:Episode One Hundred Eighty-One: 4.3.2020
|Arbouretum||Let It All In||Let It All In|
|Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs||Halloween Bolson||Viscerals|
|Spotlights||Part I||We Are All Atomic EP|
|Peel Dream Magazine||Eyeballs||Agitprop Alterna|
|Yves Tumor||Folie Imposée||Heaven To A Tortured Mind|
|Sun Araw||Arrambe||Rock Sutra|
|Lunch Money Life||Pharisees||Immersion Chamber|
|Hangedup & Tony Conrad||Transit Of Venus||Transit Of Venus|
|Davi Rodriguez de Lima||Eternal Children||Fantasma|
|Gong||Squeezing Sponges Over Policemens Heads/Fohat Digs Holes In Space||Camembert Electrique|
|Tod Dockstader||Swell||Aerial 1|
|Farwarmth||Into the Grey Sea||Momentary Glow|
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* Not on Spotify:
Nothing this week. Sometimes, they really do have it all.
Among the highlights of this week’s show:
The latest - salvo, fusillade, blast… choose your favorite eruptive metaphor since metal albums are always likened to explosions in the music press - from the UK’s Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs. They’re the rare contemporary psychedelic metal band that doesn’t sound like they take the majority of their cues from either Sabbath, Sleep/Om, or (increasingly) Tool. But, if I can use Sabbath, the band that created a genre template perhaps more defining than any other, as comparison, I’d say that if Uncle Acid is Volume 4 then Pigsx7 are Sabotage: a bit rawer, a bit more adventurous.
An album that isn’t a new release, or even a reissue, but rather just one I’ve been listening to a lot lately that I’ve never played on the show before: the late, great Tony Conrad’s 2012 team-up with Canadian avant-garde duo Hangedup. It’s the same Kraut-y, psychedelic drone as found on Outside The Dream Syndicate, his 1973 album with Faust, but in a slightly more discrete form.
More spaced-out, minimalist avant-jazz from Australia’s The Necks. I don’t know if live music is going to exist after the pandemic, but if it does, I’d like to see a combined tour by The Heads, The Necks, and The Body. The Complete Anatomy Experience, they can call it.
Plus, a new, more synthified Sun Araw, the avant-metal of Spotlights, and the drowned-in-German Oak-levels-of-echo sunglasses rock of Davi Rodriguez de Lima.