Aural Delights 447

Hour One
Hour Two
  • HOUR ONE
  • 2 Lost Souls – Qanon – Single (2021)
    • It has been a prolific years for 2 Lost Souls…..a morality tale!
  • Dave Graney and the mistLY – Saturday Night Bath – Single (2021)
    • Recorded at RMIT TV studios. A new version of a song originally recorded in 2005 for the double album HASHISH and LIQUOR. A song about being apart from the world yet totally within it. …Dave Graney on electric guitar, and vocals, Clare Moore on drums, Stu Thomas on bass, Stuart Perera on electric guitar. Languid, steamy jazz pop played into the machines all live in a studio. No overdubs just a tight beat combo playing together. In the hot tub groove.
  • Little Shoes – Natures Humid Nighty – Ambushed By A Vacuum (2021)
    • Originally released in 2005 this album was one of the rare projects where Moff Skellington used a band name and other musicians for one of his recordings. The album was made in collaboration with Demmy James. Originally released by Uterus Cottage this was the third album made by Moff. One of the more experimental of Moff’s releases with less of a folk element than usual this includes elements of electronica, musique concrete and ambience. This is the first time this release has been made available in digital format.
  • Slow Down Molasses – Son of Titantic – Minor Deaths (2021)
    • With Yuck splitting up earlier in the year, Canadian noise-outfit Slow Down Molasses have the remedy for a heart that’s still grieving in the wake of this news · Continuing from their highly praised comeback single Street Haunting, return with new track Son Of Titanic and announce new album Minor Deaths · The track signposts the grizzled and raucous post-punk direction to expect from Minor Deaths. · Drawing on a wildly diverse arsenal of influences such as Gang Of Four and Sonic Youth, Minor Deaths iterates a sound steeped in existential dread and simmering guitar rock
  • The Moodists – Runaway – Two Fisted Art (1980 – 1986) (2007)
    • Dave says – “Mick Turner started playing the chords and we all came in. Recorded at Livingstone with PA foldback speakers in the room. (I’d read that the Stooges did this). I don’t know how we decided on the strange arrangement with the guitars not making an appearance for the first half of the tune. Shockin over playing by the singer here.”
  • The Spencer Davis Group – Catch You On The Rebop – Riding the Rock Machine: British Seventies Classic Rock (2021)
    • This three CD set came my way the other day. For the most part in contains music i’d rather forget but there are a handful of gems in between the dross which I thought could do with a fresh coat of listening to.
  • Tim Buckley – I Don’t Need it to Rain (Live at The Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, 6/15/1968) – Bear’s Sonic Journals: Merry-Go-Round At The Carousel (2021)
    • This is the most important Tim Buckley release since Dream Letter, featuring a singular performance with a jazz-rock lineup that calls to mind Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks. Buckley, father of Jeff Buckley, made his mark with his Southern California folk-rock sound and four-octave vocal range. But this rich weave of accessible, warm, improvisational music reveals Buckley in a light never before captured on tape, including two newly discovered songs (“Blues, Love” and “The Lonely Life”), early drafts of Buckley classics, and a stunning cover of Fred Neil’s “Merry-Go-Round.” Recorded by the Grateful Dead’s legendary soundman Owsley “Bear” Stanley, the infamous LSD chemist, this is one of the treasures of his Sonic Journal archive. Buckley’s performance is incredible and Bear’s thumbprint on the sonics is part of the magic!
  • Cult of Dom Keller – Psychic Surgery – They Carried the Dead in a U.F.O (2021)
    • Cult of Dom Keller released their fifth album, ‘They Carried The Dead In A U.F.O’, on May 21st via Fuzz Club Records. Since 2007 the British band have been leaving a trail of sonic fever dreams, dark psychedelia and experimentalism that beats with a heavy industrial heart and the forthcoming LP sees them conjuring their heaviest and most adventurous work to date. Channelling recent limitations and turning them to their advantage, Cult of Dom Keller found themselves radically altering their creative approach and morphing their sound into a whole new beast. On this album the band hone in on an industrial noise-rock sound that is pushed to the brink
  • Iceburn – Healing the Ouroburos (edit) – Asclepius (2021)
    • Asclepius is the new album from Iceburn, who return with their first new material in twenty years, with a Southern Lord release on 25th June 2021 including LP and digital formats. The rawness of Asclepius harks back to the days of their early records (such as Hephaestus), and fuses elements of metal, jazz, psychedelia, and rock with monolithic riffs, swirling harmonies, and a groove that are the cornerstones of their sound.
  • Rilo Kiley – Go Ahead – Take Offs And Landings (2001)
    • Rilo Kiley’s debut full-length album, originally released in 2001 under the vanity label “Rilo Records,” then shortly thereafter on the independent label Barsuk Records. It was released for the first time on vinyl on March 15, 2011.
  • Dave Graney – Daddy Was a Clown (Demo) – Once I Loved the Torn Ocean’s Roar – 80s/90s Demos Vol 2 (2015)
    • Always interesting to hear Dave’s alternatives to what eventually was released
  • Little Shoes – In The Nightpond – Ambushed By A Vacuum (2021)
  • Jackson Code – I Snuck up On You – Draggin’ The River
    • It’s a healthy habit to revisit Jackson Code every once in a while. Mark Snarski’s vehicle for a number of years
  • HOUR TWO
  • The Moodists – Machine Machine – Two Fisted Art
  • Kaya Street – Lockdown – Dark Light (2021)
    • A lot of “new” reggae I get sent is below par – this one stood out as having a different vibe.
  • Man – Out Of Your Head – Riding the Rock Machine: British Seventies Classic Rock (2021)
    • As above – I managed to get to see this band a couple of times in the 1970s – always good value
  • Midnight Chic – Lost Cause – Single (2021)
    • The debut single from Newcastle’s Midnight Chic, who’s aim is to celebrate the heady and hedonistic heyday of rock and roll. 
  • Rilo Kiley – The Good That Wont Come Out – The Execution Of All Things (2002)
    •  the second full-length expanding on their previous musical sound that mostly incorporated guitars, vocals, percussion and pianos, the album contains heavy electronica sampling mixed into the songs in a rather unusual and displaced-sounding way. 
  • RJ Archer and the Painful Memories – Who Am I Supposed To Love Now – Single (2021)
    • R.J. Archer & the Painful Memories are a hard rock band from Cambridgeshire formed in July 2019 by old friends – Richard Archer (guitar, vocals), Roger James (bass) and Ben Kingsbury (drums). They count Creedence, ZZ Top and Bonnie Raitt amongst their influences. Temporarily thwarted by a pandemic, they are finally finishing their debut album ‘Hot Mess’ and released the lead single ‘Who Am I Supposed To Love Now’ through Spotify, Apple and all the usual places on 14th June 2021.
  • Scenius – Some Of Your Nights (Black Boiler Remix) – Single (2021)
    • French electronic artist Black Boiler revisits Some Of Your Nights from Scenius’ debut album. He boils it down to its core and chorus and blends his own signature elements – echoed glitches, spooky hooks and infectious beats
  • Dave Graney – In Between Times (Demo) – Once I Loved the Torn Ocean’s Roar – 80s/90s Demos Vol 2 (2015)
  • Little Shoes – The Contraption of My Boots – Ambushed By A Vacuum
  • Mick Ronson – Only After Dark – Riding the Rock Machine: British Seventies Classic Rock
  • Roxy Music – Street Life – Riding the Rock Machine: British Seventies Classic Rock
  • The Moodists – Pure Gold Flesh – Two Fisted Art (1980 – 1986)
    • Dave says “We were playing this before we came to London. An oddity for us in that it was so highly arranged”.
  • Peter Hammill – A Louse Is Not A Home – The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage (1974)
    • From the third solo album. A gothic tale. The language here is quite intense and Peter’s vocal pyrotechnics are at their zenith.

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