Carlos

“Things Change Like The Patterns And Shades That Fall From The Sun” Another one of those great FSOL moments that never saw release beyond their ISDN and Fuct Up Soup transmissions, “Carlos” practically defines the term Fourth World with its loping downbeat percussion and rude, eerie horns piercing the deep red horizon of the late … Continue reading Carlos

In

Coming from somewhere in the Interzone... And now we're “Down In It”, down there where the magic happens, the place where the dreamers dream, machines slipping in and out of sync and firing on all cylinders. Gearing up for the final approach, marking time on the roadmap to the future; push the button and the … Continue reading In

Everyday Is Halloween

October 31st, going back to memories of Lil Louis & The World and Mtume, traced back through old Japan records and Love’s Four Sail, Ian Dury & The Blockheads doing their thing as the seventies draw to a close. From the first to the last, it's but a small step to industrial, be it Jungle … Continue reading Everyday Is Halloween

Mikis Theodorakis – Z

Mikis Theodorakis Z: The Original Sound Track Recording (Columbia Masterworks: 1969) In light of the passing of Mikis Theodorakis ██ ███████ ██████ ████████████ ███████████████ █████████ ███████ ████████ ████████████ ███████ █ ████████ ███ █████████ ██████ █ █████ ███ Greece ███████ ████ █ ██████ █████████ █ █████████████████. In truth, Z is probably my absolute █████████ ████████ ██████████ … Continue reading Mikis Theodorakis – Z

Bulletin Of The Coordinate Factualist

“What do you type on?” Writing about the great Ghédalia Tazartés got me thinking about figures will creep in and out of the peripheries, casually doing their thing, making waves that are ultimately (sometimes after the passage of decades) felt in the “mainstream” (insofar as a mainstream even exists anymore). Transmissions from the Interzone, bounced … Continue reading Bulletin Of The Coordinate Factualist

Ghédalia Tazartès

Ghédalia Tazartés: At The Edge Of Perception Ever since he passed away back in February, I've wanted to discuss the late great Ghédalia Tazartés, that French sonic visionary who bridged the Electro-Acoustic experiments of Pierre Schaeffer and the dawning of the sampladelic age. However, as the days turn shorter as Autumn falls into its great … Continue reading Ghédalia Tazartès

Dream

Welcome to The Pavilion Of Dreams. Well, the future is unwritten, isn't it? As I've noted over the course of the past couple years, there have been a roadblock or two and a lot to take in besides — plus everything we've all been dealing with “Lately”. Throughout it all, I've kept up the posts to a … Continue reading Dream

Autumn Leaves

The falling leaves drift by the window. The autumn leaves of red and gold. I see your lips, the summer kisses. The sunburned hands I used to hold. ... Since you went away, the days grow long, and soon I'll hear old winter's song. But I miss you most of all... my darling, when autumn … Continue reading Autumn Leaves

Garden Grooves 009

Closing down the summer with another episode of Garden Grooves, this one isn't the result of a long weekend of landscaping but instead parsed out in fragments over the last three or four months. But if you keep track... well, it's cheap blog material, isn't it? So, in the spirit of Smirkoff, We Have Explosive, … Continue reading Garden Grooves 009

Smirkoff

“We Have Explosive”: The Outsider Story Today, I'd like to focus not on one the many figures I'd been planning to, but instead a complete bolt from the blue. Hand to the forehead, it just came to me. This is a figure whose very identity is a mystery, linked only to one remix for a … Continue reading Smirkoff