Archive for February, 2017

A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (February 22, 2017)


 
I started the show off with a record that’s had a huge influence on me, especially in how I curate A Thick Mist, it’s a sound collage full of religious weirdness, death, obscured field recordings, and strange electronics. Very psyched to finally own a vinyl copy of that. But more importantly, I fucking love Joseph Spence so much, that dude’s music is pure unbridled joy.

Got lots of cool mixing going on in this episode, I’m especially into Ghosh’s flute raag underneath Robert Chaney talking about the supernatural, and I put that Ariel Guzik record on, without ever hearing it, alongside “In Heaven” from Eraserhead and it worked so well I think David Lynch himself would approve.

 

A Thick Mist 2017/02/22

Background music: Wendy Carlos – March From A Clockwork Orange (Ninth Symphony, Fourth Movement – Abridged) (from A Clockwork Orange Score)

00:00:00 Talk break
00:02:15 Gonzo – Dark Flip (from Dies Irae)
00:18:50 Mississippi Fred McDowell – Everybody’s Down On Me (from I Do Not Play No Rock ‘n’ Roll)
00:28:12 Wally Badarou – Pavilhão IV (from Kiss Of The Spider Woman Score)
00:33:20 Talk break
00:36:39 Pannalal Ghosh – Raag Shri (from Raag Yaman / Raag Shri)
00:37:54 The Chaneys – Side A (from When The Unnatural Becomes The Natural)
00:56:14 Sun Splitter – Into The Broken Lands (from III)
01:04:03 Talk break
01:06:07 David Lynch, Peter Ivers, & Alan R. Splet – In Heaven (Lady In The Radiator Song) (from Eraserhead Score)
01:10:06 Ariel Guzik – Side B, Track 1 (from Cordiox)
01:22:03 Lycus – Resonance In Aether (from Demo MMXI)
01:32:30 Talk break
01:35:40 Charles Dodge – Side A (from Earth’s Magnetic Field)
01:36:50 Edward R. Annis – Luncheon Address At A Symposium On “Anxiety And A Decade Of Tranquilizer Therapy” (excerpt) (from Anxiety And A Decade Of Tranquilizer Therapy)
01:50:40 Joseph Spence – I Am Living On The Hallelujah Side (from Happy All The Time)
02:03:35 Talk break

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A Thick Mist (February 15, 2017)


 
Wish that Edward Teller record didn’t sound like total ass. I’ll have to give it a good cleaning sometime. At least the Khan/Basinski mix sounded fantastic and I can’t wait to play the B side of The Hooked Generation where Dr. Impe talks about what’s wrong with sex, cursing, and horror themes in movies, what’s wrong with rock music, and if there’s proof that Communism had a part in the development of folk and rock music to destroy the morals of the Western World. The A side (the side that I played alongside Sunn O))) & Boris) talked about how the Bible mentions drugs and if drug users go to heaven.
 

A Thick Mist 2017/02/15

Background music: Refractor – Aping Trends (from Locus Suspectus)

00:00:00 Talk break
00:01:38 Wrnlrd – War (from Oneiromantical War)
00:20:06 Carlos Montoya – Fandango (from Spontaneous Flamenco)
00:26:08 Hedy West – The Brown Girl (from Accompanying Herself On The 5 String Banjo)
00:31:26 Talk break
00:35:38 Sunn O))) & Boris – Her Lips Were Wet With Venom (Satan Oscillate My Metallic Sonatas) (Part I) (from Altar)
00:38:55 Dr. Jack Van Impe – Side A (from The Hooked Generation)
00:51:30 Loud And Sad – Blind Date (from Unknown Species)
01:03:30 Talk break
01:06:26 Ustad Ali Akbar Khan – Raga Bairagi (from Pre-Dawn And Sunrise Ragas)
01:08:01 William Basinski – A Shadow In Time (from A Shadow In Time)
01:26:59 Eddie Lee Jones & Family – Oh Graveyard You Can’t Hold Me Always (from Yonder Go That Old Black Dog: Blues, Spirituals And Folksongs From Rural Georgia)
01:28:57 Talk break
01:34:57 Panopticon – A Message To The Missionary, …Seeing…(excerpt) (from Revisions Of The Past: On The Subject Of Mortality)
01:45:57 La Tène – Marche Du Fahy (from Vouerca / Fahy)
01:47:29 Dr. Edward Teller – The Size And Nature Of The Universe (from The Size And Nature Of The Universe / The Theory Of Relativity)
02:06:29 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (February 13, 2017)


 
New Anjou, new Skullflower, new Noveller, new Grails, and new Taylor Deupree? Dream. Also how come I haven’t heard of Saltland yet SHE’S AMAZING.
 
AGB Radio 2017/02/13

Background music: Zwischenwelt – Die Strasse Zerpflücken II (from Musical Compositions Lasting Days Or Weeks)

00:00:00 Saltland – Under My Skin (from A Common Truth)
00:03:19 Talk break
00:04:47 Skullflower – A Walk Through English Woods By Water (from The Wisdom Of Venom)
00:24:39 Gunther – Lemon (From Faces Everywhere)
00:29:03 Talk break
00:29:48 Taylor Deupree – Fenne (From Somi)
00:40:04 Thet Liturgiske Owäsendet – Hamnstad (from Hafvet)
00:59:44 Talk break
01:01:01 Anjou – Culicinae (from Epithymía)
01:15:31 Izanasz – Subliminal Storms (from The Opposite Of Aloof Vol. 1)
01:30:27 Talk break
01:32:15 Isabella – Cloying Traces (from Viscous Positions)
01:37:47 Francesco Giannico – Much (from Deepness)
01:48:01 Grails – Deep Snow II (from Chalice Hymnal)
01:53:44 Noveller – Deep Shelter (from A Pink Sunset For No One)
01:59:10 Talk break

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A Thick Mist (February 8, 2017) – Black History Special


 
Music by black Americans (as far as I know). Not much in the way of spoken word stuff aside from Malcolm X’s speeches. Also: very little experimental music. The only artist in my vinyl collection who I knew wasn’t a white dude was Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, which was really disheartening to realize. Still covered a lot more ground than I typically do, with funk, jazz, electric Chicago blues, and vaudeville blues in addition to the usual country blues and gospel.

A couple of mistakes I feel the need to note: I gave the wrong name of the artist for “Time Is On Our Side” and thought Revelation Funk was part of the song title instead of one of the artists involved, and I said the boys from Street And Gangland Rhythms were homeless but they actually lived in public housing.

And apparently today is Bessie Jones‘ birthday (2/8/1902-7/17/1984). Alan Lomax called her “the Mother Courage of American Black traditions.” Happy birthday, Bessie. Thanks for your amazing music.
 

A Thick Mist 2017/02/08 – Black History Special

Background music: Jimi Hendrix – Young/Hendrix (from Nine To The Universe)

00:00:00 Talk break
00:02:32 Herbie Hancock – Hornets (from Sextant)
00:22:11 Bessie Johnson – The 1927 Flood (from 1928-1929 (Sanctified Volume 1))
00:25:21 Leadbelly – National Defense Blues (from Keep Your Hands Off Her)
00:28:26 De Ford Bailey – The Alcoholic Blues (from Harmonica Showcase – De Ford Bailey And D. H. “Bert” Bilbro 1927-31: Complete Recordings In Chronological Order)
00:31:28 Talk break
00:36:14 Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – M’Bondo (from Timon Irnok Manta)
00:38:00 Malcolm X – Violence And Non-Violence, Human Rights And Civil Rights (from Speaking)
00:53:54 The Soul Rebellion Orchestra & Revelation Funk – Time Is On Our Side (from Dolemite Soundtrack)
00:57:19 Bessie Jones – This Time Another Year (from Georgia Sea Islands, Volume 1)
01:00:21 Talk break
01:04:37 Wicked Witch – Under Your Spell (from Chaos 1978-86)
01:13:00 Elmore James & John Brim – Whose Muddy Shoes (from Whose Muddy Shoes)
01:16:17 Victoria Spivey – Black Snake Blues (from Songs We Taught Your Mother)
01:20:28 Blind Joe Taggart – Strange Things Happening In The Land (from A Guitar Evangelist 1926 to 1931)
01:23:30 Unknown artist – Stackerlee (from Negro Prison Songs (From The Mississippi State Penitentiary))
01:27:33 Funny Papa Smith – Honey Blues (from 1930-1931 The Original Howling Wolf)
01:30:36 Talk break
01:34:22 Dollar Brand – Cherry / Bra Joe From Kilimanjaro (from African Portraits)
01:36:38 Unknown artist – Percussion Ensembles (from Street And Gangland Rhythms: Beats And Improvisations By Six Boys In Trouble)
01:40:07 Rev. G. I. Townsel – A Sermon Fragment (from Negro Church Music)
01:44:04 Ella Jenkins – An American Chain Gang Chant (from Call And Response: Rhythmic Group Singing)
01:47:33 Rev. C. L. Franklin – I’m Going Through; I Love The Lord, He Heard My Cry (from I Heard The Voice)
01:55:31 Lonnie Holley – Earthly Things (from Just Before Music)
02:01:47 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (February 6, 2017)

 

Too much excellence in this episode it’s almost not even possible. Bookended with new Emptyset and Second Woman jams with new Sutekh Hexen improv black noise and also a new Scuba Death record (!???!), then there’s the twisted brilliance of Fire-Toolz, I mean honestly this episode is fuckin stacked.

 

AGB Radio 2017/02/06

Background music: Ritual Object – Energy Vampire (from A Field Guide To Occult Warfare)

00:00:00 Emptyset – Axis (from Borders)
00:04:10 Talk break
00:05:34 Fire-Toolz – To See My Hatred Clearly (from Drip Mental)
00:10:06 Scuba Death – Cracks In The Shield (from The Worm At The Core)
00:17:59 Travis Trevisan – Phoenicia (from Slug)
00:23:15 Richard Osborn – Still I Will Be Merry (from Endless)
00:29:34 Talk break
00:31:32 The Necks – Blue Mountain (from Unfold)
00:52:14 No UFOs – Apocryphal Blues (from NU LP For RS)
00:55:45 Sutekh Hexen – Visitor (from Salem)
01:00:52 Talk break
01:02:23 Kay Hill – ANARAK II (from ANARAK)
01:14:10 Moon Duo – White Rose (from Occult Architecture Vol. 1)
01:24:26 José Silva – Cannot Explain It (from Modulated Tones No. 1: Music For Framed Works)
01:29:28 Talk break
01:30:35 Brian John McBrearty – Things I Recall (from Blue Twenty-Three)
01:43:19 Joachim Nordwall – Great Mind Of Fire (from The Ideal Black)
01:53:32 Second Woman – I E/P (from E/P)
01:59:03 Talk break

A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (February 1, 2017)


 
Goddamn this is a pretty sweet episode if I do say so myself. Slowing the Jane Heidorn dirge from 45 down to 33 was unexpectedly awesome, using the “create destruction” locked groove from Unholy Triforce’s new laserdisc to back Elijah Muhammad’s proselytizing about Judgement Day was too perfect, and smashing Phill Niblock with Fell Voices made the intense intenser.
 

A Thick Mist 2017/02/01

Background music: David Lackner – In The Well Of Eternal Living And Dying (from In The Well Of Eternal Living And Dying )

00:00:00 Talk break
00:02:02 40 Watt Sun – Beyond You (from Wider Than The Sky)
00:11:46 Alice Coltrane – Hare Krishna (from Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana)
00:17:42 Unknown artist – Huon Peninsula To Maclay Coast (from An Introduction To The Music Of New Guinea)
00:23:33 Jane Heidorn – Hard Times Come Again No More (from Hard Times Come Again No More)
00:30:05 Talk break
00:36:07 Unholy Triforce – untitled locked groove 1 (from The Legend Of Unholy Triforce)
00:36:48 Elijah Muhammad – Speaking On Judgment Part I (from Muhammad Speaks: The Time Of Judgement, Volume 2, Part I)
00:38:53 Unholy Triforce – untitled locked groove 2 (from The Legend Of Unholy Triforce)
01:00:40 Talk break
01:03:15 Menace Ruine – Bonded By Wyrd (from Cult Of Ruins)
01:15:07 Reverend Gary Davis – Sun Is Going Down (from Sun Is Going Down)
01:20:26 Barbara Dane – Insubordination (from FTA! Songs Of The GI Resistance)
01:24:41 Mammane Sani – Lidda (from La Musique Électronique Du Niger)
01:30:17 Talk break
01:33:03 Phill Niblock – A Third Trombone (from Nothing To Look At Just A Record)
01:34:31 Unknown artist – Bobongo and Nsi (from Ekonda: Tribal Music Of The Congo)
01:41:47 Fell Voices – untitled B side (from 2011 untitled record on Gilead Media and Howling Mine)
01:54:26 Giovanni Martinelli – A Talk On The Interpretation Of Verdi’s Operas Part 2 (excerpt) (from A Talk On The Interpretation Of Verdi’s Operas)
02:01:27 Talk break