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