Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

mouth music (ludus cruentus)

On account of a new Ludus compilation - Nue Au Soleil (Completement)  - on Les Disques du Crépuscule


described as an instrumental on YouTube but I can hear Linder gasping so it's a voice-as-instrument-al

Sunday, January 22, 2017

throat music

As reviewed in the new issue of the Wire

this really ought to be catnip to me - fan of the Inuit vocal games going back to accidental encounter as a student

but i find it ever so slightly grating

Sunday, January 15, 2017

the grains of the voice / taking a Barthes (mun musik)

all kind music

more woogly-wafty 5th world nu-exotica business, this time on the Palto Flats label

[via The Hum Blog]

Friday, January 13, 2017

concrete québécois

(via Rockets and Rayguns)


whole label for it

musique de bouche

Thursday, January 12, 2017

new Hybrid Palms gear!

on the Italian label  Artetetra whose preferred zone of alteration seems to be 5th world / nu-exotica

release rationale:

In this new work curated and produced by artetetra and designed by Giulia Bencini and Disegnini Brutti in a very short issue of 50 CDRs, Cheap Galapagos and Hybrid Palms bring together an entire imaginary of cheap tropicalisms, lo-fi exotica and virtual soundscapes concerning all the aesthetic elements of touristic trips from the glorious era of 50's/80's commercials and vintage holidays photo books. 

While Cheap Galapagos propose their idea of caraibic/samoan/jungle music with two long compositions that mix strong influenced environmental ambiences à la Dolphins Into The Future/Lieven Moana Martens and Fluorescent Heights with Hailu Mergia styled harmonium groovy organs and goofy percussions and xylophones, the russian Hybrid Palms demonstrate to be really attached to a very genuine vapor influenced perception of Tiki music with 5 tracks showing a summerish lysergic mood that reminds of earliest synthwawe as well as some of Sun araw latest experimentations. 

The work result is to be a coherent and fresh vision on the new developments and shades of tropical music and exotic vaporwave that the italian label seems to love and support. 

Shiny Beaches with giant palms scattered all around, greenish water full of unknown new marine animals and a shitton of deluxe and gorgeous malls full of kitsch souvenirs shops take over the imagination of the listener who can take a whole all-comfort vacation from his boring daily life only through the almighty Internet.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


buggered if i can hear Luc F in there though

both records from a label that specialised in Occitan / Lenga d'òc / Languedoc folk

Occitan electropop!

Occitan non-electronica 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

not too sc(ar)uffy

the 24th greatest album of all time sez this dude

title track from the 15th

this is #25th equal (with about a dozen plus others)

not  pointing fingers - there is absolutely zero point in doing these personal how-I-see-it lists unless you allow yourself to be quirkily subjective (mind you, the rest of the list is all pretty much safely within within canonical bounds, at leasts for your Wire-reading music left-fielder-for-life)

i have never done one - maybe i should?

maybe not though... knowing me I would only turn into it an utterly un-enjoyable exercise by fretting and rejigging it constantly, worrying i'd forgotten something...

Vampire Rodents also figure in Scaruffi's Most Under-Rated Musicians of All Time

  1. Tim Buckley
  2. Red Crayola
  3. Robert Wyatt
  4. Captain Beefheart
  5. Pere Ubu
  6. Faust
  7. Foetus
  8. Sandy Bull
  9. Nico
  10. Jim Steinman
  11. Vampire Rodents
His most over-rated ? - Beatles, naturally (famously even),  followed by Elvis, Prince, Bowie and U2.

Ooh, have a look at his list of the best jungle records!

favorite inclusions include

We: As Is (Asphodel, 1997)
Faultline: Closer Colder (Leaf, 1999)
Andrea Parker: Kiss My Arp (Mo Wax, 1999)
Chocolate Weasel: Waveform (Sour, 1996)
Electric Company: Studio City (Island, 1997)
Propellerheads: Decksandrumsandrockandroll (Wall Of Sound, 1998)
Dylan Group: It's All About (Bubble Core, 1997)
Meat Beat Manifesto: Actual Sounds And Voices (Nothing, 1998)
Plaid: Mbuki Mvuki (BDP, 1991)
Divination: Akasha (Subharmonic, 1996)

would not say his grasp is that firm in all honesty

whereas the postpunk and postrock etc lists are pretty dead-on