Active Music Listening Tuesday September 9, 2014

YTD recordings listened to: 704
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 443
Not good music: 215

Honorable Mentions: 8
Buys: 12

Possibles: Boyd Rivers, Chris McGregor, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Dave Arner Trio, Bill Horist, MAKU Soundsystem, Zomby, Retox, About Group, Jello Biafra, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Kendl Winter, Bone Dance, Defeater, Lindi Ortega, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee,  The Ballantynes, Debruit and Aljawal, Slidhr, The Whammies, The Chewers, La Misa Negra, Alexander Hawkins, Cheryl Pyle,  Toxic Holocaust, Equal Stones, Comeback Kid, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Eccodek, Bio Ritmo, Pacifika, Lenguas Largas

@@@ Bear Mountain: Congo (Last Gang, 2013).  A sort of New Age-y club track I got to via a music publicist email.  Four on the floor bass drum, sniggets of a big vocal chorus, some vaguely world music-y arrangement and a singer that sounds like Meatloaf if you tied a steaming hot rag around his dick and balls.  Maybe I should have typed ballz.  And lest I forget the tune is stuffed with synth-y goodness and some frumpity-funk style guitar.

@@@ Priory: Weekend.  Oh boy, I think I’ve heard this biscuit before.  An epic shot of pop cheese shooting across the sky.  Handclaps, big vocal hooks about how it’s the weekend.  This is a tune for all you cubicle dwellers out there — hang in there, don’t hang yourselves because you work at an insurance company that fucks people over all day.  It’s the weekend — take a couple of days off from being a cog in the giant machine — shake off the numbness induced by laser printers and flourescent lighting.  Put on some fresh underwear, it’s the weekend!!!!

@@@ Cool Ghouls: The Mile (Empty Cellars, 2014).  A mid ’70s midtempo dual guitar midtempo frolic with some Mamas and the Papas vocal harmonizing.  I like the rhythm section — otherwise I was not extraordinarily titillated by this track.  No pants were moistened during listening.  Maybe you will get damp.  I got to this via a music publicist email.

@@@ Tove Lo: Stay High (Not sure, 2014).  Take a bearded white rapper rapping some weird lyrics (lyrics in video) about sex clubs and babies smashed up with some big club diva female vocals.  Generally unfunky track (hand claps!) and a weird track.







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