:Episode One-Hundred Fourteen: 08.03.2018
|Daniel Bachman||Invocation||The Morning Star|
|Garcia Peoples||Suite: Cashing Out / Sigh of Relief / The Midnight Dancer / All The Time / Distant Lands||Cosmic Cash|
|Faust||J'ai Mal Aux Dents||The Faust Tapes|
|CAVE||San' Yago||San' Yago (Single)|
|Orquestra De Las Nubes||Como Un Guante||The Order Of Change|
|Dwart||Red Mambo (Impromptu)||Taipei Disco|
|Sun Ra||Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens||Disco 3000|
|Bitchin Bajas||Diaspora||The Encyclopedia of Civilizations, Vol. 2: Atlantis|
This week's show starts with the opening track from Daniel Bachman's fantastic new album The Morning Star, a record which blends Robbie Basho-esque psychedelic folk ragas with pastoral ambience (crickets chirping, a passing train) and found sounds (metallic scraping, snatches of dialogue) to create a lovely, sprawling, Americana-tinged collage. Following this is Garcia Peoples, with a "song suite" reminiscent of American Beauty and/or Workingman's Dead (the only worthwhile Grateful Dead studio albums, in my book). Concluding the opening set is Futuropaco, the solo project of Justin Pinkerton, drummer for the band Golden Void, with some instrumental Krautrockiness of the Neu!/Harmonia variety
The second set begins with a track from The Faust Tapes, Faust's avant-garde/collage/musique concrète masterpiece that is being reissued on vinyl (with its original artwork!) for the first time in decades by Superior Viaduct. After this is the triumphant return of CAVE, with San' Yago, the lead single from the forthcoming (in October) album Allways, their first in five years (a delay excused by the fact that three-quarters of their members are busy playing in Bitchin Bajas). Following after is Orquestra De Las Nubes, an early-80s side project of Spanish Fourth World pioneer Suso Saiz, the late-80s minimal synthiness of Dwart, and the post-post-rockiness of New York trio Forma.
The last set opens with a track from the also recently reissued on vinyl Disco 3000, an album that showcases late-70s fusion-era Sun Ra at his finest. Then, concluding the show are the aforementioned Bitchin Bajas, with some (appropriately) underwater-sounding ambience from a concept album of sorts, The Encyclopedia of Civilizations, Vol. 2: Atlantis, part of a series of recordings released by Abstrakce Records dedicated to past civilizations both real (volume one was dedicated to Egypt) and mythical.