Ideologic

Ideologic

Stephen O’Malley

Ustad Asad Ali Khan Sahib

Posted: Oct 10, 2009

Thanks to Gentry The Butcherer for this link

Asad Ali Khan on rudra veena (the detuned brother of the sitar with some giant gourds).
One of the world's great musicians and I would say even a musicologist in his own right. This was a memorable concert he played at Kamani Auditorium in 1998. He was very kind to allow me to record this beautiful rendition.
A pity that there is not much material about him on the web, I am sharing this clip so people can see what is class, and the level of aesthetic...

SUNN O))) in The Guardian

Posted: Oct 9, 2009

The instrumental touch

Instrumental music is the neglected child of rock and pop - but it's the absence of a human presence that can make it so interesting

Jude Rogers
Thursday 8 October 2009 22.10 BST

Remember Sufjan Stevens, the American singer-songwriter who chronicled the loveliness of Michigan and Illinois, before promising to write music about each of his country's other states? He's been rather quiet of late, and his next project sees him getting quieter still. Music for Insomnia, written ...

The Stars

Posted: Oct 7, 2009

The Stars

The Stars
"Perfect Place to Hideaway"
Im championing this album again for the nth time.
Killer timing, drone, turnaround psychedelic cyclic rock & roll. Seek it down.
It gets more arcane and infectious with repeated listening... elder rock from the higher order.

Post tour

Posted: Oct 7, 2009

Post tour

Best element about returning home from a tour: excavation of all the weird musical treasures I picked up along the road, with proper coffee!

SUNN O))) vs Philadelphia

Posted: Oct 3, 2009

Sunn O))) & Eagle Twin: Live at the Church, Philadelphia
By Sean Caldwell

I got to the venue early, maybe about 45 minutes before the doors were supposed to be opened, and took a seat on the steps of the First Unitarian Church. Sound check was pouring out into the streets, Sunn O))) and Eagle Twin basically offering a preview of what would be heard later, and inadvertently reminding me that I forgot to pick up ear plugs. This was going to hurt.

As rugged, pulsating low end and vocalist Attila ...