The latest from Sweden’s sexy and mysterious psych rock group is a little bit Motortik crossed with the meditative, alternate world version of Fateh Ali Khan.
The Fraternal Auditory Illumination Society convened for what would be our inaugural coterie in January at Maier’s Laier. We toasted frosted brews and played many tunes.
Brother Muu brought two tasty growlers from local hops specialists, Societe Brewery.
On glass that night was Harlot and another, mystery brew.
Brother Dan offered his audiophile rig (Music Hall mmf 7, Outlaw RR2150 and Ascend Acoustics Sierra 1s) and it sounded in-crediballs!
We recorded audio for a potential future Podcast but need to work through some kinks before we unleash it on an unsuspecting public who probably don’t want another (or care for) podcast about music from music nerds.
(Spitballing in the digital void here) It’d be pretty rad to do something similar at the Whistle Stop once a month and have it curated by folks like JP, Tim Mays, M Theory, Off the Record, folks from Casbah, Soda Bar and Tin Can. It’d be like a Vinyl Social.
The only rule would be “vinyl only.”
No genre limitations. The more eclectic the better.
I gave Brother Dan the download from my vinyl edition of Women’s Public Strain.
Happy to report he loves it nearly as much as I do.
(RIP Christopher Reimer, you were gone too soon but what you left was magical. Friends/readers you can donate to the CR Fund at http://christopherjohnjosephreimer.com/)
Check out Women “Eyesore” live. Wish I could have seen them live.
Here are the tracks we played:
Savages “City’s Full” and “She Will”
Chelsea Wolfe “Pale on Pale”
Fear “New York’s Alright”
Buy Contortions “Designed to Kill”
Women “China steps” “Venice Lockjaw”
Beefeater “Trash Funk” and “Reagonomix”
Bl’ast “Only Time Will Tell”
Abused “Drug Free Youth”
Mose Allison “New Parchman”
Hailu Mergia “Anchin Alay Alegn”
Pharaoh Sanders “Karma” b side
Goat “Run to Your Mama”
Peter Tosh “Get up Stand up” “Stepping Razor”
Polica “Very Cruel”
Wrestling worms “Intaglio”
Somehow, for some unknown reason, GOAT’s Live Ballroom Ritual 2013 passed right by me, in the dead of a year filled with the weight of bits and bytes of useless crap.
Yes, I missed out on purchasing the green splatter vinyl, which is now being sold on fucking eBay for 90 bucks.
They toured but skipped the West Coast (at least that is what I’m telling myself).
But they did play Roadburn and some enterprising young documentarian captured this amazing performance.
Buy Live Ballroom Ritual from the best bros around http://rocketrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/live-ballroom-ritual
At night, secreted away under a freeway overpass,
You listen to the sound of the passing tire treads, hoping, at some future juncture,
A symphony composed of broken geometry will ignite your light.
Finally, freeing you.
Let It bleed 3:55 Goat World Music
Silver Age 3:02 Bob Mould Silver Age
To Carry The Flame 4:31 Old Man Gloom NO
Past Lives 2:22 Diiv Oshin
Having Sex [Explicit] 3:57 Reggie Watts A Live At Central Park [Explicit]
The Man With The Hammer 8:30 Leech The Stolen View
State of Non-Return 6:06 Om Advaitic Songs
The Starchild 10:57 Naam The Ballad Of The Starchild, Movements I-V
Ten Tiny Fingers 5:31 Marriages Kitsune
There Is No God 2:38 Mrs. Magician Strange Heaven
Drug Myself Dumb (Album) [Explicit] 1:19 Cerebral Ballzy Cerebral Ballzy [Explicit]
Dopestrings 5:19 Shooting Guns Born To Deal In Magic: 1952-1976
Anywhere 5:52 Anywhere Anywhere
Please Forgive My Heart 4:31 Bobby Womack The Bravest Man In The Universe
Pov Piti 7:41 Matana Roberts Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres
Grass Canons 3:21 The Olivia Tremor Control Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One
Troth 5:24 Røsenkøpf Dispiritualized [Tape]
Wouldn’t It Be Nice 2:09 Bullion Pet Sounds: In The Key Of Dee
Sierra Leone [Explicit] 2:29 Frank Ocean Channel Orange [Explicit]
Jet Lag 3:38 Perry Porter & ICBM Paper Moon
Brack Lain 3:57 Clive Tanaka y Su Orquesta Jet Set Siempre No. 1
Ancestral 4:42 Kelan Philip Cohran And The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Kelan Philip Cohran And The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Cliches, Old Sayings 1:18 Louis C.K. Live in Houston (2001)
Boredom Is Counter-Revolutionary 1:43 Retox Ugly Animals
Kicking 2:35 Torche Harmonicraft
Open Your Heart 3:41 Men Open Your Heart
No Sentiment 3:36 Cloud Nothings Attack On Memory
Gargarismo 5:01 Truckfighters Gravity X
Case of Fidelity 4:00 Greenleaf Nest of Vipers
Captive 4:00 Ume Phantoms
The Daughter Brings the Water 2:41 Swans The Seer
War Elephant 5:08 Native Daughters War Elephant
Midnight Song 3:05 Wild Nothing Nocturne
Apostate 3:22 The Holograms Holograms
Monkey Riches 6:46 Animal Collective Centipede Hz
Endings 3:51 Graduated Cylinders Beginnings + Endings
Eula 6:48 Baroness Yellow & Green