MESSAGES (pictured above) made a brilliant album a coupla years ago called After Before that we’re still dreaming/meditating/contemplating/listening to and learning from. They’ve just announced a new 2xLP, Message Bag,, to be released next year via De Stijl Records. Wonderful! This is a preview track…
Roll call for the artists featured on Arthur’s new BLACKOUT compilation…
BLACKOUT, a specially sequenced compilation, is available as a digital download direct from Arthur on a sliding scale starting at $4.20. Click here for the details, including a streaming audio preview. All proceeds benefit the Arthur mission. Thank you, and hope you dig it…
Arthur’s new 49-minute mixtape, specially designed to accompany (or simulate) a human-plant interaction, is now available as a digital download, featuring a high resolution JPG of the Arik Roper artwork (above), some additional art and text, and the following sequence of songs, as selected by Arthur editor Jay Babcock and sewn together by engineer/mixer Bobby Tamkin.
1. MOON DUO “Into the Trees” (from the Escape LP on Woodsist)
2. WHITE HILLS “Three Quarters” (from the White Hills LP on Thrill Jockey)
3. WHITE NOISE SOUND “Sunset” (from the White Noise Sound LP on Alive Naturalsound)
4. LORDS OF FALCONRY “Osiron” (from Lords of Falconry on Holy Mountain)
5. ENDLESS BOOGIE “Pack Your Bags” (from the Full House Head LP on No Quarter)
6. MASTERS OF REALITY “Johnny’s Dream” (from the Pine/Cross’d Over LP)
7. MESSAGES “Tambura” (from the After Before LP on De Stijl)
8. ENUMCLAW “Harmonic Convergence” (from the Opening of the Dawn LP)
Pay what thou wilt, starting at $4.20. All proceeds go towards keeping the Arthur community garden alive through the fall season.
Order here: BLACKOUT NO LONGER AVAILABLE
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FOR TO DOWNLOAD: Arthur Radio Transmission #20: Disco Sigil w/Nonhorse
PART 1: In which our heroes call upon the dosed horn of John Coltrane, the open time slots of Fela Kuti’s studio, and the hallucinatory mojo of Kathy Acker to remove the barricades for to invoke a dance sigil in service of the psychic liberation of times square: hub of consumption, barometer of culture, shrine of empire. Use Your Feet For The Feat Of The Defeat Of The Demons Feasting On Your Future!
PART 2: In which comrade to the cause Nonhorse finds space amidst his beyond-mere-mortal-multitaskings to build a roomy nest of codified cassettery from which to deliver a highly prismatic and severely discorporating live tape manipulation set. Abridged here, the fulllll badass 2.5 hour tilthabreakadawn extent can be siphoned from the bountiful tank of the Newtown Radio archives. HEAVY
This week’s playlist…
Download: “Tambura” – Messages (mp3)
Beautiful, eh? From Messages, available now on vinyl from De Stijl Records.
Messages are Taketo Shimada, Tres Warren and Spencer Herbst.
Promotional text: “The baby believes the womb is the Universe. At birth there is a glimmer of light and a shifting of space. I was there, but now i am Here. Then there are still but 2 things : Me and the Universe. And then what happens is Other People. From a note sounded in 1960 and held for a long time, a continuum of Sound has been sluiced along a diagonal of personal ecstasy, and some have come to call it a Drone. Surrounding the Drone is a genre, and within, wheat and chaff often commingle all too comfortably. But with tones as thick and texturally luxuriant with spiritual resonance as their long, glorious hair, Messages are the two worthy gurus currently contributing to the echo. Messages evoke the womb. And when the womb smiles, it whispers Messages, and then there is the first glimmer of Light .. “