Album Review

Top 20 Metal Records Of 2016

I did it! I made another list. I didn’t think it would happen, but it happened. No more lists, though. This is the last one for 2016.

Lots of black metal this year. And I mean lots. But it’s all A+ Amazing. I didn’t hear too much doom (or rather too much premium doom) this year, but, again the doom that was good was really fucking good. There’s tons of weird shit in here that pushes the limits of metal that you should come to expect from my metal lists. Also, I gotta say I’m surprised at the amount of color found on these album covers. 10 of them feature full multi-colored artwork and even more toss in some non-greyscale-but-still-monochromatic flair.

I did something that some of you may find treasonous. I have 2 records tied for first place. So, technically, this is a Top 21 list, but whatever. I spent way too long (like, weeks, maybe even months?) trying to decide which of the two I loved more and just couldn’t settle on one answer for more than a few days. And when I was putting this post together I realized “fuck it, there’s no reason I need to choose one over the other” and thus the Tied For Number 1 spot was born. I’m happy about it and you should be too.

As usual, I try to keep the big names/labels off the list because I’m definitely not a metal blog and I’m sure you all know that The Body, Ash Borer, SubRosa, Cough, ColdWorld, and Primitive Man put out truly outstanding records this year. You don’t need another site to tell you how good they are.

Thanks for reading. Thanks for listening. Thanks for making incredible music.

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AGB Radio

AGB Radio (December 19, 2016) – Top 30 Drone Countdown, Part II


 

The top 15 of my 30 favorite drone records this year. See Part I of the radio countdown over here and the actual list over here.

Kinda messed up the timing of some of the talk breaks (like the last set of songs goes on for about 45 minutes instead of 30), so, sorry about that.

 

AGB Radio 2016/12/19 – Top 30 Drone Countdown, Part II

Background music: Vapor Lanes – Embers (from Hieratic Teen)

00:00:00 Architeuthis Rex – Fallen (from Stilbon Is Dead)
00:05:23 Talk break
00:06:41 Eola – How Far Am I From Canaan? (from Dang)
00:08:45 Nested – “What A Beautiful World This Will Be.” (from 3)
00:15:08 Matt Carlson, Michael Stirling, & Doug Theriault – Mishra Bhairavi (excerpt) (from Aakash)
00:24:00 Fis – Independently Together (from From Patterns To Details)
00:28:07 Talk break
00:29:11 Jon Mueller – How You Look When You’re Not Looking (excerpt) (from Tongues)
00:38:11 Of Earth And Sun – Radiatory Transmissions (from A Consuming Fire)
00:44:57 Accident Du Travail – Sheep’s Joy (from Très Précieux Sang)
00:48:00 Talk break
00:48:48 La Tène – Marche De Fahy (excerpt) (from Vouerca/Fahy)
00:58:04 Phurpa – Long Life (excerpt) (from Rituals Of Bön I)
01:06:41 Paul Jebanasam – eidolons beginning p = (m²A ² am to (rho-z)-y ∂t+(ρ see to wait dz/dt = it xy that I -beta* do not z countless (from Continuum)
01:16:35 Talk break
01:17:31 Shovels Beat The Sun – Sky Wires (from Sky Wires)
01:25:31 Ela Stiles – Black Metal (from Black Metal)
01:35:21 Claire M. Singer – Wrangham (from Solas)
01:41:52 Maja S. K. Ratkje – Part 3 (from Crepuscular Hour)
01:57:58 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (December 12, 2016) – Top 30 Drone Countdown, Part I

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Since it’s hard enough to fit 15 of my favorite drone songs into 2 hours, let alone 30, I had to break this episode into two parts. This is the first part where I go through numbers 16-30 (or rather, 30-16). Next week I’ll count down the top 15.

Check the actual list of my Top 30 Drone Records over here.

 

AGB Radio 2016/12/12 – Top 30 Drone Countdown Part I

Background music: Autumn Pool – Always (Orbiculatus Glowing On The Plain) (from Balm In The Night Air)

00:00:00 Joe Clark – Sleeptalker (from Throw Me In the Susquehanna)
00:06:41 Talk break
00:08:17 Tristan Perich – Section 2 (from Noise Patterns)
00:12:11 Medina / Walsh – Salton Sea (from Vault Of Angels)
00:15:11 France Jobin – L (from Singulum)
00:21:34 Talk break
00:22:31 Mike Weis – 17’21” (excerpt) (from Sound Practice)
00:37:31 Tape Loop Orchestra – Part One (excerpt) (from The Invisibles)
00:52:30 Talk break
00:53:30 Bethan Kellough – An Opening (from Aven)
00:57:43 Damian Valles – Stem (from Strand)
01:00:20 Amulets – Conditionals (from Personal Power)
01:03:49 Tongues Of Light – Healing Side (from Channelled Messages)
01:18:27 Braeyden Jae – Obscured And Waiting (from Fog Mirror)
01:24:23 Talk break
01:25:32 Insect Factory – Cigarette (from Work)
01:28:21 Robert Curgenven – Framed By The Edge Of The Earth (from Climata)
01:38:23 Sunken Cathedral – Blessing & Embodiment (from Subtle Body)
01:49:05 Jeremy Bible – Arp 220 (from Music For Black Holes)
01:58:19 Talk break

Album Review

Top 30 Drone Records Of 2016

I did it! I made a list. I didn’t think it would happen being a new dad and all, but it happened. I’m going to try to make a Top Metal list too, but no promises.

At 30 entries, this is the longest Top Drone list I’ve made. But I’ve been eschewing reviews lately and focusing on AGB Radio and A Thick Mist, so I figure 30 is acceptable if you count how many records I’ve directly recommended over the past year.

I seem to continually expand my definition of what a Drone Record is, which means there’s probably a few on here that are stretching the confines of that label, but I still did my best to try to keep it as Drone as possible.

There’s plenty of reoccurring themes in here. Namely, lots of voices/singing (11 have vocals present at least somewhere on the record) and lots of organs & harmoniums. Neither of those are all that surprising, though. But there’s two solo records from drummers, so that’s kinda cool. There’s also two heavily inspired by traditional Indian music, also kinda cool.

I had fun with this one. I changed a few things up this year. First, I decided to exclude any artist that’s been on any previous list. This meant no Saåad, Roly Porter, Andrew Weathers, Sarah Davachi, Mamiffer, Ian William Craig, Danny Paul Grody, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, etc. (Seriously though go listen to the new Saåad and Mamiffer records.) No one likes to see the same people on such a niche list over and over again, so this was a good way to keep things new and exciting.

The other thing I decided to do was not rank this in the traditional way. Instead, I put the records in positions 7-30 into four groups of six, and the records within each group aren’t ranked. So that means the records in group 7-12 aren’t ranked, aside from me liking them more than the previous 13-30 drone records. I did this except for the top 6, which are ranked traditionally. I hope it’s not too confusing.

As usual, I try to keep the Big Droners off this list because anyone who’s a fan of drone probably already knows that Eluvium and Tim Hecker put out records this year and while their music is A+ Amazing, they don’t really need a little DIY blog to help them out.

Thanks for reading. Thanks for listening. Thanks for making incredible music.

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A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (December 7, 2016)

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Particularly into the Man Forever track alongside the record of an angry, barking German Shepard. And I just realized I played two religious pieces (Reverend Franklin’s sermon and a Buddhist monk invocation) on top of minimal drone (Celer and Chubby Wolf, respectively). In a mood this morning, I guess?

Once again, I forgot to record the very beginning of the show. I remembered as soon as I finished talking, so that’s all you miss–my introductions. You don’t miss anything from the first song I played.
 

A Thick Mist 2016/12/07

00:00:00 Altar Of Plagues – Feather & Bones (from Mammal)
00:11:26 Various – Talawadyam Kaccheri (from Karnatic: A Panorama Of South Indian Music)
00:25:21 Harry West & Jeanie West – The Boston Burglar (from Good Old Mountain Dew: Banjo Songs Of The Southern Mountains)
00:29:24 Talk break
00:33:02 Celer – Bedded In Shallow Blades (from Evaporate And Wonder)
00:34:56 Rev. C. L. Franklin – All Things Work Together For Good To Them That Love God (Part 2) (from All Things Work Together For Good To Them That Love God)
00:46:22 Korean Children’s Choir – Chu Chun Ka (from The Ring Of Happiness)
00:49:38 Hamza El Din – Grandfathers’ Stories (from Al Oud)
01:01:18 Talk break
01:04:07 Rhinocervs – Devour All The Living Things (from RH-11)
01:08:40 Man Forever – Surface Patterns (from Pansophical Cataract)
01:12:00 Sebastian – Side A (from Sebastian Speaks!)
01:27:24 Pat Foster & Dick Weissman – Talking TVA (from Documentary Talking Blues)
01:29:06 Talk break
01:33:39 Lamas and monks of Pal Phuntsok Chokorling and Tashi Jong – Padma Sambhava Tsechu Sadhana: Invocation (from Tibetan Buddhism: The Ritual Orchestra and Chants)
01:38:02 Chubby Wolf – Rattling Mandibles (from Turkey Decoy)
01:48:07 Merkstave – Lament For Lost Gods Pt. 2 (from Merkstave)
01:56:11 Paul Clayton – The Hanging Limb (from Timber-r-r! Folksongs And Ballads Of The Lumberjack)
01:59:06 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (December 5, 2016)

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Some premium shit in this one. That Emily Reo song is flat out amazing. And then there’s that concept record “imagining the sound of British summertime as heard by one of the most important members of the animal kingdom – the bee.”

 

AGB Radio 2016/12/05

Background music: Holypalms – Stoned In The Jungle Stolen By The Liana (from Jungle Judge)

00:00:00 Emily Reo – Spell (from Spell)
00:06:17 Talk break
00:07:35 Angela Sawyer – Yaadon Ki Baaraat (from On The Pedestrian Side)
00:11:08 Tetuan – Lame Rosse (from Lay Llamas / Tetuan Split)
00:20:47 Landing – Grow (from Complekt)
00:30:38 Talk break
00:31:39 Dirk Serries’ Microphonics – XXX The Deprivation Of Heart (from Microphonics XXVI-XXX: Resolution Heart)
00:46:05 East Forest – Held (from Held)
00:50:38 D.F.H. – Aluminum Splinter (from D.F.H.)
00:58:45 Talk break
00:59:40 Rashad Becker – Dances V (from Traditional Music Of Notional Species Vol. II)
01:04:21 Mantle – The Passage Of Time (from Kindness)
01:11:04 Olivia Block – Dissolution A (from Dissolution)
01:27:51 Talk break
01:29:04 Elysia Crampton – After Woman (For Bartolina Sisa) (featuring Rabit) (from Elysia Crampton Presents: Demon City)
01:34:29 Ak’chamel – Ancestral Incest (from Transmissions From Boshqa)
01:39:10 Preoccupations – Sense (from Preoccupations)
01:40:09 Be – The Journey (from One)
01:59:01 Talk break

Song Review

Jane Heidorn – “Hard Times Come Again No More” (Ashes Ashes)

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In today’s warp-speed music internet where you can see an artist release 3+ new full lengths within the span of a year, Clint Heidorn is a patient glacier. He put out a stellar debut full length, Atwater, in 2011. The next year he released a tape with one 8 minute song. 4 years later (this year) he put out a collaboration with Loren Connors, but it’s a single-sided LP with a song that’s just under 15 minutes. All of it’s outstanding, but clearly this dude is meticulous and highly selective (or maybe he’s just super fuckin busy being the production supervisor for DreamWorks). Now he’s got another impeccable release, although he’s mostly involved behind the scenes.

Clint’s grandmother, Jane Heidorn, died a few years ago. There’s a beautiful story about the making of this record that you should absolutely read, I won’t bother summarizing because it’s short enough to begin with and I don’t want to butcher Clint’s words. Clint recorded Jane singing Stephen Foster’s 1854 “Hard Times Come Again No More” while she was in a nursing home and Clint put together the music for it. It’s a deeply personal recording whose origin is important, but the song stands on its own as a somber elegy full of emotion and it’s every bit as beautiful as it deserves to be.

Clint memorialized Jane by releasing this song as a single-sided 10″ packaged in a plain unadorned sleeve, like an old 78. It’s perfect in every way. Only 250 copies that I’m sure won’t last long.

Song Review

SONG PREMIERE: Oikos – “Menace And Portent” (Envelope Collective / Knockturne)

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Dusty guitar droner Oikos (Rafael Femiano) has a new full length (and his vinyl debut), The Great Upheaval, dropping in January courtesy of Envelope Collective and Knockturne, his first stuff since 2013. It features Felipe Pavón on drums, plus some other folks like extra percussion via John Kolodij (High Aura’d, Ph.D.), Marco Serrato (Jacob, Orthodox) on upright bass, and various members of Ürsula, Pylar, and Blooming Látigo. I’ve got the premiere of the first single, “Menace And Portent,” down below, and it’s a fuckin doozy, a slow burning apocalyptic dream where you watch the black clouds roll in from over the plains spelling D-R-E-A-D across the sky, you can’t listen to this and not feel like the world is about to end, a total fuckin doom jammer once Pavón comes in and pummels the song into a bottomless pit, it’s heavy and foreboding living right between Earth in their drone & country psych phases, nothing short of excellent. Pre-orders for The Great Upheaval opened up today so you can and should go take care of business, like, now.

 

A Thick Mist

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

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (November 28, 2016)

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Not sure what’s more exciting: new Demdike Stare, new Eli Keszler, new Tape Loop Orchestra, or the discovery of J. William Parker. Either way, this episode is fuckin stacked.

 

AGB Radio 2016/11/28

Background music: Astoria Sound – Anomie (from Astoria Sound)

00:00:00 Quicksails – Valley Voice (from Mortal)
00:04:45 Talk break
00:05:51 Demdike Stare – Hardnoise (from Wonderland)
00:16:25 Mika Vainio – A Memory Returning Inexplicably (from Mannerlaatta Soundtrack)
00:30:04 Talk break
00:30:43 Silent Servant – Self-Hypnosis (from Hypnosis In The Modern Age Vol. II)
00:37:26 Max Cooper featuring Kathrin deBoer – Impermanence (from Emergence)
00:44:03 J. William Parker – There Used To Be An Empire Here (from Shadowmen)
00:48:10 Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Black As Grace (from Bonnie “Prince” Billy II)
00:51:37 Eli Keszler – The Immense Endless Belt Of Faces (from Last Signs Of Speed)
00:59:33 Talk break
01:01:35 Debutante – Schirm (from EP3)
01:09:12 Tape Loop Orchestra – Part Two (from The Invisibles)
01:30:44 Talk break
01:31:36 Maurizio Abate & Matteo Uggeri – Part VII (Breath) (from Beyond Time)
01:38:12 A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Comme On A Dit (from Iris Soundtrack)
01:42:22 Pinkcourtesyphone – Schlaflied (Für PvK) (from Taking Into Account Only A Portion Of Your Emotions)
01:58:58 Talk break

A Thick Mist

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

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (November 21, 2016)

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New Mike Weis! An insane Medina & Walsh collab! Plus 4 from White Reeves Productions and 3 from Denovali.

 

AGB Radio 2016/11/21

Background music: Peanut Twins – Blackout! (Fuckin Opera Shit) (from Blackout! b/w The Peanut Wins)

00:00:00 Pay The Rent – Lower Down (from Soft On Glass)
00:03:14 Talk break
00:04:35 Dwayne Rifle – TKE-1520a 040116 (from Dwayne Rifle)
00:18:35 Forest Management – Revise And Refine (from Shifting)
00:30:36 Supervolcano – Three (from The Vault)
00:35:33 Talk break
00:36:39 Broken Shoulder – Ebata (from Hashiridase)
00:51:27 Roy Montgomery – Riding (from R M H Q: Headquarters)
01:02:12 Talk break
01:03:22 Mike Weis – 19’36” (from Sound Practice)
01:22:49 Heavy Birds – Moon Child (from Drag)
01:28:30 Ezb – Chew (Teh) (from 6 Songs For Listening)
01:31:26 Talk break
01:32:41 Paco Sala – The Loa (from Ko Yo)
01:37:48 Subheim – Forsaken Part II (from Trails)
01:44:13 Blueneck – Hive (from The Outpost)
01:52:14 Medina & Walsh – Deaths Headed Sphinx (from Vault Of Angels)
01:59:00 Talk break

A Thick Mist

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

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (November 14, 2016)

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I can’t believe I haven’t played Astronoid yet. Been listening to that record non-stop since June. Also, you need Jeremy Bible’s new 4 hour long release of mega-minimalism. And heads up there’s some new Eluvium!!

 

AGB Radio 2016/11/14

Background music: K2 – Grinder Sound At 4:30AM (from Crude Soup)

00:00:00 Gnaw Their Tongues – Your Kingdom Shrouded In Blood (from Hymns For The Broken, Swollen And Silent)
00:05:54 Talk break
00:07:27 Astronoid – Up And Atom (from Air)
00:13:44 Infinity Shred – Catch These Blessed Hands (from Long Distance)
00:22:49 Hagazussa – Hexuality Reversal (from Dyspnea: Early Works Compilation)
00:32:46 Talk break
00:34:33 Jeremy Bible – Coma B (from Music For Black Holes)
00:45:20 1991 – No More Dreams III (from No More Dreams)
00:53:04 Rhucle – Orange Coat (from Fantastic Garden)
01:00:21 Talk break
01:01:51 Mind Over Mirrors – Restore & Slip (from Undying Color)
01:08:32 Arsari – E Il Fuoco Si Rifiuta (from Scavare)
01:18:29 Crowhurst – 2.2 (from Black Funeral Atmospheres)
01:31:56 Talk break
01:33:17 Eluvium – Unity Engrossed Forever Supposedly (from Unity Engrossed Forever Supposedly)
01:39:04 Dan Melchior – Black Night (from Black Night/New Morning)
01:52:58 Loscil – Drained Lake (from Monument Builders)
01:59:32 Talk break

A Thick Mist

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)