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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)

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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.

A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (June 27, 2018)


 
A pretty smooth episode, some older Fallen Empire releases, (one of?) the last Root Strata release, a Peking opera, a dude repeatedly yelling “help,” an unreleased Planning For Burial song, and one of my favorites from this year: Sonae.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/06/27

Background music: Remst8 reworked by Drekka – Lissajous (from Drekka <—> Remst8)

00:00:00 Kilby Snow – Lonely Tombs (from Country Songs And Tunes With Autoharp)
00:03:06 Talk break
00:07:23 Skáphe – The Obelisk Gleam (from Skáphe)
00:18:47 Sonae – I Started Wearing Black (from I Started Wearing Black)
00:25:16 Hailu Mergia And The Walias – Yikirta Lemminalehu (from Tche Belew)
00:28:48 Talk break
00:32:56 Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar – Raga Vardhani: Alap (from Ragas Abhogi & Vardhani)
00:34:37 The Guerilla Art Action Group – Side B (from Action Interview At WBAI Radio Station NY)
00:55:48 Planning For Burial – 14 December 2011 (from Quietly)
00:57:48 Talk break
01:01:13 Reverend Gary Davis – Time Is Drawing Near (from Say No To The Devil)
01:05:36 Xothist – Blossom / A Binding (from Simulacrum)
01:17:35 Richard Burton reading Samuel Taylor Coleridge – The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner: Parts 3, 4, and 5 (from Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
01:25:14 Kagami – Mado (from Kagami)
01:29:22 Talk break
01:32:56 O Morto – The Spirits (from The Forest, The People, And The Spirits)
01:34:42 Court Official Pao Cheng, Emperor Chao Chen, Ch’en Lin, Attendant, Kuo Hai / Empress Li, Court Official Pao Cheng (from Beating The Dragon Robe)
01:44:40 Jason Sharp – Stand Above The Streams Part 3 (from Stand Above The Streams)
01:46:51 Reverend Michael P. Williams – Side A (from The God Who Takes A Little And Makes A Lot)
01:53:24 Damion Romero – III (excerpt) (from Friday The 13th)
01:59:27 Talk break
02:02:36 Robert “Guitar” Welch – Electric Chair Blues (from Angola Prisoner’s Blues)

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A Thick Mist (June 13, 2018)


 
Haitian, Nigerian, French, Creole, two “X” artists, and other cool shit.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/0613

Background music: Belong – Remove The Inside (from October Language)

00:00:00 Robin Roberts – Who Killed Cock Robin (from Fair And Tender Ladies)
00:02:00 Talk break
00:05:47 Yob – Beauty In Falling Leaves (from Our Raw Heart)
00:21:57 Unknown artists – Wake / Piano And Screaming / Funeral Procession “Ami Fidèle Et Tendre” (from Death In Haiti: Funeral Brass Bands & Sounds From Port Au Prince)
00:28:58 Talk break
00:32:38 Xela – Black Scripture (from The Illuminated)
00:35:00 Lotte Lenya reading Franz Kafka – A Hunger Artist (from The Stories Of Kafka)
00:52:50 Newaxeyes – Snowden (from Black Fax)
01:00:46 Talk break
01:03:08 Sir Waziri Oshomah And His Traditional Sound Makers – Oshiomegie Idonigie (from Vol. 3 – Sir Waziri Oshomah And His Traditional Sound Makers )
01:13:24 Canray Fontenot & Alphonse Ardoin – La Valse De La Prison (from Cajun Blues – Les Blues Du Bayou)
01:15:57 Sarah Davachi – Mordents (from Let Night Come On Bells End The Day)
01:19:04 Fred Lowery – The Church In The Wildwood (from Whistles Your Gospel Favorites)
01:26:48 Francoise Hardy – Mais Il Y A Des Soirs (from Mon Amour Adieu)
01:29:01 Talk break
01:32:16 Xasthur – Trauma Will Always Linger (from Subliminal Genocide)
01:40:38 The Caretaker – Stage 4 Post Awareness Confusions (from Everywhere At The End Of Time – Stage 4)
01:44:40 Peter Lorre – The Cask Of Amontillado (from Three Skeleton Key / The Thing On The Fourble Board)
01:51:10 Olando R. Hill – Biography: Tell Them We Are Rising (from Tell Them We Are Rising: Biography Of Major Richard Robert Wright, Sr.)
01:59:56 Talk break
02:02:58 Blind Boy Fuller, Sonny Terry, & Bull City Red – Pistol Slapper Blues (from Blind Boy Fuller With Sonny Terry And Bull City Red)

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A Thick Mist (June 6, 2018)


 
I think this was an especially good episode, the doom raga mixed with flute raga, the death of rave mixed with Tibetan bells, musique concrète with summer camp field recordings, the new Mizmor, the new Anna Von Hausswolff, master McDowell, and a new-to-me collaboration between Leila Abdul-Rauf and Tor Lundvall. 100% excellent.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/06/06

Background music: Expressway Yo-Yo Dieting – Side C (from Bubblethug)

00:00:00 Leila Abdul-Rauf & Tor Lundvall – Quiet Seaside (from Ibis / Quiet Seaside)
00:04:29 Talk break
00:08:34 Mizmor – This Unabating Wakefulness (from This Unabating Wakefulness)
00:23:21 Lago Antoine – Gnonon Gue (from Assalam Aleikoum Africa Volume 2)
00:29:21 Talk break
00:32:14 Sachdev- Raga Bhupali Part 1 (from Raga Bhupali)
00:34:16 Tecumseh – Cascadia (from Avalanche And Inundation)
00:53:04 Anna Von Hausswolff – Källans Återuppståndelse (from Dead Magic)
01:00:23 Talk break
01:03:50 Eigenlicht – Berserker (from Self-Annihilating Consciousness)
01:12:00 No artist – Riflery / Last Campfire (from The Sounds Of Camp)
01:15:23 Harry Partch – U.S. Highball (from Untitled)
01:31:40 Talk break
01:34:23 Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods – Red Cross Store (from Eight Years Ramblin’)
01:39:15 Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings – A Choir Of Bells (from Tibetan Bells)
01:39:50 Leyland Kirby presents V/Vm – Marple Libradome ’91 / Smithy & Dave The Rave / Big Eddie’s Van – Bowlers Car Park (from The Death Of Rave (A Partial Flashback))
01:56:14 Brigth Engelberts And The B.E. Movement – Shifty Hand Woman (from Tolambo Funk)
02:01:08 Talk break
02:03:44 Reverend Pearly Brown – Oh What A Mourning (from Georgia Street Singer)

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A Thick Mist (May 23, 2018)

The Country Girls album cover
 
The new CHRCH record is the absolute best and not nearly enough people are talking about Leila Abdul-Rauf. OR Timber Rattle, that shit is premium doom drone folk. And that Yoshi Wada/Popol Vuh blend is pretty heavenly. Also, kinda surprised I haven’t played Yautja yet, like anywhere on AGB, ever. Finally remedied that. So yeah this episode rules.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/05/23

Background music: Demdike Stare – Curzon (from Wonderland)

00:00:00 Pink Anderson – Wreck Of The Old ‘97 (from American Street Songs)
00:03:30 Talk break
00:06:52 CHRCH – Portals (from Light Will Consume Us All)
00:21:28 Timber Rattle – Beast Of Passage (from Phantoms Of Place)
00:30:45 Talk break
00:36:14 Terence Hannum – Invocation Of Deities (from Spectral Life)
00:37:39 Emile De Antonio & Mark Lane – Side B (from Rush To Judgment)
00:49:07 En – Elysia (excerpt) (from Already Gone)
01:00:25 Talk break
01:03:26 Balachander – Sarasa Saama Dhaana (from Sounds Of The Veena)
01:14:55 Yautja – Faith Resigned (from Songs Of Descent)
01:21:47 Bobby Cadillac – Carbolic Acid Blues (from When Women Sang The Blues)
01:24:44 Leila Abdul-Rauf – Wayward (from Diminution)
01:29:34 Talk break
01:32:56 Yoshi Wada – Side E (from Earth Horns With Electronic Drone)
01:36:10 Popol Vuh – Why Do I Still Sleep (from Agape-Agape Love-Love)
01:43:36 Monks from Gyütö Tantric College, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh – Side A (from Tibetan Buddhism – Tantras Of Gyütö: Mahakala)
02:02:07 Talk break
02:04:27 Elvie Thomas – Motherless Child Blues (from The Country Girls! 1927-1935)

$5 Shirts!


 

Spring cleaning! I’m selling more shirts. Check em out here (the link is also in the right sidebar). Almost 30 shirts including Locrian, Planning For Burial, Mogwai, The Body, Students Of Decay, TV On The Radio, Loss, Wreck & Reference… Mostly smalls, some mediums, only one of each, so act fast.

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A Thick Mist (May 16, 2018)

gregorian chant album cover
 
Very happy to finally have both of those ColdWorld records, the new Insect Ark is incredibly underrated, and the mix of Oneirogen with Gregorian chanting is one of my favorite A Thick Mist moments in a long while.

Also, I fixed the clipping issue from last week (someone fucked with the recording equipment in the studio).
 

A Thick Mist 2018/05/16

Background music: Cut Hands – Black Mamba (from Black Mamba)

00:00:00 Cleoma B. Falcon – Ils Ont Vole Mon Traineau (They Stole My Sled) (from A Cajun Music Classic)
00:02:56 Talk break
00:08:39 ColdWorld – Climax Of Sorrow (from Autumn)
00:15:29 Lou Harrison with Gamelan Sekbar Kembar & Susan Bates – Threnody For Carlos Chavez (from Three Pieces For Gamelan With Soloists / String Quartet)
00:22:31 Mississippi Fred McDowell – Mercy (from Live In New York)
00:29:37 Talk break
00:32:35 Pocahaunted – Sister Calypso (from Mirror Mics)
00:34:51 J. Evetts Haley – Side B (from A Texan Looks At Lyndon! A Study In Illegitimate Power)
00:51:20 Insect Ark – Windless (from Marrow Hymns)
01:00:02 Talk break
01:04:13 Black Mecha – Mobile Anzug Damgun (from Counterforce)
01:15:03 Oneirogen – Kukulkan (from Hypnos)
01:16:05 Pius X Choir Of Manhattanville College Of The Sacred Heart – Side B (from Gregorian Chant)
01:29:22 Talk break
01:33:03 ColdWorld – Red Snow (from Melancholie)
01:40:49 Dag Rosenqvist – The Gate (White Nights, Split Lips) (from Fall Into Fire)
01:46:18 Unknown Symondsbury “team of men” – The Mummer’s Play (from Columbia World Library Of Folk And Primitive Music, Volume III: England)
01:49:33 Pelican – Ran Amber (from Pelican / Mono split)
01:58:33 Talk break
02:01:29 Ella Jenkins – Tah-Boo (from Rhythmic Group Singing)

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A Thick Mist (May 9, 2018)


 
Somehow everything got clipped while recording this episode, so it sounds kinda shitty. Sorry about that. No idea what happened. On the bright side, there’s a brand new Kyle Bobby Dunn piece, a collaboration between Visions & Phurpa, 4 new (and 1 recent) releases from Thrill Jockey, and all sorts of other great stuff.

Also, I opened with playing Bloodyminded as the background music, but that didn’t work very well, so I flipped the record and started with Damion Romero, but the songs are short and they blend together with no delineation, so I’m not sure how far into the tracklist I got, hence the “maybe Burning Star Core.”
 

A Thick Mist 2018/05/09

Background music: Bloodyminded, Damion Romero, Dead Machines, maybe Burning Star Core – Untitled (from AA Compilation Volume 1)

00:00:00 Ennio Morricone – Prohibition Dirge (from Once Upon A Time In America Soundtrack)
00:04:19 Talk break
00:07:17 Wrekmeister Harmonies – Forgive Yourself And Let Go / The Alone Rush (from The Alone Rush)
00:28:53 Mclusky – To Hell With Good Intentions (from Mclusky Do Dallas)
00:31:18 Talk break
00:35:35 Kyle Bobby Dunn – The Searchers (J Hodge Horse’s Drone Song Longue) (from KBD / WRT split)
00:37:50 Cyril J. Cousins – Side B (from Beginning Self Defense For Girls And Women)
00:55:31 The Body – The West Has Failed (from I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer)
00:59:03 Talk break
01:01:17 Sarah Louise – Up On The Ridge (from Deeper Woods)
01:08:39 Khamis El Fino – Selection 3 (from Music For The Classical Oud)
01:10:10 Visions & Phurpa – Fohat (from Monad)
01:22:36 Riley Kelly Lee – Ajikan (from Shakuhachi Honkyoku)
01:24:00 Joseph Wood Krutch & The Cornell Laboratory Of Ornithology – Side B (excerpt) (from Bird Songs In Literature)
01:29:39 Talk break
01:34:11 YoshimiO, Susie Ibarra, & Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – Side D (from Flower Of Sulphur)
01:36:05 No artist – Side B (from The Frog Pond)
01:49:41 Philip Sainton & Louis Levy – Moby Dick (from Moby Dick Soundtrack)
01:57:05 The Body & Full Of Hell – Didn’t The Night End (from Ascending A Mountain Of Heavy Light)
02:01:59 Talk break
02:04:10 Blind Lemon Jefferson – Rabbit Foot Blues (from The Immortal Blind Lemon Jefferson)

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A Thick Mist (May 2, 2018)


 
That RLYR record finally landed and it’s definitely one of my favorite things from this year. Check out the interview I did with them and read a few words about how crazy good Actual Existence is over here. The Thailand field recordings next to Aufgehoben’s harshness was maybe a little much, but the Aelter & L’Ordre Chazili D’Egypte mix was quite excellent.
 

A Thick Mist 2018/05/02

Background music: Sculpture – Slime Code 3 (from Slime Code)

00:00:00 Alan Lomax – The Dying Cowboy (from Texas Folk Songs)
00:03:27 Talk break
00:07:43 RLYR – L. Layer (from Actual Existence)
00:16:28 Quincy Jones – Need To Be Needed / Up Against The Wall (from The Lost Man Soundtrack)
00:24:31 George Buck / George Green / George Buck & Jake Henry / Alex General / Alex General / Huron Miller / George Buck, Jake Henry, Huron Miller, & Hubert Buck – The Rain Dance Part 1 / The Rain Dance Part 2 / The Fish Dance / The Corn Dance / Nigahnegaô / Gacowa / False Faces (from The Columbia World Library Of Folk And Primitive Music – Vol. VIII – Canada)
00:31:48 Talk break
00:37:27 Svarte Greiner – Black Tie (from Black Tie)
00:39:18 Trini Lopez / Office Of Minority Business Enterprise / U.S. Department Of Commerce – Public Affairs Program (from The President’s Minority Business Enterprise Recognition Awards Program: First Annual Presentation Ceremony)
00:57:37 Jessye Norman – I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray (from Negro Spirituals)
01:00:50 Talk break
01:03:08 Unknown Thailand musicians – Side B (from Thailand: Its Music & Its People)
01:07:10 Aufgehoben – Solar Ipse / Avant Primitiv / Nō Prozess (from Anno Fauve)
01:23:39 Paul Clayton And The Foc’sle Singers – Captain Nipper (from Foc’sle Songs And Shanties)
01:31:17 Talk break
01:34:25 L’Ordre Chazili D’Egypte – Deuxième Partie (from L’Insad De La Vie Du Prophète Mohammad – Musique Soufi Vol. 5)
01:36:24 Aelter – Beloved (from Aelter II: Follow You Beloved)
01:56:33 Ryuichi Sakamoto – The Last Emperor Theme (from The Last Emperor Soundtrack)
02:02:26 Talk break
02:04:05 Mogwai – Pripyat (from Atomic)

Album Review

Clint Heidorn – Pasadena (Ashes Ashes, 2018)


 
Clint HeidornPalm Nocturne (Ashes Ashes)

If you haven’t been anxiously awaiting a proper LP follow-up to Clint Heidorn’s Atwater from 2011, then this might not seem like anything special, but let me assure you this is A Momentous Occasion. Pasadena has been many years in the making, and it shows, it sounds like Heidorn put every scrap of his soul into this record, it’s full of tenderness and melancholy, a brooding dark folk that’s lush with every instrument he had at his disposal, a kitchen-sink approach to a typically stripped down genre, making for an exceptional & wholly unique sound, like Dirty Three on a dirge binge with a bittersweet drone winding through the sunken melodies, this is where you go after you’ve hit rock bottom depression, crawled your way out and plateaued at a sullen new normal, accepting that the brief slivers of sunlight peaking through the muted fog are the best that Life has to offer. Pasadena is fucking incredible and absolutely worth the wait. He only pressed 134 copies, and it’s been out since early February, so you know what to do.