Thanks to everyone who tuned in to ID Music last night, and to the friendly crew of New Age carolers who stopped by the studio. Here’s what we played in our epic two-hour tribute to the classic “mom jeans” vs. “expansive make-out session” soundtrack, Pure Moods.
See you all next month when we return to the KRTS studios on 4 November 2012 from 9-11p (CST).
Theme From “The Mission” – Ennio Morricone
Orinoco Flow – Enya
Oxygene Part IV – Jean-Michel Jarre
Floating On A Sunshine – VDB Joel
The Hollow Vessel Called The Earth – Isao Tomita
The Song Of Venus – Isao Tomita
Sidereal Breath – Dr. Fiorella Terenzi
Cosmic Wings – VDB Joel
Silicon Siren – VDB Joel
Time Traveler – Rinder-Lewis
X-Files Theme (Dado Paranormal Activity Mix) – DJ Dado
Celestial Soda Pop – Ray Lynch – Deep Breakfast
Fear – Rabbit In The Moon vs Sarah McLachlan – The Remixes – Volume 1
Cantimilla – Tranquility Bass – Transmitting from Heaven
One By One – Dntel – Enya Mixes
Madrugada Eterna – The KLF – Chill Out
Higher Than The Sun – Primal Scream – Screamadelica
Higher Than The Sun (A Dub Symphony In Two Parts) – Primal Scream – Screamadelica
Moving Dub (Better Things) – Massive Attack vs. Mad Professor – No Protection
Hallelujah (Club Mix) – Happy Mondays – Double Easy: The U.S. Singles
Here is one of the most interesting human beings I have ever met talking about some of my favorite things all at the same time.
Sun Araw’s hour-long mix of screwed and chopped preachers, time-stretched blues, conga-speckled acid rock and fractal R&B — is that Soul II Soul stuck back there in the resinous bass trap? — is about as disorienting and groove-heavy as you might expect. Listen above or give your email address to Secret Thirteen for a download. Lotta rad-looking mixes over there at their site. (via random shit)
Cameron and company’s box-fresh new album, The Inner Treaty, dropped earlier this week on Drag City and we’re still trying to get our heads around it. Kinda minimal for these dudes, mellow keys, on some real laid back shit that only fully manifests once you’ve made the rounds a couple times. Pop a top, seek guidance from the plant mind via the inebriation vector of your choosing and contemplate the spaces in between.
And finally, here’s the full Sun Araw Band jamming Ancient Romans‘ centerpiece “Impluvium” in Paris in June, 2012.
Steven Halpern shares some of the magic of his amazing musical gift with human journalists from 48 Hours in 1991. We are so grateful for his healing vibrations.
Here is an amazing documentary about Iasos circa 1979. Iasos is a luminary who has provided us with much inspiration and inner peace. We thank him for his wonderful cosmic music.
Oh man … Moebius, aka Jean Giraud. If you don’t know already …
The French graphic novelist and comics legend was like a pervy psychedelic Zelig: He launched the French predecessor of trippy “mature audiences only” comics mag Heavy Metal, Métal Hurlant. Collaborated with Jodorowsky and Michael Moorcock. Did storyboards for Alien, Tron, Willow, The Fifth Element and on and on. His best work — see the Arzach series for starters, or my personal favorite, his “Crystal Portfolio” — is sort of like all the high desert psychedelia parts of Star Wars minus George Lucas’ bummer-nerd trip, or maybe Frank Herbert’s Dune if he’d gone native down in Mexico.
Plus boobs. Dude often slipped into deeply trippy, taboo-violating sexual illustrations in the pages of Métal Hurlant. He also created strange, violent Western comics featuring a character named Lieutenant Blueberry, stories that hold their own in the Peckinpah/Leone/El Topo universe of surreal, brutalist cowboy mythology.
Much of his best work was brought to America by Marvel’s edgy Epic imprint in the late ’80s, and while currently out-of-print these volumes are widely circulated by well-meaning preservationists online. Continue reading “Moebius’ Sra: New Translation”
The intrepid cowboy sound-voyager was inverted, forging a synthesis with the Ecstatic Other; digested exotic instrumentation fuel the tepid journeys of a sampler tourist. Instead of leaning heavily on the proverbial Malian time signature’s sublime truth, Instrumental Tourist pictures the synthetic veneer of exoticism as pushed air captured by oscillating ribbons. (via Self-Titled)
“Uptown Psychedelia”, a glimpse of the new Instrumental Tourist album coming on November 20 from Tim Hecker & ONP. Yes, please.
Two videos from ID Music fave Thoughts on Air, the ethereal Earth-psych project of Hamilton, CA-based Scott Johnson aka Scott Cloud. Waves of obfuscated, pitch-shifting guitar melody echo all around as corn cooks on an idyllic ’50s campfire. The second video is somewhat more bewildering, as it features ’50s-era car crashes over ToA’s mellow drones. (via ToA)