Friday, January 17, 2014

Bob Marley and the Wailers - And I Love Her (1965)

it's been a pretty abysmal posting season. so here's a couple of tunes that blew my mind over the last month. first up is this epic track by the wailers, only released in 1994:

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Your Correspondent - The Violin Trees (2013)

I went to see lo-fi country-folkster Richard Buckner last night at the St Pancras Old Church in London. Amazing venue: tiny old church in a park in the centre of London.

This chap, Your Correspondent, happened to be supporting and it was an amazingly delicate and touching solo set.

Your Correspondent playing at St Pancras Old Church (Dec 13)

Here he is playing The Violin Trees with string accompaniment:


Long John Baldry - Stormy Monday Blues

It's been a while since we posted on here.

So here's the whitest man ever, with an awesome blues voice.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Abe Vigoda - Wild Heart (2011)

next up, a hypnotic, fiercely innovative cover by Abe Vigoda of Stevie Nicks' Wild Heart. the clock-like rhythm, sonic waves of distorted guitar, it takes you places.


Sven Libaek - Inner Space (1974)

blogging's been slow lately, apologies are in order (at least to alex, an actual FC regular - big up). there's been a bunch of amazing stuff i've been listening to lately, let me kick it off with a "whirlpool of sublime jazz exotica":

it does feel like a disclaimer is in order: we're moving into irony-free territory. unlike hollywood's latest self-referential cesspool, inner space is an astonishing piece of craftsmanship, a surprisingly rich ocean/amphibian-themed soundtrack that deserves full credit.

 "Conceptually sketching life under the sea, Inner Space is a brilliant example of incidental film music as it is strong Jazz impressionism. Gentle yet propulsive Brazilian rhythms are mirrored with watery moog, fluttering flutes and shimmering vibraphone. Featuring the best of Australian jazz musicians including Don Burrows, John Sangster, George Golla and Errol Buddle they masterfully range from the incidental to the improvisational as they create a whirlpool of sublime aquatic jazz exotica."

def check out "island of birds" (fucking amazing), "music for eels", and the main theme.
grab it on Flash Trap.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Three Trapped Tigers - Live in London (2010)

So this is something different that'll challenge your pathetically short attention spans. (always start with an insult - someone told me that once).

This is a phenomenal live performance by London-based noise-explorers Three Trapped Tigers for BeatCast Live (props to them for this). It's awesome - beautiful melodies, synths, walls of noise, driving beats and some FUCKING CHAOS - that's all you need to know.
Big up to Matt for bringing this onto my radar.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Georgi Kay - Joga (Björk cover) (2013)

Simply beautiful cover of Björk's 'Joga' by Australian musician Georgi Kay. I heard this on the BBC series 'Top of the Lake' which is a dark crime drama set in New Zealand - well worth a watch - and which actually stars Georgi Kay. Quite random. See here.
Anyway, this cover is just shimmeringly wonderful: