dfbm #111 - Songs of Wild Nothing Pt. 14

dfbm #111 - Songs of Wild Nothing Pt. 14

dfbm #111 - Songs of Wild Nothing Pt. 14

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So many playlists so little time. Obviously making these playlists and the cover artwork and then the posting takes longer than using something like Spotify. Of course, it shouldn't take 6 months.

Anyways, this is more rock music-oriented (in the broadest sense) with many tracks that never really fit on any other of my mixes that are more acoustic in nature.

Hopefully, you will enjoy spending two hours with these motorik beats, garage psych, a real electronic raga, some post-punk and whatnot.


Starting off with a famous Polish rock band Czerwone Gitary or Red Guitars or Die Roten Gitarren. They were quite famous in East Germany, and with that not very interesting to the music nerds there. Some day a friend made a mixtape for me with the song Coda and I was surprised by this really groovy drum'n'synth garage sound. To this day I have no idea where this was released but I'm happy to have this tape rip. At some point, I found another version of the piece without synth, but it's just half a cool. There are quite a few compilations out with East Bloc groove, beat, and surf music on.

William Tyler and Zachary Cale, two of my favorite singer-songwriters/guitarists, went full band at some point in their career and both gave a nod to one of the most influential bands in music history: NEU!. William Tyler just covered Michael Rother's hit Karusell and Cale adapted the motorik beat for his song Careening, on his last record.

One of the weirdest CDs I've ever ordered blindly from a mailorder in the mid 90s was Academy 23 Kämpfbereit. It was punk, it was political, it was super weird and psychedelic, it was folk and even bits of jazz. Some tracks I liked a lot other I ignored. I listened to it a lot, trying to make sense out of it, and moved on. I gave away the CD along with my other punk records at some point and thought that's it. Later I rediscovered the band, how unique their music was and for the first time learned the history of the band, thanks to the internet. Academy 23 came out of the UK anarcho/queer punk scene as The Apostles and are still somewhat active as Unit.

Steve Palmer's surprised me on his debut Unblinking Sun here on DFBM with Cassini, the 7 minutes motorik beat piece that was nothing like what I expected when I asked him to record an album for my label. With Useful Histories he got his tunes released on vinyl by Sunrise Ocean Bender and Statesboro Day is to Cassini what Für Immer to Hallogallo is. The refinement and enhancement of a great formula.

Around 2010 when Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat by Charanjit Singh was discovered, it was praised as the first acid house album or suspected as one of the hoaxes like Jan Jelinik and others pulled, to release their own music as some rediscovered real people's music. But Charanjit Singh couldn't care less about the music theories of Western techno fans, he was just playing traditional Indian ragas on a Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer with the beats coming from a Roland TR-808. The machines that drove the acid house and techno music revolution in the early nineties.

Chrome another band from my teenage years of buying records just by the short reviews in xeroxed mail-order catalogs. Their first record The Visitation isn't as bad as I thought it was when I was a teenage music nerd. Their second album Alien Soundtrack is much better and just wild. This music is as old as I am now and I think one can call it old-timey space punk now?

Woods and Skygreen Leopards was the soundtrack of my early 2010 and as Painted Shrines they just merged their psychedelic superpowers and released the album Heaven and Holy. Somehow it sounds more dated than the Chrome record. Maybe music needs some more patina to make people realize "Yeah, I am old now".

Ok, that's some highlights. Hope you'll enjoy, most of the stuff you'll find on bandcamp, linked in the playlist below.

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  1. Czerwone Gitary Coda discogs
  2. Damaged Bug Mega Structure Cold Hot Plumbs 2015 web
  3. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Superposition Gumboot Soup 2018 web
  4. Zachary Cale Careening False Spring web
  5. William Tyler Karussell Lost Colony EP 2014 web
  6. Classic Muscle Until We Silver Country 2015 web
  7. Academy 23 5.975MHz Kämpfbereit 1995 discogs
  8. The Reds, Pinks & Purples Dead End Days Anxiety Art 2019 web
  9. Steve Palmer Statesboro Day Useful Histories 2020 web
  10. Harmonia Tiki-Taka At Harmonia Studio In Forst Documents 1975 2015 web
  11. Charanjit Singh Raga: Yaman Synthesizing - Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat 1983 discogs
  12. The Haiduks Hihue Fluorescents 2007 web
  13. Raymond Scott Woolson Scattered On A Day Of Clouds Build Your Ark Underneath Me discogs
  14. Jacco Gardner Hypnophobia Hypnophobia 2015 web
  15. Moonwood Trans Lunar Express 1 Trans Lunar Express 2012 web
  16. Chrome Return To Zanzibar The Visitation 1976 discogs
  17. Painted Shrines Painted Shrines Heaven and Holy 2021 web
  18. Land of Blood and Sunshine The Fifth Field House of Bellow 2019 web
  19. Yussuf Jerusalem You Broke My Heart In Two Blast From The Past 2011 web
  20. J.R. Bohannon The Sorcerer's Hand Dusk 2019 web
  21. The Embarrassment Celebrity Art Party Heyday 1979-1983 1981 discogs
  22. Crystalline Roses Band Looking For Guidance (outtake track) Sun and Moon (plus outtakes/demos) 2019 web
  23. I4A Peace on the Penna I4A 2019 web
  24. Утро Лечу Третий Альбом 2017 web

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