Today marks the debut of my new podcast called The Listening Experience. It branches off a bit from Book’s Music but I want to try a few new things in this one, which I will do in the weeks/months to come. The show remains, for the time being, 90 minutes in length although if you think it would be better if it was compacted to 60 minutes, let me know. As you can see, I don’t have a special logo for The Listening Experience so for now it’s basic.
The Listening Experience podcast #1 by Booksmusic on Mixcloud
The Luminous Heart Of Nowhere is the new album by Pink Avalanche and you can bet they have a lot to share with fans who enjoy their music. They’ve turned “In Empty Spaces” into a video and this one is going to open up your abdomens and leave it open in order for it to heal. Can you feel it? Can you?
The Chicago band will be hitting the road next month, so catch them if they are of interest to you:
November 14… Chicago, IL (Subterranean) *
November 15… Grand Rapids, MI (Founder’s Brewery) *
November 16… Columbus, OH (Double Happiness) *
November 17… Cleveland, OH (Grog Shop) *
November 18… Philadelphia, PA (The Boot and Saddle) *
November 19… Washington, DC (DC9) *
November 20… Allston, MA (Great Scott) *
November 21… Pawtucket, RI (The Met) *
November 22… Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Night Bazaar) */@
* = w/ Survival Knife, Hungry Ghost
@ = w/ Obits
The Luminous Heart Of Nowhere will be released on November 18th through Past/Futures.
As a rapper, Julian Juellz always has something to say and he makes his way to the microphone with “Rider Music” but wait a minute: he was able to get Skyzoo to flow beautifully within the tune. Now it’s complete. From Switzerland to Brooklyn, quality hip-hop moves forward with pride.
Virginia Wing’s new album will be out on November 4th, called Measures Of Joy and today, you’ll be able to see and hear one of their measures for your own measure. This South London combo have nothing to fear, thus the reason they wanted to create a video for “Marnie” so here it is, a nice mixture of rock and psychedelic touches. Far out? It may be.
With tracks by Dorothy Ashby, Crown Heights Affair, Hubert Laws, Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, and the almighty David Axelrod, this is a mix that had taken a good amount of time and determination to put together, so thank Captain Supernova for it and listen to this 48 collage of some fine music from start to finish. Here is the track listing:
David Axelrod – 1000 rads
Vladimir Cosma – Profil Grec 1
Crown Heights Affair – The Love I Found this Time
The Flasher OST – The Flight
Dorothy Ashby – Windmills of your mind
David Axelrod – Ken Russell
Frank Gartner – Laser
Dexter Wansel – The Sweetest Pain
Jon Lucien – Would you Believe in me Glenn Davis Edit
Donald Byrd – Think Twice
Hubert Laws – Undecided
Driver OST – Driving
Leo Hassler – Grotesque
Manzel- Space Funk
Lalo Schrifen – No one is home
Herbie Hancock – Ready or Not
Flashlight – Beginner’s Luck
Tomita – Aranjuez
58 minutes of some of the finest hip-hop out there can be heard in a new mixtape by DJ Create that he calls Rolling Stoned, reason because the lyrics refer to marijuana a lot and if you want to take a toke while listening to the audio highness, do so right now.
While the song is called “Grand FliPP”, it sounds like there are two songs in this, as if it’s ready made for a music video of some sort. No need for the double dual, “Grand FliPP” holds up beautifully as if it’s an unused track from the 1990’s and everyone were in awe after hearing this. Undo the double duty, just make this song the sole journey.
The legacy of Napolean XIV continues almost 50 years after the release of his biggest song when Butcher Babies have done a brutal metal version of “They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!”. Personally, the song doesn’t get to its core until 66 percent into the song, when they speed things up and recite the best lyrics in the song, when Jerry Samuels (b/k/a Napolean XIV) spoke about the “trees and flowers and chirping birds”. That’s the part of the song where you could hear the moment he was being taken away, and the job here is modernized with sick results. The song is from their latest EP Uncovered (Century Media), which also features an incredible cover of S.O.D.’s “Pussywhipped”.
Lurkavelli has found a way to blow some heads with this song, what he calls “New Lurk City” and it may be a place you’ll want to live in. Pack your bags and head there as soon as possible.
Their music is called trash pop, but I wonder what Tinkerbelles call themselves? Dusted rocker? Pure gout? Unknown, but their new album is called Fine Asses (Teepeespeek) and oddly enough, it’s available as a 7″. How does that happen? I have no idea but if the idea sounds interesting, have a listen to a song from Fine Asses called “When Puppies Cry”. The song may not answer how an album fits as a 7″ record but find out for yourself.
After releasing a debut album two years ago, French post-black metal artist Decline Of The I will be taking things to that other level of the game again with Rebellion (Agonia), to be released early next year.
While Decline Of The I is fronted by A.K. and pretty much plays almost everything on the album (i.e. drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, programming and samples), he also has G. (vocals), V (vocals), and S. (drums) helping him out. While their names are identified solely by initials, their music is more vast than that, as you will hear in the song “Hexenface”, which you can listen to via Soundcloud.