It was pointed out to me the other day that both of these were uploaded to Microphones in the Trees over the past couple of weeks (here and here respectively) so maybe everyone will have already downloaded these, but having spent the time ripping and uploading these, they're going up. It should be noted though that they're both really good releases and deserve to reach as far as they possibly can - definitely check the split if not both. And also, it's probably worth mentioning that the Joint Chiefs LP is out next month (limited to 200) and Les Biches has just been released. Both small editions so don't say I didn't warn you...
Both freshly ripped and recorded as sides A & B (rather than split tracks) and then converted to 320kbps mp3s.
Exclusive jams that add up to a prequel or addendum to the Joint Chiefs LP out on Digitalis later this year (see below for more info on that). 45 minutes of headspace dustbowl jams that are a perfect complement to your zoned-out summer heatwave evenings.
A1. 4:20 Sundial
A2. Totem / Tokem
A3. Realm of Hungry Ghosts
A4. American Afghan
B1. Arrowhead Necklace
B2. Light up at the End of the Tunnel
B3. Stoned Eagle
B4. Feathered Chimes
B6. Love is all we eed
This LP was made for the Cursillistas / White Light tour and limited to 150 copies. There were a couple left over and subsequently sold via the L'animaux Tryst mailing list.
Some really great psych-folk stuff here.
Matt and Cursillistas manage to bring out a couple of excellent songs, a nice 10 minute jam and two shorter pieces. 'That Great Stone' being my personal highlight of the A-Side.
The only thing I had heard of White Light before was the split with Barry Burst but after this I really hope to hear more. 'Five Horses' comes as a bit of a revelation. Can't ride them all.
1. Crutches (3:28)
2. Incantations of Bona Dea (4:17)
3. That Great Stone (7:57)
4. Rewa Dokpa (18:09)
1. The Root of All Evil (3:13)
2. Five Horses (8:52)
3. Without the Other One (13:51)
4. We Do True
(times are rough finishing points of tracks)
Looks like Cursillistas is travelling around the US during the next couple of months so check the Myspace page if you're interested.
Loads of new releases and news:
Root Strata is closed for the month of September, but good news is the 'Tsuki No Seika' single series (that one that was costing up to $50 for four 7"s) is going to be heading to distros. Hopefully the price will come down slightly as a result.
Apparently there will be a CD edition of the Bobby Beausoleil 'Lucifer Rising Suite', expected for release in November.
Low Point: P Jørgensen - To
Celer - Mane Blooms
Gareth has also worked Sound Cloud into the website so you can preview what you're buying.
Blackest Rainbow has shipped the NSB 2CD sets and the vinyl edition (distros: (US) Eclipse, Time-Lag, Forced Exposure, Tomentosa. (UK) Norman, Volcanic Tongue, Alt Vinyl, Second Layer, Boa Melody Bar. (Europe) Repo Man, Bis Auf Messer, Unrock) is heading out at the end of this week. Can't wait!
Vakhchav - Birth To A Point It Comes
Basillica - Kingdom Of Status
Master Slave - Death Prayer
Install: Aidan Baker - Dry
Jason / Shinobu - Dispel Space-Time Lust
Oneohtrix Point Never - Scenes with curved objects
Skonhet - The girl who stole the Eiffel Tower
Dead letters spell out dead words - Live at Lava / PK365
Winebox Press have released a triple cassette box featuring guitar wanderings from Ross Parfitt, Tom Carter, Matt Valentine, Tom Settle, Jon Collin and Infinite Light. This costs £30 though. Ouch.
Country Roads (Milieu Music): David Tagg - Established Trees
Cabin Floor Esoterica: Archers by the Sea / Kawrelia Soul Collective - Split
Gorman - Red Oak Trail (most likely sold out)
Gorman/Cursillistas - Ash Masks
Cass/Flick: Jonathan Lesbian Seagull - Jitterbug
Digitalis: Bugskull - Communication
Seht - HRRY
Elm - Nemcatacoa
Evan Caminiti - Psychic Mud Shrine
Digitalis Ltd: Goatfooted / Hunting Rituals - Split
Plankton Wat - Our solar beings
Rambutan - Incidences
Sundog Peacehouse - Bros
Lakes - Monument of nests
Brother Raven - Nellie
Alphabets - Pow sound
Myiasis Tapes: Pummeler - The Sewage Riot
al Qaeda - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Plasmic Formations - The High Preist's Will Save Us All
Reverb Worship: Timas 23 - Levitation
Gronland Records are apparently working on a box set comprising of four Neu! albums.
According to the latest issue of The Wire we are all due a bunch of Peel Sessions from the likes of PiL, Gang of Four and The Specials.
They also claim that at some point this month we're due another edition of the BBC's Britannia series, this time about synths. If they're anything like previous instalments then I'd highly recommend looking out for it if you have a passing interest.
Boomkat have copies of the new Rameses III record on Type in. Heard lots of good things about it - haven't taken the time to listen yet though, check the Type site for a stream.
Kimberley Dawn: Eagle Altar - The Life of Bridgette Driscoll
Pink Priest - Goddess
Scott Cloud - Infi Cycles
Peasant Magik: Thou - Kingdoms (3 cassettes)
Light of Shipwreck - The Night Sky Burns a Hole in Us All
Sparkling Wide Pressure - The No Self Journey
My3yeah / 6majik9 - Split