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A Thick Mist

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

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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