Oct 12, 2013

bobb trimble



 Bobb Trimble “The Flying Spiders in Brooklyn” out on burger cassette! Live NYC performance from legendary outsider psych-folk rock n roller Bobb Trimble being backed by the prefab messiahs! 12 tracks recorded at rose live music on June 25, 2009!

Y la única palabra posible es emoción. Burger records acaba de editar un cassette con unas grabaciones en directo de 2009 de ese maravilloso enigma que aún hoy es Bobb Trimble. De cuando en cuando es inevitable regresar a esos nombres que sientes que siempre estarán ahí como el folk y la psicolidea, tan lo-fi, evocadora, subterránea y traviesa de Bobb. Quizá la nostalgia estimule estas sensaciones, pero además escucharlo completo en bandcamp a mi me ha hecho feliz.  

May 12, 2013

gianni giublena rosacroce


Stefano Isaia's Gianni Giublena Rosacroce is back with new recordings: the great first cassette, "La Piramide di Sangue" released by Yerevan Tapes one year ago, laid the foundation of the kraut-psych rock ensemble La Piramide di Sangue (with the "Tebe" LP out on Boring Machines / Sound Of Cobra).Now he's back with his solo project, few nice mates helping (Dedalo666, Vernon, Jena) and two Tuareg girls reading Isaia's poetries in fulfulde (fula language).The setting of La Mia Africa is a psych mid-eastern landscape, desert at sunset, ancient temples and a far far shore. GGR keeps us in these atmospheres with a mysterious clarinet, tenebrous acoustic guitars, dreamy voices talking in a language that sounds far but fascinating and simple rare percussions give us the beat for a walk on the sand dunes. Following this charming music, we'll find the oasis in this desert...

Tengo que reconocer que el proyecto paralelo de Stefano Isaia es con el que más conecto de todas la nueva psicodelia ocultista italiana en la que me he ido surmegiendo tras las primeras grabaciones de Sound of Cobra, y que sigo de cerca pues siempre está el kraut en el horizonte. Las latitudes, afortunadamente, siguen siendo las mismas, pero aquí todo es más sugerente, tribal y polvoriento. Hipnóticos trances a baja fidelidad cruzando el desierto rumbo al middle east, viajo acompañado con la percusión de un solitario tuareg. Veo espejismos a los lejos trazados por un clarinete que evoca a Third Ear Band, no sé si encontraremos un oasis, pero seguro que Maurice McIntyre ya está en el.   

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Feb 25, 2013

the lone garage massacre

 

Healing music to change your head space by way of trance induced astral traveling and devic beings. Ethereal psychedelic folk music channeling spirits from the dark land and influenced by Native American rituals, shamanism and Americana. 80 copies. sloow tapes
  
Regreso con un preferido del año que ya se fue. Sloow tapes continúa editando cassettes imperdibles, miniaturas que no deberíamos dejar escapar. De primeras 'nag-khung-sa-cha' podría habitar en un dimensión paralela a la psicodelia ocultista italiana de reciente implosión (cannibal movie, gianni guiblena rosacroce) aunque más folkie y éterea. Un disco para recorrer los montes appalaches con la hipnotizante 'rain comes' y  el psych-folk de 'the land of the spirits'. Podrían ser feathers desde un aquellare. Siguiendo los senderos empiezo a levitar con la meditativa 'almis to the birds' y la ensoñadora ' live no more die no more' de efectos rendetores y sanadores.  Lo cierto, es que al final del camino, me viene a la mente el siempre especial nombre de jens unosson (the spacious mind).

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Dec 27, 2012

ibliss (rare earth XXIX)

 ibliss - supernova (spiegelei-aamok, 1972)

Borne out of the confused Kraftwerk history, and taken under the wing of Conny Plank, Ibliss were one of the most remarkable one album wonders. Featuring Basil Hammoudi (from Organisation) and Andreas Hohmann (one of the two drummers on the first Kraftwerk album) augmenting a trio of no less talent, Ibliss created a logical jazz-fusion diversion on the Organisation sound, heavily featuring flutes, saxes and an overdose of percussion. All this in a typically Teutonic cosmic concoction, kinda Kraftwerk meets Miles Davis and Rocksession era Embryo, and also hinting at the later Kollektiv. It's a great shame they only released the one album!  the crack in the cosmic egg

Al rastrear en los primeros y geniales Kraftwerk y, en sus electrificantes y experimentales sesiones es recurrente recuperar el mágico 'Tone Float' de Organisation. Entre aquellos restos (Andreas Hohmann, Basil Hammoudi) también quedó uno de los tesoros mejor escondidos del krautrock, que dejaría sorprendido al explorador de ideas preconcebidas, pues si hubiéramos de situar su contenido serían Annexus Quam, Ikarus, Niagara o Embryo símiles de excepción. Percusiones repetitivas y tribales con exploraciones de saxo y guitarra en la infecciosa 'Margah', el trance ya ha comenzado. Sigue el interludio cósmico de 'Drops', puro y sinuoso jazz cósmico sobre el que levitar de la mano del saxo de Rainer Buechel. 'High life' continúa por esa senda evocadora, dominada por una eterna línea de bajo e improvisaciones flautiles. La mántrica 'Athir' supone el despertar, veo la India a lo lejos cuando el chamán nos invoca de vuelta a la quietud de la noche y a sus extraños moradores.
 

Dec 15, 2012

atelier o divino


atelier o divino is mysterious and resides in brasil. atelier o divino is an art studio engaged in a wide diversity of practices ranging from painting and independent publishing to web art, video and recorded sound. the tracks produced by atelier o divino aim to construct atmospheres and imaginary landscapes rather than melodies. most of the records so far are made with the reprocessed sound of the recorded tenor sax. but divino's investigations are soon to be broadened to a wider range of sound sources.

pyr is a small netlabel based in chicago that focuses on experimental: noise, improvisation, and weirdo rock. pan y rosas began putting out music in 2008 as a way to make often overlooked music available to the public and as a way of building a community of artists, musicians and listeners. we believe that as media consolidation continues to reduce the avenues available to musicians, it is increasingly important to open up new paths for the dissemination of new music. we see pan y rosas discos, and netlabels in general, as offering one more path for artists to utilize. 

Dec 6, 2012

erkki kurenniemi (rare earth XXVIII)



One of the undeniable pioneers of Finnish electronic music is Erkki Kurenniemi (b. 1941), who founded The University of Helsinki Electronic Music Studio in the early 1960's. Kurenniemi built his own series of synthesizers, named as DIMI, which are nowadays mostly possessed by Swedish collector and electronic musician Ralph Lundsten, and published some of his experimental compositions like 'Dance of the Antropoids'. Alongside such Finnish pioneers as Eino Ruutsalo (for whose short films Kurenniemi composed music), Kurenniemi also did some early work on the field of Finnish media art and contributed to Finnish video art and happenings. These days Kurenniemi works as an independent researcher, specialising in such subjects as artificial intelligence. finnscene

A former nuclear scientist who composed computer-based music and designed his own instruments founding the University Of Helsinki Electronic Music Studio in 1962.  Kurenniemi's pioneering work included microprocessor-based digital synthesizers built in the early 1970's. discogs

Siempre he sentido una especial atracción hacia los primeros aventureros de la música electrónica, más allá incluso de sus propias grabaciones, sólo el hecho antropológico de indagar en sus técnicas, instrumentos y creaciones ya me fascina. Desde visionarios creadores y académicos como Stockhausen, Moondog, Morton Subtonick o el propio Erkki a inefables exploradores del underground como Brucke Haack o Silver Apples, estos nombres son fiel reflejo de la libertad creativa del momento y de su desarrollo al margen de la industria y sus tendencias. Esta recopilación de grabaciones del finlandés nos tranpsortará a un solitario collage sónico lleno de sugerentes improvisaciones y cintas maniupaladas en 'hana', 'antropoidien tanssi' o ' mix master universe 2' y hasta alguna melodía presa de inteferencias en 'invention'. 

Para los curiosos, en el siguiente paper encontraréis una revisión de los sintes y secuenciadores que Erkki construyó durante este período y que llegó a utilizar en sus grabaciones o directos, tales como su mítico Dimi.

Oct 28, 2012

sir irchard bishop


Intermezzo parades this variety in its myriad forms. Bishop has always been a capable purveyor of the everything-and-the-kitchen-sink “genre” as exemplified in Sun City Girls’ many albums. We recognize strains as disparate as Spaghetti Western soundtrack, flamenco, long-form epic, Southern-fried folk, and delay-laden shambolic noise. If you need your dose of transcendental acoustic glory, you’ll find it on “Inner Redoubt.” If you’re looking for a front porch stomp with a little bit of Spanish flavor, check “Hump Tulip.” Want a dusky raga with a tense mood? The next track “Dhumavati” will provide. Those who see the solo guitar as reaching its limits must be turning deaf ear towards Sir Richard.

The puzzling thing about this work is not the differences in its tracks, but the title. Each of these pieces can stand on their own merit, and none of them feel like an interlude between the two songs that surround them. There seem to be two options here: either Intermezzo is a threshold between Bishop’s other works, or each of these pieces stands on its own as a bridge between experiences, connecting what came before it with what comes after (...) Intermezzo displays Bishop in top form, and if this is an interlude, the next act should be spectacular.
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