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