Monday, June 30, 2008

Make A Rising - Infinite Ellipse and Head with Open Fontanel (2008)

I know I haven't posted in a while but I am going to start to pick it up again and try to keep it going strong and not let summer laziness take over. Anyway, here is some really good stuff to start off this new chapter of my blog. This band is pretty avant-garde i guess but who the hell even knows what that means... they play a vast array of instruments such as saxophone, guitar, pianos and then less traditional things to make interesting noises. If i had to make a comparisson to any other artist out there, I'd say these guys are like Animal Collective but with a more orchestral approach and a lot less catchy. Nevertheless, these guys are really something else and I advise you to check this CD out.

  1. Sneffels Yokul
  2. All One or None
  3. Peaceful Paths
  4. Woodsong Part One
  5. Bradford's Big Boatride [Beyond (The Dawn)]
  6. Transmutation
  7. Your Karmic Obstacle
  8. Look, I'm Almost Dead
  9. How's 'Bout a Love Supreme
  10. Woodsong Part Two

Infinite Ellipse and Head with Open Fontanel

Sunday, June 15, 2008


This page just hit the big 5000
It's almost hard to believe that people have clicked on a link or typed in this site 5000 times (probably 1000 are mine anyway).
Compared to how many people there are going around the internet all day this really is quite insignificant but I like to pretend that its a lot. I'm only doing it to spread the love anyway. So tell all your friends and if you have Stumbleupon, thumbs UP or something i don't really care, I'm not getting money or anything, but that would be pretty cool.
Thanks for stopping by and here's to another 5000!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Medeski, Martin & Wood - End of the World Party (Just in Case) (2004)

Another preposterously dope album from MMW. This one is a lot more streamlined than the other album i posted, The Dropper, but still covers many styles of funky, psychedelic and avant-guard jazz tunes that will get stuck in your head. there are even appearances from jazz guitarist Marc Ribot on tracks 3, 5, 10 and 12. If you dont download this, you should be ashamed of yourself and if you already have it then give yourself a pat on the back.

  1. "Anonymous Skulls" – 4:24
  2. "End of the World Party" – 5:11
  3. "Reflector" – 4:11
  4. "Bloody Oil" – 4:42
  5. "New Planet" – 4:07
  6. "Mami Gato" – 4:10
  7. "Shine It" – 4:59
  8. "Curtis" – 4:38
  9. "Ice" – 4:33
  10. "Sasa" – 4:16
  11. "Midnight Poppies/Crooked Birds" – 3:44
  12. "Queen Bee" – 4:58

End of the World Party (Just in Case)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Xploding Plasticx - Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents (2001)

Those Norwegians love their electronica-infused nu-jazz, don't they? Well, they do a damn good job. This duo takes a more straightforward jazz approach than their brothers-in-arms, Jaga Jazzist. They seamlessly fuse technology and old-time jazz feel into one beautiful fusion record. It also seems hip-hop inspired at times, using various samples, break beats and make it sound like youre spinning an old LP. Definitely worth a listen. Norway rules.

  1. "Sports, Not Heavy Crime" - 5:07
  2. "Funnybones & Lazylegs" - 4:48
  3. "6 Hours Starlight" - 3:22
  4. "Behind the Eightball" - 4:50
  5. "Single Stroke Ruffs" - 2:28
  6. "Treat Me Mean, I Need the Reputation" - 4:58
  7. "Relieved Beyond Repair" - 1:45
  8. "Tinntinnamputation" - 4:26
  9. "More Power to Yah" - 5:27
  10. "Having Smarter Babies" - 4:57
  11. "Far-flung Tonic" - 4:52
  12. "Happy Jizz Girls" - 2:54
  13. "Doubletalk Gets Through to You" - 5:24
  14. "Comatose Luck" - 3:39

Amateur Girlfriends Go Proskirt Agents

Monday, June 2, 2008

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)

I'm hoping everyone already has this album but I'm putting it up here just in case. This is definitely Jimi's greatest release and probably one of the best records of all time due to the vast difference of styles portrayed and the amount of skill each of the musicians posses. The only song I find sub-par is the track "Little Miss Strange" which features the bassist, Noel Redding, singing. Now, don't get me wrong, he's an awesome bassist but I think he should stick with it because this song sounds like the Beatles on ritalin featuring Jimi Hendrix. If you like this song then good for you but I always skip it. Anyyywayy, If you don't already have this, get it right now for the love of Jimi Hendrix.

1.And the Gods Made Love

2.Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)

3.Crosstown Traffic

4.Voodoo Chile

5.Little Miss Strange

6.Long Hot Summer Night

7.Come on (Let the Good Times Roll)

8.Gypsy Eyes

9.Burning of the Midnight Lamp

10.Rainy Day, Dream Away

11.1983...(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)

12.Moon, Turn the Tides...Gently Gently Away

13.Still Raining, Still Dreaming

14.House Burning Down

15.All Along the Watchtower

16.Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Electric Ladyland