Wednesday, September 17, 2014
awesome singing from stillen burgmann
Pretty rip-roaring last night, if I say so myself. Waterfalls of blood sanguinated the faithful. One 3-year listener checked in for the first time via the comments, and it makes sense, that one would wait that long I mean, if comment at all, ever. We're a quiet bunch, by and large, not big on the hanging out, a log cabin in the wood somewhere would suit most of us fine. Am I right? Wrong? We hang out in our own personal cerebral Milky Ways, and meet up here once a week. Going over, enjoying, assessing, feeling that filthy surge when the blast beats hit, and the core is hard. I like My Castle of Quiet listeners, because you are neither the random horde tuning in, by chance (though of course that happens), the whole weekly working is rich with collective purpose, you know by & large what to expect, and that fact puts me at greater ease. It's not the hot request line.
The newest Wold release, Postsocial, continues to split psyches, mine included; I think it's the pride of Saskatchewan's finest work since the treasured and groundbreaking Screech Owl.
Love also for the wholly unique voice of the Romanian Siculicidium, and yes, I wholeheartedly agree; the band is just right at the crossroads of black, punk, with a ferociously original compositional style.
Personals highs for myself included the track by Asian Women on the Telephone, from Russia, some sort of mad, Amon Duul I-energized semi-rock improvisation, and I look forward to their next Faustian excursion. Also excited to see some great, new releases in WFMU's new vinyl; a "finally!" LP issue of Sinoia Caves' fantastic score to Beyond the Black Rainbow, courtesy of Jajaguwar and Death Waltz, just the labels to get THAT job done. The recent vinyl reissue of Nord's 1984 NG Tapes cassette is excellent, as good as any of the flawless head trips the Japanese electronic noise combo has bestowed upon us. Also of great note, the new E.P. by the UK's DiE, British hardcore just the way I like it done, the forthcoming/new 1959 by Ellorsith (Caligari Records), and an excellent CD reissue of Bernard Szajner's Visions of Dune, a 1979 work by the French synthesist, as good or better than his classic Some Deaths Take Forever (1980), the former wholly unknown to me until now.
To peruse this week's program archive, read the comments, and hear me retool an old Elton John favorite, click above, on the lovely Clara, from Neil Jordan's Byzantium.
Thanks for listening!