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Sabu Martinez :: Afro Temple (1973)

8/14/2018
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His final effort as a bandleader, Afro-Cuban conguero wizard Sabu Martinez cemented his legacy with 1973’s Afro Temple. Recorded in Sweden and released six years before his death, the album is a swirling, spiritual, and psychedelic bouillabaisse of sound riffing on, and augmenting, many of the sonic traditions Martinez had worked throughout his career. At […]

Duration:00:09:30

McCoy Tyner :: Makin’ Out (1974)

8/13/2018
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Via the pianist’s 1974 live album, Atlantis, this track is an absolute monster. Notably backed by co-conspirators, saxophonist Azar Lawrence, bassist Juini Booth, percussionist Guilherme Francothe and drummer Wilby Flethcer, the piece’s formidable tone is immediately set, moving along under its own estimable weight for the next 13 minutes. Tyner drives the quintet from the onset, […]

Duration:00:13:04

The Lagniappe Sessions :: Jess Williamson (Second Session)

8/10/2018
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Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Following the 2015 release of her debut lp, Native State, we showcased (then) newcomer Jess Williamson’s Lagniappe Session with her take on Leonard Cohen, Nina Simone and Bob Dylan. That session is […]

Duration:00:03:27

The Lagniappe Sessions :: Cornelia Murr

7/31/2018
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Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. The Lagniappe Sessions return with Cornelia Murr whose debut lp, Lake Tear of the Clouds, dropped earlier this month. Produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket and featuring a Yoko Ono […]

Duration:00:02:30

Transmissions Podcast :: Yosuke Kitazawa/Remembering Richard Swift/Strange Stars

7/27/2018
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Humid funk out there, but we’re keeping cool. You are tuned into the July edition of the Aquarium Drunkard Transmissions podcast, our monthly series of interviews, features, and audio esoterica. On this episode, Justin Gage sits down with crate digger and producer Yosuke Kitazawa, to discuss Light in the Attic Records’ Japan Archival reissue series, which […]

Duration:01:05:37

Monomono ‎:: Give The Beggar A Chance

7/27/2018
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A standout cut from the Casual Water mixtape we assembled for Reverberation Radio. Nigeria, 1971. Monomono :: Give The Beggar A Chance

Duration:00:06:17

The Lagniappe Sessions :: Wilder Maker

7/24/2018
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Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Wilder Maker’s new album Zion is an angry yet passionate, tongue in cheek dispatch from singer/guitarist Gabriel Birnbaum (Debo Band) and his long-time collaborators Katie Von Schleicher, Nick Jost (Baroness), Adam Brisbin […]

Duration:00:03:33

Beverly Glenn-Copeland :: Keyboard Fantasies

7/18/2018
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In 1970, Canada via Philadelphia singer / songwriter Beverly Glenn-Copeland cut his first two records. One self-titled, the other just called Beverly Copeland, on both discs he creates an intense and intimate dialogue amongst backdrops of desolate blues, rambling folk, serpentine jazz, and luminescent classical rhapsodies. With a powerfully earnest and transfixing androgynous vocal spectrum, […]

Duration:00:07:21

Bomboclat! Island Soak 8 :: Jamaican Vintage (A Mixtape)

7/16/2018
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It’s July, which means it’s time to check in with the third largest of the four Greater Antilles. Enter Bomboclat! Island Soak, Volume 8 – another batch of seasoned sides from the private collection of John Mascarenhas. Bomboclat! Island Soak 8 :: Jamaican Vintage (A Mixtape) 1) The Hamlins – Everyone Got To Be There […]

Duration:01:07:15

The Lagniappe Sessions :: Sam Evian

7/16/2018
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Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Celestial Shore veteran Sam Owens returned last month via, You, Forever – his second lp under the nom de tune Sam Evian. Like his 2016 debut, the record is another slice of […]

Duration:00:07:25

Lafayette Afro Rock Band :: Soul Makossa

7/13/2018
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To become one of the best American funk bands of the 1970s, the Lafayette Afro Rock Band had to leave the country. After forming on Long Island in 1970, the group surveyed the landscape: Funkadelic had released their self-titled debut and would soon drop Maggot Brain; Sly Stone was a year removed from Stand! and […]

Duration:00:07:02

Etuk Ubong :: Black Debtors

7/12/2018
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Etuk Ubong was born and raised in Lagos, but you don’t need me to tell you that; “Black Debtors,” his latest single, is built on a truncated rhythm so thick it feels like Fela Kuti’s “Open and Close” groove folded over on itself four or five times — a rhythmic orientation Ubong knows plenty about […]

Duration:00:04:47

Casual Water / Summer Crate Mixtape

7/11/2018
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Floated this medley of selections from our summer crate over to our friends at Reverberation Radio last week as part of their ongoing guest mix series. Lots of dub. Lots of reverb. Laisse rouler. Casual Water :: Summer Crate Mixtape King Tubby & Yabbu U – Conquering Dub (excerpt) Serge Gainsbourg – Javanaise Remake Rikki […]

Duration:00:39:04

The Lagniappe Sessions :: Rosali

7/9/2018
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Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Yup, we’re big fans of Rosali Middleman’s new album Trouble Anyway. Cut with an arsenal of who’s who players of the Philadelphia scene, the album soars and burns with the raw emotion […]

Duration:00:03:18

Sonya Spence :: In the Dark

7/6/2018
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Sonya Spence’s “I Love You So” – a slice of downbeat reggae soul from 1978 – comes across so fragile and dreamlike, it feels as if it might drift away at any moment; either taking the listener with it or, like the title of the album it calls home, leaving them in the dark. Spence […]

Richard Swift :: 1977-2018

7/3/2018
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Richard Swift, songwriter, producer, visual artist, and genuine American weirdo, has passed. A prolific producer and sideman — known for his work with Damien Jurado, the Shins, the Black Keys/Dan Auerbach, Lætitia Sadier, Foxygen, David Bazan, the Pretenders, Starflyer 59, Kevin Morby, and countless more — Swift was also responsible for a series of difficult […]

Duration:00:54:34

Transmissions Podcast :: Jim James + Cornelia Murr/Talk Show: Robbie Simon

6/28/2018
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And we’re back. Welcome to the June edition of the Aquarium Drunkard Transmissions podcast, our monthly series of features, interviews, and audio esoterica. This month, we have two in-depth conversations. Up first, Jim James of My Morning Jacket and singer/songwriter Cornelia Murr. They’ve both got new records at the ready. On June 29, James releases […]

Duration:01:07:18

Charles Mingus :: Live at Montreux, 1975

6/27/2018
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These days, when Charles Mingus is remembered, it’s primarily for records like Mingus Ah Um, Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus or The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady. All great records, but Mingus kept recording and playing for another decade-plus — indeed, he was recording almost up until his death from ALS in 1979. Live in […]

Duration:00:10:32

David Darling :: Cycles

6/26/2018
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Last year witnessed the opening of the hallowed digital vaults of the ECM label. Long a holdout from digital platforms, the Berlin based ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) was founded in 1969 by Manfred Eicher in Munich, blurring the lines between contemporary jazz, classical and the avant-garde. Stay tuned for our own chap book dedicated […]

Duration:00:09:20

Barry Walker Jr :: Diaspora Urkontinent

6/26/2018
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Given the chance, the sound of any instrument can conjure up the sensation of drifting. But few tools seem as equipped for the job as the pedal steel guitar. On Barry Walker Jr.’s marvelous new album Diaspora Urkontinent, the Corvallis, Oregon-based musician buildings compositions around the subtly warping sound of his of his “tectonic pedal […]

Duration:00:02:22