バイブon this from 2017: the first entry of Osaka-based (French) dj & record collector, Dckne's three part series, digging 1970s Japanese jazz/funk/groove.
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Synesthesia for all. Denizen of the French avant-garde, Brigitte Fontaine released six collaborative lps over the course of ten years (between 1970-80) with vocalist/composer Areski Belkacem. Released in 1973, Je ne connais pas cet homme is the first entry of the pair's formal collaboration.
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Sui generis. Ambient journeyman, Destroyer collaborator and jazz saxophonist, Joseph Shabason has captured and held our imagination over the course of two long-players: Aytche and Anne . As noted in our 2018 Year In Review , Anne found [...]
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Few contemporary artists have graced these pages as often as Michael Nau. As Cotton Jones, Nau and his wife, Whitney McGraw, landed on our radar a decade ago with the release of Paranoid Cocoon , officially [...]
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50 years ago a different Feelies, predating the Jersey bred post-punk demigods by seven years, approached perfection for three minutes and thirty seconds. The opening bass riff is a misdirection, ceding to a sonic and [...]
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Cut from the same dank and swampy cloth as JJ Cale and Bobby Charles, Scott Hirsch has paid his dues over the past two decades; both solo and with The Court & Spark / Hiss Golden Messenger. Last year’s Lost Time Behind the Moon found Hirsch mining languid, back porch Americana coupled with humid country-funk. Or: JJ Cale on cough syrup.
This installment of the Lagniappe Sessions finds Hirsch at his Ojai, CA studio, Echo Magic West, laying down three wildly emotional covers by the likes of...
An imaginary journey back to the lagoon where Hermeto Pascoal, O Grupo, and some butterflies made music in the river. 17 otherworldly tracks from Brazil.
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Aquarium Drunkard presents Norio Sato's (Record Shop Rare Groove, Osaka, Japan) exclusive mix 'Music Book: An Exploration of Japanese Sounds', for the Mr. Good Boy Record Cart.
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Returning for his second Lagniappe Session, guitarist William Tyler offers up new covers of Fleetwood Mac and Yo La Tengo, and sets about interpreting compositions by George Frideric Handel and Antonín Leopold Dvořák.
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Issued in 1977 via Rounder Records, Pierre Bensusan 2 is largely comprised of the acoustic guitarist's take on traditional European folk music. Sung in Bensusan's native French, the two sides scan hoary folklore from the Scandinavian tundra to the British isles. Folklore that is both interpreted and, at times, appended by the artist.
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An American composer making music on the respective edges of America — Oregon and Maine – Keith Kenniff records as Goldmund. Texturally, the project is a natural extension of his Helios project, fusing Kenniff’s interests in ambient, analog electronic and neo-classical. Introspective. Meditative.
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Welcome to the February 2019 edition of our Transmissions Podcast. On this episode, we sit down with Bruce Hornsby to discuss his new lp Absolute Zero. Then, William Tyler performs and discusses songs from Goes West live at Gold Diggers.
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From Nigeria and Benin to Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, the polyrhythmic percussive patterns of West Africa have always been funky. But the starting in the early 70s and continuing late into the 80s, synths began [...]
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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. Jerry David DeCicca is no stranger to these parts. This, his second [...]
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On the eve of her birthday, a journey through some lesser-known songs of the inimitable Indigenous artist and activist’s Vanguard years. Nine albums of groundbreaking folk and country, with diversions into pioneering electronic rock and searching orchestral pop—always [...]
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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. Hand Habits , the working sobriquet of Meg Duffy, first entered our sphere in [...]
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Sawmill, Vol 1 is a collection of traditional songs and a few songs I have written, all recorded live to cassette on acoustic and nylon classical guitar. This is a handpicked selection for Aquarium Drunkard from that collection….
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...I dropped the needle, disappeared into the couch and let saccharine waves of perverse lounge cascade over me. I may have even closed my eyes (poetic license). I have no idea of the artist’s intent, or what they were aiming for, as I’d already tossed the accompanying press materials. But often this is a good thing. The record works fine as-is. Whatever it is.
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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. Bonny Doon’s pace is like the Mitch Hedberg joke, “I’m sick of following my [...]
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Over the past two decades, The Moore Brothers have quietly built up an unassailable discography. Greg and Thom Moore haven’t quite broken through in a major way, but they’ve picked up some high-profile fans along [...]
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