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Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Morning Cartunes...April 30th, 2010


Tricks Of The Sun - Track 1 Side 2 (Indie) LP
Ardo Dombec - A Bit Near The Knucle (Garden Of Delights) CD
RDM - I0 (Sony) LP
Plastic Crimewave Sound - Why Can't Somebody Love Me (Rocket Recordings) 10"
Headstone - Piece Of Mind (World In Sound) LP
Goodthunder - Barking At The Ants (Elektra) LP
Niagara Falls - Acid Of Ants (Deep Water) CD
Hawkwind - Arrival In Utopia (RCA) LP
Scorpions - It All Depends (Brain) LP
Lunar Dunes - The Todal Gleeps (Indie) CD
Electric Orange - Bandwurm (Sulatron) CD
Eternal Elysium - Before The Morning Comes (Diwphalanx) CD
Earthride - Black (Land O Smiles) 10"
Brant Bjork - The Future Rock(We Got It) (Low Desert Punk) LP
Troubled Horse - Shirleen (Crusher) 7"
Blowback - Dead Mans Blues (Transubstans)
AX - Babies Falling From The Sky (Rise Above Relics) 10"
Eternal Tapestry - Temporal Starshine Voyage (Not Not Fun) LP
F/i - Improvisation (Pure Pop For Now People) LP
YaHoWa 13 - Big Kundalini(Prophase) LP
Crazy Dreams Band - Melanie (Holy Mountain) LP
H. Espvall & M. Batoh - Overloaded Ark (Drag City) CD
Zone Six - Infernale Grande (Sulatron) CD
Big Dick - Aria (Indie) 7"
Evil Farm Children - Outer Limits Bride (Dad's Favourite) 7"
Gunslingers - Condor's Radiant Spawn (World In Sound) LP
Reverend Bizarre - Goddess Of Doom (Spinefarm) LP
The Heads - The Ritual Is An Art Form, Or Is It? Part2 (Rocket Recordings) LP
Frob - Spaces (Garden Of Delights) CD
Missus Beastly - Fly Away (Garden Of Delights) CD

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Morning Cartunes...April 23rd, 2010


Arktis - Rare Girl (Amber Soundroom) LP
Pete Brown & Piblokto - Firesong (Timeless) LP
Spids Nogen Hat - Hvad Har Du Taget (Orpheus) LP
The Beginning - Blue Honey (Elektrohasch) LP
Big Elf - The Evils Of Rock 'N' Roll (Custard) CD
Witchsorrow - The Trial Of Elizabeth Clarke/Gomorrah (Rise Above) LP
Atavist Nadja - Twenty Four:Sixteen...excerpt (Kreation) LP
Bardo Pond - Gimmie Five & A Half (3 Lobed) CD
Daevid Allen - Lady Dear Lady (Tapioca) LP
Head Of Wantastiquet - La Mauvais etoile (Ecstatic Yod) LP
Jack Rose - Luck In The Valley (Thrill Jockey) LP
Fursaxa - Celosia (ATP) LP
Plastic People - Elegie (S.C.O.P.A.) LP
Panama Limited - Set Me Free (Timeless) LP
Oresund Space Collective - High Pilots (Kommun) LP
Julius Brockington - Forty-Nine Reasons (Today) LP
Ange - Tels Quels (Philips) LP
Magic Hour - Isn't A Way (Che) LP
The Heads - Creating In The Eternal Now Is Always Heavy (Invada) LP
Amon Duul II - Surrounded By The Stars (U.A.) LP

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dominion Tavern Live April 17th, 2010



"the band whose name is a symbol" played the Dominion Tavern in Ottawa this past Saturday night. A fundraiser for community radio station CHUO - FM we decided to
use our expanded lineup.....the group that night was....

John Westhaver - drums
Mark McIntyre - bass
Nat Hurlow - guitar
Bill Guerrero - guitar
Dave Reford - guitar
Will Desjardins - keys
Eric Laroque - lap steel
Jason Vaughn - percussion, melodica
Jan Lis - Violin

The event was professionally recorded and when ready will be included as a live concert cd free with our next LP, due October, 2010. The album is titled at this point as "Exercise In Buffoonery". As usual this will be a limited edition of 100 vinyl copies. We still have a few copies of our 2nd lp "Superficial Marks" and our latest, "Biker Smell" is selling quickly. Nominal Distribution in Vancouver should be carrying our titles soon.

here's the link to video shot at our show APril 17th.

http://vimeo.com/11072672

Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Morning Cartunes...April 16th, 2010


Dashiell Hedayat - Long Song For Zelda (Born Bad) LP
Smoke - Lobotomy (Q-Tape) LP
Galbraith/Neilsen/Youngs - Coral (Time-Lag) LP
Embryo - You Don't Know What's Happening (Get Back) LP
Samsara Blues Experiment - Double Freedom (World In Sound) LP
Brant Bjork - Little World (Low Desert Punk) LP
Flying Eyes - Winter (World In Sound) LP
Dexter Jones' Circus Orchestra - The Monster By Your Side (Fuzzorama) LP
Anders - Keeping On (Komunn) LP
Vibravoid - Ballspeaker (FOB) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Los Tentaculos De La Libelula/Miel Del Ojo (RLP) LP
Guanaco - Serendipity (Blackest Rainbow) LP
Between - Space Trip (Wah Wah) LP
Mark Alexander McIntyre - Slapped In The Face (Seductive Sounds) LP
Fire - If I Took Your Hand (Rune Grammofon) LP
Love Cry Want - Ancient Place (Weird Forest) LP
Jailbreak - Sugar Blues (Family Vineyard) LP
"the band whose name is a Symbol" - Raga-Quo-Tation (Birdman Sound) LP
Garaga - Knuckles (demo) cdr
Spacemen 3 - Things'll Never Be The Same (Fire) LP
Saint Vitus - The End Of The End (SST) 12"
Wind - What Do We Do Now (Long Hair) LP
Sylvester Anfang II - Damia(a)n (Blackest Rainbow) LP
The Orkustra - Bombay Calling (Mexican Summer) LP
J.K.S. - Science Fiction (Royal Foulup) LP

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol


"Biker Smell" Vinyl LP only... 100 copies
Released today Monday April 12th, 2010

Next show...Dominion Tavern, Saturday, April 17th.
with Holy Cobras and Shakey Aches.

Upcoming...Gaga Fest Weekend Sat. June 12th

Sunday, April 11, 2010

What's Hot at Birdman Sound ?


Wow, never a dull moment and no end in sight! I think anyone who reads this blog or listens to Friday Morning Cartunes already knows this, but man it's hard to keep up with the listening these days! So much music and for most, so little time! I thought I'd share a moment to let you all know some of the great stuff in heavy rotation here at Birdman Sound.....

Elephant9 - Walk The Nile on Norway's Rune Grammofon label.....heavy, heavy Rhodes/Hammond driven psych jazz power trio. Acid Mothers Temple - In 0 to Infinity (Important Records)....another great double slab of Japanese psych superiority...I never grow weary of Kawabata's sonic guitar assault! Lisa O Piu - Behind The Bend(Subliminal Sounds). A second outing for this wickedly voiced Swedish acid fol Goddess and her stellar band! Mighty Baby - Tasting the Life (Sunbeam). One of my favorite west coast psych bands, but, from the UK. A killer live set from 1971. Both magnificent volumes of "Freedom, Rhythm And Sound" on Universal Sounds out of the UK. These 2 comps serve as a perfect introduction for anyone not familiar with "spiritual jazz" sounds and a kick-ass reminder of past brilliance to those already in the know! Robedor - Raiders on Not Not Fun is still hot and different evry listen! Dark, brooding, hevy experimental psych tones. Can't wait to hear the new one due shortly on Important! Panama Limited's "Indian Summer" outta the UK, early 70's period takes psych-folk to a Captain Beefheart style blues and creates a monster....nice....Motorpsycho 14th or so album "Heavy Metal Fruit" is the best heavy prog attack's of the first decade of the millennium, end of story!!! People's "Ceremony" album from the prolific early 70's Japanese psych scene finally reissued and is totally as great as was rumoured.....I think Ghost must have absorbed this album and taken it to heart. Vibracathedral Orchestra's 3 albums on VHF, "Joka Baya", "Smoke Song" and "The Secret Base" are all truly outer-inspirational !! Stone Breath's The Shepherdess and the Bone - White Bird" is English Druid-Folk at it's best!! Obskuria's 2nd album "Burning Sea Of Green" on World Of Sound is heavy psych/spacerock at it's best from members of La Ira De Dios and Dragonwyck...awesome!
Beak is Geoff Barrow of Portishead and this album revisits some of the great moments of earlyto mid 70's krautrock...recorded live in one room with no overdubs and a truly killer listen, time and time again. "Hymprovisations for Banjo" is a recent Daniel A.I.U. Higgs outing and like all of his previous efforts is pure magic in the making!
Now here's some forthcoming stuff we're really excited about....Daniel Higgs - Say God, Amazing - Wait For The Light To Come, Woods - , Sun Araw - On Patrol , Magic Lantern - Platoon , Grails - Black Tar Prophecies, Mugstar - Sun,Broken, Temple of L.I.B. - My Name Is Magic, No Balls - Come Clean, Crazy Dreams Band - War Dream, Sylvester Anfang II - Commune Cassetten, Jailbreak - The Rocker, Guanaco - Sky Burials, Orkustra - Adventures In..., Ufomammut - Eve, Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Ciencia de los InĂștiles and quite literall y tons more.....hope to see you at Birdman soon!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Morning Cartunes...April 9th, 2010


Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra - Seductive Fantasy (Art Yard) LP
Ghost - Water Door Yellow Gate (Drag City) LP
Uganda - Pygmy (Shadoks) LP
The John Betsch Society - Earth Blossom (Heavenly Sweetness) LP
Trip Hill - Reflexion (Psych-Out) LP
Beak - Blagdon Lake (Invada) LP
Kimio Mizutani - A Bottle Of Codeine (Therapeutic) LP
David Heitkotter - Fly Over The Moon (Time-Lag) LP
Spontaneous Combustion - Speed Of Light (Capitol) LP
Electric Sandwich - China (Brain) LP
Acid Mothers Temple - In 0 (Important) LP
Octopus - The First Flight Of The Owl (Sky) LP
Obskuria - Burning Sea Of Green (World In Sound) LP
OM - Thebes (Drag City) CD
interview....Charlie Brooks (Cultural Knot Records/Castor) and Dave Reford (Castor)
Mama Tsara - Aritsa Facomban-Drazaria (Cultural Knot/Mississippi) LP
Mahia - Valiha Instrumental (Cultural Knot/Mississippi) LP
Mahia - Ravors (Cultural Knot/Mississippi) LP
Drum & Fife Troubadors (anonymous) - Instrumental # 2 (Cultural Knot/Mississippi) LP
Castor - In The Lap Of The Dragon ( Lodge Facility) cdr

Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Morning Cartunes...April 2nd, 2010


Horace Tapscott & The Pan African Peoples Arkestra - Peyote Song # III (Soul Jazz) LP
Amina Claudine Myers - 3/4's of 4/4 (Soul Jazz) LP
Sam Rivers - Orb (Impulse) LP
Loren Connors - The Hymn Of The North Star Part 1 (Family Vineyard) Lp
Galbraith/Neilson/Youngs - Paint On The Skeleton (Time-Lag) LP
MV & EE - Get Right Church (Ecstatic Peace) LP
Parish Hall - My Eyes Are Getting Heavy (Liberty) LP
Brainbox - Dark Rose (Odeon) LP
Troubled Horse - Bring My Horses Home (Crusher) 7"
Saint Vitus - Burial At Sea (SST) LP
Blowback - The Big Black Hole (Transubstans) CD
The Entrance Band - Sing For The One (Ecstatic Peace) LP
Iron Bong - Sanctuary (Lost) LP
Scarlet Utopia - Omega Spacewalk (Nasoni) LP
Hans-Joachim Roedelius - Am Rockzipfel (Sky) LP
Cluster & Eno - Selange (4 Men With Beards) LP
Embryo - People From Out The Space (Get Back) LP
Beak - Pill (Invada) LP
Subarachnoid Space - Akathesia (Strange Attractors) LP
High Rise - Ikon (Squealer) LP
Decoy - First Call (Bo'Weavil) LP
Klovenhoofs - Mastachron (demo) cdr
"the band whose name is a symbol" - Blues In Goddamn (Birdman Sound) LP
Castor - Rocktopus (Lodge Facility) cdr
Mono Brow - Ministry Queen (demo) cdr
Acid Mothers Temple - Holy Rock 'N' Roll Bible (Prophase) LP
Evil Farm Children - Three Orange Whips (Dad's Favourite) 7"
Hoodlum - Cupid (demo) cdr
Major Stars - Low Grade (Drag City) LP