:Episode One-Hundred Six: 05.25.2018
|Mildred Maude||CPA I||CPA|
|Buried Feather||Mind Of The Swarm||Mind Of The Swarm|
|Atomic Mold||Hypnosis||Hybrid Slow Food|
|Tsembla||Animal Negatives||Terror & Healing|
|Sugar Candy Mountain||Tidal Wave||Do Right|
|Caudal||Divisible||Fight Cry Fight|
|Mdou Moctar||Ilmouloud||Sousoume Tamachek|
|Ché-SHIZU||A Journey 1 & 2||A Journey|
|Abul Mogard||Bound Universe||Circular Forms|
|Pyramid||Dawn Defender (Excerpt)||Pyramid|
The first set opens with a near-twenty minute rager from the UK's Mildred Maude, taken from their debut album CPA (which stands not for Certified Public Accountant, but Cosmic Pink Alignment - still, I sense a theme, since they named themselves after two of the dullest ladies' names ever conceived, and their album after a certification granted for accounting, perhaps the dullest profession), and continues with Aussies Buried Feather (who to my mind sound like a hybrid of Black Angels and Dead Meadow), Italian sludge-rockers Atomic Mold, the highly recommended avant-garde stylings of Finnish one-woman band Tsembla (also a member of the Kemialliset Ystävät collective), the psychedelic yacht-rock-y pop of Sugar Candy Mountain, and a song from the most recent album by Bay Area/Portland based mainstays Wooden Shjips.
The middle set leads off with Caudal, a side project of Aidan Baker, the man best known as one half of doomgazers Nadja, and also includes the MV&EE-inspired lo-fi stylings of Gosh! and some solo Tuareg guitar from Mdou Moctar, a featured artist of Portland's own Sahel Sounds label.
The final set includes the Annette Peacock-ish avant-jazzy sound of Japan's Ché-SHIZU, whose late-80s album "A Journey" was recently reissued, and an excerpt from the also recently reissued, sole one-song album from Krautrock obscurity Pyramid.