Active Music Listening Saturday June 20, 2015

YTD recordings listened to: 478
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 279
Not good music: 163

Honorable Mentions: 14
Buys: 9

Possibles: Chris McGregor, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Dave Arner Trio, Bill Horist, MAKU Soundsystem, Zomby, Retox, About Group, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Bone Dance, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Debruit, Slidhr, The Whammies, The Chewers, Alexander Hawkins, Toxic Holocaust, Equal Stones, Comeback Kid, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, Spacesuits, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mohammed Abozekry, Dawn Richard, Leo Welch, Astral Swans, Mastery, Leviathan, Xibalba, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Ellen Jewell, Akitsa

@@@ Dead Moon: Dead Moon, Live at Satyricon (Voodoo Doughnut, 2015).  Off this Aquarius Records’ weekly email which real music fans should sign up for.  I would consider these guys a lo fi, methed out version of AC/DC — big guitar growl and a growling singer, actually a male and a female singer but all filtered through dirt.  Splashy drums and a loos live record feel to the tunes.  I like it without loving it, but check it for yourself.

@@@ Slum Village: Yes! (Ne’ Astra, 2015).  Off the Beats Highlights page with beats mostly done by J Dilla.  To my ears these sound like ’90s era beats and sparse arrangements and the MCs have a bit of a Wu-ey feel but with a bit more consciousness and lots of guest MCs.  Super funky bass line in the fourth tune, Expressive and this is the second tune that is focused on booty.



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