Friday, September 23, 2016
This full-length tribute to the National Park system from legendary composer/musician Wadada Leo Smith comes out mid-October on Cuneiform Records. Thanks to the wonderful folks at the label, I've got an advance copy of the record and will be airing "Yosemite: The Glaciers, the Falls, the Wells and the Valley of Goodwill 1890" in its entirety on TGIFR tonight around 7:30PM CT. There's only a small taste of the record up on the Bandcamp page, but if you want to hear more, tune in to Expansive Prairie Skies next Thursday night for a deep-dive listen.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Excited to hear the rest of Atrocity Exhibition. Bemused it's coming out on Warp. Consistently in on tracks that feature glockenspiel.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The lead-off track to the latest album from Montreal's Klô Pelgag, "Samedi soir à la violence" promises great things from the rest of L'Étoile thoracique. Piano AND glockenspiel? Yes, please.
Leave it to the geniuses behind Wax Poetics to unearth a cover of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" done as a cumbia. While the guitarist of Austin band Money Chicha isn't a transcendent player like the Purple One was, he wrings the living hell out of his axe and fuzzes it up but good. I'm back after a baby break so expect more posts in the coming days.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
NEW THUNDERCAT!!!! OUT TOMORROW! BUT YOU CAN HEAR IT TODAY!! Shout out to all my fellow Winnipeg Transit riders who are dealing with the clusterf**k that is the conversion to Peggo.
Rose just dropped her new album The Light Bearer last Friday. Lead-off track "Rhythm of Life" is an insistently shuffling tune that marches onward the way time does - but with a little bit of a swagger-step that you'd expect from something produced by the Goddess Georgia Anne Muldrow.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
I hadn't heard of Adult Karate (other than assuming it was something offered at the YMCA) before a half-hour ago, but thanks to following Plug Research on Soundcloud, AK's new EP LXII came up in my feed. Trusting the Plug-people to always bring the goodness, I clicked 'play' and boy am I glad I did. "LXII" is a slow-burner that takes a good two minutes before the drums even kick in and when they do it's at a loping pace that is mostly propelled by the bassline. I have listened to this track three times in a row, and at the moment that accounts for roughly 10% of the 29 plays it's had so far (when I'm posting this). Go check it out and raise that total!