Archive for November, 2010

The Re-Ups: The Acid Folk Vols. 1-4

A very early Christmas present to you all – or a slightly early Hanukkah present, if you prefer. In any case, this is great music to wrap gifts by.

As with the Rap in the 90s compilations, this should go without saying but – in case it’s not abundantly clear – these compilations are intended as samplers, designed to generate interest in and real-world sales for the artists featured. So, if you hear any stuff you particularly like on these comps (and you will), please do the right thing – support the artists by purchasing their work, preferably on vinyl.

About five years ago, there was a significant revival of interest in classic UK folk-rock from the late 60s/early 70s. Consequently, a lot of albums by artists featured on these compilations got re-issued in swanky vinyl and CD editions. Again, the point is that there’s no excuse – so start downloading, have a listen and then head down to your local record emporium and get shopping.

The Acid Folk Vol. 1

The Acid Folk Vol. 1
1. The Watersons – “Hal-An-Tow”
2. Anne Briggs – “Tangled Man”
3. The Pentangle – “Light Flight”
4. Bert Jansch – “Needle of Death”
5. Magnet – “Gently Johnny”
6. Forest – “Graveyard”
7. Shirley Collins – “The Cruel Mother”
8. Shirley Collins & The Albion Country Band – “The Murder of Maria Marten”
9. Fairport Convention – “Tam Lin”
10. Trees – “Sally Free and Easy”
11. Comus – “Herald”
Click here to download The Acid Folk Vol. 1


The Acid Folk Vol. 2

The Acid Folk Vol. 2
1. The Watersons – “Christmas is Now Drawing Near”
2. Trees – “While the Iron is Hot”
3. Fairport Convention – “Autopsy”
4. Sandy Denny – “Milk and Honey”
5. Anne Briggs – “Sandman’s Song”
6. Vashti Bunyan – “Window Over the Bay”
7. Shirley Collins & Davy Graham – “Hares on the Mountain”
8. The Pentangle – “Let No Man Steal Your Thyme”
9. Bert Jansch – “Black Water Side”
10. Forest – “Do Not Walk in the Rain”
11. The Incredible String Band – “A Very Cellular Song”
12. Roy Harper – “Me and My Woman”
Click here to download The Acid Folk Vol. 2


The Acid Folk Vol. 3

The Acid Folk Vol. 3
1. John Renbourn – “Down on the Barge”
2. Shirley Collins – “Adieu to Old England”
3. Vashti Bunyan – “Where I Like to Stand”
4. Davy Graham – “Anji”
5. Bill Fay – “Warwick Town”
6. Bert Jansch – “I Have No Time”
7. The Watersons – “The Whitby Lad”
8. Fairport Convention – “Tale in Hard Time”
9. Fresh Maggots – “Rosemary Hill”
10. Anne Briggs – “Living by the Water”
11. Sandy Denny – “Late November”
12. Martin Carthy – “Lord Randall”
13. Steeleye Span – “Rogues in a Nation”
14. Trader Horne – “Morning Way”
15. Kevin Coyne – “Evil Island Home”
16. Trees – “Fool”
17. The Pentangle – “Cruel Sister”
Click here to download The Acid Folk Vol. 3


The Acid Folk Vol. 4

The Acid Folk Vol. 4
1. Bridget St. John – “Song for the Laird of Connaugh”
2. Shelagh McDonald – “Ophelia’s Song”
3. Mellow Candle – “Break Your Token”
4. Maddy Prior & Tim Hart – “Who’s the Fool Now?”
5. Steeleye Span – “Blacksmith”
6. Lal & Mike Waterson – “Red Wine and Promises”
7. Shirley Collins – “Ca’ the Yowes”
8. Davy Graham – “Black is the Colour of My True Love’s Hair”
9. Fairport Convention – “Doctor of Physick”
10. Spirogyra – “Old Boot Wine”
11. Clive Palmer – “Girl from the North Country”
12. Bert Jansch – “It Don’t Bother Me”
13. The Pentangle – “Bruton Town”
14. Synanthesia – “The Tale of the Spider and the Fly”
15. Mark Fry – “The Witch”
16. Comus – “Drip Drip”
Click here to download
The Acid Folk Vol. 4

BONUS FEATURE 1: THE LADIES OF ACID FOLK

Sandy Denny

Shirley Collins

Mellow Candle

Shelagh McDonald

Bridget St. John

Anne Briggs

Vashti Bunyan

Judy Dyble of Fairport Convention and Trader Horne

Judy Dyble of Fairport Convention and Trader Horne

Maddy Prior

Barbara Gaskin of Spirogyra

Barbara Gaskin of Spirogyra

(Yes, that Barbara Gaskin)

Lal Waterson

Lal Waterson

BONUS FEATURE 2: THE ACID FOLK REMIX PROJECT VOL. 2
1. Comus –  “Bitten (Not Me Remix by Esperik Glare)”
2. Not Me – “APC Meets Fairport Convention Upcountry”
3. Historian Trinkets – “She Walked Through the Fair Gathering Mushrooms”
4. Nick Krgovich & Rose Melberg – “Coldest Night of the Year (Version Two)”
5. Johnny Payne – “Meet on the Ledge”
6. Skullfucker – “The Witch”
7. Secret Pyramid – “Milk and Honey”
8. Shirley Collins – “Adieu to Old England (Not Me Remix by connect_icut)”
9. The Watersons – “Hal-an-Tow (Gunshae’s Winter of Discontent Remix)”
10. Wonk – “Cellular (Lord Summerisle is My Co-Pilot Mix)”
11. Skullfucker vs. connect_icut – “Evil Island Home”
12. The Pentangle – “Lyke-Wake Dirge (Not Me Remix by Esperik Glare)”
Click here to download: The Acid Folk Remix Project Vol. 2

November 29, 2010 at 9:00 am 6 comments

Loop – Arc Lite

Loop – “Arc Lite”

November 28, 2010 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson: 1955-2010

Peter Christopherson

Peter Christopherson

RIP

While this here blog found much of Sleazy’s behaviour in recent years to be… disturbing (and not in a good way), there’s no denying the profound effect his music had on the massed ranks of our editorial staff.

November 25, 2010 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

CSAF 10-20 2010 Vols. 12 & 13

Two new entries in CSAF Records’ 10-20 2010 series…

VOLUME 12

Fieldhead - reference line

Fieldhead - reference line

Fieldhead – “reference line” (CSAF125DL) 10:00
From Last FM: “Fieldhead is P. Elam (formerly a resident of Leeds, UK, currently a resident of Vancouver, BC). Since 2008 he has produced ambient/electronic music that delights in tape hiss, geography, bleak landscapes and decaying analogue loops. He is also a full time member of Hood side project The Declining Winter and a part time member of Glissando’s Fleeting Glimpse Ensemble.” And according to the man himself: “‘reference line’ is a minimal, studio version of an improvised piece performed with Ora Cogan at Fake Jazz in Vancouver on September 1st 2010. As no recording was made of the performance, a recreation was made from memory.”
Download in .zip format
Listen online

VOLUME 13

hmbkr - Radio Majesty

hmbkr - Radio Majesty

hmbkr – “Radio Majesty” (CSAF126DL) 17:19
Vancouver-based quartet hmbkr features Scant Intone and connect_icut alongside members of coin gutter and the infamous Ejaculation Death Rattle (aka EDR). The hmbkr sound is based around real-time digital signal processing, unconventional tuning systems (specifically, just intonation) and the primal vocal stylings of EDR’s Ross Birdwise. “Radio Majesty” is an edited version of an improvisation performed in private at Vancouver’s VIVO Media Arts Centre. It represents the public’s first opportunity to experience the magic of hmbkr!
Download in .zip format
Listen online

November 22, 2010 at 11:16 pm Leave a comment

Dept. of OMFG!

Disco Inferno - The 5 EPs

Disco Inferno - The 5 EPs

Later this month?

Seefeel - Seefeel

Seefeel - Seefeel

February 2011!

Disco Inferno – “Summer’s Last Sound”

Seefeel – “Faults”

November 20, 2010 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Tim Hecker + Loscil, Vancouver, Nov 19

Tim Hecker

Tim Hecker

Tim Hecker
Loscil

Friday November 19th 2010, 9PM
The Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5T 1S1
In advance: $15 general, $10 Students/WF Members
On the door: $18 general, $12 Students/WF Members

Advance tickets available via telephone or in person at the Western Front (Tuesday-Friday, 12 noon-5PM, until 5PM Friday November 19th, 604-876-9343)  or and at Zulu Records (1972 West 4th Avenue, 604-738-3232).

Tim Hecker – “Stags, Aircraft, Kings & Secretaries”

Loscil – “Dub for Cascadia”

There’s a also a very interesting show happening the night before, at an excellent restaurant in Vancouver’s most awesome neighbourhood. Here are the details of that one:

Ejaculation Death Rattle (with Soressa Gardner)
Pink Island (Lee Hutzulak, Dave Leith, Madoka Hara)
Yellow Thief
Nervous Operator
Thursday November 18th 2010, 8pm
Nyala

4148 Main Street (Main and King Edward), Vancouver BC
$5 door

“Come on out to Nyala for cheap drinks and inexpensive (and tasty) appetizers, plus a an eclectic mix of experimental electronic music,
electronic and acoustic improvisation, a touch of noise and other genres – all home-grown in Vancouver. Nyala African Cuisine has served Vancouver for the last 20 years. We serve a diverse variety of food from many parts of Africa including Ethiopia, Morocco and South Africa, using fresh ingredients found locally in Vancouver. We are a fully licensed eating establishment that serves an excellent selection of wine and beer from South Africa and British Columbia.”


November 16, 2010 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

The Re-Ups: Rap in the 90s Vols. 1-3

Rap in the 90s

Rap in the 90s

This should go without saying but – in case it’s not abundantly clear – these compilations are intended as samplers, designed to generate interest in and real-world sales for the artists featured. So, if you hear any stuff you particularly like on these comps (and you will), please do the right thing – support the artists by purchasing their work, preferably on vinyl.

One of the (many) great things about classic 90s hip-hop is that a lot of it has managed to stay in print on vinyl and CD. Presumably, paid downloads are also easy to come by. So there’s really no excuse, is there? Get downloading, have a listen and then go shopping!

Rap in the 90s Vol. 1

Rap in the 90s Vol. 1

Rap in the 90s Vol. 1
1. KRS-One – “Sound of the Police”
2. A Tribe Called Quest – “Award Tour”
3. Digable Planets – “Jettin'”
4. The Pharcyde – “Soul Flower (Remix)”
5. Souls of Mischief – “93 ‘Til Infinity”
6. Jeru the Damaja – “Mental Stamina”
7. Gang Starr – “Blowin’ Up the Spot”
8. Mobb Deep – “Shook Ones Part Two”
9. Black Moon – “Buck ‘Em Down (Remix)”
10. Gravediggaz -“Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide”
11. Wu-Tang Clan – “Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber, Part 2”
12. Nas – “It Ain’t Hard to Tell”
13. Goodie Mob – “Cell Therapy”
Click here to download Rap in the 90s Vol. 1

Rap in the 90s Vol. 2

Rap in the 90s Vol. 2

Rap in the 90s Vol. 2
1. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – “Brooklyn Zoo”
2. GZA/Genius – “Investigative Reports”
3. Capleton & Method Man – “Wings of the Morning”
4. Method Man & Redman – “How High?”
5. Keith Murray – “Get Lifted”
6. Busta Rhymes – “Whoo Ha! Got You All in Check”
7. Smif-N-Wessun – “Bucktown”
8. Black Moon – “Reality”
9. Craig Mack – “Flava in Ya Ear”
10. Blahzay Blahzay – “Danger”
11. Onyx – “Slam”
12. Smoothe da Hustler – “Murdafest”
13. Nine – “Any Emcee”
14. Brand Nubian – “Word is Bond”
15. Lost Boyz – “Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless”
16. Channel Live – “Mad Izm”
17. Tha Alkaholics – “Contents Under Pressure”
Click here to download Rap in the 90s Vol. 2

Rap in the 90s Vol. 3

Rap in the 90s Vol. 3

Rap in the 90s Vol. 3
1. Eric B. & Rakim – “Mahogany”
2. Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth – “Funky Technician”
3. Main Source – “Vamos a Rapiar”
4. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – “They Reminisce Over You (TROY)”
5. Redman – “Blow Your Mind”
6. Diamond and the Psychotic Neurotics – “*!*! What U Heard”
7. Showbiz & A.G. – “Represent”
8. Das EFX – “Krazy wit da Books”
9. Lords of the Underground – “Here Come the Lords”
10. Brand Nubian – “Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down”
11. Artifacts – “C’mon wit da Git Down”
12. Fu-Schnickens – “Breakdown”
13. Ahmad – “Back in the Day”
14. Big L – “Lifestylez ov da Poor and Dangerous”
15. Raekwon – “Ice Water”
16. Funkmaster Flex – “Nuttin but Flavour”
17. Frankie Cutlass – “Puerto Rico/Black People”
Click here to download Rap in the 90s Vol. 3

November 13, 2010 at 10:00 am 7 comments

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