Thursday, August 25, 2011


Mrs. Boursky...where is your son? The last I heard, Jayson was on trial for burning down Wade Manor. I think he lost everything in that fire. 25 years later still sounds like genius to me. Dig it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Fourth Way-The Sun and Moon Have Come Together

The first of three live recordings from the seminal San Francisco Bay Area electric jazz group. I read somewhere that Mike Nock (who wrote most of these tunes) went to one of the Capitol records execs to ask for permission to release these long out of print recordings and was threatened with litigation (go figger'). I found a copy on Amazon for $ can grab it here.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Digital Mystikz Return II Space (DMZLP001) LP 2010

DMZ is a record label run by Digital Mystikz, a dubstep outift consisting of Coki and Mala. They produce the most influential and intense dubstep tracks and have been brought into mainstream popularity by Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs' show Dubstep Warz, as Mary Anne Hobbs first discovered dubstep music at a club run by DMZ.  

Get it.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Zoobombs-Welcome Back!

Remember these guys?  This record still sounds as vital as it did 14 years ago. Get it.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Phew-Debut (1981)

Here for your enjoyment is Phew's debut LP, originally released in 1981 on Pass Records. This album caught my eye primarily because it featured the talent of Can's Holger Czukay, though in what capacity I am still uncertain. There's kraut-like rock throughout the record ("Closed" and the awkwardly nightmarish "Doze") as well as some relatively abstract songs reminiscent of the better material from Stolen and Contaminated Songs (check out "Dream" and compare it to Coil's "Who'll Fall"). At times I was reminded of OOIOO's rhythmic fixations and even Cabaret Voltaire's minimal approach to dance music. Still, there's a logic to Phew's odd dynamics that holds the record together and prevents it from being a random collection of material.

Phew got her start with the Japanese punk band Aunt Sally and has also recorded with Novo Tono and Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Ensemble. We'll be trying to locate more of her work; in the meantime you can download the self-titled album below. 

Phew, Phew1981, Pass Records, LP

01. Closed (3:15)
02. Signal (4:28)
03. Doze (5:14)
04. Dream (3:15)
05. Mapping (3:41)
06. Aqua (3:48)
07. P-Adic (3:32)
08. Fragment (3:52)
09. Circuit (1:37)
Played and produced by Phew, Jaki Liebezeit, Holger Czukay, Conny Plank, and Yoshitaka Goto
Recorded and mixed at Conny's Studio and Czukay's Editing Laboratory
Recording engineer: Conny Plank
Mastered by Hiroshi Shiota at Tokyo Recording Co., Ltd.

**This post jacked from Very cool site-but inactive since 2008 (oh well)
The link is new, so get it while it's working.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

jah division-dub will tear us apart

Here's another hard to find one. Jah Division as you might have guessed by the name, specializes in dubbed out Joy Division covers. These are all instrumental tracks, so don't worry about Ian's ghost getting pissed off. This 12" EP was a limited release of 800