June 26, 2016

Aphex Twin, "CIRKLON3"



The official video for the new Aphex single is directed by 12-year-old Ryan Wyer. (Yes, really.) The results are, expectedly, quite bizarre.

June 17, 2016

Boogarins Live on KEXP



The full live set from the best Brazilian psych-pop band working touring today. Also, today I learned that it's pronounced Boo-gah-REENs.

June 15, 2016

Max Richter, "Sleep"



One of my favorite releases last year was Richter's eight and a half hour opus "Sleep." Here is the first ten minutes of it, performed live. Blissful.

May 23, 2016

Andy Stott, "Butterflies"



A beautiful and warped track from the latest Andy Stott long-player. He's cleaned up his sound a bit, though the new stuff is still pretty woozy. Like all of Andy's music, this sounds best when played very very loud.

May 15, 2016

Wand, "Sleepy Dog"



I think this is about paranoia.

May 8, 2016

Elephant9 at the Tokyo Jazz Fest



This is from a few years ago. The Norwegian trio Elephant9 is joined by guitarist Reine Fiske, a member of Dungen. Watch for explosions.

May 7, 2016

Terje Rypdal Trio on French TV, 1973



Terje's shirt is almost as audacious as his playing. Also, awesome Bass VI work from the blonde Scandinavian guy on the left.

May 1, 2016

DJ Krush, "Sonic Temple"



Admirable sound mixing here, as the ambient audio textures of Tokyo merge with the electronic noises Krush makes with his turntables.

April 30, 2016

Tal Wilkenfeld, "Chelsea Hotel"



Tal doing Leonard. Only knowing her virtuoso prog leanings, I wouldn't expect this sort of thing. But she slays it.

April 24, 2016

Wussy, "My Parade"



It warms my heart to see nice things like success and recognition finally happen to Wussy. A beautiful performance of a beautiful song.