:Episode Sixty-Eight: 8.4.2017
|Ilia Gorovitz||Simmering With No End||Turmoil b/w Simmering With No End|
|Clathrus||Zond||Charlatan / Clathrus Split EP|
|Spectre Folk||Begin The Mothership||Vol. 4|
|Saccades||In And Out||Saccades|
|July||The Way (Single Version)||July|
|Sergius Golowin||Die Hochzeit||Lord Krishna Von Goloka|
|Witthüser & Westrupp||Orienta||Trips & Träume|
|John McBain||The Alpha Particle||Accidental Soundtracks, Vol. 1: The Alpha Particle|
|J.B. Banfi||Gang (For The Rock Industry)||V/A: Space, Energy & Light: Experimental Electronic And Acoustic Soundscapes 1961-1988|
|Khruangbin||Mr. White||The Universe Smiles Upon You|
|Chihei Hatakeyama||Starlight And Black Echo||Mirage|
|Cosmic Ground||Sol||Cosmic Ground 2|
In the first set of this week's show, we hear from Spectre Folk, the long-running psych-folk-drone ensemble helmed by Pete Nolan (also of Magick Markers (a band that, in an alternate universe with better musical taste would have occupied the role of artsy, garage rock trio with a dynamic frontwoman that successfully crosses into the mainstream filled by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in this one) and GHQ) that in its current incarnation includes Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth and Mark Ibold of Pavement.
In the middle set, I delve deep into Julian Cope's seminal Krautrocksampler list, past CAN and Neu and Amon Duul II, to play Lord Krishna Von Goloka, an album of spoken word from dissident Czech writer Sergius Golowin backed with instrumentation from an assortment of Krautrock notables, led by Klaus Schulze and including the duo of Witthüser & Westrupp, whose album Trips & Träume (also on the Krautrocksampler list) I subsequently play a track from.
The final set includes a track from the excellent new compilation "Space, Energy & Light: Experimental Electronic And Acoustic Soundscapes 1961-1988" out on Soul Jazz that focuses on albums from the likes of Michael Garrison (Bend, Oregon's own!) and Stephen Halperin I used to snap up for a dollar a piece from the "New Age" bins in vintage record stores in the 90s/early 2000s. We then wrap up with an excellent piece of Schulze-esque neo-Kosmische from Cosmic Ground, the solo project of Dirk Jan Müller of the band Electric Orange.