August 24, 2016

Dinosaur Jr, "Tiny"

There aren't too many bands I can think of that can put out record after record and barely budge from their chosen sound. These guys are just unstoppable in that regard. I'd nitpick with other bands, but here, every release is high quality fuzz-drenched mopey gold. The guitar tone kicks in and suddenly all is right in the world again.

Orb, "First and Last Men"

Not the techno band (though they're great!) but a heavy psych outfit from down under. Nice proto-metal stuff that isn't afraid to just kick back and groove. Inventive video, too.

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.