Tuesday, November 24, 2009

David Tagg — Wind Blown Guitar [2009]

For all my insomniac, ambient loving friends. Dreamy drone done right on guitar (gasp)!

Genre: Ambient, Drone
Label: Second Sun
Origin: 'The Future of Modern Guitar'
Bitrate: 128k

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Citay — Little Kingdom [2007]

Recent psych masterpiece. If you play guitar (or have any interest whatsoever in guitar-driven rock music) then this IS for you. There are like 80 good riffs per side; I have this on CD, LP and on my fucking computer and I listen to it all the time. Their first release is good, but this is ... well, it just is. Complex layering, multiple delays, synths, 12-strings, and all of what Zeppelin would've been if they'd embraced their feminine side completely.

Genre: Contemporary psych
Label: Dead Oceans
Origin: San Fran, USA
Bitrate: 192k

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Squarepusher — Music Is Rotted One Note [1998]

Uploading this for my friend Matt. Classic Rephlex release anyways, might as well be here since I get a huge throbbing in my loins for most of the shit that comes out on this label. Worth the download for "Circular Flexing" & some of the more free-form oriented tracks alone. Though, I kinda wish the guy would join a rock band because his chops are damn impressive.

Genre: Jazz / Electronica
Label: Rephlex
Origin: UK
Bitrate: 128

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tyrannosaurus Rex — My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair... But Now They're Content to Wear Stars on Their Brows [1968]

More on this after you finish reading the album title...

Genre: Acid Folk
Label: Regal Zonophone
Country: U.K.
Bitrate: 192

Monday, May 4, 2009

UCHÜ — UCHU + Buddha [2006]

Here's the first two releases from UCHU. That is Kawabata and Hiroshi from Acid Mothers Temple with the addition of female vocals from Ayano. I picked this dreamy piece of work up at the AMT show. The liner notes proclaim "no synthesizer, no sampler, no programming, ...only Guitars!" and thats exactly what you get. Drone out bliss. There is some discrepancy here as the original recording I have of "Buddha" has different track titles as well as one track being completely absent. Though there is a hidden track on this compilation. Enjoy.

Genre: Psych/Drone
Label: Acid Mothers Temple [original releases] / na-mu [re release]
Country: Japan
Bitrate: ripped from CD @ 192k


What the guy has to say about humiliation & its juxtaposition with performance is brilliant. I also love the guitar tone here.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


So emotional towards the end.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tech N9ne — T9X (song)

I won't be posting much rap here. This is mainly for psychedelic recordings as stated, but this track has a little bit of that and I've really been feeling it lately. Noticing that the guy isn't covering any new ground here is simple, but the presentation is enough to warrant it a post. The album this is from (Absolute Power) is definitely hit or miss (and has a Falco sample), but the drum line here should immediately trip you out. Also pay attention to how they screw his vocals down a bit in the mix, something I wish he'd experiment w/ more often. Screwed/Chopped music is a bit psychedelic in its own codeine-induced way, so you may hear more of that in the future. Anyways, enjoy.

Fall into a spell way deeper than hell. . .

Friday, February 13, 2009

Spiritualized — 01.16.09

Here is a full live set from J. Spaceman & Co. (I can't keep up w/ who he hasn't kicked out of the band yet) from last month. It isn't bad, what I've seen of it. You atleast have to go watch "Ladies & Gentlemen..." and remember why this is one of the best bands making music right now.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Electric Wizard - s/t [1995]

No new posts in a bit, so here's something extra special to me that doesn't get the props it deserves. The debut Electric Wizard.

So many people like to stick up for Dopethrone, but for me, this is their best release. Hard-hitting, very typical 4/4 rhythms and catchy, swords-and-sorcery lyrics are all a good doom album make. In fact, this is one of my FAVORITE doom release of all time, and none of it really does anything Black Sabbath hadn't done decades before, but that's one of the reasons I love it. Take the first three tracks for example. "Mourning Prayer" especially, with its delayed jump into the verse; you can feel your pulse skip on that one. And the nice instrumental "Mountains on Mars" psyching things up for a bit. And the nearly instant classic "Devil's Bride". So much fucking crunch in these riffs. Basically, if you've never heard this, you're missing out. Sometimes it's nice to just sit back and enjoy a fun song with conventional structure and forget all about 20 minute epics.

Genre: Doom
Label: Rise Above
Country: England
Bitrate: ~192k

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Eternal Elysium - Spiritualized D [2000]

This is a masterpiece. Being both a Japanophile and huge doom nut, I'm fucking surprised I didn't know about this band's greatness until just recently. They are my new favorite band because of this record. I have their whole recorded output but nothing really comes close to what this album does. It blends psychedelic melodies with fuzzed out, doom-laden riffs and emotive, strong vox. "Floating Downer", "Splended Selfish Woman" and "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes" are instant classics if any contemporary doom is. The album's absolute best moment is on the short "Trick or Steal" where, at the one minute mark, the smoke lifts for a moment and takes a backseat to a lovely psyched-out melody with a huge, beefy bassline, reminiscent of the more well known Japanese psych masters. This is great! You must have this.

Genre: Doom/Psych
Label: Meteor City
Country: Japan
Bitrate: 320k