Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...March 27, 2009

Anthony Joseph & The Spasm Band - Jungle (Heavenly Sweetness) LP
Sabu Martinez & Sahib Shihab - NUS (Mellotronen) LP
Ofege - Adieu (Sound Way) LP
Modern Jazz Quartet - Visitor From Mars (Apple) LP
Gary Burton - Vibrafinger (Atlantic ) LP
Zoffy - Light My Fire (Synesthetic) LP
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba - Bala/Segu tonjon (Out Here) LP
OPA - Back Home(The Inner Cry) (Vampi Soul) LP
Land Of Kush - Bilocations (Constellation) LP
Kebnekasjse - Polska fran Alfta (Subliminal Sound) LP
Black Merda - Get On The Same Road (Vampi Soul) CD
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - The Power Of Myth (Stones Throw) LP
Dimi Dero Inc. - Sleep Alone (Bang) CD
Morkobot - Morkobot Faces The 7th Mirror (Cynic Lab) LP
Shogun Kinutoki - Riddarholmen (Fonal) Lp
Neu - Neuschnee (Brain) LP
Joy Division - Isolation (Factory) LP
Strobe - Vicious Circle (Big Cat) CD
Roxy Music - Bogus Man (Atco) LP
Magic Lantern - At The Mountains Of Madness (Woodsist) Lp
Marissa Nadler - Conjuring Spirit Worlds (Eclipse) CD
Swara Samrat - Tuesday Morning Blues (Coloured Rain) CD
Rose Kemp - Nanny's World (Aurora Borealis) LP
First Band From Outer Space - Demons & Haze (Kommun 2:5) LP
Nightstalker - Galactic Revolution (Nasoni) LP
Thunder Taget - Hakkakarl (Razzia) CD
Bardo Pond - Euphrates (Camera Obscura) LP

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...March 20,2009

Land Of Kush - The Light Over The Ranges (Constellation) LP
Octopus Syng - We Could Be Everywhere (Nasoni) CD
Steve Hillage - Before The Storm (Virgin) LP
Golden Paliminos - Monday Night (Celluloid) LP
Circle - Mercy & Tuesday (Ektro) CD
Trapeze - Medusa (Threshold) LP
Thin Lizzy - Massacre (Vertigo) LP
Larry Coryell - Call To The Higher Consciousness (Vanguard) LP
Phil Upchurch -Fire & Burn (Blue Thumb) LP
Curtis Mayfield - Love Me(Right In The Pocket) (Curtom) LP
Traffic Sound - El Gusano(Alice In Wormland) (Vampi Soul) LP
Gal Costa - Namorinho De Portao/Saudosismo (4 Men With Beards) LP
Nucleus - The Addison Trip (Vertigo) LP
Liquid Sound Company - Sadhana Siddhi (Nasoni)
Weird Owl - Mind Mountain (Tee Pee) LP
Pretty Things - You're Running You & Me (Ugly Things) LP
Strollers - Bus Ride (Wohn) LP
Misunderstood - Children Of The Sun (Ugly Things) CD
Dead Moon - A Fix On You (Tombstone) LP
Blackwater Park - Indian Summer (Spalax) CD
Linus Pauling Quartet - History (September Gurls) LP
Devillaires - You're A Liar / Redline (Indie pre-release) cdr
Niela Miller - Baby Don't Go To Town (Numerophon) LP
Donald McPherson & Tetuzi Akiyama - Grotto (Bo'Weavil) LP
Peter Green - The Clown (Stoney Plain) LP
Vilgot - Hedja Sovjet (Kommun 2:3) LP
Amon Duul II - Surrounded By The Stars (UA) LP

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

In Rock We Trust...

As spring approaches and the year is already gettin close to 3 months old I thought I should bring ya'll up to speed on Birdman's musical intake! I can't tell ya how nice it's gonna be to see green grass and feel a warm breeze as winter rears it's last gasps. Spring seems to be here early in Ottawa as it's been downright pleasant for the whole of March...very unusual. What isn't so unusual for this time of year is the bountiful music releases that have been pouring into the shop and the amount that are on the near horizon.

Stuff that's been most impressive as of late are new records from Omar Rodriguez Lopez and his album "Old Money" on Stones Throw. As always Omar stretches his guitar prowess to the max on a full on electric blitz of psych-funkiness and outer rim experimental onslaughts. The band is bangin' along in find style and this all instrumental forage falls musically between the recent "Absence" lp and the earlier "Apocalypse" record. "The Man From Mars" can do no wrong !
The new long player (ever wonder what LP stood for?), from The Soundtrack Of Our Lives called "Communion" comes in the form of a double cd and double lp(with download coupon and bonus tracks). TSOOL deliver their perfect blend of psychedelic pop punch and the fact that it's been 4 years !!!!! since their last recorded appearance, it seems like no time has been lost! Anthemic perfection is the order of the day and I can't imagine any fan of rock music would not love "Communion"!
I Really dig the 2nd album from Aethenor entitled "Faking Gold & Murder" on VHF records. Among the groups ranks is Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O), Alexander Tucker (renowned UK guitarist), David Tibet(Psychic TV, Current 93) and an all star cast. This highly creative record is hard to describe but to say outer worldly music with the punch of 2 insane percussionist drummers for propulsion this here pup takes you to many places. The vinyl version is lavish and worth the higher cost.

Other great new releases all here in magnificence include offerings from Arbouretum, the Black Lips, Beirut, Bonnie Prince Billy, Neko Case, Willem Maker, Loren Mazzacane Connors, The Drones, Robyn Hitchcock, Kid Congo Powers, Mystery Girls, Hunches, Zombi, 16, Wino and Brian Eno and David Byrne. Come in and check it out!

On the near horizon are new albums from John Doe with The Sadies, Wooden Shjips, Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound, Warlocks, Heads and White Hills split, Pontiak, Bob Log III, Crippled Black Phoenix, Radio Moscow, Mono, Thermals, Sunn O, Marissa Nadler, Atavist, Church Of Misery, Cathedral, Litmus, Life On Earth! and so many reissues on vinyl of killer stuff from everywhere, anytime and all styles that it would make your head spin!!!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...March 13, 2009

Hot Tuna - Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning (RCA) LP
Kaleidoscope - Beacon From Mars (Sundazed) LP
Ant Trip Ceremony - Elaborations (Guerssen) LP
Mick Stevens - I'm Going Home (Shadoks) LP
New Dawn - It's Rainin' (Akarma) LP
Agitation Free - Through The Moods (Garden Of Delights) CD
Circle - Virsi (Fourth Dimension) LP
Grand Funk Railroad - Inside Looking Out (Capitol) LP
Uriah Heep - Gypsy (Mercury) LP
Three Man Army - Another Day (Castle) CD
We - Carefree (Black Balloon) LP
Hawkwind - World Of Tiers (Samurai) LP
Toner Low - a & b (Freebird) LP
Ego On The Rocks - 7 To 7 or 999 To 99 Hope (Second Battle) CD
Frank Zappa - Cosmik Debris (Discreet) LP
Stray - Suicide (Mercury) LP
Zombi - Twilight Sentinel (Wabana) LP
Los Natas - Trilogia (Elektrohasch) LP
Nikki Sudden - Looking For A Friend (Munster) LP
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives - The Ego Delusion (Yep Roc) CD
Pink Floyd - Burning Bridges (Harvest) LP
Running Man - Higher & Higher/Hope Place (Vinyl Lovers) LP
Oresund Space Collective - Orbital Elevator (Transubstans) CD
High Rise - Deateronomy (Squealer) LP

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes...March 6, 2009

Oresund Space Collective - Good Planets Are Hard To Find (Transubstans) CD
Shakti - Joy...excerpt (Columbia) LP
Sienna Root - Waiting For The Sun (Headspin) LP
Mer-Da - Lying (Funky Delacacies) LP
Cannonball Adderley - Leo (Capitol) LP
Lonnie Smith - Afrodesia (Groove Merchant) LP
Ophelias - Mr. Rabbit (Strange Weekend) LP
Gentle Giant - Alcard (Vertigo) LP
Funkadelic - Slide On In (Westbound) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez - Population Council's Wet Dream (Stones Throw) LP
AEthenor - III (VHF) LP
Nadja - Twentynine:Thirtyseven...edit...excerpt (Kreation) LP
Alexander Tucker - You Are Many (ATP) LP
Begushkin - Death Valley (Locust) LP
Woods Family Band - Family (Time-Lag) LP
MV&EE - Tea Devil (Singing Knives) LP
Crazy Dreams Band - Asian Rollers (Holy Mountain) LP
La Otracina - Inner Mind Journey (Holy Mountain) LP
Acid Mothers Temple - In C (Eclipse) LP
Vilgot - Sjoman (Kommun 2:4) LP
Vee Dee - Into The Void (Crinal IQ) CD
"the band whose name is a symbol" - subterranean city (pre-release) cdr
AFCGT - Sunking (Uzu Audio) LP
ST 37 - The Phosphorescent Leviathan (indie) LP
Burnt Hills - over The Rainbow (Noiseville) LP

Monday, March 2, 2009

Friday Morning Cartunes.....February 27,2009 hosted by Mary Mackinnon

Jethro Tull-Skating Away (On the Thin Ice) (Chrysalis) LP
Brian Eno-Caught Between Just another Day on Earth (Hannibal) CD
Thelonius Monk-Monk’s Mood (OJC) LP
Stars on the Lid-Requiem for Dying Mothers (Kranky) CD
Gutbucket-Money Management for a Better Life (Canteloupe) LP
Avarus-Side A (Arbor) LP
High on Fire-Blood from Zion (Tee Pee) LP
Earthless-Sonic Prayer (excerpt)(Tee Pee) LP
Joseph van Wissem How the Soul has Arrived (Incanabulum) CD
Ike and Tina Turner-Bold Soul Sister (Blue Thumb LP
Zephyr-See My People Come Together (Warner Bros) LP
Lonnie Liston Smith Cosmic Funk (Flying Dutchman) LP
Steve Hillage Electric Gypsies (Blue Plate) LP
Hawkwind-You know You’re Only Dreaming (United Artists) LP
Mike Gunn-Mr. Fogg/Uptight (Fleece) LP
Sir Douglas Quintet Don’t Matter (Smash) LP
Linus Pauling Quartet-Helicopters in Tunisia (Fleece) LP
Sapat-Fante (Indie) Lp
Spires that in the Sunset Rise-Little for a Lot (Secret Eye) CD
Meredith Monk Scared Song (ECM) LP
Espers Black is the Colour (Drag City) CD
Fairport Convention Come All Ye (A&M) LP
Six Organs of Admittance Creation Aspect Fire (Drag City) LP
Kemisiallisett Ystavat Hyvallisen Tydallista (Fat Cat) LP
Thin Lizzy Return of the Farmer’s Son (Deram) LP
Terry Riley Eastern Man (Kuckuck) LP