Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mo Kolours - Banana Wine [Official Video] (2012)

One-Handed Music, the label responsible for the excellent Paul White, just released a vid for Mo Kolours’ EP2: Banana Wine.

 "A video for the title track was clearly overdue and here we have footage of Mo Kolours doing his thing amongst all sorts of weird and wonderful footage of bananas, snake charmers, dancing girls and more. Watch it and see."



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Zombies - Groenlandia (1980)

i forgot how fucking great this song is


Na Sirf Musiqi Balki Ghabrahat ft. Samuel Southgate - a medical mystery and two commonplace miracles: the life of the Fakir (2012)

Big effort to break new ground by creating social theory soundscapes. Or in other words, to "map the geography of exploitation through noise, beats, counterpoint, and plenty of groove, or aurally exploring social theory. A protest against injustice and a rallying call to all of us getting ripped off by the ruling class. While trying to look at music anew and cross cultural boundaries like a magpie with a minimoog."

deserves a spin.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

For Levon Helm (May 26, 1940 – April 19, 2012)

the band was the only one for me, music straight from the gut.
RIP Levon


I’ve been beating my head all day long on the same six lines,
Snapped off and whittled to nothing like the nub of a pencil
Chewed up and smoothed over, yellow paint flecking my teeth.

And this whole time a hot wind’s been swatting down my door,
Spat from his mouth and landing smack against my ear.
All day pounding the devil out of six lines and coming up dry

While he drives donuts through my mind’s back woods with that
Dirt-road voice of his, kicking up gravel like a runaway Buick.
He asks Should I come in with that back beat, and whatever those

Six lines were bothered by skitters off like water in hot grease.
Come in with your lips stretched tight and that pig-eyed grin,
Bass mallet socking it to the drum. Lay it down like you know

You know how, shoulders hiked nice and high, chin tipped back,
So the song has to climb its way out like a man from a mine.

Traci K. Smith (The New Yorker)


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Slim Harpo - The Best of Slim Harpo (1989)

Grab it,
absorb the chills
and watch this

"sting it then ... *pinggg*"

Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light (2012)

Listening to the new Spiritualized album 'Sweet Heart Sweet Light' on The Guardian's album stream. Hits and misses so far [loving 'heading for the top now' atm], but pretty great overall. Check it out.

still, Spacemen 3 was unbeatable.


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Fancy Mike - Sigma Chi Primavera (2011)

Fancy Mike makes some chilled instrumental hip hop. He's signed to King Deluxe who have a roster well worth checking out.

Here are two remixes from his Sigma Chi Primavera EP. The EP is a series of collaborations and remixes, and both these below are remixing Ramachandran from his Madison Square Gardner EP.

First up here's the remix by satanicpornocultshop. Yes. satanicpornocultshop:

And here's a madcap vid to accompany the mix by Pixelord:


Friday, April 6, 2012

S.E. Rogie - Palm Wine Guitar Music 1960-69 (1988)

S.E. Rogie has things sorted out. it's all about good vibes, respecting ladies and the large quantities of palm wine after which the genre was named. there's some clear country influences blending with laid back west-african melodies, while the finger-picking and vocals are phenomenal throughout. 'Please Go Easy With Me', 'My Lovely Elizabeth', and 'Advice to Schoolgirls' [Rogie advises schoolgirls to eat healthy foods and avoid hanging out with prostitutes] are personal favorites.

Now mister please go easy with me
I say please go easy with me
I quite agree that you can dance very well
Oh, please go easy with me

I don't love you when you holding my hips
Why should you rough me like this
I don't love you when you touching my breast
I want you to be at your best

Mister please go easy, oh
Please mister go easy with me

ooh lala

also, best cover:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Paul White - Rapping with Paul White (2011)

As usual, I'm at least 6 months behind on what's totally HOT. Anyways, Paul White is the peanut butter to my jelly. Rapping with Paul White is J Dilla/80s mixtapes/sheer playful creativity and pants down one of the best things i've heard this year.


[p.s. yeah and then there's this