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A Thick Mist (November 30, 2016)

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Got kinda crazy with this one. Started out with the Sutekh Hexen & Trepaneringsritualen collaboration alongside a Day Of Atonement prayer recorded in Moscow’s Central Synagogue in 1956. Then there was the black metal/black spirituals of Zeal & Ardor slowed down from 45 to 33 played underneath Balachander’s extended veena session. And don’t forget the attempted hypnosis on top of Black Boned Angel at the end. Had a lot of fun this time.

 

A Thick Mist 2016/11/30

00:00:00 Talk break
00:01:46 Sutekh Hexen & Trepaneringsritualen – Side C (from One Hundred Year Storm)
Cantor Barkan – All Our Promises (from Kol Nidre In Moscow)
00:15:37 Tongues Of Mount Meru – The Ocean Of Milk Part 1 (from The Ocean Of Milk)
Ngati Raukawa – Maemae (Death Chant) (from Maori Songs Of New Zealand)
Tuhoe – Apakura (Dirge) (from Maori Songs Of New Zealand)
00:32:03 Talk break
00:36:31 Son House – American Defense (from The Legendary 1941-1942 Recordings In Chronological Sequence)
00:39:27 Ennio Morricone – Battle And Red Sea (from Moses Score)
00:45:54 Balachander – Ninnu Vinagamari (from The Anthology Of Indian Music Volume One)
United Sacred Harp Convention – Huntington (from The Alan Lomax Recordings, 1959)
Zeal & Ardor – Blood In The River (from Devil Is Fine)
01:03:00 Talk break
01:06:37 Lou Harrison – Threnody For Carlos Chavez (from Three Pieces For Gamelan With Soloists / String Quartet Set)
01:13:40 Johnny Buckett & His Cumberland River Boys And Girls – I’m Using My Bible For A Road Map (from I’m Using My Bible For A Road Map)
01:15:57 Maledicere – The Stench Of This Rot (from The Trenches Of Hadal)
01:28:16 Papa Charlie Jackson – Coffee Pot Blues (from Fat Mouth 1924-1927)
01:30:29 Talk break
01:33:05 Black Boned Angel – Eternal Love (from Eternal Love / Eternal Hunger)
Scott Gordon – Side B (from Let’s Try To Stop Smoking)
01:52:26 Ioannis Harisiadis, Ioannis Karkanakis, Theofanis Palas, & Athanasios Drambalos – Myriolóyi (from Greek Villages)
01:55:56 The Kessinger Brothers – Old Jake Gillie (from 1928-1930)
01:58:51 Tampa Red – No Matter How She Done It (from Bottleneck Guitar 1928-1937)
02:02:08 Talk break

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A Thick Mist – Supporting Standing Rock (November 23, 2016)

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Lots of cool layering in this one, especially towards the end. I’m not totally sure when I started playing that Lussuria record because I put it on while Jean Michel Jarre was still playing and the mix was pretty smooth, so the timestamp is for when I stopped playing Oxygène and it was just Ghost Entanglement with whatever other samples I had going. Also, sorry, I forgot to start recording the show until after I had already gotten into the second song. There’s a lot of coordination that goes into getting the show started, and hitting the record button has yet to make it into my routine. So, again, I’m sorry.

I decided to pull all of my Native American LPs (except for the Chippewa Grass Dance Songs one because I just played that a couple weeks ago) in honor of the protests going down at Standing Rock (and also because tomorrow is Thanksgiving, but Standing Rock’s mission is a little more important than our bogus holiday). Instead of the usual pre-approved PSAs that WMWM has me choose from, I decided to talk a bit about the Dakota Access Pipeline bullshit (in a non-commercial radio-friendly way) and mentioned things you could do to help out if you feel so moved. I recommend checking out Stand With Standing Rock for more info, including details on non-financial ways to support their cause, and the official Crowdrise campaign for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Against DAPL. It’s not too late. While the U.N. has denounced the treatment of the protesters as inhuman and degrading, our federal government has yet to acknowledge Standing Rock’s cause nor the physical brutality they’re facing for their peaceful protesting. Standing Rock still needs your help.

 

A Thick Mist 2016/11/23 – Supporting Standing Rock

Talk break
Roy Simmons & Roe Kahrahrah – Morning Songs 1-4 (from Comanche Peyote Songs, Vol. 1)
00:00:00 Phurpa – Long Life (from Rituals Of Bön I)
00:19:18 John Dudley – Cool Water Blues (from The Blues Roll On)
00:22:22 T. Valentine – Black Power Part One (from Hello Lucille… Are You A Lesbian?)
00:25:22 Talk break
00:30:10 Sioux Tribe – Rabbit Song (from Music Of The Sioux And The Navajo)
00:33:21 Gog – A Promised Eternity Fulfilled With Cancer (from Ironworks)
R. Buckminster Fuller – Side A excerpt from R. Buckminster Fuller Thinks Aloud (Part 1)
00:41:41 Achim Mohné – Side A & B excerpts (from Accelerated Standstill)
00:55:18 Talk break
00:57:28 The Red Fox Chasers – Did You Ever See The Devil, Uncle Joe? (from The Red Fox Chasers)
01:00:27 Rob Walsh – Death March (from Young Warriors Soundtrack)
01:04:24 Natche Gray – Friendship Song (from Songs Of Muskogee Creek, Part 2)
01:11:19 Urzeit – Gravvivek (from Anmoksha)
01:19:00 Mississippi Fred McDowell – Take Your Picture, Darling (from Mississippi Fred McDowell In London)
01:25:59 Talk break
01:30:52 Paiute Tribe – Ceremonial Song (from Authentic Music Of The American Indian)
01:34:06 Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygène Parts I & II (from Oxygène)
Jim Fassett – Side A excerpt (from Strange To Your Ears)
Coro Trentino – Canto Dell’Alpino (from Music Of The Italian Alps)
01:47:00 Lussuria – Side A excerpt (from Ghost Entanglement)
Side B excerpt from Airborne Airborne All The Way
01:55:17 Talk break

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A Thick Mist (November 16, 2016)

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WMWM is finally improving their streaming services, which means I need to add timestamps for my show, so you get them too! When there’s no timestamp, it usually means it got played at the same time as the previous song.

 

A Thick Mist 2016/11/16

00:00:00 Talk break
00:01:36 Mizmor – VI (from Winter EP)
00:13:32 Reverend Gary Davis – Devil’s Dream (from The Guitar And Banjo Of Reverend Gary Davis)
00:17:23 Adilia Castillo – Mi Lamento (from El Llano Venezolano En La Voz De Adilia Castillo)
00:20:30 The Devil’s Anvil – Isme (from Hard Rock From The Middle East)
00:26:23 Fred Karlin – Robot Repair (from Westworld Soundtrack)
00:30:41 Talk break
00:34:06 Etta Baker – One Dime Blues (from Instrumental Music Of The Southern Appalachians)
00:37:10 Spektr – Hermetism (from Cypher)
00:38:32 Spektr – Teratology (from Cypher)
00:47:40 Ashig Gumbat – Aran Gedamamasi (from Mountains Of Tongues: Musical Dialects Of The Caucasus)
00:51:34 Leadbelly – Leaving Blues (from Take This Hammer)
00:53:50 Leadbelly – Big Fat Woman (from Take This Hammer)
00:54:59 How Much Wood Would A Woodchuck Chuck If A Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood? – In Aria (from How Much Wood Would A Woodchuck Chuck If A Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood?)
01:00:37 Talk break
01:04:01 Herman Kopp – The Loving Dead (from Nekronology)
01:06:31 Herman Kopp – Poison (from Nekronology)
Side A excerpt (from The Music of Primitive Man)
01:11:36 False – The Deluge (from untitled 2015 LP)
01:23:04 Robert Turman – First Quarter (from Beyond Painting)
Untitled Side B, Track 3 (from Conversations Regarding The Future Of Architecture)
01:31:36 Talk break
01:34:57 Master Musicians of Joujouka – Into The Ahl Srif Part 1 (from Into The Ahl Srif)
01:55:09 Smokey Montgomery – Sleep (from The Scintillating Banjo Of Smokey Montgomery)
01:58:29 Andrew & Jim Baxter – Bamalong Blues (from The East Coast States (1927-1940): Georgia – Carolinas – Virginia)
02:01:37 Talk break

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A Thick Mist – Mourning (November 9, 2016)

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Not an eclectic episode this time. All metal.

I forgot to start recording the show until just after I started playing the first song, but the only thing you miss is me talking about how miserable and exhausted I was. The recording sounds much better this time. My vocals were still a little low so I did some post-processing to compensate.

 

A Thick Mist 2016/11/09 – Mourning

Sunn O))) – Cry For The Weeper (from Black One)
Richmond Emergency excerpt (from Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!)
Atriarch – Shadows (from Forever The End)
Talk break
Bell Witch – Rows (Of Endless Waves) (from Longing)
Sutekh Hexen – The Hermetic (from Luciform)
Talk break
Panopticon – Chase The Grain (from Roads To The North)
The Body – The Night Knows No Dawn (from I Shall Die Here)
Mare – Throne Of The Thirteenth Witch (from Spheres Like Death/Throne Of The Thirteenth Witch)
Talk break
Khanate – Dead (from Things Viral)
Sea Of Bones – Beneath The Earth (from The Earth Wants Us Dead)
Talk break
Wold – Concordant Body (from Freermasonry)
Mamiffer – Flower Of The Field (from Statu Nascendi)

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A Thick Mist (November 2, 2016)

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I have a new radio show! AGB Radio on BFF.fm has been fun, but I never felt like it replaced the live radio hole in my heart. I used to run Salem State University’s radio station, WMWM, back when I went to school there. Now I work at SSU and am the radio station’s co-advisor, so I figured I’d weasel my way in and start doing a live show.

A Thick Mist will be different from AGB Radio, but still very AGB. Even though AGB occasionally dabbles in the extreme metal, country blues, ethnic folk, and non-music genres, AGB Radio too easily became a home for music that was new and weird. Which meant a large chunk of my musical interests are getting ignored and I miss them. Also, while a pre-recorded show made on a computer is technically capable of handling audio fuckery (like my Halloween Special), it’s incredibly time consuming. Doing it live limits what I can do but it’s much easier and more fun. So that’s what I’ll be doing with A Thick Mist, it’ll be much more eclectic and experimental.

If you’re in or around Salem, Massachusetts, you can listen to A Thick Mist on 91.7 FM. Otherwise you’ll have to stream it live online at wmwmsalem.com, or wait until I post it here afterward like I do with AGB Radio. It will air on Wednesday mornings from 7:00 am to 9:00 am (EST).

The first episode is below. I could make a lot of disclaimers about this being basically the first live show I’ve done in like 8 or 9 years, but the only thing I really feel the need to explain is that I didn’t bring a 1/4″ adapter for my headphones, so I wasn’t able to hear myself during the breaks and it turns out I was way too fucking quiet. Sorry about that. You don’t really care about hearing my voice anyway, do you? And the audio in general is kind of a mess which is due to a lot of things that I think I’ll get figured out along the way. Basically, this episode kinda sounds like shit and I’m only making it available here for posterity’s sake, not because I think it’s worth listening to.

Also, I won’t be including the times in these playlists because that’s way too much work. It’s much easier to do when I’m building AGB Radio, so I’ll keep doing it for that, but I just don’t have the time to do it with A Thick Mist.

 

A Thick Mist 2016/11/02

Nath Family – Untitled A1 (from Sounds Of The Indian Snake Charmer, Volume 2)
Big Brave – Look At How The World Has Made A Change (from Au De La)
The Kingbird Singers – Chippewa Grass Dance Song A1 (from Chippewa Grass Dance Songs)
Tommy Jarrell – When Sorrows Encompass Me ‘Round (from Back Home In The Blue Ridge)
Circle Of Eyes – Penumbra (Awoken) (from Circle Of Eyes)
Dila Goni – Vajtim (funeral lament) (from Folk Music Of Albania)
Kotsuru Shitaya With Columbia Samisen Orchestra – Harusame (from Japanese Melodies Vol. 1)
Blind Lemon Jefferson – Black Horse Blues (from The Immortal Blind Lemon Jefferson)
Aluk Todolo – I (from Occult Rock)
Jesse “G.I. Jazz” Hendricks & Matt Williams – Rattler (from Negro Folklore From Texas State Prisons)
Mahapurush Misra – Roopak Tal (from Indian Drums)
Duane Pitre / Pilotram Ensemble – The Ensemble Chord In Eb With A Minor 7th And A Pump Organ Base (from Organized Pitches Occurring In Time)
Lee Harvey Oswald – Part One excerpt (from Lee Harvey Oswald Speaks!)
Molly Drake – Set Me Free (from Molly Drake)
Cleoma B. Falcon – It’s So Sad (from A Cajun Music Classic)