What's been spinning this week:
: New Directions in Appalachian Music
(pictured), with Phil Minton and Paul Lovens. Absolutely great. Am following it up at the moment with Della 5 Banger
, some of his solo banjo rambles.
: Guilty, Guilty, Guilty
(her new CD of songs/piano - the "Long Black Veil" cover works.
Brian Jonestown Massacre
: My Bloody Underground
. I can't figure out if I like this or not. Interesting sounds, interesting approach - but it almost feels like someone "faking" a sound, making weird music not as honest self-expression but as some sort of attempt to appeal to a demographic. I like bits of it, but I don't trust it. Yet. See "Just Like Kicking Jesus" on the link above (their Myspace).
Erin of Shearing Pinx and Her Jazz Noise Collective
: Les Beyond.
Proof that women can wank, too! (Solo electric guitar noise, some inspired bits of textural skronk and squiggling, and some stuff that just sounds like any ol' session of guitar noise. Really neat packaging, tho'!). Erin's touring with the Shearing Pinx right now, but those interested in Her Jazz stuff can come see i/i, with Peter Plett and Anju of Her Jazz, at Pub 340 tonight...