Wednesday, July 16, 2008

freaky dub

this album is known for being the soundtrack for the dub music radio station in Grand Theft Auto 3. scientist was an engineer who learned from king tubby, but enjoyed creating much spacier sounds than his mentor. this is actually one of his better recordings, you should check it out.

Scientist - Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires

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Wild Honey

this album just has to be heard. released in 1967, after the infamous "smiley smile", this album was a light and cool rock and roll set, described by music critic Robert Christgau as "perfect and full of pleasure...almost without a bad second". check this out!

The Beach Boys - Wild Honey

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dose of dubstep

here are a couple of dubstep EPs. they're both awesome, so check them out.

Djunya - Ites/Coagulated Dub

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Digital Mystikz - Anti War Dub

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wow, long time no post eh? time to make up for it with lots of cool shit. first up is the debut album from canadian electro-revivalists Chromeo. with electro house being so prominent today, its interesting to hear people taking the music back to it's roots. plus it's got some wicked grooves. check it out!

Chromeo - She's In Control

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Monday, April 21, 2008


dubstep is a form of electronic music with heavily emphasized basslines and reverberated breakbeats, most popular in the UK. Skream runs dubstep. check out his debut album, "Skream!", which introduced dubstep to the masses.

Skream - Skream!

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S.F. Sorrow

this is the first "rock opera" ever released. pre-dating "Tommy", and surely influencing it, this album is largely ignored as far as psychedelic rock goes. But it is definitely worth checking out! The download also features several bonus tracks.

The Pretty Things - S.F. Sorrow

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

a night and day of Queen

here are two albums by Queen. the first is "A Night At the Opera", their 1975 breakthrough, and the second is "A Day At the Races", the 1976 sequel. both are incredible albums, filled with amazing music. check them out!!

Queen - A Night At the Opera

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Queen - A Day At the Races
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A Clockwork Orange

this is the Original Sound Track for Stanley Kubrick's film "A Clockwork Orange". this is very evocative music, and if you've seen the film before, you should have no trouble recalling it while listening to this marvelous recording. featuring music performed by Wendy Carlos and some orchestral snippets, you should check this out now!

A Clockwork Orange OST

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

more Eno

this is one of those albums that just is good. this is "Another Green World" by Brian Eno. featuring robert fripp on guitar and filled with more purely instrumental music than any of his previous albums, this was perhaps the pinnacle of Brian Eno's career. check it out!

Brian Eno - Another Green World

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Fun Trick Noisemaker

this is the debut album by the Apples In Stereo. the first release from the indie powerhouse Elephant 6, "Fun Trick Noisemaker" is like a blueprint for all future Apples albums; its all there in embryotic form. from fuzzed out guitars to hummable melodies to head-whoosing effects, you'll find it all here. check it out!

The Apples In Stereo - Fun Trick Noisemaker

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Monday, March 3, 2008

charles gayle solo

this is live recording of charles gayle playing unaccompanied tenor sax in japan. this is a very powerful and engaging performance, check it out!

Charles Gayle - Solo In Japan

(tracks 1 - 3 in part 1, tracks 4 and 5 in part 2)

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Spiritual Unity

i'm disappointed in myself because it has taken me so long to post some music by Albert Ayler. well, now i'm making up for it by posting one of his better studio recordings - this is "Spiritual Unity". the playing on this is phenomenal and you should definitely check it out!

Albert Ayler - Spiritual Unity

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Mercury Rev

this is the 4th album by the band Mercury Rev. you could compare this album to late 90's Flaming Lips, i certainly would, although there is something more "pure" about this music. check this out!

Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs

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Friday, February 15, 2008

lots more animal collective

here are three early albums by Animal Collective. the first is called "Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished", released under the name "Avey Tare and Panda Bear". you'll find lots of fun stuff in here, lofi-pop-noise type of stuff. very good! next is "Danse Manatee", a slightly more extreme album, of which the word "noise" would more aptly describe. this was released under the name "Avey Tare, Panda Bear, and Geologist". finally is an EP called "Prospect Hummer", which they did with a singer named Vashti Bunyan, an obscure, older folk musician. they're all good!

Avey Tare & Panda Bear - Spirit They're Gone,
Spirit They've Vanished
(tracks 1-5 in part 1, tracks 6-10 in part 2)
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Avey Tare, Panda Bear, & Geologist - Danse Manatee

Animal Collective & Vashti Bunyan - Prospect Hummer EP
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Friday, January 25, 2008

Brian Eno

this is brian eno's debut album as "Eno", called "Here Come the Warm Jets". you'll find a lot of good stuff in here, so check it out!

Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Freak Out!

the debut album from frank zappa (and the mothers of invention). a stunning achievement by any measure, this is a must-have for any music lover. check it out!

The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Dr John

some smokey, jazzy, bluesy voodoo psychedelia from the doctor himself! this is Dr. John's first album and definately his most experimental. check it out! leave a comment!

Dr. John - Gris Gris

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Lou Reed - Transformer

this is lou reed's second (and most successful) solo album. with songs like "take a walk on the wild side" and "perfect day", and with the production helmed by david bowie, you can't go wrong. check this out!

Lou Reed - Transformer

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