Saturday, February 2, 2008
Label: Bulk Recordings
"Despite the sophomoric though hilarious segues and the often nonsensical and misogynistic word play, Keith alludes the purpose of Dr. Octagon on the first non-skit track of the, 3000." Keith ends every verse with the phrase, 'Rap moves on to the year three thousand," which seemed like the time whence this album had come from when it was first released and still rings true now. Production-wise, the album was a hip hop singularity in the midst of G-Funk and whiny synthesizers. Not only were the Automator's beats futuristic but DJ Qbert's work on the tables is like anything else heard beyond his Inivisibl Skratch Piklz DJ collective. Arguably, his scratching can be compared to the works of any great instrumental soloist, the techniques he employs being the culmination of the work of his forebears and his own unique talent. It's a simply skillful display of the turntable as an instrument in and of itself. In a time slightly predating seminal alternative hip hop works like Company Flow's Funcrusher Plus or DJ Shadow's Entroducing as well as the whole underground scene itself really, Dr. Octagon proved to be Keith's out-there brain child. Another innovation for his resume.
And Dr. Octagon was well received as an innovation. Celebrated as a classic by heads and critics, alike, the album ended up as a cross-over hit much like it's conceptual follower, Deltron 3030. However, Keith's lyricism is also among the most bizarre the genre, or any genre for that matter, has ever produced. It comes in the form of raunchy body humor, blunt sexual advances as well as free flowing poetry. As such, it can pose an obstacle for those uninitiated to hip hop or those expecting or used to less atypical lyricism. It all depends.
How bizarre do you like it?" ~Sputnik
3. I Got To Tell You
4. Earth People
5. No Awareness (Feat. Sir Menelik)
6. Technical Difficulties (Feat. Kut Masta Kurt)
7. General Hospital
8. Blue Flowers
9. A Visit To The Gynecologyst
10. Bear Witness
11. Dr. Octagon (Feat. Sir Menelik, Kut Masta Kurt)
12. Girl Let Me Touch You
13. I'm Destructive
14. Wild And Crazy
15. Elective Surgery
16. On Production (Feat. Sir Menelik)
17. Biology 101
18. Earth People (Earth Planet Mix)
19. Waiting List (DJ Shadow/Automator Mix)/Half Shark Half Alligator Half Man
Friday, February 1, 2008
AS POSTED ON DIME HERE
An Evening with The Mars Volta
Jan. 30th 2008
Bren Events Center at UC Irvine
103.1 FM KDLE Santa Monica California
Source: FM Broadcast Of Live Concert @ Time Of Broadcast
Lineage: FM> Harman Kardon AVR30 > Analog Out > Sony RCD-W500C >
Audio CDR.WAV > Pioneer DVR-RW DVD-108 > EAC > CD WAVE(Tracking-Flac.8)->
THIS SHOW IS NOT SPLIT/TRACKED AS MUCH AS IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN BY SOMEONE WHO KNOWS
THE SONGS BETTER THAN MOI - LIKE THE MANU CHAO KCRW PERFORMANCE I RECORDED, OR SOME JAZZ SETS,
MOST OF THESE SONGS ARE SEEMLESS AND IMHO SHOULD REMAIN SO..I NEED HELP WITH THE SONG TITLES, SO
PLEASE HELP ME FILL IN THE SETLIST IF YOU CAN..
ANYONE WHO'S SEEN THIS BAND KNOWS THEY OFTEN GO OFF INTO 30-60 MINUTE ROCK-OUTS
Honestly i just gave up trying to split it any more than it is.. About the
300th listen my head was starting to throb a bit - lol
There are places to split this much better, please just take it for what it's worth,
you know you'll only listen to it straight through anyway!
I am aware it would have been better split perfectly, so please dont bust my B-lls
I know there are a few station ID's i could have tagged, but didnt catch them until
i'd already worked my arse off on this Monster
If the mods insist on better tracking, can we at least leave this up until someone in the know can grab
it all and track it themselves and hopefully re-up it? if there's any interest.
ACTUALLY IT'S PERFECTLY FINE AS-IS - JUST PUT THE DAMN DISC IN THE PLAYER AND CRANK IT UP!
The show kicks some serious ass, the very beginning sounds a tiny bit fuzzy, but they get the audio up and sounding great real quick!
**** NOT FOR SALE **** PLEASE DO NOT DISTRIBUTE THESE FILES IN LOSSY FORMATS ****
Comments: This is the very first time TMV has let a radio station broadcast a
complete concert. As such I guess it's one of those "first of's" so sharing it
seems like a good idea, even if there are a few flaws - First off, the radio
station had two major audio drop outs. Completely losing the signal from the
on-going concert - THAT SUCKED!
Anyone who's ever tried to tape this band live knows just how hard it is to
capture the moment. These fellows are Fast and Furious.. Often leaving me in the dust
as the listener
I Am A Huge Fan Of "De-loused In The Comatorioum" and most of "Frances The Mute" but
the stuff since then hasn't sunk in like the other two aforementioned recordings.
Most really complex music often does take a bit more time to absorb. Even if I've dropped out of
TMV's super fanatics followers, I'll always find this band's music extremely challenging and certainly as progressive as
anything else on the horizon.
03.Set One Unsplit (1:05:23)
07.Long Set (32:52)
The Songs: Thanks to pistoncito's link
"The Mars Volta live concert on the radio channel Indie 103,1. The last song is from another rip.
Here is the setlist:"
^this info was added with the setlist at PB - I don't know what that means exactly, as in, was the song broadcast or was that added as a bonus? I'm terribly out of the loop, d'oh
The Haunt of Roulette Dares
Cygnus... Vismund Cygnus
Drunkship of Lanterns
Day of the Baphomets
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
AS POSTED ON DIME HERE
This was Sun Ra's first show in 10 years in L.A...the last one, the notorius JP Whidney high school show from 71 where he put a curse on the city after someone pulled the plug on his show!... that one, incidentaly, I uploaded, from known gen., many moons ago.
This again comes from the hard to find, and overpriced (IMO) bootleg on Transparancy.
interesting that this audience tape never surfaced before...
here is the complete show as presented on that boot set.
-to my ears,having listened to MANY, MANY RA shows, it seems that maybe disc 3 should be disc 2...They always END the sets with "travel the spaceways etc" , or maybe the tape ran out before the end of the second (presumably) set...i am presenting it the way i got it...
*NOTE: File names have been "standardized"...sorry for the probelems on the last one.
SUN RA ARKESTRA
Myrons Ballroom, Los Angeles
2 apr 81
Aud. Cassette masters - TRANS silvers - Flac - world
1 Opening medley / arrival
2 Blues improv / fletcher henderson medley / round midnight
1 Fate in a pleasant mood (?)
2 Improv. 1
3 Moonship journey >
4 Space is the place >
5 we travel the spaceways >
6 percussion interlude
1 they'll come back
2 Improv 2
3 Fletcher Henderson tune
4 Lights on a satellite (?)
5 (very fast old Sun Ra tune)
7 Disc 27-II > someday soon
Preserve and Share!
1 Track 01.flac:d8fa739f6b093e57bf82a3924b4641e5
2 Track 02.flac:b3c01140caf7f31613e90d63c01510bb
3 Track 03.flac:e3611f6b90cb5cb3bb40c1421f39f638
4 Track 04.flac:9f16b3f8c39c23919dcb37b7c33b2b02
5 Track 05.flac:623a63cb119df87da05ab6ac71d3c1e4
6 Track 06.flac:3264f8a7d68d670eeb5a995c0c2452e8
7 Track 07.flac:9add1387b6d431103b4d0abeebdcde0b
1 Audio Track.flac:c2c70d2b9999914f93345adb198c1bd8
2 Audio Track.flac:087fe0610ea5d505bff79823b8f1cb67
3 Audio Track.flac:f9e99a2730cfbac2e437aa9f93131c99
4 Audio Track.flac:91b95ac597cc715b142a44c96ac046cf
5 Audio Track.flac:e3201a0b2ccbb37d54e13200ccd0ce14
6 Audio Track.flac:482017ad3defcca40c12ea8b20f248f4
7 Audio Track.flac:b420d4335f751e5ae18562bcb5ab615c
"the sound of joy...is ENLIGHTENMENT"
Monday, January 28, 2008
AS POSTED ON DIME HERE
some fascintaing early Ra tapes...from the renegade Trasparancy bootleg label!
approved by the MODS (thanks!)
Next up, the complete Myrons 1981!
++++++++++++++++space is THE place++++++++++++++
"The Lost Reels Collection"
disc 1: The Warehouse, SF. - 10 june 1971 (mono master)
disc 2: UC Berkeley Lecture, 3rd class - 4 may 1971 (stereo master)
7" 71/2 ips master reels - TRANSPARENT silvers - Flac - world
Satellites are spinning
Sun Ra lecture at UC Berkeley - "3rd Class" in the series:
"The Black Man in The Cosmos"
Preserve and Share!
1 Discipline [?].flac:c7bd35ab1a3c6a0cb8bbc2f9b1c8fe82
2 Untitled [declamation].flac:242816f49cb2c43b71eb6d13e14215c0
3 Untitled [percussion, trombone].flac:8dc130aae056c3e56d4e543c64d626c6
4 Untitled [percussion, synthesizer].flac:44685a9d2c90800a7f5ed6789fe17b6a
5 Satellites Are Spinning.flac:203880747011afb28b9aef87e8ef3b34
1 3d Class.flac:4bcf504a4978a79569e85b78f07b89d3
"the sound of joy...is enlightenment..."
Sunday, January 27, 2008
AS POSTED ON DIME HERE
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Front of Board Audience DAT > CDRx1 > EAC >
wav > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector
boundaries) > flac
thanks to Andy!
a production of the Bjork hub in the direct
02 Come to Me
03 Venus as a Boy
05 All Neon Like
06 You've Been Flirting Again
08 Possibly Maybe
09 I Go Humble
10 Human Behavior
12 5 Years
14 Violently Happy
17 Play Dead
For American and European audiences, Boremania began with this album. Released on the then hyperhip Shimmy-Disc, Soul Discharge turned out to be the calling card for a whole host of Japanese noise/psychedelic bands to make the leap from notoriety at home to cult status worldwide. Time hasn't dulled the impact of the album, as astonishing then as it is now. Playing what the liner notes describe (with a nod to George Clinton), as "psychoalphadiscobetaudioaquadoloop sound," Soul beggars easy description, taking the band's previous work to an even more compelling level of insanity. The Butthole Surfers were always the easiest point of comparison, but even that doesn't fully capture what's at play. Tempo shifts occur as a matter of course, lyrics are flat-out unintelligible in no matter what language they're sung, or rather screamed, and guitars seem to randomly trip, sprawl, and vomit over each other as roiling and rolling drums drive the whole thing along (Human Rich Vox Y and No. 1 Y, aka Yoshimi, make for a killer dual-percussionist team). Simply put, it's wonderful. The bandmembers' sense of humor and sheer fun predominate more than anything else, taking sonics most thrash metal bands would kill for and making them the equivalent of a sugar/caffeine high. Definitely one of the funnier moments occur when "52 Boredom (Club Mix)" begins almost exactly like a B-52's song, and then freaks out completely within seconds. Another strength of the band is how they sneak in catchy bits amidst weirdness, like the almost straightforward, hip-shaking break in "Sun, Gun, Run" or the heavy-duty riff in "TV Scorpion." Adding the squealing insanities of Yamatsuka Eye and P-We YY results in something that even Captain Beefheart might never have been able to create. ~ Ned Raggett, All Music Guide
Best Boredoms album in my opinion! Check it out!
"When saxophonist/composer John Zorn first introduced Masada in 1994, it’s unlikely that he could have anticipated it would become so successful. The first songbook was originally developed for his adventurous but clearly jazz-centric quartet featuring trumpeter Dave Douglas, bassist Greg Cohen, and drummer Joey Baron. Since then Zorn’s compositions—brief sketches meant to encourage exploration and interplay—have been interpreted by a wide variety of ensembles, ranging from the raucous Electric Masada to the elegant but still rhythmically propulsive Bar Kokhba Sextet and the chamber recital approach of Feldman and Courvoisier in duet. Special projects, including Masada Guitars and Voices in the Wilderness, have demonstrated the remarkable adaptability of Zorn’s songbook.
The Masada String Trio is Zorn’s most accessible ensemble, although it makes absolutely no compromises with the probing spirit that has rendered the Masada project his most endearing and enduring work. While the trio—violinist Mark Feldman, cellist Erik Friedlander, and bassist Greg Cohen—has been at the center of a number of Zorn projects including Filmworks VIII (Tzadik, 1998) and Filmworks XI (Tzadik, 2002), it’s been nearly a decade since they have recorded a studio album of new Masada material.
With over 300 tunes composed for his second Masada songbook, Zorn is in a different and more advantageous position. Whereas the bulk of the first book was first introduced by his flagship quartet, this time he can inaugurate the material using the wealth of musical contexts that have become part of the larger Masada universe. Astaroth: Book of Angels Volume 1 found long-time associate Jamie Saft approaching ten new pieces from a piano trio perspective. Azazel: Book of Angels Volume 2 reconvenes the Masada String Trio and, like Volume 1, demonstrates that there’s plenty of life left in the Masada project.
While there are brief moments of reckless abandon on the cue-driven “Mibi” and “Gurid,” the balance of the thirteen-song set manages to be approachable while at the same time filled with the kind of telepathic and complex interaction that renders it impossible to distinguish form from freedom. While some might expect that the trio’s inherent chamber aesthetic would be self-limiting, Feldman, Friedlander, and Cohen prove it’s possible to cover an expanse of emotions, from the exhilarating “Ahiel,” with Cohen’s powerful forward motion, to the darker title track, the Satie-like elegance of “Garzanal,” and the dervish-like frenzy of “Bethor.”
Like Astaroth, Azazel remains undeniably a Masada project, though it demonstrates a wider stylistic purview than the first songbook. Additionally, the trio has clearly evolved as a unit, with Feldman and Friedlander especially notable for shifting roles from support to lead so seamlessly that the changes are virtually invisible.
Azazel: Book of Angels Volume 2 is a strong argument against naysayers who accuse Zorn of milking the Masada project dry. With a large community of artists from which Zorn can now draw for Masada, there seems to be no end to its potential, and the Masada String Trio proves that it’s possible to create challenging and multifaceted improv-based chamber music that doesn’t sacrifice widespread appeal.
Personnel: Mark Feldman: violin; Erik Friedlander: cello; Greg Cohen: bass."
Its a really spectacular album, more people should hear it :)