[Music] o /\/\ /\/\ – █▄▄█

There is no information I can find out about the project (or performer?) o /\/\ /\/\, except to say that said person is from Slovakia.  I was looking for something heavy and noisy to wake me up after going through the hideous process of moving apartments in Beijing.  Well, this did the trick.

Though labeled as ‘blacknoise‘, this tends to be more wall-of-sound guitar improvisation than the cheesy metal I’ve seen other bands pull off under this genre.

This is an impressive album as noise records go.

[Music] Neil Young – After the Gold Rush – Classic Music Review — altrockchick

“It wasn’t The Beatles breaking up and it wasn’t Kent State. No, I knew the 60’s were over and done the first time I heard After the Gold Rush.” My dad shared those thoughts when I visited him in the hospital a couple of weeks ago. I thought the best way to keep his spirits […]

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[Music] Muslimgauze – Eleven Minarets

It’s a bit perplexing to think that Bryn Jones (a.k.a. Muslimgauze) has been dead for 20 years, and yet continues to ‘release’ music.  He must have been far more prolific than anyone could ever have imagined.  Thankfully, the quality of a good deal of this archival music has been excellent.  Not everything holds up, but this release gives the fans of the man what they want – experimental beats with a techno sensibility, made for dancing with heavy boots, I suppose.

[Music] NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #189 ~ 04-13-19] — No Condition Is Permanent

My brother was Andre’s booking agent for many years, and they had lots of fun times together. May he rest in peace. And, definitely, kudos to No Condition Is Permanent, because their podcast is a killer.

Pictured: Andre “Mr. Rhythm” Williams, R.I.P.. Returning after more than a month’s work related absence, Reeshard & Lee-Roy resumed business within the DJ booth at the Purple Bat Lounge last Saturday evening. Those who can recall the night in question — but who speaks to those people? — say it was like the pair had […]

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[Music] bu.re_ – kiyomizudera (清水寺)

Kiyomizudera is an impressive single track release by Los Angeles-based composer bu.re_, whose work came into my mailbox a few weeks ago.  His is a rather stellar catalog, with music full of references to Brian Eno (when he was doing profoundly good ambient music), the floating parts of Tangerine Dream or Robert Rich, and a great use of acoustics.

This was a pleasure to listen to.  My only quibble is that eleven minutes is far too short a time to enjoy a swim in this release.

[Music] Roine Stolt’s The Flower King ~ Manifesto Of An Alchemist — music guru radio

You’ve heard Roine Stolt’s many incarnations in quite a few bands. This time, he’s back, sounding like the band that put him where he is today. The Flower Kings were a new progressive rock band that had a sound similar to Genesis. Genesis were new & fresh when they came out, and so were […]

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