Monthly Archives: May 2021

SONG OF THE DAY Ben von Wildenhaus II – The Knife Thrower I

Hailing from Seattle, WA, guitarist/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Ben Von Wildenhaus has been labelled as “one of the best loopmusic performers around”, and if you haven’t heard him yet, prepare for just about anything really! His sound wanders the realms of psych’y surf … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Petalouda – What You Can Do In Your Life

Today’s chance find is random psych-funk sparkler from the early 70’s. Released by Greek outfit, Petalouda (translating as Butterfly), What You Can Do In Your Life b/w I Wanted to Shout, was the only 45 they ever released, and this … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Swell Maps – Almost Grown

The Swell Maps were an experimental outfit from Solihull, Birmingham, who fomred in 1972. They emerged from various bedrooms, coming together to concoct and experiment with sound, succeeding in creating what has become known as their own brand of pioneering … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Elvis – Crawfish

Considering how many years I’ve loved this song, I can’t believe I’ve never featured it for my Song of the Day!! Elvis has done some absolute corkers in his time (and I’ve always been a fan of his early stuff), … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Los Pirañas – Lambada de Oceania, Africa y America (eran un solo continente)

Described as “retro-futurism at its finest”, Columbia’s Los Pirañas are a band who are not afraid to experiment, in fact, they simply thrive on it! Fusing South American rhythms and sonics (including cumbia, champeta, tropicalia, salsa, and more) with Avant … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Taj Makki – Ma Aarfeen Nagool Shino! (We Don’t Know What to Say!)

“Sudan of old had music everywhere: roving sound systems and ubiquitous bands and orchestras kept Khartoum’s sharply dressed youth on their feet. Live music was integral to cultural life, producing a catalog of concert recordings. In small arenas and large … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mocky – Bora!

“”Bora!” is the perfect capture of the big open sound of a large group playing together in a room in all its imperfect fun & glory…”(Bandcamp) Looping with a continuous sonic glow and bursting with more than enough good feeling … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Les Talismans – L’interplanetaire

With so many bands revisiting old and retro sounds, it’s sometimes hard to date music these days; such was the case with today’s song.  At first I thought it may be a new band dishing out this tremendous Tarantino/Dick Dale-esque … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Night Beats – Hell In Texas

The Night Beats are to release fifth album next month and the few tasters they have put out already do not disappoint! Their many faces reflect sounds of psychedelia and garage, but this new material goes beyond, exploring the more dustier … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cochemea – Burning Plain

“Vol II: Baca Sewa – is an offering and continuation of Cochemea’s explorations, part of a musical process of cultural reclamation and healing through connection, relations, memory and imagination…..” (Daptone Records) Cochemea Gastelum is a California native with Yaqui and … Continue reading

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