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Primal Scream :: Carry Me Home (Dennis Wilson Cover) On the heels of this lost Dennis Wilson gem finally seeing a proper release, dig into this remarkable cover. Arguably Bobby Gillespie’s most soulful delivery, the piano-driven track delivers a shimmering, almost spiritual ambiance before crashing into a haunting, slow burn of an outro. The narrative penned through … Continue reading Primal Scream :: Carry Me Home (Dennis Wilson Cover)

Dezo Ursiny :: Modry Vrch (1981)

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Dezo Ursiny :: Modry Vrch (1981) Slovak prog legend Dezo Ursiny is still to find the recognition he deserves outside of his homeland. A successful composer of documentary soundtracks in the socialist 1970s, and later a filmmaker in his own right, Ursiny passed away prematurely but left a significant oeuvre. Perhaps the persistent association of … Continue reading Dezo Ursiny :: Modry Vrch (1981)

Celtic Guru :: Van Morrison In The 80s | Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart Picking up exactly where Beautiful Vision’s “Scandinavia” left off, “Higher than the World” unfolds amid a cascade of synthesizer, choppy R&B guitar, and the saccharine acknowledgment of higher consciousness that defined Van Morrison’s sonic pilgrimage of the 1980s. The third installment … Continue reading Celtic Guru :: Van Morrison In The 80s | Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart

Spiral Stairs (Pavement) :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview Pavement’s celebratory reunion tour last year may have grabbed most of the attention, but the band’s co-founder Scott “Spiral Stairs” Kannberg quietly released what might be his very best solo effort in 2022, too. Medley Attack, available on Kannberg’s own Amazing Grease label, is a killer collection … Continue reading Spiral Stairs (Pavement) :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Zelda :: 真暗闇 - ある日の光景 Japan’s Zelda first emerged as a punk-rock/new-wave quartet in 1980 with a pair of 7” singles, followed by their 1982 self-titled debut—a boisterous affair that balances a healthy diet of glossy, hard-charging rock, playful power-pop, and avant-garde art rock leanings, like the album closing “Sonata 815.” Stranger, somewhat outlier moments … Continue reading Zelda :: 真暗闇 - ある日の光景

Arve Henriksen :: Chiaroscuro

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Arve Henriksen :: Chiaroscuro Here’s one for the season. Recently, while listening to Arve Henriksen’s second solo album, 2004’s Chiaroscuro, I thought “well, if this isn’t some of the most ECM sounding non-ECM shit ever.” High praise. But following a quick wiki check, it turns out the trumpeter did indeed record for Manfred Eicher’s label … Continue reading Arve Henriksen :: Chiaroscuro

ECM Records All-Star Night :: The Village Gate, New York City, January 1976 The most beautiful sound next to silence comes to NYC. This “all-star night” of ECM-related performers is a delight, with some unique performances and collabs. Manfred Eicher’s esteemed label had been around since the late 1960s, but Keith Jarrett’s blockbuster surprise, The … Continue reading ECM Records All-Star Night :: The Village Gate, New York City, January 1976

Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: December 2022 Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard, every third Sunday on dublab. Up first on our four-hour broadcast, The New Happy Gathering Holiday Party: An hour of samba, lounge, jazz, funk, soul & abstract music. Then Range and Basin, an hour of mostly instrumental tunes selected by Jason P. Woodbury. A … Continue reading Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard :: December 2022

Videodrome :: Less Than Zero (1987)

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Videodrome :: Less Than Zero (1987) (Welcome to Videodrome. A recurring column plumbing the depths of vintage and contemporary cinema – from cult, exploitation, trash and grindhouse to sci-fi, horror, noir, documentary and beyond.) During the holiday season, Los Angeles averages high temperatures in the seventies. The skies are blue, the sun is bright, and the … Continue reading Videodrome :: Less Than Zero (1987)

Aquarium Drunkard :: 2022 Year in Review

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Aquarium Drunkard :: 2022 Year in Review Looking back to look ahead. It’s our Year In Review 2022. As always, our list is unranked and unruly. Let it blurb. As we enter 2023, here’s a survey of AD’s recurring cultural offerings: Each Wednesday night on Sirius/XMU channel 35, a new episode of Justin Gage’s long-running … Continue reading Aquarium Drunkard :: 2022 Year in Review

Richard Dawson :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview Richard Dawson of Newcastle Upon Tyne. This is how the songwriter credits himself on the cover of his new record The Ruby Cord—the third part of a possible trilogy (beginning with medieval Peasant, and modern times in 2020) which finds him delving into the different timelines of communities … Continue reading Richard Dawson :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

Sunburned Hand Of The Man :: Headdress (20th Anniversary Remaster) Hegel says Minerva’s owl flies at dusk. He meant that we only come to have knowledge and understanding of a thing as that thing is passing away. But I don’t remember it that way. If you were young and weird at the end of the … Continue reading Sunburned Hand Of The Man :: Headdress (20th Anniversary Remaster)

Automne Six :: S/T

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Automne Six :: S/T Automne Six was the one-time collaboration of Phillippe Poirier and Stefan Schneider. Poirier, most notably in Kat Onoma, and Schneider, a member of To Rococo Rot, have churned out intriguing post-punk and avant-pop music under various guises since the mid-eighties. Twenty years after its initial release, Schneider’s label TAL has reissued … Continue reading Automne Six :: S/T

Aquarium Drunkard Book Club :: Chapter 20 Warren Zevon once said “We love to buy books because we believe we’re buying the time to read them.” But even if your towering “too read” pile can’t guarantee immortality, those pages can make life feel even more worth living. In this month’s stack: a comprehensive look at … Continue reading Aquarium Drunkard Book Club :: Chapter 20

Mythic Sunship :: Light/Flux

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Mythic Sunship :: Light/Flux When asked how the original Copenhagen garage trio Mythic Sunship brought bassist Rasmus Cleve Christensen into the group around 2015, drummer Frederik Denning confesses that they knew Christensen through a “Magic the Gathering and jazz” group. This, frankly, tells you much of what you need to know about the Sunship. And … Continue reading Mythic Sunship :: Light/Flux

Aquarium Drunkard :: Mailbag, Vol. III

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Aquarium Drunkard :: Mailbag, Vol. III Long time reader, first time caller? Welcome to Mailbag, our new monthly column in which we dig in and respond to your questions. Got a query? Hit us up at aqdmailbag@gmail.com. In this month’s bag: Holiday music recommendations, the art of the music documentary, Lee “Scratch” Perry lost treasure, … Continue reading Aquarium Drunkard :: Mailbag, Vol. III

No Salt, No Lint, No Cassettes: AD Interviews Author And kranky Co-Founder Bruce Adams If you are a regular reader of Aquarium Drunkard, when you hear names like ECM, Kompakt, or 4AD, you probably immediately associate those labels with their visionary founders: Manfred Eicher, Wolfgang Voigt, and Ivo-Watts Russell, respectively. Though Chicago’s kranky Records shares … Continue reading No Salt, No Lint, No Cassettes: AD Interviews Author And kranky Co-Founder Bruce Adams

Sylvie :: Up On The Wind

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Sylvie :: Up On The Wind Shot in the southern California mountain range surrounding Big Bear lake, “Up On The Wind” serves as a teaser of what’s to come next year on the Sylvie front. Aquarium Drunkard is powered by our patrons. Keep the servers humming and help us continue doing it by pledging your support … Continue reading Sylvie :: Up On The Wind

Billy Talbot of Crazy Horse :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview “When I joined Crazy Horse and we started playing, it became obvious to me that this band was much funkier than all the other bands I’d been in,” Neil Young told biographer Jimmy McDonough in Shakey. “And I noticed that some of the musicians I’d … Continue reading Billy Talbot of Crazy Horse :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

The Gospel Of Fahey’s Christmas Soli

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The Gospel Of Fahey’s Christmas Soli As the Turkey-fare winds down and the boxes of Christmas decor make their way from the basement, a transition is needed. Ringing in the holiday season in subtlety requires a look no further than America’s finest composer and most innovative maestro of steel string. With a discography expanding beyond … Continue reading The Gospel Of Fahey’s Christmas Soli

Loner Folks :: Robert Lester Folsom, John Fizer, Trevor Beales The so-called “loner folk” genre has become a bit of a record collector cliché over the past decade or so. The danger of hyperbole when it comes to this music is always near; you know, “unknown genius singer-songwriter makes a masterpiece, only 30 copies ever made!” … Continue reading Loner Folks :: Robert Lester Folsom, John Fizer, Trevor Beales