One of THE experimental bands, as far as I'm concerned. This is one of the first of their scores of albums. Their output is so diverse, even within each album, that I'm not going to disgrace myself by trying to describe it. However, I will go so far as to say that I THINK one of their "formulas" was to take a bunch of shrooms, play a weird guitar riff over and over, and babble in tryptamine meaning-language until they got bored.
in other words, highly recommended.
Antoine is a wicked sweet fingerstyle steelstring acoustic guitar player, and his buddy Tommy is one of the more versatile improvisatory violinists I've ever seen (and I know of most of 'em). This album sees them jamming out on all kinds of stuff... intricate, but improvised.
Ok so I was a little hesitant about posting these since dublab is a non-profit internet radio station and they are the fucking best at what they do, getting only the most amazing musicians on this planet to record sessions in their studios and they also have the most amazing shows where they only play the most amazing music (with an extremely wide array of genres) so posting this stuff would be like taking what few little money they make. They've released 5 volumes and in the meantime I'll only post the first 3 since they were all released between 2004-2006 so I don't think they're still making any money off of them. All three are more into the electronic side of music but there are still hints of folk in a few of them (one of them being a remixed folk song, amazing remix too).
If you like these vinyls please go over to dublab.com and check out all the recorded sessions they have archived by a whole bunch of artists and all their recorded shows too. Check out their podcast as well since there's even more recorded sessions in there (including that absolutely mind melting session Flying Lotus did for their Future Roots Radio show on some real radio station). If possible, donate any spare cash you have lying around for their "proton drive", their bi-annual funds gathering event to keep the station running. It's well worth it and you even get a sticker and their 10th year anniversary poster :)
PS: I promised I'd upload one of the Jewelled Antler Library albums per day, sorry I haven't posted them but I've been hella busy with school, but in a couple of weeks I'll be free so don't sweat it :)
Texas fucking wins.
Remotely similar sounds: 33.3 , As the Poets Affirm , Tristeza with strings
Yes, I bet those of you who hit puberty in the 90s never expected to hear from Lamb again. Sometime after the release of Portishead's Dummy, hardcore Jungle producer Andy Barlow decided to replace all of his synths with acoustic instruments and a singer, Lou Rhodes. Lamb were never as stunningly talented as Massive Attack or Tricky, but they were as innovative. Their first three albums were all very good, but Fear of Fours is my favorite, by far. You have never heard kickass breakbeats work so well with a sampled tuba, acoustic bass or lute (yes, the album has a lute on it). And Rhode's languid, coffeehouse vocals just wrap perfectly around the whole, perverse arrangement. As if by psychic entanglement, I started spinning this record again recently, just weeks before they announced their reunion and tour (and they are coming to my city!). It hasn't aged a bit.
Download & Comment
Puscifer: a name that causes many a Tool and A Perfect Circle fan to cringe. While Maynard's raunchy solo project was responsible for a handful of fantastic tracks off the Underworld OSTs, 2007's full length was simply awful. But rejoice, loyal MJK fans! Puscifer's newest EP is a collection of 6 rock solid songs that redeem this project as a legitimate musical venture. Two are reinterpretations of tracks from "V is for Vagina" (very good ones, at that), but the other 4 are brand spanking new. Whether you were disappointed by the previous Puscifer efforts, or whether you just want to see what Maynard has been up to, give this little gem a listen.
Download if you want I guess. It's only 16 megabytes so whatever.
The next installment in Devin Townsend's multi-album epic is a far cry from its bluesy, melancholic predecessor Ki, and those who are fans of the Canadian metal maestro's older work may find this as a refreshing return to form...albeit a very poppy and dancy one. Addicted takes Townsend's trademark wall-of-sound and combines it with infectious melodies that are only accentuated by Anneke van Giersbergen's angelic guest vocals. Not to downplay Devy's own performance; the man still screams with the best of them, and can belt out lines with damn near operatic grace.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have an addiction to feed.
Remotely similar sounds: Balmorhea , The Letter E , Dirty Three , 33.3
Get this now.
Like: ttttttttttttttttttttt, Scissor Shock, Nurse With Wound, six billion other noise acts.
From Greensleeves website:
Back in mid 90's, Jungle music was the order of the day, and Greensleeves released 2 sets of 'Ragga Jungle' volumes 1 and 2 which both sold by the trailer load. The scene then spiraled off into what became known as Drum and Bass, and has gone through many changes and sub-genres over the years. Now with a revived interest in Jungle music, in particular Ragga Jungle, the renaissance has sparked a new generation of fans and the return of many old school fans and producers alike. The Junglists have welcomed the return of dubby sub bass and ragga vocals have gradually regained favour, no doubt helped by the recent crossover of Dancehall music.
At first Jungle music was exclusively a UK phenomenon bridging reggae/dancehall and the rave scene - a result of the British black youth's take on the burgening dance music scene - but soon broke out and eventually crossed the atlantic and eventually conquered the world.
So here we present a collection of unreleased cuts and dub versions of some of those big tunes from "back in the day", with vocals from artists like Barrington Levy, Beenie Man, Ninjaman, Johnny Osbourne, Admiral Bailey, Josey Wales and Ini Kamoze, and with remixes by the Junglist massive including Ridley Don, DJ Monk, Sensi Crew, Reel II Reel and New Blood Crew.
Many of these cuts were only ever released on limited 12" & are very rare cuts that have never left the Greensleeves vault, until now.
tl;dr shit's cash
If California-era Mr. Bungle were an instrumental rock group, they would sound a bit like Estradasphere. The band has described their song on this album as "Romanian Gypsy Death Metal," "Spaghetti Eastern," and "Bulgarian Surf," and if you're interest isn't piqued by now, you might need to check your pulse.
Download. Comments greatly appreciated, especially if you've already had this album for a while.
obscure psych folk/freak folk/let's jangle and bang rhythmic instruments while we sing and strum or guitars over an ocean of reverb album, apparently now part of Porter Records "The Jeweled Antler Library" 4CD box set with 12 albums from other bands. good stuff
leave a comment
tnemmoc a evael
PS: I found the other 11 albums so I'll be posting one per day :)
samiyam's latest EP, full of old shit. he probably released this to make some cash and buy some more dank nugs. nonetheless the songs on the EP are ballin' and should be listened to on a blunted state of mind. released on Ras G's Poobah Records imprint so you know this shit is quality
You fight for democracy
And the "American Way"
But you're not in your country
"What am I doing here?" you say
But now it's too late
You're entering Managua
If you had brought your surfboard
You could surf Nicaragua
LEAVE A COMMENT, BITCH.
LEAVE A COMMENT, BITCH.
LEAVE A COMMENT, BITCH.
here's some badass ragga jungle/breakcore shit for your ears, includes a jungle version of that 80s new wave song "tainted love" which a fuckton of people have covered already. this shit is awesome so you niggas better download it and go apeshit in your room like you don't give a fuck
BITCHES AIN'T SHIT BUT HOES AND TRICKS
LICK ON DEEZ NUTS AND LEAVE A COMMENT