Friday, January 31, 2020

The 1 Hundred :: Painkiller - Collected Works

Painkiller - Collected Works // Tzadik 1997 // Used CD (4 disc set)

John Zorn, Bill Laswell, and Mick Harris create a midnight dark collection of jazz, noise, world, electronic music. 4 discs cover all their studio and live work as well as a few bits of collection specific reworks. Uneasy listening at its uneasiest.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020

In Case You MIssed It: Teebs

Teebs - Anicca (Brainfeeder)

Mtendere Mandowa is a Los Angeles based producer that creates genre-crossing music ranging from lovely ambient jazz drifts to head-bopping trippy hip-hop. Anicca is his fourth album and it features collaboration with Thomas Stankiewicz, Panda Bear, Sudan Archives and a few others. It's a fun and colourful blur of an album.

Friday, January 10, 2020

In Case You MIssed It: Common Holly

Common Holly - When I Say to You Black Lightning (Royal Mountain)

Montreal artist Brigitte Naggar wasn't on my radar on the end of the year when her sophomore album showed up on a few interesting best of lists. Sure enough it is a blend of intriguing folk and indie rock with a dark edge that suits the cover art. Think a kind of North country Cat Power or a less art rock version of Mega Bog and you'll have part of the picture.


Thursday, January 09, 2020

In Case You MIssed It: The Good Ones

The Good Ones - RWANDA, you should be loved

A trio of Rwanda farmers, survivors of genocide, playing traditional songs on acoustic guitar and percussion, with a few guest appearances here, including TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Wilco's Nels Cline, Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker, and My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields. It's a soul-stirring affair, and more.