But... if you were hoping for something to listen to: you may remember the Mako Sica post back in April. Well, an email came through last week from the band with a link to a release they're putting out in Feb 2010 on La Societe Expeditionnaire. It features three tracks from the Plus Tapes cassette but re-recorded and re-worked. The quality is much better and as a piece I would definitely recommend checking it out.
I've just remembered, I was going to ask if anyone possibly has Soulsavers cover of 'Blues Run the Game' (in mp3) and/or anything by Kapingbdi. Please leave a comment or send an email to disconcertedsounds [at] gmail if you are able to help with either. Thanks.
Not entirely sure what's new from Tompkins Square any more but they have a little sale going on, $5 off if you buy 2 releases, $7 off for 3, $10 off 4 or $20 off 5+. Not spectacular but they have an excellent release list so it wouldn't be too hard to save $20 - although it's only a saving if they're releases you want.
Images of the Peasant Magik box set have appeared and look amazing:
New PM cassettes: Locrian - Endless Plains / Flat Horizon
Eyeballs - Treasure
Rambutan / Fossils From The Sun - Split
UUHUU - Stringfigures for Flynt
Bones of Seabirds - Hidden Places
A Beard of Snails: Harps of Fuchsia Kalmia - Time of Love Doesn't Converge With the System of Evil
Aditi Tahiti - Spontaneous Conversations
Bessemerr - Emmeduranki
P.R.E.C. - Contageous Insanities
Joseph McNulty - Week
Sacred Carp - The Rest of Sacred Carp
Sacred Carp - More Rest Of
Ikuisuss are having an insane sale of 50% off (prices not adjusted on the website but it is a 50% sale on all Ikuisuus releases and distro items).
John Frusciante has apparently quit RHCP (MusicRadar)
Reverb Worship: Expo 70 - Galaxy Of Mysticism
Tomentosa has had a serious update.
Kraak: The Afternoon Saints (Lee Ranaldo, Christian Marclay, Günter Müller, David Watson) - The Shirley Jangle
Hellvete - De Gek
Different Lands (email): Jen Paul - 1965 Ghost
Yuhasz - 12 | 28 Variations
Taluum Shimmering - Thunderous Slit-Gongs on Islands of Clouds
Orcs - Jaw Bones
Pink Desert - See you later
Future Twin - III
Slaapwel: Peter Broderick - Music for a Sleeping Sculpture of Peter Broderick
Type Records: Richard Skelton - Landings (LP available from boomkat and forced exposure, CD available from Richard)
Inca Ore @ Silver Club.
Existential Cloth Recordings: Deep Magic / Love Cult - Split
Inhibitionists - Phantom Tart Brother
Aghori - Forced Fate
Enfer Boreal / Pine Smoke Lodge - Lighting the Qulliq Vol.1
Sparkling Wide Pressure - Bob Moves / Linda Speaks
Tired Trails Collective: Monks of the Balhill & Enfer Boreal - Split
End of the Year
I'm not coming up with my end of year list just yet - on the weekend I went and ordered a copy of 'Light: On the South Side' from Honest Jons and I'm still patiently waiting to hear the new Zelienople and the TSM re-release - but please feel free to leave you lists.
Here is the top 10 from Wire magazine:
1.Broadcast & Focus Group - Investigate witch cults of the radio age
2.Oneohtrix Point Never - Rifts
3.Bill Orcutt - A new way to pay old debts
4.Alasdair Roberts - Spoils
5.Sunn O))) - Monoliths & dimensions
6.David Sylvian - Manafon
7.Group Doueh - Treeg Salaam
8.Jim O'Rourke - Visitor
9.Ben Frost - By the throat
10.King Midas Sound - Waiting for you
What has been underrated or undiscovered this year, people?
The new Our Love Will Destroy the World on Blackest Rainbow surprised me last week and the two (affordable) new Qbico Jooklo records have really begun to chime my bells - although they have done better. Haruko's 'Wild Geese' (on Bracken) has been lovely to relax to and the collaboration between Black Eagle Child and Goodwillies ('Bamboo Airships' on Digi Ltd) is fantastic. No idea what I'd consider the best of this year though.