:Episode One-Hundred Fifteen: 08.10.2018
|Mountain Movers||New Jam 3||New Jam EP|
|Roy Montgomery||Landfall||Landfall (Single)|
|The Dead Ends||Peter 2:18||The Deeper The Dark, The Brighter We Shine|
|Drug Cult||Bloodstone||Drug Cult|
|Fanatism||När man allting sett||The Future Past|
|Hampton Grease Band||Evans||Music To Eat|
|Tony Allen & Jimi Tenor||OTO Jam||OTO Live Party|
|Bear Bones, Lay Low||Dissolve Into The Night||Plafond 3|
|Sunn O)))||Cut Wooded [Bonus Track]||White 1 (2018 Remastered Edition)|
|Jon Mueller||Hands||The Whole|
|Greg Malcolm & Stefan Neville||Banish Misfortune||A Nuance|
|Carl Weingarten||Soft Waters||Living In The Distant Present|
Leading off this week's show are frequent-Space Program-playees Mountain Movers, with the creatively titled New Jam 3, from the similarly creatively titled EP, "New Jam EP" (is it really that hard to come up with song or album titles?) After that we hear from legendary Kiwi noisesmith Roy Montgomery, with a number from his new album, Suffuse, notable for the fact that each song has a separate guest vocalist. The track I play, Landfall, in particular features Portland's own Liz Harris, aka Grouper. This is followed by the Black Angels-esque The Dead Ends, some female-fronted dooooom from Drug Cult (which includes a former member of late retro-rockers Wolfmother), and some classic doom, a la Black Sabbath, from Sweden's Fanatism.
The second set opens with a track from the Hampton Grease Band's one and only album Music To Eat, recently reissued on vinyl, which - as I talk about during the break - was an album that had a somewhat mythical reputation (back in the day when there actually were albums that you couldn't find in some form or another somewhere online) but that's, disappointingly, really just ersatz Beefheart/Zappa, jazz-tinged art rock. It has some decent cuts, including the one I play, but overall doesn't live up to its semi-legendary cult status. Following this is genuinely legendary afrobeat drummer Tony Allen teaming up with Finnish psych-funk weirdo Jimi Tenor for some improvised drum 'n' synth strangeness, as well as Belgian-residing, Venezuelan ex-pat Bear Bones, Lay Low with some lo-fi droniness.
The final set leads off with a bonus track - previously found only in a rare box set - from the newly remastered and reissued on vinyl, Sunn O))) classic (inasmuch as an avant-garde band can really be said to have albums considered "classics") White 1. Following this are a bunch of the bleepy-bloopy tunes I tend to end the show with, including numbers from Jon Mueller, Greg Malcolm & Stefan Neville, and Carl Wingarten.