November 30, 2011

Sender/Receiver - I Am Spoonbender [1998]

"Tosses all manner of monkey wrench into what actually are, structurally speaking, mutated pop songs, melding avant-noise, sound collage, musique concrète, and video game belches; what comes out is wildly imaginative...actually reaches a level of noir-like viscidity."

Jaki Leibezeit devotees take note: here be lockstep drumming.

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November 28, 2011

Kraut- Bloody- Rageous! German Psychedelic Underground Vol. IV - Various

01 Turn In - The Ravers
02 Let's Do It Together - Blackbirds 2000
03 Wild Woman - Jo Hamann
04 Israfil Part 1 - Haboob
05 Munich City - Big Bertha
06 Dear Prof. Leary - Barney Wilen & His Amazing Free Rock Band 
07 Wild Man - Cannock 
08 Exodus II - The CT Four Plus 
09 Let The Thing Comin' Up - Staff Carpenborg & The Electric Corona 
10 Voodoo Woman - Mike Lewis & Conny Plank 
11 War Child - Drum 
12 Can't Get It - The Speeders 03:57
13 Jesus And The Rockers - Karl Lenfers & Peter Janssens 
14 On My Way - Andorra 
15 World Is Satisfied - Jam 
16 Don't Forget To Love - Don Paulin 
17 Child Of My Kingdom - Tusk 
18 Please, Please Love Me - The Monks 
19 The Million Game - Can 
20 Demon's Dance - Al Capone

Check out for Kraut Mask ReplicaTune In, Turn On, Drop KrautGet Off My Kraut.

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Obscured By Krauts German Psychedelic Underground Vol. III - Various

01 Faust - Extract 7
02 Staff Carpenborg & The Electric Corona - Lightning Fires, Burning Sorrows
03 Sefil - When To You Come, I'm Wait For You
04 Jam - Friends
05 Inner Space - Coitus, Ergo Sum
06 Mother Sunday - Midnight Graveyard
07 Blackman Lane - Hunger
08 Proud Flesh - Devil Flight
09 Live Experience - Before Dead a.k.a. Cry For Betty
10 Swinging Safari - Toccata
11 Tyll - Tim
12 Trafo - Auto-Bahn
13 Yet - Try To See Her Again
14 Anima Sound - Trinity 2
15 Lony & The Misfits LTD. - Birthday
16 Tomorrow's Gift - At The Earth (Part 1)
17 Slut - Heavy Surf Sound Blues
18 Michael Anton & Amok - Jesus Makes You High
19 Dave Pike Set - Mathar
20 Exmagma - Marilyn F. Kennedy
21 Trede Selection - Sound Too

Check out for Kraut Mask Replica; Tune In, Turn On, Drop Kraut; Get Off My Kraut.

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atom herz mutter

November 27, 2011

Hungry Krauts, Daddy! German Psychedelic Underground Vol. II - Various

01 Old Lumber - Water sprite

02 Staff Carpenborg - Corona - The every days way down to the suburbs
03 Hide & Seek - Crying child
04 Sound Machine - Woman
05 Lepra - Sesam, sesam
06 Coram Publico - Bodensee
07 Doldinger's Motherhood - Negrito
08 Gash - In the sea
09 Gottfried Von Hüngsberg - Die Insel
10 Caleidoscope Inc. - Kind of sadness
11 Thanes - Beginning word
12 Giants - Broken earth
13 Those - Orion 2000
14 Bokaj Retsiem - I' m so afraid
15 Golgotha - Dies Irae
16 MG Improvisation - Improvisation Nr. 2
17 Club 13 - Elegy on the death of a late famous general
18 John Bassman Group - His name was Tom
19 Tuning fork - I'm a dreamer
20 Inner Space - Agilok & Blubbo

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kosmiche schnitzel

November 26, 2011

Kraut! Demons! Kraut! German Psychedelic Underground Vol. I - Various

01 Aero Sound - Ready for Take Off
02 Staff Carpenborg and the Electric Corona - Shummy Poor Clessford Idea in Troody Tarpest Noodles

03 Margareta Juvan and Can - I'm Hiding My Nightingale
04 Trash - Living in a Garden
05 Motherhood - Negresco #4
06 Exmagma - It's So Nice
07 Guenther Kaufmann - Our Love
08 Heart of Blues - Smoking Takes You Faster to God
09 Jo Hamann - Give Me All Your Love
10 Checkpoint Charlie - Feeling Sad
11 Just We - Something Like It
12 Shanandoa - Dies Irae
13 Giants - He He Ho
14 Elegy - No Direction
15 Limbus 4 - Kundalini
16 Les Etoiles Filantes - Something
17 Magic Group - Magical Land
18 Electric Sandwich - China
19 Uncertain Midnight - Leaving the World
20 Can - Kama Sutra
21 Exmagma - Zink Tank

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durch die Kraft Christi i dich zwingen

November 24, 2011

The Owl's Map - Belbury Poly

Familiar Ghost Box trooping of the tropes: Garner's The Owl Service; Machen machinations; the Great God Pan; Toopian sinister resonance of the uncanny; 70s local television rurally themed programmes.

 A rarefied furrow, rewardingly ploughed. Get with it.

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November 23, 2011

Christ Was Born On Christmas Morn - Various [1971]

(V/A) — Christ Was Born On Christmas Morn (Historical, 1971 **HLP-34)
“Pre-war gospel perfections” courtesy of Ghost Capital.

Effluvium prophylactic. Join Blind Willie McTell, Blind Mamie Forehand, Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers (featuring Frankie Half-Pint Jaxon - naturally) in dispelling rising tide of noisome yule pap.

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November 20, 2011

Operation Hummingbird - Death In June [2000]

June 30 1934 Hitler launches the Röhm-Putsch aka Operation Hummingbird: political murder spree including liquidation of Röhm's paramilitary Sturmabteilung. Death In June...hmmmm(ing). 

Under-rated entry in Douglas P.'s martial oeuvre. Stirring.

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behind the mask

November 19, 2011

The Triumph of Light...And Thy Thirteen Shadows of Love - Ordo Equilibrio [1997]

Kinky, overwrought and in thrall to C93-DIJ cyclic monotony n strum. Nevertheless, some tasty atmospherics created. A rubber-wrapped future beckons in the cold meat industry.

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November 18, 2011

Beauty Reaps the Blood of Solitude - Nature and Organisation [1994]

Michael Cashmore enlists fellow travellers Tibet, McDowell, Stapleton n Douglas P.. Wicker willow the  bone white goddess. Thunder perfect n rociscrucial.

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November 16, 2011

Clocks Are Like People - Circulus [2006]

Ancient wind instruments, vintage Moog synthesiser flourishes and what can only be termed, reluctantly, as Elizabethan harpsichord "work outs". Highly mannered, make that preposterous, baroque 'n' roll. Somehow, all captured in lead pantaloon's juxtaposition of period klobba and Specsavers eye-wear.

The whiff of generic coming of age 70s teen TV prog theme. Utterly, bewilderingly po-faced. 

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November 14, 2011

The Road Goes On Forever - The Highwaymen [1995]

Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings.

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November 13, 2011

A Moment of Forever - Kris Kristofferson [1995]

Free, twinkling-eyed spirit. Human, humane n holy. Still wild enough for you.

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November 12, 2011

The Best Of George Formby [1994]

Indulge y brawd's occult attraction to George's insistent cheeky chappy double entendres and relentless right hand. With his ukelele in hand (or his little stick of Blackpool rock), mother, what'll he do now?

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November 11, 2011

The Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane - Jeffrey Lewis [2001]

Jeffrey Lewis Last Time I Did Acid I Went Insane Album Cover

Robyn Hitchcock reincarnated in New York basement as lo-fi outsider folkie. (Tip o' the titffer to the good Dr Watson under whose auspices such fine entertainment reaches this parish.)

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November 09, 2011

November 07, 2011

Vinonaamakasio - Shogun Kunitoki [2009]

With what our North American cousins are wont to call a "sophomore" effort, SK dial up the prog flourishes while sticking to core MO: synth and organ driven blissed out minimalist repetition in T. Riley styled psych face off.  Grappling bravely with cliche - grandeur via crescendo a la Godspeed - winning through by building intensity upon small sound bank  fortified into maelstrom of melodic texture. Tidy.

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November 06, 2011

The TIE Fighter of Love - Darth Phader [2010]

Darth Phader - The TIE Fighter Of Love

From the dark side, with a smile. Sorcerer's psychotropic ways bring new hope at 142.25 BPM.

Must listen; search your feelings, you know it be true.

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November 05, 2011

Ineffable Mysteries From Shpongleland - Shpongle [2009]

Collaborative psybient antics from Simon Posford n Raja Ram. Darn good.

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November 04, 2011

North Sea Radio Orchestra - Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone Session [2009]

Keeping it wonky...

1. Ivor The Engine Theme & Variations
2. Uncle Feedle (from the children's TV series 'Bagpuss')
3. Phantom

... they like to play in churches. NSRO

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November 02, 2011

Smokin With The Alien - Spectre Folk [2009]

Homespun dark folk magus wid Tim Buckley scent. Psych folk hypno-noodling rarely sounds as goood.

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November 01, 2011

The Singles 81 - 85 - Depeche Mode

Y brawd unleashes la pop we likes to call synth...

Dreaming of Me - Deadpan vocals, programmed rhythm rejoinders n candyfloss melody 
New Life - Tinky bonk excursion groping in dark for switch to torchlight o success 
Just Can't Get Enough - y brawd can, you will
See You - Vince splits, world gasps, Depeche fade, No? No!
The Meaning of Love - Lead melody line musically identical to last hit
Leave In Silence - Heard more melody coming out o Kenny Wheeler's arsehole
Get the Balance Right - Have often wondered why God bothered with Depeche mode
Everything Counts - And the bland played on...
Love In Itself - Continuing willingness to puncture preconceptions
People Are People - Laughed the first time it came on
Master And Servant - Royal Guardsmen's "Snoopy versus the Red Baron"
Blasphemous Rumours / Somebody - Routine slab o gloom; God gets given ticking off
Shake the Disease - Football hooligans as sensitive wimps
It's Called A Heart - .....

Young lads from Basildon and their urgent dancing...

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Angelic Gematria - Burial Hex [2011]

Kabbalistic conversation on All Souls Day.

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