August 2021 Bandcamp Friday suggestions: ZENKA, Information Society, Harmony Woods, The Robotic Hands of God & more

Once again, Bandcamp Friday is upon us. It's a good time to snag anything you've had your eye on from Bandcamp, and if you haven't had your eye on anything? Well, I have suggestions! Each single or album has a rating, using a modified Robert Christgau scale. Also check out my earlier recommendations from March. … Continue reading August 2021 Bandcamp Friday suggestions: ZENKA, Information Society, Harmony Woods, The Robotic Hands of God & more

Jukebox selections: Earthspace, Kill Shelter + Antipole, Sunny War “Staying Alive” cover & much more

It's another Bandcamp Friday! Time to fill up the cart and bring home some great tunes. Looking for a few ideas? Check out some of these albums and artists. Lagniappe Sessions (EP) by Sunny War Spotted this one on Cover Me, I think, a few weeks ago. The entire EP is made up of covers, … Continue reading Jukebox selections: Earthspace, Kill Shelter + Antipole, Sunny War “Staying Alive” cover & much more

Jukebox selections: Bambie Thug, Method of Defiance, Aesthetic Perfection and more

A few of the things that I've caught in the last few weeks that are keeping my ears busy, including Method of Defiance, Bambie Thug, Aesthetic Perfection and others. One of Bill Laswell's many, many, many, many recurring projects, Method of Defiance is all over the map depending on which album you're dealing with. Some … Continue reading Jukebox selections: Bambie Thug, Method of Defiance, Aesthetic Perfection and more

Bandcamp Friday recommendations: Eliza Rickman, Stickster, Renssy Rios, and much more

It's Bandcamp Friday! Bandcamp has been waiving revenue share on the 1st Friday of each month to help artists who've had their incomes seriously impacted by the pandemic. Reminder from Bandcamp, "here’s something to keep in mind: on Bandcamp Fridays, an average of 93% of your money reaches the artist/label (after payment processor fees). When … Continue reading Bandcamp Friday recommendations: Eliza Rickman, Stickster, Renssy Rios, and much more

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

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

“Hallucination Engine” by Material (No. 83)

Today's pick, Hallucination Engine by Material is a bit of a sharp departure from the likes of The Who, L7, Rollins Band, and the rest of the list so far – excepting, perhaps, Steven Jessie Bernstein. Where I mostly go for straight-forward classic rock, hard rock, or alternative, Hallucination Engine mostly instrumental, or only features background … Continue reading “Hallucination Engine” by Material (No. 83)