On this show new music from 2 Lost Souls, Acid Rooster, :nepaal, Menk, Inferior Complex & Dominic Carlton Jones remixed, and Legless Trials. There’s a look at Greg Anderson’s new project The Lord, and some Sonic Youth and Dave Graney & The Lurid Yellow Mist.
- 2 Lost Souls – The Village – 0:00
- Acid Rooster – Zu Den Sternan (excerpt) 4:49
- The Lord – Church of Hermann – 13:40
- :nepaal – Pharisaismic Plebeian Bureaucracism pt1 – 19:12
- Menk – Blaazh (Whim) – 26:22
- Dave Graney & The Lurid Yellow Mist – Commercial Street East (Starry) 33:34
- Inferior Complex and Dominic Carlton Jones – Believe In Me (John Nash’s Kitchen Mix) 37:54
- The Lord + Petra Haden – Devotional – 42:14
- Sonic Youth – In & Out -48:21
- Legless Trials – X Tyrant – 56:40
2 Lost Souls
The singles club continues with number 49 in the series…..
Acid Rooster were described by ‘Le Guess Who Festival’ as a ‘wet dream for heads who cram their record collection with Amon Düül, Spacemen 3, Wooden Shjips, Tangerine Dream’. Ad Astra was recorded live in July 2020 in a private garden with a field recorder in front of a small audience of friends during the lockdown in the middle of the corona pandemic. The two long jams were the opening and the closing track of a completely improvised concert and are a spontaneous snapshot of Acid Roosters approach to free floating consciousness expanding psychedelic music. I’m featuring the first eight minutes or so of track 1 Zu den Sternen. Labels: Cardinal Fuzz (UK), Little Cloud Records (USA), Sunhair (EU). Release Date: 22nd July 22. Limited edition of 600 (300 x Galaxy and 300 x Black).
A Collective whose recordings are in part due to the sad passing of Tibor Strauzs (a passionate Hungarian musician)– who over a lifetime as a recording musician had collected some of the best recording equipment available. Tibor’s son David who was tasked with the safekeeping of all this equipment, felt the best way to test all this amazing high end equipment was with a monumental jam session at Psychedelic Source Studios. ::nepaal was formed from that session and the title sums up the essence of this project – Eastern Psychedelic Wisdom, Far-Out Improvisation, the legacy of a good man and the crystallisation of decades of musical friendship. 2 LP’s worth of head spinning jams of mind-melting psychedelia. Black Batik Volume I and II are released by Acid Test (UK) Tonzonen Records (EU) and Little Cloud Records (USA) – in an edition of 350.
The Lord + Petra Haden
Southern Lord elease the debut full-length album from The Lord, Forest Nocturne, first as a special LP Record Store Day release, and then on digital and further LP formats on July 29th.
Forest Nocturne sees Greg Anderson (SUNN O))), Goatsnake, Engine Kid, Southern Lord) taking cues from legendary film composers: John Carpenter and Bernard Hermann, in order to create cinematic landscapes which are heavy with tension, and offset by the injection of lethal doses of early 90s Scandinavian Death Metal – with Attila Csihar (of notorious Norwegian black metal band Mayhem) lending his putrid vocals to final track ‘Triumph of the Oak’.
For Forest Nocturne, Anderson worked with renowned producer Brad Wood. Dan Seagrave’s epic and fantastical style is instantly recognisable on the album’s startling artwork, something which seems to depict an ancient and unknowable force in the woodlands. Forest Nocturne is described by Anderson as “music of the night”, but inspired by imagery conjured on daytime hikes, and majestic and beautiful trees, which he sees as survivors – perhaps the last known connection that we have to an ancient world, and acting as a connector between past, present and future of the human race and of our time on this planet.
Following the release of Forest Nocturne in April and July, The Lord plans to release another full length later in the year Devotional is a new collaborative album with vocalist and violinist Petra Haden, who first worked with Anderson during his time in Goatsnake, as well as on the second SUNN O))) studio album, ØØ Void.
Devotional is a rapturous and heady offering of wordless vocalisations, droning guitars, and heaviness explored in unexpected and intoxicating ways. Inspirations came from deep listening to Indian classical music, as well as a fascinating look at the chaotic and unbelievable life of Ma Anand Sheela and the Rajneesh community.
MENK formed back in 2017 when like minded souls Yury and Kirill met at the underground venue Yury was running called ‘Slam City’. A bond was forged as they bonded over a huge love of Proto Progressive (especially Sweden, Germany and the UK) and Psych scenes from the halcyon years of 68-72. MENK take those influences and augment them with a sludgy, hypnotic sonic attack that takes in The Verve and Dead Meadow – where the ghost of Nick McCabe’s trippy, mind bending playing seeps through the gauze that melds deep into the fabric of ‘II’ Labels: Acid Test (UK), Little Cloud Records (USA), Clostridium Records (EU) Release Date: 22nd July 22.
Dave Graney & The Lurid Yellow Mist
A smooth “lounge” remake of the All Our Friends Were Stars track from the 2003 album The Brother Who Lived by The Royal Dave Graney Show.
Inferior Complex & Dominic Carlton Jones
An ep of remixes
An album of rare recordings released in March of this year. Recorded at soundcheck in Pomona, CA with additional recording and mixing at Echo Canyon West in Hoboken, NJ by Aaron Mullan in 2010. Performed by Kim Gordon, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley.
Mark and Andy back with their third album of transatlantic tomfoolery – Andy sings on this one for a change