:Episode One Hundred Twenty-Three: 10.05.2018
|Mythic Sunship||Elevation||Another Shape of Psychedelic Music|
|Null||Follow||Act Of Love|
|Golden Bug||Viaje a Tenderloin||Viaje a Tenderloin 7"|
|Holger Czukay||Oh Lord, Give Us More Money||Movies|
|Patrick R. Pärk||Transport||Library Sounds|
|Andreolina||An Island In The Moon||An Island In The Moon|
|Rimarimba||Bebag||Below The Horizon|
|Jerusalem In My Heart||Wa Ta'atalat Loughat Al Kalam, Pts. III + IV||Daqa'iq Tudaiq|
|Dengue Dengue Dengue!||Eye Acucho||Semillero|
We lead things off this week with Mythic Sunship, stalwarts of the El Paraiso label, with a track from their somewhat pretentiously named new album Another Shape of Psychedelic Music. What is this new shape, you might ask? It's pretty much the same as the old one, but it has a new hat... I mean, it involves saxophone. Which I actually really dig! It's probably the best rock album where a saxophonist features prominently on every track since... I don't know, something by the X-Ray Spex, maybe? But I'm not sure that it really merits the highfalutin, jazz-referencing title. This is followed by some scorching psychedelic punk by Sweden's Sudakistan (not to be confused with Sedakistan, the Pakistani Neil Sedaka tribute band I just made up), some extra-sludgy doomgaze from Null, a number from Hooveriii, whose sound is something of a modern take on the MC5, making them neo-proto-punk, I guess, and finally, a bit of spacey minimal electronics from Golden Bug.
The middle set starts with Oh Lord, Give Us More Money, the centerpiece of Holger Czukay's (R.I.P.) recently reissued late-70s solo effort Movies, then continues with the neo-Kosmische of Patrick R. Pärk, the lovely minimal ambience of Andreolina (from an album released in 1990, in the midst of the maximalist late-80s/early-90s), the uncategorizable Icelandic avant-gardiness of Hekla, and the gauzy, washed-out synthesizer of Terekke.
The final set begins with Rimarimba, the avant-garde minimalist musical identity of the artist Robert Cox, which is getting the deluxe reissue treatment from Portland's own Freedom to Spend label. This is followed by the gamelan-centric sounds of Italy's Heith, the Middle-Eastern influenced psychedelia of Jerusalem in My Heart and, once again this week, some South American strangeness (from Peru, specifically) from Dengue Dengue Dengue! (their exclamation point, not mine - I mean, I do like them, but not quite to the point of referring to them quite that enthusiastically).