Friday, December 31, 2010

Friday Morning Cartunes...December 31st, 2010

Dragontears - William (Bad Afro) LP
Current 93 - Night! Death1 Storm1 Omega! (Coptic Cat) LP
Miasma & The Carousel Of Headless Horses - Manticore (Latitudes) LP
Expo 70 - I Nzambi Awaken (Beta-lactam Ring) LP
Heavy Winged - Breathe Life (Type) Lp
Astral Social Club - Ramoon Ramoon (Dancing Wayang) LP
People Of The North - Over Me (Jagjaguwar) LP
Serpentina Satelite - Mecanica Celeste (Rocket Recordings) LP
Hawkwind - Blood Of The Earth/Wraith (Back On Black) LP
Gurumaniax - Electrosaurus (Bureau B) LP
Moon Unit - Too Many Blues (Blackest Rainbow) LP
Omar Rodriguez Lopez Quartet - 2:22/5:07/5:04/2:24 (ORLP) LP
Group Doueh - Badbada (Sublime Frequencies) LP
Group Innerane - Itrara(Sublime Frequencies) LP
Hayvanlar Alemi - Guarana Superpower (Sublime Frequencies) LP
Gunn - Truscinski Duo - Wythe Raag (3 Lobed) LP
Fern Knight - Pentacles/Long Dark Century (VHF) LP
Travelling Circle - Cylindrical Time (Nasoni) LP
Dark Sea Dream - Behind The Eyes (Prophase Music) LP
Bardo Pond - Don't Know About You (Fire) LP
Astralasia - A Coloured In Dream (Tonefloat) LP

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Captain Beefheart R.I.P.

Crap....the saddest day so far this year! Between a number of late night messages left on the answering machine, 2 cold phone calls post opening and the first person through my door in person today, all bearing the news..... I remember fondly, back in the 70's and early 80's, hours spent over many bottles of Kressmans white, Mark Carmody (Exploding Meet) and myself, listening to Clearspot, Shiny Beast..., Bongo Fury and the rest of Beefheart's tireless recordings. All of Van Vliet's music has stood the test of time beautifully! There is honestly not a day that goes by, as weird as this sounds that Beefheart doesn't cross my mind in some way...this I can't explain? I am truly saddened by this event.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Morning Cartunes...December 17th, 2010

John Berberian and the Rock East Ensemble - The Oud and The Fuzz (Verve) LP
Fleetwood Mac - The Green Manalishi (Snapper) CD
Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa '70 - Je'nwi Temi (Capitol) LP
Siloah - Krishn'a Golden Dope Shop (Garden Of Delights) CD
The Marilyn Decade - A Chorus Of Angels (Freek) CD
Masakai Batoh - Death Star (Drag City) CD
Roy Montgomery - Jaguar Meets Snake (Kranky) CD
Styrenes - Two Up Two Down (Overground) CD
Crawlspace - You Bleed Love (SFTRI) CD
Juan De La Cruz Band - Requiem For a Head (Shadoks) CD
Witchcraft - You Suffer (Rise Above) CD
Wicked Lady - Living On The Edge (Kissing Spell) CD
Cosmic Invention - Blue Link (Now Sound) CD
Gas Giant - Too Stoned Again (Loudsprecher) CD
Blackwater Park - Roundabout (Spalax) CD
Ultra - Mutants (Rockadrome) CD
Euroboys - Smash It To Pieces (Virgin) CD
Ginhouse - I Cannot Understand (Green Tree) CD
Hawkwind - Space Is Their (Palestine) (Castle) CD
the band whose name is a symbol - Banks Of The Mulde (demo) cdr
Circle - Pelqton (Ektro) CD
Exmagma - It's So Nice (Daily) LP
Sahara - Marie Celeste (Ohrwaschl) CD
Second Life - Second Life (Second Battle) CD

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Morning Cartunes...December 10th, 2010

Electric Orange - Flurstuck (Sulatron) CD
Strobe - Nameless Day I (Big Cat)
the band whose name is a symbol - Talk Back Fatherland (demo) cdr
Drum Circus - Magic Theatre (Garden Of Delights) CD
Pere Ubu - Babylonian Warehouses (Smog Veil) CD
Edgar Broughton Band - Mommy's Reward (Harvest) CD
Lava - Tears Are Goin' Home (Repertoire) CD
Circle - Pelkka Meno (Ektro) CD
Zone Six - Hidden World (Sulatron) CD
Eternal Elysium - Before The Morning Comes (Diwphalanx) CD
Bardo Pond - Don't Know About You (Fire) CD
Sunburned Hand Of The Man - Silent Screamer (3 Lobed) CD
Beld - Sipping Hemlock With Latka (demo) cdr
Lamp Of The Universe - Astral Planes Of Knowing (Astral Projection) CD
MV & EE - Hyperspace (3 Lobed) CD
Mark Carmody - Subterranean Flare (Demo) cdr
Agitation Free - Through The Moods (Garden Of Delights) CD
Acid Mothers Gong - HoHoHo (Vivo) CD
Brain Donor - Gates Of Skagerrak (Brain Donor) CD
La Ira De Dios - Fugitivo de Alcatraz (Ogro) CD
The Heads - Chipped (Rooster) CD
White Heaven - Fallen Stars End (PSF) CD
Stars - Twinkle Outside (Pedal) CD

Monday, December 6, 2010

TOP 30 2010

Gurumaniax – Psy Valley Hill (Bureau B) LP
People Of The North – Deep Tissue (Brah) LP
White Hills – S/T (Thrill Jockey) LP
Bushman’s Revenge - Jitterbug (Rune Grammophon) LP
Group Inerane – Guitars From Agadaz Vol. 3 (Sublime Frequencies) LP
Acid Mothers Temple – In 0 To Infinity (Important) LP
Sun Araw – On Patrol (Not Not Fun) LP
Magic Lantern – Platoon (Not Not Fun) LP
Electric Moon – Lunatics (Nasoni) LP
Oresund Space Collective – Dead Man In Space (Kommun) LP
Oresund Space Collective – Slip Into The Vortex (Transubstans) LP
Rangda – False Flag (Drag City) LP
MV & EE – Liberty Rose (Child Of Microt) LP
Kim Salmon & The Surrealists – Grand Unifying Theory (Bang) LP
Endless Boogie – Full House Head (No Quarter) LP
La Otracina – Reality Has Got To Die (Holy Mountain) LP
Current 93 – Baalstorm, Sing Omega (Coptic Cat) LP
Motorpsycho – Heavy Metal Fruit (Rune Grammofon) LP
Barn Owl – Ancestral Star (Thrill Jockey) LP
Gnod & White Hills – Drop Out With II (Rocket Recordings) LP
The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol – Biker Smell (Birdman Sound) LP
M.Mucci – Time Lost (Tall House Recording Co.) LP
Egocentrics – Love Fear Choices and… (Nasoni) LP
Hawkwind – Blood Of The Earth (Eastworld) LP
Okta Logue – Ballads Of A Burden (Nasoni) LP
Travelling Circle – Hand Made House (Nasoni) LP
Bardo Pond – S/T (Fire) LP
Pontiak – Living (Thrill Jockey) LP
Kings Of Frog Island – III (Elektrohasch) LP
Hypnos 69 – Legacy (Elektrohasch) LP

TOP Sellers @ Birdman Sound

I kinda lost interest in listing this kinda thing as we used to do it every month on the Birdman Sound website. The other day though, I felt impressed enough by my clientele who seemed genuinely excited by the prospect of coughing up hard earned cash in these troubled times for what I truly consider as well to be some of the very best new releases in the last part of 2010. If you look at this list and see something that peaks yer curiosity, wade in and just remember, it's only money and you can't take it with you...

Jesu - Heart Ache (Hydra Head) LP /CD
Barn Owl - Ancestral Star (Thrill Jockey) LP/CD
White Hills - Stars Left For No One (Thrill Jockey) LP
Black Angels - Phosphene Dream (Blue Horizon) LP/CD
Earth - Bureaucratic Desire (Southern Lord LP/CD
La Otracina - Reality Has Got To Die (Holy Mountain) LP/CD
Dungen - Skitt I Altt (Mexican Summer) LP/CD
Fern Knight - Castings (VHF) LP/CD
Sun Araw - Off Duty (Woodsist) LP/CD
Electric Wizard - Dopethrone reissue (Rise Above) LP

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday Morning Cartunes...December 3rd, 2010

Love Cry Want - The Great Medicine Dance/Angels Wings (Weird Forest) LP
Sunburned Hand Of The Man - Loft At Sea/A Red Rag To A Bull (Ecstatic Peace) LP
Guanaco - Serendipity (Blackest Rainbow) LP
Gunn-Tuscinski Duo - Taksim II (Three Lobed) LP
Group Doueh - Lehi Teyilu (Sublime Frequencies) LP
Bardo Pond - Undone (Fire)
Handgjort - Farmer Jack (Psykofon/Silence) LP
Eero Koivistoinen - 3rd Version (Porter) LP
Tony Williams Lifetime - Beyond Games (Polydor) LP
Samurai - Face In The Mirror (Guerssen) LP
Thors Hammer - Beleive In What You Want (Garden Of Delights) LP
Hypnos 69 - The Empty Hourglass (Elektrohasch) LP
Dungen - Vara Snabb (Mexican Summer) LP
Tomorrow's Gift - NaturegemaB (Indie) LP
Jesu - Dethroned (Hydra Head) LP
Aluk Todolo - To Keep Silent (Ajna) LP
Blues Creation - Sorrow (Bamboo) CD
Swara Samrat - Mr. Rainbow (Coloured Rain) LP
Gong - Isle Of Everywhere (Virgin) LP