:Episode Eighty: 10.27.2017
|John Cale & Terry Riley||Church of Anthrax||Church of Anthrax|
|The Comet Is Coming||Star Exploding In Slow Motion||Channel The Spirits|
|Andrew Douglas Rothbard||Mystic Overreach||Cantosynaxis|
|Radar Men From The Moon||Rapture||Subversive II: Splendor of the Wicked|
|Patrick Cowley||The Runner||Afternooners|
|Brockmann / Bargmann||Sylvester||Licht|
|Pistol Disco||Pool||Keep On, Keepin' On: Höga Nord Rekords Singles Collection Vol. 2|
|Osynlige Mann||Snake Eye||Keep On, Keepin' On: Höga Nord Rekords Singles Collection Vol. 2|
|Ultrasatan||Usa||Keep On, Keepin' On: Höga Nord Rekords Singles Collection Vol. 2|
|Bolabit||Even Felix Golem||Bolabit|
|Nazoranai||Part 2||Beginning To Fall In Line Before Me, So Decorously, The Nature Of All That Must Be Transformed|
|Jon Hassell||Empire III||Aka / Darbari / Java|
This week starts off with a track from one of the greatest musical team-ups in history: Not Lennon and McCartney, not Page and Plant, not even Duran and Duran, but John Cale and Terry Riley, and their amazing 1971 album Church of Anthrax. This is one of those rare greater than the sum of their parts musical collaborations (a real peanut butter and chocolate, if you will, for those old enough to remember 70s/80s-era Reese's Peanut Butter Cup ads), as this album ranks up with the best of either of their impressive discographies. If you are a fan of either Terry Riley or John Cale (or the Velvet Underground, for that matter), it's worth seeking out.
The show's middle set features three tracks from a compilation of about a year's worth of singles put out by Sweden's Höga Nord Rekords, a label dedicated to blurring the lines between psychedelic and dance music. Years ago, in fact, back when this show aired on Bellingham, Washington's KUGS, it was slotted just before a show dedicated to 70s/80s-era underground disco, whose host and I would often discuss the similarities between dance music and psychedelic music, and how the two influenced each other.
Finally, the last set includes another musical team-up, this one between Stephen O'Malley (of Sunn O))) and Southern Lord Records), Keiji Haino (of Fushitsusha, Sitaar Tah! and assorted other projects) and Oren Ambarchi (of Oren Ambarchi). Nazoranai, as it is known, isn't quite as fruitful a collaboration as Church of Anthrax, but its moody atmospherics are perfect for a mid-fall late afternoon.