Chambo’s Top ID Music Jams from 2012, in alphabetical order:
Actress – R.I.P.
As we wrote once before … “Less suffocated techno. More shiny fractal ambience. “Shadow from Tartarus” sounds like ice tinkling off the conning tower of Porter Ricks‘ submarine after surfacing in the sparkling glare of Arctic sunlight.”
Anywhere – Anywhere
Mike Watt, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and a dude we’d never heard of from the awesomely named “Liquid Indian” got together for these totally mellow Sandy Bull-inspired astral jams and nobody really said much about it, but it’s amazing.
Ashan – Ancient Forever
Sits next to Stag Hare’s Spirit Canoes, Deep Magic’s Solar Meditations, White Rainbow’s New Clouds and Thoughts on Air’s Mallo Yallo as a stone classic of contemporary New Age. Flutes, guitars and all kinds of jingle-jangling old growth vibes.
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An ID Music scout searches the frozen wastes of the Davis Mountains for fresh snowflake jams (image by Robert McCall, via endthymes)
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.
Join us as Inter-Dimensional Music returns to the Marfa Public Radio airwaves this Sunday (20110515) from 9-11p CST. Tune in at KRTS 93.5FM if you reside out here in the Big Bend region of Far West Texas. Otherwise you can usually find us streaming at www.marfapublicradio.org.
Chamberlin’s bringing serious acid grooves from KWJAZ, Secret Birds, Sun Araw and Sunburned Hand of the Man for the second hour. Hollander will be laying down an as-yet-to-be-revealed set of classic noggin-shatterers . Look for a tracklist and maybe even a downloadable mix next week.