Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Michael Yonkers - Nevermore

This song by Yonkers feels like its been beamed in from some dreary, gray, parallel universe, and I LOVE it.

Favorite Records of 2010

For a year that I lost one of my favorite musicians (R.I.P. Jay Reatard), there were some serious good tunes.

Ty Segall - Melted

Purling Hiss - Public Service Announcement

Thee Oh Sees - Warm Slime

Blank Dogs - Land And Fixed

Tame Impala - Innerspeaker

Sun Araw - On Patrol

Timmy's Organism - Rise of the Green Gorilla

The Soft Moon - Soft Moon

Moon Unit - Hell Horse and Heady Stratus

Salem - King Night

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today

Automelodi - Automelodi

Cccandy - Lonesome Berlin

Dead Gaze - End of Days, Why not you?

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

Tobacco - Manic Meat

Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here?

Hunx and His Punx - Gay Singles

Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be

Weekend - Sports

Kurt Vile - Square Shells

Umberto - Prophecy of the Black Widow

Zola Jesus - Valusia/Stridulum

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany

Brilliant documentary on Krautrock. Really gets into the nooks and crannies of the genre.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Segas Urinal video game.

I've got pretty awesome aim...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Animations of John Whitney

Awesome animations using a homemade analog computer.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Its a Joe Meek Day. For the I one Iove ;)

This is the demo for "Tribute to Buddy Holly" which has a cool piano part not in the finished version.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sensation's Fix

One day... ONE DAY I will make an Italian rock guide called SpaghettiRock sampler to rival all Julian Copes samplers. Until then here is the ultra mysterious and ultra cool Sensation's Fix. Any one else think the singer sounds a little like Guy Picciotto from Fugazi?

Sean Young filmed the making of Dune with David Lynch 1983

So my crush from Blade Runner has her own youtube channel. Check out this awesome behind the scenes look at Dune complete with unnecessary commentary!

Claude Lombard - Sleep Well

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Animated Incal

At one point Moebius and Jodorowsky were gonna blow all our damn minds and make The Incal (which is coming out in hardcover form thanks to Humanoids) into a feature length animated movie. Holy shit right? Well they lost funding and never completed it. Boo to that brotha'! What remains are some segments that were used to garner interest and funds into the project. Hot damn I wish this had been made!

Hayao Miyazaki did make a NausicaƤ under Moebius's influence so I guess that kinda counts as an animated Moebius film. And you've seen Moebius's influence in everything from Alien to Tron to Little Nemo in Slumberland. Don't forget the Fifth Element... shhh. But, wow, this animated version of The Incal would have been such a fun trip. If you want to learn more about Mr. Giraud I suggest you follow. This guy has been finding everything Moebius related and throwing it up on his tumbler and I couldn't be happier. Indulge.

Manuel Gottsching -Private Tapes

Really digging this collection lately. A treasure trove of all things Manuel Gottsching. From minimal electronics to hour long Ash Ra Temple Jams and everything in between.