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A Thick Mist (May 10, 2017)


 
Got a show chock full of new droney noisy experimental shit including all 3 of the new Important releases, one of the new Deathprod reissues (GET ON THAT), and the debut from Thalassa (William Fowler Collins & Aaron Turner’s new project). Also got some sludgey Swamp Witch on 45 slowed down to 33, Steve Allen talking about home computers in 1983, the resurrection of Part Chimp, and Peruvian folk played on top of Charlemagne Palestine.

The recording equipment started recording in WAV (even though it was set to MP3) so I had to stop the recording because I didn’t have enough room to save a 2 hour long WAV. That’s why the first song by Doc Evans doesn’t show up in the recording. Sorry!
 

A Thick Mist 2017/05/10

Background music: Concessionaires – Flat Pink Octagon (from Artificial Interface)

Doc Evans & His Dixieland Band – Black Snake Blues (from Muskrat Ramble)
00:00:00 Talk break
00:03:38 Planning For Burial – Dull Knife Pts I & II (from Below The House)
00:20:20 Banyen Rakkaen – Lam Yao Salab Teoy (from Theppabutr Productions: The Man Behind The Molam Sound 1972-75)
00:26:45 Talk break
00:30:32 Deathprod – Towboat (from Treetop Drive)
00:34:00 Locrian – Side B (from Greyfield Shrines)
00:48:37 Part Chimp – Namekuji (from IV)
00:52:25 Abner Jay – I’m So Depressed (from True Story Of Abner Jay)
00:55:30 Talk break
00:58:04 Thalassa – Pitted Aegis (from Bonds Of Prosperity)
00:59:43 Alessandro Cortini & Merzbow – MAAC (from Alessandro Cortini & Merzbow)
01:08:51 Caterina Barbieri – Gravity That Binds / Scratches On The Readable Surface (excerpt) (from Patterns Of Consciousness)
01:17:05 Steve Allen & Jayne Meadows – Side A (excerpt) (from Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Home Computers)
01:27:54 Talk break
01:30:49 Charlemagne Palestine & The Grumbling Fur Time Machine Orchestra – GFTMO Redux (from Omminggg And Schlomminggg)
01:33:24 Piro villagers / Bora musicians / Chuncus musicians – Piro Conversation / Bora Tree-Trunk Drums / Chunchus Pasacalle / Chunchus Tune (from Traditional Music Of Peru)
01:49:54 Swamp Witch – Novem (from Gnosis)
01:56:25 Talk break
01:58:40 Clarence Ashley & Tex Isley – Hard Luck Blues (from Clarence Ashley & Tex Isley Play And Sing American Folk Music)

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A Thick Mist (May 3, 2017)


 
I finally figured out the new recording equipment so this episode should sound fine. Got to play a bunch of stuff from the Lomax box set on Mississppi, Root Hog Or Die and I found out about Ánde Somby and yoiking from Josh Mason on Twitter, so it seemed fitting to play Somby & Mason together. Also, I fucking love Ragana you guys. You need to get on that shit if you haven’t already. Everything they do is amazing.
 

A Thick Mist 2017/05/03

Background music: Sam Hamilton – F.T.M.D.B.O.P (from PALA)

00:00:00 Rev. R. C. Crenshaw & Greater Harvest M. B. Church Congregation – Steal Away / Didn’t Hear Nobody Pray (from Root Hog Or Die)
00:03:17 Talk break
00:06:04 Boris – Side B (from Boris At Last -Feedbacker-)
00:24:09 Kwaramba Village musicians – Nyamaropa Yekutanga (from Africa – Shona Mbira Music)
00:29:32 Talk break
00:32:09 Ellen Arkbro – For Organ And Brass (from For Organ And Brass)
00:33:11 Geoffrey Chaucer read by Prunella Scales and Richard Bebb – Side C (from The Wife Of Bath’s Tale)
00:52:15 Ragana – You Take Nothing (from You Take Nothing)
00:58:49 Talk break
01:01:22 Quechua musicians – Tonada (from Instruments And Music Of Bolivia)
01:03:22 Josh Mason – Dying In A Banana Grove (from The Symbiont)
01:04:18 Ánde Somby – Wolf (from Yoiking With The Winged Ones)
01:21:47 Uncle Alec (Eck) Dunford – Memories Of The 1940 National Folk Festival / Fisher’s Hornpipe (from Root Hog Or Die)
01:25:17 Havana musicians – Consuelate Como Yo (from Festival In Havana)
00:29:18 Talk break
01:33:22 Wrekmeister Harmonies – Light Falls Parts I-III (from Light Falls)
01:54:24 Bukka White – Hundredth Man Blues (from Root Hog Or Die)
01:59:58 Talk break

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A Thick Mist (April 26, 2017)


 
Well, I recorded the whole episode this time but I still have the clipping issue. The good news is I’m 99% what the problem is and next week’s episode should sound like a million bucks.

I can’t get over how amazing that Abdul Rahman Al-Gheid song is. Unlike anything else I’ve heard. Utterly entrancing.

 
A Thick Mist 2017/04/26

Background music: Garrincha & The Stolen Elk – Moments Captured, Lost Forever (from Life Is Wasted On The Living)

00:00:00 Homer And The Barnstormers – Cumberland Gap (from Bluegrass Banjos On Fire)
00:02:14 Talk break
00:04:47 Sink – Ritual Transfigured / Ritual (from The Holy Testament 1)
00:23:16 Musicians from Apeiranthos, Naxos – The Chramaki (Kalamatianos Rhythm) (from Folk Music Of Greece)
00:28:22 Talk break
00:30:58 Glenn Branca – Symphony No. 3 (Gloria) Part 2 (from Symphony No. 3 (Gloria))
00:31:56 Lee Steiner – Side B (from Enhancing Psychic Energy)
00:45:00 .cut featuring Gibet – Up The River Da Nang… (from Three:four Split Series – Volume 2)
00:55:25 Musicians from Bajau and Makuna – Bajau Laut Dance / Bajau Laut Song / Makuna Chant (from The Music Of Primitive Man)
00:59:17 Talk break
01:01:51 Mare Cognitum – Constellation Hipparchia (from Luminiferous Aether)
01:14:17 Guitar Welsh – Lonesome Blues (from Southern Prison Blues)
01:17:50 Abdul Rahman Al-Gheid – Beyt Kar Akhal (from Hassānīya Music From The Western Sahara And Mauritania)
01:24:26 Malcolm Dalglish – Pleiades (from Jogging The Memory)
01:28:10 Talk break
01:30:59 Daniel Menche – Side A (from Body Melt)
01:31:35 Ambrose Bierce read by Ugo Toppo – An Occurence At Owl Creek Bridge (from Tales Of Horror And Suspense)
01:49:45 Tecumseh – Polska (from Sea(s))
01:58:42 Talk break
02:00:38 Rev. R. Henderson – Up Above My Head (from Time Will Make A Change)

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A Thick Mist (April 19, 2017)


 
I apologize for this recording being a total mess. New equipment was installed for recording the broadcasts and this was my first time using it. There were two main problems. 1: It recorded a WAV file instead of MP3 and I didn’t have enough disk space to record the whole episode. This is easily fixable in the future but this show got cut off at about 80 minutes in. I included the playlist for the rest of the episode without timestamps below because why not. 2: The new equipment has more settings which I’ll need to mess with because this recording got clipped even though the live output wasn’t clipping. Not sure why that happened, so I can’t guarantee the next episode will sound perfect (it might even sound worse) but I’ll figure things out eventually. Also, I brought along a 10″ haftarah record that I didn’t realize was a 78 so that was pretty disappointing.

On the bright side, the half-hour stretch starting with The North Sea is especially excellent in my opinion, so you have that to look forward to.
 

A Thick Mist 2017/05/19

Background music: Altars – Intro / The Slain God (from Live On Pure Hate)

00:00:00 Odetta – God’s Gonna Cut You Down (from Sings Ballads & Blues)
00:01:50 Talk break
00:05:15 TRTRKMMR – B side (from Alex La Souillure Nous Entrons Au Règne De La Terreur)
00:20:31 Kiem Bara & Fodonon villages – Funeral Rites For A Member Of The Poro (from Unesco Collection – An Anthology Of African Music: The Music Of The Senufo)
00:33:16 Talk break
00:35:41 The North Sea – Suicide Spin (from Tacazze Sunbird)
00:36:36 Kajar The Magician – The Ceremony, Part 1 (from Sufi Ceremony: Rifa’ Ceremony Of The Eleventh Day Of Rabi-L-Achien Honouring Abdul Hadir Beker)
00:53:30 Gil Melle – Strobe Crystal Green (from The Andromeda Strain Soundtrack)
01:05:16 Talk break
01:08:19 John Wesley Hardin – Choose Your Flag (from Faded Memories: Songs Of Deerfield)
01:10:17 Cultes Des Ghoules – Mischief, Mischief, The Devilry Is At Toil… (Scene II) (from Coven, Or Evil Ways Instead Of Love)

Shandrashekar Naringreka – Surbahar Rag Kirwani (from Hindustani, A Panorama Of North Indian Music)
Howard Stelzer & David Payne – B side (from Swelter)
Ritchie Calder – A side (from Science In Our Loves)
JT Whitfield – Quatro Plate (from JT Whitfield)
Insect Factory – Globes (from Melodies From a Dead Radio)

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A Thick Mist (April 12, 2017)


 
Some good stuff going on here, especially the end of The Thine Blue Line Score bleeding into Aseethe’s plodding doom, as well as hearing Arcangelo Calobrisi talk about why they should stop using the word “shock” when talking about shock therapy played alongside the minimalist of minimal Eleh drones.
 

A Thick Mist 2017/04/12

Background music: Inez Lightfoot – Sprouting Velvet Antlers (from Familiars)

00:00:00 Boyd Rivers – When I Cross Over (from You Can’t Make Me Doubt)
00:05:27 Talk break
00:10:05 Wolvserpent – Aporia:Kala:Ananta Part I (from Aporia:Kala:Ananta)
00:11:00 Kevin Drumm – Hitting The Pavement (from Sheer Hellish Miasma)
00:27:16 Northern Command Band – In The Bathhouse Of Abulafia (from Come On Now) (band name and titles are my best attempt at translating Hebrew so they might be completely inaccurate)
00:32:01 Talk break
00:37:56 Eleh – Night Of Pure Energy / Death Is Eternal Bliss (from Radiant Intervals I)
00:39:09 Arcangelo Calobrisi – Side B (from The First Encounter)
00:51:36 Ed McCurdy – Blame Not A Woman (from Lyrica Erotica Vol 3: Women’s Delights)
00:54:22 Mesarthim – Constellation (from Pillars)
01:00:28 Talk break
01:04:06 Carmen Miranda – Bambu Bambu (from South American Way)
01:06:36 Aunt Molly Jackson – Crossbones Skully (from Library Of Congress Recordings)
01:07:29 Yehuda Lev – Jerusalem, The Religious Center (from The Sounds Of Jerusalem)
01:10:09 Drekka reworks Annelies Monseré – Like Yesterday / Common Ground (from Verjaardag)
01:17:51 Philip Glass – Harris’ Crimes, Part Three / Hell On Earth / Harris’ Childhood / The Confession / End Credits (from The Thin Blue Line Score)
01:22:43 Aseethe – Barren Soil (from Hopes of Failure)
01:31:50 Talk break
01:36:24 Unknown artist – Paucartambo: Contradanza, Fiesta Al Virgen del Carmen (from Fiestas Of Peru: Music Of The High Andes)
01:38:03 Keith Fullerton Whitman – Twin Guitar Rhodes Viola Drone (For Lamonte Young) (from Antithesis)
01:47:50 Sonny Terry – Bad Luck (from Sonny Is King)
01:52:07 Gloam – Corporeal Treatment (from Hex Of Nine Heads)
02:02:58 Talk break
02:04:25 Zul Darwis & Asmidar Darwis – Sifat Manusia (from Indonesia Pop Nostalgia)

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A Thick Mist (April 5, 2017)


 

It’s fucking insane that a song titled “Lullaby For My Little Son In The Crematorium” exists and that it’s based on actual events.

 

A Thick Mist 2017/04/05

Background music: Gonzo – Skull Cave (from Radio Kampala / Skull Cave)

00:00:00 Twilight Fauna – Light Over Mountains (from The Year The Stars Fell)
00:07:34 Talk break
00:10:42 Omar Souleyman – Salamat Galbi Bidek (from Leh Jani)
00:16:30 Lake Of Violet – Circles In Red Dirt / Dark Blue Square (from The Startling Testimony Of Plumb Lines)
00:25:38 Aleksander Kulisiewicz – Kolysanka Dla Synka W Krematorium (Lullaby For My Little Son In The Crematorium) (from Songs From The Depths Of Hell)
00:30:07 Talk break
00:34:09 Darkspace – Dark 1.3 (excerpt) from (Darkspace I)
00:40:00 Golden Braid – Side A from (Golden Braid)
00:43:56 Bonpos Tibétains – Cérémonie De Propitiation Par Nag-Zhig (Suite Et Fin) (from Les Traditions Rituelles Des Bonpos Tibétains)
00:56:52 Ennio Morricone – Bestiality (from The Thing Score)
00:59:16 Talk break
01:03:05 Sarah Davachi – Side B (For Organ / For Piano) (from All My Circles Run)
01:03:48 Russ Burgess – Side B (from Meditation For Western Man)
01:21:10 Uškumgallu – Morbid Seed And Spiritual Entrails (from Rotten Limbs In Dreams Of Blood)
01:27:10 Talk break
01:30:52 Brownie McGhee – Gone But Not Forgotten (from Brownie McGhee Sings The Blues)
01:35:14 Steve Reich – Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ (from Six Pianos / Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices, And Organ)
01:35:45 Lloyd Bridges – Side B (excerpt, everything except first track) (from Hear How To Skin Dive)
01:53:40 Velvet Cacoon – Fauna & Flora (from Genevieve)
01:59:00 Talk break
02:01:30 Clarence Edwards – I’m Your Slave (from Swamp’s The Word)

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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)

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (January 18, 2017)


 

I fuckin love that Hollerin’ record, such a weird one, and it went pretty well with Lowe’s drones. And just fyi, both Holly Hunt and Obolus were played at 33 instead of 45, so Holly Hunt got really fuckin sludgy and I might even prefer Obolus slowed down, or at least that song.

And I need to take every chance I get to share this Charlotte Daniels & Pat Webb record. It’s one of my all-time favorites. And this post where I made it available for people to download has become a home to conversation between Charlotte’s & Pat’s friends & family, sharing personal memories, including a comment from their niece to let everyone know Pat had just died. It’s my favorite thing on the internet and is exactly the sort of thing the internet is perfect for.

 

A Thick Mist 2017/01/18

Background music: Love Cult – Fingers Crossed (from Fingers Crossed)

00:00:00 Talk break
00:01:39 Bloody Panda – Miserere (from Summon)
00:22:51 Sonny Terry – Moanin’ And Mournin’ (from Talkin’ ‘Bout The Blues)
00:26:18 Onago And Muana And Native Drummers Of The Congo – Tagati (Bewitched) (from Heartbeat Of The Congo)
00:28:48 Talk break
00:31:50 Axolotl – Holon (Parts 1-3) (from The Skaters / Axolotl split)
00:34:23 Stephen Ettinger – Variations In Heart Sounds (excerpt) (from Canine Heart Sounds)
00:41:51 Artie Butler – A Bird In The Hand (from The Harrad Experiment Score)
00:46:57 Kirsten Flagstad & Gerald Moore – Sånger Under Stärnorna, Op. 17 – Var Inte Rädd För Mörkret (from Norwegian Songs By Arne Dørumsgaard)
00:49:01 Blind Alfred Reed – How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live? (from How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?)
00:52:17 Servile Sect – Neon Gates Of Hades (from Svrrender)
00:58:58 Talk break
01:02:00 Bryce Bond & William Martin – The Prodigal Son (from God’s Trombones By James Weldon Johnson)
01:07:32 Unknown artist – Teško Krstačko (from Macedonian Folk Dances Volume II)
01:10:15 Robert A. A. Lowe – Cyclamen (from Fazo IV: La Kvalito De Speguloj)
01:12:02 Leonard Emanuel, H.H. Oliver, & Paul Parker – tracks A1-A7 (from Hollerin’)
01:30:31 Talk break
01:34:07 Charlotte Daniels & Pat Webb – Frankie & Johnny (from Charlotte Daniels & Pat Webb)
01:38:53 Holly Hunt – Manchurian Candidate (from Year One)
01:47:35 The Blue Birds – Sun We Bilou Akh Waliya (from Pakistan – Folk And Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976)
01:52:00 Obolus – Grievance (from Lament)
02:00:43 Talk break

A Thick Mist

A Thick Mist (January 11, 2017)


 

Not too much experimentation this time. And once again, the recording starts late. I hit the record button on time this time, but I forgot you need to hit it twice so you come in towards the end of the first song I played (Surachai). That happens way too much and it pisses me off to no end, I just hope it doesn’t make you even half as mad it makes me.

 

A Thick Mist 2017/01/11

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

00:00:00 Surachai – Ancestral (from Embraced)
00:06:47 Short Stuff Macon – Hell-Bound Blues (from Hell Bound And Heaven Sent)
00:09:20 Ismael Salud Gonzalez – Cantares De Mi Tierra (from Mexico: Fiestas Of Chiapas And Oaxaca)
00:12:59 Salem Mass – Witch Burning (from Witch Burning)
00:23:22 Talk break
00:26:44 David Behrman – Figure In A Clearing (from On The Other Ocean)
00:28:26 Side B (from Tokyo Rose: Radio Traitor Or Radio Patriot)
00:46:42 Side B (from An Evening In Sapsucker Woods)
00:53:15 Talk break
00:56:26 Bohren & Der Club Of Gore – The Art Of Coffins (from Black Earth)
01:08:18 Dariush Dolat-Shahi – Samā’ (from Electronic Music, Tar And Sehtar)
01:17:12 Blind Willie McTell – Broke Down Engine Blues (from The Early Years (1927-1933))
01:20:28 Mark Korven – Hare In The Woods (from The Witch Score)
01:22:03 Talk break
01:25:31 Whitehorse – Mechanical Disintegration (from Progression)
01:33:03 Guy Carawan – Weary Blues (from Songs With Guy Carawan)
01:35:17 Alhaji Garbo Leao – Sarkin Mallamai Garba Kaita – Praise Song To A Chief Mallam (Teacher) (from Alhaji Garbo Leao And His Goge Music)
01:39:21 Khan Shushinsky – Segiakh Murza Gusein (from Secret Museum Of Mankind (Central Asia Ethnic Music Classics: 1925-48))
01:42:34 Larry Richardson & Red Barker And The Blue Ridge Boys – Pain In My Heart (from Larry Richardson & Red Barker And The Blue Ridge Boys)
01:44:54 Yellow Swans – At All Ends (from At All Ends)
01:56:28 Talk break