Seven-and-a-half hours of music in total, The Complete Live At The Lighthouse is an immersive affair, exhaustive in the best way. It gives listeners front-row seats for these razor-sharp gigs, allowing us to revel in Morgan’s boundless (and still developing) creativity.
Is it possible that the latest in Dylan’s Bootleg Series feels … a little slim? Here’s what we get with Springtime In New York: two discs of rehearsals and outtakes from the tail-end of the so-called “Gospel Era”; two discs of Infidels session outtakes; and one disc with a smattering of live performances and studio alternates from 1984 and 1985. It clocks in at well over four hours, but it isn’t quite the immersive deep dive into this Dylan era that fanatics have been dreaming of for many years.
Spotify | 20 tracks | mostly 70s. Step inside this house … Gene Clark – Tears of Rage ++ Crazy Horse – I Don’t Want To Talk About it ++ Sir Douglas Quintet – […]
Before adopting the Badge Époque Ensemble banner and a palette of ’70s prog, jazz rock, and funk, Toronto’s Maximilian Turnbull recorded art rock under the alias Slim Twig. It’s fitting then that he reached for a third designation for Scroll, his new 90 minute audio collage under the Badge Epoch designation. Drawing from nearly a decade of recordings, sessions, snippets, and demos, the album documents Turnbull’s restless experimentation, drifting from minimalist tones to crisp beatwork, from jazzy washes to intense musique concrète freak outs.
Every third Sunday, free form sounds for four hours with the Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard Sunday crew. For the September episode, hour one features an opening invocation by AD founder and leader Justin Gage, followed by Range & Basin with Jason P. Woodbury, with a smattering of audio collages and needle drops. Following, Doom & Gloom From the Tomb with Tyler Wilcox, with an hour’s worth of reimaginings of Ornette Coleman’s “Lonely Woman.” To close, Cosmic Chambo Presents: Rituales de lo habitual—a program of devotional heaviness.
The musician/producer caught up with us on the heels of the release of his new album, diving into its varied, landmark influences, as well as the contemporary Richmond musical community he helped create and foster.
Outré California. Via satellite, transmitting from northeast Los Angeles — the Aquarium Drunkard Show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35. 7pm California time, Wednesdays.
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Group Listening return with Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works Vol. 2, set for release at the top of next year. This new collection finds the U.K. duo setting their sights on works from Robbie Basho, Syrinx, popular folk, and, in this first taste, the inimitable Beverly Glenn-Copeland, covering “Sunset Village” from his 1986 masterpiece Keyboard Fantasies.
Nick Lowe returns to our weekly Transmissions podcast to discuss the 20th anniversary of what many consider to be his best album, The Convincer, the influence of the Everly Brothers, and much more.
Loosely affiliated with the Träd, Gräs Och Stenar crew, Sten Bergman only released one LP — 1974’s Lyckohjulet — but it is an extremely sweet slice of vintage Swedish folk rock. He’s joined here by Träd, Gräs drummer Thomas Mera Gartz for a set of 10 excellent tunes that run the gamut from Basement Tapes-y rambles to moody, “Down By The River”-esque excursions.
Following July’s drop of “Lowered Shelf,” Monde UFO—the LA-based duo of Ray Monde and Kris Chau—return this month with “Lying on the Ground,” the next taste off their forthcoming debut, 7171, which sees release on Halloween via Monde’s own label, Universal Freeing Object.
Happy Monday. It’s bonus Transmissions time with Neko Case. Before this episode appears later this month in its edited and polished form in the regular feed, Aquarium Drunkard Patreon supporters get early access to this extended edition.
All Chico Hamilton set. The NYC based collective interprets five tunes from the jazz drummer’s 1965 album, El Chico. A record that bandleader Tom Csatari describes as “effortless music with pulse and an eye towards the unknown”, he and his group suffuse the selections here with the same liberated and exuberantly searching ethos.