Sunday, January 13, 2013

Slow Days Estranged

Now really, I can probably listen to field recordings all day, I think ambient music as well as early experimental and minimalism have brought me to the point where I could listen to a note for 20 min and not be annoyed. Good thing or bad? I dunno... The whole point that Cage and other concrete musicians were; To challenge the conventional music. To break the musicality in it all together, at least in the conventional senses. They focus more to the aspects of sounds that the conventional was not(orchestrated non recorded sound), and only when we had the technology to do so, did it opens doors to many more ways to manipulate these sounds.

Now here is a piece by the french born composer Luc Ferrari, primarily a music concrete composer, works from the 60s-00s. This piece, called 'Hétérozygote', a tape piece, he blends ambient environmental sounds together to form a really spacious feeling work. I really enjoy the use of panning in this particular piece, and it really feels space age...

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cosmic Synth Pops

Space Art was a French electronic duo, Dominique Perrier on keyboards and drummer Roger Rizzitelli. Perrier played keys on many of Jean-Michel Jarre's albums. Cosmic fun tunes to unbutton an extra button on yr button up. Reminds me of a electronic Pink Floyd....

Songs from the album 'Trip in the Center Head'.


Linger in some congested funkadelic space traffic with the hustle-bustle grooves of jazz electronic musician Bruno Spoerri. He started in his early age as a saxophone player in Germany and Switzerland, and later as a psychologist and career counselor, before experimenting with synthesizers and electric saxophones in the 70's.

Here are some tunes from the album 'Gluckskugel', a release by the wonderful reissue label 'Finders Keepers Records'

Thursday, December 20, 2012

We are the MODulars, or are we?

Laurie Spiegel is an American composer. She played a large role in the New York "New Music" Scene. Primarily know for her electronic music compositions, she first started working with Buchla and EML synthesizers, as well as moving into more digital based prototype music generating systems(the first Max programs). Most of her work was based on interactive algorithmic compositions. She created her most famous software, Music Mouse(1986),which the program's built-in knowledge of chord and scale convention and stylistic constraints would be automated, allowing the user to focus on other aspects of the music in real time. Anyways, she is one amazing individual in the digital music world. Totes to her!
From the album "The Expanding Universe" (1980)

Live Performance of the piece "Improvisations on a 'Concerto Generator'"

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Shibuya-kei! RnJR

Starting in the early nineties, Shibuya-kei was a Japanese music style from the Shibuya district in Tokyo, Japan. The style is a mix of Japanese pop, electronic, jazz and general goofs. I will mention one of my favorites of the bands in the style, that being Buffalo Daughter. They make you want to drive in most hustle and bustle of traffic.
Other bands in the genre include:
Cornelius, Cibbo Matto, Yukari Fresh, Takako Minekawa, Fantastic Plastic Machine, among many others...

From the album "New Rock"

Sunday, May 6, 2012

That long fucking drone

Eliane Radigue, like many of the minimalists, it's all about a slow evolution of sound. Slow and steady. Trance inducing articulation, small nuances in processes of sound manipulation. She started working in the field of electronic music in the sixties, working as an assistant to Pierre Henry, until moving to NYC working on her minimalism using one of the first Buchla synthesizers as well as the ARP 2500. Beautiful, I need a set of headphones playing her music 24/7 when situations of stress arrive, and then I will have that "happy place".

From Jetsun Mila.

From Trilogie de la Mort.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Go Getter

I think my head just shook all by itself.... The Chlorgeschlecht, interesting samples(I guess they process field recordings of crack-dealing pimps and hustling whores in S.F). Anyways enjoy if you can hehe, And be prepared, don't have the speakers turned up too much, you might end scared.

Friday, April 20, 2012


Here is the song "Strong Out Deeper Than the Sun" from the group Les Rallizes Dénudés. I love them for their loud on going feedback. There original bassist was involved in some leftist airplane hijacking(the singer turned down "the opportunity"). Such lovely squeals. It makes me want to go swimming for some reason....

Your gonna die tomorrow...

Your gonna die tomorrow...

The father of electronic music..... Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse

Ode to the Spanish Speaking Space age Bachelor Pads

Well all I have to say about this particular group is that they really really sound quite familiar from this certain band I know of, but I like to think they're the Argentinian version. Good none the less and cheers for sounding so much like em'. Though for some strange reason I don't hate them for it.... So here is Modular......

Sunday, April 15, 2012

My bloody bachelor Pad

I'm very suprised to hear that My Bloody Valentine drummer Colm Ó Cíosóig and Stereolab bassist(but play guitar in this groop)Simon Johns had a 7" released on duophonic. Taye Digs here is some goodies.

Two great

So I am a big fan of Stereolab. I want everything I can find with the sound of Stereolab or any of the members contributions with any non-stereolab acts. So it's great to know that The High llamas fit in that category. The High llamas are the creation of song writer Sean O'Hagan. It's as if you combined Stereolab and Brian Wilson together into an Irishman. Well here's some good tunes...

Tim Gane and Sean O'Hagan remix of The Free Design...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Power Pill Fistin'

Ken Fec, the bassist of the well known group, Black Moth Super Rainbow, has a surprising side project experimenting with his Atari 2600 accompanied by the Synthcart cartridge created by Paul Slocum. His use of the Atari Synthcart program, as well as his use of bass, sampling, and acoustic guitar have provided a great testament to new, exploratory music of the chiptune kind.

Oh wearry?

My friend showed me this great album of Japanese pop songs of the sixties. Adorable as two japanese girls pissin on squid...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tune in.....

Oh boy here's one trippy album that will make your head spin with spiritual lysergic lysogenic jubilation. One of the better kraut bands to shoot your faculties with... Ash Ra Temple.... Oh and don't forget that Timothy Leary is in this album.... The whole album 'Seven'. Thank you uploader for the WHOLE album.....

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Coração(you've heard the word before)

So I know this isn't space age but the jams are just too too good, and this Jorge Ben knew what he was doing, and doing some of the first samba rock, or you could call it Brazilian Funk. Either way he's great. I guess David Byrne produced some of his music as well(I used to call him david bryne, and pronounce his last name like 'brine'.... Thank you dyslexia and my inobservance).

An interesting medley of 3 of his songs...

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Some more drone

Here is a song I made like 2 years ago. I wish I did more ambient music but I'm busy keeping in speed with my band, but it's not the last of it. Synths, a recorder, and guitar pitch pipe. I played with some beatings in it as well. Layers and layers of creamy goodness....

Aww look at that floating baby...

The Theatre of Eternal Music. La Monte Young. Tony Conrad. John Cale. Marian Zazeela. Terry Jennings. Need I say more? Drones that drone soo beautifully soo.

Let's record cats in graveyards

Life can just plain suck, and you can get distracted with other things, but here I go again, and this. I will be playing is some really jelly stuff. The stuff you can smear all over yrself with. Some good ole Joe Meek. A british songwriter turned producer, He made some interesting space age sounds for the time(54'-67'). Unfortunately his fame was short lived and his neuroticism got the better of him(really into the occult, he'd set up tape machines in graveyards attempting to record voices from beyond the grave), until one day he finally killed his landlady, and then himself. Well there you go that's his story kinda but he had his moments.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ehhhhh... Just gimme a Beer

Pram, a wonderful band that fully sprouted in the 90's that tell you it's ok to be kinda weird and awkward(in fact NME awarded their album "Sargasso Sea" an honorable 0/10, which Pram took as compliment), just be refreshing. I love em', they remind me oh stereolab a bit(they were both on Too Pure together, but now they're on Domino), but with more quirks. I'll post two good songs, each on a different album.

Gash(1990)Love the guitar on this one.....

North Pole Radio Station(1998)A dreamy summer tune...