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    I just discovered a Scandinavian band called Motorpsycho. David Fricke recommended them in his Rolling Stone column. The album is called "Little Lucid Moments". It's broken up into four tracks, each of which is between 11 and 21 minutes long, but it sounds more like a regular album with a regular amount of songs if you just put it on and let it play. There's some really great psychedelic indie rock on display here--moments that remind me of Superdrag and Ride collaborating, or something like that. Then there are some weird, stretched out parts that get quite ambient, and even a few prog-rock jam moments. On the whole, it's not that much like any one thing I've ever heard before, and I really like it upon first listen.
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    Seven Souls is a fine piece of work, my favorite inclusion of Burroughs into a musical context.

    Ron Geesin! (I think I've said enough...)

    Haven't heard Lookout For Hope... is that new?

    And I'm thrilled to have started a brief Danielle Dax thing here. That "Tomorrow Never Knows" cover was a minor college radio hit here, part of Sire Record's puzzled attempt at breaking her in the US. I think that shortly after that they had her touring as an opener for Sisters of Mercy, and she kinda blew a fuse and bailed out of the record industry. Her retrospective collection - Comatose Non-Reaction: The Twarted Pop Career of Danielle Dax - says it all. Her actual fans were intense and rabid - but there weren't enough of them...

    Just found a live DVD - Bad Miss M
    I need to order it now.
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    Bad Miss M is a fine track, almost skewed country music only better. She's been seen on stage in the past couple of years with some live improv band made up from members of coil, shockheaded peters and the like. there's footage of her loveliness on youtube.
    • CommentAuthorcjstevens
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2008
    After hearing everyone championing this Danielle Dax character, I tried to get that Comatose cd. It was over £100 on Amazon. Hmmm.
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2008
    @ Brent Wilcox

    No, it's rather old, it was released in 1988. Sounds like the albums he did back then, Where in the World etc.

    Listening to

    Khan - Space Shanty

    Lalo Schifrin - Black Widow

    Harvey Mason - Groovin You

    Tim Berne's Bloodcount - Saturation Point
  4.  (3199.46)
    on the turntable while reading comics last night:
    TEAR IT UP-nothing to nothing
    DISTILLERS-sing sing death house
    PENNYWISE- debut s/t

  5.  (3199.47)
    for those seeking to either listening to their danielle dax records without having to find them amongst the piles or those seeking to listen before buying everything then there's a blog called Xhol Desert you may wish to visit.
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    @cjstevens -
    Not sure about, but US Amazon has her Sire Records collection Dark Adapted Eye for a more reasonable secondhand price. Good cross-section of her work.
    • CommentTimeAug 7th 2008
    Lets see in the last 2 days
    Local H - 12 Angry Months
    Black Keys - Attack and Release
    Chuck Ragan - Feast or Famine
    Nickel Creek - Why should the Fire Die
    Danger Doom
    Jimmy Eat World s/t(Bleed American)
    Flight of the Conchords
    Protest the Hero - Fortress
    Your Highness - Grand Hooded Phantom
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2008
    Bobby Previte and the New Bump - Set the Alarm for Monday

    Some Edgar Varese.
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    Polydistortion by GusGus
    The Dusty Foot Philosopher by K'naan (for my money one of the finest hip-hop albums this decade)
    Aaaand the "Dawn 'til Dusk" disc of Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness. I can offer no justification for this.

    @frenchbloke - thanks for the Xhol Desert tip!
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2008 edited
    Some Edgar Varese.


    @frenchbloke Xhol may just consume the rest of the day thx.
    • CommentAuthorJo
    • CommentTimeAug 8th 2008 edited
    Les Charbonniers de l'Enfer.

    Intensely cool a capella traditional vocal music from Quebec.

    Try with headphones.
  8.  (3199.54)
    That new Bobby Previte is nice. Not very adventurous, but solid and entertaining.
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    Nissenenmondai - Destination Tokyo. They're better live but I love 'Mirrorball'

    Bardoseneticube - Naegleria Fowlery. Weird Russian 'surrealism'; I do love the 'techno-shamanic' stuff tho'

    Tiesto - In Search of Sunrise 7:Asia. Gets me going through the boring day to day admin.
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2008
    @ Brent Wilcox

    Yes, it's growing on me.

    Lounge Lizards - s/t
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    Superfuzz Bigmuff - Mudhoney
    Under The Blacklight - Rilo Kiley
    Beers Steers And Queers - Revolting Cocks
    Boogie-Children-R-Us - Evil Superstar
    Mechanical Animals - Marilyn Manson
    Our Love To Admire - Interpol
    30 #1 Hits - Elvis Presley
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    David Byrne and Brian Eno - "Strange Overtures"

    Just downloaded that. It's a nice, enjoyable Eno-style pop tune - about what I expected, but less than I'd hoped for (intentionally retro - reminds me of the Eno/Cale album from 1990 or '91). If the whole album is like that, I'll probably listen to it a lot - but I still hope the rest is more adventurous.
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    Birthdeath Experience - Whitehouse
    Your World is Burning - Panzer AG

    Other than that, just playing all the tracks on my laptop on random, and still hearing the songs from the Acid Mothers Temple and the Cosmic Inferno show I was at on Wednesday in my head.