:Episode One Hundred Eighty-Two: 4.10.2020
|Sunwatchers||Sunwatchers vs. Tooth Decay||Oh Yeah?|
|Maserati||Der Honig (Dinger Mix)||Killing Time (Single)|
|Flat Worms||The Aughts||Antarctica|
|Shrinebuilder||Science Of Anger||Shrinebuilder|
|Randy Holden||Keeper of My Flame||Population II|
|Mike Cooper||Legong / Gods of Bali||Tropical Gothic|
|Evan Caminiti||Russian Palm||Varispeed Hydra|
|Jac Berrocal||Blanche de Blanc||Ice Exposure|
|Butzmann / Kapielski||Wurmberg||War Pur War|
|Felicia Atkinson (ft. Stephen O'Malley)||Des Pierres||The Flower And The Vessel|
|Abul Mogard||Playing On The Stones||Kimberlin OST|
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Nothing this week. Sometimes, they really do have it all.
Among the highlights of this week’s show:
A new single from the band Maserati who... I think (and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong here) draw quite a bit of inspiration from late-90s/early-00s post-rock/electro-revival trio Trans Am. They have the same latter-day, circa-80s Krautrock (e.g. Zero Set, Neu! 86), sound, with the same veneer of 80s hard rock cheese, and even share their name with a car strongly associated with that decade (although Maseratis were more of a yuppie car, while Trans Ams were sort of the working man's Corvette).
The recently-reissued Population II (don't bother looking for a Population I, by the way. The title is a reference to the number of musicians involved) by early-70s hard-rock iconoclast Randy Holden. When I first seriously started getting into psychedelic music in college, this was one of those out-of-print, whispered-over holy grails ("yeah man, it's this guy who got kicked out of Blue Cheer for - get this - bein' too fuckin' loud!") that didn't quite live up the hype when I finally heard it, but that's still a worthwhile listen for any true head.
A really lovely, longform avant-garde piece by Felicia Atkinson, featuring a bit of low-end rumble by Sunn O))) dude Stephen O'Malley. I think I described it on air, jokingly, as being "for fans of ASMR" and then came to find out that Felicia Atkinson is now referring to herself as an "ASMR auteur." There's got to be a compound German word for joking about something and then finding out it's true, like jokenundfindenaufdasistreal, or something.
Plus, new psychedelic punk by Flat Worms, a reissue of doom metal supergroup Shrinebuilder's (including members of The Melvins, Sleep/Om, and Neurosis) sole album, and some jazz-inflected French avant-garde by NWW collaborator Jac Berrocal.