Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
An impressive track from Beats Antique off of their new album Elektafone. This particular track is my favorite so far after a few listens through. Love the glitch/world blend of sound. And just a public service announcement Beats Antique are incredible live so check them out if you can.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
They don't make em like this anymore. Say all you want about the production quality of today's artists but all the technology and production quality in the world doesn't hold a candle to the beauty and soul that pours through this one. Produced by a guy named Otis Redding.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Love that the tribal roots element is more and more apparent in electronic underground music these daze. Native America crawling through colonial speakers.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
The future and the past converge to make this remix by lesglobe timeless. Love the Andes sound when it is freaked like this!
Friday, November 4, 2011
The words “Immortal Technique”, “new mixtape” and “free download” should be enough to catch the more discerning listener’s ear, but if you’re new to this excellent MC let’s just say he’s the real deal. If you want to know more, his full, extraordinary biography can be found on the Viper Records website (as can his essay The Legacy of Bin Laden which is well worth reading.)
The Martyr features guest spots from Dead Prez, Joell Ortiz, Diabolic and more on the mic, and production from J Dilla, Southpaw and the man himself. On the track “Rich Man’s World (1%)” he puts himself in the mind of a genuine one-percenter and shows just how much he doesn’t give a shit what the other 99% of us think (“I hope you got good credit bitch/If not better get a new job with benefits”) - all over that naggingly familiar riff from “Money Money Money” by Abba.
Immortal Technique is currently on tour through-out the US in support of The Martyr (he’l be coming to a city near you pretty soon, check the dates on the Viper website). but in the meantime you can download the 16 tracks here, so get clicking.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Nice steady head-nod beat with subtle, chopped samples brought to you by Lennon. Lennon is a CT kid who is only 17 years old and already rockin it. I love the young kids who help push change so i'm extra down with helping promote his work. His whole beat tape can be found here: Lennon - A Beat Tape
I'm feelin this new Cumbia mix of the classic Reggae tune No, No, No. Nice blend of Latin and Reggae wrapped up in greatness.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Anybody that thinks hip hop is dead needs a heavy dose of Homeboy Sandman shoved down their ear hole. Dude can rip the mic. Also, he ends this sick flow with the word Milwaukee, which makes this Wisconsin boy quite proud.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This might be one of my favorite minutes by Dilla. So simple yet that loop and beat work so well together you will dream about this beat even after all your music equipment has been seized by the man. Dilla = pushing things forward = MadChange
One of my favorite instrumentals I have discovered in 2011. I think the sample might be from T Bone Walker's "Cold, Cold Feeling". Rakim is on the original, which makes sense as no one else should be able to touch such a nice beat . It hits so hard you might break your neck.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
And here is Big Youth as a a living legend performing in 2010 at the Garance Reggae Festival in France. He's still got it.
Here is a re-post about the underrated Reggae star Big Youth I just saw over at Dangerousminds.net (check out their blog, it's great):
Big Youth was a “toaster” or “DJ” who would basically rhyme and rap over records during the large outdoor Jamaican dance parties that used to be known as “sounds.” Taking his cue from U Roy, who was more or less the first DJ (or at least the genre’s first star), Big Youth would chat, chant, sort of sing and just bullshit on the mike, offering humor, politics and heady doses of Rasta spirituality. I was transfixed by Big Youth’s voice, subject matter and… just the whole image he projected of a wise God-loving and yet sexy ghetto preacher. The guy was incredible! Why didn’t the whole world know about him? Why wasn’t this guy acclaimed as a musical genius? He was the coolest motherfucker I’d ever heard of.
Big Youth was Bob Marley’s favorite musician in Jamaica and he praised Jah Youth in many interviews during the 70s. Marley actually copped quite a bit from Big Youth, not the least being his clothes, his dreadlocks—Big Youth was the first Jamaican musician of any note to flash his dreads onstage as followers of Rastafari were still semi-social outcasts even then—and even his use of the words “Natty” and “Dread” in his lyrics. Yes, it’s a historical fact that Bob Marley stole a bit of his swagger from Jah Youth (who seemed mildly pissed off about this in several 70s vintage articles I’ve read).
But as any reggae fanatic can tell you, during the classic roots era of the 70s, there were very, very few film or video cameras floating around the Kingston ghettos. Unless it was a part of Bob Marley’s scene, the era, aside from photographs, remains more or less unrecorded. There are some quite good documentaries on Jamaica music, but they can be counted on one hand. So it was very exciting to discover this brief but amazing B&W video clip of Jah Youth during his prime. I’ve searched for Big Youth clips from his 70s peak on YouTube for years and come up empty-handed until now. Even if it is under two minutes, it’s still Big Youth and it fucking slays. - Richard Metzger via Dangerousminds
Monday, October 10, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Brilliant video of a huge sound sculture/sound trail/mind bending experience in England. This is art, landscape, nature and music creating Change together. Composer Pierre Sauvageot's Harmonic Fields project, a participatory landscape of wind-activated musical instruments temporarily installed on the beach near Birkrigg Common, Cumbria, England. The haphazard plinks, drum rolls, whistles and drones is often mesmerizingly beautiful, as the following video makes clear. It's a kind of weather plug-in, constructed as a sequence of very different movements in space.
It was intended as an actual sound trail—"a symphonic march for 1,000 aeolian instruments and moving audience," in the composer's words, quoted by the Guardian, and "it's important that it is not just a circuit of weird noises," he quickly adds. "The experience develops through individual movements."
From the Guardian:
You are introduced to the quarter-mile trail with a prelude for 300 Balinese wind chimes, followed by an adagio slalom of tuned bamboo pipes, which gives way to a reflective passage for suspended cellos and deckchairs and a pentatonic interlude of turbine-driven glockenspiels. It concludes, like a proper symphony, with a coda drawing together all the elements in a climax of either frenzied dissonance or a soft, extended diminuendo, depending on the weather conditions.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
A great concept in practice here. Attain bird calls from the Amazon and build melodies around them.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Mexican Cumbia in The Sixties
I thought while I post this Mike Laure I would also post a bit of info/history about Mexican Cumbia that I found on Wikipedia:
Few musicians in Mexico knew cumbia, and practically the history of cumbia in Mexico is parallel to the rock & roll history and also it had almost of the same way.
Policarpo Calle, an accordionist of cumbia and very popular vallenato musician in Colombia and Mexico with his song "La Porra Caimanera", "La Cumbia chida", "La Monaguilla", "Leyda", "Se cabrio la Cumbia" "Maria Salome" among others, mentions that the first introducer of cumbia in Mexico was the Mexican singer Carmen Rivero , she traveled until Colombia to learn cumbia music and to bring it to the country, parallel, Mike Laure a rock & roll musician from Jalisco began with the change of its style of rocker whom was not to him very favorable to a declared tropical musician, began trying in the new "tropical" music genre called cumbia, both, Carmen Rivero and Mike Laure by different ways, did not know that they would be in the pioneers and creators of the real Mexican cumbia.
When Carmen Rivero returned from Colombia, brought a repertoire of Colombian cumbia of Colombian previous decade, the Mexican Rivero made, like Mike Laure a symbiosis of cumbia brought of Colombia with the experience that both had of different music styles.
Meanwhile, Mike Laure, in 1959 and 1960, had already formed its first musical group that just a short time later would change its name to "Los Cometas", (the same name of another group that recorded for CBS Columbia mentioned before), having a musical experience in Rock, Mike Laure makes a particular musical fusion recognized, its fusion of cumbia with the rock & roll, he separated the real Colombian percussion of cumbia replacing with an acoustic Drum kit (because he had instruments to play rock & roll). With relatives of him, introduce some instruments protagonists of cumbia Colombian, like the accordion, sax and clarinet, and the bases of the rhythm is made by guiro (substitute of the guacharaca of the Colombian cumbia) the acoustic drum kit, adding an instrument that already had been used by the Colombians but were not used more because in Colombia began to lose force, we refers to the electric guitar, as rock musician, invariably would have to use it within its recordings.
Mike Laure with its "tropical music" and the cumbia, begun to became very popular, he recorded his songs for "Discos Musart" a Mexican company, his songs were covers of Colombian groups like Antolín y su Combo Orence with the famous "Tabaco mascao", of Combo los Galleros with the "cieguita" Lucy Gonzalez, and of other famous musician, Alejandro Durán with his hit called "039" in accordion, another songs of Corraleros de Majagual and Colombian songs composed by Eliseo Herrera, Julio Erazo, and Cresencio Salcedo among others.
Mike Laure recorded Colombian hits of cumbia and other Colombian genres as Porro, Vallenato or Joropo, the re-recordings had adapted musically to satisfy the Mexican public, and because he did not have experience in this musical genre of cumbia, so the cumbia, almost for the first time has one of its radical adaptations and changes into the hands of Mike Laure, in addition that he did not have the real instruments of an orchestra of Colombian cumbia, Mike Laure used for the first time in recordings of cumbia for Mexican companies the use of accordion, electric guitar, clarinet and sax, and to simulate the percussion it uses "tumbadoras" or "congas". Mike Laure in its recordings imposed guidelines for the future tendencies of cumbia in Mexico, cumbia with accordion, cumbia with sax and cumbia with electric guitar. Although many of cumbias were covers, soon began to be composed the first Mexican cumbias and also recorded by Mike Laure.
Carmen Rivero brought her Colombian repertoire and to have itself later as singer together with Linda Vera, made its recordings for Discos CBS Columbia / Discos Orfeón, reason why soon it begins to become popular due to cumbias famous to cover of Colombian groups, the success subjects were clearly "the chicken farmer will colorá", "fisherman" and like in the race of Mike Laure. They would begin to be made up and to record first cumbias Mexican, like including in his first discs of Carmen Rivero like the subject "To Tabasco" talking about to the Mexican state of Tabasco.
Murky Recess is a perfect name for the producer of this chopped and screwed remix of Juaneco y Su Combo’s Vacilando Con Ayahuasca. The remix makes for a nice and mellow track, perfect to sway your hips to.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
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Friday, September 2, 2011
Slammin remix by DJ Rupture and Mr. Lee. Yessir!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Some beautiful blending between Moombahton and Soul music right here.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
I try to post music styles/influences that have combined to clearly create newness and change musically as well as music that isn't afraid to use/reference politics to inspire and create critical thinking/change. This is a little of both as Benny Blanco uses the soul music of Aloe Blacc to drop his own rhymes on (which are filled with his own soul and politics). The lyrics are filled with realism and truth. We could use more of this.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
This is such a great podcast! Some of the best groovy, African Jazz I have found in a ling while. I already posted it and I have only listened to 15 min of the first podcast so I am eager to hear what other beauty lies here...
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
"...L’Orchestre Nationale was the first modern Mauritanian musical troupe. In 1967, the young president Moktar Ould Daddah sent Hadrami along with 14 other musicians to Guinea Conakry for musical training in what would be the first experiment in modernization — incorporating a brass section and electric guitars — but retaining the Hoddu and finding a particularly important place for the Mauritanian flute, the Neyfara, featured prominently on a number of tracks. Returning to Nouakchott, a town of no more 20,000 in the pre-drought Mauritania, the L’Orchestre National was the official band of the new country, playing in official capacity for the president in all social events, and providing a soundtrack of post-colonial aspirations..."
...Read the whole story at Sahel Sounds.....
More Rahsaan Roland Kirk. This is a quick piece of a documentary on him and it even shows him playing the noseflute. He would sometimes have a flute in each nostril and up to 3 horns in his mouth at the same time. Also, he was notorious for handing out kazoos and whistles to the crowd. In the key of W.
Rahsaan Roland Kirk could circular breathe and play what seems an infinite amount of instruments at one time. This clip has the legendary jazz drummer Phil Seaman playing behind him. It is taken from a pretty cool French documentary called "Sound". Parts 1-3 of the doc are available on youtube. I have his 1972 performance at Montreux on VHS and it is a gem of a performance (he gets the crowd going absolutely mad at the end). I found a clip of that performance on youtube but the whole thing is much longer and much more entertaining. If no one else posts the entire thing I will post it on youtube eventually. It's too good to not share it.
An underplayed Nina Simone song called Baltimore with some absolutely wonderful shots of Baltimore circa 1969. Some of those shots could be from today. It breaks this midwestern boy's heart to see how poor and broken many America's midwestern cities have become. My best friend's friend's brother was murdered in Milwaukee yesterday. It stems directly from lack of opportunity and desperation. All of this shit makes me so sad. Where have the jobs and opportunities gone to? There is much desperation among the people, conventional economics has utterly failed and all the politicians offer for fixes are more of the same. This will not end well.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Wicked reggae remix of Bombs Over Baghdad, mixed with Wailing Souls beat and some sound bites from Santigold & Major Lazer.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Madeleine Chartrand I believe is French Canadian Native American (how is that for a run on ethnic group) and jams the fuck out on some Native American-Middle Eastern-French-Funk-Rock hybrid called Ani Kuni in 1972. Groundbreaking mad changey music from almost 40 years ago.
Though this is not in line with a lot of what I post here, it deserves posting. Hypnotic, soothing tune from Y La Bamba. Here is to seeing the world as we did when we were young and took the time to be amazed by all things, rather than judge all things.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Ra from Django's Ghost on Vimeo.
If you don't know about Sun Ra then you are far too much from this world. Chaos or beauty? Or one in the same...
There are moments of the band covering tracks from the album Angels and Demons at Play. This! is one of my favorite albums in existence. Don't tell anyone or I may be turned over to the thought/weird police... Put it on in the background when you are cleaning or knitting or sweeping or fucking and see what it does for you. I dares you.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
A little Luniz remix never hurt anybody. These guys flipped it with a Moombahton remix for the modern ass/dancefloor.
More FlyLo but this time coming from planet trip hop, where I would like to one day immigrate to. YouTube comment I read on this track points this out: "Vocals are JUST on the verge of being too intrusive, but it holds the balance so its cool." Very true, her vocals are almost annoying but end up being perfect fro the instrumental and never actually annoying. Go FlyLo go.
Are we going to give up or are we going to try... Are we going to give up or are we going to try to learn what life is? This may be my favorite Flying Lotus remix. Beauty.
My room in Austin is actually white. My window is actually closed to traffic and all that racket. I am amazed by the tranquility of this song by Mia Doi Todd. I must admit I would not know of it unless Flying Lotus had remixed it into a brilliant, totally separate sounding track. He did somehow manage to keep the magic of this track intact while flipping the instrumental completely. Both these artists deserve more appreciation (Mia Doi Todd deserves it more, she is virtually unknown). Enjoy the tranquility.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
When zombies come to kill me, I will be loopin this on the best system I can find while running out of ammo and snappin baseball bats on zombie scum. I am not enamored with this beat by any means I just think it would be a rad song to kill zombies to. Close your eyes and picture the slaughter.
R.I.P. Eugene McDaniels. He influenced the roots of hip hop with his socially and politically charged lyrics and with his song "Jagger The Dagger" which was sampled by a pile of great hip hop artists. Respect due to this man for his brave lyrical content which pushed change in music in the 1960s.
Very happytime British sound to this chune by Bibio. It sets hazy images/memories in my mind that cannot be quite focused on. I like the top Youtube comment quite a lot: "This song makes me want to go down to the botanical gardens, strip naked, and skip through the flowerbeds saying "La La La La La"! And then buy ice cream for all the strangers staring at me before the cops arrive."
Monday, August 1, 2011
A beat Jamie XX created for Gil Scott-Heron's "My Cloud". It is a beat Dilla would be proud of.
More Gil Scott-Heron (rest easy) mixed by Jamie XX. Poetry in dub motion. Eerily timely lines flowing at the end from Gil Scott "Hang onto your rosary beads, close your eyes and watch me die" & "Might not be such a bad idea, seems like I need to get out of here". I say it was a bad idea.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
This is a pretty rad Thai cover of James Brown's "I Feel Good". I def got a few laughs listening to it. Enjoy.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Pretty Lights remixes "Fly Like An Eagle" better than anybody else who has ever tried. I like the end result of combining the bass of Pretty Lights, the rhymes of Rakim from "I Know You Got Soul" and the singing of Steve Miller Band.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Rufus Harley playing John Coltrane's "Love Supreme" on bagpipes. I've never seen a jazz cat get down on some bagpipes other than Rufus Harvey. The man was of Cherokee & African descent and chose a Scottish instrument for his weapon of choice. He represented a blend of culture, originality and MadChange.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich. This is only the first 10 minutes, if you like what you hear go and find the full length track which runs 56 minutes. There have been three recordings of Music for 18 musicians released. Each recording sounds slightly different but in order of preference for me, the recordings/release labels go ECM, RCA, and Nonesuch. This footage is from a live performance on June 21, 2008. This piece is perfect for reflection, deflation and/or meditation.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Juakali with more Dancehall from the future. Revolution now! And I don't think he means this current corporate revolution we are in. Man, the people are getting their asses handed to them in this current revolution/war and many have yet to even recognize there is a war outside. Look out your window before it is too late. Gil Scott-Heron was right when he said the revolution will not be televised. But he was talking about our revolution. Their revolution will be, is, and has been being televised. If you don't shut that shit off you are going to end up inadvertently aiding them and allowing everything us non corporate citizens hold dear to be destroyed. Wake up! They are vampires and they are coming for blood more relentless than ever. Once they have sucked your locale, city, state, providence, country dry, they will go find new blood (they have no country) and you will be left among the dead and the walking dead. It is daily fight and your weapon is critical thinking and your money, not your vote. They already took democracy, but greed knows no limits and capitalism and corporations have long, strong roots of greed. They are now after not only your money, but your rights, dignity and pride. You can't kill the roots but you can slow their growth and buy us time by consuming less and purchasing only independent products when you do consume. Keep your dignity, turn off the television and turn off the corporate stranglehold on politics and society.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Amon Tobin has a new album out called Isam and a new visual show that he is touring with to promote the album/melt your mind. This show looks second to none as far as visual art goes. Dude continues to smash down walls and break new ground in art/media. MadChange.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Think Twice is originally from the 1974? album "Steppin' into Tomorrow", this version from the 1992 Blue Note release "The Best of Donald Byrd". It has been covered by Eryka Badu and Jay Dilla as well as sampled by Main Source (Large Professor) for "Lookin At The Front Door", A Tribe Called Quest on "Footprints" and Peanut Butter Wolf on "Think Twice".
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Here is a nu-cumbia track by Bleepolar. Accordion, reggae vibe and a big tech/house kick which makes this remix automatic dancefloor friendly. It has a slightly reggae shift in the middle and includes the voice of Leah, “the reggae diva from amsterdam” and Asher. It’s out on May 25th on DUBBHISM the legendary Runcome Sound System.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
This famous Reggae song by Dawn Penn has a complex history starting with Bo Diddley's blues tune "She's Fine & She's Mine" written and released in 1955. Then in 1958 Willie Cobbs released a top notch blues tune covering/remixing(?) Bo Diddley's tune with a different composition called "You Don't Love Me". This song has since been covered by the allman brothers, riahnna, eve, ike and tina turner, mase and sean combs, and albert king among others. Dawn Penn released the first Jamaican take on it in No, No, No (You Don't Love Me) in 1967 and Jackie Mittoo followed with an instrumental version called "Organ Version" in 1972.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Amazing. Hip Hop was told at a young age it would never amount to anything by the "sophisticated" classes. This performance is Hip Hop shouting from the mountaintop, "Look at me now!".
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Ignoring boundaries, blending different cultural sound and generally advocating for her own type of change is Bronx born Maluca. Raw sound. You can find the official video for this track on youtube but I try not to support music videos with advertising on this blog so go find it your damn self.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I do plan on articulating the theme of this blog a bit more down the road. For now you are going to continue to get a wide blend of world music, political music, chillwave (dilla, flying lotus type beats), a bit of hip hop and music that I think has pushed or is pushing change in the (music) world. I have decided to incorporate American Folk music into a separate blog, more on that soon. World music is always influencing neighboring countries and continents and eventually new music is formed (often in melting pots or political turmoil, i.e. hip hop) which incorporates styles and influences from various regions and cultures into the new form which may sound nothing like anything it is influenced by. This is why I pay attention to beats, melodies and trends from different areas of the world. It isn't always an easy task to listen to music from another culture or in another language but if you force yourself to listen, through the discomfort you may have, your music filter will expand and intensify greatly. Middle Eastern music is something we in the west don't often listen to or bother with (other than Indian music, for some reason we seem to embrace it) and that is a real shame because there is a wealth of beautiful music there steeped in many cultures, histories and religions. I doubt I will ever understand much of of it but my ears can now, through listening to enough of it, appreciate these sounds and begin to decipher what I enjoy and what I don't. Most of the Middle Eastern and African "Pop" (like pop everywhere) that comes out is terrible (and has a very cheesy, light sound to it, one exception is the autotune stuff that comes out of it which can be quite appealing at times) in my opinion but certain classic, timeless middle eastern music is often mesmerizing (especially when performed live). This performance by Moroccan Hamid Zahir and company is one of those timeless pieces of music. From the call and response to the rhythmic clapping to his skills on the strings, it doesn't let up throughout. Earth music.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Here is some serious jam cumbia from 1971. Carlos Pickling was one of the original organ grinders in cumbia history. Enjoy.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Vibrate on with Augustus Pablo and The Upsetters.
Friday, April 1, 2011
This Jamie Woon is a neo soul singing Londoner who has more soul than he knows what to do with. There is a better audio quality version without the video here. Also, I am feelin this remix that Hudson Mohawk just did of this track. Tickle your ears with it here.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Benjamin Zephaniah has apparently been listening to the wrong radio station. I've tuned into that same station and I will tell you it is a terrible station that unfortunately has a lot of dedicated listeners. If you like this stream of consciousness there are more clips of him on youtube, an interview at democracynow.org, and a few albums he has released over the years you should check out. Benjamin Zephaniah describes himself as a poet, reggae artist, activist and revolutionary. I discovered him by digging in dusty crates and finding his first album called "Rasta" from 1983 at a thrift store a few years ago. I was impressed to say the least. I couldn't find much info on him at that time but now it seems plenty has surfaced online. This guy is all about the best kind of change, I will now tip my hat to him.
Monday, March 28, 2011
When I first heard that tUnE-yArDs "Bizness" track my mind immediately went to this Paris track. Both artists are based in Oakland and I am absolutely convinced she based the hook on "Bizness" off "Don't Stop The Movement". I like her even more now.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Here is another worldly, experimental music alchemist along the same lines as Muslimgauze (see post a few weeks ago). Raz Mesinai's (aka Badawi) music is usually highly rhythmic with a particular keen sense of microtonal sound. Though his music often sounds like it has a middle eastern influence, he in fact hails from NYC. He was highly influenced by shamanic and trance ritual music as a child by his single transient mother and released his first album in 1994 as a 20 year old. He has since released almost 20 albums under various pseudonyms, his last in 2007 from Badawi called "Unit Of Resistance".
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
This is one of my favorite War songs from their "The World Is A Ghetto" album from 1972. It so chill and perfect for contemplating/reminiscing. You can hear the pain of Vietnam buried deep in its guts. I've definitely imagined being a soldier fresh home from that unnecessary, horrific affair just sitting and staring at the wall with this record rotating nearby.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Containing two side-length ragas, this record, released on Mississippi "subsidiary" Change Records, was the first US release for noted singer and spiritual leader Pandit Pran Nath. Pran Nath collaborated with minimalist innovators La Monte Young and Terry Riley, and this record is a great example of the far-out, post-lingual aesthetic he helped to develop, and which was further explored by bands like Sun City Girls.