Lots of sonic goodies on the newest episode of The Moderns plus “Blue Moon Frequency #2b [Summer Mix]” by myself and Geiger von Müller. Thanks Kevin for soundtracking another lovely Sunday morning. Listen on Mixcloud or below and see the full tracklist on The Moderns blog.
There is the rhythm, which feels like we are listening to a garden shed full of tools in which a DIY hero is busily building its own garden furniture. There is the electric bass, so nice and thick that you can imagine wanting to sit on one of these freshly built chairs without ever standing up. Next to that we have that sun-providing sound of someone stroking a few guitar strings – which is always the right recipe to go for when in need for a certain warmth-holiday feel and vibe.
I’m happy to once again contribute to Wormhole World’s compilation series A Picture of Good Health. Volume 3 comes out in two parts on July 14 as a digital release and CD. I’m on 3.2 with so many music friends and collaborators including Letters From Mouse, Toxic Chicken, Xqui, Whettman Chelmets, WIP, BoyCalledCrow, Geiger von Müller, Sound Effects Of Death And Horror, and Alan Morse Davies, to name just a few. Proceeds go to CALM, and pre-release is available now.
Thanks Kate for another cracking episode of Dark Train on Warminster Community Radio, this one including “Waking Up With A Cat On My Face” from ISOLATION AND REJECTION which is out NOW! Catch Kate’s show, with a guest mix by Darren Giddings, on Mixcloud or below, and buy ISOLATION AND REJECTION Volume 1 on Bandcamp to benefit The Brick in Wigan.
“…a brief liminal outburst like a warped TV ident or the soundtrack of an alarming flashback.”
Aural Aggravation has a very nice review of the ISOLATION AND REJECTION VOL 1 comp up, with these kinds words about my contribution:
Elizabeth Joan Kelly’s ‘Waking Up With a Cat on My Face’ perfectly encapsulates that moment or panic, that abject spasm through a minute and three quarters of swampy discord and sonic confusion.
If you like what you hear, head over to Bandcamp and pre-order. And it’s for a good cause: buy this fantastically eclectic compilation and contribute to the good work The Brick in Wigan does supporting people who are homeless and/or struggling with poverty/debt relief. AND, if you buy today, on Juneteenth, Bandcamp will donate their share to the NAACP Legal Fund!