Sunday, September 23, 2018

Mixtape 62 - J.R. Fritsch



Here is the 62nd installment of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with J.R. Fritsch of Seratus Ribu Records.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Mixtape 61 - Darsombra (Part 2)



Here is the 61st installment of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring part two of an interview with Brian Daniloski and Ann Everton of Darsombra.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Mixtape 60 - Darsombra (Part 1)



Here is the 60th installment of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring part one of an interview with Brian Daniloski and Ann Everton of Darsombra.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Bandcamp Picks - Brant Bjork, Yawning Man, Domadora, Great Electric Quest



Throw on some platform shoes and pull out the shag rug for the Seventies-riffic third solo album by stoner rock godfather Brant Bjork. Mankind Woman widens the scope of the desert rock style that Bjork pioneered with Fu Manchu and Kyuss, encompassing Seventies funk, Sixties psychedelia, and Motown. "Groovy" in every sense of the word. [€8.99]



Yawning Man also have roots in the desert rock scene, with members who served time in Kyuss and Fatso Jetson, as well as contributed to Josh Homme's Desert Sessions. So it's quite a surprise that The Revolt Against Tired Noises bears little resemblance to the fuzzed out sound they helped establish, opting for a spacey and crystalline style that has more in common Mogwai. A shimmering update of "Catamaran" (a Yawning Man song which Kyuss covered on their last album) only underscores the wide berth between their past and present. A relief for tired ears. [$8]



On the other hand, French instrumental quartett Domadora remain fiercely devoted to the heft and fuzz that the Palm Springs desert birthed. Born out of improvised jams, the four songs that comprise LACUNA veer from earthshakingly heavy to sublimely delicate, taking the listener on a wordless journey. Some stories need no narration. [€8]



If there's one band that's destined to be airbrushed on the side of a van, it's San Diego's Great Electric Quest. Chapter II - OF EARTH is a retro freight train making stops at early Priest and Sabbath's Dio period, terminating at Seventies metal Valhalla. Faith, meet your defenders. [$5.99]

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Mixtape 59 - Youth Avoiders



Here is the 59th installment of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with Parisian punk rockers Youth Avoiders.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Mixtape 58 - Mymanmike



Here is the 58th installment of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with Seoul-based power violence band Mymanmike.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Mixtape 57 - Marijannah



Here is the 57th instalment of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with Rasyid Juraimi of Singaporean stoner rockers Marijannah.


Saturday, August 4, 2018

Mixtape 56 - Potion



Here is the 56th instalment of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with Sydney psychedelic metal band Potion.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Mixtape 55 - Shatter Brain



Here is the 55th instalment of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with Ryan Quarrington, Matthew DeSisto, and Pat Callaghan of Adelaide metal band Shatter Brain.


Sunday, July 22, 2018

an interview with New Old Skull

I'm late to most things, but I was several decades late in discovering seminal noise rock band Live Skull. The band helped define the No Wave style that emerged from NY's Lower East Side, providing an arty, cerebral alternative to the NYHC sound that was taking shape at the same time. Recently, the band's members reunited in the form of New Old SkullI reached out to the band to find out more about this segment of music history that passed me by; guitarist/vocalist Mark C. was extremely generous with his time in answering my questions.