microphones in the trees: August 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

we in a tree

01. my eyes are disconnected from... ~ maestro echoplex
02. boats up the river ~ holly golightly
03. i wish i was a stone ~ derroll adams
04. cave ~ sons of noel & adrian
05. preacher ~ christian williams
06. mama tried ~ merle haggard
07. hollow's cove ~ beat beat whisper
08. bella ~ angus & julia stone
09. i of mine ~ papa m
10. i'm satisfied ~ mississippi john hurt
11. one two three ~ castlemusic
12. a good thing ~ domingo
13. and then you left ~ viking moses
14. freezing moon ~ wyrd visions w/ jennifer castle
15. the jute mill song ~ mary anne paterson
16. nothing lasts ~ karen beth
17. lifetime ~ rf & lili de la mora
18. now i love someone ~ holly throsby

Saturday, August 30, 2008

jackie peludiño

el otro día claire le contó a mariña: "¿mamá sabes que morimos dos veces?, una cuando te mueres y otra cuando te olvidan". perdóname peludiño por no poder evitar que un coche te enviase antes de tiempo al cielo de los perros, lo que sí puedo asegurarte es que será la única vez que vayas a morir porque jamás voy a olvidarte, esto quiero que lo tengas muy claro, porque voy a grabar un disco que llevará tu nombre y porque siempre, siempre, siempre seremos uno aunque ahora estés en el cielo de los perros y yo tenga instalada una cortina de lluvia salada en los ojos. porque te quiero más que a mi vida y eso no nos lo puede robar nada ni nadie. hasta pronto peludiño!

p.d.: hoy es uno de esos días en los que a uno le gustaría poder estirar los brazos hasta el cielo para abrazarte.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

bird show

"Ben Vida’s latest is hippie-tastic, a mellow trip replete with drum-circle beats, all-together-now vocals and a free, open vibe. It’s easy to imagine Vida and his colleagues (including labelmates Robert Lowe of Lichens and Greg Davis) sitting cross-legged in the woods, emitting sonic smoke signals as they stare at the sun—an image encouraged by the cover, which shows Vida’s collection of bells, tambourines, and pan flutes (he plays 25 instruments in total) atop a weathered oriental rug. It’d also be easy to call Bird Show nostalgic, but that would be wrong. On “Green Vines”, one of the few songs not named for the instruments used, Vida’s Terry Riley-style keyboard laps against the rattling percussion, creating soft waves for the vocals to happily ride. As curlicues of guitar drift away, the whole thing can start to feel almost too good, but don’t fight it: that’s just the track kicking in." paper thin walls

"...“Green Vines” is about the effect that certain places, physical settings, have on the senses. How being in the desert or deep in a woodland area can have an almost drug-like effect on you." ben vida

dibujo: seth neefus

Sunday, August 17, 2008

zeitgeist, the movie

lo peor: que intuíamos algo así / lo mejor: que intuíamos algo así

conclusión: hazle caso siempre a la intuición

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


caethua - queenly women crowned and uncrowned (abandon ship 2008)

"Cold marriages of growing up in the snow covered cornfields of upstate New York, moldy nylon-stringed guitars, a hissing blend of flea market electronics, rusted pots and pans, field recordings of a doomed boat trip down the St. Lawrence River, birds in the ice covered trees, the groan of an overheating diesel engine, shortwave radio in the middle of nowhere, busted cars sliding in the sleet of Indiana, the soft hum of a dusty living room, bugs and reptiles singing from Florida swamps, and a sorrowful voice leading us into the frozen ground.

Recorded, written, produced and mixed by Clare Hubbard, featuring the accompanying sounds of Justin Clifford Rhody and friends. Queenly Women Crowned and Uncrowned is Caethua's 3rd release." tomentosa


"Heart of the Sun is the wonderfully remixed and realised version of 'Mercy Oceans'. It also features four brand new exclusive tracks including a collaboration with Strings of Consciousness and a cover version of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's 'Even If Love'." durtro
"Andria Degens is making such beautiful and haunting music as Pantaleimon that we almost hesitate to mention that she's married to David Tibet of Current 93, as her own music more then stands on its own. While the sound is similar to the music of folks like Fursaxa, Grouper and Christina Carter, there is much more immediacy, focus and a connection to folk history in the songs of Pantaleimon. There is also a rustic quality in these stripped down songs that makes us think of Bridget St. John and Hala Strana recording a record together. Heart Of The Sun is becoming the record we listen to both early in the morning and then late at night as we surrender to sleep. So beautiful!" aquarius
*download cd I & cd II*

Monday, August 11, 2008

silver summit

"...Silver Summit is a Brooklyn-based song-writing partnership between longtime friends and multi-instrumentalists, Sondra Sun-Odeon & David Shawn Bosler. they combine their love for folk music of the world with contemporary melancholic and psychedelic sounds. Much like the haunting and ethereal album closer "The Bridge," Silver Summit's earnest and captivating self-titled record bridges unexpected musical realms of light and darkness, and yet the effect is at once, dark, joyous and hopeful. " neufutur
"...Hazy, smoky, and macabre, the record's mellifluous vocal harmonies and meandering multi-ethnic instrumentation paint mental portraits of foggy Victorian streets, gypsy caravans, and Baghdad bazaars with effortless execution." naturalismo
foto: molly see

Friday, August 01, 2008

dredd foole

"For over 30 years troubadour wailer Dan Ireton, aka Dredd Foole, has called upon the spirit of 78 shellac blues n' psychedelic Stooges n' Velvets to fuel his guttural, pure soul ethos of the song. Whether solo or leading mass, Foole hints at the classic forms of Blood On The Tracks and the celestial fug of Sun Ra's third-eye vision to create an approach untraveled yet increasingly influential (see: Six Organs of Admittance, Sunburned Hand of the Man).

Produced in multi-dimensional spectrasound by Matt Valentine, Kissing The Contemporary Bliss spans 50 miles of elbow room and kicks up the most outward bound and staggering approaches to Gus Cannon's "Walk Right In" and Robert Johnson's "Stones In My Passway" while offering ear-popping originals colored by Erika Elder's jug blowin' and Coot Moon's ecstatic, reverb dosed banjo. You'll hear nothing like this in 2008 or beyond.." family vineyard

 cd1 & cd2

microblind harvestmen

"...Microblind Harvestmen are Robert Horton and Hal Huges. Microblind Harvestmen are the rare creature, like those only found in a few places in nature, that manages to avoid simple classification. This is drone. This is raga. This is bluegrass. This is folk. This is free-jazz. This is pure, covered-in-dirt, dancing-in-the-rain psychedelia. The death bottom slide is a riveting world, finally unleashed after years in the barren wilderness." digitalis

foto: soƒia