Conceptuol "Space Invaders" (MP3)
I knew somewhere that the worlds of weird/DIY Minimal synth and 80's arcade games were going to cross paths (and not talking Buckner and Garcia here). Thanks to the amazin' Mutant Sounds for posting this.
Kenny G Meets John Zorn "Slobodan Milosevic and Kenny G" (MP3)
It's no secret that our own Kenny G (taking the Fall 07 schedule off right now) loves to read letters he gets from people thinking he's the other guy. He recently met up with Jonathan Zorn, an experimental musician and no relation. They decided to collaborate on a CD, from which this MP3 is taken. It won't be on Tzadik.
Psychedelic Horseshit "Portals" (MP3)
If you need to get all NME on them, PH prefer the term "shit gaze" to describe their sound. Times New Vikings' fellow Columbus, Ohio pals are out of the gate with their first full length Magic Flowers Droned out on Siltbreeze right now, and boy, it's both great and it's the defining moment for, uh, stoned people who bang on things in living rooms. There's a song called "Bad Vibrations" which might sum up the band perfectly, because as much as they might destroy the beauty of the pop song, it's still coming through loud and clear. Plus, they might be the only band I've seen live that wrecked their instruments at the beginning of the set.
Seth Josel "Go Guitars" (MP3)
If you're a fan of Sonic Youth's primarily guitar-based interpretations of assorted contempo-classical/New Music pieces on their Goodbye 20th Century album, you should really check out the Seth Josel disc that came out on oo Discs back in 1998. Having collaborated with LaMonte Young, James Tenney, and Louis Andriesson, Josel takes an approach to pieces by Cage, Tenney, and Lois V. Vierk quite like you'd imagine most Branca or Chatham-related axemen. Hypnotic, electrified walls of sound that focus more on the electromagnetic qualities of the guitar as a conductor and conduit of energy rather than focusing on the individual's techniques or 'chops'. "Go Guitars" (offered up here) is a five-guitar translation of Vierk's 1981 piece and it's a see-saw saw to the brainlobe.
Desechables "Golpe Tras Golpe" (MP3), "No Me Consiques Divertir" (MP3)
1984 trashed-out, buzzing live action from Barcelona area punk trio, obviously inspired by the Ramones and Cramps ("Golpe Tras Golpe" seems to be a cover of the Sonics' "Strychnine", though I couldn't find credit and don't speak Spanish to confirm the lyrics). Munster put out a half-studio/half-live release some years ago with material dating back to 1982 and it's pretty amazing stuff. The site offers up more, but don't rely on the Google English translation to shed much light: "Provoker, sensual and sexual, everything an animal of scene according to count that saw it in direct (Like in celebrations of Bilbao, in you stand out them of Mallona with Eskorbuto and Decibelios in where they left to but of one overwhelmed one in first row, without knowledge that to do before an attack of energy that venia of the scene, with Tere bawling until the debilitation, to four legs, and eating micro (According to Gotzon and Moi). The case of the death of Miguel has part of tragic and other than does not know very well like describing it, in summary which happened it is that it needed money, and a good way to obtain it was giving a wood. He did it, in a jewelry shop, but with a pistol of lie, however the owner tapeworm one really and killed to him, the dance of the death ........."