12/6/10

Jim O'Rourke - Eureka (1999)

(Folk/Experimental/Art Pop(?))
Drag City

Wiki sez this album is art pop. That's cool with me, because I don't really know how to describe it any better. Jim O'Rourke has been putting out albums for years and years, collaborating with people like Thurston Moore, Fennesz, and Merzbow. His early recordings are really spaced out droney stuff, but the mid-range stuff (like this) tends to have more of an acoustic folk sound, but you can still hear those early tendencies. Very mellow sh!t right here.

women of the world take over

11/29/10

Infinite Body - Carve Out The Face Of My God (2010)

(Drone/Ambient/Synth)
Post Present Medium

This record was an early contender for my album of the year this year. Completely spaced out synth songs that just wash over you, really lovely stuff. I've listened to this one a lot while going to bed. Play it loud!!!

dive

11/24/10

Black Moon - Enta da Stage (1993)

(Rap/Hip-Hop/Rap)
Nervous

I just heard about this album a few weeks ago. Very nice 90's NYC style rap, similar to Nas and Mobb Deep. Definitely an overlooked gem. These guys are hard too, they don't play around. I don't know if it's just my speakers but this album is also extremely bass-heavy. The trio consists of Buckshot, 5 Ft, and DJ Evil Dee. I don't know if that means anything to anyone out there but I've never heard of any of em. If you're a hip-hop head and you don't have this, it's certainly worth adding to your collection.

black smif-n-wessun

11/21/10

Descendents - Milo Goes To College (1982)

(Punk/Pop/Punk)
New Alliance

Sometimes there's nothing better than a good punk rock record. This is one of those records. Along with Damaged and Pink Flag, this is one of the records I think of when I think "best punk rock albums". Catchy but still abrasive and pissed off, this captures that teen-angst we all know and love so well and puts it into about 22 minutes of fast paced music. Listen to it on repeat.

bikeage

11/17/10

James Ferraro - Last American Hero (2008)

(Drone/Synth/Experimental)
Taped Sounds

James Ferraro is quite the prolific artist. Along with his solo output, he's probably most well known as being one half of the Skaters (who rule). I saw him two nights ago and now feel the need to expose folks to him. This record is like a water-damaged tape reel to an 80's B action movie. Mega cheese synths riding out on top of echo-y drum pads, endlessly droning...
The cover art here is from the LP re-release from this year. I put it up because it rules. Grab this for a weird time.


last american hero

11/14/10

FNU Ronnies - Golem (2009)

(Noise/Punk/Experimental)
Skrot Up

This came to my attention by way of Hipinion last year; however, I didn't actually listen to it until about a month ago. This tape is a beast, harsh distortion over demon punk riffs. The centerpiece, Golem Smoke, is an almost 9 minute wreck-fest of crushing feedback and punk aesthetic. This is not one to be taken lightly y'all! Plus it all comes in a handy package of under 20 Mb. Definitely worth jamming in the ever closer winter months.

golem smoke 

Stuff I Barely Tolerated

Well hey guys. As you may have noticed if you've tried to go to my original page recently, the lease on that domain name has expired. Since I don't make any money off this blog and I'm a cheap bastard, I've decided to move to a free host. In loving memory of the last site, I'm now posting links to everything I had up before, alphabetically by artist for music, by title for comics. I'll be back posting soon so be on the lookout!

MUSIC

Amon Tobin - Bricolage (1997)

Aphex Twin - Windowlicker (1999)

At the Drive In - Acrobatic Tenement (1996)

Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets Rockers Downtown (1976)

Barn Owl - From Our Mouths A Perpetual Light (2008)

Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue (2009)

Blank Dogs - Seconds (2009)

Blues Control - Local Flavor (2009)

Boris - Feedbacker (2003)

The Budos Band - The Budos Band II (2007)

Burial - Untrue (2007)

Burning Star Core - Let's Play Wild Like Wildcats Do (2005)

Caboladies - Atomic Weekender (2009)

Caboladies - Crowded Out Memory (2009)

Can - Tago Mago (1971)

Clockcleaner - Nevermind (2006)

Cloudland Canyon - Fin Eaves (2010)

Cloudland Canyon - Lie In Light (2008)

De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead (1991)

Elephant9 - Walk the Nile (2010)

Emeralds - Solar Bridge (2008)

Emperor X - Central Hug/Friendarmy/Fractaldunes (2003)

Faust - Faust IV (1973)

Four Tet - Rounds (2003)

Flying Lotus - 1983 (2006)

Gucci Mane - The Burrprint (The Movie 3D) (2009)

Hanging Coffins - Hanging Coffins (2009)

The Intelligence - Fake Surfers (2009)

Jackie-O Motherfucker - Fig. 5 (2000)

Jandek - You Walk Alone (1988)

Magic Lantern - At the Mountains of Madness (2007)

Mammatus - Mammatus (2006)

Mist - Certain Expansion (2009)

Omar Souleyman - Dabke 2020 (2009)

Oren Ambarchi - Grapes From The Estate (2004)

Pavement - Wowee Zowee (1995)

Philip Jeck - Host (2003)

Pink Floyd - Relics (1971)

Raccoo-oo-oon - The Cave of Spirits Forever (2005)

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (1995)

Reading Rainbow - Mystical Participation (2009)

Second Family Band - Jerusalem (2010)

Skip James - 1931 Sessions (2008)

Skullflower - Exquisite Fucking Boredom (2003)

Steve Gunn - Boerum Palace (2009)

Sunburned Hand of the Man - Wild Animal (2001)

Television - Marquee Moon (1977)

Tonstartssbandht - An When (2009)

Tonstartssbandht - Dick Nights (2009)

The Traditional Fools - The Traditional Fools (2008)

V/A - Guitars of the Golden Triangle: Folk and Pop Music of Myanmar Vol.2 (2005)

V/A - Siamese Soul: Thai Pop Spectacular Vol. 2 (2009)

Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Alatt Sz├╝letett (2005)

Vibracathedral Orchestra - Smoke Song (2010)

Wire - Pink Flag (1977)

Women - Public Strain (2010)

Yellow Swans - Going Places (2010)


COMICS

100 Bullet vol.1 First Shot, Last Call

WE3

Y: The Last Man vol.1 Unmanned