Black Elk - Always A Six, Never A Nine (2008)

Hey everybody! Sorry that I've not been posting much lately, I've been uhhh......doing absolutely nothing. But now that I'm done doing absolutely nothing, I have an album for you. I got this album two years ago and for whatever reason I didn't post it, so here's to making up for that.

Black Elk is a noise rock/experimental band. This is their second album to date I believe. The first, you can download here, which I recommend starting with. Their music is spasmodic and often times feels like an alcohol deprived boozehound is shouting his inane truths at you, and sometimes there is a moment of lucidity where the music takes on a more straight-laced approach and then shit hits the fan again. This is an album for those who are easily bored. While not as structured as their previous release, this is an enjoyable one. Recommended for fans of hard rock/sludge/etc.

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oh. also, does anyone know of any good books to read? I don't really have a lot of criteria other than that the book is not a romance novel or too sci-fi. thanks.

9 Responses so far.

  1. you should read the book 'eat when you feel sad' by zachary german and the book 'the unbearable lightness of being' by milan kundera and the book ' eeeee eee eeee' by tao lin and the book 'where i'm calling from' by raymond carver.
    what's your i wanna hit you up re. something


  3. Good books:

    Zen & The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance
    House Of Leaves
    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
    Watership Down
    Lenny Bruce Is Dead

  4. Aldrenean says:

    Awesome, loved the first album.

    If you can handle the setting, which is pretty sci-fi, Dune is one of the best books ever. If you can handle a graphic novel, The Watchmen is another. Anything by Neil Gaiman is a good bet too.

  5. puxel says:

    First album was ace. I downloaded this a while ago and never gave it a solid listen. thanks.

  6. griebs says:

    i have both of these and i call them 'dangerous'. wicked rhythm section. i read the road by macho man cormac mccarthy twice. i cant imagine the movies being close. loved the absolute dark end of the planet feel. good hunting..

  7. Jwil says:

    House of Leaves is trash

  8. Katlyn says:

    The End of Alice by A.M. Homes is pretty amazing, also, you should check out pretty much anything written by Hermann Hesse.

  9. Kurt says:

    Ten truly world class stunners which I absolutely loved, if you haven't read them already:

    The tin drum: Gunter Grass
    Blood Meridian: Cormac Mc Carthy
    100 years of solitude: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    Catch 22: Joseph Heller
    Germinal: Emile Zola
    Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnameable: Samuel Beckett's trilogy
    Sound and the Fury: William Faulkner
    The Brothers Karamazov: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    The Grapes of Wrath: John Steinbeck
    I, Claudius: Robert Graves

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