Sunday, December 19, 2010

Glenn Hardeman - Armageddon Metal Revelation

Okay, so this dude was handing out cd's at the university student center and I grabbed one out of curiosity. "Armageddon Metal Revelation" by the Cyberband, Built on Hard Rock, all printed on one of the most MS Paint album covers I'd ever seen. I figured it would be some sort of Christian hard rock album, so my friends and I popped it in for a good laugh. What graced our ears, however, was completely unexpected. This is pretty much an hour of midi-quality software instrument nu-metalish RIFFS accompanied by a 60-year-old redneck reading the Bible into a computer mic. It's the best thing I've heard all year. All decade. My entire life. After a little bit of quick internet research, I unmasked the mastermind behind the music.

The Prophet Glenn Hardeman


For more of Mr. Hardeman's classic tunes, check out this page for greats like "SLUDGE METAL MATTHEW," "THRASH METAL JOHN," "PUNK MARK," "BLADE METAL ACTS," and "CIRCUS HYMNS ACTS."

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Robert Fripp & Brian Eno - No Pussyfooting

The first album by Robert Fripp and Brian Eno. Fripp does his Frippertronics (that's such a cute word) thing, fuckin around with analog tape machines and shit, while Eno does his ambient thing, fuckin around with keyboards n shit. But for real, fantastic ambient album showcasing the sensitivity of both musicians. I can't write an album description worth lamb dick.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ulaan Khol - III

This is an album done primarily by drone guitarist Steven R Smith, and if you've ever heard Steven R Smith before you know that that fact alone is enough reason to download this album. If you aint heard steve ronaldo smith before hes like noisy and psychedelic but good at it rather than being some cheap imitation piece of shriveled dick

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Lee Hazlewood - Love And Other Crimes

at first i was like you know i already posted that one lee hazlewood album i prolly shouldnt post him again but then i was like nah dude lee hazlewood is one of my favorite songwriters ever and im going to post his shit until one person listens to one of his albums so listen to this country-tinged psychedelic pop GOD also this is prolly better than the other album i posted


Also, read this for a better synopsis of this album than I could ever write.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

John Hartford - Aereo-Plain

Probably my favorite bluegrass album, but I feel like this could appeal to anyone unfamiliar to the genre as well. John Hartford was just such an awesome songwriter. I don't think there's a single song on this album that isn't excellent. Humorous at times, nostalgic at others, and often strangely poetic. Hartford's also a pretty adept guitarist/banjoist/fiddler at that.

If you don't at least like this song, you are a soulless, unfeeling fuck:


Korouva - Shipwrecks & Russian Roulette

Korouva is Miranda Lehman from Portland, OR. She writes simple lo-fi jazz/folk tunes and sings and it's all rather pretty. Shipwrecks is mostly known for being one of the albums that Velvet Cacoon plagiarized, but beyond that it's actually a pretty chill album. Good stuff.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

John Fahey - Volume 6: Days Have Gone By

Pretty much every day since I got this album, whenever I pick up my guitar I'm only learning songs off this. Simple enough for a clown like me to learn but complex enough to make me sound good. Anyway, John Fahey is the fuckin man. Look at that badass motherfucker on the cover. He's just like "yeah you tap your foot to this kickin tune you little shit."


The Innocence Mission - Birds of My Neighborhood

Every year during this season, I actively search for a new "fall" album. This year it was this. Birds of My Neighborhood is just an impeccable collection of simple, mellow tunes consisting of lush guitar instrumentation and Karen Peris's incredible voice and songwriting. It reminds me a bit of 10,000 Maniacs kinda. Whatever, ish is great. It's a shame fall only lasts for a month here in Alabama.


Doc Watson (1964)

Doc is the shit. Listen as he tears it up on the geetar, banjer, and even acapeller. His songwriting skills are pretty fantastic, too, with songs ranging from lighthearted folk tales to solemn hymns.


David Sylvian - Secrets of the Beehive

Been digging this a lot lately. It's pretty much blatant Scott Walker worship down to the very vocals, but I can't think of a reason why that's a bad thing. The production on this album in particular is incredible, with perfect splashes ambient guitar layering, sophisticated string arrangements, and jazzy acoustic instrumentation. So yeah, it's kind of like if Scott Walker fronted Bark Psychosis. This is perfect for chillin' on your back porch watching a winter sunset n gay shit like that.


Red House Painters - Early Demos

As the title might suggest, this is a collection of early cassette demos and unreleased songs recorded during the band's early days. Most of the material on these tapes later appears on Down Colorful Hill, Red House Painters I, and Red House Painters II, but here they're all in less developed stages. It's interesting to hear some of the familiar polished material in a more stripped-down, lo-fi setting. The unreleased tracks are really great, too. Guess they just didn't make the cut before the band started moving into more folky territory.


Lil B - Blue Flame

rich ho rich ho im a rich ho
rich ho rich ho im a rich ho
rich ho rich ho im a rich ho
rich ho rich ho im a rich ho
im a rich bitch and that ho on my dick
im a rich bitch and that ho on my dick
im a rich bitch and that ho on my dick
im a rich bitch and that ho on my dick


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Red House Painters II (Bridge)

Perhaps even bleaker than Red House Painters I, II has slowly grown to become one of my favorite releases of Mark Kozelek's vast and growing catalog. To those familiar with its predecessor, take that album and push it to even more austere extremes and you'll have something like this. This album even sounds kind of Slint-ish at times. "Evil" is frankly one of the most aptly titled songs and "Blindfold" might just be the best song Kozelek did under the RHP moniker. I mean, he just straight up screams for the last two minutes of the song. User PMac551 of RYM put it best when he said "Blindfold is the pinnacle of feeling like absolute shit and it is everything all at once and I don't even know how to respond to that song." Also, this is the most panned RHP album on sputnikmusic's review site, so you know it's gotta rule.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Last Mr. Bigg - If U Only Knew



Sunday, October 10, 2010

Winter - Into Darkness/Eternal Frost

Quite simply one of the heaviest fucking death doom bands ever. oh man words can't even describe just take a hit of this shit assholes


Monday, September 6, 2010

Rudi Arapahoe - Echoes From One To Another

Beautiful neoclassical ambient that's borderline new age, but it's borderline new age with samples about skull fucking so it's okay.


Saturday, September 4, 2010

MF DOOM Meets Clutchy Hopkins

Yeah, I know I've updated even less than usual, which is pretty fucking outstanding considering I already never did anything with this blog, but there's not much I can do from the university's internet connection. Can't find new musiqs because the campus e-police flips several bitches every time someone downloads something that's more than 20 megs. Anyway, here's a sick mash-up of MF DOOM tracks with Clutchy Hopkins's chill intrumental tunes. Ish is tha bomb.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nico - The Marble Index

I'd put off listening to Nico's solo stuff because I always thought (and still do) that the tracks featuring her on The Velvet Underground & Nico were the weakest on the album. Now I regret it. This is some of the most downright morbid, evil, depressing, abrasive, and nightmarish shit ever recorded.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Bothy Band - Old Hag You Have Killed Me

im just kiddin heres some more fruit ass irish folk

Monday, August 2, 2010

Krzysztof Komeda - Astigmatic

If I had to pick one jazz album to pretend to like, it would prob be this one.

wait what the fuck is this shit:
abysmill more like ajazzmill. only postin bm from now on


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Meat Pruppets II

I've put off listening to this band for as long as I can remember and I'm not quite sure why. This album is fucking awesome. If you've been living under a rock like me, this band sounds kind of like if Husker Du had some country-ish folk influence and was way more psychedelic and strange.

pruppets arent real but they can come to liiiiife

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Aria Akino - Furu Platinum

This j-pop album has a lot more going for it than just being really fucking cute, which it is. Dreamy, extremely textured production that meshes electronics with simpler folk elements and incredible vokills really make this great. Oh yeah and it's adorable. In a good way.

yow - Sorry for the one missing track and the fukqed up tags, this is the only link I could find.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Jackson C. Frank

yeah so dick drake was a whiny faggot and killed himself because he wasn't famous and then got played in car commercials, yet this boss was fucking blasted by a furnace explosion that killed most of his friends and gave him severe burns and permanent mental scarring, only produced this one bare-bones album that's more bummin than anything you ever heared, slept on sidewalks for most of his life, got checked into countless institutes, was mistreated for schizophrenia when he really had chronic depression, was shot in the left eye when at rock bottom by kids firing a pellet gun completely at random, and fukin tuffed it out until he was 56 and died from pneumonia in a senior center living on state aid with nothin but a $10 guitar and a suitcase to his name and STILL didn't become famous yeah dick drake u cover this guy's shit but yr still a whiny faggot i'm just kiddin i fuckin love nick drake even though he is in hell

but seriously, dude has the most miserable, unlucky story I've ever heard. Oh yeah and this album rules hard.


Planxty - Planxty

If you don't like traditional Celtic folk music, then I recommend you git this and start likin it. Variety is the spice of life!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sean Price - Monkey Barz


sick raps dude

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Serge Gainsbourg - Confidentiel

Album mentioned in glerp's Elek post. Simple instrumentation consisting of an upright bass and Elek's siq guitarin coupled with Gainsbourg's signature prose and voice makes for one of the chillest albums ever.


Skip Bifferty - Skip Bifferty

With a band name and album cover as terrible as these, this has to be some A+ psychedelic rock/pop. Spacey as fugg. I love this.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Elek Bacsik - Nuages

I came across this album after hearing the mind blowing guitar work on Serge Gainsbourg's Confidentiel. This is an album of well-chosen jazz standards arranged and played to perfection. Listening makes me hungary (lol) for more. Also, this guy plays bebop violin, what the hell.

Django Reinhardt's his cousin who cares?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Jacques Brel - Brel (Les Marquises)

Jacques Brel's 1977 comeback and final album is an amazing one. His compositions are more varied here than any prior release, ranging from somber ballads to sarcastic psychedelic pop. His vocals are as incredible as ever, which is shocking considering he recorded this album with only one lung. His prose is still top notch, I just wish I knew the French language myself so I wouldn't have to rely on shaky English translations which probably are missing a lot lost in translation.


Nomo - Invisible Cities

Fela Kuti inspired fusion. I'm turned off by most contemporary jazz but this one really keeps me listening.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hot Snakes - Audit In Progress

Riffin as hell punk. This shit is so hard. I think members of this band went on to make Drive Like Jehu, but this is better than Drive Like Jehu.


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Central Fires EP

I can't find a picture of them live so here's their probably random MySpace pic.

Anyway, Central Fires are a band from our very own Birmingham, AL. This is their new EP. Download it. It's fucking awesome. I don't know how to describe it other than that. It's like really dense post-hardcore that's occasionally heavy, occasionally dream-like. I don't know. It's good as hell. I think I remember seeing someone say this is for people who like Isis and Smashing Pumpkins. Now that I think about it, if those two fused together, this would sound kind of like that.


The Gerogerigegege




Monday, June 14, 2010


Heavy as fugg crusty/sludgy hardcore. Their full length self-titled LP was produced by James Plotkin of Khanate, so you know iss gonna bring the \m/

Also, these dudes have all of their shit up for free download (lol) on their MySpace.

Split w/ Tombs<-- Tombs at their most bm, GIDDIT

Sunday, June 13, 2010

James Blackshaw - The Cloud Of Unknowing

Stunningly beautiful & ethereal pieces for 12-string acoustic guitar. The title track is one of the best things I've ever heard. Definitely give it a listen if you're a fan of stuff like John Fahey or Jack Rose or Sir Richard Bishop or etc. etc. but chances are if you like them, you've probably already heard this. Whatever.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Country Teasers - "Satan Is Real Again," or, "Feeling Good About Bad Thoughts"

To be honest I don't really know what to classify this as, but to me it sounds like post-punk at its core with copious amounts of noise and dissonance and a strangely unique country influence, all the while retaining a quirky catchyness about it. It also has a kind of Brainbombs-ish filth about it. Rules. Also there are awesome lyrics like:

"Women are the Germans of humor,
and I believe that it is also true,
that we are the Hitler of comedy,
and everybody else is a Jew

so good

Monday, May 24, 2010

Chappaquiddick Skyline - Chappaquiddick Skyline

Chillin' melancholic lush alt-countryish pop tunes from Joe Pernice of Scud Mountain Boys and Pernice Bros. fame. Fans of early American Music Club/Summerteeth-era Wilco need apply.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Jellyroll Rockheads - Wake Up, Music

Discography comp of this fun as hell Japanese hardcore band. Fast as shit punx with intense vox for fans of stuff like Scholastic Deth. Actually this shit might be better than Scholastic Deth.

no skate no thrash

Monday, May 17, 2010

Venice Is Sinking - Azar

So I've been going through this year's AthFest lineup (Athens, GA) to try to find some sort of reason why I should go other than to drink. I've found a few pretty decent bands that don't sound like they should be playing shit like this. Anyway, this band is more than just decent, they're incredible. Venice Is Sinking play indie that's kind of like a blend of Arcade Fire, Beirut, Red House Painters, and some other retarded namedrop I can add. I guess I'll throw in the term "slowcore" to entice you like it enticed me on their page, even though there's not a hint of slowcore anywhere in this album.

is cool


AsbestosDeath was composed of the future members of Sleep + Thomas Choi, who would go on to be a founding member of Noothgrush. This sounds far more like Grief than it does Sleep. This is their "discography:" four songs.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sleep - Jerusalem

Dopesmoker - Now with 6x MORE SCROBBLES

Therefore, better than Dopesmoker.

Friday, May 14, 2010

5/5 To Every Composer Sporting A Powdered Wig

You guys probably already have all of this but I just made this post on a local board and I guess I'll just copy and paste it here


Absolutely monumental work. Each piece is sung in Polish from texts dealing with seperation, the most startling and heartbreaking of them being the second piece, which was found scribbled on the wall in a concentration camp by a Polish Jewish mother as a parting message to her son.



Everyone needs sum Philip Glass.


Say what you will about the movie, but the soundtrack is still the best stand-alone OST that I've ever heard. Ranges from brooding ambient, soaring post-rock, to minimalist Erik Satie/Philip Glass-ish piano pieces.


Perfect rainy day music.


Mindfuck of an album. Slowly transforming minimalist music. It relies on the same motif for its entire 58 minute duration, but it's way more accessible than that sounds. Manages to remain entertaining throughout and there are always new impressive melodies popping up. I wish I was technically savvy enough to be able to admire all the experimentation with "rhythmic patterns" and "tonal cycles" but frankly you don't need to know any of that shit to think this is awesome.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Xhol Caravan - Electrip

Yes, that album name is retarded. Yes, that album art is doubly retarded. Who cares? This shit rules. Jazz with strong psychedelic and krautrock influences. My binge continues.