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My Disco – Little Joy – [Temporary Residence Ltd.]

Dangerous Dan   7/10/2019   A Library, CD

Formed in Melbourne Australia in 2003. My disco is a collaboration between Liam Andrews (bass), Ben Andrews (guitar), Rohan Rebeiro (drums). The emphasis is on minimalism and alternating guitar chords, hypnotic drums. Their music has been classified as minimalist, indie rock.

Koolaid (Holy Sunshine!) – Koolaid (Holy Sunshine!) – [K. Ultrax]

Dangerous Dan   7/10/2019   A Library, CD

Spoken word over music chronicling The Koolaid Acid test, the novel written by Tom Wolfe, the counter culture, the summer of love, the meaning of life and the Viet Nam war. A sample storm featuring Allen Ginsberg, Ralph Malph, Art Linkletter and Doctor Leary. Hypnotic and mesmerizing beats. Awesome surf sitars.

Kim Doo Soo -10 Days Butterfly [PSF]

Dangerous Dan   7/10/2019   A Library, CD

Korean, acid folk, soothing acoustic guitar accented by an unusual voice vibrato. Mellow sad songs about the human condition. Kim Doo Soo sings in his native language, rounded out by cello, trumpet, synthesizer and piano and piano. Very folky and peaceful.

Kellar – Fulminant – [Foolproof Projects]

Dangerous Dan   7/10/2019   A Library, CD

This is the third release from duo Dan Cross on guitar and effects and Andy Pyne on drums. Fourteen tracks of noise art improv. Thundering drums and primal jamming to prog-punk guitar attacks. Elements of doom and psych. reminiscent of Acid Mothers Temple.

Prefab Messiahs – Devolver – Desperately Happy

Dangerous Dan   7/10/2019   A Library, CD

Lo-fi garage punk mixed with psych, blazing guitar solos and frantic vocals. Boundless energy, raw and gritty. Prefab messiahs were formed in Worcester, Ma in 1981. This is 1980’s garage at its best. Lots to pick from.

Every Ray of Sunshine Once More [coll] – [Follow Me Into The Laser Eye]

atavist   7/10/2019   A Library, Cassette

Four minutes that careen between noise and grindcore. Side A, by World Peace, brings electronics, a raw, buzzy bass tone, maxed out levels, and pummeling drums. There are apparently 4 tracks found in these two minutes, but it seems reasonable to just play it through. Side B, from Limbs Bin, is a collage of some goofy samples and the noise/grindcore akin to Side A. Digitization is in the works, but I recommend just playing the cassette on the tape deck. It’s the easiest cassette you’ll ever cue up.

Agatha Grave Gatherings

Dangerous Dan   7/9/2019   A Library

The first two tracks are the EP. The other twelve tracks are discography of their prior work. Hardcore metal from Oakland. Unrelenting, chaotic and ear splitting.

Remez, Nadav, Tyshawn Sorey, and Antonin Tri Hoang – “ELK3” – [Out Now Recordings]

atavist   7/8/2019   CD, Jazz

This is a recording of a fairly spontaneous collaboration that spun out of an improvised music workshop the three musicians attended in 2014. Guitar, drums, alto saxophone and, occasionally, piano and bass clarinet, dip their toes in the water, splash around a bit, and then retreat into silent spaces. Track 5 in particular has a few of those extended near-silences that can be difficult to translate to radio. When the sound gradually returns, the reed instrument provides a nice droney texture. Much of the record, by contrast, is punctuated by the off-balance drum fills, saxophone-as-mosquito, and guitar picking invoking broken glass experienced during free jazz explorations. It’s good to be getting more of Tyshawn Sorey into the library. This third addition is certainly the most frenetic and clearly improvised piece we’ve added by him. I particularly enjoyed his piano work on track 7.

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