Tag Archives: ambient

#1727: Daylight Ripoff

For the first time in a long time the U.S. put aside differences for a brief moment to watch the sun go dark.  A cosmic event and a moment for reflection on where we fit in to the world and beyond.  It didn’t last long but it was nice to know so many people were enjoying something together.

The title of this week’s show reflects the cynicism that creeps back in after such moments, and as we move forward I thought we could explore the recent sounds of psych, garage and more.  Every song in this set was made after 2014, with many being new releases this year.  Hope you enjoy, and that this can suffice as another small moment where we enjoy something together.

Links to all the bands and full playlist below->

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#1545: Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records

If you’ve listened to the show at all since I started spinning newer stuff, you’ve likely heard a LOT of tunes from this label. Since it’s near the end of the year I thought I’d take a show and pay tribute to the great releases this Brooklyn-based distributor has been putting out the last few years. So strap in for a MAJOR psychedelic journey, and if you dig what you hear you can get it in all forms over at http://beyondbeyondisbeyond.com!

Full playlist below->

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#1534: Move With The Season

This week’s all about transitions. The transition from summer to autumn, namely, and all the changes that come with it.
We took some time to highlight some great labels (Sunrise Ocean Bender, Riding Easy Records, Cardinal Fuzz) and of course I threw some great selections from Beyond Beyond Is Beyond in there.  Full playlist after the jump.

Lotsa fuzz this week, see you next time and hope all your transitions are smooth.

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Random Access Transmissions: TRANS1.00000.01.0

Very often I find vinyl records in stacks as I’m walking around Brooklyn.  The quantity, quality and condition vary each time but I always take whatever it is home.  The selection tends to be a lot of vintage folk, soundtracks and classical music.  Over the past 4 years I’ve probably gotten a hold of over 200 vinyl LPs this way. Continue reading Random Access Transmissions: TRANS1.00000.01.0

#1528: Throwback To Tomorrow Vol. 3

After a long holiday I’m back in Brooklyn and LIVE in the BBOX studios with the latest installment of my series celebrating modern artists with vintage influences.  Between what I receive from labels and what I discover during my many Bandcamp forays, there is a lot of fun stuff to choose from.  Modern psych, soul, stoner rock and punk is all represented and it’s one hell of a trip.  Always happy to have all of you along for the ride.

Check out the links to the artists in the playlist below and support these great acts and labels by spending your hard-earned dollars on some great tunes!

Just press play…

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Robert Fripp & Brian Eno: 40+ years without pussyfooting.

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It took me a long time to appreciate Brian Eno. As a punk-rock loving teen myself, his ambient work just didn’t initially connect with me and I was completely ignorant as to his amazing production resume. My narrow mind was finally blown watching Velvet Goldmine, as the opening credits blared the wild layered guitar of “Needle In A Camel’s Eye.” It was a start.

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Robert Fripp was a different story. “21st Century Schizoid Man” hooked me on King Crimson and Fripp’s white-magic guitar wizardry right away. When they were heavy they were SO heavy, but Fripp would always take you on a journey high and low and all points in between. I’m not exaggerating when I say, for my young self, it was a revelation.

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In 1972 the pair decided to cut a record together. Using two tape machines Eno alternately recorded and looped Fripp’s guitar playing, creating two aurally dense tracks that each took up one full side of the LP.

The album was released under the title “No Pussyfooting” on Island Records in late 1973, and everyone just HATED it. It didn’t chart in the U.S. or the U.K. and was dismissed by critics and even the label.

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After a successful solo career from Eno, several more awesome King Crimson records, and a re-release in the ’80s, “No Pussyfooting” built up a respectful following as an early entry in what became a collaboration that, 41 years later, is still going strong.

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Check out this week’s episode for an excerpt from Side A of “No Pussyfooting” in the OTRRH Archive at http://www.bboxradio.com/old-time-religion-radio-hour/1446-thingummyjig.html