dfbm #87 - Songs of Wild Nothing Pt. III

dfbm #87
Songs of Wild Nothing Pt. III

dfbm #87 - Songs of Wild Nothing Pt. III

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Songs of Wild Nothing is the series for all the weird and wonderful, old and new tunes I come across. Be it old-timey gospel or hillbilly tunes, bedroom pop, psych rock - I'll find a way to stitch them together.

It's starts with an short accapella piece from some jesus folk band. Nothing essential, but a good opener to set the stage for Electric Bardo, a raga rock trio with Ben Kunin on electric sarod. Ben Kunin released in 2002 a wonderful album with solo acoustic guitar pieces, called Acoustic Adventures, which is very much influenced by his interest in Eastern music traditions. Highly recommended.

Ted Lucas is a well known guitarist and player of every stringed instrument, from Detroit. He worked as studio musicians for some famous bands and did his own solo stuff. The psych pop outfit The Spike Drivers, later on this compilation, was his first band.

And more sitar jams by Tom Settle & Friends from his new album "Old Wakes" out on Golden Lab Records. Tom Settle is more or less unknown, but is he's connected to the network Jon Collin is part of. usually more on the folky, sing-along side, United Stringdom is a heady sitar jam.

Joan O'Bryant's Folkways Records releases are one of my faves. She was a researcher and musician and died in her 30s in an car accident. On the Missouri State University website, I found some very lofi live recordings from the Max Hunter Collection.

Nicely along goes Anthony Pasquarosa / Crystalline Roses rendition of A.P. Carter's "No Depression in Heaven". More old-time oddness from Blind Alfred Reed, out on Dust-To-Digital. I feel weird with all the christian notation in those songs, but I love this music. Maybe this is how I come to Jesus. The music of Reed, Washington Phillips or E.C. Ball.

Virgil Caine is some obscuro private press and Richard Twice a forgotten baroque pop gem from 1970. At least one third of this record is really really good. The other two thirds are meh.

Another track from the super rare Michael Kleniec solo guitar record from 1975. Zoned out solo electric guitar head swirls.

From the coming C.Strøm Anthology an early piece of his in semi professional studio quality. Strøm also sent me an ultra short demo of an Norwegian artist called Joelle Premo. She's living in the US as far as I know.

With "The Drain", I finally found my way into Ignatz's desolated urban blues.

Lukas Read is a phantastic story teller and songwriter. With or without words. On DFBM there is a solo acoustic guitar album planned, for the moment, enjoy his previously released lp and ep.

Steve & Ed was a private press album, with the obligatory stock photo cover, that I was looking for since quite some time. I think it's almost impossible to score a vinyl copy, but finding an mp3 rip was equally exciting. Beautiful dream pop from 1975.

From Atlanta based Lebo Jenkins I lifted a track from a new yet to be released album. Sorry Dylan, I was so excited to compile this mixtape. really love the new direction.

Kusudo & Worth is another super rare private press album. Both artists are still alive and maybe they can score an ok deal to reissue this folk master piece. I Would Like To Hear Your Story is just a phenomenal, blissful folk freak out. Intense and on the edge to be annoying. 

The mix closes with a Robbie Basho track from an album I always ignored and some unknown gospel recording from 1927 out of Joe Bussards collection.

I hope you'll enjoy these two hours of weird folk and share it if you like what you hear.

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  1. Hallam Street Band Spirit Of The Lord Come Down Home 1972 discogs
  2. Electric Bardo Jhor/Jhalla Raag Jog 2011 web
  3. Ted Lucas Love And Peace Raga Ted Lucas 1975 discogs
  4. Tom Settle & Friends United Stringdom Old Wakes 2016 web
  5. Joan O'Bryant Mountain Meadows Massacre Max Hunter Collection 1959 web
  6. Crystalline Roses with The Yankee Entertainer No Depession in Heaven Two Man Cult 2016 web
  7. Blind Alfred Reed You Must Unload Blind Alfred Reed: Appalachian Visionary 2016 web
  8. Virgil Caine There's An X In The Middle Of Nixon The Great Lunar Oil Strike, 1976 1971 discogs
  9. Richard Twice Your Love Like Heaven Be Richard Twice 1970 discogs
  10. Sarah Louise Bright Light VDSQ Solo Acoustic Vol. 12 2016 discogs
  11. Michael Kleniec Miserloo Sending 1975 discogs
  12. Peter Walker Johnny Cuckoo Has Anybody Seen Our Freedoms? 2013 discogs
  13. C.Strøm Sail Away Sings and Plays 2016 web
  14. Joelle Premo The Banks of the Ohio Demo 2008 discogs
  15. Konrad People Evil 1982 discogs
  16. Jakob Peck Semblances Emptiness Smiles 2016 web
  17. Mxxxx Mxxxx Hxxxx Urgesang - Gespräche mit Mutter Erde 2005 (Removed)
  18. Ignatz My Children The Drain 2016 web
  19. Paul Bergmann and the Fair Moans Always Be Behind 1 2013 web
  20. Bob Patterson I Am Abandoned Instrumentalist, Singer, Songwriter 2009 discogs
  21. Tymon Dogg I Caught You Dancing Tymon Dogg 1976 discogs
  22. Danny Kroha The Road Is Rough And Rocky Angels Watching Over Me 2015 discogs
  23. Oscar Tengo Day Drunk 3am Shuffle 2016 web
  24. Lukas Read The Ballad of Poor Sam Creacher Long Live Sam! 2014 web
  25. Steve & Ed Where You Belong Dream Song 1975 discogs
  26. Lebo Jenkins Gold Teeth In Mind I'll Fly Away 2016 discogs
  27. Kusudo & Worth I Would Like To Hear Your Story Of Sun And Rain 1969 discogs
  28. Dyckman-James Our Autumn Independent Study (Vinyl Rip) 1968 discogs
  29. The Spike-Drivers Often I Wonder High Time / Often I Wonder 1966 discogs
  30. Robbie Basho Basket Full Of Dragons Basho Sings 1967 discogs
  31. Unknown Artist 1927 ? We Shall Rise Joe Bussard Tape 6/2011 1927 discogs

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