Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rev. Utah Smith & Rev. Lonnie Farris - Slide Guitar Gospel

Holy guitar skills bestowed upon the reverends Utah Smith and Lonnie Farris by the Creator. This compilation makes you wonder if Robert Johnson's deal with Satan was a rip-off. Both reverends shred like mad, but Utah Smith's tracks will make you eat shit and burn in heaven. Dude has the rawest blues style I've ever heard and a crazy set of pipes to go along with it.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Blood Axis & In Gowan Ring & Witch-Hunt - The Rites of Samhain

Blood Axis & In Gowan Ring performed together in 1999 under the name Witch-Hunt. The result is this badass live CD of the two performing experimental arrangements of traditional Celtic folk music with a few nice studio cuts from each separate act tacked on at the end. Seriously. It's two of the best neofolk musicians playing celtic folk, you know you're interested.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Scott Tuma - Peeper / Love Songs Loud & Lonely

Scott Tuma, former half of the Souled American duo, puts out some quality Americana-tinged folk dronish ambient stuff. In fact, I think this 2010 cassette might be the best thing he's ever created so far. The Peeper side of this is composed of 5 worn, lo-fi, nostalgic ambient pieces, which are all fantastic and noteworthy by themselves, but the real deal is the second side, one 26-minute monster Love Songs Loud & Lonely. It shifts between distinct movements, spanning from ethereal lo-fi folk to noisy dark ambient to ominous bell-heavy grooves and everything in between. The atmosphere almost always rests at the two extremes of "oh my god im gonna cry this is so pretty!" and "fucking horrifying." The last 4 minutes might be the single prettiest thing I 'er heared though for real.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

David Allan Coe - Longhaired Redneck

Looks like Merle Haggard and sounds a lot like David Allan Coe. If you don't like this album you like dudeass


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Men's Interest - More War

Shit's hard as boners. Sounds like a harder, rawer Ceremony OH YEAH IT'S TRUE


Kutmah - Warm Like The Sunshine

18 minutes of dark, haunting, psychedelic, dissonant instrumental hip-hop and electronica. Often hypnotic, often (somewhat) danceable. You should check this out solely for "The Crunch," one of the most massive beats I've heard in a while.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

John Fahey & Cul de Sac - The Epiphany of Glenn Jones

In the midst of guitar legend John Fahey's 90's revival, he collaborated with the experimental post-rock group Cul de Sac to create this unknown gem. Fahey's signature folk style contorts and melds with the ethereal ambient textures of Cul de Sac. The results are grand psychedelic compositions that range from meditative soundscapes to raucous distorted noise improv. Oh and a lot of Nothing.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Upsidedown Cross - Upsidedown Cross

tagged as:

"slow anal cunt"
"they try to look like true satanists but in not this drunk vocal they could even be"

Gnasty gnoisy psychedelic sludge doom stuff featuring members of Anal Cunt (including the late Seth Putnam) and J. Mascis.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

R. Stevie Moore - Phonography

Lo-fi pop written by a guy that looks like santa claus after a coke binge

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Skygreen Leopards - Disciples Of California

soundz like a lazy summer day sittin out on the back porch drinkin but your porch is in the sky. Or actually it just sounds a lot like the Byrds but that's never really a bad thing.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

balcony view

trix's birthday was two days ago and he posted a demo of some shit he's been recording. its good stuff. check it out.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Exuma - Exuma

Comus as played by a Caribbean voodoo nut. You should be dl'n already.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Buff Medways - Steady the Buffs

One of prolific cult legend Billy Childish's innumerable bands/projects/albums. This is just simple, catchy, yet brilliant garage rock from some of the best, all infused with Childish's signature humor and quirkiness. Dare you to not like "Dawn Said" or their cover of The Kinks's "Misty Water."


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tommy Wright III - On The Run

do i even need to talk about the music BITCH. look at this album art. look how hard Mr. Wright the 3rd is. Square 1: he's lookin down his sights at some busta ass bitch-made mark. Square 2: he's gettin patted down at GUNPOINT for splittin aforementioned mark's wig. Square 3: he's hoppin a gotdamn fence at gunpoint cause he dont give a shit. Square 4: he gettin arrest and still has the time to smile for the camera cause he STILL dont give a fuck.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ectovoid - Breathing Blackness (Demo 2011)

Local murky black/death metal from ex-Bloated Carcass members. There's going to be some awesome shit from this band in the future. RIYL: Sadistic Intent, Diocletian, etc.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Project Pat - Murderers & Robbers

Just sum grade A Memphis Three 6 shit. Get this UNDERGROUND ALBUM and jam "Bitch Smackin Killa" and the title track to see how dem triple six niggas roll mayn. Fuckin wit a nigga like Pat, you gon die ho.

easily executed

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hog Mountin / Möse Split

Hog Mountin is a heavy as balls sludge metal band from our very own rural Cullman, Alabama, and their music reflects their origins. A friend of mine showed em to me the other day and said he heard them called "backwoods, inbred redneck sludge." Yep. It's filthy as fuck. Natty-drenched vokills and grushin riffs. This shit is ridikolus. Seriously recommended for fans of Eyehategod, Noothgrush, Grief, etc.

Oh yeah and there's some Möse tracks on here too whodathunkit. They're pretty solid Belgian sludge featuring members of Kiss The Anus of a Black Cat, Neuthrone, and Thee Plague of Gentlemen. Not that I've ever heard any of them. But yeah.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Living Torch - Black Bile

The latest free Living Torch release. As expected, it's amazing. This guy right here is one of the best active musicians in the ambient/folk game. It's ridiculous how little attention this shit gets, because Living Torch consistently releases shit that is easily better than its drone peers.


You can get the other Living Torch releases as well via the page.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information

Probably the best album I've come across in the past few months, Inspiration Information is a damn-near flawless psychedelic soul album. However, it's much more than simply psychedelic soul. Otis melds together funk, r&b, soul, jazz, and psychedelic pop together effortlessly, and the results are fantastic. The instrumentation is immaculate as Otis shows off his multi-instrumental talents, and his songwriting is definitely up there with soul greats like Stevie Wonder and Curtis Mayfield. Songs like "Strawberry Letter 23," "Aht Uh Mi Hed," and the title track display his prowess in crafting intelligent, catchy pop tunes with lush instrumentation while the album is peppered with relaxed instrumental compositions like "Rainy Day" and "Pling!" So kick back and chill to sum Shug.


Monday, February 28, 2011

Gary Higgins - Red Hash

Red Hash is a lo-fi psychedelic folk album by singer/songwriter Gary Higgins. The music found on this album sounds a lot like if Karl Blau and Six Organs of Admittance (Chasny cites Higgins as a huge influence) recorded an album together. Very few copies of the album were printed initially, as Higgins recorded the album knowing he was about to go to prison on drug charges. Because of the aformentioned Ben Chasny, however, Higgins is starting to enjoy some amount of acclaim.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Haruomi Hosono - Tropical Dandy

Hawaiian music-obsessed Japanese pop artist creates an album chock full of some of the catchiest and best arranged/produced ditties around.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Frank Ocean - nostalgia,ULTRA

Frank Ocean's the latest addition to the Odd Future fold. He sang on a couple of tracks on MellowHype's BlackenedWhite and now he's got out a new album full of chill ass electronic r&b jams fo FREE. The production on this album is top-notch and his voice is outstanding as well. Probably my favorite OFWGKTA release since Rolling Papers. Which I mean there's probably been like 3 releases since that but whatever. This is great.


Terry Allen - Lubbock (On Everything)

More country for y'all since the other kuntry posts were hits (along with just about every other post of course). However, nearly 80 minutes long, this ain't your pawpaw's country album. Allen's songwriting and lyricism are unique to the genre. He channels a great deal of anger and witty cynicism into his lyrics while maintaining an artistic sophistication that honestly just isn't exactly typical of country music. Allen also pushes the genre's boundaries in regards to song structure. Many songs break the 5 minute mark, with one reaching 7:25, almost unheard of in a genre where a long ballad might be 4 minutes long. Other songs simply work as short vignettes, once again quite strange to a style where verse-chorus-verse-chorus is king. Lubbock (On Everything) is a lot to take in, but it's worth it.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Flatlanders - More A Legend Than A Band

Overlooked country album by a band featuring two genre greats Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Simple, straightforward plainsman tunes by some good ol boys who just wanted to play some no frills country. Great great stuff.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Troum & All Sides - Shutûn

Shutûn is a colossal 54-minute dark ambient track produced as a collaboration between dark ambient duo Troum and shoegaze/ambient guitarist Nina Kernicke (All Sides). I can't think of anything in the dark ambient subgenre that's better than this, to be honest. An epic that builds from ghostly vocal recordings to grand, sweeping movements laden with fuzzy guitar and synth pads to sinister, brooding passages that churn and grind like giant mechanical beasts or something like that.


Monday, February 14, 2011

GuMMy†Be▲R! - Inauspicious

this is probably the best shit i've heard out of the whole hipster dance music (hdm) (aka witch house) trend. hard beats and lo-fi ambient electronics. OH MY GOD ITS LIKE WHAT IF SKY LIMOUSINE DUDE TEAMED UP WITH LIKE DALEK OR SOMETHING MAYBE THATS A BAD COMPARISON BUT MAN THATD BE OBSCURE


i listened to them before they got big

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Rowland S. Howard - Teenage Snuff Film

Rowland S. Howard is most well-known for his spidery guitar work alongside Nick Cave in The Birthday Party, but he also released two solo albums before his death in 2009. This one, 2005's Teenage Snuff Film is painfully overlooked. Howard establishes suffocatingly grim atmospheres with his monotone, macabre voice and lyrics, but to me the best part here is his immaculate guitar work. Throughout this album, he creates massive tones, smooth atmospheric layering, and bleak walls of sound to craft a melancholic mood.

(and then...)

Hasil Adkins - Out to Hunch

Recently been fascinated with this one quite a bit. Released back in 1955, this album is so far ahead of its time it's ridiculous. Lo-fi cracked-out, psychotic rock tunes that sometimes veer into blues territory, and often veer into experimental noise-like territory. I can't even begin to imagine what I'd think if I head this record in 1955. Songs range from catchy and fun (She Said, Chicken Walk) to depressing (I'm Happy) to disturbing (No More Hot Dogs). Probably the most notable track here is "I Need Your Head." It's pretty much the first screwed song ever and undoubtedly one of the most evil, disturbing tracks I've come across, consisting of a slowed down recording of a murderer's rant over atonal no-waveish guitar.

this aint no rock n roll show

Monday, January 24, 2011

My Dad Is Dead - Peace, Love & Murder

Bleak as hell post-punk. Band comprises of just Mark Edwards's cold lyrics and guitarwork and a drum machine. Really surprising this band isn't more well known considering the size of this dude's discography. Most of it is really solid.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

DJ Paul & Lord Infamous - Come With Me To Hell

Lo-fi, dark, evil ass beats from two of Three 6 Mafia's founding members. Also, if you were ever wondering if you should smoke a sack or not, "1000 Blunts" will help you make up your mind.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Excoriate - On Pestilent Winds...

Alls I really gotta say about this one is that it sounds like old school death metal fronted by Lemmy.