Thursday, October 28, 2010

Big Pooh - Sleepers

rapper big pooh, such a nice name for a rapper. the beats in this album are heavily banging and the mcs are dope. I strongly recommend this album if you are heavily into neck breaking beats. this is an old 2005 production but still a classic in its own right.

strongest man

Brian Eno - Small Craft On A Milk Sea

we all owe this one to the one and only Pituco and his great mustache. check out his bar, have a drink with the man and listen to some nice tunes while reading about his conversations with other fellow musicians.

gracias bigotín!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Lightning Bolt - Hypermagic Mountain

Finally I get around to some Lightning Bolt. This band shows how bad two guys can kick your ass, that's right, just bass and drums. They do it consistently on every album and Hypermagic Mountain is no exception. Bad ass riffs, and super-tight compression make this album sound huge, and volume is a factor which must be considered in order to listen to these guys properly. They turn it up, so you should too.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Kevin Ayers

I've been slightly obsessed with Ayers work for the past couple of years, not to mention the oeuvre of his Canterbury peers. His whimsical style never ceases to amaze and his body of work holds up strong after 15+ albums and 35+ years. A true magnate of music history. Here I've compiled the majority of his later albums, If you're new to this cat's music I suggest you start at the beggining with Joy Of A Toy, one of the first albums I posted here actually.


Kevin Ayers & The Whole World - Shooting At The Moon (1970)

(Live) Holland 7-30-70

Sweet Deceiver (1975)

Yes We Have No Mañanas So Get Your Mañanas Today (1976)

Odd Ditties (1976)

Rainbow Takeaway (1978)

That's What You Get Babe (1980)

Deja Vu (1984)

Falling UP (1988)

Still Life With Guitar (1992)

The Unfairground (2007)

As an added bonus a recent interview with Ayers conducted at Radio Bremen.

Previous Posts:
Joy Of A Toy (1969)
Whatevershebringswesing (1972)
Bananamour (1973)
Kevin Ayers-John Cale-Eno-Nico - June 1, 1974
Singing The Bruise: BBC Sessions 1970-1972
The Confessions Of Dr. Dream & Other Stories (1974)
Lady June's Linguistic Leprosy (1974)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dub Specialist - High Fashion Dub Top Ten

dub specialist is Coxsone Dodd, a jamaican record producer that is responsible for a lot of records from artists like alton ellis, jackie mitto, the heptones and wailing souls.

love love

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Jaylib - Champion Sound

this is a old one but still one for the books. collaboration between J Dilla and Madlib. you can probably tell by the name of the project.

el verdadero sonido campeón.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Qa`a - Chi`en

a couple of months ago we got an email from some dude saying "I see you got some this heat in this blog. check out this band, its got some this heat influence with some krautness". its a band from Barcelona and it definitely has some of those this heat soundscapes and a couple of grooves that remind me of can.

especially the one called speakerbox.

J Dilla - Welcome 2 Detroit

at last! some dilla in the chasm.

que desculiá esa portada.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Lady June's Linguistic Leprosy

Just stumbled across this lil treasure. Lady June is a broodingly chipper spoken word poet with first-class company: Digital master Brian Eno and Canterbury legends Kevin Ayers from Soft Machine plus Pip Pyle from Gong. A very interesting listen to say the least.

a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hella and Me

A few years ago, a good friend turned me on to a band called Hella, then a guitar/drum duo. As a bassist, I immediately felt the need to fill that gap (and test my skills, big time). So I recorded the whole album, except for D.Elkan and Brown Metal, and tried to get it done in as few takes as possible so i left some mistakes in that i liked. Over all i think the bass lines stay true to the songs and add a little something to the harmony and rhythm. Well, there's not much more I can say except that it was a pain in the ass and I really enjoyed it.

Thanks for being awesome.

Hella and me - Hold your horse is