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 Seventy-Nine: 3.13.2020

Artist Title Album
White HeavenMandrax TownOut
Horse LordsFanfare for Effective FreedomThe Common Task
Trees SpeakSoul SequencerSoul Sequencer (Single)
EspersTravel MountainsEspers
Elds MarkVarderElds Mark
Black Market BrassSo Who (pt.1 & pt. 2)Undying Thirst
Shabaka and the Ancestors'Til The Freedom Comes HomeWe Are Sent Here By History
The Master Musicians of JajoukaThe Middle Of The NightApocalypse Across The Sky
Altın GünVay DünyaGece
Mdou MoctarIbitlanIbitlan (Single)
Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithExpanding ElectricityExpanding Electricity (Single)
D.K.Going Into TranceThe Goddess Is Dancing
Military GeniusWhen I Close My EyesDeep Web
Lorelle Meets The ObsoleteLux, Lumina (CC Crain Remix)Re-Facto EP
Hilary WoodsCleansing RitualBirthmarks
Gil MelleDesert TripThe Andromeda Strain OST
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Among the highlights of this week’s show:

A brand new, orchestrally-accented, ten-minute-long “single” from Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, providing a sample of her forthcoming album. To my relief, her minimalist Buchla stylings don’t get lost amidst the additional instrumentation (including a small choir). Reminiscent of Alice Coltrane’s later work, on which the synthesizer was her primary instrument, and she was backed chorally by members of the ashram at which she served as Swamini.

An incredible seven minute staccato guitar workout by Horse Lords, an avant-garde-leaning post-rock group from Baltimore. This is what Tortoise might’ve sounded like if they had completely set aside their pop sensibilities. There’s the same jazzy, rhythm-centric, world-influenced sensibility, but screwed down as tight as the bolts on a NASA rocket. One of my favorite albums so far this year.

The psychedelic afrobeat of Minneapolis’s Black Market Brass. We hear a ten minute long, two-part piece, nearly prog-like in its complexity, that sounds a bit like Fela Kuti and one of his various combos taking on Steve Reich’s Drumming.

There’s also the instrumental, Ash Ra-ish synth-folk of Tucson’s Trees Speak, some spiritual avant-jazz by Shabaka and the Ancestors, and just in time for the pandemic, a track from Gil Melle’s early electronic score to 1971’s The Andromeda Strain.