A very rare, limited, and often times only available to buy at auction for $1,000 or more kind of album. Desperately in need of a reissue, this is one of the holy grail albums of jazz collectors. The music therein justifies all of this. A one off pressing on the Oberlin, OH based Salaam Records, a "label" created by the band themselves. The recording itself is relatively brief, clocking in around 35 minutes, with many unrelenting moments of this (sounding larger than a) trio blasting through dense pieces of pure free jazz. This record is also based around the group members conversion to Islam, and the burgeoning of the afro-centric cultural movement, as the name and images suggest. There are many classic "spiritual jazz" moments as well, with more atmospheric playing a…
Kemialliset Ystavat have been one of the most hard to
pin down acts in experimental music over the last decade. You can kind of
get an idea of what you’re going to hear before their albums drop, but you
never really know what kind of scope and approach it’s going to take on.
Kemialliset Ystavat always consists of Jan Anderzen, but could include
other musicians, could be solo, or could include guests such as Sun Ra or
Karlheinz Stockhausen through samples. His cover art is also some of the
best in the biz, with an overstuffed, brilliant, "Garden of Earthly
Delights" kind of vibe. In any event, the project remains one of the most
exciting psychedelic listenings from a richly talented Scandavian scene,
and throughout the world, really. After releasing his last full length in
2007 (also very atypical for experimental artists) more than a few people
were ramped up for this new offering.
And if you’ve read a review before this one, bewilderment is the most
The cassette label of Alex Gray (Dream Colour, Deep Magic, appearances on tons of other good stuff) is up and running with some new jams, ready to be bought up. Check it out!
olympus mons ‘aural alchemy’ c24 olympus mons is a mystery duo. aural alchemy is the result of sessions spanning late 2009. primitive instrumental communication between harmonium / synths / guitar / driftwood xylophone. limited to 25 tapes w/ full color j-cards designed by alex. earthsurfers ‘ryderz of the wyld wave’ c12 earthsurfers is teddy skupien and alex gray. recorded in ted’s garage in oxnard, ca in 2009. nardcore/weed/beer influenced skate trash/thrash punk tape with sludgy riffage. perfect for shredding a pool in the summer time… enjoy. limited to 100 pro-dubbed/imprinted tapes in b&w paper sleeves designed by teddy & al. CHECK IT OUT!