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Fergus & Geronimo Release New LP!

Fergus & Geronimo are two fellas from Denton who moved to Brooklyn, whatever. You don’t need to know the migratory habits of the people behind the instruments to feel down right righteous when you plug in your stereo and jam their new long player, Funky was the State of Affairs. A record which may at first baffle, but soon reward those who believe in the transcendental power of paranoia. Paranoia isn’t the only thing going on here; This record is awash with themes both silly (intergalactic love affairs) and serious (cloned drones). As for its sound, just think of the most far out Devo record that could ever possibly be imagined and then add some sax.

Mp3: Fergus & Geronimo – No Parties

Форум on the Porch

Forum was formed in the spring of 1983 in St. Petersburg. Sasha Morozov was responsible for the band’s formation; in the Lou Pearlman tradition, he got all of these dudes together who played different instruments who otherwise didn’t know each other, but unlike Pearlman, Morozov knew what he was doing as will be evident when you listen to the tracks below. For those of you looking forward to O-Town harmonies, well, the world is not with you. The year after their formation they released their debut album, pictured above, White Night. The following songs are from that album. Have a listen! 

Mp3: Форум – Белая Hoчь (White Night)

Mp3: Форум – Давайте Созвонимся (Let’s Phone)

Got Them Summa Sweats Vol. ∞.1

This is the Summer Mix. Download the first track below for a sample of the wonder you could instantly subject yourself to just by clicking on the 2nd link which will take you to a place on the internet where all the songs in Summa Sweats are waiting for you, bundled. The 3rd link will reveal the Track List. Whichever link you choose, Enjoy!

Mp3: 1. Cause Co-Motion! – Who’s Gonna Care?

***Got Them Summa Sweats Vol. ∞.1***

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Literary Dance

This is a song that I made some time ago by sampling a couple of 80s songs and a couple of William Carlos Williams’ poems; two fields of interest for me which are not syncretized enough.

Mp3: Braveyard – Glazed with Kentucky

Artwork by the immaculate Will Bryant

Moscow’s Wonky Soundtrack

Moscow is home to the embalmed body of Vlad Lenin, as well as the busiest McDonald’s in the world, and a group of laptop musicians/producers which were recently highlighted in a compilation titled Fly Russia. These Soviet-born artists have created a unique, distinguishable beat style to soundtrack their lives with, which they’ve labeled with a rather funny word, Wonky. Wonky‘s underlying commonality that defines it as such is rather hard to pinpoint, just as the artists that make Wonky music are quite hard to label as well due to their ever shapeshifting nature. However, I’ll try. Wonky falls somewhere between hip hop instrumentals, electronic glitch, and video game soundtracks. It’s usually overflowing with sound but never chaotic, and it avoids smooth, danceable rhythms in favor of strange or inconsistent time signatures. Wonky embodies in so many ways the seemingly contradictory elements from which it’s born, modern-day Moscow.

Mp3: 813 – Zondor Fo

Юрий Чернавский’s Porch Premiere!

Юрий Чернавский, or Yury Chernavsky is the Russian mastermind behind the underground, under-realized, and completely demented music world of his own making. Sometimes within his musical treasure chest you’ll find abrasive, acid-pop ditties, which leave a listener such as myself completely behind. Other times he pulls the chaos into a cohesion that is delightfully ragged, endearingly homemade, and even at times, vision-inducing. The latter kind of song you will find linked up below so go on and take a listen for yourself if you think I’m kidding.

Mp3: Юрий Чернавский – Про ржавый гвоздь (About a Rusty Nail)

Happy Early Halloween!

As far as I’m concerned, it’s never too early to get into the spooky spirit. Halloween shouldn’t be confined to 24 measly hours, it should have its own season, as retailers no doubt grasp since Halloween aisles usually appear a week or two after school begins. Today I have for you two tracks, one I made by sampling several songs from the forgettable 2007 horror film ’30 Days of Night,’ and the other is an original from the same film. One unforgettable thing about the film is its musical score created by a certain Brian Reitzell, who isn’t so under the radar as I first thought having participated in scores for such films as ‘The Virgin Suicides,’ ‘Lost in Translation,’ and ‘Thumbsucker’ to name a few. The ’30 Days of Night’ soundtrack is quite impressive utilizing live drums and electronics to create a haunting, foreboding atmosphere. I like to think if a vampire were after me, I wouldn’t hear orchestra hits, it’d be something more like this:

Mp3: Brian Reitzell – Drums in the DArk (Braveyard Mix)

Mp3: Brian Reitzell – Barrow Burns