:Episode Seventy-Three: 9.8.2017
|Headroom||How to Grow Evil Flowers||Head In The Clouds|
|Walter TV||Laura Palmer||Carpe Diem|
|Faux Ferocious||Me and Jonny||Untitled 12"|
|Greg Fox||The Gradual Progression||The Gradual Progression|
|CAN||Mushroom (Live)||The Lost Tapes|
|Sons Of Otis||The Other Side||Songs For Worship|
|Violence||The Third Tiered Candle||Human Dust to Fertilize the Impotent Garden|
|Cooper Bowman||524||Maud Variations|
|Daniel Fagerström||01110010||Binary Visions|
|Beverly Glenn-Copeland||Winter Astral||Keyboard Fantasies|
|Kara-Lis Coverdale||Grafts||Grafts EP|
This week's show begins with a ten-minute-long burst of psych-rock clamor from Headroom (one of nine(!) artists with that name, per Discogs - and not, sadly, Max Headroom's re-entry into popular culture, omitting the "Max" a la MC Hammer reinventing himself as "Hammer") the new side-project from guitarist Kryssi Battalene of The Mountain Movers. This could be entirely my imagination, but they, along with The Myrrors (a frequenter of Space Program playlists, of late), both seem strongly influenced by the Parson Sound/Harvester/Trad Gras och Stenar collective. Could Swedish Krautrock (Swederock?) be influencing the psychedelic bands of the 2010s the way German Krautrock (yes, I know, redundant, but there are Swedish, Swiss, Italian, and French bands - among other nationalities - that get labeled "Krautrock") influenced psychedelic bands of the 1990s?
The middle of the show gets a bit dark (which I ascribe to the smoky darkness Portland has been engulfed in this week due to the massive forest fire twenty miles to the east of town) with doom metal from Sons of Otis, some 80s 4AD Records-inspired minimal synthiness from one-woman band Stacian, and some slightly-pretentious but not-insufferably-so art-rock from L.A. one-man band Violence.
The final set is taken up largely by a twenty-two minute piece of absolutely lovely keyboard-based, avant-garde drift-and-drone from Kara-Lis Coverdale.