dfbm #96 - Songs of Wild Nothing Pt. VII

dfbm #96
Songs of Wild Nothing Pt. VII

dfbm #96 - Songs of Wild Nothing Pt. VII

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After some silence I worked through my stacks of music to compile a new edition of Songs of Wild Nothing.

tl;dr

Starting off with an exclusive song by Simone Romei aka Desmoines. He recorded a beautiful folk album that should be of interest for everyone who likes a well picked acoustic guitar and bittersweet words. And nobody else than Egle Sommacal helped to produce this album. That sounds like I expect you to know both artists, but I fear you don't. Unless you are from Italy. I already wrote about the beautiful guitar work Sommacal's and Romei contributed an in-depth interview with the Italian John Fahey. There is no release date yet, but you should check out Desmoine's bandcamp (linked in the playlist).

I downloaded the Will Phipps album earlier this year, but unfortunately there is no trace anymore. It was quite good.

The Lost Chord cover version of Sound of Silence is super haunting. I think it's a school band and it was released on a custom label as you can tell by the stock album cover. If someone has the whole lp as mp3 I want to hear the whole thing, even if I think this might be the best track from that record.

Anthony Pasquarosa recorded with Abbandonato Da Dio Nazione the soundtrack to an imaginary spaghetti western. Great work as always and vinyl only (and downloads only from the dark side of music biz).

Earlier this year I stumbled upon a trailer by filmmaker Matthew Salton1 that promised to tell the story of the album called and by Richard Twice. Recorded in the late 60s by Richard Atkins with the famose Wrecking Crew2 the album was a baroque, beautiful piece of psychedelic folk. Due to unfortuante circumstances, Richard Atkins quit playing music and the selftitled album became a rare collectors item. With the rise of music blogs it got rediscovered again and a CD reissue was made.

The short documentary tells in mindblowing, psychedelic animations the story of Richard Atkins and what drove him away from making music for decades3. The New York Times published the short documentary for free.

The Doc Holiday album is a rare private press record out of Justen O'Brien's studio. There is not much know about it. The Justen O'Brien story can be found on the Yoga Records website and the internet you are browsing.

Tompkins Square made itself a name for reissuing long forgotten music. So with William C. Beeley they reissued another folk and country rock gem that only a few people had heard about before. I knew nothing about it, but I dug the coverversion of Buffy Sainte Marie - _Little Wheel Spin and Spin_4

C.C is a mysterious musician named Chris Cologne who appeared on a 3 LP box with some other mysterious musicians (Terry, Jim Collins, Compoundcollective, whatever). All I can say, this is a more interesting release than the other ones. Dark acid folk.

Since the Fletcher Tucker album was all around, I checked it out, but somehow felt nothing when hearing those dark, symphonic pieces. Maybe I lost connection to nature. I guess that's why I left the last two Mount Eerie records untouched. Maybe another time I will catch on.

Stag Hare released a final album with crispy, vintage new age electro tracks. They are around for quite some years and released healing music on their Inner Island label. It was/is a collective of friendly people in tie-dye shirts. I loved their work.

I found the Matthew De Gennaro record from 2003 on the Mutant Sound blog and it stayed with me. It was my entry way to the magical psych folk world of The Skygreen Leopards, The North Sea and so on.

That's it for now. A new Morning Raga mix is in the making. You can support DFBM by buying a t-shirt and share the music. Also support the artists and labels who make all of this possible.

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Tracklist

  1. Desmoines Happy Smiles Like Freshly Mown Grass 2017 web
  2. endless mtns. region spirit guide crimson mask 2017 web
  3. Erik Kramer Ghost Of The Harvest A House, Floating In The Middle Of A Lake 2017 web
  4. Will Phipps Fly Away, Crazy Days Fly Away, Crazy Days 2017 web
  5. Halasan Bazar Burns My Mind Burns 2017-02-10T08:00:00Z web
  6. The Lost Chords Sound of Silence Turn, Turn, Turn 1969 web
  7. Youngkvist Rub' al Khali Creature I 2017 web
  8. power mystery Pausa Nest Broom 2017 web
  9. Anthony Pasquarosa Run For Life, Death Is Near (Sequence 3) Abbandonato Da Dio Nazione 2017 discogs
  10. Joost Dijkema Woodpecker Sacred Revelations 2016 web
  11. Richard Twice If I Knew You Were The One Richard Twice 1970 discogs
  12. John Wilson The Road Is Hard In the Land of Brick and Mortar 1980 discogs
  13. Lebo Jenkins Sweet Pine Sap I'll Fly Away 2016 web
  14. Doc Holiday (I Dreamed I Went) Sailing Last Night Lady Free 1980 discogs
  15. Jake Holmes Lonely The Above Ground Sound Of Jake Holmes 1967 discogs
  16. Blaine Todd Waking Up and Can't Be Touched Golden Apples of the West 2017 web
  17. William C. Beeley Little Wheel Spin & Spin/Codine Gallivantin' 1972 web
  18. Steve & Ed Four Seasons Dream Song 1975 discogs
  19. C.C Where There Is One Live At The Rainbows End 2004 web
  20. Perry Leopold Sunday Afternoon in the Garden of Delights Christian Lucifer 1973 discogs
  21. Fletcher Tucker I Became Smoke Cold Spring 2017 web
  22. Mark McGuire Eleven Sevens Ideas of Beginnings 2017 discogs
  23. Stag Hare Stormy Heart Starlights Gloom 2017 web
  24. Hayden Pedigo Dark Heaven Greetings From Amarillo 2017 web
  25. Saguache Double Eagle II Rider Road 2017 web
  26. Chuck Johnson Labradorite Balsams 2017 web
  27. Matthew De Gennaro Temptation Breaks On 5 2003 discogs
  28. Greg Ashley Bullshit Society Pictures of Saint Paul Street 2017 web
  29. Donovan Quinn Whitman Is Not Afraid to Die Apocrypha 2017 web

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