Friday, July 31, 2009

Joe Meek - 1960 - I Hear A New World

Joe Meek produced a lot of lesser known records in the 60s. Most notably his work with The Tornados. His solo album "I Hear A New World" is a concept about life in space. The results are reminiscent of vacationing in Hawaii with Raymond Scott. Totally far out and ahead of it's time. Don't pass this one up.

Get it here.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Purple Confusion - 2002 - The Sound Of The Atom Splitting

IDM supergroup with the members of M83! Slick beats, mellow guitars, weird synth work and well timed glitches. This album is a treat. For fans of Autechre and Boards of Canada.

Get it here.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Beck - 1988 - Banjo Story

Beck's debut is just him and a banjo with a little drums peppered in here and there. It sounds like drunken campfire music for bindle toting tramps (and I mean that in a good way). This album is great!

Get it here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Masonna - 1996 - Ejaculation Generater

I listen to this album when I'm in a bad mood and need to clear my mind.
Not for the faint of heart.
Get it.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Momus - 2003 - Forbidden Software Timemachine - Best Of The Creation Years (1987-1993)

Momus' catalogue is pretty immense and it's difficult to pick a favorite. This compilation brings together a lot of the better songs from "The Poison Boyfriend" up to "Timelord" and makes for a good introduction. If you haven't had the pleasure of hearing his music, wait no longer. This is on regular rotation in my collection.

Get it here:
Disc 1
Disc 2

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Two early Oingo Boingo releases

Oingo Boingo - 1978 - Pelican

Oingo Boingo - 1979 - Demo EP

These two are great!
Get 'em here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Dokaka - 2008 - Human Interface

Anything I could say about this album would fall short of describing how awesome it really is. It's one of a kind. Complete mastery of the human voice as an instrument. He was on Bjork's "Medulla" album and the soundtrack for We Love Katamari. Convinced yet?
Seriously - just listen to it!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Les Baxter - 1947 - Music Out of the Moon

Les Baxter's collaboration with Samuel J. Hoffman is the first recording to feature a theremin.
Beautiful, intoxicating and decades ahead of it's time.
This is literally one of my favorite pieces of music, ever.
Don't deny yourself.
Download it here.