A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (March 29, 2017)

Some A+ reissues of Giusto Pio’s and Dominique Lawalrée’s work played alongside Arthur C. Clarke reading his short story “Transit Of Earth,” one of Mississippi John Hurt’s earliest recordings, and Tibetan monks overtone singing with the ambient doom part of Dragged Into Sunlight’s Widowmaker.
A Thick Mist 2017/03/29

Background music: Matt Jencik – Cosmic Horror (from Weird Times)

00:00:00 Josh White – Outskirts Of Town (from Josh White Sings Volume II)
00:03:07 Talk break
00:06:44 Hæthen – Side A (from Shaped By Aeolian Winds)
00:25:33 The Fun Years – Tape Screen Triangles (from Heroes Of The Second Story Walk-Up)
00:26:15 The Tahitian Percussionists And Exotic Voices – Yarbon (from Tahitian Percussion)
00:30:55 Talk break
00:34:16 Giusto Pio – Motore Immobile (from Motore Immobile)
00:34:54 Arthur C. Clarke – Transit Of Earth (from Transit Of Earth, The Nine Billion Names Of God, The Star)
00:51:43 Dominique Lawalrée – La Maison Des 5 Éléments (from First Meeting)
01:01:29 Matt Jencik – Relaxers (from Weird Times)
01:05:20 Talk break
01:07:40 Harry Reser – Lollypops (from Banjo Crackerjax 1922-1930)
01:10:23 Dragged Into Sunlight – Side A (from Widowmaker)
01:11:21 The Gyuto Monks – Guhyasamaja Tantra, Chapter II (from Tibetan Tantric Choir)
01:32:30 Talk break
01:34:54 Ash Borer – Grey Marrow (from The Irrepassable Gate)
01:38:30 Kleistwahr – Music For Dead Dreams (from Music For Zeitgeist Fighters)
01:46:05 Spiro T. Agnew – Side A (from Spiro T. Agnew Speaks Out)
02:01:20 Talk break
02:03:20 Mississippi John Hurt – Stack O’ Lee Blues (from 1928 – His First Recordings)

A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (March 22, 2017)

With Jon Mueller’s permission, I played one of the side-long pieces from his new record, dHrAaNwDn. This is probably the first and maybe only place you can hear this digitally. Also, that BSBC locked groove plus Ciardi reading Dante’s Inferno is just too fucking much. And can someone tell me why Otesanek isn’t everyone’s favorite metal band?
A Thick Mist 2017-03-22

00:00:00 Norma Tanega – You’re Dead (from Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog)
00:02:23 Talk break
00:05:56 Jon Mueller – Untitled A (from dHrAaNwDn)
00:21:20 M.S.W. – Musicae Ad Frigore Hiems (from Cloud)
00:32:11 Talk break
00:34:59 Blue Sabbath Black Cheer – The Endless Blockade (excerpt) (from The Endless Blockade)
00:36:01 John Ciardi – Cantos V-VII (from Dante: The Inferno – The Immortal Drama Of A Journey Through Hell)
00:47:41 Black Mecha – Mental Picture (from I.M. Mentalizing)
01:00:13 Talk break
01:03:20 Hive Mind – Elemental Disgrace 1 (from Elemental Disgrace)
01:05:35 Horton Barker – Wayfaring Stranger (from Horton Barker: Traditional Singer)
01:10:06 Otesanek – Sanguinary (from Otesanek)
01:19:09 Group Doueh – Zayna Jumma (from Zayna Jumma)
01:23:44 Pino Donaggio – The Museum (from Dressed To Kill Score)
01:30:00 Talk break
01:33:23 Ustad Ali Akbar Khan & Pandit Chatur Lal – Morning Raga (from Music Of India: Morning And Evening Rāgas)
01:35:12 Robedoor – Sabbath Breaker (from Endlessly Blazing)
01:54:36 Skip James – Devil Got My Woman (from Delta Blues Heavy Hitters 1927-1931)
01:57:51 Talk break
01:59:37 Reverend Gary Davis – The Angel’s Message To Me (from Reverend Gary Davis 1935-1949)

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (March 20, 2017)


This is the last AGB Radio. From now on it’ll just be A Thick Mist which you can catch live on WMWM Salem Wednesday from 7-9 am (ET) or on BFF.fm the following Monday from 11-1 pm (ET). Of course I’ll also be posting it on here for you to download or whatever.

This episode is stacked as hell with some of my all time favorite artists including Eluvium, Mount Eerie, Jeremy Bible, and Windy & Carl, and then some newer faves like Mary Lattimore, CEKE, Blanck Mass, and Mary Ocher. 100% amazing episode start to finish.


AGB Radio 2017/03/20

Background music: Gábor Lázár – 7 (from Crisis Of Representation)

00:00:00 Mount Eerie – Real Death (from A Crow Looked At Me)
00:02:22 Talk break
00:06:29 Eluvium – Windmills (from Disquiet, Vol. 1)
00:16:01 Windy And Carl – For End Of 2016 (from Disquiet, Vol. 1)
00:21:19 Blanck Mass – Rhesus Negative (from World Eater)
00:30:27 Talk break
00:31:34 Abul Mogard – All This Has Passed Forever (from Nervous Hydra/All This Has Passed Forever)
00:47:23 Jeremy Bible – Centuries (from Be As Happy As Possible)
00:51:50 Do Make Say Think – Her Eyes On The Horizon (from Stubborn Persistent Illusions)
01:00:08 Talk break
01:01:35 Common Eider, King Eider – The Dark Winter (Sing Out Into The Dark Night Sky!) (from Shrines For The Unwanted, Respite For The Case Aside)
01:12:46 Braveyoung – Blue Beyond The Hill (from Misery And Pride)
01:23:28 Dedekind Cut – The Expanding Domain (from The Expanding Domain)
01:29:48 Talk break
01:31:12 Mary Ocher – To The Light (from The West Against The People)
01:34:50 Michael Vallera – Still Life (from Vivid Flu)
01:45:13 High Plains – The Dusk Pines (from Cinderland)
01:51:37 Mary Lattimore feat. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – Borrego Springs (from Returned To Earth)
01:57:26 Talk break

One Radio Show (To Rule Them All)


I’m not doing AGB Radio anymore. Instead, I’ll just be doing A Thick Mist. For those not keeping track, the arbitrary and self-enforced distinctions between the two radio shows is that AGB Radio was pre-recorded with 99% new music, 99% drone/noise/experimental/etc, and 100% digital, while A Thick Mist is recorded live with 80% not new music, 80% black metal/country blues/doom/world folk/non-music/etc, and 100% vinyl. It wasn’t always like this. AGB Radio started out being much more eclectic genre-wise and I played a decent amount of not new music.

But AGB Radio is a huge time suck for me (that Auris Apothecary episode took 5+ hours start to finish) and has become a burden. Whenever something about AGB becomes a burden, I try to change things up because I only do this because I enjoy it so it doesn’t make sense to do it if I don’t enjoy it. I’ve been having way more fun with A Thick Mist, doing a live show is more exciting, I get to use a lot of my records that I don’t normally listen to, and I get to experiment with mixing stuff together (like throwing weird spoken word stuff on top of Indian ragas). Granted, I have to wake up at 5:30 am every Wednesday morning, but at least I’m not killing any and all Sunday night plans for the rest of eternity due to AGB Radio.

So I’m cutting back to one radio show per week instead of two (which was kind of ridiculous to begin with). A Thick Mist will still air live online (91.7 FM WMWM Salem) on Wednesdays from 7:00 am – 9:00 am ET and I’ll post it here afterward just like I’ve been doing. And for the Monday morning crowd, I’ll be airing the previous week’s A Thick Mist every Monday during my usual AGB Radio time slot on BFF.fm (11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET). You can subscribe to A Thick Mist’s RSS feed here and it’s in the iTunes podcast store thing too (let me know if there are other places you’d like to see it available). The entire AGB Radio archive will be kept here, just like it always has. A Thick Mist will continue to be vinyl only for the foreseeable future but I’ll be incorporating a bit more new and droney/noisy shit, essentially trying to get back to AGB Radio’s origins while still keeping things interesting for me. And I’m hoping that with less time being spent doing AGB Radio, I’ll be able to do a little more on AGB that’s not radio-related (Q&As, giveaways, the occasional review). We’ll see.

The last AGB Radio will be this upcoming one airing on Monday, March 20, 2017.

As always, thanks for reading/listening/making.

Album Review

Jon Mueller – dHrAaNwDn (Rhythmplex, 2017)


Jon Mueller is forever one of my favorite musicians. He drums in ways other people can’t even imagine composing and conjures ecstatic trances of glossolalia like it’s nothing more than making his morning coffee. Every record is somehow a new journey into a different state of rapture while always using the same methods of creation. Recently released on his on Rhythmplex label, dHrAaNwDn (pronounced “hand drawn”) is a document of his fresh frenzied percussion and it’s unreal.

The 2xLP is an excerpt of his performance at the Shaker Historical Society’s Meeting House in Albany, NY where he played 4 drums for 6 hours. The location was central to Mueller’s performance: it was the home to many “spirit gifts,” visions, healings, and trance-like episodes during the Shakers’ Era Of Manifestations. Mueller channels this history directly into the music, becoming a path to spiritual enlightenment.

Each side of the vinyl is (or at least sounds like) a single uncut piece of the performance with Mueller pounding away at his kit, the reverb in the room making it difficult to tell exactly just how fast he’s playing, not that you’d ever actually be able to tell, he’s a macro embodiment of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, you know exactly where he is but his BPM is dynamic, not because he’s human, but because he’s a goddamn machine, Mueller is more reliable than a metronome so his rhythm fluctuations are perfectly executed.

This is a record unlike any other (even other Mueller records), this is him at his most euphoric and hypnotic, the bridge between two worlds manifested in a single human’s body. Hearing this is humbling, and I can hardly imagine what seeing the performance live was like. Luckily, if you’re willing to dish out some extra cash, there’s a deluxe edition of dHrAaNwDn (50 copies) that features the entire public performance on a cassette, so you can get the next best thing to being a direct witness. The standard edition (200 copies) is still super sweet though, with a die cut jacket (the bottom circle in the image up there is cut out) to show the printed inner sleeve. I know I typically have a stream for my reviews, but since Mueller is keeping this out of the digital world, I’m honoring his request by not ripping a track from the vinyl. You’ll just have to trust me on this one. But really, you should definitely trust me on this one.

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (March 13, 2017) – Label Spotlight: Auris Apothecary

Auris Apothecary is easily one of the coolest labels ever. They release an incredible variety of music (black metal, drone, harsh noise, fuzzy psych, chiptune, bedroom pop) by artists I already know and love (Sutekh Hexen, Sujo, William Basinski) and artists I would’ve never otherwise heard (Unholy Triforce, Hymnal Bruise, Morsunda).

And then there’s the packaging. They “spend countless hours perfecting each fold and drop of ink on [their] releases,” each is wholly unique (like Pendra Gon’s 16-song Mu Blaksids Nogard Nep that has each song on a separate 3.5″ floppy disk) and some considered as “anti-releases” that are unplayable (Unholy Triforce’s Siberiliszt Inferno cassette that’s melted beyond repair) or intentionally created to damage your equipment (Unholy Triforce’s The Library Of Babel vinyl whose grooves have been screen-printed over so your stylus gets irrevocably fucked up while it chips away the ink to reveal the audio underneath) or maybe just something you don’t even want to touch (Mike IX Williams’ Glass Torn And War Shortage tape that’s permanently covered in broken glass).

One of the dudes behind the label, Dante Augustus Scarlatti, was quoted in an article from The Wire saying “part of the absurdity in what we do is that we also promote absolute destruction – sonically, physically, socially, spiritually and mentally. If that happens to entail destroying part of the package we worked so hard to make, it was all part of the greater plan and should be considered an acceptable casualty in the pursuit of understanding. Anti-cassettes are our extension of that idea, promoting physical alteration to a degree that it would appear unplayable or damaging to perform in its presented state… They are obstacles designed to provide tangible insight into otherwise abstract concepts, and we encourage the listener to perform whatever tasks are necessary to hear the audio.”

I did my best to showcase AA’s genre variety, to not play artists I’ve repped on AGB before, and to play songs that are difficult to hear in their physical form (which I was able to do because they celebrated their 100th release a few years ago by putting out a microSD card with all the music from their releases including everything from the traditional 12″ LP to the locked grooves and 7 second tape loops).

So much amazing art to appreciate in so many different forms. Thanks x1000000, Auris Apothecary.

AGB Radio 2017/03/13 – Label Spotlight: Auris Apothecary

Background music: Unholy Triforce – Transcriptions (from Transcriptions)

00:00:00 Dante Augustus Scarlatti – Vinyl Etchings Containing Hymns Of The Sacred Greek Orthodox Funeral (from Demises Of The Dynamic Microphone [In Monodelity])
00:06:06Talk break
00:09:46 Icuab Drain – Sleeping Beast (from Icuab Drain, You’re Uncomfortably Sane)
00:13:32 Hail Architeuthis! – Void [Society’s Infernal Holocaust] (from The Horseman Who Revived Organic Institutions)
00:16:29 Iw – A Cancer To Spare Us (from Death Patterns)
00:31:13 Talk break
00:32:27 The Gentlemen’s Butcher – Movement 1:39 (from Preservation: Consistent Melodic Passages Enhanced With Clouds Of Aural Opiates)
00:34:06 Pendra Gon – Thixophobia (from Mu Blaksids Nogard Nep)
00:35:41 Pusdrainer – Side One (from Worms Beneath Thy Cold Flesh)
00:46:25 Unholy Triforce – Side Two (from Sandin’ Yr Vagina)
00:53:01 False Flag – Lucre: Part II (from Lucre/Teeth)
00:54:13 John Flannelly – Gold (from Spaced)
00:56:54 Semilanceata – Drauzma Gestalt Domnar (from En Wallmoburen Myhr, Där Döön Grödha Mellom Bitter Root Ok Frucht)
01:01:11 Talk break
01:04:21 Hidenori Maezawa & Kyouhei Sada – Alien Lair (from Contra)
01:06:25 Hidenori Maezawa & Kyouhei Sada – Boss Battle (from Contra)
01:08:28 Hymnal Bruise – Movement I (from untitled AAX-057)
01:20:04 (((o))) – Parte Dos (from Fuego Somos, Fuego Seremos: Roars And Abstractions)
01:24:04 Mike IX Williams – Side Two (from Glass Torn And War Shortage: The Purposeful Poisoning Of A Shardless Society)
01:31:17 Talk break
01:33:01 The Constants – Darkness Of The Night (from No Organ)
01:37:24 Lord Fyre – Drinking Away Demons (from Destruction At 2013)
01:45:02 Baroke Misty Queens – Tacked Into It (from Tacked Into It)
01:47:09 Morsunda – Cacophony Of Vertical Horror (from Analogital)
01:50:49 HOU – Falling Lakes (from Serene Summation Of Years Past)
01:56:36 Deserter – Moon Pool (from Sister Cities)
01:58:37 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (March 6, 2017)

No idea why Rafael Anton Irisarri and Benoît Pioulard decided to stop recording as Orcas and start a new name project as Gailes, but I don’t care as long as they’re still at it (and fyi Gailes is way better than anything Orcas ever released).


AGB Radio 2017/03/06

Background music: Caudal – Slope (from Slope/Land)

00:00:00 Jessica Moss – Glaciers I (Pt. I) (from Pools Of Light)
00:06:33 Talk break
00:07:51 Martin Arnold – Slip Minuet (from The Spit Veleta)
00:31:17 Talk break
00:32:35 Gailes – Requiem For An Airport Television Newsreader (from Seventeen Words)
00:42:30 Anthony Vine – Troost (from Remnants)
00:59:45 Talk break
01:00:32 Damian Master – The Shell Of Eden (from For My Life Beyond This World)
01:21:32 Mondkopf – Vivere, Finale (from They Fall But You Don’t)
01:28:05 Talk break
01:29:17 Adamennon – Il Risveglio Nella Morte Universale (from Le Nove Ombre Del Caos)
01:42:28 Kassel Jaeger & Jim O’Rourke – Wakes On Cerulean A (from Wakes On Cerulean)
01:59:32 Talk break

A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (March 1, 2017)


Some great mixing in this one, especially Michael Idehall & FRKSE and The Wild Bull with The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner. Also, very excited about the funerary violin record. Just picked it up this past weekend and haven’t had a chance to listen to it all yet but goddamn it’s so cool.

A Thick Mist 2017/03/01

Background music: Hrsta – Hechicero Del Bosque (from Ghosts Will Come And Kiss Our Eyes)

00:00:00 Talk break
00:01:56 Atriarch – Rot (from An Unending Pathway)
00:09:25 Chatur Lal – 16 Bits (Teen Tal) (from The Drums Of India)
00:10:16 Russ Burgess – Side B (from Russ Burgess Presents Developing Your ESP Powers)
00:30:31 Talk break
00:33:22 Blind Willie Johnson – Lord, I Just Can’t Keep From Crying (from Blind Willie Johnson, 1927-1930)
00:36:23 Unknown artist from the village of Agia Eleni, Serres, Greece – Ένα (from Αναστενάρια | Music Of The Fire Walkers)
00:45:27 Dead Reptile Shrine – Weapon, Crucifixion And Drowning (from The Sun Of Circles And Wood)
00:52:35 The Guild Of Funerary Violinists (lead by Rohan Kriwaczek) – The Purging Of Mortal Sin (composed by Stanley Easton) (from The Art Of Funerary Violin)
00:53:41 Nimrod Workman – Oh Death (from I Want To Go Where Things Are Beautiful)
01:02:26 Talk break
01:04:53 Philippe Chatel – J’t’aime Bien, Lili (from Analyse)
01:07:54 Morton Subotnick – Part 1 (from The Wild Bull)
01:09:28 David Bedford – Side B (from The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner)
01:22:38 Georgia Kelly – Morningsong (from The Sound Of Spirit)
01:29:52 Charley Patton – Jesus Is A Dying-Bed Maker (from Patton, Sims, & Bertha Lee)
01:32:47 Talk break
01:36:13 Hope Drone – Advent (from Hope Drone)
01:41:31 Michael Idehall- Side A (from The House Of Flames)
01:43:08 FRKSE- Side A/आ (from Desecration Anxiety I)
02:04:15 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (February 27, 2017)


Finally got that new Planning For Burial and it’s probably the best work he’s ever done. Also got the new Umor Rex tape batch, a crazy cool collab between Gustafsson & Nordwall, and a solo percussion record (Lobo) which I am always into.

AGB Radio 2017/02/27

Background music: Mukqs – My Baby-Tachi (from ダメ人間)

00:00:00 Missing Organs – Hatching 2a (from Old Speakers)
00:03:05 Talk break
00:04:55 Terence Hannum – The Final Myth (from Impiety)
00:12:10 Thé Déluge – Fishing With John (from Forest Structures)
00:15:24 Little Bird – Where Time Would Surely Forget Us (from Time & Sorrow)
00:31:57 Talk break
00:33:28 Mats Gustafsson & Joachim Nordwall – A Map Of Guilt (from A Map Of Guilt)
00:52:24 Coastal Miner – Open Door (from Coastal Miner III)
01:00:14 Talk break
01:01:52 Planning For Burial – Somewhere In The Evening (from Below The House)
01:06:49 Peter Bjärgö – Sleep Dep.Loop2 (from Animus Retinentia)
01:16:31 João Lobo – Mynah (from Nowruz)
01:25:28 Sundaug – To Bloom, To Wither (from To Bloom, To Wither)
01:29:40 Talk break
01:31:49 Ana & Ina – Come Around (from On Dockweiler Beach)
01:51:47 Dave Phillips – Culture Of Ethical Failure (from Rise)
01:59:04 Talk break

A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (February 22, 2017)

I started the show off with a record that’s had a huge influence on me, especially in how I curate A Thick Mist, it’s a sound collage full of religious weirdness, death, obscured field recordings, and strange electronics. Very psyched to finally own a vinyl copy of that. But more importantly, I fucking love Joseph Spence so much, that dude’s music is pure unbridled joy.

Got lots of cool mixing going on in this episode, I’m especially into Ghosh’s flute raag underneath Robert Chaney talking about the supernatural, and I put that Ariel Guzik record on, without ever hearing it, alongside “In Heaven” from Eraserhead and it worked so well I think David Lynch himself would approve.


A Thick Mist 2017/02/22

Background music: Wendy Carlos – March From A Clockwork Orange (Ninth Symphony, Fourth Movement – Abridged) (from A Clockwork Orange Score)

00:00:00 Talk break
00:02:15 Gonzo – Dark Flip (from Dies Irae)
00:18:50 Mississippi Fred McDowell – Everybody’s Down On Me (from I Do Not Play No Rock ‘n’ Roll)
00:28:12 Wally Badarou – Pavilhão IV (from Kiss Of The Spider Woman Score)
00:33:20 Talk break
00:36:39 Pannalal Ghosh – Raag Shri (from Raag Yaman / Raag Shri)
00:37:54 The Chaneys – Side A (from When The Unnatural Becomes The Natural)
00:56:14 Sun Splitter – Into The Broken Lands (from III)
01:04:03 Talk break
01:06:07 David Lynch, Peter Ivers, & Alan R. Splet – In Heaven (Lady In The Radiator Song) (from Eraserhead Score)
01:10:06 Ariel Guzik – Side B, Track 1 (from Cordiox)
01:22:03 Lycus – Resonance In Aether (from Demo MMXI)
01:32:30 Talk break
01:35:40 Charles Dodge – Side A (from Earth’s Magnetic Field)
01:36:50 Edward R. Annis – Luncheon Address At A Symposium On “Anxiety And A Decade Of Tranquilizer Therapy” (excerpt) (from Anxiety And A Decade Of Tranquilizer Therapy)
01:50:40 Joseph Spence – I Am Living On The Hallelujah Side (from Happy All The Time)
02:03:35 Talk break

A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (February 15, 2017)

Wish that Edward Teller record didn’t sound like total ass. I’ll have to give it a good cleaning sometime. At least the Khan/Basinski mix sounded fantastic and I can’t wait to play the B side of The Hooked Generation where Dr. Impe talks about what’s wrong with sex, cursing, and horror themes in movies, what’s wrong with rock music, and if there’s proof that Communism had a part in the development of folk and rock music to destroy the morals of the Western World. The A side (the side that I played alongside Sunn O))) & Boris) talked about how the Bible mentions drugs and if drug users go to heaven.

A Thick Mist 2017/02/15

Background music: Refractor – Aping Trends (from Locus Suspectus)

00:00:00 Talk break
00:01:38 Wrnlrd – War (from Oneiromantical War)
00:20:06 Carlos Montoya – Fandango (from Spontaneous Flamenco)
00:26:08 Hedy West – The Brown Girl (from Accompanying Herself On The 5 String Banjo)
00:31:26 Talk break
00:35:38 Sunn O))) & Boris – Her Lips Were Wet With Venom (Satan Oscillate My Metallic Sonatas) (Part I) (from Altar)
00:38:55 Dr. Jack Van Impe – Side A (from The Hooked Generation)
00:51:30 Loud And Sad – Blind Date (from Unknown Species)
01:03:30 Talk break
01:06:26 Ustad Ali Akbar Khan – Raga Bairagi (from Pre-Dawn And Sunrise Ragas)
01:08:01 William Basinski – A Shadow In Time (from A Shadow In Time)
01:26:59 Eddie Lee Jones & Family – Oh Graveyard You Can’t Hold Me Always (from Yonder Go That Old Black Dog: Blues, Spirituals And Folksongs From Rural Georgia)
01:28:57 Talk break
01:34:57 Panopticon – A Message To The Missionary, …Seeing…(excerpt) (from Revisions Of The Past: On The Subject Of Mortality)
01:45:57 La Tène – Marche Du Fahy (from Vouerca / Fahy)
01:47:29 Dr. Edward Teller – The Size And Nature Of The Universe (from The Size And Nature Of The Universe / The Theory Of Relativity)
02:06:29 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (February 13, 2017)

New Anjou, new Skullflower, new Noveller, new Grails, and new Taylor Deupree? Dream. Also how come I haven’t heard of Saltland yet SHE’S AMAZING.
AGB Radio 2017/02/13

Background music: Zwischenwelt – Die Strasse Zerpflücken II (from Musical Compositions Lasting Days Or Weeks)

00:00:00 Saltland – Under My Skin (from A Common Truth)
00:03:19 Talk break
00:04:47 Skullflower – A Walk Through English Woods By Water (from The Wisdom Of Venom)
00:24:39 Gunther – Lemon (From Faces Everywhere)
00:29:03 Talk break
00:29:48 Taylor Deupree – Fenne (From Somi)
00:40:04 Thet Liturgiske Owäsendet – Hamnstad (from Hafvet)
00:59:44 Talk break
01:01:01 Anjou – Culicinae (from Epithymía)
01:15:31 Izanasz – Subliminal Storms (from The Opposite Of Aloof Vol. 1)
01:30:27 Talk break
01:32:15 Isabella – Cloying Traces (from Viscous Positions)
01:37:47 Francesco Giannico – Much (from Deepness)
01:48:01 Grails – Deep Snow II (from Chalice Hymnal)
01:53:44 Noveller – Deep Shelter (from A Pink Sunset For No One)
01:59:10 Talk break

A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (February 8, 2017) – Black History Special

Music by black Americans (as far as I know). Not much in the way of spoken word stuff aside from Malcolm X’s speeches. Also: very little experimental music. The only artist in my vinyl collection who I knew wasn’t a white dude was Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, which was really disheartening to realize. Still covered a lot more ground than I typically do, with funk, jazz, electric Chicago blues, and vaudeville blues in addition to the usual country blues and gospel.

A couple of mistakes I feel the need to note: I gave the wrong name of the artist for “Time Is On Our Side” and thought Revelation Funk was part of the song title instead of one of the artists involved, and I said the boys from Street And Gangland Rhythms were homeless but they actually lived in public housing.

And apparently today is Bessie Jones‘ birthday (2/8/1902-7/17/1984). Alan Lomax called her “the Mother Courage of American Black traditions.” Happy birthday, Bessie. Thanks for your amazing music.

A Thick Mist 2017/02/08 – Black History Special

Background music: Jimi Hendrix – Young/Hendrix (from Nine To The Universe)

00:00:00 Talk break
00:02:32 Herbie Hancock – Hornets (from Sextant)
00:22:11 Bessie Johnson – The 1927 Flood (from 1928-1929 (Sanctified Volume 1))
00:25:21 Leadbelly – National Defense Blues (from Keep Your Hands Off Her)
00:28:26 De Ford Bailey – The Alcoholic Blues (from Harmonica Showcase – De Ford Bailey And D. H. “Bert” Bilbro 1927-31: Complete Recordings In Chronological Order)
00:31:28 Talk break
00:36:14 Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – M’Bondo (from Timon Irnok Manta)
00:38:00 Malcolm X – Violence And Non-Violence, Human Rights And Civil Rights (from Speaking)
00:53:54 The Soul Rebellion Orchestra & Revelation Funk – Time Is On Our Side (from Dolemite Soundtrack)
00:57:19 Bessie Jones – This Time Another Year (from Georgia Sea Islands, Volume 1)
01:00:21 Talk break
01:04:37 Wicked Witch – Under Your Spell (from Chaos 1978-86)
01:13:00 Elmore James & John Brim – Whose Muddy Shoes (from Whose Muddy Shoes)
01:16:17 Victoria Spivey – Black Snake Blues (from Songs We Taught Your Mother)
01:20:28 Blind Joe Taggart – Strange Things Happening In The Land (from A Guitar Evangelist 1926 to 1931)
01:23:30 Unknown artist – Stackerlee (from Negro Prison Songs (From The Mississippi State Penitentiary))
01:27:33 Funny Papa Smith – Honey Blues (from 1930-1931 The Original Howling Wolf)
01:30:36 Talk break
01:34:22 Dollar Brand – Cherry / Bra Joe From Kilimanjaro (from African Portraits)
01:36:38 Unknown artist – Percussion Ensembles (from Street And Gangland Rhythms: Beats And Improvisations By Six Boys In Trouble)
01:40:07 Rev. G. I. Townsel – A Sermon Fragment (from Negro Church Music)
01:44:04 Ella Jenkins – An American Chain Gang Chant (from Call And Response: Rhythmic Group Singing)
01:47:33 Rev. C. L. Franklin – I’m Going Through; I Love The Lord, He Heard My Cry (from I Heard The Voice)
01:55:31 Lonnie Holley – Earthly Things (from Just Before Music)
02:01:47 Talk break

AGB Radio

AGB Radio (February 6, 2017)


Too much excellence in this episode it’s almost not even possible. Bookended with new Emptyset and Second Woman jams with new Sutekh Hexen improv black noise and also a new Scuba Death record (!???!), then there’s the twisted brilliance of Fire-Toolz, I mean honestly this episode is fuckin stacked.


AGB Radio 2017/02/06

Background music: Ritual Object – Energy Vampire (from A Field Guide To Occult Warfare)

00:00:00 Emptyset – Axis (from Borders)
00:04:10 Talk break
00:05:34 Fire-Toolz – To See My Hatred Clearly (from Drip Mental)
00:10:06 Scuba Death – Cracks In The Shield (from The Worm At The Core)
00:17:59 Travis Trevisan – Phoenicia (from Slug)
00:23:15 Richard Osborn – Still I Will Be Merry (from Endless)
00:29:34 Talk break
00:31:32 The Necks – Blue Mountain (from Unfold)
00:52:14 No UFOs – Apocryphal Blues (from NU LP For RS)
00:55:45 Sutekh Hexen – Visitor (from Salem)
01:00:52 Talk break
01:02:23 Kay Hill – ANARAK II (from ANARAK)
01:14:10 Moon Duo – White Rose (from Occult Architecture Vol. 1)
01:24:26 José Silva – Cannot Explain It (from Modulated Tones No. 1: Music For Framed Works)
01:29:28 Talk break
01:30:35 Brian John McBrearty – Things I Recall (from Blue Twenty-Three)
01:43:19 Joachim Nordwall – Great Mind Of Fire (from The Ideal Black)
01:53:32 Second Woman – I E/P (from E/P)
01:59:03 Talk break

A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (February 1, 2017)

Goddamn this is a pretty sweet episode if I do say so myself. Slowing the Jane Heidorn dirge from 45 down to 33 was unexpectedly awesome, using the “create destruction” locked groove from Unholy Triforce’s new laserdisc to back Elijah Muhammad’s proselytizing about Judgement Day was too perfect, and smashing Phill Niblock with Fell Voices made the intense intenser.

A Thick Mist 2017/02/01

Background music: David Lackner – In The Well Of Eternal Living And Dying (from In The Well Of Eternal Living And Dying )

00:00:00 Talk break
00:02:02 40 Watt Sun – Beyond You (from Wider Than The Sky)
00:11:46 Alice Coltrane – Hare Krishna (from Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana)
00:17:42 Unknown artist – Huon Peninsula To Maclay Coast (from An Introduction To The Music Of New Guinea)
00:23:33 Jane Heidorn – Hard Times Come Again No More (from Hard Times Come Again No More)
00:30:05 Talk break
00:36:07 Unholy Triforce – untitled locked groove 1 (from The Legend Of Unholy Triforce)
00:36:48 Elijah Muhammad – Speaking On Judgment Part I (from Muhammad Speaks: The Time Of Judgement, Volume 2, Part I)
00:38:53 Unholy Triforce – untitled locked groove 2 (from The Legend Of Unholy Triforce)
01:00:40 Talk break
01:03:15 Menace Ruine – Bonded By Wyrd (from Cult Of Ruins)
01:15:07 Reverend Gary Davis – Sun Is Going Down (from Sun Is Going Down)
01:20:26 Barbara Dane – Insubordination (from FTA! Songs Of The GI Resistance)
01:24:41 Mammane Sani – Lidda (from La Musique Électronique Du Niger)
01:30:17 Talk break
01:33:03 Phill Niblock – A Third Trombone (from Nothing To Look At Just A Record)
01:34:31 Unknown artist – Bobongo and Nsi (from Ekonda: Tribal Music Of The Congo)
01:41:47 Fell Voices – untitled B side (from 2011 untitled record on Gilead Media and Howling Mine)
01:54:26 Giovanni Martinelli – A Talk On The Interpretation Of Verdi’s Operas Part 2 (excerpt) (from A Talk On The Interpretation Of Verdi’s Operas)
02:01:27 Talk break