psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present
psychedelic and avant-garde music from the 1960s to the present

:Episode One-Hundred Five: 05.18.2018

Artist Title Album
Father Sky Mother EarthFather SkyFather Sky Mother Earth
Girl Sweat Pleasure Temple Ritual BandRite To PowerHyper Rituals
KuunaticDistant SongKuurandia
Hot KnivesDank ZappaStatic Bloom
Dead Sea ApesRückstoss GondolièreRecondite
Wax ChattelsParallel LinesWax Chattels
Bonnacons of DoomArgentaBonnacons of Doom
Fosil SangiranBagian DuaKhayan Kuno
Steve Lacy / Yuji Takahashi / Takehisa KosugiFlying OffDistant Voices
Kali MaloneArched in HysteriaCast of Mind
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Description

The show opens with some psychedelic doooooooooom (I'm sure that the dear departed Aquarius Records, who used to rate the doominess of doom metal bands by the number of "o"s in the descriptor "doom", would've given them at least a ten "o" doooooooooom) from Father Sky Mother Earth (better known as Uranus and Gaea, in Greek myth, though I waste about a minute during the show pondering aloud whether their name is an oblique reference to the song "Mother Sky" by CAN) and then continues with a track from maybe the freakiest freakout act to come along in a good while, Girl Sweat Pleasure Temple Ritual Band. I use the term "freakout" perhaps too often, and I'm definitely going to have to rein it in, until a band comes along that can match GSPTRB's manic furor.

The all-female Japanese psych-punk-y trio Kuunatic start off the second set with a song from their debut album Kuurandia (check out its nifty cover), which continues with the garage rock sounds of Hot Knives, the lovely instrumental psych of Dead Sea Apes, the "guitarless guitar music" (their words) of Wax Chattels, and concludes with a slightly-proggy-but-in-a-good way track from the most recent album by Bonnacons of Doom (a bonnacon is a goat-like beast of medieval myth that sprays its enemies with a plume of caustic feces).

The final set has as its centerpiece some avant-garde jazz (sorry, jazzophobes) from a recently reissued team-up between Steve Lacy, Yuji Takahashi, and Takehisa Kosugi, the latter of whom is probably best known to Space Program listeners as the man behind legendary Japanese spaced-out noisemakers Taj Mahal Travellers.