Wednesday, November 20, 2013

assault on precinct 13 c25.

so hey i don't know if this actually a c25, but it seems pretty short, so that is my best guess. anyway, on with the show. do you like vatican shadow? do you like vangelis? those were my two first touch points when listening to this tape. then i thought, actually this sounds a ton like carpenter's score for escape from new york. & lo & behold, this is a carpenter film, so it totally makes sense (yes i have never seen this movie). the only part that bugs me is that they recycle the same two cues over & over again, but they're pretty rad. i think that deathwaltz only put out a limited amount of these tapes, so get yr hands on them while ya can.

Monday, November 11, 2013

abdoul fouad do - soweto c30.

bought this gem from mississippi records down in portland earlier this year. the sahel sounds dude (who is super nice) has a few tapes he brought back with him from africa in there. originally from ghana, then moved to mali to make righteous reggae jams. i think this might have come out in 1988, at least that's what i remember reading back when i did the research about him. i'm not really into reggae to be honest so i'm not sure who to compare this cat to, but i dig the songs he has here.

ps if anyone is interested in trading mixtapes, i'm totally down. my tape deck is a little fucked to be honest so you might get a little feedback & disembodied radio voices during the more quiet moments, but ya know, it adds to the charm right?

Saturday, November 2, 2013

lake - circular doorway c35.

this is my album of the year. easily hands down. saw these guys & gal open for r. stevie moore earlier this year & immediately fell in love. smart summery lo-fi pop that sounds like the pacific northwest feels. dreamy hazy beautiful ethereal ghostly shambolic afternoons spent in the forest melodies. relief might be one of the greatest pop songs ever written. i know this is jumbled & awful & is doing these lovely folks no justice, but everyone needs to know about this band. just click on the photo & listen to the album & support them.