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Sunday, 17 January 2010

Neokarma Jooklo Trio - Evo Magico

Two days, in my opinion, is close enough in the grand scale of things to not worry about being early or late on birthdays or anniversaries. I'm not saying I'll show up two days late for a funeral or birthday party, but if it is more better for everyone involved to use a nearby weekend or to use a day when everyone can be available, then why not do that? It may seem unsentimental to some but we do now live in the age of convenience, no? After all, you may have received an email about this update sent to your mobile phone providing you with a quick link and seen below the 'on your doorstep' access to a record you may not have had the opportunity to hear until now.
Anyway, my point being: according to blog records, two days on from this point last year the first post was written. It didn't say much other than I was planning to be a stingy bastard - really, there was no purpose behind starting the blog and carrying on was the result of an unintended addiction - and maybe I have been, but uploading is dull. Dull. Dull. Dull. How, or indeed why, people upload five, six, ten albums a day is beyond me. But that's what makes the world go round, right?

I really hated that theme music as a kid. Dana Plato was a little messed up, wasn't she?

What I wanted to say in that block of writing was that this blog has now (almost) been around a year and looking back at the first post containing the amazing GJA album I decided to rip their latest - fortunately already sold out - to celebrate the quasi-first birthday.

Neokarma Jooklo Trio - Evo Magico

This was hidden amongst a slew of other Jooklo releases at the end of last year. Four arrived on Qbico, one on Holidays and this was the last to arrive on their own Troglosound - officially on Christmas day. Oh, and of course a couple of months earlier there was Virginia's freakout with Chris Corsano on 8mm.
This was one of Troglo's one-sided limited jobs. Only 112 copies and all sold out by the start of the new year. However, there are a few still floating about, Flipped Out Records have had a few copies (try emailing Eclipse for copies), as do a few slightly more expensive distros on Discogs.

"Finally the long awaited latest work by the trio, now on their fifth album. Recorded on february 2009, this one-sided lp features a totally acoustic set of esoteric music played by Virginia Genta on soprano saxophone, wood flutes, bells, David Vanzan on bow-harp, kuena, bells, and Maurizio Abate on hurdy-gurdy. Try to feel the sounds that only angels, satyrs and other charming creatures could evoke. Middle-Age's improvisations brought around the world from restless pilgrims who escape the impressions of matter. Timeless mysterious music where the dimensions become infinite and parallels into labyrinths of hypnotic hurdy-gurdy drones, soprano's raising scales and astounding magic vibes coming from a self-made harp played with a bow."

Interesting record this one. The first track took me four or five listens to appreciate, definitely wasn't an instant stunner for me but a good track over time. The second piece is short and leads into an excellent final piece. The result is another enjoyable Jooklo release but in a couple of months time you'll likely be harking for some 'Meditative' or 'Solar Vision'. Then again, you may not. Make up your own mind.

A big step up in the packaging - screen printed cover, nice insert.

1. Musicanti Nel Labirinto Segreto
2. Rideva Il Villano Sotto Il Ponte Elevatoio
3. La Conchiglia Profetica Del Pellegrino In Pelliccia

As usual the tracks haven't been split and the record ripped at 320kbps.



The above is good reason not to write a blog after four hours sleep and a day wandering around Ikea (two of them!).

I'm finding out about the Peasant Magik box set for anyone interested. That will be included in the next update. Haven't heard about anyone receiving a copy yet so I would guess they haven't been posted yet.
Also asking after the Golden Lab single series that only delivered part 1 (MV & EE) last year so will try and update on that too.

Not Not Fun: Gnod - Science & Industry
Sun Araw - Sun Ark
Topping Bottoms - Tower of spines
Deep Magic - Solar Meditations
Blank Realm - Heartless Ark

Dull Knife: Lamps - Niels Bohr
Balaclavas - Roman Holiday

Root Strata: Danny Paul Grody - Fountain
(sorry, these other two now appear to be sold out. Aquarius may still have some)
Golden Retriever - Golden Retriever
Scott Wells - Day Songs

Sloow Tapes: These Wonderful Evils - Vermilion Sands
The Doozer - Error Engerumong

Reverb Worship: Magdalena Solis - Lady Of The Wild Things

Nothing Out There: Phil Legard (Xenis Emputae Travelling Band) - Psychogeographia Ruralis

Low Point: Kyle Bobby Dunn - A Young Person's Guide To

Kid Shirt: Werneck-Wretchmond - Oneiric Hardware

Jay Reatard died a few days ago.

Roll Over Rover has made some of their out of print tapes free to download. On the store page (linked), the right hand side has some of the titles in red, they're the ones you should be able to grab.

Type Records: Indignant Senility - Plays Wagner - Part One (available from Boomkat)

Weird Forest: Love Want Cry - Love Want Cry

905 Tapes: Boyz - Boyz
Head Boggle & Hollow Bonez - split
Big China & Little Trouble - White Tiger
V/A - Brains on Backwash II: Exile on Brain Street
Form a Log & Totem Mold Growth

Monorail Trespassing: Vestigial Limb - Now, Voyager
Copper Glove - Dead Space / No Power
Wether - Human Parka
Larval Hairs - Aedes Flashback
Emuul - ...On the Origins of Motion


Jackson said...

Flipped Out is now sold out of the Neokarma Jooklo Trio "Evo Magico" one-sided LP. Jooklo Duo will be playing here in Albany New York at the Helderberg House on April 15th. They are also setting up shows in Brooklyn and Northampton, MA before heading west for a show in San Francisco on April 21st.

captain groovy said...

thanks for this sir.i love these guys

Jackson said...

My friend Ed at Eclipse Records has copies of "Evo Magico" in stock for $29.99, email him at ed(at)eclipse-records(dot)com

disconcerted said...

Cheers for those updates Jackson, I'll edit it in.
Lucky USA by the sounds of that!
Hope you are planning the Jooklo / Burnt Hills jam!

No problem Groovy. I'm with you on that 100%.

Anonymous said...

all the Golden Lab releases are worth getting, also check out Gnod..

Michael said...

Anyone know where I can get Scott Wells' Day Songs in any form whatsoever? email: minewmark@gmail.com, forever grateful