Friday, August 28, 2009

Os Brazões - 1969 - Os Brazões

Flawless Brazilian psych rock. No filler here. Every track is excellent. If I had to pick a favorite though, it would probably be "Tao Longe de Mim". This has been one of my favorites for a while. Don't pass it up.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Nora Keyes - 2005 - Songs To Cry By For The Golden Age Of Nothing

Spooky, shrieking vocals compliment the eerie sounds of organs, accordion, theremin and acoustic guitar. Sounds like a gypsy band scoring an old silent film. If you like weird music or picked up the Centimeters album I posted a while ago, you'll probably like this. Nora Keyes was a core member.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Andreas Ammer & Fm Einheit - 1994 - Radio Inferno

This was in regular rotation in my high school days. It's a radio opera based on Dante's Divine Comedy. Written by Andreas Ammer and directed by FM Einheit of Einstürzende Neubauten. A handful of members from EN provide voice acting and instrumentation, while John Peel narrates. I've still never heard anything like it.

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sean Lennon - 1999 - Half Horse Half Musician

Radio versions of a few songs from "Into the Sun" with a handful of solid B-sides that didn't make it on the record. "Heart & Lun" and "Happiness" are real pop gems. "Dream" is grunge-y and a little out of place. "5/8" has a celebratory feel and "Pyramid" wanders into free jazz terrain. The moog version of "Into the Sun" makes for a nice closer.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Eden Ahbez - 1960 - Eden's Island

Well arranged exotica with lyrics and poetry pertaining to nature and island life. A lot of reviewers write this album off as a curiosity, but I think it holds up well. Decide for yourself.

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