual number of musicians (in this case, six) play long-form improvisations working with ambient/textural/environmental music-ideas. this means live performance rather than programming. this means flexibility in the moment and freedom to respond. there is an unfolding and unpredictability. there is also a high degree of risk.
Six billion ants, crawling on a plate/ Six billion ants, crawling on a plate, /none of them give back as much as they take.The very post-modern (for a prog-rock band) Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With, complete with amusing placeholder fill-in-the-blanks lyrics, has one of the catchiest, most life affirming choruses to date.
Puppy Gristle is 40 minute improvisation jam between cEvin Key, Dwayne Goettel, and Genesis P-Orridge, recorded in November of 1993. Vocals from Nivek Ogre were added later. This release was only available through the Subconscious website. There were two pressings of this CD, both in a run of 1000 copies. Each pressing had slightly different artwork and cases. The first used jewel cases while the second had digipacks. However, the audio on both pressings are identical. Some of this jam session has been included on tracks by PSYCHIC TV and DOWNLOAD. (link)Puppy Gristle
Cabaret Voltaire - Arm of the Lord (read post) : Download ZipAnd more...
Negativland - Negativland (post) : Download Zip
Last Exit - Iron Path (post) : Download Zip
Bill Laswell, Otomo Yoshihide, Yoshigaki Yasuhiro - Soup (post) : Download Zip
Eugene Chadbourne - Vermin of the Blues : Download Zip
Charles Bukowski - Hostage (post): Download Zip
Goran Bregovic - Underground (post): Download Zip
Tabla Beat Science DJ Cheb i Sabbah King Crimson
Slow Music Project
Fun-Da-Mental is a radical, multi-ethnic, British, Islamic rap band formed in 1991. The style of the group mixes East and West, featuring rapping over Indian, Afro-Caribbean, and worldbeat samples. Thematically, Fun-Da-Mental is concerned with social justice, particularly in regard to Britain's treatment of its Asian and Afro-Caribbean citizens. The core members of the group consist of Aki Nawaz (who uses the stage name "Propa-Ghandi") and Dave Watts (who goes by "Impi-D"). Nawaz (who was a member of Southern Death Cult using his proper name Haq Qureshi) formed the group along with Man-Tharoo (also known as Goldfinger), DJ Obeah, and Bad-Sha LallamanThis is an awesome album. Not nearly as Hip-Hop as some would have you believe (on this release, anyway). It sounds more like how Prodigy, Ministry or even Broken era NIN would've sounded if the members were pissed off multi-ethnic activists, and with a heavier emphasis on exotic percussion. They mixes lots of style such as Middle Eastern Chanting, Bhangra and even some African music along with audio-verite samples.
Even before its release, the group's latest album All is War (The Benefits of G-had) has provoked controversy over its lyrical content. I Reject is a strong rejection of the hypocrisy and immorality of the west and is a criticism of the Iraq War; Che Bin compares Osama bin Laden and Che Guevara; Cookbook DIY contains explicit lyrics about suicide bombings.Fun stuff, this.
At the beginning of the first set, behind his drum kit, Licata establishes a hypnotic foundation of breakbeats as Submerged applies a mixture of jazzy samples and ambient loops—a complex juxtaposition of cut-up rhythms and rapid-fire drumming timed so perfectly that someone listening to an audio recording would swear that Licata’s beats were programmed. Then Laswell plugs in with a series of silky, effortless runs up and down the fretboard at frequencies so low that his bass lines aren’t merely heard but are also felt in intense, gut-rumbling waves. Surrounded by pedals and effects boxes, Laswell tirelessly experiments with filters, reverberation techniques, and styles so varied they resemble everything from free-form jazz guitar to crunchy metal-chord progressions.If you like Laswell's D&B excursions, this is the shit.
Some bands include manifestos in their liner notes. The liner notes to this album are a manifesto. Explaining T.A.Z. is difficult, but stating that Bey’s spin on the spoken-word genre is wizard mindfuckery is a good start. Chaos, anarchy, subcultures - Bey advocates nearly everything, including creating free states for like-minded cabals and collectives. He recommends marginalized groups form secret societies and concludes with a lengthy piece on boycotting cop culture. Musique concrete cloaks his words in an eerily seductive melange of avant-garde noise and ambient music. But the sounds are almost immaterial. Bey’s words are the primary focus of this disc. This album truly is punk as fuck, not in the ambient-styled music, but in the message it contains.This is another great Axiom spoken-word album which I highly recommend.