(san Francisco’s Matmos)
This is going to be a fairly short post, with quite a lot of music. I’ve been trying to expand my listening habits of late, which is always fun, and have been checking out The Wire, which is fantastic both on and off-line, and two other blogs which are also very good for challenging and experimental are An Idiot’s Guide To Dreaming and 20 Jazz Funk Greats (eagle-eyed readers will spot that the title of the latter blog is, of course, a reference to a Throbbing Gristle album, rather than a compilation of slap-bass monstrosities). If you like what you’re about to hear, then they should be your next port of call, along with Epitonic and Insound
For your aural pleasure, two tracks apiece from five acts.
WARNING: This music is not for those who cannot deal with being challenged!
Black Dice-‘Endless Happiness.’ mp3
Black Dice-‘Roll Up.’ mp3
Current 93 -‘Then Kill Caesar.’ mp3
Current 93 -‘VauVauVau(Black Ships In Their Harbour).’ mp3
Matmos -‘The Struggle Against Unreality Begins.’ mp3
Matmos-‘Roses And Teeth For Ludwig Wittgenstein.’ mp3
Mono -‘The Flames.’ mp3
Mono -‘Halcyon Beautiful Days.’ mp3
Yellow Swans -‘Untitled.’ mp3
Yellow Swans -‘I Woke Up.’ mp3
As always, if you like what you hear, please support the artists involved by buying music, going to see shows etc.
Due to going on honeymoon, these links will be up for two weeks.