Underground Chamber is a ride deep into the mind of Buckethead

Buckethead's Underground Chamber is the fourth release in his "Pikes" series, and something like his 33rd studio release overall. Underground Chamber is too good to be dismissed, but nowhere near the top of the pile in the expansive Buckethead discography. Sliced into 10 tracks for digital download, or a single continuous track for CD, the … Continue reading Underground Chamber is a ride deep into the mind of Buckethead

One from the vaults: World Destruction by Time Zone

Needed a bit of adrenaline on top of my caffeine today, pulled this one out of the vaults for a quick boost. "World Destruction" is a single from Time Zone, a collaboration with Afrika Bambaataa, John Lydon, and Bill Laswell. The track also features frequent Laswell collaborators Aiyb Deng (percussion), Bernie Worrell (synths), and Nicky … Continue reading One from the vaults: World Destruction by Time Zone

té’s “Therefore, the fantasy of density fails, and the world that you see is “forgetting” tomorrow.”

If you'd enjoy some hard rock without screamy vocals (or, any, for that matter) then I have a great recommendation for you. Check out té's Therefore, the fantasy of density fails, and the world that you see is "forgetting" tomorrow. Or ゆえに、密度の幻想は綻び、蹌踉めく世界は明日を『忘却』す。in the original Japanese. Google claims that the original translates to Therefore, the illusion … Continue reading té’s “Therefore, the fantasy of density fails, and the world that you see is “forgetting” tomorrow.”

Downtempo and chill but still interesting: Massive Attack v Mad Professor

Don't let the cover fool you, this album is full of chill. No Protection (1995) by Massive Attack v. Mad Professor is nearly 50 minutes of slow, throbbing remix of (most of) Massive Attack's Protection from 1994. Want an album to put on in the background while you work? This is a great disc when … Continue reading Downtempo and chill but still interesting: Massive Attack v Mad Professor

Nicky Skopelitis & Raoul Björkenheim: Revelator

Bill Laswell has been a busy fellow lately, pushing out a lot of stuff on his label (I guess?) to Bandcamp that's been out for years or even decades but no longer in print. I'm really enjoying Revelator, a collaboration with Nicky Skopelitis and Raoul Björkenheim. I'd never heard of Raoul before, but I've picked … Continue reading Nicky Skopelitis & Raoul Björkenheim: Revelator