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A Thick Mist (February 7, 2018)


 
I’m back! Picked up some sweet records while on my road trip like James Baldwin & Time Machines, also have a brand new super limited CC Hennix release that I mixed with a sarangi raga.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/02/07

Background music: Billy Gomberg – All Right (from Slight At The Contact)

00:00:00 Guy Carawan – Sinner Man (from Songs With Guy Carawan)
00:01:52 Talk break
00:06:05 Usnea – A Crown Of Desolation (from Portals Into Futility)
00:25:01 Lord Burgess And His Sun Islanders – Jamaica Farewell (from Calypso Go Go)
00:27:39 The Lithuanian Opera And Ballet Theater – Matchmaker’s Polka (from Lithuanian Songs And Dances)
00:30:26 Talk break
00:34:39 Time Machines – 7-Methoxy-β-Carboline: (Telepathine) (from Time Machines)
00:36:20 James Baldwin – Side B (excerpt) (from Black Man In America)
00:57:15 Gnaw Their Tongues – Hold High The Banners If Truth Among The Swollen Dead (from Hymns For The Broken, Swollen And Silent)
01:02:14 Talk break
01:07:04 Catherine Christer Hennix – Rag Infinity (from Live At Krems)
01:11:00 Ram Narayan, Mahapurush Misra, & Shirish Gor – Nand-Keda (from Sarangi / The Voice Of A Hundred Colors)
01:28:39 Talk break
01:31:34 Boris – Dystopia -Vanishing Point- (from Dear)
01:42:56 Hamza El Din – I Remember (from Escalay / The Water Wheel)
01:54:37 Fis & Rob Thorne – Phase Transition (from Clear Stones)
01:58:05 Talk break
02:00:53 Smokey Hogg – I Bleed Through My Soul (from Original Folk Blues)

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A Thick Mist (January 17, 2018)


 
Lots of good shit in this episode, including a couple metal records that ended up on my year end list, my favorite weirdo Joseph Spence, and sound samples of how people with hearing loss hear things alongside Jefre Cantu-Ledesma.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/01/17

Background music: Samantha Glass – Seasonal Seductions (from Mysteries From The Palomino Skyline)

00:00:00 Unknown Peloponnesean musicians – The Earth, Kyra Yioryena (from Folk Music Of Greece)
00:05:30 Talk break
00:09:24 Eye Of Nix – A Hideous Visage (from Black Somnia)
00:17:59 Buell Kazee – A Short Life Of Trouble (from A Short Life Of Trouble)
00:20:48 William Onyeabor – Why Go To War? (from Who Is William Onyeabor?)
00:29:48 Talk break
00:33:14 Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – Songs Of Forgiveness I (from Songs Of Forgiveness)
00:34:39 Earl Harford – Side B (from How They Hear…)
00:52:44 Bathsheba – Conjuration Of Fire (from Servus)
01:00:17 Talk break
01:03:45 Hedy West – The Brown Girl (from Hedy West Accompanying Herself On The 5 String Banjo)
01:08:54 Various Breton musicians – Songs B4.1-B4.4 (from World Library Of Folk And Primitive Music: France) (see Discogs for more song details)
01:13:55 Grayston Burgess, Gerald English, John Frost, Owen Grundy, Robert Tear, & John Whitworth – Deo Gracias Anglia: Owr King Went Forth (1415-1421) (from Medieval English Lyrics)
01:14:52 Ustad Ali Akbar Khan – Slow Gal In Tintal 16 Beats (Jor) / Fast Gal In Tintal 16 Beats (Jhala) (from North Indian Master Of The Sarod)
01:20:56 Lewis Carroll adapted and directed by Howard Sackler – The Queen’s Croquet-Ground (from Alice In Wonderland)
01:28:56 Talk break
01:33:52 Joseph Spence – Conch Ain’t Got No Bone (from Happy All The Time)
01:37:38 Steve Reich – Sextet (excerpt) (from Sextet – Six Marimbas)
01:39:20 Herbert Spiegel – The Exercise And Strategy (from Stop Smoking)
02:00:24 Talk break
02:02:35 Sonny Terry – Old Woman Blues (from Talkin’ ‘Bout The Blues)

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A Thick Mist (January 3, 2018)


 
I think the Robedoor & Abba Eban layering worked particularly well, but I’m most excited about the Reese Williams record and The Angelic Process discography boxset that arrived in the mail the day before the show. The Williams LP is easily one of the coolest things I own, thanks to my wife who got it for me as a gift.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/01/03

Background music: Nicholas Szczepanik – Nostalgia (from We Make Life Sad)

00:00:00 Sonny Boy Williamson – The Sky Is Crying (from A Portrait In Blues)
00:03:17 Talk break
00:07:37 The Angelic Process – Sigh (from We All Die Laughing)
00:17:50 Mighty Terror – Hello Joe (from Cavalcade Of Calypso)
00:20:50 Patrick Cowley – Megatron Man (from Megatron Man)
00:29:53 Talk break
00:35:18 Reese Williams – Part Two (from Sonance Project In Two Parts)
00:37:26 Geoff Mullen & Keith Fullerton Whitman – Side A (from July 19 2006)
00:54:44 Unknown Javanese musicians – Senggot (from The Javanese Isle: Javanese Gamelan Music)
00:59:17 Talk break
01:02:19 The Angelic Process – Coma Wearing (from Coma Wearing)
01:11:38 Robedoor – Parallel Wanderer (from Too Down To Die)
01:13:13 Abba Eban – Side A (from Israel’s Finest Hour: Address Before The Security Council Of The United Nations, June 6, 1967)
01:33:53 Talk break
01:38:00 Meryl Streep & George Winston – Side B (from The Velveteen Rabbit)
01:41:42 Pyramids & Wraiths – Magpie & Raven (excerpt) (from Magpie & Raven)
01:58:49 Talk break
02:00:55 The Seegers – Wedding Dress Song (from American Folk Songs)

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A Thick Mist (December 20, 2017) – Year End Special


 
I thought about doing a Christmas episode but just wasn’t really feeling the spirit, so I went with an episode full of my favorite songs from my favorite records this year. All of these are from my year end Drone, Metal, and Not Drone Or Metal lists. No episode next week because the university is closed, so I’ll see you in 2018.
 

A Thick Mist 2017/12/20 – Year End Special

Background music: Chloé – The Dawn (from Endless Revisions)

00:00:00 Joshua Sabin – Array (from Terminus Drift)
00:04:24 Talk break
00:08:15 Midwife – Name (from Like Author, Like Daughter)
00:13:27 Andrew Weathers Ensemble – The Proper Dream Always Projects The Phantom (from Build A Mountain Where Our Bodies Fall)
00:16:46 Harvestman – Cromlech (from Music For Megaliths)
00:20:33 Diet Cig – Link In Bio (from Swear I’m Good At This)
00:22:42 Upper Wilds – Black Holes (from Guitar Module 2017)
00:27:18 Talk break
00:31:51 Kelley Lee Owens – 8 (from Kelly Lee Owens)
00:41:02 High Aura’d – Hodge’s Lament (from No River Long Enough Doesn’t Contain A Bend)
00:47:46 Ellen Arkbro – Three (from For Organ And Brass)
00:59:36 Talk break
01:02:48 Matt Jencik – Cosmic Horror (from Weird Times)
01:07:44 The Fun Years – The Deepest Xylophone (from Heroes Of The Second Story Walk-Up)
01:13:12 Cavernlight – A Shell Of One’s Former Self (from As We Cup Our Hands And Drink From The Stream Of Our Ache)
01:21:12 Planning For Burial – Whiskey And Wine (from Below The House)
01:25:19 Talk break
01:28:09 Ragana – Destroyer (from You Take Nothing)
01:32:23 Ex Eye – Opposition / Perihelion (The Coil) (from Ex Eye)
01:43:37 Big Brave – Borer (from Ardor)
01:58:11 Talk break
01:59:32 Couch Slut – Penalty Scar (from Contempt)

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A Thick Mist (December 13, 2017)


 
Got a sermon by Curtis Watson alongside a totally bizarre 1980s Japanese record repressed by Important right in the beginning. I’d be lying if I said it got better from there but the rest of the show is pretty great too, especially the super mysterious Most Important Event Of The Year.
 

A Thick Mist 2017/12/13

Background music: Dylan Ettinger – The Waterfront (from New Age Outlaws)

00:00:00 Bernie Klay – Lady Franklin’s Lament (from The X-Seamen’s Institute Sings At The South Street Seaport)
00:02:05 Talk break
00:05:18 Neurosis – The Last You’ll Know (from Times Of Grace)
00:14:35 Elder Curtis Watson – Be There In The Happening (Part 2) (from He Will Fix It: Raw African-American Gospel On 45RPM, 1959-1974)
00:15:52 The Mask Of The Imperial Family ?– Untitled 4 (from The Mask Of The Imperial Family)
00:25:42 Talk break
00:30:13 Manitas De Plata – Seguiriyas (from Ole!)
00:32:43 Eleh – I / II (from Home Age)
00:47:47 Bert Tenzer – Side A (from The Most Important Event Of The Year)
00:58:40 Talk break
01:04:58 Deafheaven – Baby Blue (from New Bermuda)
01:13:50 Robedoor – Wake Of The Mythmaker (from Rock Bottom)
01:14:30 Vic Obeck – Introduction / Basic Exercises (from Isometric Exercises)
01:30:30 Talk break
01:34:18 Noveller – Alone Stars / Tuesday Before Poland / Waxwing / Ends (from Glacial Glow)
01:35:28 Unknown Vietnamese musicians – Side A (from Music Of Viet Nam)
01:52:51 Josh White – Free & Equal Blues (from The Best Of Josh White)
01:56:42 Wreck & Reference – Inverted Soul (from No Youth)
01:59:08 Talk break
02:01:17 Ramon Ropain- Pachito Eche (from Ritmos De Colombia)

Top 15 Drone Records Of 2017

I feel like I missed a lot of drone records this year, especially after seeing other people’s lists. Like, there’s 4 records on A Closer Listen’s Top Ten Drone list that I haven’t heard yet. Oh well. Can’t listen to everything.

I’m especially happy with this list because not only does it have a lot of artists I’ve never heard of/written about before (15, 10, 4, 3) but also it has a lot of artists who I already love that are at the top of their game right now (14, 13, 7, 1). As usual, I tried to stay away from the high profile droners (yes, Lawrence English’s Cruel Optimism and Bibio’s Phantom Brickworks are phenomenal) and I do my best to let you know about my less-obvious favorites.

In case you missed em, you should check out my other lists: Metal and Not Drone Or Metal. There’s plenty of droney shit on the Not Drone Or Metal list, too, so you’ll definitely want to go there. The #1 on that list is an All Time Top 10er that I doubt will ever get unseated.

Here’s the Spotify playlist for those of you who like that sort of thing. It’s missing numbers 10, 8, 6, and 4, so stream those below.

As always: Thanks for reading. Thanks for listening. Thanks for making incredible music.

 
 
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A Thick Mist (December 6, 2017)


 
While I was pulling records the night before this show, I realized I somehow had never played any of the 3 Hitler records I have, so naturally I grabbed one. Spun one of his speeches (almost 76 years ago to the day) alongside Messages’ modern raga drone and Jute Gyte’s new droney black metal picture disc. Also, don’t miss the old radio horror story from 1949 underneath the new Turner/Menche collaboration.
 

A Thick Mist 2017/12/06

Background music: Alessandro Cortini – Iniziare (from Avanti)

00:00:00 Mississippi John Hurt – Monday Morning Blues (from The Best Of Mississippi John Hurt)
00:03:59 Talk break
00:08:37 Menace Ruine – Primal Waters Bed (from Union Of Irreconcilables)
00:24:08 Abdullah Kershi & Ahmed Sherif – Raqaat (from The Freedom Songs Of The Somali Republic)
00:28:50 Talk break
00:31:32 Aaron Turner & Daniel Menche – Side B (from Nox)
01:33:00 Inner Sanctum – The Vengeful Corpse (excerpt) (from The Vengeful Corpse / Hanson’s Ghost)
01:47:09 Geoff Mullen – Part 2 (excerpt) (from Filtered Water)
01:00:19 Talk break
01:03:30 Jenks Miller – Hats Off To (Roy) Montgomery (from Roads To Ruin)
01:12:14 Au Champ Des Morts – Dans La Joie (from Dans La Joie)
01:22:16 William Harris – Electric Chair Blues (from Delta Blues Heavy Hitters 1927-1931)
01:25:16 Popul Vuh – In Der Halle Des Lernen (from Die Nacht Der Seele – Tantric Songs)
01:29:14 Talk break
01:33:19 Messages – Magaraga (from Mirage)
01:34:34 Adolf Hitler – Address To The Reichstag (German Parliament) December 11, 1941 (excerpt) (from Hitler Is On The Air! A Study In Audible Evil)
01:53:49 Jute Gyte – The Sparrow (from The Sparrow)
01:59:36 Talk break
02:01:55 Yonekawa Toshiko – Sakura Sakura (from The World Of Sō(Koto))

Top 16 Metal Records Of 2017

I tried my best to keep this list to a round number, like an increment of 5, but I just couldn’t help it. There are 16 records that I needed to tell you about and I couldn’t cut a single one from the list.

There’s way more doom/sludge than I expected, and while I tried to branch out from the big labels, I couldn’t help it too much, so save for the couple self released ones, there’s not a lot of surprises on here. Doesn’t matter, though. IT’S ALL AWESOME.

Since the previous list (Top 10 (Not Drone Or Metal) Records) didn’t have embedded streams, I made a Spotify playlist due to popular demand. But when I went to make a playlist for this list, it was missing numbers 16, 12, 10, 4, & 3, because Spotify sucks and that was too many. So while I still made the playlist, I also embedded a streaming song for everything on this list. I also went back and did the same for the previous list.

As always: Thanks for reading. Thanks for listening. Thanks for making incredible music.

 
 
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A Thick Mist (November 29, 2017)

 
Check out that new Aquarelle record. A+ stuff. I found a bunch of records over Thanksgiving weekend, including another Malcolm X record, field recordings from India, and Kimio Eto’s koto work. Was only able to get to one from the new Important records batch, but that just means the other two will make an appearance next week.
 

A Thick Mist 2017/11/29

Background music: Pocahaunted – You Do Voodoo (from Make It Real)

00:00:00 Jim Kweskin – Relax Your Mind (from Relax Your Mind)
00:03:57 Talk break
00:07:25 Inter Arma – Side B (from The Cavern)
00:29:35 Talk break
00:31:56 Christina Kubisch – Tesla’s Dream (from Christina Kubisch / Eleh split)
00:34:17 Malcolm X – Part 3 (from The Last Message)
00:54:05 Black To Comm – Human Gidrah (from Black To Comm)
01:01:45 Talk break
01:05:14 Big Joe Williams & Sonny Boy Williamson – I Won’t Be In Hard Luck No More (from Blues Classics 21)
01:07:53 My Disco – Rivers (from Little Joy)
01:17:38 Kimio Eto – Kensetsu No Hibiki (The Sound Of Construction And Progress) (from Koto Master)
01:18:34 Lawrence English – Antarctica (excerpt) (from Viento)
01:32:26 Talk break
01:35:31 Aquarelle – Open Absence Parts 1 & 2 / Cut Stone (from Leave Corners)
01:37:25 No artist – You Have Chocolate, No Money (Jaipur, Varanasi, Darjeeling, Arambol) (from Indian Soundscapes)
01:52:17 Sarah Neufeld – Breathing Black Ground (from Hero Brother)
01:58:17 Angel Sanabria & Pablo Vicente Morel – Subo (from Los Chiriguanos Of Paraguay: Guaraní Songs & Dances)
02:01:21 Talk break
02:03:56 Lightnin’ Hopkins – In The Evening, The Sun Is Going Down (from Autobiography In Blues)

Top 10 (Not Drone Or Metal) Records Of 2017

Here’s the first of three lists. In case you couldn’t tell by the title, the other two lists will be a drone list and a metal list. This one has records that don’t fit in either of those lists. However, I could’ve argued for maybe half of these showing up on the drone list, but I tried not to get too loosey goosey with my definition of drone.

There’s a ton of debuts here (6 to be exact) which is really exciting. Here’s hoping they continue their genius. The reviews/descriptions are pretty short on these and will be the same on the other lists because I just don’t have enough time to write 30+ full reviews. Imagine they’re just taglines or something.

Instead of uploading a song to stream for every record, I made a playlist on Spotify. I’m not crazy about Spotify for a lot of reasons, but in this context, it falls short because two of the artists on this list aren’t on Spotify (numbers 9 and 4), so you’ll just have to seek those out for yourself.

Update: I added song streams for everything below because I ended up doing it for the metal list and felt weird if I didn’t do it for all the lists.

As always: Thanks for reading. Thanks for listening. Thanks for making incredible music.
 
 
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A Thick Mist (November 22, 2017)


 
Got pretty cacophonous a few times there (Misra & Majeure, Ratkje & Neubauten). I got to revisit some old favorites (Owlfood & Nihil Obstat) and started things off by digging into the best part of Bell Witch’s new masterpiece.
 

A Thick Mist 2017/11/22

Background music: Thug Entrancer – III (from Death After Life)

00:00:00 Red Fox Chasers – The Blind Man And His Child (from Red Fox Chasers)
00:02:42 Talk break
00:06:52 Bell Witch – Side B (from Mirror Reaper)
00:27:50 Talk break
00:31:41 Charles Manson – Cease To Exist (from Lie)
00:33:54 Mahapurush Misra – Roopak-Tal (from Indian Drums)
00:35:00 Majeure – Timespan (from Timespan)
00:37:00 William Burroughs – Inflexible Authority (from Call Me Burroughs)
00:38:30 Group Captain Douglas Bader – Hurricane, Spirit, Lancaster, And Mosquito (excerpt) (from Salute In Sound: 50th Anniversary Of The R.A.F.)
00:53:58 Sutekh Hexen – Serpents (from Luciform)
00:59:04 Talk break
01:02:35 Maja S. K. Ratkje – Part 3 (from Crepuscular Hour)
01:04:50 Einstürzende Neubauten – Draußen Ist Feindlich (from 80-83 Strategien Gegen Architekturen)
01:09:50 Dariush Dolat-Shahi – Zahāb (from Electronic Music, Tar, And Sehtar)
01:22:57 Mance Lipscomb – Run, Sinner, Run (from Mance Lipscomb Vol. 4)
01:25:34 Owlfood – Destroyers Of The Moon (from Destroyers Of The Moon)
01:32:23 Talk break
01:36:13 Unknown artists – Kajyola (from Songs And Music Of Tibet)
01:39:44 Victoria Spivey – I Got The Blues So Bad (from Songs We Taught Your Mother)
01:42:54 Eli Keszler – Side B (from Oxtirn)
01:44:53 Michael Michaelovich Zoschenko’s “The Dictaphone” / Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky’s “Passport” read by Alexander Demidov (from Modern Soviet Poetry And Humor)
01:57:09 Talk break
01:59:52 Jozef Van Wissem – How You Must Have Suffered (from Nihil Obstat)

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A Thick Mist (November 11, 2017)


 
Back from a couple weeks off, sorry. That just means lots of new shit this time, though. Tossed in a few techno-leaning jams this time.

Due to its power, I try not to wield the seashells record often, so this is the first time I’ve busted it out for A Thick Mist. In case you need to hear the whole thing, I ripped it a while ago, which you can download here.

Also, if you only buy one drone record in the next few months, definitely make it Olli Aarni’s Nielu.

 

A Thick Mist 2017/11/15

Background music: The Caretaker – Back There Benjamin (from Everywhere At The End Of Time Stage 3)

00:00:00 NHK yx Koyxen – Meeting (from Exit Entrance)
00:04:01 Talk break
00:07:16 Olli Aarni – Hehkuva Tuuli (from Nielu)
00:09:23 R. Tucker Abbott – Side B (excerpt) (from Pronouncing The Scientific Names Of Seashells Of North America)
00:23:05 City – Pain/Power (from A Goal Is An Image)
00:27:08 Talk break
00:30:52 Wolves In The Throne Room – The Old Ones Are With Us (from Thrice Woven)
00:42:21 Lonnie Johnson – Very Lonesome Blues (from Lonnie Johnson 1926-1940)
00:45:17 Áine O’Dwyer – Beansidhe (from Gallarais)
00:47:07 Ustad Vilayat Khan – Concert In The Haunted Palace: Rag Yamani (from The Guru Score)
00:59:53 Talk break
01:02:28 Emptyset – Skin 1 (from Skin)
01:09:00 Hexis – Ashanti (from Tando Ashanti)
01:14:19 Byron Westbrook – Ritual Geometry / Sympathetic Bodies (from Body Consonance)
01:14:45 Boris Karloff – The Beginning Of The Armadillos (from More Of Kipling’s Just So Stories)
01:25:35 Elodie – Au Point Du Jour (excerpt) (from Vieux Silence)
01:31:39 Talk break
01:34:30 Philip Glass – How Now (from How Now Strung Out)
01:36:29 Stephen Ettinger – Variations In Heart Murmurs (excerpt) / Congenital Heart Murmurs (excerpt) (from Canine Heart Sounds)
01:48:46 Peliang musicians – At The House Of The Deceased (from The Gamelan Of The Walking Warriors: Gamelan Beleganjur And The Music Of The Ngaben Funerary Ritual In Bali)
01:56:28 Mance Lipscomb – Haunted House Blues (from Mance Lipscomb Vol. 5)
01:59:18 Talk break
02:01:48 Gunwinggu musicians – Gossip Songs (from The Columbia World Library Of Folk And Primitive Music, Vol. V: Australia And New Zealand)

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A Thick Mist (October 25, 2017) – Halloween Special


 
Got nice and creepy with this episode. No talk breaks, just 2 hours of dark ambient, horror scores, glossolalia, black metal, and various occult vibes. Happy Halloween.
 

A Thick Mist 2017/10/25 – Halloween Special

Background music: Pino Donaggio – Bucket Of Blood (from Carrie Score)

00:00:00 John Carpenter – The Fog Enters Town (from The Fog Score)
00:07:11 Talk break
00:09:15 Gnaw Their Tongues – Les Anges Frémissent Devant La Mort (from L’arrivée De La Terne Mort Triomphante)
00:20:43 Giles Corey – Spectral Bride (from Giles Corey)
00:27:47 Umberto – Final Exit (from Final Exit)
00:28:38 Vincent Price – Women As Witches / Witch Burning / Witch Tortures (from Witchcraft & Magic – An Adventure In Demonology)
00:37:56 Unknown artist – Psalms And Prayer (B1) (from The Gift Of Tongues – Glossolalia)
00:43:07 Jay Chattaway – The Bog (from Silver Bullet Score)
00:44:52 Phurpa – Проявление Свиты Божества = Emanating The Retinue Of The Deity (from Trowo Phurnag Ceremony)
00:47:59 Mamaleek – Lay This Body Down (from Fever Dream)
00:52:25 Michael Hurley – The Werewolf Song (from First Songs)
00:57:59 Solo Andata – Carving (from Ritual)
00:58:38 Aleister Crowley – The Poet / At Sea / Fingernails / The Titanic (from The Black Magic Masters)
01:04:34 Pino Donaggio – Spectre / Escape The Morgue / Something Nasty In The Woods (from The Howling Score)
01:07:07 George Todd – Satan’s Sermon (from Satan’s Sermon And Other Electronic Fantasies)
01:09:34 Gog – Into Her, She Carved The Word Empty (from Ironworks)
01:18:01 No artist – Side B (excerpt) (from Voices Of The Loon)
01:22:35 Lustmord – Babel (from The Word As Power)
01:31:40 Scott Walker & Sunn O))) – Bull (from Soused)
01:35:58 Leyland Kirby – To The Place Between The Twilight And The Dawn (excerpt) (from Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was – Part One: When We Parted My Heart Wanted To Die)
01:41:10 Dr. Thelma Moss – ESP Research (Parapsychology) (excerpt) (from The Occult Explosion)
01:43:57 John Carpenter & Alan Howarth – The Devil Awakens (from Prince Of Darkness Score)
01:49:26 When – Side B (excerpt) (from The Black Death)
01:52:59 Wilt – Haunting The Chapel (from She Walks The Night)
01:56:30 Ennio Morricone – Rite Of Magic (from Exorcist II: The Heretic Score)
01:59:30 John Wiese – Ghost Call 1 (from Ghost Call)
02:03:27 Talk break
02:05:20 Danny Zeitlin – Escape To Darkness (from Invasion Of The Body Snatchers Score)

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A Thick Mist (October 18, 2017)


 
Kelly Lee Owens is probably techno record of the year. Upper Wilds is probably rock record of the year. The Bulgarian folk mixed with Nancarrow’s player piano work is so much better than I expected it to be. Also, check out the Discogs page for that Bulgarian record because I played 8 songs, each with a slew of musicians involved, so if you want to know who/what/etc, Discogs does a better job at conveying that info than I could here.
 

A Thick Mist 2017/10/18

Background music: Kelly Lee Owens – 8 (from Kelly Lee Owens)

00:00:00 Big Bill Broonzy – Tell Me Who (from Blues / Folk Songs / Ballads)
00:03:38 Talk break
00:08:22 Anicon – From Teeth, From Tongue (from Exegesis)
00:16:57 Carlos Puebla – Canto A Puerto Rico (from Cuba: Songs For Our America)
00:20:03 House And Land – Johnny / Rich Old Jade (from House And Land)
00:26:01 Demen – Niorum (from Nektyr)
00:29:57 Talk break
00:35:04 Hellvete – Ode I (A-201) (from Ode)
00:37:19 J.R.R. Tolkien – Side B (from J.R.R. Tolkien Reads And Sings His The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers / The Return Of The King)
00:55:50 Upper Wilds – Let’s Build A Moon (from Guitar Module 2017)
00:58:52 Talk break
01:01:40 Falls Of Rauros – Arrow & Kiln (from Vigilance Perennial)
01:13:50 Rob Noyes – Paydirt / Oni (from The Feudal Spirit)
01:14:49 Blind Willie Johnson – Remembrances / Interviews (from Blind Willie Johnson)
01:22:18 Philip Jeck – Pilot/Dark Blue Night (from An Ark For The Listener)
01:30:57 Talk break
01:34:17 Francis “Scrapper” Blackwell – Mr. Scrapper’s Blues (from Blues That Make Me Cry)
01:37:05 Flatt & Scruggs With Doc Watson – Pick Along / Nothing To It (from Strictly Instrumental)
01:30:11 Various – Side A1 – A8 (from Songs And Dances From Bulgaria)
01:42:12 Conlon Nancarrow – Study No. 41a / Study No. 41b (from Complete Studies For Player Piano Volume One)
01:55:49 Haxen – Black Fire Suicide (from Haxen)
02:01:27 Talk break
02:04:26 Walter Vinson – When The Breath Bids The Body Goodbye (from Rats Been On My Cheese)

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A Thick Mist (October 11, 2017)


 
I’m back! Sorry about the past 2 weeks. Technical difficulties at the station made doing a vinyl show impossible. But that just means I have a backlog of excellent records to spin and I packed this episode tight with quality sounds. I’m especially fond of the Xela into GY!BE with Vietnam War recordings sprinkled in. And the new Rafael Anton Irisarri featuring Siavash Amini has me in heaven.

Also, the talk breaks might seem strangely timed but it’s because I started the show at 6:45 instead of 7. I had to run to a meeting right after 9:00 so I couldn’t push the show until then but I still wanted the full 2 hours, so here we are.

 

A Thick Mist 2017/10/11

Background music: Barnett & Coloccia – Repeating Pit (from Retrieval)

00:00:00 Dennis McGee & Sady Courville – La Valse À Fruge (from Cajun Home Music)
00:02:15 Talk break
00:05:39 Cloakroom – The Passenger (from Time Well)
00:14:47 Talk break
00:16:13 Xela – In Misericordia (from In Bocca Al Lupo)
00:17:39 No artist – Side B (from Vietnam With The American Fighting Man)
00:30:57 Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Anthem For No State (from Luciferian Towers)
00:45:33 Talk break
00:49:10 Nicomedes Santa Cruz – La Muerte En El Ring (Death In The Ring) (from Cancion Protesta: Protest Song Of Latin America)
00:52:28 Atriarch – Inferno (from Dead As Truth)
00:59:56 Blind Lemon Jefferson – Hangman’s Blues / Gone Dead On You Blues (from The Country Blues – Texas)
01:06:04 The Lone Ranger – Noah In The Ark (from On The Other Side Of Dub)
01:09:16 Mamman Sani – Gosi (from Taaritt)
01:14:50 Talk break
01:18:36 Safiyya – The Devotion And Sacrifice Of Amal, The Maiden (from Shareek Hayaat)
01:20:14 Frank O’Connor – The Drunkard (from The Drunkard / My Oedipus Complex)
01:39:11 Rafael Anton Irisarri & Siavash Amini – The Faithless (from The Shameless Years)
01:50:19 Talk break
01:52:57 King Woman – Worn (from Created In The Image Of Suffering)
01:57:36 Sister O.M. Terrel – Life Is A Problem (from Life Is A Problem)
02:00:10 Talk break