Category Archives: Avant-garde

SONG OF THE DAY Fad Gadget – Saturday Night Special

Better known by his stage name, Fad Gadget, Francis John Tovey was a electronic, avant-garde musician and vocalist active in the early 1980’s. Signed to Mute Records his work has been cited as ground-breaking, pathing the way for new wave … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Deviants – I’m Coming Home

It’s hard to say exactly who The Deviants were in one sentence, as this band have been around for many moons and in that time have seen many a different band member come and go! Initially known as The Social … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Blurt – Trees

Blurt are one band that I would love to have seen live back in their heyday, for I have no doubt in my mind that this would be one show I’d not be forgetting in a hurry! When today’s song … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Shaolin Afronauts – The Scarab

There’s a real nice combination of soothing verses tension whirling about in this immersive instrumental delight today, and though you may be forgiven for thinking this is the work of The Budos Band or The Sorcerers, this is, in fact, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ahmed Abdul-Malik – La Ibkey

What an exotic way to spend six minutes! Thank you to my friend for introducing me to the fascinating sounds of Ahmed Abdul-Malik!! Born Jonathan Tim, Jr in 1927, Ahmed Abdul-Malik was an American jazz double bassist and oud player.  … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kontrol – White Walls

Some days its hard to settle on a sound, some days I find it hard to settle full stop.  Today’s track has that something about it that made me stop and listen about for more than a few seconds..is it … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Moondog – Pacific Ocean (Rain Forest)

A complete feast for your senses, today’s song, entitled Pacific Ocean (Rain Forest), is utterly enchanting!  Connecting mind and body through music, this sound touches the soul as it immerses you in natural earthly delights.  Cascades of glistening droplets fall … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Suicide – Ghost Rider

When I first heard this track it reminded me so much of Alan Vega’s superb album, Cubist Blues.  It was then I discovered Suicide: A band that comprised of Alan Vega and Marty Rev!  Taking their name from the title … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Velvet Underground – I’m Gonna Move Right In

I’ve never claimed be the biggest Lou Reed fan (don’t hate me) and for those that know me, they will know that I don’t really rate them too much…but I have to concede that The Velvet Underground have had a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Monks – I Hate You

Known as one of the most pioneering bands of its time, the Monks were an american garage-rock band formed in Gelnhausen, West Germany in 1964.  Assembled by five US GI’s who were stationed in Germany at the time, the band … Continue reading

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