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...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

I wanna have your baby. No, really. Give it to me.

Here is some just plain silly electronic music from german artist Uske Orchestra off the album "niko et la berlue". Good explorative album, and on one of my favorite record labels, Sonig. This is all I can find on this album as I am too lazy to upload. Some nice animation to go along with the video as well.

Here is another just for kicks off the album "Palpelpin".

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ping Pong Peng!

Boy O boy do you have to hear this lovely track by one of my favorite groops(get it?) Stereolab.

This track is on a compilation 'Dimension Mix', a tribute to the eclectic dimension 5 records. Mudra is a cover of a song by Bruce Haack, a great canadian synth guru from the seventies(if you haven't heard him yr a baby). Full of jazz driven syncopation, the analog synths wiggle back and forth from speaker to speaker(ping pong) that make you dizzy in the best of senses. Some of the best panning play you can find. Soo crazy that it would be impossible to have the same mix shown above pressed on vinyl(the panning in the song is soo intense that the physical grooves needed to be made in the vinyl would make the needle jump and cause skipping in the track). Make sure you listen with headphones or make sure you keep them ears pointed at each speaker, you don't wanna miss it.

Mondo Lights & Japanese Space Dreams

Here is a sample of some great psychedelic from the Japanese group Christine 23 Onna.

This circa 93' group make great space driven psychedelic to drive by yourself in a car at night in the woods with no lights on while the whole time being on DMT, if that was possible. Upper track is the first song off of their second album Shiny Crystal Planet. Cosmic analog synths, raging reverberated fuzz guitars, and psychedelic breakbeats to quench your thirst for your stringent space-age psychedelic urges.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Gimme some more. I want some more

Sometimes there comes a time when you first listen to an album and it makes you drop every single distraction to focus on the beauty. The Electronic London based Duo Sculpture come to mind.

Rotary Signal Emitter - Side A from The Wire Magazine on Vimeo.

I don't really like buying new vinyl, but when a vinyl looks this beautiful(stunning animations even though it looks like it needs to be a zoetrope.), all that you want to do is do all that you can to acquire it. No soul for me.... Also I'll include side B. Dig.

Rotary Signal Emitter - Side B from The Wire Magazine on Vimeo.

I wanna make a hippie cry.

Here's a tune from one of the cutest french pop singers of the good ole 60's, France Gall. This is one of her German spoken tunes that make you want to not cover your ears from the cold bitter german language. She's adorable, and looks like most girls that were part of Sergei Gainsbourg's love affairs.

Smell the electricity

This is probably one of my top albums of all time for its pure electricity it gives me. This is kraftwerk's first album, much different than there later synth-pop albums that your used to hearing from them, it has much more krautrock orientated song structures.

Drones, tempo changes, strange stabbing synthesizers, music concrete. Strangely enough klaus dinger plays in half the album, giving it that Neu!-esque kraut rhythm driven feel that dinger brought to Neu! Here, I"ll also put a live clip of them playing at the WRD TV Berlin circa 1970. Hahaha Germany 1970.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Your filthy. I'm filthy.

Here is a song I made with my band mate when I was living out in the ole gin river. You add an excess of beers and two guitars to make some sonic ear candy. Truth be told. You can be drunk and make good music. Weird Sonic Youthy noise guitar kinda stuff that brings me back to my good ole days of listening to mostly Sonic Youth and hating anyone who didn't.

Cool visuals, and I really hope you feel dirty like you had way too much liquor and found out you pissed yourself, and have raw hamburger meat all over your clothes. Errr, not that I have.....

Lets get a cat to play xmas music

So here I am, beaten and battered from endless walking around Seattle. Another beautiful day. I have my headphones on, playing on shuffle and some Stock, Hausen & Walkmen comes up. So I figure why not post some.

I first heard Stock, Hausen & Walkmen when I was listening to a Peter Thomas tribute album. I was hooked after the first listen. I really enjoy their silly playful style of exotic electronic music, it makes you want to wiggle all that gravy from your armpits. Exotic hamster music I like to call it.

Also I adore their album covers. Anyone who puts a picture of a hamster playing a keyboard on their album cover will immediately catch my time up for a listen. So give a listen.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I am sitting in a room.

Ok. So I figure it is a nice day. The sun is out, the birds discussing politics. Flowers having sex to the tunes of springtime.

What a better thing to do then staying indoors listening to Alvin Lucier's 'I Am Sitting In A Room'.

A great example of process music (he records himself, then plays it back in a room, and re-records it playing, repeating till his voice is replaced with resonant harmonies and tones of the room itself), this is a well know work in the sonic arts community. His works range from installation art to slow escaping minimalism, mainly focusing on the properties of sound itself. Starting in the early sixties, he still produces beautiful slow evolving pieces for you to fade in and out of consciousness to.

Sounds from the Vegetable Kingdom

Alright, so it has been two years, life can be distracting at times. I moved away a while back from the land of trees, ed hardy, hippies, and long-boarders, to a much more suitable environment. Not to say I hate the area where I used to live, but cities are much more accommodable for me. I start my life again fresh a bloom, ready to get my listening on to the sounds of space, exotica, psychedelic, and moog, and just plain weird. I start again today, and reach for my cup of tea. Get some caffeine or some gin. Get ready to listen.

I'm gonna start with some moog music. I'll start with one of my favorites.

Mort Garson

Mort Garson was a electronic musician active from the middle sixties to the late seventies. Primerally a Moog synth composer, he brought forth some of the first Moog sounds at the time of Wendy Carlos success. The upper link brings forth a tune conceived straight from the vegetable kingdom (I know, I know, it just sounds better.). The Album Plantasia, The song I like to call Swinging Syphilis. The Lower video shows his first moog work, strange and psychedelic. Can you smell the butter burning from those moog sounds? Dig.


Welcome to Space Age Filth. A experimental/electronica/psychedelic/ambient/space-rock music blog. Here you will find all the cosmic trance inducing music that you'll need in these chaotic times. I will talk about some of the influences of mine that helped me conceive what I know as "space-age" in modern and classical music today. Drones, beatings, brutalism, avant-garde, noise, 60's pop, moog, electronic, and experimental are all welcome. This is not for the typical listener. Those who look for adventure, sit back, relax, and give a listen to the music of tomorrow, made today, errr, or yesterday.

Hope you enjoy.