A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (December 5, 2018)

aniara album cover
 
Spun some cult glossolalia alongside doom drone and played Beherit’s Electric Doom Synthesis which is some of the weirdest music I’ve ever heard. Also, I highly recommend the Anna & Elizabeth record.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/12/05

Background music: Zul Darwis & Asmidar Darwis – Sifat Manusia (from Indonesian Pop Nostalgia)

00:00:00 The Balfa Brothers – Drunkard’s Sorrow Waltz (La Valse De Bambocheurs) (from The Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music)
00:03:11 Talk break
00:07:25 Pussygutt & Story Of Rats – Pavour Nocturnus (from Sea Of Sand)
00:10:46 The Church Universal And Triumphant, Inc. featuring Elizabeth Clare Prophet – Decree 12.10 (from The Sounds Of American Doomsday Cults, Vol. 14)
00:28:08 Teata Makirere – Te Takake Nei Tatou (from Moments In Rarotonga)
00:30:06 Talk break
00:34:34 Anna & Elizabeth – Farewell To Erin / Mother In The Graveyard (from The Invisible Comes To Us)
00:44:14 Beherit – We Worship, We Pray (from Electric Doom Synthesis)
00:50:52 Joseph Spence – Don’t Let Nobody Burn Down Burma Road (from Good Morning Mr. Walker)
00:53:17 Jessika Kenney – Her Sword I (from Atria)
01:01:48 Talk break
01:04:45 Karl-Birger Blomdahl – Act II, Scenes 1 & 2 (from Aniara: An Epic Of Space Flight In 2038 A.D.)
01:07:24 The Star Pillow – From Dust To Stars (from Symphony For An Intergalactic Brotherhood)
01:29:29 Talk break
01:33:04 Thy Light – …And I Finally Reach My End (from Suici.De.Pression)
01:45:45 Julianna Barwick & Rafael Anton Irisarri – A1 / A2 (from Thesis 10)
01:47:10 Crickets And Parakeet / Crickets And Mourning Dove / Small Tree Toad / Peepers / Flight Of Parrots / Giant Toad (Bufo Marinus) / Many Toads / Rain Sequence With Crickets And Toads (from Sounds Of A Tropical Rain Forest In America)
01:58:46 Talk break
02:01:28 Charlie Poole And The North Carolina Ramblers – The Baltimore Fire (from Old Time Songs Recorded From 1925 to 1930, Volume Two)

Top 15 Drone Records Of 2018

I was putting together my list of favorite drone records from this year and noticed a theme: a lot of them were made by women. So I decided to take out the dudes and make a list of just lady droners. But when I started working on that list, I realized I was leaving out a lot of my favorites because they weren’t capital-D Drone records. So I said fuck it, I’m just going to make a list of my favorite drone records made by female artists even if they’re just kind of drone, or droney, or droning, or whatever. So while this is my least Drone year end drone list, it makes up for it by 1: being more true to what I like, 2: highlighting under-represented artists, and 3: still churning out a fuck ton of drone.

Once again, I tried to shy away from the high profile artists (which, sadly, there aren’t nearly enough of in this niche). There were really only three that probably would’ve been on my list if I felt they didn’t need my extra support: Sarah Davachi, Olivia Block, and Mountain Man. So if you somehow missed any of those, definitely scope them out asap. And Phew’s Voice Hardcore was on the list until I found out the CD version came out in 2017 even though the vinyl and digital editions came out this year. Oops. That’s another crazy one that you should check out.

There are two drone records, though, that were made by dudes and I feel were not given nearly enough attention, and were definitely Top 5 material for me, so I would feel remiss if I didn’t mention the wholly unique blissful doom drone by A Story Of Rats (featuring Garek Druss of Dull Knife) and the debut collaboration between High Aura’d & Asama (aka Thommy Saraceno of Owlfood). Those two records are fucking phenomenal and deserve your dollars.

I made a Spotify playlist again, because even though I hate Spotify, some people rely on it, so here you go. It’s missing songs from numbers 12, 13, and 14 because they’re not on Spotify, so make sure to stream those below.

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

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A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (November 28, 2018)


 
Finally get to spin the new Fórn record which is absolutely crushing. And I’m kinda surprised at how well the cantorials worked alongside Hail’s arctic ambient.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/11/28

Background music: Mark Fell & Gábor Lázár – Untitled (D2) (from The Neurobiology Of Moral Decision Making)

00:00:00 Doc Watson – Weary Blues (from Doc Watson & Son)
00:02:39 Talk break
00:06:37 Fórn – Auraboros / Scrying Below The Wolf Moon / The Ancient Wisdom Of Sorrow (from Rites Of Despair)
00:26:46 Victor Jara – La Plegaria A Un Labrador (Prayer To A Laborer) (from Vientos Del Pueblo)
00:29:58 Talk break
00:33:09 Ofege – Devils Work (from The Last Of The Origins)
00:38:34 Joanna Brouk – The Space Between (from Hearing Music)
00:40:40 George Jean Nathan read by Julie Haydon Nathan – B3-B9 (track listing is huge, head here for full titles) (from The New American Credo)
01:00:23 Talk break
01:03:55 Maria W. Horn – Ångermanländska Bilder (from Kontrapoetik)
01:13:58 Fear Factory – Shock (from Obsolete)
01:18:58 Hail – Exit (from Frozen Grave)
01:20:37 Cantor Samuel Malavsky & Family Choir – L’el Boruch (from Cantorial Masterpieces)
01:29:22 Talk break
01:35:59 Obray Ramsey – Wildwood Flower (from Blue Ridge Banjo)
01:39:15 Tinariwen – Eh Massina Sintadoben (from Amassakoul)
01:43:37 Sugai Ken – Shinpenkitokusen (from Tele-N-Tech-Da)
01:50:28 Glenn Jones – Everything Ends (from The Giant Who Ate Himself)
01:53:45 Blattaria – The Eggs Are Hatching (from Blattaria)
01:59:00 Talk break
02:02:02 The De Zurik Sisters – Why I’m Grieving (from De Zurik Sisters Yodel And Sing Their Greatest Hits)

A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (November 21, 2018)


 
Had a lot of fun with this one. Starting around the half hour mark, everything is pretty much layered on top of each other for a smooth continuous mix (sans talk breaks).
 

A Thick Mist 2018/11/21

Background music: SRSQ – Mixed Tide (from Unreality)

00:00:00 Bob Arbuckle, Verner Mikkelson, & N. Roy Clifton – The Blackhawk Waltz (from Old Time Couple Dances)
00:02:32 Talk break
00:07:05 Sumac – Ecstasy Of Unbecoming (from Love In Shadow)
00:23:45 Delma Lachney – Cher Ami Ma Vie Est Ruini (Dear Friend My Life Is Ruined) (from On The Waters Edge)
00:26:35 Taos Pueblo Singers – Untitled (B1) (from Round Dance Songs Of Taos Pueblo, Volume One)
00:29:40 Talk break
00:33:41 István Láng – Musica Funebre Per Orchestra (Gyászzene Zenekarra / Funeral Music For Orchestra) (from Laudate Hominem Cantata / Chamber Cantata / Musica Funebre / Monodia Per Clarinetto Solo / Quartetto D’archi No. 2)
00:34:20 Alessandro Cortini & Lawrence English – Parts 1-3 (from Immediate Horizon)
00:47:11 Jozef Van Wisser & Jim Jarmusch – Flowing Light Of The Godhead (from The Mystery Of Heaven)
00:58:08 Talk break
01:00:17 Cultes Des Ghoules – The Serenity Of Nothingness (from Sinister, Or Treading The Darker Paths)
01:10:30 Locrian – Ring Road (from Territories)
01:14:00 Deep Voices / Deep Breathing (from Deep Voices: The Second Whale Record)
01:19:13 Florian Fricke – Die Erde Und Ich Sind Eins (from Die Erde Und Ich Sind Eins)
01:32:37 Talk break
01:35:20 Usnea – Chaoskampf (from Usnea)
01:37:17 Peter Marshall – Trial By Fire (from Peter Marshall Speaks)
01:48:22 Final – Stop At Red (from Reading All The Right Signals Wrong)
01:58:54 Talk break
02:00:32 Leroy Ervin – Blue, Black, & Evil (from Texas Blues)

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A Thick Mist (November 14, 2018)


 
Not a whole lot of mixing going on here but still a whole lot of mixed up tunes with some pretty sweet transitions imo.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/11/14

Background music: Soccer Committee & Machinefabriek – Dio-o-day (from Drawn)

00:00:00 Mr. Montgomery – I’ve Been Down (from I’m In A Strange Town: Blues & Gospel 1927-1967)
00:03:58 Talk break
00:06:30 Paysage D’Hiver – Eishalle (from Die Festung)
00:13:42 Ebenezer Baptist Church – Opening 23rd Psalm / Come Home, Come Home (from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Funeral Services, Ebenezer Baptist Church, April 9, 1968)
00:21:01 Lacing – Wound (from Bummer)
00:25:04 Suni Paz – E Doce Morrer No Mar (from Earth And Ocean Songs)
00:28:42 Talk break
00:32:55 Daughters – Satan In The Wait (from You Won’t Get What You Want)
00:39:57 Ian William Craig – Some Absolute Means (from Thresholder)
00:44:50 Shirley Collins – Awake Awake / The Split Ash Tree / May Carol / Southover (from Lodestar)
00:55:48 Talk break
00:59:54 William Basinski & Lawrence English – Selva Obscura (from Selva Obscura)
01:02:22 Blue’s Out Of Body Experience / Enfield Poltergeist Recordings / Doretta Johnson’s Account Of Haunting / Michael Esposito – The Yellow Jackets Last Stand Of 1811 / Sally Ann McIntyre – Collected Huia Notations (Like Shells On The Shore When The Sea Of Living Memory Has Receded) (from Medium: Paranormal Field Recordings And Compositions, 1901-2017)
01:19:38 Efrim Manuel Manuck – Black Flags Ov Thee Holy Sonne (from Pissing Stars)
01:28:42 Talk break
00:32:42 GGUW – Untitled (from Behauptungsanimalität)
01:43:27 Marisa Anderson – Lament (from Cloud Corner)
00:47:37 Radio Tehran – Tatilat (from A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night Soundtrack)
01:53:01 Hailu Mergia And Dahlak Band – Anchin Kifu Ayinkash (from Wede Harer Guzo)
01:58:25 Talk break
02:00:21 Sam Hinton – The Bent County Bachelor (from Frontiers)

A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (November 7, 2018)

jim jones album cover
 
I’m back! Again. I fucked up my back by sitting around all day a few weeks ago and couldn’t stand or walk or anything.

But hey there’s new Jute Gyte! New Ragana! New Jasmine Guffond! New Inexorum! New Caretaker! New Embassador Dulgoon!

There’s also a new pressing of the Jonestown massacre released by TPOS and I’ve heard it a bunch of times and I know how harrowing it is but every time I hear it it’s like I’m hearing it for the first time and I just get fucking devastated all over again. So I thought it would be ok to play that during a normal (i.e. non-Halloween/horror) episode but that might have been a mistake. So for those of you not looking to totally ruin your day, skip from about 00:30 to 01:00. However, it does go perfectly alongside the newest Caretaker release. And the Fear Falls Burning/Sunn O))) pairing is pretty excellent as well.

 
A Thick Mist 2018/11/07

Background music: Christopher Larkin – Soul Sanctum (from Hollow Knight Soundtrack)

00:00:00 Pierre La Dieu – Driving Saw Logs On The Plover (from Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time & End Time Music 1923-1936)
00:03:12 Talk break
00:06:18 Jute Gyte – The Norms That Author the Self Render the Self Substitutable (from Oviri)
00:17:40 Unknown Pushtu musicians – Tangtakore (from Folk Music Of Pakistan)
00:21:38 Gid Tanner – You’ve Got To Stop Drinking Shine (from Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time & End Time Music 1923-1936)
00:24:42 Happy Hour – Climbing The Golden Stairs (from Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time & End Time Music 1923-1936)
00:27:38 Talk break
00:30:41 The Caretaker – Sudden Time Regression Into Isolation (from Everywhere At The End Of Time – Stage 5)
00:32:21 Reverend Jim Jones – Side B (from Last Sermon At The Peoples Temple, Jonestown Guyana 11/19/78)
00:53:29 Embassador Dulgoon – Triassic Persuasion / Daedalean Escapades (from Hydrorion Remnants)
00:59:05 Talk break
01:01:32 Ragana – Inviolate (from Let Our Names Be Forgotten)
01:07:40 Unknown Serbian, Grecian, Turkish, Armenian, Jordanian, & Syrian musicians – C1-C3 (from Folk Instruments Of The World)
01:08:02 Jasmine Guffond – Part II (from Degradation Loops)
01:13:30 Unknown Bini (Southern Nigeria) musicians – Secret Society Drums (from African Music)
01:16:45 Maurice Evans, Lucile Watson, & Margaret Webster (Director) – Side C (excerpt) (from The Importance Of Being Earnest)
01:23:27 Kentucky Holiness Singers – I’m On My Way (from Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time & End Time Music 1923-1936)
01:26:37 Talk break
01:30:28 Sunn O))) – bassAliens (from White 2)
01:32:55 Fear Falls Burning – I’m One Of Those Monsters… (from I’m One Of Those Monsters Numb With Grace)
01:53:40 Inexorum – Let Pain Be Your Guide (from Lore Of The Lakes)
01:58:50 Talk break
02:00:43 Harry “Mac” McClintock – Jerry, Go Ile The Car (from Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time & End Time Music 1923-1936)

A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (October 10, 2018)


 
I had no idea Howard Fast sounded like Christopher Walken.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/10/10

Background music: Teresa Winter – นม And Earth (from Untitled Death)

00:00:00 Sylvester Waver – Sore Feet Blues (from Smoketown Strut)
00:02:49 Talk break
00:05:30 L’Acephale – Perdition (from Stahlhartes Gehäuse)
00:18:25 Popol Vuh – Und Als ER Sah Es Geht Dem Ende Zu (from Sei Still, Wisse Ich Bin)
00:25:30 Talk break
00:29:17 Jessica Moss – Entire Populations (from Pools Of Light)
00:33:40 Howard Fast – Spoil The Child (from Howard Fast Reads Howard Fast)
00:53:37 William Albright – Organbook II: Last Rites (from New Music For Organ)
01:02:24 Talk break
01:04:14 Crawl – All Who Oppose Me (from All Who Oppose Me)
00:22:17 Shem Tupe & Family – Adui (from Usiende Ukalale: Omutibo From Rural Kenya)
01:27:50 Talk break
01:31:50 The New Boston Quartet playing Leo Ornstein – String Quartet No. 3: First Movement (from The Music Of Leo Ornstein: String Quartet No. 3)
01:33:39 Vicekopf – Principia Schizophonica (from Principia Schizophonica)
01:45:10 Unknown Yoruban musicians – Drums For The Deity Orishania (from African Drums)
01:48:12 Lum Guffin – Moanin’ And Groanin’ Blues (from Lum Guffin)
01:53:34 Rahu ?- Kalas Bleed For The Sun-Eater (from The Quest For The Vajra Of Shadows)
02:01:08 Talk break
02:04:58 Lulu Jackson – You’re Going To Leave The Old Home Jim (from The Rain Don’t Fall On Me)

A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (October 3, 2018)


 
The new Low record might be my favorite thing to come out this year. So incredible. Definitely check it out even if you aren’t a Low fan (like me) because it sounds like Basinski produced it (he didn’t).

Also, don’t be surprised of that Afsprengi Satans record shows up again in my Halloween episode.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/10/03

Background music: 1-Speed Bike – The Day That Mauro Ran Over Elwy Yost (from Droopy Butt Begone!)

00:00:00 The Voices Supreme – The Broken Vessel (from To The Glory Of God)
00:04:41 Talk break
00:08:36 Afsprengi Satans – Í Iðrum Þínum Sefur Brennisteinn (from Seiðgall / Djöful Leg)
00:27:11 Low – Dancing And Fire (from Double Negative)
00:31:16 Talk break
00:34:27 Doc Reese – Ol’ Hannah (from Jazz Volume 1: South)
00:37:30 Mirror – Side A (from Ringstones)
00:41:15 Michael Fox – Side A (from Dogtalk)
01:01:34 Talk break
01:03:47 Imperial Triumphant – The Filth (from Vile Luxury)
01:13:07 Jobelou – Kita (from Voodoo Trance Music: Ritual Drums Of Haiti)
01:18:17 Mississippi Fred McDowell – Worried Mind Blues (from The Alan Lomax Recordings)
01:21:43 Mountain Man – Slow Wake Up Sunday Morning (from Magic Ship)
01:25:48 Unknown Aissawan musicians – Aissawa Procession (from Music Of Morocco)
01:30:13 Talk break
01:33:31 Paysage D’Hiver – Moloch (from Schattengang)
01:47:12 Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar – Raga Yaman: Alap (from Raga Yaman)
01:49:50 David Cory reading Ralph Waldo Emerson – “Is this beauty to perish…?” and the poem Hamatreya (from A Selection From The Essays, The Poetry, And The Journals)
02:01:02 Talk break
02:03:00 Big Bill Broonzy – Down In The Basement (from Do That Guitar Rag 1928-1935)

A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (September 19, 2018)


 
An especially eclectic mix this time around. Pretty psyched I found a reasonably priced copy of Jed Speare’s Cable Car Soundscapes. Fuckin classic. And playing alongside RAAL’s experiments with Val Bertoia’s sound sculptures? Gotta pat myself on the back for that one.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/09/19

Background music: Takeshi Terauchi & Blue Jeans – Tsugaru Jongara Bushi (from Guitar Mood)

00:00:00 Gus Vali – Mi Tharis (from Greek Soul)
00:03:36 Talk break
00:06:01 Oak – Cowards And Undeserving Part I (from II)
00:22:10 Reverend Charlie Jackson – Send It On Down (from Lord You’re So Good: Live Recordings, Vol. 2)
00:28:54 Talk break
00:31:20 Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – Side B (from Levitation Praxis Pt. 4)
00:32:42 Jed Speare – Mettle Of Metal (from Cable Car Soundscapes)
00:48:34 Wayfarer – On Horseback They Carried Thunder (from World’s Blood)
01:01:45 Talk break
01:03:47 Unknown Djerban musicians – Circumcision Ceremony At The Village Of Hara Kebira, Island Of Djerba (from Tunisia, Vol. 2: Religious Songs And Cantorials)
01:06:31 Windy & Carl – Intelligence In Evolution / Heavy Winged – Wool & Water (from Monolith: Earth)
01:15:16 Side 3 (excerpt) (from The State Funeral Of Sir Winston Churchill, Vol. 2)
01:30:03 Talk break
01:33:16 Dawson Henson – The Moonshiner (from Lost Train Blues)
01:36:06 Pandiscordian Necrogenesis – Gate Of Shields / Outer Supernal (from Outer Supernal)
01:41:45 Savia Andina – Piel Morena (from Lo Mejor De Savia Andina)
01:45:30 Georgia Kelly – Nilapadmam (Blue Lotus) (from Seapeace: Music For Harp)
01:47:35 Frankie Carle – Waltz Melody (from How To Succeed)
02:00:46 Talk break
02:03:33 Blind Owl Wilson – Poor Moon (from Blind Owl Wilson)

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A Thick Mist (September 12, 2018)


 
I think this might be the highest concentration of my favorite metal in one episode I’ve ever had yet. Gris’ classic reissued, the phenomenal new Mamaleek & Mare records, and my old high school favorite Gift by Taproot getting its first vinyl release that some might consider a guilty pleasure but fuck that, no shame in liking what you like. And this one still holds up for me.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/09/12

Background music: Ricardo Donoso – Diagonal Environment / The Old Straight Track (from As Iron Sharpens Iron)

00:00:00 John Angaiak – Anuureluqa (from I’m Lost In The City)
00:02:17 Talk break
00:06:22 Gris – Cicatrice (from Il Était Une Forêt…)
00:20:52 Suzanne Ciani – Malibuzios (from The Velocity Of Love)
00:22:20 Naval Research Laboratory – 600 Fathoms Down, Unknown Sounds, Pacific Ocean / 2000 Fathoms Down, 200 Miles Out, Pacific Ocean (from Sounds Of The Sea Vol. 1 – Underwater Sounds Of Biological Origin)
00:29:32 Talk break
00:33:26 Visions Congo – The Hoima Witch And The Songye Mask (from Mulago Sound Studio)
00:37:28 Albert Camus – La Peste (from Albert Camus Reading In French)
00:54:08 Mamaleek – The Recompense Is Real (from Out Of Time)
00:59:42 Talk break
01:01:38 Kesarbai Kerkar – Lalat: “Ghatan Lago Rain” (from Kesarbai Kerkar)
01:05:29 Dr. Ross – Little Solider Boy (from His First Recordings)
01:08:24 Unknown Haitian musicians – Voudoun Dance (from Drums Of Haiti)
01:09:55 Infinite Body – Slow Of Heart / Enlacing (from Avolition)
01:14:56 Communications Sounds Of The Baldwin Hills Dam Disaster (from Fire! Sounds Of The City Of Los Angeles Fire Department)
01:24:44 Taproot – I (from Gift)
01:28:58 Talk break
01:34:13 Mare – Labyrinth Of Dying Stars (from Ebony Tower)
01:42:20 Oren Ambarchi – Remedios The Beauty (from Grapes From The Estate)
01:59:19 Talk break
02:02:07 Helen Hollins Singers – Who Can Take Nothing (from Following Jesus)

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A Thick Mist (September 5, 2018)


 

This episode is only about an hour long because I woke up late. Apparently, according to my wife, I woke up in the middle of the night and turned off my alarm. Oops. So there’s only a few songs this time but it’s still a pretty sweet episode.

 

A Thick Mist 2018/09/05

Background music: Container – Application (from LP)

00:00:00 Bola Sete – Prelude #4 (from The Solo Guitar Of Bola Sete)
00:03:27 Talk break
00:06:19 Arvo Pärt – Silentium (from Tabula Rasa)
00:24:19 Zeal & Ardor – Built On Ashes (from Stranger Fruit)
00:28:51 Talk break
00:33:45 Pandit Pran Nath – Raagini Bheempalasi (from Pandit Pran Nath Sings Ragas Bheempalasi & Puriyaa Dhanaashree)
00:56:08 Talk break
00:58:57 Reverend Pearly Brown – It’s A Mean Old World To Try To Live In (from It’s A Mean Old World To Try To Live In)

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A Thick Mist (August 29, 2018)


 
I’m back! Like, back back. I only know of one episode in the near-ish future that I have to miss but aside from that, I have the new keys to the station so I should be good to go for a while. And now that the school semester is starting up again, things at the station should be running more smoothly.

Anyway, this episode is packed full of the good stuff. There’s a new Kyle Bobby Dunn piece (played alongside weird birds), some classic Joseph Spence, some ladies talking about flowers, 1970s Italian minimalism, Lychgate’s bizarre prog, gospel with synthy lazers, and all sorts of other cool shit.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/08/29

Background music: Madagascar – The Innocence Of Facts (from Goodbye East, Goodbye West)

00:00:00 Unknown Serbian girls’ chorus – Ritual Song (from Folk Music Of Yugoslavia)
00:01:56 Talk break
00:06:30 Bongripper – Slow (from Terminal)
00:26:48 Richard Allen Farmer – He Has A Way (from Leave Tomorrow To The Father)
00:29:47 Talk break
00:34:02 Kyle Bobby Dunn – Salve Regina / Glenmore (from Thesis Print/Track 04)
00:36:03 Virginia Belmont – Advice On Pets / Bambi / Traumerei (from Virginia Belmont’s Famous Singing & Talking Birds)
00:45:43 Juri Camisasca – Sincronie Part 1 (from Evoluzione Interiore)
00:48:41 Beverly Ann, Greta Thyssen, Tatiana McKenna interviewed by Bill Bertenshaw (from The Subject Is Flowers)
01:00:53 Talk break
01:06:01 Lychgate – The Contagion (from The Contagion In Nine Steps)
01:13:33 Joseph Spence – I’m Going To Live That Life (from Bahaman Folk Guitar – Music Of The Bahamas – Volume One)
01:19:55 Deathstench – Temples Of Dust (from Deathstench / Trepaneringsritualen split)
01:29:19 Talk break
01:32:44 Ned Milligan – Sternal Sky (from Nature Always Needs Improving)
01:33:59 Mrs. Marguerite Oswald – Side B (from The Oswald Case: Mrs. Marguerite Oswald Reads Lee Harvey Oswald’s Letters From Russia)
01:51:10 Lingua Ignota – For I Am The Light (And Mine Is The Only Way) / Holy Is The Name (Of My Ruthless Axe) (from All Bitches Die)
02:01:37 Talk break
02:03:44 Vaclav Nelhybel – Interplanetary Journey (from Outer Space)

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A Thick Mist (August 20, 2018)


 
This is a sorta special episode of A Thick Mist because I ditch the 100% vinyl format in lieu of 100% not vinyl. And this one only aired on BFF.fm, not WMWM. It’s a fundraiser episode for BFF.fm and just because you’re listening to it after it aired doesn’t mean you can’t support my show and the station in general. Stop by the BFF.fm page for A Thick Mist, click “support this show” and make everyone feel good.

Also, this episode fuckin rules because I played a bunch of my favorite stuff that either never got released on vinyl or I just don’t own it. There’s Gemini Sisters, Anna & Elizabeth, Nortt, Feminazgul, Mike Shiflet’s new Tetracosa series, some Dust-To-Digital releases, it’s all here.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/08/20

Background Music: Andrew Weathers Trio – King Hell Ice, Black As The Grave, Slick As Glass (From Guitar Man Whirligig)

00:00:00 Frank Ferera – The Farmer’s Dream (From Victrola Favorites: Artifacts From Bygone Days)
00:03:04 Talk Break
00:05:28 Leechfeast – Tar (From Neon Crosses)
00:15:59 Sister Fleeta Mitchell And Rev. Willie Mae Eberhart – Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down (From Art Of Field Recording, Volume 1)
00:18:14 Michael Vallera – In Midafternoon (From All Perfect Days)
00:18:47 George E. Caraker – Self-Examination (From The Understanding And Self-Examination Of Breast Cancer)
00:28:59 Talk break
00:31:43 Mike Shiflet – 09:12:52.21 (From Tetracosa, Volume Four)
00:32:40 Tangle Eye, Fuzzy Red, Hard Hair & Group – Jumpin’ Judy (From Prison Songs – Historical Recordings From Parchman Farm, 1947-1948 – Volume 1: Murderous Home)
00:38:47 Hasan Kasa’i – Shushtari (Iranian) (From The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan (Masters And Traditions / Minstrels And Lovers))
00:45:17 Daniel Walsh – The Miner’s Doom (From Songs & Ballads Of Anthracite Miners)
00:51:56 Agung Player Of The Basalan Gong Ensemble – Duyug Mode On The Agung (From Music Of The Magindanao In The Philippines, Vol. 1 & 2)
00:52:35 Feminazgul – The Shadow Of Dead Gods (From The Age Of Men Is Over)
00:58:37 Talk Break
01:01:45 Gemini Sisters – Hurricane Shapes (From Gemini Sisters)
01:15:11 Nortt – Støv For Vinden (From Endeligt)
01:21:04 Anna & Elizabeth – Farewell To Erin (From The Invisible Comes To Us)
01:27:21 Madi K. Troupe – Ufo Gamelan (From Night Recordings From Bali)
01:29:43 Talk Break
01:31:39 Sandworm – Naal (From Lordsil)
01:36:15 N – Vreden (From Vreden)
01:36:15 Pente Meres Pantremeni Halkias Brothers Folk Orchestra – Five Days Married (From Five Days Married & Other Laments: Song And Dance From Northern Greece 1928 -1958)
01:42:08 William & Musa – Tuken Moral Songs (From Kenya & Tanzania: Witchcraft & Ritual Music)
01:50:03 Q. Sesser – Qqar Kököl Baatar (Luth) (From Mongolie – Chants Kazakh Et Tradition Épique De L’ouest)
01:54:41 Talk Break
01:56:49 Linda Watkins – Down To The Sea (From Lullabies & Dream Songs)

A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (July 25, 2018)


 
I’m back! I had to go a whole month without doing a new episode for A Thick Mist and it sucked. But this episode doesn’t suck. In fact, it rules. Tons of new top shelf shit. Enjoy.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/07/25

Background music: Mouthus – Where The Bridge Was Found (from Mouthus / Bulbs split)

00:00:00 Afif Bulos – Hayyin Darb-Is-Seif (The Fall Of The Sword Is Easier) (from Songs Of Lebanon, Syria, & Jordan)
00:04:28 Talk break
00:08:35 Amarok – Devoured (from Devoured)
00:22:14 Babe Stovall – When The Circle Be Unbroken (from Sorrow Come Pass Me Around: A Survey Of Rural Black Religious Music)
00:24:58 Rakotozafy – Samy Faly (from Valiha Madagascar)
00:28:15 Talk break
00:32:05 Hawthonn – Lady Of The Flood (from Red Goddess (Of This Men Shall Know Nothing))
00:33:47 Jumalhämärä – Untitled B1 / Untitled B2 (excerpt) (from Resitaali)
00:44:11 Aidan Baker – When Sailors Die (from The Sea Swells A Bit)
00:45:14 Rev. C. L. Franklin – Satan Goes To Prayer Meeting Part 2 (from Satan Goes To Prayer Meeting)
01:01:16 Talk break
01:04:47 Yob – The Great Cessation (from The Great Cessation)
01:25:10 Robbie Basho – Salangadou (from Basho Sings)
01:29:17 Talk break
01:31:51 Nath Family – Side B (from Sounds Of The Indian Snake Charmer)
01:34:25 Sonung & Bahsim – Ga-Ra-Ra, Bosmun (from Crying Bamboos: Ceremonial Flute Music From New Guinea Madang)
01:51:05 Thantifaxath – Void Masquerading As Matter (from Void Masquerading As Matter)
01:58:33 Talk break
02:01:33 Rev. Charlie Jackson – Somewhere To Lay My Head (from You Got To Move: Live Recordings, Vol. 1)

Interviews

Song Premier & Questions For Footpaths


 

Jon Rosenthal is a busy dude. He’s made harsh and heavy music with Venowl, Stellar Descent, and Ævangelist, and drone folk with Eitarnora. He’s also a big curmudgeon in the metal scene, a contributor to Decibel, a Pandora playlist curator, and the associate editor for Invisible Oranges, where he’s interviewed some of the most well-respected and enigmatic artists like Paysage d’Hiver, Nortt, Reverorum ib Malacht, and Elysian Blaze.

Footpaths is similar to Eitarnora but Footpaths leans more on the haunted drone than on the dusty folk and this is a solo outlet where he gets to be himself and let loose a deluge of somber sadness. He’s got a new one called Old Timer (Lost and Reclaimed) coming out in August on Montículo Creadores. Rosenthal has been steadily releasing material as Footpaths since his first split with Bunrage in 2010 and this new one is actually the first material he ever recorded under the Footpaths moniker back in 2009, and it’s a fucking winner. Easily some of the best drone I’ve heard this year. 22 short slices of mind-numbing Americana drone, broken memories caught in a locked groove that glisten and shimmer behind an overgrown thicket, with fog swirling around, clouding your view until you can only focus on that one discernible moment, Old Timer meets up somewhere between an ’80s dream pop downer and the new wave of guitar soli, then gets washed out and dragged like chum through freshwater.

You can check out the premier stream of the 21st untitled track on Old Timer below, then snag a pre-order of the digital version via Montículo Creadores, or wait until Rosenthal gets more copies of the super limited (as in, only 25) tape at a later date. Also, Footpaths will have some new new music (not an archival release) coming out sometime this Fall, which I’m pretty fuckin excited about, so definitely keep an eye out for that stuff.

And to celebrate this premier, Jon was kind enough to participate in my Q&A series.

 

 

What is an ideal death?
I used to think solitude would be nice — far away from loved ones and the noise of modern life — but, after bearing witness to a handful of deaths at this point, being surrounded by people who truly care about you has much more meaning than the misanthropic self-importance of being alone. We might be animals, but we lack the “flight in death” instinct, probably with reason. We don’t need to be alone.

 

What makes you happy?
My loved ones, my cat, my guitar, my records and tapes, and actually feeling the drive to write and record music. The latter grows more infrequent over the last six years, which is sad. The feeling of creativity.

 

How close have you come to death?
Who knows. I’ve been under so many different sedatives in the various surgeries to which I’ve been subjected during my life that I could have very possibly died multiple times. Car accidents happen, random accidents with sharp glass, and so on. You’d be surprised how often you mindlessly save yourself from the inevitable.

 

How can you make your life better?
Find balance. Finish graduate school, get a job, leave work at work, go places with my girlfriend, find a nice place to live, make life good for my cat (Marge).

 

What does kindness mean to you?
Kindness is humbling. I didn’t receive much outside recognition nor was part of many happy interactions when I was younger, so being on the receiving end of any sort of kindness is… humanizing (?) as an adult. It is a good feeling — makes me feel like a fellow person instead of some outside entity.

 

Where do you find love?
In those who love me back, or those who make me feel both extremes of the emotional spectrum.

In the people who mean the most to me. I could say “music,” but, in the end, my music collection is just a big room of “things.” “Things” can’t love you.

 

When were you most afraid?
A little over three years ago. I didn’t sleep, didn’t eat, couldn’t listen to music nor podcasts. My relationship died. I drank. A lot. I lost twenty pounds, and I’m not a large person. It was the worst six months of my life.

 

How do you listen to music?
Alone and with friends. The latter has become more frequent and the former the opposite. Music is something to be shared. I spend my personal time watching films and bad TV. Music has become commonplace and boring lately. Maybe it’s because my “day job” as a writer means I have to wade through, well, everything, or maybe I’m just depressed, but those moments when I listen to music which means something to me with friends who share that connection makes it so much more memorable and warming.