Punk #1

Blank Generation was named after a song by Richard Hell & the Voidoids, the infamous punk rocker. Punk rock is probably my favourite genre as I relate to the culture, the lyrics and so forth much more than what I do to the likes of ambient or free jazz. So here are three great punk records that I love.
Godz - Contact High With The Godz (1966)

Genre; Psychedelic Rock, Freak Folk, Psychedelic Folk


Electroacoustic #1

Electroacoustics is a fascinating and complex genre that I've recently just started listening to. I'm not knowledgable in the genre but here are three of my favourite electroacoustic records that I've heard over the last few weeks.
Oliver Nelson - The Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961)

Genre; Post-Bop
Ground Zero - Revolutionary Pekinese Opera Ver.1.28 (1996)

Genre; Experimental, Noise, Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation

Charlemagne Palestine - Strumming Music (1976)

Genre; Minimalism


VCR #7; Kurtz Compound

Here is a deeply depressing yet awe-inspiring surreal cut from one of my favourite films Apocalypse Now. This is the best video of the scene that I could find, so please ignore the director's comentary. I highly recommend this film.

Eliane Radigue - Trilogie de la Mort (1998)

Genre; Drone

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3


Notable Jazz Records #3; Bobby Hutcherson, Dave Holland & Noah Howard

Here's the third installment of Notable Jazz Records and the three albums I've chosen are three great avant-garde releases, all of which I recommend.
Emeralds - Allegory of Allergies (2007)

Highly recommended.
Genre; Drone, Ambient
Pan Sonic - Kesto (284.48:4) (2004)

Genre; Glitch, IDM, Experimental

Krautrock #1; Can, Popul Vuh, La Dusseldorf

Similar to my occassional jazz posts (#3 will be up shortly), here are three fantastic krautrock records of vintage german psychedelia and progressive rock that have been pumping through my stereo recently.

Sunn O)))

You may or may not have noticed on this blog that drone records are being posted more frequently than ever. Drone has been a genre that I've been exploring a lot recently and here, rather than two seperate posts from the same artist, I'm going to post two albums from droners Sunn O))). I was first exposed to Sunn O))) last year with their Monoliths and Dimensions which, by the end of the year, revealed itself to be one of the better records of the year. Here we have two older works of Sunn O))), both of which I consider to be great and a fantastic beginning if you are new to the genre.


VCR #6; Club Silencio

Here is one of my favourite scenes from the surreal, neo-noir psychological thriller Mulholland Drive, which was directed by David Lynch.

VCR #4 & #5; Japrock

VCR #4; Flower Travellin' Band

Here is a rare video of Japanese psychedelic rock band Flower Travellin' Band, on their last show.

VCR #5; Romance of the Black Grief

Les Rallizes Denudes are one of my favourite bands. Their intense and influential album '77 live reached 15th on my top 100 records of all time list. Here is more rare footage of them in this beautiful video.
Einsturzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (1983)

Genre; Industrial, Experimental
Univers Zero - Heresie (1979)

Genre; Avant-Prog, Rock In Opposition, Chamber Music
Lubomyr Melnyk - KHM (1979)

Genre; Minimalism
Windy & Carl - The Drawing of Sound (1996)

Genre; Drone, Ambient, Shoegaze


The Microphones - It Was Hot, We Stayed In the Water (2000)

Genre; Lo-fi, Noise Rock, Pyschedelic Folk, Experimental


Mixtape : Lost Highway

Here's another mixtape for my friend under the coke sign. Download and enjoy.

Side A
[Excerpt of] Queens of the Stone Age - You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire off Songs for the Deaf
Sparklehorse - Gasoline Horseys off Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - For Kate I Wait off The Doldrums
Daniel Johnston - An Idiot's End off Songs of Pain
Jandek - Love, Love off Chair Beside A Weekend
Beat Happening - Down At the Sea off Beat Happening
Ween - Cold Blows the Wind off The Mollusk
The Decemberists - An Interlude off The Hazards of Love

Side B
Mekons - Lost Highway off Fear and Whiskey
Red House Painters - Dragonflies off Red House Painters I [Rollercoaster]
The Magnetic Fields - Desert Island off Holiday
The Microphones - (something) ver. 2 off It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water
Low - Sunshine off I Could Live In Hope
Girls - End of the World
Big Star - September Gurls off Radio City


Notable Jazz #2: Anthony Braxton, The Jazz Composer's Orchestra, Max Roach

I'll try to make this a regular feature on the blog. Here is some more avant-garde, post-bop, experimental big-band and free improvisation that have been jazzing from my headphones the past few days.
Low - I Could Live In Hope (1994)
Genre; Slowcore, Alternative Rock

Vladimir Kush


Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks (2004)

Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks (2004)

Genre; Modern Classical, Minimalism, Ambient

Big Star - Third (1978)

Big Star - 3rd (1978)

Genre; Power Pop, Alternative Rock
In other news, for those interested I have finished my top 100, which I'll now be completeing every six months to record my musical development. Here it is;

R.I.P. Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton of Big Star is confirmed to be dead. Big Star were a great influence on me and I'm sad to hear that he's now gone.

He died at the age of 59. May he rest in peace. Some Big Star albums will be featured on the blog as a tribute.