Aural Delights 263

PLAYLIST

  1. The Parasite – Skin Too Thin – Skin Too Thin/Feed Me
  2. Inferior Complex – You’re the one for me – You’re the one for me
  3. Prins Thomas – Here Comes The Band – 5
  4. Georgio “The Dove” Valentino – The Stranger – The Future Lasts a Long Time
  5.  Beached – Digital Love – Digital Love
  6. We Are Parasols – Concrete – Inertia
  7. Dave Graney – Throwin’ one into the World – Knock Yourself Out
  8. Jackson Code – Paris Bay – Strange Cargo
  9. The Go-Betweens – Cut It Out – Tallulah
  10. Jess Ribeiro – Good Day – Kill It Yourself
  11. Jackson Code – Sophies Torch Song – Strange Cargo
  12. Jackson Code – Angel of Uncertain Times – Strange Cargo
  13. Ed Kuepper – How Would You Plead? – Frontierland
  14. The Triffids – Hell of a Summer – Australian Melodrama
  15. Dave Graney – 2068 Babe – Knock Yourself Out
  16. Georgio “The Dove” Valentino – Let Your Love Decide – The Future Lasts a Long Time
  17. Bunny & The Invalid Singers – Eamon The Destroyers – V/A : The Invisible & Divided Sea
  18. Venus’s Delight – White Morning – OIP (Oblivion: Intimate Portraits)
  19. Sister Mamie Foreskin – Left Over Ice Cream – SadoDaMascus Records: Winter Copulation 2015
  20. NHOAH – Abstellgleiss (808 State Remix)
  21. Frank Zappa – I’m The Slime – Understanding America
  22. The Walkabouts – Rainmaker Blues –  Berlin
  23. Watch Clark – The Warmest Place – First Week of Winter
  24. Georgio “The Dove” Valentino – Song for Syd Barrett – The Future Lasts a Long Time
  25. The Parasite – Feed Me – Skin Too Thin/Feed Me
  26. Rory Gallagher – I’m Not Awake Yet – Deuce
  27. The Residents – Beyond The Valley Of A Day In The Life – The Third Reich ‘N Roll
  28. Flesh – In The System – Gozira Special Dinner – Gozira Records Complete Collection 1978-1979
  29. The Fall – City Hobgoblins – Singles 1978-2016
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Sonic Attack 240

PLAYLIST

  1. Hawkwind – Sonic Attack – Sonic Attack
  2. Last Minute to Jaffna – Chapter V – Volume III
  3. Morbid Angel – Garden of Disdain – Kingdoms Disdained
  4. Last Minute to Jaffna – Chapter XIII – Volume II
  5. The Birthday Party – The Red Clock – Hee Haw
  6. Babes In Toyland – Fork Down Throat – Spanking Machine
  7. Morbid Angel – From The Hand of Kings – Kingdoms Disdained
  8. Entheogen – Desolation Lyre – Without Veil, Nor Self
  9. Ab Imo Pectore – A Boundless Dispersion – The Dissociative Path
  10. Last Minute to Jaffna – Sandness – Quattro

Black Somnia

Following up their critically lauded debut full-length Moros, Seattle-based avant doom metal band  Eye Of Nix recently completed their second album, Black Somnia.

Recorded by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Om, Pallbearer) at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon and mastered by the omnipresent Brad Boatwright (Gatecreeper, Necrot), Black Somnia  releases December 15th 2017, via newly-launched Scry Recordings.

Black Somnia centers itself on themes of fear, control, and anxiety while shape-shifting through a lens of blackened psychedelia and doom. Vocalist Joy Von Spain comments, “Black Somnia includes five new pieces and a re-imagining of ‘A Curse.’ Our goal for the recording was to frame the songs’ turbulence and tension with layers of atmosphere. We also worked intensively with occult artist/photographer Anima Nocturna (Carlos Melgoza) and an international group of Butoh performers to create the album’s ritual-based visual element.”

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The band was formed in 2012. Current members vocalist Joy Von Spain, guitarist Nicholas Martinez, new bassist Zach Wise (Hissing), and noise/sound collage artist Masaaki Masao strive to conjure music that’s threatening, beautiful, and harsh. They toured the west coast of America with noise veterans Blue Sabbath Black Cheer in 2013, then chose an expanded route including the rockies and southwest in 2015. Since their inception,they have shared the stages with diverse notable acts such as Voivod, Jarboe, SubRosa, Sea of Bones, King Dude, Lesbian, Worm Ouroboros, Eight Bells, Tengger Cavalry, and more.

Moros, their first LP, was released in 2015 via Eugene-based imprint Belief Mower (Muscle And Marrow, Hungers). The record was reissued digitally with two bonus studio tracks: “Blood In The Fire,” and “Rome Burned.”

A stunning 41 minutes of epic metal/rock this is a remarkably  good album with a great deal of variety dominated by stunning vocals from Von Spain. It will be featured on Sonic Attack 241.

photographs by Briana Jones

World of Jazz 259

PLAYLIST

  1. Django Bates Beloved – Giorgiantics – The Study of Touch
  2. McCoy Tyner – Little Brother – Song of the New World
  3. Espen Aalberg – Dewas Dance – Basement Sessions Vol.4 (The Bali Tapes)
  4. Keyon Harrold – MB Lament – The Mugician
  5. Gordon Grdina – Fragments – Inroads
  6. Kenny Garrett – Calypso Chant – Do Your Dance!
  7. Rob Mazurek Pulsar Quartet – Primitive Jupiter – Stellar Pulsations
  8. Thollem McDonas, Rob Mazurek – Howls – Blind Curves and Box Canyons
  9. Rob Mazurek Pulsar Quartet – Twister Uranus – Stellar Pulsations
  10. Francesco Cusa Trio meets Carlos Atti –  Sun Ra vs Donald Trump (Wrestling Bout, Refereed by Roland Barthes) – From Sun Ra to Donald Trump
  11. Keyon Harrold – Ethereal Souls – The Mugician
  12. José Lencastre Nau Quartet – Axis Mundi – Fragments of Always
  13. Jason Stein Quartet – Halls and Rooms – Lucille!
  14. Andrew Lamb, Warren Smith, Arkadijus Gotesmanas – The Angel of Lithunia – The Sea of Modicum
  15. Django Bates Beloved – Slippage Street – The Study of Touch

Aural Delights 262

PLAYLIST

  1. Positronik – The First Slade of Christmas – A Positronik Christmas
  2. The Junta – Ergonomic (Space Museum Euro Mix) – Ergonomic Remix EP
  3. Morphine – Cure for Pain – Cure for Pain
  4. Nina Simone – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Broadway Blues Ballads
  5. Bonander – The Oracle – The Oracle
  6. The Scaramanga Six – Stabby Fork – Stabby Fork
  7. The Normal – T.V.O.D. – Single
  8. Sands – Let’s Run – Single
  9. Samantha Fish – American Dream – Belle of the West
  10. Three Days Dark – Brighter Coloured- Somewhere a Band Plays
  11. Barry Muir – Whisked Away – Salt In The Wound
  12. Original Mirrors – Could This Be Heaven – Revolutionary Spirit : The Sound of Liverpool
  13. Martian Subculture – Chewing Gum – V/A : The Invisible & Divided Sea
  14. Swords Reversed – Looking For A Perfect Connection With An Imperfect Person –  V/A : The Invisible & Divided Sea
  15. Grobschnitt – Otto Panrock – Solar Music Live
  16. Jump For Neon – Go – Jump For Neon
  17. King Crimson – Pictures of a City – Sailors’ Tales (5 – The Zoom Club, Frankfurt, April 13, 1971)
  18. White Room – Twisted Celebration – Single
  19. Positronik – The Ghost of Christmas Past (2017) – A Positronik Christmas
  20. Autumn – The Fall – The Fall
  21. Esper Scout – Dividing Marks – Single
  22. The Dream Syndicate – That’s What You Always Say – EP The Dream Syndicate
  23. Sands – Echoes – Single
  24. Bonander – Safe – The Oracle
  25. The Residents – Spotted Pinto Queen – Meet The Residents
  26. The Normal – Warm Leatherette – Single
  27. The Scaramanga Six – You Disgust Me – Stabby Fork
  28. Oh! Gunquit – So Long Sucker – Lightning Likes Me
  29. Istanbul Hippodrome – Denneth and Cirene – Single
  30. Harry Howard and the NDE – She Doesn’t Like It – Sleepless Girls

Sonic Attack 239

PLAYLIST

  1. Strife – Angel Wings – Live At The Troubadour
  2. Convulsing – Dis – Errata
  3. Overhang Party – One’s Double – Overhang Party
  4. Aosoth – I – III: Violence & Variations
  5. Hills – National Drone – Alive at Roadburn
  6. Anathema – Restless Oblivion – The Silent Enigma
  7. Convulsing – Dragged – Errata
  8. Strife – What Will Remain – Live At The Troubadour

World of Jazz 258

PLAYLIST

  1. Johnny Griffin – Sophisticated Lady – The Man I Love
  2. Charles Mingus – Gunslinging Bird or If Charlie Parker Were a Gunslinger, There’d Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats – Mingus Dynasty
  3. Charlie Parker – An Oscar for Treadwell – Unheard Bird
  4. Eric Dolphy – Body and Soul – Candid Dolphy
  5. Hank Mobley – Blue Bossa – Third Season
  6. Dewey Redman – If I Should Lose You – Living on the Edge
  7. Dave Douglas Sextet – Dragonback – Pathways
  8. Aki Rissanen – Blind Desert – Another North
  9. Josh Lawrence – The Ripoff – Color Theory
  10. Daunik Lazro, Jean-Luc Cappozzo & Didier Lasserre – Joy Spirit – Garden(s)
  11. Dave Douglas Feat. The Westerlies & Anwar Marshall – Swing Landscape – Little Giant Still Life
  12. Diane Moser, Mark Dresser, Vijay Anderson, Hafez Modirzadeh – For My Mother – For My Mother
  13. Soft Machine Legacy – Grapehound – Soft Machine Legacy
  14. Bennie Maupin – Nightwatch – Moonscapes
  15. Herbie Hancock – You’ll Know When You Get There – Live At The Boston Jazz Workshop